Communicating with the Other Side

It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware. —Albert Einstein   The age-old human desire to solve the riddle of death remains with us even in this age of sophisticated science and high technology. Since the dawn of time, it seems, humans have puzzled and agonized over the abrupt termination of life, sensing that something as complex and unfinished as a human life could not possibly end in an instant, and be thereafter wiped…

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Inside the Eight-Year Solar Window

In an article published in AR, early in 2004, I presented the case that we are in the final leg of a solar cycle. I called the eight-year period from 2004 to 2012 ‘The Portal.’ That article presented the results of 27 years of research into the Mayan calendar system, which led to investigations into the sunspot cycle, the transit of Venus and the respective relationships to natural disasters. The last pieces of the puzzle did not fall into place until 2002. That year, I…

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Shipping Out to Mars

This magazine has long sought to unearth and discuss what some have gone to extremes to conceal and which most—having been carefully kept ignorant of the most fundamental awarenesses and scientific discoveries—couldn’t even imagine. Now a plan’s afoot to get the American public to fork out over a trillion dollars to send a manned mission to Mars, using conventional propulsion technology no less. Right? Suppose we’ve not only already sent people to Mars, but it has become routine? What if no rockets were needed? What…

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Ten Years and Counting

As we prepare to go to press for Atlantis Rising #49, our thoughts go back to this time ten years ago. November 1, 1994 saw the appearance of the first issue of Atlantis Rising and it was a hectic, albeit gratifying time filled with optimism. I’m not sure today that if I had known then everything I know now about launching a new magazine that I would have felt so sanguine about our prospects. There were certainly plenty of trials ahead, as well as rewards….

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Counter Perspectives

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 http://www.AtlantisRising.comand select “Discussions”).   Newton Challenged John Chambers in “Da Vinci, Newton, & Hugo” (AR #48) describes a common feature of the three men as an enormous respect for life. I don’t know about da Vinci or Hugo, but there is plenty written about Newton‘s regard for life….

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News

Mexican or Cuban Atlantis? A New Venture Heads for Deep Water After years of near silence—at least publicly—the mysterious underwater formations discovered between Cuba and Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in the summer of 2000 are in the news again. This time, though, a new level of controversy seems to have been added. Apparently, at least a few from the original group of investigators are now launching exploration operations from Mexico instead of Cuba. What is not clear is whether or not the group has severed its…

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More News

New Atlantis Rising Book to Take On Establishment Forbidden History is the title of a forthcoming book from editor J. Douglas Kenyon and several of Atlantis Rising’s top contributing editors. Scheduled for release in the spring of 2005, by Inner Traditions/Bear, the newly announced volume will directly challenge many of the most cherished assumptions of the conventional school of human origins. “If our readers can only take one book on their next vacation,” says Kenyon, “Forbidden History should be the one.” In over forty penetrating…

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Even More News

Lake Vostok Opens Soon Lake Vostok may soon give up its deep dark secrets whether the international scientific community likes it or not. According to a report in the U.K. newspaper The Guardian, Russian scientists have made it clear that they don’t intend to wait for American and European scientists to perfect a plan for exploring the giant lake of unfrozen fresh water—up to 1200 meters deep—under a giant ice dome some 3000 meters beneath the frozen Antarctic surface. The Russians discovered Vostok while carrying…

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Still More News

Ark Tablets Stashed in Museum? At the end of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, a clerk wheels a box containing the mysterious and immensely powerful Ark of the Covenant into a vast storage warehouse where it seems likely to be lost forever amongst an endless array of artifacts. We are left to believe that once again bureaucracy has thwarted the enlightenment of humanity, or worse. Those who laughed at what they perceived as an obvious exaggeration might not be laughing at the latest…

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The Bears of the Energy Frontier

A rogue grizzly once prowled the mountains in my part of the Northwest. It slaughtered pet ducks and broke into my sister’s rabbit hutches while her horses huddled in the nearby field. Two miniature horses hid in the forest and the other 20—ranging in size from sturdy Appaloosa and leggy Arabians down to scruffy little Norwegian Fiord horses—quivered with fear. What does a ragtag herd of horses have to do with the topic of this column—the frontier of energy research? Bear with me, so to…

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In Memory of Dr. John Mack

After a recent tour of the Ukraine, while I was taking a few days rest in Yalta, a Black Sea resort in the Crimea, I learned by email that Dr. John Mack had died after being struck by an automobile in London. I had seen John a few months before, in July, in Glastonbury, where we were both speakers at the Glastonbury Symposium. After my talk, I was walking out of the hall to the book exhibition room to sign some copies of my books…

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iNews

Air Force Report calls for Study of Psychic Teleportation Author Eric Davis says moving yourself from location to location through mind powers, is “quite real and can be controlled.” The 88-page report also reviews a range of teleportation concepts and experiments, as in Star Trek. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-11-05-teleportation_x.htm   Roper Poll Says Americans Are Psychologically and Spiritually Prepared for Proof of ET Life Three-quarters of the public claim they are at least somewhat psychologically prepared for the discovery of extraterrestrial life, and nearly half are very prepared….

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Searching for the Hidden Truth Behind Sacred Relics

It was 6:29 p.m. on March 24th, 1980. The Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Amulfo Romero, was saying Mass in a small chapel and was just about to raise the bread and wine. It is the most significant moment in the Catholic celebration of the Mass as the bread and wine is miraculously transformed into the body and blood of Christ. But it was not to happen at this mass. An assassin’s bullet struck the Archbishop, penetrating his heart. Immediately after recognizing the Archbishop was…

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The Case of the French Astronomer

In ancient Sumer, the highlight of the New Year celebration was the public reading of Enuma Elish, the “Epic of Creation.” Scholars have treated the long text (inscribed on seven clay tablets) as an allegory of a struggle between good and evil, between a benevolent celestial god and a celestial monster. In my books, I treated the ancient text as a sophisticated scientific cosmogony about the formation of our solar system and a celestial collision in which a planet called “Tiamat” was destroyed by the…

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New Light on the Pharaoh’s Curse

Within a short period of time after the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb several people involved in the excavation became sick or died. Were these unfortunate individuals, as a considerable number believe, victims of a hideous “pharaoh’s curse”? Colin Wilson writes in The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Mysteries, “On 26 November 1922 the archaeologist Howard Carter peered through a small opening above the door of the tomb of Tutankhamen’s tomb, holding a candle in front of him. What he saw dazzled him: ‘everywhere the glint of gold.’…

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Incident at North Berwick

Anytime I find myself back in Scotland I try to spend at least one day in North Berwick, a picturesque coastal town about 20 miles to the east of Edinburgh. The views of the offshore islands are glorious. The gulls cry, the waves lap, and it’s a great place to sample some of the fine local seafood. It is also one of the strangest places on the face of the planet. I had known for some time that the area from North Berwick west to…

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Royal Rife & His Amazing Healing Machines

Imagine a world without cancer, a world without the hundreds of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus, yeast, and parasites. Each year millions of people are dying due to disease. In the U.S. alone 8000 people die every week from cancer. Take the example of breast cancer; it is now the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 35 and 54. In 1971, a woman’s lifetime risk of contracting breast cancer was 1 in 14. Today it is 1 in 8. Rachel’s…

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Opening Up with Al Huang

Bluebirds, thrush and hummingbirds chirp as Tai Ji master Al Huang gazes over “unmanicured” flower gardens at the Pacific Ocean through his glass-walled office. It’s a stunning panoramic view, one that helps him stay connected to nature. “The sun is shining and the surf is surfing,” he tells me. Huang has lived in Gold Beach, Oregon for the last ten years, pretty much right at the mouth of the Rogue River. The house he shares with his American wife, Suzanne, built on a rock, is…

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The African/Atlantis Connection

The Greek story of Atlantis, as reported by Plato twenty-four centuries ago, is famous. And modern researchers investigating parallel accounts in the folk traditions of other cultures have found numerous renditions of the same epic among native peoples from Iberia and the British Isles to Mexico. While versions as preserved among Native Americans, Ancient Egyptians or Plato’s Greeks are familiar to investigators of the sunken civilization, few realize that Atlantis is no less well known to many tribal peoples of Sub-Sahara Africa. Even though oral…

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Star of Wonder

“For we have seen his star in the East, and we have come to worship him.” —Matthew 2:2   The modern calendar begins with the birth of Christ and refers to subsequent years as A.D., meaning Anno Domini, the Year of Our Lord, and prior years as B.C., meaning Before Christ. This reckoning was developed by the monk Dionysius Exiguus and was based on his belief of when Christ was born. Other more politically correct systems have emerged, such as: B.P. (Before Present) and B.C.E….

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Different Visions

Three exotic cultures—Hindu, Mayan, and Native American—provide the background for this issue’s video offerings. As you will see it makes for some richly varied viewing fare.   Mahabharata This Indian classic brought to life on film by Peter Brook (“Lord of the Flies” and “Meetings with Remarkable Men”) was based on the nine-hour RST/CICT stage production adapted by Jean-Claude Carriere. Brook cut it to six hours for television and used an international cast to emphasize the nature of the epic as a universal story of…

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Relaxation as a Goal

When it’s time to kick back and relax…. turn off the TV and try one of these outstanding new musical releases that are off the beaten path.   Atlantis—A Symphonic Journey by David Arkenstone Narada Prolific new age composer, David Arkenstone’s latest is an upbeat, orchestral journey to the lost continent, much like a film score. The small orchestra is augmented by a colorful assortment of ethnic instruments, guitars, and synthesizers, topped off with background vocals by the legendary Miriam Stockley. I’m impressed with both…

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