Walter Cruttenden

Easter Island’s Mystery Script

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui; Isla de Pascua) is a tiny speck of land, a mere 64 square miles, in the South Pacific just below the Tropic of Capricorn, 2300 miles west of South America. The closest inhabited land, Pitcairn Island (where muti­neers of the Bounty settled in 1790), is over 1200 miles to the west. The moai, those giant heads and torsos of Easter Island, are emblematic of ancient mysteries and lost civiliza­tions. Viewing them firsthand in all their magnificence during a recent geological reconnaissance…

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Parsing the Precessional Puzzle

BY JOHN MAJOR JENKINS

In 1969, a book was published which put forth a long-overdue reinterpretation of ancient mythology. The authors argued that myth was the technical language of a lost science, a science that mainly encoded a profound grasp of as­tronomy. That book was Hamlet’s Mill, and the authors were well respected historians of science, Giorgio de Santilla­na and Hertha von Dechend. Many of the pioneering new insights came from earlier work by von Dechend, published in German, but Santillana eagerly joined the fray, hoping to push the…

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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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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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Sun’s Lost Twin Thought to Be Sirius Some scholars, like author Walter Cruttenden (Lost Star of Myth and Time), have argued that the 26,000-year precession of the equinoxes (a.k.a., The Great Year)—which some, like the Hindu sage Sri Yukteswar, have said tracks the rise and fall of civilizations—indeed exists because our Sun is part of a binary star system. Most astronomers think precession, which tracks backward through the constellations of the zodiac at about 2000 years per sign, is caused by the slow wobble 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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Nemesis or Tyche?

Julie Loar

“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Rumi, Sufi Poet, 1207-1273 CE A storm of controversy swirls around this subject. The recent excitement began with a science news story that went viral on the Internet, announcing that scientists J. J. Matese and Daniel Whitmire had found a “Jovian mass companion” to our Sun in the outer Solar System. If proved, the scenario is breathtaking and would be the biggest news in astronomy since Copernicus informed us that…

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The Galactic Alignment of 2012

By Julie Loar

We shall not cease from exploring, and at the end of our exploration, we will return to where we started and know the place for the first time.   —T. S. Elliot, Little Gidding V   The spectrum of scenarios expressed about December 21, 2012, ranges from apocalyptic “end of the world” rhetoric to the promise of a golden age or a mass ascension of humanity to a higher state of consciousness. Famous prophets and prophecies such as Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, the Hopi Blue Star,…

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The Still Unexplained

BY MARSHA OAKS

If the many unexplained anomalies which fascinate most of us, the three categories featured in this group of reviews usually gets top billing. We are talking about Atlantis, Crop Circles and UFOs. In the case of all three, despite the fact that the mainstream sci­entific establishment refuses to take them seriously, powerful evidence which cannot be explained away persists and, in fact, as se­rious researchers are learning, new evidence continues to emerge on all three fronts. ADVANCED ICE AGE CIVILIZATIONS AND ATLANTIS Produced by Dr….

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