paranormal

Psychokinesis

BY DR. ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.

Did the Cold War Heat Up the PK Research Front? During the “cold war” both the U.S. and the Soviet Union worried that the other side had developed the ability to use psychic powers for military purposes. Researchers Lynne Schroeder and Shiela Ostrander in their groundbreaking book, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, detailed many experiments carried out in the U.S.S.R. and east­ern Europe, including psychokinesis (PK). Others who documented the psychic developments behind the iron cur­tain included authors Henry Gris and William Dick. Many…

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Telepathy: a Sympathy of Souls

BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph. D.

While on a mission to meet with the French King Henry the Fourth, the cleric and poet John Donne (1572-1631) had a vision. He saw his wife carrying a dead child in her arms. At the time his wife was pregnant, and Donne was so tak­en by the incident that a messenger was dispatched to England to check on his wife. Unfortunately, it was learned, Donne’s wife had gone into labor and delivered a stillborn, and this occurred on the same day and, as far…

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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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The Rules of Magic

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

In the Chicago Sun Times review of the recently released Hollywood fantasy Eragon, film critic Miriam Di Nunzio complains that she just doesn’t understand why the black magician Durza “cannot simply wave his hands and re­trieve” the missing blue stone sought by the evil king and his minions. And later she questions the logic of a story in which the villain is surprised to discover that there are forces hostile to the king who should have been exterminated. “Why Durza can’t magically divine this is…

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A New Book from A.R. Probes for Invisible Forces

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

On the heels of the success of our first book Forbidden History, the new volume, due out in November, deals with the untold story of western spiritual traditions. The following preview is reprinted from the introduction.—Editor The history of the world, it has been alleged, is the history of a war between secret societies. And religion, it is some­times argued, is but the public tip of a secret iceberg by which human activity at large can be directed for good or ill. And just as…

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Pseudo Skeptics Beware

By Wistonas Wu

In the debate over paranormal phenomena, there is a new COP in town, but this one is challenging the fallacies of organized skepticism rather than the paranormal research community. SCEPCOP the “Scientific Committee Expos­ing Pseudo-Skeptical Cynicism of the Paranormal” bills itself as the “world’s first organized counter-skeptic group.” Principal organizers are Vinstonas Wu, Victor Zammit, John Benneth, and Leo MacDonald. It is, of course, directly confronting organizations such as CSICOP (Committee for Skeptical Inquiry into Claims of the Paranormal) which have, in the opinion of…

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Independent Thinking in the Academic World

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

As regular readers of Atlantis Rising know, I have found myself butting heads with mainstream academics more than once. Perhaps most famously, or infamously, for two decades I have advocated the position that the Great Sphinx of Egypt traces its origins back thousands of years earlier than the standard Egyptological date of circa 2500 BC(as re­counted in various issues of Atlantis Rising, including most recently AR #s 76 and 78). An older Sphinx overturns the classical view of when and where civilization and high culture…

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The Superhero Factor

BY LEN KASTEN

It’s a very persistent myth—this idea that somehow humans can develop super-powers. It seems to be part of the mass subconscious, and various versions of the concept pop up repeatedly in science fiction comic books, television programs, and movies. One has to be careful to differentiate this concept of the super-human, or more familiarly, the “superman” from the man-machine version, more commonly known as a cyborg, which myth has an equal resiliency, especially lately (i.e., Iron Man). Typically, when such a mythology refuses to go…

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Circle of Light

BY SUSAN MARTINEZ, Ph.D.

Wielding a camera with infrared film, the postmodern ghost-hunter records a bubble of light—an orb. Going through a near-death experience (NDE), the person sees an effulgent light at the end of a dark tunnel. Even UFOs are lightships—great spinning vortices clothed in the photosphere of its power—woven out of the sub­stance of the finer ethers. Light—neither wave nor particle, yet both—is our entrée, even here in the sublunary world, to the mystery of life. Both life and death know Light. Betty Eadie, an NDE author,…

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The Trouble with Atheists

BY MICHAEL E. TYMN

According to various surveys, polls, and studies, atheists account for roughly 10 percent of the U.S. population and around 25 percent of Canada’s. There are indications, however, that the numbers are much higher, perhaps closer to 20 percent in the U.S. and as much as 40 percent in Canada. One study suggests that only five percent of the U.S. pop­ulation born before 1946 are atheists, but that 19 percent of those born after 1977 fall in that category. Although the numbers vary significantly from study…

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