Lost River of the Vedas

What is the difference between a yogi in a cave and a caveman? Wisconsin born Sanskrit scholar and internationally renowned Vedic teacher and historian Dr. David Frawley isn’t making a new-age joke—he’s questioning our ability to interpret findings and determine dates relating to ancient civilizations. “We tend to identify advanced civilizations with technology, but that may not be the indicator we should be looking for,” he cautions. “Besides, would an advanced civilization leave a mess? Maybe they would clean up after themselves, leaving little evidence.”…

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Defying Gravity

To date, all space missions, manned or unmanned, have been lifted into orbit and beyond with rockets in one form or another. They work but are dangerous and expensive and very limited in their capabilities, in large part because in the vacuum of space, they must carry an oxidizer along with the fuel. They use highly explosive propellants and are dependent on high speed, high-pressure pumps and engines that can withstand enormous pressure and high temperatures. They need fuel to lift the payload, and more…

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The Lines of Nazca and the Solar Factor

Located in the desert approximately 400 to 450 kilometers southeast of Lima, the lines and geoglyphs are found spread over an area of some 450 square kilometers. The straight lines extend in virtually every direction, many radiating from common points or centers. Some of the lines are kilometers long. There are gigantic trapezoids, spirals, and other geometric shapes. In addition, there are representational geoglyphs on the desert floor depicting various animals and plants, including a monkey, spider, whale, dog, lizard, human (known colloquially as “the…

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Alternative Energy—Then and Now

In 1994, when Atlantis Rising Magazine first launched, it had been about five years since the sensational announcement by University of Utah scientists Drs. Martin Flieschman and Stanley Pons of their discovery of ‘cold fusion’ (now termed ‘LENR’ for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions), which was immediately presumed to be a method of inducing nuclear fusion in a tabletop device and to opening, perhaps, the floodgates of free—or at least cheap—energy. In the early days of this publication, we devoted a lot of space to the…

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Mysterious Heritage

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.”)   Magnetic Earth: Cause or Effect One thing this little story (“Magnetic Earth: Cause or Effect” AR #123) completely overlooked about the magnetic field is its half-life. Earth’s magnetic field has a half-life of 1,400 years; meaning it was twice as strong 1,400 years ago…

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News

Chinese Make Advances with ‘Impossible’ Space Drive The latest developments driving the proponents of old-think crazy, surrounds the so-called space travel technology called the EmDrive. In a closed, cone-shaped chamber microwaves are fired in such a way as to cause more force at one end than the other. The machine, say proponents, could provide virtually fuel-less propulsion for space travel, capable of acceleration to near light speed—what Star Trek used to call warp speed. Under the rules of Newtonian physics, which demand the ‘conservation of…

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Vehicle Wheel Ruts Are Millions of Years Old, Argues Geologist The anomalous tire and tread tracks of what could be ancient machines, found mostly in Turkey and Spain, and other places as well, are providing a major archaeological mystery. Now a respected Russian geologist says he believes the tracks could be 12 to 14 million years old. Dr. Alexander Koltypin, director of the Natural Science Research Center at Moscow’s International Independent University of Ecology and Geology, has been studying ancient ruts appearing in ground that…

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Chief Joseph’s Cuneiform Tablet Still Mystifies In 1877 Chief Joseph, the revered leader of the Native American tribe Nez Perce, gave General Nelson Appleton Miles a Mesopotamian cuneiform tablet. The event was well documented, but to this day, scholars are unable to explain where the chief got the artifact. The website, TheIndigenousAmerican.com, citing research by Vine Deloria, Jr. in the book Red Earth, White Lies, recounted the story in April. The tablet was presented at the surrender of Nez Perce to the U.S. Army. Chief…

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Time Travel Possible Could time travel, as in the movie Back to the Future, be more than a science fiction fantasy? A group of physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia are convinced that it is indeed possible in some way. In a recent experiment the scientists simulated how time-traveling photons might behave. At the quantum level, at least, they argue, the so-called ‘grandfather paradox’ could be resolved. In the ‘grandfather paradox,’ a person who travels to the past and kills his own grandfather,…

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Advanced Geometry in SW American Prehistory

Advanced Geometry in SW American Prehistory   Imagine you are about to plan and construct a building that involves several complicated geometrical shapes, but you aren’t allowed to write down any numbers or notes as you do it. For most of us, this would be impossible. Yet, new research from Arizona State University has revealed that the ancient Southwestern Pueblo people, who had no written language or written number system, were able to do just that—and used these skills to build sophisticated architectural complexes. Dr….

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The Curious Case of the Ophir Mine Skull

A few years ago, I received an email letter drawing my attention to the discovery, in the nineteenth century, of a human skull in a mine near Virginia City, Nevada, where prospectors had discovered the Comstock Lode, a vast deposit of silver ore. The mining activities in the Comstock Lode were documented by Dan DeQuille, the pen name of William Wright (1829–1898). From about 1859 to 1875, DeQuille lived in Virginia City. For much of the time he worked as a writer for a local…

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iNews: Late-Breaking Stories

Mars Trojans May Be Part of a Planet Destroyed Long Ago Mars has an asteroid entourage, with nine so-called Trojans trailing in its wake. Now it seems these traveling companions all had the same violent beginning: as the innards of a mini-planet, eviscerated in a violent collision. Some remnants may even have been incorporated into the material that became Mars. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/news/wise20110727.html   Mysteriously Large Amounts of Methane on Mars Scientists have now confirmed the presence of methane using NASA’s Curiosity rover, the most tangible evidence…

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The Illusions of Time

People take time for granted. They don’t pay attention to it until they start looking into it, and then it begins getting complicated. When it’s 6:00 PM in Tampa that’s 3:00 p.m. in California and 11:00 p.m. in London. We’ve learned to manage with these things. But when it’s 6:00 p.m. in Tampa, in Fiji it’s 10:00 in the morning, but it’s tomorrow. It’s earlier on the clock, but it’s tomorrow. When you look at the moon what you actually “see” is not the moon…

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Science Was Wrong

The history of aerospace technology is loaded with well-connected scientists who resisted change. There were prominent “experts” who thought flight was not to be. The great Lord Kelvin (1824–1907), President of the British Royal Society, in 1896 proclaimed: “I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning or of expectation of good results from any of the trials we hear of.” Of course, the following year he also called Wilhelm Roentgen’s X‐rays an elaborate hoax. As it happens, Roentgen won…

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The Cremation Dilemma

As recently as 1960, only 3.56% of Americans opted for cremation over burial. But, according to the Cremation Association of North America, the number of people in the United States choosing cremation is now about 50%. As of 2015, 48.6% of Americans and 68.8% of Canadians chose cremation. It has been projected that by 2020, the numbers will be 54.3% for Americans and 74.2% for Canadians. To the extent that death is feared and viewed as the ultimate enemy, the choice between burial and cremation…

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Synchronicity & the Titanic

Synchronicity is defined as an acausal bond linking two or more apparently unconnected events, combining them into a meaningful coincidence. They are components of something greater than themselves, pieces belonging to a puzzle that may only become comprehensible when fitted together as separate parts of a broader whole. It is in the nature of this definition that synchronicity appears to transgress time or, at any rate, the inviolable boundaries dividing past, present, and future, as delineated by conventional understanding. Hardly any other single occurrence during…

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The Legend of Hercules

The ‘Pillars of Hercules’ was once the name of the narrow water passage between Europe and Africa. The modern name is the Straits of Gibraltar. A ship heading east would pass from the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea. Cities of the Atlantean coast from Cadiz in Spain to Lixus in Africa traded with cities in the Mediterranean Sea. These seaports may have existed before even the Phoenicians arrived. The tradition is that Hercules founded Cadiz, a flawed hero conceived by a god and a…

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Evolution: An Enlightened Perspective

Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind,” said Albert Einstein. Can science, which attributes human origin to evolution, and religion, which attributes human origin to special creation, ever agree on the subject of humanity’s genesis? They can if they recognize a transcendent perspective, which reconciles them. It is found in many enlightenment traditions. Human evolution is characterized primarily by our ascent in consciousness to ever-greater degrees of intelligence and noetic power. Cro-Magnon, for instance, are distinguished from Neanderthal not so much by…

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Atlantis in Sweden?

Dominated by the gleaming twin towers of its thirteenth-century Gothic cathedral, Sweden’s ancient university town of Uppsala seems to offer everything: the country’s oldest and best university (Uppsala, founded in 1477); the huge red granite tomb of scientist/seer Emmanuel Swedenborg, lying in the vault of the cathedral; long, broad avenues crowded with rows of glittering shops; much more in a similar vein. For those who feel this tourist-type itinerary doesn’t stretch the imagination enough, Uppsala makes a particularly astonishing claim: In the Old Town, located…

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The Sun at Midnight

Egypt’s conventional timeline dates predynastic Egypt to approximately 8,000 years ago, and what is termed the Old Kingdom dates to more than 5,000 years before the present. The Middle Kingdom period was about 4,000 years ago and the New Kingdom, the most familiar period that includes the famous eighteenth dynasty, lasted from about 1550 BCE to 1077 BCE, and included the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. Ancient Egypt came to an end with the Roman conquest and suicide of Cleopatra in 30 BCE. However, although it…

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The Data of the Creation

For the intelligent questioner of life’s mysteries, it is not always easy to find answers of a quality corresponding to the questions. We are happy to inform you that that we have found another three DVDs that do the job remarkably well.   The Information Enigma: The Cambrian Information Explosion Discovery Institute In the beginning, there was—information! Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D., author of Darwin’s Doubt, starts out this documentary with: “The crucial question that will decide the debate about biological origins is precisely the question…

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