The Supernatural World of Graham Hancock

Editor’s Caveat: In the following interview, author Graham Hancock makes a number of arguments about the re­ality of the invisible world and the strategies which have been employed by some to gain access to these realms. Re­garding the use of chemicals, drugs, or so-called natural psychoactive plant extracts, to achieve the desired spiritual awakening (what some reductionists have termed ‘altered states of consciousness’), we would like to make a couple points. Atlantis Rising does not endorse any such technique, in fact, we strenuously object. We…

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The Project Serpo Saga

“I really found my faith when I learned that the government was opposed to the film. If NASA took the time to write me a twenty-page letter, then I knew there must be something happening.”—Steven Spielberg In the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1977, an alien spaceship lands, by pre-arrangement with the U.S. government, on a high mesa called The Devil’s Tower in a re­mote corner of Wyoming and an ambassadorial exchange takes place….

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The Grail in America

A great deal of literature has seen light in recent years about the voyage of the “Holy Grail” from Europe to America. The idea of a Templar Fleet sailing the oceans and carrying their treasure trove across the Atlantic was extensively re­searched by Baigent and Lee for their 1989 “The Temple and the Lodge.” Many authors had picked up the theme, tracing and documenting the ability of the original Knights Templar to perform such a feat, as they escaped from the continent on their ships…

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The Truth By Any Other Name

The term euphemism is usually defined as “a mild or indirect word substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.” Euphemistic talk has become so common that most of us hardly notice, a fact which has led some, when looking for the restroom, water closet, W.C., etc. (meaning toi­let) to ask whimsically to be directed to the “euphemism.” While, indeed, the sensibilities of some may need sheltering from the pain which certain words might cause—and certainly…

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Lost in the Numbers

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”). The Numbers of “Lost” In “Lost,” the number sequence 4-8-15-16-23-42 is a Dharma Virus that, like Original Sin, infects the harmonious flow of Positivity on earth: 1-2-4-8-16-32-64-128-256, etc. The number 15, the Tarot Devil, is an Insertion, the sum of 1+2+4+8, an Infection of…

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News

NEW CHALLENGES TO CIVILIZATION’S AGE Turkey and Syria are both providing new evidence for the greater antiquity of civilization, and establishment re­searchers are once again being challenged to reexamine their assumptions and readjust their timelines. In October, archaeologists reported finding a building in Syria dating to 8,800 B.C. and in the meantime artifacts in Turkey have been dated to 10,000 B.C. The Syrian building is a large circular affair near the town of Ja’de on the banks of the Euphrates. Eric Coqueug­niot, a French archaeologist…

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ANCIENT-SEA-LEVEL STUDY CHALLENGES ORTHODOXY Up until recently scientists have insisted that the Americas were populated by migrants from Siberia to Alaska across a land bridge which once joined the American and Asian continents. The great march was believed to have occurred about 10,000 years ago. The theory has become something like holy writ in some scientific circles. Now it turns out that at the time the influx is said to have occurred, the Bering Strait was actually under water, virtually ruling out any such scenario….

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Even More News

SCIENTISTS CLAIM TO HAVE CREATED HEAVIEST ELEMENT Even if only for a flash, unoctium (a provisional name awaiting final validation), the heaviest chemical element ever, has now been created. Or has it? While the claim is made by physicists in the U.S. and Russia in the journal Physical Review C, the problem is that a previous similar claim in 1999 to have filled the slot designated for element 118 on the periodic table has now been withdrawn and there are some doubts about the authenticity…

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Still More News

ANOTHER DIMENSION APPEARS IN CROP CIRCLE PHENOMENON Despite an apparent decline in the number of crop circles appearing in the English countryside in 2006, at least one which did appear had some very unusual 3D qualities. Appearing in the first week of July near Ashbury, Oxfordshire, a 360-foot-diameter formation seems to be a bird’s eye view of a group of skyscrapers in a city center. As with previous cases, the exact means by which the circle came into existence remains a mystery—theories of drunken fakery…

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‘Current’ Wars & Our Lost ‘True Electric Age’

When future historians look back on the recorded history of the human race, what will stand out as the most impor­tant event? According to Nikola Tesla, the most important event will be the day when we will know exactly what “electricity” is. Will we then know how to have ample electrical power from new energy systems and live in harmony with nature? More about that later in this column, but first let’s look at where we are today: Predictions about “Peak Oil” are flooding bookstores…

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iNews

• Clairvoyant Led Americans to Saddam Uri Geller, who says he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency during the Cold War, said his information came from a high-level source involved in U.S. paranormal programs. • Engineers Building First Space Supercomputer HAL may soon be getting some company. But unlike the famous computer companion in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the first space-based supercomputer—so described because it will be by far the most powerful computer in space—is already nearing reality. • Long-Discredited Theory on Dead…

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Whatever Lucy’s Baby Was, It’s Not My Ancestor

Recently there’s been a lot of publicity about the discovery of a fairly complete skeleton of an Australopithecus afa­rensis infant, and several of my correspondents have asked me about its significance. I will comment on that, but first some background. A preliminary description of the skeleton was published in Nature (September 21, 2006), and since then the media have been abuzz with stories about this hominin (the hominins are the taxonomic group that includes hu­mans and their supposed ancestors). The skeleton was actually discovered in…

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Telephone Telepathy

The Holy Grail of psi research has long been a simple, readily replicable experiment which yielded statistically signifi­cant results, preferably way beyond mere chance. Guess what? Iconoclast biologist, scientific free thinker and author Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, perhaps best known for his morphogenetic theory, which holds that matter is a kind of flesh applied over an existing energy skeleton in all life (as perhaps exquisitely exemplified in the famous Kirlian photo­graph of a cut leaf) appears to have done just that, in the process, pioneering large-scale…

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Lost City of the Far North

The designation of “Lost City of the Americas” immediately conjures up images of Macchu Pichu, Tiahuanaco or Chan Chan. Yet one of the most mysterious ‘lost cities’ on the American continent is not in its Southern but in its Northern hemisphere. Even more baffling, it is in the region that is the most hostile to human life on this planet—inside the Arctic Circle. Ipiutak is near Point Hope, on the north coast of Alaska. It is on a vast, treeless tundra which is permanently fro­zen….

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The High Technology of the Ancients

Derek J. de Solla Price got the shock of his life when the true identity of an artifact he happened to be cleaning finally dawned on him. The curious object had lain in Athens’ National Museum for half a century after being hauled up from 120 feet below the surface of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, sometime around Easter, 1900. It had been found by Elias Stadiatos, a Greek sponge diver working off the coast of Antikythera, a small island near Crete, and part of an…

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The Pavarotti of Chant

About 75 people are sitting in a circle in a Boulder, CO yoga studio, already swaying together as “the Pavarotti of chant” Krishna Das picks up his harmonium (a small Indian pump organ). They are gathered for a ‘Satsang,’ (loosely translated as “community,” but meaning “in the company of truth” in Sanskrit). Das, or “KD” as he is known, leads a call and response musical meditation called Kirtan—devotional songs that invoke the names of God. As he starts the refrain to ‘Ganesha Shananum’ in his…

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Doris Lessing & Atlantis

Is the following a description of the end of Atlantis? “Suddenly—only that is not the word for the instantaneous nature of this happening—I was in total darkness, with the stars swinging about around me. I was in starlight….Rohanda had turned over on itself, as a globe in a de­celerating spin may wobble over….The scene below did not change—that is, not for a long moment. And then all at once, flick! just like that, Adalantaland vanished beneath the sea, and a whirlpool formed where it had…

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Gnosis & the Secrets of Solomon’s Temple

There is a journey that we all have to take—life. It is one of those things from which there is no escape and it is the root of most ancient myths, fables and tales. In this context we open new eyes to the mysteries of our past and see them with clearer vision. We are born, it is generally thought, with no knowledge whatsoever other than some minor genetic memories, and many of us simply follow the patterns that life and our peers throw at…

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Appreciating Ancient Advancement

Among those who have argued in their writings that there once was a great and shining—albeit forgotten to histo­ry—fountainhead of civilization whose ghosts even now continue to haunt us, few have been more eloquent than John Michell. The author of over a score of works on ancient mysteries, sacred geometry, UFOs, unexplained phenomena and the like, Michell is familiar to American readers primarily through his visionary classic The View Over Atlantis (origi­nally published by Thames and Hudson in Great Britain in 1969 and a few…

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Dwarfing Pluto

“There are no rules anywhere. The Goddess Prevails”—The Discordian Society, page 00032 The solar system hasn’t had such a jolt since 24-year-old Clyde Tombaugh, continuing the work of Percival Lowell, found Pluto on February 18, 1930. Lowell died in 1916 unaware that his photographic plates had captured Pluto. For a long time that was the final word on planets. Our word for planet comes from the Greek “planates,” meaning “wanderer” and was meant to distinguish the moving stars (planets) from what seemed to be fixed…

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The Still Unexplained

If the many unexplained anomalies which fascinate most of us, the three categories featured in this group of reviews usually gets top billing. We are talking about Atlantis, Crop Circles and UFOs. In the case of all three, despite the fact that the mainstream sci­entific establishment refuses to take them seriously, powerful evidence which cannot be explained away persists and, in fact, as se­rious researchers are learning, new evidence continues to emerge on all three fronts. ADVANCED ICE AGE CIVILIZATIONS AND ATLANTIS Produced by Dr….

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