The latest issue of Atlantis Rising (#55) should be available on newstands mid-December, but you can check it our right now as the free PDF version has just been released. In this issue:
- Weather Wars: John Kettler investigates to see if secret technologies are aggravating nature.
- The Legend of Markawasi: Robert Schoch explores one of Peru's greatest mysteries.
- Metal From the Fires of the Gods: Will Hart asks who taught its secrets to our ancestors?
- Underwater Bases and Alien Technology: David H. Childress on the real story behind the Hollywood fantasy.
- San Francisco's Pyramid Saga: Stephen O'Rourke with the history of a secret masonic agenda.
Head on over to the AR website and get yourself a copy.
Just a few articles for your reading (and listening) pleasure over the weekend...
- In an open letter to Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake discusses "The Problem with Media Skeptics". See Sheldrake's recent response to Michael Shermer here on TDG as well.
- The Psychedelic Salon has a new podcast available of Sasha Shulgin's talk at Mindstates 2002, "Natural vs. Synthetic Psychedelic Chemicals" (mp3 file, iPod not required).
- If you go down to Clapham Wood today, you're sure of a big surprise - an essay on a spooky UK location by Nick Brownlow, for Fortean Times. Also new on site: "Koestler's Legacy", by Paul Devereux.
- The International Survivalist Society has "Automatic Writing and Survival after Death", by Sir William Barrett.
- Filer's Files #47 for 2005 has the latest UFO news from around the globe.
- Chris Wren poses the question - what if we evolved in full view of another populated planet?
- This week's eSkeptic newsletter features "Going to Meet the Man With the Camera Brain: The Curious Case of Ted Serios", by Calvin Campbell
Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is regular William Henry, who has just published a new book - 'the Illuminator.' Afterwards, Linda Howe reports on the fact that the Sun is adding to global warming by heating up!
Coast to Coast AM: Friday will be open lines, Saturday's guests are David B. Sereda and Robert Plarr, Sunday's schedule is still to be published (check the link for updates).
More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.
Fortean Times #204 has hit the streets, so pick yourself up a copy if you get the chance. Featured in this issue is Britain's Roswell - on the 25th anniversary of the mysterious UFO incident in Rendlesham Forest, Jenny Randles and Dr David Clarke re-examine the notorious affair and assess its importance in the development of ufology in Britain. The website has full details of the new issue, check it out if interested.
A new book worth checking out is Rosslyn and the Grail, by Mark Oxbrow and Ian Robertson (Amazon US and UK). Oxbrow and Robertson are renowned for their knowledge about the enigmatic edifice, so this book promises to be a fascinating read:
The astonishing story of Rosslyn brings together a host of famous figures from history and legend including Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Alexander the Great, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Joan of Arc, Sir Gawain, King Arthur and Merlin the Wizard.No-one has ever come close to uncovering the truth about Rosslyn. Until now.
After a decade of research two Scottish historians have finally uncovered the real story of Rosslyn and the Grail.
There's a fair TDG link with this book - our good friend Simon Cox wrote the foreword, and Sub Rosa artist extraordinaire Mark James Foster designed the cover. We're also going to be featuring an essay on Rosslyn from Mark Oxbrow in the upcoming issue of Sub Rosa. Check the official website for the book for more details (although it's a little light-on at this early stage) if you're interested in this one.
Bill's away on black-ops again - as he threw his night-vision goggles into his bag he asked me to do today's disinformation. I assume he meant to say news. Take a look at the files I found on his desk, it's amazing the news he finds...
- NSA's X-Files unearthed, showing the government does have something to hide...though not to do with UFOs. Though this article sounds like a debunking, it does no such thing and raises more questions than it answers. See any parallels with the Pentacle Memorandum in there?
- Ufologists weigh in on human origins debate. Because it's just not damn controversial enough yet.
- Museum exhibit melds the science and fiction of Star Wars.
- Dozens of UFOs reported over Wales. Seems to be the UFO holiday destination du jour. Perhaps I should check Bill's passport when he gets back...
- HAARP adds 132 new transmitters. The recent hurricanes have thrown down the gauntlet obviously.
- Engineering aliens. What about back-engineering?
- Space elevator contests lure with big money and NASA glory.
- First-stage of tsunami early-warning system underway.
- Ultra-sensitive microscope reveals DNA processes. Imagine, with the advances in technology, one day we'll even be able to see Dubya's brain at work.
- Where was Jesus born? And did his daddy hand out cigars afterward?
- ACLU challenges Georgia law which exempts Bible from sales tax as discriminatory, and says books of all faiths should qualify.
- Full Moon myths are lunacy, say scientists.
- Ancient Peruvians burned brewery after drinking ritual. Yes, it does say Peruvian...not Irish.
- What do you think about Googling your genes? The Google Story is available from Amazon US and UK.
- Last minute deal avoids split on Internet governance.
- Ghost-hunting? It helps to know where you're going.
- Narnia movie-makers play down Christian overtones.
Quote of the Day:
Rimmer: Just 'cause they're aliens doesn't mean to say they don't have to visit the little boys' room. Only they probably do something weird and alienesque, like it comes out of the top of their heads or something.
Lister: Well I wouldn't like to be stuck behind one in a cinema.
The widespread media coverage of Susan Clancy's Abducted (Amazon US and UK) continues unabated, with this recent article discussing the book and revealing that Clancy is sick of the whole subject. Also interesting is that her book grew out of false memory research, after she thought it would be "easier to test her theories if she could be certain that her subjects' memories were not real". If that is actually what happened here (it could well be the writers' mistake), then so much for an objective judgement on the experience! However, the article does also get some quotes from a friend of ours here at TDG, Will Bueche (archivist of John Mack's papers), which does give it some balance.
On that subject, the John Mack Institute website is hosting an MP3 (four minutes long) of a radio piece which has interviews with Will and also Richard McNally (another Harvard abduction debunker). Presented by Kate Farmer of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, again there is thankfully some balance in this short piece.
Short and sweet and now I can get some sleep.
- Power source that turns quantum physics on its head.
- Mysterious runaway star stymies scientists.
- Meditation builds up the brain.
- The curious case of the one-eyed sheep.
- Mysterious Antarctica may be the home of the oldest civilization.
- Antigravity machine draws physicists ire.
- Mothers were right over colds.
- Gravity tug to deflect asteroids. An antigravity one is proposed for hemorrhoids.
- War over internet control to dominate web summit.
- Voyager 1 at the edge of what?
- Visual confirmation of an iron sun.
- Playing with fire and habeas corpus.
- Making the Red Planet green.
- Super-rotation for Earth's core.
Quote of the Day:
This is every shade of wrong.
Graham Hancock's newsdesk has word of a New York lecture which Graham will be giving this week (November 17), which I thoroughly recommend if you're nearby. Not only is it Graham speaking about his new book Supernatural, but it is being held at Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors visionary art gallery, and is only $8 entry charge. Hell, I'd drive through the night to get to that (well, technically I could fly through the night and get there, but the $2000 airfare is an add-on charge I can't really afford).
A varied list of readings to get you through the week...
- Kevin Randle takes to Nick Redfern's Roswell explanation in a new article, "BS in the Desert". Nick's book Bodysnatchers in the Desert is available from Amazon US and UK.
- An interview with Paul Freitas, on how our future will be affected by nanotechnology. Part 1, and Part 2.
- SETI's Seth Shostak says science can save our souls (yes I do love the alliteration possibilities when it comes to stories involving Mr Shostak).
- Phenomena Magazine has an interview with Will Hart about his book The Genesis Race (Amazon US and UK).
- Magonia Supplement #59 has just been released, with articles on 'abduction researcher' David Jacobs, and reviews of new books.
- Ian Lawton provides a short analysis of the famous Pam Reynold's NDE case.
- Philip Coppens discusses Croagh Patrick: the transforming of the green serpent.
- Skeptic Randi's latest weekly newsletter saves you from superstition and quackery.
- Binnall of America has part one of an (audio) interview with respected Canadian UFO researcher Grant Cameron, in mp3/podcast/streaming audio formats.
- The Société Périllos conjures up the devil in Part 7 of their series on Asmodeus in Rennes-le-Chateau.
- Paul from FutureHi looks at our collapsing upwards future.