Ancient Mysteries

Burying Egypt’s True History?

By Scott Creighton

Could history be wrong? More specifically, could the story and purpose of the pyramids of ancient Egypt, as presented in numerous TV documentaries and countless academic books, be fatally flawed? Indeed, is there another plausible paradigm, with an entirely different narrative for interpreting these magnificent monuments? Is there an alternative view that stands up to scrutiny, is consistent with the ancient Egyptian culture, and is corroborated with much more evidence than is the tomb theory of orthodoxy? Is there an explanation that is almost unknown…

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Atlantis in the Bahamas

By Dr. Greg Little

The 1968 discovery of the Bimini Road created an ongoing, contentious issue between self-described “skeptics” and those who argue that the structure was manmade. The 1600-foot long formation lies in about 15 feet of water off North Bimini and has an “inverted J-shape.” It is comprised of rows of stone blocks, mostly square and rectangular, but in many areas the stones are more irregular. When it was discovered, the formation was thought to be the remains of a collapsed wall or perhaps a road, and…

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Rosslyn Chapel’s Darkest Secret


In “Return to Rosslyn Chapel,” published in Atlantis Rising #48, I revealed my discovery of a Lorraine Cross encoded in Rosslyn’s five-course vaulted ceiling. Wayne Herschel, author of 2003’s The Hidden Records, has now added an­other layer to the mystery by claiming that a Vitruvian Man, a symbol made much of in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, is also encoded there. His claim has led me to Rosslyn’s darkest secret. I had discovered the cross when, upon looking at the ceiling, I noticed that…

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The Titans of Baalbek

By Hugh Newman

Late in 2014, in the ancient quarry at Baalbek in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon, the largest worked monolith in the world was discovered. The newly found megalith weighs, it is estimated, an astonishing 500 tons more than the former record holder, ‘The Stone of the South,’ or Hajar el Hibla, from the same quarry, a massive 1242 tons. A third monolith called the ‘Stone of the Pregnant Woman,’ or the Hajar el Hibla, weighing about 1000 tons, rests virtually on top of the newly…

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The Astronomers of Nabta Playa


According to most experts the dawn of Western civilization occurred in the fourth millennium B.C. with the sudden flowering of Sumer in southern Iraq and Pharaonic Egypt soon after. This is the mainstream view that was taught when I was a college student. Increasingly, however, it is under assault. Recent discoveries are challenging almost everything we thought we knew about human history. In 1973 a team of archaeologists made such a discovery while traveling through a remote region in southern Egypt. They were navigating by…

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Code of the Rocks

By Frank Joseph

Travelers to the American Southwest are often intrigued and perplexed by the profusion of Indian rock art spread throughout the desert regions of Utah or New Mexico. Known as petroglyphs—from the Greek petros for “stone” and glyphein, “to engrave”—these Native American images are actually found around the globe in places as far afield as China, Polynesia, Scandinavia, and South Africa. In fact, petroglyphs represent the most numerous art form on Earth. In Utah alone, there are more than 7,500 of them. Within a four-state area…

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Easter Island’s Mystery Script

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui; Isla de Pascua) is a tiny speck of land, a mere 64 square miles, in the South Pacific just below the Tropic of Capricorn, 2300 miles west of South America. The closest inhabited land, Pitcairn Island (where muti­neers of the Bounty settled in 1790), is over 1200 miles to the west. The moai, those giant heads and torsos of Easter Island, are emblematic of ancient mysteries and lost civiliza­tions. Viewing them firsthand in all their magnificence during a recent geological reconnaissance…

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Hidden Chambers in Egypt?

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

During the last few months of 2015 Egypt made international headlines, but not always in a positive way. Indeed, the stories ranged from the tragic to the archaeologically titillating—and it is the latter that I will focus on here. First, however, let me mention the tragic. In October a Russian passenger plane which had taken off from the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea, headed for St. Petersburg, went down over the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 persons on board. Investigators…

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Lost River of the Vedas

By Cynthia Logan

What is the difference between a yogi in a cave and a caveman? Wisconsin born Sanskrit scholar and internationally renowned Vedic teacher and historian Dr. David Frawley isn’t making a new-age joke—he’s questioning our ability to interpret findings and determine dates relating to ancient civilizations. “We tend to identify advanced civilizations with technology, but that may not be the indicator we should be looking for,” he cautions. “Besides, would an advanced civilization leave a mess? Maybe they would clean up after themselves, leaving little evidence.”…

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Secrets of the Seventh Ray


In his article for Atlantis Rising #84 (“Politics and Psychic Manipulation in Romania”), Boston University professor and author of The Parapsychology Revolution (Tarcher/Penguin, 2008), Dr. Robert Schoch, wrote about a phenome­non called “The Violet Flame,” which he said had played an important role in the history of Romania. “The color vio­let is unlike any other color,” he explained, “and has long been a focus of attention by alchemists and occultists. Seen as the boundary between the physical and the spiritual, with the ability to promote…

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