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Lake Vostok’s Secret Life

In the twenty years since the discovery of Lake Vostok, the burning—or should we say chilling?—question about the giant sub-glacial body of liquid water has been: will we find life there? In late June of this year the world learned that the definitive answer is a resounding, yes. The enormous lake is, in fact, “teeming” with life. Before the announcement, conventional wisdom has had it that Vostok was probably sterile. It is, after all, very cold and inhospitable down there but once again conventional science…

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Easter Island’s Astonishing Antiquity

While Easter Island is thought to have been first discovered and inhabited by Polynesians (probably coming from the Marquesas Islands, north of Tahiti), around AD 300, it is believed by most mainstream archaeologists that the time of the excavation and movement of the statues was between AD 1100 and 1680. This is based on radio-carbon dating of wood, bone, and shell found buried in and around the statues and the quarry of Rano Raraku. However, we do not know how deeply these objects were buried….

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The Suspension of Disbelief

Everyone has seen a movie or a play at some time or other in his or her life that has involved the invocation of that time-honored theatrical technique known as “suspension of disbelief” (hereinafter referred to as “SOD”) by which the audience is required to believe a premise that it would never accept in the real world—things that happen in the story, that no one would believe if they were presented in a newspaper as fact. In such instances, the audience makes a semiconscious decision…

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What Goes Around Comes Around

One of the causes for the destruction of Atlantis, it has been theorized, was the kind of thoroughly mad science said to have been practiced in the place. Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet” of Virginia Beach, was among those who spoke of strange creatures produced through the genetic engineering of that time. In fact, Cayce said, the battle over what to do with such creatures led to warfare, which eventuated in the complete destruction of the empire. Some have speculated that so-called mythological creatures, chimeras…

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Freedom from Duality

Writing to Atlantis Rising cialis vs adcirca 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.”)   Imhotep’s Black Box In response to the article, “The Black Box of Imhotep,” (A.R. #101) a couple of things caught my attention. The author (Robert Bauval) states that the stone pharaoh inside the structure is looking out the peephole in…

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News

New Evidence Challenges Global Warming Models The principal article of faith—fervently held these days in certain sectors of government and academia—that Earth is rapidly warming and headed toward a climate catastrophe unless draconian steps are taken immediately, has received another significant, albeit heretical, challenge. In the recently released National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report, “State of the Climate in 2012,” the statement is made: “worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record.” But as well known climate blogger Pierre Gosselin points out,…

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Near-Death-Experience Deniers Lashing Back? The objective reality of so-called Near Death Experiences (NDE)—the vivid recollections, common to many after clinical death, of leaving the physical body and approaching a great light, followed by an abrupt return to earthly life, forever changed by their afterlife encounter—have lately been under assault in the mainstream media. During the summer months of 2013, the press was ablaze with reports that research had provided “a new scientific explanation” for the phenomenon. From the BBC to Fox News, from Medical News…

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Ancient Metallic Coating Technology Still Unmatched Many of the secrets of ancient craftsmen remain a mystery today. The unequaled array of skills provided by various esoteric guilds during the so-called Dark Ages continues to amaze, even in this age of advanced technical competence, and now another example of astonishing ancient sophistication has emerged. More than 2,000 years ago artists developed thin-film coating technologies unrivaled by today’s accomplishments in producing DVDs, solar cells, electronic devices, and the like. A report in the ACS journal Accounts of…

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Could the Universe Be a Giant Brain? The idea is not new. Scientists and science fiction writers have suggested as much for years, but now a new study says a closer look at the universe and the human brain reveals many surprising similarities. Dimitri Krioukov, a professor at the University of California, San Diego has published a study in Nature’s Scientific Reports that suggests that different kinds of networks evolve in similar ways. In an interview with the web site, Space.com Krioukov said the universe…

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The New Mission to Learn the Lost Secrets of Electricity

Would human civilization be closer to a golden age now if electrical science had never abandoned the road that could have led to aether-fueled technologies? I’ve had most of the summer to ponder such questions, inspired by the Bedini-Lindemann conference. The answer that keeps coming up is “Yes. It’s never too late to retrace our steps, leave the road-to-nowhere that relies on fossil fuel burning and atom-smashing technologies, and get back to harmonious ways of working with nature instead of destroying it.” Each of the…

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The Strange Case of the Wolfsegg Object

In the fall of 1885, a workman at an iron foundry in the village of Schondorf in Austria made an interesting discovery. He was breaking up big blocks of coal, which were to be burned in the smelting furnaces of the foundry. Inside one of the blocks of coal, he found an iron object with a scalloped surface. The object soon attracted the attention of scientists, including Dr. Adolf Gurlt of a natural sciences society in Bonn, Germany. A summary account of Dr. Gurlt’s report…

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Late-Breaking Stories

•  TED Talks Routinely Censoring Scientists on Consciousness The “TED Talks” organization, once founded on the idea of spreading good ideas, has, some say, become the new priesthood of status-quo dogma. http://www.naturalnews.com/041931_TED_talks_censorship_consciousness.html   •  Evidence for ‘New Physics’ Means Universe Is Not as We Know It Evidence that the universe is not as we know it has emerged from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant atom-smashing machine built to recreate conditions at the dawn of time. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/31/evidence-for-new-physics_n_3684411.html   •  Mysterious Amazon Web Tower Baffles…

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Big Bang or Not?

Cosmologists dwell where physics and astronomy overlap. Physicists tend to study that which is very small, subatomic particles, and cosmologists specialize in the very large—the age, size, origin, and structure of the universe. Just as physicists explain atomic structure and the forces governing the universe by attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity (currently with string or membrane theory) cosmologists explain things with their own overall theory—the expanding universe or “big bang” theory. They believe that the universe is finite but unbounded and that it…

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The Sirius Puzzle

The star Sirius has fascinated humans for many millennia. Many different cultures around the world have beliefs and myths that are tied up with the star. It is the brightest star in the sky from Earth and it is the fifth closest star we’ve identified to our sun. You can see it from the Northern hemisphere in the winter months by following a line down from the belt of Orion, where it appears as a white/blue star. In the right conditions, at high elevation and…

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Glastonbury Zodiac

On a brisk English day this past May, I found myself climbing Glastonbury Tor in the presence of none other than Anthony Thorley, an expert, indeed in my opinion perhaps the foremost living authority, on the Glastonbury Zodiac. A retired psychiatrist who for over three decades has been studying landscape traditions, histories, and energies, Thorley is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Wales (Trinity Saint David) focused on landscape zodiacs, such as the Zodiac found at Glastonbury. I had come to Glastonbury at…

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The Spirits of Glastonbury

Visitors to the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey in southwest England, not far from Stonehenge, find an abundance of history while exploring the grounds, which cover 37 acres, and while examining the exhibits and books in the museum at the entrance to the grounds. Much of it is historical fact, but some of it is clearly in the area of myth—possibly fact, possibly a mixture of fact and fantasy, or possibly pure fiction. Joseph of Arimathea, St. Patrick, King Arthur, the Isle of Avalon, and the…

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Did the Welsh Discover America?

Three hundred and twenty years before Columbus, it is said, a Welsh Prince sailed across the Atlantic and into the Gulf of Mexico. His voyage of discovery and two subsequent returns were not recorded outside of his own homeland, but nevertheless, they were recorded. Like the Vikings whose similar adventures were described in their Sagas, the Welsh voyages were almost always considered fiction. The Vikings sailed in search of new lands; others, including Basque and Breton fishermen, had fished the Grand Banks for cod long…

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Polar Memories

The book, Arctic Home in the Vedas, was first published in 1903. Written by the Indian philosopher Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856–1920), the work was an analysis of the texts of the Rigveda and Avesta. A mathematician turned astronomer, historian, journalist, philosopher and political leader of India, Tilak had come to the conclusion that many of the hymns comprising the ancient texts came not from India or Iran but from the ancient polar region. He noted that descriptions of the long months of darkness, the protracted…

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Lemuria

In the gnostic Gospel According to Thomas, Jesus is quoted as having observed, “The Kingdom of God is spread upon the Earth, and no one sees it.” The same might be said of Lemuria. Although laughed off as a Theosophist fantasy by mainstream scholars, physical evidence comprising perhaps millions of tons of cut stone from the Motherland of Civilization are quite literally spread over and under much of the Pacific Ocean and into the Indian Ocean. Their abundance of material evidence is neither imaginary nor…

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Uranus-Pluto

Astrologer Dane Rudyar has called Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, “Ambassadors of the Galaxy,” as they inhabit the outer part of the Solar System. Large astrological cycles, and aspects between these “ambassadors,” are thought to influence the evolution of consciousness. Rudyar died in 1985, so he didn’t live to see Pluto’s change of status or other dwarf planetary entities emerging from the remote and frigid darkness of our Sun’s domain. A cycle of aspects between two planets begins when they form a conjunction. Called synodic cycles,…

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The Fields of the Sun

How much are events on Earth influenced by forces from beyond our planet and our time? For most of the intelligentsia the primary answer: not much. Those who have seen this batch of videos may think otherwise.   SOLAR REVOLUTION Dieter Broers Even though this documentary was produced in 2012, and makes reference to the uncertainty of the “end game” that was in some peoples’ minds, it’s still worth a viewing in 2013, as we now, of course, know. And the featured speakers  (Rupert Sheldrake,…

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