Lost History

Hitler’s Last Card

C. C. von WERKLAÄG

NAZIS ARE MAKING NEWS AGAIN Late in 2010 headlines in several European newspapers, including Britain’s Mail and Telegraph screamed that Hit­ler’s last attempt to win the war could have been a surprise assault on London and New York carried out with giant antigravity flying disks—an attack thwarted only by the end of WWII. Long circulated in the UFO underground, the story received a new lease on life when German science magazine PM reported evidence for the existence of such an advanced and secret program in…

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The Underground Stream & Rennes-le-Chateau

By Steven Sora

Millions who have read Dan Brown’s book or seen the movie The Da Vinci Code, have been intrigued by the story of the Priory of Sion, a mysterious secret society which some believe operated for centuries behind the scenes of Eu­ropean and American history. As has been argued recently in British courts, most of the ideas in Brown’s book were taken from the the 1980s best-seller Holy Blood, Holy Grail, but the actual facts behind both works were laid down decades and centuries earlier. Today…

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The Other Shroud

BY PHILIP COPPENS

One of the most controversial relics ever, the Turin Shroud, is said to be the burial cloth of Jesus. For some, it is the ultimate relic, proving the reality of his resurrection. For academics, it remains an enigma, since the image embed­ded on the cloth has never been fully reproduced. For others, it is nothing more than a medieval fake, for which a 1988 carbon-dating result provides the only evidence. And yet, recent research has indicated that the swatches taken for dating the shroud came…

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Moses, Son of Egypt?

By Rand & Rose Flem-Ath

It is not well known that during the last years of his life, the face of the iconic prophet Moses was covered by a mask. At his first encounter with his Maker: “Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God” (Exodus 3:6). It was a natural reaction. The people of Israel lived in terror of direct contact with God, believing that the mere sight of Him would bring immediate death. They’d been warned that, “Man shall not see Me and live” …

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Roerich & Tibet

BY ANDREI ZNAMENSKI

In the fall of 1923, a peculiar sage-looking European appeared in Darjeeling in the northernmost part of India near the Tibetan border. A plump man with a round face and a small Mongol-styled beard, he moved and talked like a high dignitary. He announced that he was a painter, and, indeed, from time to time people could see him here and there with a sketchbook, drawing local landscapes. Yet, even for an eccentric painter, he acted strangely. To begin with, he argued that he was…

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The Templars’ Greatest Secret

BY MARK AMARU PINKHAM

According to one esoteric tradition, after excavating the foundations of Solomon’s Temple for nine years the Templar Knights left the Middle East with five “caskets” or cases full of treasures they had collected in the HolyLand. These cases, the story goes, were eventually deposited in Kilwinning, the Mother Lodge of Scottish Freemasonry, before be­ing transported to Rosslyn Castle, ancient home of the Sinclair Barons of Rosslyn, where they were kept safe until a fire broke out in the building. The cases were then quickly removed…

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Fighting to Forget

By Martin Ruggles

In May the terrorist army calling itself the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’, aka ‘ISIS’ captured the historic Syrian desert city of Palmyra and soon began to trash its ancient ruins. The mostly Roman-era ruins at Palmyra are classified as a United Nations World Heritage Site which must be protected by the civilized world. ‘Civilized,’ alas, is not a term that can be applied to Palmyra’s new bosses. For the invaders, the sites and statues are nothing more than heathen temples and idols,…

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Bacon, Shakespeare & the Spear of Athena

BY STEVEN SORA

William Shakespeare, we are told, was born of illiterate parents, schooled only in grade school, and apprenticed as a butcher’s boy. Five years after getting married, saddled with three children, he decided to leave his family and home­town for London. Once in the great city he began writing plays, and joined an established acting company that would perform them. His plays displayed knowledge of English, French, Greek and Roman history, legal and medical princi­ples, military and naval terms, falconry, horsemanship, and terms only used on…

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Jesus in India

By Len Kasten

“It was then that Issa clandestinely left his father’s house, went out of Jerusalem, and, in company with some merchants traveled toward Sind, that he might perfect himself in the divine word and study the laws of the great Buddhas.”—The Life of St. Issa Translated by Nicolas Notovitch Hollywood producer Paul Davids seems to have an affinity for what appear to be “lost causes.” He is intrigued by sto­ries about brave and persistent individuals who fight on heroically in pursuit of gaining acceptance of an…

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The Ciphers of the Initiated

By Martin Ruggles

The quest for lost secret knowledge can take many forms. The survivors of Atlantis, some believe, might have taken steps to guard their advanced knowledge against the dark ages, which they saw coming, preserving it for rediscovery by some future, similarly advanced, society. Their knowledge, it has been speculated, could have been preserved in well-hidden archives. Edgar Cayce, the renowned sleeping prophet of Virginia Beach, VA predicted we would find more than one ‘Hall of Records’, and to this day many continue to search for…

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