Easter Island’s Mystery Script

Easter Island (Rapa Nui; Isla de Pascua) is a tiny speck of land, a mere 64 square miles, in the South Pacific just below the Tropic of Capricorn, 2300 miles west of South America. The closest inhabited land, Pitcairn Island (where muti­neers of the Bounty settled in 1790), is over 1200 miles to the west. The moai, those giant heads and torsos of Easter Island, are emblematic of ancient mysteries and lost civiliza­tions. Viewing them firsthand in all their magnificence during a recent geological reconnaissance…

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The Copper Scroll Conundrum

In 1947 a number of scrolls were discovered in caves along the Dead Sea coast. They have gone down in history as “The Dead Sea Scrolls” and continue to be at the center of worldwide controversy. Why? Because the discovery and especially decipherment of these scrolls opened a radically different point of view on early Christianity and Judaism around the time of Christ. At the time of the discovery, some experts believed that the community that resided near­by, at Qumran, and which some have labeled…

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Mysteries of Body Wisdom

Does your body know what is right or wrong for you? Can you use your body to discover the roots of an illness, find out what foods are good for you, look into your future or even find truth? There are many different alternative thera­py practitioners who believe you can. Have you been to a chiropractor, experienced Touch For Health or Body Talk, or had your Naturopath test you to determine what allergies you have or which vitamins you should be taking? All of these…

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The Downside of ET Contact

Much to the chagrin of many who eagerly await the arrival of extraterrestrials to solve the problems of Earth, astro­physicist Stephen Hawking caused considerable excitement in April by warning that, rather than seeking such con­tact, we should be trying to avoid it. The British theoretical physicist is no stranger to the limelight. His scientific career spans over forty years. His books and public appearances have made him a kind of academic rock star. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest…

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On the Truth Watch

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”.) Fate of the Watchers I’ve now finished reading the new issue (A.R. #81). What a really excellent and interesting set of articles! I do have a few thoughts and comments. To begin with, take Andrew Collins’ article “The Fate of the Watchers.”…

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News

Plasma Discharge Credited in Crop Circle Creation A new study of 2009 British crop circles by researchers in England and America points to some kind of plasma dis­charge behind the phenomenon. A team formed by New York businessman John Burke, Michigan biophysicist William C. Levengood, and British Crop Circle researcher Nancy Talbott (BLT Research) has analyzed the microscopic changes made in the stalks of crop circle plants and demonstrated that something very unusual is at work. In the 1990s multiple plant abnormalities—including elongation and stretching…

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DISINTEGRATING COMET 13,000 YEARS AGO RESTARTED ICE AGE In the last few years, mainstream science has been slowly warming to the idea that our planet’s past has been punctu­ated and profoundly changed on numerous occasions by collisions with debris from space, but the conventional wis­dom is that all of that was a very long time ago—millions of years ago. But was the Earth victim to a great asteroid hit as recently as 13,000 years ago? After all, there is evidence that at about that time,…

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COLD FUSION ENTERS THE MAINSTREAM If the late Dr. Eugene Mallove did not already feel vindicated, he certainly must by now. In whatever world, the for­mer cold fusion crusader and Atlantis Rising columnist now resides, he has doubtless gotten the word that his once reviled Cold Fusion—now called LENR (for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions)—about which he wrote a Pulitzer-nominated book, Fire from Ice, has now gone mainstream. No less an edifice of orthodox science than the American Chemical Society, meeting in San Francisco in March,…

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New Dating Method May Yield True Age of the Turin Shroud The true age of the Shroud of Turin may finally be determined, thanks to a new method of Carbon 14 dating. In the past, dating any artifact required the taking of a small sample which was ultimately burned and destroyed to obtain the necessary carbon for measurement. The amount of carbon14 which decays at a known rate gives a fairly reliable indicator of an object’s age. Now a new technique unveiled to scientists at…

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New-Energy Scientists Get New Respect

When given $300 for an airline ticket anywhere, what kind of woman chooses to attend a conference of the American Chemical Society? And she’s not even a chemist, much less a scientist of any stripe. Yes, the ACS annual meeting was in sunny San Francisco this spring and part of her getaway trip included an afternoon with a New Energy group at her host’s house, meeting with an inventor who drove up from Los Angeles, and a dinner party when physicist Thor­sten Ludwig of Germany…

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INews

• One in Five Global Citizens Believe Aliens Have Come to Earth A new Reuters News poll conducted by Ipsos indicates that one in five of presumably human adults surveyed in 22 countries (representing 75% of the worlds GDP) say they believe that alien beings have come down to earth and walk amongst us in our communities disguised as “us.” • Do Pressures to Publish Increase Scientists’ Bias? The quality of scientific research may be suffering because academics are being increasingly pres­sured to produce ‘publishable’…

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Grounded with Dr. Moody by a Volcano

In April 13, I flew from Los Angeles to Paris on Air France, and the next day I flew from Paris to Bologna, Italy. On April 15, I spoke about my book Human Devolution at the sixteenth International Conference for Parapsychological and Bioenergetic Research in Bellaria, Italy. Bellaria is a small resort town on the Adriatic coast of Italy, about an hour’s drive from Bologna. Human Devolution has been published in Italian (under the title Le origini segreti della razza umana), with the help of…

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Ancient Cities in the Forest

It has been said that we might not even recognize an alien life form should we encounter one, nor the ruins of an ali­en civilization (at least not on Mars, if NASA and JPL have their way). But how about ancient ruins here on Earth? Are we often looking in the wrong places and overlooking evidence of cultures that do not fit our preconceived no­tions? Can we even define “civilization”? There is reason to believe that the ruins of ice age “Atlantean” cultures may lie…

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The Sphinx

Author/Researcher Robert Temple recently published The Sphinx Mystery (Inner Traditions, 2009). A virtual gold mine of information, the five-hundred-page-plus book is augmented by rare photographs and illustrations. Highly recommended for anyone even slightly curious over the greatest of all Egyptian mysteries, the book will prove an im­portant reference for years to come. Temple, however, draws a number of conclusions that need closer examination. One of the most controversial is that the Sphinx was never a recumbent lion but, instead, a guardian jackal or dog, called…

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Remembering William James

The nineteenth century was a time of deep “soul-searching.” However, it was not soul-searching in the usual sense of deciding on the right course of action; it was a search for the soul itself. In the wake of the Ages of Reason and En­lightenment, people, particularly the educated, began to seriously doubt that such an immaterial essence existed. The dogma and doctrine of orthodox religion which had previously been accepted as gospel had come under siege by ra­tional men. Then, beginning in 1859, Darwinism seemed…

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Firewalking

The flyer I’d received in the mail invited me to a four-hour seminar on firewalking. “Everyone participating will be taught how to walk barefoot on hot coals without burning their feet,” it proclaimed. To a long-time investigator of the paranormal like me, it was an irresistible challenge. So I made a deposit toward the $75 registration fee to reserve my place, and eagerly looked forward to the event. I didn’t doubt the reality of firewalking. It has been a well-documented fact for centuries. It is…

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The Strange Death of Caravaggio

One of the world’s most renowned artists and troublemakers had finally gone too far. And this time no one could pro­tect him. Previously, even after being convicted of a brutal murder, he had been allowed to join the Knights of Malta who had become his protectors. That had lasted until he committed another offense the nature of which remained un­known until this century, but it was serious enough to have him booted out of the order. So his erstwhile protectors, the very same Knights of…

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A King of Atlantis for Colombia

In his 2,300-year-old “dialogue” known as the Kritias, Plato provides the names of the first kings of Atlantis. Athens’ famous philosopher tells us very little about them, although at least some have been identified by investigators with particular places, peoples, or persons. For example, he cites an Atlantean monarch called Gadeiros. Curiously, that is the same name by which the modern Spanish city of Cadiz was known to Plato’s fellow Greeks. Another member of the Atlantean kings list is Elasippos, as Portugal’s Lisbon was called…

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Time Traveling for the U.S. Military

The black and white photograph shows a boy standing alone in a clearing on the Gettysburg battlefield. He is wearing a men’s Union Army parka and shoes about four sizes too large. He appears somewhat out of place since he is all alone. In the background, a large audience is assembled, and a dais is set up, while in the foreground a group of three men is in serious discussion. The photo purports to be the scene just before Lincoln began to deliver the Gettysburg…

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The Geometry of Transformation

The summer of 2010 will witness some powerful planetary configurations. A Grand Cross forms in June at the full moon, and a Cardinal T-Square takes shape as July comes to a close. These astrological aspects may be the most in­tense in seven decades. Astrologers are watching, wondering, and trying to interpret their influence. Everyone on Earth will feel these energies, although the perceived effect will differ based on individual charts and states of con­sciousness. These configurations will also have a strong connection to the birth…

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Codes from the Ancients

Did our mysterious ancestors leave secret codes behind—riddles which were destined to remain virtually unbroken until our, supposedly, enlightened age could, at last, unlock them? Is, after centuries and even millennia of darkness, the wisdom of the ancients now being brought to light again? The producers of all three of the following DVDs think so. EGYPT DECODED: An Interview with Robert Bauval by Philip Gardiner Robert Bauval burst on the scene in 1994 when he put forth his “Orion Correlation Theory”(OCT) in his first book…

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