Archives – 2014


#103 January/February 2014


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • The Friar Who Discovered America
    One hundred and thirty years before Columbus set sail, a Franciscan friar decided his job was done. He had sailed to America, to the far north possibly almost to the North Pole, and he drew maps of his adventures from the frozen North to sunny Florida. He presented his travelogue, both charts and text, to […]
  • The Garden of Eden in Egypt?
    Many authors have attempted to identify and locate the legendary Tower of Babel in Sumer, in modern Iraq. However, with all due respect to their tireless research efforts, a location in Mesopotamia for this legendary pyramid is not the only conclusion that we can draw from the meager information available to us. And the obvious […]
  • Mystery of the Land of Punt
    The word Atlantis stems from the Classical Greek Atlantikos, for “Daughter of Atlas,” the mythical figure of a bearded titan supporting the sphere of the heavens, or zodiac, on his shoulders. As such, he was envisioned as the founder of astrology and astronomy on a large island in the Atlantic Ocean, which similarly derived from […]
  • Secrets of the Dogon
    In the early twentieth century, an indigenous West-African people (today located primarily in Mali and consisting of many distinct tribes and groups), known as the Dogon, captured the attention of the art community for their incredible sculptures that fit the modernistic temperament of the times, while anthropologists were fascinated by their rich cultural and historical […]
  • Genetic Manipulation
    New research and applications for genetically manipulated organisms are in the news almost daily. Genetic manipulation is the new playing field and has many potential uses—and abuses. Are we ready for it? With more refined equipment and computers to work at the sub-cellular level, combined with better understanding of the organic chemistry of DNA and […]
  • The Blessings of Chaos
    Sitting in his home office nestled in a redwood forest above the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he’s taught mathematics since 1968, chaos theorist Ralph Abraham expresses concern about our connection. It’s not that we’ve never met; he’s just not confident that Ooma is reliable out in the woods. “Nothing works better than a […]
  • Ice Age Mariners
    There is a strong pattern of evidence virtually proving that human beings, during and perhaps even before the last ice age, regularly sailed the seas, even crossing the greatest oceans, and that sporadic sea crossings continued in historical but pre-Columbian times. Until recently,ko conventional archaeologists and historians ridiculed this notion but attitudes are slowly changing. […]
  • A Comet’s Tale
    Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok discovered Comet ISON in September of 2012, and it bears the name of their night-sky survey program: International Scientific Optical Network. ISON is a group of observatories in ten countries organized to track objects in space. In late November, an unprecedented 80 ground-based telescopes and 16 NASA spacecraft […]
  • Expanding Potentials
    Healing your present body of its ills, reaching out to physically remote realms, and discovering the reality of life after death—if that doesn’t make for an exciting agenda, nothing will. All of that, however, is the inspirational content of this issue’s remarkable collection of DVDs.   THE CURE IS… David Scharps and David Fortney – […]
  • Can the “New Fire” (aka Cold Fusion) Ignite the Young?
    When you want to help create huge change in the world—a scientific revolution or a consciousness shift, or both—words are crucial. The Global Breakthrough Energy Movement is off to a productive start in that respect; the choice of words in its name tells what it is. The emerging science that Global B.E.M. promotes, meanwhile, is […]
  • Ancient Australians and Cosmic Impacts
    Does the wisdom of ancient people, as recorded in oral tradition and sacred texts, contain accounts of datable cosmic impact events that can be used to establish the antiquity of these people? I believe the answer to this question is yes. Some mainstream scientists also believe the answer is yes, but their chronological conclusions are […]
  • Deep Time in Deep Trouble
    How old is mankind? How old is the earth? Lately, there have been rumblings from the underground Intelligentsia that put a giant question mark next to orthodox Geologic Time and the extravagant dating of early fossil men—the first hominids, being Africa’s australopiths and their predecessors. One familiar example of Earth Science’s “deep time” is the […]
  • Kennewick Man—The Japanese Connection
    On July 28, 1996, two young men were attending the annual hydroplane races on the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. One of them, Will Thomas, dangling his hand in the water, suddenly touched what he first thought was a round rock, before realizing the rock had teeth. He brought the skull to the police who […]
  • Enigma of the Long Skulls
    Societies around the world portray distinct characteristics that define the language spoken, and the customs and traditions that are passed from generation to generation, each of these can provide insights into a cultural group. There are, however, a number of universal customs that are practiced on each continent around the globe. They include circumcision, death […]
  • The Engineers of Puma Punku
    If there is one positive outcome to the Ancient Alien series on the History Channel for the past few years, it is that millions have been treated to excellent high-definition photography of very obscure sites around the world and have been amazed at the accomplishments of ancient civilizations. While the series is heavily biased towards […]
  • Our New iPad Retina App Makes Its Debut
    A couple years ago, Atlantis Rising engaged a computer programming company to build an iPad App, which enabled readers to buy and read single copies of Atlantis Rising on their iPad. The app worked, but we encountered a number of problems in managing the process, which eventually forced us to drop the program. Not the […]
  • In the Beginning?
    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.”)   Big Bang or Not? You’ve raised the question (AR #102), in the article […]

#104 March/April 2014


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Pythagoras and the Beanstocks
    The achievement of Pythagoras is hard to grasp and, once grasped, hard to believe. He ranks with Einstein and Newton as one of the three great thinkers who completely changed the way we look at the world in which we live. This sixth century BCE mathematician-mystic was the first to say that number is the […]
  • The Homeopathic Solution
    Homeopathy may currently be science’s least favorite anomaly. Although many scientists and doctors are hoping homeopathy will finally go away for good, the system of alternative medicine seems to be more popular than ever. Hardened skeptics and materialists like Richard Dawkins would like to see public support and taxpayer funding of homeopathy removed, claiming it […]
  • Journey to Gunung Padang
    Twenty thousand years ago, during the depth of the last ice age when sea levels were as much as 130 meters lower than the present, the current Java Sea was not a sea at all, but fertile land. Here lay plains and forests bounded by the mountains of Java to the south and the mountains […]
  • Global Drying
    Doesn’t Drying Mean Cooling? Cold and dry are a set; think of the Poles: Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, is technically a desert, with barely six inches of annual rainfall. Contrapuntally, the world’s rain forests are near the Equator. Water vapor acts as the most effective greenhouse gas, holding in heat. And it works […]
  • Investigator of the Paranormal
    In December of 2013, we learned that author Colin Wilson had died at 82 of complications from pneumonia. The author of well over 100 volumes of fiction and nonfiction, Wilson, as the New York Times put it, in a retrospective on his life, “became a sensation at 24, when ‘The Outsider’ was published and instantly […]
  • Florida’s Mysterious Mayan Outposts
    Most Florida residents believe the oldest city in their state and the nation is St. Augustine. But its founding by Spanish conquerors in 1565 was preceded by another urban center with roots going back more than eighteen centuries earlier to an entirely different people. Today a U.S. National Historic Landmark known as Citrus County’s Crystal […]
  • Athena or Aphrodite
    The planet Venus, named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty, is second from the Sun and has an orbit of 224.7 Earth days. After the Moon, Venus is the brightest natural object in the night sky. Venus also has phases like the Moon. When visible, Venus reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise, […]
  • Undiscovered Country
    For those who, despite all efforts of mainstream science to discourage them, continue to believe in life beyond the grave, as well as anomalous ancient civilizations—both on Earth and beyond—these three DVDs are for you. Such hardy souls, of course, are not uncommon among the readers of this magazine.   CONVERSATIONS BEYOND PROOF OF HEAVEN […]
  • How Ken Shoulders Cleared the Way for Our Future
    How can an inventor of breakthrough energy technology outwit officials who want to classify it? As I think back on the contributions of a remarkable pioneer who died in the past year, I remember his strategy—quickly publish a book and distribute the knowledge around the world. Ken Shoulders did just that. Recently a lifetime of […]
  • Evidence of Very Ancient Vedic Culture
    My work is inspired by my studies in the Vedic literature of ancient India, especially the Puranas, the Vedic historical writings. The Puranas contain accounts of extreme human antiquity—accounts of humans existing much further back in time than most of today’s scientists are prepared to accept, many millions of years. My book, Forbidden Archeology, documents […]
  • The Beasts of Beringia
    Looking at a map of the world, we seem to see seven separate continents: Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. On closer examination, however, we see that Asia and Europe form one super-continent and are joined with Africa by the Sinai Peninsula. North America and South America are connected by Central […]
  • Strange Roots
    When considering the evolution of civilization, we tend to focus on major accomplishments like writing, monumental construction, and wars—battles and conflicts that shaped history. Explaining the meteoric rise of nation-states around 6,000 years ago still confounds historians. In their search, most tend to overlook mundane things that set the stage for rapid changes to come. […]
  • Coping with Death Anxiety
    In his 2010 book, The Undying Soul, Stephen J. Iacoboni, an oncologist who has witnessed thousands of deaths over some three decades of medical practice, states that the real enemy facing terminal patients is not death, but the fear of death. He observed that many of his cancer patients had unrealistic expectations and didn’t want […]
  • The Man Who Could Not Be King
    Francis Bacon was one of the most powerful agents of change the world has ever known. A true Renaissance man, versed in science, the arts, literature, government, and politics, he possessed an immense vocabulary and even coined new words. In the modern vernacular we might say his day job was in government, in one form […]
  • Is Mother Earth Cutting Us More Slack?
    In a time of rising oceans and declining economies, it is easy to become pessimistic about the future of life on Earth. When the things we need are in ever shortening supply and prices we must pay for them continue their inexorable rise, it is hard to resist the notion that the wave of the […]
  • Hidden Content
    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 Meaning of Sirius With regard to Robert Schoch’s suggestion that the ancients […]

#105 May/June 2014


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • The Gnostics Mysteries of Abraxas
    In the early centuries of the Christian era, a mysterious secretive cult flourished centered on the figure of Abraxas. Little is genuinely known about this entity or his disciples, who are generally (although not necessarily) placed under the broad umbrella known as Gnosticism. Abraxas is an obscure, hidden deity. Is this a god? Or is […]
  • Morphic Fields & DNA
    We are assured by those high priests of scientism, geneticists, and biochemists and biologists that heredity is controlled solely by DNA. Genes (DNA segments) carry all the information necessary to replicate a human being, a whale, or a redwood tree. Case closed. But there are just a few small problems with this. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) […]
  • Challenging the Death Illusion
    No man is an island, wrote English poet John Donne. Leading-edge biologist and geneticist Dr. Robert Lanza not only agrees, he says we’re all One. Still, he lives somewhat sequestered from his fellow New Englanders—on an island not too far from his lab in Worcester, Mass. And, à la Emerson and Thoreau, he shares his […]
  • Pathological Skepticism
    In my previous books, The Secret Tao, and 2012 & The Mayan Prophecy of Doom, I have been criticized by skeptics that the theories and evidence I cite have not yet been accepted by mainstream science. So, I think it’s worth examining the question of what constitutes good science. it. That is what he believed […]
  • Lost Tribes
    The Bnei Menashe tribe in northeastern India believe they are descended from the Menasseh tribe, one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. They are one of many groups from around the world who are seeking recognition by the Jewish state, asylum, or emigration to Israel. The Bnei Menashe share an oral history of migration […]
  • The Exodus as Egyptian History
    A growing number of academics hold that the disasters described in the Book of Exodus, which dissolved royal authority, were not normal climatic events but were part of a cosmic catastrophe that affected the whole earth; a catastrophe that rained meteor showers on the world (the hail mixed with fire) and darkened the skies with […]
  • A Question of Breeding
    Throughout human history, human beings of an advanced type have coexisted with tribes of the lowest development, just as in today’s world the sophisticated West shares the planet with peoples of Stone Age culture. Yet, according to Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man, the stronger or better “drives out its brutish ancestor… Extinction at […]
  • Ceres, Grain & Virtue
    “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Airman’s Odyssey Before telescopes, astronomers defined objects in the sky as Sun, Moon, stars. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, the five planets visible to the unaided eye, moved against the backdrop […]
  • The Designer Factor
    The very idea of a higher power, of any kind, invites many varied and intense reactions—both pro and con—and it is often hard to get past the emotion to the evidence, but here are some recent films that give it a good try. THE MASTER DESIGNER—THE SONG Hosted by Brian Corsetti This is another inspiring […]
  • Former Rocket Scientist Sees the (Super) Light
    We depend on electricity to power electronics, appliances and industries. What if our source of electrons—Earth’s ionosphere—gets whacked by some cataclysmic event and electrical technologies stop working? Maybe we’d better invest in developing “magnetricity” as a backup, says materials expert, inventor, professional engineer and former rocket scientist John V. Milewski, Ph.D. Magnetic monopoles—the magnetic analogue […]
  • The Holloman Gravel Pit Finds
    In September of 1999, I gave a lecture on my book Forbidden Archeology at the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. The audience was mostly professors and graduate students of geology. The invitation came from Dr. David Deming, a geology professor at the university. In my talk at […]
  • Atlantis in the Azores
    Dr. David Zink (1927–2008) was among the very few world-class scholars in the United States with personal courage enough to publicly state that Atlantis was real. His years of research at the Bimini Wall, a 1200-foot-long stone structure lying under 19 feet of water 55 miles east of Miami, not only established its man-made provenance, […]
  • Templar Treasure and the Forbidden Island
    The legendary Sinclairs of Templar and Masonic lore have long been regarded as Lords of the Isles. At one time they controlled Europe’s largest navy and, indeed, the family ruled supreme over Caithness, Scotland’s northernmost territory. From there, its fleet kept watch on the Orkneys, their island holdings just north of Scotland. While the Orkney’s […]
  • Thoughts Through Space
    In 1942, the remarkable though little-known book, Thoughts Through Space, by Australian-born aviator-explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins (1888–1958) and American author, playwright, and “sensitive” Harold Sherman (1898–1987), was published. It detailed the first experiment (conducted from late 1937 to early 1938) of its kind: a long-distance and long-term telepathy experiment where Wilkins, who was aiding in […]
  • Webcasting our “Conversations”
    By the time you read this, the all-new Atlantis Rising Conversations Internet radio show will have made its debut. It is our plan to offer a regular series of interviews with our many world-class writers on the topics they cover so well in our pages. Eventually we expect to talk to others who share our […]
  • Minds: Open & Otherwise
    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.”)   Open Minds and Deep Time The only reason that I subscribe to Atlantis […]

#106 July/August 2014


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Scent of a Dinosaur
    Something strange has been happening in Dino-World. Something disconcerting. It started in 2,000 on the dusty plains near Hell Creek, Montana, in a layer of earth deemed to be 65 million years old, when a large female T. rex skeleton was discovered. Ms. T. rex—or perhaps Mrs. T. rex, as she turned out to be […]
  • Near-Death Experiences Before Moody
    It has been nearly 40 years since Raymond Moody, a young Georgia psychiatrist, popularized the near-death experience (NDE) in his 1975 bestseller, Life After Life. The book highlighted his research among people who had “died” and then returned to life to report on various mystical experiences during the period they were “dead.” Other respected researchers […]
  • Roots of Kahunaism
    Max Freedom Long (1890–1971) was a man of many talents. Teacher, photographer, novelist, and researcher of psychic phenomena, Long is perhaps best known for his studies of the religion and metaphysics of the ancient Hawaiians. I came upon the work of Max Freedom Long while pursuing background research for The Parapsychology Revolution (an anthology published […]
  • Crime in the Great Pyramid • First Time in Print
    It is an issue that has been hotly debated for decades, if not longer. In 1837, Colonel Richard William Howard-Vyse, with the help of some gunpowder archaeology, blasted his way into some hitherto unknown chambers of the Great Pyramid and found therein numerous painted ‘quarry markings.’ In the topmost room (named Campbell’s Chamber by Vyse, […]
  • Rewriting the History Books
    The quickening pace of technological development in all scientific fields has not spared archaeology. A rapid succession of new methodologies, particularly in computers and genetics, is unwinding in a seemingly endless roll call of fresh discoveries, too many, in fact, for most observers to keep track. Not a few of these recent finds are seriously […]
  • The Multiverse Consideration
    The idea of parallel universes captures our imagination. Maybe it’s the appeal of imagining another world where we made different choices in our lives and we could be living with drastically different consequences. Have you ever had a feeling that you were making an important decision, where depending if you said “Yes” or “No” your […]
  • Shouldn’t the Moon Have a Name?
    “Marco could not have known about the mystical effect of a full moon on cats and books left on their own in the library. Not until he saw the lines breathe, the words unveiled.” — Rahma Krambo, Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria   There are 166 known moons in our Solar System, […]
  • Remote Viewing for the Truth
    As many wonder whether or not it is possible to get to the bottom of reality on planet Earth, one group of researchers is proposing the use of a controversial intelligence strategy developed by the U.S. military. Known as ‘remote viewing,’ the method has attracted great public attention for years. All three of the DVDs […]
  • The 4th State of Matter and Unlocking Free Energy
    Ten years ago, my favorite column in Atlantis Rising magazine was “The New Heretic,” by Eugene Mallove, Ph.D. I also looked forward to editorials in his technical magazine, Infinite Energy. His eloquence, credentials, and enthusiasm opened doors for the cold-fusion community. At various meetings I’d enjoyed his irreverent sense of humor, and when I telephoned […]
  • The Happisburgh Footprints
    Adriano Forgione, the editor of FENIX, an Italian alternative science magazine, recently wrote me a letter, asking me what I thought about the Happisburgh footprints. Actually, since they were first announced early this year, many people have been sending me links to articles about the footprints in the popular press. So for me the first […]
  • Archetypes or Aliens
    Every year, we outsource jobs to other friendly countries in the hopes of getting inexpensive labor and increasing our technological footprint. What we cannot do ourselves, we often look to others to do. Even ancient civilizations had to appreciate the need to utilize external resources when internal ones didn’t quite cut the mustard. When it […]
  • Ancient Wanderers
    As if following the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, today, people of every ethnic group, speaking every language, live all over the world. People of European ancestry, and English speakers, live on every continent, as do people of Asian ancestry and those whose ancestors came from Africa. In historical times huge numbers of […]
  • Chinese Romans?
    Bordering the Gobi desert in China is the small village of Zhelaizhai. The residents claim they are descended from a Roman legion defeated by the Parthians two thousand years before. Not only is there physical evidence that they may be right, but recent DNA testing backs up their claims. There are several legends of large […]
  • Maps from Before History
    For seafarers of the late thirteenth century, there was no GPS, no radar, and no sonar. Getting where you wanted to go depended on the skill and experience—to say nothing of daring—of your ship’s pilot. In addition, such travel often required the use of highly prized navigational charts known as “portolans” (Portolano in Italian), which […]
  • Covering Cartouche Controversies
    In Atlantis Rising #104 (March/April, 2014) we reported on the recent firestorm of controversy following the disclosure that a couple German archaeology students had apparently managed to clandestinely enter the so-called relieving chambers above the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid and to remove a bit of paint from one of the wall markings. This […]
  • Reality-Check Time
    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 Death Illusion Dr. Robert Lanza, subject of Cynthia Logan’s “Challenging the Death […]

#107 September/October 2014


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Graduating from Kindergarten
    During a recent debate about the nature of consciousness on National Public Radio’s popular forum, ‘Intelligence Squared,’ Harvard neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander asked Yale School of Medicine Academic Neurologist, Dr. Steven Novella to state the first sentence that might explain how the physical brain creates consciousness (‘the Hard Problem of Consciousness’). “You can’t,” said Alexander […]
  • Tankering & the Petroglyphs
    I did not know what to expect. I had been invited to speak at a seminar in Norway. However, the seminar was not to be held in one of the major cities, such as Oslo or Bergen, but rather in Sandane, a village in Western Norway of fewer than 2500 residents located on the southeastern […]
  • Scotland’s Curious Carved Stone Balls
    This article is dedicated to my father, for reasons that will become obvious, and to Robert Brydon, FSA Scot, who passed along his own torch of inquiry on May 21, 2014. Only about 400 of Scotland’s 4,000-year-old carved stone balls have been found. They are of fairly uniform size, with the diameters of most measuring […]
  • Ancient Nukes on Mars
    In May of this year, Mars One—the European non-profit organization that aims to send a team of four on a one-way trip to Mars, in 2024—announced the selection of 705 candidates chosen for the daring mission from a pool of 200,000 applicants. The chance to be one of first humans to set foot on the […]
  • Moons Over Mars
    Mars has two moons that were discovered in 1877, by a man named Asaph Hall, the director of the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. Or were they? There is evidence that the moons of the planet named for the God of War were known long before. There is also evidence that knowledge of these moons […]
  • Quantum Teleportation
    Teleportation is an idea that captures our imagination with its fantastic possibilities. The concept of moving an object from one place to another without having to travel between them has been a common thread in science fiction as a way to bridge the depths of interstellar space, time, and other dimensions. Today, major scientific institutions […]
  • Meeting Monarchs
    “There are two great enemies of progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.” — Mary Elizabeth Lease   After the Moon and Venus, Jupiter is the third brightest object in the night sky, and eleven Earths could fit side-by-side across the largest planet in our Solar System. Known since prehistoric times as […]
  • The Roots of Ancient Hi-Tech
    When it comes to evidence for advanced ancient technology, there is still nothing like a consensus over how to account for it. Still, a variety of viewpoints often help to put things into a kind of relief that can aid understanding. Check out these videos and see if you concur.   EGYPT IN THE NEW […]
  • Aliens—or Maybe Not
    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.”)   Alternative Possibilities Many people today attribute the knowledge, technology, and construction abilities necessary […]
  • Can Compassionate Transmutation Transform a Paradigm?
    The good news is that the accepted “laws of physics” do change over time. Thomas Kuhn’s book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions shows that throughout history they change after anomalies—discoveries that don’t fit into the official theories of that time—have piled up too high to hide any more. The evidence for a mysterious source of […]
  • The Mystery of Ancient Lenses and Glass
    Ancient high technology is an interesting topic in forbidden archaeology. In this column, I will consider three examples having to do with lenses and glass: (1) the Nimrud lens from Assyria, (2) the advanced lenses in the eyes of Egyptian statues, and (3) and the huge slab of glass found in Galilee.   The Nimrud […]
  • More Evidence Uncovered in Howard-Vyse Pyramid Fraud
    The long-simmering debate surrounding quarry marks found in the Great Pyramid in 1837 by British explorer Colonel Howard-Vyse and his team, was returned to a full boil in June, 2014, when we reported (in Atlantis Rising #106) damning new evidence taken directly from Vyse’s handwritten journal. The Colonel’s own notes establish a powerful case that—in […]
  • The Pan Perspective
    While writing a book on human genesis and hybrid man (The Mysterious Origins of Hybrid Man), I was determined to leave out the story of ‘Pan,’ the lost continent in the Pacific Ocean, which some call Mu or Lemuria. I thought it was too complex, too controversial—too separate an issue to drag into my already […]
  • The Mysterious Meaning of Myths
    There is but a fine line between what constitutes a myth and what constitutes a legend. Generally, myths are attempts to explain something (like day and night, for example, or the seasons), generally by invoking supernatural causes. Legends are typically accounts of the deeds of heroes and gods in the remote past and are often  […]
  • Upton Sinclair & Mental Radio
    One day, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968), who wrote an exposé of the meat packing industry (The Jungle) so devastating that it forced passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act, discovered that his wife Mary had the ability to intuitively locate research notes he thought he had irretrievably lost. Sinclair tells us […]
  • Countering Militant Materialism
    For fifty years now, the so-called ‘skeptical’ community, spear-headed by stage magician James Randi, has told us that if any claims of the paranormal (i.e. telepathy, psychokinesis, miracles, etc.) can be proved, the prover can win a million dollars. So far no one has been able to claim the prize, and some have inferred, therefore, […]

#108 November/December 2014


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • The DNA of Understanding
    Atlantis Rising readers who caught “Genetic Manipulation” Patrick Marsolek’s cover story in A.R.’s January/February, 2014 (#103) will be pleased to hear about the feature film in this column, though they may not be pleased with the disturbing facts which they will learn. Others will remember stories in A.R. in the 1990s on researcher Carl Munck’s […]
  • Simone Weil: The Last Cathar?
    In the summer of 1940, as war swept across Europe, there could be seen in the vineyards near Saint-Marcel d’Ardèche in southeast France a tiny, frail 31-year-old woman painfully gathering grapes. Her face was emaciated; her eyes were huge, black, and luminous. Wearing a voluminous, tattered, black cloak, moving slowly and awkwardly through the vines, […]
  • Domes of the Prophets
    “Close both eyes to see with the other eye.”  —Rumi It seems a given that dome-like buildings of the ancient day were consistently dedicated to otherworldly matters—temples, mosques, tombs, observatories, ceremonial chambers, spirit huts, council rooms—like Lebanon’s Domes of the Prophets or Sumeria’s Sacred Hut or the iwans of the Middle East or the vaulted […]
  • William Tell and The Templar Nation
    The history of Switzerland is, at best, elusive. It is that way seemingly on purpose, with its origins murky. Its origin as a confederacy, we are told, originated with a man named William Tell who supplied the spark for independence. Yet most scholars say his story is a myth. The Swiss have their own version […]
  • Giant Predecessors in America?
    SIDEBAR: A Continuing and Growing Conundrum. From Zecharia Sitchin (There Were Giants Upon the Earth) to Susan Martinez (The Mysterious Origins of Hybrid Man); from Dante’s Divine Comedy to Jack and the Beanstalk; from the Hebrew Scriptures to the Book of Enoch; western culture is replete with references to ancient giants, who were said to […]
  • The Lost Art of Resurrection
    Let me begin with a legend of a child, born in a cave, saved from death in infancy, who grows up to teach a new religion to the masses then removes himself to a wilderness for a prescribed period, and upon his return is killed and fixed to a wooden structure, only to resurrect three […]
  • Mystery of the Placebo Effect
    Placebo Effect: Also called the placebo response. A remarkable phenomenon in which a placebo—a fake treatment, an inactive substance like sugar, distilled water, or saline solution—can sometimes improve a patient’s condition simply because the person has the expectation that it will be helpful. Expectation plays a potent role in the placebo effect. The more a […]
  • Signs or Stars
    That which is below is as that which is above, and that which is above is as that which is below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing. —Attributed to Hermes Trismegistus   Astronomy and astrology both define the zodiac as a belt in the heavens about eight degrees either side of the ecliptic, […]
  • The Perils of “Incorrect” Persuasion
    In August, as the world watched, thousands of Yezidi Kurds in Iraq ran for their lives before the advancing terrorist army known as ISIS or ISIL. Those who could not escape, but would not renounce their beliefs, faced horrors ranging from beheading, to crucifixion, to rape. The episode is but the latest in a mushrooming […]
  • Mythical Messages
    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.”)   Meaning of Myths The article on the “Meaning of Myths” by William Stoecker […]
  • Strange Thruster Defies Known Laws of Physics
    Jerry Decker, founder of KeelyNet (KeelyNet.com), is a veteran of the quest for authentic free energy, gravity control and electronic health technologies. For over 20 years, he has tirelessly promoted the active sharing of useful and interesting information on both orthodox and alternative science. Not surprisingly, his pioneering website has inspired a host of imitators, […]
  • Calico, California and the Early Man Dispute
    Travelers driving through the Mojave Desert along Interstate 15, the main highway from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, may notice, near the Minneola Road exit, a sign pointing the way to the Calico Early Man Site, which can be reached after a couple of miles on an unpaved road. Compared to the Pyramids of Egypt, […]
  • Civilization from Before the Deluge?
    Our ancestors emerged from the end of the last ice age, we are told, as simple hunter-gatherers struggling for minimal existence but minus a culture of much material or spiritual value. Because these post-glacial survivors knew nothing of crop or animal domestication, they could not develop permanent settlements and, therefore, resorted instead to a kind […]
  • On the Trail of Orphic Mysteries in Bulgaria
    I must be a bit taller than Orpheus. As I attempted to lie down in his reputed tomb, I just could not quite fit. Even if I had taken off my shoes and pressed my bare soles against the end of the cutout rock, my head would still not fit flat in the cavity. At […]
  • The Reality of High Strangeness
    The late British biologist, mathematician, and all around polymath, J.B.S. Haldane (1892–1964) once famously remarked: “The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” As it turns out, this may be an understatement. The very basic nature of reality is almost certainly very different from what most people are […]
  • The Trouble with Timelines
    In 1650 CE, a bishop named James Ussher tried to identify when the world was created. He used the dates given in the Bible of the pre-flood people (Adam, Enoch, Noah, etc.) to establish when Adam and Eve lived. Counting back so many years, plus six days, he discovered the date God had created the […]