When the historians of the future piece together the saga of Atlantis Rising Magazine they may, or may not, decide that the present period represents a major turning point. Nevertheless, we believe the latest developments here are a big deal and we think you will too.
By now, you have probably noticed a difference in the appearance of your personal copy. To start, check the color on this page. In the past our printing technology limited the contents of the magazine to color on only one side of the paper. Now, thanks to new technology, that situation has changed. We are now capable of providing color on every page. In the current issue, we have done our best to take advantage of the new capability. Of course, as I write this, I have not seen the result, so you have me at a disadvantage. Nevertheless, I expect that you will see not only more, but better, color. The new technology should provide brighter and sharper images throughout. Let us know if you think the effort has succeeded.
We believe that the new improvements will further advance the special status Atlantis Rising has achieved over the years as the publication of record for ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, and future science. New printing technology alone, however, will not fully explain the significance of the current phase to those yet-unborn, future archaeologists. In May 2005, they will doubtless note, the book Forbidden History suddenly appeared in quality bookstores all over the world. Hopefully, by the time you read this, the 336-page volume (with an 8-page color insert) from Inner Traditions/Bear will be in a store near you. If not, you can order your copy from us. Just call 800-228-8381.
In Forbidden History we have chosen 43 memorable articles from Atlantis Rising to provide you with an overview of the core positions of some of the key thinkers in today’s supercharged debate over ancient mysteries and alternative history. Contributors include, among others, Robert Schoch, Rand Flem-Ath, Moira Timms, Frank Joseph, Christopher Dunn, and Will Hart, all of whom have played leading roles in challenging the entrenched scientific establishment to reexamine its familiar assumptions about our forgotten origins and to consider the possibility of meaningful debate, whatever the consequences to the existing paradigm.
We think we have assembled a compelling collection of material in support of today’s growing challenge to such outmoded ways of thinking as Darwinism and Creationism. Each contributor builds upon the work of the others, and what emerges is a thoughtful and powerful case for a much greater antiquity for civilization, as well as a convincing argument for the existence of advanced technologies in pre-history. Through it all appears the vast, yet unmistakable, outline of a lost fountainhead for world culture. Explored with depth and insight in these pages, we believe, are the latest discoveries and theories on such perennially controversial topics as Atlantis, the Pyramids, extraterrestrial forces, and more.
The book is also intended to be an introduction to alternative arguments of history that, though once scorned, have recently gained new credibility and respect. Many provocative and disturbing questions are raised about the true origins of civilization and humanity and the role that ancient catastrophes and lost technologies may have played in the current worldview. Among the avant-garde researchers whose work is carefully examined are Zecharia Sitchin, Paul LaViolette, John Michell, John Anthony West, Graham Hancock and others.
For the hypothetical researchers of the future, we think the rest will be history, though hopefully not the ‘forbidden’ variety.