Secrets of the Seventh Ray

In his article for Atlantis Rising #84 (“Politics and Psychic Manipulation in Romania”), Boston University professor and author of The Parapsychology Revolution (Tarcher/Penguin, 2008), Dr. Robert Schoch, wrote about a phenome­non called “The Violet Flame,” which he said had played an important role in the history of Romania. “The color vio­let is unlike any other color,” he explained, “and has long been a focus of attention by alchemists and occultists. Seen as the boundary between the physical and the spiritual, with the ability to promote…

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Feeling the Future

We live in a cause and effect world. Causes come before their effects, not vice versa. Time is unidirectional, moving from the past, to the present, to the future. We might regret or cherish the past, but we cannot go back in time. I teach. My students study and then take the exam. It would not make sense for them to first take the exam and do their studying afterwards. Well, they might learn the material after the fact, but that is hardly going to…

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Mystery of the Montauk Monster

In January of 2010 the last of several very unusual creatures was discovered on the beaches near Montauk Point on New York’s Long Island. To date, the creatures have not been identified as any known species. They had turned up in July of 2008 and again in 2009. The mostly-local media had a field day with what was dubbed the “Montauk Monster.” Opinions varied sharply on just what the creatures were. It was claimed that they could be some kind of bio-terror weapon, possibly carrying…

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Better Judgments

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”.) Judgment Day The article by Michael E. Tymn on “Judgment Day” (A.R. #85) is good advice, but it is wrong headed to discount Hindu/Buddhist wisdom about reincarnation and karma from the onset. Recall that the Hindu’s are the only people with…

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News

LOST CIVILIZATION IN THE PERSIAN GULF? In his book Underworld (2002), researcher Graham Hancock suggested that the long-sought evidence for antediluvi­an civilization (commonly thought of as Atlantis, though, in all likelihood, something much more far flung than any single place) could be found in the coastal regions of the major continents which are now under water. Thousands of years ago, they were not. One of the areas Hancock singled out as a possible source of the early civilizations of Meso­potamia was the Persian Gulf. Now…

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Oldest Humans in Israel Israeli archaeologists have found the earliest evidence yet for so-called modern humans. In a cave in central Israel, a team from Tel Aviv University has discovered 400,000-year-old human teeth. If the findings hold up, they will certain­ly overthrow the widely accepted human evolutionary timeline. According to conventional archaeology, modern humans (Homo sapiens) originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago and reached full behavioral modernity only around 50,000 years ago. Consequently, many have ruled out the possibility of advanced civilization before the…

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George Lucas to ‘Resurrect’ Dead Actors George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars movies, is reported to be buying up the film rights to dead actors so he can resurrect them in future movies. New 3D technology is capable of such tricks, so the old-time stars may soon be re­turning to a theatre near you. We are not simply talking about actors like Alec Guinness who played Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars but others like Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck, who never appeared in…

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Science Learning to Bi-Locate Among the miracles ascribed to various saints, as officially recognized by the Catholic church, is ‘bi-location,’ in which the particular saint is in two places at once. Padre Pio, it is said, was one of those who, according to many wit­nesses, successfully bi-located. Mainstream science, of course, considers such a thing impossible. Or does it? Einstein himself apparently believed, at least at one time, that an object can be two places at once. It is all part of the mysterious realm…

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New Research into Magnetism’s Secrets

“We’re at a historic meeting.” At the November 2010 Renaissance Charge Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this comment was expressed by appreciative voices with various accents. From around the world about 380 people attend­ed—engineers, business people, university students, and other serious researchers. Many were there because for the first time since a Tesla symposium in Colorado in 1984, inventor John Bedini appeared at a public conference. Bedini answered questions about his discoveries in working with a type of energy different than the well-known electrical currents….

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The Calaveras Skull

The most notorious human fossil discovered in the nineteenth century Gold Rush mines of California was the Calave­ras skull. The state geologist of California, J. D. Whitney (The Auriferous Gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California 1880, pp. 267–273), described how it came into his possession. In February 1866, James Mattison, the principal own­er of the mine on Bald Hill, near Angels Creek, removed this skull from a compact auriferious (gold-bearing) gravel layer 130 feet below the surface. The gravel was near the bedrock, underneath…

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iNews

• Plato Vindicated? New scientific research is raising some tantalizing considerations, indicating the presence of a great founding culture and people that gave rise to the well-known civilizations that ringed and navigated the Mediterranean. • Journal’s Paper on ESP Expected to Prompt Outrage One of psychology’s most respected journals has agreed to publish a paper presenting strong evi­dence for extrasensory perception, the ability to sense future events (see Robert Schoch’s article on page 22). Predictably, the decision is being greeted with anger from orthodox scientists….

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Rings of Fire

Doomsday mavens have had their hands full recently, correlating every eschatological prediction (from Nostradamus to the Mayan calendar) with the current spate of earthquake and volcanic activity. Haiti, Chile, China, Japan, the United States, and several other countries have experienced temblors measuring high enough on the Richter Scale to cause widespread destruction and, in the cases of Haiti, Chile, and China, massive loss of life. Add in the chaos caused by new volcanic eruptions in Ecuador, Italy, Japan, Iceland, and even in the United States,…

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Atlantis, Apparitions, and Archetypes

Nestled on the edge of England’s inhospitable Atlantic coast, Cornwall’s Land’s End peninsula is imprinted with thou­sands of years of history. Megalithic monuments, Celtic shrines, and tin mines dot the landscape, recalling the day when pagan princesses, pirates, and smugglers roamed the land. In 1998, a team of Russian scientists set out to discover the lost antediluvian civilization of Atlantis and settled on a stretch of sea 100 miles off the coast called the Celtic Shelf. No doubt their research would have included the legend…

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The Prime Minister and the Spirit World

The hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world. Thus runs the old adage, suggesting that the influence of mothers over sons and daughters is what finally determines who will rise to positions of leadership in the world. This seems to be true, and then some, for William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950), Prime Minister of Canada for 22 years between 1921 and 1948. King’s mother, Isabel King, daughter of William Lyon Mackenzie, a famous pre-confederation Canadian political rebel, had a powerful…

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When is Coincidence Something Else?

Much of modern science seems to rest on a foundation of dogmatic (and unproven) philosophical materialism, a be­lief that matter (mass/energy/space/time), which the scientists cannot even define, is the prime reality and that mind/ thought/spirit/consciousness is a secondary manifestation. Aside from the fact that people who pride themselves on questioning every hypothesis should not accept materialism on faith, a little reflection should make it clear to anyone that none of us can be absolutely certain of the independent existence of that material universe out there….

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The Trouble with Atheists

According to various surveys, polls, and studies, atheists account for roughly 10 percent of the U.S. population and around 25 percent of Canada’s. There are indications, however, that the numbers are much higher, perhaps closer to 20 percent in the U.S. and as much as 40 percent in Canada. One study suggests that only five percent of the U.S. pop­ulation born before 1946 are atheists, but that 19 percent of those born after 1977 fall in that category. Although the numbers vary significantly from study…

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Father Crespi’s Curious Collection

For decades, metal sheets with writing have been recovered from various archaeological sites in South America. Until recently, all were labeled “frauds,” but slowly, archaeologists are beginning to change their opinion. The ancient Americans, it seems, knew perfectly well how to work with metal… and, moreover, had a complex system of writing. The story of Father Carlos Crespi, an eccentric Italian Catholic priest living in the Ecuadorian town of Cuenca, and his enigmatic museum came to the attention of most of the world when the…

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The Trojan Connection

The perennial mystery of the Trojan War is its lingering fascination over thousands of years for peoples utterly re­moved from the event. Troy, a 2004 feature film starring Brad Pitt, was the 70th top-grossing movie of all time. It was preceded by a dozen other U.S. and foreign-made cinematic interpretations of the doomed city, most notably, Michael Cacoyannis’ 1971 version of a 2,415-year-old drama, The Trojan Women, by Euripides, starring Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave. At least as many related television documentaries have been produced,…

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Ceres: Goddess of the Asteroid Belt

In January 1, 1801, Giuseppe Piazzi pointed his telescope in the direction of the rocky objects that orbit the Sun be­tween Mars and Jupiter and discovered what he thought was a new comet. Piazzi named the object Ceres, after the Si­cilian goddess of grain, and Ceres became a planet for 50 years. Three other objects were discovered in the next few years: Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, which were also considered to be planets. Later, William Herschel, discoverer of Ura­nus, argued that they were too small…

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Seeking Expert Opinion

When the mainstream press ignores and attempts to debunk much of the important research reported in this maga­zine, it is easy to lose sight of the experience and qualifications of the paradigm-challenging scientists which makes them such a threat to the academic establishment. Some DVDs, though, will remind you. DNA BY DESIGN: The Origin of Life Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D. Here’s another exciting DVD from Randolph Productions. We’ve already reviewed the previous: Unlocking the Mystery of Life; Privileged Planet; and Darwin’s Dilemma. This production is…

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