Archives – 2017


#121 January/February 2017


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • “Beam Me Up, Scotty!”
    What if you could behave like the crew on the Starship Enterprise and teleport yourself home or anywhere else in the world? As a human, you’re probably not going to realize this anytime soon; if you’re a photon, you might want to keep reading. Physicists led by Wolfgang Tittel, professor in the Department of Physics […]
  • At the World Archaeological Congress in Kyoto
    I get my message of extreme human antiquity out in many ways, to many different audiences. For example, in my Atlantis Rising columns, I am addressing people specifically interested in alternative science that challenges the mainstream consensus. Sometimes I am using media like radio, television, and the web to reach out to the more general […]
  • Ancient Tales & Shifting Poles
    Far to the south of modern Egypt, at a place called Edfu, there is a temple built for the ancient Egyptian falcon god, Horus. The temple itself was built during the Egyptian Ptolemaic period, around 200 BC but is believed to have been erected on a much more ancient sacred site. Upon the walls, ceilings, […]
  • An Engineer Visits Noah’s Ark
    As I exited Interstate 75 in central Kentucky and drove westward up the small rise toward the Ark Encounter theme park, my first impression of the large boat perched atop the distant hill—a full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark—was, “Wow! It is really huge!” Built per the Biblical specifications in Genesis 6:15: “The length of the […]
  • Searching for the Man Called Noah
    One of the most intriguing clues to the holy tribes of deepest antiquity is their distinctive white hair. Probably the earliest scriptural mention of these milk-white tresses appears in the apocryphal Book of Enoch, where we learn of a prodigy born to Enoch’s grandson Lamech. The child was radiant, his flesh “white as snow and […]
  • The Very Odd Case of the “Michigan Relics”
    During spring 2015, The Travel Channel’s popular Mysteries at the Museum series dramatized a story about a Michigan resident, James O. Scotford. It recounted the uneducated handyman’s “discovery” of a strangely decorated jar near Detroit, in 1890, when this supposed relic of a lost, pre-Indian civilization sparked intense public curiosity. Local interest was fanned to […]
  • Body Art
    Tattooing may be the hottest fashion statement going these days, but it is an ancient practice, and its origin is clouded in mystery. The deliberate and indelible marking of the skin has been an essential and integral part of ancient cultures around the globe; its designs have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, […]
  • The Spaceman Hypothesis
    There is a steadily growing mass of evidence that we human beings here on planet Earth share our Solar System with someone else. The evidence that, many thousands of years ago, there was someone on Mars and on our Moon and perhaps elsewhere is very strong, and there is also reason to believe that they […]
  • Khufu Papyri Unveiled
    On 14 July 2016, my wife Katie and I had the privilege of attending, by special invitation, the opening of the first public exhibition of the “Papyri of King Khufu from Wadi Al-Jarf” at the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square, Cairo. None other than Zahi Hawass, the former Minister of Antiquities, has called the Khufu Papyri […]
  • Hamlet’s Mill & the Wheel of Heaven
    For millennia, people have found meaning by watching the night sky as it changed over time, looking for repeating patterns and searching for changes that could portend danger. Sparkling points of light in the dark sky could be tracked and named. For example, the stars of Ursa Major became a dipper, a plough, a wagon, […]
  • The Honeymoon Genes
    Are we defined by our genes, or do we define our genes? That’s just one of the many questions, offered by those among us who question the assumptions, which some might say bind our society together. For those who look to see, it is clear there is more ‘blinding,’ than ‘binding’ at work here. Check […]
  • The Mysteries of Life
    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.”)   Searching for the Life Force I am in awe of the great Michael […]
  • EMP Wars
    Conspiracy theorists on the Internet are very worked up these days over what they believe may have been the first shot in an exotic war of the future. On November 8, 2010, it is said, the People’s Republic of China was the aggressor and the Carnival Cruise Line’s ship, the Carnival Spendor, was the victim. […]
  • Clues to the Great Catastrophe
    The date is September 29, 2014. It is beginning to rain as I cross a sparse, sandy wasteland under threat of commercial development. I am in Lommel, Belgium, close to the border with the Netherlands. With me is a TV camera crew, a local archaeologist, and an elderly gentleman in his eighties. He is wheelchair […]
  • Challenging Einstein
    The story has long been classic: Joe takes off in a rocket to a nearby star. Jeremy, his twin brother, stays on Earth, happily playing solitaire. Years later, Joe returns. He looks like a young Brad Pitt. Jeremy is in a wheel chair. He has wrinkles, grey beard, and arthritis so bad he can’t manipulate […]
  • Fighting the Forces of Evil
    While many of the secular materialists, who dominate Western culture and science these days, applaud the left-leaning policies of Pope Francis I, they have, nonetheless, been dismayed by his emphasis on the role of evil in the world; his frequent mentions of the Devil; and his open advocacy of exorcism. Those who believe that reality […]

#122 March/April 2017


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • The Speed of Light Violated?
    Scientists behind a theory that the speed of light is variable—and not constant, as Einstein had suggested—have made a prediction that could be tested. Einstein observed that the speed of light remains the same in any situation, and this meant that space and time could be different in different situations. The assumption that the speed […]
  • Explaining the Knowledge Filter to Indian Youth
    On October 4, 2016, I boarded a British Airways flight from Los Angeles to London’s Heathrow Airport. After a few hours at Heathrow, I got on a flight to New Delhi, India. I was going to India to speak at the Tenth Annual All-India Students’ Conference on Science and the Spiritual Quest, in Mathura. I […]
  • Anunnaki Tales
    In the late 1990s, one of those making waves with new theories about the possible intervention of ancient ETs in the affairs of Earth was British writer Alan Alford. In his first book Gods of the New Millennium (1996) Alford expanded on the ideas of Zecharia Sitchin, chronicled in his best-selling books, beginning with The […]
  • The Medjugorje Apparitions
    Apparitions of Mary, the mother of Jesus of Nazareth, are not confined to the past and such long-time Catholic pilgrimage sites as Guadalupe in Mexico, Fatima in Portugal, and Lourdes in France. If the six “visionaries” from the village of Medjugorje in the country now known as Bosnia-Herzegovina (previously part of Yugoslavia) are to be […]
  • The Secret of America's Name—Unsolved Mystery
    We all know in 1492 Columbus sailed across the Atlantic and “discovered” America. Well, actually, Columbus did not believe that he had discovered anything. He believed that he had sailed to Asia. In fact he believed the natives he encountered were Indians (of the Indian subcontinent). Five years later, it would be an agent for […]
  • The Basque/Atlantis Connection
    Although they now live all over the world—with a great many in the Western United States—the known homeland of the people called the Basques is in the western Pyrenees Mountains of southwestern France and northwestern Spain. Physically, they look like most southern Europeans, such as Sicilians or Greeks, having, in most cases, relatively dark skin, […]
  • The Promise of Energy Psychology
    The emergence of Energy Psychology (EP), including methods such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), TFT (Thought Field Therapy), PSYCH-K, and Matrix Reimprinting (to name a few) means that, for millions of people suffering from phobias, self-limiting beliefs, and even major emotional and/or physical traumas, expensive and often ineffective traditional therapies can be eschewed in favor […]
  • When Magnetism Is Not Attractive
    Magnetoreception (also magnetoception) is a sense that allows an organism to detect a magnetic field to perceive direction, altitude or location. This sensory modality is used by a range of animals for orientation and navigation, and as a method for animals to develop regional maps. For the purpose of navigation, magnetoreception deals with the detection […]
  • Love, Death & the Meaning of Life
    Almost 100 years have passed since the complete mathematical formulation of quantum physics. It has been verified by myriad experiments and its concepts have been successfully applied in many technologies. Indeed, we have begun to use the word “quantum” in our daily discourse—often without fully understanding its deeper meaning. And yet, despite its effective integration […]
  • The Caves of Lascaux
    “The stars we are given. The constellations we make. The stars exist in the cosmos, but constellations are the imaginary lines we draw between them, the reading we give the sky, the stories we tell. —Rebecca Solnit   Lascaux Cave, Grotte de Lascaux, is in the Vezere River valley in the Dordogne region of southwestern […]
  • The Making of a Revolution
    For those interested in the cataclysmic goings-on in almost all areas of scientific investigation these days—probably most of our readers—here is a heaping helping of red meat. REVOLUTIONARY: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines Discovery Institute This documentary tells the story of Michael Behe’s transformation from mild-mannered biochemist to orthodoxy-challenging revolutionary through the […]
  • The Paleo Dating Game
    Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or email is the best, but not the only, 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.”)   Not Siberians [Regarding “Earliest Americans Not Siberians,” in AR #121 January/February 2017: And they […]
  • Mega-Engineering in the Stars?
    Over a thousand years ago, while European civilization stagnated during the Dark Ages, did a race of advanced extraterrestrials in a distant part of our galaxy build a huge energy-capturing mega structure around their sun? This may be the story behind an anomalous star known to astronomers as KIC 8462852 (KIC = Kepler Input Catalog […]
  • Archaeology of the UFO
    During September 1993, I was at the Cairo Museum, studying the life of Thutmose III. As the sixth monarch of the 18th Dynasty, he was the king of Egypt for fifty-four years, beginning in 1479 BCE, a period pertinent to my research at the time. Among documents I was allowed to inspect was an English […]
  • Flying Machines—The Downside
    It is a certainty of this world that we know how airplanes fly. Simple: It is the curvature of the wing. The curvature causes higher velocity of airflow over the top surface relative to the bottom surface, thus causing “lift.” So look at the picture below of the two planes in flight. Isn’t something odd? […]
  • Designing Intelligence in Outer Space?
    In our 74th issue (March/April 2009), Atlantis Rising reported on a mysterious cloud formation observed on Saturn. An immense (15,000-mile diameter), perfectly hexagon, shape was photographed by the NASA Cassini probe in the cyclonic clouds over the ringed planet’s north pole. Adding to the mystery: it appeared to be a permanent feature—first spotted by the […]

#123 May/June 2017


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Stellar Construction?
    Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or email is the best, but not the only, 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.”)   Mega Engineering Robert Schoch’s article [“Mega Engineering in the Stars,” AR #122] reminded me […]
  • What Happened to Our Sun Over 7,000 Years Ago?
    An international team led by researchers at Nagoya University, along with U.S. and Swiss colleagues, has identified a new type of solar event and dated it to the year 5480 BC; they did this by measuring carbon-14 levels in tree rings, which reflect the effects of cosmic radiation on the atmosphere at the time. They […]
  • Beating the Oxford Runaround to the Dawn Stones
    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries many archaeologists and geologists in Europe were investigating crude stone tools they called eoliths, or “dawn stones”. The eoliths were being found in geological contexts of astonishing antiquity, reaching much further back in time than most scientists considered possible. One of the places where eoliths were discovered […]
  • Australian Americans?
    Over the last decade, all manner of unexpected archaeological discoveries have led to many experts questioning much of what was assumed to be fact. A large variety of unexpected findings have called into question many elemental assumptions held about the past. These include the discovery of little “hobbits” on Flores Island; Siberian hominids with mtDNA […]
  • Ancient ETs vs. Darwin
    Who are we? How did we come to be upon the earth? It was once accepted as fact in the Western world that we came into being through a series of creative acts that took place over the course of just six days. In this particular narrative God placed the sun, moon, and stars in […]
  • The Immortal Laws of Music
    According to a new study, the music of Mozart and Strauss can lower blood lipid concentrations and the heart rate. A 2016 paper on the effect of different musical genres on the cardiovascular system, published in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (German Medical Society), showed that Mozart and Strauss music amazingly lowered blood pressure and heart rate, […]
  • The Mysterious Gifts of the Saints
    Holy men and women of the Christian Churches often surprise their faithful long after death. Their bodies may remain incorrupt, their bones can produce liquids like oils, or solids like powders, and their blood can turn from liquid to solid almost on cue. What is called “manna” is not to be confused with the Biblical […]
  • The Helix of the Ages
    The ancient Hindu sacred texts maintain that time, for human cultures, is divided up into discrete ages or “yugas.” The Satya Yuga was a time of peace and plenty; people were long-lived giants, morally upright, who had no need to toil away on farms or in mines. Morally, economically, and health-wise they degenerated a bit […]
  • Dance of the Shaman
    As many readers who are familiar with my work surely realize, in many ways I straddle a couple of different communities—indeed, different worlds. I am a trained and “card-carrying” academic. I earned a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics at Yale University and I am currently a full-time, tenured faculty member at Boston University. Yet, I […]
  • Earth and the Scheme of Things
    “When we contemplate the whole globe, flying through space with other stars singing and shining, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.”             —John Muir   On February 22, 2017, NASA made a stunning announcement. The Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first-known system of seven Earth-sized exoplanets (planets outside our solar […]
  • Orthodox Science on Trial
    Are we witnessing the fall of a mighty empire? There is plenty of support for that notion in this group of DVD offerings, which challenge in completely new ways the truth of three different branches of conventional science—archaeology, physics, and biology. PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE—EXODUS: A Filmmaker’s Journey Timothy Mahoney On a January evening in 2015, […]
  • Lost City of the Arctic
    There is no more desolate or inhabitable location on our planet that found above the Arctic Circle. Ferocious temperatures lashed by blasting windstorms make it a most difficult area for life to get a foothold. This ultimately remote and forbidden polar region would be the last place anyone would expect to discover evidence for an […]
  • Searching for Insights in Inkblots
    A new book drawing attention is The Inkblots: Herman Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing, by Damon Searls. It’s the story of what was once one of psychiatry’s most frequently used tools. You can get the book from the Atlantis Rising Store. Rorschach himself was a psychiatrist with artistic ability, who trained […]
  • What Does Water Remember?
    What if the element that keeps us alive could also perform wonders that few of its protectors know about? What if water is sensitive to everything it touches, and stores inside itself a record of the substances encountered on its journey? “Water is life!” became a rallying cry heard throughout social media last year. The […]
  • The Constellation Leo & the Great Sphinx
    It has long been believed (and still is!) by Egyptologists that the ancient Egyptians did not know the zodiac and that the Greeks brought it—the so-called Greco-Babylonian Zodiac—into Egypt sometime in the third or fourth century BCE, probably. This may indeed be so for the Babylonian zodiac, but it does not necessarily follow that the […]
  • Nine Unknown Men
    Pataliputra was a city in ancient India, originally built by Magadha ruler Ajatashatru in 490 BCE as a small fort near the Ganges River. The city reached the pinnacle of prosperity when it became the capital of the great Mauryan emperors, Chandragupta Maurya and Asoka the Great. The empire was expanded into India’s central and […]

#124 July/August 2017


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Mysterious Heritage
    Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or email is the best, but not the only, 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.”)   Magnetic Earth: Cause or Effect One thing this little story (“Magnetic Earth: Cause or […]
  • Advanced Geometry in SW American Prehistory
    Advanced Geometry in SW American Prehistory   Imagine you are about to plan and construct a building that involves several complicated geometrical shapes, but you aren’t allowed to write down any numbers or notes as you do it. For most of us, this would be impossible. Yet, new research from Arizona State University has revealed […]
  • The Curious Case of the Ophir Mine Skull
    A few years ago, I received an email letter drawing my attention to the discovery, in the nineteenth century, of a human skull in a mine near Virginia City, Nevada, where prospectors had discovered the Comstock Lode, a vast deposit of silver ore. The mining activities in the Comstock Lode were documented by Dan DeQuille, […]
  • The Illusions of Time
    People take time for granted. They don’t pay attention to it until they start looking into it, and then it begins getting complicated. When it’s 6:00 PM in Tampa that’s 3:00 p.m. in California and 11:00 p.m. in London. We’ve learned to manage with these things. But when it’s 6:00 p.m. in Tampa, in Fiji […]
  • Science Was Wrong
    The history of aerospace technology is loaded with well-connected scientists who resisted change. There were prominent “experts” who thought flight was not to be. The great Lord Kelvin (1824–1907), President of the British Royal Society, in 1896 proclaimed: “I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning or of expectation […]
  • The Cremation Dilemma
    As recently as 1960, only 3.56% of Americans opted for cremation over burial. But, according to the Cremation Association of North America, the number of people in the United States choosing cremation is now about 50%. As of 2015, 48.6% of Americans and 68.8% of Canadians chose cremation. It has been projected that by 2020, […]
  • Synchronicity & the Titanic
    Synchronicity is defined as an acausal bond linking two or more apparently unconnected events, combining them into a meaningful coincidence. They are components of something greater than themselves, pieces belonging to a puzzle that may only become comprehensible when fitted together as separate parts of a broader whole. It is in the nature of this […]
  • The Legend of Hercules
    The ‘Pillars of Hercules’ was once the name of the narrow water passage between Europe and Africa. The modern name is the Straits of Gibraltar. A ship heading east would pass from the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea. Cities of the Atlantean coast from Cadiz in Spain to Lixus in Africa traded with cities […]
  • Evolution: An Enlightened Perspective
    Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind,” said Albert Einstein. Can science, which attributes human origin to evolution, and religion, which attributes human origin to special creation, ever agree on the subject of humanity’s genesis? They can if they recognize a transcendent perspective, which reconciles them. It is found in many enlightenment […]
  • Atlantis in Sweden?
    Dominated by the gleaming twin towers of its thirteenth-century Gothic cathedral, Sweden’s ancient university town of Uppsala seems to offer everything: the country’s oldest and best university (Uppsala, founded in 1477); the huge red granite tomb of scientist/seer Emmanuel Swedenborg, lying in the vault of the cathedral; long, broad avenues crowded with rows of glittering […]
  • The Sun at Midnight
    Egypt’s conventional timeline dates predynastic Egypt to approximately 8,000 years ago, and what is termed the Old Kingdom dates to more than 5,000 years before the present. The Middle Kingdom period was about 4,000 years ago and the New Kingdom, the most familiar period that includes the famous eighteenth dynasty, lasted from about 1550 BCE […]
  • The Data of the Creation
    For the intelligent questioner of life’s mysteries, it is not always easy to find answers of a quality corresponding to the questions. We are happy to inform you that that we have found another three DVDs that do the job remarkably well.   The Information Enigma: The Cambrian Information Explosion Discovery Institute In the beginning, […]
  • Alternative Energy—Then and Now
    In 1994, when Atlantis Rising Magazine first launched, it had been about five years since the sensational announcement by University of Utah scientists Drs. Martin Flieschman and Stanley Pons of their discovery of ‘cold fusion’ (now termed ‘LENR’ for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions), which was immediately presumed to be a method of inducing nuclear fusion […]
  • Defying Gravity
    To date, all space missions, manned or unmanned, have been lifted into orbit and beyond with rockets in one form or another. They work but are dangerous and expensive and very limited in their capabilities, in large part because in the vacuum of space, they must carry an oxidizer along with the fuel. They use […]
  • Lost River of the Vedas
    What is the difference between a yogi in a cave and a caveman? Wisconsin born Sanskrit scholar and internationally renowned Vedic teacher and historian Dr. David Frawley isn’t making a new-age joke—he’s questioning our ability to interpret findings and determine dates relating to ancient civilizations. “We tend to identify advanced civilizations with technology, but that […]
  • The Lines of Nazca and the Solar Factor
    Located in the desert approximately 400 to 450 kilometers southeast of Lima, the lines and geoglyphs are found spread over an area of some 450 square kilometers. The straight lines extend in virtually every direction, many radiating from common points or centers. Some of the lines are kilometers long. There are gigantic trapezoids, spirals, and […]

#125 September/October 2017


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Science Fact & Fiction
    Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or email is the best, but not the only, 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.”)     Science Was Wrong The thesis advanced in “Science Was Wrong” (AR, #124) is […]
  • Strange Flashes on Earth Detected from Space
    One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, launched in 2015, caught hundreds of these flashes over the span of a year. As keen observers from outside NASA wrote in, questioning the source of […]
  • Cuba's 'Sunken City' Revisited
    In the year 2000, Paulina Zelitsky and her husband Paul Weinzweig, who owned and operated a company in Canada called Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), were doing research for the Cuban government in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the western tip of Cuba (the Guanahacabibes Peninsula). They were using sonar to scan the […]
  • The Betz Sphere Mystery
    In the history of paranormal phenomena, the Betz Sphere is without parallel. Even so, Atlantis Rising readers may be unfamiliar with it, if only because little has been said or published about the object over the last forty years. Since then, occasional arguments alternatively crediting or debunking this mystery have confused, rather than clarified, what […]
  • Menorah: The Akhenaten Connection
    The menorah has long been one of Judaism’s most important symbols, being the emblem on the coat of arms of Israel. It is a seven-branched, semi-circular lampstand, often covered in gold, topped with seven candles or oil lamps. It is most associated with Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of “Lights.” However, the origins of the “golden […]
  • Decoding the Giant Legends
    In folklore, even in the Judeo-Christian Bible, there are tales of giants in ancient times, human or near-human beings of awesome size and strength, often hostile, even demonic in nature. Could these accounts be more than fantastic legends? Could there once have been not just individuals (like Goliath in the Bible) but entire races of […]
  • The Thought-Form Factor
    In his excellent book, The Holographic Universe, the late American physicist Michael Talbot recorded some fascinating clairvoyant observations. For example, once during a reading, American “human energy field consultant” Carol Dryer saw a bunch of potatoes whirling around a woman’s head. She was at first dumbfounded but summoned her courage and asked if potatoes had […]
  • Immortal Knowledge
    The scholar without peer, tireless researcher, gifted esotericist, occultist and alchemist, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, was motivated by a metaphysical vision concerning the nature of cosmic harmony and an awareness of humanity’s place in the evolution of consciousness. Fortunately, he was the man who wrote the book on Ancient Egypt. René Adolphe Schwaller was […]
  • The Gurdjieff Mystique
    George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was born in Alexandropol (modern Gyumri) in Russian-controlled Armenia, almost certainly in 1877, the son of Greek parents from the communities of “Pontus Greeks” who lived in Turkey in the area around Gümüshane, 40 miles south of Trebizond on the Black Sea coast. It was, as Gurdjieff recalled, while holidaying with his […]
  • Templars in New Mexico?
    In the twenty-first century, we can expect historical discoveries in deserts or jungles, but writer-researcher Louis Serna made a very unusual discovery in a hotel lobby. Serna was in the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, New Mexico, when he spotted a 42-inch stone pillar inscribed with a Templar cross on each side. When the identity […]
  • Jupiter in Scorpio
    “There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.”             — Edith Wharton   Scorpio is the eighth zodiac sign and is described as a fixed water sign. British astrologer Ronald Davison has said, “Each water sign prepares the way for a new kind of manifestation, and […]
  • Travel to Other Dimensions
    Most people, we think, accept the notion that other dimensions exist. Most, however, don’t seem to think such a thing is readily accessible to them. This issue’s offerings might lead them to think otherwise.   The Path: Beyond the Physical The Monroe Institute This is the second DVD in “The Path Series” documentaries by Path […]
  • Inside the Sacred Caves of India
    Recently my wife, Katie, and I traveled to India for the first time (April 2017), excited to visit this ancient land of mysteries. As a geologist, I had a particular interest in seeing the country’s magnificent caves and temples, from the Ajanta and Ellora structures cut deep into the bedrock near Aurangabad, to the ornate […]
  • Atlantis Rising Special Issue Now in Stores
    As you will notice in this issue, this publication is accelerating. For readers around the world, this means new opportunities to participate in the Atlantis Rising adventure. It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first Atlantis Rising Collector’s Special Issue on Ancient Mysteries. Available on newsstands everywhere, you will now find our great content, […]
  • Jurrasic Soft Tissue
    Who knew? How could we have known that dinosaurs were such saintly beings? St. Bernadette, St. Silvan, stand aside (see “The Mysterious Gifts of the Saints” AR #124). The Church of Orthodox Science has declared the bodies of the clearly holy dinosaurs to be, well, incorrupt. Well, almost, but hey, 199.5 million years of preservation […]
  • Gods of the Mayas
    In his forthcoming book Astronaut Gods of the Mayas: Extraterrestrial Technologies in the Temples and Sculptures (Inner Traditions, 2017), best-selling author, Erich von Däniken, the world’s best known proponent of the ancient astronaut hypothesis, shares more than 200 full-color, never-before-published, photographs from his personal collection, providing visual evidence, he believes, of ancient alien contact and […]

#126 November/December 2017


  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Past, Present, Future & Beyond
    This publication has always worked to cover ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, and future science by reporting on the work of cutting-edge researchers. Over the years we have seen public interest growing in those areas, and certainly this issue’s DVD selection underscores the point.   ANCIENT ALIENS: Season 9 History Channel Ancient Aliens is the hit […]
  • Prehistoric Underground
    Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or email is the best, but not the only, 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.”)   Sacred Caves Robert Schoch has written another excellent article, on the sacred caves of […]
  • Vast Reserves of Water Found on the Moon
    Using satellite data, Brown researchers have for the first time detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the Moon, suggesting that its interior contains substantial amounts of indigenous water. A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped […]
  • Morocco Homo Sapiens—A Small Step Forward?
    Anomalous evidence is evidence that deviates from what is normally expected by the mainstream scientific community. My work involves documenting anomalous archaeological evidence for human antiquity. What I mean by anomalous evidence, in this context, is archaeological evidence showing that humans like us (anatomically modern humans) existed before the time most scientists accept for their […]
  • Vindication for Easter Island People
    For a while now, the politically correct rap on ancient Easter Island has been that its people committed environmental suicide. But in July 2017, a new paper published in The American Journal of Physical Anthropology virtually debunked what has become one of popular ‘science’s’ more cherished memes—the notion that, in an act of ‘ecocide,’ the […]
  • Revising the Mayan Calendar
    It’s rare to find a model of the cosmos that unites science with ancient mythology. It’s even more remarkable to claim that this model has been hidden in the architecture of the Mayan calendar system, waiting to be decoded. In the past ten years Carl Johan Calleman, Ph.D. has written five books to establish his […]
  • The Birth of a Templar Nation
    On Easter Sunday 1118, Baudoin de Bourcq was chosen as the new king of Jerusalem. Barely had he gotten used to his newly appointed seat when he received a visit from Hugues de Payen and Godefroi de Saint-Omer, as though the two intrepid knights were presenting credentials. They may have received a less enthusiastic reception […]
  • Ancient High Technology
    In its September issue, Atlantis Rising’s (#125) reported on a piece of “40K-Year-Old Jewelry” (pg. 14) newly discovered in eastern Russia. An artificial hole in the Siberian chlorite bracelet “required a high-speed drill” to create, using “a tool 30,000 years ahead of its time.” Such a find contradicts mainstream archaeological opinion denying ancient man anything […]
  • Masonic Singapore?
    The tiny country of Singapore is a twenty-first century economic powerhouse. In recent surveys it has been shown that Singapore has more millionaires per households than any other country in the world. In a 2012 report, Singapore was ranked number two in economic competitiveness. From its founding, Singapore seems to have been blessed with good […]
  • The Astronomers of Skara Brae
    In 1850, a powerful storm hit the Orkney Islands. It literally blew what had been the turf roof off a megalithic complex that no one had known was there. The importance of this prehistoric village was not immediately recognized. But, we now know, it may be the birthplace of the earliest study of astronomy and […]
  • Space Travel of the Mind
    Most astronomers of the modern era observe the heavens scrupulously and meticulously calculate its measurements; they believe only in what they can see, even if that vision is an expanded one and extended across both the visible and invisible electromagnetic spectrum. Such was the case with the distinguished French astronomer Camille Flammarion, who lived from […]
  • The Mythic Code
    “And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.”             — Genesis 1:14 (KJV)   The zodiac is a belt of sky within about eight degrees on either side of the […]
  • Eye-Opening Ancient Wisdom
    One of our faithful readers, a frequent letter writer, wants to know if we “believe that the Bible has truths that answer many of the questions to [Atlantis Rising].” He thinks we should devote more space to “Christian answers.” Even though we talk in these pages a lot about subjects with religious implications, this is […]
  • The Sphinx Breaks Its Silence
    Over a quarter-century ago John Anthony West and I first formally announced our findings that the Great Sphinx of Egypt has its origins well prior to dynastic times. This was done in the context of a presentation at the October 1991 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (which was only allowed after our […]
  • The Trials of the Shroud
    On August 26, 1988, The London Evening Standard carried banner headlines declaring the Shroud of Turin a fake. Radiocarbon testing at Oxford and two other laboratories dated it to the fourteenth century, and a leak from the Oxford lab resulted in a premature release of the news. As the story was picked up by media […]
  • Living for Centuries?
    One of the oddest claims made in the Old Testament concerns the age of the patriarchs, the Biblical figures who lived before the Flood and, for awhile, those who lived after it. Ten are listed before the Flood, including Adam, who supposedly lived to the age of 930. His son Seth reached the age of […]