Sunspots ~ Solar Flares ~ Auroras ~ Earth Disasters...
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Clare Prophet May 22, 1989 ~ the power of the Sun
We live on Planet earth the most beautiful planet in
our solar system. We live in a close relationship
with the our Sun - It gives us life, abundantly. It
causes the mose incredible events on earth, from
natural disasters, wars, unrest, and more- or does
it? But events do occure on earth with amazining
predictability. The last few weeks have
produced some amazing Solar events now in Oct 2013.
see what happens....
Sunspots and Solar Flares:
Decoding the Message from the Sun
Excerpts from: Prophecy for the 1990s III" Part 6,
based on a lecture given by
Elizabeth Clare Prophet May 22, 1989,
Chicago, Illinois, updated for
publication in the 1990 Pearls of Wisdom.
Editor, Reverse Spins: This lecture is from 1989. At that
time we were in solar maximum #22(NOAA).
Solar maximums occur approximately every 11 years. Number 23
happened around 2000. What happened about a year later? —
9/11. Right now in 2006, we are in a solar minimum. The next
one is due around 2011. Does the following year signify
anything to you? Since the effects of solar flares and
sunspots often affect the earth for several years, the next
solar maximum period could be the precursor to events that
could happen in 2012. How mankind rises spiritually and
emotionally in the next few remaining years will have a
direct affect on the next solar maximum, which will then
dictate events in 2012.
Sunspots, as signs in the heavens, are surely signs of the
times that we must read. They come with a warning. And their
burst and their flare and their fire do deliver a message of
warning: "Cease and desist from your anti-Light and
anti-Christ consciousness, else the Sacred Fire shall
consume not alone your works and your words but yourselves."
Sunspots, then, precede the descent of the judgment. They
give warning to all who will read and run that change is in
The cycle of sunspots and solar flares affects the weather
of the planet, the moods of its people, even business cycles
and, of course, the release of spiritual light-energy to the
earth. One should note, therefore, not only the negative
interference to the radio networks of the earth but also the
vast positive extensions of cosmic possibilities and
revelations that shatter darkness with the brilliance of new
and fervent hope for the overcoming of age-old problems.
Sickness, sin and death-all forms of discord, bigotry,
tyranny, struggle and degradation-must yield before the
great cosmic burst of light, else those who continue to be
advocates of darkness and shame will find the spiral of
karmic recompense becoming a lash of such chastening as to
almost annihilate that portion of their consciousness which
persists in identifying with unreality. ...
When the sun was young it was far more violent and active
than it is today. It had a much faster rate of rotation, its
magnetic fields were stronger and less stable, and it
produced even more powerful flares than those it produces
today. But it was only 70 percent as bright as it is now.
The sun became a mature star when it was about five to ten
solar years old-or one to two billion earth years.
Scientists believe that the sun will shine as it does today
for billions of years. But in about seven billion years it
will expand to 100 times its current size and become what is
known as a "red giant." Its color will be deep red and its
luminosity will be about 500 times greater than at present.
After about 250 million years in the red giant phase,
scientists expect that the sun will go through a "helium
flash"-it will explode and eject about one-third of its mass
Thereafter, our sun's evolution is uncertain. It will
probably go through a period of degeneration. When it is
about 15 billion years old, or 75 solar years, it will
probably become a "white dwarf" star with a diameter similar
to the earth's. It could finally become a "black dwarf,"
which is essentially a small, cold, burnt out shell. But we
have a long way to go before the sun becomes a red giant or
a white or black dwarf. The sun is in a long, quiet,
relatively stable phase. ...
I would like to point out to you that when you enter the
Path to be a Lightbearer, to be an extension of the heart of
Helios and Vesta, you have an obligation to stick to that
course and that commitment. Because once you begin radiating
the light of the sun of your I AM Presence to lifewaves on
the earth, they come to depend upon it. The evolutions of
the planet are like a baby in an incubator.
If you think you can suddenly walk away from your calling,
your mantle and your office to bear the Mother Flame, you
will soon discover that you can make more karma in leaving
than you could have made had you never entered the Path
before. And so the path of the bodhisattvas moving toward
Buddhahood, of the disciples moving toward Christhood must
be the awareness that the radiating sun of Light within us
creates new opportunities, a new descent of Light to the
earth. (This applies whether you are affiliated with Church
Universal and Triumphant or you are a member of another
activity or you are walking the Path of Light without being
associated with any group.)
If we were suddenly to withdraw our radiating sun of Light
individually or as a Community, it would be as catastrophic
as the withdrawal of the physical sun from our solar system.
Thus we remember the teachings of Gautama Buddha-of the
Sangha, the Community, the sun center of the heart. We
remember that, like our sun, Gautama Buddha, Lord of the
World, never leaves off sustaining our threefold flame by
the thread of contact from his heart.
At the moment that he should withdraw this thread of
contact, perhaps we would still be in a state of oneness and
attunement with our I AM Presence. But perhaps in another
moment we would be going through the Dark Night of the
Spirit or the dark night of the soul or severe temptation or
the descent into Death and Hell.
Just as we depend upon our God Presence until the hour of
our ascension-until we become, as Kuan Yin, the
self-existent one-so do many other lifestreams on earth
depend upon us.
Just as every living thing on earth depends upon the
physical sun, those evolutions of earth who have become
accustomed to our footsteps, our voices and our presences on
the planet cannot do without the light-emanation of our
hearts, for they too have come to depend upon us as sun
centers and sun sources.
Returning to the discussion of the sun's characteristics: A
steady stream of ionized helium and hydrogen particles
radiate outward from the sun under great pressure, carrying
about one million tons of gas per second. This is called the
solar wind. The solar wind forms a spiral as it leaves the
sun. It travels at a speed of about 450 miles per second and
reaches the earth in about four and one-half days.
What are Sunspots and Solar Flares?
Much of the sun's behavior is still unexplained. One of the
best known, yet most mysterious, solar phenomena is the
periodic appearance of sunspots, which affect life on earth
in numerous ways. Sunspots are the most easily observed
solar feature and have been seen for centuries. The earliest
known record of sunspots appears in the Chinese Book of
Changes, written prior to 800 b.c.
Sunspots are magnetic disturbances, or storms, on the sun's
surface that are thought to be caused by magnetic effects in
the sun's interior. They form dark, cool depressions on the
surface of the photosphere. They appear to be dark because
they are several thousand degrees cooler than the
photosphere. Nevertheless, they are still quite hot and
bright. A typical sunspot would shine with ten times the
brilliance of the full moon if it were to be placed in the
Scientists are not sure why sunspots are cooler than the
sun, but they believe that this refrigeration effect, as
well as many of the sunspot's other characteristics, is
related to a strong magnetic field within the sunspot
Sunspots may last from a few hours to a few months. They
appear in a well-documented cycle. The number of sunspots
rises from a solar minimum, when there are few or no spots
visible, to a solar maximum, when as many as 300 spots may
be observed at one time. The length of the cycle varies
between 7 and 17 years, but on the average the cycle lasts
It takes an average of four and a half years for the cycle
to rise to the maximum and an average of six and a half
years for it to fall to the minimum. No one knows how or why
this works. Geological evidence shows that the sunspot cycle
has continued regularly for nearly 700 million years.
As the sun rotates, sunspots appear to move across the face
of the sun from left to right. At the start of a new sunspot
cycle following a solar minimum, sunspots appear in both
hemispheres about 30 degrees from the solar equator. As the
cycle matures, sunspots move progressively closer to the
solar equator. As the cycle nears a maximum, sunspots appear
at 15 degrees latitude, and as the cycle draws to a close,
they appear between 5 and 10 degrees on either side of the
equator. When plotted on a graph, this forms what is called
a "butterfly diagram" (fig. 18).
Sunspots normally travel in pairs, or groups of opposite
polarity. In the northern hemisphere the leading spots of
the group usually have a positive polarity and the trailing
spots have a negative polarity. In the southern hemisphere
the polarities are just the opposite. In the next 11-year
cycle, the polarities are reversed-the lead spots in the
northern hemisphere have a negative polarity, while the lead
spots in the southern hemisphere have a positive polarity.
No one is sure what causes this effect. But the regular
reversal of polarity suggests to many astronomers that the
11.1-year sunspot cycle is really one-half of a 22.2-year
The rise of the sunspot cycle to a solar maximum is
accompanied by an increase in solar flares, the most
powerful form of solar activity. Solar flares are huge
gaseous outbursts from the sun. An average-sized flare may
be more than 6,000 miles long. A flare can release the
energy equivalent of 100 billion one-megaton bombs. At the
solar maximum, there may be as many as three to four small
flares per hour and one enormous flare each month. But
during the minimum, weeks or months may pass without a flare
of any significance.
Solar flares increase the intensity of the solar wind. The
solar wind, which reaches the earth in about four and
one-half days, impacts the magnetosphere, a magnetic field
surrounding the earth, causing such phenomena as the aurora
borealis and geo-magnetic storms. It can generate extremely
low frequency (ELF) waves on earth. ELF waves are radio
waves with a very long wavelength and can influence human
biology and behavior.
How Solar Activity Influences Life on Earth
The radiation generated by sunspots and solar flares has a
number of effects. The most easily detected is the
disruption of radio communications. But some scientists also
claim that everything from climatic changes to wars,
earthquakes and flu epidemics are associated with increased
Other scientists dispute these claims. And sunspots and
solar flares are certainly not the only cause of such
disturbances. But there is a correlation between solar
activity and certain kinds of social, behavioral and
Let us examine the kinds of events that correlate with
sunspots and solar flares, starting with those that occur
within days or weeks of intense solar activity. Riots,
battles, arson attacks, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
have been charted within days or weeks of intense solar
For example, in 1980, solar flares in May coincided with
riots in Miami and South Korea and the eruption of Mount St.
Helens in May and June. Solar flares also preceded the April
1982 conflict between Great Britain and Argentina over the
Falkland Islands and the U.S. attack on Tripoli, Libya, on
April 14, 1986.
By tracking solar flares, biologist Marsha Adams was able to
assist the San Francisco fire department by predicting arson
attacks 72 hours in advance. She believes that flares affect
people within the first few days after they happen. She
has also found that earthquakes tend to occur about four
days after flares. Adams and other investigators
reported a correlation between increased solar activity and
freak weather conditions, crime waves and political
Mental instability appears to be connected with solar
activity as well.
Psychiatrists have noticed that voluntary admissions to
mental hospitals increase for two to three days after a
solar-induced magnetic disturbance. Joe H. Allen, Chief of
the Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said scientists at
the Kettering Magnetic Laboratory have found that
geomagnetic disturbances may produce a temporary deficiency
of calcium or lithium ions inside brain cells, which is a
characteristic of progressed manic-depressives.
Adams found that wars tend to break out two to three years
after the sunspot maximum—although they occasionally break
out before it. She believes that large earthquakes, around
7.0 on the Richter scale, tend to occur near the peak of the
sunspot cycle. Very large earthquakes, however-8 and
above-tend to occur two to three years after the sunspot
Peaks in the sunspot-cycle have coincided with major flu
epidemics going all the way back to 1761. The sunspot cycle
is peaking right now, and once again there is a flu epidemic
in the United States, Britain, Europe and the Soviet Union.
Economists have even found links between solar activity and
For example, in "Solar and Economic Relationships," which
appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics in 1934,
Carlos Garcia-Mata argued that there is a correlation
between the appearance of sunspots near the solar equator
(which happens just after the sunspot peak) and times of
The last sunspot cycle was at its maximum between 1979 and
1981. The following events occurred:
The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Nicaraguan president
Anastasio Somoza was forced out of power and the Sandinistas
took over. The Shah was forced out of Iran and Ayatollah
Khomeini came to power. Iran took 53 Americans hostage. Iraq
invaded Iran, beginning an eight-year war. Israel bombed
Iraq's nuclear reactor. China invaded Vietnam. ...
There are two ways to measure and classify solar flares: for
brightness, and for their emission of X rays. When measured
for brightness, the smallest flares are called S-class.
Progressively brighter and larger flares are called 1-2-or
3-class flares. When measured for X rays, the smallest
flares are called A-class. Progressively larger flares are
called B-C-and M-class, and the largest are called X-class.
On March 6, an X-class flare erupted that was then the
biggest ever recorded. It catapulted billions of tons of
matter into space and released so much radiation that
space-based sensors could not measure it. We did not feel
the full fury of that eruption because the flare was not
aimed at earth.
But on March 10, a slightly less powerful flare erupted
while aimed almost directly at the earth. "Eight minutes
later, traveling at the speed of light, a blast of X ray and
ultraviolet radiation seared the earth's upper atmosphere,"
Time magazine reported. "Within an hour, high-energy protons
began to arrive, followed in three days by a massive
bombardment of lower-energy protons and electrons."EN5
That flare generated widespread displays of the aurora
borealis-the northern lights-which were seen as far south as
the Caribbean. On the night of March 12-13, the sky in
Montana and elsewhere was illumined by rose or ruby colored
northern lights, which are generated only by the most
powerful solar events. ...
A March 10th flare produced more than a light show. As Time
Heated by the incoming blast of
radiation, the upper fringe of the atmosphere expanded
farther into space. Low-orbiting satellites, encountering
that fringe and running into increased drag, slowed and
dropped into still lower orbits. A secret Defense Department
satellite began a premature and fatal tumble, and the
tracking system that keeps exact tabs on some 19,000 objects
in earth orbit briefly lost track of 11,000 of them. Solar
Max [a NASA satellite designed to study flares and other
solar activity] descended by as much as half a mile in a
single day, almost certainly hastening its demise.
On the earth, the flare's effects were equally disruptive.
Shortwave transmissions were interrupted, some for as long
as 24 hours, and satellite communication and a Coast Guard
loran navigation system were temporarily overwhelmed.
Powerful transient magnetic fields, generated in the upper
atmosphere by the flare, induced electrical currents in
transmission lines and wiring, and mystified homeowners
reported automatic garage doors opening and closing on their
own. Power surges in transmission lines and transformers in
Quebec knocked out power throughout the entire province.
But there was more to this than physical effects. The March
1989 series of flares may have had a hand in triggering the
following dramatic events:
The Eastern Airline strike and
petition for bankruptcy; two train wrecks in the British
Isles; rioting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, which
resulted in the Chinese imposition of martial law; civil
unrest in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Estonia; political
upheaval in Greece as Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou was
caught up in personal and financial scandals; a break in
diplomatic relations between Britain and Iran over Britain's
refusal to suppress The Satanic Verses, a novel by Salman
Rushdie; a serious outbreak of fighting in the ongoing
Lebanese civil war; and the Chilean fruit scare, which began
when the Food and Drug Administration impounded all Chilean
fruit in the United States after inspectors discovered that
two grapes imported from Chile had been injected with
cyanide. Canada, Japan and West Germany took similar
These flares were the opening salvo of the current solar
maximum. And there have been many large flares since. It is
too early to assess the full impact of the current sunspot
cycle. But a review of sunspot and solar activity from March
1989 to February 1990 shows two things: (1) sunspot numbers
have been unusually high, correlating with an unprecedented
period of upheaval, particularly in the Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe; (2) solar flares often precede or coincide
with key events. For example, an X-class flare erupted on
March 23, 1989. The following day, the Exxon Valdez ran
aground on Bligh Reef off Alaska's southern coast and
spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.
It was the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Between May 29 and June 4, 1989, 26 M-class and 2 X-class
flares erupted. On June 4, upheaval in China reached a
crescendo with the Tiananmen Square massacre.
On August 16, 1989, the most powerful X-class flare ever
recorded erupted.* On August 18, the "unthinkable" happened:
Polish president General Wojciech Jaruzelski asked
Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be Poland's prime
minister-the first non-Communist prime minister of a Soviet
Bloc nation since 1948.
On September 29, 1989, another X-class flare erupted. Two
days later the first "freedom trains" rolled out of Prague
and Warsaw, bringing more than 6,000 East Germans to West
On October 19, 1989, one of the three most powerful X-class
flares of this cycle erupted. On October 23, 1989, a series
of explosions ripped through a Phillips Petroleum plastics
plant in Pasadena, Texas, igniting a fireball that could be
seen for 15 miles. The force of the blasts killed 24,
injured 124, threw pieces of metal and concrete six miles,
and utterly devastated the plant, which had been capable of
producing 4.5 million pounds of polyethylene plastic per
Between November 6 and November 11, 1989, 33 M-class flares
erupted. On November 9, East Germany opened the Berlin Wall.
On November 11, Salvadoran rebels began a major offensive in
San Salvador, in the worst fighting since the civil war
began in 1979, during the last solar maximum.
The eruption of 11 M-class flares between December 18 and
December 25, 1989, coincided with the U.S. invasion of
Panama on December 20, the surrender of Panamanian dictator
Manuel Noriega to U.S. authorities on December 24, and the
execution of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu on December
The Ascended Masters have given us a further understanding
of solar activity. On December 11, 1988, Lord Maitreya told
us that "solar rings and sunspots play their role in
In his dictation of October 7, 1989, beloved God Harmony
said: "Even the solar flares and activities of the sun in
the remainder of this year will be a means whereby the
spiritual Sun behind the sun of this solar system may be
translated to the earth in positive ways, even though there
be some negative side effects from these manifestations."
Solar Activity and Weather Patterns
In addition to political, social and geophysical changes,
solar activity may alter the weather. Climatologist Cliff
Harris (who advises Purina, Coca Cola and Cargill grain
company, among others) says that increased solar activity
associated with the current sunspot cycle will produce
erratic weather from the late 1980s through the early 1990s.
That, in combination with a rare change in atmospheric
circulation patterns, will trigger the most extreme weather
in 510 years between 1990 and 1996.
Every 510 years or so, over the last 10,000 years, the
global pattern of atmospheric circulation has shifted from
the normal, calm flow from west to east to a north-to-south
We are now in the early stages of this cyclic occurrence,
which should last for five or six years.
Harris says that when the air flow shifts from north to
south, it causes cold air to move from the poles towards the
equator and rearranges the configuration of high and low
In the northern hemisphere, that causes the jet stream to
move south. This pushes cold air further south than normal
and warm air further north than normal, causing clashes
between masses of cold-dry air and warm-wet air. And that
generates extreme weather.
Harris says that over the next decade this cycle will cause
record high and low temperatures, drastic shifts in patterns
of precipitation, violent storms, and an increasing number
of floods and droughts. In fact, he says, "The Midwest will
be having record drought in the 1990s, like the 1930s."EN10
Due to climatic and other conditions, Harris is also
predicting frequent seismic activity-7.5 or higher-on every
continent, as well as increased volcanic activity.
Pearls of Wisdom
Other links of interest at Reverse Spins:
El Morya and Cayce on Solar Flares, Sunspots and Comets
Spiritualizing Psychology and Astrology