Hidden Agenda?

Going dark,” in espionage parlance, means hiding and ceasing to communicate, as when a spy goes to ground un­til things calm down. To “take it dark” means to remove something from public view, meanwhile clandestinely con­tinuing to operate whatever the asset may be. This can be as simple as moving a suddenly sensitive discussion from an open radio channel to an encrypted one, or the more complicated faking the breakdown of a satellite, or even re­porting its loss, but continuing to clandestinely receive the data….

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Mystery Under the Ice

Will We Find an ‘Oasis’ Beneath Antarctica’s Lid? Beneath thousands of feet of ice, Antarctica is home to a vast warm water world which may contain a thriving “oasis of life.” According to a dramatic report released in December by National Geographic News (http://news.nationalgeographic.com), Antarctica is not a barren polar desert, after all, but, indeed is a rich, complex envi­ronment where rivers larger than the Amazon link a series of “Lake districts,” which may teem with mineral-hungry microbes. For others, the possibilities could be much…

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The Celestial Art of Keeping Secrets

There is little doubt that Freemasonry inherited a body of knowledge from remarkably early times. While masons used such knowledge for practical applications in building cathedrals and bridges, they understood a concept of “As above, so below,” that went far beyond the practical. They were not the only ones. From the most ancient times man believed the heavens ruled the earth. Going against the will of the stars was inviting trouble. As “aster” was the Greek word for star, a dis-aster was the result of…

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Guarding Against the Impossible

In Atlantis Rising #4 Jeane Manning’s cover story focused on “Impossible Inventions that Work.” From heavier-than­-air flight to free energy, she cited many examples of technological achievement which have already proven, and will continue to prove, that conventional wisdom is often wrong. The truth is that just because some people say some­thing is impossible doesn’t make it so. Nevertheless, unfortunately, declarations of “impossibility” are not without impact—affecting perhaps the very fabric of personal and collective reality. So, in mapping the parameters of person­al potential, it…

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Subtle Influences

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”). Inside Knowledge I was elated to read the article “Is DNA Influenced by the Spoken Word” by Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf (AR #67). Anthropologist Jeremy Narby in The Cosmic Serpent, DNA and the Origin of Knowledge (1998) explored the intricate nature of DNA…

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News

Mammoths Blasted from Outer Space Recently reexamined bison remains and wooly mammoth tusks in both Siberia and Alaska bear unmistakable evi­dence of being blasted by debris from outer space. In a report, which the BBC called “Startling”, to a November meet­ing of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, scientists offered detailed evidence that holes in the animal bones were caused by high-speed collisions with tiny fragments coming from meteoric impact explosions of some kind. The fragments are magnetic and made of a combination of…

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More News

Antique Map Challenges Schoolbook History A 500-year-old map has historians in a quandary. It seems that in 1507, there were at least some who knew the true shape and dimensions of South America with a precision previously thought to be unknown at the time. Moreover it appears that the existence of the Pacific Ocean on the other side of the Americas was known years before Balboa reached it by land and Magellan sailed into it. These details and others are clearly revealed in the remarkably…

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Even More News

Is Land Bridge an Example of Ancient Engineering? The 21-mile land link from India to Sri Lanka, which Westerners usually call Adam’s Bridge, is a product of advanced ancient engineering, argues new research. Known in India as Ramar Sethu, the sea ridge of hardened sand which ex­ists today, it is argued, covers a long series of island-linking bridges originally constructed over 7000 years ago. According to D. K. Hari, the leader of an independent team investigating the site, historical records of the struc­ture go back…

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Still More News

Asteroid Defense Triumphs Defending against an asteroid hit is getting some serious engineering attention these days. The possibility of some­thing like the 1908 Tunguska event over Siberia, or worse in much more populated areas, has scientists considering various techniques which might be used to prevent an oncoming asteroid or comet from hitting the earth and lead­ing, perhaps, to the extinction of the human race. Now a competition at the University of Glasgow in Scotland has settled on an approach that might work. Massimiliano Vasile, an…

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Future Looks Bright for Alternative Energy Tech

We’ll be at a least a month into 2008 when you read this, but it’s being written on Christmas Eve 2007 so we’ll be glancing back at the old year before looking forward to the new. For the global community of new-energy researchers seeking a quantum leap into a new paradigm, the year 2007 was a mixed experience. On the one hand there were disappointments and deaths of new-science pioneers (including the tireless David Hamel, the subtle-energies wizard Slim Spurling and the distinguished scientist Arie…

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Platypus Carvings of Extreme Antiquity

The platypus, with its ducklike bill and beaver tail and webbed feet, is easily one of the strangest animals on earth. When the first (dead) taxonomic specimens arrived in England from Australia, the scientists who examined them thought they had been put together from parts of different animals as a hoax. But there is something else strange about the platypus. It seems human beings were carving images of platypuses on rocks in Australia millions of years ago. I learned about this when I read a…

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INews

• Ancient Civilization Is Found under Kyrgyz Lake An international archaeological expedition to Lake Issyk Kul, high in the Kyrgyz mountains, proves the existence of an advanced civilisation 25 centuries ago, equal in development to the Hel­lenic civilisations of the northern coast of the Pontus Euxinus (Black Sea) and the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. • NASA Mars Images Reveals a “Doorway” Structure There is a strange door-like structure at the base of the mountain formation from a NASA image of Mars that is causing a…

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Tesla Vs. the U-Boat

Editor’s note: In the August 1917 edition of The Electrical Experimenter, Associate Editor H. Winfield Secor pro­vided an exclusive interview with the celebrated inventor Nikola Tesla. At a moment when many were beginning to consider for the first time the possibility of employing advanced technology for warfare, the conversation offered a rare glimpse into just how far ahead of his time the inventor really was. Below is the full text. (Special thanks to Larry Radka, http://einhornpress.com/inventor.aspx) Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest of living electrical…

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The Sahara before the Sand

The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. At 3-1/2 million square miles it is as large as the United States and covers a third of all Africa. One of the hottest, driest places on earth, temperatures reach an almost intolerable 135 degrees and the humidity can be as low as 2%. Only two humans, on average, inhabit every three square miles and we perceive the place as a desolate and barren wasteland. According to conventional anthropology, a million years ago wandering bands…

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Religion and the Paranormal

The paranormal can conjure up thoughts of flying books and dishes associated with poltergeist activity, séances where mediums supposedly communicate with the deceased, fortune tellers gazing into crystal balls, ghosts, haunted houses, and any number of other bizarre phenomena that seem better left to midnight musings safely forgotten with the break of dawn. Many people dismiss the paranormal out of hand or will only discuss this taboo topic in hushed tones while making excuses for their passing curiosity concerning such an embarrassing subject. Yet virtually…

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Icons & Soul Alchemy

The transfiguration of Jesus is one of the most transcendent, yet bizarrely neglected, events ever recorded in myth or sacred tradition. Perhaps this is because it sounds mystical in the extreme, even preposterous, like the story of a ge­nie out of a bottle. Midway through his ministry, Jesus took three disciples and slipped off secretly to a high moun­tain on the borderland between the human and divine. He had something to show them. Suddenly, says Mark, Jesus becomes radiant, his clothing shining white as light….

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The Other Evolutionist

Why is it so noble and respectable to find whence man came, and so suspicious and dishonorable to ask and as­certain whither he goes?—James H. Hyslop, Ph.D., LL.D. (1854-1920) Ask people on the street who gave us the theory of natural selection, usually referred to simply (but incorrectly) as “evolution,” and most will have no difficulty in remembering Charles Darwin. However, few, if any, will remem­ber—if they even knew in the first place—that Alfred Russel Wallace was co-originator with Darwin of the natural se­lection theory….

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Edgar Cayce’s Atlanteans

Some Atlantologists are reluctant to even mention the name of Edgar Cayce—America’s foremost seer of the 20th century—for fear of ridicule by conventional scholars. They fail to appreciate, however, the seriousness with which a growing number of mainstream institutions rely on extrasensory perception. For example, no less an organization than the Federal Bureau of Investigation today provides police departments with a list of favorite psychics who have aided government agents in unraveling otherwise insoluble crimes. If such talented helpers continue to prove them­selves worthy of…

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Did Our Ancestors Know How to Fly?

Throughout history there have been many common myths and legends of flying machines or devices—the familiar flying carpets of ancient Arabia; Biblical figures such as Ezekiel and Solomon flying from place to place and the “mag­ical chariots,” or Vimanas, of ancient India and China. There are many Chinese legends of flight, including a legendary flying chariot belonging to an ancient Chinese prince and the more recent Wan Hooof the 15th century A.D. or so. He allegedly built a sturdy wooden framework around a comfortable chair…

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The Fixed Stars

“Star light, star bright, The first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight.”—Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme The well-known nursery rhyme quoted above is thought to have originated in America in the nineteenth century, but the sentiment is as timeless as the earliest humans gazing at the night sky. The stars hold a perennial fascination and have served as story board and navigation guide for thousands of years. Legend says that Persian Magi followed a…

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The Wonders of Water

The news reports say that the wars of the future will be fought over water, not oil, an eventuality, which would be ironic indeed, since we have not begun to appreciate the true value of the familiar liquid. WATER That’s it—just Water—the most common substance on earth that is a part of every moment of our lives. But what do we really know about it—even after the excellent research of Dr. Masaru Emoto (of What the Bleep Do We Know? fame and his DVDs: Messages…

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