Pole Shift and the Pyramids

In the early 1960s, American astronomer, Dr. Virginia Trimble, made an interesting observation about the Great Pyramid of Giza, calculating that the 45º inclination of the so-called ‘star-shaft’ through the pyramid from the southern side of the King’s Chamber would have targeted the center of the Belt stars of the Orion constellation around 2500 BC. Egyptologists then seized upon this information as confirmation of the pyramid’s age and, since he is believed to have ruled Egypt at this time, proof that King Khufu built the…

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The WOW! Signal Reconsidered

Do extraterrestrial (ET) intelligent aliens really exist “out there”? The serious Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been ongoing for six decades, primarily utilizing radio telescopes (which detect electromagnetic radiation in the radio wave range; optical telescopes use light, another form of electromagnetic radiation). The basic idea is that a technologically sophisticated extraterrestrial civilization will utilize radio waves for communication, perhaps even purposefully sending a message into space to announce their presence. The ETs might be curious to know if they are alone in the…

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The Thinking Universe

Who are we? And why are we here? Despite their apparent simplicity, these are perhaps the most important and challenging questions ever asked. “Know thyself,” said the oracle at Delphi, and thinking people have been trying to do so for millennia. Today, at the cutting edge where modern science meets timeless spirituality, we can give answers that are more trustworthy than any of the answers oracles and humans could give before. We need to start with the basics. Who are we? Are we part of…

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Reclaiming the Lost Secrets of a Goddess

In Atlantis Rising #124 (July/August, 2017), author Steven Sora made the point that the ‘myth’ of Hercules was probably based on some real person who made his heroic mark before the dawn of recorded history, as we know it. Steve described a number of elements in the Hercules story that seem to imply it has a factual basis. Homer’s tale of Ulysses, for example, has been connected to the ‘twelve labors of Hercules.’ Both stories feature special links to the stars, suggesting that, in some…

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Immortal Potentials

Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or email is the best, but not the only, way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising website: go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   John Anthony West It is with sadness that I write having learned (from Dr. Robert Schoch’s article, “The Sphinx Breaks its Silence,” AR #126) that John Anthony West, one of the giants of the movement to rearrange our thinking of history—learned through his study…

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News

SpaceX Unveils Rocket for Mars For those who believe that ancient Mars was once home to a technological civilization, the odds of proving it in our lifetime have just gotten shorter—in fact, much shorter. Elon Musk, founder and president of SpaceX, announced in September his company plans to build a completely reusable rocket and spacecraft capable of ferrying, not only, “millions” of colonists to the red planet—beginning in less than 10 years—and establishing/servicing a moon base but also of carrying passengers on Earth to any…

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NASA Concedes: Planet 9 Probably Real The late Zecharia Sitchin, author of The Twelfth Planet and other best-selling books in his Earth Chronicles series, wherever he is, is probably cheering these days. In October of 2017, NASA publicly conceded that, in all likelihood the Solar System has a ninth planet. Sitchin’s scenario of a planet Nibiru making periodic returns to Earth’s neighborhood to tinker with human history, may not quite fit with NASA’s view of a massive body on a vast orbital path, as yet…

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Archaeological Shocker: First Americans Were Here Over 130 Thousand Years Ago The idea that modern humans, or even Neanderthals, could have been present in America over twelve thousand years ago has long been controversial, and discoveries that support that argument have been denied, discredited, or disregarded by conventional science. Extraordinary new findings in California, however, are making the case that more than 130 thousand years ago someone used stone tools to break the bones of mastodons. The intent, it is speculated, would have been to…

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Cyborg Eyes In the 1984 movie, The Terminator, a cyborg—a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts—from the future, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, searches for the mother of a yet-to-be-born hero who will be a scourge to the robots who rule that world to come. It was all science fiction, of course, but the memorable artificial eyes of the ‘Terminator’ could turn out to be more fact than fiction. E.J. Chichilnisky, a professor of neurosurgery and ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine,…

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Battery Breakthrough Means Cars of the Future Will Be Electric

A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for handheld mobile devices, electric cars, and stationary energy storage. Goodenough’s latest breakthrough, completed with Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria Helena Braga, is a low-cost, all-solid-state battery that is noncombustible and has a long cycle life (battery life) with…

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Miocene Footprints from Crete

Ichnofossils, or trace fossils, are fossils other than the remains of the actual organism (such as bones). Ichnofossils, also called Ichnites, include the tracks or burrows of organisms. In July of 2017, geologist Gerard D. Gierlinski and his colleagues announced in the Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association the discovery of some interesting ichnites on the Greek island of Crete. These ichnites were footprints. The main surface with identifiable footprints (B2) was found at a site near the village of Trachilos, which is located at the…

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

Stephen Hawking Fears Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Humans In an interview with Wired Magazine, Prof Hawking said that he believes artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually reach a level where it will essentially be a “new form of life that will outperform humans.” http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/stephenhawking-fears-artificial-intelligence-takeover-13839799     Russia and U.S. to Build Moon Station Together The countries have agreed to cooperate on a NASA-led program to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/27/russia-and-us-will-cooperate-to-build-moon-first-space-station     Carbon in…

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Global Weirding

Here in Georgia the lights went out on September 11th when Hurricane Irma came roaring through. Not only were they back-to-back storms (Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria, etc.) but also, in those same terrifying weeks, Mexico was hit with three mighty earthquakes. All too predictably, the hurricanes were blamed on global warming. But could they also blame the quakes on warming? They’ve tried. But I decided to take a look myself. In fact, a similar confluence occurred in 2011 when the Atlantic states experienced almost simultaneously:…

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Sasquatch

Of all the so-called myths in the world—unicorns, mermaids, trolls, dragons, et al.—Sasquatch is the most persistent. The subject matter is also regularly cited in the pages of various print media: books, magazines, newspapers. The Internet is flooded with numerous websites/pages and forums devoted to the subject. Skeptics readily dismiss the tall, hirsute and mostly docile apeman-like creatures as the product of misidentification, vivid imagination, or hoaxing. But no matter how you cut it, Bigfoot just keeps rearing its ugly head, leaving countless witnesses and…

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Atlantis the Religious

Atlantis Rising readers have learned much over the last twenty-three years about the geological fate and checkered history of the sunken civilization from which our magazine derives its name. But no less significant were less-appreciated religious convictions that, it is said, characterized the lost kingdom, because they not only survived its destruction but also were carried by its survivors to the outside world, where they influenced the belief systems of post-deluge cultures, even to the present day. No less a figure than the Athenian philosopher,…

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In Search of Tarshish

A kingdom once existed in Western Europe that has been described as semi-legendary and even mythical. Several historians make reference to it, but archaeologists have never found it. It is said to have had at one time one of the largest navies in the world. The kingdom is Tartessus. The director of the Anglo-Spanish-American School of Archeology has made the claim that Tartessus was nothing short of Atlantis in Spain. The first mention we often hear of this nation is from the Bible. One passenger…

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Egyptian Mysteries & Turin’s Golden Rule

An obscure Egyptian artifact in the Egyptian museum of Turin Italy provides remarkable evidence that the builders of the Great Pyramid, whoever they were, possessed deep insight into the meaning of the Golden Rule. The Egyptian Rule from the tomb of the architect Kha has the appearance of a ruler, but its divisions are not equal by any means. The Turin Rule, in fact, is an amalgamation of Egyptian beliefs, canons, and knowledge comprising their science, gods, and theory of mathematics, geometry, and proportion. Every…

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The Very Long Journey of Omm Sety

Could a twentieth century Englishwoman be the reincarnation of a priestess from 1000 BC? How could an untutored elderly woman confound archaeological experts with her recreations of the temple of Sety I, and the realities of a long-vanished religion? How does the mysterious and adjacent Osirion fit into the puzzle? Omm Sety, born in 1904 in London, died from a terrible fall in 1907, was dead for an hour or more. When the corpse washers and doctor returned, they found her hale and hearty with…

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A ‘Heretic’s’ Complaint

In recent decades we have seen the emergence of a very militant and vociferous group of people, many of them in positions of influence in the media and academia, who call themselves “skeptics.” Claiming that science is under assault by hordes of ignorant, superstitious peasants who are so credulous that they actually take seriously things like the existence of a supreme being and a spiritual realm, or UFOs, cryptids, and government conspiracies, the “skeptics,” really debunkers, regularly denounce such silly superstitions. They resemble the militant…

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Keeping Time

“The only reason for time is so everything doesn’t happen at once.” —Albert Einstein   Before clocks and calendars, the turning of Earth and cycles of the Sun, Moon, and stars were how humans tracked time. A day is one rotation of Earth, and one cycle of the phases of the Moon gave us the month, while Earth’s circuit around the Sun is the year. Tracking days, months, and larger divisions of time has ancient roots, as the human need to move with cycles of…

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The Roughness of Creation

While many of the mysteries of alternative science, which fascinate many of us, have gone unrecognized by orthodox science, a few have broken through into mainstream consciousness, where they provide a continuing source of confusion and irritation to the more conventionally minded among us. Here are two recent productions from PBS’s NOVA series that make the point.   FRACTALS: HUNTING THE HIDDEN DIMENSION NOVA You may not know it, but fractals, like the air you breathe, are all around you. Their irregular, repeating shapes are…

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