Ancient Astronauts or Guiding Spirit?

In 1968 Swiss author Erich von Daniken popularized ideas previously suggested by others when he published Chariots of the Gods. From the lofty terraces of Peru’s Machu Picchu to the immense megaliths of Stonehenge in England, from the staggering complexity of Egypt’s Great Pyramid to the advanced plumbing of Mohenjo-Daro in Pakistan, the remarkable technical achievements of our “primitive” ancestors in every quarter of the globe millennia ago, could be explained, it is argued, only by postulating the guidance and assistance of aliens from other…

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Roerich & Tibet

In the fall of 1923, a peculiar sage-looking European appeared in Darjeeling in the northernmost part of India near the Tibetan border. A plump man with a round face and a small Mongol-styled beard, he moved and talked like a high dignitary. He announced that he was a painter, and, indeed, from time to time people could see him here and there with a sketchbook, drawing local landscapes. Yet, even for an eccentric painter, he acted strangely. To begin with, he argued that he was…

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Out-of-Body Experience

Have you ever had the experience of being out of your body? If it hasn’t happened to you, it’s likely that it has happened to someone you know. People from all walks of life have experienced feeling detached from their body and able to ob­serve it and their surroundings with lucidity. For many people this happens during or at the threshold of sleep, but it can also happen when highly aroused such as during a rock-climbing fall, a traffic accident or to a mother during…

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Moving Beyond the Printing Press

Atlantis Rising has been publishing since the fall of 1994, which, for the most part, has meant printing many thousand of copies of our product. That has been the opportunity provided by the printing press, and we have been happy to avail ourselves of it. The times, though, are changing and new opportunities, which Mr. Gutenberg could never have fore­seen, are upon us. With the success of mobile reading devices like the iPad and the Kindle, it is clear that electronic pub­lishing is here to…

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Evidence of the Ancients

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”.) Carboniferous Humans? At first glance, Michael Cremo’s assertion that there is at least some evidence that our species existed during the Carboniferous Period (“Forbidden Archaeology Deep in the Heart of Texas.” A.R. #88), some 300 million years ago, sounds absurd. Even…

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News

Do Hibernating Sunspots Portend an Ice Age on Earth? Forget about global warming; the very near future could be very cold. That is the gist of alarming news concerning the state of spots on the sun. On June 14, scientists at the National Solar Observatory and at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory reported that the Sun’s recent behavior indicates that a period of unusually low solar activity is about to begin. The last time such a thing occurred was in the late seventeenth and…

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Pyramid Robot Snaps Mysterious Graffiti More question and few answers have emerged from the latest robotic exploration of the Great Pyramid’s enigmatic hid­den shafts. The most recent attempt took place in May says NewScientist.com. Equipped with a “micro-snake” camera, the crawl­ing camera-equipped machine was intended to see past the doors at the upper end of the narrow passage from the south wall of the Queen’s chamber (there is another similar passage from the north wall). Also known as Gantenbrink’s door (after the original discoverer, Rudolf…

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Even More News

So, Honeybees Have Feelings Too! For millennia, humans have considered honeybees to be very special. Among insects, the most industrious pollinator of plants, they have played a key role in the survival of our species and have been honored for it in many ancient societies, serving as virtual models for civilized life. The Washington monument bears the phrase, “Holiness to the Lord. Deseret,” which literally means “Holiness to the Lord, the Honeybee.” One of the most worrisome developments of recent years has been a steep…

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Still More News

Undersea Wall Off India Defies Orthodox Thinking Reports of immense underwater ruins, at least 8,000 years old, continue to emerge from the Konkan coast of India. Dr. Ashok Marathe, an archaeologist from Deccan College at Pune, has found a 15-mile-long, wall-like structure under 10 feet of water near Valneshwar off the Ratnagiri coast. The structure is described as uniform but not continuous, about nine feet high and about 10 feet wide. “It is obvious,” says Marathe, “that the structure is man-made.” The problem is, from…

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Breakthrough Blockade & Who Leads the Energy Revolution?

Who will be in the forefront of the energy revolution? Before the earthquake/tsunami/Fukushima nuclear meltdown hit, I would have said Japan. Other observers of the emerging energy science are placing their bets on China. I know there’s interest there, because a Chinese mainstream publisher wants to translate the book Breakthrough Power: How Quantum-leap New Energy Inventions Can Transform the World. However, it appears that the earliest leadership may come from some country in Europe. It won’t come from any place that’s still mired in oil….

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

• Evidence of Ancient Electrical Devices found in the Great Pyramid? New images from inside the Great Pyramid shaft reveal evidence of electrical terminals, cables and even ancient wiring diagrams! • Entirely New Genre of Aircraft Arrives Austrian research company shows off new type of aircraft at the Paris Air Show which has the potential to become aviation’s first disruptive technology since the jet engine. • Fuel Cells to Run on Coal Scientists from the Georgia Tech, have recently taken a step towards combining the…

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What Do We Really Know About Ancient Giants?

From time to time, photographs of skeletons of giant-sized humans appear on the web. People send them to me quite often. In all cases with which I am familiar, they have turned out to be either unverifiable or “photoshop” hoaxes. For example, there was a quite famous one that first appeared about eight years ago, and which still circu­lates today. It shows a gigantic human skeleton lying in the ground, with tiny researchers working around it. At various times, the location of the skeleton has…

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Enigma of the Carpathian Sphinx

People the world over are familiar with the Egyptian Great Sphinx, but there is another Sphinx, this one found in modern Romania. It is located on a vast plateau, at an elevation of 7270 feet (2216 meters) atop the fortress-like Bucegi Mas­sif (part of the Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians in Romania). Besides the Carpathian Sphinx, other enigmatic rock formations are found here, such as Babele (The Old Women Rock), Omu Peak (Omu refers to “Person” or “People”), the Bearded Head, the Emerging Head,…

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Mitterrand’s Mystery Monuments

The glass pyramid of the Louvre, La Défense, even the quaint “Monument to the Rights of Man” are known to be part of the French President François Mitterrand’s enigmatic building obsession. But Cergy-Pointoise’s “Axe Majeur,” the largest, is seldom cited as work developed under Mitterrand’s reign. Why is it so unknown? When the pharaoh Khufu (or whoever) built the Great Pyramid, it probably would not have occurred to him that millennia later, his masterpiece would be remembered as the greatest monument ever erected by a…

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Frederic W.H. Myers

Ask any practicing psychologist or graduate psychology student about the contributions made by Frederic W. H. Myers to the field of psychology and you’ll likely get a befuddled reaction. Like, “Frederic Who?” And yet, some very distinguished scientists, scholars, and writers of his era looked upon Myers as a pioneer in the field of psychology, being one of the first, if not the first, to seriously delve into the subconscious. According to Dr. Sherwood Eddy, a popular American writer of the first half of the…

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Legend of the Three Marys

The Acts of the Apostles describes the days and weeks after the Crucifixion. Jesus was dead and the Apostles and his closest companions were stunned. What was the next step? Where the Acts leaves off, legend takes over. According to The Golden Legend, the stoning of the first Christian martyr St. Stephen was the writing on the wall. The followers of Jesus were in danger. They had to leave Palestine. According to the thirteenth century Italian chronicler Jacob Voragini, author of The Golden Legend, a…

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Gods of the Runes

While visitors to Denmark’s Viking Ship Museum, at Roskilde, naturally focus on the star attraction for which it is named, they often overlook the hundreds of other, less dramatic Norse relics on display in vacuum-sealed glass cases along the walls of the adjacent salons. In one of them is displayed, among the most ancient surviving examples of the Elder Futhark, the first six letters of the runic alphabet (“th” was formed by a single rune) inscribed on a wooden staff or baton. Its discovery at…

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Nuclear Meltdown & Time Dilation

If, at this moment, you were to contact someone in Japan to inquire “What time is it now?”, you could reasonably expect a response of exactly 13 hours difference (if you live in the U.S. Eastern time zone). If it’s 3.30 p.m. in New York City, then it’s 4.30 a.m. the next day in Tokyo. From the perspective of those of us living in North and South America, it ap­pears that the Japanese live in the future; but how much more surprised would you be…

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Atlantis and the Stars

Plato has been termed the “Father of Western Philosophy”. He composed the narrative (Critias, and Timaeus) that is the primary source of the story of Atlantis. Since its initial writing, this has puzzled most who have read the tale. Atlantis has been placed in numerous locations on the earth, from the island of Santorini to South America, to the middle of the Atlantic and numerous other places, and yet not a single one of the works that have been written about the island of Atlantis…

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Neptune in Pisces 2011 – 2026

“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” Niels Bohr, Quantum Physicist Neptune is the eighth and most distant planet in our solar system (so far), rotating on its axis in only 16 hours and tak­ing 164.8 years to complete its elliptical orbit around the Sun. A hazy, blue atmosphere and strong winds characterize this gas giant. Neptune is similar in composition to Uranus, and both have compositions that differ from the larger gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. Neptune’s blue color is largely the result…

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Explorations of Immortality

The so-called undiscovered country, the world beyond death, is the territory appoached in all three of these DVDs. On a subject that could be the most urgent for humans on Earth, each of these has something important and memorable to say. INFINITY–THE ULTIMATE TRIP: Journey Beyond Death Jay Weidner In this documentary, Weidner explores the story of our infinite nature via personal accounts of near-death experiences, as well as transformative states (including out-of-body experience and after-death communication), that lead to expanded consciousness. Featured are noted…

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