The Astronomers of Nabta Playa

According to most experts the dawn of Western civilization occurred in the fourth millennium B.C. with the sudden flowering of Sumer in southern Iraq and Pharaonic Egypt soon after. This is the mainstream view that was taught when I was a college student. Increasingly, however, it is under assault. Recent discoveries are challenging almost everything we thought we knew about human history. In 1973 a team of archaeologists made such a discovery while traveling through a remote region in southern Egypt. They were navigating by…

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The Templars’ Greatest Secret

According to one esoteric tradition, after excavating the foundations of Solomon’s Temple for nine years the Templar Knights left the Middle East with five “caskets” or cases full of treasures they had collected in the HolyLand. These cases, the story goes, were eventually deposited in Kilwinning, the Mother Lodge of Scottish Freemasonry, before be­ing transported to Rosslyn Castle, ancient home of the Sinclair Barons of Rosslyn, where they were kept safe until a fire broke out in the building. The cases were then quickly removed…

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Electromagnetism & The Ancients

It’s been suggested, at various times, that ancient humans had knowledge and use of unseen powers, forces and ener­gy fields. Could these unseen forces and fields consist of electromagnetic frequency waves and particle fields that make up the EM Spectrum? This is not a simple question to answer. What evidence exists, and what kind of evidence may come to light, to support such a claim? There is no question that as it has always existed, the EM Spectrum is a naturally occurring part of our…

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Upping the Ante

With our last issue (#55), Atlantis Rising initiated a number of improvements to our overall presentation and, gathering from the feedback so far, they have been well received indeed. In addition to better paper (heavier, whiter and smoother) we also instituted a number of design changes made possible by better printing technology. Many have noted approvingly that pictures and colors now go to the edge of the page without stopping at an artificial margin (the printer’s term for this capability is “full bleed”). The magazine…

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The Hidden Agendas

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”). Creationist Designs I am a fan of your publication Atlantis Rising Magazine and read it often. And in the latest issue in regards to your editorial “The Politics of Intelligent Design” I feel I must make a few points clear. You see, I am…

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News

SATELLITE PICS REVEAL STRANGE GRID IN BAHAMAS The mystery of the Bahamas and their lost ancient heritage continues to grow, and despite all attempts by establish­ment science to dismiss the topic it persists. Recently Angela Micol of the web site SatelliteDiscoveries.com has identified another remarkable anomaly in the area. A Landsat visible image of the region to the East of Cay Sal Bank shows a large gridded pattern which seems to defy any attempt at natural explanation. According to Micol, Archaeologist Bill Donato is planning…

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EX CANADIAN MILITARY CHIEF SAYS UFOS REAL To the ranks of public officials who have decided that UFOs are real and important can be added Paul Hellyer, the for­mer Canadian Minister for National Defense. Hellyer, in fact, is now among those who believe that the United States is weaponizing space in order to shoot down alien spacecraft. The former defense minister claims that his own interest in UFOs came about, not because of anything he saw while in office in the early 1960s, when he…

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ANTIGRAVITY DEVICE WINS PATENT Inventor Boris Volfson of Huntington, Indiana has achieved what many thought was impossible. We are NOT talking about his invention of an antigravity space vehicle. We ARE talking about his acquisition of a United States patent for the same. With the issuance of U.S. Patent 6,960,975 in November of 2005, Volfson became the first to obtain one for such a technology, but if he thought his troubles were over he was mistaken. In a veritable storm of derision the “skeptical” press…

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ASTEROID THREAT GETTING SERIOUS NEW ATTENTION In Egyptian mythology Apophis was the spirit of evil and destruction that worked to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Today Apophis is the name given to a small asteroid, roughly 390 meters across, which appears to be on something close to a collision course with earth. Discovered in 2004, the space rock could possibly hit in 2029 with 100,000 times the energy released in the nuclear explosion at Hiroshima. And if it fails to hit us in 2029,…

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Water-as-Fuel Inventors Get Their Own Museum

The paths that lead to obsession with novel energy technologies vary, but their first steps are often similar. Most in­ventors I’ve met, for instance, recall that as a child they were fascinated by some aspect of science or the workings of nature. They tore radios apart, built gadgets and, if they were lucky enough to have heard about him, were enthralled with the story of genius inventor Nikola Tesla. James Robey, on the other hand, began his search for a new energy source in a…

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Fancy Footwork in Mexico

There is some fancy scientific footwork going on in the case of recently discovered footprints in Mexico. In 2003, some curious tracks were found in solidified volcanic ash deposits (the Xalnene tuff) in the dried-up bed of the ancient Valsequillo Lake near Puebla, Mexico. The ash fell in prehistoric times from the nearby Toluquilla vol­cano and later turned to stone. Silvia Gonzalez, a British geoarchaeologist, investigated the prints in the Xalnene (pronounced Hall-nay-nay) tuff. According to a news report published in Nature Online (July 4,…

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iNews

• Precision in Ancient Architecture Continues to Baffle Scientists Many ancient ruins demonstrate that the people who constructed them had not only a special re­gard for celestial bodies and mathematics, but also a spot-on accuracy. • Can Ancient legends Warn of Modern Disasters? The new science of geomythology is being harnessed by researchers who believe folklore can save lives? • New Way to Read Minds Using brain scanners, scientists have found that people dredge up old memories by recreating the same pattern of activity as…

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Secret Tsunami Scenarios

Given the recent first anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, the disturbing insights gleaned in researching “Weather Wars” in the last issue, and a spate of provocative, articles on the Internet suggest­ing that the historic tsunami may not have been a natural event, but may, in fact, have been a kind of gigantic indus­trial accident or even, as some believe, tectonic warfare to make the super-rich richer at a very great expense of the world in general, it seems appropriate to investigate….

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The Cycles of Danger

We are conditioned to look at history as a linear progression from one stage of development to the next with irregular gaps in the timeline to be filled in as our database grows. The generally accepted picture from mainstream science is of a gradual evolutionary development of the geosphere and biosphere up to the present day. Any hint that there is some anomaly in this progression is met with skepticism from the scientific community, an attitude with which read­ers of this magazine have become all…

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A Matter of Gravity

The noted American astronomer Halton Arp jumped through all the hoops of big bang theory and discovered one of its major flaws, that objects from the same source have drastically different red shifts, and thus the big bang was a big bust. Instead of having the big bang community confirm and celebrate his discovery, it ostracized him, denying him telescope time, space in scientific journals and speaker time at conventions. When others within the big bang com­munity started coming up with the same results, they…

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The Great Pyramid

Readers of Atlantis Rising are more familiar than most Americans with the mind-boggling details of ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid. But of all the theories used to explain its construction, one postulated by an American construction engineer, Edward Kunkel, in the early 1950s, is still compelling. He was intrigued with a passage in the Histories (II, 25), by Herodotus, a travel-writer who visited the Giza Plateau and personally investigated its monuments in the early 5th century B.C. Kunkel read that “the Pyramid was built in steps,…

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Old Pumps for New

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina last fall a horrified world watched as engineers struggled vainly to hold back the raging flood which threatened to overwhelm the weakened levees of New Orleans. But, heroic efforts notwithstand­ing, the swollen waters of Lake Pontchartrain soon engulfed the city. The giant pumps, designed to remove rainwater from the below-sea level city—at least those that still had electricity—continued to work at full speed. Tragically, though, the water continued to rise, soon drowning the enormous machines. Without the constraining forces…

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Plant Wisdom

With an IQ reportedly off the charts, Stephen Harrod Buhner might rightly claim to be one of the most intelligent people on the planet. Nevertheless, for this member of MENSA, Intertel and Colloquy—all formed for the mentally gifted—the most important thing is the balance of head and heart, knowledge and wisdom. After graduating from high school with a GED at 16, he has gone on to obtain degrees in mathematics and Trans-cultural Epistemology, but the intelligence which has held the most fascination for Buhner is…

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The Battle Over Light

In his Doctrine of Colors (1810), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) writes: “In the second part [of this book] we occupy ourselves with the exposé of the Newtonian theory which has so far obstructed with force and prestige a free view of color phenomena we fight against a hypothesis that, although it is no longer found useful, still retains a traditional respect among men…We encounter this eighth wonder of the world as an ancient relic that is already abandoned and threatens to collapse, and so…

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Chinese Astrology

“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”—Confucius Anyone who’s ever eaten in a Chinese restaurant has probably encountered a superficial introduction to the Chinese Zodiac by way of a place mat. Generally printed in dragon red the paper rectangle gives a brief outline of the twelve animals of the Chinese wheel and their characteristics. But like sun sign astrology forecasts, or personality descrip­tions which appear in newspapers and tabloids, it’s premature to judge a complex discipline of thought from…

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The Search for Answers Heats Up

This issue’s batch of controversial videos continues the non-stop search for alternatives that Atlantis Rising readers have come to expect from these pages. From the mysteries of the Bible to the founding of the United States to the healing power of the mind—these three DVDs offer a refreshing, and mind-expanding, alternative to the standard fare usually offered up by the mainstream media. SEARCH FOR THE REAL MT. SINAI Exploration Films Did you hear the one about a former cop and a commodities trader? Well, they…

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