Catastrophobia: The Truth Behind Earth Changes

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By Barbara Hand Clow

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Barbara Hand Clow

Barbara Hand Clow
Barbara Hand Clow is an internationally acclaimed ceremonial teacher, author, and Mayan Calendar researcher. Her numerous books include The Pleiadian Agenda, Alchemy of Nine Dimensions, Catastrophobia, Liquid Light of Sex and The Mayan Code. She has taught at sacred sites throughout the wo More...



• Bestselling author Barbara Hand Clow examines legendary cataclysms and shows how we are about to overcome the collective fear they have instilled in us.

• The long-awaited follow-up that continues the revelations begun in The Pleiadian Agenda, which has sold more than 60,000 copies.

• Explains why, contrary to many prophets of doom, we are actually on the cusp of an era of incredible creative growth.

The recent discovery of the remains of ancient villages buried beneath the Black Sea is the latest instance of mounting evidence that many of the "mythic" catastrophes of history--the fall of Atlantis, the Biblical Flood--were actual events. In Catastrophobia Barbara Hand Clow shows that a series of cataclysmic disasters, caused by a massive disturbance in the Earth's crust 11,500 years ago, rocked the world and left humanity's collective psyche permanently scarred. We are a wounded species, and this unprocessed fear, passed from generation to generation, is responsible for our constant expectations of apocalypse, from Y2K to the famed end of the Mayan calendar in 2012.

Catastrophobia reveals the insidious global forces that have used these collective fears to control humanity for thousands of years. But we are in the midst of a tremendous shift in the Earth's 26,000-year precessional cycle, and there is every indication that the changes in consciousness over the last 30 years are the beginnings of a collective healing from these deep fears, heralding a new age where we will see that the era of cataclysms is ending and a time of extraordinary creative activity is at hand.

"Mind-expanding, provocative."
Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing

". . . An empowering, thought-provoking book."
Nexus, September - October 2001

"Barbara backs up her views with some very thorough and impressive research."
Jaye C. Beldo, The Konformist

"Catastrophobia shines with keen insights into the nature of consciousness and a credible account of humanity's spectacular yet hidden past."
Dell Magazine, May 2002

"Extensively annotated, and loaded with fascinating information, this book uplevels the Earth game a notch or three."
Branches of Light, Spring into Summer 2001

"This well researched book with numerous illustrations offers a comprehensive and challenging account of the history of the world - its people and beliefs - and the coming age of light."
Jane Lee, New Dawn, May-June 2002

"This book is a gem, jam-packed with scientific information, spiritual interpretations, relevant hypotheses, human psychological development, [and] earth changes."
Maya Del Mar's Daykeeper Journal, December 2002

"Compulsive, compelling, and authoritative. An important addition to our understanding of ancient catastrophes and their impact on human consciousness. Essential reading for the alternative prehistorian."
Andrew Collins, author of Gateway to Atlantis and From the Ashes of Angels