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Ancient Greeks in Peru?
When Hesiod, the Grteek poet of the eight century BC, spoke of Theogony and its labyrinths at the end of the world, was he actually describing the ruins of Chauvain de Huan- tar in the Andes of Peru? A re- tired professor of physics at Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Argentina believes he was. In his 2011 book Journey to the Mythological Inferno, Dr. Enrico Mattievich claimed that there are surprising similarities between Hesiod's descriptions and key locales in ancient Peru. The dwelling place of the de- monic gorgons, for example, Mattievich said closely resembles the dank region around the mouth of the Amazon River. more...
NEW LIGHT ON THE MAPS OF COLUMBUS
The maps which Columbus used in his famous voyage of discovery in 1492 have been a constant source of debate. As Randand Rose Flem-Ath reported in Atlantis Rising #78, "The Lost Map of ChristopherColumbus," there is evidence that the explorer had access to a world map predating all widely available sources of the time, yet showing details as yet unknown. It is believed by some scholars that the famous Piri Riismap was a portion of that lost map. PresidentD wight Eisenhower was persuaded by CharlesHapgood of its existence, and he took someunsuccessful steps to find it. more...
MODERN INDIA REAWAKENS TO ITS ANCIENT ACHIEVEMENTS
With Nobel Prize-winning breakthroughs in cancer research, rockets to Mars and even startling discoveries in zero point energy (see A.R. #112, p. 10), modern India advances to the heights of economic power and cutting-edge scientif ic achievement, and interest in the forgotten advancements of its ancient past has also risen to new heights. A growing consensus recognizes that previously unappreciated technical knowledge in medicine, metallurgy, and mathematics can be extracted from ancient texts, and, indeed, there are some who go even further. Even the most radical research, it seems, can find a hearing, if not tacit approval, from India's growing scientific establishment. more...
Remote Viewing the Stock Mark
Remote viewers use techniques developed by the U.S. military and others to harness the subconscious mind to obtain restricted information from other places and other times. If it works, the military benefits are ob- vious, but could the method be used to gain f inancial advantage, say by accurately forecast- ing the ups and downs of the stock market? University of Colorado-Boulder engineering professor Garrett Moddel, Northwestern Uni- versity psychology professor Dr. Julia Moss- bridge, and an anonymous financial services advisor want to know, and they have now suc- ceeded in raising over $25,000 for a study. The funds, however, came not from playing the stock market but from crowd funding on the Internet. more...
Facial Images Constructed from DNA Alone
The ability to track criminals through DNA is well established, but to date the technology has served primarily as a method for positive identification. Once a fugitive is caught, it can be positively established whether or not he or she did the crime. Police still must search for a suspect using tradi- tional methods. In the not too distant future though, police may have at their disposal a virtual image of the perpetrator made entirely from DNA. more...
PARAPLEGIC CONTROLS BIONIC ARM WITH HIS MIND
Eric Sorto, the fully paralized victim of a bullet to the spine in 2003, now has something to cheer about. Engineers at Cal Tech in Pasadena have reported in Science that a bionic arm has been created which Sorto can control with his mind alone. In fact, say scientists, it is working better than they expected. more...
MEDJUGORJE RULING COMING SOON, POPE SAYS
In June Pope Francis announced that the Vatican will soon rule on the legitmacy of the alleged apparitions of Mother Mary in Medjugorje in Bosnia. Since 1981, the claims of six children to witnessing appearances of, and the receiving many messages from, the Virgin Mary herself have made the town world famous. At stake, though, could be much more than a major tourist attraction. For many, the messages are considered crucial to the fate of the planet. more...
BLACK HOLE COLLISION NOT SO BAD
Up until recently, the physicists have been telling us that colliding with a black hole would be the end of life as we know it...but then, maybe it wouldn't be such a bad thing, after all. According to Ohio State University physics professor Samir Mathur, the recently proposed idea that black holes have "firewalls" that destroy all they touch, has a loophole. more...
THE ENDLESS HUNT FOR DARM MATTER GOES ON
The most important issue facing astrophysicists and cosmologists today is said to be "dark matter." Nobody can see it, but scientists insist it is, nevertheless, there. The apparent movement of astronomical objects just can't be explained without itand a great deal of it. The most expensive science exper- iment ever, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, was built primarily to find it but, so far, it has not. more...
Free Energy...Gravity Control...Alternative Science...
Life and Death in a Nuclear Powered World
By Jerry Decker
The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima, Japan, Nuclear Power Plant that began on March 11, 2011 resulted in the meltdown of three of the plant's six reactors. I guess I've been, and am, overly concerned with the effects of that event in killing the Pacific ocean, and the ramifications for all of us, as radioactive poisoning seeps into the air, water, land, and food. more...
THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST
Checking the Newest Claim for Oldest Stone Tools
By Michael Cremo
Late in May of 2015, my correspondents began sending me links to news articles about some stone tools that had been discov- ered in Kenya. The archaeologists who discovered the stone tools, which were somewhat crude in form, judged them to be about 3.3 million years old. The original scientific report ("3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya"), by archaeologist Sonia Harmand and several coauthors, was published in Nature (2015, vol. 521, pp. 310-315). Harmand and her colleagues said the stone tools were the oldest ever discov- ered and that they predated the origin of the genus Homo by 500,000 years. They were wrong on both counts. The Lomekwi stone tools are not the oldest ever found, and they do not predate Homo. more...
Fighting to Forget
Is Terrorism a Symptom of Planetary Amnesia?
By MARTIN RUGGLES
In May the terroists army calling itself the 'Islamic State in IRaq and the Levant', aka 'ISIS' captured the historic Syrian desert city of Palmyra and soon began to trash its ancient ruins. The mostly Roman era ruins at Palmyra are classified as a United Nations World Heritage Site which must be protected by the civilized world. 'Civilized,' alas, is not a term that can be applied to Palmyra's new bosses. more...
The Surveillance State
How much of your Freedom is at Stake
By MARIE D. JONES & LARRY FLAXMAN
The concept of personal privacy has changed drastically in an era of explosive technological advancement that includes drones and satellites that see through walls, cameras on every city street corner, cyber spies lurking behind your computer screens, and cell phones that track your every move. Nothing you do is done in private, not even in your own homes. In many ways, even your thoughts, behaviors and actions are being exposed to a variety of powerful sources that want nothing more than to control some aspect of your life... if not every aspect. more...
The Otherworld in the Andes
A Global Tradition of Secret Initiatory Rites and Peru's Iconic Sacred Sites
By FREDDY SILVA
Sixteenth century chroniclers taking the road from Cuzco to Puno, on the western shore of Lake Titicaca, were amazed by the plethora of unusual round, stone towers perched on the edge of a mesa in a rural location called Silustani. These chullpas were constructed from small, ill fitted river rocks and contained the preserved bodies of Inca nobles. more...
The Magic of the Cathedrals Amazes Still
By KAREN RALLS, Ph,D.
Light is a symbol of truth, a hidden wisdom, a greater understanding. From Chartres, Notre Dame, Canterbury, and Siena, to a pilgrimage on the road to Santiago de Compostela, the art and beauty of Gothic cathedrals still captivates the hearts and minds of European visitors today. more...
THE INVISIBLE WORLD
Fairie Factors vs Materialism
Fact or Fantasy: What's the Truth?
By PATRICK MARSOLEK
In the spring of 2014 John Hyatt, a lecturer with Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy, UK, published a series of photos of small winged creatures that look like very small flying people or fairies. Hyatt said he was taking photos through the trees at sunset, trying to capture fast moving insects. The photos weren't doctored in any way other than enlarging the size and the resolution of the images. These "Rossendale Fairies," similar to the famous Cottingley fairy photos taken in Yorkshire in 1917, have excited many believers and have been widely ridiculed as well by skeptics. more...
The Foundations of Reality
What Do We Know For Sure?
By WILLIAM B. STOECKER
Most people go through their entire lives without giving any thought to philosophy or pondering the basic nature of reality. These seem, to most, to be impractical,abstract studies, of no importance to them. And yet many people, particularly many in the scientific community, do subscribe to a basic philosophy, without ever thinking about it or really even being aware of it. Their philosophy is materialism; they believe that the basic foundation of reality is matter, or,in the parlance of modern physics, mass/energy/space/time, the observable, measurablep physical universe. Of course, they cannot really define matter; they can only describe it. They believe that consciousness is merely a secondary manifestation of this basic reality, with the human brain being a kind of electrochemical computer. Of course, this means that there is no God, no afterlife, and no moral absolutes. more...
Hominids & Humbug
Trouble in the House of Darwin?
By SUSAN B. MARTINEZ, PH.D.
It may be a truism that when we are committed to something, we tend to work everything else around it. This would hold for personal as well as public strategy. We all do it -- to some extent. And that is fine. Unless ... unless there's something amiss with the prem-ise itself. So let's cut to the chase. Let's look at the premise, taken for granted by those who subscribe to the theory of Evolution, the premise that man "evolved" and that he did so in one particular place. Called monogenism, this is the earmark of Darwinism past and present; it holds: That that place was Africa. more...
HOW DID THE ICE AGE END?
With a Bang, Not a Whimper, Believes Maverick Researcher Randall Carlson
By CYNTHIA LOGAN
How's this for an inconventient truth? Carbon dioxide accounts for just .04 percent of atmospheric greenhouse gas. And while methane has been introduced as a major contributor (often with a good deal of smirking), the dominant greenhouse gas is, according to climate scholar Randall Carlson, water vapor. So why are we all counting our carbons? The lay geologist believes we have a climate bureaucracy whose 'Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory' employs tunnel vision when it comes to the bigger picture. "Since the advent of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... it has become typical to denigrate anyone who questions the consensus that carbon dioxide is the sole or even the dominant driver of climate change," he writes. He believes global warming is driven by po- litical interests to control energy distribution and consumption. He scoffs at the claim that the climate debate is over; in his mind, it's barely begun. "The so-called consensus is completely manufactured. It doesn't exist. Solar physicists say the IPCC leaves out the Sun, so how realistic are those models? Questionnaires sent out to obtain consensus were slanted." more...
A Much -- Cited Geologist Weighs In on the Evidence
By ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.
The end of the last Ice Age, nearly 12,000 years ago, was a pivotal period not only in the history of our planet but also for early cultures and civilizations living during those tumultuous times. There were rapid climatic and environmental changes as well as catastrophic geologic changes. Massive ice sheets (on the order of kilometers thick) quickly melted at high latitudes in the northern hemisphere; pressure was released from the crust setting off increased earthquake and volcanic activity. Tremendous amounts of moisture in the atmosphere fell to the surface of Earth as torrential rains, causing widespread deluges and flooding. Huge quantities of fresh water flowed into the oceans, upsetting and changing ocean circulation patterns, which in turn had further effects on the climate as well as raising sea levels around the globe on the order of a 120 meters or more, inundating low-lying coastal areas. more...
Columbus and the Brothers Pinzon
The Untold Story of America's Other Discoverers
By STEVEN SORA
For centuries Christopher Columbus was credited with "discovering" the New World. Then came evidence that other Europeans had preceded him. Vikings, for example, crossed the North Atlantic five hundred years earlier. Sailors from Ireland, Wales, France, and North Africa had also crossed the ocean. Columbus is still honored and often dishonored as the discoverer, but evidence shows that a Spanish mariner by the name of Martin Alonso Pinzon, who actually sailed with Columbus in 1492, had been in the Americas before the voyage. Three times he and his brothers would fail to gain the recognition they deserved for both crossing the Atlantic and discovering South America. more...
Jupiter in Virgo
Lightning Bolts and Staves of Wheat
By Julie Loar
Virgo is the only female among the zodiacal constellations, and other than the twins, Castor and Pollux(Gemini), and the Water Bearer, the only human figure. Virgo is depicted as a maiden, holding a palm branch in her right hand and a single ear of wheat in her left. The alpha star of Virgo is named Spica, "ear of wheat." Virgo is one of the oldest constellations and over time has been equated with every important feminine deity, including Ishtar, Isis, Demeter, Persephone, Medusa, Artemis, and Urania. Richard Hinkley Allen, in Star Names, Their Lore And Meaning, says, "Those who claim very high antiquity for the zodiacal signs (15,000 years ago), assert that the idea of these titles originated when the Sun was in Virgo at the spring equinox, the time of the Egyptian harvest." more...
LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE?
How Much Does This Life Depend on Influences from Those No Longer Here?
By Marsha Oaks
Life beyond the grave provides much background for each of the offerings in this issue,but, as you will see there are many different ways to approach the subject. more... ANGELS IN DISGUISE
Grizzly Adams Productions
Are there really angels among us? Some question whether angels exist at all. Some have no doubt that they do; and, of course, there are those who don't even question it, because they "know" it just can't be so. Here, then, are true life accounts of astonishing rescues, miraculous healing, and inexplicable protection that suggest that it just might be possible or, perhaps, probable that some have "entertained angels unaware."
In the film, narrated by actor Darren McGavin, there are many dramatic examples of Angelic intervention in the lives of ordinary people:
In the case of "The Window Blind," a young mother is awakened in the middle of the night and pushed by some un- seen presence toward her daughter's bedroom where she finds the young girl being strangled by the drawstring on the window blind. The next morning the daughter asks who it was in the room with her mother.
"Angels in Gingham and Overalls" -- A mother and daughter, traveling to meet their soldier father, are stalled on a lonely roadway then the daughter becomes deathly ill. They are rescued by an old couple in denim and gingham who turn out to be patrons of the local hospital, both having died long before that very day. In "The Locked Door" a young girl is trapped in her room as fire consumes her home. Neither her mom or dad, nor the firemen can get in to save her. The little girl suddenly escapes out the back door -- to the amazement of everyone. She tells them her grandfather led her out to safety -- the same grandfather that in fact had passed away many years earlier. And... when they check the deadbolt on the back door, it is melted shut. No one could have opened it.
These stories cause us to, once again,question -- are there really angels among us?
IN SEARCH OF...
These are the original, uncut broadcast episodes, not remakes, of this documentary series devoted to mysterious phenomena that was broadcast weekly from 1977 to 1982, hosted by Leonard Nimoy. Actually, Robert Vaughn narrated the pilot episode but declined to host the series. Rod Serling narrated the initial television specials but died before the regular series began, and this series includes those episodes. Reruns of the "In Search of..." series aired during the early 1990s on the A&E Network. And again in the later 1990s on another of the A&E Television Networks' properties, The History Channel. The show's run expired in the early 2000s; then a short-lived revival of the show (Season 7), featuring Mitch Pileggi, aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002. Those eight episodes are included in this series, as well.
It's been said that this show's style of interspersing 'talking heads' with sensationalistic video segments may have been the forerunner of "infotainment." The term 'quasi-documentary' has been used by some to describe this series and referenced as 'investigated' (in quotes) implying that the research was somewhat lacking, though "In Search of..." cameras traveled the world, seeking out these great mysteries. As they stated: This program was the result of the work of scientists, researchers, and a group of highly - skilled technicians. Others have stated that the style was often more expository than explanatory.
The Musical Message of the Angels
This documentary is about another Near-Death Experiencer, Frederic Delarue, and the subse- quent effects on his life. It was filmed in the south of France, in f ields near the famous Rennes-ls- Chateau, where Mary Magdalene may have lived.
Frederic Delarue is a world-renowned music composer, inspirational author, spiritual teacher, motivational speaker, and angel communicator. "My hands play what the Angels sing in my ears," quotes Frederic.
Frederic was born on a French farm in 1963. Having had a Near-Death Experience at age 12, becoming temporarily paralyzed at age 30, and later being visited by Jesus the day after a car accident at age 40, Frederic Delarue, a native of Chartres, France, believes he has had many opportunities to see and experience the Blessings and the Light of the tunnel.
He claims that his music is directly inspired by the Angels to sooth the body while uplifting the soul, and it re- laxes and focuses the mind on positive thoughts. His heart-felt music is composed to help his listeners by guiding them to remember to live the true radiance of their being.
Intelligent Life on Earth?
The Artificial Intelligence Threat
B J Street Paso -- Robles, CA
Lost Books of the Bible
Ernst Brenner -- Edmonton, AB, CN
Stones of Baalbek
Ralph Ellis (Author of King Jesus) -- Butschwil, Switzerland
Physics with a Twist
Jim Beichler Author of The Einstein Unified Field Theory Completed -- Belpre, Ohio