Is Anybody Home?

For years Hollywood has romanticized the search for life on planets other than Earth—especially the intelligent kind. Since 1960, when astronomer Frank Drake first attempted to deploy a radio telescope to listen for alien radio signals, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been a key element in many a cinematic story line. Films like Contact, Independence Day, and ET have offered variations on the theme of earnest, if lonely, researchers striving to lead the world to a new interstellar awareness. The reality, however, has…

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Clairvoyant Science

From 1895 to 1933, Annie Besant (1847–1933) and Charles Leadbeater (1847–1934), two of the best-known theosophists and metaphysicians of the twentieth century, conducted clairvoyant investigations into all of the then known elements and certain compounds in order to observe the so-called “fundamental building blocks” that composed them, as well as their general structure. This involved the apprehension of visual information at submicroscopic levels far beyond the ability of the eyes to perceive. The term for this kind of clairvoyant perception today is micro-psi. (Besant and…

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Gravity’s Riddle

On October 28, 1930, a German gramophone company recorded a speech made by George Bernard Shaw. The occasion was a dinner for Albert Einstein at the Savoy Hotel. When the witty writer touched on the subject of gravity, he said, “Rather than sitting in an orchard and watching apples fall,” (a snappy reference to Isaac Newton’s scientific epiphany), he would prefer to interview; “I went to that man in the hospital … and said, ‘When you came off that scaffolding, did the earth attract you?’…

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The Return of the Alchemist

Alchemy (from the Arabic word al-kimia) was an ancient philosophy and practice (some would say a science) devoted to, among other things, changing base metal, or lead, into gold. That, at least, has been the popular view. Though long derided by mainstream science, alchemy may be getting some new respect. An August article in the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society suggests that, indeed the ancient alchemists were geniuses who knew things we are only beginning to rediscover. Sarah Everts, senior editor at Chemical…

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Unhappy Endings

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.”) Ice-Age-End Scenarios Robert Schoch thinks that the last ice age probably ended due to an increase in solar activity and that the Younger Dryas cooling was probably caused by a decrease in same (“Ice-Age-End Scenarios,” AR #113). He points out that an asteroid or…

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News

‘Lost’ Tomb of Nefertiti Said Found Thirty-three centuries ago, she was the world’s most powerful women as well as, in all likelihood, its most beautiful, yet Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti remains one of the most enigmatic women who have ever lived. Though she ruled jointly with her husband Akhenaten, and left the world its lasting legacy of monotheism, she disappeared suddenly from history and no one has been able to determine exactly what happened to her. Now, however, English archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University…

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Human-Engineered Monolith Stood at Least 9,000 Years Ago The prevailing conventional wisdom, that civilization dawned on Earth only about 4,000 years ago, has taken another catastrophic hit. The discovery of a human-engineered, 40-foot stone monolith beneath 130 feet of ocean clearly shows the advanced capabilities of so-called hunter-gatherers at least 9,000 years ago. The discovery reported in the September 2015 Journal of Archaeological Science was made between Sicily and Tunisia in 2012 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X15300535). According to authors Emanuele Lodolo and Zvi Ben-Avraham, divers revisited the site…

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Despite Dangers, DARPA Looks to Terraform Mars The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (better known as DARPA) is exploring the possibility of using genetic engineering to create organisms that could, in theory, make Mars habitable for humans. The idea would be to assemble the DNA of plants which could not only survive but thrive, and which would build up the atmosphere to something in which humans could live—i.e., turn the ‘red’ planet ‘green.’ Right now the secretive agency is not explicitly admitting to the…

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Great Freshwater Ocean Found Beneath Chinese Desert One of the driest places on earth, the Tarim Basin in northwestern Xinjiang, China, may end up being one of the wettest. Well diggers there have stumbled on an enormous underground reservoir containing, it is said, more than 10 times the water of all of the U.S. Great Lakes combined. According to the China Morning Post, reporting in late July, the discovery has been called by professor Li Yan of the Chinese Academy of Science, “a terrifying amount…

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Exploring the Healing Possibilities of Sound

“Sound is the medicine of the future.”  —Edgar Cayce  There is no doubt that sound has subtle, but profound, effects on our bodies, minds, and spirits, but how exactly does sound work to heal us? Have you ever listened to an orchestra prepare to play an invigorating symphony? There is a cacophony first with the woodwinds and strings, horns, and timpani making quite a ruckus, but when they tune their instruments precisely, the sound that washes over you like a wave, can bring peace and…

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Late-Breaking-Stories

•  New Russian Laboratory to Study Mammoth Cloning   A laboratory in Siberia has opened devoted to the study of extinct animal DNA in the hope of creating clones.   http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-34113706   •  The Great Dinosaur Fossil Hoax   China has enjoyed an unprecedented gold rush of feathered dinosaur fossils—but how many are real? That is a question currently bothering mainstream science.   https://cosmosmagazine.com/life-sciences/great-dinosaur-fossil-hoax   •  The Theory of Parallel Universes Can Be Scientifically Tested   The race is now on to find a way…

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A Spiritual Pilgrim’s Voyage to Alaska

On Friday, June 12, 2015, I boarded the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Jewel of the Seas in the Port of Seattle. I was a speaker for the Spirit of Alaska Cruise, organized by Divine Travels. After finding my way to my cabin, I attended an opening session for the Spirit of Alaska Cruise, joining the other speakers for our group on stage. On Saturday while we were at sea, headed for Juneau, Alaska, I gave my scheduled talk, the title of which was “The Cosmic…

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Secret No More

The 2015 Energy Science and Technology Conference was a milestone event, in the view of old-timers in the “free energy” scene. For them it showed the progress made since 1984—more than 30 years of trying to tell society that clean low-cost, energy technologies are possible, energy scarcity is a myth, and we don’t need to pollute the earth. What was 1984, besides being the title of a dystopian novel? It was the year of the first Tesla Symposium in Colorado Springs. It was a time…

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The Promise of Remote Viewing

Remote Viewing, to be precise, is defined as a structured protocol for intuitive information gathering. The practice (RV) has come a long way from its beginnings in military intelligence gathering and is now being used in such diverse fields as the study of viruses in microbiology, financial investment, archaeology, missing persons, hostage recovery, and more. Information gained in RV sessions is even expanding our understanding of subatomic realms. In 2012, physicists at CERN used the Large Hadron Collider to argue the existence of the Higgs…

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Goddess in the Vatican?

The Vatican is one of the holiest places in the world—the center of Catholic Christianity. Not only is it home to the Pope and cardinals, it is believed that riches of secret books, secret charts, and valuable objects are preserved inside the Vatican walls. The greatest secret, however, might be that the Vatican was once an important center of pagan worship, specifically goddess worship. Goddess worship has been marginalized by most religions, but the goddess survives in Rome’s Vatican City, Washington D.C., New York, and…

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Echoes of Lemuria

Nineteen years ago, I flew 8,553 miles from my home near Chicago, chiefly to see an old pillar. Its brief description in a travel manual was all there was to go on but sufficient to stir my curiosity in a potentially valuable piece of my ongoing research about Lemuria, also known as Mu. It was here, according to numerous folk accounts across Polynesia, South East Asia, and west coast America, that human society first made the transition from savagery to civilization. Following countless generations of…

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The Mystery of Zoroaster

In the early centuries of the Common Era many different “mystery cults” gained a footing and significant followings across the Roman Empire. To name a few, these included cults of Dionysus/Bacchus, Artemis, Apollo, Orpheus, the Egyptian-derived Isis and Osiris/Serapis, various Asian derived cults of the Great Mother Goddess, and Christianity. Central to such cults were “initiation” into a “mystery” which brought the devotee into a personal relationship with the god or gods. As Roger Beck stated, “Baptism initiates you into the Christian mystery, for example;…

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Worlds Without End

Almost every society and every people in human history have believed in other worlds—not just other planets in our universe but, in a sense, other universes. Christians believe in Heaven and Hell (and some believe in Purgatory) and, although a few Christians have always believed that Hell was literally underground, most believe Heaven to be “above” only in a metaphorical sense. These are commonly seen as spiritual realms, inhabited by souls no longer confined to bodies, realms that could share our space without our being…

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Still an Outrage to the House of History?

Speaking to a gathering of London Alternatives in March 2014 at Saint James’s Church Picadilly, vanguard history researcher and author Graham Hancock doesn’t look terribly alternative. Known as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity’s past, his hair is conservatively styled, and he’s wearing glasses and a business suit, albeit sans tie. His demeanor and delivery (there’s something uber-credible about a crisp British accent) suggest a professorial lecture at a respected university. This audience is raptly attentive to Hancock’s description of Göbekli Tepe…

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Planetary Harmonics

“Venus draws a pentagram around the Earth every eight years. The Moon squares the circle. Everything in the heavens moves around everything else, dancing to the Music of the Spheres.”  —John Martineau, A Little Book of Coincidence   Musica Universalis, or the “Music of the Spheres,” is an ancient philosophical concept that sees the proportions of the movements of celestial bodies—Sun, Moon, and planets—as a form of musica, the Medieval Latin name for music. This music is not audible but is understood as a mathematical…

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Knowing What Is Coming

Knowing what we now know, would we still have done the things that we did? That question is actually relevant to many areas of human endeavor, as in all three of our current DVD offerings.           WHAT DARWIN NEVER KNEW PBS – NOVA Though it’s scientific orthodoxy now, the theory of evolution by natural selection caused a storm of controversy when Darwin unveiled it. His fellow scientists and religious people of his day criticized it for being short on evidence and long on assertion; and…

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