Hitler’s Last Card

NAZIS ARE MAKING NEWS AGAIN Late in 2010 headlines in several European newspapers, including Britain’s Mail and Telegraph screamed that Hit­ler’s last attempt to win the war could have been a surprise assault on London and New York carried out with giant antigravity flying disks—an attack thwarted only by the end of WWII. Long circulated in the UFO underground, the story received a new lease on life when German science magazine PM reported evidence for the existence of such an advanced and secret program in…

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Egyptology on the Brink

With the removal of President Mubarak, Egypt’s future—though uncertain—has, many believe, entered a positive new era. Egyptology, the scientific investigation of ancient Egypt, is also clearly going through momentous changes. In a late-breaking development, Zahi Hawass, the virtual embodiment of current-day Egyptology, who now finds him­self facing extraordinary new allegations of nepotism and corruption, has also been forced to resign from his newly created ministerial post. In that position and previously as Egypt’s Director of Antiquities he has, for many years, maintained a virtual dictatorship…

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Italian Inventors Enter ‘Cold Fusion’ Arena

An “Energy Catalyzer” is the new item on the energy frontier at the time of this writing. Italian engineer Andrea A. Rossi and Professor Sergio Focardi of the University of Bologna announced a technology for a reaction that produces excess heat—at low cost and in quantities that would make it commercially useful. It involves a catalytic reaction be­tween nickel, hydrogen, and some secret elements, but they avoid calling it “cold fusion.” At this time it looks like the Italians do have a viable technology that…

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Egypt’s Gathering Antiquities Storm

In January and February, as the world watched in fascination, a relatively peaceful revolution (at least the first act thereof) played out on the streets of Egypt. When the dust had begun to clear the man known as the “last pharaoh,” president Hosni Mubarak, had been driven from power. The full meaning of it all has only begun to be fully grasped, but many unexpected consequences have already started to unfold. Not only was a corrupt dictator overthrown, but the momentous events in the land…

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Atlanteans Rising?

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”.) Another Atlantean Arises It is my understanding that consciousness is everywhere in the universe. Our minds create definitions of physical things (people, stones, stars, etc.) by delineating a particular field of consciousness and giving it a name. When a per­son recalls…

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News

Satellite Evidence of Lost Civilization? We live, it has been argued, in the ruins of a vast civilization, too great to be seen by our lowly earthbound vision, but as we advance to higher levels, we are at last able to behold the great but lost design. Now satellites are providing a high ground beyond anything known before and, to our amazement, we learn that there are actually hundreds of miles of coastline on both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of Florida, as well as…

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Mystery Manuscript Is Much Older Than Once Believed The Voynich manuscript remains as much a mystery as ever, though researchers believe that now, at least, they have determined its age. After recent carbon 14 testing at the University of Arizona, experts say the manuscript was created in the early part of the fifteenth century, making it about a century older than previously believed. As for the coded pages themselves: still unknown. Filled with 240 vellum pages, most with colored drawings of unknown plants and nymphs…

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RUSSIANS WARN OF ASTEROID HIT IN 2036 Anyone making plans for the year 2036 might want to put them on hold. That, at least, is the opinion of Russian space experts. In that year, they predict, the 900-foot-long asteroid Apophis will crash into Earth with enough force to destroy half a continent, killing a very large part of life on this planet—a virtual doomsday event. Reassuringly, ex­perts at NASA disagree. Apophis was first discovered in 2004. At first the worry was that it would smash…

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Nobel Winner Defends Homeopathy Homeopathic medicine may not be respected by most mainstream scientists, but that does not include the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for medicine. French virologist Dr. Luc Montagnier, who won for discovering the AIDS virus, takes the often-sneered-at science very seriously. According to the Huffington Post, Montagnier recently told a gathering of Nobel winners that he thinks homeopa­thy has great significance to the future of medicine. “I can’t say that homeopathy is right in everything” he told the journal Science,…

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iNews

• Researcher Finds ‘Alien Life’ Fossils A NASA scientist’s claim that he has found tiny fossils of alien life in the remnants of a meteorite has stirred both excitement and skepticism, and is being closely reviewed by 100 experts. • Ark of the Covenant in the Virgin Islands? Does St. Croix Island hold the key to a mysterious missing holy relic? The area’s seemingly inno­cent past has roots reaching back to Jerusalem, next to King Solomon’s temple, to be exact. A new book offers startling…

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Some Thoughts on Ancient Aliens

In 2010, I appeared in several episodes of season two of the Ancient Aliens television series on the History Channel. I also appeared briefly in some episodes of season one of the series, and in the original pilot show. The theme of the show is that in ancient times, extraterrestrials visited the earth in spacecraft. I agree with that. According to some ancient alien researchers, the extraterrestrials were in all cases “flesh and blood” creatures who had advanced mechanical technology, and the terrestrial humans who…

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Gardens Under the Sea

Fundamentalist Christians and Orthodox Jews tend to believe that everything in the Judeo-Christian Bible is literally true, while at least some atheists deny that any of the Bible could be based on fact. It is clear, though, that many pas­sages in the Bible seem to be based on real historical events. There really was a Herod the Great and a Pontius Pilate. The Israelites were probably among the people called the Hyksos who migrated into the northeastern portion of the Nile Delta, possibly to escape…

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Easter & the Rites of Spring

It is no coincidence that the Christian celebration of Easter and the beginning of Spring seem to be one and the same event. Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, and, of course, the most sacred event in Christianity, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, are related in many ways although some, you may find, are surprising. It should not be too much of a surprise that the festival that became Passover was celebrated in 621 BC, and that, in turn, was employed by Christianity in picking the date…

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Passing the Torch

Is the mystery and magic in our world diminishing? Are there still secrets or subtle esoteric teachings to learn by fol­lowing a metaphysical path of study? You may think that modern science has dispelled magic from the world, but if you look closer, you can see it exists in full view. The rituals we use to inaugurate a new President, to initiate a new member into a civic organization, or to begin a path of martial arts or spiritual study serve to make more concrete…

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The Lost Legacy of Freemasonry

Dan Brown’s recent bestselling novel, The Lost Symbol, depicts Freemasonry as having a fundamental role in the founding of America. The “lost” symbol or final secret of Freemasonry as used by Brown in his fast-paced thriller, gives, along the way, very good information about Masonic lore and its role in the formation of our nation. (I speak as a Mason, myself.) Central to it all are images of light, and the answer—during Masonic initiations—which a candi­date gives to the question, “What do you desire most…

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Near-Death Experience in the Olden Days

Before Dr. Raymond Moody named the Near-Death Experience (NDE) and popularized it in his 1975 best-selling book Life After Life, very few people were aware of the phenomenon. Over the past 35 years, however, there have been doz­ens of books discussing the NDE—a phenomenon which suggests that there is an energy body or spirit body which separates from the physical body at death and lives on in another dimension of reality. But skeptics and debunkers now question new NDE reports, claiming that reading about such…

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The Mirror Factor

On a certain night in the middle of the seventeenth century, in a room in the Canongate section of Edinburgh, Scot­land, a beautiful Scottish noblewoman named Lady Primrose held onto the hand of a somber, monk-like man in a black silk robe while she gazed into a magic mirror. Lady Primrose had recently been abandoned by an abusive husband. The man beside her was the Central Europe­an seer who had constructed and polished the mirror on the wall. He claimed it could conjure up images…

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The Icon that Saved Russia

The Virgin of Kazan is one of the most revered Russian religious icons. Its disappearance at the time of the Russian Revolution was a catastrophe, but its resurgence and its link with Pope John Paul II and Fatima has confirmed the icon’s mythical status of securing the fate of “Mother Russia.” The fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 not only meant a new era for politicians; it also changed the religious land­scape of “Mother Russia”—a once extremely religious country. Communism, after all, had been…

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Enigma of the Geoglyphs

When the biblical author (divine or anonymous) of the Old Testament stated in Genesis 6:1-4 that “there were giants in the earth in those days”—i.e., before the Deluge—he might have been referring to the truly gigantic image of a man etched into the side of a green hill in the south of England. There, visitors may still behold the 180-foot high, 167-foot wide depiction of a naked man, phallus erect, wielding a knotted, 120-foot long club in his right hand. The entire biomorph was formed…

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Uranus in Aries 2010–2019

“It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.” Adrienne Rich William Herschel, a musician who took up astronomy as a hobby, officially discovered Uranus on March 13, 1781. Later, it was realized that Uranus had been seen and recorded at least 20 times between 1690 and 1781, as Uranus is visible to the unaided eye under exceptionally clear conditions when the planet is opposed to the Sun and appears as a faint star. Astronomers couldn’t…

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Trips: Spiritual & Otherwise

For the spiritual adventurer or the adventuring spirit, this issue’s assortment of DVDs provide more than a little food for thought, if not an opportunity to trip out over some truly cosmic concepts. SOUL RISING: The Awakening; The Transformation; The Ascension William Henry “From ancient wormholes and stargate metaphysics to a quest for the next human is my journey of transforma­tion,” says William Henry, internationally recognized for his innovative interpretations, continual discoveries about ancient gateways, and human transformation. “During my 25 years of research, I…

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