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POPULAR CULTURE PUSHING BACK AGAINST TECH TYRANNY
Can the "New Luddites"Close Pandora's Box? BY SUSAN B. MARTINEZ, Ph.D
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Technology always has consequences, remarked Kirkpatrick Sale in Rebels Against the Future 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, as well as stern critics of the digital divide. Do human beings really want to be “upgraded“ by the masters of innovation?

ANCIENT MYSTERIES
THE PROSECUTION DOESN'T REST

Evidence for Crime in the Great Pyramid Continues to Mount BY SCOTT CREIGHTON
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 into this chamber had been accessible since the pyramid‘s construction. 

LOST HISTORY
SEARCHING FOR ANTILIA & HYPERBOREA

Atlantis and Lemuria Were Not the Only Legendary Destinations of Antiquity BY FRANK JOSEPH
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 his Parallel Lives.

THE UNEXPLAINED
SOCRATES & HIS INNER VOICE
Was the Great Philosopher Mentally Ill, or Something Else? BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.

Socrates 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“.

ANCIENT MYSTERIES
PORTALS TO THE MULTIVERSE?
Is There More to Indigenous Petroglyphs than Meets the Eye? BY KEN WELLS

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.

THE UNEXPLAINED
A. CONAN DOYLE & THE FAIRIES Why Did the Creator of Sherlock Holmes Stake so Much on His Case for Little People? BY HUNTER LIGUORE

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. One aspect of Doyle‘s life that seems to go unnoticed is his final work, a series of fantastical writings on his die-hard belief in fairies and channeled spirits.

CRYPTOZOOLOGY
WHERE BE DRAGONS?
What If the Stories Were Not Entirely Imaginary BY STEVEN SORA
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. Is the same true of Dragons?

ALTERNATIVE HISTORY
THE RIDDLES OF TIME Do the Orthodox Schedules of Our Past Really Line Up with the Facts? BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER

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 primitive, ape-like ancestors of our species, and these evolved, in accordance with Darwinian natural selection, into people like us.

ANCIENT AMERICA
LADY LIBERTY & INDIGENOUS MOTHER WISDOM The Ancient Bond Between Native Americans and the Goddess in New York Harbor BY ROBERT HIERONIMUS, Ph.D. & LAURA E. CORTNER

“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?“.

FUTURE SCIENCE
‘IMPOSSIBLE‘ MATERIAL USHERS IN THE GRAPHENE AGE The Stuff the Journals Rejected Is Now the Coming “Revolution“ BY JEANE MANNING

A scientific revolution often isn‘t recognized by the science establishment 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 age, iron age, and now we‘re entering a graphene age.

THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST
BY MICHAEL CREMO THE ‘SILURIAN HYPOTHESIS‘ RECONSIDERED

In 1970, in 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 at that time.

ASTROLOGY GODDESS SIGNS
Astrology of the Sacred Feminine BY JULIE LOAR
Someone once asked me, “What would your life be like if you had grown up imagining the Divine as feminine?“ The question haunted me and became a quest that resulted in “Goddesses for Every Day”. Marking time by the motions of the Moon and planets against the background of the zodiac has been part of every culture--Egyptian, Mayan, Babylonian, Celtic, and more.

PUBLISHER‘S LETTER
LIFE-SUSTAINING RESOURCES FROM DEAD SPACE ROCKS? BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

Worrying about the long-term sustainability of human civilization on Earth has, itself, become a growth industry. Not only environmentalists but 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 long evolutionary past that, they prophecy, will lead, in the not-too-distant future, to a ‘peak oil‘ crises as our civilization, literally, runs out of gas.

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