The Threat to Tesla’s Legacy
Why Is the Father of Modern Technology Still Not Getting the Respect He Deserves? By Philip Coppens
It is possible that, soon, nothing physical will remain of the works of the greatest scientific genius of the twentieth century, Nikola Tesla. Why does the world care so little for the legacy of a man who did so much to our modern world?
Priest of the Grail
Rennes-le-Château Is Not the Only French Church with Connections to the Mythic Past
By Philip Coppens
In the twentieth century, the tiny village of Tréhorenteuc, near the magical Forest of Brocéliande in France, was home to a visionary priest, who used his church as a canvas to paint the stories of King Arthur, the Round Table, and the Holy Grail. Unsurprisingly, he fell foul of the Church’s hierarchy, but, nevertheless, left a legacy that can be admired to this day.
Remembering William James
A Century After His Death, the Great Psychologist and Psychical Researcher Remains a Giant
By Michael E. Tymn
The nineteenth century was a time of deep “soul-searching.” However, it was not soul-searching in the usual sense of deciding on the right course of action; it was a search for the soul itself. In the wake of the Ages of Reason and En¬lightenment, people, particularly the educated, began to seriously doubt that such an immaterial essence existed. The dogma and doctrine of orthodox religion which had previously been accepted as gospel had come under siege by ra¬tional men.
Colonel Olcott & His Russian Lady Friend
By Mitch Horowitz
Today, Manhattan’s West 47th Street—a narrow strip of soot-stained office towers, honking traffic, and sidewalks lined with cut-rate jewelry stalls—seems an unlikely birthplace for a spiritual revolution. But in the late nineteenth century, the grimy thoroughfare was every bit as much a staging ground for a flowering of occultism as the marbled palaces of the Renaissance had been four centuries earlier.
The Other Evolutionist
BY MICHAEL TYMN
Few Remember that, When It Came to Matters of the Spirit, Charles Darwin’s Co-Theorist Had Ideas of His Own
Tesla Vs. the U-Boat
BY H. WINFIELD SECOR
An Exclusive 1917 Interview with the Mysterious Inventor Nikola Tesla from “The Electrical Experimenter” Magazine
F.L. Wright vs. G.I. Gurdjieff
A New Book Uncovers the Strange Story of the Taliesin Fellowship
BY HERBERT BANGS, ARCHITECT
Roger Friedland, a cultural sociologist, and Howard Zellman, an architect, have written a very good book about a strange and little-known subject, the Taliesin Fellowship of Frank Lloyd Wright (The Fellowship, HarperCollins, NY, 2006).
Apostle of Mu
The Amazing Life of Colonel James Churchward, Author of the “Mu” Books
BY DAVID CHILDRESS
James Churchward’s The Lost Continent of Mu is a classic book that has withstood the test of time. Like Ignatius Donnelly’s Atlantis: The Antediluvian World (first published in 1882), The Lost Continent of Mu has never been out of print.
The Trial of Immanuel Velikovsky
BY PETER BROS
Back in the forties Immanuel Velikovsky, a Russian born credentialed scholar and a language expert, came upon an ancient manuscript that led him to believe that the plagues mentioned in the Bible had actually occurred in history.
The Very Strange World of Mary Shelley
The Writer of Frankenstein Left the World More than a Little to Worry About
BY JOHN CHAMBERS
The Last Man, a novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, that, published in 1826 and not reprinted until 1965, has attracted little attention compared to the author’s first and still wildly popular novel, Frankenstein or The Mod¬ern Prometheus, published in 1818.
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