Psychokinesis

Did the Cold War Heat Up the PK Research Front? During the “cold war” both the U.S. and the Soviet Union worried that the other side had developed the ability to use psychic powers for military purposes. Researchers Lynne Schroeder and Shiela Ostrander in their groundbreaking book, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, detailed many experiments carried out in the U.S.S.R. and east­ern Europe, including psychokinesis (PK). Others who documented the psychic developments behind the iron cur­tain included authors Henry Gris and William Dick. Many…

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Aerospace Insider Embraces New Energy Science

Nick Cook’s search for answers to outside-the-box questions propelled him through topics other aerospace industry journalists shun—from antigravity to zero-point energy. His comfort with such concepts didn’t develop overnight, however; it took a decade of questioning before he was ready to write the page-turner book Hunt for Zero Point. That book chronicles his ten-year investigation into efforts to crack the Holy Grail of propulsion: antigravity technology. A sequel which he is about ready to write will focus much more on breakthrough energy technology. Recently in…

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Archaeology & Archaeologists in “Planet of the Apes”

In September 2007, I presented a paper at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. This year, it was held in Zadar, a beautiful old town on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. I gave the paper in a section on “in­vented civilizations” and what they can tell us about the practice of archaeology. I chose to speak on the invented civ­ilization depicted in Planet of the Apes. In the 1968 film version of Planet of the Apes, an American astronaut named Taylor, played…

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Science and the Vision Thing

“Lost Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted” proclaimed a September Wall Street Journal headline (http://online.wsj.com/article/ SB118972683557627104.html). The piece by Robert Lee Hotz focused on the research of med­ical scholar John Ionnidis who, after extensive study, has concluded that more than half of peer-reviewed published scientific research these days is “false.” Ionnidis is a very influential epidemiologist who has studied research methods at academic institutions in Greece and the United States. The problem, he believes, is not so much fraud as bad analysis and erroneous conclusions….

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Surprising Revelations

Writing to Atlantis Ris-ing, 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”). Otis Carr I was totally surprised by the article on Otis Carr (“Tesla and Otis Carr—too Far Out?” A.R. #66). As a fan of Nikola Tesla, I have tried to read as much as I can related to him. At least twenty years ago,…

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News

Knights Templar Exonerated The Vatican is now publicly conceding that the Knights Templar were treated quite badly and were not heretics after all. Pope Clement V, it seems, finally absolved the order of all heresies, but the original parchment declaring his deci­sion was somehow misfiled in the 17th century and has been lost ever since. Discovered in the Vatican library in 2001 by professor Barbara Frale, the document is now being published in limited edition at a mere $8300 per copy. Long reviled by mainstream…

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The Enigma of the Polar Dinosaurs New evidence that large dinosaurs once roamed near the south pole is presenting some challenges to official paleon­tology. How could animals once associated with temperate-to-tropical climes find their way into regions thought to be so very cold? The answer, at least according to scientists at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, meeting recent­ly in Texas, was they were fat, very fat. According to Thomas Rich, curator of vertebrate paleontology at Australia’s Museum of Victoria in an interview with London’s Daily…

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Even More News

Major Exhibit Compares Ancient Mexico & Egypt In Atlantis Rising’s cover story for issue #65 researcher Frank Joseph wrote about the astonishing resemblance be­tween the cultures of ancient Egypt and ancient Mexico (“Mexico’s Amazing Pyramids”). Now a major archaeological exhibit in Monterrey, Mexico, is making the same point, and the correspondences between the two cultures are called “uncanny” by Reuters. In what is dubbed the “world’s largest temporary archaeological showcase,” the display in Monterrey devotes over 35,000 square feet to the shared features of the…

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Still More News

Can Birds See Magnetic Fields? Since time immemorial, birds and other species have migrated with the seasons from one spot on the globe to an­other, a phenomenon which has presented mainstream science with more than a few conundrums. The main question for most scientists seems to be: how do they do it? How can birds navigate unerringly through storms and many other hazards to find themselves at the right place and at the right time? Now some believe they have found the answer. Birds, says…

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INews

• U.S. Scientist Says NASA Kept Secrets about Cities on the Moon The former manager of the Data and Photo Control Department at NASA’s Lunar Receiving La­boratory during the manned Apollo Lunar Program, Ken Johnston, says that U.S. astronauts found ancient ruins of artificial origin and a previously unknown technology to control gravita­tion when they landed on the Moon. • NASA to Look for Papers on UFO Incident NASA has agreed to search its archives once again for documents on a 1965 UFO incident in…

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Is DNA Influenced by the Spoken Word?

New research suggests that human DNA is a virtual biological Internet and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. Could the latest Russian scientific findings help to explain phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontane­ous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light, auras, spiritual masters, the mind’s influence on weather patterns and much more? The answer may be yes, and apparently there is even evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by…

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The Lost Word and the Masonic Quest

In classic Masonic initiation the candidate for initiation would be blindfolded for the greater part of the ritual, and only through intense listening to the words of the lodge officers know what was happening. This detail may sound in­significant to anyone who has not undergone the experience, but for those who have, even decades after their initia­tion, entire lines from it are memorable because of the concentration given to what is happening around them. The effects of the denial of the sense of sight, the…

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From Saint to Sun God

The party was well underway when the host introduced his daughter to the guests. He asked her to show off her greatest ability, to dance for his guests, but she demurred. He asked again and again, yet his daughter denied him. Fi­nally he promised her anything up to half of his kingdom, and at that she consulted with her mother. Yes, she would dance, but her request was surprising, She asked for the head of a man that her father held in his prison. Her…

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The Plight of the Yezedi

The tragic saga of the Yezidi people and religion spans over two millennia and only the Jewish persecutions and mas­sacres can come close to matching what these people have endured. The Yezidis are a sect of Kurdish people living in northern Iraq who are reputed to be some of the gentlest and most peaceful people of the Middle East. Their unique religion, they claim, is the world’s oldest, but even such a distinguished heritage has not kept them from being tor­tured and murdered unremittingly by…

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The Templars & the Shroud

According to tradition, the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. It resides in the Cathedral at Turin, Italy (and can be viewed online at its official web site: http://sindone.torino.chiesacattolica.it /en/welcome.htm). The prove­nance of the Shroud has now been established well enough to say with some certainty that it did indeed cover Jesus in the tomb. Prior to its placement in the cathedral, the Knights Templars had possession of the shroud and kept it folded in a wooden container with a viewing window,…

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Ancient High Tech and the Ark of the Covenant

The Ark of the Covenant refers only to the gold-plated, rectangular box that contained something so holy it could not be mentioned by name. According to the Old Testament, this sacred something was the pair of tablets bearing the ten commandments. But other Hebrew tradition (the Talmud) indicates the Ark enclosed two sapphires written with the “Tables of the Law.” “Sapphires” were not meant to be taken literally, but intended to suggesting “precious stone.” Moreover, the original Hebrew did not specify two tablets, but rather…

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Circle of Light

Wielding a camera with infrared film, the postmodern ghost-hunter records a bubble of light—an orb. Going through a near-death experience (NDE), the person sees an effulgent light at the end of a dark tunnel. Even UFOs are lightships—great spinning vortices clothed in the photosphere of its power—woven out of the sub­stance of the finer ethers. Light—neither wave nor particle, yet both—is our entrée, even here in the sublunary world, to the mystery of life. Both life and death know Light. Betty Eadie, an NDE author,…

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Living Up to the American Contract

“Not to know history,” Caroline Myss tells me, “is not to have a compass on events; it’s like being in the middle of an ongoing conversation and not know what anybody has been saying.” The well-known author, speaker and former medical intuitive (her book, Anatomy of the Spirit put her on the progressive map) deplores the fact that “Americans seem to disdain history.” Only half jokingly, she remarks that she may have missed her calling. “I really should have been a historian; I just consume…

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The Wondrous Wheel of Orffyreus

Would an eighteenth-century inventor Johann Ernst Elias Bessler be the only man to have perfected the long sought perpetual motion machine? Such a device has been the goal of scientists and inventors for many centuries. Many have claimed to have found the secret but to this day, the claim has never been realized. Or so we have been told. Perpetual motion has been described as ‘the action of an appliance that, once set in motion, would continue in motion forever, with no additional energy required…

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Jupiter in Capricorn

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be de­parted from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me, spirit?”—Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the ringed planet Saturn. Capricorn is depicted as a Seagoat, with the head and body of a mountain goat and the tail of a fish or dolphin. The fish tail represents all…

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Manipulating Nature

The imposition of human will on nature seems to have its benefits, but it certainly has it drawbacks as well. The fol­lowing illustrates some of the issues we need to consider. BAD SEED: The Truth About Our Food This is a documentary that sets out to expose a vast conspiracy to contaminate and control the world’s food supply through genetic engineering of food crops. These opponents believe that genetic modifications in major crops has caused a power shift in agriculture towards biotechnology companies, which are…

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