Gunnar Heinsohn: Siegfried found - decoding the Nibelungen period

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Was Siegfried the Dragon-Slayer Gallic Emperor Victorinus?

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Vertical bisons - was cave-painting a form of shamanism?

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For humans of the Palaeolithic to have repaired regularly, over more than twenty thousand years, into the depths of caves in which they did not live, in order to make drawings on stone walls, they must necessarily have felt these places to be endowed with extraordinary significance.

The Salon Noir & the Cave of Niaux

salon noir niaux cave; palaeolithic france

At the close of the year 2017, we took a tour to the French Pyrénées, to the département of Ariège, which boasts stunning Paleolithic sites, and visited the Magdalenian Cave of Niaux, one of the few prehistoric painted caves in France which is still accessible to the public.

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Gunnar Heinsohn: The Truso Lecture

Viking ship Gokstad model

How did so many Roman elements of the 1st-3rd cent. AD make it into the 8th-10th cent. Viking age? (in Polish and English)

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The latest on Chicxulub 

site of chicxulub impact crater off yucatan

The meteorite crashing into Yucatan which extinguished the dinosaurs and nearly snuffed out life on Earth 66 million years ago also triggered an exceptional and immediate development of microorganisms on the impact site, according to presentations at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in New Orleans.

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The iron of the Bronze Age was meteoritic

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There existed objects made out of iron in the Bronze Age, before humans were able to win iron from ore... One example is the dagger of Tutankhamun, another is the blade of this ceremonial ax from Ugarit, in a heft of bronze and gold.

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New: Chaos and Creation, by Alfred de Grazia

First published in India in 1981, Chaos and Creation is the first systematic attempt to put Quantavolution, then more often called neo-catastrophism, upon a firm foundation. The rapid stream of revolutionary facts and theories of natural history and human origins is channeled into a useful model for both experts and laymen. Chaos and Creation was the first book of Alfred de Grazia’s Quantavolution Series.


Zucchinis saved by music

Music can treat and even cure plants. It seems that some meticulously selected melodies have the capacity to inhibit the growth of viruses and molds and to stimulate plant growth. French physicist Joel Sternheimer uncovers the scores...

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William Cocke Mullen, in memoriam
(Nov. 4, 1946 - Nov. 1st, 2017)

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Message of Bill to the editor of, almost exactly one year ago, on Nov.3rd, 2016, the eve of his 70th birthday: 

"It's now less than an hour to midnight, when I turn 70. By a marvelous coincidence, Bard's Classics Department invited a classicist from Dartmouth (and Russian by birth), who gave a brilliant and moving lecture at 5pm today entitled: "'Not to Be Born is Best': Greek Pessimism Revisited, or: Was Nietzsche Right?" I met the lecturer just before, walked him into the lecture-room, and told him as we walked that, since I was turning 70 tomorrow (which is of course the canonical Greek for how long a man normally lives) I greatly looked forward to his lecture as an occasion for me to 'take stock' on the question of whether I should wish never to have been born! I joined ten much-loved colleagues with him for dinner afterwards at the house of a married couple who are my younger colleagues in Classics. Couldn't have been a better evening before my birthday."

Q-LIGHNING, by William C. Mullen
(on the subject of Al de Grazia's T-shirt)

A talk given by Prof. William C. Mullen at the Conference of Quantavolution, 2008, in Paris. 


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The cataclysmic birth of gold

neutron stars crash creates gold

On August 17, astronomers in the US picked up a signal from two neutron stars crashing together 130 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth.

The impact, known as a ‘kilonova’ was so powerful that it shook not only space but also time, sending ripples - or gravitational waves - through the fabric of the universe.

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A Germanic harbor town found at the mouth of the Elbe River

archaeological site of Germanic harbor town Nordkehdingen

Near the mouth of the River Elbe, archaeologists have discovered a sunken settlement with a harbor. Even its name is lost. Yet it was an important center of trade in the 1st century.

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JP Petit: a "pain-in-the-neck" who does not believe in Black Holes attends a conference on cosmology in Paris

Jean-Pierre Petit

The Great Dipole Repeller

galaxies flow in space Shapley concentration and Dipole Repeller

Until now, scientists assumed that a dense region of the universe is pulling us toward it, in the same way that gravity made Newton's apple fall to earth. Exciting new research shows that our galaxy is not only being pulled, but also pushed. 

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Earth's oxygen explained by change in the crust

Matthis Smit at work with Norwegian rocks 2017

Scientists have long wondered how Earth’s atmosphere filled with oxygen. UBC geologist Matthijs Smit and research partner Klaus Mezger may have found the answer in continental rocks that are billions of years old.
“Oxygenation was waiting to happen,” said Smit. “All it may have needed was for the continents to mature.”

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Alfred de Grazia dies (Dec. 29, 1919 - July 13, 2014)

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Pity the Mourners

Pity the mourners, not the dead.
Mourning is worse than dying.
Calculating the sadness and tears, 
the forlorn reaching for the dead,
I hardly dare to die. It would be
an imposition upon friend and family.

But they ought esteem more the
trouble I take to outlive them, 
to keep them happy and chattering
about my faults:
“What silly thing will he do next?”
(Short of dying, of course,
than which nothing is worse
save the mourning that follows.)
Alfred de Grazia
From: Twentieth-Century Firesale

Alfred de Grazia awarded the Legion of Honor

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On December 29, 2013, Alfred de Grazia celebrated his 94th birthday with a gathering of mistletoe and a walk along the river Huisne. Two days later, on December 31, 2013, by Presidential Decree, he was named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor, France's highest order of distinction. 

The Creation of the Gods - Sacrifice as the Origin of Religion: The Book by Gunnar Heinsohn

Gunnar Heinsohn The Creation of the Gods

What is a god?
How did the priesthood, and cults of bloody sacrifices come into existence?
How did our forebears arrive at fashioning images of gods in animal- human- or mixed shapes?
Were the gods sacrificed to, or did the sacrificed become gods?
How, in short, did humanity reach this first step of higher culture?

Gunnar Heinsohn's groundbreaking work in the history of religion, based on clues from anthropology, archaeology, mythology and ancient history, is made available for the first time in English, in a serialized form, in a translation by Anne-Marie de Grazia.

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Amanda Laoupi’s PUSHING THE LIMITS is a gold mine for researchers trying to unravel myriads of un-solved enigmas in natural and human history.
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A word from the editor

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30th Anniversary Edition:

Alfred de Grazia: A Cloud Over Bhopal
General Eric P. Wendt, Anne-Marie de Grazia

Alfred de Grazia was made posthumously a Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR) of Psychological Operations, Special Operations Command, in Fort Bragg, NC, on Oct. 31, 2014.
Anne-Marie accepted the honor in his stead from the hands of the commanding General Eric P. Wendt.

Alfred de Grazia's career in Intelligence

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Alfred de Grazia receives the medal of the Légion d'Honneur
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