What was the cause of the great deluge that has been recorded throughout the world? What connection does it have with the end of the Ice Age that followed? Interesting that these known factors coincide with the supposed sinking of Atlantis. Too many coincidences in time and sequence to ignore, though the scientific world is trying hard to do just that.
This short book, looks at many facts, assumptions and theories and looks to draw a correlation between what is known, what is logical and what may be the truth that so many want to deny.
I love the way science works. State a theory and then set about proving it with facts.
My theory is:
- That Atlantis was a real place.
- That it existed somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
- That it was a very large land mass and
- That it sank into the sea in a single day and night.
The collapse of the continent of Atlantis created the greatest movement of water volume in the planet's history. One responsible for the legends of the Deluge all over the world and the destruction and postponement of civilization for thousands of years. It was an event etched deep in the memory of the few remaining survivors. A memory that evolved and changed through the actual experience of the descendants of those survivors.
This was an unexpected catastrophe that ended the influence, power and depravity of Atlantis. An energy cascade that changed the natural cycles of the planet. A massive alteration of land distribution that could have possibly slowed down Earth's rotation and altered the tilt and orbit. This process could well have been responsible for initiating a series of follow up events, which lead to the slow paced re-establishment of civilization throughout the world. This critical point in mankind's history, now lies at the heart of almost all mythology and legend.
Plato, one of the most sober and respected minds of the ancient world, mentioned Atlantis in both his Timeaus and Critias dialogues. Not in one dialogue, but two. Not just in passing, but in substantial detail. If Atlantis was a fabrication on Plato's part, why would he relate so much explicit detail?
Plato added finesse with a description of a unique material associated only with Atlantis, Orichalcum, a substance from a Greek word meaning “copper based.” The Greek philosopher even provided details on the physical layout of the main city. That it was surrounded by three concentric rings of water. Plato even went on to describe the political structure as well. That there were ten kings. (actually nine colonies and one central ruler of Atlantis). Plato provided, quite clearly, its' geographic location and land mass size. He specifically stated, that Atlantis was NOT in the Mediterranean Sea, which Plato considered to be a “lake” compared to the great outer ocean in which Atlantis actually existed. The Greater Ocean now strangely named after this fabled place.
Plato stated that this information came to him, second hand, through the Greek legislator Solon. Information which Solon had received directly from Egyptian priests. Now, the problem most “thinking” people have with this, is that Plato is the only source for Atlantis.
Well, Homer was the only source for Troy and he lived hundreds of years after that city was supposedly terminated. Troy is only mentioned in the Iliad (and only in passing again by Homer in his sequel The Odyssey). Both Plato and Homer created two separate sources for their, what were then considered “fictionalized,” places. We now know, through the dedicated work of Heinrich Schleimann, that Troy was a real place.
It is true, that no actual, physical evidence of the continent of Atlantis, or its' fabulous capital city has yet been found. But tantalizing clues and signs of Atlantis' existence are practically everywhere. Just as Heinrich Schleimann suspected Troy was a real place due to accumulating archeological evidence, and the many clues given by Homer. Clues to Atlantis are also mounting as Plato was very thorough in his directions, descriptions and estimates. Plato was not given to fantasy, eithe