Challenging the Consensus

In 2005 Inner Traditions/Bear published Forbidden History, a collection of Atlantis Rising articles dealing with pre­historic technologies, extraterrestrial intervention and the suppressed origins of civilization. The book did so well— becoming one of the publisher’s bestselling titles and already translated into several languages—that in 2006 we all decided to do it again.

With the publication of Forbidden Religion that spring, Atlantis Rising offered another collection of penetrating articles by some of the best writers in the business dealing with the suppressed heresies of the west. Once again the project was successful and like its predecessor soon appeared on the Inner Traditions bestseller list and was also translated into other languages. The inevitable question then became: what’s next? We are happy to say that we can now answer that question definitively.

In the spring of 2008 Inner Traditions/Bear will be publishing Forbidden Science. From ancient technologies to free energy, the new volume will include the best of Atlantis Rising on the true story of science and technology, as suppressed by the orthodox scientific community and its collaborators in government and the media.

Forbidden Science will explore some of the less-traveled, even darkened, corridors beneath the shining edifice of academic science. In its pages you will find evidence that, no matter what the mandarins of the establishment would claim, the truth is not nearly so exemplary, or easily disposed of. You will learn of many controversial notions suppos­edly debunked by conventional argument, if, in fact, they have been discussed at all. But, from the true function of the Great Pyramid and the megaliths at Nabta Playa to Immanuel Velikovsky’s astronomical insight; from zero point energy and cold fusion, to Rupert Sheldrake’s research into telepathy and ESP, we think you will see that the facts are something quite different from what you may have been led to believe. And, if, in the end, you ask yourself, just why is such material excluded from consensus thought—indeed, why even its discussion has been virtually forbidden— then you are asking the same difficult questions as are the authors of Forbidden Science.

There is an organized war going on in science: materialistic (matter-based) theory versus anything that could be termed a belief system. Masaru Emoto’s research into the energetics of water, for example, although supported by im­pressive photographic evidence, has been scoffed at by mainstream science because Emoto has dared to assert that humans affect their surroundings with their thoughts. The absolute rejection of such notions by the scientific estab­lishment is, it can be argued, detrimental to true scientific inquiry, nevertheless, it serves, conveniently, to preserve funding for its own “safe” projects, those that will not rock the established hierarchy or the accepted official consen­sus. This book serves as a compelling introduction to the true history of alternative New Science research, the kind which takes orthodox science either as a mere starting point or as entirely wrongheaded from the outset. Forbidden or not, these new lines of scientific research themselves bar no path to the truth.

Contributors to Forbidden Science include the late Dr. Eugene Mallove, Jeane Manning, Dr. Robert Schoch, Wal­ter Cruttenden, John Kettler, Cynthia Logan, David Lewis, Dr. Susan Martinez, even yours truly and many more. I do also, by the way, edit the book.

Containing 43 essays by 19 researchers, as well as scores of pictures (many in color) covering cutting-edge, heret­ical, or suppressed scientific research Forbidden Science will be essential reading for anyone fearing that today’s sci­entific establishment has lost its way.

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

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