The Unknown Catacombs of Giza

In recent months, rumors and evidence of excavations and underground passages on and under the Giza Plateau have surfaced. But why are the local authorities mocking and downplaying these? The Giza Plateau hosts the only surviving wonder of the ancient world: the Great Pyramid. The site as a whole continues to intrigue many, and at one time every archaeological discovery there received massive publicity. But in recent years, the excavations and discoveries at Giza are receiving almost no media attention. Why? The central figure in all…

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Forgotten Senses

On his first night at Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, the lean, frightened army captain was subjected to subtle cruelties he never knew existed. And this despite the fact that he had been battling the Nazi invaders across the steppes of Rus­sia for four years, first as a soldier, then as an officer, in the Soviet Union’s Red Army. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 26, had been arrested at the battlefront on February 9, 1945, for making derogatory re­marks about Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in letters to a friend….

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Entangled Minds and the Quantum Factor

Do you believe in psychic phenomena or are you skeptical? Have you had an experience not explainable by materialis­tic science? If you have and you’re curious about your experiences, you may have already delved into the realm of par­apsychology. This field of anomalous leftovers is what the early psychologist and philosopher William James called the “unclassified residuum,” a field which has been labeled pseudoscience by many mainstream scientists. If you explore with an open mind, you will find a large amount of scientifically valid research…

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While Waiting for Deliverance

In common to a very large percentage, if not most, of this planet’s diverse population is the expectation of the dra­matic appearance of a messiah of some kind. Fundamentalist Christians await the second coming of Jesus; many Bud­dhists look for the return of Maitreya; Shia Muslim multitudes expect the 12th Imam; some UFO enthusiasts look for aliens to land on the White House lawn with plans to save the planet; and there are many other scenarios which also command a following. Among the more metaphysically…

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Letters

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. (You can go to www.Atlantis Rising.com and select “Discussions”.) Avalon in America Interesting article (“Avalon in America?” A.R. #79). What Sora did not mention was whom the Picts, or Pechts, ac­tually were. In MacRichie’s, The Testimony of Tradition (1890), Shetlandic folklore says, “The first folks that ever were in our…

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News

ANCIENT TEMPLES USED ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGIES Located south of Sicily, the islands of Malta and Gozo are home to megalithic structures created by a highly devel­oped people more than a thousand years ahead of Stonehenge and the pyramids. The monuments, including ancient temples, represent free-standing architecture in its purest and most original form. Design features, including cor­beled ceilings, are mirrored in subterranean mortuary shrines that have been carved out of solid limestone. (In archi­tecture, corbeling is a system of a row of stones oversailing the one…

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More News

New Claims Made for Atlantis in the Caribbean Another controversial report for the finding of Atlantis has made the news; though, in fairness, it should be pointed out that no Atlantis claim was made by the new discoverers. The story which first appeared the Herald of Paris in De­cember reported that anonymous researchers had found, in the caribbean, the underwater ruins of a city. Accompa­nying the statement were several grainy satellite photos which appeared to show a vast grid structure complete with a pyramid and…

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Even More News

New Age Religions Growing Rapidly in America Eastern and New Age beliefs are widespread in America says a new poll. Released in December of  2009, the study from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life does not bode well for the future of orthodox relig­ious belief. The religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into conventional categories. The new poll finds that large numbers of Americans engage in multiple religious practices, mixing elements of diverse traditions. Many also blend…

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Still More News

Indian Space Agency Detects Possible Life on the Moon There may not be a man in the moon, as reported in the nursery rhymes, but, it turns out, that doesn’t rule out mi­crobes. And even though they may have died long since, if they are there at all, it means they were once alive and that Earth’s barren rocky satellite may not always have been the lifeless orb we have been led to believe. The recent discov­ery of significant quantities of water near the lunar…

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Energy Whistleblowers Tell Their Stories

One of the challenges facing the energy revolution lurks in federal patent offices. The number of secrecy orders the U.S. Government imposed on patent applications rose again in 2009, reaching the highest figure since 1996. At the end of fiscal year 2009, the government was imposing 5,081 secrecy orders. We don’t know how many of those secre­cy orders quash energy-related inventions, but it has happened. Under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, U.S. Gov­ernment agencies can muzzle a patent applicant whenever they decide that publication of…

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INews

• Whistleblower Confirms Reality of Time Travel A physicist, has confirmed the existence of U.S. government development of time travel technolo­gy and emphasizes the importance of the real-world application of such technology for achieving planetary sustainability. • How to Make a Liquid Invisibility Cloak A team of theorists believe that using silver-plated nanoparticles suspended in water would make the first soft, tunable metamaterial—the “active ingredient” in an invisibility device. • Golden Ratio Discovered in a Quantum World Researchers have for the first time observed a…

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The Lost Symbol and I

Simon Cox is an interesting man. For a long time he was a researcher for some of the leading authors in the alterna­tive history field, like Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval. More recently, he has become a best-selling author him­self. His latest book is called Decoding the Lost Symbol. It is a reader’s guide to the names and places and ideas men­tioned by Dan Brown in his latest novel, The Lost Symbol. Previously, Simon wrote a similar book called Cracking the Da Vinci Code, about…

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Big Science on Trial

Late in November of 2009 a hacker broke through the computer security system of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and copied over 3000 pages of e-mail and computer code which were shortly disseminated across the Internet. Revealed in the documents was what climate warming skeptics soon trumpeted as a shocking picture of scientific fraud and deceit of enormous significance. The ensuing internet/science tsunami was, and continues to be, of near biblical proportions. And while global warming…

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Neo-Darwinism

It was the dazzling gains made by science and technology in the nineteenth century through the application of ra­tional analysis that led people to think of applying reason to other fields. Following the brilliant success of reason and method in physics and chemistry—especially in medicine—it was natural for science to seek to apply the same analytical tool to the most intractable and complex problems: human so­ciety and economic affairs; human psychology; and even the origin and development of life itself. The result was the great…

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Independent Thinking in the Academic World

As regular readers of Atlantis Rising know, I have found myself butting heads with mainstream academics more than once. Perhaps most famously, or infamously, for two decades I have advocated the position that the Great Sphinx of Egypt traces its origins back thousands of years earlier than the standard Egyptological date of circa 2500 BC(as re­counted in various issues of Atlantis Rising, including most recently AR #s 76 and 78). An older Sphinx overturns the classical view of when and where civilization and high culture…

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2012 – The Movie

Recently I made a presentation at a conference on 2012 organized by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles in Albu­querque. Since this coincided with the date for the release of the movie 2012 (intentionally made Friday the thir­teenth) I and most of the conferees went to the first showing after midnight on the same date. At that time the thea­ter was full with an audience larger than at the 2012 conference we had been attending, in which we had been discussing what we considered…

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The Discovery of the Old World by Native Americans

The winter of 1534 was particularly cruel to the first French adventurers in the New World led by Jacques Cartier. In their camp on the coast of the St. Lawrence River, near what would become Montreal, scurvy broke out. The hideous disease had taken the lives of twenty-five men whose bodies were piled under snowdrifts. The ground was too frozen to properly bury the dead. Among the remaining one hundred and twenty-five, only ten men were healthy. Those ten attempted to make enough noise to…

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The Holy Grail

About 800 years ago, a French poet told of the Grail for the first time. Chretien de Troyes described it as a shining ob­ject and the world’s most precious treasure. “No gem can compare to the Grail,” he wrote. Later, Wolfram von Eschenbach declared that the Grail was a huge emerald owned by a brotherhood of pure-hearted knights, who kept it under guard in a mountain castle. According to the German writer, anyone allowed to approach the Grail when it began to glow received great…

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The Great Airship of 1897

We normally assume that the modern era of ufology began with Kenneth Arnold’s sighting of mysterious objects— later dubbed “flying saucers” by the press—over Mount Rainier, Washington, in 1947. Many, though, are surprised to learn that it actually began much earlier—during the time of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to be exact—with the “great airship flap” of 1896-97, an event which remains as great a mystery today as it was over a century ago. For those unfamiliar with this event, it all started on the…

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Eris in Aries – 1926-2048

“Truly, Eris is a goddess to fear.” Euripides, Phoenician Women Pluto was discovered in 1930 and was considered to be a planet for seventy-six years. Then, along came Eris. At first, she was heralded as the tenth planet, since she is larger than Pluto. But the net result was Pluto’s demotion, the IAU defining a planet for the first time, and the creation of a whole new category of objects in our Solar System—dwarf planets. Astronomers suspect that at least another forty known objects in…

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Marvels of the Ancients

The magic of ancient engineering continues to amaze any among us with an open mind. No matter, it seems, how many times we revisit the pyramids of Egypt or the great megalithic construction sites, our wonder grows. The fol­lowing films certainly do their part to advance the legend. PYRAMID CODE Dr. Carmen Boulter The creative fire behind this series is provided by Dr. Carmen Boulter of the University of Calgary in Canada. She has had an unshakable passion for Egypt, traveling there 23 times since…

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