Dawn of the Dolphins

In 2014, Maddalena Bearzi, a researcher with the Ocean Conservation Society, and her team were studying a school of bottlenose dolphins near Los Angeles, California. They were working near shore in an area where the dolphins regularly relaxed and fed. One dolphin abruptly headed out toward deeper water and soon the rest of the school turned and followed. Bearzi and her assistant decided to follow them in their boat. The dolphins increased their speed and the researchers matched speed to keep pace. About three miles…

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The Ciphers of the Initiated

The quest for lost secret knowledge can take many forms. The survivors of Atlantis, some believe, might have taken steps to guard their advanced knowledge against the dark ages, which they saw coming, preserving it for rediscovery by some future, similarly advanced, society. Their knowledge, it has been speculated, could have been preserved in well-hidden archives. Edgar Cayce, the renowned sleeping prophet of Virginia Beach, VA predicted we would find more than one ‘Hall of Records’, and to this day many continue to search for…

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Thomas Jefferson & the Holy Grail

History records a handful of men and women who seem to be gifted with a much greater level of knowledge. Thomas Jefferson was one of them. He is most remembered for his role in writing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, but he was much more than a proponent of a democratic society. There was another side to the man who did so much to create a nation. He had connections with Freemasonry, was most likely a Rosicrucian and spent time in southern France where…

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Is There Light at the End of These Tunnels?

There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known,” says the Bible (Luke 12:2), so don’t be surprised that we may be learning new things about where the proverbial bodies are buried, literally. In Atlantis Rising #114 our Alternative News section reported on a new theory that the body of Nefertiti may be found in King Tut’s tomb. The idea is being promoted by Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, who says that Tut’s burial chamber is smaller than that of…

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That ‘Heresy’ Thing

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.”)   The Central Sun In Martin Ruggles’ article “Fighting to For­get” (AR #113), he mentions “Galileo’s notion that the Sun was the center of the solar system was deemed heresy, no matter what the evidence might show to the contrary.” Has it never occurred…

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News

Has the Kepler Space Telescope Detected an Alien Megastructure? In the Atlantis Rising cover story for November/December (#114) “Is Anybody Home?” we reported on an imminent acceleration in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). But the case for advanced ET Life could be developing even faster than we projected. Recent findings from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope are raising the possibility of an alien civilization capable of engineering accomplishments almost beyond meager human comprehension. Kepler capability, it seems, goes beyond simple detection of the transiting…

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‘200,000-Year-Old’ Civilization Said Found in Africa According to a story appearing on the web site Ancient-Code.com, researchers have discovered very extensive, and previously unexplored, ruins near Maputo in South Africa that seem to indicate the existence of civilization as long as 200,000 years ago. Early reports describe vast communal areas covering around a thousand square miles. Aerial photos clearly show many complex stone structures, largely circular in nature, which had previously gone unnoticed. South African musician and politician Michael Tellinger investigated the remote area in…

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Source for “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Called into Question The fragment of an ancient papyrus, known as the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, remains controversial. First made public in 2012 by Harvard professor Karen King, the credit-card-sized document has been offered as evidence that at least some of the early followers of Jesus believed he was married. The Aramaic text includes the words attributed to Jesus: “my wife,” as well as a reference to Mary Magdalene, who many believe was indeed Jesus’ wife. The claim—hotly denied…

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Still More News

First Americans Came from Europe A prominent American paleontologist is leading the latest charge to do away for good with the outdated Clovis theory of human origins in the Americas. Dr. Dennis Stanford of the Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C., believes instead of looking for ancestors from the Pacific Northwest who may have crossed a land bridge from Asia about 11,000 years ago, we should be looking for Europeans much further back. Twenty-two thousand years ago, Stanford explained to Popular Archaeology Magazine in a recent…

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Hearing Without Ears: The Neurophone Mystery

KeelyNet.com CAPTION: The Flanagans at home with their neurophone in the 1990s.   Some readers may remember my friend Patrick Flanagan’s Neurophone that modulates the nervous system so you can ‘hear without ears.’ There were many strange reports in its time; one being that a person using a Neurophone to listen to music could simply touch another person and that person could then hear the same music. Now, we are told, it is possible to transmit data through your body and into your personal gadgets,…

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Late-Breaking Stories

•  Egypt to Scan Pyramids, Seeking New ‘Secrets’   A group of Egyptian and foreign experts have launched a new bid to unravel the “secrets” of the pyramids, including possible hidden chambers.   http://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-to-scan-pyramids-seeking-new-secrets/   •  NASA Perplexed by Vast 8,000-Year-Old Formations in Kazakhstan   Called the Steppe Geoglyphs, these huge formations were first discovered on Google Earth by Dmitriy Dey, an amateur archaeologist, in 2007. Since then, says the New York Times, Dey has found about 260 of the designs—which resemble crop circles, but…

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Knowledge Filtration Is Alive and Well in Africa

In my book, Forbidden Archeology, I documented evidence for extreme human antiquity. Most scientists today claim that humans like us first appeared less than 200,000 years ago, and they claim that all the archaeological evidence supports their claim. But if we look at the whole history of archaeology, we find many cases of archaeologists and geologists reporting discoveries of human bones, human artifacts, and human footprints older than 200,000 years, sometimes much older. Many of these cases are from the latter part of the nineteenth…

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The Startling Debut of Superhenge

Late in the summer of 2015, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) operators made what could be British archaeology’s greatest discovery. GPR is a geophysical method that uses electronic pulses to identify hard objects beneath the surface of the earth. Electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum detects reflected signals from subsurface structures, converting them into detailed images, virtual photographs taken of buried objects with radar. Capable of rendering three-dimensional images from an otherwise unseen, subterranean world, the instruments are hitched to trailers…

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Journey to Akakor

In my book Lost Cities and Ancient Mysteries of South America (1986), I wrote about a strange character named Tatunca Nara and his claim of a lost city deep in the Amazon jungle called Akakor. Most of the information came from a book published in German and English in 1977 called The Chronicle of Akakor by Karl Brugger, a German journalist living in Brazil. The Amazon jungle is one of the last true frontiers on Earth. To this day, most of it is unexplored. People…

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The Once and Future King

Walter Kayo sat at his desk in the scriptorium, the cold chill of winter half broken by a flickering fire in the hearth. The velum page before him was still not finished, yet already his eyes felt heavy and refused to focus. As he dipped his quill to begin the final paragraph there was a commotion outside, accompanied by the tramp of heavy boots. Three burly men strode in bearing armor and arms, their white mantles emblazoned with large splayed red crosses. They introduced themselves…

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Creation by the Numbers

Mystics and magicians have always believed that numbers have, in and of themselves, certain characteristics and powers. The belief that repeating a chant or spell or a ritual a certain number of times makes it effective is very old and very widespread. Of course, even to modern materialistic scientists, it is obvious that certain numbers are important—mathematical constants like pi and epsilon (the constant for natural logarithms), and physical ones, like Planck’s Constant and the Gravitational Constant. The belief that numbers may have mystical powers…

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Mrs. Lincoln’s Lunacy

She was said to be the most prominent female occupant of the White House since Dolley Madison. Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of our sixteenth president, has been described in many other ways, including homely, self-absorbed, petulant, dour, fastidious, imprudent, demanding, snobbish, and eccentric. On the more positive side, she was said to be well educated, intelligent, shrewd, and eloquent, devoted to her husband and children, affectionate, witty, gregarious, debonair, cultured, frank, sympathetic, and the belle of the ball. All of those descriptions are, of…

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Reflecting on Our Sun

Lately I have found myself thinking about the question of whether or not our Sun might have a companion. Is the Sun part of a binary or multiple star system? Astronomers have estimated that anywhere from 30% to over 80% of all stars may be members of binary or multiple star systems, so why not the Sun? The classic response is that if there was a “Second Sun,” then we should see it! But the situation may not be so simple. A stellar companion to…

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Balzac: The Inside Story

When Honor de Balzac died of caffeine poisoning and overwork at the age of 51, in 1850, the great French visionary left behind 92 novels, many of them masterpieces, none of them mediocre. On a typical workday, the Paris-based Balzac went to bed at 6:00 p.m., rose at midnight, and wrote until 6:00 a.m.; then, after visits to the printers, numerous other errands, and a second six-hour writing stint, he went to bed again at 6:00 p.m. A despairing and exultant Balzac wrote to his…

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Zodiac & Twelve Labors of Hercules

“By mastery of the binding comes radiance.” — #40 Yoga Sutras Of Patangali   The Zodiac of constellations is a circular band of sky eight degrees above and below the ecliptic that contains the familiar constellations from the Ram to the Fishes. Earth’s annual orbit causes the Sun to appear to move through these constellations, and each day the Sun rises and sets in a slightly different place along the eastern and western horizons. The zodiac of astrological signs is a seasonal division of time…

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Invisible Challengers

Whether you believe in the existence of a hidden spiritual reality or not, you will probably find the accounts of these researchers more than a little compelling. The ultimate evaluation though, as always, remains with you.   ANGELS AND ALIENS: The Fall of Man Adrian Gilbert This lecture by Adrian Gilbert, standing at a podium and showing slides, is the first in a new series of his, which he is calling, ‘Angels and Aliens’.  He explains the title: “This gives us a sort of rough…

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