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Are Cycles In America's History Predicting W.W.111?


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An attempt to view America's past and future through a series of cycles that appear to indicate great conflict in the near future.


This Cycle analyses by Dennis J. Foley, of America's 250 well recorded military history, of war and peace periods, provides an urgent knowledge and prediction, of the future of America and the World. Besides the 26 year and 7.43 year Cycle chart histories of America's Wars and Military Events since the 1750s, it includes in the 'What Time Is It?' final two pages, the 780 year Cycle chart comparison between America-Europe 1530 to 2050 A.D., and that of the Roman Empire, from the founding of the empire in 30 B.C. to 750 A.D...The 780 year Cycle charts is taken from Dennis's book, 'The 5th Age of the Tree of Life..'.

[Note: This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

As someone who is a particularly fond of cycles of history, it is fascinating to see the way that writers seek to argue for some sort of historical determinism based on those cycles. It should be noted that cycles of history and a cyclical view of history is by no means new. The book of Judges in the Bible has a clear cycle (although it is a negative spiral, it should be noted, rather than a mere cycle), and other cultures of history have had cyclical views, most notably the Chinese cycle of the Mandate of Heaven and the Mayan cycle that was hyped around 2012. Ultimately speaking, this book is more about the cycles of American history as a whole and the author's desire to appear as a credible figure in talking about them than it is about the impending threat of World War III that is supposedly just around the corner. If I had to speculate, I would say that a second civil war is more likely than a third world war in the immediate term, but even that is certainly speculation that may not come to pass in the near future or (hopefully) at all.

Whether or not you think that the author has any particular expertise as an analyst of historical cycles, this book at least has interest as an attempt to view the history of the United States in a cyclical fashion that is built upon cycles within cycles of extroversion and introversion, rising conflict and releasing of tensions. In many ways this book parallels some of the author's other works, and in some ways this book presents a contrary view to what the previous book had to say as the author has tightened up the cycles of the early 21st century to better match with what actually happened. This sort of post-hoc reasoning does indicate that the author's specific timing can be taken with a very large grain of salt even for those who find the overall patterns to be interesting. Like everyone else who looks at the stories of the news and has an opinion about how things are going in the world, the author makes guesses and some of them come out better than others. It does not look like he has any sort of privileged insight about the future, except that like many people he looks at cycles of rise and fall in history and applies them to our own times and our own situation, which at least has some relevance even if the details are always tricky to fill in.

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This Cycle analyses by Dennis J. Foley, of America's 250 well recorded military history, of war and peace periods, provides an urgent knowledge and prediction, of the future of America and the World. Besides the 26 year and 7.43 year Cycle chart histories of America's Wars and Military Events since the 1750s, it includes in the 'What Time Is It?' final two pages, the 780 year Cycle chart comparison between America-Europe 1530 to 2050 A.D., and that of the Roman Empire, from the founding of the empire in 30 B.C. to 750 A.D...The 780 year Cycle charts is taken from Dennis's book, 'The 5th Age of the Tree of Life..'.

Hi, my name is Dennis J. Foley. This book is the result of my extensive research and time spent studying America's history. In those years I discovered what I termed Time Fractuals™ in our history. They exist in war and peace periods, periods of rising and declining prices, activity in real estate and the stock market, to the ebb and flow of the economy. And, once discerned and plotted, they are useful in forecasting the future! The Cycles in this book are to 12/2019 with projections to 2050. They have proven to be correct from the 1680s to 2020, and are described in great detail, but only to 2002, in my other Cycles book titled, 'America's War and Peace Cycles, 1686 to 2002'. 


To discern and to describe specific Cycles I use the 'event dates' as Data. Cycles, or what I have defined as TimeFractuals™, are not only naturally occurring in human activities, but over time they change in length; usually but not always 'accelerating'. I term this ‘fractualing’ because the length changes are either 'accelerating' or 'slowing' in even divisions or parts of the previous cycle length, while retaining their original timings. The changes are ‘harmonic,’ not chaotic or random. For instance, the major War Peace 'cycle; in America with only marginal variation these last 400 years, is 52 years in span. Rising propensity and history data of military events for the first half of the Cycle span followed by declining propensity for wars and longer periods of peaceful interludes. The 52 year Cycle in turn has Sub cycles in which with in the 52 or so year span there are (3) or (4) or more definite swells and declines in war peace date and events. The Sub Cycles are major elements of the cyclical aspect of this history, not just bumps in the road if you will. World War 1 and !1 were after all both about five years in length and prime examples of Sub Cycle activity with in 52 year long term Cycles.


People today sense that time or history is speeding up, accelerating. Thy are right, time or our history in America at least, at least as far as its War Peace history has actually been accelerating. The 52 year Cycle is no longer divided into Three Sub Cycles, but was for a span of time shown in the book, having first Four Sub Cycles and then Six Sub Cycles, and now Seven Sub Cycles, not of a 'slow' 17.33 year span but now of a rapid short span 7.43 years, of War verses Peace periods and events. And, the 52 year Cycle recently accelerated to 49 years.


The format of the presentation of the Time Fractuals now needs some explanation, too. The history dates and events are actually used as the data. The event is named and identified and of course dated, all from conventional history sources. The frequency of the dated events is what describes the 'ebb and flow' or the cycle occurrence in the activity. It is ‘pictured’ by my employment of a simple graphic tool which I refer to as the ‘cycle chart’. It is an up line and an equal down line in the open triangle form, with the base separation the time that the cycle ebb and flow entails. The period of continuing war and battle activity is the rising half of the open triangle, with battles and events dated, verses the period of peace, often identified by a peace proclamation or treaty, with the peace period the descending half of the triangle...


That is the simple but significant truth of all of this; that regular periods of war as proven by the dates, are followed by definite often shorter periods of peace, where there is NO military activity, as proven by the dates. These LULL periods as I term them on the ‘cycle charts’, are very real and discernible..


When I began my ‘journey’ of decades of cycles and history studies in the 1960s, I  soon discerned what was then an obvious stock market cycle of 4.25 years, dominating the occurrences of the stock price highs and lows. Yet, I saw clearly that in the 1800s the stock market cycle was just about three and a quarter years in length and not 4.25 years. Tops and bottoms in the stock market were that clear and predictable then, as they were also in the 1900s all the way into the 1990s. But for me, the problem was that the stock market cycle was one length in the 1800s, and then another one, even 'slower' in frequency, in the 1900s.

It was in the 1990s that I came to accept what should have been obvious, that cycles change, Harmonically! The 3.25 year cycle was a fourth part of 13 years, while the 'recent' 4.33 year cycle was a third part of 13 years, the 13 years being the 4th part of the 52 years....the same 52 year cycle which is the dominant long cycle in America's War Peace history. And, I saw that the 3.25 and the 4.33 cycle lengths shared the same timing....that the 4.33 year didn't just emerge with a haphazard timing, it began when the 3.25 year cycle ended.


The so called 'cycles' had changed 'harmonically', with connected fractions of the same whole number of their more major cycle length, and that they could change again...they were and they are what I termed, 'Time Fractuals', not 'cycles'. 'Cycles' don't exist but Time Fractuals do. In fact, I think Time Fractual Study of history should form a third format of history, the other two formats being 'narrative' history, and 'linear' or chronological history.


So, what might cause Time Fractuals? As a member of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles under founder Ned Dewey in the 1970s, I was able to study the works of many others before me. Much effort was spent on finding correlations between the orbits and conjunctions of the planets, and the 11 and 22 year sun spot cycles. The data showed cycles or patterns in the incidence of wars, in violent crashes in the stock and real estate markets, and in the fairly regular occurrence of depressions in the economy, but I could find no correlations in the planets or sunspot cycles, although I think there are weather and crop growing activities which may vary with sun spot activity...or, what ever causes that 11 and 22 year pattern with the sun.


After many years of asking my self what causes these cycle or patterns in history, effecting even the rise and fall of nations and civilizations, I came to agree with the ancients, that it was the 1560 year Etanic Cycle, made by the earth wobbling above the equator by four degrees and then coming all the way back down to a maximum of four degrees below the equator, and so on up and down. In that wobble cycle, not only does the planet experience immense terrestrial stress, but the amount of sun or heat energy received by any area on the planet is thus changed dramatically.


The earth is like a spinning top that is also bobbing up and down! The planet may be emitting a sought of 'music' based on its 'gravity stress waves', indirectly affecting man kind through mega long term weather changes, and directly through a changing harmony of 'gravity' or 'time waves'. That main spring of time fractual changes on earth, is the 1560 year Etanic Cycle. It divides into the 780 years of an Age span in what I have discovered and term the 'Tree of Life Project', the 520 years, the 130 years, the 104, the 78 years...and, the 52 years, whence the 17.3 years, the 13 years, and more. They are all harmonics of the 1560 years, 52 years the 1560/30.


This book is not meant to be 'read' as much as 'seen'. As simple to 'see' when done this way it took me (20) years to find the one and only 'train' of Cycles-Sub Cycles, which proceed with almost computer script regularity, in their timing and acceleration, these last several centuries. When the Internet was just emerging I envisioned a whole series of these kind of 'Cycle Vista' history books, in a variety of subjects and national histories. May be that effort can be picked up by others, as we enter the AI age, and computers can be programmed to learn our history from its linear data and immediately easily render it into the 'script', of the ebbs and flows. Or, would it actually be a case of AI reading the script 'back' to an original AI script 'writer reader'?

There is no conventional table of contents for this book. The copy right page and these three pages of introduction are followed by two pages of chart over view of the 26 year American War Peace cycle, from the 1760s to 2050. The 52 year pattern of a major 26 year war period followed by a 26 year cycle with always a pair of lesser magnitude war periods, is clearly depicted. The following (22) pages are the individual eleven 26 year cycle charts, with their text page of description. On page 28 a page of introduction will precede the series of 7.43 year cycle charts and their text description page. The 7.43 year cycle is the 7th part of 52 years, it is a harmonic of 52 and hence of 1560. There are the '15' spans of 52 years in a 780 year Age span, so that there are 105 cycles of 7.43 years 'throbbing away' in every 780 years... The 7.43 year Cycle history in this book spans from 1919 to 2030 and with text pages and a summary by me is an additional 30 pages to the 28 pages, for 58 pages. In a 'What Tie Is It;? section there are two 780 year Cycle charts fro my 5th an 7th Age 'Tree of Life ' books. With text the three pages bring the book to a total of 61 pages. There are No bibliography. My own previous book 'America War and Peace Cycles...' and Wikipedia et al, are the sources for the dates and history content and pictures and depictions in this book. The dates and events are when they happened, and are the Cycle data. And yes, I time the End Times.


In general, this book is a 'tool'. Like hammer or a saw is a tool, it is meant to do some thing specific, in this case to show you the cycles....and to 'play them forward' to show their timing to the present and near 2050 in fact. I use a hammer to bang a nail in, but not to saw wood with. This 'tool' missed one important event in America's military and political history, that of the American Revolution. The real resistance to British rule began during the war of 1756 to 1763, between the British Empire and the French Empire. Americans notoriously were absent from aiding the Crown of England. A financially exhausted Britain, which only by bad weather for the French navy had emerged the winner, was trying to recoup its losses with the American colonies, raising taxes and so forth. And, they wanted to protect the natives and their land holdings against rampant takings by the colonists, and finally, ban slavery. The American Revolution was started by a small minority and fought by hundreds and finally a few thousands of Americans, led well by General George Washington. The final victory of the Americans was won with assistance from the French navy, which blocked escape by a cornered British army, 1781.


A case can be made that the war was not ever popular enough or fully participated in by England, and that is why this epoch event did not register in the 26 year Cycle, although it did of course, in a series of 7.43 cycle rhythms. Or, one can say that the American Revolution and the formation of this Republic, unlike any other in history, was an 'Intercession'...that man kind it self was given this chance, that America was really some thing 'special'. Unfortunately, since its inception, there have been forces with in and with out seeking its destruction, and they are now at the jugular vein of America, as I write....the recent Intercession of the election of Donald J Trump, may have delayed or diverted what was all set up for the' end game' of this once great experiment. The pivotal time we are in now is exactly shown and proven, by the long line of successful cycle timings in this book, and in my previous Cycles book to 2002, re published also in 11/2019. Welcome to 'Are Cycles in America's History Predicting W.W.111?.

Who am I? Born in Boston MA, my parents Joseph and Mary Anna Foley, lived in Brookline and then Dedham, MA..I have been doing independent research for the last 63 years, I am 74 years 'young'. I graduated with honors at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. and have recently self published three other books, 'The 5th Age of the Tree of Life 'Project' 30 B.C. to 750 A.D.', and 'The True Christ Revealed, His Space Age Relevance', and "The Unusual Life of Dennis J. Foley, Or Just Another Day". The '5th Age' book will be joined soon by a 1st through 4th Ages book, and a 6th and 7th Ages book, completing a 'Tree of Life History' describing a 5200 year 'development of man project'. My site with other books can be reached at: and my Blog site at: .



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Who am I? Born in Boston MA and brought up by my parents Joseph and Mary Anna Foley in Brookline, and then Dedham, MA..History is my world of facts and dates, for decades I sought to find Cycles in the economy, stock market, to the silk trade from ancient times to the rise and fall of empires. view profile

Published on February 18, 2020

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