Walter Cruttenden is the Director of the Binary Research Institute in Newport Beach, California, author of Lost Star of Myth and Time , and writer producer of the award winning documentary film, The Great Year , as well as many articles and papers on the subject of solar system motion and its influence on history and consciousness. Walter is the host of a regular podcast series, The Cosmic Influence , and organizer of the annual Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge ( CPAK), which features authors and scientists from around the world addressing the topic of ancient knowledge.
Cruttenden has appeared several times on The History Channel , PBS and many news programs, and has been a repeat guest on syndicated radio shows, especially in the alternative science field, such as Coast to Coast , with George Noory.
Walter’s latest book is a children’s book called The Great Year Adventures .
Just as the Earth's spin on its axis causes day and night, and it's annual orbit around the Sun causes the cycle of the seasons, some ancient cultures believed in an even larger celestial cycle producing alternating Dark and Golden Ages; Plato called it the Great Year.
The recent scientific discovery that our solar system is racing through space, possibly around another star, suggests this long lost fable may have a basis in fact. If so it affects all life and the world in ways still difficult to comprehend.
Tommy and his friends come from a distant time to help us understand the cycle, its cause, the different epochs of history and the changes that await the earth and mankind as we move through the cycle of the ages.
Cosmology is a big subject but in The Great Year Adventures it is made fun and easy to understand through the eyes of Tommy the Time-Traveling Turtle.
This book teaches our children a little bit about astronomy and natural cycles, gives them a glimpse of our rich and beautiful history, and most importantly, imparts a positive message about the future. Bring on the higher ages!