The Bible & Astrology

With the recent spate of spectacular astronomical news—as in February’s meteor strike in Siberia, the close encounter with asteroid DA14, or the dramatic appearance of the purported comet of the century, Ison, expected later this year (see page 10)—it’s tempting to draw disturbing conclusions from purportedly prophetic Biblical passages. Consider this reference in Revelation 8:10-11, “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as if it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers…

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The Mahatmas and Their Letters

The Sanskrit word “mahatma” means great soul. The term has been applied to recent historical figures, such as Mohandas Ghandi, due to his public work and apparent spiritual development. Such great souls have been part of the founding of many of the worlds wisdom and spiritual traditions. In the 1880’s, the two mahatmas Morya and Koot Hoomi are supposed to have communicated a whole body of esoteric knowledge to the early founders of the Theosophical Society through a large collection of “transmitted” letters. There has…

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Confucius in Manhattan

Dr. Neville Whymant, a British professor of linguistics, was surprised when he found out the real reason he was invited to a dinner party at the New York City, Park Avenue home of Judge and Mrs. William Cannon. But what he experienced that night during October 1926 went far beyond mere surprise. It left him awestruck. Some believe it is perhaps the most intriguing contact with the spirit world on record. As related by Whymant, first to the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) and…

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The Future of Scientific Genius

Is scientific genius becoming extinct? At least one leading academic psychologist thinks so. Dean Keith Simonton, a professor at the University of California, has written a recent commentary in the journal Nature forcefully suggesting that he thinks it unlikely that society will produce another Leonardo da Vinci, Newton, Einstein, or genius of equivalent stature. The reason, he says, is that all the basic principles of how the world works have already been discovered, and little remains to be done—except, perhaps, he might have said, to…

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Christian Mysteries

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.”)   The Marian Apparition Enigma [Philip Coppens] seemed amazed in Atlantis Rising #97, “Veil of Mystery,” that the image of Jesus’ face could have been reproduced on the veil [of Manoppello] on “mussel silk,” because it is neither printed nor painted on the material….

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News

Celestial Close Encounter of the Physical Kind On the morning of Feb. 16, 2013, the small city of Chelyabinsk in the southern Ural Mountains of Siberia got a taste of what the last days of Atlantis may have been like. Traveling at close to 40,000 miles per hour, a meteor flashed through the heavens and exploded with an estimated force of about 500 kilotons of TNT (or about 20 to 30 times the atomic blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan which ended World War II)….

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Story of Human Origins in the Americas Now Getting Long-Overdue Rewriting Even as Atlantis Rising Magazine has been among the few arguing that mainstream theories of how long humans have lived in the Americas are outdated, evidence on the point has continued to mount. Very slow to recognize the obvious, mainstream academia has continued to insist, and to be echoed by an ill-informed press, that the first humans (the so-called Clovis people) arrived about eleven thousand five hundred years ago by way of a land…

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Making Buildings Invisible to Earthquakes Could earthquake invisibility shake up the building construction industry? As builders in dangerous areas cross their fingers, a new technology is offering a possible defense against earth tremors. Scientists in France are looking at the new science of invisibility cloaking—made possible through the use of so-called meta-materials that can steer light around objects, rendering them virtually invisible—to make dangerous seismic waves go around buildings. Invisibility cloaks, not unlike those in Star Trek, are now made possible by using specially engineered…

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Hidden Chamber Discovered in Machu Picchu The wealth of immense and mysterious stone ruins found at many sites in Peru and Bolivia is officially attributed to the historically well-known Inca civilization of about six centuries ago, but the exact source and age of the amazing engineering remains unproven. Some scholars, such as Bolivian archaeologist Arthur Poznansky, have argued that many of the amazing achievements credited to the Incas were, in fact, inherited from an earlier, much more advanced, albeit forgotten, civilization. So far, neither side…

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New Energy History and Schoolgirl Still Evolving

Somewhere out there is a bright, strong-minded young woman in her early twenties who more than a decade ago played a role in a new-energy science saga that is still unfolding. She was the school girl for whom an invention, a key device for learning about the new energy paradigm, was nicknamed. The name School Girl circuit was soon shortened to “SG.” And now an e-book clarifies the invention in straightforward language. Bedini SG: The Complete Beginners’ Handbook, written by Dr. Peter Lindemann and Aaron…

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My Latest Opus

I would like to introduce, My Science, My Religion, which is a collection of 24 papers that I have presented at major international conferences on archaeology, anthropology, consciousness studies, history of science, and history of religion (MyScienceMyReligion.com). Presenting the papers has been an interesting experience for me, as well as for many of the scientists and scholars who have heard me. It is not every day that one sees someone like me making presentations at science conferences. I don’t have a Ph.D., and I openly…

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Late Breaking Stories

•  Great Pyramid Mystery to Be Solved by Hidden Room? A little-known cavity may support the theory that the very ancient monument was constructed inside out, via a spiraling, inclined interior tunnel—an idea that contradicts prevailing theories. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/11/081114-pyramid-room.html   • Rock Solid Proof of Alien Life? Recently discovered fossilized algae inside a Sri Lankan meteorite could finally prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life, claim the authors of the new paper. http://rt.com/news/meteorite-life-report-mars-310/   •  Living Crystals Said Created Scientists claim to have infused life into inanimate…

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The Lost Tomb of Alexander—Found?

One of the great, unsolved mysteries of antiquity, is the final resting place of that mighty royal warrior, Alexander the Great. His biographer, Arrian, fails to mention the funeral preparations, but Diodorus Siculus takes up the challenge in his Library of History. Diodorus mentions that Alexander’s body was mummified in the Egyptian fashion (he had been, after all, the pharaoh of all Egypt) and placed in a solid gold anthropoid sarcophagus (similar to that of pharaoh Tutankhamen), which had then been placed in another golden…

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The Sailing Stones of Death Valley

The Racetrack Playa is a flat-bottomed dry lake bed just canadian pharmacy online northwest of Death Valley but still within the boundaries of Death Valley National Park. It is a closed, or endorheic, basin 3,608 feet above sea level, and is 2.8 by 1.3 miles in size. Its average rainfall is only three to four inches annually, and freezing nights in winter are not uncommon. There are two outcroppings of bedrock at the playa’s north end; one, called the “Grandstand,” is composed of adamellite, a…

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Where Atlantis Meets Lemuria

I want to be honest and state up front that I am just not sure what to make of Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco, Tiahuanacu, Tihuanacu) and the associated site of Puma Punku (they are very close geographically and part of the same overall complex). Located high in the Andes of modern Bolivia near Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of over 3800 meters (over 12,500 feet), Tiwanaku is one of the great wonders of the ancient world and well worth exploring (as I did during a brief trip…

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Native American Origins? The Maya Connection

American history has endured two centuries of the destruction of historic sites to make room for the modern. It was not until recently that laws were enacted requiring builders in many states to stop excavation work wherever a site might be deemed historic. This saved an ancient circle from being destroyed right in the middle of Miami, Florida, where workers were tearing down an older property to make room for a newer one at 401 Bricknell Avenue. In the middle of the excavation, a worker…

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Lalibela and the Ark of the Covenant

Few know of the mysterious and distinguished King of Ethiopia, Lalibela, who ruled from 1180 to 1225, who created at the behest of angels what might be considered the eighth wonder of the world, and who may have transported the Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to East Africa. Robert Tabor remarks in Tales of Heroes and Angels that, “Lalibela is a man so steeped in legend and history that it is difficult to separate his real life from myth and make it easily understood….

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King Arthur and the Comet

We know the legendary King Arthur today as a renowned British king who rode out with the Knights of the Round Table to fight twelve epic battles. He was based in Camelot, the location of which is still debated today. And after receiving a deadly blow in his last battle, was taken to the mythical Isle of Avalon to be healed. What is less well known is that much of Arthurian legend comes from Geoffrey of Monmouth and other writers from the twelfth century or…

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Templars in Portugal

On Easter Sunday in 1118, a new king of Jerusalem was chosen, Baudoin de Bourcq, cousin of the late king Godefroi de Bouillon. Like his former family members, he too had served on the First Crusade. Barely had Baudoin II gotten used to his newly appointed seat when he received a visit from Hugues de Payen and Godefroi de Saint-Omer, as though the two intrepid knights were presenting their credentials. They may have received a less enthusiastic reception than from his predecessor, for Baudoin II…

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Ancient Magic—American Style

Devoted materialists scoff at the very notion of any sacred relationship between certain places on Earth and the human spirit. They denigrate the mystical experiences men and women of all races and cultures have known at such places from prehistory to modern times. Yet, these cynics are contradicted by some outstanding examples in our own country of a phenomenon long familiar to investigators of the arcane as “sympathetic magic.” The idea is that at least something of the spiritual power possessed by one object deemed…

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From Beyond the Grave

In this issue, we deal with the legacies of three pioneers of alternative thought who are no longer with us. Zecharia Sitchin and Philip Coppens have passed recently, and Edgar Cayce much earlier. All three, though, remain relevant and will likely do so for a long time. SITCHIN: Future, Past-Present Zecharia Sitchin Enjoy an evening with Zecharia Sitchin, biblical scholar and expert on the Sumerian epic poems. After an interview with John Van Auken (A.R.E.’s Director) on the various ancient civilizations, Sitchin lectures on his…

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