The Numbers of LOST

Not since Star Trek has a television show attracted such a devoted following as Lost. There are scores of websites based on the show itself and even websites centered on aspects of the show. There are books and magazines devoted to Lost and magazine articles on books that have appeared in Lost. The attraction of the show is a strange setting, attractive yet deep and complex characters, and dangerous situa­tions. But from the first episode, the allure is the mystery intertwined with the plot. It…

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Atlantis and the Neanderthals

Charles Hapgood, an American professor of history, became convinced in 1989 that a civilization, ‘with high levels of science,’ had existed at least 100,000 years ago. In the mid-1950s, Hapgood had written a book called Earth’s Shifting Crust, to which Einstein contributed an In­troduction, arguing that the whole crust of the earth undergoes periodic ‘slippages,’ one of which in 9500 B.C. had caused the North Pole to move from Hudson Bay to its present position. And in 1966, his Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings…

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Dragons of the Ishtar Gate

The Pergamon in Berlin is ranked as one of the great museums of the world and it is equally true that the entrance to it must be the most impressive approach of any museum ever built. This is known as the Ishtar Gate. It was named for the Mesopotamian goddess of love and was one of the eight gates allowing entry to the inner city of Babylon. It was built during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, took 43 years and was completed in 575 B.C….

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Trees Versus the Forest

Back in the fifties, as I vaguely recall, the U.S. Army sponsored a TV series called “The Big Picture.” The show has long since disappeared from the media and is doubtless collecting dust in some anonymous gov­ernment archive. And though today we may snicker at the hopeless naiveté which its producers displayed in attempting to present some kind of ultimate perspective, a few of us have come to suspect that today’s information intensive environment may have yielded a worse result—a culture in which we know…

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The Game of the Name

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”). Names for Magdalene I liked the article on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Another aspect of his writing, not mentioned in this article, is the fact that he wrote the story of the Mary Celeste, the abandoned ship. In my book Solomon, I relate how…

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News

FREE ENERGY BREAKTHROUGH CLAIMED BY IRISH COMPANY Free Energy is in the news again, but this time with a twist. Steorn, a Dublin, Ireland based hi-tech company has run an ad in Britain’s Economist magazine challenging the world’s top scientists to come and disprove its new free-energy technology. The ad seeks 12 top physicists to serve as a kind of jury to investigate their claim, which essential­ly disputes one of the stated basic laws of physics—that you can’t get more energy out of a system…

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GLACIAL MELTING NOTHING NEW Greenland’s glaciers have been melting for over a century and even though the current cycle of global warming may accelerate the process over the next few years, the greatest melting was between 1964 and 1985. Those are among the findings of the most extensive study ever undertaken of glacial melting in Greenland. Danish researchers from Aa­rhus University have recently published their survey of the glaciers of Disko Island from the end of the 19th century until the present day. The current…

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OLD WILLIAMSBURG MYSTERY PERSISTS The “Bruton Vault” said to be the repository of the deepest secrets of Sir Francis Bacon and, maybe the Western world, is up for consideration, if not excavation, again. A group calling itself “Sir Francis Bacon’s Sages of the Sev­enth Seal” is seeking once again to excavate the alleged crypt beneath the old Episcopal church in Williamsburg, Vir­ginia. In this spot, it is said, the heirs and followers of Sir Francis Bacon buried a trove of priceless secrets brought to the…

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AGE OF THE UNIVERSE QUESTIONED BY STUDY The one continuing refrain in all scientific investigations into how old things are is: ‘They are older than we thought they were.’ From dating the origins of the human race, human life in the Americas, civilization, etc., the pattern has been the same. Now astrophysicists are joining the chorus. Researchers at Carnegie Institution of Washington have just turned up evidence which they say shows that the universe itself is about 15% older than we thought. A team led…

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Is It Time to Change Our Theoretical Models?

Recently, when two Irishmen publicly challenged the establishment scientific community to test their “free-energy” magnetic system, the reaction to the news revealed differences in worldview within the New Energy community. The challenge came out in late August. Two Dublin businessmen bought a full-page ad in the Economist maga­zine, seeking a dozen, credible scientists to judge and jury their invention. CEO Sean McCarthy, a 40 year old engi­neer and his company’s marketing manager Richard Walshe claim their company has found a way to produce abun­dant free,…

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Fixing the Human-Origins Education Problem

On May 24, 2006, I addressed the Faculty of Education, School of Education Studies of the University of Kwazu­lu-Natal, Edgewood Campus, South Africa. In attendance were professors of education and officers of the Provincial History Committee. Here are some excerpts from the address: In recent times, archaeologists have become interested in seeing what the science of human origins and antiquity looks like from different cultural perspectives. My investigations in the field of human origins and antiquity are in­spired to some extent by my studies in…

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iNews

• ‘Telephone Telepathy’ Does Exist A scientist claims ‘telephone telepathy’—the feeling you get when you know someone is about to call—really does exist. Parapsychologist Dr Rupert Sheldrake insists the phenomenon is not just coincidence. • Human Brain Naturally Inclined Towards the Supernatural The human brain is hard-wired to be susceptible to supernatural beliefs as a result of tens of thou­sands of years of evolution, says a British psychologist. • Psychologist Talks with the Angels Doreen Virtue, 48, believes her life was saved that July day…

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A New Book from A.R. Probes for Invisible Forces

On the heels of the success of our first book Forbidden History, the new volume, due out in November, deals with the untold story of western spiritual traditions. The following preview is reprinted from the introduction.—Editor The history of the world, it has been alleged, is the history of a war between secret societies. And religion, it is some­times argued, is but the public tip of a secret iceberg by which human activity at large can be directed for good or ill. And just as…

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The Jesus/Cleopatra Connection

In my 1998 book, Jesus Last of the Pharaohs, I argued that Jesus was a prince, related in some manner to the Egyp­tian royal line. But the finer details of exactly to whom Jesus was related and how far back into Egyptian history one needed to go in order to find these family links were unclear. The problem was, of course, that any potential re­searcher of the New Testament story has very little to go on. The biblical and historical accounts that detail Jesus’ birth…

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Afterthoughts on the Afterlife

The last act that William Dubs was able to perform before cancer claimed his life was to kiss his “soulmate” and wife, Tianna Conte-Dubs. As they kissed, he died and when his soul lifted from his body, Tianna was swept along with him, down a tunnel of light, as though she were dying, too. But she was not meant to cross the final bridge with him and she returned to her own life, completely shattered at the loss of her greatest love. In the weeks…

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Hitler’s Nuclear Threat

NAZI NUKE DESIGN? Historians working in Germany have found a 1945 diagram which shows a German nuke. The picture held in a private archive is a rough schematic and doesn’t prove the bomb existed, but the document has been used to support the arguments of re­searcher, Dr. Rainer Karlsch. Karlsch provoked a major controversy by claiming that, toward the end of the war, the Nazis had actually tested a small atomic bomb. Karlsch’s book Hitler’s Bomb says the Germans planned to combine a mini nuke…

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The Very Strange World of Mary Shelley

At the end of August 2006, a helicopter was scheduled to hover above the red bluffs near Tucson, Arizona, and film scores of National Guardsmen dumping corpses from garbage trucks into a pit of fire. It would mark an initial production stage in A.I.A. Film Productions’s screen adaptation of The Last Man, a novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, that, published in 1826 and not reprinted until 1965 (University of Nebraska Press), has attracted little attention compared to the author’s first and still wildly popular novel,…

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In the Shadow of Atlantis

The pyramids of Khufu and Khafre together form the hieroglyph for “horizon,” appropriately enough, but only when viewed from the Great Sphinx one day each year, at sunrise of the summer solstice. During the winter solstice, an ob­server standing in the doorway of a nearby temple will see the sun perfectly skirt the whole length of the headdress of the Sphinx on its right side beginning at the crown. The Sphinx lies 481 feet from the base of the Great Pyramid; 481 feet is the…

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Getting Left & Right Brains Together

Negotiating the freeway towards San Francisco’s California-Pacific Medical Center, where he is chief of lap-aroscopic surgery, Dr. Leonard Shlain presses the eject button on his new car’s console (past models were Jaguars, but now that he’s a conscious consumer, it’s a Prius). Out comes “The Count of Monte Cristo,” a story that has had him rivet­ed (“I actually had to pull over at one point to find out what happened,” he admits). But he’s going to be operating on someone’s carotid artery this morning and…

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Jupiter in Sagittarius Nov 2006-Dec 2007

“Once the game is over the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.”—Italian Proverb Sagittarius, the Archer, is depicted as a centaur. This mythical creature is half animal and half human, and in the case of the ninth zodiac sign, the centaur has a bow and arrow. How he is armed forms a critical component of his symbolism. The arrow implies the need for direction and to hit the mark he must take careful aim. The risk with exu­berant Sagittarius energy is…

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In Search of Hidden Temples

Where most see only scenery, others see temples. The evidence some have assembled to support their unique vision can make for some very intriguing video material and this time out it provides us with three DVDs to talk about. The first two are the work of Henry Lincoln, who, along with Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, is one of the three origi­nal authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the book from which Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code drew much of its inspiration. Baigent and Leigh…

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