Archives – 2013


#97 January/February 2013


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Jupiter in Gemini: June 2012 – June 2013
    “There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.” —Josh Billings   Gemini, the Twins, was one of 48 constellations described by second century astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 constellations agreed upon by astronomers internationally since 1930. The name is Latin for “twins” and corresponds in myth […]
  • The Chauvet Revelations
    Learning the secrets of the past can be a tedious and time-consuming business, but occasionally there is a breakthrough and the process begins to move at lightning speed. That might be the result in some of the discoveries mentioned below.   Cave of Forgotten Dreams Werner Herzog This documentary by Werner Herzog (a well-known, German […]
  • God & the Big Bang
    As scientifically compelling as the Big Bang Theory is, there is a paradox in the notion of our universe expanding from a singularity. The question, “What existed before the Big Bang?” has baffled scientists. By definition, nothing existed prior to the beginning, but that fact creates more questions than answers. For instance, if nothing existed […]
  • Hitler’s Escape
    When Truman asked Stalin in 1945 whether Hitler was dead, Stalin replied bluntly, “No.” As late as 1952, Eisenhower declared: “We have been unable to unearth one bit of tangible evidence of Hitler’s death.” What really happened? Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams have compiled extensive evidence—some recently declassified—that Hitler actually fled Berlin and took refuge […]
  • Jung and the Gnostics
    Is depth psychology, as it is being practiced today, a modern extension of Gnosticism? Was Carl Jung himself a Gnostic? Analytical psychology, which is based on Jung’s understanding of the human psyche, is being used worldwide today as a form of self-inquiry and mental healing. The theoretical foundations of analytical psychology closely mirror some of […]
  • Mount Nemrut: Ancient Place of Initiation?
    High in the eastern Taurus (southern Anti-Taurus) mountain range of modern Turkey, nestled between the mountains to the north and the Euphrates River to the south, at an elevation of some 7,000 feet, the gods congregate at a place known as Mount Nemrut (Nemrud Dagi). Visit the site today and after trekking up the mountain […]
  • The Lunar Illusions of Stanley Kubrick
    It was supposed to be “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” as astronaut Neil Armstrong reached the surface of the moon. Instead, as some would have us believe, it may have been a massive fraud on the American public and the world as two men actually, it is alleged, were hopping […]
  • Veil of Mystery
    In the tiny, hilltop town of Manoppello, just over two hours east of Rome, is one of the most enigmatic relics of Christianity: the Holy Face, or Veil, of Manoppello. Even though the veil is in the heartland of Italy, its rising fame is very much a German affair because of the work of a […]
  • Technologies of the Gods—In the Americas
    Atlantis Rising readers and regular watchers of the History Channel are familiar with some amazingly sophisticated high technology that highlighted the ancient Old World. Examples include the Eastern Mediterranean “Antikythera Device”—a 2,100-year-old analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions; Minoan Crete’s Phaistos Disc—a baked clay artifact impressed with movable type 32 centuries before Guttenberg re-invented […]
  • Was Jesus an Actual King?
    Is it true that the Catholic Church deliberately set out to deceive its followers, while simultaneously mocking their gullibility? Was a gargantuan cover-up actually the work of Saul/Josephus, the quicksilver-quilled historian who wrote most of the secular and the spiritual accounts of first century Judaea? Those are among the questions said to be answered in […]
  • Earth Energy and the Ancients
    “It was now clear that ancient people were utilizing the invisible energies of the Earth in their rites as they venerated the natural world. The current passed right through the massive barrow, surrounded by a deep ditch, forming a node point at its center…We were being drawn back to a world where this temple had […]
  • Ancient High Tech Revisited
    In the late 1990’s, Atlantis Rising set out to produce three video documentaries that covered the areas of greatest interest to our chosen audience. The plan was: I would write and narrate the productions, while my partner and frequent Atlantis Rising cover artist, Tom Miller, who had a long filmmaking resume, would direct. Technologies of […]
  • Mysteries Unraveled
    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.”)   Christianity and Enlightenment I got into the subject of “Christianity and Enlightenment” (A.R., […]
  • The Puzzles of New Energy and Perpetual Motion
    Times are indeed changing—or spiraling around to revisit previous themes from a slightly different perspective. The November 2012 issue of Discover Magazine’s Big Idea section features a two-page article titled, “Bring Back the Cold Fusion Dream.” Discover Magazine is discovering a theory that researchers who’ve been watching the energy frontier have been hearing about for […]
  • The Forbidden Archaeologist in Finland
    Earlier this year, I was thinking about submitting an abstract for a paper I could present at the 2012 meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Helsinki, Finland. So I went to the conference website and searched through the list of accepted sessions to see if I could find one that related to my […]
  • Late-breaking Stories We’re Following on the Internet
    iNews  Late-breaking Stories We’re Following on the Internet    • Scientists Offer Quantum Theory of Soul’s Existence A pair of world-renowned quantum scientists say they can prove the existence of the soul, which they says lives within structures called microtubules that live inside brain cells.   http://www.sott.net/article/252984-Scientists-offer-quantum-theory-of-souls-existence     • Is Belief In Telepathy Unscientific?  […]
  • Physics from Outside the Box
    The standard model of modern physics is an uneasy blend of relativity theory and quantum mechanics. Relativity theory, developed by Hendrik Lorentz and Henri Poincare and Albert Einstein, supposedly explains gravity and the bending of light near massive bodies, among other things. Quantum mechanics has given us lasers and transistors and also purports to explain […]

#98 March/April 2013


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • George Washington and the Hand of God
    George Washington was indispensible to the American Revolution and to the first years of our fledgling republic. Instance after instance has been reported of what was widely recognized as divine intervention to protect him for a purpose. In a letter to his wife Martha, written after the Continental Congress selected him to lead the Continental […]
  • The Oldest Stone Spear Points? Really?
    In the November 16, 2012, issue of Science, Jayne Wilkins of the University of Toronto and her coworkers announced what they considered to be the oldest example of stone spear points. The spear points, which were found at a site called Kathu Pan 1 in the country of South Africa, are about five hundred thousand […]
  • Rama’s Bridge
    Historians, archaeologists and researchers into our distant past insist that civilized life began on the Earth about five thousand years ago. They point to an absence of hard evidence supporting the existence of a preexisting culture prior to the rise of the Sumerians and the Egyptians, and despite recently discovered ruins of advanced construction at […]
  • Updating the Dating Picture
    Back in the nineteen-fifties, when, to paraphrase poet Robert Burns, “God was in his heaven and all was right with the world,” mainstream archaeologists, physical anthropologists, and geologists thought they had it all figured out—or, at least, so it seemed. Civilization—agriculture, woven fabrics, fired ceramics, large stone buildings, and writing, they argued, dated back only […]
  • The Very Strange Case of Çatalhöyük
    Off the modern beaten path, on the Anatolian plain southeast of the city of Konya (south-central Turkey), are found a couple of large and rather nondescript hills surrounded by fields. For seven millennia these mounds held a secret—buried within them are the material remains of a large and complex community dating back to what conventional […]
  • Tales of the Real Ulysses
    Homer may be regarded as the greatest poet of the ancient world. The stories, however, are not his own. He took the imported tales of a great war that happened long before and far from Greece, took some of the gods and heroes that existed among peoples from Ireland, Iberia, and Scandinavia and added his […]
  • The Marian Apparition Enigma
    On October 13, Receive a I to you’re just tastes muted, more type. Non almost. 1917, in Fatima, Portugal, 70,000 people witnessed a miracle of the sun “dancing.” All who were present reported that they could look directly at the sun without blinking or hurting their eyes. While they were watching the sun, it appeared […]
  • Physics and the Unconscious
    A strange phenomenon stalked the ground-breaking, Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who won the Nobel Prize in 1945 for his discovery of the exclusion principle: often, when Pauli appeared, catastrophes, such as mechanical breakdowns, took place in his vicinity—though they always excluded Pauli himself. On the same afternoon that Pauli visited the astronomical observatory at Bergesdorf, […]
  • Thoth & The Grail
    The very name, “alchemy,” it has been said, is derived from the land of Egypt: “Al-Khemit.” Egypt itself was a symbol of alchemy, the outcome of a transformative substance—the Egyptian soil, deposited by the Nile, allowing farmers to grow their crops and feed the nation. No wonder that the Nile was considered to be at […]
  • Who Killed Tycho Brahe?
    Peter Bros, the late alternative science historian and regular Atlantis Rising contributor, believed that mainstream science was not to be trusted. Citing such unsung heroes as Immanuel Velikovsky and Halton Arp, Bros argued that modern academic science behaves more like an intolerant fundamentalist religion than an institution devoted to learning the truth. Velikovsky was a […]
  • The Devil’s Triangle Revisited
    It would seem that everything known about the disappearance of ships and planes in the so-called “Bermuda Triangle” has been repeatedly published or discussed for nearly seventy years. Not so, according to a U.S. Army Master Aviator with twenty years in the military, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, four Purple Hearts, and […]
  • Waiting for the Apocalypse
    In Timaeus and Critias, Plato’s account of Atlantis (written in 360 BC), the island nation, was said to have sunk around 9600 BC after millennia of history. In the seventeenth century the Bishop of Ireland, James Ussher, published a biblical chronology declaring that the creation occurred on Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC (Julian calendar). Today […]
  • The Many Dimensions of Breakthrough Thinking
    The Global Breakthrough Energy Movement conference in Hilversum, Holland, in November was a breakthrough in itself. The three-day event broadened and deepened communication between advocates of new, clean-energy inventions, on the one hand, and thought-leaders who are passionate about other ways to improve our world. This month’s column will listen in on some of that […]
  • Gender Issues on Olympus
    “The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.” —Virginia Woolf, “A Room of One’s Own”   Half of the world is female, and in astrology the zodiac signs are six male and six female—or projective and receptive polarities—which alternate polarity as they progress from […]
  • Iconoclasts Take on Darwin
    At Atlantis Rising, we like to focus on facts, whether appreciated by the main stream or not. Conventional thinking, though interested in many things, seldom appears to include facts on the list, at least not unless preconceived notions are supported. This month’s DVDs may not appeal to conventional thinkers, but we think those looking for […]
  • The Lost Legacy of Freemasonry
    Dan Brown’s recent bestselling novel, The Lost Symbol, depicts Freemasonry as having a fundamental role in the founding of America. The “lost” symbol or final secret of Freemasonry as used by Brown in his fast-paced thriller, gives, along the way, very good information about Masonic lore and its role in the formation of our nation. […]

#99 May/June 2013


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • From Beyond the Grave
    In this issue, we deal with the legacies of three pioneers of alternative thought who are no longer with us. Zecharia Sitchin and Philip Coppens have passed recently, and Edgar Cayce much earlier. All three, though, remain relevant and will likely do so for a long time. SITCHIN: Future, Past-Present Zecharia Sitchin Enjoy an evening […]
  • Where Atlantis Meets Lemuria
    I want to be honest and state up front that I am just not sure what to make of Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco, Tiahuanacu, Tihuanacu) and the associated site of Puma Punku (they are very close geographically and part of the same overall complex). Located high in the Andes of modern Bolivia near Lake Titicaca, at an […]
  • The Lost Tomb of Alexander—Found?
    One of the great, unsolved mysteries of antiquity, is the final resting place of that mighty royal warrior, Alexander the Great. His biographer, Arrian, fails to mention the funeral preparations, but Diodorus Siculus takes up the challenge in his Library of History. Diodorus mentions that Alexander’s body was mummified in the Egyptian fashion (he had […]
  • The Sailing Stones of Death Valley
    The Racetrack Playa is a flat-bottomed dry lake bed just Marfa, and a bit more thorough work at Brown Mountain, and some serious work at Hessdalen. There are willing amateurs, who are quite rational and quite systematic in their approach, and there are some truly open-minded scientists, but funding is certainly a problem. These are […]
  • The Mahatmas and Their Letters
    The Sanskrit word “mahatma” means great soul. The term has been applied to recent historical figures, such as Mohandas Ghandi, due to his public work and apparent spiritual development. Such great souls have been part of the founding of many of the worlds wisdom and spiritual traditions. In the 1880’s, the two mahatmas Morya and […]
  • Confucius in Manhattan
    Dr. Neville Whymant, a British professor of linguistics, was surprised when he found out the real reason he was invited to a dinner party at the New York City, Park Avenue home of Judge and Mrs. William Cannon. But what he experienced that night during October 1926 went far beyond mere surprise. It left him […]
  • Native American Origins? The Maya Connection
    American history has endured two centuries of the destruction of historic sites to make room for the modern. It was not until recently that laws were enacted requiring builders in many states to stop excavation work wherever a site might be deemed historic. This saved an ancient circle from being destroyed right in the middle […]
  • Lalibela and the Ark of the Covenant
    Few know of the mysterious and distinguished King of Ethiopia, Lalibela, who ruled from 1180 to 1225, who created at the behest of angels what might be considered the eighth wonder of the world, and who may have transported the Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to East Africa. Robert Tabor remarks in Tales of […]
  • The Bible & Astrology
    With the recent spate of spectacular astronomical news—as in February’s meteor strike in Siberia, the close encounter with asteroid DA14, or the dramatic appearance of the purported comet of the century, Ison, expected later this year (see page 10)—it’s tempting to draw disturbing conclusions from purportedly prophetic Biblical passages. Consider this reference in Revelation 8:10-11, […]
  • King Arthur and the Comet
    We know the legendary King Arthur today as a renowned British king who rode out with the Knights of the Round Table to fight twelve epic battles. He was based in Camelot, the location of which is still debated today. And after receiving a deadly blow in his last battle, was taken to the mythical […]
  • Templars in Portugal
    On Easter Sunday in 1118, a new king of Jerusalem was chosen, Baudoin de Bourcq, cousin of the late king Godefroi de Bouillon. Like his former family members, he too had served on the First Crusade. Barely had Baudoin II gotten used to his newly appointed seat when he received a visit from Hugues de […]
  • Ancient Magic—American Style
    Devoted materialists scoff at the very notion of any sacred relationship between certain places on Earth and the human spirit. They denigrate the mystical experiences men and women of all races and cultures have known at such places from prehistory to modern times. Yet, these cynics are contradicted by some outstanding examples in our own […]
  • The Future of Scientific Genius
    Is scientific genius becoming extinct? At least one leading academic psychologist thinks so. Dean Keith Simonton, a professor at the University of California, has written a recent commentary in the journal Nature forcefully suggesting that he thinks it unlikely that society will produce another Leonardo da Vinci, Newton, Einstein, or genius of equivalent stature. The […]
  • Christian Mysteries
    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.”)   The Marian Apparition Enigma [Philip Coppens] seemed amazed in Atlantis Rising #97, “Veil […]
  • New Energy History and Schoolgirl Still Evolving
    Somewhere out there is a bright, strong-minded young woman in her early twenties who more than a decade ago played a role in a new-energy science saga that is still unfolding. She was the school girl for whom an invention, a key device for learning about the new energy paradigm, was nicknamed. The name School […]
  • My Latest Opus
    I would like to introduce, My Science, My Religion, which is a collection of 24 papers that I have presented at major international conferences on archaeology, anthropology, consciousness studies, history of science, and history of religion (MyScienceMyReligion.com). Presenting the papers has been an interesting experience for me, as well as for many of the scientists […]

#100 July/August 2013


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Where Life Takes Wing
    A new look at the secrets of birds and how they operate; a completely novel way of thinking about biblical end-time prophecy; and the commentary of a select group of experts on lost ancient knowledge make up this unique offering of new DVDs for your consideration.   Flight: The Genius of Birds Randolph Productions/Illustra Media […]
  • Debating the Berekhat Ram Figurine Implications
    When did figurative sculpture begin? According to many mainstream archeologists, figurative sculpture began about twenty-five or thirty thousand years ago, when humans of the Homo sapiens type suddenly started producing objects such as the Willendorf Venus, discovered in 1908 in Austria. But some archaeologists trace the origin of sculpture much further back in time, to […]
  • Mexico’s Myterious Mica
    CAPTION: Mica floor at Teotihuacan The mineral mica is at the center of an archaeological mystery: why did the ancient builders of the Teotihuacan Pyramid complex in Mexico use slabs of it on the gigantic Pyramid of the Sun, as flooring near the Avenue of the Dead, and as lining for the walls of underground […]
  • The Coming New Species
    Looking at the variety of animals and plants in the world, it is obvious that they all are related in varying degrees to one another. Lions are members of the felidae family, for example, and all cats are in the order carnivora; and they are mammals, and vertebrates, and all are animals. Both plants and […]
  • Divine Proportions
    In 2011, the American Museum of Natural History awarded a young seventh grader named Aiden Dwyer its Young Naturalist Award for proposing an arrangement of solar panels based on the Fibonacci series. Aiden noticed the natural pattern that tree leaves were arranged around a stem, which correlated to the Fibonacci series, would be more efficient […]
  • Ancient Code of the Temple Builders
    This is the tale of two, medieval, religious buildings and the curious historical and architectural anomalies they have in common. One is a small Scottish chapel, and the other an immense French cathedral. Let’s begin in Scotland. Ten years after the publication of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, there still seems no bottom to […]
  • The Sailors of Atlantis
    Conventional archaeologists unanimously insist that the same Egyptians who raised the Great Pyramid were incapable of building a ship that could cross the sea. Although mainstream scholars still emphatically uphold this general consensus, it was effectively demolished almost sixty years ago. In 1954, a magnificent vessel more than 140 feet long and nearly 20 feet […]
  • The Man Who Proved He Wasn’t Dead
    He was a lawyer, journalist, author, and poet during his short, 32-year tenure on Earth, but his most significant achievement came soon after his death on February 18, 1892, when he began providing some distinguished researchers with strong evidence that there is life after death. In fact, it might very well be the most scientific […]
  • Portal to Worlds Unknown?
    Around the world there are strange and mysterious places where time and reality are not as normally experienced. Do our minds simply play tricks on us? Or are there certain sites we may with good reason consider as sacred, as power spots, as vortexes, as points on ley lines, as intersections on the planetary grid […]
  • Göbekli Tepe: The Cosmic Connection
    On a hilly ridge called Göbekli Tepe in the Taurus Mountains of southeast Turkey, near the ancient city of Sanliurfa, archaeologists have uncovered the oldest stone temple complex in the world. Constructed most probably during the second half of the tenth millennium BC, some seven thousand years before Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, the site […]
  • Precession of the Equinoxes and the Golden Fleece
    Imaginary or not, Jason and the Argonauts yet find their story writ large in the night sky. The constellation Argo, rising just above the horizon, commemorates the swift 50-oared longboat that carried Jason and his crew of 50 heroes around the ancient world in search of the golden fleece. Lyra, or the lyre, higher in […]
  • Blood Brothers
    For centuries Columbus was accepted as the first European to reach the Americas. Norse sagas that told a completely different story were dismissed as fairy tales. That is until in the 1960s the husband and wife team of Helge Ingstad and Anne Stine unearthed a desolate place on the north shore of Newfoundland called L’Anse […]
  • Jupiter in Cancer: June 2013–July 2014
    “…feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.” —Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl   CAPTIONS: For size comparison Earth is shown here next to Jupiter.   Twice as massive as all the other planets combined, Jupiter is so large that 11 Earths could fit side-by-side across its face. […]
  • A Hundred Issues Down and Counting
    This publication has reached a new plateau. It now takes three digits to tell how many issues we have produced. With issue #100 Atlantis Rising has achieved a longevity that few publications in our niche can equal, which says a lot about our persistence, if not our worth. I must say, that when we launched […]
  • Advanced Guidance
    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.”)   The Future of Genius I just picked up my May/June issue of Atlantis […]
  • Beyond LENR (aka ‘Cold Fusion’) to Useful Energy
    We’re in a time of big changes. The CEO of a new energy company developing a revolutionary product says, “If we had started this ten years ago, we’d be dead by now.” Even a change for the better is not always easy. We resist letting go of an outmoded belief or worldview despite the fact […]

#101 September/October 2013


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Forgotten Evidence
    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.”) Sitchin’s Legacy In the new Atlantis Rising Issue #100 and other books, magazines, and […]
  • Magical Water—Does It Really Live and Remember?
    Jeane Manning is on a brief sabbatical and will return later this year. The following is an edited excerpt from her article, “The Power of Water,” originally published in Atlantis Rising in May of 1999. —ED  Early in the twentieth century Austrian forest warden Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) warned about wastelands that would—and did—appear on our […]
  • The Sandia Cave Controversy Revisited
    From May 26 to May 31, 2013, I attended the conference of the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are two kinds of rock art researchers. One kind is interested in trying to decipher the meaning of ancient markings on stone (petroglyphs). Another kind thinks that such attempts are fruitless, […]
  • Creatures of the Underworld
    Deep in north central New Mexico is the sleepy little town of Dulce. Located on the Archuleta Mesa on the Colorado-New Mexico border, Dulce is home to about 3,000 and is capital to the Jicarilla Apache Nation. In the early 1980s this seemingly insignificant location became a center of controversy. Physicist and inventor, Paul Bennewitz, […]
  • Facing the Extinction Threat
    Periodically there have been planet-wide mass extinction events that have wiped out many plant and animal species. A prime example would be the asteroid impact of some sixty-five million years ago that ended the Cretaceous and, apparently, brought an end to the dinosaurs (although they may have already been in decline or had been wiped […]
  • The Mathematics of Catastrophe
    The seventeenth-century scientists Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, and William Whiston were not, it seems, as staid and steady in their creation of the new mathematics and physics as we might have thought. They were virtually Velikovskian in their belief that a comet caused the Biblical Flood. Even more wildly, they believed that the comet that […]
  • Ancient Genius
    In the region of Greater Cairo, in the northeast segment of the modern city, stands a lonely obelisk. It marks the position of the most revered ‘learning center,’ a ‘university,’ of the ancient world. No Egyptologist really knows how old this mysterious center is, who first put it at that place and why, let alone […]
  • Atlantis: Navel of the World
    While first collecting research materials during 1980 for my investigation into the lost empire of Atlantis, a peculiar motif began to emerge almost of its own accord from time to time. Over the thirty-three years since, this recurring theme eventually opened up a line of inquiry that not only affirmed the sunken kingdom’s historical reality […]
  • Making Sense Out of ‘Nonsense’
    In June we learned that the so-called Voynich Manuscript has a ‘genuine message.’ That is not to say that the mysterious fifteenth-century book has been translated, only that it must mean something. A statistical analysis of the words and letters in Voynich (named after its discoverer) is now said to reveal patterns consistent with real […]
  • The Mystery of Mary in Ephesus
    I almost skipped it, as indeed I had on previous trips to the Ephesus-Selçuk region of Turkey. Could Mary, the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, have really lived here? I was vaguely aware of various traditions, going back to the Renaissance and earlier, that she had come to this area with the disciple St. […]
  • The Riddle of Lost Civilization
    A study appearing in a December 2012 issue of the Hungarian scientific journal PloS ONE, declared that prehistoric artists were more scientifically accurate in depicting the movements of animals than are their modern colleagues. By comparing drawings of four-legged animals found on cave walls with roughly parallel published drawings from the 1880s, researchers at Eotvos […]
  • Literature from Another World
    The Los Angeles Times called her 1918 book, Hope Trueblood, a “masterpiece.” The Chicago Mail said that the reader “will wonder at the sheer beauty of the story’s thought and diction,” calling the author a “master word builder.” The New York Tribune referred to it as “a work approximating absolute genius.” Lady’s Pictorial, of London, […]
  • The Trouble with Terror Management Theory
    How often do you think about dying? How do you respond when you see someone close to you die or have a close brush with death? Does thinking about death motivate you to do the things that are important to you? Many social psychologists suggest that the fear of death creates an unconscious terror that […]
  • Haumea and Makemake
    “Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.”  —Pete Seeger   About two decades ago astronomers began to understand that Pluto was just the most visible member of the Kuiper Belt, a vast ring of thousands icy, rocky debris circling the outer solar system. Other small, planet-like bodies, […]
  • Journeys in Space & Time
    ALIEN ABDUCTION: The Odyssey of Betty and Barney Hill Reality Entertainment Many people have heard some version of the Betty and Barney Hill UFO encounter, which became a worldwide story in 1966 with the publication of the book, The Interrupted Journey, by John G. Fuller, and additionally in 1975 with the release of the movie, […]

#102 November/December 2013


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Lemuria
    In the gnostic Gospel According to Thomas, Jesus is quoted as having observed, “The Kingdom of God is spread upon the Earth, and no one sees it.” The same might be said of Lemuria. Although laughed off as a Theosophist fantasy by mainstream scholars, physical evidence comprising perhaps millions of tons of cut stone from […]
  • Uranus-Pluto
    Astrologer Dane Rudyar has called Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, “Ambassadors of the Galaxy,” as they inhabit the outer part of the Solar System. Large astrological cycles, and aspects between these “ambassadors,” are thought to influence the evolution of consciousness. Rudyar died in 1985, so he didn’t live to see Pluto’s change of status or other […]
  • The Fields of the Sun
    How much are events on Earth influenced by forces from beyond our planet and our time? For most of the intelligentsia the primary answer: not much. Those who have seen this batch of videos may think otherwise.   SOLAR REVOLUTION Dieter Broers Even though this documentary was produced in 2012, and makes reference to the […]
  • The New Mission to Learn the Lost Secrets of Electricity
    Would human civilization be closer to a golden age now if electrical science had never abandoned the road that could have led to aether-fueled technologies? I’ve had most of the summer to ponder such questions, inspired by the Bedini-Lindemann conference. The answer that keeps coming up is “Yes. It’s never too late to retrace our […]
  • The Strange Case of the Wolfsegg Object
    In the fall of 1885, a workman at an iron foundry in the village of Schondorf in Austria made an interesting discovery. He was breaking up big blocks of coal, which were to be burned in the smelting furnaces of the foundry. Inside one of the blocks of coal, he found an iron object with […]
  • Big Bang or Not?
    Cosmologists dwell where physics and astronomy overlap. Physicists tend to study that which is very small, subatomic particles, and cosmologists specialize in the very large—the age, size, origin, and structure of the universe. Just as physicists explain atomic structure and the forces governing the universe by attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity (currently with […]
  • The Sirius Puzzle
    The star Sirius has fascinated humans for many millennia. Many different cultures around the world have beliefs and myths that are tied up with the star. It is the brightest star in the sky from Earth and it is the fifth closest star we’ve identified to our sun. You can see it from the Northern […]
  • Easter Island’s Astonishing Antiquity
    While Easter Island is thought to have been first discovered and inhabited by Polynesians (probably coming from the Marquesas Islands, north of Tahiti), around AD 300, it is believed by most mainstream archaeologists that the time of the excavation and movement of the statues was between AD 1100 and 1680. This is based on radio-carbon […]
  • The Suspension of Disbelief
    Everyone has seen a movie or a play at some time or other in his or her life that has involved the invocation of that time-honored theatrical technique known as “suspension of disbelief” (hereinafter referred to as “SOD”) by which the audience is required to believe a premise that it would never accept in the […]
  • Glastonbury Zodiac
    On a brisk English day this past May, I found myself climbing Glastonbury Tor in the presence of none other than Anthony Thorley, an expert, indeed in my opinion perhaps the foremost living authority, on the Glastonbury Zodiac. A retired psychiatrist who for over three decades has been studying landscape traditions, histories, and energies, Thorley […]
  • The Spirits of Glastonbury
    Visitors to the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey in southwest England, not far from Stonehenge, find an abundance of history while exploring the grounds, which cover 37 acres, and while examining the exhibits and books in the museum at the entrance to the grounds. Much of it is historical fact, but some of it is clearly […]
  • Did the Welsh Discover America?
    Three hundred and twenty years before Columbus, it is said, a Welsh Prince sailed across the Atlantic and into the Gulf of Mexico. His voyage of discovery and two subsequent returns were not recorded outside of his own homeland, but nevertheless, they were recorded. Like the Vikings whose similar adventures were described in their Sagas, […]
  • Lake Vostok’s Secret Life
    In the twenty years since the discovery of Lake Vostok, the burning—or should we say chilling?—question about the giant sub-glacial body of liquid water has been: will we find life there? In late June of this year the world learned that the definitive answer is a resounding, yes. The enormous lake is, in fact, “teeming” […]
  • Polar Memories
    The book, Arctic Home in the Vedas, was first published in 1903. Written by the Indian philosopher Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856–1920), the work was an analysis of the texts of the Rigveda and Avesta. A mathematician turned astronomer, historian, journalist, philosopher and political leader of India, Tilak had come to the conclusion that many of […]
  • Legend of the Swan Knight
    Legends, folktales, myths, and stories often are told on two levels. One is for the common people, the uninitiated who view the stories as entertainment. Another level is for the few initiates who are taught that the tale conceals much deeper secrets. Many of these have been around for hundreds and thousands of years, being […]
  • What Goes Around Comes Around
    One of the causes for the destruction of Atlantis, it has been theorized, was the kind of thoroughly mad science said to have been practiced in the place. Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet” of Virginia Beach, was among those who spoke of strange creatures produced through the genetic engineering of that time. In fact, Cayce […]
  • Freedom from Duality
    Writing to Atlantis Rising and select “Discussions.”)   Imhotep’s Black Box In response to the article, “The Black Box of Imhotep,” (A.R. #101) a couple of things caught my attention. The author (Robert Bauval) states that the stone pharaoh inside the structure is looking out the peephole in the black box at the Big Dipper. […]
  • Karmic Balancing Acts
    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.Atlantis Rising.com and select “Discussions.”) Karmic Woes I was disappointed in the article on karma, “Meeting the Karmic […]