Sunday, July 21, 2013

Plasma, Cave Drawings and Auroras, Part II

In Part I of this article, we looked at plasma physicist Anthony Peratt's paper Characteristics for the Occurrence of a High-Current, Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity, which provides evidence that thousands of years ago there was a leaking of the solar wind into the Earth's atmosphere resulting in dramatic auroral phenomena that were witnessed and recorded globally.

Now let's explore Peratt's follow-on paper, Characteristics for the Occurrence of a High-Current Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity Part II: Directionality and Source.

In this paper, Peratt shows that petroglyph sites overwhelmingly have a south-facing field of view, typically being located on the south side of a mountain or hill. He gives the time setting for the drawings generally as the Neolithic or early Bronze age, also mentioning approximately 7000 years ago and the Magdalenian culture for some specific sites. He also describes a global Z-pinch aurora entering from the South Pole that was recorded all over the world.

The petroglyph drawings of this global aurora differ as a function of latitude. Therefore the perspective from an observer in the Southern hemisphere differs significantly from one in mid-latitudes or from the Northern hemisphere. Peratt combined each observation, treating them as pixels of a larger image as a function of the geographic location of the observers. The combined image is shown below.
The Earth is contained within the 56 surrounding filaments as shown below. There is a twisting of the filaments above Antarctica.

Examples of 2 drawings from the Columbia River Basin in the Northern Hemisphere are given below, along with the virtual perspective for that latitude.
The drawings are sometimes personified, such as on this vase uncovered from Nasca, Peru, at mid-latitude.
From Australia the perspective includes the Earth's surrounding filaments, interpreted by the artist of the drawing below as the body of the personified figure.


  1. Interesting, Thanks Platy.HM2535

  2. Royal couple married at a Jupiter-Mars conjunction; Royal baby born at a Jupiter-Mars conjunction.

  3. Is this good, platy? Thanks