Mysteries and Discoveries Archive

The wooden book of Montségur

Feature Articles –   The wooden book of Montségur In the early 20th century, a series of palm leaves, containing anomalous writing, were apparently discovered within a hidden cache of the walls of the Cathar castle of Montségur. Though without any intrinsic value, the “wooden book” – as it became known – would become the centrepiece of the esoteric and metaphysical community; its discoverers even labelled …

The Mystery of X7

Feature Articles –   The Mystery of X7 In the 1960s, a series of telepathic communications were circulated that apparently originated with a series of Russian prisoners. More than half a century later, the material remains an open question as to whether the incident occurred, even though its impact on the new age world is uncontested. by Philip Coppens Between 1953 and 1957, a group of …

The rise of the Watchers

Feature Articles –   The rise of the Watchers “The Watchers”, biblical angelic figures are once again carving out a reputation. Their popularity is so much on the rise that some UFO researchers have actually argued that they might be the people abducting people. Whether or not the return of the Sumerian gods is factual or merely mythical – their popularity continues to rise. by Philip …

A French Peacock Angel

Feature Articles –   A French Peacock Angel In a remote village in the French Ariège region, a rock-hewn church displays a unique depiction: in the 12th century, someone painted a peacock angel – Melek Taus, popularly known as Satan – on the church’s ceiling. Answers to the why and who have never been found. by Philip Coppens The Yezidis in Iraq are said to have …

Where art thou, Troy?

Feature Articles –   Where art thou, Troy? It may come as a surprise, but the location of Troy is once again in dispute. Rather than Turkey, new thinking places it in Northern Europe… or even our skies. by Philip Coppens The Iliad, recounting the final 51 days of the tenth and final year of the Trojan war, and the Odyssey, detailing Ulysses’ voyage home, are …

Rolling Stones

Feature Articles –   Rolling Stones Bosnia not only has pyramids: it also has a number of enigmatic stone spheres, on par with similar balls found in Costa Rica several decades ago. So far, no-one has been able to explain the Middle American balls; can the Bosnian discovery assist in revealing their purpose? by Philip Coppens Ancient mysteries sometimes are like London buses: they come in …

The Aqua Corner – Pod Casts and How to’s

The Aqua Corner    HELP How can I listen to your shows? Click on a show in the selection window (right rectangular red box). In some browsers you will have to double-click, or click twice, the first click activating the player. The show will then start playing. You can also navigate the shows with the navigation buttons (left rectangular red box). I can’t hear anything, …

The Unknown Shroud

Feature Articles –   The Unknown Shroud Largely forgotten, in a barely exposed part of the cathedral of the Spanish town of Oviedo, rests the sudarium: a cloth that proves the Turin Shroud is more than likely genuine… and that the resurrection of Jesus occurred. by Philip Coppens The Turin Shroud is one of the most controversial relics ever. Said to be the burial cloth of …

The Aqua Corner

The Aqua Corner  THE SOUND STAGE Andrew Collins British author Andrew Collins has rediscovered and entered a previously unknown cave system beneath the Pyramids of Giza. It had long been rumoured in myth and legend, and in 1817 Henry Salt, the then Consul General to Egypt, discovered its entrance west of the Great Pyramid. The discovery, presented in Beneath the Pyramids (Fourth Dimension Press, 2009), …

Run for the gods

Feature Articles –   Run for the gods The notion of sport as a religious exercise seems alien to us – with only the Olympic Games having some remnants of this sacred character. Indeed, the earliest athletes were said to have been the gods and mythical heroes themselves. by Philip Coppens Some of the athletic events, such as running, come natural to Mankind. Jumping, whether long …