Christopher Dunn

Old Pumps for New

BY RICHARD NOONE

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina last fall a horrified world watched as engineers struggled vainly to hold back the raging flood which threatened to overwhelm the weakened levees of New Orleans. But, heroic efforts notwithstand­ing, the swollen waters of Lake Pontchartrain soon engulfed the city. The giant pumps, designed to remove rainwater from the below-sea level city—at least those that still had electricity—continued to work at full speed. Tragically, though, the water continued to rise, soon drowning the enormous machines. Without the constraining forces…

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Hydraulics and the Ancients

BY ARLAN ANDREWS

The crowded party was being held during the 1986 World Science Fiction Convention at the futuristic Hyatt Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Over the hubbub of writers and readers and fans, I overhead a young woman conversing about her experiences as an archaeologist in the Peruvian Andes. Drink in hand, I approached her and introduced myself as a person with an interest in Inca technology. “Have you ever heard of the large carved stone that the Incas made,” I asked, “a model of a topographical…

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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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Hidden in Plain Sight

BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER

Would we recognize the ruins of a forgotten indigenous human civilization or the evidence of an advanced technolo­gy here on Earth if we found it? Can we even define “civilization”? Suppose a technology was not like ours, on the same line of development and perhaps less advanced than ours or more advanced, but on a completely different path? Suppose machines were made of stone rather than metal and designed to harness the chi, or kundalini force (it has many names) the very existence of which…

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Lost Ancient Technology

BY MARSHA OAKS

Since its inception, this magazine has devoted considerable space to the topic of lost ancient technology. We even produced a video/DVD on the subject, Technologies of the Gods, and a book Forbidden History. Now two of the re­searchers who played key roles in much of our coverage have teamed up to produce a DVD of their own. ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY IN EGYPT David Hatcher Childress and Christopher Dunn “Archaeology is largely the study of history’s toolmakers,” says Chris Dunn, “and archaeologists understand a soci­ety’s level of…

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The Up-to-Date Ancients

BY MARSHA OAKS

Some mysteries continue to defy explanation. That doesn’t seem to translate into acceptance by the main stream me­dia, but it makes for some very interesting films, like this issue’s offerings. MAYAN PROPHECIES AND CROP CIRCLES: An Extraordinary Connection UFO TV and Spirit Culture Media This DVD was a three-time award winner at the International UFO Congress EBE Awards for Best Documentary, Best Historical Documentary, and Peoples Choice Award. Scholars and researchers have discovered an extraordinary connection between rare, ancient, 6000-year-old Sumerian symbols from the mysterious…

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The Genius of the Ancients

By Marsha Oaks

Ancient technology and ancient wisdom. Are they the same thing? A couple of new DVDs offer different takes on the astonishing reality of ancient advancement and some help in sorting out the meaning of it all. ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY IN PERU & BOLIVIA David Hatcher Childress and Christopher Dunn Off we go again on another adventure with David and Christopher—last time was to Egypt (A.R. #71) and now to Peru and Bolivia—in search of proof of ancient technology. As in Egypt, they once again present a…

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