Jurrasic Soft Tissue

Who knew? How could we have known that dinosaurs were such saintly beings? St. Bernadette, St. Silvan, stand aside (see “The Mysterious Gifts of the Saints” AR #124). The Church of Orthodox Science has declared the bodies of the clearly holy dinosaurs to be, well, incorrupt. Well, almost, but hey, 199.5 million years of preservation for even a saint’s body isn’t all that bad. Pilgrimages are being organized. As the canonizations proceed, an amazing sleight of hand is also whisking before our eyes. Three years…

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Gods of the Mayas

In his forthcoming book Astronaut Gods of the Mayas: Extraterrestrial Technologies in the Temples and Sculptures (Inner Traditions, 2017), best-selling author, Erich von Däniken, the world’s best known proponent of the ancient astronaut hypothesis, shares more than 200 full-color, never-before-published, photographs from his personal collection, providing visual evidence, he believes, of ancient alien contact and technology among the archaeological sites of the Maya as well as Aztec and the Hindu and other ancient cultures. In this exclusive preview Atlantis Rising offers a few of the…

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Inside the Sacred Caves of India

Recently my wife, Katie, and I traveled to India for the first time (April 2017), excited to visit this ancient land of mysteries. As a geologist, I had a particular interest in seeing the country’s magnificent caves and temples, from the Ajanta and Ellora structures cut deep into the bedrock near Aurangabad, to the ornate and towering edifices of Khajuraho. The Ellora and Ajanta complexes were carved out of the solid living bedrock composed of ancient basalts, a prodigious feat. The Ajanta “caves” are a…

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Atlantis Rising Special Issue Now in Stores

As you will notice in this issue, this publication is accelerating. For readers around the world, this means new opportunities to participate in the Atlantis Rising adventure. It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first Atlantis Rising Collector’s Special Issue on Ancient Mysteries. Available on newsstands everywhere, you will now find our great content, presented, as never before—with a hundred pages (including covers), featuring 18 recently published articles on some of the most interesting archaeological discoveries of our time. To facilitate easy reading the…

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Science Fact & Fiction

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.”)     Science Was Wrong The thesis advanced in “Science Was Wrong” (AR, #124) is all too true. Although there are honorable, competent, and open-minded scientists out there, overall, science has been corrupted to the point where, arguably, it is no longer science. A big part…

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News

Human Timelines Shattered by New Finds In West Africa & Europe Once again, new archaeological discoveries are threatening to overturn the orthodox timeline for human development. In Morocco, scientists have found Homo sapiens fossils dating to 315,000 years ago, pushing back the official dawn of our species by 100,000 years. The details reported in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Nature in June, could throw a ‘monkey wrench,’ so to speak, into the African Genesis scenario religiously adhered to by most paleontologists. It now seems clear that…

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More News

Tabby’s Star Dimming Again The legend of Tabby’s Star, or KIC 8462852, is continuing to grow, even as the star has strangely begun to dim again. The new dimming was reported in May, and astronomers were expected to be hard at their telescopes, trying to come up with a plausible explanation. Right now, the suggestion that we may have stumbled upon an alien megastructure of some kind is as good as any other, and maybe better. No other star has ever been reported behaving this…

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Even More News

Does Our Sun Have a Twin? Astronomers are taking another look at the theory that our sun may have a long-lost twin. They haven’t found it yet, but, nevertheless, they call it ‘Nemesis.’ According to a soon-to-be-published study with the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, some astronomers believe that most stars begin life as a pair. Some stay close, but others move far apart. A new mathematical model from the University of California at Berkeley says that a hypothetical Nemesis may have migrated…

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Still More News

Noah’s Ark Said Found… Again A group of hunters for Noah’s Ark is claiming to have found it, finally. Others, including fellow evangelical Christians, have their doubts. Turkish and Chinese explorers from a group called Noah’s Ark Ministries International announced their ‘discovery’ in April at their Hong Kong headquarters. They, of course, are not the first making such claims, and not the first to say that it is on Mount Ararat in Turkey. Nevertheless, the explorers claim to be “99.9%” certain that this time they…

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Strange Flashes on Earth Detected from Space

One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, launched in 2015, caught hundreds of these flashes over the span of a year. As keen observers from outside NASA wrote in, questioning the source of these lights, scientists deciphered the tiny cause to the big reflections: high-altitude, horizontally oriented ice crystals. NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument aboard DSCOVR is taking almost-hourly images of…

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iNews

First Space-Based ‘Nation’ to Store Data Off-Planet Self-proclaimed ‘space nation’ Asgardia will launch a satellite later this year to test the concept of long-term data storage in orbit around the Earth. This potentially opens the door to off-planet data and tax havens, according to filings obtained by Motherboard, and represents an important step towards the group’s proclaimed goal of starting a private nation in space. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/asgardia-nation-space-data-storage-off-planet   Toys & Lost Civilization The most important [ancient Indus] crafts were in the production of jewelry, statuettes, figurines…

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Cuba’s ‘Sunken City’ Revisited

In the year 2000, Paulina Zelitsky and her husband Paul Weinzweig, who owned and operated a company in Canada called Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), were doing research for the Cuban government in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the western tip of Cuba (the Guanahacabibes Peninsula). They were using sonar to scan the ocean bottom for old Spanish shipwrecks, which might be the source of treasure, but they found something even more interesting—the apparent remains of a submerged city. BBC News reported on…

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The Betz Sphere Mystery

In the history of paranormal phenomena, the Betz Sphere is without parallel. Even so, Atlantis Rising readers may be unfamiliar with it, if only because little has been said or published about the object over the last forty years. Since then, occasional arguments alternatively crediting or debunking this mystery have confused, rather than clarified, what really happened. Putting all partisan squabbles aside, these are the facts, incredible as they may seem: On the Wednesday afternoon of March 27, 1974, Antoine Betz, a marine engineer, was…

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Menorah: The Akhenaten Connection

The menorah has long been one of Judaism’s most important symbols, being the emblem on the coat of arms of Israel. It is a seven-branched, semi-circular lampstand, often covered in gold, topped with seven candles or oil lamps. It is most associated with Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of “Lights.” However, the origins of the “golden lampstand” go back to the Torah of Moses, specifically the book of Exodus. These origins are still cloaked in mystery. Nothing about the menorah’s origin is explained in the Torah….

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Decoding the Giant Legends

In folklore, even in the Judeo-Christian Bible, there are tales of giants in ancient times, human or near-human beings of awesome size and strength, often hostile, even demonic in nature. Could these accounts be more than fantastic legends? Could there once have been not just individuals (like Goliath in the Bible) but entire races of gigantic people? Before we go any further, however, let us dispense with some of the more obvious misconceptions and hoaxes. There are stories of giant humans twenty or thirty feet…

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The Thought-Form Factor

In his excellent book, The Holographic Universe, the late American physicist Michael Talbot recorded some fascinating clairvoyant observations. For example, once during a reading, American “human energy field consultant” Carol Dryer saw a bunch of potatoes whirling around a woman’s head. She was at first dumbfounded but summoned her courage and asked if potatoes had any special meaning for her. As it turned out, the woman was from the Idaho Potato Board, or something roughly equivalent. In other words, potatoes were a very significant and…

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Immortal Knowledge

The scholar without peer, tireless researcher, gifted esotericist, occultist and alchemist, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, was motivated by a metaphysical vision concerning the nature of cosmic harmony and an awareness of humanity’s place in the evolution of consciousness. Fortunately, he was the man who wrote the book on Ancient Egypt. René Adolphe Schwaller was born in the town of Asnières near Paris in December 1887. He spent his boyhood and adolescence in the city of Strasbourg, Alsace. At the age of 20, Schwaller left…

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The Gurdjieff Mystique

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was born in Alexandropol (modern Gyumri) in Russian-controlled Armenia, almost certainly in 1877, the son of Greek parents from the communities of “Pontus Greeks” who lived in Turkey in the area around Gümüshane, 40 miles south of Trebizond on the Black Sea coast. It was, as Gurdjieff recalled, while holidaying with his uncle in Alexandropol that he first encountered the Yezidis, and Gurdjieff’s later spiritual attitudes probably owe something to the remarkable spiritual traditions of these Kurds who yet suffer persecution and…

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Templars in New Mexico?

In the twenty-first century, we can expect historical discoveries in deserts or jungles, but writer-researcher Louis Serna made a very unusual discovery in a hotel lobby. Serna was in the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, New Mexico, when he spotted a 42-inch stone pillar inscribed with a Templar cross on each side. When the identity of the object was asked about, the hotel clerk said it was a Santa Fe Trail marker. Having grown up in the area, and having written about places on Northern…

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Jupiter in Scorpio

“There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.”             — Edith Wharton   Scorpio is the eighth zodiac sign and is described as a fixed water sign. British astrologer Ronald Davison has said, “Each water sign prepares the way for a new kind of manifestation, and every fixed sign represents a particular gathering of power.” The zodiac includes three water signs: Cancer’s cardinal water energy can be seen like the ocean and constantly shifting tides. The…

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Travel to Other Dimensions

Most people, we think, accept the notion that other dimensions exist. Most, however, don’t seem to think such a thing is readily accessible to them. This issue’s offerings might lead them to think otherwise.   The Path: Beyond the Physical The Monroe Institute This is the second DVD in “The Path Series” documentaries by Path 11 Productions, produced by April Hannah and directed by Michael Habernig. This one also features Tom Campbell, William Buhlman, and F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater, as did the first one. Beyond…

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