Technologies of the Gods—In the Americas

Atlantis Rising readers and regular watchers of the History Channel are familiar with some amazingly sophisticated high technology that highlighted the ancient Old World. Examples include the Eastern Mediterranean “Antikythera Device”—a 2,100-year-old analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions; Minoan Crete’s Phaistos Disc—a baked clay artifact impressed with movable type 32 centuries before Guttenberg re-invented the same process; a dynastic Egyptian pregnancy test that preceded our own by more than four thousand years; and many other specimens of advanced application. Far less well known are…

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Physics from Outside the Box

The standard model of modern physics is an uneasy blend of relativity theory and quantum mechanics. Relativity theory, developed by Hendrik Lorentz and Henri Poincare and Albert Einstein, supposedly explains gravity and the bending of light near massive bodies, among other things. Quantum mechanics has given us lasers and transistors and also purports to explain a good many things. But no one yet has developed, and then conclusively proven, a theory completely unifying these two pillars of modern physics. Most recently, string theory has attempted…

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God & the Big Bang

As scientifically compelling as the Big Bang Theory is, there is a paradox in the notion of our universe expanding from a singularity. The question, “What existed before the Big Bang?” has baffled scientists. By definition, nothing existed prior to the beginning, but that fact creates more questions than answers. For instance, if nothing existed prior to the Big Bang, what caused the singularity to be created in the first place?” (The Origin of the Universe—The Big Bang, by John P. Mills, Ph.D.) The origin…

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Ancient High Tech Revisited

In the late 1990’s, Atlantis Rising set out to produce three video documentaries that covered the areas of greatest interest to our chosen audience. The plan was: I would write and narrate the productions, while my partner and frequent Atlantis Rising cover artist, Tom Miller, who had a long filmmaking resume, would direct. Technologies of the Gods, which dealt with evidence for advanced ancient technology, came first. Later, Clash of the Geniuses would get into suppressed technology, and finally, The Atlantis Connection—English Sacred Sites, would…

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Mysteries Unraveled

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.”)   Christianity and Enlightenment I got into the subject of “Christianity and Enlightenment” (A.R., #96) via Anthroposophy and Huna magic. Anthroposophy says there were two Jesus kids, but one Christ. The slain Christ and his blood was done to get humanity off a strictly…

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News

Did Jesus Have a Wife? Controversy Surrounds Recent Coptic Artifact Discovery A veritable firestorm still rages in archaeological circles over the so-called Gospel of Jesus Wife, a small fourth century papyrus fragment brought to light by scholars at Harvard’s divinity school in September of 2012. Professor Karen King announced the existence of the fragment at an international conference and declared that it was the only existing ancient document in which Jesus spoke explicitly about having a wife. In the text he used the actual words…

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Brain Surgeon Discovers Heaven Exists Dr. Eben Alexander, a Harvard-trained brain surgeon, once believed the brain was the seat of consciousness. No longer. The author of a new book, Proof of Heaven, has gone public with a remarkable personal story. The upshot, he concludes, “Consciousness is the most profound mystery in the Universe,” and the brain cannot account for it. After contracting meningitis in 2008, Alexander suffered clinical death. The part of his brain that controls human thought and emotion was completely shut down, but,…

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Science Fraud on the Rise, Claims Published Study The next time you hear an argument advanced with the claim that it is validated by a scientific study, remember this: the threat from scientific fraud is on the increase. That’s what a new study says, so it must be so. According to Arturo Casadevall, a professor of microbiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, who did the analysis, the percentage of fraud among retracted papers has grown to 43 percent. If other forms…

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Treating Cancer With Magnets  For years, any researcher who claimed that he could treat cancer with the use of magnets was considered to be either a fraud or an idiot. Magnet therapy for cancer was high on the list of things considered quackery by mainstream medicine. Now a group of researchers in South Korea have figured out how to use magnetism to attack cancer. Orthodox science is applauding. Go figure. According to Phys.org, the prestigious on-line scientific news website, the researchers have figured out how…

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The Puzzles of New Energy and Perpetual Motion

Times are indeed changing—or spiraling around to revisit previous themes from a slightly different perspective. The November 2012 issue of Discover Magazine’s Big Idea section features a two-page article titled, “Bring Back the Cold Fusion Dream.” Discover Magazine is discovering a theory that researchers who’ve been watching the energy frontier have been hearing about for a few years. The Widom-Larsen theory explains the excess heat from the tabletop experiment dubbed “cold fusion,” that Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons announced in 1989. Allan Widom and Lewis…

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The Forbidden Archaeologist in Finland

Earlier this year, I was thinking about submitting an abstract for a paper I could present at the 2012 meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Helsinki, Finland. So I went to the conference website and searched through the list of accepted sessions to see if I could find one that related to my interests. None of them attracted me, until I came upon this session: Public Appropriations of Archaeologists Narratives. As soon as I read the session title, I felt a shock of…

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Late-breaking Stories We’re Following on the Internet

iNews  Late-breaking Stories We’re Following on the Internet    • Scientists Offer Quantum Theory of Soul’s Existence A pair of world-renowned quantum scientists say they can prove the existence of the soul, which they says lives within structures called microtubules that live inside brain cells.   http://www.sott.net/article/252984-Scientists-offer-quantum-theory-of-souls-existence     • Is Belief In Telepathy Unscientific?    Rigorous experiments may suggest that ESP and mental telepathy are real, yet these phenomena are rejected as hoaxes by mainstream science, because, it is argued, belief in mind reading…

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Hitler’s Escape

When Truman asked Stalin in 1945 whether Hitler was dead, Stalin replied bluntly, “No.” As late as 1952, Eisenhower declared: “We have been unable to unearth one bit of tangible evidence of Hitler’s death.” What really happened? Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams have compiled extensive evidence—some recently declassified—that Hitler actually fled Berlin and took refuge in a remote Nazi enclave in Argentina. The recent discovery that the famous “Hitler’s skull” in Moscow is female, as well as newly uncovered documents, provide powerful support for their…

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Jung and the Gnostics

Is depth psychology, as it is being practiced today, a modern extension of Gnosticism? Was Carl Jung himself a Gnostic? Analytical psychology, which is based on Jung’s understanding of the human psyche, is being used worldwide today as a form of self-inquiry and mental healing. The theoretical foundations of analytical psychology closely mirror some of the core principles of Gnosticism. They share an idea that one can have a direct Gnosis or understanding of the nature of the self and spirit outside of belief. If…

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Mount Nemrut: Ancient Place of Initiation?

High in the eastern Taurus (southern Anti-Taurus) mountain range of modern Turkey, nestled between the mountains to the north and the Euphrates River to the south, at an elevation of some 7,000 feet, the gods congregate at a place known as Mount Nemrut (Nemrud Dagi). Visit the site today and after trekking up the mountain trail, you will arrive at a huge artificial limestone tumulus some 165 feet tall and nearly 500 feet in diameter erected on the natural summit of the mountain. Major terraces…

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The Lunar Illusions of Stanley Kubrick

It was supposed to be “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” as astronaut Neil Armstrong reached the surface of the moon. Instead, as some would have us believe, it may have been a massive fraud on the American public and the world as two men actually, it is alleged, were hopping around in a Nevada desert pretending to be on the moon. And the “small step,” some conspiracy theorists will tell you, was actually an amateurish Stanley Kubrick production—in contrast to…

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Veil of Mystery

In the tiny, hilltop town of Manoppello, just over two hours east of Rome, is one of the most enigmatic relics of Christianity: the Holy Face, or Veil, of Manoppello. Even though the veil is in the heartland of Italy, its rising fame is very much a German affair because of the work of a German nun, a German journalist, and a German pope. The Veil has risen in importance and notoriety with the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI. His visit to Manoppello, on September…

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Was Jesus an Actual King?

Is it true that the Catholic Church deliberately set out to deceive its followers, while simultaneously mocking their gullibility? Was a gargantuan cover-up actually the work of Saul/Josephus, the quicksilver-quilled historian who wrote most of the secular and the spiritual accounts of first century Judaea? Those are among the questions said to be answered in a new e-book from controversial British author Ralph Ellis. Jesus, King of Edessa will certainly challenge many readers, not simply because of the sometimes-complex evidence explored, but also because it…

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Earth Energy and the Ancients

“It was now clear that ancient people were utilizing the invisible energies of the Earth in their rites as they venerated the natural world. The current passed right through the massive barrow, surrounded by a deep ditch, forming a node point at its center…We were being drawn back to a world where this temple had been deliberately planned and constructed to take account of natural energies…Here, for the first time, marked out by rows of standing stones, was a graphic display of how the energy…

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Jupiter in Gemini: June 2012 – June 2013

“There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.” —Josh Billings   Gemini, the Twins, was one of 48 constellations described by second century astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 constellations agreed upon by astronomers internationally since 1930. The name is Latin for “twins” and corresponds in myth to the famous Greek twins Castor and Pollux. Those are also the names of the two brightest stars in Gemini. Although Castor is designated as alpha, it is actually the…

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The Chauvet Revelations

Learning the secrets of the past can be a tedious and time-consuming business, but occasionally there is a breakthrough and the process begins to move at lightning speed. That might be the result in some of the discoveries mentioned below.   Cave of Forgotten Dreams Werner Herzog This documentary by Werner Herzog (a well-known, German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and opera director) takes you directly into the Chauvet Cave in France. The cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in…

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