What Does Water Remember?

What if the element that keeps us alive could also perform wonders that few of its protectors know about? What if water is sensitive to everything it touches, and stores inside itself a record of the substances encountered on its journey? “Water is life!” became a rallying cry heard throughout social media last year. The outrageous question is: what if water’s knowledge can somehow be converted into a digital file, read by instruments at a distant location, and eventually be used in the fight against…

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The Constellation Leo & the Great Sphinx

It has long been believed (and still is!) by Egyptologists that the ancient Egyptians did not know the zodiac and that the Greeks brought it—the so-called Greco-Babylonian Zodiac—into Egypt sometime in the third or fourth century BCE, probably. This may indeed be so for the Babylonian zodiac, but it does not necessarily follow that the ancient Egyptians did not have a zodiac of their own or did not identify certain constellations along the zodiacal belt that were important to them. I very much believe they…

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Nine Unknown Men

Pataliputra was a city in ancient India, originally built by Magadha ruler Ajatashatru in 490 BCE as a small fort near the Ganges River. The city reached the pinnacle of prosperity when it became the capital of the great Mauryan emperors, Chandragupta Maurya and Asoka the Great. The empire was expanded into India’s central and southern regions by Chandragupta’s successor, Bindusara. Under the rulership of Asoka the empire grew even more, though the southern parts of India and Sri Lanka remained outside of the Maurya…

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Searching for Insights in Inkblots

A new book drawing attention is The Inkblots: Herman Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing, by Damon Searls. It’s the story of what was once one of psychiatry’s most frequently used tools. You can get the book from the Atlantis Rising Store. Rorschach himself was a psychiatrist with artistic ability, who trained with Freud and Jung. Working in a Swiss asylum, in 1917, he designed a test intended to reveal the subjective perceptual experience of his patients. Placing a drop of ink…

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Stellar Construction?

Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or email is the best, but not the only, way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising website: go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   Mega Engineering Robert Schoch’s article [“Mega Engineering in the Stars,” AR #122] reminded me of Larry Niven’s book, Ringworld. It described an artificial world built by a truly advanced (and wealthy) civilization that consisted of a ring-shaped structure open on the side facing the…

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News

Antarctic Anomalies and “Conspiricism” Once again the mystery of Antarctica is making news, though the full implications of recent developments are not yet entirely clear. In January, the British newspaper The Daily Mail reported that a 400-foot-in-diameter dome said to be visible on GoogleEarth had been shone in a YouTube video as evidence for a lost ancient civilization. Others, the Mail reported, saw the formation as strictly natural. The authenticity of the YouTube image itself was questioned in the story with the comment that Antarctica…

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King Tut’s Tomb Set for Hi-Tech Radar Search In the first half of 2016 we reported several times on new research in King Tut’s tomb, in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, that suggested a previously undiscovered chamber might exist there. Subsequent preliminary studies proved inconclusive, but the investigation has not ended. In February, the Egyptian Department of Antiquities announced that the scientific search for a lost secret chamber would resume in earnest later in 2017. An Italian team from Polytechnic University of Turin has been…

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Even More News

Magnetic Earth: a Cause or an Effect? Most of us have been taught that where there is smoke there is fire. One might also say that if there is a magnetic field, there must be a magnet. That is how most theories about the nature of Earth’s core originated, but is they true? We know Earth has a magnetic field, as confirmed by any compass or the aurora borealis, but how exactly did we come by this magnetic machine? That question, these days, is causing…

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Another Dead-Sea Scrolls Cave Found The good news: another Dead Sea Scrolls cave has been discovered. The bad news: there are no more Dead Sea Scrolls in it. Apparently the looters found it first. ‘Cave 12,’ as it will probably be called, is not far from the original 11 where the famous scrolls—generally dubbed the greatest archaeological find of the twentieth century—were first discovered in 1946. This is the first time in 60 years that a new cave has been found. The area near Qumran…

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What Happened to Our Sun Over 7,000 Years Ago?

An international team led by researchers at Nagoya University, along with U.S. and Swiss colleagues, has identified a new type of solar event and dated it to the year 5480 BC; they did this by measuring carbon-14 levels in tree rings, which reflect the effects of cosmic radiation on the atmosphere at the time. They have also proposed causes of this event, thereby extending knowledge of how the sun behaves. When the activity of the sun changes, it has direct effects on the earth. For…

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

Humans Taught to Echolocate Like Dolphins Scientists have successfully taught a small group of blind and sighted people how to navigate their surroundings using echolocation—the sonar-based language of dolphins and bats. Using sound created by tongue clicks, the group learned how to detect the size of virtual rooms with surprising accuracy—something that researchers had not expected in people who were born with sight. http://www.sciencealert.com/humans-are-being-taught-to-echolocate-like-dolphins-and-it-s-surprisingly-easy   Humans to Be Frozen for Space Travel By lowering the average body temperature (37 degrees Celsius) to around 32 degrees…

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Beating the Oxford Runaround to the Dawn Stones

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries many archaeologists and geologists in Europe were investigating crude stone tools they called eoliths, or “dawn stones”. The eoliths were being found in geological contexts of astonishing antiquity, reaching much further back in time than most scientists considered possible. One of the places where eoliths were discovered was Belgium. In 1906, Émile de Munck, a collector of artifacts, explored a sandpit near Boncelles, Belgium, and found some crude flint implements in an Oligocene stratum. According to the…

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Australian Americans?

Over the last decade, all manner of unexpected archaeological discoveries have led to many experts questioning much of what was assumed to be fact. A large variety of unexpected findings have called into question many elemental assumptions held about the past. These include the discovery of little “hobbits” on Flores Island; Siberian hominids with mtDNA connections to the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG); and the purity of our distinct genetic Homo sapiens code being compromised by a Neanderthal component of 4%. Professor Clive Gamble…

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Ancient ETs vs. Darwin

Who are we? How did we come to be upon the earth? It was once accepted as fact in the Western world that we came into being through a series of creative acts that took place over the course of just six days. In this particular narrative God placed the sun, moon, and stars in the sky and created the plants and animals; and then, on the sixth day, formed the first man and woman and placed them in a divine garden to live. The…

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The Immortal Laws of Music

According to a new study, the music of Mozart and Strauss can lower blood lipid concentrations and the heart rate. A 2016 paper on the effect of different musical genres on the cardiovascular system, published in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (German Medical Society), showed that Mozart and Strauss music amazingly lowered blood pressure and heart rate, whereas there was no discernible effect for the songs of the pop band ABBA used as the control group (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016 /06/160620112512.htm). When the seventeenth century playwright William Congreve wrote, “Music…

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Lost City of the Arctic

There is no more desolate or inhabitable location on our planet that found above the Arctic Circle. Ferocious temperatures lashed by blasting windstorms make it a most difficult area for life to get a foothold. This ultimately remote and forbidden polar region would be the last place anyone would expect to discover evidence for an ancient civilization. Yet, the distinguished Natural History magazine reported, “We have now found an Arctic metropolis many times larger than anything previously thought possible in this part of the world…

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The Mysterious Gifts of the Saints

Holy men and women of the Christian Churches often surprise their faithful long after death. Their bodies may remain incorrupt, their bones can produce liquids like oils, or solids like powders, and their blood can turn from liquid to solid almost on cue. What is called “manna” is not to be confused with the Biblical term from Exodus when the Jews wandered through the desert. This was believed to be a gift from God. The ‘Manna of the Saints’ is a broad name given generally…

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The Helix of the Ages

The ancient Hindu sacred texts maintain that time, for human cultures, is divided up into discrete ages or “yugas.” The Satya Yuga was a time of peace and plenty; people were long-lived giants, morally upright, who had no need to toil away on farms or in mines. Morally, economically, and health-wise they degenerated a bit in the following Treta Yuga, and declined even more in the Duapara Yuga. Most Hindu scholars believe that we are now in the terrible Kali Yuga (named after the seemingly…

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Dance of the Shaman

As many readers who are familiar with my work surely realize, in many ways I straddle a couple of different communities—indeed, different worlds. I am a trained and “card-carrying” academic. I earned a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics at Yale University and I am currently a full-time, tenured faculty member at Boston University. Yet, I take a deep and serious interest in various topics that the majority of my fellow academics find, to put it mildly, loathsome. I have challenged mainstream status-quo dogma and studied…

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Earth and the Scheme of Things

“When we contemplate the whole globe, flying through space with other stars singing and shining, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.”             —John Muir   On February 22, 2017, NASA made a stunning announcement. The Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first-known system of seven Earth-sized exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) in orbit around a single star. This system is in the constellation of Aquarius and is about 40 light-years from Earth—relatively close in stellar terms. NASA believes three of…

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Orthodox Science on Trial

Are we witnessing the fall of a mighty empire? There is plenty of support for that notion in this group of DVD offerings, which challenge in completely new ways the truth of three different branches of conventional science—archaeology, physics, and biology. PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE—EXODUS: A Filmmaker’s Journey Timothy Mahoney On a January evening in 2015, major theaters throughout the country sold out or were filled to near capacity as tens of thousands of people gathered to see the feature documentary: Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, and…

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