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Ancient Greeks in Peru?
When Hesiod, the Grteek poet of the eight century BC, spoke of Theogony and its labyrinths at the end of the world, was he actually describing the ruins of Chauvain de Huan- tar in the Andes of Peru? A re- tired professor of physics at Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Argentina believes he was. In his 2011 book Journey to the Mythological Inferno, Dr. Enrico Mattievich claimed that there are surprising similarities between Hesiod's descriptions and key locales in ancient Peru. The dwelling place of the de- monic gorgons, for example, Mattievich said closely resembles the dank region around the mouth of the Amazon River. more...
NEW LIGHT ON THE MAPS OF COLUMBUS
MODERN INDIA REAWAKENS TO ITS ANCIENT ACHIEVEMENTS
Remote Viewing the Stock Mark
Facial Images Constructed from DNA Alone
PARAPLEGIC CONTROLS BIONIC ARM WITH HIS MIND
MEDJUGORJE RULING COMING SOON, POPE SAYS
BLACK HOLE COLLISION NOT SO BAD
THE ENDLESS HUNT FOR DARM MATTER GOES ON
Free Energy...Gravity Control...Alternative Science...
Life and Death in a Nuclear Powered World
By Jerry Decker
The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima, Japan, Nuclear Power Plant that began on March 11, 2011 resulted in the meltdown of three of the plant's six reactors. I guess I've been, and am, overly concerned with the effects of that event in killing the Pacific ocean, and the ramifications for all of us, as radioactive poisoning seeps into the air, water, land, and food. more...
THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST
Checking the Newest Claim for Oldest Stone Tools
By Michael Cremo
Late in May of 2015, my correspondents began sending me links to news articles about some stone tools that had been discov- ered in Kenya. The archaeologists who discovered the stone tools, which were somewhat crude in form, judged them to be about 3.3 million years old. The original scientific report ("3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya"), by archaeologist Sonia Harmand and several coauthors, was published in Nature (2015, vol. 521, pp. 310-315). Harmand and her colleagues said the stone tools were the oldest ever discov- ered and that they predated the origin of the genus Homo by 500,000 years. They were wrong on both counts. The Lomekwi stone tools are not the oldest ever found, and they do not predate Homo. more...
Fighting to Forget
Is Terrorism a Symptom of Planetary Amnesia?
By MARTIN RUGGLES
In May the terroists 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. more...
The Surveillance State
How much of your Freedom is at Stake
By MARIE D. JONES & LARRY FLAXMAN
The concept of personal privacy has changed drastically in an era of explosive technological advancement that includes drones and satellites that see through walls, cameras on every city street corner, cyber spies lurking behind your computer screens, and cell phones that track your every move. Nothing you do is done in private, not even in your own homes. In many ways, even your thoughts, behaviors and actions are being exposed to a variety of powerful sources that want nothing more than to control some aspect of your life... if not every aspect. more...
The Otherworld in the Andes
A Global Tradition of Secret Initiatory Rites and Peru's Iconic Sacred Sites
By FREDDY SILVA
Sixteenth century chroniclers taking the road from Cuzco to Puno, on the western shore of Lake Titicaca, were amazed by the plethora of unusual round, stone towers perched on the edge of a mesa in a rural location called Silustani. These chullpas were constructed from small, ill fitted river rocks and contained the preserved bodies of Inca nobles. more...
The Magic of the Cathedrals Amazes Still
By KAREN RALLS, Ph,D.
Light is a symbol of truth, a hidden wisdom, a greater understanding. From Chartres, Notre Dame, Canterbury, and Siena, to a pilgrimage on the road to Santiago de Compostela, the art and beauty of Gothic cathedrals still captivates the hearts and minds of European visitors today. more...
THE INVISIBLE WORLD
Fairie Factors vs Materialism
Fact or Fantasy: What's the Truth?
By PATRICK MARSOLEK
In the spring of 2014 John Hyatt, a lecturer with Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy, UK, published a series of photos of small winged creatures that look like very small flying people or fairies. Hyatt said he was taking photos through the trees at sunset, trying to capture fast moving insects. The photos weren't doctored in any way other than enlarging the size and the resolution of the images. These "Rossendale Fairies," similar to the famous Cottingley fairy photos taken in Yorkshire in 1917, have excited many believers and have been widely ridiculed as well by skeptics. more...
The Foundations of Reality
What Do We Know For Sure?
By WILLIAM B. STOECKER
Most people go through their entire lives without giving any thought to philosophy or pondering the basic nature of reality. These seem, to most, to be impractical,abstract studies, of no importance to them. And yet many people, particularly many in the scientific community, do subscribe to a basic philosophy, without ever thinking about it or really even being aware of it. Their philosophy is materialism; they believe that the basic foundation of reality is matter, or,in the parlance of modern physics, mass/energy/space/time, the observable, measurablep physical universe. Of course, they cannot really define matter; they can only describe it. They believe that consciousness is merely a secondary manifestation of this basic reality, with the human brain being a kind of electrochemical computer. Of course, this means that there is no God, no afterlife, and no moral absolutes. more...
Hominids & Humbug
Trouble in the House of Darwin?
By SUSAN B. MARTINEZ, PH.D.
It may be a truism that when we are committed to something, we tend to work everything else around it. This would hold for personal as well as public strategy. We all do it -- to some extent. And that is fine. Unless ... unless there's something amiss with the prem-ise itself. So let's cut to the chase. Let's look at the premise, taken for granted by those who subscribe to the theory of Evolution, the premise that man "evolved" and that he did so in one particular place. Called monogenism, this is the earmark of Darwinism past and present; it holds: That that place was Africa. more...
HOW DID THE ICE AGE END?
With a Bang, Not a Whimper, Believes Maverick Researcher Randall Carlson
By CYNTHIA LOGAN
How's this for an inconventient truth? Carbon dioxide accounts for just .04 percent of atmospheric greenhouse gas. And while methane has been introduced as a major contributor (often with a good deal of smirking), the dominant greenhouse gas is, according to climate scholar Randall Carlson, water vapor. So why are we all counting our carbons? The lay geologist believes we have a climate bureaucracy whose 'Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory' employs tunnel vision when it comes to the bigger picture. "Since the advent of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... it has become typical to denigrate anyone who questions the consensus that carbon dioxide is the sole or even the dominant driver of climate change," he writes. He believes global warming is driven by po- litical interests to control energy distribution and consumption. He scoffs at the claim that the climate debate is over; in his mind, it's barely begun. "The so-called consensus is completely manufactured. It doesn't exist. Solar physicists say the IPCC leaves out the Sun, so how realistic are those models? Questionnaires sent out to obtain consensus were slanted." more...
A Much -- Cited Geologist Weighs In on the Evidence
By ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.
The end of the last Ice Age, nearly 12,000 years ago, was a pivotal period not only in the history of our planet but also for early cultures and civilizations living during those tumultuous times. There were rapid climatic and environmental changes as well as catastrophic geologic changes. Massive ice sheets (on the order of kilometers thick) quickly melted at high latitudes in the northern hemisphere; pressure was released from the crust setting off increased earthquake and volcanic activity. Tremendous amounts of moisture in the atmosphere fell to the surface of Earth as torrential rains, causing widespread deluges and flooding. Huge quantities of fresh water flowed into the oceans, upsetting and changing ocean circulation patterns, which in turn had further effects on the climate as well as raising sea levels around the globe on the order of a 120 meters or more, inundating low-lying coastal areas. more...
Columbus and the Brothers Pinzon
The Untold Story of America's Other Discoverers
By STEVEN SORA
For centuries Christopher Columbus was credited with "discovering" the New World. Then came evidence that other Europeans had preceded him. Vikings, for example, crossed the North Atlantic five hundred years earlier. Sailors from Ireland, Wales, France, and North Africa had also crossed the ocean. Columbus is still honored and often dishonored as the discoverer, but evidence shows that a Spanish mariner by the name of Martin Alonso Pinzon, who actually sailed with Columbus in 1492, had been in the Americas before the voyage. Three times he and his brothers would fail to gain the recognition they deserved for both crossing the Atlantic and discovering South America. more...
Jupiter in Virgo
Lightning Bolts and Staves of Wheat
By Julie Loar
Virgo is the only female among the zodiacal constellations, and other than the twins, Castor and Pollux(Gemini), and the Water Bearer, the only human figure. Virgo is depicted as a maiden, holding a palm branch in her right hand and a single ear of wheat in her left. The alpha star of Virgo is named Spica, "ear of wheat." Virgo is one of the oldest constellations and over time has been equated with every important feminine deity, including Ishtar, Isis, Demeter, Persephone, Medusa, Artemis, and Urania. Richard Hinkley Allen, in Star Names, Their Lore And Meaning, says, "Those who claim very high antiquity for the zodiacal signs (15,000 years ago), assert that the idea of these titles originated when the Sun was in Virgo at the spring equinox, the time of the Egyptian harvest." more...
LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE?
How Much Does This Life Depend on Influences from Those No Longer Here?
By Marsha Oaks
Life beyond the grave provides much background for each of the offerings in this issue,but, as you will see there are many different ways to approach the subject. more...
ANGELS IN DISGUISE
Grizzly Adams Productions
Are there really angels among us? Some question whether angels exist at all. Some have no doubt that they do; and, of course, there are those who don't even question it, because they "know" it just can't be so. Here, then, are true life accounts of astonishing rescues, miraculous healing, and inexplicable protection that suggest that it just might be possible or, perhaps, probable that some have "entertained angels unaware."
In the film, narrated by actor Darren McGavin, there are many dramatic examples of Angelic intervention in the lives of ordinary people:
In the case of "The Window Blind," a young mother is awakened in the middle of the night and pushed by some un- seen presence toward her daughter's bedroom where she finds the young girl being strangled by the drawstring on the window blind. The next morning the daughter asks who it was in the room with her mother.
"Angels in Gingham and Overalls" -- A mother and daughter, traveling to meet their soldier father, are stalled on a lonely roadway then the daughter becomes deathly ill. They are rescued by an old couple in denim and gingham who turn out to be patrons of the local hospital, both having died long before that very day. In "The Locked Door" a young girl is trapped in her room as fire consumes her home. Neither her mom or dad, nor the firemen can get in to save her. The little girl suddenly escapes out the back door -- to the amazement of everyone. She tells them her grandfather led her out to safety -- the same grandfather that in fact had passed away many years earlier. And... when they check the deadbolt on the back door, it is melted shut. No one could have opened it.
These stories cause us to, once again,question -- are there really angels among us?
IN SEARCH OF...
It's been said that this show's style of interspersing 'talking heads' with sensationalistic video segments may have been the forerunner of "infotainment." The term 'quasi-documentary' has been used by some to describe this series and referenced as 'investigated' (in quotes) implying that the research was somewhat lacking, though "In Search of..." cameras traveled the world, seeking out these great mysteries. As they stated: This program was the result of the work of scientists, researchers, and a group of highly - skilled technicians. Others have stated that the style was often more expository than explanatory.
Frederic Delarue is a world-renowned music composer, inspirational author, spiritual teacher, motivational speaker, and angel communicator. "My hands play what the Angels sing in my ears," quotes Frederic.
Frederic was born on a French farm in 1963. Having had a Near-Death Experience at age 12, becoming temporarily paralyzed at age 30, and later being visited by Jesus the day after a car accident at age 40, Frederic Delarue, a native of Chartres, France, believes he has had many opportunities to see and experience the Blessings and the Light of the tunnel.
He claims that his music is directly inspired by the Angels to sooth the body while uplifting the soul, and it re- laxes and focuses the mind on positive thoughts. His heart-felt music is composed to help his listeners by guiding them to remember to live the true radiance of their being.
Lost Books of the Bible
Stones of Baalbek
Physics with a Twist
Pushing Back on 'Fake News'
From Editor, J. Douglas Kenyon
Back in June, I received an e-mail from book author and longtime "Atlantis Rising" contributor, John Chambers, asking me to check out a "news" story which he had seen. The report, which I later learned had originated with the website WorldNewsDailyReport.com (not to be confused with the conservative news site World News Daily), declared, "A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900s that proves the organization was involved in a major historical coverup of evidence showing giant human remains in the tens of thousands had been uncovered all across America and were ordered to be destroyed by high level administrators to protect the mainstream chronology of human evolution at the time."
Since Dr. Greg Little had written a cover story for "Atlantis Rising" #108 on giants and the Smithsonian's history with them, I was intrigued and did some checking.
While, as Dr. Little explained, there is certainly plenty of controversy over Smithsonian actions relative to ancient skeletons, there has been no Supreme Court ruling. In fact, as far as we can determine, SCOTUS has never even heard such a case. The story is bogus, and, moreover, WNDR is an admitted publisher of "fake news." On the site's disclaimer page can be found the following: "World News Daily Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within worldnewsdailyreport.com are fiction and, presumably, fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction."
In contrast to WNDR, Dr. Little's story in "Atlantis Rising" was based entirely on verifiable facts, which he was careful to make clear. I won't go into detail here. You can read his article in our pages.
The disturbing issue to me is the growing proliferation on the Internet of "fake" news stories, under the heading of satire. Websites offering fake news include "The Onion," "Call The Cops," "Huzlers," "MediaFetcher.com," and others. Unfortunately, though, most people do not read the fine print. As blogger and "urban legends expert" David Emery writes: "Satire is only effective if people recognize it as such...and therein lies a major pitfall of propagating fake news on the Internet. Users tend to skim texts instead of reading them, missing important clues and disclaimers. The mechanics of social sharing obscure the origin and aim of viral content, increasing the likelihood that fiction will be mistaken for, or misrepresented as, fact."
The challenge for honest reporting organizations like Atlantis Rising, which offers verifiable information about some of the world's most misunderstood subjects, the fog of untruth makes it much more difficult to shine the light of truth into some very dark corners. Without going too far down the conspiratorial rabbit hole, one might be forgiven for suspecting a deliberate effort to confuse the public about some very important matters.
'Disinformation' (not to be confused with 'misinformation') is deliberately false information, aggressively propagated to make people believe something which is untrue. During the Cold War the Soviet KGB was notorious for using the tactic for political purposes. While satire may be considered respectable by some, those who mistake it for genuine news are certainly victims, not entirely unlike those downtrodden masses enslaved by an unscrupulous police state.