Geophysics of the Paradigm Shift

A very old article, recently resurfaced.
Here it is, in it’s original entirety.

From Atlantis Rising, Gregg Braden Awakening to Zero Point: The Collective Initiation, 1996

Do you feel like time is “speeding up?” Are you experiencing changes in your sleep patterns and dream states, alternating periods of “black hole” sleep with periods of intense and vivid dream activity? Have your emotions and relationships intensified? Is deja vu a common experience for you? What about the vague feeling that something is different now; that somehow, you’ve been through this before? You may be happy to discover, as I was, that you are not just imagining it. You are not alone. And there are very real reasons for these experiences.

Evidence is accumulating from diverse sources to suggest that these experiences, psychological though they may be, have a physiological and geophysical component. This means that changes within Earth’s body affects our bodies, because the two are tied in subtle ways.

So subtle, in fact, that we are mostly unaware of this “bonding” until viewed in the life or fertility cycles of many species that are timed to the tides or full moon, or in the recently discovered magnetite, a specialized brain cell, found in abundance in the brains of mammals (including humans) and birds that tune and respond to Earth’s magnetic field. Allowing homing pigeons to home in, sea creatures to navigate migration patterns, magnetite may also be the key to understanding why some people and animals are sensitive to earthquakes before they happen (they sense the localized anomalies in the magnetic field known to occur in the hours and days prior to seismic events) and perhaps why sheep have been seen to sit in rows upon ley lines, natural lines of magnetic force in the Earth. So, we are tuned and we are affected. What are the changes within the Earth affecting us?

They are cyclical, occurring in extremely long time waves, by human standards. That’s one of the reasons we are mostly unaware of them. The best place to view the clues left behind by previous cycles is in geological record, the book kept by Earth herself. Science knows little about how to read these cycles, or what they mean. That information may be contained in the records of the previous cultures who lived through them.

Breakthrough research comes from Gregg Braden, who has correlated the two records and pieced together a fascinating, and, if he’s right, important picture. Braden’s career history and personal experiences had much to do with recognizing this new evidence. Former experience as a computer systems designer and geologist led him to recognize the evidence of these geophysical cycles in the geologic record. Two Near-Death Experiences at an early age, and years spent guiding tours to sacred sites throughout the world, led him to research the temples, texts, myths, and traditions of various ancient cultures.

Braden found that previous cultures had not only experienced and left records of their experience of these cycles, they found them useful for easing access to higher states of consciousness. So useful, that in between cycles, they designed and built temples, or utilized natural sites, that exhibit these same geophysical, cyclical conditions, the same ones that are in exponential transition on Earth today. They called this point in the cycle “The Shift of the Ages.” What’s more, they left us the instructions.

Geophysical Condition #1: Earth’s Rising Base Frequency
Earth’s background base frequency, or “heartbeat,” (called Schumann resonance, or SR) is rising dramatically. Though it varies among geographical regions, for decades the overall measurement was 7.8 cycles per second. This was once thought to be a constant; global military communications developed on this frequency. Recent reports set the rate at 8.6, and climbing. Science doesn’t know why, or what to make of it. Braden found data collected by Norwegian and Russian researchers on this; it’s not widely reported in the U.S. (The only reference to SR to be found in the Seattle Library reference section, is tied to the weather. Science acknowledges SR as a sensitive indicator of temperature variations and worldwide weather conditions. Braden believes the fluctuating SR may be a factor in the severe storms, floods, and weather of recent years.)

Geophysical Condition #2: Earth’s Diminishing Magnetic Field

While earth’s “pulse” rate is rising, her magnetic field strength, on the other hand, is declining. According to Professor Bannerjee of the University of New Mexico, the field has lost up to half its intensity in the last 4,000 years. And because a forerunner of magnetic polar reversals is this field strength, Prof. Bannerjee believes that another reversal is due. Braden believes that because these cyclical Shifts are associated with reversals, Earth’s geological record indicating magnetic reversals also marks previous Shifts in history. And, within the enormous time scale represented, there were quite a few of them.

The Book of Earth Past

The geological record is like one big book whose sedimentary pages record the events of their day. Magnetic pole reversals leave their mark in the sea floor’s spreading ridges; the once molten rock’s iron particles aligned to the north pole as the lava cooled and hardened. Today, through core samples, we can “read” that the magnetic orientation to North shows periodic 180 degree flipping. Over a period of 76 million years, 171 reversals are recorded; nine of them in past 4 million years. “My suspicion is that the magnetic flip-flop occurs very quickly once Earth’s magnetic field has diminished near the Zero Point, then slowly builds up again,” says Braden.

It may happen soon, or thousands of years from now — it’s impossible to pinpoint exact dates in the geological record, says Vince Migliore, editor of Geo-Monitor Newsletter. “But we know that Earth’s geomagnetic field, known to fluctuate in it’s intensity in the recent geologic past, is now just a fraction of what it has been historically.” What is it right now, on a scale of 10, 5 being average, I asked him. The answer: 1.5! What do scientists know of the effects? According to Migliore, a common phenomenon is tremendous migration of the magnetic poles. There are reports of such magnetic anomalies, picked up by compasses, ranging up to 15 to 20 degrees away from magnetic North.

Temple Mechanics
Braden has measured many ancient temples exhibiting unusual magnetic fields and frequencies. Anecdotal reports concur: from the 1800’s to the present, people have reported hearing ringing and hums, seeing strange glows, and feeling sparks from megalithic standing stones and the Great Pyramid. The latter, a mysterious and magnificent engineering feat, is, according to Braden, the only known temple to exhibit both geophysical parameters of diminished magnetics and rising base frequency.

As a resident of New Mexico, Braden spends considerable time among the temples of the Southwest, and points out that what we, in this country, call “Indian ruins” are referred to as “temples” in other countries, and that influences the way we think about and care for these legacies. In the circular underground temples, called kivas, built by the Anasazi culture of a thousand years ago, Braden sees “tuned resonant cavities” for the purpose of eliciting various altered states of consciousness. A resonant cavity is a hollow space, the dimensions of which have a naturally occurring frequency which sets up a resonance, or harmonic feedback loop, and tunes with another frequency. “In the case of certain kivas,” says Braden, “that other frequency is the human mind.”

Visit to a Kiva
He tells the story of a tour of one well preserved kiva, where his group was told they couldn’t play Native American cedar flutes as they had in the past. “I was looking forward to experiencing the kiva’s unusual acoustics and the meditative reverie that often results from it. But a park ranger met us, saying that musical instruments were now prohibited, because a few days prior, a visitor had died of a brain aneurysm while blowing a conch shell in the middle of this kiva. The park wasn’t willing to risk any more accidents.”

My husband Paul had a much happier experience in that very same kiva. With Braden as tour guide, Paul and I spent several days hiking dusty trails linking kivas of different dimensions (and frequencies) to outposts and rock outcroppings, some decorated with petroglyphs. Walking through a kiva, Paul stopped and stood, listening as with his inner senses. He sat down in the middle, closed his eyes, and tuned in. It was so powerful, with such intense emotional energy, he later reported, that he moved to the kiva’s edge, sat on a ledge, continued his mediation, and there had an awakening that he feels changed the course of his life.

Inner Mechanics

Is it any accident that many temples and sites known as sacred offer a localized experience of less magnetics and/or higher frequency? In the Great Pyramid, the upper known chambers have significantly lower magnetic readings than the lower chambers, and significantly higher than normal frequencies have been measured.
Braden believes that this was part of the technology developed by previous cultures to recreate these conditions between cycles, in chambers especially designed to utilize them for initiations.

Just what effect does a lesser magnetic field and higher vibratory rate have on us?
“The opportunity to more easily change the patterns that can determine how and why we love, fear, judge, feel, need, and hurt.” says Braden. “Dense magnetics lock in emotional and mental patterns from generation to generation in the morphogenetic field. With lesser magnetic fields, this seems to ease up, allowing easier access to higher states, as the cells of our body tune to, and try to match, Earth’s rising base frequency like tuning forks, thereby raising our own.”

Records of Previous Shifts
Legacies both written and oral indicate that ancient cultures world wide have experienced the “Shifts” of previous cycles. “The ancient record keepers left us the markers for this event, what to expect, and, very importantly, a strategy for these times,” says Braden. “The strategy involves making the most of the opportunity for access to higher states of consciousness, and focuses on the importance of emotions. The Essenes made a science of this. And the ancient Egyptian mystery school initiations took place in specific temples in sequence, one before the other. Each temple, and personifying temple deity, was dedicated to one aspect of the human psyche. Each aspect must be balanced prior to moving to the next level.”

Initiation Rites

Why the focus on emotions? Looking through current biotech research, Braden found that our very DNA, our life codes, are affected by our emotions. The way he explains it, DNA coding options come up as ‘electives’ at various times, able to turn on or off. Emotions trigger specific biochemicals, which influence the chemical voltage and frequency of cells, to which molecules such as DNA respond. Therefore it is possible for our emotions to act as “switches” for “turning on” options within our DNA to make new amino acids (reports of spontaneous mutations are on the increase) in preparation for an evolutionary leap. Ancient wisdom, then, offers a successful strategy for life that works on many levels.

Earth as Global Temple
“We are living the completion of a cycle that began nearly 200,000 years ago, and a process of initiation that was demonstrated over 2,000 years ago.” says Braden. “In past ages, through proper initiation, these special conditions were utilized for clearer access to higher states. Now we don’t have to recreate them in specialized temple chambers. We don’t have to go anywhere. We are living in a global initiation chamber, with these geophysical conditions occurring on a world wide scale. It’s as if Earth herself is preparing us for the next stage of evolution.”

Science may be witnessing events for which there are few points of comparison, but, says Braden, “ancient traditions have preserved the understanding that during key moments in human history, a wisdom has been offered allowing individuals to experience rapid change without fear. This is one of those moments. This wisdom is now being passed down. Your life is preparing you for the Shift. The recorded and predicted timetable is intact. The time is now.”

The Chinese say, “May you live in interesting times.” For those frightened of change, who equate dull with secure, this is meant as a curse. Yet interesting times, if today is any indication, may also be a rare window of opportunity, a chance to get it right this time around, a collective journey, and certainly, High Adventure. It’s a personal choice.