Among the many great aspects of this book was a very detailed synopsis of some of Persinger's ideas about tectonic stress generating luminous phenomena (with concomitant EMF aspects effecting human consciousness).
Having seen so many earthquake related threads this past year or so I had intended to post something about this subject. I may scan the passage mentioned in the book above but for now just wanted to post this place-holder...
'Not for public': the oil spill may be getting much worse
Poll: who thinks last weks earthquake was caused by HAARP
2010: the year of the Earthquake?
Some other relevant links:
Fluid Injection Causes Luminous Phenomena
"The first recorded sighting of earthquake lights (EQL) dates from 373 BC in Greece. The same report mentions extensive underground rivers, but it has taken over 2300 years and the development of statistical methods to suggest a connection among fluid pressure, earthquakes, and geophysical luminosities. Many of the sightings are treated as mystical experiences, depending on local cultural values. In Denver and Rangely, Colorado, and Attica, New York, these sightings correlate with earthquakes and injection of fluid into the earth for waste disposal or secondary oil recovery. In the New Madrid, Missouri, area, luminosities are highly correlated with flooding on the Mississippi River and tend to occur 9 months after high water. Enough luminosities, and radio emissions in the ULF band, are observed weeks to months before earthquakes to suggest that they be tested as a possible forecasting tool for the select places where they occur. The pattern of occurrence may delineate the progress of tectonic strain and so indicate the direction or even location of a future epicenter. Fluid moving through developing cracks may be the source of electrical energy which powers the EQL. A number of potential mechanisms should be considered, involving tectonic strain, exoelectron emission, streaming potential, EM excitation of water droplets, and the fault zone as an EM waveguide."
(Derr, John S., and Persinger, Michael A.; "Fluid Injection Causes Luminous Phenomena," paper presented at the 11th Annual Meeting, Society for Scientific Exploration, Princeton, NJ, June 11, 1992.)
From Science Frontiers #82, JUL-AUG 1992. © 1992-2000 William R. Corliss
Earthquakes: Natural or Man-made?
by Jason Jeffrey
New Dawn No. 57, November-December 1999 (online 5 January 2004)
Officially, there is such an area of research devoted to man-made earthquakes. Geologists and seismologists agree that humans can induce earthquakes in five major ways: fluid injection into the Earth, fluid extraction from the Earth, mining or quarrying, nuclear testing and through the construction of dams and reservoirs.
In fact, there are officially recorded instances of earthquakes caused by human activity.
Geologists discovered that disposal of waste fluids by means of injecting them deep into the earth could trigger earthquakes after a series of earthquakes in the Denver area occurred from 1962-1965; the periods and amounts of injected waste coincided with the frequency and magnitude of earthquakes in the Denver area. The earthquakes were triggered because the liquid, which was injected under very high pressure, released stored strain energy in the rocks.2
Man-made earthquakes may seem like something out of the X-Files, and it’s probably only a matter of time before the idea is picked up by Hollywood. This year, best-selling thriller author Ken Follett released his latest book, Hammer of Eden, about a terrorist group threatening to level San Francisco with a man-made earthquake. When asked by Salon Magazine how real is the idea of a man-made earthquake, Follett replied that “Some of the seismologists told me, ‘There’s no way this could happen.’ But others gave sad little shrugs and said, ‘It’s hard to say. Who knows? Maybe. It’s within the realm of possibly.’”
Reviews of Weather Warfare:
The Military’s Plan To Draft Mother Nature
by Jerry E. Smith
Maybe, the reader is thinking, what's so scary about the above? They can't control the weather? It doesn't involve me or my family?" To quote from Smith: "Mainstream science recognizes that man does have the ability to alter the weather on a limited scale intentionally, and to alter the climate on a vast scale unintentionally." Smith presents evidence that what can be done intentionally is far greater than what the mainstream is willing to or able to admit." What if you lived on a fault zone? I suggest you read Smith's Chapter 3 entitled "Earthquakes on Demand?" The ability to create manmade earthquakes was discovered between 1962-1965 when geologists "discovered that disposal of waste fluids by means of injecting them deep into the Earth could trigger earth quakes."
This author can imagine a possible scenario of terrorists injecting "fluids" into one of the major quake faults running through a high population density area. All one has to do is remember how Los Angeles was shut down after the Northridge Quake. I interviewed Oleg Kalugin - a retired major general of the Soviet KGB (republished in "The New Conspiracy Reader," page 159). Kalugin mentioned Seismology Warfare. When I began to ask him about this research, he immediately dropped the subject. Should we assume the Russians are involved in weather warfare research? The U.S. government does not acknowledge this type of warfare. However, Smith provides information about Project Faultless. The project was AEC's testing to determine outcomes of depositing nuclear waste in earthquake faults.
~ Kathy Kasten
Paranoia Magazine, August 2007