Secrets of the Alchemists

Without a doubt the best known claim of the alchemists was the transmutation of lead into gold. Modern physicists up until the end of the nineteenth century dismissed such notions as ridiculous, for it violated all known laws of the stability and constancy of the elements. But then came Madame Joliot-Curie, radium, and the discovery of radioactive substances which can be transformed by isotope decay from higher atomic number elements to lower number ele­ments. So far, physicists have been able to synthesize up to element…

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The Will to Disbelieve

In his 1989 presidential address to the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), the late Professor Ian Stevenson pointed out that between 1910 and 1980 at least six presidents of the SPR asserted that telepathy had been proved, or nearly so. He wondered why, if telepathy had been proved by 1910, later presidents found it necessary to reiterate the claim. Dr. Stevenson speculated that each generation of researchers tends to believe its methods superior to those of its predecessors and therefore they may have seen the…

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Is Something Happening to Human Consciousness?

Are you aware that a shift in human consciousness is occurring, even as you read these words, that employs celestial triggers such as supernovas and earth’s alignment with Galactic Center in the years leading up to 2012 to trigger the evolution of our species? This shift has been documented in a stimulating multimedia presentation entitled “Prepar­ing for the Shift,” by Barry and Janae Weinhold, Ph.Ds. Over decades devoted to the study of consciousness and evolu­tion, the Weinholds, both trained psychologists, have gathered overwhelming evidence that…

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The Power of Belief

As this is written late in August, the Beijing olympics have concluded, and once again the world has been reminded what a powerful thing belief can be. On one hand thousands of athletes from around the world have run, jumped, swum, dived, and played, at levels once thought impossible, but proved doable by the efforts and concentrated belief of the newest generation of world-class performers. In the meantime, the same government that sponsored those relatively friendly competitions was wielding clubs and guns to put down…

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Somewhere Out of Time

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. (You can go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions”.) Time Travel Evidence Shucks, I thought this article was going to have something new and different (Time Travel Evidence, A.R. #71). Then I went and did some online research. I didn’t have to go very far to find a web site by…

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News

NEW BOOK FROM A.R.’S JEANE MANNING UNVEILS ENERGY BREAKTHROUGHS With gas prices soaring to unheard-of heights, many of those who have read in the pages of Atlantis Rising about ex­traordinary breakthrough energy technologies have been left to wonder why they have read so little about such devel­opments elsewhere. Now a new book from Atlantis Rising columnist Jeane Manning and energy consultant Joel Garbon blows the lid off what has been described as a virtual alternative energy coverup. Breakthrough Power: How Quantum-leap New Energy Inventions Can…

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CHEAP HYDROGEN FROM WATER Hydrogen, say many experts, is the fuel of the future. What’s more, there’s plenty of hydrogen in water, so it should be easy to get, right? Not so. Today, extracting hydrogen from water takes harsh chemicals and costs a lot, but all that could be about to change. A chemist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found a cheap way to get the job done and scientists around the world are very excited. Daniel Nocera has come up with a…

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ANCIENT SCOTTISH PICTS USED GOLDEN RATIO New research into the enigmatic lost Pict people of Scotland has demonstrated that the group was much more ad­vanced than previously thought. Apparently as early as about A.D. 500 Pictish artisans and architects were using the golden section in the building of Christian chapels. For archaeologists now digging up a Pictish monastery at Port­mahomack on the Tarbat peninsula in Scotland that is an astonishing discovery. Long considered to be highly artistic, the Picts were nevertheless thought to be quite…

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ALIEN SIGNAL PICKED UP Researchers at South Africa’s Durban University of Technology (DUT) say they have picked up a radio signal from be­yond the solar system—possibly an alien source. With the aid of a newly installed radio telescope, project leader Stu­art MacPherson and his students received a strong signal in the area Sagittarius A which lies in the center of the Milky Way. The Indlebe Radio telescope is said to be very sensitive and there are plans to make it even more sensitive. For now…

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John Hutchison—Mad Man or Unsung Pioneer?

Recent comments by an experimental physicist made me take a fresh look at the accomplishments of a beloved friend—alternative-science pioneer John Hutchison. His experiments are well publicized; he made objects defy gravi­ty by beaming different energy waves at them. The comments were in an email to me from Robert W. Koontz, Ph.D., who says, “The impact that John’s work could have on the future of the world is beyond comprehension. Space flight would dramatically change, as would materials science and also energy production.” Koontz is…

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High-Tech Microfossils from Russia

In the fall of 2007, I toured Russia to promote the Russian edition of my book Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin’s Theory. My audiences included academic audiences at universities and the general public, which I reached through lectures and media interviews. I began the tour in Moscow in November and it ended in December in Krasnoyarsk, in Siberia. Because my home base is Los Angeles, I am not used to cold weather. But Siberia was not as bad as I thought it would…

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INews

• Oldest Skeleton in Americas Found in Underwater Cave Deep inside an underwater cave in Mexico, archaeologists may have discovered the oldest human skeleton ever found in the Americas. Dubbed Eva de Naharon, or Eve of Naharon, the female skeleton has been dated at 13,600 years old. • Do Cosmic Forces Control Life on Earth? The rise and fall of species on Earth might be driven in part by the undulating motions of our so­lar systemas it travels through the disk of the Milky Way,…

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Secret Bond

The Great North Trail is a major legacy of ancient man in the American West. It crosses through the United States from the Bering Strait to Tierra del Fuego and is thought to have been the major migration route of early peoples from Asia to the Americas. Along the trail are concentrations of petroforms, simple structures made of stone: circles, cairns, medicine wheels, and ceremonial enclosures. New data on the trail and these petroforms could reshape many of the currently accepted beliefs regarding their creation…

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The Place that Mocks Science

Twelve miles south of Lake Titicaca, the ruins of the ancient of city of Tiahuanaco speak in eloquent silence. Due to the alignments of the city’s massive observatory, the Kalasasaya, the archeoastronomer Rolf Müller argued that the city had been constructed in 15,000 B.C. Its massive stone docks are ringed with ocean fossils. The city was a seaport. It rests today, miles from any water, let alone the sea, on an Andean plateau, 13,300 feet above sea level. Archaeolo­gists vaguely wonder how and why the…

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Song of the Pheryllt

Welsh history alludes to a very ancient and enigmatic sect of Druids that may be the very first wave of magician priests in the British Isles, even predating the Celtic Druids by hundreds or even thousands of years. Both historical documents in Wales, as well as the rhythmic poems regularly recited by the Welsh Bards, mention an obscure Druid sect known as the Pheryllt, a name denoting “metallurgists” and “alchemists.” The researchers who have studied these documents and poems tout the Pheryllt as being the…

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Jesus & Arthur

Could the biblical Jesus really be the historical character upon which all of Arthurian mythology was founded? This might sound like a speculation too far—far too far—but bear with me a while, for there is much more to this theory than initial thoughts might suggest. And perhaps I should state, before I start on this radical reassessment of the New Testament, that this is a scholarly, in-depth investigation using the original documents of this early era, including the Tanakh, Talmud, Josephus, Origen, Eusebius, Irenaeus, Herodian,…

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The Psi in CSI

Are police departments today more willing to utilize something other than traditional techniques—including the psy­chic—for solving crime? Do ongoing developments in forensic science and technology obviate the use of the mind in criminal detection? Where does the future lead us? In truth, the traditional role of the detective is itself a relatively new development in law enforcement. An out­growth of the recognized need for specialists who could keep some distance from ordinary street policing led to the development of a group of specialists who could…

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The Remarkable Incan Calendar

Although the Maya calendar is receiving attention these days because of its upcoming end-date in 2012, far less well known is the Incan calendar. While its Mesoamerican counterpart was far more complex, the two systems nonethe­less shared some fundamental similarities, suggesting both may have derived from a common, outside source; ar­chaeologists believe little or no direct communication existed between the peoples of pre-Columbian Middle and South America. In any case, either calendar was divided into astrological and historical halves: the former for the prediction of…

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Religion of the Slaves

When it comes to zombies and or voodoo, Hollywood doesn’t just have it wrong, they have it backwards. The movies would have us believe that zombies are the risen dead, either through some sort of curse or because in more modern movies that they are somehow biologically infected. They band together and attack living humans which often causes the humans to reanimate as, well, zombies. On the island country of Haiti, those who believe in voodoo do not fear the attack of a zombie; they…

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Mars

“I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for it swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only what they defend.”—J. R. R. Tolkien Mars, the red planet, is fourth in order from the Sun and second closest to Earth after Venus. Mars made its closest ap­proach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years on August 27, 2003, bringing its telescopic presence into sharp focus. Mars or­bits the Sun in 687 Earth days, but one rotation on its axis…

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Sons of “The Secret”

The recent blockbuster DVD The Secret has spawned a variety of follow-ups, two of which we review here. Since both make reference to The Secret, and since we have not previously discussed it, we will review it for you below. The big “secret” is called “The Law of Attraction” and is basically about vibration—your thoughts vibrate either negatively or positively creating your life and world. Readers of previous reviews in Atlantis Rising might well remember the popu­lar DVDs: Activating Your Power to Create, The Biology…

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