Harmonic Convergence and
Earthquakes Part 1
Kevin J. Todeschi
By the time of the “Harmonic Convergence” in 1987 my understanding of the “changes” had
undergone some major re-clarification. When calls came in from individuals who were convinced that
the “Quake-to-End-All-Quakes” was coming, part of our conversation always included this suggestion
from me: the subconscious mind would use whatever it took to bring about a personal transformation
– even fear of earth changes. If the individual felt that he or she was being guided at a soul level to relocate, it wasn’t simply to escape from “disaster.” The person was also being prompted to make
some personal changes.
During the brief media blitz of the Harmonic Convergence, a few New Age organizations predicted that
the dates August 16 and 17, 1987, would culminate in major geological change. When A.R.E. was
contacted a number of times by representatives of the local media for interviews on the subject, I
repeatedly suggested that the shift was “vibrational and consciousness-oriented” and that people
should not expect physical calamity to certify the happening. But with only one exception, the local
newspapers were not interested in what we had to say, turning instead to others with more
The next big expectation for The Quake focused on May 10, 1988. Based primarily upon a number of
individuals’ interpretations of the prophecies of Nostradamus, the Big One was pinpointed (even
down to the hour!) for May 10, 1988 at 12 noon. That date was also indicated by the interpretation of a
number of Indian prophecies. A.R.E. announced the date and time as a possibility in two of its
membership publications (A.R.E. Journal, July 1980, and Venture Inward magazine, May/June 1988).
The date came and went without incident.
In October 1989, the San Francisco Bay area earthquake of 7.1 on the Richter scale caused many
individuals to believe that the series of “cataclysmic quakes” were finally upon us. However, it was not
the case. Nevertheless, the tragedy did result in many individuals remembering their concern that the
Big One was just around the corner.
A minor media sensation occurred when the Browning Report(1989) predicted a major quake of
magnitude 8 for New Madrid, Missouri, for December 1990. Although newspapers carried the
information, videos were created and sold on the topic, and perhaps as many as a hundred people
called A.R.E. for advice, nothing happened. The report was soon forgotten.
Kevin Todeschi is
A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher
of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author
of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and
the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability
to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to
understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense
Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi