Is the Brain Really Necessary? The Answer Seems to be a No-Brainer

By STEVEN GUTH This is what we’re told: Your brain is where your mind, consciousness and personality reside. “Reductionism,” noted the English writer & philosopher Colin Wilson, is the “simple theory that tries to explain the mind in terms of physical mechanisms.” Thus, consciousness “is a mechanism of the brain and nervous system.”1 Put another way: Our mind, our consciousness, our awareness and our personality all come from the brain’s chemical and electrical machinery. When the brain … [Read more...]

Antarctica in Myth, Fantasy & Reality

By JOSCELYN GODWIN . Introduction Antarctica promises to be big news in 2017. The alternative media is already simmering with reports of some titanic discovery, in a continent that may not be so frozen and empty as was thought. Some say that the discovery is so momentous that the Powers That Be will only reveal it in snippets, lest it upset the plans for their world order. Others predict that it will uncover the truth about human origins and prehistory, causing the downfall of … [Read more...]

The Evidence for Time Travel

By HERBIE BRENNAN My first non-fiction book on time travel came about wholly by accident. I was interested in trying to discover whether or not there was much hard evidence for the sort of Ice Age civilisation mentioned by Plato in his account of Atlantis and also what level of technology such a civilisation might have achieved. I thought if there was something positive in this, it might make an interesting book. Since the postulate of an Ice Age civilisation is obviously linked to the … [Read more...]

The Soul in the Sea: Re-Uniting with the Dolphins

By FRANK JOSEPH “What mystery is the sea,” exclaimed Herman Melville, “whose stirrings speak of a hidden soul beneath!”1 I only understood what the great American meant for the first time two years ago, while visiting the Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences in Honduras. It was located at an otherwise uninhabited islet just off the mainland, where a shallow barrier corralled more than thirty dolphins within some six square acres. The top of the fence stood so low above the water, all but the … [Read more...]

Space Weather Its Effect on Human Health & Behaviour

By DAVID HYDE & BEN DAVIDSON Solar energy and cosmic radiation have electrical influences over a multitude of human activities including human health. Mainstream science has begun to accept these effects, and to investigate the topic in a serious way, but the science itself is by no means ‘new’. At the December 1926 annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Russian Professor Alexander Tchijevsky (also spelt Chizhevsky) presented the paper “Physical Factors of the Historical … [Read more...]

The Mystery of Flight MH370: Looking for Clues in All the Wrong Places

By PAUL YOUNG The following article appeared in New Dawn 150 (May-June 2015). For an up to date look at the continuing mystery surrounding Flight MH370 see Paul Young’s story in New Dawn 161 (Mar-Apr). As we marked the first anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 on 8 March 2015, the mystery has demonstrably deepened over time. The lack of substantial news over the past year spawned much speculation – some of it over-imaginative, some of it plausible. If we … [Read more...]

Mystery Thailand: Monks, Magic & the Spirit World

By DANIEL NEIMAN What country is the most occult in the world? Lying smack dab in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand arguably fits the bill. This is a country that truly believes in spirits and supernatural power. Thailand has it all. With sorcerers who collect oil from the chin of corpses to perform black magic, spirit mediums who channel Hindu deities, a festival to the gods involving possessed devotees sticking sharp objects through their bodies, and monks who use their supernatural … [Read more...]

Secret Mysteries of the Sun Revealed

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

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

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...]