Who Killed Tycho Brahe?

Peter Bros, the late alternative science historian and regular Atlantis Rising contributor, believed that mainstream science was not to be trusted. Citing such unsung heroes as Immanuel Velikovsky and Halton Arp, Bros argued that modern academic science behaves more like an intolerant fundamentalist religion than an institution devoted to learning the truth. Velikovsky was a great scholar with impeccable credentials. For his politically incorrect revelation of the role of planetary cataclysm in the history of civilization, he saw his views and his reputation thoroughly trashed…

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Tales of the Real Ulysses

Homer may be regarded as the greatest poet of the ancient world. The stories, however, are not his own. He took the imported tales of a great war that happened long before and far from Greece, took some of the gods and heroes that existed among peoples from Ireland, Iberia, and Scandinavia and added his own creativity. The result was The Iliad and The Odyssey. One of his greatest heroes was Ulysses. But Ulysses was known from far more ancient times. Part god, part hero,…

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The Marian Apparition Enigma

On October 13, Receive a I to you’re just tastes muted, more type. Non almost. 1917, in Fatima, Portugal, 70,000 people witnessed a miracle of the sun “dancing.” All who were present reported that they could look directly at the sun without blinking or hurting their eyes. While they were watching the sun, it appeared to come close and move far away, get larger and smaller, change colors, and rotate like a wheel. Eye specialist Dr. Domingos Pinto Coelho, wrote of his experience: “The sun,…

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Waiting for the Apocalypse

In Timaeus and Critias, Plato’s account of Atlantis (written in 360 BC), the island nation, was said to have sunk around 9600 BC after millennia of history. In the seventeenth century the Bishop of Ireland, James Ussher, published a biblical chronology declaring that the creation occurred on Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC (Julian calendar). Today mainstream natural historians insist that Earth is between four and five billion years old, and that the first humans like us arrived about one hundred thousand years ago, which, they…

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The Designer Factor

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.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   No Myths Here In “God and the Big Bang” (A.R. #97), Elliot Hughes mentions that the existence of a designer cannot be scientifically proven. This is a myth created by skeptics so the “designer” question can be swept under the rug and “believers”…

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News

Temple of Atlan, in the Bahamas? A discovery of massive ruins of quarried stone about 30 miles south of Bimini in the Bahamas has been reported by underwater archaeologists (and frequent contributors to this publication) Drs. Greg and Lora Little. First described in Atlantis Rising, #97, “Brown’s Ruins” (named for Eslie and Krista Brown, the divers who found it) is arousing much speculation that it might, perhaps, be part of the long-sought remains of Atlantis. Whether or not that is the case, the anomalous features…

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Is Piltdown Hoax Now Solved? CAPTION: “The Piltdown Gang.” (back, left to right) F. O. Barlow, G. Elliot Smith, “discoverer” Charles Dawson, Arthur Smith Woodward. Front row: A. S. Underwood, Arthur Keith, W. P. Pycraft, and Sir Ray Lankester. Note the painting of Charles Darwin on the wall. (John Cooke, 1915)   When first announced a century ago at Britain’s prestigious Geological Society, the discovery of the so-called Piltdown-Man skull, and related fragments, was hailed as conclusive proof of the long-sought “missing link” in Charles…

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Still More News

Lunar Vacations Coming Soon If you have long dreamed of personally traveling to the Moon, don’t despair. Anyone who can afford the price of a ticket soon may be able to do just that. About 1.4 billion dollars should be enough, so start saving. Claiming that recent technological advances make it all possible, a new, private space-faring start-up is aiming at the market for Moon travel. Golden Spike, named after the final piece of the transcontinental railway in 1869 and founded by some major space…

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The Many Dimensions of Breakthrough Thinking

The Global Breakthrough Energy Movement conference in Hilversum, Holland, in November was a breakthrough in itself. The three-day event broadened and deepened communication between advocates of new, clean-energy inventions, on the one hand, and thought-leaders who are passionate about other ways to improve our world. This month’s column will listen in on some of that conversation, which often detoured to extraordinary ideas. Musician, author, and explorer Michael Tellinger of South Africa has seen evidence that indicates the ancients had advanced knowledge of the laws of…

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The Oldest Stone Spear Points? Really?

In the November 16, 2012, issue of Science, Jayne Wilkins of the University of Toronto and her coworkers announced what they considered to be the oldest example of stone spear points. The spear points, which were found at a site called Kathu Pan 1 in the country of South Africa, are about five hundred thousand years old. The discoverers attributed the spear points to the apeman, Homo heidelbergensis. Mainstream archeologists do not believe that anatomically modern humans existed a half million years ago. The stone…

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Late-Breaking Stories

•  Philip Coppens (1971–2012) The popular alternative science reporter and frequent Atlantis Rising contributor died suddenly in December 2012 of angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He is survived by his wife, the novelist Kathleen McGowan. http://www.dailygrail.com/Hidden-History/2012/12/Vale-Philip-Coppens-1971-2012   •  Roswell Officer Speaks from the Grave A Lieutenant and Press Officer at Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) in 1947 left a testament to the reality of fallen ET in a rare audio recording meant to be heard after his death. http://bragalia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/roswell-officer-speaks-from-grave-taped.html   •  Senator Claims Angels…

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Rama’s Bridge

Historians, archaeologists and researchers into our distant past insist that civilized life began on the Earth about five thousand years ago. They point to an absence of hard evidence supporting the existence of a preexisting culture prior to the rise of the Sumerians and the Egyptians, and despite recently discovered ruins of advanced construction at Turkey’s Gobeckli Tepe dating to over twelve thousand years ago. When alternative historians such as John Anthony West, Robert Schoch, and Graham Hancock propose that structures on the Giza plateau…

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Updating the Dating Picture

Back in the nineteen-fifties, when, to paraphrase poet Robert Burns, “God was in his heaven and all was right with the world,” mainstream archaeologists, physical anthropologists, and geologists thought they had it all figured out—or, at least, so it seemed. Civilization—agriculture, woven fabrics, fired ceramics, large stone buildings, and writing, they argued, dated back only five to six thousand years BP (before the present). Only the shortest ocean voyages were made in that early period, with seafarers hugging the coastline.  Man, as a species, dated…

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The Very Strange Case of Çatalhöyük

Off the modern beaten path, on the Anatolian plain southeast of the city of Konya (south-central Turkey), are found a couple of large and rather nondescript hills surrounded by fields. For seven millennia these mounds held a secret—buried within them are the material remains of a large and complex community dating back to what conventional archaeologists refer to as the Neolithic (New Stone Age) and Chalcolithic (Copper Age, transitional between the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age). Today this archaeological site is known as…

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Physics and the Unconscious

A strange phenomenon stalked the ground-breaking, Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who won the Nobel Prize in 1945 for his discovery of the exclusion principle: often, when Pauli appeared, catastrophes, such as mechanical breakdowns, took place in his vicinity—though they always excluded Pauli himself. On the same afternoon that Pauli visited the astronomical observatory at Bergesdorf, Germany, the staff found out that a terrible accident had rendered the refractor telescope useless. Once, when Pauli was thought to be in Switzerland, a massive equipment failure took place…

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Thoth & The Grail

The very name, “alchemy,” it has been said, is derived from the land of Egypt: “Al-Khemit.” Egypt itself was a symbol of alchemy, the outcome of a transformative substance—the Egyptian soil, deposited by the Nile, allowing farmers to grow their crops and feed the nation. No wonder that the Nile was considered to be at the origin of all life; for the ancient Egyptians, it was. We also know how our modern chemistry is derived from medieval alchemical practices. It seems that what was held…

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The Devil’s Triangle Revisited

It would seem that everything known about the disappearance of ships and planes in the so-called “Bermuda Triangle” has been repeatedly published or discussed for nearly seventy years. Not so, according to a U.S. Army Master Aviator with twenty years in the military, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, four Purple Hearts, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Jon F. Myhre began flying when he was twelve years old, soloed three years later, and is today a commercial pilot and flight instructor. As…

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George Washington and the Hand of God

George Washington was indispensible to the American Revolution and to the first years of our fledgling republic. Instance after instance has been reported of what was widely recognized as divine intervention to protect him for a purpose. In a letter to his wife Martha, written after the Continental Congress selected him to lead the Continental Army, Washington said, “I shall rely, therefore, confidently on that Providence which has heretofore preserved and been bountiful to me, not doubting but that I shall return safe to you…”…

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Gender Issues on Olympus

“The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.” —Virginia Woolf, “A Room of One’s Own”   Half of the world is female, and in astrology the zodiac signs are six male and six female—or projective and receptive polarities—which alternate polarity as they progress from the first sign Aries to the twelfth sign Pisces. But that “gender balance” does not extend to the planets. Of the planets used in traditional astrology, Venus is the only…

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Iconoclasts Take on Darwin

At Atlantis Rising, we like to focus on facts, whether appreciated by the main stream or not. Conventional thinking, though interested in many things, seldom appears to include facts on the list, at least not unless preconceived notions are supported. This month’s DVDs may not appeal to conventional thinkers, but we think those looking for facts and willing to follow them wherever they might lead will find them a very appealing group.   ICONS OF EVOLUTION: The Growing Scientific Controversy Over Darwin Coldwater Media This…

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