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    December 7, 2012

    Robert Schoch, Ph.D.

    Ancient Cataclysms and Forgotten Civilizations

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    S y n o p s i s

    It's significant to hear someone from academia talk about solar flares and physical symptoms like insomnia. In an interview on Veritas Radio, Dr. Robert Schoch, a tenured professor at Boston University, says, "Oh yeah, it seems to be affecting people, there are definitely mood changes and it affects sleep patterns, that sort of thing."

    We are currently in a solar maximum, and that means the Sun is very active. Robert Schoch's book looks like a timely read -- it's called Forgotten Civilization, the Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future. He talks about Easter Island and its strange fall out shelters -- were these from solar events? And he weaves an interdisciplinary theory about solar events that altered Earth at the end of last Ice Age (approx. 9700 BCE).

    Mel Hostalrich, the interviewer, asks Schoch if earlier societies were more in touch with astrology and astronomy to determine the future. "Oh yes, absolutely, I think when you look at ancient cultures, ancient civilizations, ancient legends around the world....people were in touch with the larger cycles of time, the larger cycles of nature. I think we see glimmerings of that in a number of ancient legends, which are more than just legends....but ancient concepts." He notes then the turn over of the Mayan calendar, and the attention there, and how it synchs with increased solar activity. The Earth has had dramatic changes, he says, that are confirmed by geologic evidence, and that show up as "legends" of the ancients. "That's something the ancients were attuned to, and we have lost."

    I share this now as someone sensitive to this call and response from the Sun to Earth -- the flaring and geomagnetic storms. It's rare to see it framed like this in the context of the longer cycles. Check out the interview above (the first hour is free), and become a member to hear the entire interview. This book could be a great gift, too.

    Scientific confirmation of advanced civilization at the end of the last ice age, the solar catastrophe that destroyed it, and what the evidence means for our future

    * Demonstrates, based on the 12,000-year-old megalithic complex of Gobekli Tepe, that advanced civilization extends thousands of years further back than generally acknowledged

    * Examines the catastrophic solar outbursts that ended the last ice age, wiping out antediluvian civilization and incinerating much of the evidence of that period

    * Reveals data that show solar outbursts powerful enough to devastate modern society could return in the future

    Building upon his revolutionary theory that the Sphinx dates back much further than 2500 BCE, geologist Robert Schoch reveals scientific evidence of advanced civilization predating ancient Egypt, Sumeria, and Greece, as well as the catastrophe that destroyed it nearly 12,000 years ago and what its legacy can teach us about our own future.

    Combining evidence from multiple scientific disciplines, Schoch shows how the last ice age ended abruptly in 9700 BCE due to coronal mass ejections from the Sun. These solar outbursts unleashed electrical/plasma discharges upon Earth and triggered volcanic activity, earthquakes, fires, and massive floods as glaciers melted and lightning strikes released torrential rains from the oceans. He explains how these events eradicated the civilization of the time and set humanity back thousands of years, only to reemerge around 3500 BCE with scattered memories and nascent abilities. He explores within this framework, how many megalithic monuments, underground cities, and ancient legends fall logically into place, as well as the reinterpreted Easter Island rongorongo texts and the intentional burial, 10,000 years ago, of the Gobekli Tepe complex in Turkey. Schoch reveals scientific evidence that shows how history could repeat itself with a coronal mass ejection powerful enough to devastate modern society.

    Weaving together a new view of the origins of civilization, the truths behind ancient wisdom, and the dynamics of the planet we live on, Schoch maintains we must heed the megalithic warning of the past and collectively prepare for future events.

    B i o

    Dr. Robert M. Schoch, a full-time faculty member at the College of General Studies at Boston University since 1984, earned his Ph.D. (1983) in Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. He also holds an M.S. and M.Phil. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale, as well as degrees in Anthropology (B.A.) and Geology (B.S.) from George Washington University.

    In the early 1990s, Dr. Schoch stunned the world with his revolutionary research that recast the date of the Great Sphinx of Egypt to a period thousands of years earlier than its standard attribution. In demonstrating that the leonine monument has been heavily eroded by water despite the fact that its location on the edge of the Sahara has endured hyper-arid climactic conditions for the past 5,000 years, Dr. Schoch revealed to the world that mankind`s history is greater and older than previously believed. Dr. Schoch`s latest research, put forth in his newest book, Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future, points to the astronomical cause of the demise of antediluvian civilizations, as well as the scientific and archaeological evidence that supports his conclusions.

    Dr. Schoch has been quoted extensively in the media for his work on ancient cultures and monuments across the globe, including Egypt, Turkey, Bosnia, Romania, Wales, Scotland, Mexico, Peru, Chile (Easter Island), and Japan. His research has been instrumental in spurring renewed attention to the interrelationships between geological and astronomical phenomena, natural catastrophes, and the early history of civilization. Dr. Schoch has appeared on numerous radio and television shows and is featured in the Emmy-winning documentary The Mystery of the Sphinx, which first aired on NBC in 1993. He is a sought-after speaker for national and international conferences.

    The author and coauthor of books both technical and popular, Dr. Schoch`s works include Phylogeny Reconstruction in Paleontology (1986), Stratigraphy: Principles and Methods (1989), Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations (1999), Voyages of the Pyramid Builders: The True Origins of the Pyramids from Lost Egypt to Ancient America (2003), Pyramid Quest: Secrets of the Great Pyramid and the Dawn of Civilization (2005), and The Parapsychology Revolution: A Concise Anthology of Paranormal and Psychical Research (compilation, and a hundred pages of commentary, by Robert M. Schoch and Logan Yonavjak; 2008). Dr. Schoch is also the coauthor of an environmental science textbook used in universities across the United States, and he has contributed to numerous magazines, journals, and reviews on geology, parapsychology, and ancient civilizations. His works have been translated into a number of languages and distributed around the world. His most recent book is Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future (2012), published by Inner Traditions.

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