Drink some coffee for this one, folks. It’s about cycles of time, celestial
mechanics, and ancient knowledge -- a discussion with author, producer and
alternative historian, Walter Cruttenden, another techie gone esoteric and with
the best of intentions.
Cruttenden says humankind is moving out of a brutally dark period and into the
light, a golden age, just like those described so often in myth and legend. But
Cruttenden’s take on things melds folklore with astronomy and hard science with
the Vedas. He isn’t adverse to quoting the Bible. “The further back you go, the
closer you get to the higher ages.”
Cruttenden says high-functioning consciousness is cyclical, that both dark and
golden ages wax and wane with proximity to the Sun, just as do the seasons, as
the solar system moves through the heavens. But then he adds that we may well
live in a binary system. There may be two suns affecting things.
Paraphrasing some of the discussion, Cruttenden tells us that:
Our solar system may be moving at a high rate of speed, circling some object.
“Our sun may have a partner – a binary star. Astronomers don’t agree about this,
but some are looking for one. They think it might explain some things, like
dinosaur extinction. Scientist Mike Brown at Cal Tech – the guy who killed
Pluto, found Sedna, which has an unusual 12,000 year, elongated orbit. He thinks
there’s something out there -- a 10th planet or dark star, a big mass. We’re not
far along there, but there’s evidence that something must be there.
Prior to 1998 it was thought that no star except for the Sun had any effect on
Earth. But magnetosphere disruptions experienced on the night side of the planet
that year meant that it was not an X-class solar flare, and it was concluded
that a soft gamma repeater over 20,000 light years away was having the same
affect on our planet as a solar flare would. So now it’s known that yes, other
stars do affect planet Earth. Our ionosphere and magnetosphere can be highly
affected by them.
We are coming out of a dark age, and the truths coming from the Vedas are
starting to ring true. There may be a lot more to life than we think. After all,
while most of us think we are physical beings walking on a physical earth and
not much else, with conscious evolution we begin to understand that everything
is made of energy and that there are many subtle influences. There will be
deeper truths revealed as we reach higher stages.”
Cruttenden says myths depicting repeating cycles of golden and dark ages may
have a basis in fact, as forces may be affecting Earth as our solar system moves
through a 24,000-year dual star orbit. He says the way the stars move across the
sky – the precession of the equinox – is the clue to, the reason for these
alternating cycles, exactly as folklore describes.
“Think of the solar system as a space ship. We are approaching a sweet spot.
It’s profound. The Great Year cycle is 24,000 years long-- 12,000 moving toward
the higher age, and 12,000 moving away.
I’m hopeful about mankind. Higher consciousness is beginning to peak through. At
first, of course, you just see the shadows.”
For more information about Cruttenden’s book, Lost Star of Myth and Time,
his teachings, and a link to his radio show, go to