Geological Confirmation of Cyclic Catastrophism

A Geological Dilemma

Fig. 1 Lithospere motion relative to mantle. (Differential Rotation ... Ricardi et al JGR May 1991)

Fig. 1 Lithospheric motion relative to mantle. (Differential Rotation Between Lithosphere and Mantle …  Ricardi, Yanick et al JGR May 1991)

For decades geologists have been quietly struggling to explain the motion of the lithosphere, the outer shell of the Earth, relative to the interior or mantle. Differential motion of the two should not constitute a mystery since plate tectonics allows plates in the lithosphere to move in response to local forces. Thus a slippery or lower viscosity layer, called the asthenosphere (without strength), is an accepted feature. However, as more study has been done, including measurements from satellites it has become clear that the entire lithosphere is apparently moving westward as a unit, in a unique path described cryptically by geologists as the ‘toroidal field of degree 1’.

Geological clues to this are the movement of ocean island hotspots and the fact that subduction, the riding of the coastal continental plates over the ocean bottom plate occurs predominantly on their western coastlines. The most intractable dilemma lies in the slight motion of the lithosphere along a path which is essentially a great circle (Fig. 1), implying that it rotated as a unit about an axis 30 degrees from the current north pole.

Fig. 2 Comparison of eastward and more common westward dipping subduction zones.

Fig. 2 Comparison of eastward and more common westward dipping subduction zones.

The analyses do not give the actual velocity, but favor a surprisingly high value of  13.4 cm/year. This high a speed contradicts every theoretical calculation of the viscosity of the asthenosphere based on rheology and suggests that the low viscosity is a remnant of a very recent world-wide event. New S/P analyses of seismic signals developed by the petroleum industry are being adopted by geologists, allowing them to see deeper and have found evidence favoring much lower viscosity at the base of the lithosphere. The controversy currently hinges on whether this apparently sinusoidal motion violates the ‘standard model’ of geology or should just be termed a ‘mean lithospheric motion’ because there are a few plate boundaries that deviate from the path. Several ‘standard model’ explanations concerning the various flows fall back on the old uniformitarian dating estimates from a million years to the Permian, 250 to 298 million years BP. However, it is obvious that this uniform motion of the entire lithosphere along great circle at an angle of 30 degrees to the present equator must be the result of a recent, global event that effected the entire lithosphere.

Geologists do not want to admit this because such an event violates the very principle of the uniformitarian paradigm on which the the field is based. At least, the author of the paper containing Figure 1 dared to offer the opinion: ” … even if the occurrence of a westerly polarized lithosphere motion cannot be considered at present a controversial phenomenon, we feel that its origin is not yet completely clear.”  The most cogent thinking from the geologic community has been the mention of the potential role of ‘tidal drag’ on the lithosphere due to an orbiting body, for example the Moon, the orbit  of which extends to +/- 28 degrees declination, but the Moon’s tidal drag is many orders of magnitude too small to have any significant effect on the lithosphere.

Cyclic Catastrophism Solves the Dilemma

The Cyclic Catastrophism scenario, originally published in 1996, began with four sudden, complete overturnings or inversions of the lithosphere due to close passes of massive bodies to the Earth.  The first two delineated the Younger Dryas stadial and the second two occurred within a single century, just after 4000 BC. The latter were due to close passes of proto-Venus shortly after its birth from an impact on Jupiter1, the out-gassing of which deposited the iridium spike and finished off the dinosaurs. Each pass exerted a transient tidal impulse on the Tibetan-Himalayan Complex, a huge raised mass anomaly embedded in the lithosphere. The effects of these inversions were related by Herodotus who wrote that Egyptian priests had told him that four times since Egypt became a kingdom “the Sun rose contrary to his wont; twice he rose where he now sets, and twice he set where he now rises.” The global nature of these events is revealed by the Hopi Indians who also recall “five Suns” probably passed down from the Mayans. These inversions enormously increased the temperature of the asthenosphere, lowering its viscosity in preparation for the subsequent long-term encounters with Mars. They also caused the Oceans of the Earth to rush across the continents, depositing four layers of ocean-bottom material, killing mega-flora and fauna, well established during the YD.

Fig.3 Orbits of Earth, Mars and proto-Venus between Mars' geostationary encounters geostationary encounters showing capture and release points.

Fig.3 Orbits of Earth, Mars and proto-Venus between Mars’ geostationary encounters geostationary encounters showing capture and release points.

Soon after this, the marauding proto-Venus gravitationally ‘sheparded’ Mars, at that date full of life in a Venus-like orbit (violating the habitable zone concept), to the vicinity of the Earth where both entered orbits similar to those shown in Figure 3. Then began a sequence of 100 captures and releases of Mars from the orbit shown on the night of Nov. 1 when it became tidally locked onto the Tibetan-Himalayan Complex, in a geostationary orbitdirectly above Mt. Kailas (31 N Lat.), called “Indra’s home on Earth”, a meaningful term in in the Rg Veda. This huge inertial mass linked to the lithosphere by the Tibetan-Himalayan Complex, resulted in Mt. Kailas, therefore the entire lithosphere of the Earth on which we live, rotating along with Mars in the ecliptic plane, the plane of the solar system, throughout each 14.4 year kalpa.

The moment due to Mars’ great mass forced the lithosphere to rotate with Mt. Kailas in the ecliptic plane and more slowly than the mantle (tidal drag), about an axis in what is now central Canada (59º N, 99º W) with the asthenosphere, having been heated by the recent overturnings (inversions), acting as a very low viscosity bearing. In this process the excess orbital angular momentum of Mars was ‘stored’ in the rotation of the lithosphere relative to the mantle and released 14.4 years (a manvantara in the Rg Veda) later at the vernal equinox, when it re-entered its holding orbit (Figure 3) where it remained for 15.6 years. This 30-year cycle was repeated one-hundred times between 3687 and 687 BC.

Mars orbited with the lithosphere only some 33,500 km above the Himalayas. This enormous mass so close to the Earth for a total of 1,440 years, completely changed the surface of our planet to a degree which cannot be imagined in modern times. For example, during each kalpa (capture period) land masses, such as southern India, normally in the northern hemisphere spent the entire time in the reverse magnetic field of the Earth, therefore rock bodies extruded during these encounters (kalpas in the Rg Veda), for example each step of the Deccan Traps, acquired reverse magnetic field orientations. This is currently believed to show that the Indian plate was in the position of the Reunion ‘hotspot’ when the Deccan Traps were formed, consequently dating them at 66 million years BP. Each time Mars was released (for 15.6 years) the lithosphere went back to its normal alignment and rotational speed but, as evidenced by Figure 1, retains evidence of the ‘Tidal Drag’ induced by Mars between 3687 and 687 BC. The details of the releases are found in another epistle on this site. During these encounters, the crust, water, atmosphere, and vegetative material as Soma or manna was blasted to the Earth by hundreds of volcanos when Mars passed through alignments with the Moon or the Sun and Moon combined.

The slower rotation of the lithosphere during each kalpa is corroborated by the archaeological discovery of calendars with both 360 and 365.25 days per year in the oldest cultures.  The slower rotation meant that (a) the lithosphere moved westward relative to the mantle at 24 km/hr, but at an angle of 31 degrees relative to the current equator, as clearly seen in Figure 1. This angle was due to the tidal southward displacement of Mt. Kailas to the ecliptic plane, in which it remained during each 14.4-year encounter. The forcing of Mt. Kailas to the ecliptic plane resulted in the northern rotation axis of the lithosphere moving to what is now central Canada (59 N, 99 W), which is experiencing the strongest isostatic rebound on Earth today, and the south pole of this axis to the southern pacific as indicated in Figure 1. This primarily westward motion of the lithosphere relative to the low viscosity asthenosphere resulted in subduction zones on the western coasts of North and South America recognized by geologists in modern times.  More significantly, the continuing fresh flow of magma from the hot asthenosphere expanded up into the interiors of the continents, through the ocean-bottom material from the lithospheric overturnings wherever they were weak or shallow forming what are currently called cratons, many of which still extend too deep to be detected seismically. The geological term for this process of mountain-building is orogeny. The same asthenospheric rock that produced basalt at ocean rifts because its silicates became dissolved, cooled slowly within the continents producing beautiful lower density granite mountain ranges with ample silicates, the crystallation of which raised the continents, further increasing the space for life.  Granite is found only in the continents of the Earth and nowhere else in the solar system and its origin has never been understood in conventional geology. Most geologists understand this process, but believe it occurred million or billions of years ago because they are unaware of cyclic catastrophism.

Indeed, there is not a single geological feature on the Earth that remains from before the Mars encounters.  The four overturnings of the lithosphere caused the oceans to flow across entire continents, each burying the existing land with additional layers of saline ocean-bottom material dozens of km deep, described, but not understood today as Mid Lithospheric Discontinuities, while the thick melted astheonsphere produces a much less pronounced seismic anomaly  The last two encounters of the still liquid, flaming, out-gassing proto-Venus which occurred after 4000 BC produced the K-T extinction marked by the iridium spike found around the world, resulting in the final demise of dinosaur life.  As explained in many posts on this site, all the soil, rocks, oceans, atmosphere and flora of Mars were blasted to the Earth over the 3,000 years (3687 to 687 BC).

Fig. 3 Correction curve for 14C datng is evidence for a complete change of the Earth's atmosphere during the Vedic Period

Fig. 4  Correction curve for 14C datng is evidence for a complete change of the Earth’s atmosphere during the Vedic Period

Included in the material 50 km crust blasted from Mars are a few stumbling-blocks “designedly dropped”? Argon in the atmosphere and the ubiquitous zircon ‘dust’ scattered over the entire surface.  Failing to understand how the Earth was completely re-created in the last 6,000 years, paleontologists use these crystals, which produce a great variety of dates are giving the dates of the depth on Mars from which they were ejected not Earth events.  This has resulted in a fictitious dating for the proto-Venus encounters at 66 million years BP and the entire advent of modern living plants and animals are imagined to have ‘evolved’ throughout this Cenezoic period up to the present.  The presence of Mars completely changed the shapes of the continents and the distances between them by the extrusion of magma through the mid ocean rifts and its indirect tidal effect on the Earth raised the pacific area now known as the ‘ring of fire’. This entire process is summed up in a single Biblical verse:

Genesis 1:9 KJV: And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so.

Due to faulty dating methods, the 3,000-year period of shifting of Mt. Kailas back and forth to a temporary ‘equator’ between 3687 and 687 BC, during which our world was created, is currently attributed to the early Cenezoic (66 million years BP to the present), as stated in the following from Britannica article. “The global climate was much warmer during the early Cenozoic than it is today, and equatorial-to-polar thermal gradients were less than half of what they are at present. Cooling of Earth began about 50 million years ago and, with fluctuations of varying amounts, has continued inexorably to the present interglacial climatic period. It is to be noted that a unique feature of the Cenozoic was the development of glaciation on the Antarctic continent about 35 million years ago and in the Northern Hemisphere between 3 million and 2.5 million years ago. Glaciation left an extensive geologic record on the continents in the form of predominantly unconsolidated tills and glacial moraines, which in North America extend in a line as far south as Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, and Long Island, New York, and on the ocean floor in the form of ice-rafted detritus dropped from calving iceberg.” The events all took place, but in the last 6,000 year..

The great circle that was Mt.  Kailas’s equatorial path during each encounter, now defines the great circle of the current, mysterious westward path of lithosphere motion shown in Figure 1. The motion measured today is a residual of motion which only ceased in 687 BC. During each Mars encounter, there were no seasonal variations on the Earth. As a result, central Canada became covered with a huge continental glacier during each 14.4-year encounter, which extended as far south as Kansas and Pennsylvania. The glacier expanded and retreated one hundred times between 3687 and 687 BC. The recent presence of this glaciation is evidenced by the isostatic rebound at that location, the fastest in the world. In spite of this evidence, conventional geologists insist that this huge glacier existed some 20,000 years ago, during the last ‘ice age’ and have invented a new process called ‘delayed isostatic rebound’. During the interval when Mars was orbiting the Sun, normal climate resumed, but since Canada is in a cold climate, the 9,000 ft. high glacier did not melt completely, thus arose an apparent “ice age.”

The few locations on Earth where the slowing effect on the lithosphere is not so obvious, are due to the direct tidal force of Mars on the area surrounding its nadir point, Mt. Kailas. This resulted in diastrophism – the cyclic uplifting and flooding of a huge tidal sea that surrounded the Himalayas during each encounter. At each capture of Mars the Red Sea suddenly flowed across the Arabian peninsula, drowning a multitude of large grazing animals and swept them into the Persian Gulf, producing the largest petroleum reserves in the world.  During each encounter Mars drew the Arabian peninsula eastward colliding with the Eurasian continent producing the folded Zagros Mountains.

  1. Scientific Papers on Venus and Jupiter are available at

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