What Do Animals Know?

A few weeks before the Kentucky Derby some 25 years ago, the trainer for one of the leading contenders was inter­viewed on television and said that his horse was ready for the big race, not only because he was fast and fit but be­cause he was smart and competitive. I mused over that comment, wondering if some horses are truly smarter than others and if they really care about winning. If they are competitive and not just running hard because of their natural speed or…

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Jesus in India

“It was then that Issa clandestinely left his father’s house, went out of Jerusalem, and, in company with some merchants traveled toward Sind, that he might perfect himself in the divine word and study the laws of the great Buddhas.”—The Life of St. Issa Translated by Nicolas Notovitch Hollywood producer Paul Davids seems to have an affinity for what appear to be “lost causes.” He is intrigued by sto­ries about brave and persistent individuals who fight on heroically in pursuit of gaining acceptance of an…

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The Return of the Djedi

The Jedi Knights of Star Wars were not simply the figment of George Lucas’s most fertile and provocative imagina­tion. Those who have grown up coveting the powers of the Jedi will be pleased to learn that Masters of the Force did indeed once exist. Records of them survive in certain countries, such as Egypt and Persia, where they were magician priests and the guardians of powerful priest kings similar to the “Emperor” of Star Wars, albeit without his predilec­tion for the “Dark Side.” In ancient…

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Mars Exploration and the “F Words”

Most readers of this magazine are familiar with the controversy surrounding the so-called “Face on Mars.” Originally photographed by NASA’s Viking Lander in 1976, a formation on the Cydonia plain looked for all the world like an im­mense enigmatic face gazing straight up into the sky. Researcher Richard Hoagland subsequently made himself fa­mous with a book The Monuments of Mars which argued convincingly that the “Face” was the work of a lost ancient civilization and, indeed, was part of a huge complex of engineered, albeit…

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Hidden Meanings

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”.) Underground Streams This letter is concerning the article by Steven Sora, “The Underground Stream & Renne-le-Châteäu.” (A.R. #73) The reproduction of the painting “The Shepherds of Arcadia” (Nicolas Poussin) is missing the right-hand part of the painting. This part is necessary for…

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News

Dubai Conference Spotlights Interest in Ancient Mysteries Is Atlantis rising in Dubai? From indoor ski venues to vast luxury developments built on artificial islands, the oil-rich desert kingdom on the southern Persian Gulf has amply demonstrated that when it is interested in something, cost is no restraint on its imagination. Now, apparently, the kingdom has publicly demonstrated its taste for ancient myster­ies—Atlantis Rising-style. For two days in November (the 29th and 30th) no less than five (out of eight) world-class speakers who have ei­ther written…

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Is there Evidence for Life on Mars Now? Notwithstanding recent public concessions from NASA that—at least in the distant past—Mars was habitable, some observers believe the agency is withholding key evidence that life exists on Mars right now. According to the Indo-Asian News Services, influential Indian “astrobiologist” Chandra Wickramasinghe says, “… the [recently confirmed] discovery of liquid water on Mars, combined with earlier discoveries of organic substances in a meteorite that came from Mars, and also of methane in the Martian atmosphere, all point to…

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Even More News

“Hobbits” Called a New Species After All Indonesia’s little people really were a different species. The so-called “Hobbit” whose skeleton was discovered in 2003 on the Indonesian island of Flores has been the subject of considerable controversy ever since. Many in the main­stream scientific establishment have been reluctant to concede the creature could be anything other than a small hu­man, perhaps a pigmy or a microcephalic—a human with an abnormally small skull. The idea that, at a time Homo sapiens were presumed to be Earth’s…

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Still More News

Is Archimedes Due Credit for the Antikythera Device? A great deal of curiosity, if not awe, has arisen of late over the so-called Antikythera device, one of the great out-of­-place artifacts (sometimes called Ooparts) which have confounded conventional archaeology. Discovered in 1900 by sponge divers in the Aegean sea, the corroded lump which was first thought to be a rock was found to be the remains of a complex geared device—a virtual computer and a very good one at that. It came from the Greek…

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Breakthrough Power: Will We See it in 2009?

It’s a few weeks before 2009 as this is written, but we can predict excitement about emerging energy developments. Magnetic motor claims will come into the public eye and the Orion Project will carry forward the work of Stan Meyer. Other water-related projects around the world will continue to have successes. More thousands of garage tinkerers will join the HHO (otherwise known as watergas) movement and supplement the regular fuel used in their vehicles with hydrogen. A month ago near San Francisco I saw a…

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Why Only Stone Tools?

In late November of 2008, I was in Dubai to speak at the International Conference on Ancient Studies, held in the Raffles Hotel there. I gave a talk about my book Forbidden Archeology. Afterwards, a member of the audience asked me a familiar question. “If human beings like us have been present for tens of millions, hundreds of millions, of years, as you say, then why is most of the evidence that you present confined to stone tools, and things like that? What about evidence…

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INews

• Revolutionary Energy Said Possible BlackLight Power says it’s developing a revolutionary energy source, and it won’t let the laws of physics stand in its way. • Scientists Learn How to Levitate Tiny Objects U.S. scientists have found a way to levitate the very smallest objects using the strange forces of quantum mechanics. • Did A Comet Cause the Carolina Bays? Researchers think the catastrophic collision happened as recently as 13,000 years ago. • Huge Undersea ‘Wall’ Discovered A giant rock formation resembling a city…

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Crystal Saturn?

The mystery of Saturn’s bizarre hexagonal shape embedded in its violent north polar cyclone just became more intri­guing. NASA’s Cassini probe has been orbiting the ringed gas giant for four years and has just returned some of the most detailed images of the planet’s stormy atmosphere to date. The South Pole has been mapped and the north polar re­gion has been imaged in near-infrared wavelengths. The North Pole is currently facing away from the Sun, so by ob­serving the atmosphere in these wavelengths, Cassini scientists…

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11/23

Pick any number between 1 and 10, and you’re likely to choose 7. Seven is often seen as a very holy or esoteric num­ber, linked with the number of (traditional) planets, the number of archangels, etc. But dig a bit deeper, and one will find that all numbers, from 1 to 9 have all been well-mapped and are part of numerical religious sequences that are deemed to be “important.” In fact, counting from 1 to 9 has often been a mnemonic device to illustrate the…

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The Age of a Sage

A recent talk show on a major network said that some scientists studying longevity believe humans can, through medical science, live to 125. The critical factors, the show host said, were diet, exercise and replacement of worn-out parts with new ones grown in the laboratory. Apparently, they’d never heard of yogis and other spiritual masters living to 200 and beyond. That is not to say all yogis and sages are long-lived; they clearly aren’t. Nor is it to say they have the longest aver­age lifespan;…

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Ancient Wings Over the Nile

In 1891 the burial remains of a Ptolemaic minor official named Padi-Imen (Amun) was unearthed at Saqqara, Egypt. Though the remains dated to circa 200 B.C.E., they were part of the general excavation findings associated with the tomb of Queen Khuit, one of the wives of Pharaoh Teti of the Sixth Dynasty, from two millennia earlier. As was the common practice during the later Ptolemaic period, many of the tombs of former royal dignitaries were reused, which was the reason Padi-Imen’s burial objects were part…

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The Temple in Washington

The United States Capitol, rising atop Capitol Hill in the monument city of Washington, D.C., may well be the most famous building in the world. To Americans the cast-iron Capitol dome, dressed in pure white sandstone, is a symbol of strength and democra­cy. Radiant. Luminous. Shining. Freedom rings from this beautiful bell. How many recognize the Capitol is a temple? Thomas Jefferson called it “The first temple dedicated to the sovereignty of the people.” An anonymous essay of 1795 described the Capitol building as a…

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An Italian Odyssey: the Case Pro & Con

Was ancient Troy not in Turkey—as is commonly believed—but in Italy? A thriving tourist industry in many Italian locations say it is so. Could they have a point, or did Homer’s great epic unfold, not in the Mediterranean region at all, but in Atlantic territories far to the east and north? Heinrich Schliemann’s claims notwithstanding, historians for over a century have had a hard time buying the idea that a Trojan War was fought in Turkey, as the maverick archaeologist insisted. For one thing, the…

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Tales of Atlantis

Edgar Cayce, the 20th Century “Sleeping Prophet,” often spoke of many lost worlds in his celebrated altered states of consciousness. In fact, of the 1,600 persons for whom he conducted “life-readings,” about 700 were told of conditions in the vanished homelands of civilization. Cayce’s credentials as a genuine seer into the ancient past are wonderfully presented in two particularly outstanding examples, one of them about the Essenes. These were members of a small Jewish sect that began in the 2nd Century B.C. They lived a…

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Jupiter Visits Aquarius January 2009—January 2010

“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”—Victor Hugo Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is the eleventh zodiac sign, and the third air sign. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the “awakener,” and co-ruled by Saturn. Saturn is the principle of form, responsibility, and discipline. Uranus shatters the forms that Saturn molds and upsets the crystallized limitation of Saturn. However, freedom without responsibili­ty or discipline is anarchy, so both of these qualities must be incorporated into Aquarian ideals, along with practical application. When…

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The Genius of the Ancients

Ancient technology and ancient wisdom. Are they the same thing? A couple of new DVDs offer different takes on the astonishing reality of ancient advancement and some help in sorting out the meaning of it all. ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY IN PERU & BOLIVIA David Hatcher Childress and Christopher Dunn Off we go again on another adventure with David and Christopher—last time was to Egypt (A.R. #71) and now to Peru and Bolivia—in search of proof of ancient technology. As in Egypt, they once again present a…

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