The Riddle of Lost Civilization

A study appearing in a December 2012 issue of the Hungarian scientific journal PloS ONE, declared that prehistoric artists were more scientifically accurate in depicting the movements of animals than are their modern colleagues. By comparing drawings of four-legged animals found on cave walls with roughly parallel published drawings from the 1880s, researchers at Eotvos University in Budapest were able to show that modern depictions of the walking or trotting motions of animals had the positioning of the legs wrong more often than did the…

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Creatures of the Underworld

Deep in north central New Mexico is the sleepy little town of Dulce. Located on the Archuleta Mesa on the Colorado-New Mexico border, Dulce is home to about 3,000 and is capital to the Jicarilla Apache Nation. In the early 1980s this seemingly insignificant location became a center of controversy. Physicist and inventor, Paul Bennewitz, claimed he had discovered an underground base there occupied by extraterrestrials. His story quickly spread throughout the UFO community. Sensational allegations included human abduction by these extraterrestrial beings. Bennewitz also…

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Ancient Genius

In the region of Greater Cairo, in the northeast segment of the modern city, stands a lonely obelisk. It marks the position of the most revered ‘learning center,’ a ‘university,’ of the ancient world. No Egyptologist really knows how old this mysterious center is, who first put it at that place and why, let alone what systems of science and knowledge were taught there. Most, however, believe that Heliopolis was there long before the pyramids. It was known as Innu by the ancient Egyptians; later…

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Making Sense Out of ‘Nonsense’

In June we learned that the so-called Voynich Manuscript has a ‘genuine message.’ That is not to say that the mysterious fifteenth-century book has been translated, only that it must mean something. A statistical analysis of the words and letters in Voynich (named after its discoverer) is now said to reveal patterns consistent with real language. This is a big deal because, up until now, the consensus has been that Voynich is a hoax, containing only gibberish—meant to look like it means something when it…

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Forgotten Evidence

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.”)   Sitchin’s Legacy In the new Atlantis Rising Issue #100 and other books, magazines, and on-line websites, I have seen, as is the question: are we alone? Are there others out there? They reference Sitchin in many of them, but I don’t see anyone…

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News

Possible Atlantis Site Discovered Off Brazil The long list of possible locations for Atlantis has grown lengthier. The latest addition is off the coast of Brazil where Japanese scientists in a deep sea submersible have identified large deposits of granite and quartz sand on the ocean floor more than 8,000 feet below the surface. That is deemed important because both materials form only on dry land, hence the region was, apparently, once above water. The discovery, about 900 miles from Rio de Janiero has caused…

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Could Government Intrude into the Mind’s Domain With all the worry about the U.S. Government’s high-tech spying apparatus at the NSA, IRS, DOJ, etc., there has yet to be much talk about its paranormal capabilities, but perhaps there should be. Sensational revelations in the spring of 2013, first reported in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, cited NSA “whistleblower” Edward Snowden to the effect that Internet giants Google, Facebook, Apple, and others had provided government agents with access to their servers, potentially facilitating the reading of e-mails and…

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Cue Ball from Space Could Save Earth After February’s meteorite strike in Siberia, the scientific community is abuzz with ideas to prevent something like that from hitting Earth in a way even scarier. In fact, the danger that something similar could destroy civilization, as we know it, is now taken seriously as never before. Not surprisingly, the Russians, whose city Chelyabinsk was nearly hit, and who were also targets of the great Tunguska event of 1908, are at the forefront in proposing possible remedies to…

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Lost Jungle Temple Discovered Near Angkor Wat Using the latest airborne laser technology from the University of Sydney, Australian and French archaeologists have penetrated Cambodia’s dense jungles near Angkor Wat—the largest temple ruin in the world—to locate a lost city. Named Mahendraparvata, the complex was previously thought generic viagra to exist, but until the new technology was deployed, no one could find it. According to the Australian magazine The Saturday Age, Jean-Baptiste Chevance, co-leader of the expedition, explained that ancient scriptures recorded that king Jayavarman…

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Magical Water—Does It Really Live and Remember?

Jeane Manning is on a brief sabbatical and will return later this year. The following is an edited excerpt from her article, “The Power of Water,” originally published in Atlantis Rising in May of 1999. —ED  Early in the twentieth century Austrian forest warden Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) warned about wastelands that would—and did—appear on our planet if vast forests disappear. He observed water’s interaction with the forest, such as the vitality of cold, pure water in tree-sheltered streams. “Comprehend nature, then copy nature,” he admonished….

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Late-Breaking Stories

•  Lake Vostok Teeming with Life Ice cores from the basin of the vast subglacial lake, drilled by Russian scientists in 2012, reveal DNA from thousands of organisms. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/antarctica/10164193/Antarctic-Lake-Vostok-buried-under-two-miles-of-ice-found-to-teem-with-life.html   •  Secret of Quantum Bi-Location Discovered? The ability to control one quantum particle by manipulating another somewhere else sounds like the stuff of science fiction. Now physicists say they know how to do it. http://www.technologyreview.com/view/516636/physicists-discover-the-secret-of-quantum-remote-control/   •  How Close Are We to Getting Superpowers? X-ray vision, invisibility cloaks, time travel and even immortality—they were all…

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The Sandia Cave Controversy Revisited

From May 26 to May 31, 2013, I attended the conference of the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are two kinds of rock art researchers. One kind is interested in trying to decipher the meaning of ancient markings on stone (petroglyphs). Another kind thinks that such attempts are fruitless, and they concentrate on what they consider to be the purely “scientific” aspects of petroglyphs, such as trying to date them with chemical or radiometric methods and trying to determine…

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Facing the Extinction Threat

Periodically there have been planet-wide mass extinction events that have wiped out many plant and animal species. A prime example would be the asteroid impact of some sixty-five million years ago that ended the Cretaceous and, apparently, brought an end to the dinosaurs (although they may have already been in decline or had been wiped out by the Deccan Traps flood basalt eruptions and climatic change caused by those eruptions). The much earlier Permian extinctions were even greater and were apparently triggered by the Siberian…

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The Mathematics of Catastrophe

The seventeenth-century scientists Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, and William Whiston were not, it seems, as staid and steady in their creation of the new mathematics and physics as we might have thought. They were virtually Velikovskian in their belief that a comet caused the Biblical Flood. Even more wildly, they believed that the comet that caused the Flood also played a starring role in the creation of the world and will play a catastrophic role in bringing our world to an end. In December 1680,…

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Legend of the Swan Knight

Legends, folktales, myths, and stories often are told on two levels. One is for the common people, the uninitiated who view the stories as entertainment. Another level is for the few initiates who are taught that the tale conceals much deeper secrets. Many of these have been around for hundreds and thousands of years, being updated to fit their times. The legend of the Swan Knight, mostly considered to have a medieval source, is actually one with a history spanning nine thousand years and one…

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Atlantis: Navel of the World

While first collecting research materials during 1980 for my investigation into the lost empire of Atlantis, a peculiar motif began to emerge almost of its own accord from time to time. Over the thirty-three years since, this recurring theme eventually opened up a line of inquiry that not only affirmed the sunken kingdom’s historical reality but also revealed its spiritual core as the axis mundi, or “Navel of the World.” It appears in numerous references throughout Classical and pre-Classical traditions to some anciently splendid realm…

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The Mystery of Mary in Ephesus

I almost skipped it, as indeed I had on previous trips to the Ephesus-Selçuk region of Turkey. Could Mary, the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, have really lived here? I was vaguely aware of various traditions, going back to the Renaissance and earlier, that she had come to this area with the disciple St. John, but I put about as much stock in the veracity of such accounts as the supposed staff of Moses and sword of David that I had seen a few…

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Literature from Another World

The Los Angeles Times called her 1918 book, Hope Trueblood, a “masterpiece.” The Chicago Mail said that the reader “will wonder at the sheer beauty of the story’s thought and diction,” calling the author a “master word builder.” The New York Tribune referred to it as “a work approximating absolute genius.” Lady’s Pictorial, of London, said that the book “will stand as a landmark of fiction by a new writer, who will take a prominent place among great writers.” Over a period of some 24…

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The Trouble with Terror Management Theory

How often do you think about dying? How do you respond when you see someone close to you die or have a close brush with death? Does thinking about death motivate you to do the things that are important to you? Many social psychologists suggest that the fear of death creates an unconscious terror that drives whole cultures. Terror Management Theory (TMT) proposes that awareness of the finality and inevitability of death causes us to create many different meaningful structures in our lives in order…

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Haumea and Makemake

“Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.”  —Pete Seeger   About two decades ago astronomers began to understand that Pluto was just the most visible member of the Kuiper Belt, a vast ring of thousands icy, rocky debris circling the outer solar system. Other small, planet-like bodies, called Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs), joined the Sun’s family; and when a world named Eris was found in this region and seemed to be larger than Pluto, astronomers reluctantly decided to…

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Journeys in Space & Time

ALIEN ABDUCTION: The Odyssey of Betty and Barney Hill Reality Entertainment Many people have heard some version of the Betty and Barney Hill UFO encounter, which became a worldwide story in 1966 with the publication of the book, The Interrupted Journey, by John G. Fuller, and additionally in 1975 with the release of the movie, The UFO Incident. But according to Kathleen Marden, the complete story has never been told—until now. And why would she know this? Because she is Betty Hill’s niece and was…

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