Lost Tribes

The Bnei Menashe tribe in northeastern India believe they are descended from the Menasseh tribe, one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. They are one of many groups from around the world who are seeking recognition by the Jewish state, asylum, or emigration to Israel. The Bnei Menashe share an oral history of migration from the Middle East along the Silk Road to India. They have strongly rooted religious practices that are in accord with the Jewish faith. Though certainly not conclusive, genetic testing…

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Morphic Fields & DNA

We are assured by those high priests of scientism, geneticists, and biochemists and biologists that heredity is controlled solely by DNA. Genes (DNA segments) carry all the information necessary to replicate a human being, a whale, or a redwood tree. Case closed. But there are just a few small problems with this. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a very long, complex chain molecule consisting of two “spines” twisted into an end-for-end double helix and connected by “bridges.” Each bridge is a base pair of two nucleobases:…

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Challenging the Death Illusion

No man is an island, wrote English poet John Donne. Leading-edge biologist and geneticist Dr. Robert Lanza not only agrees, he says we’re all One. Still, he lives somewhat sequestered from his fellow New Englanders—on an island not too far from his lab in Worcester, Mass. And, à la Emerson and Thoreau, he shares his 10 acres with wildlife: blue herons, swans, hawks, foxes, and raccoons—even ‘a fat woodchuck the size of a dog.’ A bobcat has recently moved in, a welcome new neighbor, though…

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Webcasting our “Conversations”

By the time you read this, the all-new Atlantis Rising Conversations Internet radio show will have made its debut. It is our plan to offer a regular series of interviews with our many world-class writers on the topics they cover so well in our pages. Eventually we expect to talk to others who share our perspectives. For now each show will feature yours truly in conversation with one guest. As I write this in late February, all the details are not finalized, but you will…

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Minds: Open & Otherwise

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.”)   Open Minds and Deep Time The only reason that I subscribe to Atlantis Rising is because I perceive it to espouse a philosophy of publishing material that expands the mind. But in Atlantis Rising #103, there seems to be a new trend: a…

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News

Noah’s Story Revisited Noah is getting a great deal of attention these days. A new Paramount movie, starring Russell Crowe (now in theatres), attempts to retell the classic story of the man who the Bible says built a great ark to enable representatives of all living creatures (two by two) to survive a worldwide flood and to repopulate the Earth. Not only is Noah getting the full Hollywood treatment, but also an ancient cuneiform artifact, apparently offering instructions on how to build a very large…

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New Voynich Solution Claims Causing Stir The so-called Voynich manuscript remains undeciphered, but some progress, possibly, may now have been made in solving the mystery. Two widely separated, but authoritative, sources now cite new breakthroughs. On one hand a U.S. botanist has raised the tantalizing possibility that the strange document may have roots in the new world. And, late in February came word that a professor at Britain’s University of Bedfordshire claims to have actually cracked the code. Since its discovery in an Italian monastery…

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Even More News

No Big Bang? Maybe there was no Big Bang, after all. Maybe the universe has just been slowly thawing out from being a very cold place, and not exploding out from a single point. Christol Wetterich, a respected theoretical physicist of Germany’s Heidelberg University, argues in a new paper called, “A Universe Without Expansion,” that the universe, having once been very cold and very empty, has been emerging slowly ever since from the cosmic deep freeze. Previously Wetterich has suggested that the universe is just…

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Still More News

Did Francis Drake Make It to Canada? To the British under Queen Elizabeth I, Francis Drake was a hero. To the Spanish he was a pirate for whom king Phillip II offered a reward of about seven million dollars in today’s money. The money was never collected. And now it looks like the intrepid sea captain, privateer, navigator and slaver, went much further than the official history books of either England or Spain record. A newly discovered 16th century English shilling on the shoreline of…

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Former Rocket Scientist Sees the (Super) Light

We depend on electricity to power electronics, appliances and industries. What if our source of electrons—Earth’s ionosphere—gets whacked by some cataclysmic event and electrical technologies stop working? Maybe we’d better invest in developing “magnetricity” as a backup, says materials expert, inventor, professional engineer and former rocket scientist John V. Milewski, Ph.D. Magnetic monopoles—the magnetic analogue of electrons—are abundant in the sea of energy in our galaxy. Milewski notes that new-energy conference speakers often mention “zero-point energy” and free energy, but “they don’t define it enough…

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The Holloman Gravel Pit Finds

In September of 1999, I gave a lecture on my book Forbidden Archeology at the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. The audience was mostly professors and graduate students of geology. The invitation came from Dr. David Deming, a geology professor at the university. In my talk at the University of Oklahoma, in addition to mentioning cases from my book, I mentioned a case from Oklahoma that had come to my attention after Forbidden Archeology was published. In…

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Late-Breaking Stories

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Atlantis in the Azores

Dr. David Zink (1927–2008) was among the very few world-class scholars in the United States with personal courage enough to publicly state that Atlantis was real. His years of research at the Bimini Wall, a 1200-foot-long stone structure lying under 19 feet of water 55 miles east of Miami, not only established its man-made provenance, but strongly suggested an Atlantean identity. Although he persuasively argued on behalf of the wall’s original function as a harbor facility, Dr. Zink concluded that Bimini was only an outpost,…

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Templar Treasure and the Forbidden Island

The legendary Sinclairs of Templar and Masonic lore have long been regarded as Lords of the Isles. At one time they controlled Europe’s largest navy and, indeed, the family ruled supreme over Caithness, Scotland’s northernmost territory. From there, its fleet kept watch on the Orkneys, their island holdings just north of Scotland. While the Orkney’s might have been the first isles ruled by Sinclairs, they were by no means the last. The family history would ultimately be entwined with that of other singular islands including…

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Thoughts Through Space

In 1942, the remarkable though little-known book, Thoughts Through Space, by Australian-born aviator-explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins (1888–1958) and American author, playwright, and “sensitive” Harold Sherman (1898–1987), was published. It detailed the first experiment (conducted from late 1937 to early 1938) of its kind: a long-distance and long-term telepathy experiment where Wilkins, who was aiding in the aerial search for a missing Russian craft and its crew in the Arctic, would attempt to telepathically send information regarding his activities to Sherman, who, as a psychic, would…

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The Gnostics Mysteries of Abraxas

In the early centuries of the Christian era, a mysterious secretive cult flourished centered on the figure of Abraxas. Little is genuinely known about this entity or his disciples, who are generally (although not necessarily) placed under the broad umbrella known as Gnosticism. Abraxas is an obscure, hidden deity. Is this a god? Or is this an angel, an archon (ruler, lord, or princeps), an aeon (emanation from God), the demiurge (creator and maintainer of the physical universe), a daemon (daimon; a nature spirit, often…

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Pathological Skepticism

In my previous books, The Secret Tao, and 2012 & The Mayan Prophecy of Doom, I have been criticized by skeptics that the theories and evidence I cite have not yet been accepted by mainstream science. So, I think it’s worth examining the question of what constitutes good science. http://viagra24onlinepharmacy.com/ Evidence is neither true nor false; it is the conclusions you draw from the evidence that are either true of false. Of course, that depends on whom you talk to. Sometimes there is a consensus…

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The Exodus as Egyptian History

A growing number of academics hold that the disasters described in the Book of Exodus, which dissolved royal authority, were not normal climatic events but were part of a cosmic catastrophe that affected the whole earth; a catastrophe that rained meteor showers on the world (the hail mixed with fire) and darkened the skies with the ash of hundreds of erupting volcanoes. Whether or not we accept this catastrophist view, all can agree that the story recorded in the Old Testament describes the Exodus as…

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A Question of Breeding

Throughout human history, human beings of an advanced type have coexisted with tribes of the lowest development, just as in today’s world the sophisticated West shares the planet with peoples of Stone Age culture. Yet, according to Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man, the stronger or better “drives out its brutish ancestor… Extinction at the hands of a successor is inevitable.” One species, the fittest one, preempts the “niche.” We need only look at Africa to refute this claim: for on that continent—which was…

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Ceres, Grain & Virtue

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Airman’s Odyssey Before telescopes, astronomers defined objects in the sky as Sun, Moon, stars. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, the five planets visible to the unaided eye, moved against the backdrop of the seemingly “fixed” stars. Today, knowledge of our Solar System and beyond is expanding at an exponential rate, and the picture is more vast and complex than we ever…

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The Designer Factor

The very idea of a higher power, of any kind, invites many varied and intense reactions—both pro and con—and it is often hard to get past the emotion to the evidence, but here are some recent films that give it a good try.   THE MASTER DESIGNER—THE SONG Hosted by Brian Corsetti This is another inspiring production from Exploration Films. Atlantis Rising has already reviewed their excellent Intelligent Design Collection: Darwin’s Dilemma, The Privileged Planet, and Unlocking the Mystery of Life, a provocative collection of…

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