Giant Predecessors in America?

SIDEBAR: A Continuing and Growing Conundrum. From Zecharia Sitchin (There Were Giants Upon the Earth) to Susan Martinez (The Mysterious Origins of Hybrid Man); from Dante’s Divine Comedy to Jack and the Beanstalk; from the Hebrew Scriptures to the Book of Enoch; western culture is replete with references to ancient giants, who were said to have left deep marks on our psyche, if not on the archaeological record. The suggestion that such accounts could be based on fact has long been ridiculed by orthodox archaeology,…

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On the Trail of Orphic Mysteries in Bulgaria

I must be a bit taller than Orpheus. As I attempted to lie down in his reputed tomb, I just could not quite fit. Even if I had taken off my shoes and pressed my bare soles against the end of the cutout rock, my head would still not fit flat in the cavity. At the time, the early evening of July 29, 2014, I was filled with exuberant excitement as we were on the quest for new (and rediscovered) knowledge. And besides, why not…

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William Tell and The Templar Nation

The history of Switzerland is, at best, elusive. It is that way seemingly on purpose, with its origins murky. Its origin as a confederacy, we are told, originated with a man named William Tell who supplied the spark for independence. Yet most scholars say his story is a myth. The Swiss have their own version of a Declaration of Independence. It was said to be lost but was actually hidden for centuries. There is a reason the story of the origins of Switzerland as a…

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The Perils of “Incorrect” Persuasion

In August, as the world watched, thousands of Yezidi Kurds in Iraq ran for their lives before the advancing terrorist army known as ISIS or ISIL. Those who could not escape, but would not renounce their beliefs, faced horrors ranging from beheading, to crucifixion, to rape. The episode is but the latest in a mushrooming plague of religious persecution across the globe. In July Turkmenistan was added to the U.S. State Department’s list of worst religious freedom offenders, a list which already includes Burma, China,…

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Mythical Messages

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.”)   Meaning of Myths The article on the “Meaning of Myths” by William Stoecker (A.R. #107) was very interesting, as it may explain a problem I have been looking at for years. I have already explained that Arthurian legend was based upon the life…

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News

The Hearing Voices Can Be Okay, Say Shrinks Hearing voices does not necessarily mean you are crazy concede the ‘experts’—something which might reassure Mahatma Gandhi, Sigmund Freud, William Blake, Socrates, and other celebrated individuals who reported hearing such voices. According to a recent study published in The Schizophrenia Bulletin of Oxford University in England, what are called auditory hallucinations or ‘hearing voices’ is not limited to psychotics. Even though such hearing may be distressing to some and can lead to criminal behavior, there are many…

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Mystery Signals from Deep Space Is ET finally calling Earth? While most scientists won’t go there yet, they are acknowledging that they have a major puzzle on their hands. It seems that an intense burst of unexplained radio activity has now been picked up by two major radio telescopes on opposite sides of the globe. The signal was first detected in 2007 by astronomer Duncan Lorimer and his team at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia. Though very distinct, the mystery signal appeared…

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Even More News

70,000-Year-Old Settlement Found in Sudan Polish archaeologists have been making many remarkable and—from the point of view of mainstream history—disturbing discoveries of late. On page 22 of this issue, you can read Frank Joseph’s report on Tell Qaramel, an archaeological site in Syria, which, along with Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, is pushing the mainstream narrative for the dawn of civilization back to astonishingly ancient and even prediluvian times. In July came word that another team of Polish archaeologists in Sudan had unearthed the remains of…

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Still More News

Wikipedia Disses Homeopathy Wikipedia the on-line encyclopedia prides itself on providing for the free and collective exchange of information and with both sides on many controversial topics. Apparently, however, the same entrenched paradigm protectors who have successfully blocked dissemination of important knowledge on many worthy topics have now learned how to apply their systematic suppression techniques to Wikipedia. One prominent example is the entry on homeopathy. According to the Homeopathy Center website (http://www.homeopathycenter.org), Wikipedia does not accurately define or represent homeopathy, providing incorrect information and…

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Strange Thruster Defies Known Laws of Physics

Jerry Decker, founder of KeelyNet (KeelyNet.com), is a veteran of the quest for authentic free energy, gravity control and electronic health technologies. For over 20 years, he has tirelessly promoted the active sharing of useful and interesting information on both orthodox and alternative science. Not surprisingly, his pioneering website has inspired a host of imitators, but there is still only one KeelyNet and only one Jerry Decker. Atlantis Rising is proud to welcome his regular comments on free energy, gravity control, alternative science, and more…

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Calico, California and the Early Man Dispute

Travelers driving through the Mojave Desert along Interstate 15, the main highway from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, may notice, near the Minneola Road exit, a sign pointing the way to the Calico Early Man Site, which can be reached after a couple of miles on an unpaved road. Compared to the Pyramids of Egypt, it does not seem like a very impressive site, but here Louis Leakey, one of the most prominent archaeologists of the twentieth century, made some discoveries that radically challenged conventional…

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Late-Breaking Stories

•  Stonehenge Dry Spell Reveals Lost Secrets New aerial pictures of Stonehenge show brown patches of grass where stones may once have completed the circle. http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/sep/01/stonehenge-dry-spell-grass-perfect-circle   •   For the First Time Death Valley Rocks Seen Moving The rocks, some of which weigh up to 700 pounds, leave behind long trails in the dirt, indicating that something—or someone—has been moving them. Scientists think they know how. http://www.realclearscience.com/journal_club/2014/08/27/mystery_of_death_valleys_sliding_rocks_solved_108804.html   •  Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Demonstrated In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers…

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Civilization from Before the Deluge?

Our ancestors emerged from the end of the last ice age, we are told, as simple hunter-gatherers struggling for minimal existence but minus a culture of much material or spiritual value. Because these post-glacial survivors knew nothing of crop or animal domestication, they could not develop permanent settlements and, therefore, resorted instead to a kind of crude tribalism. This long-held view of Late Stone Age Man as a benighted primitive pushed to his physical limits by the forces of nature is being overturned by discoveries…

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The Reality of High Strangeness

The late British biologist, mathematician, and all around polymath, J.B.S. Haldane (1892–1964) once famously remarked: “The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” As it turns out, this may be an understatement. The very basic nature of reality is almost certainly very different from what most people are programmed (yes, programmed) to believe. In fact, reality is so strange, so confusing, that human beings, in what passes for our normal state of consciousness, may never be capable of…

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The Trouble with Timelines

In 1650 CE, a bishop named James Ussher tried to identify when the world was created. He used the dates given in the Bible of the pre-flood people (Adam, Enoch, Noah, etc.) to establish when Adam and Eve lived. Counting back so many years, plus six days, he discovered the date God had created the earth. He determined it was sometime in 4004 BCE. The vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, also looking to determine the date of creation, went one step further. He fine-tuned…

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Simone Weil: The Last Cathar?

In the summer of 1940, as war swept across Europe, there could be seen in the vineyards near Saint-Marcel d’Ardèche in southeast France a tiny, frail 31-year-old woman painfully gathering grapes. Her face was emaciated; her eyes were huge, black, and luminous. Wearing a voluminous, tattered, black cloak, moving slowly and awkwardly through the vines, she often seemed ill. Sometimes she collapsed to the ground, but always she rose again; and each time she did, she chanted in rich melodious tones—and in ancient Greek (the…

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Domes of the Prophets

“Close both eyes to see with the other eye.”  —Rumi It seems a given that dome-like buildings of the ancient day were consistently dedicated to otherworldly matters—temples, mosques, tombs, observatories, ceremonial chambers, spirit huts, council rooms—like Lebanon’s Domes of the Prophets or Sumeria’s Sacred Hut or the iwans of the Middle East or the vaulted roof at Ctesiphon (once the Persian capital) or Egypt’s sealed and domed serdab, which, in the Old Kingdom, housed the Ka statue of the pharaohs. Although the majestic dome later…

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The Lost Art of Resurrection

Let me begin with a legend of a child, born in a cave, saved from death in infancy, who grows up to teach a new religion to the masses then removes himself to a wilderness for a prescribed period, and upon his return is killed and fixed to a wooden structure, only to resurrect three days later and is deified as a god. The description, from c.1800 BC, is of a god-man called Krishna. Were you expecting someone else? There are 346 analogies between the…

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Mystery of the Placebo Effect

Placebo Effect: Also called the placebo response. A remarkable phenomenon in which a placebo—a fake treatment, an inactive substance like sugar, distilled water, or saline solution—can sometimes improve a patient’s condition simply because the person has the expectation that it will be helpful. Expectation plays a potent role in the placebo effect. The more a person believes they are going to benefit from a treatment, the more likely it is that they will experience a benefit. —MedicineNet.com   Skeptics of complementary therapies have often claimed…

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Signs or Stars

That which is below is as that which is above, and that which is above is as that which is below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing. —Attributed to Hermes Trismegistus   Astronomy and astrology both define the zodiac as a belt in the heavens about eight degrees either side of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun. This space also includes the motions of the Moon and principal planets against a backdrop of stars and deep space objects. Astrologers divide this…

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The DNA of Understanding

Atlantis Rising readers who caught “Genetic Manipulation” Patrick Marsolek’s cover story in A.R.’s January/February, 2014 (#103) will be pleased to hear about the feature film in this column, though they may not be pleased with the disturbing facts which they will learn. Others will remember stories in A.R. in the 1990s on researcher Carl Munck’s extraordinary take on ancient technology. Still others, upon hearing of the intriguing “Friendship Case” regarding UFOs in Italy, will remember Frank Joseph’s report on “Mussolini’s Roswell” in A.R. #64. In…

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