Publisher’s Letter

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Advancing Our Case on the Web

By J. Douglas Kenyon, Publisher

When we launched this publication late in 1994, we daydreamed about becoming a kind of alternative National Geographic, but, in fact, we had no clue to what to expect. Now, though, about 18 years later, we can say that while we may still have a way to go to catch NatGeo, a not inconsiderable number of achievements have been chalked up. Atlantis Rising has now become the number-one-selling magazine in the U.S. featuring ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, and future science. Our books have been bestsellers…

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Personal Revelation & Public Pertinence

By J. Douglas Kenyon

Recently, I found myself explaining to an ernest advertiser why her version of “revealed truth” could not be included in Atlantis Rising’s editorial content. Her “information” she assured me came from the highest sources, meaning, doubtless, the ‘cosmic hierarchy’ itself. On another occasion, we were chastised by a well-known psychic for quoting the quatrains of Nostradamus without consulting that same psychic to obtain current (channeled) quotes directly from the French prophet himself. Still another well-known writer who claims to be the recipient of guidance from…

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New Oasis on the World Wide Web

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

By the time you read this, it will be possible to visit our brand new Atlantis Rising online archives. Just go to our reg­ular web site at AtlantisRising.com and click on “Archives,” or go directly to it by logging into “AtlantisRisingMaga­zine.com.” Awaiting your easy access now are all the articles and many of the accompanying graphics for the last ten issues, prior to this one (to read the latest issue you will continue to need an actual printed or PDF copy). The con­tent on the…

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Egypt’s Gathering Antiquities Storm

J. DOUGLAS KENYON

In January and February, as the world watched in fascination, a relatively peaceful revolution (at least the first act thereof) played out on the streets of Egypt. When the dust had begun to clear the man known as the “last pharaoh,” president Hosni Mubarak, had been driven from power. The full meaning of it all has only begun to be fully grasped, but many unexpected consequences have already started to unfold. Not only was a corrupt dictator overthrown, but the momentous events in the land…

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Our New iPad Retina App Makes Its Debut

By J. Douglas Kenyon

A couple years ago, Atlantis Rising engaged a computer programming company to build an iPad App, which enabled readers to buy and read single copies of Atlantis Rising on their iPad. The app worked, but we encountered a number of problems in managing the process, which eventually forced us to drop the program. Not the least of our concerns was the difficulty in communicating with the Russian company that built the app. As you might expect, there were significant language hurdles; but, in addition, the…

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Getting to the Heart of Camelot

By J. Douglas Kenyon

In our last issue, Steven Sora provided a plausible case for the likely identity of Queen Guinevere of Camelot fame (A.R. 118, “Guinevere Unveiled”). She was, he argued, a Pictish princess from a pre-Scottish tribe. While many believe that the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are entirely fiction, Steve pointed out that the origins of the legend are probably factual, albeit of a much earlier era than we usually consider. Popular British writer Graham Phillips (The Lost Tomb of…

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Belief vs. Knowledge

By J. Douglas Kenyon

The next time some pompous television narrator pronounces, in reference to some scientific issue—the “Big Bang” for instance—that “we know” something, you might consider substituting the phrase “we believe.” If you try to do it every time, however, you may find yourself too busy to follow the program. The “Big Bang”—the idea that the universe emerged from the mother of all explosions billions of years ago—has replaced God these days (at least among the scientifically ‘sophisticated’) as the most popular notion of first cause and…

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The Quest for a Balanced Perspective

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

Since Atlantis Rising first saw print, we have made it our business to challenge the abuses of the prevailing ‘scientif­ic’ authorities. Indeed, we have tried not to miss an opportunity to point out the shortcomings of orthodoxy wherever we found them. The pervasive corruption, materialism, mediocrity, etc., to say nothing of the suppression of contrary points of view, have not inspired our confidence. Nevertheless, having said that, we don’t want to give the impression that we are blind to problems at the other end of…

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Finding Our Way

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

According to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto, most Americans believe that God is directly involved in their personal affairs. In fact, 82 percent say they depend on God for help and guidance in making decisions. Seventy-one percent believe that when good or bad things happen, these events are simply part of God’s plan for them. God has determined, say 61 percent, the direction and course of their lives. Moreover, 32 percent agree with the statement: “There is no sense in…

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Is Mother Earth Cutting Us More Slack?

By J. Douglas Kenyon

In a time of rising oceans and declining economies, it is easy to become pessimistic about the future of life on Earth. When the things we need are in ever shortening supply and prices we must pay for them continue their inexorable rise, it is hard to resist the notion that the wave of the future might be scarcity, not abundance. In such times, prophets of doom do a brisk business. The worst of them all, the influential nineteenth century British scholar and cleric Thomas…

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