Archives – 2018


#127 January/February 2018


  • 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 […]
  • The Thinking Universe
    Who are we? And why are we here? Despite their apparent simplicity, these are perhaps the most important and challenging questions ever asked. “Know thyself,” said the oracle at Delphi, and thinking people have been trying to do so for millennia. Today, at the cutting edge where modern science meets timeless spirituality, we can give […]
  • Pole Shift and the Pyramids
    In the early 1960s, American astronomer, Dr. Virginia Trimble, made an interesting observation about the Great Pyramid of Giza, calculating that the 45º inclination of the so-called ‘star-shaft’ through the pyramid from the southern side of the King’s Chamber would have targeted the center of the Belt stars of the Orion constellation around 2500 BC. […]
  • The WOW! Signal Reconsidered
    Do extraterrestrial (ET) intelligent aliens really exist “out there”? The serious Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been ongoing for six decades, primarily utilizing radio telescopes (which detect electromagnetic radiation in the radio wave range; optical telescopes use light, another form of electromagnetic radiation). The basic idea is that a technologically sophisticated extraterrestrial civilization will […]
  • Reclaiming the Lost Secrets of a Goddess
    In Atlantis Rising #124 (July/August, 2017), author Steven Sora made the point that the ‘myth’ of Hercules was probably based on some real person who made his heroic mark before the dawn of recorded history, as we know it. Steve described a number of elements in the Hercules story that seem to imply it has […]
  • Immortal Potentials
    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.”)   John Anthony West It is with sadness that I write having learned (from Dr. […]
  • Battery Breakthrough Means Cars of the Future Will Be Electric
    A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for handheld mobile devices, electric cars, and stationary energy storage. […]
  • Miocene Footprints from Crete
    Ichnofossils, or trace fossils, are fossils other than the remains of the actual organism (such as bones). Ichnofossils, also called Ichnites, include the tracks or burrows of organisms. In July of 2017, geologist Gerard D. Gierlinski and his colleagues announced in the Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association the discovery of some interesting ichnites on the […]
  • Global Weirding
    Here in Georgia the lights went out on September 11th when Hurricane Irma came roaring through. Not only were they back-to-back storms (Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria, etc.) but also, in those same terrifying weeks, Mexico was hit with three mighty earthquakes. All too predictably, the hurricanes were blamed on global warming. But could they also […]
  • Sasquatch
    Of all the so-called myths in the world—unicorns, mermaids, trolls, dragons, et al.—Sasquatch is the most persistent. The subject matter is also regularly cited in the pages of various print media: books, magazines, newspapers. The Internet is flooded with numerous websites/pages and forums devoted to the subject. Skeptics readily dismiss the tall, hirsute and mostly […]
  • Atlantis the Religious
    Atlantis Rising readers have learned much over the last twenty-three years about the geological fate and checkered history of the sunken civilization from which our magazine derives its name. But no less significant were less-appreciated religious convictions that, it is said, characterized the lost kingdom, because they not only survived its destruction but also were […]
  • In Search of Tarshish
    A kingdom once existed in Western Europe that has been described as semi-legendary and even mythical. Several historians make reference to it, but archaeologists have never found it. It is said to have had at one time one of the largest navies in the world. The kingdom is Tartessus. The director of the Anglo-Spanish-American School […]
  • Egyptian Mysteries & Turin’s Golden Rule
    An obscure Egyptian artifact in the Egyptian museum of Turin Italy provides remarkable evidence that the builders of the Great Pyramid, whoever they were, possessed deep insight into the meaning of the Golden Rule. The Egyptian Rule from the tomb of the architect Kha has the appearance of a ruler, but its divisions are not […]
  • The Very Long Journey of Omm Sety
    Could a twentieth century Englishwoman be the reincarnation of a priestess from 1000 BC? How could an untutored elderly woman confound archaeological experts with her recreations of the temple of Sety I, and the realities of a long-vanished religion? How does the mysterious and adjacent Osirion fit into the puzzle? Omm Sety, born in 1904 […]
  • A ‘Heretic’s’ Complaint
    In recent decades we have seen the emergence of a very militant and vociferous group of people, many of them in positions of influence in the media and academia, who call themselves “skeptics.” Claiming that science is under assault by hordes of ignorant, superstitious peasants who are so credulous that they actually take seriously things […]
  • Keeping Time
    “The only reason for time is so everything doesn’t happen at once.” —Albert Einstein   Before clocks and calendars, the turning of Earth and cycles of the Sun, Moon, and stars were how humans tracked time. A day is one rotation of Earth, and one cycle of the phases of the Moon gave us the […]
  • The Roughness of Creation
    While many of the mysteries of alternative science, which fascinate many of us, have gone unrecognized by orthodox science, a few have broken through into mainstream consciousness, where they provide a continuing source of confusion and irritation to the more conventionally minded among us. Here are two recent productions from PBS’s NOVA series that make […]

#128 March/April 2018


  • 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 […]
  • The Mystery of Lost Tribes
    The revelation of long-lost knowledge can take many forms—historical, scientific, religious, and sociological, etc. This issue’s collection of DVDs will, we think, make some very entertaining contributions to the mix, and excellent material for your video library.   QUEST FOR THE LOST TRIBES A&E Director Simcha Jacobovici traveled throughout the Middle East and Asia in […]
  • The Bird King
    Akhenaten is remembered today as Egypt’s “heretic Pharaoh.” He lived from 1373–1337 BCE and was probably the uncle of Tutankhamun (a.k.a., King Tut). During his reign, he completely changed most aspects of Egyptian religion, abandoning traditional polytheism and introducing the world’s first monotheism. He moved his entire court to the empty desert where his workmen […]
  • The Sound of Healing
    Ancient knowledge of the healing power of sound is being enhanced by modern research—around the world. People are, in increasing numbers doing experiments to understand what sound can do. Participants range from audiophiles in their homes, to doctors employing music in a hospital, to scientists in laboratories with cymatics instruments. Cymatics is the science of […]
  • Saturn in Capricorn
    “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” —Unknown   Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and second largest in the Solar System. Broad bands in the atmosphere mark Saturn’s hazy, yellowish color, and Saturn’s prominent rings provide a stunning telescope image. Titan, the largest of Saturn’s sixty-two known moons is […]
  • The Big Void
    During the first week of November 2017, an announcement made headlines around the world—a previously unknown major “void” (a hollow or chamber) had been discovered in the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau of Egypt. Often referred to as the Khufu Pyramid, after its reputed builder the pharaoh Khufu who ruled Egypt during the late […]
  • Pre-Columbian ETs in South America?
    Although accounts of human victims snatched by kidnappers from other worlds are dismissed as frauds or fantasies by most academics, at least one outstanding scholar among them had courage enough to go public with persuasive scientific evidence on behalf of the controversial phenomenon’s authenticity. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, John Edward Mack, M.D. (1929–2004), put his stellar […]
  • The Cosmic Origins of Life
    In all past ages people have suffered from wrong ideas about the nature of the world, often mistaking speculation for fact. The wrong ideas were often passionately defended, until eventually, with the arrival of new facts, they came to be overturned and replaced. The idea of an Earth-centered universe was the order of the day […]
  • Untangling the Threads of Human Ancestry
    In its present state of deep amnesia, the human race must struggle to answer such basic questions as: Who are we? The answers though, we are told, are in our DNA. Identity, supposedly, is all about our group—race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. And if DNA is not good enough, then it is all just a […]
  • Our Hero Fighting On
    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.”)   John Anthony West My wife Carol and I went to visit John and his […]
  • Is Mars as Dry as It Seems?
    When searching for life, scientists first look for an elemental key to sustaining it: fresh water. Although today’s Martian surface is barren, frozen, and uninhabitable, a trail of evidence points to a once warmer, wetter planet, where water flowed freely. The conundrum of what happened to this water is long standing and unsolved. However, new […]
  • Sutton Hoo
    On Thursday, November 2, 2017, I arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport, traveled by Underground to the Baker Street station, and then walked to my hotel near Regent’s Park. I was in London to speak at the Origins conference, to be held on Saturday, November 4, at the Rudolf Steiner House. Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman […]
  • The Ancient Wheel-Rut Enigma
    SIDEBAR: A Russian Geologist Is Defying the Conventional Dating Dogma A story in the Alternative News section of Atlantis Rising #124 chronicled how anomalous tire and tread tracks of what could be ancient machines—found mostly in Turkey and Spain, but other places as well—are providing a major archaeological mystery. Now a respected Russian geologist says […]
  • The Tower of Babel Question
    One of the earliest Bible stories is that of the Tower of Babel. In Genesis 11 we read, “And the Earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech.” The people of Babel decided to build a tower so high that they could reach heaven. God said in Genesis 11:7, “Let us go down […]
  • Rising Above Materialism
    According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia of the Internet, levitation is a process by which an object is held aloft, without mechanical support, in a stable position. A ping-pong ball can be levitated by a stream of air from a vacuum cleaner, a form of aerodynamic levitation. Much more dynamically, high-speed maglev trains are levitated […]
  • Long-Lost Worlds Beneath Our Feet
    For ages, people have populated the blank spaces on the map with strange creatures and stranger people, imagining lost cities and fabulous beasts. As the world was largely explored, people continued to imagine strange realms underground or beneath the sea. Now our imaginings have largely been moved off planet, yet much of the sea is […]
  • Temples of the Stone Age
    The distant period from 23,000 to 12,000 years ago, during what is today called the Paleolithic Era, saw the development of modern humanity’s immediate ancestors, the Cro-Magnons, into a sophisticated prehistoric culture. This was also the Age of the Cavern Temple, epitomized in the magnificent wall paintings represented by the cave art found at such […]

#129 May/June 2018


  • 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 […]
  • iNews:
    Fossilized Alien Tracks Found On Mars A respected astro-biologist who has published authoritative studies and books on Mars thinks he has found fossilized alien footprints after studying images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/222402/20180305/scientist-may-have-found-evidence-of-fossilized-alien-tracks-on-planet-mars.htm     Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica is Freezing, Not Melting The largest floating ice shelf in the southern oceans—first found […]
  • The Magical Forest
    In an era dominated by scientific innovation based on an exploration of Nature, we see, from time to time, the rediscovery of ancient wisdom preserved by indigenous peoples. This convergence ultimately speaks to the necessity for a sane and holistic view of our natural resources as part of the larger web of life.   There […]
  • When the Spirits Write
    When my brother-in-law told me that his mother, Hazel, had penned part of a mysterious novel, I was naturally curious. When I saw Hazel at a Christmas party, I asked her about the book and she somewhat reluctantly explained that around 1981, while watching television, she had a sudden urge to start writing a story—a […]
  • Ancient Temple of the Stars
    “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” —Unknown   Around 12,900 years ago, at the end of the Pleistocene period, which corresponds to the end of the Paleolithic Age, temperatures had been steadily rising and ice caps had been melting for 10,000 years. Then, Earth suddenly and dramatically dipped into a mysterious […]
  • Mysteries of the Universe
    TUNGUSKA COMPLEXITY Farsight Institute The Tunguska event is the largest impact event on Earth in recorded history. Studies have yielded different estimates of the meteoroid’s size, on the order of 60 to 190 meters (200 to 620 feet). Since the 1908 event, there have been an estimated 1,000 scholarly papers (most in Russian) published on […]
  • What Could the Moon Be Hiding from Us?
    To say that Earth’s moon is ‘strange’ is an understatement. In fact, the more we learn about our glowing satellite, the stranger and more mysterious it becomes. Relative to the size of the planet it orbits, Earth, it is the largest moon in the Solar System. It is the second densest, after Jupiter’s Io. Moreover, […]
  • John Anthony West • 1932–2018
    I had been expecting the news for a year, while also holding out hope that he would somehow miraculously recover—but still, despite the mental preparations, it hit me hard when I received word that my longtime colleague and close personal friend, John Anthony West, passed away on the sixth of February, 2018, in a hospital […]
  • The Glacial Melting Revelations
    While many of us may be alarmed by the shrinking effects of rising global temperatures on Arctic conditions at both polar regions, archaeologists could not be more delighted. They are thrilled with cultural revelations laid bare with the retreat of melting ice sheets that have blanketed northern Scandinavia for the past millennia. Previously frigid environments […]
  • The Struggle to Recover Lost Knowledge
    When this writer and a few friends launched Atlantis Rising Magazine in 1994, we wanted to do something about what we saw as a near universal amnesia regarding humanity’s ancient past. A few years earlier I had written a screenplay called The Atlantis Dimension about how ancient human actions could have set forces in motion […]
  • Webs: Untangled & Knot
    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.”)   Cherokee Roots A lot of being a Native American is the culture thereof (“Untangling […]
  • Reply to Critic from India
    In the Indian magazine Swarajya (December 2017), author Aaravindan Neelakandan politely criticizes me for supporting the accounts of extreme human antiquity found in the Puranas, the historical and cosmological texts of India’s Sanskrit literature. This is somewhat ironic, given that Swarajya is the Hindi word for “independence.” Although India gained political independence from Great Britain […]
  • The Crystal Connection
    Earth’s magnetic field is powered by ‘quartz’ crystals at its core. That is the conclusion of researchers at the Earth Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (ELSI). The recent study of laser-heated diamonds under extreme pressures, like those believed to exist at the earth’s core, is part of a study published in the […]
  • Songs of Stones
    Plato proposed a World Soul that took the form of a musical octave—having been given that form by the Demiurge, a creator god—bringing harmony to the earth’s surroundings. The octave is so named because in modal music there are only eight tones, and the beginning and ending tones differ in frequency by a factor of […]
  • Atlantis Beneath the Java Sea?
    A verdant land of mountains, abundant wildlife, including elephants, and rich mineral resources. A volatile land prone to violent geological outbursts, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and flooding. A land “larger than Libya and Asia Minor,” with a huge fertile plain that now lies inundated under the ocean, washed away 11,500 years ago. You might think […]
  • The Megaliths of Calabria
    Historians have a tendency to ignore modern discoveries, which makes it easier to understand how recent discoveries, of Stonehenge-like structures in Italy have failed to attract much attention. Not only is the Italian construction more complex, it is older; and, moreover, its builders apparently possessed advanced astronomical knowledge long before the builders of Stonehenge. History […]
  • William Blake’s Atlantis
    Those of us who know anything at all about the great English romantic poet/engraver/painter William Blake (1757–1827) usually only know that he produced a number of short lyric poems that rank among the greatest in the language, including the famous lines: “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright/ In the forests of the night, / What immortal hand […]

#130 July/August 2018


  • 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 […]
  • Socrates & His Inner Voice
    Socrates (circa 470/469–399 BCE) is often regarded as one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever known. His trial in Athens, for irreverence and impiety toward the gods and corrupting the youth, has been considered “the founding myth of the academic discipline of philosophy” (Debra Nails, 2014, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Socrates was “arguably […]
  • The Many Equations of Light
    Humanity’s greatest need, it has been argued, is for more light. The producers of the following programs have their torches lit. That, at least, is what they would have us believe. See what you think.   PHYSICS OF LIGHT PBS In this documentary, you are invited to join in an “Odyssey in Search of Light”—a […]
  • The Riddles of Time
    Until a few decades ago, mainstream archaeologists, physical anthropologists, and paleontologists believed, on the basis of little more than guesswork, that the human species, Homo sapiens, was no more than perhaps 50,000 years old, making us one of the youngest species of large mammals on Earth. Prior to that time, we were told, there were […]
  • Lady Liberty & Indigenous Mother Wisdom
    Where are your women?” That’s what our Native American leaders asked the European settlers as they gathered around the council fires trying to negotiate peace terms. “How can we possibly talk to you about peace if your women aren’t here?” This profound question sums up the enormity of the culture clash between the hierarchical patriarchy […]
  • “Impossible” Material Ushers in the Graphene Age
    The science establishment often doesn’t recognize a scientific revolution when it first appears. Science journals rejected the first papers that announced success in making graphene. Only one atom thick, graphene is now called the most remarkable substance ever discovered. It could lend its name to the next era. Our species had its Stone Age, Bronze […]
  • iNews: Late-Breaking Stories
    Fossilized Alien Tracks Found On Mars A respected astro-biologist who has published authoritative studies and books on Mars thinks he has found fossilized alien footprints after studying images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/222402/20180305/scientist-may-have-found-evidence-of-fossilized-alien-tracks-on-planet-mars.htm     Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica is Freezing, Not Melting The largest floating ice shelf in the southern oceans—first found […]
  • Einstein’s “Spooky Action” Goes “Bigtime”
    The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon of entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size. Perhaps the strangest prediction of quantum theory is entanglement, a phenomenon whereby two distant objects become intertwined in a manner that defies both classical physics and a “common-sense” understanding of reality. In 1935, Albert Einstein expressed […]
  • Pushing Back Against Tech Tyranny
    Technology always has consequences, remarked Kirkpatrick Sale in Rebels Against the Future (1995, pp. 200, 273) where he takes on the everywhereness of technology; it’s the “the water we swim in.” Tracking the trends since Sale’s 1995 “Luddite” manifesto, we find pushbackers of all stripes coming out of the woodwork: e-burnouts, recovering e-addicts, contrarians, retros, […]
  • The Prosecution Doesn’t Rest
    In 1765 the British consul to Algiers, Nathaniel Davison, discovered a hidden chamber directly above the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The entry to this chamber was gained via a precarious climb using a rickety, improvised ladder at the south end of the pyramid’s Grand Gallery. It seems that the passage leading […]
  • Searching for Antilia & Hyperborea
    The long-debated ancient civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria are world-renowned. Far less so are their fellow high cultures, Antilia and Hyperborea. The former’s name derived from the Latin anterior, suggesting a place ‘before’ the western horizon. Its earliest written reference was cited in a biography of Quintus Sertorius written by the Roman historian Plutarch in […]
  • Life-Sustaining Resources from Dead Space Rocks?
    Worrying about the long-term sustainability of human civilization on Earth has, itself, become a growth industry. Not only environmentalists but also even industry-friendly types worry about an approaching collision between our growing needs and our dwindling resources. Fossil fuels, for example, are believed by many to be a finite legacy of organic material from Earth’s […]
  • Patterns from the Past
    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.”)   Riddles of the Mediterranean Regarding “The Megaliths of Calabria,” (Steven Sora, AR 129, May/June, […]
  • The ‘Silurian Hypothesis’ Reconsidered
    In 1970, on an episode of the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, scientists operating an experimental nuclear reactor wake up an underground hibernating group of ancient intelligent reptiles called Silurians. The Silurian is the geological period that goes from 416 million to 443 million years ago. The fictional Silurians had an advanced technological civilization […]
  • Portals to the Multiverse?
    In April of 2017, the Royal Astronomical Society published a research study from Durham University, led by Ruari Mackenzie and Professor Tom Shanks, entitled, “Evidence Against a Supervoid Causing the CMB Cold Spot.” ‘The Cold Spot’ in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) was first discovered in 2004, by Nasa’s WMAP satellite and revealed an area […]
  • A. Conan Doyle & the Fairies
    Arthur Conan Doyle is known mostly for being the author of the detective fiction and adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With a recent television series, Elementary, not to mention the rebooted movie franchise, along with comics and books, Holmes has infiltrated every corner of daily life. And Doyle—perhaps cursing in his grave—is known for little else. […]
  • Where Be Dragons?
    There are universal beliefs shared around the globe of significant events. One is the Flood story; another is of a remarkable visitor arriving by sea to bring civilization to a primitive area. Both can be readily explained. Evidence of the flood, in part, is the fact that the Black Sea was once a freshwater lake […]
  • Responding to a Critic in Russia
    In a recent YouTube video (https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLat-xnvKxIeL_ 9yKl8ytQ8tp6r5gmwUKZ&v=mZ4a84K-3r4), Alexander Sokolov, a Russian science writer, made some negative comments about my book Forbidden Archeology, in which I document archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity. A reader of mine in Russia translated Sokolov’s remarks from Russian to English, sent them to me, and asked what I had to […]

#131 September/October 2018


  • 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 […]
  • Possibilities—Inside Out
    The familiar dichotomy of ‘mind’ and ‘matter’ may seem to cover just about anything we can talk about, but as this issue’s DVDs make clear, both have dimensions that we seem to be just beginning to appreciate. Others would argue that there is nothing new under the sun, and that includes most thinking on these […]
  • The Brownsville Skull: Case Not Closed
    I discussed the Brownwood Skull in this column in Atlantis Rising #88 (July/August 2011). The partial skull and some other human bones were discovered near Brownwood, Texas, in November of 1932, by road construction workers who were using dynamite to blast a limestone ledge. After one set of explosions on a huge limestone boulder, the […]
  • The Chariots of the Sun
    The temple of Solomon was meant to be dedicated to Yahweh, the Jewish god, alone, yet many Bible verses speak of pagan altars and idols within the structure, including “chariots of the sun.” Sun horses and chariots have parallels in many cultures across the Old World and likely influenced those mentioned in the Bible. What […]
  • Where Are the Lost Machines?
    There is good reason to believe that the ancients, perhaps as far back as prehistoric times, had a form of technology completely different from what we use today. Given the mystery of their ability to lift and transport massive stones weighing millions of pounds, they were not behind or ahead of us on the same […]
  • Lost Realms: Following the Mythic Trail
    My article about lost, ancient, civilizations, “Searching for Antilia and Hyperborea,” had just gone to press with Atlantis Rising #130 (July/August, 2018), when I stumbled upon a forgotten passage in Homer’s Odyssey that seemed to reference one of these kingdoms. The bard tells of ‘Laestrygonia,’ like Hyperborea, a high, seafaring culture, somewhere very far away […]
  • Photographing the Invisible
    It is difficult not to laugh or even scoff at the photos of purported mediumship phenomena produced during the latter half of the nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. Some of these photos now found in reference books and on the Internet are hokey, bizarre, and absolutely ludicrous. They include doll-like figures that […]
  • Beyond the Brain
    Does the physical brain produce consciousness and the mind? Are consciousness and mental activity simply epiphenomena of brain activity? In other words, are our mental activities and the consciousness that we experience nothing more than byproducts or secondary effects of chemical, electrical, and other processes among the neurons that make up our brain? Does biological […]
  • More Secrets of Tiwanaku
    Could the intact body of a prediluvian king have been discovered in an underground room beneath the ancient and sacred Akapana Pyramid in Tiwanaku, Bolivia? Though no mainstream news reports have made it official yet, one of the most respected archaeologists in Bolivia has confirmed directly to this reporter that, strange as it may sound, […]
  • Is Time Speeding Up?
    Over the centuries there has been much speculation on the nature of change, scientists even polarizing into uniformitarians versus catastrophists (gradualism versus Great Leap Forward), the latter especially championed by post-modern theorists. Some see the decline of our civilization threatening to “speed up dramatically” (Huntington, Samuel. The Clash of Civilizations. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996, […]
  • Ancient Star Maps
    “The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a machine.” —Sir James Jeans   In 2011 a research team published a scientific paper that described the discovery of what they claimed may be the oldest astrologer’s board. Staso Forenbaher and Alexander Jones published their paper in the Journal for the History of […]
  • Secrets of Tiwanaku
    In December 2017, fellow megalithic researcher J.J. Ainsworth, and I, stayed in Tiwanaku for a few days to thoroughly explore the sites of Tiwanaku and Puma Punku, looking for any anomalies or things we’d previously missed. I have visited the area ten times over twelve years and was part of the Ancient Aliens TV show […]
  • The Last of the Denisovans
    The date is approximately 45,000 years ago; the location, a mountain pass somewhere in the Altai-Sayan region of southern Siberia. From a rocky vantage point, four, tall, darkened forms emerge into view from behind a patch of cold early-morning mist. They stand a few meters apart, gazing toward the only path permitting access to the […]
  • The Men & the Woman Who Put Shakespeare Together
    The mystery of Shakespearean authorship is back in the news. No longer is anyone who questions the authenticity of the notion that the plays were written by a man from Avon considered to be a crank. Even the BBC is now discussing the matter seriously. In Cracking the Shakespeare Code, a recent, four-part documentary on […]
  • Red Pyramid Redux
    British ancient-history writer and information technologist Matt Sibson operates a popular YouTube channel called Ancient Architects. According to his Facebook page Sibson is “currently re-writing the history of the Stonehenge landscape with new interpretations of Neolithic monuments.” Sibson is among those who regularly challenge orthodox Egyptology, but he does so with a level of detail […]
  • Facts the Experts Missed
    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.”)   Hyperborean Discoveries In “Searching for Antilia and Hyperborea” (AR #130) Frank Joseph considered the […]
  • Carbon Dating Challenged
    Carbon 14 dating is a key tool archaeologists use to determine the age of plants and objects made with organic material. But new research shows that commonly accepted radiocarbon dating standards can miss the mark—calling into question historical timelines. Archaeologist Sturt Manning and colleagues have revealed variations in the radiocarbon cycle at certain periods of […]

#132 November/December 2018


  • 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 […]
  • The Matters of Science
    Anyone who reads this magazine is likely interested in science, whether or not they subscribe to conventional ideas on the subject. They can all take pleasure in the following films that remind us just what excites us about the heroic search for truth and inspires our greatest accomplishments. The Mystery of Matter: Search for the […]
  • Bread 4,000 Years Before Farming
    At an archaeological site in northeastern Jordan, researchers have discovered the charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago. It is the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date, predating the advent of agriculture by at least 4,000 years. The findings suggest that bread production based on wild cereals may have […]
  • Freiberg’s Skull-in-Coal Controversy
    In 1842, Karl Moritz Kersten, a German chemist, published a report about a human skull formed from brown coal (Archiv für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Bergbau und Hüttenkunde, vol. 16, pp. 372–375). According to Kersten, a mining engineer named Leschner obtained the skull-shaped object from the estate of a pharmacist who had died in 1813 in Freiberg, […]
  • The Exodus in a New Light
    The Exodus from Egypt is the foundational story of the Jewish people. The image of Moses delivering his people from Pharaoh through the walls of water has become ingrained in Western consciousness. According to orthodox Jews, Christians, and Muslims, the Exodus was a real historical event that took place sometime in the fourteenth and twelfth […]
  • Crop Circle Questions Still Unanswered!
    The crop circle phenomena, like UFOs (which may be connected) simply will not go away. For decades people have reported areas of flattened grain (the British use the term “corn” to refer to a major cereal, such as wheat; and what we in the US call “corn” they call Indian corn, or maize). Sometimes the […]
  • The Queen’s “Magician”
    Between 1582 and 1589, two men—Dr. John Dee, a mathematician and scientific adviser to Elizabeth I, and Edward Kelly, an itinerant psychic—claimed that they held regular conversations with angels. These angels explained the true origins of humanity and delivered the original language spoken by mankind before the Fall. This language, along with a mathematically complex […]
  • Philip K. Dick & Reshaping the ‘Matrix’
    Everything we think we know about the world and the universe in which we live, whatever we have been led to believe concerning the course of human history, could very well be completely wrong and misinformed. There is a growing belief that some unseen—unknown—intelligence or force may assist or, perhaps, hamper our daily existence and […]
  • The Priest who Said He Could Time-Travel
    On September 24, 1953, Douglas K. DeVorss, founder of the DeVorss Publishing Co., was shot to death at point-blank range while working in his office in downtown Los Angeles. The murderer, who fled and was soon apprehended, claimed DeVorss had been having an affair with his wife. The wife vehemently denied this. Because of this […]
  • The Case of Cora Scott Richmond?
    Thomas Edison may get all the credit for lighting up the world, but it was a woman—actually, a young girl—who began providing light well before Edison invented the light bulb in 1879. It was a different kind of light, however, more often referred to as “enlightenment.” Much of it had to do with what is […]
  • Newgrange and the Irish “Passage Tombs”
    Traveling through Ireland (June 2018), I had the opportunity to visit many ancient megalithic structures, including a number of “passage tombs,” the greatest and most famous of which is Newgrange. According to standard archaeological analyses, these so-called passage tombs date to the fourth millennium BCE (Newgrange specifically is conventionally dated to circa 3200 BCE) and […]
  • The Sky God’s Quest for Fire
    “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” —Attributed to Hercules   Officially the Solar System now has, in decreasing order of size, four gas giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus; four rocky planets: Earth, Venus, Mars, and Mercury; five officially recognized dwarf planets: […]
  • Satellite Wars and More…
    If war comes in outer space, will the American military be prepared? Recent news reports have led some experts to doubt it. China and Russia, they say, have been very busy developing the weapons of the future and, indeed, may now be as much as a decade ahead of America. The U.S. military, they argue, […]
  • The Heat of Battle
    In 1991, I was traveling through Scotland to see for myself some of that ancient nation’s most intriguing mysteries. Foremost among them was Craig Phadrig, an early Dark Ages site crowning a forested hill rising 564 feet above the western edge of Inverness, Britain’s northernmost city. It overlooks the Beauly Firth inlet to the north […]
  • Einstein & the Quest for an Ether
    The concept of the ether has been a mainstay of occult literature starting in the late nineteenth century. It was described in elaborate terms by the theosophists, who borrowed much of their thinking from Eastern esoteric traditions. The etheric field was considered to be a subtle plane of nature that interacted with and impacted upon […]
  • Parables of the Caves
    In June and July of 2018 (too late for mention in our last issue), as the entire world watched breathlessly, daring Royal Thai Navy SEAL divers, racing against the clock, successfully rescued a junior boys soccer team trapped deep in the Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province of northern Thailand. The 12 boys, […]
  • Mysteries—Hot & Cold
    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. The Warmth of Hyperborea Frank Joseph’s “Lost Realms” (AR #131) […]