Official word from Robert Bauval's publisher (Century/Random House) is that his much anticipated - though delayed - book The Egypt Code will be released in a few weeks time, on October 5th:
"The Egypt Code" develops the pyramid-stars correlation, challenging the long held assumption by many Egyptologists that the pyramids were tombs principally meant to house the bodies of dead kings. In addition to this theory, Robert Bauval also reveals an amazing 'Grand Unified Plan', which involves the wonderful temple of Upper Egypt. "The Egypt Code" is unlike any other book before it and covers the whole of Egypt's ancient civilisation in a manner never before attempted. Much has been written as to 'how' the Egyptians might have aligned their monuments with such high precision, but the question that has always remained unanswered is 'why?'- why did the ancients put so much emphasis on astronomical alignments? And what could be the function, practical or symbolic, behind these mysterious alignments?
For an excellent resource on Rennes le Chateau information and research, check out the Rennes le Chateau Research and Resource website. The site has a great look (complete with graphic novel illustrations of Saunière et al), and is full of excellent information: bios on the players in the mystery, a timeline, the layout of the Saunière Estate, reading lists, a forum and much more. A real keeper for RlC enthusiasts.
As Flash Gordon might have said, it's all about Global War Ming...
- Scientists say Neanderthal's last stand can be traced back to Gibraltar.
- Elgin Marbles controversy intensifies as Germany hands back a piece of the Parthenon.
- Department of Energy takes inspiration from the pyramids on how to say 'Keep Out!' to future generations.
- Dr Gregory House versus the aliens. They sure do like their materialist explanations for strange phenomena on House (e.g. the Faith Healer episode).
- Kiwi experts to examine alleged 'meteorite fragment'.
- Time to reinvest some of that stock in tea companies: green tea cuts fatal illness risk.
- Humans are 'causing stronger storms'. Next they'll try and pin those 'war' things on us.
- Arctic sea ice declining through both summer and winter, according to NASA scientist.
- Study says don't blame the Sun for Global Warming.
- Google Earth feature highlights environmental change around the globe.
- Madonna sings on a cross in Russia. Monty Python to sue for copyright infringement.
- Bush sees U.S. religious awakening and refers to the Iraq 'liberation' as a gift from the Almighty.
- Under the guise of reining in the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program, the Senate Judiciary Committee approves a bill that would dramatically expand the government's domestic surveillance capabilities, and usher in a new age of rampant monitoring.
- Relax. Your appendix is more likely to kill you than Al Qaeda. If your appendix has recently gone on a holiday to Afghanistan, I'd be very worried.
- Columbian gang members' wives and girlfriends go on sex-strike to make them give up their arms. Who needs arms for that?
- Pedia-smackdown! Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia and Dale Hoiberg of Britannica go toe to toe.
- Seeing with your tongue. I've seen drunk people licking walls...does that count?
Quote of the Day:
The snozberries...taste like snozberries
From the movie 'Super Troopers'
Here's a new journal which TDG readers (pun not intended) may find of interest: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft:
A serious, rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft draws from a broad spectrum of perspectives, methods, and disciplines, offering the widest possible geographical scope and chronological range, from prehistory to the modern era and from the Old World to the New. In addition to original research, the journal includes book reviews, editorials, and lists of newly published work.
Short and sweet.
- The reason so many doubt the official 911 story is that it is not believable.
- The tragedy of Conrad Black. Hard to have much sympathy but interesting things said in the article.
- Empires with expiration dates.
- The rise and fall of the intellectual.
- Scent of father checks daughter’s maturity.
- Cancer quack or medical genius?
- Humans strange, Neanderthals normal.
- The Japanese Jesus trail.
- Green aurora over Lake Superior.
- Big crater seen beneath ice sheet.
- Humanoid robots existed in ancient civilizations.
- Bubble fusion discoverer Taleyarkhan strikes back.
- Making electrical grids more efficient.
- Earth: a self repairing capacitor.
- The comet and the future of science.
- Dig unearths evidence of Neolithic partying. So they finally found Mick Jagger.
- Unpublished papers reveal research of Isaac Newton.
- Genetic surprise confirms neglected 70 year old hypothesis.
- Decoded: the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
- Should he have spoken of rivers of blood?
- Inside the planet definition process.
- Common pain killer may induce heart attacks.
- Energy for a cool planet. Series of papers on subject of energy.
Quote of the Day:
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
New Dawn magazine creeps ever closer to an amazing 100 issues, with the release of Issue #98. You'll find two sample articles on the New Dawn website: "Interrogating 9/11 Five Years On...", by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, as well as an interview with former editor of Gnosis, Richard Smoley. Head to the New Dawn website for a full run-down on the latest issue, which includes Rosslyn Chapel, the evidence for Time Travel, and Colin Wilson on the possibility of a one hundred thousand-year-old civilisation. Thanks David.
A strange assortment to get you through the week...
- The RUSirius Radio show has "Burning Man Burnout" (mp3).
- Loren Coleman investigates the $17million Baby Bigfoot story.
- Paranormal Podcast has "The Spirit of Dr Bindelhof" (mp3/podcast).
- Phenomena has "Shadow People – Ghosts, Daemons, or Inter-Dimensional Beings?", by Edward O'Toole.
- Filip Coppens' website has a new article available "Of Romulus and Homer".
- Skeptic Randi gets all breathless about the recent Sheldrake controversy in his latest newsletter.
- UFO Casebook #222 is now online.
- This week's eSkeptic newsletter looks at 9-11 conspiracy theories.
- The Book of Thoth has an outline of the 2006 New Frontiers Symposium: "Extraterrestrial Life, Space Exploration, & The Future", by Thoth and Paul Kimball.
Five years on, it's time for a War on Terror-ble Excuses to go to War...
- How Isaac Newton used his knowledge of alchemy to found a new economic system.
- Pre-Columbian mounds suggest previously undiscovered mysterious Mayan civilisation.
- Peru bans flights over Machu Picchu.
- Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999 (B.C.). Archaeological dig unearths Neolithic partying around Stonehenge.
- Russia and China to explore the Moon together.
- Are Dark Energy and Dark Matter the result of flawed physics?
- Mothman Festival announces this year's speakers. Not to mention the Mothman Band (though the only sound they make is a curious buzzing noise) and the Mothman Power Lifting competition. I'm not sure if I see the connection between Mothman and power-lifting, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
- Whitley Strieber discusses his new book, The Grays (Amazon US and UK).
- Man goes without a heart for 48 days. Unfortunately for him, the world record is held by Donald Rumsfeld...
- CERN collider readied to create mini-Big Bangs: probability of destroying the planet of 10 to the minus 40, but a happier prognosis for finding a whole new Universe "millimeters away from our heads".
- The paranormal must prove itself to science (and other reader letters in the wake of the Sheldrake controversy).
- Beer cans a clue in Ohio crop circle investigation. Forget the trickster archetype, now we're talking the drunkster archetype.
- What's with the name-calling between the skeptoids and the bleevers?
- Human activities are boosting ocean temperatures in areas where hurricanes form, according to a new study.
- Man acquitted of raping a woman, because she had at least 14 personalities
- Save the Giant Palouse Earthworm!
- Engineers simulate jet colliding with the World Trade Center.
- The Protocols of Zion endure, despite debunking.
- Are there silicon-based lifeforms dwelling beneath the surface of the Earth?
- Obesity epidemic 'engulfing the world'.
Quote of the Day:
They say we're in the middle of an obesity epidemic. An epidemic, like it's polio. Like we'll be telling our grand kids about it one day. The Great Obesity Epidemic of 2004. "How'd you get through it Grandpa?"..."Oh, it was horrible Johnny, there was cheesecake and pork chops everywhere."
From "Underwear Goes Inside the Pants", by Lazy Boy
Robert Lomas, author of (among others) The Hiram Key and The Second Messiah, has a new book out. Robert's new book is titled Turning the Solomon Key, and you can find out more about it at the official website for the book. Naturally enough, considering the tie-in (see my own title The Guide to Dan Brown's The Solomon Key), the book is about George Washington and Masonic history:
Using Masonic rituals and Washington's own diaries Lomas uncovers the symbolic reasoning behind the positionng of the White House and the Capitol, and in the process disposes of many anti-Masonic urban myths. This exciting, and authoritative, detective story then investigates the sources of creative behavior, to reveal a hitherto unsuspected Secret Science of Masonic Astrology which underpinned Washington's actions.
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Fate Radio: This week's guest is Pamela Rae Heath discusses her new book, Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?, a review of channeled material on suicide dating from the 1700's to today. (Realplayer or Windows Media).
Coast to Coast AM: Monday is a 9-11 special, with guests sharing their research into the ways the events of 9-11 play into a larger matrix that doesn't always correspond with official reports. On Tuesday Robert Schneck, author of The President's Vampire, will share bizarre true stories from the United States that he has researched and collected. Wednesday is still TBA (check the link for updates), while on Thursday UFO researcher Philip Mantle will discuss the alien autopsy footage as well as Soviet UFO phenomena.
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website.