Robert Schoch

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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The Astronomers of Nabta Playa

BY MARK H. GAFFNEY

According to most experts the dawn of Western civilization occurred in the fourth millennium B.C. with the sudden flowering of Sumer in southern Iraq and Pharaonic Egypt soon after. This is the mainstream view that was taught when I was a college student. Increasingly, however, it is under assault. Recent discoveries are challenging almost everything we thought we knew about human history. In 1973 a team of archaeologists made such a discovery while traveling through a remote region in southern Egypt. They were navigating by…

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Secrets of the Seventh Ray

BY JOSEFINE STARK

In his article for Atlantis Rising #84 (“Politics and Psychic Manipulation in Romania”), Boston University professor and author of The Parapsychology Revolution (Tarcher/Penguin, 2008), Dr. Robert Schoch, wrote about a phenome­non called “The Violet Flame,” which he said had played an important role in the history of Romania. “The color vio­let is unlike any other color,” he explained, “and has long been a focus of attention by alchemists and occultists. Seen as the boundary between the physical and the spiritual, with the ability to promote…

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Challenging the Consensus

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

In 2005 Inner Traditions/Bear published Forbidden History, a collection of Atlantis Rising articles dealing with pre­historic technologies, extraterrestrial intervention and the suppressed origins of civilization. The book did so well— becoming one of the publisher’s bestselling titles and already translated into several languages—that in 2006 we all decided to do it again. With the publication of Forbidden Religion that spring, Atlantis Rising offered another collection of penetrating articles by some of the best writers in the business dealing with the suppressed heresies of the west….

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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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PROOF OF ANTEDILUVIAN CIVILIZATION? Is Göbekli Tepe the Smoking Gun? The ongoing attempt by academic archaeology to reconcile the growing gaps in its prevailing theory of history could be becoming something of a bridge too far. At the moment, dramatic discoveries at an out-of-the-way Turkish dig near Urfa a few miles north of the Syrian border, known as Göbekli Tepe, are readily acknowledged to be a “challenge to conventional history,” but that characterization could well prove to be a major understatement. Carbon dated at twelve-thousand…

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Dubai Conference Spotlights Interest in Ancient Mysteries Is Atlantis rising in Dubai? From indoor ski venues to vast luxury developments built on artificial islands, the oil-rich desert kingdom on the southern Persian Gulf has amply demonstrated that when it is interested in something, cost is no restraint on its imagination. Now, apparently, the kingdom has publicly demonstrated its taste for ancient myster­ies—Atlantis Rising-style. For two days in November (the 29th and 30th) no less than five (out of eight) world-class speakers who have ei­ther written…

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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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The Long and Short of Yuga Cycles

By Michael A. Cremo

Sedona, Arizona, is one of my favorite places. Coming there from Phoenix, you cross dry brown plains and hills, and then you suddenly enter into the mysteriously beautiful red rock buttes and canyons of Sedona. I first visited Sedona in the late 1960s, on a journey from the East Coast of the United States to California. I stayed for a couple of days at a small Catholic church. The priest sometimes allowed traveling young people like me to stay a couple of days in exchange…

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