Everything mechanical ground to a halt, as most of the earths electricity drained back into the core of the planet. Only cycles and sail power remained functioning. For a while chaos reigned. Industrial concerns where taken by surprise. It took time for them to adapt, many tried turning to steam power. Nothing is easy without the free flow of electricity. Rides in amusement parks had to make do with gravity. Water power and windmills returned to drive machinery. Attempted were made to open coal mines. The energy of the wind and oceans was now valued. Farming returned to a labour hungry mode. Schools had to radically change their syllabuses.
Deep beneath the earth’s crust, a experimental force field flickered. Close by a Sumerian technicians’ hand wandered over control panels. Ancient symbols last used three thousand years ago, flashed briefly.
On the earth’s surface a former professor listened carefully to the earth’s tremors. Her understanding of Gnosis was leading her to the answer of the current calamity effecting her planet. At last she understood the Babylonian pentagram and Western Esoteric thinking. It was the Flammarion engraving in reverse. But how did she turn the force fields gate off.