Additional Resources – Fractal Time

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Fractal Time: Resources

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Introduction

1. John Major Jenkins, Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (Rochester, VT: Bear & Company, 1998): p. 21.

2. T.J. Lazio and T.N. LaRosa “At the Heart of the Milky Way,” Science, vol. 307, (2005): p 686-687. (on line at

3. The original article describing the cycle of approximately 62 million years was published in 2004. Robert A. Rohde and Richard A. Muller, Cycles In fossil Diversity, Nature, vol. 434, (October 2004): p 208-210. A non-technical on line version is available at

4. One of the clearest descriptions of the work of Serbian astronomer Milutin Milankovitch and his theory that slow changes over vast periods of time in Earth’s orbit, tilt and wobble influence climate change on a cyclic basis. This National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration web site explores these relationships from a number of perspectives. NOAA Paleoclimatology: Astronomical Theory of Climate Change,

5. New research suggests a direct link between the magnetic fields of the human heart and those of the Earth. Before the death of her late husband, Dr. William Ban Bise, he and Dr. Elizabeth Rauscher researched and developed a sensitive magnetic field detector capable of measuring the subtle fluctuations of magnetic fields in the Earth’s atmosphere. Satellite date from the GOES satellites in 2001 demonstrated that these fields are influenced by changes in mass human emotion. These discoveries have led to the hypothesis that the communication between the human heart and certain layers of the ionosphere is a two-way communication—we are influenced by the field and we may influence the field.  The Institute of HeartMath (founded in 1991 as a non-profit research organization to explore the potential of the human heart) has initiated a global project to explore this relationship: The Global Coherence Initiative. For more information please visit:

6. There are a number of translations for the Mahabharata available. Due to its immense size (over 100,000 verses), the translations are usually published in sections, with the classic the Bhagavad-Gita the most recognized. The quotes that I have used come from author and researcher David Hatcher Childress, referring to the translation of Charles Berlitz and his book Mysteries of Forgotten Worlds (New York: Doubleday, 1972). Childress, a lifelong researcher and explorer, has amassed an impressive body of evidence suggesting that advanced forms of technology have existed in past, including his book, Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients (Adventures Unlimited Press, 2000). For those interested in reading sections of the text itself, one of the better translations that I have found is through the work of Pratap Chandr Roy. A portion of his translations may be viewed electronically for academic and research purposes (noncommercial), specifically pages 446-447 and 489-481, at:

7. Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, p. 106-114.

8. John Major Jenkins beautifully describes the astronomy of the 2012 alignment in his on line paper, What is the Galactic Alignment? at In this paper he references the mathematics of Belgian astronomer Jean Meeus from his book, Mathematical Astronomy Morsels (Willmann-Bell:1997).

9. T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding (No. 4 of ‘Four Quartets’),

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 1: The Time Code Program: Finding Our Future in the Cycles of the Past

1. C.W. Ceram, translated by E.B. Garside, Gods, Graves &  Scholars: The Story of Archaeology (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.: 1951).

2. Robert R. Prechter, Major Works of R.N. Elliott (New York: New Classics Library, 1980).

3. Since it was created in 1947, the face of the doomsday clock, and the current “time” depicting the magnitude of global threats such as nuclear, environmental and technological threats has appeared on every cover of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. As of 2008 the clock reads five minutes before the worst possible time of midnight.

4. Robert M. Oates, Permanent Peace: How to stop terrorism and war—now and forever (Fairfield, Iowa: Institute of Science, technology and Public Policy, 2002) p. 35. (This book is a revised version of Creating Heaven on Earth (1988) created by the same author and publisher.)

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 2: Our Journey Through Time: The Doctrine of World Ages

1. Robert Boissiere, Meditations With The Hopi (Santa Fe, NM: Bear & Company, Inc., 1986) p.32.

2. Ibid., p.34.

3. Ibid., p.35.

4. Excerpted from “Some Astrological Intrigue” an article in Caroline Myss’ on line newsletter, Caroline Myss, February 22, 2007,

5. Ibid.

6. John Anthony West, The Traveler’s Key to Ancient Egypt (Wheaton, Il: Quest Books, 1985) p. 402-405.

7. R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, Sacred Science: The King of Pharonic Theocracy, (Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 1982) p. 283-286.

8. Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, p. 330.

9. Richard L. Thompson, Mysteries of the Sacred Universe, The Cosmology of the Bhāgavata Purāna (Alachua, FL: Govardhan Hill Publishing, 2000) p.225.

10. Ibid., p. 229-230.

11. Ibid., p. 226.

12. Jnanavatar Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, The Holy Science (Yogoda Sat-Sanga Society of India, 1949).

13. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri), Astrology of the Seers (Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Press, 2000).

14. Ibid.

15. Different versions of the Puranas list the symptoms of life during the Kali Yuga. These are taken from translations of the Bhagavata Purana, beginning with verse 12.2. An on line version is available at

16. Mysteries of the Sacred Universe, The Cosmology of the Bhāgavata Purāna, p. 212.

17. The Brahama Vaivarta Purana, one of the eighteen major Puranas, describes this time of increased devotion that begins 5,000 years after the birth of the Kali Yuga. It is found in verse 4.129.50. This cycle is referenced on line at and a pdf version of the original Sanskrit text may be found at


19. Graham Hancock, Heaven’s Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999) p.98.

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 3: The End of Time: Our Date with 2012

1. Thousands Expect Apocalypse in 2012, on line story referencing a report on regarding doomsday cults gearing up for 2012.

2. Ibid.

3. John Hogue, Nostradamus, The Complete Prophecies (Boston, MA.: Element Books, 1999), p. 798.

4. Ibid., p. 570.

5. Ibid.

6. Mark Thurston, Ph.D., Millennium Prophecies, Predictions for the Coming Century from Edgar Cayce (New York: Kensington Books, 1997) p. 35.

7. Ibid., p.34.

8. Ibid., p.35.

9. Ibid., p.110.

10. Charles Gallenkamp, Maya: The Riddle and Rediscovery of a Lost Civilization (New York: Viking Penguin,1999) p.57.

11. Michael D. Coe, Maya (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1966) p. 47.

12. Maya: The Riddle and Rediscovery of a Lost Civilization, p.57.

13. Michael D. Coe, Breaking the Maya Code (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1992) p.61.



16. Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, p.23. It was not until early in the 20th Century that modern scholars were able to reconcile the dates indicated by the Mayan galactic calendar with the dates on our modern calendar. Even today, there is still some controversy as to precisely when the 5,125 year cycle of the Mayan calendar begins. After the exhaustive study described in this text, and after taking into account the shifts and adjustments made by the Romans and the early Christian Church, the date that is most widely accepted as the start of the great Mayan cycle is 3114BC. This is the date that Jenkins references in his work, and the date that I will use for consistency throughout this book.

17. Ibid., p.xxxix.

18. Ibid., p.330.

19. Edward C. Krup, Ph.D., Director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, quoted in an article written for by Gene Haagenson. On line version at

20. Jose Arguelles, The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology (Santa Fe, NM: Bear & Company, 1987) p.145.


22. Ricardo Duran, retired California State University Professor who lectures on the Mayan Calendar, quoted in an article written for by Gene Haagenson. On line version at

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 4: The Key to the Universe: Time and Nature’s Most Beautiful Numbers

1. Terence Mckenna, The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching (New York: HarperOne, 1994), True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise (New York: HarperOne, 1994).


3. Ibid.

4. Before Mckenna’s death in 2000, he worked with British mathematician Matthew Watkins to identify the strengths, and weaknesses, of the Time Wave Zero theory and calculations. With an introduction in McKenna’s own words, this article, Autopsy for a Mathematical Hallucination offers an honest assessment and the recommendations that lay the foundation for the later revisions by physicist John Sheliak.


6. Edward Teller, “Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics” the New York Public Library book of 20th Century Quotations (New York: Stonesong Press, 1992) p.284.

7. Seth Lloyd, Programming the Universe: A Quantum computer Scientist Takes On The Cosmos (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006) p.3.

8. Ibid.

9. Excerpt of Seth Lloyd describing the universe as a computer on the Random House Website:


11. Benoit Mandelbrot, The Fractal Geometry of Nature (New York: W. H. Freeman, 1983).

12. The Seed Salon: Benoit Mandelbrot and Paola Antonelli, Seed (April 2008): p. 46. Website:

13. Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code (New York: Anchor Books, 2003), pp. 93.

14. The golden ratio falls into a curious class of numbers that are related as reciprocals of one another. So while the value of Phi with the capital “P” is 1.618, its reciprocal is the phi with the lower case “p” whose value is .618. You can demonstrate this relationship for yourself through the formula (1÷P = p). Substituting the actual values we find that (1÷1.618 = .618). Because of this relationship, phi is sometimes called the golden ratio conjugate. For the mathematic properties of Phi and phi please see the BBC website,

15. An irrational number is one that that cannot be expressed as a repeating decimal or terminating decimal. The number pi (π) 3.14…is an example of a decimal that is believed to continue infinitely without repeating.



18. Herman Minkowski, The Principle of Relativity: A Collection of Original Memoirs on the Special and General Theory of Relativity (New York: Dover, 1952) pp. 75-91. Online excerpt at

19. The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Alice Calaprice, ed. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 2000): p. 234.

20. Ibid., p.238.

21. From an article written by Walter Isaacson (author of Einstein: His Life and Universe) “The World Needs More Rebels Like Einstein” Wired, issue 15.04 (March 2007). Website:

22. DeWitt, B.S., “Quantum Theory of Gravity. I. The Canonical theory”, Phys. Rev., 160, 1113-11148, (1967).

23. Tim Folger, “In No Time” Discover, (June 2007): p. 78. On line version available at:

24. Benjamin Lee Whorf, Language, Thought, and Reality, John B. Carroll, ed. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1964): pp. 58-59.

25. Ibid., p.262.

26. Ibid.

27. Ibid., p.59.

28. The Expanded Quotable Einstein, p. 75.



Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 5: History Repeats in Love and War: Fractal Warnings for the Future

1. Michael Drosnin, The Bible Code (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997) p. 13-18.

2. Ibid., p. 15-17.

3. Ibid., p.19.

4. Ibid., p.174.

5. Eric Hobsbawm, “War and Peace in the 20th Century,” London Review of Books (February 2002). Hobsbawm’s statistics show that by the end of the century, over 187 million people—a number that represents more than 10 percent of the world’s population in 1913—had lost their lives to war.

6. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995), p. 12.


8. Ibid.

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 6: The End of Time Revisited: What Can We Expect?

1. Richard Laurence, LL.D. Archbishop of Cashel, trans., The Book of Enoch the Prophet (San Diego, CA: Wizards Bookshelf, 1995), p.iv.

2. Ibid., p.111.

3. Meditations With The Hopi, p.113.

4. Petit J.R., Jouzel J., Raynaud D., Barkov N.I., Barnola J.M., Basile I., Bender M., Chappellaz J., Davis J. Delaygue G., Delmotte M. Kotlyakov V.M., Legrand M., Lipenkov V.M., Lorius C., Pépin L., Ritz C., Saltzman E., Stievenard M., Climate and Atmospheric History of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok Ice Core, Antarctica, Nature, 3 June 1999. Press release on line at

5. Raimund Muscheler, Jurg Beer, Peter W. Kubik and H. A. Synal, “Geomagnetic Field Intensity During the Last 60,000 Years Based On 10Be and 36Cl From The Summit Ice Cores and 14C,” Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 24, Issues 16-17, September 2005, p.1849-1860. This article describes the correlation between the historic magnetic field intensity of the Earth, and specific elements, such as 10B, 36Cl, and 14C found in the atmosphere captured in Antarctic Ice cores.

6. Charles A. Perry and Kenneth J. Hsu, “Geophysical, Archaeological, and Historical Evidence Support a Solar Output Model for Climate Change,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 97, no. 23, November 7, 2000, p. 12433-12438. An on line version is available at


8. R. A. Kerr, “Magnetism Triggers A Brain Response,” Science, June 11, 1993, vol. 260, Issue 5114, p. 1592-1593.

9. A. Jackson, A. R. T. Jonkers, M. R. Walker, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society,  London A (2000) v. 358, p. 957-990. An on line explanation may be seen at

10. On line version of NASA Solar Storm Warning, March 10, 2006.

11. Ibid.

12. On line version of NASA’s explanation for the overlap of Solar Cycles 23 and 24.

13. For information regarding the technique of Virtual Dipole Axial Moment (VDAM) measurements please see: Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 24, Issues 16-17, September 2005, p.1849-1860. To give greater meaning to the charts on Chapter 6, the units of the magnetic intensity are shorthand for the reading multiplied by 1022 ampere meters (AM)2. For example, the reference date of 1155 B.C. shows the magnetic strength as 10.5 units, or 10.5 X 1022 AM2.

14. Luminosity—the output of energy from the Sun—is measured as a relative reading of power in terms of photon emissions. The Sun’s luminosity has changed throughout history and is currently accepted as 3.839 X 1026 Watts. The historic readings referenced in Chapter 6 are relative to the present luminosity. The readings for Chapter 6 were extracted by the author from data reported by: Charles A. Perry and Kenneth J. Hsu, “Geophysical, Archaeological, and Historical Evidence Support A Solar-Output Model for Climate Change,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (November 7, 2000) vol. 97, no. 23, p.12433-12438. Published on line before print at:

15. New techniques in correlating temperatures with ice core characteristics have provided an unprecedented record of global temperatures for the last 420,000 years. The data for Chapter 6 temperature comparisons is extrapolated by the author from: J.R. Petit, J. Jouzel, D. Raynaud, N. I. Barkov, J. M. Barnola, I. Basile, M. Bender, J. Chappellaz, J. Davis, G. Delaygue, M. Delmotte, V. M. Kotlyakov, M. Legrand, V. Lipenkov, C. Lorius, L. Pepin, C. Ritz, E. Saltzman, M. Stievenard, “Climate and Atmospheric History of the Past 420,000 Years From the Vostok Ice Core, Antarctica,” Nature,(1999), vol.399, p.429-436.


17. Geomagnetic Field Intensity During the Last 60,000 Years Based On 10Be and 36Cl From The Summit Ice Cores and 14C,” Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 24, Issues 16-17, September 2005, p.1849-1860.

18. Jean-Pierre Valet, Laure Meynadier and Yohan Guyodo, “Geomagnetic Dipole Strength and Reversal Rate Over the Past Two Million Years,” Nature, (June 9, 2005), vol. 435, p.802-805.

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 7: Choice Point 2012: Armageddon or the Second Eden?

1. The Bible Code, p.155.

2. Ibid., p.177.

3. Sir John Marshal, Mohenjo-Daro and the Indus Civilization (vol. 3, 1931).

4. A. Gorbovsky, Riddles of Ancient History (Moscow: Soviet Publishers, 1966), p.28.

5. Meditations With The Hopi, p.112.

6. Chief Dan Evehema’s message to humankind may be read in it’s entirety at

7. Meditations With The Hopi, p.112.

8. Ibid., p.41.

9. Ibid., p.113.

10. Ibid., p.112.

11. The title of the 1998 study from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, says it all: “Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality.” In terms that sound more a philosopher’s hypothesis than a scientific conclusion, the paper describes how we affect reality just by watching it. Rather than being buffered from our world and the things that make life what it is, the studies prove that we are intimately connected with everything from the life inside of our bodies to the world beyond our bodies. Our experience of consciousness expressed as feeling and belief is doing the connecting. The act of us simply looking at our world—the feelings and beliefs that we have as we focus our awareness upon the particles that the world is made of—changes those particles while we are looking. “Quantum theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality,” Nature, February 26, 1998 (Vol. 391, pp. 871-874). On line version

12. Hugh Everett III was the physicist who pioneered the first insights into parallel realities and coined the “many worlds” theory of reality. In the 1957 paper cited here, he went so far as to give a name to the places in time where the course of events may be changed. He called such windows of opportunity choice points. Hugh Everett III, “‘Relative State’ Formulation of Quantum Mechanics,” (1957) Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 29, p. 454-462. On line version available at:

13. From “The Climax of Humanity,” George Musser’s introduction to the special edition of Scientific American, Crossroads for Planet Earth, printed in September of 2005. Website: Scientific American Crossroad Planet Earth.

14. The Global Consciousness Project began in 1998. At that time a series of random number generators (RNGs) were installed around the world to detect changes in global consciousness. All of the RNGs sent their data over the internet to a single computer located at Princeton University. The specific correlations between this date, the GOES satellite data and September 11, 2001 is available on line at the Boundary Institute website, a non-profit scientific research organization dedicated to the advancement of 21st century science.

15. Studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath confirm the biochemical changes in the human body in response to stress. The original findings may be found at: Glen Rein, Mike Atkinson, and Rollin McCraty, “The Physiological and Psychological Effects of Compassion and Anger,” Journal of Advancement in Medicine (1995) vol. 8, no. 2. p.87-105. The following web site contains a summary of these findings and recommendations regarding how to transform the stress.

16. For information regarding the hypothesis of the relationship between heart-based emotion and Earth’s magnetic fields:

17. Quoted by Howard Martin, executive vice president for strategic development at HeartMath LLC, during his presentation on December 2, 2007 in San Francisco, Ca.

18. Coherence between the heart and brain is something that may be achieved as the result of a conscious shift of awareness into the heart followed by precise techniques of focus—a key element of global coherence. Information regarding heart-brain coherence may be found at:

19. The Global Consciousness Project,

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