Prayer Power

In its broadest terms, prayer refers to any kind of communication with a Higher Power, the Absolute, or God. For millennia, humans have been making requests to a higher entity in the form of gifts, actions, or verbal supplication. Prayer is still alive and well in the world today in its many different and fascinating forms. People believe in it, use it, and sometimes rely on it for guidance and healing. Perhaps you know someone who has gone to an energy healer and come away…

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The New Crystal Skull Enigma

With the 2008 release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the featured artifact attained a far higher level of exposure than ever before. Prior to that, crystal skulls had become somewhat famous only in the 1980s, primarily in New Age circles. Today, there are hundreds of crystal skulls, almost all of them of modern fabrica­tion (most made in China) and used in various New Age-type seminars. Only a handful are suspected of having an­cient origins including the most notorious of all,…

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Hall of Records Coverup?

In Atlantis Rising, (March 2010) Philip Coppens described rumors of secret passageways under the Giza Plateau in­cluding brief details of an illegal excavation that occurred in September 2009. The illegal excavation was apparently a search for Edgar Cayce’s Egyptian Hall of Records. Until researcher Bill Brown asked me for assistance in arranging a meeting with John Van Auken, Director of the Association For Research & Enlightenment (ARE), I was not aware of the details. Oddly, only a few days before Brown’s request, he sent an…

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Rescuing Order from Chaos

When, in 1964, Marshall McLuhan famously said, “The medium is the message,” television was the primary thing he had in mind. He was referring to the unspoken influence, which the very form of media’s presentation wielded over the content that it carried. Movies and TV, he reasoned, could not be broken into parts for study, or quoting, like books. So people were more likely to be influenced by the entire package which gave the movies and related forms of entertainment a special subliminal influence. We…

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Directions for Seekers

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”.) Looking North Again? Again, Christopher Dunn’s work (A.R. #83, “In Search of Ancient Precision,” by Arlan Andrews) has risen to heights that only he can reach, just like the ancient Pheonix, properly called the Benu Bird. His precise training as an engineer…

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News

New Robot to Explore Strange Passages in the Great Pyramid The days of robotically exploring the interior chambers of the Great Pyramid at Giza are not over. In fact, a team from Leeds University in England, under the supervision of Egyptian Antiquities Director Zahi Hawass, will attempt to go where no one has gone before, at least since the days the ancient structure was built. At issue are so-called shafts sloping upward from the north and south walls of the Queens chamber which appear to…

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Did Churchill Order UFO Coverup? According to files once classified but recently released under Britain’s Freedom of Information law, Winston Church­ill was accused by one of his bodyguards of ordering a 50-year coverup of a World War II RAF-UFO encounter over the English channel. Churchill, it was said, “feared panic” and the loss of faith in religion if the report was released. Information concerning the original incident is unavailable; since, before 1967, the Ministry of Defense, citing a lack of public interest, routinely destroyed all…

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10,000-Year-Old Artifacts in Florida Spring Divers in Little Salt Springs in Florida are finding clues to ancient human habitation over 10,000 years old. In fact, say the explorers, their finds could go back as far as 13,000 years. An underwater archaeological team led by University of Miami professor John Gifford has located artifacts on a ledge 90 feet down which includes a greenstone pendant and a carved stone apparently part of a spear thrower’s gear, but, The Tampa Tribune reports, the surface of the area…

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SUPERNOVAE THOUGHT TO DIRECT LIFE ON EARTH Could the building blocks for life on Earth have come from a distant supernovae? Researchers at Lawrence Livermore national lab in California think so, and moreover, they think life throughout the universe may remain in sync with its source. In other words, it is guided by a macro design—what some might call a ‘divine plan’—of a sort. Such notions have always been part of the mystic’s perception of the nature of life, best expressed in the ancient hermetic…

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New Theories Point to Energy Abundance

Underlying themes in diverse conversations this summer included my favorite—learning from nature’s ways. For in­stance a customer from a certain religious community telephoned to order Breakthrough Power. His religion is known for being detached from modern technologies, so I was surprised that he and his friends experiment with the types of energy inventions introduced in the book. Their successes include a “cold-running motor” and water-as-fuel advances. What pleases him about the experiments, he said, is that the new energy science works harmoniously with nature, right…

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iNews

• Traces of an Advanced Civilization Found in Amazon Scientists now think that instead of stone-age tribes, like the groups that occasionally emerge from the forest today, the Indians who inhabited the Amazon centuries ago numbered as many as 20 million, far more people than live there today. • Egyptian Papyrus Found in Ancient Irish Bog Irish scientists have found fragments of Egyptian papyrus in the leather cover of an ancient book of psalms that was unearthed from a peat bog, Ireland’s National Museum says….

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Aircraft and Robots in an Ancient Indian Text

Earlier this year, I was doing some research into vastu, the traditional Indian system of architecture and town plan­ning. The Vedic literature of India, written in the Sanskrit language, deals with many topics, such as history, religion, philosophy, cosmology, military science, political science, and medical science. It also deals with architectural sci­ence (vastu). The reason I was investigating vastu was to help resolve some questions about Indian archaeology. My main interest is archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity. According to mainstream science today, humans like…

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What Lies Beneath

While B.P. executives were congratulating themselves last July on their containment of April’s oil spill, oceanogra­phers were far from elated. They pointed out that the seabed in the general vicinity of the capped well-head has risen as much as thirty feet since the disaster and is splitting with a growing number of lengthening fissures from which toxic gases are being vented into the Gulf of Mexico. According to Terrence Aym, a science reporter for www.helium.com, “Methane levels in the water are now calculated as being…

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Egypt in Illinois

Could ancient seafarers from the Mediterranean have reached the American Midwest? The southernmost town in Illi­nois was named Cairo in the nineteenth century. The reason why that name was chosen is debated, but it lies be­tween the convergence of two rivers in the center of a grain rich area. The reason given—a sort of tongue and cheek—is that it is reminiscent of when the Israelites had to travel to Egypt to buy grain in times of drought. But Cai­ro was just one of many ports…

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Chess After Death

Like athletes, chess champions appear to lose some ability with age. At the age of 54, in 1985, Viktor Korchnoi, known as “Viktor The Terrible,” may have been past his prime years, when he was a four-time champion of the Soviet Union and a five-time winner of the European Championship. However, he was still highly regarded in the chess world. Moreover, his opponent, Géza Maróczy, was much older—so old in fact that he had died at age 81 in 1951, 34 years before their historic…

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Politics and Psychic Manipulation in Romania

Romania is a land of unparalleled natural beauty and deep religious sentiments, combined with continuing mystery and intrigue. Vampires, Dracula (perhaps based on the real life fifteenth century ruler Vlad Tepes of Transylvania), witchcraft, black magic, and all things paranormal come to the mind at the mere mention of Romania—and with good reason, for the country has a long and continuing tradition of occult manifestations. Recently (August 2010) I traveled to Romania and explored its mysteries firsthand. There are too many things of interest to…

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Molecular Machines that Defy Darwin

Long before the advent of modern technology, students of biology compared the workings of life to machines. In re­cent decades, this comparison has become stronger than ever. As a paper in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology states, “Today biology is revealing the importance of ‘molecular machines’ and of other highly organized molecular structures that carry out the complex physico-chemical processes on which life is based.” Likewise, a paper in Nature Methods observed that “[m]ost cellular functions are executed by protein complexes, acting like molecular ma­chines.”…

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Putting Atlantis in its Place

In his dialogues, Plato said very clearly that Atlantis was in the Atlantic (hence the similarity in names) beyond the Pillars of Hercules and described the Mediterranean as a relatively small, closed-in body of water. But that hasn’t pre­vented a great many writers and researchers from postulating that it was located almost anywhere except where Plato said it was. People have suggested that it was actually in the far northern Atlantic, or the Sahara Desert. A more rea­sonable suggestion is that the legend actually refers…

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Living Long

In July of this year, authorities reported that in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, Antisa Khvichava, an inhabi­tant of a remote mountain village in the country’s west, turned 130 on July 8, 2010. Spokespeople for the civil registry at the Justice Ministry said that Ms. Khvichava retired from her job as a tea and corn picker in 1965 (when she was 85) and currently lives with her 40-year-old grandson in an idyllic vine-covered country house in the mountains. Speaking through an interpreter, Khvichava—who never…

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Beyond Sun Signs

Once regarded by astronomers as a small, and relatively insignificant star, our chief luminary is now believed to be brighter than 85%, and in the top 10% by mass, of the hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Most other stars in our galaxy are red dwarfs. Our Sun is a main-sequence star, about 4.5 billion years old, and contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the solar system with Jupiter containing most of the remainder. The Sun generates energy…

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Science Versus Spirit

Science and spirit, say some, have nothing in common. But, not so fast, say others. In fact, they would argue, they are but different sides of the same coin. All three of our offering in this issue wrestle anew with the ancient challenge of uniting these polarities and all, to some degree, succeed. LIVING MATRIX A Film on the New Science of Healing Greg Becker, Director This provocative film about healing and the nature of human health brings breakthrough information that will transform your understanding…

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