Atlantis

The New Crystal Skull Enigma

BY PHILIP COPPENS

With the 2008 release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the featured artifact attained a far higher level of exposure than ever before. Prior to that, crystal skulls had become somewhat famous only in the 1980s, primarily in New Age circles. Today, there are hundreds of crystal skulls, almost all of them of modern fabrica­tion (most made in China) and used in various New Age-type seminars. Only a handful are suspected of having an­cient origins including the most notorious of all,…

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Doggerland Rising

By Frank Joseph

The “iNews” section of Atlantis Rising, Issue #95, carried the headline, “Britain’s Atlantis Found?” It referred to recent, underwater discoveries of Ice Age harpoons, fish prongs, possible burial sites, and fossilized remains belonging to large mammals—many of them extinct—such as mammoths, giant reindeer, and cave lions. According to physicist Dr. Richard Bates from the Department of Earth Sciences at St. Andrews University, “We have found many artifacts and submerged features that are very difficult to explain by natural causes, such as mounds surrounded by ditches.”…

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The Fate of the Watchers

By Andrew Collins

The Genesis Secret by Thomas Knox (HarperCollins, 2009, and see also the website http://thegenesissecret .com) is a novel centered around the discovery in southeast Turkey of the proto-Neolithic megalithic complex of Gobekli Tepe, constructed ca. 10,000 BC by an unknown race of people at the end of the last Ice Age. Thomas Knox is the nom-de-plume of British journalist Sean Thomas, who first contacted me back in 2007. He had become interested in Gobekli Tepe, which I’d written about extensively since visiting there and nearby…

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Shakespeare and the Burmuda Triangle

BY STEVEN SORA

The survivors of a wrecked craft find themselves on an impossibly remote island. They salvage what they can from the craft and make camp on the beach. On this island, compasses don’t work, strange lights appear and disappear, boars crush through the forest. At least one man would find the new island the clean slate he so badly needed. Most would later regret leaving the island. Sound familiar? Actually, this is not the crash of Oceanic 815 (from the popular ABC series Lost). It is…

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Hall of Records Coverup?

BY DR. GREG LITTLE

In Atlantis Rising, (March 2010) Philip Coppens described rumors of secret passageways under the Giza Plateau in­cluding brief details of an illegal excavation that occurred in September 2009. The illegal excavation was apparently a search for Edgar Cayce’s Egyptian Hall of Records. Until researcher Bill Brown asked me for assistance in arranging a meeting with John Van Auken, Director of the Association For Research & Enlightenment (ARE), I was not aware of the details. Oddly, only a few days before Brown’s request, he sent an…

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The Cranial Deformation Mystery

By David H. Childress

Many of you may remember the old Saturday Night Live routine with Dan Akroyd and gang as the strange family of “Coneheads” (later made into a feature movie). This bizarre family of comical weirdos had long, bald heads that were about twice as long as a normal human head—heads that came to a sharp point at the top, hence the name “coneheads.” As funny and strange as this may appear, such “coneheads” did, and do, exist! In fact, the remains of “coneheads” of various shapes…

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2012 On the Threshold

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

By the time you read this it will be 2012 or close to it. So, like it or not, the big event is upon us already. Whatever you may believe about Mayan prophecy or the so-called galactic alignment, this will certainly be a significant year. Not only do we reach, on next winter solstice (December 21, 2012), the concluding point of the celebrated long count of the Meso-American calendar, we must first deal with other coming attractions. The heavenly influences will certainly be active. On…

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Guarding Against the Impossible

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

In Atlantis Rising #4 Jeane Manning’s cover story focused on “Impossible Inventions that Work.” From heavier-than­-air flight to free energy, she cited many examples of technological achievement which have already proven, and will continue to prove, that conventional wisdom is often wrong. The truth is that just because some people say some­thing is impossible doesn’t make it so. Nevertheless, unfortunately, declarations of “impossibility” are not without impact—affecting perhaps the very fabric of personal and collective reality. So, in mapping the parameters of person­al potential, it…

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News

NEW CHALLENGES TO CIVILIZATION’S AGE Turkey and Syria are both providing new evidence for the greater antiquity of civilization, and establishment re­searchers are once again being challenged to reexamine their assumptions and readjust their timelines. In October, archaeologists reported finding a building in Syria dating to 8,800 B.C. and in the meantime artifacts in Turkey have been dated to 10,000 B.C. The Syrian building is a large circular affair near the town of Ja’de on the banks of the Euphrates. Eric Coqueug­niot, a French archaeologist…

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LOST CIVILIZATION IN THE PERSIAN GULF? In his book Underworld (2002), researcher Graham Hancock suggested that the long-sought evidence for antediluvi­an civilization (commonly thought of as Atlantis, though, in all likelihood, something much more far flung than any single place) could be found in the coastal regions of the major continents which are now under water. Thousands of years ago, they were not. One of the areas Hancock singled out as a possible source of the early civilizations of Meso­potamia was the Persian Gulf. Now…

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