Issue 109 - January / Febuary 2015 Ancient Astronauts
From Editor, J. Douglas Kenyon
In November, 1994, we published Atlantis Rising #1. Now, twenty years later, we are happy to report, this publication is still going strong and our future looks brighter than ever. That is a statement which, at least in America, no other paper-and-ink publisher in our market niche can make. In fact, as far as we know, of the various printed publications offered to our audience during that time, the only one still standing is Atlantis Rising Magazine.
In recent years, other U.S. magazines intended for the same readership have formed, but they have been strictly virtual affairs-existing only in cyberspace on the Internet. If you like your ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, and future science in a form that can be carried where wifi never reaches, Atlantis Rising is your only choice.
Fortunately for you, this publication is now available in more locations than ever, and, very soon we hope, in many more. Six months ago, though, we could not have predicted this would be the case. In June of 2014 Atlantis Rising had its own near-death experience.
The distributor from whom we received three quarters of our North American newsstand business, including Barnes & Noble and other chain stores, suddenly, and without warning, went bankrupt. SourceInterlink, one of the largest companies serving the American magazine newsstand market, collapsed. In a dispute over bill payment, Time Inc. had cut them off from its many magazine titles, leaving them unable to do business. For small publishers like us, the bankruptcy not only meant being cut off from regular business going forward, it also meant a major loss of income already owed to us. It was a true crisis. The story, though, we a can now report, has a happy ending.
Almost immediately we were able to make a deal with CurtisCirc, the largest magazine distributor in the world and a part of the venerable Curtis Publishing empire. The storied Curtis magazine family has, in the past, included such iconic names as Holiday, Jack & Jill, The Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post which traced its roots back to Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette, the nation's first newspaper. Over the years, we had conducted several conversations with Curtis, but, for contractual and other reasons, we had never been able to close a deal. Now, unexpectedly freed from our commitment to SourceInterlink, we found ourselves looking at much broader horizons. For readers of Atlantis Rising's paper-and-ink version, this means you should soon find it in many more locations. If you can't locate it right away, speak to your magazine vendor, tell them Atlantis Rising is available through CurtisCirc, and demand that they carry it.
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Could A Pole Shift Happen Fast?
While the danger of a "pole shift" (as described in researcher John White's best selling book of that name) was once cause for public alarm and dire warnings, in recent years the threat has been discounted. While a catastrophic change in the angle of the axis about which our planet turns no longer worries most scientists, a change in the Earth's magnetic poles is considered not only possible but inevitable. And while, up until recently, a shift in the magnetic poles was thought to be a longterm event requiring thousands of years, new research indicates it could happen in a single human lifetime. Such a change, which last occurred almost 800,000 years ago, could do much more than change the direction of our compass needles. more...
Antarctic Sea Ice Expanding Dramatically
In October, Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reported that noted meteorologist, John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, in an open letter to the U.N. wrote, "There is NO climate crisis. Man-made global warming is a lie and not backed up by science." more...
Manifesto for a PostMaterialist Science
In a move which some have compared to Martin Luther's launching of the protestant reformation by the nailing of his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg church door, a group of respected scientists have issued what they call "Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science." Published in the July, 2015, Explore Magazine, the short paper questions the standard paradigm of mainstream science which has become a virtual religion to its followers. Manifesto authors are Mario Beauregard, Ph.D.; Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.; Lisa Miller, Ph.D.; Larry Dossey, M.D.; Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D.; Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.; Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.; and Charles Tart, Ph.D. Some reporters, such as science writer Dave Pruett of the Huffington Post, are calling the Manifesto a "bombshell." more...
Return to Antikythera
For the f irst time in over a century, one of the most mysterious underwater archaeological sites in the world is getting some serious reexamination. An outof-the-way Greek island is the site of one of the most amazing discoveries in history, the so-called Antikythera device, a sophisticated virtual computer found in 1900 by sponge divers in the ruins of shipwreck. The amazing capabilities of the more than 2,000-year-old device were not fully appreciated for over half a century, and the site where it was found was not even revisited until 1976. Not much has happened since then, but in the autumn of 2014 a team of archaeologists, equipped with state-of-the-art underwater gear, including a small submarine, returned with the aim of thoroughly photographing and mapping the entire area and seeing what else might be found. more...
Indonesian Cave Art, 39,000 Years Old
The idea that humans like us, with the ability to create tools and art, first appeared only about 40,000 years ago is being challenged as never before. According to an October story in Britain's Guardian newspaper, advanced harpoon tips from the Congo, sophisticated cave paintings from Indonesia, rock paintings from Australia, etc., are all part of a growing body of evidence causing the entire timeline of human development to be seriously questioned. It has suddenly become respectable to argue that humans like us may have been around for at least a 100,000 years maybe much longer. more...
Pre-Clovis Americans in Oregon
The arrival date of the earliest Americans is still hotly debated in archaeological circles, but advocates for the Clovis horizon theory have taken another serious blow. Human waste found in Oregon's Paisley caves has now been firmly dated by scientists at the University of Oregon to 14,300 years ago, than a thousand years before Clovis settlements in New Mexico, once believed to be the oldest. Moreover, it has also been shown that the diet of the Paisley community included aromatic herbs which would have required some time to develop, an indication that this community had been around for a long time. more...
Religion and Life on Other Worlds
Would proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life be a problem problem for religious believers? That question gets a fresh look in, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life (Springer, 2014), a new book by Vanderbilt University astronomer David Weintraub. Knowing (some would say we already know) whether humanity has company in the universe will trigger, Weintraub says, one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in history, and, he thinks, it will pose a signif icant challenge for at least some terrestrial religions. more...
Surviving as a Mars Colonist
When Columbus embarked, many predicted he would sail off the edge of the world. Fortunately, he was not discouraged by such talk. Nowadays, the future of exploration seems to be on Mars, and while no one is worrying about flying off the edge of the world, there is no shortage of warnings for those who make the first trip. more...
Early Image Of A Beardless Jesus In Spain
New evidence is causing another look at the role Spain might have played in early Christianity. A shattered glass plate found in the town of Castulo has now been pieced together to reveal a Jesus with no beard, short hair, and wearing a philosopher's Toga. Now dated to the fourth century, the plate for Eucharistic bread is believed to be one of the earliest images of Jesus. more...
Free Energy...Gravity Control...Alternative Science...
Weather Control: The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction
By Jerry Decker
Environmental modif ication techniques (EN MOD) for military use constitute, in the present context of global warfare, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Rarely acknowledged in the weather patterns. The technology, which many believe is being perfected under the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), is an appendage of the Strategic Defense Initiative'Star Wars.' From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, operating from the outer atmosphere and theoretically capable of destabilizing agricultural and ecological systems around the world. more...
THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST
The Mutation Time Problem for Human Origin
By Michael Cremo
I do not accept the idea that humans like us evolved from primitive apes and apemen, with the first humans like us appearing less than 200,000 years ago. For one thing, as I documented in my book Forbidden Archeology, there is extensive archaeological evidence that humans like us have always coexisted with our alleged apelike ancestors. But, as described by Stephen Meyer in his book Darwin's Doubt, there is another problem with the evolutionary concept of human origins. From the standpoint of genetics, there is not enough time for the necessary mutations to accumulate. more...
Magical Egypt Series
The Popular Ancient Mystery Documentaries Back for Encore
By Vanese Mcneill
By popular demand: the underground classic documentary series Magical Egypt is returning after 15 years for new episodes. Iconic host John Anthony West and the original writers are back, now joined by a new generation of researchers, scientists, and thinkers, representing what some consider a "New Counterculture," and a new way of thinking about our past, present, and future. This time around, however, your help is needed. More on that later.more...
Return to Rock Lake
Wisconsin's "Sunken Pyramid" Continues to Raise Questions
By Frank Joseph
Our pontoon boat was probably the largest of its kind ever afloat on Rock Lake. Nearly 100 feet long, the vessel's exceptional stability made an ideal diving platform, while its lofty bridge afforded an almost aerial perspective for observing large, suggestively manmade shadows lurking beneath the surface. They belonged, we hoped, to the ancient pyramids long said to stand in the murky depths of this deceptively ordinary-looking body of water. It lies beside the Wisconsin pioneer town of Lake Mills, between Milwaukee, 56 miles to the east, and westward, 35 miles to Madison, the state capital. Somewhat less than three miles long from north to south and about one and three-quarter miles east to west at its widest stretch, pear-shaped Rock Lake goes down 90 feet at its deepest point at the north end. more...
So, Who Were the Globetrotting Teachers of the Ancients?
By Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D.
There are some among us who believe those "very ancient times" were actually long before the Neolithic. Mu's best cities, in the opinion of James Churchward, were "built at or near the mouths of great rivers, these being the seats of trade and commerce, from which ships passed to and from all parts of the world" (Churchward, The Lost Contient of Mu., p. 26). In fact, he was told by Caroline Islanders that the first men "had very large boats in which they sailed all over the world..." (Churchward, The Children of Mu, 101). more...
The Friar Who Discovered America
The Amazing Adventures of Nicholas of Lynne
By Steven Sora
One hundred and thirty years before Columbus set sail, a Franciscan friar decided his job was done. He had sailed to America, to the far north possibly almost to the North Pole, and he drew maps of his adventures from the frozen North to sunny Florida. He presented his travelogue, both charts and text, to his superiors in his order and to the King of England, Edward III. While they were not widely circulated outside the Franciscan order, his reports ultimately made their way into the hands of possibly the most well known mapmaker in history, Gerardus Mercator. more...
The Writing on the Wall?
Uncovering the Trail of Ancients Letters?
By William B. Stoecker
We once were told that writing, in the form of Sumerian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphics, began some five thousand years ago, having evolved from relatively crude picture writing (this part is probably true). This marked, we were taught, the beginning of recorded history, so the time prior to this is, by definition, prehistoric. We were told that all modern alphabets derived from the Phoenician. Later, some researchers theorized that a kind of alphabet developed in the city state of Ugarit, in what is now Syria, which preceded and evolved into the Phoenician alphabet. Now it appears that neither of these theories is true. Furthermore, earlier forms of writing appear to have preceded those of Egypt and Sumer. Keep in mind that many forms of writing have been invented independently of one another. more...
The Enduring Search for the Long-Lost Prisca Theologia
By Robert Schoch, Ph.D.
Did ancient peoples possess a profound knowledge that has since been lost? Did they understand the true nature of the universe? Did they have deep insights into the metaphysics that underlies reality? Did the gods or the deity impart to humankind a true and single theology in far distant times? Was there a prisca theologia (an ancient theology) that dates back to the origins of antiquity? more...
THE OTHER SIDE
Surprising Possibilities for the Afterlife
By Michael E. Tymn
As a Catholic school student growing up during the 1940s, I was taught to fear Purgatory nearly as much as Hell. It was just as horrific as hell, the "flames" just as searing, the despair and anguish just as great. The only difference was that it was not an eternal state. I might plan on spending years, possibly decades, perhaps even centuries, purging my sins in the fires of Purgatory, but eventually I would be released and experience the bliss of Heaven. Hell, on the other hand, was going to last forever. more...
Once Upon a Time in Inner Space
Locating the Lost Lineage of the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis
By Martin Ruggles
In the wake of the success the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, it should come as no surprise that the original ideathat extra-terrestrials have influenced the development of civilization on Earthis now attributed to many. According to Dr. Gregory Littleresearcher, publisher of the online magazine Alternative Perceptions, and regular contributor to Atlantis Risingwho has studied the matter extensively, the ancient astronaut hypothesis has been attributed to everyone from horror writer H.P. Lovecraft to popular astronomer Carl Sagan, but few contemporary researchers really understand the true origins of the concept. more...
Why Some Researchers Will Not See the Light
By Brendan D. Murphy
Have you ever noticed how closedminded skeptics (CMS) rarely if ever have any experiences with psychic faculties or "the paranormal" in general? Soviet research into psychokinesis involving Nina Kulagina several decades ago demonstrated qualitatively that a skeptic's mere presence does have an effect on a psychic's ability to function properly. Hence, with a CMS (or several) in the room or otherwise involved in the experiment, a psychic is more likely to "fail," thus "proving" the CMS right (at least in his own narrow reality tunnel). It is merely a case of self-fulfilling prophecy. more...
The Miracle of Spontaneous Remission
Medicine Can't Explain It ...but It Happens Anyway
By Patrick Marsolek
The phenomenon of spontaneous remission has again found it's way into the mainstream spotlight with the publication of a couple new books on the topic. Kelly Turner's Radical Remission and Lissa Rankin's Mind over Medicine have stirred up more discussion and awareness of the tremendous power of individuals to heal themselves in the face of 'incurable' diseases. Not only is it becoming more clear that people can affect change in their bodies, but their beliefs about healing and their intuitions about which treatments to pursue seem to be important factors. Many people who've experienced spontaneous reychological health play a role in their healing. These shifts in perspective contradict old school medical thinking: for one, that the doctor knows what's best; secondly, that our materialistic medical system's approach to healing is the most effective, and a person's beliefs or feelings about their disease are not significant. more...
Vesta: A 'Planetoid'?
Understanding Our Solar System's Latest Mystery Member
By Julie Loar
The Titius-Bode "law" is a rough rule that predicts the spacing of the planets in the Solar System. The relationship was first noted by Johann Titius in 1766 and was formulated as a mathematical expression by J.E. Bode in 1778. This led Bode to predict the existence of another planet between Mars and Jupiter. On New Year's Day of 1801, Giuseppe Piazzi pointed his telescope in this direction, hoping to find a planet, and discovered what he thought was a comet. Piazzi named the object Ceres, after the Sicilian goddess of grain, and Ceres did become a planet for fifty years. more...
Greater Reality: Then & Now
Looking Backwards or Forward, Science Could Benefit from a Little Intuition
By Marsha Oaks
For those who have come to understand there is much more to reality than we have been taught in school and most other places, here are three videos to warm the cockles of your heart and much more. Accessing The Mystic
Regaining a Sense of the Sacred
Did you hear the one about the biologist and the Episcopalian priest? No joke this DVD is the one. Here science and spirituality collide when biologist Rupert Sheldrake and postmodern theologian Matthew Fox explore the practical aspects of mysticism and the attainment of higher levels of consciousness. more...
DVD 134 Min. (2-DVD set)
The Mystery Of The Carpathian Sphinx
This documentary by filmmaker, Oana Ghiocel, poses these questions regarding the Carpathian Sphinx: Could it be an ancient religious center? Is there a spiritual treasure? She traveled to Romania to explore and find answers. And she invited Robert Schoch to join her. more...
DVD 148 Min., 2-DVD Set
Artist And The Shaman
This documentary is another production from Paul Davids whose career credits include, among many others: authoring six Star Wars novels for Lucasfilm (written with his wife, Hollace Davids); production coordinator and writer of Hasbro's The Transformers TV series (animated) with involvement in about 90 half-hour episodes; Roswell; Starry Night; Jesus in India; and The Life After Death Project, previously reviewed in AR. Davids is also an accomplished artist, having created about 100 oil paintings and hundreds of pen and ink drawings. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University in Psychology and then studied under full scholarship at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies. more...
DVD 75 Min.
Thinking Big Thoughts
Pat Alexander -Sacramento, CA
Dianna Bourke -Privette Jacksonville, Fl
Ray Daly -Lincoln, NE
The Origin of the Moon
Ernst Brenner -Edmonton, AB, CN
David Imhotep Ph.D. -Cincinnati, OH