Secrets of Tiwanaku

In December 2017, fellow megalithic researcher J.J. Ainsworth, and I, stayed in Tiwanaku for a few days to thoroughly explore the sites of Tiwanaku and Puma Punku, looking for any anomalies or things we’d previously missed. I have visited the area ten times over twelve years and was part of the Ancient Aliens TV show in an episode focused on the mystery of Puma Punku, but I had never had more than one day to explore the complex. This time I had four. Both sites…

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The Last of the Denisovans

The date is approximately 45,000 years ago; the location, a mountain pass somewhere in the Altai-Sayan region of southern Siberia. From a rocky vantage point, four, tall, darkened forms emerge into view from behind a patch of cold early-morning mist. They stand a few meters apart, gazing toward the only path permitting access to the mountain’s central plateau. Each figure is of extraordinary size, being as much as 7 feet (2.15 meters) in height. Their stature is that of giant wrestlers, their enormous frames accentuated…

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The Men & the Woman Who Put Shakespeare Together

The mystery of Shakespearean authorship is back in the news. No longer is anyone who questions the authenticity of the notion that the plays were written by a man from Avon considered to be a crank. Even the BBC is now discussing the matter seriously. In Cracking the Shakespeare Code, a recent, four-part documentary on the Timeline series, historian Dr. Robert Crumpton joins forces with Norwegian code breaker Petter Amundsen to investigate the secrets buried in Shakespeare’s first folio and to decipher a coded map…

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Red Pyramid Redux

British ancient-history writer and information technologist Matt Sibson operates a popular YouTube channel called Ancient Architects. According to his Facebook page Sibson is “currently re-writing the history of the Stonehenge landscape with new interpretations of Neolithic monuments.” Sibson is among those who regularly challenge orthodox Egyptology, but he does so with a level of detail and a command of the facts that make him quite formidable, and not easily dismissed. Among his arguments is that most of the monuments attributed to dynastic Egypt are, in…

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Facts the Experts Missed

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.”)   Hyperborean Discoveries In “Searching for Antilia and Hyperborea” (AR #130) Frank Joseph considered the legendary lands of antiquity. As a collector and investigator of old geographical maps, I have found some new arguments for Hyperborean reality. The first globe “Erdapfel” by Martin Behaim (Nuremberg,…

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Is Kilauea Warning of a Pole Shift? Magnetic Poles Reverse The enormous recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s large island has transfixed the world with spectacular images of towering lava fountains, and vast flows of molten rock, rendering much of the famed tropical paradise uninhabitable. Going almost unnoticed, however, is a related effect, which may portend consequences even more dire. As visitors approach the volcano, their magnetic compasses suddenly switch north and south poles, spinning uncontrollably. Today, many worry about the possibility of…

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Maverick Scientist Convinces Many that NASA’s Asteroid Data Is Bad When it comes to space, NASA usually gets the last word. Some contrarians like Richard Hoagland (The Monuments of Mars) have complained that NASA is following a secret agenda set in motion in the late 1950s, before the agency was officially founded, by those who, like anthropologist Margaret Mead, believed that it could be dangerous to inform the public about any evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Hoagland and Bara have never been taken seriously in mainstream…

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Was Inca Science Ahead of Its Time, or Not? Whatever may be said of the technical prowess of Peru’s ancient Inca civilization, it is now clear that they achieved a mastery of brain surgery, unequaled even by the time of the American Civil War four centuries later. That is the conclusion of a study published in June in the journal Science. In fact, say the scientists, they were able to analyze evidence of ‘trepanation’—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping a hole in the skull…

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Psychotronic Secrets Spilled According to Popular Mechanics magazine, the U.S. federal government has ‘accidentally’ released documents suggesting that, contrary to mainstream opinion, it has maintained an interest in ‘psychotronic’ weaponry. The subject of ‘psychotronics’ first made news in the 1970s, when many reports surfaced suggesting that the U.S. government had developed, and actually deployed, electromagnetic weapons that made mind control of targeted individuals, and even large groups, possible. Much research, and even news reports, argued for the seriousness of the topic—the giant High Frequency Active…

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Carbon Dating Challenged

Carbon 14 dating is a key tool archaeologists use to determine the age of plants and objects made with organic material. But new research shows that commonly accepted radiocarbon dating standards can miss the mark—calling into question historical timelines. Archaeologist Sturt Manning and colleagues have revealed variations in the radiocarbon cycle at certain periods of time, affecting frequently cited standards used in archaeological and historical research relevant to the southern Levant region, which includes Israel, southern Jordan and Egypt. These variations, or offsets, of up…

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The Brownsville Skull: Case Not Closed

I discussed the Brownwood Skull in this column in Atlantis Rising #88 (July/August 2011). The partial skull and some other human bones were discovered near Brownwood, Texas, in November of 1932, by road construction workers who were using dynamite to blast a limestone ledge. After one set of explosions on a huge limestone boulder, the workers noticed some human bones in the limestone debris. The bones came from limestone belonging to the Pennsylvanian, a subperiod of the Carboniferous. The Pennsylvanian extends from 298.9 million to…

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Asteroids May Be Remnants of Destroyed Worlds In echo of ancient esoteric lore, a study published in July in the journal Nature Astronomy, says asteroids were once pieces of worlds. A vast majority of the half-million bodies in the inner asteroid belt may in fact be shrapnel from as few as five parent bodies called “planetesimals,” scientists say. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/07/03/many-asteroids-might-be-remnants-of-five-destroyed-worlds-scientists-say/?   Organic Matter on Dwarf Planet Ceres More Abundant than Thought A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s Dawn orbiter suggests that organic molecules—evidence of…

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The Chariots of the Sun

The temple of Solomon was meant to be dedicated to Yahweh, the Jewish god, alone, yet many Bible verses speak of pagan altars and idols within the structure, including “chariots of the sun.” Sun horses and chariots have parallels in many cultures across the Old World and likely influenced those mentioned in the Bible. What were these “chariots to the sun” doing in perhaps the most famous temple to monotheism, and what do they reveal about the secret pagan origins of Judaism? The supremely wise…

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Where Are the Lost Machines?

There is good reason to believe that the ancients, perhaps as far back as prehistoric times, had a form of technology completely different from what we use today. Given the mystery of their ability to lift and transport massive stones weighing millions of pounds, they were not behind or ahead of us on the same line, of development but on a completely different line. Cross-sectional diagrams of the known passages and chambers in the Great Pyramid of Egypt (recent muon radiography has apparently revealed another…

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Lost Realms: Following the Mythic Trail

My article about lost, ancient, civilizations, “Searching for Antilia and Hyperborea,” had just gone to press with Atlantis Rising #130 (July/August, 2018), when I stumbled upon a forgotten passage in Homer’s Odyssey that seemed to reference one of these kingdoms. The bard tells of ‘Laestrygonia,’ like Hyperborea, a high, seafaring culture, somewhere very far away in the far north, “where shepherds bringing their flocks at night hail and are answered by their fellows driving out at dawn. For, in this land, nightfall and morning tread…

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Photographing the Invisible

It is difficult not to laugh or even scoff at the photos of purported mediumship phenomena produced during the latter half of the nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. Some of these photos now found in reference books and on the Internet are hokey, bizarre, and absolutely ludicrous. They include doll-like figures that are supposed to be the spirits of deceased individuals; some look like mannequins, others like cardboard cutouts prepared by kindergarten students. Some of the photos show hands only, while others…

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Beyond the Brain

Does the physical brain produce consciousness and the mind? Are consciousness and mental activity simply epiphenomena of brain activity? In other words, are our mental activities and the consciousness that we experience nothing more than byproducts or secondary effects of chemical, electrical, and other processes among the neurons that make up our brain? Does biological death, cessation of the physical body and the workings of the brain in particular, extinguish the mind and consciousness? Most neuroscientists today, as well as most scientists more generally, would…

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More Secrets of Tiwanaku

Could the intact body of a prediluvian king have been discovered in an underground room beneath the ancient and sacred Akapana Pyramid in Tiwanaku, Bolivia? Though no mainstream news reports have made it official yet, one of the most respected archaeologists in Bolivia has confirmed directly to this reporter that, strange as it may sound, the story is true. I had become accustomed to the thin mountain air near Lake Titicaca, but the legends of Bolivia’s Andean plateau continued to leave me breathless. Accompanied by…

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Is Time Speeding Up?

Over the centuries there has been much speculation on the nature of change, scientists even polarizing into uniformitarians versus catastrophists (gradualism versus Great Leap Forward), the latter especially championed by post-modern theorists. Some see the decline of our civilization threatening to “speed up dramatically” (Huntington, Samuel. The Clash of Civilizations. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996, p. 83), others merely remarking the “vertiginous pace of change” (Thompson, Clive. Rage Against the Machine, Smithsonian, Jan–Feb 2017, p. 22). We can hardly doubt the notable speed-up manifest in…

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Ancient Star Maps

“The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a machine.” —Sir James Jeans   In 2011 a research team published a scientific paper that described the discovery of what they claimed may be the oldest astrologer’s board. Staso Forenbaher and Alexander Jones published their paper in the Journal for the History of Astronomy. Jones said, “This is probably older than any other known example. It’s also older than any of the written horoscopes from the Greco-Roman world.” He added, “We have a…

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Possibilities—Inside Out

The familiar dichotomy of ‘mind’ and ‘matter’ may seem to cover just about anything we can talk about, but as this issue’s DVDs make clear, both have dimensions that we seem to be just beginning to appreciate. Others would argue that there is nothing new under the sun, and that includes most thinking on these and any other topics.   Particle Fever PBS Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan, and edited by Walter Murch…

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