The Heretics who Lit the Way for America

Then people think of Philadelphia’s role in history it most likely includes Benjamin Franklin and William Penn, the Liberty Bell and the Continental Congress. The city’s role in fashioning America begins nearly a century earlier, though, when a handful of “hermits” came to the city and moved into caves in what is now Fairmont Park. Their writings and their practices not only influenced William Penn but they also had an effect on George Washington and helped shape the birth of our constitutional government. The Hermits…

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What Happened to the Maya?

Director Mel Gibson’s new movie Apacalypto purports to be a fictional story set in the time of the Mayas, though the film’s ending—showing Spanish ships arriving off the Mexican coast—seems to place the tale in the time of the Az­tecs, long after the Mayan civilization had vanished from the scene. And as strange and disturbing as the movie is, the real enigma of the Central American Mayas may be even stranger and more disturbing than fiction could ever convey. The Great Mystery of the Maya…

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Quest for the Grail: The Sri Lanka Connection

The Holy Grail legends written during the Middle Ages in Europe were the first to reveal that the Knights Templar were the true and eternal Guardians of the Holy Grail. This notion was initially popularized by a knight, Wolfram von Eschenbach, who in A.D. 1200 made it public record in Parzival, the most comprehensive and compelling rendition of the grail legend ever written. In addition to this revelation regarding the Templars, Eschenbach also proclaimed in his magnum opus that the Holy Grail could be something…

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The Rules of Magic

In the Chicago Sun Times review of the recently released Hollywood fantasy Eragon, film critic Miriam Di Nunzio complains that she just doesn’t understand why the black magician Durza “cannot simply wave his hands and re­trieve” the missing blue stone sought by the evil king and his minions. And later she questions the logic of a story in which the villain is surprised to discover that there are forces hostile to the king who should have been exterminated. “Why Durza can’t magically divine this is…

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Understanding, or Not

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”). Telephone Telepathy (Author John Kettler says) “The observer effect has long been the bane of truly effective psi research.” Well, yes, understandably so, but isn’t it also terrific proof that we do indeed each create our own universes? It would seem there are, in…

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News

WATER IS FLOWING ON MARS NOW SAY NASA SCIENTISTS Those who think there may be life on Mars today got a big boost in December with the release of new evidence that water is probably flowing on the planet’s surface right now. Previously it had been accepted that at one time there were large bodies of water on Mars—even seas, albeit “mil­lions of years ago”—and that large quantities of ice can currently be found at the poles. Now, a new paper published in the journal…

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U.S. UNVEILS PLAN TO CREATE COLONY NEAR LUNAR POLE NASA says it is planning to build a colony on the moon. The outpost is intended to be up and running by the year 2024 and would be, among other things, a way station for an eventual mission to Mars. The newly developed plan was announced late in 2006. The fledgling colony, it is said, will be established near the Lunar south pole in a region that is exposed to the sun 70% of the time….

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THE SOUNDS OF DISASTER Most disasters, whether natural or man-made, have at least one thing in common—noise—some audible and some not. Nevertheless, the part we can’t hear is being listened to very carefully now by specially designed instruments. The emerging science of infra-sound is touted as, among other things, a possible method for earthquake prediction. According to reporter John Geirland with Wired.com, an assortment of recent disasters has scientists taking a new and deeper listen to the sound wave signatures of major explosive events. Of…

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ANOTHER ROBOT TO EXPLORE PYRAMID SHAFT If all goes as planned, sometime in February a small mechanical robot armed a with a new drill and a new camera will climb the narrow shafts from the Queens chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. This latest robotic venture is designed to go beyond the barrier which stopped its predecessor in 2002. On that occasion, as a worldwide televi­sion audience watched, the robot camera penetrated one wall only to be thwarted by another. According to…

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Overunity Power & the Fight Against Humidity

The energy revolution can’t be captured in a few words; it’s made of diverse people at various stages of progress and academic acceptance. In this month’s column I’ll focus on two people who are taking customers’ orders for revolu­tionary inventions that are quite different from each other. Both came to my attention again last month when I was at the Tesla 150-Year Congress in Germany. Professor Leslie Szabo took the podium on the last day, last hour of the Congress. I didn’t get to talk…

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Forbidden Paleontology

My book Forbidden Archeology documents archaeological evidence for extreme human antiquity. This evidence contradicts the current evolutionary theories of human origins, which tell us that humans like us came into exis­tence between 100,000 and 150,000 years ago. The evidence is also consistent with the histories of humankind re­corded in the ancient Sanskrit writings of India, particularly the Puranas, which tell us that humans have existed since the very beginning of life on earth. I have given lectures on the archaeological evidence for extreme human antiquity…

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iNews

• U.S. Air Force Pursuing Antimatter Weapons The U.S. Air Force is quietly spending millions of dollars investigating ways to use a radical power source—antimatter, the eerie “mirror” of ordinary matter—in future weapons. • Snakes Used to Predict Earthquakes Scientists in China say they can predict earthquakes—by observing behaviour in snakes. • Imaging Pinpoints Brain Regions that ‘See the Future’ New research looks into the cognitive processes underlying the ability to clearly imagine or “see” oneself participating in a future event. • Russia to Look…

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Fire from Water

No, the writer didn’t flunk Chemistry. He wrote HHO, not the familiar H20, for the very good reason that it’s not water. In fact, it’s a whole new kind of gas, using a patented process inventor Denny Klein developed, a process requiring only a small amount of electricity and some distilled water. And what a gas! When it burns, it leaves only water as a combustion byproduct, yet can seemingly defy the fundamental laws which govern the behavior of gases, to include the one which…

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Civilization 9000 Years Ago

Thanks to modern techniques of accurate dating, the list of candidates for ‘First City’ on earth, at least as far as con­ventional archaeology is concerned, has thinned considerably in recent years. At various times in history, though, several cities have pressed claims for the distinction. For some decades Ur of the Chaldees, the powerful capital of Sumer, which included a large part of ancient Meso­potamia, was at the top of the list. Under the direction of archaeologist Leonard Woolley, excavation during the peri­od between the…

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The Possession Factor

Is demonic possession possible? The question crossed my mind as I was researching and writing my latest book, A Witch in the Family, about the Salem witch hysteria and my seven-times-great grandmother, who was hanged as one. How else, I wondered, could the extraordinary symptoms of those who were supposedly witchcraft victims be ex­plained? One had vomited blood in the courtroom in front of the judges and other witnesses. Several had nasty skin lesions and deep impressions that appeared to have been made by human…

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Was I.D. an E.T.?

In March 1925 the Tennessee legislature outlawed the teaching of any doctrine denying the divine creation of man as taught by the Bible. In July of that same year, John T. Scopes, a high school teacher, was brought to trial for teaching evolution in violation of the state law. The ensuing Scopes Trial (or, derisively, the “Monkey Trial”) drew worldwide attention to the seemingly irreconcilable conflict between creationism (the old fashioned belief in the biblical ac­count) and evolution (based on Darwin’s findings of natural selection)….

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Inquisition

Back in the forties Immanuel Velikovsky, a Russian born credentialed scholar and a language expert, came upon an ancient manuscript that led him to believe that the plagues mentioned in the Bible had actually occurred in history. Buried beneath ancient accounts of reality, he found what he thought might be the source of the biblical plagues, the appearance of a huge comet which, as depicted in ancient Sumerian seals, did battle with the Earth as it passed by in the skies. Velikovsky concluded that the…

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The Art of Strategy and the Sun Tzu Way

While you can’t deny the value of a higher education, some of America’s most successful entrepreneurs have been college dropouts. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell and Steve Wozniak top the list. Also on this roster is multimil­lionaire Gary Gagliardi (gal-YAR-dee). It wasn’t a brilliant invention or building a computer in his garage that shifted the aimless young man (“I held four jobs in four years and had been fired from a couple of them”) into high gear: It was a birthday present from his…

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Madame Curie and the Spirits

The contrast between the medium and the female scientist in attendance at her séance could hardly have been great­er. The year was 1905, the place the Psychological Institute in Paris, France. The medium was Eusapia Palladino, the dominant European psychic of her day and the first to be examined exhaustively by many of the world’s leading scien­tists. The female attendee was Marie Curie, the first woman to achieve worldwide fame as a scientist, and, in 1903, co­winner with Henri Becquerel and her husband Pierre of…

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Aquarius Ascending

“The wheel goes round and round, some are up and some are on the down, and still the wheel goes round.”—Josephine Pollard With the sky as a perennial reference point Earth rotates daily and orbits the sun yearly. Another of earth’s cycles causes an imaginary circle to be traced in the sky by the poles. Called the Great Year, and composed of twelve cosmic months which are the astrological ages, this cycle lasts roughly 26,000 years. As the orientation of the north pole shifts relative…

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The Search for Knowledge

The quest for personal knowledge can take many forms, depending on what you think are the important questions. For some, the big issue is how to lose weight. For others it is how to make more money; for others, how to end hun­ger on earth. Whatever most want to know more about, though, seriously thinking people—at least the ones who read this magazine—usually place the topics featured in this issue’s collection of DVDs at or near the top. GNOSIS: The Secret of Solomon’s Temple Revealed…

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