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Does the Sun and Solar Flares Affect Human Behavior?


Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense”. – Carl Sagan

Does the sun and solar flares have an effect on earth and its people?

Solar flares will begin to have a noticeable impact on all of us to some degree.

You will literally feel the intensity emanating from the Sun as it pulsates through every cell of your body.

Solar flare activity is getting more and more intense, and unless we wake up and realize they are affecting our behavior, and also learn how to ground ourselves, then we are in for tough times ahead.

The Sun has gone through massive change and turbulence recently as seen by the recent Solar Flares. Each time the Sun expresses energy, it is sending out information throughout our Solar System.

Recently we are experiencing an intensive amount of solar activity on the Sun which is affecting both the Earth and Humans.

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1859 Solar Flare 

According to Wikipedia: The solar storm of 1859, also known as the Carrington Event, was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm in 1859 during solar cycle 10.

A solar flare or coronal mass ejection hit Earth’s magnetosphere and induced the largest known solar storm, which was observed and recorded by Richard C. Carrington.


What are Solar Flares and Solar Flare Activity

Definition of a Solar Flare: A Solar flare occurs when, in a single burst, the sun throws off a mind-boggling amount of electromagnetic energy — the equivalent, in some cases, of several million 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time.

The energy from these flares — which cause the Northern lights (aurora borealis) and other atmospheric events — reaches the Earth a few days later.

Checking online about “how solar flares affect us “ has led me to only how it will affect our lives.

GPS, Cable, Satellite, Cell phones and so on. Solar flares are explosive hiccups that spew high energy particles and radiation away from the Sun.

Changes in the Earth’s own ionosphere caused by such flares can affect the strength and quality of radio communications and introduce uncertainty in satellite-based navigation tools, such as the Global Positioning System.

That’s nice but how are solar flares affecting us on a mental, emotional and energetic level?

I am a believer that everything in our physical reality is connected energetically and how basically our reality is similar to a hologram. One small part is symbolic of the whole.

So if the Sun is flaring up so is humanity. There is no separation between anything in our physical reality even though the brain decodes it to us that way.



The Human body and the Sun Connection

I found this information in David Ickes Book :Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More where he talks about a conversation he had with the British Psychic – Carol Clarke.

Clarke tells Icke about a vivid dream she had with the famed Cosmologist Carl Sagan who appeared and talked about photons, the basic unit of light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation.

Carol said in her dream that Sagan talked about the nature of the Universe and here is what she describes happened:

“Sagan said that the Universe was a closed structure, like a bubble, with most if what we know as galaxies spread over the surface.

There were some galaxies down the center of this bubble but despite popular belief in a Universe overflowing with galaxies, the bubble was largely empty.

As the bubble vibrates, the galaxies shift very slowly, giving the illusion that the Universe is expanding.

The stars/suns are the most important part of the nature of reality.

Their light gives rise to life but the suns are the controller of reality.

The photons they emit have a direct effect on the brain and the DNA. They are code carriers and penetrate the DNA and stimulate the visual center of the brain.

The illusion or Matrix of reality is not external, but within each of us, (decoded by our brain into 3D reality) hence we all see the basic illusion of reality.

It’s only the level of vibration of the individual which changes our personal circumstances.

This was the fundamental design of the Universe.

Why is it that it is only our planet in the solar system that is like paradise?

Because it is what we want it to be. Our combined vibrational illusion makes it appear the same to us all.

We love the Sun, and feel good when it is light; in fact we manufacture light because our body’s our programmed to seek the photons whenever we can.

That is why monarchs wear crowns and jewelery, sparkling with light reflecting diamonds representing the Sun.

The older civilization worshiped the Sun, because they knew it was the source of reality.

We often say new leaders will be a “shining light” and an example to create the perfect world. People say they are working towards or with the “light”, and are seeking Nirvana.

In our distant past the Sun was worshiped as a female goddess known as “Langa” which means “to desire” or “to long for.”

Sagan said that black holes are the source of the vibration.

Electromagnetism and gravity are generated there.

In turn, this energy creates and fuels the Sun to emit photons.

He said there were “those” who had this knowledge and used it for their own ends, disrupting the energy vibration.

This led to the Sun’s increase in intensity, making our Sun (and probably many others) less stable.

The codes held in the individual photons were becoming less structured.

Sagan then said a very strange thing- it was because of this knowledge that his life was cut short.

Carl Sagan died at the age of 62 after suffering from myelodysplaisa, a rare disease that often leads to leukemia.


More from David Icke’s Book:

Black holes resonate the frequency and different frequencies trigger different levels of information – awareness – to be emitted from the Sun in the form of photons. It is the photon energy – chi – that flows through the body’s meridian network – information from the Sun.

Different levels of resonance (vibration) “unlock” different levels of information.

A new vibration is being resonated from the black holes and this is causing another level information to be emitted by the Sun –  The Truth Vibrations that David wrote about in 1990 which are in the process of transforming human perception of self and the World bringing the “Control System” (The powers that be) to an end.

A 16 year study by German astronomers confirmed that there is a giant black hole at the center of our galaxy. It is estimated to be 27,000 light years from Earth and is four million times bigger than the Sun.

Dr. Robert Massey, from the Royal Astronomical Society said the results suggest that galaxies form around giant black holes in the way that a pearl forms around grit.

Saturn Sun

Have you had any of these symptoms lately?

Solar activity is known to influence human consciousness. Solar flares affect the Central Nervous

System (stomach lining), all brain activity (including balance), along with human behavior and all psycho-physiological (mental-emotional-physical) response.

Solar flares can cause us to be nervous, anxiousness, worrisome, jittery, dizzy, shaky, irritable, lethargic, exhausted, have short-term memory problems and heart palpitations, feel nauseous, queasy, and to have prolonged head pressure and headaches.

Maybe you noticed these symptoms in yourself, especially if you are an empath.

Just as the Moon affects the tides on Earth and human behavior so does the Sun.

Ask any Police Officer if there is more criminal behavior on and around full Moons and the answer is always yes.

This is where the term luna (lunar) tics comes from.

While we might relate such behavior to a full Moon, in 1963, Dr. Robert Becker and his colleague, Dr. Freedman, demonstrated that solar changes also lead to a noticeable increase in psychotic activity.

Yet these reactions are not simply isolated to a few particularly sensitive or unlucky individuals.

Evidence indicates that wars and international conflicts most often break out when sunspots are rapidly forming or rapidly decaying, as these are times when there are more intense geomagnetic storms.

In addition, this increase in solar activity also correlates to periods of more accidents and illness, as well as an increase of crimes and murders.

The entire biosphere is affected by this electromagnetic pollution, and human behavior seems to react accordingly.

Some solar flares may be caused by dark matter particles called axions spewing out from the center of the Sun, new calculations suggest.

Solar flares are sudden changes in the Sun’s brightness thought to be caused when twisted magnetic fields on the Sun snap and reconnect explosively.

But they could also be caused by dark matter, the mysterious entity that makes up most of the universe’s mass – if it is made up of theoretical particles called axions.

The solar flares and photon waves are changing the fabric of our physical reality as they have a powerful effect on our physical cellular level, causing our cellular memories to awaken and clear.

Our lower emotions are low frequency energy stored in our cells from past experiences and traumas that we have encountered and never processed – so they become stored as cellular memories.

Photon energy is a much higher frequency energy that pulls up the lower emotional frequency so it can calibrate to the higher frequency… thus we find ourselves releasing these lower emotions of sadness and grief without knowing why.

Photonic energy connects to our thoughts so it is important that we know what we want, rather than we don’t want, otherwise, we will manifest more of what we don’t want.


The Affects of Recent Solar Flares

Many people are feeling agitated and un-easy recently.

The solar flares can break apart old patterns that are no longer needed so new ones can emerge. This can make us feel hyper and exhausted all at the same time.

It can also wreak havoc with technology such as computers.


  • Time and space are beginning to wobble even more erratically than before.

  • We seem to be loosing track of time easily.

  • We lose words when we are speaking.

  • The day simply disappears.

  • Poor or low quality sleep,

  • There is lots of tossing and turning in the night and many are having unusual dreams.

  • We are feeling huge power surges in the body followed by energy drops.

  • Reports of nausea, body aches and pains and dizziness.

  • Feelings of grief and despair

  • Some feel like they were walking on water (ungrounded).

  • Others said that when they closed their eyes at night, everything is spinning.

  • There have been:

    • visual disturbances

    • inner ear issues

    • buzzing in ears

    • throat and thyroid issues

    • cold feet

    • psychotic episodes


The New Earth

In my opinion 2012 received so much attention not only because of the end of the Mayan calendar but because the Sun is sending more information/energy towards us.

What we will see on Earth in regards to human behavior will appear from shocking to amazing.

In order for the new information from the Sun to be downloaded to us we need to release old ways of being that we have held onto for so long.

Many will act out repressed emotions, shadow aspects of the self-will be brought to the surface to be seen and ultimately healed and integrated into ourselves instead of being hidden from view.

Old institutions will be dismantled and recreated to better reflect the new version of us.

The next four or five years will see chaos in the form of social unrest, natural disasters, financial meltdowns, political overthrows and personal one on one fighting.

This is part of the process of change in human perception.

We can choose to participate in any way that we want to, but just remember that we are all connected, we are all one with only the illusion of being separate.


Cycles of War or Peace are Tied to Cycles of the Sun


by Dr. Buryl Payne – National Council on Geocosmic Research

A growing number of scientists, health care professionals, and concerned citizens argue that these invisible frequencies are responsible for a host of various health problems. Meanwhile, the largest polluter has gone unnoticed: the Sun. At certain times, the Sun’s activity can also aggravate mental health problems.

Every 10-11 years, the number of sunspots found on our closest star rise from 0 (as it is currently in 2008) to a high of over 400. While the sunspots themselves don’t affect Earth, the solar flares and other disturbances emanating from our Sun during increased sunspot activity result in an increased number of particles (electrons and protons) and harmful light radiation (ultraviolet and x-rays), known as solar wind. If it weren’t for Earth’s protective magnetic field and atmosphere, this bombardment of particles would burn us to a crisp.

Equation: Sunspots => Solar Flares => Magnetic Field Shift => Shifting Ocean and Jet Stream Currents => Extreme Weather and Human Disruption (mitch battros)

Fortunately, our planet’s magnetic field diverts most particles into a circular path around the Earth. Like weather patterns found on Earth, solar wind patterns can change rapidly. Luckily, our planet’s magnetosphere quickly responds to the threat and absorbs the impact, wiggling and jiggling in the process. Geophysicists call this reaction a geomagnetic storm, but because of how it disrupts the Earth’s magnetic field, it could also be called electromagnetic pollution.

These storms, although minute, affect brain waves and hormone levels, causing a number of different reactions, predominately in males. While a few women may also experience changes during these storms, they generally seem less affected by the Sun’s behavior.

We too have magnetic fields which surround each of us. I think it is not unrealistic to conjecture what is happening “externally” is also happening “internally”. I believe current science will acknowledge this notion, showing the Sun’s “charged particles” and its influence on Earth’s magnetic field is the impetus of change. In-like, this same causal effect occurs with human magnetic fields ushering in a change or “transition”. Perhaps this is what our Mayan elders are trying to tell us

Reacting to changing hormone levels, some men may become increasingly irritable and aggressive, while others may instead become more creative. An increase in solar activity is found to increase psychotic episodes in individuals who already suffer from unstable psychological states. While we might relate such behavior to a full moon, in 1963, Dr. Robert Becker and his colleague, Dr. Freedman, demonstrated that solar changes also lead to a noticeable increase in psychotic activity.

Yet these reactions are not simply isolated to a few particularly sensitive or unlucky individuals. Evidence indicates that wars and international conflicts most often break out when sunspots are rapidly forming or rapidly decaying, as these are times when there are more intense geomagnetic storms.  

In addition, this increase in solar activity also correlates to periods of more accidents and illness, as well as an increase of crimes and murders. The entire biosphere is affected by this electromagnetic pollution, and human behavior seems to react accordingly.

Studies of how the Earth’s environment interacts with space and the solar wind are far more than an academic exercise. They are important in shaping the environment we enjoy today – and whether we enjoy it in the dark.

The solar wind and space plasma storms induce massive electrical currents that can affect power systems on the ground, especially in the north. A large storm in 1989 induced currents in the American northeast that caused a failure in the Hydro-Quebec power system that deprived 6 million people of power for over 9 hours in Canada and the United States. The same storm expanded the upper atmosphere and increased drag on NASA’s Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) satellite which carried valuable specimens of materials in space exposure tests (NASA recovered LDEF before it could re-enter the atmosphere).

Similar storms can set up currents that corrode the metal structure of petroleum pipelines, disrupt satellite and land-based communications, short-circuit satellite electronics, and interfere with navigational systems on ships and aircraft.

We cannot stop geomagnetic storms, but we can understand them and, eventually, predict what their effects may be in time to take measures to protect valuable power grids, satellites, aircraft, and other systems.


Storm Tracking

Thankfully, not all geomagnetic storms are disruptive. Some are generally beneficial to humans. But over time, these extremes in solar activity may also affect periods of earthly conflict. The data on cycles of war and peace extend back at least 2,500 years. (Some believe that they may be traced even further, but the records are not as reliable.) Although some may argue that it seems as if there is always war somewhere, records show that periods of conflict increase and decrease in nearly regular cycles.

As early as 1915, some scientists were beginning to recognize connections between solar activity and human behavior. This work began with Russian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky, who observed that mass changes in human behavior correlated to sunspot cycles.

In the 1930s, Professor Raymond Wheeler, a historian at the University of Kansas, took this observation one step further. His research afforded numerical rankings to the severity of individual battles correlating to solar cycles.

His data was statistically analyzed by Edward Dewey, who validated the existence of these war cycles. Yet he was unable to make a definite connection with sunspot cycles because the data at that time was insufficient. In the 1980s, with a more detailed analysis of Wheeler’s data, the connection became clear.

Upon close examination of the data, a pattern begins to emerge wherein wars are most likely to start in key points of the sunspot cycle. This is when the geomagnetic activity is changing most rapidly on the upsurge of solar activity, or the downward part of the cycle, when sunspots are rapidly diminishing. In addition we can also see how this affects physiological mechanisms, such as altered brain rhythms and abnormal hormonal levels. In other words, wars are a kind of mass psychosis. ‘War Fever’ is real.

With this in mind, should we view warring behavior as a type of disease? Are the related socio-political or economic factors as much a symptom of solar cycles as the battles they appear to create? And if the data on sunspot cycles points to an impending crisis, how can we best use this knowledge?

When we see the connection to physical mechanisms (electromagnetic pollution), this gives us some predictive insight for when increased aggressions were apt to start. Calculations indicate that we’re due to see another rise in intense solar activity in about two years: September 22, 2010.

As with any disease, if we are aware of the cause, we can take precautions to lessen the symptoms. In past writings on this subject, I have suggested that global meditation might be one tactic for steering this aggressive cycle another way. (More information on this is available at  )

Imagine how valuable it would be to mankind, or even an individual, if we were able to address a potentially volatile situation by carefully studying the pattern of history. How would this influence our decisions and actions, and how might this change our fate?

Buryl Payne has a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.S. in physics and has written several books and articles on a variety of topics.  He is currently working on a book exploring fifth dimensional consciousness.


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Understanding Sunspots and Activist, Protest Strategy


By Carol Moore – revised on January 2011

In the mid-1980s, writing in two small radical publications, I predicted the dissolution of the Soviet Union and freedom for eastern Europe for the exact month that it did in fact happen. I did not predict it specifically for November of 1989. I predicted it for the height of the next eleven year sunspot cycle. The height occurred in November of 1989. And, as this article argues, this was no coincidence. For sunspots give off solar flares that increase negative ionization on earth–and increased negative ionization during sunspot maximum periods increases human excitability and activity.

Scientists have studied and quantified sunspots since the 1750s. They have noted that sunspot cycles will vary in length from 9 to 13 years and in number of sunspots, from half-a-dozen during minimum years to many hundreds during maximum years. Many scientists and analysts have admitted or claimed there is some impact on electrical grids, climate, weather, agriculture and commodity markets, economic cycles, etc. But few admit that human activity could be influenced by something as seemingly irrational — and uncontrollable — as sunspot activity.

We are now at the end of sunspot cycle number 23 – numbered since the count began in the mid-1700s. This represents a bottoming out of human excitability and, if we are lucky, a period of relative peace.

Of course, people will always rebel against injustice, and as long as there are militarized states politicians will always scheme to launch new wars. However, both these phenomena peak with larger numbers of protests and wars, with greater numbers of participants, during the height of the sunspot cycle. Governmental leaders often respond to mass protests by starting wars to unite the people and suppress dissent; also they themselves may get caught up in the mania caused by negative ionization and launch irrational wars.

We are near the beginning of the next sunspot cycle number 24. (And contrary to some alarmists who say it is unusually late, the cycle is starting up well within normal parameters. See this article.) The next height of the cycle –and of mass demonstrations, riots, revolutions and wars — will be around 2012-2014.

Pundits On “Waves of Protests” – And Diminishing Protests

In an October 11, 1989 Washington Post editorial, “The Wave of Protests”, the author wrote wonderingly: “Yugoslavia, Algeria, Latvia and Armenia, Chile, Poland, Burma, South Korea: at an astounding number and range of places on either side of the weakened Iron Curtain, a stunning global pattern is taking shape. Great numbers of citizens previously atomized, intimidated or apathetic are coming into the streets to assert a collective consciousness and, mostly peacefully, to press their grievances and demand redress.”

On January 1, 1990, in “The Year of Revolution” a Post editorial writer again wondered: “Why did it happen so fast? The great event of 1989 has been the revolution in Eastern Europe.” in a December 16, 1989 letter to the Washington Post retired professor of history Elizabeth L. Eisenstein noted “the sense of collective euphoria that the Western world is experiencing right now. Euphoria has almost always marked the early stages of modern revolutions.”

At least one journalist had an intuition of what might be happening. In 1991 columnist Gwynne Dyer commented on some recent wacky political news by saying, “Either the sunspots are getting bad or they are putting something in the water.”

During the latest sunspot cycle height, 2000-2003, news and editorial writers first focused disprovingly on the big anti-globalization protests which marked the return of “street fighting.” After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, protesters largely abandoned their passing fancy with street fighting and returned to nonviolent street protests. Then news and editorial writers were forced to report on the February 2002 and January and April 2003 worldwide protests that were the largest synchronized protests in world history, involving tens of millions of protesters in thousands of protests.

Even before those protests, a smart reporter, Elaine Caluso of FlashNews.Com took the sunspot cycle phenomena (as reported on this web site) seriously and reported on it twice, in relation to protests in Florida over Elian Gonzales and the Year 2000 Elections protests. And the Australian publication Exposure featured an early version of this online article in the year 2000.

Now that we are at the bottom of that cycle, there is much despair among activists in many movements at the relatively low level of energy, the dissolution of activist groups and the lack of reaction to increasing government oppression. And again pundits and reporters can’t help commentng. Some blame it on the lack of a draft to motivate young males to action (here and here.) Others blame it on a loss of faith in democracy, on divisions among peace groups and the internet, on fatigue with protesting (or with protesters), on peace movement Zionists squelching activism so no one will protest war on Iran and of course on the so called “success” of the movement in electing Barack Obama U.S. president.

There is no doubt Obama was elected by a war-weary populace who had no stomach for war in the quiescent bottom of a sunspot cycle. However, rarely have the wishes of the great majority truly affected the actions of leaders.

Activists since the 1960s like myself have lived through several sunspot heights – the 1968-71, 1979-82, 1989-1992, 2000-2003 periods. We can think back at our own experiences of several years of frenzied activity, with big meetings and big protests, when the least indignity might lead to riots, rebellions, revolutions, civil wars. And we can remember other periods of years when once vital organizations declined or died, meetings and protests were fewer and smaller, and lethargic peoples seem willing to endure repression. Then, just when the few remaining activists were in deep despair – a magical resurgence of activity!

If governmental intelligence agencies are on their toes, they have bookmarked this page and have experts studying the effect of sunspots on activism so they can squelch or even re-direct such energies when they rise again. So it is hardly silly for activists also to look at the evidence that these cycles have influenced all of human history — and to learn the implications of these cycles for activist organizing today and in the future.

Sunspots and Negative Ionization

Sunspots are solar explosions, as big as 50,000 miles across, which appear as dark blotches on the surface of the sun. During these solar eruptions ultra-violet radiation, electro-magnetic waves, and electrically charged particles are spewed out into the solar system, reaching the earth within a day. This bombardment of the earth causes magnetic storms, aura borealis, fluctuations in atmospheric pressure and electricity and in positive and negative ionization. During the peaks solar ultraviolet radiation produces the highest ionization densities. It also increases the number of thunderstorms, cyclones and earthquakes and may be related to global warming and cooling. Solar flares have knocked out satellites, telephone and power systems. Even military commanders worry that a solar flare knocking out satellites or radar could be mistaken for a first strike nuclear attack by another nuclear armed nation!

There has been little scientific study of human sensitivity to the effects of solar eruptions. A few studies link ultra-violet radiation and changes in magnetic fields to increased metabolism levels or erratic behavior. And it is well known that an increase in negative ions makes us more energetic, as those selling and buy negative ionization air purifiers will attest! Increases in admissions to mental hospitals and in traffic and industrial accidents have been linked to the occurrence of solar flares

Considering that during a period of maximum sunspot activity there may be as many as 300 solar flares in one year, as compared with as few as five during a year of minimum activity, it is not surprising that all these atmospheric disruptions might similarly disrupt human sensibilities. Scientists should throw off their skepticism – or fear of ridicule – and begin serious scientific studies of the effects of solar flares on human behavior.

A. L. Tchijevsky’s Theory of Sunspot Activity and Human Activity


That sunspot cycle activity increased and decreased in a cycle of approximately 11 years was established in the 1750s when astronomers began to make the first charts of the numbers of sunspots over time.

During World War I, A. L. Tchijevsky, a Russian professor of Astronomy and Biological Physics who continued his studies at the war front, noticed that particularly severe battles regularly followed each solar flare during the sunspot peak period of 1916-17.

To test his hypothesis that sunspot cycle influenced human activity, Tchijevsky constructed an Index of Mass Human Excitability covering each year form 500 BC to 1922 AD.

He then investigated the histories of 72 countries during that period, noting signs of human unrest such as wars, revolutions, riots, expeditions and migrations, plus the numbers of humans involved. Tchijevsky found that fully 80% of the most significant events occurred during the 5 years of maximum sunspot activity. (Tchijevsky’s merely noting that the 1917 Russian Revolution occurred during the height of the sunspot cycle earned him almost 30 years in Soviet prisons because his theory challenged Marxist dialectics.)

Tchijevsky divided the eleven year sunspot cycle into four social periods:
Period 1: (approximately 3 years, minimum sunspot activity). Peace, lack of unity among the masses, election of conservatives, autocratic, minority rule.
Period 2: (approx. 2 years, increasing sunspot activity). Increasing mass excitability, new leaders rise, new ideas and challenges to the elite.
Period 3: (Approximately 3 years, maximum sunspot activity). Maximum excitability, election of liberals or radicals, mass demonstrations, riots, revolutions, wars and resolution of most pressing demands.
Period 4: (Approximately 3 years, decreasing sunspot activity). Decrease in excitability, masses become apathetic, seek peace.

Tchijevsky did not believe solar disturbances caused discontent as much as they acted as detonators that set off the smoldering discontent of the masses–discontent often channeled into war by their rulers. Nor did he deny that even during minimum solar activity some people would rebel against intolerable conditions or that nations would seek advantage through war and conquest. Some have since noted that the number of sunspots during any period may not be as significant as whether there is a rapid increase in the numbers, triggering unexpected passions.

The Evidence: Historical Events During Sunspot Cycle Heights (1750-2000)

Below are just a small sampling of the many riots, rebellions, revolutions and wars
which have accompanied the sunspot cycle maximum or height.

1750 – 1800

1770-75 Boston Massacre,  Committees of Correspondence and militias start forming, Boston Tea party,  Battles of Lexington and Concord got ball rolling so that from 1776-79 Independence was declared and war of American Revolution fought
1788-91  French Revolution, US Constitution written

1800 – 1900

1803-1806 Napoleon conquers Europe
1815-17  Two wars to defeat Napoleon; German, English and Serbian riots; Brazil, Chile and Argentina declare independence
1828-32 Revolts in Turkey, Mexico, Belgium, Poland, France, Britain; Virginia slave revolt
1837-40 Constitutional revolts in Canada, slavery debate outlawed in US, Texas  Independence, Boer separatists occupy African lands, British-Afghan war;  Opium War
1848-51 Revolts and revolutions in Poland, Switzerland, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Milan, Venice, Naples, Prague, Budapest, Warsaw; US Mexican War starts; Taiping Rebellion starts
1858-61 American Civil War begins; revolts in India, Italy, China
1869-72 Franco-Prussian War; Paris Revolutionary Commune
1883-86 Big US labor strikes, revolt in Sudan, First Indian Congress meets
1893-95 Zulu revolt, Cuban revolution

1900 – 1960

1905-08 German miners, Hottentots, Turks, Indians, Honduras, Russians revolt
1916-18  World War I, Irish and Indian revolts, Russian Revolution
1927-31  Mussolini and Hitler build power on economic unrest; revolts in Vienna, China;  formation of Red Army; Spanish Republic formed; mass civil disobedience in  India
1937-40 US steel strike, Spanish Civil War, Germany and Japan start World War II,  mass civil disobedience in India
1947-51 Greek Civil War, First Israeli-Arab War, Indian-Pakistani riots, Red Army conquers China, Vietnam revolts, Korean War
1957-60 Israel invades Sinai, Hungarian uprising, Cuban revolution, civil rights  movement in US, French-Algerian war, MauMau revolt, Iraq revolt,  numerous African nations gain independence


1961-2007 – Significant Events Organized According to Tchijevsky’s Four Periods
A more detailed (though hardly exhaustive) listing of the most significant events of the last 40 years,
divided into Tchijevsky’s four periods, shows similar correlations.


Peace/Repression Period 1961-64 Cuban Missile Crisis, Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, active civil rights period
Increase Period 1965-66 500,000 troops sent to Vietnam, first big anti-war marches, first US inner city riots, China cultural revolution begins
Maximum Period 1967-69 Height of Vietnam War, peace demonstrations, worldwide student uprisings, Chinese cultural revolution continues, Czechoslovakian uprising/USSR invasion, US inner city riots, Israeli Arab war, Woodstock and height of hippy movement
Decrease Period 1970-72 Women’s movement takes off as student movement slacks off, India-Pakistan war, Nixon visits China for détente, Vietnam War winds down/Paris Peace talks, Bangladesh independence, Communist Allende elected in Chile
Peace/Repression Period 1973-75 Vietnam War ends, Wounded Knee Occupation, Chilean military overthrows Allende, Yom Kipper War and oil embargo, Nixon resigns, Greek and Ethiopian dictators deposed, Helsinki peace accords, Khmer Rouge begin Cambodian massacres, civil war begins in Lebanon
Increase Period 1976-78 Camp David Egypt-Israeli Peace accords, Pakistan military coup, war in Ethiopia and Zaire, Sandinista rebels fighting in Nicaragua, military coups in Afghanistan, first big anti-nuclear power demonstrations
Maximum Period 1979-82 Polish Solidarity takes off, US anti-tax movement reaches heights and elects Reagan, Shah of Iran overthrown, Iraq-Iran war begins, USSR invades Afghanistan, Falklands War, Sandinistas oust Somas, Zimbabwe gains independence, big worldwide anti-nuclear and peace demonstrations
Decrease Period 1981-83 US aid to “contras” in Nicaragua, US invades Grenada, Tamils rebel in Sri Lanka, Israel invades Lebanon, Greens elected in Germany
Peace/Repression Period 1984-86 Israel withdraws from Lebanon, South Africa riots put down by government, Philippines ousts Marcos, Sikh rebellions/riots in India, US war on drugs accelerates
Increase Period 1987-88 Palestinian Intifada begins, Eastern European dissidents organize, USSR & US sign missile treaty, USSR begins pullout from Afghanistan
Maximum Period 1989-91 Chinese student uprising crushed, peaceful revolutions in Eastern Europe, dissolution of Soviet Union/end of Communist Party domination, Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait, end of apartheid in South Africa, beginnings of patriot and militia movements in US, Somalia civil war, Yugoslavia begins slaughter in Bosnia, Sandinistas lose Nicaraguan elections
Decrease Period 1992-94 Czechoslovakia divides into Czech and Slovak republics, Afghan rebels capture Kabul, protests over Waco massacre, Republicans take US congress, Mandela becomes President, Arafat returns to Palestine, Rwanda massacres begin, Los     Angeles riots.
Peace/Repression Period 1995-97 Peace process begins in Northern Ireland, Bosnia-Croation-Serbian Peace accords, Israeli-Palestinian Peace accords, FBI increases power after Oklahoma City bombing, busts of “right wing” activists, US rate of incarceration becomes highest in world, China and Northern Korea war threats mediated
Increase Period 1998-99 Peace treaty in Northern Ireland, big peace protests versus Iraq war, overthrow of Indonesia’s Suharto, India and Pakistan test nuclear weapons, US and European youth/student riots, Serbian-KLA conflicts increase and US/NATO decides to “resolve” conflict through massive bombing of the whole nation, Russian repeatedly warns of possibility of Nuclear War over the bombing, India-Pakistan skirmishes over Kashmir increase; militias burn East Timor, drive people into camps in West Timor; big and unusually violent demonstrations at WTO meeting in Seattle; rising religious strife in India and Indonesia.
      Maximum Period 2000-03

Peace treaty disrupted in Northern Ireland; rioting and guerrilla war in Kosovo; land confiscations in Zimbabwe; Miami protests over Elian Gonzales; Seattle, Washington DC, Prague, Goteborg, Quebec City, Genoa and other worldwide protests vs. WTO/IMF/World Bank; rallies for and against Confederate flag in US; Israeli leader Ariel Sharon’s and Lukkid Party’s provocation of Palestinians to renewed rioting and terrorism; increasing civil war in Indonesia, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka; overthrow of Milosevic in Serbia; Republicans and Democrats protest the U.S. Presidential elections; September 11, 2001 Terrorist attacks on World Trade Center/Pentagon and violent U.S. response; anti-war protests throughout the world; violent riots in India and fears of India-Pakistan nuclear war; quickly organizing worldwide antiwar movement against U.S. invasion of Iraq; No. Korea and Iran angrily react to Bush’s threats of pre-emptive military action.
Decrease Period 2004-2006 Number and size of anti-war protests slowly diminish, even as intensity of rebellion vs. Iraq occupation increases In Iraq; Muslim youth launch massive riots in France; Korea and Libya make deals with U.S.; Iran cracks down further on dissidents; Bush passes Military Commissions Act 2006 and other laws making it easier to impose martial law and jail Americans without trial; interest in legal means of change like elections and impeachment grows; Israel bombs Lebanon to little worldwide protest; First North American Secessionist conference.
Peace/Repression Period 2007-2010
(Cycle 24 a little slow getting started)
Little world activism versus threatened US and Israel Middle East and Iran attacks; Bush allows one to one talks with North Korean and Iran raising hopes of peace; US/Israel find it difficult to get UN military action on Darfur;  leaders of Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Ecuador, Iran crack down on independent media, electoral and other dissidents; “Tea Party” protests and left and right wing Americans increase secession chatter

Implications for Activist Strategy

The old sayings “knowledge is power” and “the truth shall set ye free” certainly would be applicable to the sunspot cycle and activist strategy. Understanding and adjusting to the different periods can’t help but increase activist effectiveness. Of course, it also has relevance for governments, which tend to deal with temporary disruptions either through revving up their repressive police mechanisms — or through starting foreign wars to unite the fractious population to give them an excuse to arrest “treasonous” dissidents.

Peace/Repression Period: Don’t despair about apathy or repression because they are temporary; emphasize resisting authoritarian power grabs more than pushing original initiatives; emphasize organizational survival, networking, education.

Increase Period: Notice which issues spontaneously arise and offer solutions that are part of the long term program; stress organization building, coalitions; initiate actions, civil disobedience to focus general public on desired change; resist especially any escalation towards war.

Maximum Period: Mobilize coalitions around structural changes, especially those that will undermine authoritarian power in coming years; plan big mass actions since large numbers are possible; make sure any moves to war will meet mass resistance; be willing to compromise to achieve goals but do not be co-opted by power structure

Decrease Period: Encourage activists to remain active as long as they have the energy; consolidate gains, make sure organizations can survive decreased funding and participation; watch out for attempts to crack down by government once they realize movement is losing support.

Activists have seen movements rapidly rise to prominence, press for demands, win or lose their fights, and then a few years later quickly diminish in support and influence. They have seen leaders forgotten or even jailed as followers stayed out of the streets. And, they have seen the same or similar movements revived again to press for the old demands or to make new ones.

M.K. Gandhi saw triumphs in India in the late teens, late twenties and late thirties–with years of prison time in between. Lech Walesca formed Poland’s Solidarity union in the late 1970s, spent some of the 1980s in prison, but led a successful democratic revolution in Poland at the end of the decade. In the United States peace and anti-nuclear, civil rights and liberties, anti-tax/pro-freedom, drug legalization, and other movements have had their ups and downs in the last forty years.

If there is a link between sunspot activity and human tendencies to mass action and social and political change, as I argue here, activists can and must use this knowledge to organize change.


Information in this article was drawn from the following, as well as some of the websites listed in links.

* A. L. Tchijevsky’s 1926 article “Physical Factors of the Historical Process”
* R. Edward Dewey’s book Cycles: The Mysterious Forces that Trigger Events, 1971, (available at links below) as well as his article “Sunspots and War, 300 B.C. to Date”, R. E. Dewey, May, 1960;
* A variety of scientific news articles, including: “Pieces of sun’s magnetic field fly through space,” Lawrence Spohn, Albuquerque Tribune, 3-22-91; “Great Ball of Fire: An angry sun stages a spectacular show,” Time Magazine, July 3, 1989.


How Peace Activists Can Be More Effective  by Dr. Buryl Payne, who has a PhD in psychology and M.S. in physics
Sunspot Index Data Center (SIDC) in Brussels issues a daily count, a monthly average, and a yearly average

Solar Terrestrial Activity Report includes the last few weeks sunspot history and comparisons of past cycles
HyperHistory on Line
Historical chronologies for your own research:

Wikipedia on Sunspot Cycles
Exploratorium sunspot page
, history of study, lots of photos

NASA Sun Earth Connection Education Forum

Sunspots, Animal Spirits and Economic Fluctuations, study by Marcelle Chauvet and Jang-Ting Guo, University of California at Riverside
 Foundation for the Study of Cycles: Rhythms, Periodicity and Change.

     Information on Ionization
Ionizer Site Research Links
Variations in the Ionosphere


Beyond Warring Behavior


by Buryl Payne


This paper is about the study of the Sun and humanity’s interaction with it.  Ancient people worshiped the Sun and recognized it as the source of all life. Over time,this knowledge was forgotten and ignored in the search for day to day land resources and people to conquer.  Humans have acquired beliefs in lesser powers while the Sun, our source of all life, continues to bathe the Earth in its radiance, giving warmth and life.

This paper, based on the work of many others, illustrates that humans owe their existence to the Sun’s radiance and yet we humans by organized thought, can affect processes of the Sun.  This booklet gives the evidence and implies that human consciousness has reached another step, that of being a partner with the Sun, in living together in this solar system. The work described in this booklet can help all humankind advance to that level.  Is it an end? The Omega Point in evolution described by de Chardin? Or is it another beginning?

Three separate studies of the effects of meditation were analyzed.

1. The first experiment involved attempting to lift the space station called “Sky lab” into a higher orbit. The unexpected results showed that sunspot numbers decreased about 30%. The density of the atmosphere became less, and the space station stayed in orbit about two weeks longer than predicted, crashing harmlessly into the ocean.

2. The second experiment involved asking people around the planet to meditate on primarily four dates each year; solstices and equinoxes. Known as “The Global Meditation Project”, it started in 1984 and continued until mid 1988. On the day of the meditations or immediately afterwards, sunspot numbers significantly decreased nearly every time.

3. The third analysis was of sunspot numbers at or immediately after full Moon meditations done by groups around the globe. The data again showed consistent reductions in sunspot numbers at the times of the meditations or just after.
The projects, carried out over 30 years, clearly shows that meditations are associated with reduced sunspot numbers. This may represent a quantum leap in human consciousness leading to the formation of a new kind of metaconscious entity on Earth.

Warring Behavior

Warring behavior is not just human nature; it is the male analog of PMS in woman, called MMS or Male Macho Syndrome; a hormone imbalance in some people produced by heightened solar activity which is predictable by planetary positions.

Wars could be called a mass pathology, a psychotic behavior or a disease! Wars are insane behavior, triggered by planetary influences and solar activity.

People who supervise mental hospitals don’t let psychotic patients have weapons. Yet other people allow and justify wars, train young men to kill others, and support the invention, manufacture and sale of weapons just for that purpose.

Manufacturers thrive because there is so much money to be made, especially by selling weapons to both sides! Seemingly thousands of sane, healthy, reasonable people do this.

This is crazy behavior! It’s beyond hypocritical. It’s a form of madness. But why?

Georges Gurdjieff, an influential metaphysical teacher, explains that war is the result of planetary influences. He said: “when two or three planets pass too near each other, even for a few seconds, tension results. For the planets, the tension lasts perhaps a second or two, but here on Earth, the influence causes people to slaughter one another for several years.

People affected at the time feel hatred for one another and feel the need to kill each other for some exalted purpose; or to defend somebody or something due to exaggerated feelings of pride and nobility, or to act upon some other unrealistic and manic urge or endeavor. People fail to realize to what an extent they are mere pawns in the game.

They believe they are choosing their actions. But in reality, all their movements, all their actions, are the manipulation of planetary influences. The Moon plays a big part in this. It must be understood that neither the president, nor the generals, nor the ministers, nor the parliaments, signify anything or can do anything on the grandiose scale of things.

Everything that happens is largely governed from outside and governed either by accidental combinations of influences or by general cosmic laws” (in “In Search for the Miraculous” by P. D. Ouspensky.) When I first read this in the early 50’s, I thought it was just speculation.

Thirty years later, I helped prove that humans could avoid these influences. Now, another thirty later, I am writing what planets are involved in these influences and what likely times they might again exert their influences.

Wars ought to be considered a type of psychosis rather than caused by social, political, territorial, or economic factors. After all, how could rational human beings, who are capable of creating beautiful art, music, useful technology, and are usually so friendly and good natured, organize in groups of ‘them’ and ‘us’ to kill one another?

The term ‘war fever’ has been used to describe such behavior, but any objective viewer would label it ‘unsane’ or ‘psychotic’.

If warring behavior is perceived as a subtle type of mass psychosis, then the means for dealing with it become different from those traditionally employed — which haven’t worked very well.

A similar kind of psychosis seems to occur at times within the family or between individuals. Moon madness or lunatics are terms used to describe the kind of nuttiness that sometimes occurs around the full moon. A few people become mildly psychotic at other times of the month as well, but because such events are not as regular as the Moon’s cycles they are largely overlooked or ascribed to ‘human nature’.

When this viewpoint is uncritically taken as a ‘truth’ of our existence it prevents further examination. Careful observations, repeatedly made, indicate that times of aberrant behavior, family discord, or increased street crime, most often occur when there are magnetic storms or solar flares.

A few years ago when a large magnetic storm occurred, a man killed 22 people at a MacDonald’s restaurant.

The same evening my lover became so angry she threw a large rock at me, bruising my ankle. In retaliation I twisted her arm, and hurt it. We were both acting nutty and I felt badly afterwards. I am usually a calm and serene person and rarely lose my temper.

As another example, one day the my research technician came late to work, saying he and his lover had been having a rough time that morning; a couple who were house guests were fighting, and my lady and I were also at sixes and sevens. Even the two cats in the house were fighting! They never fought before.

Later I learned that Mt. St. Helens had erupted, and that there were large riots in Miami and Korea. Ten days later I received data from NOAA showing that there was a large magnetic storm on that date.

Reference to the planetary tables showed that Earth and Uranus were aligned on the same side of the Sun. And the Moon was conjunct with Venus. The biochemistry of all living matter and even the Earth itself can be affected by such planetary alignments. Events like this repeatedly happen, although the correspondences are seldom noticed.

For example, the same day the Falkland Islands war began (April 2, 1982), El Chitlon erupted. So did another large volcano in Indonesia. There were ice storms on the East coast, 8 people died of exposure, and in New Zealand a terrific storm occurred which resulted in several deaths.

Earth, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto were almost in line and Jupiter was about 12° out of this line up. Data like this can be repeated over and over. The solar system works as a whole. We humans are mere pawns in a gigantic planetary chess game.

There is a connection between international battles and interpersonal human upsets. The planets move into alignments, solar flares erupt, magnetic storms occur on Earth, and people respond. Many observations by many researchers have confirmed pieces of this dynamic whole, and the sum of all their work cannot be dismissed, even though individual studies may have their inadequacies. Of course, it’s not the whole truth, but it is important, and is largely unknown.

In astrology, the Sun is considered a male influence, and the Moon, female. PMS is a well known type of mild psychosis which affects some women each month; often in phase with the lunar cycle. The 11 year cycle of male madness is not so well known because the time span is so much longer.

Analogous to PMS I have named it: MMS or Male Macho Syndrome. Testosterone levels probably increase at these times.

Alexander Tchivesky, a Russian scientist, noted a connection between solar activity and wars in 1915.

He spoke of it publicly and would not recant his work when asked to do so. Stalin put him in prison for over five years!

In 1930’s, Raymond Wheeler, a professor at the University of Kansas found that international battles occurred in cycles as far back in time as he could find reliable data, which was 2,500 years ago. He used the term “battles” as it was clearer than the term “wars” and measured the severity of the battles on a scale from one to three, so he could quantify them and construct graphs.

During the time which sunspots have been reliably observed, there were six sunspot cycles during which no major battles occurred. There was only one time when warring behavior occurred between solar peaks and EIGHTEEN times when wars started a year or two before sunspots peaked, or a year or two after, counting 1998-99 and 2003.

At no time did wars begin during peak sunspots. Why are there wars near the times of sunspot peaks? Since the time when sunspots were first regularly observed in the 18th century people have found correlations between their occurrence and earthly events, but because no physical mechanism was known to exist, the correlations were usually discounted.

Now we know some of the physical links. Sunspots are usually associated with solar flares, giant bursts of x-rays and particles (mostly electrons and protons) from the Sun which stream out into space at speeds of up to one million miles per hour. When space probes were sent up from Earth in the 60’s it was discovered that the space around Earth was not empty; but was filled with these streams of particles (called the solar wind) radiating from the Sun.

These streams of particles are deflected from hitting the surface of Earth by Earth’s magnetic field, but in the process the magnetic field is disturbed. When Earth’s magnetic field rapidly changes, due to an increase in the flux of solar particles, there are often changes in the weather, changes in chemical reactions on the surface of Earth, and changes in human behavior.

The changes in human behavior are apparently associated with changes in brain rhythms and hormones produces by rapid fluctuations in the geomagnetic field.

Another explanation is possibly related to changes in water. I found that I could point a section of a stove pipe on a tripod, aim it at the Sun, Moon, or visible planets, and ‘collect’ some kind of emanations in a glass of water hung at end of a funnel attached to the stove pipe. The treated water tasted differently when radiated by different planets and sometimes produced psycho-physiological effects.

When the water was drunken one time I felt violently angry after drinking the water that had been exposed to the Sun and new Moon for twenty minutes. I carried out observations for over ten years. This unusual research was inspired by the research of Wilhelm Reich on cloud busters and on many friends.