Martial Arts & the Laws of Physics

Are the incredible feats of some martial artists a challenge to the standard model of physics? Is their brick-breaking, for example, evidence that some of them can control a mysterious primal energy? And martial artists are not alone; throughout history people have done things that would seem impossible for mere flesh and blood. Modern physics is having problems to begin with, resting uneasily on the twin pillars of relativity theory and quantum mechanics. There has been a problem all along with reconciling quantum gravity with…

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Bracing for a Carrington Event

The year 1859 was a unique triple-header for science. In November, Charles Darwin published the bible of evolutionary biology, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.  The previous summer, a less famous Englishman, Joseph Prestwich, for the first time confirmed a geological relationship with manmade objects—Stone Age flint tools found among rock strata at the valley of the Somme, in France—thereby correctly dating them to antiquity. Although the birth of evolutionary…

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Egypt’s Animated Statues

The religious and history books of Egypt are filled with allusions to magical operations and ceremonies that are almost impossible to believe today, and one is the claim that initiated temple priests possessed a special knowledge that could make stone statues move and talk. Egyptians believed that every object, animate or inanimate, could be made to obey the will of men who possessed a thorough knowledge of a series of variant spells and the ‘words of power’ necessary to achieve this end. In this way,…

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New Help for the Visually Challenged Reader

The challenges facing magazine publishers these days are many and varied. Some have been around since America’s first periodical publisher Ben Franklin created Poor Richard’s Almanac. How, for instance, can one provide the maximum in high-value content within the available pages, while yet making the print large enough to read without a magnifying glass? As some older readers have pointed out, we may not always have succeeded here. Could this be one of the reasons Franklin invented bifocals? Unfortunately, the questions involved can be quite…

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Karmic Balancing Acts

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. (Go to www.Atlantis Rising.com and select “Discussions.”) Karmic Woes I was disappointed in the article on karma, “Meeting the Karmic Challenge”. I could write you a better article based on energy-balancing from one incarnation to the next or to later incarnations in the lives of the people involved. I have…

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News

Turin Shroud is Real, Implies New Study The Shroud of Turin is “authentic.” That, at least, is the latest pronouncement from a group of Italian scientists who have undertaken a series of advanced tests on the purported burial shroud of Jesus. The 14-foot linen cloth, preserved in Italy’s Turin cathedral, has, for centuries, been a lightning rod for controversy. For believers, the cloth’s imbedded image is that of Jesus himself. For skeptics, it is nothing more than medieval fakery. The evidence itself is disputed. In…

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2012 Opening for Pyramid’s Secret Doors Anticipated The question as to what’s behind the Great Pyramid’s secret doors could be finally answered in 2012, but, for now at least, the mystery and the controversy remain. While some, like Zahi Hawass, the flamboyant former leader of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, have announced that they expect to find a mummy, others, like engineer Christopher Dunn, expect to find the remains of ancient electrical technology (see “The Pyramid Electric,” A.R. #90). After many delays, including those caused…

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Air Force Pays to Search for ET on Kepler-22b With the recent discovery by NASA’s Kepler space telescope of Earth-size planets in orbit around distant stars, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, better known as SETI, has received a new lease on life, but not for the reasons you might think. It turns out that the U.S. Air Force’s Space Command has decided that SETI would be a good outfit to check and see if there are any intelligent radio signals emanating from the newly…

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Life Can Thrive on Mars: Underground While our familiar image of a frozen dusty Mars with little atmosphere may be somewhat forbidding, that is not to say that life on Mars is impossible. In fact, says a new study from Australian scientists, the Red Planet is not only livable, but could have more total habitable area than Earth. There’s a catch though. It’s underground. Researcher Charley Lineweaver and his team from Australian National University compared models of temperature and pressure conditions on Mars and Earth….

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On the Eve of Destruction or the Threshold of Freedom?

From the Fukushima disaster onward, the past year was a rough ride. And then we’re told that an Earth-like planet was discovered. I agree with the Canadian radio announcer who said we have to travel to it speedily—to stop the primates from evolving. Seriously, it looks like our species is about to take an evolutionary leap—either over the cliff of self-destruction or toward a higher ground of awareness, responsibility, and harmony with life. The outcome won’t be decided by a toss of a cosmic coin…

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The Long and Short of Yuga Cycles

Sedona, Arizona, is one of my favorite places. Coming there from Phoenix, you cross dry brown plains and hills, and then you suddenly enter into the mysteriously beautiful red rock buttes and canyons of Sedona. I first visited Sedona in the late 1960s, on a journey from the East Coast of the United States to California. I stayed for a couple of days at a small Catholic church. The priest sometimes allowed traveling young people like me to stay a couple of days in exchange…

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• An Invitation to Search for Alien Visitors on the Moon NASA scientists want to enlist online volunteers to identify signs of alien life in moon images collected by the agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Arizona State University physicists believe there may be signs of extra terrestrial life in the form of messages, scientific instruments, waste or evidence of mining that could be spotted by human telescopes and orbiting spacecraft. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/26/aliens-moon-acta-astronautica-seti-nasa-_n_1170217.html • Time Cloak Makes Events Disappear Scientists say a cut-and-splice time cloak, could work…

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Secrets of the Mayans

With the recent discovery of a second calendar inscription that predicts the end of the world age in Mayan Mexico that culture has come under increased scrutiny. Up until November there had only been one calendar tablet, recovered from Tortuguero (see Frank Joseph’s article on page 22) that predicted the end of the fifth age. For this reason scholars have discredited the implication. The new inscription at Camalcalco not only carries the same implication but was written on bricks within a wall, possibly to conceal…

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Priest of the Grail

In the twentieth century, the tiny village of Tréhorenteuc, near the magical Forest of Brocéliande in France, was home to a visionary priest, who used his church as a canvas to paint the stories of King Arthur, the Round Table, and the Holy Grail. Unsurprisingly, he fell foul of the Church’s hierarchy, but, nevertheless, left a legacy that can be admired to this day. A French book on Father Henri Gillard, the Rector of Tréhorenteuc, begins by making a comparison between the village and Rennes-le-Château…

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From Ferocious to Fido?

Here we are again. We are in NatGeoland in 32,000 BC. We are about to be offered a profound scientific treatment of the origin of the domestic dog in the NatGeo special, And Man Created Dog. Wolves, we are told, had taken to hanging around human camps, picking up food scraps. This is a characteristic—peculiar it seems—to Lupus NatGeocus. An unseen predator approaches the camp and the wolves go on the defense. One is fatally injured, leaving a cub behind, to be adopted by a…

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Survival of a Different Kind

Several survivors of the Titanic disaster, 100 years ago April 15th, reported seeing William Thomas Stead at various places in the two hours, 40 minutes that elapsed between the time the floating palace on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg and then made its plunge to the bottom of the North Atlantic. All told of a very composed and calm man, one prepared to meet his death with courage and hope. Frederick Seward, a 34-year-old New York lawyer, said that Stead was one of the…

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Machines to Talk to the Dead

Emerging from a coma a few days before he died, the great American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) suddenly opened his eyes and gazed “upward into space, his face illuminated with a smile as he said, ‘It is very beautiful over there.’” When he died his clock stopped, as did those of all his top executives. Experiences of telepathy or telekinesis, either occurring spontaneously or evoked by his experiments, hounded the inventor all his life. The rumor mill has speculated for 80 years that he…

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As Above So Below

Our exploration of the universe arises from our singular experience of being in a physical body. Our spirituality, mathematics, physics, medicine, and science are all colored and informed by the capacities of our body. Modern science and medicine have achieved great understanding of our bodies, but in some ways, both are only scratching the surface of the physical body’s complexity and its relationships. There are the more intangible qualities of emotion, consciousness, and subtle energies that accompany the human physical experience that mechanistic science has…

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The Georgia Guidestone Mystery

Recently I had the opportunity to visit an enigmatic granite structure that superficially mimics various ancient megalithic constructions. Surrounded by mystery and intrigue, inspiring awe and animosity ever since it was unveiled on March 22, 1980 (two days after the Vernal Equinox), “The Georgia Guidestones” monument (alternatively called “The American Stonehenge”) is located among the farms and cow pastures of Elbert County, Georgia. Some praise its beauty and the hope it bodes for the future of humankind. Others see it as a symbol of Satan…

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Journey to Pluto

In July 2011, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope identified a fourth moon orbiting the icy world of Pluto, making the dwarf planet the first object in the Kuiper Belt to have more than one satellite. Temporarily dubbed P4 the tiny moon appeared in a survey searching for rings around Pluto. For now P4 is the smallest of Pluto’s moons. Since three of Pluto’s four moons have been identified in the last five years, scientists believe it’s likely more will be discovered. Charon, Pluto’s largest…

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Christian Origins Get New Look

The mysteries of Christianity are in for a startling new appraisal in two of our current DVD offerings, while the mysterious purpose of a worldwide pattern of prehistoric construction gets some new scrutiny in another. “KING JESUS” by Ralph Ellis In this presentation, Ralph Ellis attempts to resolve one of the greatest mysteries and international conspiracies of all time—-the true origins of Christianity. He presents material from his books on what he claims are the true origins and life of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. On…

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