A Scientist Looks at the Great Pyramid

Scrambling up a series of rickety wooden ladders tied together, I had to see for myself this “definitive proof” that the Great Pyramid was simply built as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops). Climbing nearly thirty feet above the floor of the Grand Gallery at its southern (upper) end, I crawled through an entrance barely two feet wide and on hands and knees made my way through a horizontal tunnel about twenty feet long, and then up a series of smaller ladders, trying to…

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The Case for Reincarnation

Everyone knows that many eastern religions have the doctrine of reincarnation at their core. It is not explicitly found in ancient Vedic texts, although their high philosophy can be somewhat obscure at times, and some scholars argue that the idea would have been present in general Vedic thought—because it is certainly a cornerstone of the Hindu religion that sprang from it. By contrast, when the Buddha took his teachings outside of the Hindu mainstream he was deliberately vague about the idea, arguably in an attempt…

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The Biology of Transcendence

That humans have much more intelligence than we can effectively use has long been clear (a fact which our behavior should make obvious). Experts calculate that even an intellectual giant like Albert Einstein used only 5% of his theoretical mental potential. When it comes to the 3 million base pair human genome, the situation is even more extreme, claims scientist Colm A. Kelleher, Ph.D., National Institute of Discovery Science. In his paper “Retrotransposons as Engines of Human Bodily Transformation,” (Journal of Scientific Exploration, 123, No….

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Toward a Proper Understanding of Gibberish

For those who speak a particular language, it is easy to extract meaning from its expressions, but for those who have not learned the tongue, it all seems to be just noise. I can still remember how as a child, upon hearing incomprehensible talk in another language, I thought I could fool others into thinking I understood by making up my own gibberish. Alas, the tactic didn’t work and I remember only blank stares for my pains. Eventually I learned that one man’s eloquence is…

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Battleground Bahamas

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.”)   Atlantis in the Bahamas The only error I found in “Atlantis in the Bahamas—New Evidence” by Greg Little was in ascribing the Moselle granite to Bimini. However, if some of the granite had originally been there (difficult to prove) even that would not…

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News

Rosslyn’s Guardian Angels… I paid my annual visit to Scotland’s Rosslyn Chapel on March 22, and while I fully expected it to be a bit busier than it should have been at that early date, nothing prepared me for the sight that met my eyes as I drove near. Every space in front of the visitor’s center was taken, and the small auxiliary parking lot was close to full. Since I’ve never had to use the auxiliary lot even much later in the season, it’s…

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Hieroglyph Tale Tested Another of the pillars of modern Egyptology appears threatened by newly discovered evidence. The notion taught in schools throughout the world that ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were first translated by Jean-Francois Champollion from the Rosetta stone in 1822 is now in dispute. According to Egyptian scholar Dr. Okasha El Daly at University College London (UCL), Egyptian hieroglyphs were correctly translated by arab scholars a full millennium earlier. El Daly has carefully examined many ancient Arab texts, long ignored by Western scholarship. Previously, according…

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“Perfect” Lunar Base Location Spotted Location, location, location—said to be the first three things to think about upon launching a new enterprise. Turns out the same may be true for a moon base. Anyway, NASA experts think they have found the perfect spot for such a base. According to an April edition of Nature, scientists have identified a spot on the rim of a crater near the Lunar north pole which they believe will be bathed in perpetual sunlight. The Peary crater, created long ago…

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New Movie Plans to Link Moses & Nefertiti Cecille B. DeMille may be gone, but the Hollywood/Biblical epic is apparently not done yet, though the genre may have changed considerably since The Ten Commandments. According to the Middle-East-Online news service, British producer John Heyman has announced plans to start filming in 2006 the story of an alleged love affair between Queen Nefertiti and Moses. Nefertiti, regarded in Egyptian history as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” is generally believed to have been the wife…

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Breakthrough Inventions & Divine Intervention

This year I’ve met a few more extraordinary inventors of breakthrough energy technologies. Before introducing one, we’ll allow you to self-screen via a little story: Years ago I was traveling alone in the busy city of Auckland, New Zealand. I started to step off a curb into a crosswalk, after an absentminded glance to the left to see if any traffic was coming. Momentum carried me forward, then something invisible but powerful stopped me in mid-stride just as a streetcar—coming from the right, of course,…

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

Scientist ‘Lives on Sunlight’ A German scientist is being studied by colleagues after claiming to have eaten nothing for four years. Cancer researcher Dr Michael Werner claims to get all his energy from sunlight. http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1388470.html?menu=news.scienceanddiscovery   Genetic Testing Reveals Awkward Truth about Xinjiang’s Famous Mummies After years of controversy and political intrigue, archaeologists using genetic testing have proven that Caucasians roamed China’s Tarim Basin 1,000 years before East Asian people arrived. http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/todaysfeatures/2005/April/todaysfeatures_April37.xml&section=todaysfeatures   Crusader Descendent Calls for Electronic Scan of Rosslyn Chapel A man claiming…

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The Mysteries of Brazil

Last year I did a publicity tour of Brazil in connection with the appearance of a Portuguese edition of The Hidden History of the Human Race (the abridged version of Forbidden Archaeology). I landed in Saõ Paulo early on the morning of August 26. It was a landmark day for me. It was my first visit to South America, and this meant I had finally visited all the main continents. That leaves Antarctica, and I am scheming how to get there. Since I was traveling…

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New Atlantis Rising Book on the Cusp of a Revolution

Forbidden History: Extraterrestrial Intervention, Prehistoric Technologies, and the Suppressed Origin of Civilization, edited by J. Douglas Kenyon (Bear and Co., 2005) This is a book that provoked waves of nostalgia in me, for a dozen years ago, when the tremors of the ‘forbidden history’ revolution were just beginning to upset the world of academic archaeology, I happened to be close to its seismic center. For all practical purposes, this consisted of two men: the subversive Egyptologist John Anthony West and the Boston geologist Robert Schoch….

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Saga of the Hopi

The Second Millennium, A.D., according to the prevailing wisdom, was the most active period ever for human progress. Beginning in the 11th century, the relative agrarian quiet of the Middle Ages transformed into an accelerated era of hectic activity without equal in what is known of human history on the planet. During that thousand-year epoch, empires rose and fell, science, industry and technology developed from primitive to cosmic, exploration and settlement reached every corner of the planet, massive architectural wonders arose everywhere, and transportation capabilities…

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Winston Churchill Encounters the Beyond

Few have made a greater contribution to the well-being of humanity than Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965), Prime Minister of Great Britain for most of the Second World War (1940-1945) and from 1951 to 1955. Many historians believe that, without Churchill, the world would surely have succumbed to Nazi domination. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness, Geoffrey Best asserts that Britain’s wartime leader “did what the more dogmatic critics of ‘great man theory’ doubt that even the greatest of men can do: he changed the apparent…

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New Light on Christian Origins

The scene beamed around the world was stunning: people of every faith filled Saint Peter’s Basilica to mark the passing of Pope John Paul II. Interspersed among the traditional black worn by mourners and the scarlet and white robes of the priests, bishops and cardinals were white turbans and orange robes of Muslims and Hindus. John Paul’s enormous charisma and popularity aside, interest in the Vatican and fascination with the origins of Christianity are clearly piqued, as we investigate the abuse scandal, seek out books…

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Mystery in Music City

It is an impressive fact that Nashville, Tennessee, my home, is the only city in the world that has reinterpretations of two mythic temples from antiquity. Both are among the finest in existence. One temple is the “Queen of Heaven” Athena’s Parthenon. The other is a $55 million 2,200-foot-long rod laid out and growing on 19 acres. By a masterstroke of synchronicity, it is patterned like the world axis, Mount Meru, the cosmic pillar or axis at the center of the world ascended by Buddha…

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Egyptology: Science or Art?

Archaeology is a sub-discipline of anthropology, the study of humans. Archaeologists conduct studies of the human past. According to the textbooks archaeology is a science. We presume this means that archaeologists adhere to the scientific method when performing field investigations and interpreting the evidence that they find. For the moment, let us accept that premise. Now, let’s briefly consider the claim that archaeology is a science. First, though, we must ask the following: what is science? In fact there is no single definition of the…

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Edgar Cayce’s Lemuria

Of our era’s alleged “psychics,” one name stands out among the rest. Edgar Cayce’s status as a genuine “seer” not only survived his mid-20th century death into the next millennium, but also has grown considerably beyond his lifetime reputation. The cause is not difficult to understand. His forty years of subconscious health pronouncements form a body of recorded medical information sought out by sufferers from around the world, as effective countermeasures to invasive, surgical procedures. His reputation as a healing intuitive aside, the far fewer…

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As Above, So Below

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth—not going all the way, and not starting.” —Buddha The Perennial Tradition, or Ancient Wisdom, teaches that when Atlantis sunk beneath the ocean waves twelve thousand years ago great beings who had walked and taught openly in that epoch withdrew. Not until the great year of precession had turned, and completion of a long cycle had passed, would conditions permit them to appear openly again. Survivors of the deluge spread out and colonized what…

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Nonlocality to Zero Point

With all the fuss surrounding the movie What the Bleep Do We Know? there seems to be a growing swell of interest in many of the provocative concepts—usually associated with alternative science—which challenge reality as envisioned by conventional thinking. Not the least of these is “nonlocality,” the notion taken from quantum physics which suggests that objects and events can interact even if separated by great distance and/or time, or not. Another related idea is that of the “zero point” field, thought to emanate from the…

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