Archives – 2004


#47 September/October 2004


  • Fighting Brothers
    When discussing esoteric elements that influenced the American Revolution, alternative researchers often present Freemasonry as central to the time. Often overlooked though are the practical elements that made up Freemasonry in the colonies during the mid-eighteenth century. Freemasonry in its modern sense had only been publicly declared in 1717, and its position in the American […]
  • Ma’mun’s Passage
    The classical story of the discovery of the upper chambers inside the Khufu pyramid at Giza is well known. In the ninth century an Arab governor of Cairo, known as the Caliph al Ma’mun, decided to see for himself what lay inside the Great Pyramid (Khufu pyramid) and began to excavate a tunnel straight through […]
  • Relics from the Ice Age?
    The alluring and perplexing ancient megalithic temples of Malta and Gozo (the smaller island just north of Malta) have been a destination for travelers throughout the Mediterranean region and beyond for thousands of years. Even in their ruinous states, the temples are incredibly impressive; the largest limestone blocks weigh twenty to forty tons. There is […]
  • Can Mind Heal Matter?
    Transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson—a philosophical visionary more complete than any other this nation has produced—identified two components to attaining personal power. One is to “drill.” By this he meant training, rehearsal, education—the repeated application of a skill, over and over, the way a martial artist never stops working his routines. The other is “concentration.” […]
  • Nabta Playa
    “People living more than seven thousand years ago may have possessed technical knowledge in astronomy and physics more advanced than our current understanding of the same subjects.” —Robert M. Schoch, Geologist, 2002   In 1972, a group of archaeologists were crossing the Egyptian desert, tracking by compass in an area known as Nabta Playa, when […]
  • The Search for Noah’s Ark
    Washington (AP) April 27, 2004: An expedition is being planned for this summer to the upper reaches of Turkey’s Mount Ararat where organizers hope to prove an object nestled amid the snow and ice is Noah’s Ark. “A joint U.S. and Turkish team of ten explorers plans to make the arduous trek up Turkey’s tallest […]
  • Where Was the Real Troy?
    “Schliemann’s tiny ruins of a city on the coast of Turkey cannot possibly fill the bill for the city described in Homer.” Achilles storms ashore with his small band of warriors. He looks, yes, remarkably like Brad Pitt. A vast fleet of virtual Greek vessels is coming up behind him. The sands of an immense […]
  • Da Vinci, Newton & Hugo
    The authors of the best-selling 1982 non-fiction book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which popularized the notion of the “Priory of Sion”—the 1,000-year-old secret society said to guard the Holy Grail—must be sorry now that novelist Dan Brown seized upon the idea and made it the centerpiece of his hugely popular 2003 novel The Da Vinci […]
  • Spain’s Ancient Pathway
    The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route that traverses Spain from its beginning in the Pyrenees to the tomb of St. James the Apostle, located at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain’s northwestern province of Galicia. The Camino saw as many as 2,000,000 pilgrims annually in the Middle Ages, and is […]
  • Jupiter in Libra: September 2004–October 2005
    “The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon, which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.” —Sun Tzu, The Art of War Libra, The Scales, is the only inanimate member of the zodiac and as such might be seen to represent pure principle. The Scales are those of Justice, weighing […]
  • Atlantis Stars Rising
    The Sci-Fi Channel’s new hit television spin-off based on the extremely popular Stargate SG-1 series has hit the ground running. If you haven’t seen it, the story takes a team of Earth’s ‘best & brightest’ through the ‘stargate’ (a device created by an ancient race for instantaneous interstellar travel) to a far-off galaxy where they […]
  • The Teotihuacan Revelations
    I raced up the stone steps, higher and higher. Perhaps I should have slowed down and imbued my mind with reverence, but I couldn’t help it. I had waited all my life to climb the Pyramid of the Sun. I finally arrived at the summit, over 200 feet high, and marveled at the view of […]
  • Templars in Tennesee?
    There exists in the state of Tennessee, and in the neighboring states of Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia, a people who were, and are in modern times, very different racially from the recognized settlers of the region. They were first noted in 1654, by English explorers who believed they were, indeed, a separate race. They […]
  • Could Big Science Be on Trial?
    If you thought that important archaeological discoveries were being kept hidden from the public, and that laws intended to preserve the public’s right to know were being routinely violated, you could expect to be sneered at by the science-and-media establishment, but you would, nevertheless, be right. That is the view of highly respected Professor Keith […]
  • Evidence Reconsidered
    Writing to Atlantis Rising via postal mail to P.O. Box 441, Livingston, Montana 59047 is a good way to make your views known to our readers. There are also Forums on the Atlantis Rising website: Go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.” E-mail us at: jdkenyon@atlantisrising.com. Underwater Structures I found the article “Enormous Ancient Structure Discovered […]
  • High Stakes on the Bleeding Edge
    Near the leading edge of well-known energy technology, the landscape is increasingly dotted with inventions—from solar-electric breakthroughs to new hydrogen-generating alternatives. I’m pleased that Doug Kenyon asked me to write this column regularly, to bring you some of the exciting news from that landscape. And beyond. The “beyond” is even more interesting. Out on the […]
  • Moving in the Right Circles at Glastonbury
    On Friday morning, July 23, 2004, I arrived at Gatwick airport, south of metropolitan London, on my way to speak on my new book Human Devolution at the Glastonbury Symposium, which is mainly about crop circles. The very term crop circles gives new meaning to the expression “it’s not my field,” because it really is […]
  • Ant People of Orion?
    All across the American Southwest we find petroglyphs (rock carvings) or pictographs (rock paintings) depicting eerie creatures with spindly bodies, large eyes and bulbous heads, sometimes with antennae. The figures are frequently shown in a “prayer stance” with elbows and knees positioned at right angles, similar to the ant’s bent legs. Do these rock drawings […]
  • Children of Atlantis
    “On this island of Atlantis had arisen a powerful and remarkable dynasty of kings, who ruled Europe as far as western Italy.” —Plato, The Timaeus At the center of Atlantis, according to Plato, sprawled the monumental Temple of Poseidon. The ornate building of stone and precious metals contained a colossus of the sea-god standing in […]
  • Cellular Secrets
    Deepak Chopra loves to fly, which is a good thing, since he spends a lot of time on airplanes. He’s mused over the design of an aircraft that would be ‘uncrashable’ (“perhaps some kind of glider with an airfoil that never stalls, no matter what angle of dive the plane goes into”). He finds flying […]
  • Searching for the Hidden Truth Behind Sacred Relics
    It was 6:29 p.m. on March 24th, 1980. The Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Amulfo Romero, was saying Mass in a small chapel and was just about to raise the bread and wine. It is the most significant moment in the Catholic celebration of the Mass as the bread and wine is miraculously transformed into […]
  • The Case of the French Astronomer
    In ancient Sumer, the highlight of the New Year celebration was the public reading of Enuma Elish, the “Epic of Creation.” Scholars have treated the long text (inscribed on seven clay tablets) as an allegory of a struggle between good and evil, between a benevolent celestial god and a celestial monster. In my books, I […]
  • New Light on the Pharaoh’s Curse
    Within a short period of time after the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb several people involved in the excavation became sick or died. Were these unfortunate individuals, as a considerable number believe, victims of a hideous “pharaoh’s curse”? Colin Wilson writes in The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Mysteries, “On 26 November 1922 the archaeologist Howard Carter peered […]
  • Incident at North Berwick
    Anytime I find myself back in Scotland I try to spend at least one day in North Berwick, a picturesque coastal town about 20 miles to the east of Edinburgh. The views of the offshore islands are glorious. The gulls cry, the waves lap, and it’s a great place to sample some of the fine […]
  • Royal Rife & His Amazing Healing Machines
    Imagine a world without cancer, a world without the hundreds of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus, yeast, and parasites. Each year millions of people are dying due to disease. In the U.S. alone 8000 people die every week from cancer. Take the example of breast cancer; it is now the leading cause of death […]
  • Opening Up with Al Huang
    Bluebirds, thrush and hummingbirds chirp as Tai Ji master Al Huang gazes over “unmanicured” flower gardens at the Pacific Ocean through his glass-walled office. It’s a stunning panoramic view, one that helps him stay connected to nature. “The sun is shining and the surf is surfing,” he tells me. Huang has lived in Gold Beach, […]
  • The African/Atlantis Connection
    The Greek story of Atlantis, as reported by Plato twenty-four centuries ago, is famous. And modern researchers investigating parallel accounts in the folk traditions of other cultures have found numerous renditions of the same epic among native peoples from Iberia and the British Isles to Mexico. While versions as preserved among Native Americans, Ancient Egyptians […]
  • Star of Wonder
    “For we have seen his star in the East, and we have come to worship him.” —Matthew 2:2   The modern calendar begins with the birth of Christ and refers to subsequent years as A.D., meaning Anno Domini, the Year of Our Lord, and prior years as B.C., meaning Before Christ. This reckoning was developed […]
  • Different Visions
    Three exotic cultures—Hindu, Mayan, and Native American—provide the background for this issue’s video offerings. As you will see it makes for some richly varied viewing fare.   Mahabharata This Indian classic brought to life on film by Peter Brook (“Lord of the Flies” and “Meetings with Remarkable Men”) was based on the nine-hour RST/CICT stage […]
  • Relaxation as a Goal
    When it’s time to kick back and relax…. turn off the TV and try one of these outstanding new musical releases that are off the beaten path.   Atlantis—A Symphonic Journey by David Arkenstone Narada Prolific new age composer, David Arkenstone’s latest is an upbeat, orchestral journey to the lost continent, much like a film […]
  • In Memory of Dr. John Mack
    After a recent tour of the Ukraine, while I was taking a few days rest in Yalta, a Black Sea resort in the Crimea, I learned by email that Dr. John Mack had died after being struck by an automobile in London. I had seen John a few months before, in July, in Glastonbury, where […]
  • Communicating with the Other Side
    It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware. —Albert Einstein   The age-old human desire to solve the riddle of death remains with us even in this age of sophisticated science and high technology. Since the dawn of time, it seems, humans have puzzled […]
  • Inside the Eight-Year Solar Window
    In an article published in AR, early in 2004, I presented the case that we are in the final leg of a solar cycle. I called the eight-year period from 2004 to 2012 ‘The Portal.’ That article presented the results of 27 years of research into the Mayan calendar system, which led to investigations into […]
  • Shipping Out to Mars
    This magazine has long sought to unearth and discuss what some have gone to extremes to conceal and which most—having been carefully kept ignorant of the most fundamental awarenesses and scientific discoveries—couldn’t even imagine. Now a plan’s afoot to get the American public to fork out over a trillion dollars to send a manned mission […]
  • Ten Years and Counting
    As we prepare to go to press for Atlantis Rising #49, our thoughts go back to this time ten years ago. November 1, 1994 saw the appearance of the first issue of Atlantis Rising and it was a hectic, albeit gratifying time filled with optimism. I’m not sure today that if I had known then […]
  • Counter Perspectives
    Writing to Atlantis Rising, via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising web site (go to http://www.AtlantisRising.comand select “Discussions”).   Newton Challenged John Chambers in “Da Vinci, Newton, & Hugo” (AR #48) describes a […]
  • The Bears of the Energy Frontier
    A rogue grizzly once prowled the mountains in my part of the Northwest. It slaughtered pet ducks and broke into my sister’s rabbit hutches while her horses huddled in the nearby field. Two miniature horses hid in the forest and the other 20—ranging in size from sturdy Appaloosa and leggy Arabians down to scruffy little […]

#48 November/December 2004


  • Ma’mun’s Passage
    The classical story of the discovery of the upper chambers inside the Khufu pyramid at Giza is well known. In the ninth century an Arab governor of Cairo, known as the Caliph al Ma’mun, decided to see for himself what lay inside the Great Pyramid (Khufu pyramid) and began to excavate a tunnel straight through […]
  • Relics from the Ice Age?
    The alluring and perplexing ancient megalithic temples of Malta and Gozo (the smaller island just north of Malta) have been a destination for travelers throughout the Mediterranean region and beyond for thousands of years. Even in their ruinous states, the temples are incredibly impressive; the largest limestone blocks weigh twenty to forty tons. There is […]
  • Can Mind Heal Matter?
    Transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson—a philosophical visionary more complete than any other this nation has produced—identified two components to attaining personal power. One is to “drill.” By this he meant training, rehearsal, education—the repeated application of a skill, over and over, the way a martial artist never stops working his routines. The other is “concentration.” […]
  • Nabta Playa
    “People living more than seven thousand years ago may have possessed technical knowledge in astronomy and physics more advanced than our current understanding of the same subjects.” —Robert M. Schoch, Geologist, 2002   In 1972, a group of archaeologists were crossing the Egyptian desert, tracking by compass in an area known as Nabta Playa, when […]
  • The Search for Noah’s Ark
    Washington (AP) April 27, 2004: An expedition is being planned for this summer to the upper reaches of Turkey’s Mount Ararat where organizers hope to prove an object nestled amid the snow and ice is Noah’s Ark. “A joint U.S. and Turkish team of ten explorers plans to make the arduous trek up Turkey’s tallest […]
  • Where Was the Real Troy?
    “Schliemann’s tiny ruins of a city on the coast of Turkey cannot possibly fill the bill for the city described in Homer.” Achilles storms ashore with his small band of warriors. He looks, yes, remarkably like Brad Pitt. A vast fleet of virtual Greek vessels is coming up behind him. The sands of an immense […]
  • Fighting Brothers
    When discussing esoteric elements that influenced the American Revolution, alternative researchers often present Freemasonry as central to the time. Often overlooked though are the practical elements that made up Freemasonry in the colonies during the mid-eighteenth century. Freemasonry in its modern sense had only been publicly declared in 1717, and its position in the American […]
  • Moving in the Right Circles at Glastonbury
    On Friday morning, July 23, 2004, I arrived at Gatwick airport, south of metropolitan London, on my way to speak on my new book Human Devolution at the Glastonbury Symposium, which is mainly about crop circles. The very term crop circles gives new meaning to the expression “it’s not my field,” because it really is […]
  • Enigma of the Crook & Flail
    The symbols of the flail and the shepherd’s crook were used as prime symbols of Egyptian kingship. In the favored funerary furniture of the last of the Amarna pharaohs, Tutankhamen, they are portrayed as the central piece of iconography for the departed king. Two blue and white striped rods crossed boldly together over the pharaoh’s […]
  • Ant People of Orion?
    All across the American Southwest we find petroglyphs (rock carvings) or pictographs (rock paintings) depicting eerie creatures with spindly bodies, large eyes and bulbous heads, sometimes with antennae. The figures are frequently shown in a “prayer stance” with elbows and knees positioned at right angles, similar to the ant’s bent legs. Do these rock drawings […]
  • Children of Atlantis
    “On this island of Atlantis had arisen a powerful and remarkable dynasty of kings, who ruled Europe as far as western Italy.” —Plato, The Timaeus At the center of Atlantis, according to Plato, sprawled the monumental Temple of Poseidon. The ornate building of stone and precious metals contained a colossus of the sea-god standing in […]
  • Cellular Secrets
    Deepak Chopra loves to fly, which is a good thing, since he spends a lot of time on airplanes. He’s mused over the design of an aircraft that would be ‘uncrashable’ (“perhaps some kind of glider with an airfoil that never stalls, no matter what angle of dive the plane goes into”). He finds flying […]
  • The Further Mysteries of Rosslyn Chapel
    France’s Mary of Guise liked a good joke. When England’s King Henry VIII proposed marriage, Mary quipped that her neck was too slender—a cutting reference to the beheading of Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. Mary married Scotland’s James V, instead, and in 1542 gave birth to that nation’s best-known monarch, Mary Queen of Scots, just […]
  • Da Vinci, Newton & Hugo
    The authors of the best-selling 1982 non-fiction book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which popularized the notion of the “Priory of Sion”—the 1,000-year-old secret society said to guard the Holy Grail—must be sorry now that novelist Dan Brown seized upon the idea and made it the centerpiece of his hugely popular 2003 novel The Da Vinci […]
  • Spain’s Ancient Pathway
    The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route that traverses Spain from its beginning in the Pyrenees to the tomb of St. James the Apostle, located at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain’s northwestern province of Galicia. The Camino saw as many as 2,000,000 pilgrims annually in the Middle Ages, and is […]
  • Jupiter in Libra: September 2004–October 2005
    “The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon, which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.” —Sun Tzu, The Art of War Libra, The Scales, is the only inanimate member of the zodiac and as such might be seen to represent pure principle. The Scales are those of Justice, weighing […]
  • New Egyptian Magic
    Two new episodes have been added to the hugely popular “Magical Egypt” set (based on the original research of John Anthony West, Egyptologist and Symbolist author) and like the first six these also present more of the beautiful footage and fascinating insight into ancient Egypt for which we devotees of that magnificent culture always seem […]
  • Atlantis Stars Rising
    The Sci-Fi Channel’s new hit television spin-off based on the extremely popular Stargate SG-1 series has hit the ground running. If you haven’t seen it, the story takes a team of Earth’s ‘best & brightest’ through the ‘stargate’ (a device created by an ancient race for instantaneous interstellar travel) to a far-off galaxy where they […]
  • The Teotihuacan Revelations
    I raced up the stone steps, higher and higher. Perhaps I should have slowed down and imbued my mind with reverence, but I couldn’t help it. I had waited all my life to climb the Pyramid of the Sun. I finally arrived at the summit, over 200 feet high, and marveled at the view of […]
  • Templars in Tennesee?
    There exists in the state of Tennessee, and in the neighboring states of Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia, a people who were, and are in modern times, very different racially from the recognized settlers of the region. They were first noted in 1654, by English explorers who believed they were, indeed, a separate race. They […]
  • Could Big Science Be on Trial?
    If you thought that important archaeological discoveries were being kept hidden from the public, and that laws intended to preserve the public’s right to know were being routinely violated, you could expect to be sneered at by the science-and-media establishment, but you would, nevertheless, be right. That is the view of highly respected Professor Keith […]
  • Evidence Reconsidered
    Writing to Atlantis Rising via postal mail to P.O. Box 441, Livingston, Montana 59047 is a good way to make your views known to our readers. There are also Forums on the Atlantis Rising website: Go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.” E-mail us at: jdkenyon@atlantisrising.com. Underwater Structures I found the article “Enormous Ancient Structure Discovered […]
  • High Stakes on the Bleeding Edge
    Near the leading edge of well-known energy technology, the landscape is increasingly dotted with inventions—from solar-electric breakthroughs to new hydrogen-generating alternatives. I’m pleased that Doug Kenyon asked me to write this column regularly, to bring you some of the exciting news from that landscape. And beyond. The “beyond” is even more interesting. Out on the […]
  • 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 […]
  • Return to Tunguska
    Tunguska! A name so charged with the power of sudden, utter devastation that nearly a century later, it was given to a frontline Russian gun/missile antiaircraft system, the 2S6 Tunguska. The scale of devastation the June 30, 1908 event caused, some 800 square miles laid waste, argues that such a moniker might better have been […]
  • Human Origins?
    Over the course of the last four decades, several paradigms attempting to explain the origin of civilization have emerged. Of course, I am referring to theories that are outside of the orthodox models. The new paradigms acknowledge several crucial principles that mainstream historians and archaeologists generally ignore: 1) The archaeological record contains many anomalies; and […]
  • Waiting for Gnosis
    “Knowledge,” it has been said “is power.” We have also heard that “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” (emphasis on ‘little’). The important question is, it seems to us: what is knowledge anyway? Or—to take a cue from neurotic contemporary thought—does it even exist? For many great and ancient spiritual traditions, gnosis or knowledge […]
  • When the Truth Shakes
    Writing to Atlantis Rising, via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising web site (go to www. AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions”). On Gene Mallove Eugene Mallove was ahead of his time for sure. It’s […]