Code of the Rocks

Travelers to the American Southwest are often intrigued and perplexed by the profusion of Indian rock art spread throughout the desert regions of Utah or New Mexico. Known as petroglyphs—from the Greek petros for “stone” and glyphein, “to engrave”—these Native American images are actually found around the globe in places as far afield as China, Polynesia, Scandinavia, and South Africa. In fact, petroglyphs represent the most numerous art form on Earth. In Utah alone, there are more than 7,500 of them. Within a four-state area…

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The Underground Stream & Rennes-le-Chateau

Millions who have read Dan Brown’s book or seen the movie The Da Vinci Code, have been intrigued by the story of the Priory of Sion, a mysterious secret society which some believe operated for centuries behind the scenes of Eu­ropean and American history. As has been argued recently in British courts, most of the ideas in Brown’s book were taken from the the 1980s best-seller Holy Blood, Holy Grail, but the actual facts behind both works were laid down decades and centuries earlier. Today…

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Defying Gravity

Several books and websites have appeared recently which give reports by insiders about what sort of incredible tech­nology advances have been developed in the so-called black world—the realm of secret military-scientific develop­ment. Most of these cite anecdotal evidence and give spare details about the underlying science. However, the recent book by Paul A. LaViolette, Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs and Classified Aerospace Technology (Bear & Company Paperback, September 2008) offers complete coverage, including a history of the secret development of antigravity craft, and a…

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Minding the Fire

If you want evidence that Atlantis Rising is reaching into some far corners of this world these days, consider the wide­spread interest in our books. The first volume in our “Forbidden…” series, Forbidden History, has, so far, been trans­lated into at least nine languages. The second, Forbidden Religion, into several more. As for the third, Forbidden Sci­ence, it’s still too early—it came out in April of ’08—to say where it might end up, but the publisher, Inner Traditions/Bear, has informed us that so far it…

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Perennial Mysteries

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”.) Atlantis in Antarctica Antarctica could in fact be… Lemuria. Here’s some evidence. Anancient Polynesian legend spoken of in Peter Kolosimo’s book Timeless Earth concerning Lemuria says “…two ‘great islands’ of immense antiquity, [were] inhabited respectively by Black and Yellow men who were…

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News

THE GIZA TEMPLATE Researcher Unlocks Advanced Geometric Secrets in the Ancient Site Pennsylvania woodcarver Ed Nightingale is raising some eyebrows in alternative Egyptology circles. His elegant geo­metric solution to the complete layout of the Giza Plateau is revealing a level of sophistication for the ancient build­ers long suspected but unproven, at least as far as mainstream archaeology is concerned. Nightingale shows how har­monically related circles with a ratio of 4 to 3 to 2 precisely convey the layout of the vast arrangement and its nine…

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YETI TRACKS SAID FOUND For the second time within a year comes a report from the Himalayas of fresh Yeti footprints in the snow. Also known as the abominable snowman, the elusive bi-pedal creature has been dismissed as strictly mythical, despite persistent reports of sightings going back well over a century. The latest is by a team of Japanese explorers in Nepal. According to London’s Daily Mail, Yoshiteru Takahashi, the Yeti project team leader, could barely contain his ex­citement as he described 8-inch long bare…

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Even More News

JAPANESE TO BUILD SPACE ELEVATOR In the legendary Indian rope trick, a fakir, would climb a rope seemingly anchored to a point in the sky. Jack in the Beanstalk had a similar idea. Now one spacefaring nation plans to carry out its own version of the mythical trick but on a much bigger scale. The Japanese have announced that they have set aside $10 billion to develop a space elevator. The notion originally conceived by the Russians involves putting a space station in geosynchronous orbit…

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Still More News

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE GETS NEW SCRUTINY A major new study is underway in London’s Hammersmith Hospital which is intended to answer, once and for all, scientifically speaking, the question: is there life after death? Headed up by the highly respected medical scientist Dr. Sam Parnia, the project is intended to take a very rigorous look at the celebrated and so-called Near Death Experience (NDE), with the goal of determining whether or not it is real, or merely illusion. Parnia says he started as a skeptic…

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Frontier Scientists Offer Clean-Energy Hope

In a world that needs upliftment, last month’s column stirred up the wrong pot. Its positive view of inventor John Hutchison drew a few negative reviews—and anger. One email—stating vehement disbelief that the Hutchison Effect antigravity experiments are real—asked why I want to associate with a womanizer. I won’t take the latter comment seriously because that aspect of his life has nothing to do with me, but I am amused that the anonymous critic doesn’t believe my eye witness account of the Hutchison Effect. The…

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INews

• Oldest Hebrew Text Is Evidence for Bible Stories? What may be the oldest known Hebrew text, found on a hilltop above the valley where David is said to have battled Goliath, could lend historical support to some Bible stories, archaeologists say. • Unknown “Structures” Tugging at Universe Something may be out there. Way out there. On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen “structures” are tugging on our universe like cosmic magnets, say scientists. • Army Working on Science’s Outer Limits For the last several…

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Was Lothal A Vedic City? The Vastu Evidence

My main interest is archaeological evidence for extreme human antiquity. But I am also interested in other questions. One of them is the history of the Vedic culture in India. By Vedic culture, I mean the culture based on the Vedas, the original Sanskrit books of knowledge, and the books derived from them. The current opinion among mainstream scholars is that Vedic culture came into the Indian subcontinent around 3,500 years ago, from the northwest. But the traditional opinion among followers of Vedic culture is…

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Grasping the Future

Based on the evidence, some of which I summarized in a previous issue of Atlantis Rising (Issue 71), I am convinced that at least some “signals” (for lack of a better term) can pass from the future to the present and leave their influ­ence. But how is this possible? Doesn’t it go against the fundamental principles of physics upon which our modern technological and scientific society is built? Doesn’t it defy plain logic and commonsense? The very notion of the fu­ture affecting the present or…

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Daunting Dawkins’ Darwinism

Notorious British biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has made more than a little news of late in challenging any suggestion that life on earth implies the involvement of a creative designer. About him, Wikipedia, the on-line ency­clopedia has the following to say: “Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularized the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term ‘meme.’ In 1982 he made a widely cited contribution to evolutionary biology with the theory, presented in his book The Extended…

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The Baghdad Battery Mystery

Beginning in 1930, an Austrian archaeologist named Dr. Wilhelm Konig (or Koenig) helped facilitate a German expe­dition to the ancient Mesopotamian site of Warka. In 1938 he helped excavate ruins at Khujut Rabua southeast of Baghdad. What intrigued Konig about this location was that two years earlier a hillside had been washed away by a local flood, revealing an ancient gravesite. On June 14, 1936, workmen of the Iraqi State Railroad Department, in cleaning away the debris, discovered more extensive remains which were tentatively dated…

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Secrets of the Cathedrals

The Gothic cathedral architecture originated in France in the early twelfth century during the heyday of the Knights Templar. The Templars officially called the ‘Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon’ formed a knight’s order of priests who ostensibly protected the pilgrimage routes to Jerusalem. Founded in 1118 by Hugo de Payens the order originally included nine brave knight-priests. The group eventual­ly became one of the richest and most powerful in history. With the vast wealth, collected from financing the cru­sades, the…

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Is the Earth Hollow?

A hundred years before William Reed wrote The Phantom of the Poles (“scientific evidence proving that the earth is hollow”) and Marshall B. Gardner privately published his A Journey to the Earth’s Interior and when Jules Verne, who would later write A Journey to the Center of the Earth, was only nine years old, Edgar Allan Poe published his longest tale, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, which told of a fantastic land located in Earth’s center, reached by a hole at the pole. So…

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Uneasy Stone

The “Stone of Destiny,” the stone placed inside the coronation chair upon which British monarchs are crowned, could be as recent as five decades old, seven centuries, or three, if not more, millennia. Known as the Stone of Desti­ny—or Stone of Scone, after the Scottish castle where the Scottish kings were formerly crowned—it used to sit un­der the coronation chair in London’s Westminster Abbey, until Thursday, November 14, 1996. On St. Andrew’s Day, November 30, 1996, the stone went on display in Edinburgh Castle, with…

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Are We Our Own Tailors?

“Can you fancy seeing me in white robes? Mind, I didn’t care for them at first, and I wouldn’t wear them. Just like a fellow gone to a country where there is a hot climate—an ignorant fellow, not knowing what he is going to; it’s just like that. He may make up his mind to wear his own clothes a little while, but he will soon be dressing like the na­tives.” So stated Raymond Lodge, the son of Sir Oliver and Lady Lodge on November…

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Planet to Plutoid: Pluto’s Identity Crisis

“The name of Eris was so appropriate, it’s enough to make me almost start believing in astrology.”—Mike Brown, Caltech Astronomy Team Leader Technology is dramatically expanding our solar system as the light-gathering capacity of telescopes increases the number of objects we see in the sky to billions. The IAU, the International Astronomical Organization, brings togeth­er nearly ten thousand distinguished astronomers from all nations. In August of 2006, the IAU downgraded Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet. According to new rules, which define a…

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The ‘Big Science’ Threat

No one group has a monopoly on truth, and that includes mainstream science, or as Ben Stein calls it: “Big Science.” In fact, after watching these three videos you may come to conclude that our scientific institutions have demonstrat­ed not a little disregard for what the truth may actually be. You knew that though. EXPELLED—NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED Ben Stein On this DVD, Stein—economist, lawyer, actor, social commentator, and former White House presidential speech­writer—sets out to tackle one of the biggest questions ever asked: Was life…

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