23rd August, 2010
Author and filmmaker Philip Gardiner has completed filming of the eagerly awaited esoteric thriller, 'The Stone'. Set in the former residence of Lord Byron, the film tells the story of the five paranormal investigators who seek out the mysteries of life after death by invoking spirits at what is reputed to be one of the most haunted sites in England; Annesley Hall. What they find are mirrors into their own souls. The film is scheduled for release in 2011.
24th July, 2010
The most important Stonehenge discover in the past 50 years has been unearthed on Salisbury Plain. With the aid of the latest technology, a henge deemed 'exceptional' by experts has been discovered some 3000 feet from the existing monument, reinforcing the sacredness of the landscape and not just the isolated significance of a single landmark.
19th July, 2010
There's a buzz amongst UK beekeepers. Commercial bee farmers are reporting that they are harvesting twice as much honey as last year. Might the epidemic be slowing?
21st June, 2010
A new approach to managing radiocarbon dates has produced surprising results for Egyptian chronology; it has largely confirmed the conventional dating. Could this be true?
4th June, 2010
With no end to the BP oil spill catastrophe in sight conspiracy theories are coming fact and furious. Could the disaster be self induced or an act of sabotage?
18th May, 2010
The BBC's excellent bee awareness campaign, 'Bee Part of It', features a new discovery that has enabled scientists to unobtrusively record 3D images of life inside the hive.
15th May, 2010
Ridley Scott's new film, Robin Hood, staring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, has opened in cinemas, prompting the age old question; is the fable historically founded and if so what are its origins - Osiris, the Green Man? Philip Gardiner's book on the subject is a great place to start.
8th May, 2010
They are back! The first crop circles of the season have emerged. Be sure to follow the debate on the Arcadia Forum.
5th May, 2010
In the second instalment of his impressive trilogy, Cult of the Dead and Rennes-le-Chateau expert Isaac Ben Jacob recounts the fascinating legends of the Merovingians and Visigoths and the mysterious relics they coveted.
3rd May, 2010
David Blair's bee centric web site, WAXWEB, continues to produce fascinating videos about the existential nature of bees and other esoteric subjects. Currently featured is Blair's film: 'Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees'.
30th April, 2010
Reports continue, however questionable, regarding nocturnal excavations beneath the Giza plateau, a few hundred yards due east of the sphinx. Stills from a video appear to show a fork lift extracting a sarcophagus.
29th April, 2010
Ice has been detected '24 Themis', a gigantic rock that orbits the Sun, lending credence to the theory that much of the water in Earth's oceans was delivered from space.
26th April, 2010
An ancient language has been discovered in Teotihuacan, Mexico, centuries after the complex was first constructed. BBC video footage provides a fabulous view of the site, which remains only sixteen percent excavated.
22nd April, 2010
Experts are contesting new research which has suggested that Scotland's famous Pictish Stones may have been carved by Romans, not indigenous people, as "open-air temples for the worship of Mithras, a sun god of late antiquity."
21st April, 2010
Andrew Gough reflects on his trip to Armana, kingdom of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, and asks the question, do spirit entities really exist, and if so can they manifest in our daily lives?
20th April, 2010
DMT is the only psychedelic that occurs naturally in our body. Now, with treatments of obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism all examining its benefits, might psychedelics be making a comeback?
15th April, 2010
Air travel across the UK and Northern Europe has been paralyzed by a cloud of ash generated by a volcanic eruption in Iceland, cancelling thousands of flights and raising concerns over the ongoing impact to the environment.
14th April, 2010
Building projects across the globe are uncovering significant archaeological finds at an ever increasing pace, as swat teams of archaeologists are dispatched to record discoveries before they are destroyed. The reports, or 'grey literature' as they are called, are now coveted by a new breed of armchair archaeologists who are making tremendous strides with the wealth of new information.
13th April, 2010
The British Animal Pathology Field Unit (APFU) has reported a quantifiable increase in cattle mutilations, in recent months, like those that have been observed in the United States for many years now. Investigative journalist Linda Moulton Howe, reports. Be warned, the article contains many unpleasant photos.
12th April, 2010
Human rights lawyers in the UK have been asked to investigate the feasibility of charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, by leveraging the legal principle used to arrest the late Chilean dictator, in Britain, in 1998.
11th April, 2010
Video footage, taken at a service station in West Midlands, England, appears to have captured two RAF fighters chasing a fast moving, spherical object, in the sky. The former Ministry of Defence UFO expert, Nick Pope, has already called the weighed in with his approval, stating: 'This is one of the best videos I've seen."
10th April, 2010
Amidst condemnation by the Catholic Church, the Turin Shroud has gone on exhibition in Italy this week with a new and arguably trendy twist; 3D glasses are being sold to aid patrons in viewing the shroud in greater detail than ever before. Rumours of the shroud's appearance at next months Cannes Film Festival in France remain unconfirmed.
9th April, 2010
The beehive-shaped cave system in Royston, England, with their ancient depictions of biblical and pagan scenes, has yet to be fully understood, although scholars agree it was once used by the Knights Templar. Now, it is under siege by worms that are eating the chalk walls on which the drawings are drawn.
9th April, 2010
Few have had the impact on the music scene, and fashion, that Malcolm McLaren did. The former manager of the Sex Pistols and The New York Dolls was a legend in his own time. By launching the unknown Johnny Rotten, McLaren become the catalyst for the phrase, 'Just Do It' and the inspiration for anyone who wanted to give it try. Malcolm McLaren, may you Rest in Peace.
8th April, 2010
Four researchers have revealed new insights into the ongoing debate about the hidden meaning of Leonardo da Vinci's painting, 'The Last Supper', by studying the food being served: "Why bread, fish, salt, citrus and wine? Why is the saltshaker tipped over in front of Judas? Why is the bread leavened?"
7th April, 2010
Cult of the Dead researcher and author, Isaac Ben Jacob, is back with a three-part expose on the mysteries of Rennes-le-Chateau. Part one of Jacob's account introduces us to a variety of forgotten relics, including the elusive crista.
4th April, 2010
David Farrant, president of the British Psychic and Occult Society, and the Highgate Vampire Society, speaks about his life long research into London's paranormal and vampire legends. Visit the Arcadia Forum for further debate on David's research.
2nd April, 2010
Rene Barnett, producer of the film, Bloodline, has announced the first annual Esoterikon hidden mysteries conference, to be held in Washington DC on July 2-5. Special guests include Margaret Starbird, Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe and Ben Hammott. Look for further speakers to be announced on the conference web site shortly.
31st March, 2010
Rosslyn Chapel was founded by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness, in the 15th century, and is renowned for its Masonic symbolism. The chapel, which provided the setting for the climax of The Da Vinci Code, is believed by many to contain treasures of the Knights Templar or even the Holy Grail. And now, builders renovating the 600-year-old chapel have discovered two beehives carved within the stonework high on the pinnacles of the roof that experts say are unique in Europe. Might they be Masonic in nature, or do they represent the tree of life, paradise on earth, or other?
30th March, 2010
Few, if any, writers in the esoteric genre have had the success that Graham Hancock has enjoyed. In many ways, he has served as a catalyst, with books such as The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis, Heaven's Mirror, Supernatural and others, paving the way for other researchers and authors to promote their work. Interestingly, Hancock's latest book, Entangled, represents his first foray into fiction. A sign of the times, or just a better way to reach the masses?
29th March, 2010
Was Mary Magdalene murdered? Dan Green believes so. In addition to his article, a trailer for the documentary on the subject, which is directed by Philip Gardiner, can be found on YouTube under the keywords, The Murder of Mary Magdalene.
26th March, 2010
Dr Robert Eisenman (of The Dead Sea Scrolls fame) and Professor Andrea Baratollo are planning a return to Rennes-le-Chateau to revisit their 2003 excavations beneath the Tour Magdala. Their last visit is remembered, in part, by comments made by the theologian, Dr Serena Taje, who caused quite a stir in France by saying: "Perhaps we will discover items concerning the foundation myth of the Church. It could be a question of a document that will challenge the history of the Catholic Church!" Most peculiarly, Taje added a comment that was later said to have been made in jest: "The Church has given me the mission of destroying any compromising documents that we might find". Watch this space for further details.
23rd March, 2010
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21st March, 2010
Rennes-le-Chateau researcher and writer, Ben Hammott, has unveiled plans to publish a trilogy of fiction, starting with 'Beginnings - Book 1 of the Tomb, the Temple, the Treasure'. Hammott has also announced plans for an archaeological thriller, entitled 'Amazon Adventure'; a journey to Colonel Fawcett's famed lost city.
20th March, 2010
Philip Gardiner continues to blaze a new trail and one that sees him make the transition from books and documentaries to screenplays. With a plethora of books and nearly 50 documentaries to his credit - not to mention an exclusive distribution agreement with Warner Brothers (WEA) - Gardiner has just completed two motion pictures and is currently working on 'The Stone', a psychological thriller, complete with A-list stars and crew. Watch for more about 'The Stone' on Gardiner's website and Facebook pages.
19th March, 2010
Patrice Chaplin has completed her long awaited follow-up to 'City of Secrets', a fascinating new book called 'The Portal'. Arcadia has had the pleasure to read the book and features a sample chapter in its Guest Article section. Look for the book in the later half of 2010, as well as upcoming tours led by Chaplin in support of 'The Portal'. Details on Chaplin's work can be found in the Arcadia Forum and on her Facebook Fan Page.
18th March, 2010
Dan Green provides commentary on the synchronicity surrounding the visit of the World Cup 'chalice' to Lincoln, England, as well other insights regarding Lincoln Cathedral and its connection with Rennes-le-Chateau, Mary Magdalene and a heretical treasure that he believes is buried nearby.
17th March, 2010
Andrew Gough recently attended Simon Buxton's two day workshop, 'The Way of the Shaman' and discovered the art of journeying. Andrew has blogged about his experience on his Arcadia website, and his 2009 interview with Buxton expands on the principals of shamanism in the context of the sacred honey bee.
16th March, 2010
Andre Douzet presented at the winter Rennes Group Meeting in London recently and made a sensational new announcement; the tomb featured on 'Sauniere's Model' as the tomb of Christ has now been partially inspected. With real-time translation from French to English, Andre informed the group that he had entered the tomb with a camera and filmed a small Jewish styled ossuary that included a Latin inscription which, when translated, ended in the words 'Son of God'. Andre's next steps are pending a review of his video footage by relevant authorities.