CRUTTENDEN is an amateur theoretical archaeo-astronomer
and author of the binary theory of precession. As Executive
Director of the Binary Research Institute he researches
the celestial mechanics of the precession of the equinox,
as well as myth and folklore related to this phenomenon.
He is the writer-producer of The Great Year, a PBS broadcast
documentary film (narrated by James Earl Jones) that explores
evidence of astronomical cycles of time known to cultures
throughout the ancient world.
Most recently Cruttenden wrote Lost Star of Myth and Time,
a book that provides an alternative view of history based
on the solar system’s motion through space. It is
his belief that the myth and folklore depicting a repeating
cycle of Golden Ages and Dark Ages may have a basis in
fact, due to the alternating stellar forces that affect
Earth as our solar system moves in a 24,000-year binary
(dual star) orbit.
FOR THE BINARY STAR
Cruttenden frequently speaks to groups about the ancient
mystery of the precession of the equinox. His talks explain
how cutting edge scientific evidence challenges the current
theory of precession. Due to the work of Cruttenden and
others, interest in ancient knowledge and solar system
theory is on the rise as more people become aware of the
importance of our present Age and the potential it holds
for humankind. Cruttenden founded the Galileo Awards to
further stimulate research and interest in precession
and help in the search for our Sun’s binary companion.
Cruttenden was featured on several television and radio
programs, including CNBC, CNFN, KOCE. Recently he has
given talks at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los
Angeles, East-West Bookstore in Palo Alto, University
of Virginia, University of Arizona, University of California
at San Diego, Newport Film Festival and the Society for
In 2004, Cruttenden founded and appeared at the Conference
on Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK) in Vancouver,
BC, Canada along with other authors and researchers: John
Major Jenkins, John N. Harris, Karl-Heinz Homann &
Uwe Homann. He sponsored and participated in the Second
Annual CPAK conference in Sedona, Arizona in November,
2005 which included as speakers Graham Hancock, the author
of Fingerprints of the Gods, geologist and author
Robert Schoch, known for his work redating the Great Sphinx
in Egypt, John Major Jenkins, author of Maya Cosmogenesis,
and several other experts on ancient cultures. The 2006
conference is currently scheduled to take place in October
in Newport Beach, California.
Cruttenden is married, has four sons and resides in Southern
California. He enjoys surfing, hiking, and esoteric studies.