In Memoriam: Dwardu Cardona

Some of you reading this will have already heard of the passing of Dwardu Cardona on July 27. Many of us were aware of Dwardu’s illness, but somehow we imagined things just continuing as they have for so many years. The Electric Universe community has lost one of its most distinguished pioneers.

Dwardu Edward Cardona (1937 – 27 July 2016) was born, raised, and educated in Malta from where he emigrated to Canada in 1959. Less than a year later, in mid-1960, he became involved in the study of catastrophism and the reconstruction of the Solar System’s cosmic history. He subsequently served as a Contributing Editor for the journal Kronos and later as Senior Editor. Still later he served as editor of the journal Aeon.

Dwardu also served as a consultant to Chronology and Catastrophism Review, the official organ of the British-based Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. For a time, he was an editor of the Osiris Series, a set of books sponsored by Cosmos & Chronos. He also contributed articles to Frontiers of Science.

Dwardu’s lifetime contribution included well over a hundred articles, most notably on the “Saturn theory,” as well as the books God Star (2006), Flare Star (2007), Primordial Star (2009), and Metamorphic Star (2011). Additionally he lectured at the University of Bergamo, Italy, and at various organizations in Canada, the United States, and England. Attendees at conferences sponsored by The Thunderbolts Project and its predecessor, The Kronia Group, will fondly remember his insightful presentations and the pleasure he found in inspired conversation with others.

Dwardu is survived by his wife Gaylia, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

David Talbott
The Thunderbolts Project

Remembering Dwardu Cardona

It is with great sadness that I must inform you of my best friend’s passing. Dwardu (Edward) Cardona, weakened by cancer, has died of pneumonia at age 79 in the early hours of July 27th, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C, Canada. As we all know, Dwardu dedicated his life to discovering the role of Saturn and the Saturnian configuration of planets and the effect these had upon our ancestors and the residual influence we live under to this day. His fifth and final book, Newborn Star, is to be printed soon.
~Ken Moss

Dwardu has been an inspiration for my work for nigh on half a century. He provided the evidence for Earth’s history that I felt had to be answered scientifically if we were ever to understand ourselves and the universe. He can be credited in large part, along with Velikovsky, for the Electric Universe — a paradigm shift that dwarfs the Copernican revolution. He will be remembered!
~Wal Thornhill

Oh No! How sad. A great man, and a huge mover in the EU world. I am not surprised however, he has been ill on and off for many years. Rest in peace, Dwardu. God bless.
~Kim Gifford

Dwardu Cardona – now there was a man with brains. And he was a nice bloke as well.
~Steve Crothers

The world has lost a truly great scholar and a beautiful human being. Rest in peace Dwardu.
~Dave Smith

Let me add my condolences to this fine gentleman’s family and friends. One hopes Dwardu may now be privy to truth (well, that’s my hope anyway).
~Marjorie Boulden

During our manifold interactions Dwardu was always a voice of reason and the consummate gentleman. I will miss him dearly.
~Ev Cochrane

Incredibly sad news, I will miss his insights, his scholarship, and his attempts to present “our” case to the world.
~Louis van de Locht

A sad loss indeed. A great guy. Thus far I have read the first two books of his Saturn series, and I look forward to reading the remainder. RIP Dwardu.
~David Drew

However it plays out, Dwardu’s work will surely play a part in what is to come. I feel that strongly.
~Chris Reeve

I had the great pleasure of having lunch with him in his favourite haunt not too long ago- Helen’s Grill, at the corner of 25th & Main in Vancouver. We had a good long and warm conversation. It is by Dwardu’s invitation that I am part of this community, for which I am truly grateful. My condolences to his wife.
~Roy Carver

I am sure that some day, hopefully sooner than later, his work will get the attention that it truly deserves. Rest in peace Dwardu,
~Nick Chanaca

Dwardu was a gem of intellectual sincerity. His was an essence of integrity and honesty. We are all lessened by his loss. Damn, we must beat cancer as a species!
~James St Pe

I shall always miss the conversation we never had, over your beloved wine, thanks to this wretched cancer. Perhaps I shall encounter your spirit amongst the standing stones on my way to Malta.
A P David

We should all realize that Dwardu was one of the giants in the catastrophism reconstruction, and his passing will leave an unfillable vacancy.
~Michael Armstrong

Sad to hear that, not only an excellent writer, but a very nice guy too.
~Ian Treasman

I had hoped he’d continue on to finish the many manuscripts he still had within him. He’ll certainly be missed.
~Michael Gmirkin

Saddened to read this news! I shall honor his efforts by reading all of his books!
~Franklin Anariba

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