The Big Void

During the first week of November 2017, an announcement made headlines around the world—a previously unknown major “void” (a hollow or chamber) had been discovered in the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau of Egypt. Often referred to as the Khufu Pyramid, after its reputed builder the pharaoh Khufu who ruled Egypt during the late twenty-sixth century BCE, no new significant rooms or chambers had been found in the Great Pyramid since the first half of the nineteenth century when the explorer Richard William Howard…

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Pre-Columbian ETs in South America?

Although accounts of human victims snatched by kidnappers from other worlds are dismissed as frauds or fantasies by most academics, at least one outstanding scholar among them had courage enough to go public with persuasive scientific evidence on behalf of the controversial phenomenon’s authenticity. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, John Edward Mack, M.D. (1929–2004), put his stellar professional reputation on the line as an American psychiatrist, parapsychologist, and professor at the Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Hospital with publication of his shocking 1994 book. In Abduction: Human Encounters…

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The Cosmic Origins of Life

In all past ages people have suffered from wrong ideas about the nature of the world, often mistaking speculation for fact. The wrong ideas were often passionately defended, until eventually, with the arrival of new facts, they came to be overturned and replaced. The idea of an Earth-centered universe was the order of the day for the astronomer-poet Omar Khayyam in eleventh century Persia. Geocentric cosmology—placing Earth at the center of things—prevailed throughout Europe from the time of The Rubayyat well into the Elizabethan era….

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Untangling the Threads of Human Ancestry

In its present state of deep amnesia, the human race must struggle to answer such basic questions as: Who are we? The answers though, we are told, are in our DNA. Identity, supposedly, is all about our group—race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. And if DNA is not good enough, then it is all just a matter of personal choice. One can identify with whatever group one prefers. Those who have spent a lifetime in that group, and whose dues are paid up, can’t be blamed,…

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Our Hero Fighting On

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 My wife Carol and I went to visit John and his wife Celesta a few weeks ago. He is very frail. What we learned is that he, at 84 years of age, was climbing around the pyramid in Egypt when he dropped…

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News

Could Mini-Blimp Explore Great Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber? In November 2017, physicists in Egypt announced that a new muon particle study had revealed a large, previously unknown, cavity located above the Grand Gallery of the Great Pyramid of Giza. For the latest developments in this amazing story read Atlantis Rising’s exclusive report by geologist Dr. Robert Schoch on page 42. Late word from Egypt is that plans are now afoot to fully investigate the space. One proposal, at least, sounds like science fiction. According to technology…

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Strange Interstellar Object Intelligently Designed? Has our solar system just been visited by an intruder carrying greetings from ancient life on some alien world light years away? That is a question that interests, not only UFO researchers, but many mainstream scientists, as well. In late November 2017, a mysterious interstellar object named ‘Oumuamua’ (Hawaiian for “messenger”) suddenly appeared on a path bending sharply around our sun. Shaped like a giant, almost black, cigar, this was the first such object astronomers had ever seen. First spotted…

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Forgotten Ancient Secrets of Memory The vast Hebrew Torah that, according to conventional scholarship, comes down to us as the first five books of the Bible, was passed down orally from generation to generation, long before it was written down in the sixth century BC. Similar claims can be made for many ancient scriptures including those of Indian religions, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. Speech or song, folktales, ballads, chants, prose, or verses have been used with great accuracy for thousands—or even tens of…

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Still More News

Ancient Indian Land Bridge Man-Made? An 18-mile land bridge connecting India with Sri Lanka is made of rocks 7,000 years older than the sandbar on which they rest. That is the startling finding by a group of American archaeologists. If true, it corroborates ancient accounts from Vedic scripture that ‘Ram Setu,’ as the bridge is called, was artificially made by the ‘mythical’ Indian ruler Rama. So says the Ramayana. The research reported in a new Discovery Channel documentary, and mentioned in a broadcast preview, has…

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Is Mars as Dry as It Seems?

When searching for life, scientists first look for an elemental key to sustaining it: fresh water. Although today’s Martian surface is barren, frozen, and uninhabitable, a trail of evidence points to a once warmer, wetter planet, where water flowed freely. The conundrum of what happened to this water is long standing and unsolved. However, new research published in Nature suggests that this water is now locked in the Martian rocks. Scientists at Oxford’s Department of Earth Sciences propose that the Martian surface reacted with the…

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Sutton Hoo

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, I arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport, traveled by Underground to the Baker Street station, and then walked to my hotel near Regent’s Park. I was in London to speak at the Origins conference, to be held on Saturday, November 4, at the Rudolf Steiner House. Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman organized it. On Friday morning, I took a walk in Regent’s Park, quietly chanting the Hare Krishna mantra on my meditation beads. Then I went to Govinda’s Restaurant, 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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The Ancient Wheel-Rut Enigma

SIDEBAR: A Russian Geologist Is Defying the Conventional Dating Dogma A story in the Alternative News section of Atlantis Rising #124 chronicled how anomalous tire and tread tracks of what could be ancient machines—found mostly in Turkey and Spain, but other places as well—are providing a major archaeological mystery. Now a respected Russian geologist says he believes the tracks could be 12 to 14 million years old. Dr. Alexander Koltypin, director of the Natural Science Research Center at Moscow’s International Independent University of Ecology and…

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The Tower of Babel Question

One of the earliest Bible stories is that of the Tower of Babel. In Genesis 11 we read, “And the Earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech.” The people of Babel decided to build a tower so high that they could reach heaven. God said in Genesis 11:7, “Let us go down and there confound their tongue.” After which, “the language of the whole Earth was confounded.” Stories from the Bible can’t, in many cases, be taken literally. They do, however, often…

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Rising Above Materialism

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia of the Internet, levitation is a process by which an object is held aloft, without mechanical support, in a stable position. A ping-pong ball can be levitated by a stream of air from a vacuum cleaner, a form of aerodynamic levitation. Much more dynamically, high-speed maglev trains are levitated above the rails by a large number of magnets, while a Hovercraft is levitated by a gas flow. As for “paranormal” levitation, including the levitation of humans, Wikipedia explains that,…

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Long-Lost Worlds Beneath Our Feet

For ages, people have populated the blank spaces on the map with strange creatures and stranger people, imagining lost cities and fabulous beasts. As the world was largely explored, people continued to imagine strange realms underground or beneath the sea. Now our imaginings have largely been moved off planet, yet much of the sea is still unexplored, and we know very little about the underground. And, indeed, it still may hold some surprises for us. But before examining the evidence, we need to dispel a…

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Temples of the Stone Age

The distant period from 23,000 to 12,000 years ago, during what is today called the Paleolithic Era, saw the development of modern humanity’s immediate ancestors, the Cro-Magnons, into a sophisticated prehistoric culture. This was also the Age of the Cavern Temple, epitomized in the magnificent wall paintings represented by the cave art found at such famous sites as Altimira and Lascaux in Western Europe. It is believed by many modern prehistorians that these Stone Age cave paintings were more than for art’s sake, that they…

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The Bird King

Akhenaten is remembered today as Egypt’s “heretic Pharaoh.” He lived from 1373–1337 BCE and was probably the uncle of Tutankhamun (a.k.a., King Tut). During his reign, he completely changed most aspects of Egyptian religion, abandoning traditional polytheism and introducing the world’s first monotheism. He moved his entire court to the empty desert where his workmen created a new city (which today we call ‘Amarna’) from scratch. Akhenaten also introduced a new art style which completely upset the traditional artistic conventions that his ancestors had established….

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The Sound of Healing

Ancient knowledge of the healing power of sound is being enhanced by modern research—around the world. People are, in increasing numbers doing experiments to understand what sound can do. Participants range from audiophiles in their homes, to doctors employing music in a hospital, to scientists in laboratories with cymatics instruments. Cymatics is the science of visualizing audio frequencies. It dates back more than a century to German physicist Ernst Chladni. The term comes from the ancient Greek word kyma for “wave,” and was coined by…

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Saturn in Capricorn

“Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” —Unknown   Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and second largest in the Solar System. Broad bands in the atmosphere mark Saturn’s hazy, yellowish color, and Saturn’s prominent rings provide a stunning telescope image. Titan, the largest of Saturn’s sixty-two known moons is bigger than Mercury and Pluto and is the most earth-like world discovered so far. Titan has a substantial, active atmosphere, and complex Earth-like processes shape its surface. Saturn’s north pole…

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The Mystery of Lost Tribes

The revelation of long-lost knowledge can take many forms—historical, scientific, religious, and sociological, etc. This issue’s collection of DVDs will, we think, make some very entertaining contributions to the mix, and excellent material for your video library.   QUEST FOR THE LOST TRIBES A&E Director Simcha Jacobovici traveled throughout the Middle East and Asia in search of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel and discovered some extraordinary evidence about a mystery that has tantalized the world for almost three thousand years. This documentary points out…

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