THE GLACIAL MELTING REVELATIONS
Evidence for a Bronze Age Apocalypse
BY FRANK JOSEPH
While many of us may be alarmed by the shrinking effects of rising global temperatures on Arctic conditions at both polar regions, archaeologists could not be more delighted. They are thrilled with cultural revelations laid bare with the retreat of melting ice sheets that have blanketed northern Scandinavia for the past millennia. Previously frigid environments not only obscured innumerable human artifacts but preserved them over the last six thousand years. High above the tree line in Norway's highest mountains, Neolithic arrows, scraps of clothing from the Bronze Age, and skis from Viking Age traders are coming to light for the first time since they were lost.
THE MEGALITHS OF CALABRIA
Immense 'Neolithic' Structures in Southern Italy Are Older than Stonehenge
BY STEVEN SORA
Historians have a tendency to ignore modern discoveries, which makes it easier to understand how recent discoveries, of Stonehenge-like structures in Italy have failed to attract much attention. Not only is the Italian construction more complex, it is older; and, moreover, its builders apparently possessed advanced astronomical knowledge long before the builders of Stonehenge.
THE CRYSTAL CONNECTION
The Many Faceted Search for an Ancient Power Grid
BY MARTIN RUGGLES
Earth's magnetic field is powered by 'Quartz' crystals at its core. That is the conclusion of researchers at the Earth Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (ELSI). The recent study of laser-heated diamonds under extreme pressures, like those believed to exist at the earth's core, is part of a study published in the journal Nature in 2017. The Japanese scientists appear to be challenging the established view regarding the chemical composition of the core, and to be corroborating a view long held by many in the alternative science community, that our planet is at its heart, a 'great crystal.' stressed.
JOHN ANTHONY WEST: 1932 - 2018
BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.
I had been expecting the news for a year, while also holding out hope that he would somehow miraculously recover--but still, despite the mental preparations, it hit me hard when I received word that my longtime colleague and close personal friend, John Anthony West, passed away on the sixth of February, 2018, in a hospital in Albany, New York, at the age of 85 (he was born in New York on July 9, 1932). I cried, and sadness overwhelmed me as I pondered his life and work. (A note regarding names: From the day we first met, we referred to each other by our surnames. I called him "West" and he called me "Schoch." This was not a matter of formality but, rather, informality and personal affection. For convenience here, I will primarily refer to him by his initials. Some people actually took to verbalizing "Jaw" or "Jaws" as a nickname, but I did not.)
SONG OF THE STONES
The Subtle Harmonies of Neolithic Construction
BY RICHARD HEATH
Plato proposed a World Soul that took the form of a musical octave--having been given that form by the Demiurge, a creator god--bringing harmony to the earth's surroundings. The octave is so named because in modal music there are only eight tones, and the beginning and ending tones differ in frequency by a factor of exactly 2. In the act of creation there were two further tones within the octave--mirror images of each other. This mirroring, called symmetry, is crucial within all created octaves as tones arise that are reciprocal to each other and to both ends of the octave, like twins.
THE NEW ARCHAEOLOGIST
ATLANTIS BENEATH THE JAVA SEA?
Recent Indonesian Discoveries and the Reinterpretation of Plato
BY JONATHON PERRIN
A verdant land of mountains, abundant wildlife, including elephants, and rich mineral resources. A volatile land prone to violent geological outbursts, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and flooding. A land "larger than Libya and Asia Minor," with a huge fertile plain that now lies inundated under the ocean, washed away 11,500 years ago. You might think I'm speaking of Plato's sunken land of Atlantis, but I'm actually talking about the country of Indonesia. This vast archipelago of 18,000 islands is all that remains after sea levels rose at the end of the last Ice Age, wiping out a huge landmass larger than Alaska.
WILLIAM BLAKE'S ATLANTIS
Might His Visions Still Reveal Something?
BY JOHN CHAMBERS
To the shock of many in the mainstream press, it turns out the Pentagon has an interest in the UFO phenomenon, after all. No less an authority than the 'New York Times' reported in December, 2017, that until at least 2012, the U.S. Defense Department maintained, with a budget of $22 million, a classified department to investigate UFOs.
THE MAGICAL FOREST
Where Indigenous Understanding and Science Converge
BY ROBERT MENDEL
In an era dominated by scientific innovation based on an exploration of Nature, we see, from time to time, the rediscovery of ancient wisdom preserved by indigenous peoples. This convergence ultimately speaks to the necessity for a sane and holistic view of our natural resources as part of the larger web of life.