January 19, 2016
Advanced ancient civilizations are
a big topic of interest among researchers, historians,
archaeologists, and scientists.
Every single year we are gifted with a
mysterious find that has us questioning the origins of the human
race and imagining the cultures which roamed the earth before us. We
have found much evidence to suggest that there may have
been civilizations in existence before us which were intellectually,
and even technologically superior.
That being said, this theory is still
thought to be quite fantastical; despite all of the evidence which
has been brought to light in recent years to support this notion, it
is still largely ignored by the mainstream.
If you are interested in looking
at some of this evidence, a great place to start is with author
Graham Hancock, in his book titled The
Magicians of The Gods.
If you start talking about the lost,
ancient city of Atlantis, most people will probably think that
you're living in 'la la' land.
Many people are unaware that this
city has been seriously studied for hundreds of years.
we can see that it was a subject of significant importance for
researchers at the Smithsonian Institution, as emphasized by their Annual
Report of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution for
the year ending June 30th, 1915.
In the report, author M. Pierre Termeir,
a member of the Academy of Sciences and Director of Service of the
Geologic Chart of France, gives a lecture regarding the Atlantean
He makes a compelling case for further study of this
long period of disdainful indifference, observe how in the last few
years science is returning to the study of Atlantis.
naturalists, geologists, zoologists, or botanists are asking one
another today whether Plato has not transmitted to us, with slight
amplification, a page from the actual history of mankind.
affirmation is yet permissible; but it seems more and more evident
that a vast region, continental or made up of great islands, has
collapsed west of the Pillars of Hercules, otherwise called the
Straight of Gibraltar, and that its collapse occurred in the not far
In any event, the question of Atlantis is placed anew
before men of science; and since I do not believe that it can ever
be solved without the aid of oceanography, I have thought it natural
to discuss it here, in this temple of maritime science, and to call
to such a problem, long scorned but now being revived, the attention
of oceanographers, as well as the attention of those who, though
immersed in the tumult of cities, lend an ear to the distant murmur
of the sea.
You can read this full report
here, starting on
In his lecture, M. Termeir goes on to
present zoologic, geographic, and geologic data to support the
existence of the lost Atlantean civilization. Not only that,
archaeological discoveries on the ocean floor have also raised some
Not only that, archaeological
discoveries on the ocean floor within the past decades have also
raised some questions…
Plato's Description of Atlantis
Plato, the ancient Greek
philosopher, provides a description of Atlantis in his dialogue
Critias, which was never completed.
The following is a summary of his
depiction, these are a few of many points I am taking from Manly
The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Atlantis was inhabited by
'earth-born' and 'primitive' human beings. One of them was
wooed by the god Poseidon, who interbred with the human
beings, and they eventually bore five children. This
interbreeding between gods and humans is a common theme in
many historical texts found throughout the world.
Atlantis was full of large and
beautiful palaces, temples, docks, and a network of various
bridges and canals that united different sections of the
circumscribed each of the land zones with a wall, the outer
wall being covered with brass, the middle with tin, and the
inner, which encompassed the citadel, with
citadel, on the central island, contained the palaces,
temples, and other public buildings. In its center,
surrounded by a wall of gold, was a sanctuary dedicated to Cleito and Poseidon."
Atlantis had a number of
gardens, full of hot and cold springs. There were countless
temples, public baths, and exercise facilities for both man
"facing the sea was described as lofty
and precipitous, but about the central city was a plain
sheltered by mountains renowned for their size, number,
The plain yielded two crops each year, in
the winter being watered by rains and in the summer by
immense irrigation canals, which were also used for
The plain was divided into sections and
in time of war each section supplied its quota of
fighting men and chariots."
"The chief laws of
the Atlantean kings were that they should not take up arms
against each other and that they should come to the
assistance of any of their number who was attacked."
The Downfall of Atlantis
These are the essential points
Plato makes about Atlantis.
He described it as a great and
powerful empire, almost magical, and said that this was the same
empire which attacked the Hellenic states.
He attributes the power and glory
they tasted after this venture to their eventual demise, writing
that the love for these ego-driven desires that soon developed among
Atlantean kings "lured" them
pathway of wisdom and virtue."
"Filled with false ambition, the
rulers of Atlantis determined to conquer the gods into his holy
habitation and addressed them. Here Plato's narrative comes to
an abrupt end, for the Critias was never
Plato also tackles the subject of
Atlantis in his Timaeus, writing of a story told by Solon
- who himself is said to have heard the story in Egypt, passed on to
him by a priest via hieroglyphic inscriptions in a temple in Sais - in which a violent cataclysm sank the continent.
Thus, the Island of Atlantis completely
"A technologically sophisticated but morally
bankrupt evil empire - Atlantis - attempts world domination by
force. he only thing standing it its way is a relatively small
group of spiritually pure, morally principled and incorruptible
people - the ancient Athenians.
Overcoming overwhelming odds…the Athenians are
able to defeat their far more powerful adversary simply through
the force of their spirit. Sound familiar?
dialogues are essentially an ancient greek version of 'Star
professor of archaeology,
Myths and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology."
The Egyptian connection is also
interesting to bring up here because Crantor, another ancient Greek
philosopher, asserted that the Egyptian priests declared the story
of Atlantis to be written upon pillars which were still preserved circa 300
Manly P Hall has noted that, before this
cataclysm, a portion of the population left and did not succumb to
the egoistic tendencies which apparently led to downfall of
Was the philosophic, religious, and scientific knowledge
of Atlantis passed on? There are many similarities between the
reported teachings of Atlantis and those of other cultures, such as
the Mayas of Central America.
According to Manly P. Hall, from the
"the world received not only the heritage of arts and crafts,
philosophies, and sciences, ethics and religions, but also the
heritage of hate, strife, and perversion.
Atlanteans instigated the first war; and it has been said that
all subsequent wars were fought in a fruitless effort to justify
the first one and right the wrong which it caused."
"Before Atlantis sank, its
spiritually illuminated Initiates, who realized that their land
was doomed because it had departed from the Path of Light,
withdrew from the ill fated continent.
Carrying with them the sacred and
secret doctrine, these Atlanteans established themselves in
Egypt, where they became its first divine rulers.
Nearly all the great cosmologic
myths forming the foundation of the various sacred books of the
world are based upon the Atlantean Mystery Rituals."
One of the most interesting parts of
this story, to me, is the fact that this place is often remembered
as a place of glory, light, and abundance, which it was.
But they were not immune to the dangers
of avarice, either, as H.P. Blavatsky makes clear:
"Under the evil insinuations of their demon, Thevatat,
the Atlantis race became a nation of wicked magicians.
consequence of this, war was declared, the story of which would
be too long to narrate; its substance may be found in the
disfigured allegories of the race of Cain, the giants, and that
of Noah and his righteous family.
conflict came to an end by the submersion of the Atlantis, which
finds its imitation in the stories of the Babylonian
and Mosaic flood."
- Part II)
Manly P Hall
'Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity'