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Intelligent Productions

By Marsha Oaks

Intelligent Design as a theory of life origins is gaining momentum on many fronts. Now a new DVD adds a significant new piece to the puzzle. Another offers new light on the mysteries of the Holy Grail. And still another explores the possibilities of quantum communication. You have some fascinating viewing to look forward to. DARWIN’S DILEMMA: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record Illustra Media This feature-length documentary examines the Cambrian explosion of life, one of the most remarkable events in the history of…

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Navigating the Future

BY MARSHA OAKS

It may take an expert to appreciate some discoveries. In fact, we are led to believe, that without the evaluation of the proper authorities we can’t be sure just what we should believe or not. Unlike some publications, though, this one is dedicated to the notion that common sense is the best test for the worth of supposed new breakthroughs. So, with this issue’s crop of DVDs we report what people say; you be the judge of their true worth. CROSS OF THOTH Crichton Miller…

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Explorations of Immortality

BY MARSHA OAKS

The so-called undiscovered country, the world beyond death, is the territory appoached in all three of these DVDs. On a subject that could be the most urgent for humans on Earth, each of these has something important and memorable to say. INFINITY–THE ULTIMATE TRIP: Journey Beyond Death Jay Weidner In this documentary, Weidner explores the story of our infinite nature via personal accounts of near-death experiences, as well as transformative states (including out-of-body experience and after-death communication), that lead to expanded consciousness. Featured are noted…

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The Designer Factor

By Marsha Oaks

The very idea of a higher power, of any kind, invites many varied and intense reactions—both pro and con—and it is often hard to get past the emotion to the evidence, but here are some recent films that give it a good try.   THE MASTER DESIGNER—THE SONG Hosted by Brian Corsetti This is another inspiring production from Exploration Films. Atlantis Rising has already reviewed their excellent Intelligent Design Collection: Darwin’s Dilemma, The Privileged Planet, and Unlocking the Mystery of Life, a provocative collection of…

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The Honeymoon Genes

By Marsha Oaks

Are we defined by our genes, or do we define our genes? That’s just one of the many questions, offered by those among us who question the assumptions, which some might say bind our society together. For those who look to see, it is clear there is more ‘blinding,’ than ‘binding’ at work here. Check these new DVDs and see what you think.   THE HONEYMOON EFFECT: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. (author of The Biology of Belief) &…

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Counting Down to 2012

By Marsha Oaks

Numbers are central to this issue’s DVD selections. The most significant of them for our first two films is 2012. What do the experts think we can count on? And after that, the musical frequencies to be found in a celebrated Scottish chapel. Could it change the tune of some people? 2012: Science or Superstition? Disinformation Company; directed by Nimrod Erez On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar ends, at least according to anthropologists and archaeologists. A new cycle will begin at that point. Whether…

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Galactic Alignments & More

BY MARSHA OAKS

This publication has been accused of making “conventional thought” a kind of whipping boy. The implication would be that this “conventional thought” is itself innocent in the matter and is getting a bad rap from the likes of us. We, on the other hand, convinced that the Conventionals are not exactly giving us the straight story, wonder why. Could it be that they are affected by intergalactic forces? In light of our first review this time, the latter seems a possibility worth considering. The other…

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In Search of Hidden History

BY MARSHA OAKS

Just because the mainstream culture does not believe some things are possible, does not make it so. This issue’s selection of DVDs will make that very clear to the open-minded. For everyone else, there is the mainstream media. OCCULT AMERICA: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped the U.S. Mitch Horowitz (at A.R.E.’s annual Ancient Mysteries Conference) Editor-in-Chief of Tarcher/Penquin and author of the bestselling Occult America, Mitch Horowitz bases his talk on the content of this book. Still a scary word to many today—occult—why…

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The Roots of Ancient Hi-Tech

By Marsha Oaks

When it comes to evidence for advanced ancient technology, there is still nothing like a consensus over how to account for it. Still, a variety of viewpoints often help to put things into a kind of relief that can aid understanding. Check out these videos and see if you concur.   EGYPT IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: Ancient Advanced Technologies UFO TV This is a review of Christopher Dunn’s trip to Egypt in May of 1999. Yes, that’s 15 years ago, but we were not able…

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Technology from the Edge

By Marsha Oaks

Two DVDs on technology from the fringe and a documentary on the looming crises in the world’s water supply make for some interesting viewing that you won’t see any time soon at your local theatre. You will, however, be able to or­der them from Atlantis Rising. JOHN SEARL STORY: His Life, His Machine, His Words BKL Films This documentary chronicles the extraordinary life of John Roy Robert Searl and his extraordinary scientific claims—claims that, if true, could solve our world’s energy crisis. He offers a…

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