Once Upon a Time in Inner Space…

Success has many father; ‘failure’ is an orphan. —Old Proverb In the wake of the success the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, it should come as no surprise that the original idea—that extra-terrestrials have influenced the development of civilization on Earth—is now attributed to many. According to Dr. Gregory Little—researcher, publisher of the online magazine Alternative Perceptions, and regular contributor to Atlantis Rising—who has studied the matter extensively, the ancient astronaut hypothesis has been attributed to everyone from horror writer H.P. Lovecraft to popular astronomer Carl…

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Mysterious Missionaries

There are some among us who believe those “very ancient times” were actually long before the Neolithic. Mu’s best cities, in the opinion of James Churchward, were “built at or near the mouths of great rivers, these being the seats of trade and commerce, from which ships passed to and from all parts of the world” (Churchward, The Lost Contient of Mu., p. 26). In fact, he was told by Caroline Islanders that the first men “had very large boats in which they sailed all…

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The Friar Who Discovered America

One hundred and thirty years before Columbus set sail, a Franciscan friar decided his job was done. He had sailed to America, to the far north possibly almost to the North Pole, and he drew maps of his adventures from the frozen North to sunny Florida. He presented his travelogue, both charts and text, to his superiors in his order and to the King of England, Edward III. While they were not widely circulated outside the Franciscan order, his reports ultimately made their way into…

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The Thrills and Chills of Publishing

In November of 1994, we published Atlantis Rising #1. Now, twenty years later, we are happy to report, this publication is still going strong and our future looks brighter than ever. That is a statement which, at least in America, no other paper-and-ink publisher in our market niche can make. In fact, as far as we know, of the various printed publications offered to our audience during that time, the only one still standing is Atlantis Rising Magazine. In recent years, other U.S. magazines intended…

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Thinking Big Thoughts

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.”)   Space Drives I read Jerry Decker’s column (“Strange Thruster Defies Known Laws of Physics.” AR #108) with considerable interest, especially the section dealing with (supposedly impossible) reactionless space drives, some of which have been tested and seem to demonstrate a thrust in one…

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News

Could a Pole Shift Happen Fast? While the danger of a “pole shift” (as described in researcher John White’s best-selling book of that name) was once cause for public alarm and dire warnings, in recent years the threat has been discounted. While a catastrophic change in the angle of the axis about which our planet turns no longer worries most scientists, a change in Earth’s magnetic poles is considered not only possible but also inevitable. And while, up until recently, a shift in the magnetic…

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Scientists Validate Italian Cold Fusion A new, and surprisingly favorable, independent scientific report on the Low Energy Nuclear Reactor (LENR, aka cold fusion) device, invented by Italian Andrea Rossi, was released in October. Reverberations in the world of high-energy physics have begun. Rossi’s tabletop device, dubbed the E-Cat (or energy catalyzer), has—as it challenges the conventional physics paradigm—been the subject of much controversy since its introduction in 2011. Despite endorsements from many experts including Nobel Prize winning physicist Brian Josephson, the E-Cat has been dismissed…

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Return to Antikythera For the first time in over a century, one of the most mysterious underwater archaeological sites in the world is getting some serious reexamination. An out-of-the-way Greek island is the site of one of the most amazing discoveries in history, the so-called Antikythera device, a sophisticated virtual computer found in 1900 by sponge divers in the ruins of an ancient Greek shipwreck. The amazing capabilities of the more than 2,000-year-old device were not fully appreciated for over half a century, and the…

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Religion and Life on Other Worlds Would proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life be a problem for religious believers? That question gets a fresh look in, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life (Springer, 2014), a new book by Vanderbilt University astronomer David Weintraub. Knowing (some would say we already know) whether humanity has company in the universe will trigger, Weintraub says, one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in history, and, he thinks, it will pose a significant challenge for at least some terrestrial religions. While some…

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Weather Control: The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction

Environmental modification techniques (EN MOD) for military use constitute, in the present context of global warfare, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change, the world’s weather can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons. Both the US and Russia have developed capabilities to manipulate the climate for military use. Environmental modification techniques have been applied by the U.S. military for more than half a century. US mathematician John von Neumann, in…

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The Mutation Time Problem from Human Origins

I do not accept the idea that humans like us evolved from primitive apes and apemen, with the first humans like us appearing less than 200,000 years ago. For one thing, as I documented in my book Forbidden Archeology, there is extensive archaeological evidence that humans like us have always coexisted with our alleged apelike ancestors. But, as described by Stephen Meyer in his book Darwin’s Doubt, there is another problem with the evolutionary concept of human origins. From the standpoint of genetics, there is…

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Late-Breaking Stories

• Maybe It Wasn’t the Higgs Particle After All In 2013 CERN laboratory in Switzerland announced, amid much fanfare, the finding of a new elementary particle, the Higgs Boson (aka “God Particle”). But maybe it wasn’t the Higgs, maybe it just looks like it. And maybe it is not alone. So says a new study. http://phys.org/news/2014-11-wasnt-higgs-particle.html • Da Vinci Drawing Hidden From Hitler Due To Its ‘Magic’ Power Royal Library curators in Turin during the war believed the self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, could…

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Magical Egypt

By popular demand: the underground classic documentary series Magical Egypt is returning after 15 years for new episodes. Iconic host John Anthony West and the original writers are back, now joined by a new generation of researchers, scientists, and thinkers, representing what some consider a “New Counterculture,” and a new way of thinking about our past, present, and future. celebrex reviewsonline viagrageneric nexium 40 mghttp://lexapropharmacy-generic.com/catalog/Depression/Citalopram.htmhttp://viagra7-pharmacycanada.com/cialis-generic.html This time around, however, your help is needed. More on that later. The new movement consists now of a small…

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Return to Rock Lake

Our pontoon boat was probably the largest of its kind ever afloat on Rock Lake. Nearly 100 feet long, the vessel’s exceptional stability made an ideal diving platform, while its lofty bridge afforded an almost aerial perspective for observing large, suggestively man-made shadows lurking beneath the surface. They belonged, we hoped, to the ancient pyramids long said to stand in the murky depths of this deceptively ordinary-looking body of water. It lies beside the Wisconsin pioneer town of Lake Mills, between Milwaukee, 56 miles to…

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The Writing on the Wall?

We once were told that writing, in the form of Sumerian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphics, began some five thousand years ago, having evolved from relatively crude picture writing (this part is probably true). This marked, we were taught, the beginning of recorded history, so the time prior to this is, by definition, prehistoric. We were told that all modern alphabets derived from the Phoenician. Later, some researchers theorized that a kind of alphabet developed in the city state of Ugarit, in what is now Syria,…

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Lost Truth

Did ancient peoples possess a profound knowledge that has since been lost? Did they understand the true nature of the universe? Did they have deep insights into the metaphysics that underlies reality? Did the gods or the deity impart to humankind a true and single theology in far distant times? Was there a prisca theologia (an ancient theology) that dates back to the origins of antiquity? Many thinkers would answer in the affirmative, but they would also argue that the prisca theologia, the divinely offered…

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Exploring Purgatory

As a Catholic school student growing up during the 1940s, I was taught to fear Purgatory nearly as much as Hell. It was just as horrific as hell, the “flames” just as searing, the despair and anguish just as great. The only difference was that it was not an eternal state. I might plan on spending years, possibly decades, perhaps even centuries, purging my sins in the fires of Purgatory, but eventually I would be released and experience the bliss of Heaven. Hell, on the…

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Self-Fulfilling Skepticism

Have you ever noticed how closed-minded skeptics (CMS) rarely if ever have any experiences with psychic faculties or “the paranormal” in general? Soviet research into psychokinesis involving Nina Kulagina several decades ago demonstrated qualitatively that a skeptic’s mere presence does have an effect on a psychic’s ability to function properly. Hence, with a CMS (or several) in the room or otherwise involved in the experiment, a psychic is more likely to “fail,” thus “proving” the CMS right (at least in his own narrow reality tunnel)….

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The Miracle of Spontaneous Remission

The phenomenon of spontaneous remission has again found it’s way into the mainstream spotlight with the publication of a couple new books on the topic. Kelly Turner’s Radical Remission and Lissa Rankin’s Mind Over Medicine have stirred up more discussion and awareness of the tremendous power of individuals to heal themselves in the face of ‘incurable’ diseases. Not only is it becoming more clear that people can affect change in their bodies, but their beliefs about healing and their intuitions about which treatments to pursue…

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Vesta: A “Planetoid”?

“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.” —Vincent Van Gogh The Titius-Bode “law” is a rough rule that predicts the spacing of the planets in the Solar System. The relationship was first noted by Johann Titius in 1766 and was formulated as a mathematical expression by J.E. Bode in 1778. This led Bode to predict the existence of…

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Greater Reality: Then and Now

For those who have come to understand there is much more to reality than we have been taught in school and most other places, here are three videos to warm the cockles of your heart and much more.   ACCESSING THE MYSTIC Regaining a Sense of the Sacred UFO TV Did you hear the one about the biologist and the Episcopalian priest? No joke—this DVD is the one. Here science and spirituality collide when biologist Rupert Sheldrake and postmodern theologian Matthew Fox explore the practical…

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