Secret Mysteries of the Sun Revealed

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By WAYNE PURDON — From 1209-1249 one of the worst genocides in history was conducted against the Cathars, a heretical sect in southern France. Pope Innocent III, promising gold and indulgences (the remission of punishment due for sins) in exchange for the blood of the Cathars, sent 30,000 crusaders into France to massacre the Cathars and their supporters.  The Cathars were hunted, tortured, burned at the stake and savagely murdered by the Church’s hired killers. Estimates place the total … [Read more...]

The Necronomicon

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By SIMON In 1977, America had barely heard of Iraq or of Saddam Hussein. The first Gulf War was more than a decade away; the second, more than twenty-five years away. The attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City – the first during the administration of American President Bill Clinton, the second during the administration of George W. Bush – were likewise in the distant and unimaginable future. In New York, those of us who lived there were consumed with news of the Son of Sam … [Read more...]

Tasmania’s Mysterious Monuments: Decoding the Work of Ian Sykes

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By CHRISTIAN JAROS— Earlier this year a New Dawn reader came across a mysterious set of strange monuments in a rural recreation area called Sanctuary Park, situated in Railton, Tasmania – just 20km south of the city of Devonport. What he found was a set-up of four horizontal stone plates. Inscribed on them are writings, grids and mathematical equations – the kind that you can tell aren’t taught in school. These plates have puzzled the locals, as it turns out, ever since they were placed there, … [Read more...]

Are We Food for the Moon?

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By JASON JEFFREY— If man is not affected in some way by the Moon, he is the only thing on Earth that isn’t. – Robert Millikan (1868-1953), US physicist & 1923 Nobel Prize winner Probably no heavenly body has received as much attention down through the ages as our Moon. The causes of this fascination are obvious: the Moon enlightens the night and appears as a remarkable and large object in the sky. As a regulator of Earth’s tides and life’s biological cycles, the Moon’s importance to our … [Read more...]

11:11 Is it Happening to You?

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By MARIE JONES & LARRY FLAXMAN — Imagine waking up at exactly the same moment night after night for years and seeing the same time appear on the alarm clock beside your bed. For those who experience this strange occurrence, their first thoughts might be that it was random chance, or simply the product of an overactive imagination. But is it? Is there perhaps a hidden message that is encoded within these mysterious events? It is most assuredly not their imagination causing them to … [Read more...]

Synchronicity: The Art of Coincidence – An Interview with Dr. Kirby Surprise

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The experience of meaningful coincidences is universal. They are reported by people of every culture, every belief system, and time period. Traditionally these synchronistic events are made acceptable by ascribing them to outside supernatural forces such as divinities, or in modern times, impersonal archetypal influences. Dr. Kirby Surprise demonstrates that synchronistic events, based on the activity of the mind, are actually caused by the person who perceives them, and reflect many levels of … [Read more...]

The Mysterious Kybalion

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By RICHARD SMOLEY — People who have spent time grazing in metaphysical bookshops may have come across a mysterious volume called The Kybalion, written by “Three Initiates” and first issued by the Yogi Publication Society of Chicago in 1908. The most familiar edition is a plain volume bound in blue cloth and stamped with gold, in a format like those of other books from the same publisher, including various works on yoga by one Swami Ramacharaka. The Kybalion claims to be a brief … [Read more...]

Magic & Mysticism in Java

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By VICTORIA LEPAGE— The recent death of ex-President Soeharto of Indonesia at the age of 86 has reminded me that I was present in Jakarta in 1967 during the bloodbath in which the Communist Party was decimated and General Soeharto rose to political power, along with the minority modernist Muslim party that supported him. At that time Indonesia was only nominally Muslim: under the charismatic President Soekarno it was animistic, feudal, steeped in an other-worldly mysticism, and was infested … [Read more...]

How to Make a Ghost: Magic and Mysticism in Tibet

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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

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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...]