Archives for 2006

New Dawn 99 (November-December 2006)

The Next Phase of the Middle East War Are the US and Britain planning a war against Syria and Iran? Professor Michel Chossudovsky says Israel’s recent attack on Lebanon is an integral part of a US sponsored “military roadmap,” a stage in a sequence of carefully planned operations that threaten to plunge the whole region into a major conflict. A Confucian-Daoist Millennium? With the rise of China, will we see a resurgent Confucian-Daoist civilisation displace that of a declining West – in … [Read more...]

Kuan Yin: The Compassionate Rebel

By NITIN KUMAR — It is unfortunate that Buddhism’s most enduring (and universal) contribution to the world has been insufficiently translated as compassion. The original Sanskrit word is karuna, which holds within itself traces of the fragment ‘ru’, meaning to weep. While the Oxford dictionary describes compassion as pity bordering on the merciful, karuna is actually our ability to relate to another in so intense a measure that the plight of the other affects us as much as if it had been our … [Read more...]

William S. Burroughs: 20th Century Gnostic Visionary

By ROBERT GUFFEY — In 1984, in Boulder, Colorado, an interviewer asked William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), “What religious persuasion would you consider yourself?” Without hesitating, Burroughs replied, “Gnostic, or a Manichean.”1Upon reading those words, suddenly everything made sense. Perhaps it’s appropriate that the above conversation occurred in 1984. In many ways, Burroughs was a far more lucid and accurate analyst of twentieth century politics than even George Orwell, whose speculative … [Read more...]

Depleted Uranium, Diabetes, Cancer And You

By ALAN CANTWELL, MD — Recently I received an intriguing email claiming that the rapidly increasing worldwide epidemic of diabetes was caused by depleted uranium (DU). As a medical doctor I never heard of such an idea. Every physician knows that radiation can lead to cancer, but the DU and diabetes connection seemed ludicrous. Nevertheless, I thought it would be interesting to check it out on the Internet. The best tool for medical research on the Net is the PubMed website sponsored by the … [Read more...]

New Dawn 98 (September-October 2006)

Interrogating 9/11, Five Years On... Five years after the events of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden is free, Iraq and Afghanistan have been invaded and occupied, and a so-called 'war on terror' rages. Nafeez Ahmed reviews the theories and evidence for a wider conspiracy behind the fateful events of 9/11. Quest for Hidden Wisdom An Interview With Richard Smoley Richard Smoley, one of the world’s most distinguished authorities on the mystical and esoteric teachings of the West, talks … [Read more...]

The Incredibly Strange Story of Intelligent Design

By REV. MAX — Children in Ohio may be taught life was created by aliens under an education package designed to ditch Darwin’s Theory of evolution. The US state is considering adopting the “intelligent design” theory that life is too complex to have simply evolved – as the Darwin Theory suggests. Therefore says the package, life must have been designed by some supernatural being, maybe God, maybe aliens. – Herald Sun, Columbus, Ohio, March 2002 Intelligent Design (ID) theory is a highly … [Read more...]

New Dawn 97 (July-August 2006)

Our Extraterrestrial DNA In 1973 the British biologist Francis Crick proposed the theory of Directed Panspermia – that life was deliberately seeded on Earth by intelligent beings from another planet. Will Hart explores the implications of Crick's idea and asks could human development be patterned on alien designs? The Incredibly Strange Story of Intelligent Design Is our world the work of a group of incompetent gods? In this controversial essay, Rev Max shows how Intelligent Design theory … [Read more...]

New Dawn 96 (May-June 2006)

Who Built the Moon? An Interview With Christopher Knight The Moon has confounded scientists for many years. It does not obey the known rules of astrophysics and there is no coherent theory of its origin – in fact it should not really be there. Best selling author Christopher Knight talks to New Dawn about his new book and its amazing conclusions. The Gospel of Judas Revealed For 2,000 years Judas has been reviled for betraying Jesus. Now a newly translated ancient manuscript offers us a … [Read more...]

How to Make a Ghost: Magic and Mysticism in Tibet

BY HERBIE BRENNAN — Authors note that fictional characters have a tendency to take on a life of their own. But few readers realise just how literally they mean it. A friend of mine, engaged in writing a romantic novel, called me in a panic just a year ago to complain that two of her characters had just run off and got married… thus ruining her carefully-crafted plot. In theory this should not have been a problem. From her god-like perspective, the writer could surely have deleted the … [Read more...]

Who Built the Moon? An Interview With Christopher Knight

Many New Dawn readers will know of British writer Christopher Knight from his first book The Hiram Key, which he co-authored with Robert Lomas and published in 1996. Quickly becoming a best seller, The Hiram Key was acclaimed a classic in the field of alternative history, going on to influence a generation of researchers among them The Da Vinci Code’s Dan Brown. In the last ten years Knight has written six books, four with Robert Lomas and two, including his latest Who Built the Moon?, with … [Read more...]