Consciousness

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The Supernatural World of Graham Hancock

BY GLENN KREISBERG

Editor’s Caveat: In the following interview, author Graham Hancock makes a number of arguments about the re­ality of the invisible world and the strategies which have been employed by some to gain access to these realms. Re­garding the use of chemicals, drugs, or so-called natural psychoactive plant extracts, to achieve the desired spiritual awakening (what some reductionists have termed ‘altered states of consciousness’), we would like to make a couple points. Atlantis Rising does not endorse any such technique, in fact, we strenuously object. We…

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Prayer Power

BY PATRICK MARSOLEK

In its broadest terms, prayer refers to any kind of communication with a Higher Power, the Absolute, or God. For millennia, humans have been making requests to a higher entity in the form of gifts, actions, or verbal supplication. Prayer is still alive and well in the world today in its many different and fascinating forms. People believe in it, use it, and sometimes rely on it for guidance and healing. Perhaps you know someone who has gone to an energy healer and come away…

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India’s Mystic Military

BY JOHN KETTLER

The Chinese invaded Tibet, and the Dalai Lama fled. This much many people know. Fewer know, though, of the sys­tematic, ongoing ravaging and suppression of Tibetan culture, institutions, monuments, writings, and above all, the people themselves, who have been made strangers and subhumans in their own land, deliberately dispossessed by waves of Chinese immigrants brought in to Sinize Tibet. And the Tibetan monks have been the direct and particular targets of Chinese repression, for it is they who iconify the essence of the Tibetan culture,…

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Is Something Happening to Human Consciousness?

By Sol Luckman

Are you aware that a shift in human consciousness is occurring, even as you read these words, that employs celestial triggers such as supernovas and earth’s alignment with Galactic Center in the years leading up to 2012 to trigger the evolution of our species? This shift has been documented in a stimulating multimedia presentation entitled “Prepar­ing for the Shift,” by Barry and Janae Weinhold, Ph.Ds. Over decades devoted to the study of consciousness and evolu­tion, the Weinholds, both trained psychologists, have gathered overwhelming evidence that…

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Challenging the Death Illusion

By Cynthia Logan

No man is an island, wrote English poet John Donne. Leading-edge biologist and geneticist Dr. Robert Lanza not only agrees, he says we’re all One. Still, he lives somewhat sequestered from his fellow New Englanders—on an island not too far from his lab in Worcester, Mass. And, à la Emerson and Thoreau, he shares his 10 acres with wildlife: blue herons, swans, hawks, foxes, and raccoons—even ‘a fat woodchuck the size of a dog.’ A bobcat has recently moved in, a welcome new neighbor, though…

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Soul Stuff

By Michael Tymn

In 1901, Duncan MacDougall, a respected 34-year-old, Haverhill, Massachusetts  physician and surgeon, reported that there is reason to believe that the soul of man has weight. Experimenting with six tuberculosis patients, weighing them just before death and again just after death, he found an average loss of 21 grams. “The net result of the experiments conducted on human beings is that a loss of substance occurs at death not accounted for by known channels of loss,” MacDougall wrote in the Journal of the American Society…

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Passing the Torch

PATRICK MARSOLEK

Is the mystery and magic in our world diminishing? Are there still secrets or subtle esoteric teachings to learn by fol­lowing a metaphysical path of study? You may think that modern science has dispelled magic from the world, but if you look closer, you can see it exists in full view. The rituals we use to inaugurate a new President, to initiate a new member into a civic organization, or to begin a path of martial arts or spiritual study serve to make more concrete…

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Jung and the Gnostics

By Patrick Marsolek

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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On Knowing God & More

BY CYNTHIA LOGAN

It’s 1970 and a young Deepak Chopra sits in front of a slot machine in Las Vegas. He’s just arrived from India to com­plete a medical residency and has brought all of $8 with him; enough, he decides, to warrant a gamble. Perhaps in a preview of how America would receive him, Lady Luck smiled, transforming the sum into $1,500. “It felt great!” re­members the now-famous author whom Time named as one of the top 100 heroes / icons of the twenty-first century. “But in…

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Plato and Near-Death Experience

By Philip Coppens

We usually consider studies in near-death experiences to be a relatively modern phenomenon, coming into vogue only after doctors began to take notice of how patients reported anomalous experiences following a return to life after being declared clinically dead. But people have been at the brink of death, and returned to tell about it, for as long as we have existed as a species. The Greek philosopher Plato is, at least in alternative circles, probably best known for his description of Atlantis. But, less well…

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