Atlantis Rising #65

The latest issue of Atlantis Rising (#65) is now available in PDF form (for a small price), and will hit the newstands in the not-too-distant future. In the latest issue:

  • John Kettler asks whether we can see the future.
  • Jeff Nisbet on what the mainstream press didn't tell you about the Rosslyn Motet.
  • Len Kasten asks whether World War II was an intergalactic event.
  • Michael Tymn on the era of levitating tables.

Full details, and free sample PDFs, are available at the AR website.


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JeffN's picture
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Thanks for posting this, Greg.

As a further enticement to TDG fans, here are the first four paragraphs of my article on the Rosslyn Motet, the piece of music supposedly based on what have become known as Rosslyn's Musical Cubes.


On April 30, 2007, Scotland’s newspaper of record, The Scotsman, published a short article headlined “Musical Secret Uncovered in Chapel Carvings,” about a father-and-son team of Edinburgh musicians, Tommy and Stuart Mitchell, who claimed to have “found a secret piece of music hidden in carvings at Rosslyn Chapel.” It was, Stuart said, like finding a “compact disc from the 15th century.”

Two weeks later, after the story had been picked up by the BBC, the AP and Reuters wire services, such high-profile newspapers as the New York Times and the Boston Globe, and the enthusiastic participation of internet bloggers everywhere, the Scotsman article had circumnavigated the globe, just in time for the May 18 world premier of the musical piece the Mitchells had titled “The Rosslyn Motet,” performed in the chapel that The Da Vinci Code had made famous.

Despite the fact that when the final notes of the Motet had been played the chapel had resisted, contrary to the expectations of many, giving up even one of its long-speculated secrets, the commercial success of the composition had been assured, and the product made available to shoppers around the world. Three more performances of the piece were quickly scheduled at Rosslyn and, by month’s end, a Google search of “Rosslyn Motet” netted an astounding 17,300 hits.

But the story about the discovery, already dubbed “The Holy Grail of Music” by the Mitchells, themselves, was not a new one, and was far from complete ...