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Carlos does not understand HPB's pole shift calculation

Mar 18, 2006 11:04 PM
by krsanna

Carlos  As I told you, the inclination of the pole changes about 4 
to 5 degrees over long periods of time, or, 25,920 years.  I posted 
HPB's article, "Secret Cycles," February 28 that deals with the 
calculations for the pole shift.  I thought this article was 
important and asked if anyone knew Hindu astronomy.  I had 
calculated by my own research a 5-degree shift and was impressed to 
find that HPB had discussed this in her "Secret Cycles."  My own 
study of the inclination was in 2001, several years before reading 
HPB's work.  An article by David Pratt stating that the change in 
inclination is 4 degrees in 25,920 years is copied below.  Our 
findings are within 1 degree over 25,920 years.  

A 360 degree shift occurs over 2,340,000 years, and is an aggregate 
of gradual change over millions of years.  It is not a radical pole 
shift of 360 degrees in one smashing event.  

I will be happy to help you with the magnetic pole shifts, which 
occur on a very different timescale.  Indications of a magnetic pole 
reversal began about 300 years ago and may take 1,000 years to 
complete.  The last magnetic pole reversal was about 780,000 years 
ago, so the magnetic reversal is long overdue.  Still, the magnetic 
reversal will not happy in your or my lifetime, even though the 
gradual effects are already evident.

I hope that you do well with this information.  I had hoped to avoid 
a nasty confrontation with you, but your dogmatic insistence was 
unavoidable.  Your agenda to disrupt the "magnetic trap" on the list 
has become extremely destructive.  

Best regards,

1. The gradual inversion of the poles

That worlds (also Races) are periodically destroyed by fire 
(volcanoes and earthquakes) and water, in turn, and renewed, is a 
doctrine as old as man. Manu, Hermes, the Chaldeans, all antiquity 
believed in this.1 Twice already has the face of the globe been 
changed by fire, and twice by water, since man appeared on it. As 
land needs rest and renovation, new forces, and a change for its 
soil, so does water. Thence arises a periodical redistribution of 
land and water, change of climates, etc., all brought on by 
geological revolution, and ending in a final change in the 
axis. . . . [T]here is a secular change in the inclination of the 
earth's axis, and its appointed time is recorded in one of the great 
Secret Cycles.2 
According to theosophy, the inclination of the earth's axis slowly 
changes by 4 every precessional cycle.3 At present the angle of 
inclination is decreasing, which means that the earth's axis, which 
is currently inclined at 23.44 (2326'), is steadily moving towards 
an upright position at the average rate of 56 arc-seconds (1/648) 
per century, the current rate being 47 arc-seconds per century. 
Consequently, the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn4 are receding from 
the poles and approaching the equator, while the arctic and 
antarctic circles are receding from the equator and approaching the 

    The following table compares the obliquity of the ecliptic 
measured by the Chinese in 160 BC and 1100 BC5 with the 
corresponding values calculated using the modern scientific formula6 
and the theosophical rule of a 4 shift every 25,920 years. Perhaps 
the 4 rule has more going for it than just being easier to apply 
than the scientific formula! 

    The 4 rule implies that just over 430,000 years ago the tilt 
was 90 and the earth was lying on its side with its axis in the 
plane of the ecliptic; at this time the tropics were at the poles 
and the 'polar' circles were at the equator. In just over 150,000 
years, the tilt will reach 0, and the earth's axis will be 
perpendicular to the ecliptic; the tropics will then coincide with 
the equator and the polar circles will be at the poles. 

    H.P. Blavatsky states in the quotation at the head of this 
section that the earth's axis undergoes a secular -- i.e. gradual 
and progressive -- change. This implies that when the poles become 
perpendicular to the ecliptic the change in the inclination of the 
axis continues in the same direction, and that the earth's axis 
inverts a full 360 in a period of about 2,340,000 years. 

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