What Could the Moon Be Hiding from Us?

To say that Earth’s moon is ‘strange’ is an understatement. In fact, the more we learn about our glowing satellite, the stranger and more mysterious it becomes. Relative to the size of the planet it orbits, Earth, it is the largest moon in the Solar System. It is the second densest, after Jupiter’s Io. Moreover, our moon is in synchronous rotation around Earth, meaning that it always presents the same face to us. Prior to the space program, the far side was often referred to…

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John Anthony West • 1932–2018

I had been expecting the news for a year, while also holding out hope that he would somehow miraculously recover—but still, despite the mental preparations, it hit me hard when I received word that my longtime colleague and close personal friend, John Anthony West, passed away on the sixth of February, 2018, in a hospital in Albany, New York, at the age of 85 (he was born in New York on July 9, 1932). I cried, and sadness overwhelmed me as I pondered his life…

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The Glacial Melting Revelations

While many of us may be alarmed by the shrinking effects of rising global temperatures on Arctic conditions at both polar regions, archaeologists could not be more delighted. They are thrilled with cultural revelations laid bare with the retreat of melting ice sheets that have blanketed northern Scandinavia for the past millennia. Previously frigid environments not only obscured innumerable human artifacts but preserved them over the last six thousand years. High above the tree line in Norway’s highest mountains, Neolithic arrows, scraps of clothing from…

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The Struggle to Recover Lost Knowledge

When this writer and a few friends launched Atlantis Rising Magazine in 1994, we wanted to do something about what we saw as a near universal amnesia regarding humanity’s ancient past. A few years earlier I had written a screenplay called The Atlantis Dimension about how ancient human actions could have set forces in motion that continue to operate, even now. The movie was never produced, but the idea took root to look at civilization like a psychoanalyst considering negative adult behavior as a consequence…

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Webs: Untangled & Knot

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.”)   Cherokee Roots A lot of being a Native American is the culture thereof (“Untangling the Threads of Human Ancestry”, Publisher’s Letter, J. Douglas Kenyon, AR #128). That is ‘identity’ so I have found. I started in 1985, searching my eldest son’s genealogy. I knew…

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News

Comet Impact Caused Mini Ice Age, Says Major New Study In “What Ended the Ice Age?” the cover story for Atlantis Rising #113 (September/October, 2015), writer Cynthia Logan laid out independent researcher Randall Carlson’s extensive case that the so-called Younger Dryas mini-ice age was brought on by a comet impact. In the catastrophist tradition of Immanuel Velikovsky, Carlson is a leader among alternative researchers who argue that ancient myths of floods and lost civilization tell a real story of life on Earth punctuated by a…

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Is an Iron Throne in Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber? The discovery in late 2017 of a giant unexplained space in the Great Pyramid is still sending shock waves through the Egyptological world. For more on this, see Dr. Robert Schoch’s cover story in AR #128, “The Big Void.” So far, nothing is known about the actual contents of the mysterious space, but that is not preventing many from speculating. One notion getting a lot of attention is a theory from archaeoastronomy professor Giulio Maglio, at the…

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Even More News

Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy Makes Car a Star Those who have doubted the capacity of space entrepreneur Elon Musk to fulfill his many astounding promises about the future, received a dramatic warning in February—don’t bet against the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors (the electric car company). As the whole world watched, SpaceX successfully launched its much-touted Falcon Heavy rocket from launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and then returned two of its booster rockets to safe landings at the same complex…

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Still More News

King Ferdinand’s Code Is Broken King Ferdinand II of Spain is known—along with his wife Queen Isabella—as a sponsor of Christopher Columbus who is credited with the late-fifteenth-century discovery of America. Less widely known is that Ferdinand used a secret code to communicate with his general Fernandez de Córdoba. The code has remained unbroken for almost 500 years, but now, has finally been cracked. The so-called “Great Captain Code” used 88 different symbols and 237 “combined letters.” The Spanish National Intelligence Center applied artificial intelligence…

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Einstein’s ‘Spooky Action’ Goes ‘Bigtime’

The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon of entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size. Perhaps the strangest prediction of quantum theory is entanglement, a phenomenon whereby two distant objects become intertwined in a manner that defies both classical physics and a “common-sense” understanding of reality. In 1935, Albert Einstein expressed his concern over this concept, referring to it as “spooky action at a distance.” Nowadays, entanglement is considered a cornerstone of quantum mechanics, and it is the key resource for…

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Reply to Critic from India

In the Indian magazine Swarajya (December 2017), author Aaravindan Neelakandan politely criticizes me for supporting the accounts of extreme human antiquity found in the Puranas, the historical and cosmological texts of India’s Sanskrit literature. This is somewhat ironic, given that Swarajya is the Hindi word for “independence.” Although India gained political independence from Great Britain in 1947, many of its intelligentsia remains under the influence of British, or Western, ideas. India has yet to achieve intellectual independence. Most scientists say that humans are machines made…

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iNews:

Fossilized Alien Tracks Found On Mars A respected astro-biologist who has published authoritative studies and books on Mars thinks he has found fossilized alien footprints after studying images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/222402/20180305/scientist-may-have-found-evidence-of-fossilized-alien-tracks-on-planet-mars.htm     Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica is Freezing, Not Melting The largest floating ice shelf in the southern oceans—first found to be warming—now seems to have started to freeze, and baffling scientists in the process. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ross-ice-shelf-antarctica-freezing-not-melting-no-one-knows-why-1663690     Were the First Europeans, Africans? A sample of hands in cave paintings…

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The Crystal Connection

Earth’s magnetic field is powered by ‘quartz’ crystals at its core. That is the conclusion of researchers at the Earth Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (ELSI). The recent study of laser-heated diamonds under extreme pressures, like those believed to exist at the earth’s core, is part of a study published in the journal Nature in 2017. The Japanese scientists appear to be challenging the established view regarding the chemical composition of the core, and to be corroborating a view long held by…

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Songs of Stones

Plato proposed a World Soul that took the form of a musical octave—having been given that form by the Demiurge, a creator god—bringing harmony to the earth’s surroundings. The octave is so named because in modal music there are only eight tones, and the beginning and ending tones differ in frequency by a factor of exactly 2. In the act of creation there were two further tones within the octave—mirror images of each other. This mirroring, called symmetry, is crucial within all created octaves as…

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Atlantis Beneath the Java Sea?

A verdant land of mountains, abundant wildlife, including elephants, and rich mineral resources. A volatile land prone to violent geological outbursts, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and flooding. A land “larger than Libya and Asia Minor,” with a huge fertile plain that now lies inundated under the ocean, washed away 11,500 years ago. You might think I’m speaking of Plato’s sunken land of Atlantis, but I’m actually talking about the country of Indonesia. This vast archipelago of 18,000 islands is all that remains after sea levels…

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The Megaliths of Calabria

Historians have a tendency to ignore modern discoveries, which makes it easier to understand how recent discoveries, of Stonehenge-like structures in Italy have failed to attract much attention. Not only is the Italian construction more complex, it is older; and, moreover, its builders apparently possessed advanced astronomical knowledge long before the builders of Stonehenge. History also has a tendency to overlook its most ancient past, given that few records may remain, or that much was destroyed. While Italy is one of the most visited nations…

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William Blake’s Atlantis

Those of us who know anything at all about the great English romantic poet/engraver/painter William Blake (1757–1827) usually only know that he produced a number of short lyric poems that rank among the greatest in the language, including the famous lines: “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright/ In the forests of the night, / What immortal hand or eye, / Could frame thy fearful symmetry?” If we know more, it is usually—and only vaguely—that Blake “saw” angels and that, in middle age (and possibly demented), he engraved…

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The Magical Forest

In an era dominated by scientific innovation based on an exploration of Nature, we see, from time to time, the rediscovery of ancient wisdom preserved by indigenous peoples. This convergence ultimately speaks to the necessity for a sane and holistic view of our natural resources as part of the larger web of life.   There Is a River “There is a new type of river, which originates in the blue sea, which flows through the green ocean—it not only flows, but it is also pumped…

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When the Spirits Write

When my brother-in-law told me that his mother, Hazel, had penned part of a mysterious novel, I was naturally curious. When I saw Hazel at a Christmas party, I asked her about the book and she somewhat reluctantly explained that around 1981, while watching television, she had a sudden urge to start writing a story—a story having to do with outer space. She had had no real interest in the subject and had no prior interest in creative writing. “But I felt compelled to write,”…

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Ancient Temple of the Stars

“Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” —Unknown   Around 12,900 years ago, at the end of the Pleistocene period, which corresponds to the end of the Paleolithic Age, temperatures had been steadily rising and ice caps had been melting for 10,000 years. Then, Earth suddenly and dramatically dipped into a mysterious mini ice age. The Northern Hemisphere saw temperatures nearly as cold as the peak of the Glacial Maximum. The change was relatively sudden, taking place in decades, and resulted in…

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Mysteries of the Universe

TUNGUSKA COMPLEXITY Farsight Institute The Tunguska event is the largest impact event on Earth in recorded history. Studies have yielded different estimates of the meteoroid’s size, on the order of 60 to 190 meters (200 to 620 feet). Since the 1908 event, there have been an estimated 1,000 scholarly papers (most in Russian) published on the Tunguska explosion. Early estimates of the energy of the air burst range from 10–15 megatons of TNT to 30 megatons of TNT, depending on the exact height of burst…

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