From Atlantis to Angels & the Afterlife: The Adventurous Life of Writer Ptolemy Tompkins

By RICHARD SMOLEY The spiritual, the occult, the paranormal – these things have never sat well with the mainstream press. If they pay attention to such things, it is usually only briefly and with an eye to ridicule. Not surprisingly, the majority of writers on these topics are arrogant ignoramuses. This situation may be changing. A small cohort of writers has been developing who are willing to look intelligently, objectively, and engagingly at levels of reality that consensus opinion would … [Read more...]

Magicians of the Gods: An Interview with Graham Hancock

By DAVID THRUSSELL Author and theorist Graham Hancock has had a sizeable impact upon the popular understanding of humanity’s ancient past. His global 1995 bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods contended that some previously ancient but highly advanced civilisation existed in prehistory, one which served as the common progenitor civilisation to all subsequent known historical ones. Further books such as Keeper of Genesis (with Robert Bauval), Underworld (studying underwater ruins as evidence of … [Read more...]

Eternal Atlantis

By FRANK JOSEPH For more than one hundred years, mostly independent researchers who argued that Atlantis had in fact been destroyed by a great flood were ridiculed by mainstream scientists. Conventional scholars were convinced that Earth changes were incremental, requiring thousands and millions of years. They belittled Plato’s statement that Atlantis was engulfed by the sea “in a day and a night” as imaginative fantasy, and scoffed at any suggestion civilisations have ever succumbed to … [Read more...]

Interview with Graham Hancock: Ancient Civilisations & Altered States of Consciousness

By ANDREW GOUGH— Few, if any, have contributed more to the alternative history and esoteric genres than Graham Hancock. At the peak of his career, and on the eve of his first speaking tour of Australia [in 2012], Andrew Gough met up with Graham to discuss his legacy and what the future may hold for the greatest voice of his generation. [Graham Hancock will tour Australia in 2014 - go to www.grahamhancocktour.com.au for dates]. ANDREW GOUGH (AG): Graham, hi. Welcome to New Dawn … [Read more...]

Crypto-History: The State of the Art (Part Two)

BY RICHARD HEINBERG — A great scientific instrument lies sprawled over the entire surface of the globe. At some period, thousands of years ago, almost every corner of the world was visited by people with a particular task to accomplish. With the help of some remarkable power, by which they could cut and raise enormous blocks of stone, these people created vast astronomical instruments, circles of erect pillars, pyramids, underground tunnels, cyclopean stone platforms, all linked together by a … [Read more...]

Crypto-History: The State of the Art (Part One)

BY RICHARD HEINBERG — Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, as well as over parts of the continent, and besides these they subjected parts of Libya within the Straits as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. - PLATO, Timaeus For as long as there have been historians, two versions of early human history have competed for acceptance. One, which is now the official version, says that … [Read more...]

Atlantis in Antarctica? Tracking the Myths of a Lost Island Paradise

By Rand and Rose Flem-Ath— Our exciting adventure tracking the history of the Ancients began in 1976. It was then that we read Plato’s account of an Egyptian priest’s description of the lost continent of Atlantis. We were intrigued when we realised that the account reflected a picture of the world as seen from Antarctica in 9600 BCE. That fascination culminated in the January 1995 publication of When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis.  The idea that Antarctica was home to Atlantis has at … [Read more...]

The Problem with Paradigms: In Search of Earth’s Hidden History

By J.S. GORDON (1946-2013)— Mainstream orthodox (or ‘physical’) science contains as many paradigms as it does supposed facts, if not more; but it still tends to treat the former as largely substantiated facts. However, a paradigm – as the dictionary confirms – is merely a model, involving one or more assumptions. In fact, it is representative of the seemingly best functional theory or hypothesis available with accessible data in the face of ignorance of the true facts, which may in fact be … [Read more...]