Ancient Mysteries

Searching for the Builders of Nan Madol

By Frank Joseph

One of the world’s supreme ancient mysteries is also among its most obscure. In a remote corner of the western Pacific Ocean, nearly a thousand miles north of New Guinea and two thousand, three hundred miles south of Japan, stand the massive ruins of a long-dead city. Incongruously built on a coral reef only five feet above sea-level between the equator and the eleventh north parallel, Nan Madol is a series of rectangular islands and colossal towers choked by draping vegetation. During its prehistoric lifetime,…

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The Riddle of Tulum

BY FRANK JOSEPH

Ancient Mexico’s most physically alluring location stands atop a forty five-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Yucatan, about 85 miles south of Cancun. Although the site continues to attract tourists from around the world, few are aware of its singular mysteries, past and present. Set in the west between a dark green jungle forest and tourqoise waters of the Caribbean in the east, Tulum shines under Middle America’s sun like a crystal in its 36-square-acre archaeological zone of limestone temples and…

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Colonel Churchward’s Strange Tale

by Frank Joseph

James M. Churchward was born 23 February 1851, in England, from an old and respected Devonshire family. He was educated at Oxford and Sandhurst Military College, where he became a student of engineering. In his twentieth year, he married Mary Stephanson, and the newly wedded couple sailed to India when the young Churchward was transferred to Delhi. He subsequently earned the rank of Colonel in a regiment of Her Majesty’s Lancers, to which he was attached until his military retirement. Before then, he spied on…

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Navel of the World or Stargate?

BY FRANK JOSEPH

The Great Pyramid has been many things to many people. Most Egyptologists are certain it is nothing more than the tomb of a megalomanical king. Less mainstream researchers are convinced it is a time capsule. Still others conclude it is an observatory of some kind. A modern proponent of the Great Pyramid’s astronomical significance is the famous construction engineer, Robert Bauval. He argues that the pyramid-builders oriented it to the Belt of Orion (Osiris, to the Egyptians) around 2450 B.C. This is some 200 years…

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Spain’s Ancient Pathway

By Libby Arndt

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route that traverses Spain from its beginning in the Pyrenees to the tomb of St. James the Apostle, located at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain’s northwestern province of Galicia. The Camino saw as many as 2,000,000 pilgrims annually in the Middle Ages, and is regaining similar popularity today. Because of the Camino’s importance in medieval times, it holds, within its declared boundaries of 25 kilometers on either side, the greatest concentration of Romanesque and…

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Did Our Ancestors Know How to Fly?

BY DAVID H. CHILDRESS

Throughout history there have been many common myths and legends of flying machines or devices—the familiar flying carpets of ancient Arabia; Biblical figures such as Ezekiel and Solomon flying from place to place and the “mag­ical chariots,” or Vimanas, of ancient India and China. There are many Chinese legends of flight, including a legendary flying chariot belonging to an ancient Chinese prince and the more recent Wan Hooof the 15th century A.D. or so. He allegedly built a sturdy wooden framework around a comfortable chair…

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Enigma of the Geoglyphs

FRANK JOSEPH

When the biblical author (divine or anonymous) of the Old Testament stated in Genesis 6:1-4 that “there were giants in the earth in those days”—i.e., before the Deluge—he might have been referring to the truly gigantic image of a man etched into the side of a green hill in the south of England. There, visitors may still behold the 180-foot high, 167-foot wide depiction of a naked man, phallus erect, wielding a knotted, 120-foot long club in his right hand. The entire biomorph was formed…

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Earth Energy and the Ancients

By Thomas Karl Dietrich

“It was now clear that ancient people were utilizing the invisible energies of the Earth in their rites as they venerated the natural world. The current passed right through the massive barrow, surrounded by a deep ditch, forming a node point at its center…We were being drawn back to a world where this temple had been deliberately planned and constructed to take account of natural energies…Here, for the first time, marked out by rows of standing stones, was a graphic display of how the energy…

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Echoes of Lemuria

By Frank Joseph

After years of traveling along the western shores of America and across Polynesia, the reality of a former high civilization—man-kind’s first civilization—gradually revealed itself in the numerous traditions of numerous tribal peoples I collected. This lost homeland was known to various population groups by different names, but the most commonly encountered were “Mu” and “Lemuria,” which came to a sudden end in the distant past when “fire from heaven” precipitated first a global conflagration, then a world-class flood. For example, New Zealand’s Maori preserve the…

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Edgar Cayce’s Lemuria

By Frank Joseph

Of our era’s alleged “psychics,” one name stands out among the rest. Edgar Cayce’s status as a genuine “seer” not only survived his mid-20th century death into the next millennium, but also has grown considerably beyond his lifetime reputation. The cause is not difficult to understand. His forty years of subconscious health pronouncements form a body of recorded medical information sought out by sufferers from around the world, as effective countermeasures to invasive, surgical procedures. His reputation as a healing intuitive aside, the far fewer…

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