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The Wormhole Dance

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars… the stars form a circle, and in the center we dance.” —Rumi, 13th century   Picture this: It’s nighttime on a Nile cruise ship docked under a blanket of stars in Luxor, the lazy palm-lined resort town in Upper Egypt. Three musicians are ‘hitting the shed.’ With the call of the drum and the colorful keys of glory from an electronic keyboard, suddenly ‘Benny and the Pyramids’ (not their real name) have your feet tapping. They’re not…

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The Lost Mind

With an initial print run of five million copies, The Lost Symbol instantly became the biggest-selling adult hardback of all time. Most attention at the release of the book went to the Masonic themes woven into the story line, seeing this is what was likely to create the potential controversy. But there is a far more interesting and bigger story line that forms the veritable spine of the story: the fact that advances in modern science have been made that reveal deep insights into the…

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The Will to Disbelieve

In his 1989 presidential address to the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), the late Professor Ian Stevenson pointed out that between 1910 and 1980 at least six presidents of the SPR asserted that telepathy had been proved, or nearly so. He wondered why, if telepathy had been proved by 1910, later presidents found it necessary to reiterate the claim. Dr. Stevenson speculated that each generation of researchers tends to believe its methods superior to those of its predecessors and therefore they may have seen the…

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Aerospace Insider Embraces New Energy Science

Nick Cook’s search for answers to outside-the-box questions propelled him through topics other aerospace industry journalists shun—from antigravity to zero-point energy. His comfort with such concepts didn’t develop overnight, however; it took a decade of questioning before he was ready to write the page-turner book Hunt for Zero Point. That book chronicles his ten-year investigation into efforts to crack the Holy Grail of propulsion: antigravity technology. A sequel which he is about ready to write will focus much more on breakthrough energy technology. Recently in…

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Telepathy: a Sympathy of Souls

While on a mission to meet with the French King Henry the Fourth, the cleric and poet John Donne (1572-1631) had a vision. He saw his wife carrying a dead child in her arms. At the time his wife was pregnant, and Donne was so tak­en by the incident that a messenger was dispatched to England to check on his wife. Unfortunately, it was learned, Donne’s wife had gone into labor and delivered a stillborn, and this occurred on the same day and, as far…

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Feeling the Future

We live in a cause and effect world. Causes come before their effects, not vice versa. Time is unidirectional, moving from the past, to the present, to the future. We might regret or cherish the past, but we cannot go back in time. I teach. My students study and then take the exam. It would not make sense for them to first take the exam and do their studying afterwards. Well, they might learn the material after the fact, but that is hardly going to…

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Physics from Outside the Box

The standard model of modern physics is an uneasy blend of relativity theory and quantum mechanics. Relativity theory, developed by Hendrik Lorentz and Henri Poincare and Albert Einstein, supposedly explains gravity and the bending of light near massive bodies, among other things. Quantum mechanics has given us lasers and transistors and also purports to explain a good many things. But no one yet has developed, and then conclusively proven, a theory completely unifying these two pillars of modern physics. Most recently, string theory has attempted…

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The Artificial Intelligence Threat

Humanity faces a crisis. At the rapid rate Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing, we will quickly reach the point of Ray Kurzweil’s “Singularity”—the point where AI equals human intelligence. Then AI will proceed beyond—to “Superintelligence.” The superintelligent AI will be so smart they will have the capability to destroy their creators. Unless, as a new theme in the AI world argues, we learn to impart human values to these machines—a process (the “values loading problem”) now seen as extremely tricky—we are toast. Yup, like toast,…

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Clairvoyant Science

From 1895 to 1933, Annie Besant (1847–1933) and Charles Leadbeater (1847–1934), two of the best-known theosophists and metaphysicians of the twentieth century, conducted clairvoyant investigations into all of the then known elements and certain compounds in order to observe the so-called “fundamental building blocks” that composed them, as well as their general structure. This involved the apprehension of visual information at submicroscopic levels far beyond the ability of the eyes to perceive. The term for this kind of clairvoyant perception today is micro-psi. (Besant and…

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The Problem with Gravity Waves

In Issue #117, Atlantis Rising reported, that in February 2016, scientists at the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) detectors in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, claimed to have measured the elusive “gravity” waves thought to have emanated from the collision, 1.3 billion years ago, of a pair of massive black holes. Since initial funding in 1992 by the National Science Foundation, the two observatories have been built and operated at enormous expense by physicists from California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of…

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