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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Pesticides Poison Everything: The New Silent Spring

New Pesticides Poison Everything
The New Silent Spring

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Neonicotinoid insecticides are killing more than just bees - entire farmland ecosystems are being poisoned. Photo: honeybees (Apis mellifera) on wild fennel, Albany, California, by Jack Wolf via Flickr.

 

Neonicotinoids are poisoning entire farmland ecosystems

 

 

by Damian Carrington



“Far from protecting food production, the use of neonicotinoid insecticides is threatening the very infrastructure which enables it.”


The widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides is causing a neurotoxic overload afflicting entire farm ecosystems from earthworms to bees, other pollinators and birds, writes Damian Carrington. A collapse in food production may inevitably follow.

The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts.

The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.

Billions of dollars' worth of the potent and long-lasting neurotoxins are sold every year but regulations have failed to prevent the poisoning of almost all habitats, the international team of scientists concluded in the most detailed study yet.


Entire food chains contaminated

As a result, they say, creatures essential to global food production - from bees to earthworms - are likely to be suffering grave harm and the chemicals must be phased out.

The new assessment analysed the risks associated with neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides on which farmers spend $2.6bn (£1.53bn) a year. Neonicotinoids are applied routinely rather than in response to pest attacks but the scientists highlight the "striking" lack of evidence that this leads to increased crop yields.

"The evidence is very clear. We are witnessing a threat to the productivity of our natural and farmed environment equivalent to that posed by organophosphates or DDT", said Jean-Marc Bonmatin, of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, one of the 29 international researchers who conducted the four-year assessment.

"Far from protecting food production, the use of neonicotinoid insecticides is threatening the very infrastructure which enables it."


Silent Spring all over again

He said the chemicals imperilled food supplies by harming bees and other pollinators, which fertilise about three-quarters of the world's crops, and the organisms that create the healthy soils which the world's food requires in order to grow.

Professor Dave Goulson, at the University of Sussex, another member of the team, said: "It is astonishing we have learned so little. After Silent Spring revealed the unfortunate side-effects of those chemicals, there was a big backlash.

"But we seem to have gone back to exactly what we were doing in the 1950s. It is just history repeating itself. The pervasive nature of these chemicals mean they are found everywhere now.

"If all our soils are toxic, that should really worry us, as soil is crucial to food production."

The assessment, published on last week, cites the chemicals as a key factor in the decline of bees, alongside the loss of flower-rich habitats meadows and disease.

The insecticides harm bees' ability to navigate and learn, damage their immune systems and cut colony growth. In worms, which provide a critical role in aerating soil, exposure to the chemicals affects their ability to tunnel.

Dragonflies, which eat mosquitoes, and other creatures that live in water are also suffering, with some studies showing that ditchwater has become so contaminated it could be used directly as a lice-control pesticide.


Major declines in birds caused by neonicotinoids?

The report warned that loss of insects may be linked to major declines in the birds that feed on them, though it also notes that eating just a few insecticide-treated seeds would kill birds directly:

"Overall, a compelling body of evidence has accumulated that clearly demonstrates that the wide-scale use of these persistent, water-soluble chemicals is having widespread, chronic impacts upon global biodiversity and is likely to be having major negative effects on ecosystem services such as pollination that are vital to food security."

The report is being published as a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research and was funded by a charitable foundation run by the ethical bank Triodos.

The EU, opposed by the British government and the National Farmers Union, has already imposed a temporary three-year moratorium on the use of some neonicotinoids on some crops.

US president Barack Obama recently ordered an urgent assessment of the impact of neonicotinoids on bees. But the insecticides are used all over the world on crops, as well as flea treatments in cats and dogs and to protect timber from termites.


CPA: 'not a robust assessment'

However, the Crop Protection Association, which represents pesticide manufacturers, criticised the report. Nick von Westenholz, chief executive of the CPA, said:

"It is a selective review of existing studies which highlighted worst-case scenarios, largely produced under laboratory conditions. As such, the publication does not represent a robust assessment of the safety of systemic pesticides under realistic conditions of use."

"Importantly, they have failed or neglected to look at the broad benefits provided by this technology and the fact that by maximising yields from land already under cultivation, more wild spaces are preserved for biodiversity.

"The crop protection industry takes its responsibility towards pollinators seriously. We recognise the vital role pollinators play in global food production."

Yet every relevant peer-reviewed paper has been analysed.

The new report, called the Worldwide Integrated Assessment on Systemic Pesticides, analysed every peer-reviewed scientific paper on neonicotinoids and another insecticide called fipronil since they were first used in the mid-1990s.

These chemicals are different from other pesticides because, instead of being sprayed over crops, they are usually used to treat seeds. This means they are taken up by every part of the growing plant, including roots, leaves, pollen and nectar, providing multiple ways for other creatures to be exposed.

The scientists found that the use of the insecticides shows a "rapid increase" over the past decade and that the slow breakdown of the compounds and their ability to be washed off fields in water has led to "large-scale contamination".

The team states that current rules on use have failed to prevent dangerous levels building up in the environment.


Known and unknown unknowns

Almost as concerning as what is known about neonicotinoids is what is not known, the researchers said:

  • Most countries have no public data on the quantities or locations of the systemic pesticides being applied.

  • The testing demanded by regulators to date has not determined the long-term effect of sub-lethal doses.

  • Nor has it assessed the impact of the combined impact of the cocktail of many pesticides encountered in most fields.

  • The toxicity of neonicotinoids has only been established for very few of the species known to be exposed.


For example, just four of the 25,000 known species of bee have been assessed. There is virtually no data on effects on reptiles or mammals.





Damian Carrington is head of environment at The Guardian.

This article was originally published on The Guardian Environment
via The Ecologist @ http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotinoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html



Bird decline 'smoking gun' for pesticide's effects

 

 

Matt McGrath

StarlingStarlings like this one have been impacted by the use of a neonicotinoid chemical according to scientists


The widespread use of a type of insecticide that has been blamed for honeybee deaths is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe, a report says.

Imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid chemical, is widely used in agriculture to exterminate pests.

Dutch scientists say their data shows that the chemical is associated with a collapse in common bird species.

But manufacturers argue the evidence of these effects is not substantiated.

Imidacloprid is one of a number of neonicotinoid insecticides introduced in the 1990s as a more environmentally friendly way of dealing with crop pests.


What exactly are Neonicotinoids?

  • Neonicotinoid pesticides are new nicotine-like chemicals and act on the nervous systems of insects, with a lower threat to mammals and the environment than many older treatments

  • Pesticides made in this way are water-soluble, which means they can be applied to the soil and taken up by the whole plant. They are called "systemic", meaning they turn the plant itself into a poison factory, with toxins coming from roots, leaves, stems and pollen

  • Neonicotinoids are often applied as seed treatments, which means coating the seeds before planting

Neonicotinoids have been hugely successful, and now account for about 40% of the global pesticide market.

However, there have been growing concerns about their environmental impacts. A number of studies have linked them to the decline in honeybees.

“How much evidence do you need before you take action?”
-         Prof Dave Goulson University of Sussex


A recent, wide-ranging review of the scientific literature concluded that the chemicals were causing significant damage to a number of beneficial species.

Now, Dutch scientists have, for the first time, shown an association between the use of imidacloprid and a decline in common birds.

The researchers looked at 15 bird species that depend on insects as their main source of food. The Dutch have kept long-term records on the numbers and health of these warblers, swallows, starlings and thrushes.

The scientists were then able to compare this dataset to surface water quality measurements. They found that higher concentrations of imidacloprid in the water was "consistently associated" with declines in many of the monitored birds.


A farmer's perspective on neonics

George Ponsonby
George Ponsonby farms around 1,200 hectares of arable land in Gloucestershire.


At this time of the year he is about to harvest oilseed rape, which has been previously treated with neonicotinoids. He's environmentally aware: his fields have wide verges for birds and he puts out feed in the winter. He doesn't believe the science against neonicotinoids has been proven out in the field.

"If we knew we were decimating our bee population then we wouldn't do it," he told BBC News.

As a result of the EU moratorium, he will have to spray with older pesticides that he says "aren't as effective and are a lot more random".

The ban is a "step backwards" he argues. "We don't spray for fun; it's expensive."

Surveying a field of totally untreated kale, which has been decimated by the flea beetle, he says the same would most likely happen to the neighbouring oilseed rape field if neonicotinoids were not used.

"We will almost certainly lose yield: 10% probably, maybe as much as 20%."

"If the concentrations are higher than 20 nanogrammes per litre in the environment, we found a reduction of 3.5% in local populations," said one of the authors, Dr Hans de Kroon from Radboud University.

"In 10 years, it's a 35% reduction in the local population. It's really huge. It means the alarm bells are on straight away."

The scientists believe that the insecticides, which are mainly used to coat seeds, are leaching into the soil and water and accumulating over time. They argue that in some soil types, neonicotinoids can persist for two to three years.

They say this build-up is killing more insects than intended and this is having a significant impact on birds that eat them.

swallows
Scientists are unsure if eating contaminated prey is harming birds like these swallows


"They might be less able to produce their young, or grow their young," said lead author, Caspar Hallman, also from Radboud University.

"It might increase their mortality by food deprivation. We think this is the most likely mechanism."

The scientists still can't rule out the possibility that imidacloprid might be having an effect through other means. It is possible that birds are being exposed to the chemical through the prey that they consume or they are simply eating seeds coated in it.

As well as looking at pesticide concentrations, the researchers also looked at the possibility the decline in these species had started before the introduction of imidacloprid. They also examined the idea that changes in land use were responsible.

They ruled out both possibilities.

"I think that the information we have been able to provide is exactly the information that was missing in most studies," said Dr de Kroon.

"In that sense, this could be the definite 'smoking gun'. You now see the evidence getting more complete, around the effects of imidacloprid on the environment."

Bayer, the manufacturer of imidacloprid, rejects the findings of this new work, saying it does not prove a "causal link" between the chemical and the decline in birds.

"Neonicotinoids have gone through an extensive risk assessment, which has shown that they are safe to the environment when used responsibly according to the label instructions," said a spokesman.

"Birds living close to aquatic habitats - the species that one could expect to be affected most by concentrations of neonicotinoids in surface water - show no or negligible negative impact."

starling
Starlings were one of 15 common bird species assessed


Other observers, though, regard the Dutch study as breaking new ground in terms of understanding the impacts of neonicotinoids. They believe it is the first evidence of impacts on a much wider range of species than just bees.

"If insectivorous birds are declining because of these chemicals, then other things that eat insects are going to be, too," said Prof Dave Goulson from the University of Sussex, UK.

"We're also looking at bats and hedgehogs and shrews and fish and so on. There's not much left really. How much evidence do you need before you take action?"

The researchers argue that their work should inform the political debate about neonicotinoids.

The EU has instigated a two-year moratorium on the use of the chemicals on flowering crops. The UK was one of eight nations that opposed the ban.

Scientists in the field say the new research strengthens the argument for increasing restrictions on a wider range of crops and for domestic users.

Many oppose an outright ban but they are challenging manufacturers to provide evidence that the use of neonicotinoids boosts yields.

"We need to identify when they are important and restrict use to those sites; it's not difficult," said Prof Goulson.

"You need to do field trials, and try not using the neonicotinoid seed dressing.

"If you don't get a reduction in yield then stop using the bloody things; its not rocket science!"

The research is published in the journal Nature.

Follow Matt on Twitter @mattmcgrathbbc.


From BBC @ http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28216810


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Celestial Influence: The Theory


Celestial Influence: The Theory


Reviewed by E.C. Moran


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The Theory of Celestial Influence was an attempt by Rodney Collin to assemble of the knowledge and experience of his time to create a unified whole to explain Man’s relationship to the Universe and possibilities this offers.

Modern conceptions of Cosmology, the study of the Universe, leave humanity out altogether. Or if included we are added in as a footnote. Modern science declares Mankind (Man and Woman alike) as the insignificant product of not only mechanical but random forces of evolution.

Rodney Collin takes a completely different tack placing Mankind as an integral part of the Universal order. As such Mankind has specific limitations of perception within that order. However, he also shows that Mankind also has latent faculties that lie dormant, undeveloped and unused that can allow him to surpass these limitations. Today, these only exist as potentialities within humankind.

Man as Microcosm. The Scheme of the Universe, Theory of Celestial Influenceeme

Humankind is an integral part of the Universal Order. Source: The Theory of Celestial Influence.


Cosmos, Law of Three and the Law of Octaves (or Seven)

“Yet cell, human body, world of Nature, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way are at the same time complete in themselves, each containing a pattern and possibility of the whole. Such entities, connected by the sliding triad of dimensions with similar entities on larger and smaller scales, are rightly called cosmoses.

“The word kosmos in Greek means ‘order’, ‘harmony’, ‘right behavior’, ‘honour’, ‘a whole’, ‘outward fashion of a whole’, and finally ‘the harmonious order of the whole’, ‘the universe in its perfection’. As used by the Pythagoreans it also meant ‘a self-evolving or self-transcending whole’. “

“The token of a true cosmos is in fact a particular kind of design, referred to in the book of Genesis in the phrase ‘God created Man in his own image’. This ‘divine image’, the characteristics of which we must study in detail, can be found on all levels, and is the hallmark of a cosmos.”

-         Rodney Collin, Theory of Celestial Influence


In the case of Man (male and female) we know that this pattern or divine image is accompanied by the possibility of intelligence and consciousness. It can be inferred that intelligence and consciousness permeates the cosmoses that are larger and smaller than Man’s. Indeed experimental physics (double slit experiments and others) has proven that consciousness is a fundamental feature of the Universe even at the most quantum level. Consciousness is required for universal phenomena to even exist.


The Enneagram

Enneagram
The Enneagram is a unified symbol for a cosmos, and the Law of Three and the Law of Octaves.


The enneagram is a symbolic form for the unity of the concept of a cosmos, the Law of Seven (Octaves) and the Law of Three. The Law of Three can be seen in the triangle and three points of 3, 6, and 9. The Law of Seven or Octave can be seen in the seven points of the music scale at positions 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 and the letters Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La and Si (or Ti). A cosmos is represented in the wholeness or completeness of the figure. The Law of Octaves and Law of Three are universal laws that illustrate how a cosmos is ordered and evolves and transforms through time. Although not covered explicitly by Collin the Law of Octaves unites the concept of a cosmos to the modern conception of waves or cycles.


Man as Microcosm

The Human body’s form, growth, physiology and movement are in many ways regulated by the endocrine glands. These are a set of mostly small glands that by tiny variations in output control virtually all important states of the body; growth, activity, reproduction, metabolism, sleep and more. Very small variations in basic endocrine function between different people lead to the large variety of the physiologically different body types. The endocrine glands act as a mediator between the nervous and other organ and cellular systems of the body.

Endocrine gland spiral
The endocrine glands occupy positions along a spiral centered at the heart and central axis of the body. The spiral intersects seven points in the body along this central axis.


Planetary Influences and the Endocrine System

The Relationship between higher cosmos and lower is always a matter of scale and the proper scale for Man is the influence of a planetary scale. One of the ideas of Collin is that the endocrine glands also act as a mediating influence from higher cosmos to Man. The natural spiral pattern of the arrangement of the endocrine glands lends itself to a comparison with the corresponding spiral pattern of the planets of the solar system.

Although the endocrine glands may have been unknown to the ancients Collin shows that older alchemical and medieval systems of human type classifications and their planetary designations correspond to the function of the endocrine glands at their corresponding bodily and analogous planetary positions.

Enneagram Planetary Types
Planetary types and the Enneagram. Human Psychology, Theory of Celestial Influence.


Objective vs. Subjective Knowledge

One of the points Collin illustrates in the theory of Celestial Influence is the difference between subjective and objective knowledge. Some words, definitions and ideas although identical in form have completely different meanings between two people. Objective knowledge is always and everywhere the same between two people who can understand it. This is the case even if the form of the knowledge is entirely different.

 “For instance while the words ‘honour’, ‘love’, ‘democracy’, are universally used, it is almost impossible to find two people who attach the same meaning to them. That is different uses of the same word may be quite incomparable. On the other hand – strange though it may seem – the Cathedral of Chartres, a pack of Tarot cards, and many-armed and many-headed bronzes of Tibetan deities, are in fact formulations of the exact same ideas. They may be directly comparable.”

I will give my own example to illustrate this. The spiral of the endocrine glands, the Seven chakras of Indian Vendanta philosophy and the Enneagram are also all objectively comparable to one another.

Seven Chakras Spiral
The seven chakras overlaid with a spiral form.

As a cosmos the pattern of men and woman show that there are many capabilities available that only exist in a latent and inactivated form. They only exist as a potentiality. The endocrine gland that Rodney Collin speculates is associated with higher function is the pineal gland. This gland has a number of functions that are associated with regeneration and renewal. It is responsible for the sleep/wake cycle in the production and regulation of melatonin. The melatonin molecule is very small and can penetrate all parts of the body easily crossing the blood/brain barrier. Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and acts to restore balance to many bodily processes.

But there are also other functions and states of higher consciousness that are also associated with the Pineal gland. However, man is not just a physical being but also a spiritual one. As such there are less tangible, energetic and spiritual forms also inherent to the human organism. These have been expounded upon in a similar objective form in many Eastern and Western traditions.

The Law of Seven and Law of Three govern the form and evolution of a cosmos both in time and through time. Collin demonstrates that this pattern exists in all cosmos at all scales of the universe.


The Octaves of Civilization

Not only is Man a cosmos but so is Mankind at a higher scale in the form of civilization and culture.

Rodney Collin - Theory of Celestial Influence - Sequence of Civilization in Europe
Civilization and the Law of octaves. Mankind as a whole is undergoing a physical, mental and spiritual evolution. Data from the Sequence of Civilization in Europe, Theory of Celestial Influence, Rodney Collin, 1954


There are many chapters in this book that can be the basis of new original research and study. I myself used the chapters on Civilization as a cosmos as a point of departure for advanced study not only of civilization but also for other subjects like the nature of consciousness and its expression in the spiritual and material realms.

The Theory of Celestial Influence contains powerful and practical objective knowledge that can be harnessed for your own physical, mental and spiritual development. The Theory of Celestial Influence was far ahead of its time. For instance Rodney Collin put forward the pineal gland and its potential in the expression of higher functions in people as early as 1954, which is 60 years ago. It is only now that more people are beginning to consider that it may have a role in higher functions. He called for the beginning of a new civilization long before anyone else. There are many parts of this book that are still far ahead of current times. I highly recommend it.


The octave, Notes and Semitones of Western Civilization

Fifth Sun Rising continues the study of Civilization where Rodney Collin left off. It explores civilization and culture from a scientific, esoteric and practical point of view.

Octave and cycles of Western Civilization
The Octave of Western Civilization. The Notes and semitones are precisely laid out. Each semitone (number) is a cycle of culture. Source: Fifth Sun Rising, E.C. Moran.


What Rodney Collin called the Synthetic Civilization I have renamed Technocratic. It will be centered in Eurasia. Although, I follow Rodney Collins naming convention, my timing of the wave forms is much more precise. The cycles of civilization clearly indicate that we have just witnessed the Birth of a Eurasian World. Although this civilization is currently centered in China it is full of potential for all of Eurasia.

A New Cultural and Civilization Cycle. Birth of a Eurasian World.

Approximately 250 and 500 year cycles came to an end towards the end of 2012. This marked the beginning of a new Cultural and Civilization cycle – The birth of a Eurasian World.

Through the subject of civilization I apply the ideas covered in The Theory of Celestial Influence in a practical, precise and exact way. I bridge the gap that has existed between these new esoteric concepts and the practical everyday physical world we must all contend with.

Rodney Collin also talked about an entirely new Civilization full of new possibilities for the development of Mankind. Leading into 2012 there was lots of hype about the Mayan Prophecy. Some people thought it was the ‘End of the World’ while others believed we would have an instant ascension into spiritual enlightenment and bliss. They believed that this world would be magically transformed into a golden age.

But this is not how things work. When you reach the end of a cycle you also are at the beginning of a new one. The cycles clearly show that the world does not end but goes on. On the other hand from the perspective of a cosmos one world does end and another begins.

The Earth is a school and we are here to learn or suffer thereby from lack of doing so. Mental and spiritual development is hard work and requires constant effort. It is sometimes akin to paddling upstream. Sometimes we catch an eddy in the current and we get a respite but we must eventually return to the labor to make any progress. Hence progress for people, societies and civilizations is gradual. Everything starts small and builds from there. This is reflected in the parable of the Mustard Seed.

 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, 32 which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”

-         New Testament Mathew 13:31-32


The Cycles of Civilization bear out the truth of this. The more energy we put into the work the faster our progress. This is true of individuals, societies and nations alike. If we become apathetic, or worse and run after the wrong things, then we have been warned where that will lead. With apathy the current will eventually take us there but active paddling will accelerate that immensely.

When you are at the end of a cycle you at the beginning of a new one, however, there is always a little overlap where the final note Si of one wave plays out while the very beginning note Do begins the birthing process of the next wave. This is called the Si-Do interval and in the cosmos of civilization this is a time of some upheaval as the old wave begins to die. At the end of note Si the old wave does in fact die while the new wave is born. From the chart above it can be seen that the almost 500 year old note of the Renaissance and Atlantic centered world died in 2012 while the Technocratic Eurasian centered world was born. The transition for this change came over the period of late 2012 to early 2014. I originally released some of this work in 2007 and 2008 and everything has fallen into place, and continues to do so, consistent with the cycles.

It can also be seen that we have now entered the Si-Do interval of Western Civilization. The birthing process of a new wave as large as all of Western Civilization has now begun while at the same time Western Civilization has begun to die. Consequently, a shock enters in a cosmos at the beginning of the Si-Do interval. Everything in the world is also consistent with that occurring as well. Although the new note Do for this civilization began in 2012, strictly speaking the birth of the new higher civilization will not technically occur until the year 2259.

The cycles can also be likened to a larger season of the world of humanity with their divisions of winter, spring, summer and fall. These cycles scale in a fractal manner into larger and smaller ‘seasons’. The cycles are not a matter of opinion. Whether you want to subjectively believe they exist or not they are quite objective and like a glacier slow but relentless.

Consistent with the cycles we are now in a period of divided change. To quote Dickens it is going to be the best of times and the worst of times. Still there is much to be hopeful for as new cycles and a whole new worldwide civilization contain an abundance of potential. Although I cover all sides of this change I do lean to the positive as the name of the book ‘Fifth Sun Rising’ implies. Although we are all going to go through a rough patch, from a cyclical point of view the future has not looked this good in a long time. One of the reasons I have called this new civilization the Solar civilization is because within it are the potentialities for Mankind to spread out into the larger Solar System. We are also ascending from a larger dark age into a lighter one.

The idea of a sun with it generative power, light and warmth seems appropriate. It is an age where the possibilities for the mental and spiritual development of humanity will grow. The really great opportunities never come without commensurate difficulties. This is why we see both heaven and hell before us. This explains why there is the divided change. Nevertheless, many people will rise to the challenges. Still, progress will be gradual (with periodic accelerations and retrogressions).

In the Theory of Celestial Influence Rodney Collin covered, not directly, but in an offhand way the degenerate state of Western Civilization and how it works against the mental and spiritual development of humanity. Rodney Collin also alluded to this new higher civilization in many of his writings. The changes heralding the beginnings of a new higher civilization has not gone unnoticed by all. This new worldwide civilization that is forming is also behind many of the world’s upheavals as people everywhere are rejecting the Ancient Regime and its dead and decrepit institutions. The regions where the now dead Atlantic World held sway are the first to bear the brunt of this change. The effects will be worldwide.


-         E.C. Moran

Note: The theory of Celestial Influence covers a very wide number of of topics from totally different perspectives. The chapter on the Sequence of Civilization is only 24 pages in an almost 400 page 6×9 inch book. Modern Science is very powerful but it has also been going over the same ground and new perspectives can be found in many areas of study in this book.

The Theory of Celestial Influence: Man, the Universe, and Cosmic Mystery. London: Vincent Stuart, 1954, 392p., index; New York: Weiser, 1971, 393p.; Boston: Shambhala, 1984, 392p.; London & New York: Arkana, 1993, 392p. Av

Disclaimer and disclosure: The book Fifth Sun Rising (I and II) is a synthesis and draws upon objective knowledge from many places including fourth way material, eastern cosmology, Christianity, modern science and many other western and eastern esoteric sources. The Author has never been a member of any fourth way or any other related group. Nor does he make claims to represent any other group or organizations that may have material related to the subjects discussed in Fifth Sun Rising Volumes I or II. The views and opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Author.


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