Pushing Back Against Tech Tyranny

Technology always has consequences, remarked Kirkpatrick Sale in Rebels Against the Future (1995, pp. 200, 273) where he takes on the everywhereness of technology; it’s the “the water we swim in.” Tracking the trends since Sale’s 1995 “Luddite” manifesto, we find pushbackers of all stripes coming out of the woodwork: e-burnouts, recovering e-addicts, contrarians, retros, as well as stern critics of the digital divide. Do human beings really want to be “upgraded” by the masters of innovation? When the journalist Edward Bellamy novelized his fantasy…

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The Prosecution Doesn’t Rest

In 1765 the British consul to Algiers, Nathaniel Davison, discovered a hidden chamber directly above the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The entry to this chamber was gained via a precarious climb using a rickety, improvised ladder at the south end of the pyramid’s Grand Gallery. It seems that the passage leading into this chamber had been accessible since the pyramid’s construction. The chamber’s dimensions were similar to those of the King’s Chamber directly below; although, unlike the King’s Chamber, the compartment…

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Searching for Antilia & Hyperborea

The long-debated ancient civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria are world-renowned. Far less so are their fellow high cultures, Antilia and Hyperborea. The former’s name derived from the Latin anterior, suggesting a place ‘before’ the western horizon. Its earliest written reference was cited in a biography of Quintus Sertorius written by the Roman historian Plutarch in his Parallel Lives (Bíoi Parálleloi), 74 CE. He describes how, nearly one-hundred-fifty years earlier, the Roman military commander returned after campaigning in Mauretania (northwest Africa) to his consulship in Spain,…

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Life-Sustaining Resources from Dead Space Rocks?

Worrying about the long-term sustainability of human civilization on Earth has, itself, become a growth industry. Not only environmentalists but also even industry-friendly types worry about an approaching collision between our growing needs and our dwindling resources. Fossil fuels, for example, are believed by many to be a finite legacy of organic material from Earth’s long evolutionary past that, they prophecy, will lead, in the not-too-distant future, to a ‘peak oil’ crises as our civilization, literally, runs out of gas. For others, though, the difficult…

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Patterns from the Past

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.”)   Riddles of the Mediterranean Regarding “The Megaliths of Calabria,” (Steven Sora, AR 129, May/June, 2018), Benton Kidd, the curator of ancient art at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, says there is little left of the Phoenician domination of…

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News

New Seafloor Mysteries off Iceland The mysteries of Iceland continue to multiply. Recently, geologists looking for geothermal power sources discovered a series of seven, massive craters deep under water near the coastal city of Dalvik. Iceland has long been a site of immense seismic activity, so it was first assumed the craters must be volcanic in origin, but closer examination has seemed to rule out natural causes. Notably, in 2017 British scientists discovered a pattern of unexplained lines etched beneath ice on the sea floor…

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Montana ‘Megaliths’ Prompt New Study In our January/February issue (AR #127) we reported startling news that recently discovered evidence in California proves that tool-making people were active in North America, 130 thousand years ago, many millennia earlier than is conventionally believed. As stunning as that discovery was however, it did not, some believe, hold a candle to apparently megalithic ruins recently brought to light in Montana. Atlantis Rising reader Marie Haynie wrote to us that, “There are megaliths in Montana—dating to BEFORE the Pleistocene (because…

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Amelia Earhart’s Bones Said Found Ever since Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, vanished without a trace while attempting to circumnavigate the globe in 1937, questions about her possible fate have provided much material for both conspiracy theorists and peer reviewed scientific journals. Now a new study appearing in the March 2018 issue of Forensic Anthropology claims to be the last word. The authors say that a skeleton, which first turned up in 1940 on a tiny, out-of-the-way Pacific island,…

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Antarctica’s Melting Threat—News Both Bad & Good   The fate of planet Earth, we are told, may depend on the ups and downs of Antarctica’s ice cap, but, it seems, we may yet have a way to go in figuring out what that means. There is, we are warned, enough vulnerable ice in Antarctica, that if melted, it could raise sea levels around the world by about 11 feet, drowning most the world’s coastal cities in the process. Moreover, a new study published in Nature…

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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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The ‘Silurian Hypothesis’ Reconsidered

In 1970, on an episode of the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, scientists operating an experimental nuclear reactor wake up an underground hibernating group of ancient intelligent reptiles called Silurians. The Silurian is the geological period that goes from 416 million to 443 million years ago. The fictional Silurians had an advanced technological civilization at that time. Gavin A. Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and Adam Frank, an astrophysicist at the Rochester (New York) University department of physics and…

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iNews: Late-Breaking Stories

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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Portals to the Multiverse?

In April of 2017, the Royal Astronomical Society published a research study from Durham University, led by Ruari Mackenzie and Professor Tom Shanks, entitled, “Evidence Against a Supervoid Causing the CMB Cold Spot.” ‘The Cold Spot’ in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) was first discovered in 2004, by Nasa’s WMAP satellite and revealed an area in space surprisingly colder than its surroundings. Prior to the Durham study, the accepted answer for the Cold Spot was simply a huge void of galaxies in this region. What…

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A. Conan Doyle & the Fairies

Arthur Conan Doyle is known mostly for being the author of the detective fiction and adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With a recent television series, Elementary, not to mention the rebooted movie franchise, along with comics and books, Holmes has infiltrated every corner of daily life. And Doyle—perhaps cursing in his grave—is known for little else. One aspect of Doyle’s life that seems to go unnoticed is his final work, a series of fantastical writings on his die-hard belief in fairies and channeled spirits. With the…

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Where Be Dragons?

There are universal beliefs shared around the globe of significant events. One is the Flood story; another is of a remarkable visitor arriving by sea to bring civilization to a primitive area. Both can be readily explained. Evidence of the flood, in part, is the fact that the Black Sea was once a freshwater lake that became a marine sea. Flood evidence also includes the existence of a continental shelf on both sides of the Atlantic and tales of submerged forests and even towns. Tales…

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The Riddles of Time

Until a few decades ago, mainstream archaeologists, physical anthropologists, and paleontologists believed, on the basis of little more than guesswork, that the human species, Homo sapiens, was no more than perhaps 50,000 years old, making us one of the youngest species of large mammals on Earth. Prior to that time, we were told, there were primitive, ape-like ancestors of our species, and these evolved, in accordance with Darwinian natural selection, into people like us. The conventional thinkers believed that the first people in the Americas,…

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Lady Liberty & Indigenous Mother Wisdom

Where are your women?” That’s what our Native American leaders asked the European settlers as they gathered around the council fires trying to negotiate peace terms. “How can we possibly talk to you about peace if your women aren’t here?” This profound question sums up the enormity of the culture clash between the hierarchical patriarchy of the Europeans and the cooperative and matrifocal practices predominating on the northeastern coast of the Americas before the Europeans arrived. The Europeans were just as shocked at the question….

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‘Impossible’ Material Ushers in the Graphene Age

The science establishment often doesn’t recognize a scientific revolution when it first appears. Science journals rejected the first papers that announced success in making graphene. Only one atom thick, graphene is now called the most remarkable substance ever discovered. It could lend its name to the next era. Our species had its Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, and now we’re entering a Graphene Age. Graphene’s extraordinary range of uses continues to expand dramatically with news from science laboratories around the world. It is the…

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Socrates & His Inner Voice

Socrates (circa 470/469–399 BCE) is often regarded as one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever known. His trial in Athens, for irreverence and impiety toward the gods and corrupting the youth, has been considered “the founding myth of the academic discipline of philosophy” (Debra Nails, 2014, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Socrates was “arguably THE exemplary wise man, even perhaps the noblest human being in history” and “the guiding spirit of western philosophy” (David Berman, in Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, 2014, p. 1676)….

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Goddess Signs

Someone once asked me, “What would your life be like if you had grown up imagining the Divine as feminine?” The question haunted me and became a quest that resulted in Goddesses for Every Day. Marking time by the motions of the Moon and planets against the background of the zodiac has been part of every culture—Egyptian, Mayan, Babylonian, Celtic, and more. This circle of stars, which has also been called The Girdle of the Goddess, is divided into twelve constellations, and seemed an appropriate…

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The Many Equations of Light

Humanity’s greatest need, it has been argued, is for more light. The producers of the following programs have their torches lit. That, at least, is what they would have us believe. See what you think.   PHYSICS OF LIGHT PBS In this documentary, you are invited to join in an “Odyssey in Search of Light”—a miniseries that was produced by the Korean Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) in 2014. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) distributed it in 2015. The language track and subtitles are in English,…

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