The Case for Immortality

“When I was fully into the light I realized it was the most incredibly beautiful light that I had ever seen. It seemed to have a personality that was beyond belief-loving. I was happy just being in the light. I remember then that I heard a voice that I thought was the light that surrounded me. Without having a body, somehow I talked to the voice. I was shown that the white light was really made up of all the colors. I was shown the…

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The Doomsday Fallacy

Will the world end in 2012? Some authors—as well as some Hollywood producers—argue as much and are making loud and very disturbing predictions of catastrophic disaster ensuing from the convergence of numerous planetary and cosmic cycles. Others expect the dawn of a New Age as the “gods” or “ETs” make a long-awaited return to our lit­tle planet. The current explosion of 2012 hysteria is not unlike the hue and cry of the 1980s and ’90s when the hot, threatening phenomenon of the day was “pole…

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The Fate of the Watchers

The Genesis Secret by Thomas Knox (HarperCollins, 2009, and see also the website http://thegenesissecret .com) is a novel centered around the discovery in southeast Turkey of the proto-Neolithic megalithic complex of Gobekli Tepe, constructed ca. 10,000 BC by an unknown race of people at the end of the last Ice Age. Thomas Knox is the nom-de-plume of British journalist Sean Thomas, who first contacted me back in 2007. He had become interested in Gobekli Tepe, which I’d written about extensively since visiting there and nearby…

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When Far Out Is Next Door

Sometimes artists, interested in illustrating for Atlantis Rising, send us their material; and in many cases, their work is what can only be described as very strange, maybe even a trifle mad. The motive for these well-meaning, would-be contributors seems to be their conclusion that since this magazine is dealing with really “far-out” subject matter—well beyond the bounds of conven­tional thought—we must also, therefore, be looking for art from beyond the pale. Only thus can we avoid the sin of boring our readers. We, however,…

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Experiential High Tech

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”.) Entangled Minds The author (Patrick Marsolek, “Entangled Minds,” A.R. #80) states that out of “approximately 17,500 higher learning institutions worldwide, only 30 have faculty who are interested in extend­ed human capacities.” And he goes on to state that “None of these learning…

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NEWS

ARCHAEOLOGIST BACKS UP STORY OF SOLOMON’S TEMPLE Jerusalem’s old city is really old—3,000 years in fact—says a new archaeological investigation. The startling finding which made news around the world corroborates the historical accuracy of many familiar biblical accounts. A new study led by archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar has dated stone fortifications in Jerusalem’s Ophel area to the 10th century BC proving, significantly, that in the time of the first temple—Solomon’s Temple—the city of Jerusa­lem was home to a strong central government with the manpower and…

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More News

MIND RULES MATTER SAYS PLACEBO STUDY The evidence is mounting: placebos actually work. Mind really does rule matter and it can be proven. A new study in the prestigious British medical journal Lancet concedes that there is increasing data to suggest that “fake” treat­ments have an actual biological effect on the body. Placebos are harmless dummy medicines with no known physical benefit which are often prescribed by physicians for purely psychological reasons or as part of double blind medical experimentation. According to the somewhat incredulous…

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Even More News

ANCIENT GENIUSES The Boskops Defy Conventional Wisdom The astounding African Boskop skulls are getting some new attention these days. Neuroscientists Gary Lynch and Richard Granger have produced a book, Big Brain, which makes the case that a now extinct race of hominids was smarter than we are—virtual geniuses by comparison—with an average IQ of about 150. First discovered in 1913 by farmers near Boskop, a town in South Africa, the skull fossils—of which the fragments of several have been found—possess a cranial capacity perhaps 25…

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Still More News

Rogue Infection No Match for Garage Inventor When big science fails, can the little guy possibly succeed? The answer seems to be—yes. Forget about free energy, and antigravity, or even a cure for cancer; how about killing Methicillin-resistant—or multi-drug resistant—Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA, a bacterium responsible for several diffi­cult-to-treat human infections—especially in hospitals. Brian Bennett, a British trucker, has now produced some­thing which mainstream science had not been able to do, a cream that kills MRSA. Bennett is no scientist. He didn’t even…

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Conferences to Come & Memories of a Fallen Hero

Non-conventional-energy conferences are appearing on the calendar for the next few months. It looks like I won’t make it abroad to Vienna in mid-March for the Symposium Tesla-Technologies subtitled Energy—The Motor of the Revolution, nor to a Free Energy Congress in St. Petersburg the week afterward. Closer to home is an April 10 meet­ing about Bedini technologies in Sandpoint, Idaho. Then on May 26 – 27 if you’re in Munich, Germany, check out a meeting on Energy Harvesting and Storage. That will attract conventional engineers…

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The Red Crag Carved Shell: Found and Lost

In February 11, 2010, I flew into Dubai to attend the second International Conference for Ancient Studies, where I gave a lecture titled “Forbidden Archaeology: Archaeological Evidence for the Extreme Antiquity of Humans and Hu­man Civilization.” Some of the other speakers at the conference were Robert Bauval (The Orion Mystery), Graham Hancock (Fingerprints of the Gods), Robert Schoch (Voyages of the Pyramid Builders), John Major Jenkins (Unlock­ing the Secrets of 2012), and Andrew Collins (Beneath the Pyramids), among others. It was great meeting up with…

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INews

• Aliens Might Not Be Friendly, Warns Astronomer Scientists searching for alien life should get governments and the UN involved lest we unwittingly contact hostile extraterrestrials, a British astronomer has warned. • Dark, Dangerous Asteroids Found Lurking Near Earth An infrared space telescope has spotted several very dark asteroids that have been lurking unseen near Earth’s orbit. • Stone Age Engravings Found on Ostrich Shells Researchers say a cache of ostrich eggshells engraved with geometric designs demonstrates the existence of a symbolic communication system around…

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Between Ice Ages

Today the government and the media bombard us with assertions that due to our production of carbon dioxide, the world will soon end. We are led to believe that our puny efforts can significantly alter the climate of our entire planet. In reality, we are completely at the mercy of vast forces over which we have no control. Ice ages come and go due to a complex interaction of purely natural forces and events, including Earth’s axial wobble and changes in its orbit, as well…

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The John Dee/007 Connection

What do the mystical Dr. John Dee and the spy James Bond have in common? A lot more than meets the eye. Dr. John Dee was a sixteenth century alchemist, magician, and Christian cabalist who so entranced Queen Eliza­beth that she even had Dee run her astrological chart to pick the most propitious day and time for her coronation. His home at Mortlake contained more books than any private library in England as well as a magic mirror that, it was said, would astound all…

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Energy from the Vacuum

“All EM (electromagnetic) systems are powered by energy extracted from the vacuum. They are not powered by the mechanical energy we input to the shaft of a generator, or by the chemical energy in a battery.”—Thomas E. Bearden The theory that so-called “empty space” is actually a vibrant ocean of energy makes perfect sense and seems self-evident to some of us. There really is no other explanation for how billions of stars obtain the power to continuously put out prodigious amounts of heat and light…

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On the Trail of the Abominable Snowman

At 19, my fascination with the Himalayas and the yeti had so consumed me that I dropped out of college and went to the Far East to teach English. Eventually, my trail led to Kathmandu where I began to trek all over the Himalayas in an effort to photograph the creature or get hair samples. Ultimately, I trekked to the remote Rowaling Himalayas, where one night I lay in my sleeping bag on a high mountain pass that stretched north into Tibet. As I drifted…

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Ancient Europeans in North America

During late October 2008, Brad Sutherland was overseeing excavation for a private home in the southern Wisconsin town of Twin Lakes. Just two or three miles north of the Illinois border—almost midway between the cities of Mil­waukee and Chicago—the immediate vicinity was sparsely developed and under-populated, with something of the pristine and unexplored. As the site’s rough-carpenter foreman, he was responsible for clearing the property and exca­vation prior to construction. Sutherland was also something of a rock hound, and, after work, eagerly sifted through the…

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War and Reincarnation

The eight-year-old boy had been sobbing into his mother’s lap for fifteen minutes. Now he straightened up. He and his mother and father stood on the gently rocking deck of an oceangoing fishing boat that was moored some distance offshore in Chichi-Ima’s Futami-Ko harbor. Around them rose up the green mountains of this Pacific island that is close to Iwo Jima and 650 miles from Tokyo, Japan. It was September 4, 2006. As the crew watched in rapt, awed silence, the boy picked up a…

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The Labyrinthine Path

The most direct path from A to B is a straight line. The most indirect path from A to B is likely to be a labyrinth. Not to be confused with a maze, which has several dead ends, a labyrinth is a unicursal voyage that leads from a point outside the design towards the center… in the longest of ways. Unicursal means a curve or surface that is closed and can be drawn or swept out in a single movement. Though the labyrinth of the…

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Saturn in Libra Oct 2009 – Oct 2012

“Straight is the line of duty, curved is the line of Beauty. Follow the straight line, thou shalt see, the curved line ever follows thee.”—William MacCall Saturn is an old Italian god who is identified with the earlier Greek Cronus, chief of the Titans. One tradition portrays Cronus as a selfish and autocratic ruler intending to maintain his reign at any cost. In a nasty abuse of power even by mythical standards, Cronus swallowed his own children so that none of them would supplant him….

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Awareness Elevation

The reality of the spirit World is at the core of each of the productions up for consideration this time but with three very different approaches. MURDER OF MARY MAGDALENE: Genocide of the Holy Bloodline Dan Green Dan Green is one of the many authors to jump on The Da Vanci Code bandwagon with the publication of a book claiming that the real links are with Lincoln Cathedral in England. According to him, the statue of Alfred Lord Ten­nyson (Tennyson being a leading Priory of…

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