Thursday, August 21, 2014
An A To Z Of Atlantis
This is a fascinating book absolutely full of anecdotal and scientific evidence for the existence of a worldwide seafaring culture that dominated the planet for untold millennia.
I don't get any money for promoting these books. I just like to pass them along when I find one really interesting. Like The Lost World Of Agharti this is a really enjoyable page turner. It is an often repeated fallacy that Atlantis has little to support it outside of a mention by Plato. Atlantis in fact is one of the oldest and richest oral traditions in human history. There is scarcely a culture on earth that does not have some mythology concerning it.
There are many serious historians who believe all the Greek gods were based on high ranking royal families in Atlantis. They had morphed from rulers into deities once Atlantis was destroyed and the Greeks were merely parroting a tradition that was very old they did not invent but merely inherited.
For example, did you know the legend of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete is part of a much richer and older cycle of myths that claims that King Minos himself was a refugee from the sinking of Atlantis and that he had brought his genetic hybrid bull-men from that island that had formerly employed them as heavy load bearing slaves? There are indications in several different Greek sources that indicate that the Minotaur was created through arcane Atlantean science and was saved by Minos when he fled the destruction of their kingdom. A lot of these stories we are just getting the tail end of a much bigger story that only survived in fragments because it could not be incorporated into the simple mythological tale that was woven around it.
Wait, there's so much more. How about this - do you know where the Aztecs got their name from? They believed they were originally founded by the Aztlandians fleeing the destruction of their empire which they called Aztlan in the middle of the oceans. In fact, the difference between "Atlan" and "Aztlan" could be considered purely an arbitrary convention used in translation and pronunciation into english.
The Guanches in the South Seas, a race of tall white people with melonhead craniums and red hair, are often suspected of being the real architects of Easter Island. Did you know the Spanish people were taking these women as wives as recently as the 1600's for their extraordinary beauty? The Guanches said they were descended from a race of sea kings who had fled the sinking of the island Astlan many thousands of years prior. Statues of the Guanches outside the Spanish consulate stand to this day in the Canary Islands, there are pictures of them inside this book. Like I said, this book is awesome.