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- Dennis Hoffman, Force Majeure

What if the catastrophic earth changes were associated with the wrong celestial event?

What follows is from "WHITLEY'S JOURNAL" ON Whitley Strieberg's website, Unknown Country.

The link to the journal is ... https://www.unknowncountry.com/journal/ ... but I have copied the entry here

because it appears the entries aren't archived.


2012: Is It True?

Tuesday October 11th, 2005

Just in the past two years, there have been two great earthquakes that have devastated populated areas and many other smaller ones that have also done great damage, the Amazon has virtually dried up, the Arctic has begun to melt, the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps have become unstable, and the weather has turned into a complex monster.

What is so interesting about this is that our planet is not the only one in the solar system that appears to be affected. There have been signs of unusual weather on Saturn, and Mars appears to be experiencing polar cap decline not dissimilar to our own.

Now a scientific paper has been published suggesting that increased solar activity over the past decade has resulted in the sun contributing anywhere from ten to thirty percent of the additional heat that's going into global warming.

In fact, it doesn't just suggest this, it goes a long way toward proving it. This will be taken by some people to mean that we needn't bother about global warming because it's the sun's fault. But, of course, it's not ALL the sun's fault and we can and must do something about the part that's our fault. The truth is that the added impact of solar heating makes the problem incredibly urgent. This planet's whole natural process is about to go into chaos, and when it does potentially billions of us are going to die, and the most vulnerable areas are the United States, Europe and China, so we Americans cannot expect to sit on the sidelines while the rest of the world suffers for our sins.

Anybody who doesn't burn to do something about the global warming problem is insane, and leaders who won't address it are in the process right now of committing the greatest crime against humanity that history has ever known.

When I worked on Superstorm, there were no models that factored in increased heating from the sun. But it's there all right, and therein lies the making of a catastrophe not unlike that prophesied as the end of the age, according to Jose Arguelles, by Pacal Votan, a Mayan ruler of the sixth century A.D.

I am beginning to see around me evidence that this man's prophecy was correct. Why that would be so is another matter entirely, and one that I cannot address except with speculation, but I can say that, if things keep deteriorating at the present rate, there are going to be environmental disasters of unprecedented ferocity in a few years, and I would not be surprised if they weren't upon us right around 2012.

There is no question at all that an age is coming to its end right now. In the past couple of years, the problems have become so obvious that they are very hard to ignore. The sun is more active than it has been in a thousand years. The magnetic pole is showing signs of a shift. Storms are becoming more frequent and catastrophic. Human pressure on the planet's natural functioning is rapidly overwhelming its ability to stay alive. Earth is dying.

And then there are the earthquakes and the subtle suggestions that great volcanic events might be impending. There are things nobody really understands, such as the hot spot east of Santa Barbara, California, and the signs of activity beneath some of the world's supervolcanoes.

The earthquakes are the strangest phenomenon. Why are they happening now? Are they in some way related to solar activity? If so, it's not something that our own science understands. We even have trouble understanding if there is a connection between earthquakes that take place in close time proximity but on unrelated faults.

There was a book published some years ago called Hamlet's Mill that suggested that much ancient symbolism was an attempt to warn the far future that earth every so often, perhaps on a regular cycle of about 12,500 years, went into a state of chaos.

Subsequent to the publication of this book, we have come to know that there was a complex series of cataclysms on this planet around 12,500 years ago, that led to the collapse of the world's then extensive glaciation and the beginning of the interglacial in which we have spent our entire recorded history.

There is all sort of evidence, commented upon by many authors, notably Rand and Rose Flem-Ath and Graham Hancock, to the effect that some sort of past civilization, advanced in ways that are hard for us to apprehend, was utterly destroyed during this time.

Sea levels rose fantastically during the glacial melt, and they rose fast, increasing hundreds of feet over just a few centuries. Nowadays, we live in what would have been the highlands of that period. Gigantic stretches of land that were present in those days now are gone. And there are suggestions, here and there, that there might be inundated cities and other structures, now far from land. But underwater archaeology is in its infancy, and geology has not produced more than a rough idea of where shorlines lay during the last glaciation. Add to that the probability that earthquakes have further altered landforms, and the chances of proveably detecting any unquestionable remains of even quite a large civilization become remote.

Nevertheless, in memory and in prophecy, we do have indications that this civilization was once there, and that it has tried to send warning forward.

We are living in the time it identified as the next age of chaos, and we would do well to acknowledge that fact as they did in their time, in order to do what they did, which is to project some remnant of what we have accomplished and what wisdom we have gained forward into the next human age.

It is fair to ask, then, what is to be done? I'm not a survivalist and I'm not going to recommend the purchase of flashlights and seeds. Time and chance will capture us all, and it will be a matter of luck and the moving finger on the wall who survives and who does not.

Best that we humbly acknowledge that, somehow, the past had possession of extremely potent knowledge. It's demonstrable: Mayan texts do identify 2012 as an epochal year; and the environment is disintegrating in ways that suggest that this prediction, made over a thousand years ago by a man who didn't even have use of the wheel, is perhaps the most potent human idea formed in all of our history. If he is correct, then it's not difficult to argue that his was the best mind that ever lived, at least during this particular cycle.

For nearly three million years, earth has been rocked by climactic instability. The periodic nature of ice ages suggests that the sun heats up over a vast cycle of thousands of years, causing the release of greenhouse gasses through natural means, resulting in a spike in air temperature that violently melts the ice and ushers in another interglacial when the sun suddenly changes and cools down again.

This gigantic solar cycle must exist now, but it has not always existed. Actually, the earth has spent huge, unimaginably long epochs in a condition of stability unlike anything we have known across the entire history of our development. During many of these periods, there were no polar caps, and life evolved slowly, impelled by the competition for living space into the myriad of forms and survival strategies that we see around us today.

For the past three million years, though, the opposite has been true. The continuous cycle of cooling and heating that the planet is now undergoing has wrought havoc in nature. The number of species has been in decline for that entire period, and has just now reached the peak of the bell curve. We will see a phenomenal dieoff in the next few years, a massive collapse in the number of life forms on the planet.

The extinction event that created us, in other words, is about to challenge our very existence.

It's not as if it hasn't happened before. In fact, every time there was a gigantic climate change, the primates reacted by adapting themselves anew to changed conditions. Were it not for the instability of the present situation, we would never have become an intelligent species.

Now, that intelligence must be called upon again, to get us through to the next period of relative calm. During this period, we will leave behind virtually everything we now understand as civilization. The consumer society will be the first to go, a victim of overpopulation and our failure to address the need to find new energy sources early enough. With it will go the United States as superpower. We are already in the last phases of that: like the British Empire in 1910, our country is overwhelmed with debt and beginning to treat the restless in its client states with extraordinary brutality. Next will be some cataclysm, perhaps the unexpected collapse of Saudi oil or the detonation of atomic bombs in our cites or a great plague--who knows what it will be--but on the other side of it, the world will no longer be dominated by a superpower.

At the same time and consequent to the fall of the superpower, will come a period of climate change so rapid that growing seasons worldwide will be disrupted at the same time that the large scale movement of food around the planet becomes problematic due to a lack of energy resources. This is likely to mean sickness and famine on a very broad scale, especially in areas that are not self sufficient in food.

It's not a pretty picture, and the failure of human leadership worldwide just at the time when creative innovation at the top was most essential has condemned us to vast suffering.

So, why don't I just go ahead and fall on my sword or put a gun to my head?

Because I am optimistic about the future, and I have good reason to be.

At the same time that all of these negative forces are gathering and arraying themselves against us like some kind of dark army of invincible soldiers with the monstrous weapons of the apocalypse, all aimed straight at our hearts, the mind of man is responding in ways that are so far beyond what we presently realize that they beggar description.

However, we are on a collision course with two destinies: the planet is about to throw us off like a horse switching its tail at a persisten dobson fly, while at the same time we are on the point of making a series of phenomenal scientific breakthroughs that may finally take the mind in the direction it has been trying to go ever since we looked up and saw the stars, which is outside of the body, into the surrounding world and universe, into total knowledge, total freedom and a future so fantastic that what we will be in fifty years will be so radically different from what we are now that we will be all but unrecognizable to ourselves.

If we live.

This has happened before. During the latter stages of the dinosaur age, the climate entered an unstable phase as well, which lasted about three million years before a the great cataclysm that delivered the coup de grace. During this time, the number of dinosaur species gradually declined, and highly intelligent--by dinosaur standards--new species such as Struthomimus--evolved. This fast, smart little beast came about as a response to a consistently challenging climate.

In modern (by geologic standards) times, the mammals responded to our own climate challenge by evolving another highly intelligent species--us. But we're a much better contender than Stuthomimus, and for a very specfic reason: we are intelligent enough and informed enough to induce further, even more rapid evolution in ourselves, and perhaps save ourselves and even our civilization, from the coming upheaval.

Indeed, I don't believe that a changing environment is actually our greatest enemy. Our greatest enemy is a part of nature that lies concealed within us. It is the death wish that arises out of excessive population pressure. This death wish began to be triggered a long time ago, in the middle of the eighteenth century, when a restlessness swept europe as cities grew in population, crowding and filthiness. By the middle of the nineteenth century, there had been two major revolutions, the French in the 1780s and the upheaval of the 1840s. In the United States in the 1860s, the first war of population destruction was fought. And then, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the firing of a single bullet into the brain of an archduke in Bosnia turned on a killing machine that we had invented in the form of the European arms race that had unfolded from 1890 through 1914.

That killing machine, started by that single bullet, has never since been turned off. It is directly responsible for the rise of communism and Naziism and the massive avalanche of death that they brought to this world. Indeed, I could take you, event by event, from that bullet to the latest death in Iraq and show you just how direct and unbroken that chain really is.

I could take you, also, through the wicked hell of opposing ideologies that keep the machine running, and show you how a larger sense of enmity, expressed again and again as a desire to enter one utopian condition or another, has been threatening man from within even as the environment threatens us from without.

But this is not a history lesson. It is about what lies ahead, because the machinery of death might at last coming to pieces, and, if it does, then the human mind is going to spring free, and there will be wonders.

A confluence of scientific discoveries holds almost immeasurable promise for us. We are in the position, probably for the first time in any of the cycles we have lived through, of taking possession of our own evolution, and therefore also of the nature that now controls our lives with its dangers, its arbitrary cycles, and its indifferent casting of species after species down into death.

Biological and informational technologies are about to come together in ways that are beyond startling, that suggest that we may finally leap free of the bondage of the death wish and all the silly superstitions and ideologies that flow out of it, from the myth of the good communist to the myth of the superman to the myth of the free market, to leave it all behind, and along with it the religious and social superstitions that drive our ideologies on the ash-heap of failed ideas and false gods.

As our ability to create ever more dense information nodes is increasing exponentially, so also is our ability to deliver information to the brain, and to alter ourselves in ways that enable us to process it with greater efficiency.

And this is only one of many areas in which science is progressing toward the exact sort of post-apocalyptic human state that has been prophesied, that we will reach superconciousness even as the world falls apart around us.

It turns out that our approaching this state isn't connected with some sort of magic at all, any more than the spirit hole through which Pacal Votan said that he would speak was woven of an incomprehensible magic. Just as ordinary science is going to make the magic of the superconscious human being a reality, it was that hole that enabled archaeologists to discover Pacal Votan's tomb, and bring his existence back to light.

Magic, when you understand it, is no longer magic, and we are rapidly reaching the ideal human condition, which is one in which the average person is too smart to believe in the deadly superstitions and ideologies that claw at us like evil trolls trying to prevent us from fulfilling our destiny, which is to take flight and fill the universe with human mind, human spirit and human being.

If we live...



- Peter Watts, Owls

I know that perhaps there may be some here that think Whitley Strieberg isn't all there. He's the counterpart to Art Bell who we met in the third season episode "Colateral Damage". Streiberg is also the author of the Communion series of books. He's also the co-author of "The Coming Global Superstorm" which was written in co-authorship with Art Bell. "The Coming Global Superstorm" is the pseudo-scence book that is the theoretical basis for the movie, "The Day After Tomorrow". The movie took some liberties with the pseudo-science which pushed it into the realm of the unbelievable. But I'm sold on Bell and Strieberg's theory of the Global Superstorm.


- Frank Black, The Fourth Horseman

Frank was right. The Apocalypse as detailed in the Revelation of John did not come to pass in the manner that many felt it would. May 5, 2000 came and went but there was no cataclysm as some predicted.

Let's look again at what Dennis Hoffman said ...

"Catastrophic Earth changes on alignment day, preceded by abnormal weather patterns now as stresses build."

Interestingly enough if you hunt around Strieberg's site you'll find all kinds of great stuff, but one of the items of interest here is giant hail. If you thought that it was ludicrous that hail could get as big as we saw in "Force Majeure" or, if you saw it, "The Coming Global Superstorm," think again.

"Atmospheric researchers believe that the phenomenon takes place because of the increasing difference between the temperature of the stratosphere and the lower atmosphere, or troposphere. The ultra-cold upper atmosphere causes large ice blocks to form when conditions are right, even around crystals from jet contrails or ice that forms on wings, but more usually in thunderstoms."

"Megacycrometers have been a worldwide phenomenon for at least five years. Fortunately, these gigantic blocks of ice—actually huge hailstones—are rare, and Spanish scientist Jesus Martinez-Frias, who has studied the blocks, believes that about one-fifth of them are reported. Whether the phenomenon is increasing or decreasing is unknown, because ignorance and the lack of any central information-gathering facility means that adequate records are not being kept."

Dangerous Ice Bocks Again Falling From Sky - Feb 28/2005


Chilling Mystery Hits Kent - Nov 4, 2004 (KOMO 1000 NEWS website)


Ice Block Crashes Through Garage Roof - Apr 13/2004


Ice Block Just Misses Elderly Woman - Jan 23/2004


Lethal Ice Blocks Fall From Sky - Jan 24, 2003


Ice Chunk From Nowhere Strikes Home - Mar 12/2001


The earliest recorded reference to an iceblock falling on Whitley's site is October 1999 which took place in Spain.

And the weather that has followed has been anything mut normal. Our world's weather contnues to change radically swinging from extreme to extreme as it's unstabilized. They used to speak about 7 day blizzards where I'm currently living in Iqaluit and blizzard that suddenly came up from seemingly nowhere. While the danger of sudden blizzards certainly existed in 2003 when I moved up, by 1996 it seemed like the blizzards came to an end. We had blizzard warnings but nothing I would categorize as a blizzard by comparison to 2003. We certainly had winter storms though to use southern terminology. The suddenly that changed in spring 2005. Iqaluit had about 5 big blizzards and a number of them rode on the coat-tails of those that came days before. We've been getting snow here since late August though it's only been recently it's started to accumulate - October 2nd. That's fairly normal. Through the summer we had so much rain. In the summer of 2004 the hotdog stand had been open all summer except for 5 days. In the summer of 2005 by September 12th they had been open for only 5 days because of the rains. You'll recall that the arctic is supposed to be, by definition, a desert. August is supposed to be our rainy month here in Iqaluit. The rest of the time should be dry and sunny with occassional cloud.

We have seen hurricanes this year that are abnormally strong and doing damage the likes of which have been previously unheard of. And it seems like they just keep coming. A function of warmer waters in the ocean.

And we have seen seismic earthquake activity that's unbelievable this year.

In his journal entry Whitney mentioned "What is so interesting about this is that our planet is not the only one in the solar system that appears to be affected. There have been signs of unusual weather on Saturn, and Mars appears to be experiencing polar cap decline not dissimilar to our own."

There's an arcticle on the web called "Interpanetary Day After Tomorrow?" which perhaps Whitely may have referenced ...


On this page you'll find links to parts 2 & 3. Now it gets pretty weird, but as they say, there it is.


- Dennis Hoffman, Force Majeure

I can't help but wonder if the alignment on May 5, 2005 was like pulling the perverbial trigger for the events we're seeing now.

According to the Mayan Calendar the 5th World comes to an end on December 21, 2012 at 11:11 GMT. (That will be 06:11 my time. I'll still be in bed, possibly sleeping my life away as my father warned me I might!) But at this time another alignment will take place. The winter solstice sun wll be aligned with The Dark Rift, a dark area in our galaxy's milky way caused by interstellar dust clouds, but believed by the ancient Mayans to be the birth canal of the Cosmic Mother. For more on this check out ...



The ending of the 5th World should be followed with by the beginning of the 6th World. Which should give us Millenniumists just enough time to see Newton's Apocalypse in 2060!

So Earth Changes may not be so far fetched afterall. They may just be yet to come.


PS: Wanna see something creepy?

December 21, 2012 = 12/21/2012 ----> 1+2+2+1+2+0+1+2 = 11 ----> 1 + 1 = 2

Time the 5th world ends ... 11:11 (2 occurrences of the number 11)

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Creepy weather patterns escalate in 2004 and 2005. The world ends in 2012. Makes me think of Seven and One.

"Seven years of trials and tribulations. Seven plus one the prophets tell us. Is this the end...the last year of this peace...or the beginning?" :ouro:

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But, of course, it's not ALL the sun's fault and we can and must do something about the part that's our fault. The truth is that the added impact of solar heating makes the problem incredibly urgent.

"So, the true source of evil is us.... ?" "Gehenna"

This planet's whole natural process is about to go into chaos, and when it does potentially billions of us are going to die, and the most vulnerable areas are the United States, Europe and China, so we Americans cannot expect to sit on the sidelines while the rest of the world suffers for our sins.

"They believe we can't just sit back and wait for a happy ending." "Pilot"

If we live.

"We survivite. Maybe." "Goodbye To All That"

"It's over their damn heads...." "Beware of the Dog"

Need I say more? I've always been impressed by 10-13's ability to have their fingers on the pulse of the world of today.:ouro:

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Oooh, how awesome ... I'm always much too busy (or lazy?) to go looking for these things myself, but I love that kind of apocalypse theory, so thanks for that.

I have always felt - even as a child - that something big was about to come (like another world war), something that would change the world entirely, but I believed that everyone must feel that way. And I know my father has had that same feeling all his life, so I didn't really give it too much thought, because surely it was just a (our) way of dealing with the unknown future. I'm not that sure anymore, but either way it doesn't make much of a difference.

Something inside me also always wished that at least part of the things this feeling foreshadowed would actually happen, a selfish little part longing for adventure I guess that is. And I guess that's also why I didn't lose myself in teen magazines and celebrity gossip when I was at that age, but loved watching the X-Files, reading everything about UFOs, paranormal phenomena and prophecies that I could get my hands on, and eventually I ended up absolutely loving Millennium.

Now, you can actually skip the rest ... it's a lengthy account of me being torn, as I grow older, between this certainty on one side, a sort of denial on a second, and a more scientific approach on a third.

At all this, No. 1 thinks: I knew it would happen, no need telling me, but as a matter of fact everything's gonna be much worse. (It's the fatalist in me, you know.)

No. 2 says: Oh, get off it. This is a great world we're (I'm) living it. Would you, please, shut up and not spoil the fun I'm having! (the oblivious in me)

And No. 3 reasons: It's not all that easy. There are many more things that need to be considered, and many, many more we don't even know about yet. Don't start making making people panicking. This is just pseudoscientific bs. (my sceptic side)

What I read above makes total sense. It bothers me a little, but I know there's a certain amount of truth to it. At the same time, I do believe that everything is much, much more complicated.

Magic, when you understand it, is no longer magic, and we are rapidly reaching the ideal human condition, which is one in which the average person is too smart to believe in the deadly superstitions and ideologies that claw at us like evil trolls trying to prevent us from fulfilling our destiny, which is to take flight and fill the universe with human mind, human spirit and human being.

I do reject a total abandoning of all faith and beliefs as suggested above. That for me, although I come from a largely atheist country and don't consider myself belonging to any denomination, has always been a great source of hope. And science alone is not able to predict a complex future. Certainly, models can calculate the weather and equally complex phenomena, but there is always a margin of error, and the more complex a model becomes, the greater that margin is. (Look at DNA, for example, albeit not a model, but it works well as an illustration here: One would suspect the little difference between our DNA and that of chimps to cause little difference in looks, but DNA is so complex that even this little difference in it makes a gigantic difference in the outcome.)

We do not nearly understand enough of nature, climate, geology, psychology, what have you in order to create reliable models to foretell the future. Hence, the business of that always includes a leap of faith. And why on earth do so many people consider faith and science opposite poles anyway?

It seems, in order to justify any predictions we need scientific facts to support them. Yet, I believe the more scientific knowledge we have, the more complicated it becomes. All these considerations don't make it any easier to decide whether or not the end of the world is nigh.

When it comes to all the points mentioned above, I think one needs to differentiate between the different fields of science and life this things deal with:

- Geological phenomena (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions)

- Climate (rains, storms, hail)

- Political entities (the above mentioned ideologies, wars, also the economy to a certain degree)

- Biological change (epidemics, lack of food, water)

- Human conditions (our death wish, faith, etc.)

To a certain degree these things may interfere with each other, but how much exactly we do not know. While we know (albeit not exactly to what degree) that humans have had an impact on the climate, we are not able to tell whether we do have an influence on geological phenomena. Neither do we know, whether apocalypse - if at all - will come slowly (climate may change, but this change could last several thousands if not millions of years) or with a bang (nuclear warfare, a pandemic). If, however, we are looking for signs that hint at the future or at a conspiracy, we are bound to find numerous. If I went outside now looking for cars which have a "69" in their license numbers, how many do you reckon I would find?

We can see recent weather phenomena as a sign for the apocalypse. While I think no-one in their right mind would deny these to reflect a climate change we are undergoing right now, I don't think many will go as far as to begin preaching the end of the world. We can find a connection in the rather recent weird weather, the earthquakes, the economic concerns in many countries and view them as undeniable evidence of great upheavals-to-come. We can also just take them for what they are - which are changes we had not foreseen, but will be able to deal with.

And in that I agree with the text above, I dare believe that humankind will be able to adapt one way or another to any change. Even if apocalype will come, and while there may not be many who survive, there will be enough. After all, species have always survived on this planet. And at any rate, my reasonable me likes to believe that it will not be a matter of years until the end, but rather of centuries, millennia. Prophecies have always heralded the end of the world; they have always been used one way or another too, there's always a creed (be it influenced by the times when they were made or the agenda they have been predicted with) attached.

We can give in to them, believe in the near and sudden end. Then we might as well give up without a fight, might we not? But we can also accept changes to come and the simple fact that we do not know what the future holds ready for us. Sometimes, it's hard to not know what's coming, but it's better than being afraid of something we are not certain about.

And while I've only just begun thinking about this, I think I better shut my mouth now, watch Jon Stewart and get back to this great sunny reality outside. Seriously, looking out of my window today, it's hard to believe this world could end anytime soon.

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What's disturbing is that the only ones that see, to be thinking these things are the "regular people", that the powers that be never listen to. It's kinda like we're all Mulder, and are confined to the basement, along with our dangerous ideas.

"And, if they get their way, there won't be anyone left down here to ASK the big questions!" (The X Files - season 9...can't remember which one)

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