One of the most amazing studies of cosmic cataclysmic cycles ever put into print.
 Armando Canales, The Critical Review

 Required reading for the past seven years at one private New York university.

Based on four years of doctoral research and 10 years of postdoctoral research
Thirteen previously published predictions now confirmed by observation.

 Earth Under Fire:
Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age

by Paul A. LaViolette

Bear & Co., Rochester, VT, 2005
Paperback: 448 pages, ISBN 1-59143-052-4, $20.00 USD

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   Many ancient myths from around the world tell catastrophic destruction by fire and flood. These ubiquitous legends are so extreme that they are often dismissed as imaginative exaggerations. In Earth Under Fire, Paul LaViolette connects these "myths" to recent scientific findings in astronomy, geology, and archaeology to reconstruct the details of prehistoric global disasters and to explain how similar tragedies could recur in the near future.

  Compelled by his decryption of an ancient warning hidden in zodiac constellation lore, LaViolette worked with information from many scientific sources, including astronomical observations, polar ice core measurements, and other geological data, to confirm that our Galaxy's core exploded, unleashing a barrage of cosmic rays that arrived near the end of the last ice age.  This barrage caused the solar system to become enveloped in a dense nebula, which led to periods of persistent darkness, frigid cold, severe solar storms, searing heat, and mountainous floods that plagued mankind for many generations.  Linking his scientific findings to details preserved in ancient myths and monuments, he demonstrates how past civilizations accurately recorded the causes of these cataclysmic events, knowledge of which may be crucial for the human race to survive the next superwave cycle. This information reveals the intelligence and ingenuity of our ancestors who, when faced with extinction, found the means to warn us that the apocalypse that destroyed them could occur once again virtually without warning


   Earth Under Fire is captivatingly written and illustrated with 115 photos and diagrams. It demonstrates how ancient myths and lores have preserved an accurate record of a missing era in human history, knowledge of which may be crucial for our own future survival. The story related in Earth Under Fire will be something you will teach your children and your children's children.

Galactic tsunami is another name for Galactic superwave. The name "Galactic superwave" was first coined by Paul LaViolette and appeared for the first time in his doctoral thesis published in 1983.  

LaViolette informed Congress about the phenomenon as early as 1984; see
letter from Senator Packwood to the National Science Foundation.

To learn of the possible Galactic cause of the 2004 Malaysian tsunami,
click here.

A novel by David Souers entitled "Galactic Tsunami" was inspired from Paul LaViolette's book Earth Under Fire.



Earth Under Fire

An investigation of the connection between ancient world catastrophe myths and modern scientific evidence of a galactic destruction cycle.

  • Provides scientific evidence of past Earth-wide catastrophes and their galactic superwave origins.

  • Decodes the ancient message encrypted in the zodiac constellations and symbolism of the Sphinx.

  • Explains the memorial significance of the Orion constellation, the Pleiadian rites, and the Minoan bull-leaping ceremony.

  • Compiles myths and legends from all over the world relating the occurrence of a past cataclysm.

  • Describes what caused the mammoths to suddenly die and freeze in the Arctic and what caused the extinction of the ice age mammals.

  • Deciphers the Galactic constellation lore of the South American Barasana Indians.

  • Explains what Plato's allegorical story of Atlantis and the Flood was really trying to convey.

  • Reviews evidence buried deep in the Earth's polar ice record and from the Moon and Mars that proves that this cosmic onslaught really occurred.

  • Describes how explosions of our Galaxy's core pose a threat to humanity in the future.



Acclaim for Earth Under Fire

Laura Lee, The Laura Lee Show

In his latest book, Paul LaViolette unearths fascinating evidence of the scientific advancement of an antediluvian culture that met with an untimely demise. Page by page and chapter by chapter, he takes us through a keen analysis of ancient myth, legend, and lore to discover the amazing lost history of our race. We are led to understand the intelligence and ingenuity of a people who, while faced with extinction, found the means to communicate over the millennia to warn us that the apocalypse that destroyed their race could occur again.


Andrew Rothovius, Fate magazine

This book is a well-reasoned and persuasive variation on the currently popular theme of Earth catastrophes caused by comet and meteorite impacts. LaViolette proposes that the Earth is also subjected, at intervals of thousands of years, to the effects of chilling clouds of cosmic dust and sudden surges of devastating heat from the Sun, caused by recurring tremendous explosions in the center of our galaxy. . . This is a book that both fascinates and frightens. -- [Review continues on next page]


Armando Canales, The Critical Review

     As our world draws near to the year 2000, there is an increased interest in catastrophes, prophecies, and past civilizations as well as earth changes.
     In this fascinating work, Paul LaViolette brings together past legends, myths, and prophecies and blends them together with new physics, and with his unique interpretation of astronomical bodies and astrological symbols. He also explores ancient documents and structures as well as past catastrophes to get a grasp of cosmic cycles.
     He builds a convincing case for his complex theory. By interpreting constellations and astrological symbols in light of his new physics [as well as past esoterica] he describes an "ether" physics. His thinking is complex and I cannot state whether he is right or not in his interpretation.
     This work may make LaViolette the new Velikovsky. The author presents one of the most amazing studies of cosmic cataclysmic cycles ever put into print. His theory explains and integrates various types of disasters such as floods and/or great temperature variations. Using ancient legends and observations he strengthens his case for a cyclic cosmos. In past ages men began to understand the behavior of the galactic center as well as other influences. The past records document a phase of activity that will come around again as everything attempts to balance out. He thus explains the thermal extremes found in nature. These always seem to strive for balance. Modern science has missed this obvious fact and instead swims blindly in its uniformitarianism, not seeing the coming tidal waves of change.
     LaViolette's study is brilliant and is steeped in research and interdisciplinary study. His theories deserve serious analysis from the scientific community. The author provides a large amount of material for further study. The amateur [non-scientist] will want to follow up and read the sources referenced in his notes.
     This work is timely as well as important. Why, humanity's well being is at stake! EARTH UNDER FIRE is a valuable addition to the literature on cosmology and earth changes. Fantastic reading!



More reviews of Earth Under Fire


These gullies show evidence of a current gradual melting of the martian permafrost.  Earth Under Fire describes how cataclysmic floods once poured across the surface of Mars caused by the sudden melting of this permifrost during the legendary conflagration.

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Mars Floods May Be Recent
Water has erupted from fissures on Mars relatively recently, says a group of researchers from the University of Arizona and NASA. Scientists have long been aware of apparent outflow channels on Mars, evidence of ancient floods around 2 billion years ago. But new photographs snapped by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) aboard the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) show teardrop-shaped mesas, geologic evidence of catastrophic floods a mere 10 million years ago, claims the University of Arizona/NASA team.   NASA website, 2002-02-22

Evidence presented in Earth Under Fire, though, suggests that these and other Martian flood channels may be even younger, dating to the end of the last ice age.