Solar Catastrophe

Solar Catastrophe Did An Outburst from the Sun End the Last Ice Age and Destroy a Forgotten Civilization? By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.   The conventional status quo view is that true civilization and high culture dates back to the period of approximately 3500 BC to 3000 BC in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus region. In the early 1990s, my work on the Great Sphinx of Egypt broke this barrier when I demonstrated, using geological data, that the great statue’s origins go back thousands of…

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Acupuncture & The Ice Man

Acupuncture & The Ice Man How Could a Four-Thousand-Year-Old Body Show Signs of Advanced Therapy? By Patrick Marsolek   In 1991, two tourists were hiking off the path between the mountain passes Hauslabjoch and Tisenjoch in the Otztal Alps on the border of Austria. Walking near the edge of a receding glacier around 10,500 feet in elevation, the tourists discovered a body partially exposed in the ice. When authorities came to retrieve the body, they first assumed it was a modern human, perhaps a recently…

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The Tragic History of Great Zimbabwe

The Tragic History of Great Zimbabwe: South Africa’s Fortress Has Many Secrets By Frank Joseph   History is politics. Nowhere on Earth is this observation more blatant than at the archaeological ruins of a late Iron Age site located in the southeastern part of the African continent. Cultural remains of Great Zimbabwe are littered over 1,784 acres, covering a radius of 100 to 200 miles, but concentrated mostly in three, distinct, architectural groups. They are known as the Hill Complex, where religious gatherings took place;…

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Passing the Space-Travel Torch

Passing the Space-Travel Torch By J. Douglas Kenyon, Publisher In the 1960s and 70s, I lived on the east coast of Florida and thus became a lifelong fan of the space program. I watched many launches from Cape Kennedy, including the Apollo 11 and 13 manned missions to the moon. Later, when the space shuttle became the vehicle of choice for the U.S. Government’s manned space program, I returned to Florida frequently enough to witness several of those spectacular launches as well. For me, inclined…

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Defining History

Forum: Defining History   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 http://www.Atlantis Rising.com and select “Discussions”.)   Bloody Archaeology I was quite disappointed in part of what Dr. Robert Schoch had to say in, “The Bloody Politics of Archaeology” (A.R. #93, May/June). I very much admire Dr. Schoch with respect to his brilliant and courageous…

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News

Himalayan Glaciers Melting? Not So Fast Over the last few years, one of the more dire predictions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the United Nations body set up as the world’s virtual climate watchdog—was that the glaciers of the Himalayas were melting and could be gone by 2035. The widely publicized claim made in 2007 has since been retracted, but the IPCC continues to argue that the danger of glacial melting, while not quite as great as first stated, is nevertheless real and…

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The Coming Industry of Asteroid Mining An asteroid hit, some have argued, could have been the cause of the sinking of Atlantis. Such strikes have certainly left their marks upon our planet. Late in April, though, a new venture, bankrolled by the billionaire founders of Google, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, in collaboration with other wealthy partners, announced plans to turn the tables. Long viewed as one of Earth’s greatest threats, giant chunks of space debris, ironically, may some day become valuable resources that could…

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Even More News

A Million Years of Fire Add ancient fire to the long and lengthening list beneath the heading, “Older than we ever imagined possible.” Heretofore, conventional wisdom has held that the ancestors of modern man first began to use fire about 700,000 years ago, but that notion has now been disproved. It turns out that we were using fire at least a million years ago. A research team from the University of Toronto and Israel’s Hebrew University reports that microscopic traces of wood ash found next…

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Still More News

Marco Polo Did Visit China After All? Did Marco Polo really visit China? Skeptics have long cast doubt on the veracity of claims of Venice’s most traveled and famous adventurer, suggesting that he had merely put together bits and pieces gleaned from contacts made in visits to Constantinople, the Black Sea, and Persia. Now it looks like the doubters will have to eat their words. A new study Marco Polo Was in China: New Evidence from Currencies, Salts and Revenues by China scholar Hans Ulrich…

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Cold Fusion Making New Progress on Old Fronts

Cold Fusion Making New Progress on Old Fronts By Jeane Manning   Anyone tracking the energy revolution right now is watching Europe, especially Italy. A high proportion of big names in the field of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR, commonly known as cold fusion) are Italian. The experiments of people with names, like Piantelli, Focardi, De Ninno, Preparata and Celani have been happening for more than 20 years without the world media drawing it to our attention. The excitement spread to a wider public more…

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Psychic Archaeology in the Sterkfontein Caves

Notes from Michael A. Cremo: Psychic Archaeology in the Sterkfontein Caves By Michael A. Cremo   The Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa are now a United Nations World Heritage Site. They first became famous in 1936, when Robert Broom (1866–1951) discovered a skull belonging to the ape-man Australopithecus. From the late 1940s through the 1950s, paleontologist John Talbot Robinson (1923–2001) assisted Broom in discovering more fossil bones of Australopithecus there. Most mainstream scientists now consider Australopithecus, who existed at Sterkfontein about three million years ago,…

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

• Greenland Glaciers on the Move The latest measurements of the glaciers’ movements suggest that they are not accelerating as much as feared. http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2012/05/greenland-glaciers-on-themove.html   • Climatic Effects of a Solar Minimum An abrupt cooling in Europe together with an increase in humidity and particularly in windiness coincided with a sustained reduction in solar activity 2800 years ago. http://phys.org/news/2012-05-climatic-effects-solar-minimum.html   • Is the Next Yellowstone Super Eruption Closer Than You Think? The Good News: scientists have discovered that “the Yellowstone super-volcano is a little less…

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Cornered Hawass Lashes Out

Cornered Hawass Lashes Out Author Robert Bauval Attacked in Egyptian Press By Philip Coppens   CAPTION: Zahi Hawass talks to reporters at the entrance of the Egyptian Museum on February 16, 2011.   For the former head of Egyptian Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass, a new life without political and scientific power could be prompting what seems to many like desperate behavior—the re-starting of an old, but very public, feud with popular researcher Robert Bauval—best known for proposing in 1995 (The Orion Mystery) that the monuments…

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The Black Cross of Scotland

The Black Cross of Scotland: Has the Long-Lost Relic Been Found At Last? By Jeff Nisbet   This is the tale of a famous relic, considered lost for almost 500 years. It begins in AD 326, when Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, sent his mother, Helena, on a mission to the Holy Land in search of relics of the Judeo-Christian tradition. While there, Helena found several buried crucifixes. One of them, by miraculously curing a dying woman, was believed to be the “True…

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Rescuing Rapunzel

Rescuing Rapunzel: Why Do Some Ancient Tales Still Resonate? By John Chambers   “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair” is a well-known line from the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale, Rapunzel. The story is about a girl who, seized at birth by a sorceress, is imprisoned in a high tower. She lets down her tresses from the window so the sorceress can climb up and visit her and is eventually discovered by a prince, who—after many vicissitudes—marries her. In 1989, in Imaginary Landscape: Making Worlds of…

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The ‘Future’ of Science Fiction

The ‘Future’ of Science Fiction Do Its Writers Know Something the Rest of Us Don’t? By William B. Stoecker   We hear a lot about science fiction writers foreseeing the future, but, in fact, their track record has not been all that good. In general most of them have been far too optimistic about the pace of technological innovation; 2001: A Space Odyssey, for example, predicted a lunar base and a manned voyage to the vicinity of Jupiter by 2001. Science fiction writers did not…

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Puma Punku: Enduring Enigma

Puma Punku: Enduring Enigma Why Does One of the World’s Greatest Ancient Mysteries Remain Virtually Unknown? By Brien Foerster   On the high, arid plains of Bolivia, some 11 km from the southern edge of South America’s largest lake, Titicaca, brood the ruins of a once proud human accomplishment, Puma Punku. The name itself derives from the Native Aymara language, still in use by millions, mainly in the rural areas of Peru and Bolivia, and roughly translates as being “Door of the Puma.” However, it…

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The Paradox of the Cathedrals

The Paradox of the Cathedrals Were They Simply Monuments to Faith or Something Else? By Richard Cassaro   The cathedrals of Europe are still one of the most famous and well-known examples of architecture in the Western world. Built nearly a thousand years ago, these structures still stand as a testament to the skill of the ancient craftsmen: the Freemasons, a band of traveling stone craftsmen who joined together in the Middle Ages to build some of the finest structures of all time, monuments to…

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The Making of the Piri Reis Map

In 1929, in the Topkapi Palace Library in Istanbul (Constantinople), a map drawn over 400 years before was rediscovered. The cartographer was actually an admiral “Re-is” by the name of Piri Ibn Haji Mohammed. The map was unusual in that it had projections of the Americas down to South America and employed correct longitudes. It also had a notation that it was, in part, drawn over a map used by Columbus, just 21 years after he reached the New World. Another notation said that over…

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Astrology: Saturn in Scorpio—October 2012 to September 2015

Astrology: Saturn in Scorpio—October 2012 to September 2015 The Principle of Form Enters the Arena of Pure Energy By Julie Loar   “It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities.”   —J.K. Rowling Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Along with Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune, Saturn is classified as a gas giant. Much of what we know about Saturn came from the Voyager explorations in…

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Video & DVD: Unconventional Wisdom

Video & DVD: Unconventional Wisdom Challenge Old Modes of Thinking with These Cutting-Edge Films By Marsha Oaks   The old term ‘far out’ doesn’t seem adequate any more. Yesterday’s ‘far-out’ is today’s ‘interesting’ and tomorrow’s ‘so-what.’ At any rate, this month’s offering remain ‘far-out,’ for now, but who can say for how long.   LIGHT OF SION William Henry This DVD is based on William’s latest book The Secret of Sion. He discusses his decoding of Gnostic gospels and sacred art that reveal: Jesus ascended…

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