Lincoln and the Afterlife

“The angels appeared to his mother and predicted that the son whom she would conceive would become the greatest the stars had ever seen—His name was Lincoln and the country in which he lived is called America.”—A Muslim chief in a remote corner of the Caucasus, as told to Leo Tolstoy It was one thing researching and writing the book, The Psychic Life of Abraham Lincoln, and another thing “explain­ing” it to the media. Lincoln, having once been a common person, a child of the…

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Neutralizing Nuclear Terror

In January 6, 2008, the Los Angeles Times ran a front-page article below the fold titled “How the U.S. seeks to avert nuclear terrorism.” Written by Ralph Vartabedian, the piece provided an unprecedented deep look into how the U.S. is organized to deal with a nuclear terrorism incident and what it would do, should a bomb be found. The scale of the effort by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Emergency Operations (http://www. nnsa.doe.gov/emergency. htm) is somewhat reassuring, considering the…

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Shakespeare and the Burmuda Triangle

The survivors of a wrecked craft find themselves on an impossibly remote island. They salvage what they can from the craft and make camp on the beach. On this island, compasses don’t work, strange lights appear and disappear, boars crush through the forest. At least one man would find the new island the clean slate he so badly needed. Most would later regret leaving the island. Sound familiar? Actually, this is not the crash of Oceanic 815 (from the popular ABC series Lost). It is…

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

In Susan Martinez’s article elsewhere in these pages the point is made that Abraham Lincoln considered himself an agent of higher powers and that, even though the times were very dark, he—seeing clearly what was to come—never doubted, that in the end, light would prevail. Indeed, it is obvious that Lincoln’s faith was more than mere optimism, and that, in fact, he was guided by a kind of ‘knowledge’ which most of the elites of his day and ours would dismiss as, at best, illusion,…

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What Do We Know?

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”). Defending Against the Impossible I’ve just read your editorial in the #68 issue. Your perception that it might indeed be impossible for certain phe­nomena to appear in any given person’s world is, I think, right on target. I came to the same conclusion several…

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News

SHOULD WE BE CALLING ET? Just when some thought we were more or less alone in the universe, we find that planets like earth may be common. In fact, a new study presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Boston in February estimates that perhaps 60% of the sun-like stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, may form rocky planets much like ours. Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope have detected the presence of warm dust around 309 distant stars…

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DAVID H. CHILDRESS TO LIFT VEIL ON OLMECS AT CPAK History is not what it is cracked up to be—the official version, that is. In fact, just about everything we have been told about our past on the planet may be wrong and should be rewritten. That will be the theme of a major conference scheduled for this October on the campus of the University of California at San Diego. This year’s Conference on Pre­cession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK) will be the fifth iteration of…

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Even More News

Grail in Iceland? Researchers in Iceland believe they know where to find the Holy Grail. Not surprisingly that would be Iceland. Ac­cording to the on-line news source Iceland Review, Architect Thórarinn Thórarinsson believes he has the evidence to back up his claim. As the story goes, the Knights Templar came to Iceland in 1217 looking for a hiding place for their legendary treasure, and that Snorri Sturluson, the author of Prose Edda and other mediaeval scripts, helped them create an un­derground dome in Iceland’s central…

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DNA “TELEPATHY” BAFFLES SCIENTISTS By all the rules that science officially recognizes DNA shouldn’t be able to do this, but it can. According to a new study published in ACS’ Journal of Physical Chemistry B, by Geoff S. Baldwin, Sergey Leikin, John M. Seddon, and Alexei A. Kornyshev and colleagues, DNA has the ability to put itself together over a distance, revealing something which can only be described as a telepathic capability. Scientists call it bizarre and they have no explanation, so far. Despite commonly…

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Future Science Emerges From The Past

In 1913 Rudolf Steiner predicted, “The science of the future will be based on Sympathetic Vibrations.” Will that fu­ture arrive before 2013? In the century before Steiner’s prediction was made, John Ernst Worrell Keely (1827-1898) was the man who did science based on “sympathetic vibrations.” He built working devices that operated on a mysterious force—an entirely new form of energy or source of power. Keely believed it would eventually power ships, cars, airplanes and even spaceships. Legend has it that he could set a machine…

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INews

• Might Aliens Look More Like Us Than We Thought? A new discovery, announced in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could mean that extraterrestrial life would share structural similarities with Earth life—like symmetrical bod­ies, for instance—especially if that life had developed from amino acids the way we did. • NASA Baffled by Unexplained Force Acting on Space Probes Newfound enigmas are joining the so-called “Pioneer anomaly” as hints that mysterious unex­plained forces may be acting on spacecraft. • Remote Ontario Lake Reveals…

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Who Are the Modern Humans—Anatomically Speaking?

In my book Forbidden Archeology, I often made use of the phrase “anatomically modern human” to describe skeletal remains. In terms of skulls, that meant features such as a large brain case, no brow ridges, a high forehead, and a prominent chin. In terms of the rest of the skeleton, it meant gracile features—bones that appear longer and thinner than the bones of earlier human ancestors. According to most archaeologists and anthropologists today, “anatomically modern” humans, defined as above, came into existence between 100,000 and…

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The Mystery of Music

The universe hums like a great harp string resounding a mighty chord answering each thought by returning a thing from that place where all things are stored. Sound is the principal medium by which the higher animals express and excite emotion, and music, or sound in­dulged in for its own attractiveness, far preceded man’s creation of a spoken language. The Thrice Great Hermes is credited with designing the first musical lyre by stretching intestinal cords of sacrificial bulls over a tortoise shell. When his half…

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Sound as the Sculptor of Life

Perhaps because it is invisible, less attention has been paid to the sea of sound constantly flowing around and through us than to the denser objects with which we routinely interact. To those of us for whom “seeing is believ­ing,” Cymatics, the science of wave phenomena, can be a portal into this invisible world and its myriad effects on matter, mind and emotions. The long and illustrious lineage of scientific inquiry into the physics of sound can be traced back to Pythagoras, but we will…

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Music on a Mission

It was big news when the New York Philharmonic Orchestra recently played a four-hour concert in Pyongang, North Korea: The unusual exchange struck an emotional chord, resulting in a five-minute standing ovation that left both participants and audience members moved to tears. “We may have been instrumental in opening a door,” said Con­ductor Lorin Maazel of the cultural accord. The power of music to break down barriers isn’t news to Dean and Dudley Evenson, founders of the Billboard-charting independent music label, Soundings of the Planet,…

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Giants in the Earth

Were there really giants roaming the earth in ancient times as the famous Biblical passage informs us? If we are to believe the books of the Bible that follow Genesis, tribes of giants were still inhabiting much of the Middle East even when the Israelites arrived in the “Promised Land.” In the Old Testament we are informed of the numerous ensuing battles between the Israelites and certain giant tribes known as the Anakim, Zuzim, Zamzummin, Emim, Avvim, Hor­ites and Rephaim. The most famous giant was,…

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God & Gold

Is money the root of all evil? No, quite the opposite. Interestingly, the origin of money arises from humanity’s search for God from our perennial human concern with the divine. Before monetary systems began in the third millennium B.C.E., wealth was simply the accumulation of material goods, livestock and other commodities. The basis of economics was simple barter: so many cattle for so much grain, etc. But when wealth began to be stored on a symbolic basis by using money, which has little or no…

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The Man Who Said He Could Create Life

Researchers creating life from scratch” proclaim recent headlines. They’re called “synthetic biologists,” said the As­sociated press, and they boldly claim the ability to make never-before-seen living things, one genetic molecule at a time. They’re mixing, matching and stacking DNA’s chemical components, it’s said, like microscopic Lego blocks in an effort to make biologically based computers, medicines and alternative energy sources. The rapidly expanding field is confounding the taxonomists’ centuries-old system of classifying species and raising concerns about the new technol­ogy’s potential for misuse. The research,…

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Navel of the World or Stargate?

The Great Pyramid has been many things to many people. Most Egyptologists are certain it is nothing more than the tomb of a megalomanical king. Less mainstream researchers are convinced it is a time capsule. Still others conclude it is an observatory of some kind. A modern proponent of the Great Pyramid’s astronomical significance is the famous construction engineer, Robert Bauval. He argues that the pyramid-builders oriented it to the Belt of Orion (Osiris, to the Egyptians) around 2450 B.C. This is some 200 years…

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Venus

“The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and revealed to us in the language of mathematics.” Johannes Kepler Venus is the second planet from the sun and the brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon. Dense yellow clouds of sulfuric acid obscure the view of the surface. Before radar penetrated this thick shield intense speculation of the reality of Venus reached into…

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Paranormal Entertainment

For aspirants on the spiritual path looking for entertaining and informative material they can share with their family or friends we have some strikingly unusual alternatives to offer this time. BEYOND LEMURIA: The Shaver Mystery and the Secrets of Mt. Shasta Poke Runyon This science fiction drama/spiritual adventure is based upon two contrasting, yet related, aspects of modern Amer­ican folklore—the 1940s Shaver Mystery and the 1930s tradition of Atlantean-Lemurian spiritual masters on Califor­nia’s mysterious Mt. Shasta. Both of these Atlantis-Lemuria survival themes were published as…

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