Facing Up to the Fear Thing

From ‘global warming’ to ‘asteroid impact,’ from swine flue to ‘2012’ the sheer number of doomsday scenarios mak­ing the rounds these days is mind boggling. Stir in popular conspiracy theories —from 9/11 “truth” to Apollo-moon­landing “doubt”—heat it up on the internet and in the media, and pretty soon justifiable anxiety over the reliability of society’s institutions morphs into a kind of toxic stew threatening to engulf us. All of which begs the question: are our problems causing the fear or is fear causing our problems?…

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Avalon in America?

In the late sixteenth century Queen Elizabeth had watched as Spain and Portugal, the Netherlands and France estab­lished themselves in the New World. They all made legitimate claims to the Americas that England could not match. Then she consulted her advisor, Dr. John Dee. Dee and his ally Sir Francis Bacon told her that England had claims much older than all of Europe, indeed, said Dee, King Arthur himself had crossed the Atlantic and set foot in the new land. Dr. Dee was Elizabeth’s advisor,…

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The Lost Mind

With an initial print run of five million copies, The Lost Symbol instantly became the biggest-selling adult hardback of all time. Most attention at the release of the book went to the Masonic themes woven into the story line, seeing this is what was likely to create the potential controversy. But there is a far more interesting and bigger story line that forms the veritable spine of the story: the fact that advances in modern science have been made that reveal deep insights into the…

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The Roswell Miracle Metal

The Battelle Memorial Institute is not well known to the general public. That is fine with the Defense Department, since they would prefer that the work that is done there remain “below the radar” as much as possible. And yet, this sprawling complex outside of Columbus, Ohio, adjacent to the Ohio State campus, along with the six, huge, associat­ed national laboratories that it manages, is the center of the most sensitive and important research and development on the planet. Founded in 1929 under the terms…

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Facing Up to the Fear Thing

From ‘global warming’ to ‘asteroid impact,’ from swine flue to ‘2012’ the sheer number of doomsday scenarios mak­ing the rounds these days is mind boggling. Stir in popular conspiracy theories —from 9/11 “truth” to Apollo-moon­landing “doubt”—heat it up on the internet and in the media, and pretty soon justifiable anxiety over the reliability of society’s institutions morphs into a kind of toxic stew threatening to engulf us. All of which begs the question: are our problems causing the fear or is fear causing our problems?…

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Mysteries of the Earth

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”.) Crystal Planet I enjoyed very much [Joseph Jochman’s article] in the #78 Nov/Dec Atlantis Rising, “Is Our Planet a Crystal?” I have long been of the opinion that the Earth resonates to the energy flow of the solar ecliptic as well…

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News

Sabotaging the Hadron Collider FROM THE FUTURE? In the Terminator movies, a robot from a future robotically controlled civilization returns to our time in an attempt to destroy a young hero who is destined to overthrow the robots. It makes pretty exciting science fiction, but could such a thing really happen, and might that account for the uncommonly “bad luck” which for years now has sur­rounded—not to say haunted—startup efforts for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland? According to no less an authority…

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No Fossils Needed to Make Oil, Study Says Is Earth about to run out of oil? The answer, according to many mainstream scientists, is yes, and pretty darn soon. Citing conventional wisdom about possible worldwide oil reserves and the alarming rate at which we are using them up, these authorities predict a day in the not-too-far-distant future when the world will no longer be able to power it­self with “fossil” fuels. But are they right? Are we really living off a limited bank account of…

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Brain to Brain Communication “It’s not telepathy,” says Dr. Christopher James. Yet the British researcher and his team at the University of South Hampton in England say they have figured out how to do direct brain-to-brain communications over the Internet. We know what you’re thinking: isn’t that telepathy? For those who have dreamed of the fantastic possibilities of actual mind reading, the new approach may seem somewhat unsatisfying. True telepathy, as far as most current scientists are concerned, doesn’t even exist. And, cer­tainly, in the…

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New Pictures Show We Did Land on the Moon, After All In a blow to conspiracy theorists, who say we never went to the moon, NASA has produced new photos of the Apollo 11 lunar landing site. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently flew just 31 miles above the area in question and took pictures which show the TV camera, Lunar Module descent stage, and even Neil Armstrong’s footprints to the Little West crater. Also visible are two parts of the Early Apollo Science Experiments…

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On the Consciousness Frontier with Russell Targ

How does a laser physicist working for the CIA find his way to a spiritual awakening? Russell Targ, Ph.D., has made that journey from materialist/reductionist to psychic spy to spiritual seeker, and speaks openly about it. Targ’s psychic experiences began even before he did remote-viewing—the skill by which people envision distant places, activities, and times. The ESP work was supported by the CIA and other agencies for 20 years; governments want to use mind-to-mind connections for “defense.” Later, after a diagnosis of cancer, Targ learned…

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Are the Hobbits Still Living in Indonesia?

In 2004, archaeologists announced the discovery of a new hominid on Flores Island in Indonesia. The creature was small and supposedly lived from about 74,000 to 13,000 years ago. There was some debate among archaeologists about the identity of the creature. Some, including the discoverers, believed it to be a new species. They called it Homo floriensis. Others thought it was a small human being of our modern species, Homo sapiens, deformed by dis­ease. But all them have used the name Hobbit, after the small…

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INews

• Large Hadron Collider Broken by Bread from Passing Bird The giant collider’s woes have taken a faintly comic turn after the huge particle accelerator was rendered inoperable by a piece of bread dropped by a passing bird. • Can We Manipulate the Weather? Chinese scientists claim to be able to control the weather. But is so-called geoengineering more than wishful thinking? And, if so, should we be worried? • Boy, 11, Declared Reincarnated Holy Man A US boy is not going back to school—after…

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The Paranormal Travels of Mark Twain

In late May 1858, about to disembark with his younger brother Henry as a cub pilot on board the steamboat Pennsyl­vania, Samuel Clemens, then twenty-two, one day to call himself Mark Twain, had a terrifying precognitive dream. The future author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884, 1885) later wrote that, in this dream, he “had seen Henry’s corpse. He lay in a metallic burial case. He was dressed in a suit of my clothing, and on his breast lay a great bouquet of flowers,…

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Shasta: Mountain of Mystery

In our recent film “Beyond Lemuria” one of the characters, atomic physicist Xavier Jones relates: “Robert Oppen­heimer, the father of the atomic bomb, who was also a scholar of Sanskrit, believed that the world had once been dev­astated by an earlier atomic war.” He goes on to say: “When I was in India I asked a Hindu yogi where I could go to learn more about this prehistoric civilization. He smiled, somewhat sadly, and replied: ‘Go home and climb Mt. Shasta.’” This question, and the answer,…

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Surgeon Searches for the Soul

There is one short question that sums up mankind’s greatest concern: Are brain and mind one and the same? If, as mainstream science chooses to believe, they are the same, we live in a purely mechanistic world without any real meaning, and we are all marching toward an abyss of nothingness. The materialist who waves the banner of human­ism will argue that meaning is found in building a better world for future generations, but that begs the question of what future generations will strive for…

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Life In the Solar System Then & Now

Given the harsh conditions on our Moon and on Mars, and even worse conditions elsewhere in our solar system, could it still be that we are not alone even in this solar system? It seems unlikely that advanced life forms could have developed on Mars, with its thin, dry atmosphere and in­tense cold, or on our airless Moon, or on Venus, with its hellish surface conditions. The outer planets, gas giants, have no solid surfaces. Moons like Europa and several others may have liquid water…

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Kundalini

Sexuality and spiritual experience have traditionally been linked in the literature of mysticism. Religious ecstasy seems strikingly similar to erotic excitement in the accounts of saints and holy people who have spoken of enlightenment—knowing ultimate reality or, in their usual term, God—in language which resorts to sexual imagery. Such im­ages, they said, were the best they could find for describing an otherwise indescribable experience. Such terms as rap­ture, passion, union, and ravish occur frequently. St. Theresa recorded that she felt stabbed through and through by…

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Romans in America?

Although mainstream archaeologists dismiss any suggestion of overseas’ visitors to America from the Old World be­fore Christopher Columbus, they were hard put to explain away the discovery this year alone of no less than nineteen ancient Roman coins at two separate locations in Kentucky. Almost immediately after the first modern Europeans arrived on the shores of our continent, they began picking up such anomalous loose change from newly plowed farmers’ fields or near river banks. According to U.S. archaeolo­gist, Gunnar Thompson, Ph.D., in his encyclopedic…

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Wallis Budge Gets the Last Word

Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was a late 19th century British linguist and historian who came to be a leading authority on ancient Egyptian culture, artifacts, and language. As a student he was fortunate to serve as an as­sistant to pioneer Egyptologist Samuel Birch, which enabled him to study Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities exten­sively at the British Museum in London. Well versed in many different ancient languages including Hebrew, Greek, and Coptic, Budge was also a prolific writer. He later studied Egyptian hieroglyphs and…

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Jupiter in Pisces: Jan 2010 – Jan 2011

“When you come close to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the un­known, either there will be something solid for you to stand on, or you will fly.”—Patrick Overton The constellation of Pisces resides in the “watery” portion of the sky, which also includes Aquarius, the Water Bearer; Cetus, the Whale; and Pisces Austrinus, the Southern Fish. This group of stars has been associated with fish in all an­cient cultures. The two fishes of…

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Intelligent Productions

Intelligent Design as a theory of life origins is gaining momentum on many fronts. Now a new DVD adds a significant new piece to the puzzle. Another offers new light on the mysteries of the Holy Grail. And still another explores the possibilities of quantum communication. You have some fascinating viewing to look forward to. DARWIN’S DILEMMA: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record Illustra Media This feature-length documentary examines the Cambrian explosion of life, one of the most remarkable events in the history of…

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