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Avalon in America
Interesting article (“Avalon in America?” A.R. #79). What Sora did not mention was whom the Picts, or Pechts, actually were. In MacRichie’s, The Testimony of Tradition (1890), Shetlandic folklore says, “The first folks that ever were in our [British] Isles were the Picts … they were very small people.” Before they started mixing with the Whites they were said to be: black; pygmies; flat-nosed with flowing [dred] locks.” They lived in “half-underground dwellings… [and were called] mound-dwellers.” This smacks of a—Hobbit, Lord of the Rings—connection. These shortstatured people were called: Dwarfs, Leprechauns, Elves, Pixies, Fairies, and Brownies.
Why Brownies? Because their ancestors were Africans from the Southern Nile Valley and were called the Anu or Twa. The Picts were also called Skralings when they reached Greenland and Canada—see Tryggvi Oleson’s Early Voyages and Northern Approaches (1963). They were at least part of the reason the Vikings packed up and left “Vineland” which was probably situated in New England. They are the subject of my future book, The First Americans were Africans, for they were the first inhabitants of the Americas from the Arctic Circle to the southern tip of South America at Tierra del Fuego. So this should give the reader a little insight as to whom the Picts were. But wait, does that not mean that if King Arthur’s Guinevere was a Pecht—as Sora claims, (Issue #79, p. 43)—she was a Black Dwarf?
David Imhotep, Ph.D. Internet
For more on Steven Sora’s take on the origin of the Picts see his article elsewhere in this issue.—Ed.
Comet of 1618
I just received my January/February issue and was reading the “Burning Questions” letter in the Reader Forum. The reader asks in paragraph #2 if there was a comet event in A.D. 1618. I did a quick search, and indeed there was. See this article: The Great Comet of 1618 (http://library.osu.edu/blogs/rarebooks/2008/10/28/the-great-comet-of1618/)
[From the on-line article] “…The author, Paul Hintzsch—a German doctor and astronomer, provides modern researchers with a tidy summation of the astrological and astronomical observations of and discussions surrounding the appearance of the ‘Great Comet of 1618,’ also known as ‘the Angry Star’ due to its extremely long tail, reddish hue, and lengthy duration (it was visible to the naked eye for over seven weeks in late 1618 and early 1619, even remaining discernible during the day). Astronomers across Europe commented on the cosmic phenomenon; astrologers everywhere excitedly interpreted its meaning; and doomsayers and pessimists from Scotland to Sicily witnessed portents and prodigies in its fiery tail. Even King James I of England wrote about it, penning a poem that reminded its readers that even if the comet were a celestial sign, it would remain unintelligible to mere mortals…”
Dale Burrious San Bruno, CA
Regarding your Shasta article (“Shasta,” A.R. #79): the forestry dept. has been trying to sell off Panther Meadows for a ski resort. This 9,000 ft. altitude site is filled with prehistoric dolmens and “statuary.” Readers should protest to the government against this sacrilege. I’d also like to mention that so-called “big foot” lives in this area. Visitors should be respectful and possibly leave some food for good luck.
Vaughn Greene San Bruno, CA
Lost Map of Columbus
I’ve just started issue #79, another wonderful issue filled with interesting material, and already want to pass on several comments.
Re: Dirk Dinkel’s letter (Reader Forum, A.R. #79) about the lost map of Columbus (A.R. #78). I have just finished a fascinating book that I’d like to alert your readers to, and especially Mr. Dinkel. It is called 1421 and is by Gavin Menzies, a long-time British navy man who has traveled all over the planet, mostly undersea, in submarines. It lays out, in great detail and after years of careful research, the facts about the Chinese exploration of the entire planet by sea in the years 1421-23, some 70 years before Columbus, leaving behind small colonies, non-indigenous plants and animals, and mapping the planet. With such a map, Columbus clearly did know exactly where he was going. The Chinese clearly had a much more advanced civilization at that time than we in the West seem to be consciously aware of. This book is an absolute must, not only for the information it holds, but for showing how information about our world can basically “disappear” from our knowledge—in this case, the remnants of the exploration fleets returned to a new emperor, determined to close off China to the outside world, who had almost all vestiges (fortunately, not ALL) of this
incredible undertaking destroyed! Who knows what other ancient records, perhaps thousands of years old that might show advanced civilizations on this planet, have been similarly destroyed?
Secondly, there is the Phillip Coppens article about Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. For one thing, he says the CIA claimed that how remote viewing works was not solved in more than 20 years of research. Russell Targ (about whom Jeanne Manning writes in this issue) was one of the two scientists who actually studied remote viewing at Stanford. As I understand it, he has posited that there is a separate plane of existence, referred to as “the information plane,” where all information (past, present, and future) exists. (This is perhaps what the ancient philosophers refer to as the Akashic Records?) The scientific “proof” of this has to do with the “two-photon entanglement” experiments. (Essentially, photons come in pairs, charged either positively or negatively. Separate the two—across a laboratory, a football field, theoretically across the universe—and change the charge in one, and the charge in the other changes simultaneously, not a microsecond later! Obviously, this is happening much faster than the speed of light, which can only be so if it happens outside of our plane of existence.) Remote viewing can see the past, or the future, not just the present, as Targ and his co-scientist Hal Putoff have shown. This information field also may explain how distance healing works. It cannot be simply energy transfer, since energy falls off with the square of the distance between two people, and distance healing has been accomplished over thousands of miles. However, it may be that the healer, intending to heal the patient, transfers the information about the healing energy through this “information plane.” much as airwaves transmit our phone conversations from one instrument to another.
It never ceases to amaze me that, the more we learn, the more all of these different “strange manifestations” seem to involve a few very basic things about the creation—and show that, by intent, we do indeed, as the ancient philosophers have told us, “create our own worlds.”
I wonder where THEY got that information……
Bob Freedman Internet
For those who enjoyed Andrew Gough’s excellent article (“Lost Tradition of the Sacred Bee,” A.R. #78) and who would like additional information about the word “Deseret” and the Sacred Bee, I suggest the book Abraham in Egypt by Hugh Nibley, chapter 12, “The Deseret Connection.”
An additional concept that he offers is that the bee was also a symbol of the resurrection. From the works of Alexandre Moret, Nibley concludes: “The bee born from the skin of the animal is the sign of the resurrection.” And quoting E. A. Wallis Budge, he writes, “The beetle [scarab], the mantis, and the bee certainly played a very important part in connection with the resurrection of the deceased.”
Kevin Lund Marion, IL
I find Atlantis Rising to be a great source of news, cutting edge scientific developments, and I look forward to reading each new issue. Many of the topics that your authors and readers speculate about could be even more cutting edge if they were to read my book, Cosmological Ice Ages.
I was on “Coast to Coast” November 4 and on the “Kevin Smith Show” November 9. Those broadcasts can be heard on my web site, GuardDogBooks.com.
I plotted our course through space to discover that our sun was born in Orion. We are leaving Orion and heading toward Hercules at 19.5 kilometers per second. (Hercules is a reference point 28,000 LY outside our galaxy.) Basic logic dictates that our sun was born in Orion 1330 LY to the south because it is the nearest birthing place for stars and we are moving away from the area.
After our sun was born and the planets were formed and our solar system drifted out into the cold of space, early Earth had a 750 PSI atmosphere-mostly C02. Earth was a gas planet much like Jupiter and Saturn. (Venus currently has a 117 PSI Atmosphere.) Right now if you go up 50 miles you are out of the atmosphere. A 750 PSI atmosphere would extend 2,586 miles above the planet. Divide 750 by 14.5 and multiply by 50 you get 2,586 miles. There was no way the Sun could get through such a thick atmosphere to get life started.
Before life got started, Earth was in a billion+ year ice age known as the Heronian Glaciation. The oceans were frozen over a mile deep, and there were five-mile sheets of ice on the land. The thick atmosphere prevented sunlight from reaching Earth. In fact, our sun doesn’t even have enough power to keep us out of ice ages today, and in ancient times it didn’t burn as hot as it does today.
There had to be something else besides our sun that melted the mile deep sheets on the oceans to get life started in the oceans.
There are two giant stars that rule the 100 or so star cluster we live in. They are Procyon and Sirius. Both of these giant stars have small white dwarfs the size of our earth or less, but they have more mass and gravity than our sun with all the planets. Sirius B used to be six solar masses before it shrank down to 1.5 solar masses. We weren’t near it at that time otherwise we wouldn’t be here, but it left about 4.5 solar masses of silicon and iron in the neighborhood. The iron dust kept early Earth from having much free oxygen for a few hundred million years.
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