are many quantifiable scientific indicators proving that the Earth and the Solar
System are going through changes which have never previously occurred in
recorded human history. Many intuitives and visionaries are saying that we have
entered the beginning of a dimensional shift which is already deeply affecting
all of our lives. Christian mystics are saying that we have entered into an
Ascension process fulfilling the prophecies of Jesus.
Gregg Braden is probably the most recognized person who is evaluating and
revealing the scientific phenomena pointing to this shift. He became intrigued
with all this when he was working for Phillips Petroleum in the late 1970s and
noticed that the magnetics of the earth were at their lowest point in 2000 years
and decreasing at a rapid rate.
Eventually, Braden wrote a book — Awakening to Zero Point — that
documented this and other indicators of our rapidly changing planet.
Wynn: Is it true that the magnetic poles of the earth are in the
process of shifting right now?
Gregg: In May-June-July of 2002, it was very well acknowledged and
esteemed scientific journals actually were saying for the first time that we are
in the process of a polar reversal.
Would we survive a complete pole shift?
Gregg: Any answer to that question must of necessity lie within the realm of
speculation, because in traditional recorded human history it's never happened.
On the other hand, there are Native traditions and ancient Hebrew biblical
traditions suggesting that a magnetic shift may have happened even more recently
than the last Ice Age. That was 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, but these traditions suggest that the last shift may have happened
as recently as 3,600 years ago.
Native legends speak of a day 3,600 years ago when the sun rose from the west
as it had always done, hovered in the sky for more than a full day, and set
in the east — but the next day, it rose in the east and set in the west, as it
does today. Hebrew traditions speak of this event, also, saying that it
happened during a battle. The ancient Hebrews took it as a sign that one
side was receiving celestial assistance, because it stayed light long enough for
the battle to complete in their favor.
We can't verify this in the rock or fossil records, because 3,600 years is too
short a period of time for such an event to be reflected there. All we have to
go by are traditions, legends, and myths preserved in oral and written
Do you have any idea how this magnetic shift might change consciousness?
Gregg: The speculation is that there is a correlation between
consciousness and magnetics. In order to understand how this connection might
work, it is useful to compare it to a computer’s memory. The magnetic fields in
the memory are held in place through an electrical charge — a trickle charge —
within the computer itself. When the batteries in the computer die, the charge
is gone, and the memory is lost. We have to reload the operating system.
studied their cosmonauts and they discovered that when the cosmonauts were
deprived of magnetism, their brains stopped functioning, and within 14 days,
they had no memories left. They didn't die, but they were back to primitive
human beings with no skills whatsoever. They went from brilliant men to
children within 14 days. That is what can happen to us. There won't be a need
for cars, gas, oil, airplanes, cities, etc. if we can't even feed ourselves.
With no memories, you can only imagine how dysfunctional this world can become.
Similarly, by researchers and descendents of indigenous peoples believe that
when the earth goes through what science sees as a magnetic reversal, it also
will be a great shift and cleansing of the earth's consciousness. There will be
nothing holding all the magnetic patterns that have been put in place. So when
we awaken from this shift, what becomes consciousness will be our truest nature,
our truest essence. And the memory of all of the evil or all the bad things or
all of the
grudges or the ego and we've held against one another as individuals and nations
will not be part of that new consciousness, that new grid.
From that perspective, many traditions predict, sense, or speculate that we are
nearing a time of what they call the Great Cleansing, and that this cleansing is
happening at a level of core memory of consciousness.
Wynn: So is it possible to assume that in some way, our memory is
connected to this magnetic field?
Gregg: I think so. I think that because of the strange accounts of the
astronauts who left earth and went into space during the Apollo Program. In
leaving the earth's atmosphere and circling the planet many miles above the
surface, the affects of earth's magnetics were negligible. And the astronauts
began to have experiences that they were not prepared or trained for, that were
When they were in space and looked back to earth, they began having insights and
feelings, awakenings and awareness's that they had never had when they were on
the earth. It meant something different to each one of them.
In much the same way, friends of mine who went to Viet Nam were all changed when
they came home. It changed everyone. For some, the change was so painful that
they could never speak about it, and for others, the change was a catalyst in
their lives and they spoke of it incessantly.
And I believe there was actually a PBS special that documented this same
phenomenon with the astronauts, that they were never the same afterward. When
they came back, there were some who didn't know what to do with their outer
space experience. Some turned to drugs and alcohol. Others channeled the change
that occurred within them in very positive, life-affirming projects.
One of this latter group was Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who founded the Noetic Sciences
Organization in an effort to validate the phenomenon of human consciousness.
Another astronaut undertook the search for Noah's Ark, and actually found it
embedded in the ice on Mt. Ararat, right where the Bible said it would be.
Wynn: So the implication here is that these astronauts, because they left the
magnetic field of the earth, had some kind of spiritual awakening?
Gregg: They certainly went through a catharsis when they were no longer in the
influence of the earth's magnetic field.