The Wormhole Dance

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars… the stars form a circle, and in the center we dance.” —Rumi, 13th century   Picture this: It’s nighttime on a Nile cruise ship docked under a blanket of stars in Luxor, the lazy palm-lined resort town in Upper Egypt. Three musicians are ‘hitting the shed.’ With the call of the drum and the colorful keys of glory from an electronic keyboard, suddenly ‘Benny and the Pyramids’ (not their real name) have your feet tapping. They’re not…

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Return to Tunguska

Tunguska! A name so charged with the power of sudden, utter devastation that nearly a century later, it was given to a frontline Russian gun/missile antiaircraft system, the 2S6 Tunguska. The scale of devastation the June 30, 1908 event caused, some 800 square miles laid waste, argues that such a moniker might better have been given to something like an ICBM, particularly since estimates of the explosive yield range from around 500 kilotons to a whopping 50 megatons, a load so heavy no ICBM has…

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Human Origins?

Over the course of the last four decades, several paradigms attempting to explain the origin of civilization have emerged. Of course, I am referring to theories that are outside of the orthodox models. The new paradigms acknowledge several crucial principles that mainstream historians and archaeologists generally ignore: 1) The archaeological record contains many anomalies; and 2) So far, the mainstream has failed to address them, or to provide a satisfactory history of the emergence of civilization. Many authors, from J. A. West and Graham Hancock…

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Waiting for Gnosis

“Knowledge,” it has been said “is power.” We have also heard that “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” (emphasis on ‘little’). The important question is, it seems to us: what is knowledge anyway? Or—to take a cue from neurotic contemporary thought—does it even exist? For many great and ancient spiritual traditions, gnosis or knowledge of some sort—self-knowing, truth knowing, love knowing, etc.—is ‘a goal,’ if not ‘the goal,’ of the life. And yet Western culture, it seems to us, has come to question the…

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When the Truth Shakes

Writing to Atlantis Rising, via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising web site (go to www. AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions”).   On Gene Mallove Eugene Mallove was ahead of his time for sure. It’s good to know those who write in your very informative magazine. It is by far, for the money, the top shelf stuff. I let a lot of fellows look…

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News

Questions Surrounding Mallove Murder Remain At press time, the brutal slaying of Cold Fusion advocate and Atlantis Rising columnist Dr. Eugene Mallove remains unsolved. Killed on May 14 in an apparent robbery attempt, Mallove was visiting his family home in Norwich, Connecticut. Late in the summer local detectives were pursuing evidence that the murder might have been connected to other crimes in the area. A similar death occurred in nearby Pawtucket at about the same time. In another episode, a shooting in Groton may have…

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Another Robot Visit to Pyramid Shafts Set for 2005 A third robotic exploration of the shafts from the Queen’s chamber in the Great pyramid of Giza has been set for next year. This time Singapore University is building the robot, which will try to find out, once and for all, what, indeed, is behind the mysterious doors of both the chamber’s northern and southern shafts. Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s supreme council of antiquities, made the surprise announcement in August. The shafts from the…

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Even More News

Potomac People 14,000 B.C.? Readers of Atlantis Rising have seen enough to know that the orthodox date for the appearance of humans in the Americas is way off. It may surprise many of them to learn that news has not yet made it to the conventional science community. The so-called Clovis horizon theory, which says mankind first crossed the Bering land bridge from Asia to Alaska about 13,500 years ago, is still treated in many quarters as something akin to Holy Writ. Even the most…

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Still More News

Mind Control Alarm Sounded Hollywood once again has people wondering if its celluloid fantasies are mimicking real life. This past summer’s release of the remade Manchurian Candidate has planted the idea—if not the chip—that mind control may be the next thing in science. In the movie Denzel Washington fights back against a sinister plan to remotely program a U.S. vice presidential candidate through a microchip implant. According to USA Today reporter Dan Vergano the science to do such things is well within reach. In Atlantis…

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High Stakes on the Bleeding Edge

Near the leading edge of well-known energy technology, the landscape is increasingly dotted with inventions—from solar-electric breakthroughs to new hydrogen-generating alternatives. I’m pleased that Doug Kenyon asked me to write this column regularly, to bring you some of the exciting news from that landscape. And beyond. The “beyond” is even more interesting. Out on the bleeding edge where new-paradigm scientists struggle, the stakes are higher and issues larger. Those issues or questions affect the future of humankind. Will powerful breakthroughs be monopolized by weapons-makers, or…

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Moving in the Right Circles at Glastonbury

On Friday morning, July 23, 2004, I arrived at Gatwick airport, south of metropolitan London, on my way to speak on my new book Human Devolution at the Glastonbury Symposium, which is mainly about crop circles. The very term crop circles gives new meaning to the expression “it’s not my field,” because it really is a field in which I have not made very much of a mark. I made my way rapidly through immigration and customs, and then found my way to the streets…

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iNews

Amateur Archaeologists Track Lost Chamber in Great Pyramid Two French amateur archaeologists claim to have located a secret burial chamber of the Pyramid of Cheops near Cairo, Egypt. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1188387.htm   Mysterious Signals from 1000 Light Years Away Detected A radio signal, now seen on three separate occasions, presents an enigma. It could be generated by a previously unknown astronomical phenomenon. But it also happens to be the best candidate yet for a contact by intelligent aliens by SETI. http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996341   Turkey Denies Honolulu Man’s Bid…

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Enigma of the Crook & Flail

The symbols of the flail and the shepherd’s crook were used as prime symbols of Egyptian kingship. In the favored funerary furniture of the last of the Amarna pharaohs, Tutankhamen, they are portrayed as the central piece of iconography for the departed king. Two blue and white striped rods crossed boldly together over the pharaoh’s chest, as though warding off intruders or protecting the mummified body concealed within. The real symbology of these two items of royal regalia is rather uncertain but it appears to…

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Ant People of Orion?

All across the American Southwest we find petroglyphs (rock carvings) or pictographs (rock paintings) depicting eerie creatures with spindly bodies, large eyes and bulbous heads, sometimes with antennae. The figures are frequently shown in a “prayer stance” with elbows and knees positioned at right angles, similar to the ant’s bent legs. Do these rock drawings represent a race of Ant People? Do they actually record ancient encounters between humans and an alien species? Are the creatures truly “alien,” like those of the 1947 UFO crash…

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Children of Atlantis

“On this island of Atlantis had arisen a powerful and remarkable dynasty of kings, who ruled Europe as far as western Italy.” —Plato, The Timaeus   At the center of Atlantis, according to Plato, sprawled the monumental Temple of Poseidon. The ornate building of stone and precious metals contained a colossus of the sea-god standing in his immense chariot drawn by six winged horses. A smaller version of this Atlantean work of art still exists in Rome’s Giulia Museum. Etruscan craftsmen made the likeness from…

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Cellular Secrets

Deepak Chopra loves to fly, which is a good thing, since he spends a lot of time on airplanes. He’s mused over the design of an aircraft that would be ‘uncrashable’ (“perhaps some kind of glider with an airfoil that never stalls, no matter what angle of dive the plane goes into”). He finds flying to be a very relaxing experience, and uses it for writing, meditation and rest. This week, he’s flown into Savannah, Georgia and now sits overlooking the river from his hotel…

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The Further Mysteries of Rosslyn Chapel

France’s Mary of Guise liked a good joke. When England’s King Henry VIII proposed marriage, Mary quipped that her neck was too slender—a cutting reference to the beheading of Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. Mary married Scotland’s James V, instead, and in 1542 gave birth to that nation’s best-known monarch, Mary Queen of Scots, just a week before James died. And in 1546, during her daughter’s minority reign, Mary made a curious “bond” with Sir William St. Clair of Rosslyn. One passage of that bond…

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Da Vinci, Newton & Hugo

The authors of the best-selling 1982 non-fiction book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which popularized the notion of the “Priory of Sion”—the 1,000-year-old secret society said to guard the Holy Grail—must be sorry now that novelist Dan Brown seized upon the idea and made it the centerpiece of his hugely popular 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code. Brown did so much violence to orthodox Christianity in his book—claiming that the Church suppressed women, that it fabricated the notion that Christ is divine, and that it still…

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Spain’s Ancient Pathway

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route that traverses Spain from its beginning in the Pyrenees to the tomb of St. James the Apostle, located at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain’s northwestern province of Galicia. The Camino saw as many as 2,000,000 pilgrims annually in the Middle Ages, and is regaining similar popularity today. Because of the Camino’s importance in medieval times, it holds, within its declared boundaries of 25 kilometers on either side, the greatest concentration of Romanesque and…

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Jupiter in Libra: September 2004–October 2005

“The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon, which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.” —Sun Tzu, The Art of War   Libra, The Scales, is the only inanimate member of the zodiac and as such might be seen to represent pure principle. The Scales are those of Justice, weighing and measuring the fates of humanity. As the seventh zodiac sign Libra marks a turning point in the evolutionary process. Here the idea of cooperation is born, and we…

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New Egyptian Magic

Two new episodes have been added to the hugely popular “Magical Egypt” set (based on the original research of John Anthony West, Egyptologist and Symbolist author) and like the first six these also present more of the beautiful footage and fascinating insight into ancient Egypt for which we devotees of that magnificent culture always seem hungry.   MAGICAL EGYPT: ILLUMINATION Episode 7 This is the first full-length program that John Anthony West has done since the groundbreaking NBC special, “Mystery of the Sphinx.” Here, he…

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Atlantis Stars Rising

The Sci-Fi Channel’s new hit television spin-off based on the extremely popular Stargate SG-1 series has hit the ground running. If you haven’t seen it, the story takes a team of Earth’s ‘best & brightest’ through the ‘stargate’ (a device created by an ancient race for instantaneous interstellar travel) to a far-off galaxy where they discover the lost city of Atlantis. Atlantis is actually a huge, self-contained, undersea city that appears to be abandoned except for plenty of high-tech gear including a collection of spacecraft…

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