The Secret Search for the Missing Map of Columbus

A 1960 Memo to President Eisenhower Aimed at Locating the “Lost World Map of Columbus” Here, Verbatim, Is the Message Which Revived a Centuries-Old Quest To: President Dwight D. Eisenhower From: Charles H. Hapgood Professor of History Re: THE PIRI RElS WORLD MAP OF 1513 AND THE LOST MAP OF COLUMBUS Memorandum For several centuries scholars have been searching for the lost map of Christopher Columbus. The map is referred to by Colum­bus’ contemporaries, and by the historian Las Casas, as one he used to navigate…

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The Human Aura Real or Imaginary

Japanese researchers have recently proven that the body emanates light. A man sits in a darkened room in front of a highly sensitive camera. The image showing on the screen in the next room shows visible light emitting from the man’s body, especially from the face and neck. The light being recorded is definitely not infrared radiation but is visi­ble light. It is at its lowest in the morning and seems to peak in the afternoon. It may be linked to the metabolic rhythms of…

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Lost Tradition of the Sacred Bee

Washington’s Monument, arguably the most enigmatic testament to America’s hope and vision for the future, also contains a powerful reference to its past: “Holiness to the Lord. Deseret,” it states, meaning ‘Holiness to the Lord, the Honeybee.’ The word ‘Deseret’ translates as Honeybee in the language of the Jaredites, a mysterious tribe that is believed to have migrated to the Americas during the time of the construction of the Tower of Babel, according to Mormon tradition. The existence of this peculiar dedication to a bee,…

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Personal Revelation & Public Pertinence

Recently, I found myself explaining to an ernest advertiser why her version of “revealed truth” could not be included in Atlantis Rising’s editorial content. Her “information” she assured me came from the highest sources, meaning, doubtless, the ‘cosmic hierarchy’ itself. On another occasion, we were chastised by a well-known psychic for quoting the quatrains of Nostradamus without consulting that same psychic to obtain current (channeled) quotes directly from the French prophet himself. Still another well-known writer who claims to be the recipient of guidance from…

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Origin of the Special

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.Atlantis Rising.com and select “Discussions”.) Nature’s IQ The fossil record can give but little information about how animal behaviors “evolve.” (“The Forbidden Archaeolo­gist,” A.R. #77) But I would challenge Darwinists to propose believable scenarios to explain how certain behaviors might have “evolved,” especially cases of symbiosis…

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News

Cryptic Aramaic Message Found in Ancient Ritual Cup A mysterious 2,000-year-old “ritual” cup has been discovered by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Unlike similar cups which have turned up, this one has 10 lines of Aramaic or Hebrew text inscribed within it. So far, the scholars have been unable to translate the message, but they see the Hebrew word for God, YHWH, or Yahweh. The message ap­pears to be deliberately cryptic. The cup was found near the Zion gate by a team led by two University of…

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1800-Year-Old Words Discovered on Shroud of Turin The debate over the true age of the Shroud of Turin has taken a new twist. Thierry Castex, a French scientist, has re­ported finding traces of words on the cloth in Aramaic spelled with Hebrew letters. Vatican researcher, Barbara Frale, told Vatican Radio over the summer that her own research suggests that the letters were written more than 1800 years ago. The new discoveries come even as the carbon dating of the Shroud undertaken in the 1980s has…

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The Smart-Machine Threat As anyone who has seen the Terminator movies knows, the rapid increase in the intelligence of machines is not nec­essarily cause for celebration. Already the prospect of dangerous technological devices turning on their creators has scientists issuing warnings. Several who attended a conference on the subject at Asilomar on California’s Monterey Bay in February have now begun to speak out. It’s not just a matter of automation taking over jobs now done by humans like driving taxis, or even performing medical services…

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2001-Like Monolith Discovered on Mars In the 1960s Stanley Kubrick’s movie 2001: a Space Odyssey, a mysterious monolith, which suddenly appears on Earth, diverts the course of human evolution. Mankind, thus stimulated, ultimately sets out for the stars and finds similar monoliths placed along the way in space, providing a kind of trail of virtual breadcrumbs toward some un­known cosmic banquet. Not surprisingly, many who saw the movie were startled by recent reports that something very much like the 2001 monolith had been photographed on…

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Extraordinary Technology at TeslaTech

I am honored to be asked to serve as the new energy columnist for Atlantis Rising. I am filling big shoes. Dr. Gene Mallove, the first to write this column, was, and continues to be, one of my heroes. His scientific and moral leadership and fearless advocacy of new energy R&D set the standard for all of us. Jeane Manning is a beloved colleague and an unmatched journalist for her comprehensive and clear coverage of the discoveries of new energy scientists and inventors. One of…

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INews

• Indian Satellite Confirms US Moon Landing India’s first lunar mission has captured images of the landing site of the Apollo 15 craft, debunk­ing theories that the US mission was a hoax. • Next Ice Age Delayed by Global Warming, Study Says Humans are putting the brakes on the next ice age, according to the most extensive study to date on Arctic climate change. • Are Sunspots Disappearing? The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. Weeks and…

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Ida Was Not a Missing Link

In May 2009, there was a huge outburst of media hype worldwide about a fossil primate, advertised as a key link in the evolution of humans. Of course, if you are going to introduce some fossil primate to the world as a human ances­tor, the first thing you have to do is come up with a good humanizing name (as Don Johanson did with his fossil aus­tralopithecine from Ethiopia, whom he called Lucy). The new primate was therefore christened Ida by its promoters. She was…

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Asteroid Hit!

Once again, as if to emphasize its cautionary message to nearby planets, Jupiter has been struck by debris from space, and as with the notorious Shoemaker-Levy event of 15 years ago, astronomers on Earth were watching closely. This time cameras on the newly refurbished Hubble space telescope were deployed and were rewarded with a spectacular view of the immense scar, left by a contemporary event which can only be described as a cosmic catastrophe. Unlike the Meteor Crater event described by Phillip Coppens in the…

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Templars in Mexico

The order of the Knights Templar would survive for less than two centuries. In the period between 1108 and 1307 it would have a spectacular rise and a devastating fall. The order’s history is based equally on legend and fact, in part be­cause the order wanted it that way. Many of the order’s secrets remain as secrets even today. Written records remain concealed; others have been destroyed; but still others remain in plain sight for those who understand enough to rec­ognize what they actually mean….

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HARRIET BEECHER STOWE and The Supernatural

My childish steps were surrounded by a species of vision or apparition so clear and distinct that I often found great difficulty in discriminating between the forms of real life and these shifting shapes, that had every appearance of real­ity, except that they dissolved at the touch. . . Particularly at night, after I had gone to bed and the candle was re­moved from my room, the whole atmosphere around my bed seemed like a palpitating crowd of faces and forms.” These are the words…

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Is Our Planet a Crystal?

Is there, flowing across the world, a single planetary energy system, long forgotten to modern humanity? And here and there along the energy pathways, did a prehistoric global civilization once tap into its power by building vast transmission and receiving stations, using various forms of monumental architecture? Have today’s historians been so out of touch with the obvious interconnections of all of these remains that they have tried to explain the silent sentinel ruins as nothing more than “primitive” construction projects having little meaning or…

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Robert Schoch Replies

The notion that the Great Sphinx of Egypt has its origins in extreme antiquity, dating back to at least circa 5000 BC, and quite conceivably 8000 BC or earlier, is an argument that I have developed over two decades based on painstaking analyses of the geology of the Giza Plateau (where the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramid are located). Conventional Egyptological thinking dates the Sphinx to 2500 BC, during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. My dating plac­es its oriågins long before the rise…

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The Vinland Map Is for Real

Scholars, convinced our continent was hermetically sealed off from the outside world before the arrival of Christo­pher Columbus, have been struck a heavy blow. A map long branded a hoax, because it indicates European awareness of America prior to 1492, has been found to be genuinely pre-Columbian. Last July, world-class experts in document authentication at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts presented the results of their study at Copenhagen’s International Conference on the History of Cartography. According to Rene Larsen, director of the School…

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The Mysticism of Physics

A child staring at the clear night sky beholds the wonder of the universe and its mystery. How, after all, to such a simple mind, to any mind, can the starry expanse go on and on, never ending? For if it were to end, we imagine, there would always be something beyond. And then what about the beginning, and before that, and so on? The two appar­ent extremes describe what the French philosopher and mathematician, Blaise Pascal, called les deux infinis, the two infinities. As…

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Physics or Metaphysics?

“Any scientific model does not describe the Universe but rather describes what our brains are capable of saying at this time.”—Robert Anton Wilson, Ph.D. Einstein’s general relativity theory and quantum theory are the two most significant theories of twentieth century physics. General relativity describes everything larger than a particle, and how energy and mass behave in relation to each other, while quantum physics explains the uncertain behavior and construction of the particles, to the point where we enter the fabric of space-time itself. It’s been…

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Wonders Never Cease

For those who think they have lost the ability of a child to experience sheer wonder at some of our world’s mysteries, this issue’s three DVDs may provide some suitable therapy. Mysterious Stone Monuments of Markawasi Peru Produced by Bill Cote and Peter E. Schneider Bill Cote is the owner of BC Video, a New York City based television production company, specializing in reality-based documentary and sustainable programming. Its principals are Bill Cote (director/producer), John Cheshire (writer/producer), and Carol Cote (art director/photographer). They produced, wrote,…

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