Politics, Money & Science

Despite the myth of the “objectivity” of “pure science,” there is nothing fully objective about the way practicing scien­tists actually pursue their business. Scientists, like everyone else, are influenced either subtly or explicitly by combi­nations of social, political, and religious pressures (even when reacting against such factors) and by deeply ingrained assumptions and worldviews that are virtually inescapable. The status quo rewards “good” scientists, those who tow the party line, with prestige, honor, promotions, grant money, personal gain, and even wealth. But those who step…

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Linda Goodman & the Secret of the Hollywood Cross

Some stories are weirder than anything Hollywood screenwriters could dream up. But then, facts are often stranger than fiction. How would you react if you were told that the phallus of the Egyptian god Osiris is possibly located un­derneath a buried pyramid in the very center of Hollywood—Los Angeles? Doesn’t this sound like something from a movie? Well, it isn’t. The site where Osiris’ phallus is supposedly buried is known as the Hollywood Cross, which sits on a small hill next to Interstate 101, at…

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Queen Victoria and the Other Side

In an October 2006 “Tooth and Claw” episode of BBC-TV’s hit science-fiction series Doctor Who, Britain’s Queen Vic­toria pays a visit, in 1879, to Torchwood House, in Scotland. Torchwood, which contains an observatory, was the scene of many a lively discussion about the mysteries of the heavens between Victoria’s open-minded husband, Prince Albert, who died in 1861, and the house’s eccentric owner, Sir George MacLeish, who was fascinated by both the sci­ences and local folklore. In the Doctor Who episode, a giant werewolf tries to…

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Heroic Drama for the World

In mid October 2010, as a worldwide audience of over a billion watched in fascination, 33 miners, after spending a record 68 and 69 days trapped in the darkness, were rescued from the ruins of a collapsed mine almost half a mile be­neath the desolate Acapana desert of Chile. The operation went off without a hitch and the triumphant result was hailed everywhere as one of the most inspiring stories in memory. In fact, the saga of Chile’s rescued miners seemed virtually miraculous to all,…

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Curious Reflections

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”.) War Time UFOs (Re: “Did Churchill Order UFO Coverup,” A.R. #84) Back in the fall of ’52, NATO forces from several countries held Army, Navy, and Air-Force exercises in the North Sea, code named Mainbrace. At that time, I was stationed…

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News

HISTORY CHANNEL INVADES LOST GIZA “CATACOMBS” In September History Channel viewers had a chance to see the cave beneath Egypt’s Giza plateau, rediscovered in 2008 by researcher Andrew Collins, reported by Philip Coppens in Atlantis Rising #80 (“The Unknown Catacombs of Giza”), and discussed again by Greg Little in #84 (“Hall of Records COVERUP?”). In an episode of the archaeological series “Chasing Mummies” titled “Bats,” viewers saw Egyptian Antiquities Director Zahi Hawass and a team of came­ramen and explorers penetrate an estimated 350 feet into…

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ZECHARIA SITCHIN PASSES Zecharia Sitchin, longtime advocate for the idea that human advancement on Earth is a product of ancient extrater­restrial intervention, died on October 9, 2010. He was 92. Author of the Earth Chronicles series, Sitchin first gained international fame in 1976 with publication of the best­selling book 12th Planet which made the case that ancient cuneiform texts, which he could translate, told the story of interactions between alien overlords and human slaves who served as virtual guinea pigs for genetic experimenta­tion. He would…

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Even More News

CAN TWITTER BE USED TO PREDICT STOCK MARKET? Predicting the ups and downs of the stock market, it turns out, is not such a hard thing after all. The on-line social network Twitter can do it with 90% accuracy days in advance of the actual market. However before you start looking for ways to invest in Twittering, consider the facts here. The trick involves the use of millions of Twitter messages. Information scientists at Indiana University have, by analyzing more than 9.8 million tweets from…

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Why Mummies Are Virtually Cancer Free Unlike The Mummy’s legendary imprecation, the curse of cancer is not ancient, but modern. According to a story in Britain’s Daily Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk), cancer is caused by modern man and was virtually non-existant in the ancient world. That is the conclusion of a new scientific study which argues that the disease is man-made, brought on by the excesses of modern life. The primary suspected causes: pollution and industry. Researchers analyzed hundreds of Egyptian mummies and discovered that cancer was…

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The Life & Times of Tom Bearden, Pioneer

Who is Tom Bearden?” I asked a new friend at the second International Tesla Society Conference. It was 1986 and we were in Colorado Springs listening to a speaker who revealed some new insight about “free energy” inventions. My friend was rushing away to find a fax machine—to be first to send the news to this man Bearden. I also overheard others speaking the name with obvious respect. At similar conferences later, I met Thomas Bearden and once dined with him in Huntsville, Alabama. He’s…

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iNews

• Berlin Researchers Crack the Ptolemy Code A second century map of Germania by the scholar Ptolemy has always stumped scholars. Now a team of researchers has cracked the code, revealing that half of Germany’s cities are 1,000 years older than previously thought. • Renowned U.S. Navy Commander Reveals Stunning Roswell Crash Secret Could the aliens, rather than being from another planet, instead, be from the future? • Building a Warp Drive Using Metamaterials Experts say, at Star-Trek-like “warp drive” made of metamaterials could reach…

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No Knowledge Filtering Here

Some years ago, Doug Kenyon, editor of Atlantis Rising, asked me to write a column for this magazine. I agreed, and it was a good decision. I named the column “The Forbidden Archeologist.” In it, I have commented on many topics of interest to me. The first is archaeological evidence for extreme human antiquity. According to mainstream conventional science, human beings like us first came into existence between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago, having evolved from more primitive apelike ancestors. But the ancient Sanskrit writings…

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The Stones of the Ancients

A number of writers and researchers have suspected for years that the Great Pyramid at Giza and other ancient struc­tures around the world may actually be machines, representing a technology so foreign to our own that most people do not recognize it. The Great Pyramid is constructed with uncanny precision and has ascending and descending pas­sages, a bizarrely shaped “Grand Gallery,” a “King’s Chamber” containing a “sarcophagus” with no body, and a “Queen’s Chamber.” At least four shafts lead from the chambers, and engineer Rudolf…

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Planning the Pyramids

For thousands of years, scientists from around the world have tried to understand how the ancient Egyptians erected their giant pyramids, especially the Great Pyramid at Giza. Now, an architect and researcher at the Norwegian Univer­sity of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim says he has discovered a previously unappreciated dimension to the problem—the extraordinarily precise planning and direction that such a massive structure would have required. Is it possible that millennia ago the monument’s architects were the first to use a technique now considered…

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How Modern Is Modern Science?

You might think that since quantum physics is a relatively new branch of science, this burgeoning “new science” phi­losophy is also new. It is not. These new insights into nature and reality are very old but have been masked by mod­ern attempts to characterize the ancient Egyptian culture and religion as primitive. The concepts of mind and con­sciousness, as well as reincarnation and evolution, were expressed long ago in what historians have labeled the “ancient mystery school”—what Schwaller de Lubicz termed “sacred science.” Although shrouded…

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Judgment Day

After many years of murdering, raping, and pillaging with malice aforethought, twin brothers Jed and Ned were final­ly stopped by the police. Jed was shot and killed instantly, while Ned was apprehended and sent to prison for life. Dur­ing his confinement, Ned “found” God and repented. Jed and Ned are fictional characters created here to examine divine justice as perceived by familiar biblical ortho­doxy (a view which does not accept the justice-providing mechanism of reincarnation and karma—Ed.). The predom­inant view is that Jed faces eternal…

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The Search for Becket’s Bones

On an August night in 1990, sometime after midnight, two young men with Dickensian-sounding names approached Britain’s Canterbury Cathedral. Armed with crowbars, bolt cutters, chisels, wire, masking tape, and a torch, Peregrine Prescott and Risto Pronk were well prepared for surreptitious entry but perhaps not well enough. Despite the fact that both young adventurers were veterans of the Foreign Legion, the police learned of their apparent burglary-in-progress and promptly took both into custody. The pair claimed not to have intended stealing anything; but, alas, what…

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The Mystery of Mudra

For centuries yogis, martial artists, and spiritual seekers have used ritual hand gestures as part of their spiritual prac­tice. Their belief is that these positions help them attain the mental and physical discipline or spiritual transforma­tion they seek. We all use common gestures to reinforce certain ways of feeling and thinking. What do you feel if you cross your arms across your chest when you are in conversation with someone? What happens if you open your arms and hold your hands out in front of…

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Close Encounter of the Ball Lightning Kind

Some paranormal events are so extraordinary and inexplicable; that they form the outstanding experiences of a life­time. My own encounter began at daybreak last September 16, when publisher Wayne May and I drove from the offic­es of his magazine, Ancient American, in Colfax, Wisconsin, to an alternative archaeology symposium some 200 miles away. Before arriving at Marquette, Michigan, where attendees of the Ancient American Preservation Society were meet­ing the next day, we stopped overnight at a friend’s country home little more than an hour’s drive…

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Jupiter in Aries: January – June 2011

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system; eleven Earths could fit side by side across the face of the gas giant. Jupiter is fifth from the Sun, and its orbit is five times farther than Earth’s orbit. Jupiter spins on its axis in ten hours, less than half the time it takes Earth to rotate once. Jupiter’s atmosphere is composed mostly of hydrogen (86%) and helium (14%), and the atmosphere also has giant lightning storms in its upper clouds. The colorful cloud bands…

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The Up-to-Date Ancients

Some mysteries continue to defy explanation. That doesn’t seem to translate into acceptance by the main stream me­dia, but it makes for some very interesting films, like this issue’s offerings. MAYAN PROPHECIES AND CROP CIRCLES: An Extraordinary Connection UFO TV and Spirit Culture Media This DVD was a three-time award winner at the International UFO Congress EBE Awards for Best Documentary, Best Historical Documentary, and Peoples Choice Award. Scholars and researchers have discovered an extraordinary connection between rare, ancient, 6000-year-old Sumerian symbols from the mysterious…

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