The Angel Effect

Many historical accounts of meetings with angels or messengers of God have been recorded. Joan of Arc had ongoing conversations with angels and prophetic visions of battles and finding lost swords. The prophet Muhammad is said to have received the Koran from the angel Jibra’il (Gabriel). The Aviator Charles Lindbergh reported conversations with phantoms that accompanied him on his solo flight across the Atlantic. These friendly, vapor-like shapes were able move back and forth through the walls of the plane as they discussed his navigational…

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Atlantis in Spain

Atlantis has, at last, been found! That, at least, is the view of American archaeologist, Richard Freund, whose research was highlighted in a March National Geographic Channel special. “Finding Atlantis” follows Freund’s international team of field researchers to an extensive region of mud-flats just north of Cadiz and south of Seville, Spain. Beginning in 2009, Freund employed satellite photography, ground-penetration radar, and digital mapping of the vast marshlands which, he believes, conceal the lost city in Doñana Park, one of Europe’s largest swamps. The site…

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The Rosslyn Bones

Photographic pioneer and artist Louis Daguerre’s 1824 painting, The Interior of Rosslyn Chapel, shows two workmen crouching by the base of a pillar, with three Templar Knights nearby. One workman is staring intently at some bones they have found beneath the flagstones. For a bizarre example of life imitating art, let’s fast-forward 186 years. On March 1, 2010, Scottish Television reported that workmen at Rosslyn, the chapel made famous by The Da Vinci Code, had discovered remains in an area with no recorded burials. The…

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Finding Our Way

According to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto, most Americans believe that God is directly involved in their personal affairs. In fact, 82 percent say they depend on God for help and guidance in making decisions. Seventy-one percent believe that when good or bad things happen, these events are simply part of God’s plan for them. God has determined, say 61 percent, the direction and course of their lives. Moreover, 32 percent agree with the statement: “There is no sense in…

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Nailing the Bad Guys

Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only, way to make yourviews 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”.) Egyptology The recent article “Egyptology on the Brink,” Issue #87 (May/June 2011) unfortunately does not reach the high standards of many other articles that have been published in Atlantis Rising. A good part of the article is a virtual hatchet job on…

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News

Zahi Hawass Escapes Jail Time for Now At press time, the long-term fate of Zahi Hawass remains uncertain. To this point he has regained his office as Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities and, for now, has escaped jail time; but he has not been exonerated, and many potential pitfalls still lie ahead. In “Egyptology on the Brink” (A.R. #87), Philip Coppens was among the first to report that Egypt’s famous chief archaeologist had resigned under fire in the wake of the overthrow of the Mubarak government…

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Humpback Whales: Master Navigators The migrating habits of animals have long posed one of the greatest challenges to the ruling scientific paradigm. From the returning swallows of Capistrano, to monarch butterflies, to grasshoppers, to eels, the amazing navigation skills of many animals just don’t fit into any of the standard theoretical models, though some researchers think things can be explained with magnetic currents and orientation to the sun. None of that, though, can account for the astounding abilities of the Humpback whale. A recently completed,…

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JFK Sought UFO Files A newly released memo written by JFK to the CIA reveals that the president wanted to be shown sensitive government documents about UFOs. The request was made just 10 days before Kennedy was shot in Dallas. The memo, which was provided to author William Lester in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, was one of two from the president requesting information on the paranormal. News of the letters and their close proximity to Kennedy’s murder has fueled plenty of…

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ATLANTIS IN GUATEMALA? A retired German math teacher claims to have located Atlantis underwater in Lake Izabal in eastern Guatemala. Moreover, says Joachim Rittstieg, the entire place is loaded with treasure, and he is looking for investors to back a full excavation. After a lifetime of searching for Plato’s legendary city, Rittstieg says he got all the clues he needed from the Dresden codex of the Maya and was guided to the site by Mayan priests. On his web site he makes the point that…

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Stunning Possibilites Emerge for New Energy

As if the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster wasn’t enough to wake us up regarding our prevailing energy sources, the world is now watching a nuclear scenario unfold. Meanwhile, the people of Japan have been quietly modeling the better qualities of humankind. Despite being hit with triple catastrophes, they have generally displayed calmness, strength of character, and compassion in countless daily acts of sharing-with-strangers. One of those examples of dignified behavior was provided without fanfare at the recent Conference on Future Energy (COFE, held jointly…

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Forbidden Archaeology Deep in the Heart of Texas

Recently, David Campbell called my attention to a fascinating article published in 1933 in the Bulletin of the Texas Arche­ological and Paleontological Society (The Brownwood Skull, September, vol. 5, pp. 95-98). The article, by researcher Cyrus Newton Ray (1880-1996), told of a human skull blown out of a huge limestone boulder in Brownwood, a small town located in the very center of Texas. Ray was an osteopathic surgeon with an interest in archeaology. He founded the Texas Archeological and Paleontological Society in 1928. The Society…

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iNews

• Skeptics Confirm “Nuclear Process” in Tiny Reactor 4700 watts of clean, radiation-free power was produced from a three cubic inch reactor. Attending the demo were the chairman of the Swedish Skeptics Society and the chairman of the Energy Committee of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science. • God Particle Detected? A rumor is floating around the physics community that the world’s largest atom smasher may have detected a long-sought subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, also known as the “God particle.” • Researchers Succeed…

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Sumerians in Tiahuanaco?

Whether or not the so-called new world was visited by travelers from the old world before Columbus, has been a heated controversy for over a century. From Thor Heyerdahl to Barry Fell, from Percy Fawcett to Zecharia Sitchin, many alternative scholars have argued that explorers from Europe, Asia, Africa, and elsewhere were here long before the time maintained by conventional academia. There has certainly been no shortage of tantalizing evidence, especially in the form of mysterious inscriptions discovered in many unexpected quarters. The late Harvard…

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Continental Cracks

To those of us who love them, maps are wondrous things; and just looking at a map with eyes and mind wide open can allow us to see patterns previously unnoticed. Looking at a map of North America reveals the ancient, eroded Appalachians in the east and the younger and higher mountains of the western third of the continent. In between is the deceptively flat and seemingly stable heartland, its smooth contours broken only by scattered ranges even more ancient than the Appalachians, now so…

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Caribbean Ark

Imagine for a moment that the most coveted of all “Holy Relics” has been secretly hidden on a remote island in the Caribbean. J.P. Noel, author of The St. Croix Ark, takes that idea seriously and takes his readers on a wild journey to ex­plore the stunning possibility that the Ark of the Covenant may indeed be resting in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After opening with a captivating story about a vacation taken to St. Croix Island, Noel relates how he was bitten by a…

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European Ark?

A mountain near Rennes-le-Château is becoming a focal point for unwanted 2012hype. But the true mysteries and enigmas of Bugarach are far more interesting and include a real-life Indiana Jones character who actually dug for the Ark of the Covenant. In December, 2010, England’s Daily Telegraph drew attention to the tiny French village of Bugarach, population 200, and to another connection with the approaching conclusion of the Mayan calendar (December 21, 2012). The mayor of Bugarach, Jean-Pierre Delord, announced that his tiny village was becoming…

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Straight Track To Treasure?

In England, so-called ley lines have been studied for nearly a century. The theory is that for some unknown reason, man-made monuments and geographical features line up on long, straight lines over the landscape. Some believe it was done by intention, others because of telluric currents, and the majority apparently believe it is was simply a matter of coincidence. The Chinese had been aware of such dragon lines long before the Europeans. Englishman Alfred Watkins became the pioneer in mapping the ley lines after a…

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Secrets of the Jinn

Recently, while in the United Arab Emirates (February 2011), I traveled to the foothills of Jebel Hafeet in Abu Dhabi, along the border with Oman. Here 5000-year-old, beehive-shaped stone tombs record an all-but-forgotten ancient people. Based on artifacts found in their graves, they traded with Mesopotamia, possibly Egypt, and perhaps even more remote regions. But it was not just the former human creators and occupants of these structures that caught my attention. According to the locals, jinn, supernatural or supersensible beings who along with humans…

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The Seven Gates of Paradise

Temples have long been associated with a state of bliss. Through a combination of stone and geometry, and the cunning harnessing of natural forces, they became places of power where a person is enabled to pierce a veil into worlds and levels of reality that access a vast sea of information and expanded potential. In Egypt and Central America these sacred buildings are even described as living entities, as a god, and where the initiate can be “transformed into a god, into a bright star.”…

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Jupiter in Taurus June 2011 – June 2012

“Life in abundance comes only through great love.” Elbert Hubbard Taurus is a prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere’s winter sky and is depictedas the head and shoulders of a snowy white bull. The constellation includes two well-known star groups—the Hyades and Pleiades, and the Crab nebula, which is a remnant of a supernova, a stellar explosion. The Hyades, one of the closest open star clusters, marks the head of the bull and forms the V-shaped face of Taurus. The Pleiades, on the bull’s back…

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Glimpses of Greater Worlds

If you are finding your current circumstances in time and space a bit confining, you will enjoy this collection of mind ex­panding DVDs. Immortality, connections with the stars, and visionary ancestors are all part of our legacy and we have the evidence to prove it. AFTERLIFE Paul Perry This documentary examines the question: What happens when we die? In this study of the Near-Death Experience (NDE), the conclusion is reached that there is no need to fear death—there is, indeed, an afterlife. This profound statement…

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