|Corroborating evidence. Atlantis
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Heezen also pointed out that
this rise of sea-level was sufficient to drown most low-lying coastal regions
of the planet. In particular, the region that now forms the South China
Sea averages under 60 meters or so in depth. Thus, this region - precisely
the one which we preconize to have been the site of Atlantis - got submerged
by the rising waters, just as affirmed by Plato.
Turning to Egyptian traditions, the source
on which Plato bases his legend of Atlantis. The famous zodiac of Dendera
- which was copied from far older versions whose origins are lost in the
night of times - indicates that the constellation Leo lay at the vernal
point in the epoch of its start. Now, the era of Leo centers at about 11,720
BC, in close agreement with the date given by Plato for the end of Atlantis
and the start of the present era. What event but the cataclysmic end of
the Pleistocene Ice Age and the consequent demise of Atlantis could better
serve for the new start of times marked in that famous zodiac?
Makrisi, a famous Arab historian of Egypt,
affirms that "fire issued from the sign of Leo to destroy the world." This
conflagration apparently confirms the above connection between the star
of Dendera's zodiac and the Atlantean cataclysm disclosed by Plato. The
Arabs conquered Egypt, and inherited its magnificent culture and traditions,
and it is quite likely that Makrisi was basing himself on them.
A Coptic papyrus indicates the same date for
the Atlantean cataclysm. According to it: "the Flood will take place when
the heart of the Lion (Aldebaran) enters the start of the head of Cancer".
In other words, the papyrus affirms that when the vernal point coincided
with the center of Leo - an event that took place some 11,600 years ago
- the Flood took place, destroying Atlantis and ending the Pleistocene
Ice Age, which had lasted for some 2.5 millions of years. In the terrible
event, a great many species of mammals and other creatures became extinct
all over the world. This fact attests the universal character of the tragedy.
Cataclysms Directly Related to Atlantis
Oera Linda book - a collection
of Frisian traditions related to the Flood - describes a terrible cataclysm
of cosmic scale that took place in the far past and which destroyed "Atland".
In its own words:
the whole summer, the sun hid itself behind the clouds, as if unwilling
to shine upon the earth. In the middle of the quietude, the earth began
to quake as if it was dying. The mountains opened up to vomit forth fire
and flames. Some of them sunk under the earth while in other places mountains
rose out of the plains... Atland disappeared, and the wild waves rose so
high over the hills and dales that everything was buried under the seas.
Many people were swallowed up by the earth, and others who had escaped
the fire perished in the waters.
The Mayas tell, in their myths of origin,
of a mysterious island or continent called Aztlan whence they originally
came. They were driven out by the volcanic cataclysm that destroyed their
land. Their homeland later sunk underseas, forcing them to leave. They
came by sea, via the Pacific Ocean, in their rafts and catamarans, stopping
for several years in islands of that ocean. Their voyage is recorded in
documents such as the
Codex Boturini, as well as in many other registers.
There can be very little doubt that Aztlan is anything other than Atlantis.
Furthermore, the western location of Aztlan, and the volcanic nature of
the cataclysm that sunk it away leave no room for doubt that if it is indeed
Atlantis, the lost continent was situated in the Far East, probably in
the Indonesian region.
The Hindu traditions speak of Atala, a sunken
Paradise lying in the Far East. Atala is one of the seven paradisial Hells
(lokas) of the Hindus. These were the archetypes of the Seven Isles
of the Blest of the Greeks and of the Seven Atlantic Islands of Medieval
Traditions. Atala is often identified with Sutala ("the Foundation Land")
which is the name the Hindus gave to their pristine Paradise. Its name
means, in Sanskrit, "nowhere" or, yet, "sunken land". This etym is the
same as the Greek one of Utopia or Erewhon of Gnostic traditions. In other
words, traditions of a sunken Paradise such as the Elysium (or Isles of
the Blest) of the Greeks, the Amenti or Punt of the Egyptians, the Eden
of the Jews and the Dilmun of the Babylonians all spring from that of the
Atala or Sutala of the ancient Hindus.
The ancient and the Medieval maps of the world,
just as those of the Age of Navigations, invariably showed a group of islands
called "Atlantic Islands". These islands were usually seven, and were often
equated with the Seven Islands of the Blest of Greek traditions or with
the Seven Dvipas ("Paradisial Islands") of the Hindus. In reality, these
islands correspond to the remains of sunken Atlantis. They are the volcanic
peaks of the sunken continent that remained emerse when the rest of that
land foundered in the seas. The Occult traditions of the ancient navigants
derived from those of the Phoenicians and other ancient nations that did
a regular commerce with the Indies in antiquity, and that guarded the naval
route to the Indies as the best kept secret ever.
The Atlantic Ocean derives its name from the
Atlanteans who, alone of all nations, dared to navigate these far off waters.
Only the Atlanteans mastered the secrets of Celestial Navigation that are
a basic requirement for this kind of undertaking.
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"They came by sea, via the Pacific Ocean, in their rafts and catamarans, stopping for several years in islands of that ocean."
According to them, they came via the Atlantic Ocean, not the Pacific. Changing the words of the text to fit a theoretical location on Indonesia doesn't make it so. Keep this honest for those who come for truth.
"Atlantis" may, in fact be indonesia for all I know, but I know the maya said they came from the Atlantic. They traveled west to their new land from the east, not the opposite direction.