> "My good friend Mark has just excerpted his new book on Reality Sandwich: [realitysandwich.com] .
> "Mark has been exploring the evidence around increasing changes in the solar system as we approach 2012, including the amazing research of the Russian scientist Dmitriev into plasma phenomena.
> "I hope you will take the time to read this article and then we can discuss its implications here.
I found the article to be a very interesting read and factually enlightening in many places.
So many factors to be considered and with all their various implications.
Overall and from an "increased plasma density" point of view as the article suggests, it is indeed quite possible that our Sun with its family of planets, The Solar System, is perhaps moving toward a more intense area of space defined by an increase in localised plasma density.
The article then goes on to examine all the various earth changes and subsequent associated consequences that are now taking pace (which are too many to mention in a short post.)
I have been interested in this subject for years.
The following link might be of some interest:
'The Suns Galactic Journey and Absolute Time'
The above Chapter essentialy discusses the various stars contained within an area of the Sun's wake, the Solar antapex.
A few brief excerpts:
"At the 75 000 year limit to Table 2 we reach the edge of the reasonably complete star sample. So far there are no conflicts with our theory. Stars of different spectral classes are well separated in space. In fact the cooler and hotter stars seem to be sorted: the class M stars tend to lie above the Sun's route while the class F and G stars are below it .
"If our calculated course is correct, the Sun's past behavior, as mirrored in the listed stars' present behavior, would show significant variation in luminosity over the tens of thousands of years represented here. Noteworthy, there are no highly luminous stars thus far along the Sun's trace."
"If our hypothesis is correct and the stars derive their properties from the space in which they are embedded, then a look at the stars presently in the Sun's wake will tell us how the Sun appeared in ages past. Unfortunately the path of the Sun over the last million years, within which we believe Solaria Binaria developed and collapsed, is not wholly within measured space. Luminosity assumptions need to be made during the first two --thirds of the binary's lifetime."
"Although proof is hardly forthcoming from this analysis, at least evidence disproving the hypothesis is absent. We are encouraged to retain the idea that the behavior of star systems depends, if only in part, upon the celestial charge level of the space through which they pass."
"It seems as if this electric charge is contained not only by material residing in the space (stars, atoms, and electrons) but also, in part, as a charge embedded in the space itself, what we shall call a space infra-charge."
"Literally, the space infra-charge means that a vacuum (empty space) contains normally unavailable electric charges (here electrons) which generate the structure of that space and affect the behavior and properties of all matter occupying the space."
With respect to the Solar Apex:
The chapter reveals in short:
"Looking only at the net motion of stars close to the Sun we detect the drift of the Sun within its arm of the Galaxy. This analysis reveals a motion of 20 km/s towards the constellation of Hercules (away from the constellation of Canis Major)(Mihalas and Routly, p103).
"Hercules has no first magnitude stars.
"Mu Herculis is 27.4 light years from Earth. The solar apex, i.e., the point on the sky which marks the direction that the Sun is moving in its orbit around the center of the Milky Way, is located within Hercules, close to Vega in neighboring Lyra.
With respect to the star Vega and from [wapedia.mobi]:
"Vega (á Lyr / á Lyrae / Alpha Lyrae) is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, the fifth brightest star in the night sky and the second brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Arcturus. It is a relatively nearby star at only 25 light-years from Earth, and, together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the most luminous stars in the Sun's neighborhood.
"Vega has been extensively studied by astronomers, leading it to be termed, "arguably the next most important star in the sky after the Sun."  Historically, Vega served as the northern pole star around 12,000 BC and will do so again at 13,727 AD when the declination will be +86°14'.
My point to all the above is that the Solar System appears to be moving generally in a direction toward a very energetic region of space within which the very hot luminous star Vega is embedded.
So perhaps it is the interstellar environment that decides how a star should be and not the star's apparent nuclear-generated core.
This could also explain why Vega itself is a very hot star when compared with the Sun (due to the Sun's present less energetic environment by comparison) but which in itself appears to be gradually increasing as the article suggests.
Apologies for the several links etc., but a subject such as this is difficult to explain in just a few short paragraphs.