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Why Is the Martian Sky Blue?

In a sense, there are really three planets we call Mars. There is the Mars of fiction, of dreams, of imagining. There is Mars as depicted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) based on their own interpretation of the data from their various orbiters and landers. Then there is the ‘real’ Mars—now only dimly perceptible—which appears to lie somewhere between the Mars of fiction and the official version offered by NASA and its allies. Writers of fiction…

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Ancient War Fires

The Cold War is long gone, as is the Soviet Union, but as numerous post-9/11 events have demonstrated, the world is still a dangerous place. In fact, it’s very dangerous and it’s getting even more dangerous by the day. In 2015 alone, we saw Chinese hackers infiltrate and steal files on millions of Americans. The Russians began to flex their muscles even more. There was talk of the military minions of Vladimir Putin placing new, atomic arsenals in the heart of Europe, something which, if…

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Shaken Planet

Despite differences of opinion on this earthshaking issue, global data does suggest “the occurrence of earthquakes to be more during the night than during the day. … Counts go down in the afternoon.” (“When do earthquake occur most?” http://news.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/22/slide-show-1-when-do-earthquakes-occur-m). Though seismologists hesitate to acknowledge this potentially controversial pattern, it won’t go away. Have a look at some of the best-known quakes on the chart. There is something else interesting about the timing of that 7.6 Kashmiri quake. It coincided with the 5.8 earthquake that hit…

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Expanding Your Internet Resources

Last issue, in this space, we wrote about our recent—and soon to be—published books from the Atlantis Rising Library, and now we would also like to make you aware of great, new Internet options available to you. If you have not visited Atlantis Rising.com lately, you may not be aware of the many changes we have been making, so here’s a summary. The main thing we want you to know about is the much improved Atlantis Rising online Library. To check it out go to…

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Credit for Ancient Tech

Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only, way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising web site. (Go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   The Problems with Egyptology As I talk to people here (Egypt) it quickly becomes clear that Egypt is in full crisis mode right now. Their major industry is tourism, and visitors simply are not coming here any more. Sure, there have been a…

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News

Stellar Travel on the Cheap? As any Star Trek fan knows, the interstellar spaceships of the future, navigating swiftly from galaxy to galaxy, will travel at warp speed (faster than the speed of light); but such things, we are told, are reserved for science fiction. Nothing like that is achievable in this 3D realm of Newtonian physics. But, then again, we now hear that warp speed, or something very much like it, may be possible after all, and traveling to the stars could be a…

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Planet X Dinosaur Killer? Planet X as a major factor in the history of Earth is a popular notion in some quarters, like, say, the Zecharia Sitchin fan club, but the idea has always drawn sneers from establishment science. Recent research could be changing that, though. While the notion that the history of human civilization has been altered by interactions with another planet continues to be rejected, the idea that very ancient life of another kind could have been threatened by such an interchange has…

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Even More News

Could Bible Stories Be Historically Reliable? The writers of the Hebrew Bible were more literate, and were so sooner, than archaeologists have previously believed. That is the conclusion drawn from handwriting found on 7th century BC pottery shards recovered from Arad, a remote garrison, far away from Jerusalem. According to Tel Aviv University biblical scholar, Israel Finkelstein, co-author of a new study, computer analysis of the handwriting reveals that literacy in ancient Judah was widespread, indicating there must have been an educational system of some…

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Still More News

Do We All Live in a Computer Simulation? In the blockbuster Matrix films, the idea is put forward that our entire world could be nothing more than a massive computer simulation. Certainly much of the movie’s popularity was based on the widely shared intuition that such a thing might be true. The idea has not gone away. In fact, the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in April focused on the possibility. Hayden Planetarium director, Neil…

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Intelligent Evolution?

For his celebrated theories of “morphic resonance” and “formative causation,” Cambridge-trained biologist Rupert Sheldrake has been roundly criticized and, some would say, crucified by the scientific establishment. Sheldrake’s well-evidenced suggestion that many of the so-called “laws” of nature would be more properly described as “habits” evolving over time—i.e., ‘learning’—in response to changing needs, has been ridiculed by the academic powers that be. Some have even proposed that Sheldrake’s books be burned. Now, though, new research from Britain’s University of Southampton suggests that evolution, itself, may…

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iNews: Late-Breaking Stories

Giant Stone Sphere Discovered in Europe The giant ball resembles mysterious stone spheres found in Costa Rica, which, researchers believe, were carved thousands of years ago by civilized people. The new find is seen as evidence of a lost European civilization. http://www.ancient-code.com/giant-stone-sphere-discovered-in-europe-is-evidence-of-a-lost-european-civilization/   Half of Western European Men Descended from One Bronze Age ‘King’ The lineage, according to a new study, comes from a ‘king’ who sired a dynasty of elite nobles, which spread throughout Europe. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/04/25/half-of-british-men-descended-from-one-bronze-age-king/   Leonardo da Vinci Paintings Checked for DNA The…

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Guadeloupe’s Unexplained Human Skeletons

Guadeloupe is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. One of the main islands is Grande Terre. In the early nineteenth century human skeletons were found embedded in rock on the shore near Moule, on the northeast coast of Grand Terre. In 1804, General Jean Augustin Ernouf (1753–1827) was in charge of the French forces in Guadeloupe. He sent a letter about the human skeletons to geologist Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741–1819) in France, published in 1804 in the Annales du Museum National d’Histoire…

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Thunderbolts from the Gods

The vajra is the most important ritual implement of Vajrayana Buddhism. In Sanskrit, the word ‘vajra’ is defined as something hard or mighty, as in a diamond. It symbolizes an impenetrable, immovable, and indestructible state of knowledge and enlightenment. Our knowledge of the vajra goes back to deep antiquity. Texts indicate that the vajra was not always a symbol of peace and tranquility but something very different. It first appears in ancient India where it was the primary weapon of the Vedic sky-god Indra, the…

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Book Excerpt: Bigfoot—A Neanderthal Connection?

The two most promising candidates as the source of our anomalous primate, be it ‘yeti’ or ‘Bigfoot,’ are the giant ape Gigantopithecus and other human species, like Neanderthals, favored by Belgian biologist Bernard Heuvelmans and Russian hominologist, Boris Porchnev. There are several books that debate these two themes, often in great detail and with great passion, but which tend to forget that they have no convincing evidence for either. Both species are generally held to be extinct, though, as we have seen, the hope among…

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America’s Ancient Egyptian Link?

Most Americans are unaware that a prehistoric building comparable to the Great Pyramid of Ancient Egypt sits just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. They would be no less surprised to learn how both structures—although separated by two continents and an ocean—were erected at the same time. That revelation alone raises suspicion of pyramid builders from the Nile Valley traveling 6,373 airline miles, forty-five centuries ago to create their American counterpart in the Mississippi Valley. Possibilities for such a monumentally transatlantic contact are…

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Snow White, Queen of Stars

The goddess Nut arches her body across the night sky, with her partner Geb (the Earth) prostrate below her. Note the solar barque of Ra-Horus sailing across the body of Nut, because the cosmos was seen to be a celestial sea. In a strikingly similar fashion, the Milky Way also arches its body across the night sky, while its extremities appear to split into arms and legs. Quite clearly, the Egyptian goddess Nut represented the Milky Way. The Brothers Grimm wrote the fairytale of Snow…

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Guinevere Unveiled

Although much of the Grail legends are only legends, the story of Guinevere and her family is real. The clan to which she belonged, and led, survive into the present day. Arthurian legends have been told and retold for nearly a thousand years. Personalities have been added, altered, and often misinterpreted. Possibly the most misunderstood is Guinevere. She was no Maid Marion like in the Robin Hood legend. She has been marginalized and worse; the reality that she was a warrior-queen whose assistance might have…

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Getting ET on the Phone

How many times have you watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind, or Independence Day and wondered if what happened in those films could ever really occur? Well, that day may be getting closer as things start to get interesting in the search for extraterrestrial life. A recent discovery proves that as much as 50 percent of the water on our planet predates the sun. Not only, many scientist believe, does this indicate water is more prevalent than we thought, it also means that many…

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Remembering Edgar Mitchell

Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell passed away on February 4, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 85. (He was born on September 17, 1930 in Hereford, Texas.) This article is not meant to be an obituary or a systematic summary of his life but, rather, some personal reflections on a man who was not afraid to push the boundaries of scientific orthodoxy, particularly in the realm of psychic research and consciousness studies. Mitchell was, in my assessment, a great man. Some have…

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The Nabataean Zodiac

At its height around 100 BCE the Nabataean empire included parts of Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. The heart of the kingdom was Petra, “rock” in Greek, that was known as Naqmu to the Nabataen culture. It was a fabulous city carved into living rock that poet John William Burgon described as “a rose-red city half as old as time.” Petra was established as early as 312 BCE but was unknown to the modern world until its discovery by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig…

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DVDs: Witnesses After the Fact

While there may be many events about which we would like to know more, we must accept that a shortage of actual witnesses can thwart any serious investigation—or, then again, maybe not. The folks at the Farsight Institute would certainly say ‘no,’ and they have been making the case in a series of documentaries, where Remote Viewers provide the missing details. In two new productions the team takes a look at one of the most celebrated of UFO events of recent years, and at the…

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