Archives – 2015


#109 January/February 2015


  • 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 […]
  • 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.” […]
  • 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 […]
  • High Stakes on the Bleeding Edge
    Near the leading edge of well-known energy technology, the landscape is increasingly dotted with inventions—from solar-electric breakthroughs to new hydrogen-generating alternatives. I’m pleased that Doug Kenyon asked me to write this column regularly, to bring you some of the exciting news from that landscape. And beyond. The “beyond” is even more interesting. Out on the […]
  • The Thrills and Chills of Publishing
    In November of 1994, we published Atlantis Rising #1. Now, twenty years later, we are happy to report, this publication is still going strong and our future looks brighter than ever. That is a statement which, at least in America, no other paper-and-ink publisher in our market niche can make. In fact, as far as […]
  • Thinking Big Thoughts
    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.”)   Space Drives I read Jerry Decker’s column (“Strange Thruster Defies Known Laws of […]
  • Weather Control: The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction
    Environmental modification techniques (EN MOD) for military use constitute, in the present context of global warfare, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change, the world’s weather can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons. Both the US and Russia have developed […]
  • The Mutation Time Problem from Human Origins
    I do not accept the idea that humans like us evolved from primitive apes and apemen, with the first humans like us appearing less than 200,000 years ago. For one thing, as I documented in my book Forbidden Archeology, there is extensive archaeological evidence that humans like us have always coexisted with our alleged apelike […]
  • Return to Rock Lake
    Our pontoon boat was probably the largest of its kind ever afloat on Rock Lake. Nearly 100 feet long, the vessel’s exceptional stability made an ideal diving platform, while its lofty bridge afforded an almost aerial perspective for observing large, suggestively man-made shadows lurking beneath the surface. They belonged, we hoped, to the ancient pyramids […]
  • Mysterious Missionaries
    There are some among us who believe those “very ancient times” were actually long before the Neolithic. Mu’s best cities, in the opinion of James Churchward, were “built at or near the mouths of great rivers, these being the seats of trade and commerce, from which ships passed to and from all parts of the […]
  • The Writing on the Wall?
    We once were told that writing, in the form of Sumerian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphics, began some five thousand years ago, having evolved from relatively crude picture writing (this part is probably true). This marked, we were taught, the beginning of recorded history, so the time prior to this is, by definition, prehistoric. We were […]
  • Lost Truth
    Did ancient peoples possess a profound knowledge that has since been lost? Did they understand the true nature of the universe? Did they have deep insights into the metaphysics that underlies reality? Did the gods or the deity impart to humankind a true and single theology in far distant times? Was there a prisca theologia […]
  • Exploring Purgatory
    As a Catholic school student growing up during the 1940s, I was taught to fear Purgatory nearly as much as Hell. It was just as horrific as hell, the “flames” just as searing, the despair and anguish just as great. The only difference was that it was not an eternal state. I might plan on […]
  • Once Upon a Time in Inner Space…
    Success has many father; ‘failure’ is an orphan. —Old Proverb In the wake of the success the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, it should come as no surprise that the original idea—that extra-terrestrials have influenced the development of civilization on Earth—is now attributed to many. According to Dr. Gregory Little—researcher, publisher of the online magazine Alternative […]
  • Self-Fulfilling Skepticism
    Have you ever noticed how closed-minded skeptics (CMS) rarely if ever have any experiences with psychic faculties or “the paranormal” in general? Soviet research into psychokinesis involving Nina Kulagina several decades ago demonstrated qualitatively that a skeptic’s mere presence does have an effect on a psychic’s ability to function properly. Hence, with a CMS (or […]
  • The Miracle of Spontaneous Remission
    The phenomenon of spontaneous remission has again found it’s way into the mainstream spotlight with the publication of a couple new books on the topic. Kelly Turner’s Radical Remission and Lissa Rankin’s Mind Over Medicine have stirred up more discussion and awareness of the tremendous power of individuals to heal themselves in the face of […]
  • Vesta: A “Planetoid”?
    “One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.” —Vincent Van Gogh The Titius-Bode “law” is a rough rule that predicts the spacing of the planets in the Solar System. […]
  • Greater Reality: Then and Now
    For those who have come to understand there is much more to reality than we have been taught in school and most other places, here are three videos to warm the cockles of your heart and much more.   ACCESSING THE MYSTIC Regaining a Sense of the Sacred UFO TV Did you hear the one […]

#110 March/April 2015


  • 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 […]
  • Uncovering Hitler’s Last Days
    From Argentina to the inner precincts of the mind, this issue’s DVD offerings cover considerable ground, but we think you will find the journey worth your attention.   HITLER’S ESCAPE TO ARGENTINA: Shocking Proof that Hitler Did Not Die in the Bunker! Timestream Pictures We are all taught that the Red Army surrounded Berlin and […]
  • The Power of Myth
    “It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the Cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation.”  —Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces   In our time myth is considered to be like a fairy tale or a fictional flight of fancy, but […]
  • The Adventures of Digital Reading
    In our last issue (#109), I used this space to make the point that unlike many publications appearing on the Internet, Atlantis Rising is also a paper-and-ink magazine available since 1994. You can find it on magazine stands, in most major chain bookstores, and in many independent stores. I should not drop the subject, though, […]
  • The Science Fiction Link
    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.”)   Once Upon a Time This is just for fun. I am totally charmed […]
  • Ezekiel’s Wheel and Other Cutting-Edge Developments
    George Wiseman of Eagle Research (eagle-research.com) seems pretty excited about this. Did God show Ezekiel how to build a free-energy machine? Could this technology, built by a retired boilermaker and now rusting away in a farmer’s field, be a world-changing power source? It supposedly output 35 HP and the testing engineers damaged it by using […]
  • The Buenos Aires Skull
    In 1896, workers were excavating the rudder pit of a dry dock in the port of Buenos Aires. They broke through a hard layer of limestone rock (called tosca). Beneath the tosca was a layer of quartz sand, and below that was a layer of gray clay, in which a human skull was found. This […]
  • Moses, Son of Egypt?
    It is not well known that during the last years of his life, the face of the iconic prophet Moses was covered by a mask. At his first encounter with his Maker: “Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God” (Exodus 3:6). It was a natural reaction. The people of Israel […]
  • In the Beginning Was the Word
    What is the origin of human speech? Did it evolve gradually from the much simpler languages of animals, or did our Creator give it to us all at once? Was there originally just one language that gradually split into many as people wandered off to form new tribes and nations in new regions? The Bible […]
  • A Solar-Induced Dark Age?
    Bulgaria has a rich archaeology going back to deep antiquity which, in my assessment, is very much under-appreciated by the world at large. Here, in the Balkan crossroads, lie clues to the early history of civilization and the development of modern culture. I became deeply fascinated by the riches that Bulgaria has to offer on […]
  • Life from the Sun?
    When NASA revealed in 2012 that it had identified something called X-Points, as portals linking in an uninterrupted path the magnetic field of our planet to that of the sun, there was little coverage in the mainstream media. A year later, when Russian physicist Vladimir Dzhunushaliev and his colleagues postulated that there were wormholes connecting […]
  • Physics with a Twist
    The first research generally credited with the discovery of what some have called nature’s “fifth force”—torsion—was that done in the late 1800s by Russian professor N.P. Myshkin. (D.G. Yurth, Torsion Field Mechanics) Albert Einstein’s colleague Dr. Eli Cartan first coined the term “torsion” in 1913, in reference to this force’s twisting movement through the fabric […]
  • 33: The Magic Number
    Since the most ancient of times numbers and numerology have been believed to conceal secrets and messages. For some, numbers have very special significance, with the ability to conceal true meaning from all but the initiated. To some, certain numbers can convey that something of particular importance lies within the text under their study. Such […]
  • Exploring Indonesia’s Bada Valley
    There are actually three main valleys in Indonesia that contain strange megaliths, the Bada, Napu, and Besoa. The latter two were even more remote than the former, but all are part of the Lore Lindu National Park. The valleys contain dozens of finely carved megaliths in the forms of statues and jars, and current residents […]
  • Ancient Recordings?
    The Akashic Field is a metaphysical library that exists outside of time and space. It is thought to be a universal record of everything that has ever happened, a kind of database that a clairvoyant or a mystic could access for healing, vision, or understanding. The idea of an Akashic Field is popular in spiritual […]
  • The Interdimensional Thread
    After the Vietnam War, America experienced a wave of pointless, random acts of violence, “stranger murders,” which had all the experts stumped; it was the lack of motive that threw them for a loop. Evidently some unknown factor was at play. It was not only the detectives who could not find a motive; it was […]
  • Copper Mining in Ancient America
    Among the greatest mysteries of the past is also one of the least known. Although archaeologists have been familiar with prehistoric copper mining at the Great Lakes since the mid-nineteenth century, they have always been reluctant to publicly discuss this enigma, because it suggests overseas’ impact on ancient America, thereby contradicting their unswerving belief in […]

#111 May/June 2015


  • 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 […]
  • Dr. Pollack and the Case for a Fourth Phase of Water
    Professor Gerald Pollack is Founding Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Water, and is recognized as an international leader in science and engineering. He has developed a very unusual theory of water and has spent years convincing the world that water is not actually a liquid. Pollack was the 2012 recipient of the Prigogine Medal for […]
  • A Visit to Angkor Wat, Finally
    For a long time, I wanted to visit the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. I wanted to go for a few reasons. For one thing, it is a Vishnu temple, about a thousand years old. I happen to be a Vaishnava (a devotee of Vishnu, or Krishna). I am also a member of the International […]
  • Tracking the Ancient Warfare of the Priests
    As fans of Star Wars can tell you, the history of the world is a tale of virtually unending warfare between secret societies—where the priests of the dark side attack the priests of the light side, only to be foiled by sabers of light. The idea did not begin with George Lucas. For millennia it […]
  • Unknown Influences
    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.”)   Interdimensional Dangers What Susan Martinez wrote (“The Inter-Dimensional Threat”, AR #110) would be […]
  • Return to the Great Sphinx
    Perhaps one of my distant ancestors or relatives preceded me here—among nineteenth and early twentieth century graffiti inscribed on the entrance to Nefertari’s Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel can be found my name—“Schoch.” I had noticed this on previous trips, but this time it really impressed me. Perhaps I was feeling nostalgic; it was […]
  • Taboo
    Located at the highest point of the Germus range in the southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey is the mysterious site of Göbekli Tepe. Excavations at Göbekli Tepe began in 1995 after German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt realized that what had been thought to be a Byzantine cemetery was actually a prehistoric site. Schmidt soon unearthed a […]
  • Is the Planet in Midlife Crisis?
    In the beginning, says the origin legend of northwest Borneo’s tribes, “there was nothing but a widespread sea.” Half a world away, the North American Iroquois similarly describe the First Earth as covered with “only the primordial waters.” And the same was said in the sacred histories of Hawaii and Samoa. Too, the Mayan Popol […]
  • Catastrophism Reconsidered
    When science in the modern sense was first emerging in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe, those who studied rocks, landforms, and fossils—studies that would evolve into geology and paleontology—believed that Earth’s past had been shaped by sudden and violent catastrophes, chief among them being Noah’s Flood. These people were strongly influenced by the […]
  • New Light on the “Burrows Cave” Controversy
    In 1982, Russell E. Burrows was trolling alone among the sparsely inhabited hills and fields in southern Illinois, twenty miles from the Ohio River. The amateur treasure hunter, originally from West Virginia, would later claim to have been searching for Civil War-era buckles, pioneer horseshoes, or old coins, with his metal detector, when he supposedly […]
  • Strange Saga of the Ramapough
    There are possibly as many as two hundred communities, existing mostly in the south and east of the United States and Canada, which are composed of unique multicultural groupings. These include the We-Sorts of Maryland, the Nanticokes and Moors of Delaware, and the Creoles and Redbones spread from Texas to Alabama. The term “Melting Pot” […]
  • Overshadowing
    Believing he might be going insane, Frederic L. Thompson, a New York City goldsmith, consulted Dr. James Hyslop, who specialized in abnormal psychology, during January 1907, explaining that around the middle of 1905, he was “suddenly and inexplicably seized with an impulse to sketch and paint pictures,” and that he continually had “hallucinations or visions” […]
  • The Titans of Baalbek
    Late in 2014, in the ancient quarry at Baalbek in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon, the largest worked monolith in the world was discovered. The newly found megalith weighs, it is estimated, an astonishing 500 tons more than the former record holder, ‘The Stone of the South,’ or Hajar el Hibla, from the same quarry, […]
  • Can DNA Tell the Whole Story?
    Our genes have long been ballyhooed as either a death sentence or the touch of genius, bestowing upon us anything from pristine health and an agile mind, to cancer, neurological disease, or birth ‘defects.’ But what if our fate is determined by something else? What if our genes were merely building blocks, and a greater […]
  • The Synchronicity Phenomenon
    Since Carl Jung defined the word ‘synchronicity’ in the 1920s, it has become part of our everyday language. How many times have you heard someone describe a synchronistic experience they had, where something in their outer life seemed to be meaningfully connected to something on their mind? Though this sense of an interior connection to […]
  • Saturn in Sagittarius
    “We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of a child at play.”  —Heraclitus, Greek philosopher   Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and after Jupiter, the second largest in the Solar System, and along with Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune is classified as a gas giant. Broad bands in the atmosphere […]
  • Emerging Threats & the Bible
    Lately conservative Christians have shown a growing interest in the kinds of subject matter investigated regularly by Atlantis Rising, albeit from their own traditional, biblically based perspectives. Here are a couple current DVDs to make the point.   TRANSHUMANISM: Recreating Humanity Revolution Films This brand new film explains the shocking reality of “Transhumanism,” a developing […]
  • Magical Egypt
    By popular demand: the underground classic documentary series Magical Egypt is returning after 15 years for new episodes. Iconic host John Anthony West and the original writers are back, now joined by a new generation of researchers, scientists, and thinkers, representing what some consider a “New Counterculture,” and a new way of thinking about our […]

#112 July/August 2015


  • 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 […]
  • Travel to Mars on the Cheap
    According to recent news, any space flight to Mars will leave the astronauts in a state of dementia. This is likely to be the consequence of long exposure to interstellar radiation. Does that mean Mars travel is out? Maybe so. But maybe there is another way to get there. Maybe we can do it without […]
  • Knights Templar and the Much-Traveled Head of John the Baptist
    During the Crusades, the Templars earned a reputation for bringing home treasures that had been hidden away in both Jerusalem’s Temple of Solomon and Constantinople. No one denies the Templars were fierce in battle, often facing enemies vastly superior in size, yet they were often plunderers on land and pirates at sea; and they brought […]
  • The Return of the Gnostics
    In the summer of 1460, shortly before the last embers of the Bogomil faith were stamped out by Sultan Mehmed II’s invasion of Bosnia, a Tuscan monk named Leonardo da Pistoia rode into Florence on a donkey.  He had been away for several months on a dangerous mission to Macedonia for his learned and immensely […]
  • Blue Moon
    “Everyone is a moon with a dark side never shown to anyone else.” —Mark Twain July of 2015 has a second Full Moon in the same calendar month, which according to the modern definition is a “Blue Moon.” Tracing the origin of the expression is an enlightening object lesson in the mechanism of folklore and […]
  • Friends from Other Dimensions
    Author John Geiger’s 2010 book, The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible, has many stories of how people at the very edge of death often sense a presence beside them who encourages them to make one final effort to survive. Mountaineers, 9/11 survivors, divers, polar explorers, prisoners of war, sailors, shipwreck survivors, pilots, and astronauts […]
  • Ancient Heavy Lifting
    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 to always to compliments. Wonderfull actual? and select “Discussions.”)   The Titans of Baalbek Regarding the three-million-pound stone […]
  • Fighting Back Against Catastrophic Drought
    In the last issue of Atlantis Rising, we spoke about the benefits of structured water, but in much of the world now, the ordinary kind of water that all of us need to survive is becoming very hard to come by. Conserving water in California isn’t optional anymore. In April, Governor Jerry Brown announced there […]
  • Ethiopian Jawbone, First Human? Not Really
    In March of 2015, some of my correspondents called my attention to reports that scientists had discovered a fragment of a “human” lower jaw in Ethiopia. The fossil was found in deposits 2.8 million years old. My correspondents suggested that this discovery supported my idea of extreme human antiquity. It is easy to understand why […]
  • The Artificial Intelligence Threat
    Humanity faces a crisis. At the rapid rate Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing, we will quickly reach the point of Ray Kurzweil’s “Singularity”—the point where AI equals human intelligence. Then AI will proceed beyond—to “Superintelligence.” The superintelligent AI will be so smart they will have the capability to destroy their creators. Unless, as a new […]
  • Atlantis & Ezekiel
    In her 1888 theosophical treatise, The Secret Doctrine, Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky made the startling assertion that Ezekiel’s account of Tyrus from the Old Testament was actually about Atlantis. A search of the literature on Atlantis reveals little or no information on this idea, nor does a review of modern Bible commentaries and other interpretative […]
  • Cats that Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home, and More
    While walking my Norwegian Forest Cat last September, I wondered why he had not climbed a single tree all summer. The thought had no sooner crossed my mind, than Sammy suddenly sprang up the nearest oak. Coincidence, telepathy, or something else? Many, if not most, feline fanciers have experienced similar occurrences, but few fully appreciate […]
  • Wikipedia and the Slant Factor
    In the age of the Internet, everyone has access to facts and information as never before. Or do they? While it is true that a diligent researcher can uncover vast quantities of information on just about any subject, just how reliable is it? Now, it turns out, one of the most relied-upon sources of Internet […]
  • Intelligent Design—The Evidence
    The prevailing and most popular explanation for the panoply of life on Earth and the emergence of species is the theory of evolution or, to be more precise, neo-Darwinism, an updated version of Charles Darwin’s theory claiming that random variation and natural selection could explain how species became extinct and were replaced by new, but […]
  • What’s in a Name?
    Although we might sometimes think of science and religion as at odds, at loggerheads, there are times when they work together. Unfortunately, when it comes to the origins of civilization, they combine to uphold a myth. I refer to the great fable of Mesopotamia as the cradle of mankind’s high culture. To this day, every […]
  • Easter Island Dogma Gets a Rewrite
    A modern myth has developed around Easter Island (Rapa Nui) along the following lines. Once upon a time there was an isolated and uninhabited volcanic island in the South Pacific. A thousand or so years ago a group of people from the region of modern French Polynesia stumbled upon this small plot of land (just […]
  • The Coming of the Clones
    In March, a group of South Korean and Russian scientists working through the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation announced that they were actively working on cloning a Woolly Mammoth. Continuing advances in genetic research mean scientists may be closer than ever to realizing this strange dream. The Sooam group is working with DNA extracted from the […]

#113 September/October 2015


  • 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 […]
  • Ice-Age-End Scenarios
    The end of the last Ice Age, nearly 12,000 years ago, was a pivotal period not only in the history of our planet but also for early cultures and civilizations living during those tumultuous times. There were rapid climatic and environmental changes as well as catastrophic geologic changes. Massive ice sheets (on the order of […]
  • Fairie Factors vs. Materialism
    In the spring of 2014 John Hyatt, a lecturer with Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, published a series of photos of small winged creatures that look like very small flying people or fairies. Hyatt said he was taking photos through the trees at sunset, trying to capture fast moving insects. The photos weren’t doctored in any […]
  • The Foundations of Reality
    Most people go through their entire lives without giving any thought to philosophy or pondering the basic nature of reality. These seem, to most, to be impractical, abstract studies, of no importance to them. And yet many people, particularly many in the scientific community, do subscribe to a basic philosophy, without ever thinking about it […]
  • Hominids & Humbug
    It may be a truism that when we are committed to something, we tend to work everything else around it. This would hold for personal as well as public strategy. We all do it—to some extent. And that is fine. Unless… unless there’s something amiss with the premise itself. So let’s cut to the chase. […]
  • How Did the Ice Ages End?
    SIDEBAR: John Anthony West has complained that Ph.D. candidates in Egyptology spend way too much time on subjects like Tutankhamun’s underwear, and far too little on subjects of real significance, like the true meaning of Egypt’s monuments. We end up knowing more and more about less and less, he has argued. The pattern is repeated […]
  • Pushing Back on ‘Fake News’
    Back in June, I received an e-mail from book author and longtime Atlantis Rising contributor, John Chambers, asking me to check out a “news” story that he had seen. The report, which I later learned had originated with the website, WorldNewsDailyReport.com (not to be confused with the conservative news site World News Daily), declared, “A […]
  • Intelligent Life on Earth?
    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 Artificial Intelligence Threat Henri Bergson was conjecturing before our Computer Age, so […]
  • Life and Death In a Nuclear-Powered World
    The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima, Japan Nuclear Power Plant that began on March 11, 2011 resulted in the meltdown of three of the plant’s six reactors. I guess I’ve been, and am, overly concerned with the effects of that event in killing the Pacific Ocean, and the ramifications for all of us, as radioactive […]
  • Checking the Newest Claim for Oldest Stone Tools
    Late in May of 2015, my correspondents began sending me links to news articles about some stone tools that had been discovered in Kenya. The archaeologists who discovered the stone tools, which were somewhat crude in form, judged them to be about 3.3 million years old. The original scientific report, “3.3-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools from Lomekwi […]
  • Fighting to Forget
    In May the terrorist army calling itself the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’, aka ‘ISIS’ captured the historic Syrian desert city of Palmyra and soon began to trash its ancient ruins. The mostly Roman-era ruins at Palmyra are classified as a United Nations World Heritage Site which must be protected by the civilized […]
  • The Surveillance State
    The concept of personal privacy has changed drastically in an era of explosive technological advancement that includes drones and satellites that see through walls, cameras on every city street corner, cyber spies lurking behind your computer screens, and cell phones that track your every move. Nothing you do is done in private, not even in […]
  • The Otherworld in the Andes
    Sixteenth-century chroniclers taking the road from Cuzco to Puno, on the western shore of Lake Titicaca, were amazed by the plethora of unusual round, stone towers perched on the edge of a mesa in a rural location called Silustani. These chullpas were constructed from small, ill-fitted river rocks and contained the preserved bodies of Inca […]
  • Gothic Wonders
    Light is a symbol of truth, a hidden wisdom, a greater understanding. From Chartres, Notre Dame, Canterbury, and Siena, to a pilgrimage on the road to Santiago de Compostela, the art and beauty of Gothic cathedrals still captivates the hearts and minds of European visitors today. Letting in light from out of darkness was a […]
  • Columbus and the Brothers Pinzon
    For centuries Christopher Columbus was credited with “discovering” the New World. Then came evidence that other Europeans had preceded him. Vikings, for example, crossed the North Atlantic five hundred years earlier. Sailors from Ireland, Wales, France, and North Africa had also crossed the ocean. Columbus is still honored and often dishonored as the discoverer, but […]
  • Jupiter in Virgo: August 2015–September 2016
    “To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe     Virgo is the only female among the zodiacal constellations, and other than the twins, Castor and Pollux (Gemini), […]
  • Life Beyond the Grave?
    Life beyond the grave provides much background for each of the offerings in this issue, but as you will see, there are many different ways to approach the subject.   ANGELS IN DISGUISE Grizzly Adams Productions Are there really angels among us? Some question whether angels exist at all. Some have no doubt that they […]

#114 November/December 2015


  • 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 […]
  • Late-Breaking-Stories
    •  New Russian Laboratory to Study Mammoth Cloning   A laboratory in Siberia has opened devoted to the study of extinct animal DNA in the hope of creating clones.   http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-34113706   •  The Great Dinosaur Fossil Hoax   China has enjoyed an unprecedented gold rush of feathered dinosaur fossils—but how many are real? That […]
  • Is Anybody Home?
    For years Hollywood has romanticized the search for life on planets other than Earth—especially the intelligent kind. Since 1960, when astronomer Frank Drake first attempted to deploy a radio telescope to listen for alien radio signals, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been a key element in many a cinematic story line. Films like […]
  • Worlds Without End
    Almost every society and every people in human history have believed in other worlds—not just other planets in our universe but, in a sense, other universes. Christians believe in Heaven and Hell (and some believe in Purgatory) and, although a few Christians have always believed that Hell was literally underground, most believe Heaven to be […]
  • Still an Outrage to the House of History?
    Speaking to a gathering of London Alternatives in March 2014 at Saint James’s Church Picadilly, vanguard history researcher and author Graham Hancock doesn’t look terribly alternative. Known as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity’s past, his hair is conservatively styled, and he’s wearing glasses and a business suit, albeit sans tie. His […]
  • Planetary Harmonics
    “Venus draws a pentagram around the Earth every eight years. The Moon squares the circle. Everything in the heavens moves around everything else, dancing to the Music of the Spheres.”  —John Martineau, A Little Book of Coincidence   Musica Universalis, or the “Music of the Spheres,” is an ancient philosophical concept that sees the proportions […]
  • Knowing What Is Coming
    Knowing what we now know, would we still have done the things that we did? That question is actually relevant to many areas of human endeavor, as in all three of our current DVD offerings.         WHAT DARWIN NEVER KNEW PBS – NOVA Though it’s scientific orthodoxy now, the theory of evolution by natural selection caused […]
  • The Return of the Alchemist
    Alchemy (from the Arabic word al-kimia) was an ancient philosophy and practice (some would say a science) devoted to, among other things, changing base metal, or lead, into gold. That, at least, has been the popular view. Though long derided by mainstream science, alchemy may be getting some new respect. An August article in the […]
  • Unhappy Endings
    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.”) Ice-Age-End Scenarios Robert Schoch thinks that the last ice age probably ended due to […]
  • Exploring the Healing Possibilities of Sound
    “Sound is the medicine of the future.”  —Edgar Cayce  There is no doubt that sound has subtle, but profound, effects on our bodies, minds, and spirits, but how exactly does sound work to heal us? Have you ever listened to an orchestra prepare to play an invigorating symphony? There is a cacophony first with the […]
  • A Spiritual Pilgrim’s Voyage to Alaska
    On Friday, June 12, 2015, I boarded the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Jewel of the Seas in the Port of Seattle. I was a speaker for the Spirit of Alaska Cruise, organized by Divine Travels. After finding my way to my cabin, I attended an opening session for the Spirit of Alaska Cruise, joining the […]
  • Secret No More
    The 2015 Energy Science and Technology Conference was a milestone event, in the view of old-timers in the “free energy” scene. For them it showed the progress made since 1984—more than 30 years of trying to tell society that clean low-cost, energy technologies are possible, energy scarcity is a myth, and we don’t need to […]
  • Clairvoyant Science
    From 1895 to 1933, Annie Besant (1847–1933) and Charles Leadbeater (1847–1934), two of the best-known theosophists and metaphysicians of the twentieth century, conducted clairvoyant investigations into all of the then known elements and certain compounds in order to observe the so-called “fundamental building blocks” that composed them, as well as their general structure. This involved […]
  • Gravity’s Riddle
    On October 28, 1930, a German gramophone company recorded a speech made by George Bernard Shaw. The occasion was a dinner for Albert Einstein at the Savoy Hotel. When the witty writer touched on the subject of gravity, he said, “Rather than sitting in an orchard and watching apples fall,” (a snappy reference to Isaac […]
  • The Promise of Remote Viewing
    Remote Viewing, to be precise, is defined as a structured protocol for intuitive information gathering. The practice (RV) has come a long way from its beginnings in military intelligence gathering and is now being used in such diverse fields as the study of viruses in microbiology, financial investment, archaeology, missing persons, hostage recovery, and more. […]
  • Goddess in the Vatican?
    The Vatican is one of the holiest places in the world—the center of Catholic Christianity. Not only is it home to the Pope and cardinals, it is believed that riches of secret books, secret charts, and valuable objects are preserved inside the Vatican walls. The greatest secret, however, might be that the Vatican was once […]
  • The Mystery of Zoroaster
    In the early centuries of the Common Era many different “mystery cults” gained a footing and significant followings across the Roman Empire. To name a few, these included cults of Dionysus/Bacchus, Artemis, Apollo, Orpheus, the Egyptian-derived Isis and Osiris/Serapis, various Asian derived cults of the Great Mother Goddess, and Christianity. Central to such cults were […]