Publisher’s Letter

The Struggle to Recover Lost Knowledge

By J. Douglas Kenyon

When this writer and a few friends launched Atlantis Rising Magazine in 1994, we wanted to do something about what we saw as a near universal amnesia regarding humanity’s ancient past. A few years earlier I had written a screenplay called The Atlantis Dimension about how ancient human actions could have set forces in motion that continue to operate, even now. The movie was never produced, but the idea took root to look at civilization like a psychoanalyst considering negative adult behavior as a consequence…

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Science and the Vision Thing

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

“Lost Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted” proclaimed a September Wall Street Journal headline (http://online.wsj.com/article/ SB118972683557627104.html). The piece by Robert Lee Hotz focused on the research of med­ical scholar John Ionnidis who, after extensive study, has concluded that more than half of peer-reviewed published scientific research these days is “false.” Ionnidis is a very influential epidemiologist who has studied research methods at academic institutions in Greece and the United States. The problem, he believes, is not so much fraud as bad analysis and erroneous conclusions….

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Probing the Depths of Human History

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

The other night we were watching a rerun of the History Channel’s report on “Japan’s Underwater Pyramids” (Histo­ry’s Mysteries). An investigation of recent discoveries near Okinawa, which some believe to be artifacts from a lost civilization and others think are natural formations, the program offered interviews with Atlantis Rising favorites Graham Hancock, Robert Schoch and John Anthony West. It is, of course, great fun to watch the mainstream media wrestle with the shocking possibility that the standard historical paradigm—which says, for one thing, civilization is…

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Making Sense Out of ‘Nonsense’

By J. Douglas Kenyon

In June we learned that the so-called Voynich Manuscript has a ‘genuine message.’ That is not to say that the mysterious fifteenth-century book has been translated, only that it must mean something. A statistical analysis of the words and letters in Voynich (named after its discoverer) is now said to reveal patterns consistent with real language. This is a big deal because, up until now, the consensus has been that Voynich is a hoax, containing only gibberish—meant to look like it means something when it…

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When Contents Are Explosive

By J. Douglas Kenyon

For the past two years Atlantis Rising has released several exciting new collections of articles selected from the thousands of explosive pages, which we have published so far. These books contain some of the most astonishing, yet credible, writing on ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, future science, etc., available anywhere. All are now part of what we are calling the Atlantis Rising Magazine Library. Titles released so far include Paradigm Busters, Forgotten Origins, and Missing Connections, but that is only the halfway point in our plan….

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The Popular Imagination

By J. Douglas Kenyon

Is the media starting to get it? By ‘it,’ we mean an appreciation for the ideas on which this magazine likes to dwell but which are usually ignored or derided by the so-called mainstream press. It could be argued that recent offerings from Hollywood show signs of an awakening of some sort. National Treasure, the movie (discussed in this issue’s cover story), for instance, has—while presented as nothing but fictional entertainment—introduced the public to some of the hidden, albeit factual, by-ways of American history frequently…

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