Forbidden Archeology NewsFLASH
February 23, 2023
Issue No. 20

"May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears, And, above all,
may silence make you strong."  -
Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
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NEWS – The Forbidden Archeologist Rap
NEWS ROUNDUP – Solving the Mystery of Consciousness
FORTHCOMING EVENTS – BioMed Expo and Portal to Ascension Conferences
MCREMO.COM UPDATES – Travel Diary: World Archaeological Congress, Conference on Puranic and Siddhantic Cosmology
MICHAEL CREMO MEDIA – Ancient Civilizations Series
The Forbidden Archeologist Rap
"...Seekers of the truth, fossils in situ,
change agents advancing incognito,
digging artifacts in stratums below
or from a well boring in Idaho,
figure stones buried where nobody goes..."

Svante Pääbo Awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology
Svante Pääbo, a Swedish scientist who peered back into human history by retrieving genetic material from 40,000-year-old bones, producing a complete Neanderthal genome and launching the field of ancient DNA studies, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Physicist Claims To Have Solved the Mystery of Consciousness
A new physical theory by Dr. Lahav and Dr. Neemeh claims to solve the hard problem of consciousness in a purely physical way.
Michael Cremo Keynote Speaker at BioMed Expo Promo video at:
Michael Cremo lectures on Extreme Human Antiquity at the Los Angeles BioMed Expo March 24-26, 2023
Portal to Ascension Conference (PTA) Promo video at:
Flanked by a host of cutting-edge transformative pesonalities such as Linda Moulten Howe, Dr. Barbara Lamb, Alan Steinfeld and others,
Michael Cremo’s presentation on
Dimensions of Spiritual Cosmology as it relates to the Temple of Vedic Planetarium project in
India offers an invigorating perspective on consciousness and transcendence. April 21-23, 2023 in San Diego

Science Meets the Vedas Workshop
Join Michael Cremo for a post-PTA workshop on science as it relates to Vedic wisdom traditions, with in-depth focus on his research into
Forbidden Archeology, culminating in group mantra meditation session accompanied by traditional Indian music.
Monday, April 24th 5-7 pm
World Peace Convention Live Symposium
Dr. Cremo will speak on Gaudiya Vaishnava Cosmology as Cultural Heritage That Fosters World Peace in Zurich, Switzerland September 30, 2023
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How do you get consciousness from matter?  This unanswered question remains a thorn in the side of physicalist science,
which has been striving for decades to demonstrate that our consciousness, our individual subjective experience, is generated
by neurons in the brain. In April 2022, I attended The Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson, Arizona.

Among the prominent neuroscientists there was Christof Koch. Koch, in collaboration with Francis Crick, was one of the
founders of the main physicalist approach to consciousness studies, the search for the neuronal correlates of consciousness
(NCC). Once the neurons correlated with consciousness, or some aspect of consciousness, are identified, the next step is to
explain how the minimum set of neurons correlated with consciousness actually generates it. Koch recalled that in the past he
had predicted that the NCC would be completely identified within 20 years. In the 1990s, I had in fact heard him say such
things at a previous meeting of this conference. But at this meeting, he admitted he was mistaken and that scientists were still
far from finding the NCC. Neurons correlated with consciousness are identified by bioelectric scans and probes. Koch pointed
out that some of the neurons identified in this way are associated with background processes in the brain that are not exclusively
correlated with the generation of consciousness. Screening out the neurons involved in these background processes is, he
admitted, a major obstacle to finding the NCC.
Frustrated with failure of the NCC model, some scientists are proposing that consciousness is not produced by neurons. Instead,
they say, it is a relativistic product of different reference frames. Let’s say Bob and Alice are in two trains crossing each other in
opposite directions. From Bob’s frame of reference, he is stationary and Alice is moving. From Alice’s frame of reference, she is
stationary and Bob is moving. What they experience depends on the frame of reference. According to this approach, consciousness,
as a relativistic phenomenon, arises in a certain frame of reference, and in another frame of reference remains a pattern of bioelectric
activity. So what is that frame of reference? A frame of reference is a coordinate system that must be defined. No one knows now
what it is, and I predict that decades from now they still won’t know. That’s because ultimately consciousness is nonmaterial. It is
distinct from matter.
FORUM: Comrades in the Evolution Revolution
Letters to
Dear Mr. Cremo:
I am a big fan of your work and am currently about halfway through Forbidden Archaeology. Personally, I find it riveting and not at
all forbidding! I came across this new study saying monkeys “may,” have made 50,000 yo stone tools in Brazil and was wondering
if you had any comment/thoughts? This is just for my personal edification, I’m not a journalist or anything like that.

Hope to hear from you!
Pierce MacGuire
Michael Cremo responds:
Dear Pierce MacGuire,
      Apparently, capuchin monkeys use simple stone tools. This has to be taken into consideration at sites where capuchin monkeys
existed at the time stone tools were left there. But humans today make and use simple stone tools, like those found in Brazil. So in
one sense, you could say either monkeys or humans made them. If someone wanted to say the makers were definitely monkeys and
not humans, one would have to show some features of the stone tools that would allow one to distinguish between tools made by
monkeys and tools made by humans.

      If one wanted to say the tools were definitely made by humans and not monkeys, one would have to find some way to objectively
distinguish between them. One would also have to consider all the evidence at the site. If it included stone tools of a kind that is more
advanced than those known to be the work of Capuchin monkeys this would favor humans as the makers. Evidence for deliberate use
of fire, or art work (cave paintings for example) would also favor humans as the maker.

 Dear Mr. Cremo,
    A few recent years ago I saw a most inspiring presentation of yours on youtube. Near the end of the video, a Russian
archeologist/paleontologist gave you, as a gift, a small piece of amber many years old to say the least.

    In the amber was a tiny swath of cloth.
    In the video, a close up of the amber was shown which zoomed in on the cloth. Of course this was amazing; but infinitely more
amazing to me was that the individual fibers of the cloth were ROUND in diameter and did not appear to be flat ribbon as are natural
fibers under the microscope.

    It suddenly dawned on me that the bit if cloth frozen in the amber is synthetic!!!
    Simple PLM microscopy and phase contrast microscopy would very easily reveal the true nature of the fibers in the cloth.  Proving
that these fibers are synthetic would be astonishing, and infer that a great and ancient civilization had industries similar to our own if
not superior to ours.

    Again what caught my eye from the video is that the fibers in cross section appeared round; this only occurs in synthetically
manufactured fibers.

    All my gratitude,
    Om Nama Shivaya, Om Shanti,
    Your great admirer
Michael Cremo responds:
He didn’t give me the piece of amber. He showed it to me and let me photograph it. The fibers of the cloth fragment did appear to be
synthetic, but your observation that only synthetic fibers have a round cross section and all natural fibers are flat is important. Do you
have any references to scientific research that supports this idea?

Dear Mr. Cremo,
Just finished the condensed version of your book. It is a great pleasure to read scientific research written with erudition. A wonderful
experience. I have sent a copy to my granddaughter, a college freshman interested in archeological art. It will be a valuable addition
to her library as it is to mine. Thanks again.

Best regards

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Hi, I recently read about your interests in Forbidden artifacts. 8 years ago I uncovered thousands of artifacts on the beach. These artifacts are carved with pictures made out of quartz, chert, and other materials such as melted metals, and meteorites. I wrote a book about them myself because my museum was only helping me to a certain point in my state. I would really like to speak with you on the matter if you would not mind. I sent you a picture of the cover of my book showing what I have found. Please contact me and let me know if I can speak with you on this matter.
You can write to me giving a brief description pf your finds.
Michael Cremo
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