John Anthony West

12,000 Years Old?

12,000 Years Old?

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

Sphinx-Age Debate Still Rages In November of 1994, the first issue of Atlantis Rising was published. The cover story of that issue, “Breaking the Si­lence,” featured an interview with John Anthony West on the re-dating of the Great Sphinx. West and his colleague, Boston University geologist, Dr. Robert Schoch, had looked at the evidence of water weathering on the Sphinx and its surroundings and produced a powerful geological case that the monument must be, at a minimum, 7,000 years old, and is probably much older….

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When Far Out Is Next Door

By J. Douglas Kenyon

Sometimes artists, interested in illustrating for Atlantis Rising, send us their material; and in many cases, their work is what can only be described as very strange, maybe even a trifle mad. The motive for these well-meaning, would-be contributors seems to be their conclusion that since this magazine is dealing with really “far-out” subject matter—well beyond the bounds of conven­tional thought—we must also, therefore, be looking for art from beyond the pale. Only thus can we avoid the sin of boring our readers. We, however,…

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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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Trees Versus the Forest

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

Back in the fifties, as I vaguely recall, the U.S. Army sponsored a TV series called “The Big Picture.” The show has long since disappeared from the media and is doubtless collecting dust in some anonymous gov­ernment archive. And though today we may snicker at the hopeless naiveté which its producers displayed in attempting to present some kind of ultimate perspective, a few of us have come to suspect that today’s information intensive environment may have yielded a worse result—a culture in which we know…

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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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THE GIZA TEMPLATE Researcher Unlocks Advanced Geometric Secrets in the Ancient Site Pennsylvania woodcarver Ed Nightingale is raising some eyebrows in alternative Egyptology circles. His elegant geo­metric solution to the complete layout of the Giza Plateau is revealing a level of sophistication for the ancient build­ers long suspected but unproven, at least as far as mainstream archaeology is concerned. Nightingale shows how har­monically related circles with a ratio of 4 to 3 to 2 precisely convey the layout of the vast arrangement and its nine…

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CPAK TO HOST WEST, SCHOCH, HANCOCK & BAUVAL IN SAN DIEGO The four researchers who, in the mid 90s, shook up the public and academia with powerful challenges to convention­al theories of civilized origins, will make a rare joint appearance this fall in San Diego. John Anthony West, Robert Schoch, Graham Hancock, and Robert Bauval will all be present at the CPAK conference on the campus of the Uni­versity of California at San Diego on the weekend of October 6-7. In 1994 West and Schoch…

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DAVID H. CHILDRESS TO LIFT VEIL ON OLMECS AT CPAK History is not what it is cracked up to be—the official version, that is. In fact, just about everything we have been told about our past on the planet may be wrong and should be rewritten. That will be the theme of a major conference scheduled for this October on the campus of the University of California at San Diego. This year’s Conference on Pre­cession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK) will be the fifth iteration of…

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Nobel Winner Defends Homeopathy Homeopathic medicine may not be respected by most mainstream scientists, but that does not include the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for medicine. French virologist Dr. Luc Montagnier, who won for discovering the AIDS virus, takes the often-sneered-at science very seriously. According to the Huffington Post, Montagnier recently told a gathering of Nobel winners that he thinks homeopa­thy has great significance to the future of medicine. “I can’t say that homeopathy is right in everything” he told the journal Science,…

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Rama’s Bridge

By Dr. Rita Louise

Historians, archaeologists and researchers into our distant past insist that civilized life began on the Earth about five thousand years ago. They point to an absence of hard evidence supporting the existence of a preexisting culture prior to the rise of the Sumerians and the Egyptians, and despite recently discovered ruins of advanced construction at Turkey’s Gobeckli Tepe dating to over twelve thousand years ago. When alternative historians such as John Anthony West, Robert Schoch, and Graham Hancock propose that structures on the Giza plateau…

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