Issue 132 - SATELLITE WARS & MORE
In this paper-&-ink issue:
FUTURE TECH SATELLITE WARS AND MORE
The Coming Struggle for Military Dominance in Outer Space
BY STEVEN SORA
From ATM machines to commercial aviation, to broadcast news, everything depends on advanced satellite technology. Whether archaeologist, sea captain, weather scientist, or information technologist, everyone would be literally lost without the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS). The same goes for Soldiers on missions, or keeping the peace, in war zones. Very few in our society could function these days without satellite technology.
LOST HISTORY THE HEAT OF BATTLE
Who Turned Ancient Hill Forts to Glass?
BY FRANK JOSEPH
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.
FORBIDDEN SCIENCE EINSTEIN & THE QUEST FOR AN "ETHER"
Is There More Substance Here than Meets the Eye?
BY CHARLES SHAHAR
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 the physical dimension. It provided the 'underpinning' or template without which this worldly manifestation would have no cohesion.
HIDDEN HISTORY THE QUEEN'S 'MAGICIAN'
The Curious Story of Dr. John Dee and the Empire of Angels
BY JASON LOUV
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 system for making further contact with the angels, was to be used by Dee and Kelly to advance the world toward the Apocalypse.
ALTERNATIVE ARCHAEOLOGY NEWGRANGE AND THE IRISH 'PASSAGE TOMBS'
Has Their True Age Been Drastically Underestimated?
ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.
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 were constructed by the Neolithic people who inhabited Ireland at that time.
ANCIENT MYSTERIES THE EXODUS IN A NEW LIGHT
Fresh Evidence of Real History for the Biblical Account
BY JONATHON PERRIN
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 centuries BCE, or the Late Bronze Age. During this momentous event, the descendants of Jacob left Egypt one night as a large group of slaves and escaped bondage through the Sea of Reeds by the miracles of their God Yahweh.
THE UNEXPLAINED CROP CIRCLE QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED!
As Implications Multiply, Real Explanations Are Hard to Find
BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER
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 flattened areas are just relatively simple circles, and sometimes they are geometrically complex patterns, often many yards across. Simple circles could easily be hoaxed or could be caused by some unknown natural phenomenon, but the complex structures are either the work of some non-human intelligence, or the work of more competent human artists or hoaxers.
CONSCIOUSNESS PHILIP K. DICK & RESHAPING THE 'MATRIX'
Searching for Reality Behind the Computer Simulations
BY SEAN CASTEEL
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 take away our free will.
THE UNEXPLAINED THE PRIEST WHO SAID HE COULD TIME-TRAVEL
Was Father Ernetti Lying, or Did the Vatican of the 1950s Have Something to Hide?
BY JOHN CHAMBERS
On April 8, 1994, Father Pellegrino Mario Ernetti died, according to at least one account in his tiny cell at the Benedictine Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy, some six months before his seventieth birthday. There is no doubt that Father Ernetti, who, as well as a priest, was a world-class scholar of pre-tenth century AD music and a physicist, died of a form of cancer. But, during the last ten years of his life, this brilliant and highly respected monk was strangely silent on a subject which had occupied his conversation at least as much as had archaic music and electro-acoustics: the time machine he claimed to have built, called the 'Chronovisor.'
THE UNEXPLAINED THE CASE OF CORA SCOTT RICHMOND?
Nearly Two Centuries Later, Her Story Still Arouses Debate
BY MICHAEL E. TYMN
Beginning in 1851, 11-year-old Cora Scott, born and raised in Cuba, New York, would go into a trance and speak on subjects far beyond her education, experience, and exposure. It was estimated that by age 18 she had given over 600 lectures on social, political, religious and reform matters, including the emancipation of the slaves, many to standing-room only crowds. During the winter of 1856, when she was just 16, she spoke to audiences of more than 5,000 in Philadelphia. It is said that President Abraham Lincoln, at the urging of Mary Lincoln, attended, with several congressman, one of her lectures on the abolition of slavery, in Washington, D.C., and that they were very much impressed by what they heard.
THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST FREIBERG'S SKULL-IN-COAL CONTROVERSY
BY MICHAEL A. CREMO
In 1842, Karl Moritz Kersten, a German chemist, published a report about a human skull formed from brown coal. 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, Germany. Kersten did a chemical analysis and found the mass of the object consisted of half brown coal (lignite) and half brown iron ore. However, under magnification he could detect no sign of bone substance. This led him to conclude that the skull had originally lain in soft coal deposits that filled the interior of the skull, and later the bone substance of the skull dissolved.
ASTROLOGY THE SKY GOD'S QUEST FOR FIRE
Jupiter in Sagittarius, November 2018December 2019
BY JULIE LOAR
While scientists were searching for Planet Nine in 2017, they discovered twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing the total to 79, the most known planetary moons, and increasing the official population of identified objects in the Solar System. Astronomers announced the discovery in July of 2018. Earlier, in March 2017, Jupiter was in the perfect location to be observed using the Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, which has the Dark Energy Camera and can survey the sky for faint objects. Astronomer Scott Sheppard, of the Carnegie Institution for Science, and his team were using the telescope to search the edge of the Solar System for evidence of Planet Nine and realized they could observe Jupiter at the same time.
PARABLES OF THE CAVES
BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON
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, aged 11 to 17, and their assistant coach, 25, had fled deep into the cave to escape rising monsoon floods, and become trapped. After their chance discovery by searchers, and in the face of rising waters and diminishing oxygen, a long-shot rescue effort involving 10,000 rescue workers and over 100 divers in a two-week operation, was mounted. In the end, as everyone now knows, the effort was a complete triumph.