Giza’s Cosmic Blueprint

In 1994 Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert’s ground-breaking book The Orion Mystery theorized that the Pyramids of Giza reflected the astronomical positions of the three “belt” stars of Orion, a constellation linked with the destination of the king’s spirit in his role as Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of death and resurrection. It was this unique concept that opened the way to visualizing Giza’s famous pyramid field as constructed as part of some grand cosmological scheme. The OCT (Orion correlation), as it became known, was…

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Cataclysm: Very Ancient & Not

The official “discovery” of America in 1492 was preceded just one year earlier by another calamitous event that took place on the other side of the world. Unlike the historic voyage undertaken by Christopher Columbus, however, a momentous occurrence in the South Pacific would go unrecognized for more than five centuries. In 2003 scientists identified the location of a peculiar feature on the seafloor at the southern edge of New Zealand’s continental shelf. Just south of the Snares Islands, 75 miles southwest of Stewart Island,…

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The Strange Truth about Lightning

Modern physics rests uneasily on the twin pillars of relativity theory and quantum mechanics, and repeated attempts to combine the two into a GUT, or Grand Unified Theory—reconciling relativistic gravity and quantum gravity—have not been notably successful. The most popular current notion has been string theory, now modified into membrane theory, but there seems to be no way to test the hypothesis, either to prove or disprove it. Some people (including a few physi­cists) suspect that a good deal of modern physics, particularly much of…

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2012 On the Threshold

By the time you read this it will be 2012 or close to it. So, like it or not, the big event is upon us already. Whatever you may believe about Mayan prophecy or the so-called galactic alignment, this will certainly be a significant year. Not only do we reach, on next winter solstice (December 21, 2012), the concluding point of the celebrated long count of the Meso-American calendar, we must first deal with other coming attractions. The heavenly influences will certainly be active. On…

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Greater Possibilities

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.”) Reincarnation & Tunnels Patrick Marsolek’s fine article, “Return Engagements,” (AR #90), mentions Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss, a good introduction for anyone wondering about reincarnation. Back in the seventies Jane Roberts channeled a wealth of fas­cinating information from an entity…

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News

The Curious Case of the Martian Parrot While the so-called Face on Mars, gazing enigmatically upward from the Cydonia plain, has remained the most famous ex­ample of what some believe to be evidence for human-like civilization on the red planet, it is, by no means, the only one. Now, the possible sighting of an enormous Martian “geoglyph” closely resembling a parrot is getting some new scientific scrutiny. According to researcher George Haas and his colleagues at the Cydonia Institute, which studies anomalous material from Mars,…

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Cold Fusion’s Quiet Resurrection The cold fusion news from Italy continues to be hot, though you wouldn’t know it from the mainstream American media. The so-called E-Cat technology of inventor Andrea Rossi passed another major milestone on October 28, 2011. Though some complained that the test was flawed, it still demonstrated that the technology was valid. In Bologna the new test was, by all accounts, successful in demonstrating that the E-Cat works, though not in produc­ing as much power as some would want. According to…

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Even More News

200,000-Year-Old Factory Found Modern mass production is considered one of the hallmarks of the industrial age—a sure sign of advanced society. Until re­cently, the basics of such technology were thought to be no older than about 40,000 years and to be the exclusive domain of modern humans. But, as in almost every area of human development, we now learn that we must push our concept of their beginnings back much, much further into the very distant past. Now archaeologists in Israel have discovered evidence of…

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Still More News

Hitler Escaped the Allies, Says New Research Adolf Hitler did not die in Berlin at the end of World War II. Instead his death came 17 years later in Argentina. That is the startling contention of a new book by Simon Dunstan, well known author of more than 50 books on military history, particularly concerning World War II and Vietnam, and co-author, British journalist Gerrard Williams. In Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler (Sterling Publishing), the authors claim to have found “overwhelming” evidence to…

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Possible New Energy Breakthrough Emerges in Italy

Will history record October 28, 2011, as the day the energy revolution went public? A technology demonstration on that day was announced months in advance. However, none of the major television news networks showed up in Bologna, Ita­ly, while Andrea Rossi’s invention E-Cat (Energy Catalyst) put out a half-megawatt worth of heat for five hours in “self­-sustaining” mode (unplugged from external power sources during that time.) The Connected Generation had access online, a correspondent for Wired UK wrote a cautiously favorable article, and elsewhere in…

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

• Proof: Humans in North America at Least 13,800 Years Ago Tests using new technology on a mastodon bone with a human-made shaft jammed into it vindicate a Washington State University professor. A team that re-examined the 1977 discovery of Carl Gustafson concluded he had been right all along. http://mynorthwest.com/ 174/570239/Tes   • Alien Bright Lights, Big City Could Reveal ET Extraterrestrial civilizations could give themselves away by the night-time glow of their cities. And if there is one lurking in the outer reaches of…

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Prehistoric Michigan Copper

In September 2011, I gave the keynote address at the Seventh International Conference on Ancient America in Marquette, Michigan, organized by the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society and Ancient America magazine. Marquette is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the shores of Lake Superior. It is a beautiful area. I visited the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which features sandstone lake-shore cliffs, deserted beaches, sand dunes, streams, and forest. The day before the conference I hiked to the Lake Superior shore on some forest trails. When…

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The Newport Tower Mystery

The Mystery: Standing guard in Newport, Rhode Island, is a strange construction that is possibly the most controversial structure in America. It is a 28-foot-high, stone and mortar tower with a twenty-four-foot, outside diameter. It contains more than 5000 cubic feet of stone, sand, and lime. With each cubic foot of such material weighing 200-some pounds, it amounts to a million pounds being assembled— quite a project for early colonists. It has been called a windmill or stone mill, a twelfth century Viking monument, a…

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Whence Went Thomas Aquinas?

Only the sacristan heard the words—the sacristan and the tall, stout, balding, red-faced priest kneeling before the crucifix from which these words were issuing: “You have written well of me, Thomas. What do you desire as a reward for your labors?” The kneeling priest was Thomas Aquinas, the greatest Christian theologian of the Middle Ages. The date was December 6, 1273. Now Thomas murmured in reply: “Lord, only yourself.” The congregants of the modest chapel of St. Nicholas, in Naples, Italy, before whom Thomas had just…

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Meeting the Karmc Challenge

Do you have good karma? If you live a happy life, with wealth, health, abundance, then maybe you do. In the West we’ve taken the concept of karma and simplified it to be a kind of fate—that which we have ended up with. If you’ve been cursed with ill health, disease, and misfortune, then using simplified Western standards, perhaps you have bad karma. But the concept of karma from the Eastern traditions is much more complex, encompassing at its essence ideas about intentionality, life decisions,…

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Mary Magdalene and the House of Orange

Mary Magdalene founded the royal Dutch house of Orange? Is this an all-fool’s-day joke? Actually, no. And one of the pri­mary reasons for thinking that this may be so is that the House of Orange is not Dutch, nor was it French. In fact, the House of Orange was originally from Septimania—the small province in the south of France in which the fabled City of Orange is situated, the province where Mary Magdalene is supposed to have been exiled in the first century AD. In…

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Technology & the Hieroglyphs

Like something from a graffiti artist’s tagging dream, Egyptian hieroglyphics, paintings, and bas-relief pictorial carvings cover almost every square inch of the remaining ancient temples and tombs in that country. The Ancient Egyptian style of décor apparently was to leave no wall or ceiling area untouched, as if they were commanded to fill all available space. For many centuries these markings and pictures were assumed to be some kind of unknowable magical symbology. But when Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1799, he brought along dozens of…

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Nabta Playa’s Prehistoric Astronomers

In 1973 an international team of anthropologists called the Combined Prehistoric Expedition (CPE) headed by Fred Wen­dorf and Romuald Schild were 100 km west of Abu Simbel, on a break in the blazing heat, when someone noticed pot­sherds and fine stone tools. They had discovered what came to be known as Nabta Playa. The CPE began excavating there every winter and uncovered, cataloged, and radio carbon dated numerous layers of artifacts dating from circa 7,000 BCE to 3,300 BCE. They found tombs of cattle that…

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New Vindication for James Churchward? Or Maybe Not

New evidence suggests that James Churchward, who claimed to have seen evidence of the lost civilization of Mu, was in­deed shown a secret library. German tour operator Thomas Ritter says he has been able to enter it, but are his claims too good to be true? Churchward was a patented inventor, engineer—and a man who claimed that he had found evidence of a lost civiliza­tion: Mu. Said to have been the Pacific equivalent of Atlantis, Mu was, Churchward believed, the original colonizer of the later…

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Can Your Sun Sign Change?

“I know nothing with certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” Vincent Van Gogh Controversy arose in January of 2011 after Parke Kunkle, an astronomy professor at Minneapolis Community & Technical College, published a short article in a local paper, announcing that the astrological signs had changed. He also mentioned a thirteenth zodiac constellation, unfamiliar to most readers, which likewise caused a considerable stir. To everyone’s sur­prise, including Kunkle, the story reverberated like a shot heard round the world. The tale morphed…

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In Search of Hidden History

Just because the mainstream culture does not believe some things are possible, does not make it so. This issue’s selection of DVDs will make that very clear to the open-minded. For everyone else, there is the mainstream media. OCCULT AMERICA: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped the U.S. Mitch Horowitz (at A.R.E.’s annual Ancient Mysteries Conference) Editor-in-Chief of Tarcher/Penquin and author of the bestselling Occult America, Mitch Horowitz bases his talk on the content of this book. Still a scary word to many today—occult—why…

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