The Lost Continent of Atlantis
Naval Power Lying 'in front of the Pillars of Hercules'
|The Lost Continent of Atlantis
Naval Power Lying 'in front of the Pillars of Hercules'
Atlantis, in Greek legend, was a large island in the western sea (the Atlantic Ocean). Plato, in his dialogues the Timaeus and the Critias, tells of the high civilization that flourished there before the island was destroyed by an earthquake.
Was Atlantis Located in Ancient Greece?
In the Lost Worlds
episode, we learn of new evidence that Atlantis is located in Crete,
The Palace of Cyanosis was recently found on the island. The
palace is the closest match found yet to Plato's descriptions of
The legend persists, and societies for the discovery of Atlantis remain active. Plato described Atlantis as an ideal state, and the name is considered synonymous with Utopia.
Francis Bacon called his account of the ideal state The New Atlantis.
The Antediluvian World is a book published during 1882 by Minnesota populist
politician Ignatius L. Donnelly, who was born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania during 1831.
Donnelly considered Plato's account of
Atlantis as largely factual and attempted to establish that all known
ancient civilizations were descended from this supposed lost land.
of its theories are the source of many modern-day concepts we have
about Atlantis, like the civilization and technology beyond its time,
the origins of all present races and civilizations, a civil war between
good and evil, etc.
Much of Donnelly's scholarship, especially with
regard to Atlantis as an explanation for supposed similarities between
ancient civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, was inspired by the
publications of Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg.
The 1882 publication of Atlantis: the Antediluvian World by Ignatius L. Donnelly stimulated much popular interest in Atlantis. Donnelly took Plato's account of Atlantis seriously and attempted to establish that all known ancient civilizations were descended from its high Neolithic culture.
He also said that Atlantis was technologically advanced, saying that Atlantians invented gunpowder and the compass thousands of years before the rest of the world invented written language.Ignatius L. Donnelly, American congressman, and writer on Atlantis.
During the late 19th century, ideas about the legendary nature of Atlantis were combined with stories of other lost continents such as Mu and Lemuria.
Helena Blavatsky wrote in The Secret Doctrine that the Atlanteans were cultural heroes (contrary to Plato who describes them mainly as a military threat), and are the fourth "Root Race", succeeded by the "Aryan race".
Theosophists believe the civilization of Atlantis reached its peak between 1,000,000 and 900,000 years ago but destroyed itself through internal warfare brought about by the inhabitants' dangerous use of magical powers.
Rudolf Steiner wrote of the cultural evolution of Atlantis in much the same vein.
Edgar Cayce first mentioned Atlantis in 1923, and later suggested that it was originally a continent-sized region extending from the Azores to the Bahamas, holding an ancient, highly evolved civilization which had ships and aircraft powered by a mysterious form of energy crystal.
He also predicted that parts of Atlantis would rise in 1968 or 1969. The Bimini Road, a submerged rock formation of large rectangular stones just off North Bimini Island in the Bahamas, was claimed by Robert Ferro and Michael Grumley to be evidence of the lost civilization.
According to Herodotus (c. 430 BC), a Phoenician expedition had circumnavigated Africa at the behest of Pharaoh Necho, sailing south down the Red Sea and Indian Ocean and northwards in the Atlantic, re-entering the Mediterranean Sea through the Pillars of Hercules.
His description of northwest Africa makes it very clear that he located the Pillars of Hercules precisely where they are located today. Nevertheless, a supposed belief that they had been placed at the Strait of Sicily prior to Eratosthenes has been cited in some Atlantis theories.
A map showing the supposed extent of the Atlantean Empire. From Ignatius L. Donnelly's Atlantis: the Antediluvian World, 1882.
Thousands of years ago the gods came down to Earth from the stars to
initiate a genesis. Human civilization was formed and reached a peak
with Atlantis. A dark age began and the battle of Atlantean gods led to
A secret brotherhood brought Atlantean secret teachings before
the fall to Egypt. Through all civilizations and with inspiration from
extraterrestrian guards the secret Atlantean brotherhood managed all
political systems with an educational mission.
documentation shows for the first time the secret activities of a
brotherhood in relations with invisible masters from Shambhala and
Agharta and the secret about the hollow earth.
catastrophe in Atlantis all nations were dispersed. A part of the
Atlantean brotherhood's secret knowledge survived in Egypt, in India and
The heirs of these secret brotherhoods led mankind during the
dark age...through Atlantean knowledge and through all ages.
times the Freemasons, Templars and Illuminati brotherhoods were formed.
After World War I the Neutemplerorden and Thule society emerged in
Munich and Vienna. New occult sects which saw 'Satan' in the old
With Hitler these occult sects came to power. This
thrilling documentation shows for the first time the background of the
Third Reich and its intellect which led to the catastrophy of World War
Atlantean secret knowledge tells us the legend of mankind and those
souls, who have to undergo cycles.
With the fall of Atlantis a gigh
civilization cycle had ended. All prophecies and more recent Earth
changes point out that today's mankind has reached the end of the next
Up to the year 2011 the most serious Earth and climate
changes, earthquakes, social and political changes have been predicted.
This thrilling documentation shows the prophecies of ELIA, the returned
prophet and his message on the last days, Christ's return and the space
Milleniums have passed since the high culture of
Atlantis sank with a catastrophe through power abuse of some corrupt
scientists. All humans of that time, who also experienced the descent
into the dark age, are being reincarnated today.
documentation shows the return of the Atlantean light children and
allows deep insight into the role of the lightworkers and brotherhoods
It shows why some souls reincarnate today and act as
environmental protectionists, therapists, artists, esoterics etc. for
the healing of the earth. Addresses also the Space Brotherhood events--11:11, the hollow earth, Shambhala and Agharta.
Atlantis is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias.
In Plato's account, Atlantis was a naval power lying "in
front of the Pillars of Hercules" that conquered many parts of Western
Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately
After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean
"in a single day and night of misfortune".
Scholars dispute whether and
how much Plato's story or account was inspired by older traditions.
Some scholars argue Plato drew upon memories of past events such as the
Thera eruption or the Trojan War, while others insist that he took
inspiration from contemporary events like the destruction of Helike in
373 BC or the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415–413 BC.
The possible existence of a genuine Atlantis was discussed throughout
classical antiquity, but it was usually rejected and occasionally
parodied by later authors.
As Alan Cameron states: "It is only in modern
times that people have taken the Atlantis story seriously; no one did
so in antiquity". While little known during the Middle Ages, the story of Atlantis was
rediscovered by Humanists in the Early Modern period.
description inspired the utopian works of several Renaissance writers,
like Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis". Atlantis inspires today's
literature, from science fiction to comic books to films. Its name has
become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost
The Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, flourished on
the island of Crete. The sophisticated inhabitants were the first
Europeans to use a written language and construct paved roads.
inexplicably, at the height of their power, the Minoans were wiped from
the pages of history. The reason for their disappearance has perplexed
historians for generations –– until now.
The Minoan eruption on the island of Thera (present-day Santorini about 100 km distant from Crete) occurred during the LM IA period.
This eruption was among the largest volcanic explosions in the history of civilization, ejecting approximately 60 km3 of material and rating a 6 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index.
The eruption devastated the nearby Minoan settlement at Akrotiri on Santorini, which was entombed in a layer of pumice.
Also, it has been suggested that the eruption and its effect on the Minoan civilization was the origin of the Atlantis legend, via Egyptian historical accounts. It is further believed that the eruption severely affected the Minoan culture on Crete, although the extent of the impact has been debated.