Plato's dialogues tell us that before the advanced Greek civilization, there once was another highly advanced civilization called "Atlantis", and was a huge island that was larger than (former) Libya (North-Africa) and Asia (Asia Minor) put together. Plato's account is regarded by many as the most credible account of a possible ancient lost civilization.
Quoted from Plato's "Timaeus" (21a-27b):
"Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. [todays Etruria]"
Atlantis was situated beyond the "Columns of Heracles", also known as the Pillars/Columns of Hercules and is known today as the Strait of Gibraltar). If one travels from the Mediterranean Sea beyond the Strait of Gibraltar one will find themselves within the vast Atlantic Ocean. For generations its people lived virtuous lives until greed and power began to corrupt them. The final destruction of Atlantis happened some 9,500 years before Plato's time, when the land disappeared in the depths of the sea due to violent earthquakes and floods. The dialogue "Timaeus" mentioned that, during Plato's time, there was an impassable and impenetrable shoal of mud in these parts of the sea that was caused by the subsidence of the island. There are many scholars today who believe that Plato's story about Atlantis was merely a fictional account, a possible metaphor, because there is no known land or civilization which fits its descriptions. However, both dialogues "Timaeus" and "Critias" seem to implicate a purely historical account with so much detail that would be quite unnecessary for merely a metaphor.
In the dialogue "Critias" Plato wrote that Atlantis was founded by Poseidon - known in Greek mythology as "the god of the sea" - who did fell in love with a mortal woman named Cleito. Cleito gave birth to five sets of twin boys, and the domain was divided amongst them. The eldest, named Atlas, became the first king of Atlantis. In Greek mythology Atlas was the bearer of the heavens, and Greek historian Herodotus mentioned that Atlas was in fact a lofty mountain that by the Atlantean natives was seen as the pillar of the heaven:
"After this at a distance of ten days' journey there is another hill of salt and spring of water, and men dwell round it. Near this salt hill is a mountain named Atlas, which is small in circuit and rounded on every side; and so exceedingly lofty is it said to be, that it is not possible to see its summits, for clouds never leave them either in the summer or in the winter. This the natives say is the pillar of the heaven. After this mountain these men got their name, for they are called Atlantians; and it is said that they neither eat anything that has life nor have any dreams."
(Source: Herodotus History Book IV, 184.)
Poseidon had his own temple within the citadel of Atlantis City. Its exterior was entirely covered with silver and its pinnacles with gold, and the interior of the temple was of ivory, gold, silver, and an legendary material called "orichalch" (or orichalcum) which appeared to shone like fire, even to the pillars and floor.
Today most scholars agree orichalcum would have been a brass-like alloy, which was made in antiquity by cementation. This process was achieved with the reaction of zinc ore, charcoal and copper metal in a crucible. During early 2015, divers had recovered 39 ingots from a ship that sunk some 2,600 ago off the coast of Sicily. Analyzed with X-ray fluorescence, these ingots turned to be an alloy made with 75 to 80 percent copper, 15 to 20 percent zinc and small percentages of nickel, lead and iron. Therefore it is possibly that this material could be the legendary material orichalch. (See this news report from news.discovery.com. More photo's are shown at: arquivosdoinsolito.blogspot.nl and revistagalileu.globo.com.)
The temple contained a colossal statue of Poseidon standing in a chariot drawn by six winged horses, about him a hundred Nereids riding on dolphins. Arranged outside the building were golden statues of the first ten kings and their wives.
Because of the excessive use of noble metals within the large construction, the description of the temple of Poseidon seems similar to the description of the "Valhalla" from Norse mythology, which had been described in the Poetic Edda as appearing shining and golden. According to the vikings, Valhalla was the domain of the god Odin, and a kind of heaven for the slain soldiers which were brought to him by the Valkyries (Odin's warrior maiden). It seems that the mythologic place "Asgard"; the residence of the gods, was in fact Atlantis City as described by Plato. It is also reminiscent of of the temple of the "LORD", as described in the apocryphic book: "The Book of Enoch". In chapter 14:8-23 of the book this temple is described with an interior and a floor made out of crystal stones, where the roof appeared like agited stars and flashes of lightning, where a flame burned around its walls, and where its portal blazed with fire. Perhaps this wasn't real fire but merely the reddish shimmering of the material orichalc.
As Plato mentioned in his dialogues that one was already familair with the god Poseidon during the Atlantean times it probably means that the origins of Greek mythology were much older than the Greek civilization itself (as we know it today) and therefore they could be traced back to the age of the civilization of Atlantis. Could it be that these origins of Greek mythology, these testimonies from Atlantis, could have been spread to other parts of the world where it was passed on from where it ultimately took the form of the Greek, Norse and ancient Mesopotamian mythologies?
On the island Santorini (classically named Thera), which like Crete was part of the Greek archipelago, there would have been a devastating earthquake and a vulcanic eruption around 1628 BC. Although some think that Plato described the demise of this island, he explicitly mentioned that Atlantis was situated past the Columns of Heracles, which marks the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean, when sailing from Greece. Also, the period of the demise of Santorini (between 1627-1600 BC) doesn't match the period of the demise of Atlantis which Plato mentioned.
Kircher's map of Atlantis from the time frame around 10,000 BC.
Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680), a rennaissance man very much like Leonardo da Vinci, made a map (seen above) based on Plato's descriptions in his book "Mundus Subterraneus" (The Underground World) in ca. 1665. (Note that north is shown down and south is shown up.)
Vasilis Pashos' comprehensive map of the whole continent of Atlantis during its much earlier times.
(Possibly around 20,000 BC)
The map shown above had been drawn in the year 1979 by writer and researcher Vasilis Pashos, founder of the Atlantis Museum in Athens. It is based on ancient data of, amongst others; Plato ("Timaeus" and "Critias"), Diodoros Sikeliotis ("Historic Bookcase"), Poseidonios (Kikeron's teacher), and the work: "Collection of travellers' narrations" by the geographer Marchellus.
Perhaps they think it must be an
because they simply could not believe it? There doesn't seem to be any
good reason to exclude the possibility without any doubt
that these couldn't be some kind of remnants from a sunken
ancient civilization while on the other hand it is located near a place
that Plato possibly could have been descriped in his dialogs. (See the
more information about this peculiar grid pattern.)
there is relatively little written history left of a civilization which
would have existed for such a long time could be due to the destruction
of the great library of Alexandria in Egypt. This library was possibly
library that has ever existed on earth; A large source of ancient
literature, which for thousands of years had been the Western world's
most important center of learning. Historians tell us that it was
conceived and opened either during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter
(323-283 BC) or his son Ptolemy II (283-246 BC), though its kept
could have been much older, and could possibly have contained more
the ancient continent and civilization of Atlantis.
As read in the writings of the Greek historian Plutarch; Julius Caesar "accidentally" burned down the library, but probably not completely. In this time, a daughter library in the Serapeum temple still existed. It was finally completely destroyed during the conquest of Egypt by the Arabs in the year 642 AD. In 2004, a Polish-Egyptian excavation team announced its discovery of the remains of the long lost lecture halls, or auditoria of the library (BBC news), which proved without any doubt that this great library truely had existed. According to Edgar Cayce the library was initially estalished in the year 10,300 BC (Edgar Cayce reading 315-4).
Could it be that among these lost books there were more books about Atlantis, and could this be the most important reason why we know relatively little about Atlantis and her civilization, even though according various sources it would have existed for ten-thousands of years. There is actually a lot been written about Atlantis, even in this day and age; It is even said that it is the most documented subject in the history of literature. It is possible that it is referred to in ancient Hindu texts and it also became the subject of numerous esoteric, occult and theosofical works, and clairvoyant readings. However, many of the presented claims about Atlantis still remain to be proven for it to be regarded as factual evidence. Shirley Andrews which summarizes geologic and metaphysical evidence in her book: "Atlantis: Insights from a Lost Civilization" (1997).
name "Atlantis" is a remarkable name; It
is often thought to be connected to the god Atlas from Greek mythology:
one of the sons of the god Poseidon and the first king of Atlantis.
origins of this name may be traced back to Nahuatl; the
language of the Aztecs. The name seems to be a composition of several
words from the Nahua language; "atl" is the word for "water" and
"atlan" means: in the middle of the water. (The word "antis" means:
"copper".) "Azteca" (Aztec) is the Nahuatl word for "people from
Wikipedia), and Aztlán can be translated to:
to the history of the Aztec people of
Mesoamerica, they originally came from a now lost land called "Aztlán",
described like an island. The Aubin Codex tells that on Aztlán, the
Aztecs fled from a tyrannical elite (the Azteca Chicomoztoca) and
settled themselves into another land where they called themselves
Mexica. (Scholars of the 19th century named them "Aztecs" again to
distance modern Mexicans from pre-conquest Mexicans.)
More (possible) references to Atlantis by historians and other sources:
The Three Catastrophes
According to the "Encyclopaedia Britannica", the original Canary Island Guanches: "are thought to have been of Cro-Magnon origin". Achaeology tells us that Cro-Magnon man, "invaded" the western shores of Europe and North Africa, in several waves around 35,000 BC. According to the theories of Scottish folklorist Lewis Spence and theosophical writers like William Scott-Elliot, these people were immigrants from the continent of Atlantis.
From "The History of Atlantis (1927)" by Lewis Spence:
“The discovery of this race [Cro-Magnon]. . . . at once aroused profound interest in the scientific world, for the height and brain-capacity remarked in the skeletal specimens recovered was so extraordinary as to force anthropologists to the conclusion that at one time a much higher type of man must have dwelt in Europe.” (p. 80)"
Within the period from 28,200 to 18,000 BC, there was another shift of the magnetic poles of the earth, which caused volcanic eruptions which led to great earth changes and the start of the last known glacial age. The Biblical "Deluge", or "Noah's Flood" was the second of the great flood which would have happened in: "two-thousand-two-two thousand and six" [22,006?] BC (Cayce 364-6). During this period Atlantis lost land again and became one island that was connected by a chain of islands to the land of North-America. Because of the upheavals, there were large movements of people who were migrating to other, safer parts of the earth including: the Americas, Egypt, India, Persia and Arabia (Cayce 364-13).
The remaining principal land areas in this part of the world were the large islands: Poseidia in the north (West Indies area), Aryan in the central Atlantic and Og in the west (then part of Peru). Also, two smaller islands that were known as Atalya and Eyre, which were under the rule of Aryan.
Mahábhárata, one of the ancient Sanskrit texts of India (estimated from
600 BC), actually refers to "Atala, the White Island", which was
situated in the far west. Often this description is believed to mean an
island covered with snow like Greenland or Antartica, but did this text
actually intended to refer to the white colour of the people's skin,
and could this be the same island as the once Atlantic island: "Atalya"?
"The men that inhabit that island have complexions as white as the rays of the Moon and they are devoted to Narayana... Indeed, the denizens of White Island believe and worship only one God."
According to James Tyberonn (www.earth-keeper.com), who allegedly channeled "Archangel Metatron", the Poseidians generally were followers of the ideology of the "Law of One", while the Aryans followed the ideology of the "Sons of Belial". In its final stage Atlantis (Poseidia) was taken over by the Aryans, whose ideology caused the spiritual and moral decline and the coming destruction. (The one that would have occurred around Edgar Cayce's timeframe of around 17,400 BC.)
The name "Aryan" is derived from the Sanskrit "Arya" meaning "noble". In the Sanskrit texts, people are usually called Arya or Anarya (not-noble) based on their behaviour. The term Aryan is usually described as a term for the Iranian people and the people from North India (Indo-Aryans) and the broad ethnical group to which these people belong. However, after World War II Aryan people are called "Indo Iranians", especially within the Western world. The name "Iran", which was called Persia in the past, roughly translates to "Land of the Aryans". The Persian king Darius I, also known as Darius the Great, would be of Aryan lineage according to the following inscription found in Iranian Nasqsh-e Rustam:
"I am Darius, the Great King, King of Kings, King of countries containing all kinds of men, King in this great earth far and wide, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenian, a Persian, son of a Persian, an Aryan, having Aryan lineage."
The German philosopher Friedrich von Schlegel asserted in his book: "Über die Sprache and Wisheit " (1808), that Aryans from India were the founders of the first European civilizations. According to certain occult texts (possibly from Helena Blavatsky) the Aryan race originated from the civilization of Atlantis. Adolf Hitler was convinced of the occult information about Atlantis and actually undertook expeditions to search and retrieve the supposed superiour technology, which would be a great advantage in warfare. He actually believed that the Aryan race was the most exalted among the human races and idealized this race as the model of the superiourly regarded "übermensch". The Aryan race was typically discribed as: tall, white skinned with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Many writers on the topic of extraterrestrial visitors unanimously agree that the original Aryans were in fact the descendants of the Martian people that had fled to the earth in the ancient past, also known as the "sons of God" who were mentioned in the Bible and in Biblical apocrypha as the "watchers". According to Zecharia Sitchin's translation of the ancient Sumerian clay tablets they were the Igigi; a group from a colony on Mars and who were part of a larger group: the "Anunnaki", which are today regarded as the ancient Mesopotamian dieties. (See the chapters: "The Sons of God and the Daughters of Man" and "Zecharia Sitchin about the Face on Mars".) The word "Aryan" might be somehow related to the Greek god Ares, later known by the Romans as the god Mars (the god of war), and thus perhaps could mean: "coming from Ares/Mars".
After the great upheavals, Atlantis underwent a great destruction around 17,400 BC, which he called "the first destruction of Atlantis". (Cayce 364-11.) The second and final destruction happened in 9,900 BC, where another shift of the magnetic poles caused the final demise of Atlantis, and also the end of the last glacial age. During this period the last remaining great islands of Atlantis sank into the sea. Only its scattered mountain peaks remained, which are now known as the islands of the Azores. The people that were able to escape at that time, fled to places including: Egypt, Yucatan and Mexico. (Cayce 364-1 and 288-1.)
Plato's dialog "Timaeus" also mentioned multiple great floods that would have happened in the ancient past and also mentioned an noble, exalted race of men who once lived during these times:
"As for those genealogies of yours which you just now recounted to us, Solon, they are no better than the tales of children. In the first place you remember a single deluge only, but there were many previous ones; in the next place, you do not know that there formerly dwelt in your land the fairest and noblest race of men which ever lived, and that you and your whole city are descended from a small seed or remnant of them which survived. And this was unknown to you, because, for many generations, the survivors of that destruction died, leaving no written word."
(From Plato's: "Timaeus" (21a-27b))
Based on certain esoteric and occult books and the readings from Edgar Cayce; It took the Atlanteans some "200,000 years" to advance to a technologically high level of development. (Cayce 364-4) Early on, they already learned to use gas for transport balloons made from animal skins, discovered electricity, and at later times they developed flying "ships", advanced forms of communication, and a "power plant" which operated through the use of a "great crystal" that could capture and store the energy gathered from the sun, the moon and other cosmic energies.
Initially, the energy of the "great crystal" had been used as a spiritual tool for those who could handle the great energy. Later it was used for rejuvenation of the human body, and the transmission of energy throughout the land - like radio waves - which powered crafts and vehicles that traversed the land, through the sky and under the sea at the speed of sound. They where also able to levitate huge stones by altering and nullifying gravity, through a higher understanding of the workings of nature, sound and vibrations.
This crystal had been referred to as the "tuaoi stone" or "firestone", had been described as huge in size, six sided, cylindrical in length, prismatic in shape, and opalescent (almost transparent), and could be tuned to various levels to produce power. The crystal was housed in a dome where insulation materials, "akin to asbestos" where used. This probably means that the crystal could generate a large amount of heat and the scattered conserved light issuing forth from all the facets would mean that the crystal would be glowing with light, thus the name "firestone" would be appropriate. Edgar Cayce described the construction of this stone in Reading 440-5:
"As to describing the manner of construction of the stone, we find it was a large cylindrical glass (as would be termed today), cut with facets in such a manner that the capstone on top of same made for the centralizing of the power or force that concentrated between the end of the cylinder and the capstone itself."
In the book Ezekiel from the Bible, there is the mention of "fiery stones" which where located at the "mount of God". (See Ezekiel 28:14and 28:16.) A "fiery stone" is usually explained as an old word for "gemstone". Likely it was called this way because it would shine like fire when exposed by light.
The disaster that caused the second period of disturbances (starting around 28,000 BC), was due to the overtuning, or overcharging, of their largest crystal generator which was located near the so-called "Bermuda Triangle" in the area of the islands of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean. As incredible amounts of energy were stored inside something like an underground battery and eventually got overloaded and caused a massive explosion, one can imagine that would lead to some major disturbances within the earth crust, and because of this; the sinking of much land mass.
This now damaged generator would periodically trigger a massive shift of unfocused electromagnetic energy which could dematerialize its direct surroundings, which can cause both ships and planes to go astray. The current scientific theory is that this place is dangerous because of certain gasses that are emerging from the bottom of the ocean which could nullify the natural carrying capacity of water and air, causing both ships and planes to crash into the bottom of the ocean. Such a threat would only be possible through the release of a great amount of gas at once. However, such a great release would be regarded as highly unnatural, so what exactly causes these releases of gas? Even leaks or drillings could not release such a great amount at once.
to the readings of trance medium Daan Akkerman; Planet Earth originally
had two moons and there was no rise and fall of the Earth's oceans.
When a meteor was about to make an impact upon the earth, people tried
to change its orbit with a form of nuclear fusion. They failed however,
and the meteor struck, destroying one of the moons. Because of the
disturbance of this imbalance, the rise and fall of the oceans were the
result, causing the enormous contintent to be changed into multiple
large islands and later in smaller ones. This impact, and also the use
of technology for wrong purposes, which caused that the forces of
nature turned against man, was the beginning of the demise of Atlantis.
Various species of animals became mass extinct, of which most of
current modern scientists wrongly dated its remains back to millions of
years, though this was only about 25,000 years ago. (Freely translated
from: "Atlantis en ufo's (2003)".)
"For the Atlanteans were a red race, red skin. [He probably meant Atlantis' original race.] They lived in close harmony with nature. They believed the spirit was within all things and they imitated nature in all their undertakings. Their boats would look like fish - well, the shape of whales more exactly. Their machinery would look, or copy, which would be found in nature. If an animal could claw its way through dirt, they would make a machine that would look similar. Their airplanes would look like birds; the eagle and the hawk, you'll say.
And even now in this time of the world, designers of ships and airplanes are indeed copying what is already in nature: they emulate what they perceive; in the bird or the fish, in order for their machine that goes through the air or the water to function more correctly. As then as now they copied nature. They had great understanding how to live within the laws of nature. The druids, or the Atlanteans, were the remnants of Atlantis, knew geometry, knew astronomy, they understood electricity, and laser: the concentration of light.
It was a point of power or influence that extented in all directions. We would see that this is in line with the grids or pyramids upon the earth, and there was a purpose for this. Who were these ancient peoples? They were the same peoples who migrated from Lemuria to Atlantis and went in the north-eastely direction to Europe itself. See?"
(Source: Rev. Douglas James Cottrell PhD: the purpose of Stonehenge in England, by Rammsteinregeln.)
The mention of a ship in the form of a whale is also a very interesting detail what could mean that the fish or whale (depending on translation) that swallowed Jonah in the Biblical story of Jonah, could have been in fact an Atlantean ship or submarine instead of a real whale. In any case, it is actually impossible to survive within the belly of a real whale, and certainly not as long as the mentioned "three days and three nights", as the stomach acids would be fatal to any human.
The book: "A Dweller on two Planets" (1894) (by the ascended master Phylos the Thibetan, channeled through Frederick S. Oliver) describes many aspects of the Atlanean civilization at a certain point in time, including geological situation, buildings, religion, education, technology and politics. There was a caste system in Atlantis, which lead to great competition among the people. For this reason, many people where highly educated, which allowed them to acclaim higher functions, better opportunities and civil rights. Lower educated people ended up in lower classes which and could have a hard time possibly while living in poverty. In Atlantis City, each class of the population lived in a different area of Atlantis.
Curiously, the book also describes various kinds of technology that had still not yet been invented during 1894; the year this book had been written. It includes: a portable communication device like todays wireless mobile phone which could also transmit pictures, a kind of gun that used electricity instead of bullets, flying machines that worked through the means of anti-gravity, and even some devices that are unknown to current modern society.
There were also people with extraordinary paranomal abilities and there even was described that someone had been petrified with merely a single gaze. Without doubt this would sound very unbelievable and those who are familiar with Greek mythology would undoubtly think of the legend of Medusa, who could do the same. However, in the year 2005 it had been rediscovered that petrification is actually possible within a couple of days - instead of millions of years - in an artificial manner, and is used amongst others for the petrification of wood in the constuction industry, possibly because of the research of the discovery of the Italian anatomist Giovan Battista Rini (1795-1856), who had found a method to "petrify" deceased people by the means of a chemical process that is similar to the method by which one today can petrify wood. (Sources: sciencedaily.com and news.nationalgeographic.com) Now that it is proven that organic material can be petrified in a matter of days we should ask ourselves again the question about the age of the fossilized remains of the dinosaurs, because there are multiple indications that humans and dinosaurs once lived together. (See the chapter: "Huge Beasts".)
According to the book, this "advanced" technology and knowledge was already lost nine centuries prior to the final demise of the Atlantis, due to the destruction of Marzeus: the city of manufacturing arts, by the "Navaz" forces (explained as "earth-currents" at page 37) which they had "forgotten how to control" (page 211). This is particulary reminiscent of Edgar Cayce's readings about the overtuning of the Great Crystal.
From page 205 of "A Dweller on Two Planets":
"And when manhood suffers decadence, degradation, all nature with which he has to do also sensibly alters for the worse. Marzeus, the city of manufacturing arts, was no more; it had gone down before corruption. Art had not suffered so much as had science. But the science which drew upon the mysterious forces of Nature the “navaz” - this had so far disappeared that airships were forgotten, or at most were semi−mythical history.
So were many other instruments which Zailm had known - the naima, those wonderful, wireless, combined telephonic and photographic image transmitters. And the vocaligrapha, the caloriveyant instruments ["a device which would save fuel, energy to be converted into heat for cooking and other purposes" (page 37)] and the water−generators − all were lost in the night of time. But the men of the twentieth century shall find them all again."
Plato described Atlantis in his dialogs, most of this advanced
technology had already been lost for many centuries. During these
times, the Atlanteans relied once again on more primitive transport,
like wooden ships to sail the sea. In "Timaeus" he described that
Atlantis was a dominant military power that waged wars with
other parts of the world to conquer land for colonization. The proud
Atlanteans still had a powerful army, but were greatly humiliated when
they were defeated in their attempt to penetrate to the city that was
later known as Athens, thanks to the courageous
military actions by the female leader of the Hellenes (the old
Atlantean Flying Machines
The world's earliest accounts of flying "machines" had been mentioned in the ancient texts from India called the Vedas (Hindu poems), especially in the Mahabharata, Bhágavata Purána and Rámáyana, by the name of "vimana" (in some modern Indian languages the word for "aircraft"), These craft could even travel in space as there is the mention of a battle on the moon between two craft. They were described in various shapes and sizes: cigar shaped, blimp-like, saucer-shaped, triangular and double-decked. (See: www.hinduwisdom.info and Wikipedia.)
The book: "A Dweller on Two Planets" (1894), describes a certain Atlantean cigar-shaped flying machine which resembles a modern passenger aircraft, though without wings and a tail. From its descriptions, it doesn't rely on aero-dynamic forces, but instead uses the forces that could be considered gravitational/anti-gravitational. This flying machine is called a "vailx" (or Valix), and is also mentioned in the ancient Sanskrit texts from India as "vailix" ("vailixi" in plural form) as the flying craft of the Ashvins (gods). It is said that when the 18 year old author of "A Dweller on Two Planets" channeled this information, he could impossibly have known of these ancient Sanskrit texts. Also, besides some early experimentations, airplanes wouldn't been invented until the year 1899, at the time when the American Wright Brothers designed their first aircraft: a small biplane glider flown as a kite.
Quoting from page 75 of the book "A Dweller on Two Planets":
vailx was of the middle
traffic−size, these vessels being made in four standard lengths: number
one, about twenty−five feet; number two, eighty feet; number three,
something like one hundred and fifty−five feet, while the largest was
yet two hundred feet longer than the third size. These long spindles
were in fact round, hollow needles of aluminum, formed of an outer and
an inner shell between which were many thousands of double T braces, an
arrangement productive of intense rigidity and strength. All the
partitions made other braces of additional resistant force. From
amidships the vessels tapered toward
either end to sharp
points. Most vailxi were provided with an arrangement allowing, when
desired, an open promenade deck at one end. Windows of crystal, of
enormous resistant strength, were in rows like portholes along the
sides, a few on top, and others set in the floor, thus affording a view
in all directions."
Besides the influence from the Sanskrit texts, in the book there are also used words that are similar to words of Meso-American languages (for example the word: "Incal"), Old Greek and Latin. Not only the more frequent use of the character "x" in words, but also the "-i" suffix in the plural form is clearly present in both the Greek and Latin languages. The English pronounciation of the word: "vailx" or "vailix" is remarkably similar to the Latin word: "velox", from which the "velocity" orginated. In modern language we could perhaps translate "vailx" to a "speeder".
Also the book: "The Story of Atlantis" (1896), by William Scott-Elliot, clearly mentioned this kind of flying machines before the Wright brothers made their first succesful flight. Here they were called "air-boats" because their shape looked like a boat but without a deck. They would be able to travel around 100 miles per hour but only up to a height of a few hundred feet. First they existed from very thin wood but were later made of an alloy of light metals that made it sturdier and even lighter, and what looked white like aluminium. It could raise vertically and move horizontally due to a propelling force that was of an etheric nature, and that was guided from a generator in the middle of the ship to two flexible horizontal and eight fixed vertical tubes and exhaused through the same. The angle of the flexible horizontal tubes were controllable so that the angle of the propelling force could be changed. According to the book, its information is based upon clairvoyant research and apparently the information of the Theosophical Society. (This book is fully readable at: www.sacred-texts.com/atl/soa.)
Gordon-Michael Scallion (futurist, writer, and teacher of consciousness studies) would have had visions about Atlantis and Lemuria. In "The Journey of Om" from his book: "Dream Voyager", he stated that the Vailx drew its energy (wirelessly) from a so-called "Dome of Light" - some kind of power plant:
"The Valix, and indeed all Atlantean technologies, operate through the Dome of Light. Each transport-vessel draws energy from the nearest Dome. Once accessed, power is transferred to the 'motivational instruments' inside the Valix craft. Amplifiers are embedded throughout the outer skin of the vessel, and these circuits create an opposing gravitational force that interacts with the Earth. This lifts the craft. For most uses, the Valix are automated and follow preprogrammed routes. No operator is required."
In one his readings, psychic intuitive Edgar Cayce also mentioned ships that "sailed both in the air and under water":
"The entity then acted in the capacity of one who guided the ships that sailed both in the air and under water; also was the maker of that which produced the elevators and the connecting tubes that were used by compressed air and steam and the metals in their emanations."
(From: Edgar Cayce Reading: 2157-1)
American psychic intuitive Paul Solomon also mentioned and described these Atlantean flying machines in one of his "Source Readings" (reading #5, March, 1972). A small excerpt from the text:
"Now this is Poseida, and this is fantastic. It’s like a different world altogether because there are flying machines all over. I see so many of them flying. Now you (Harry Snipes, the conductor) were a pilot of a machine, a flying machine that worked in this way: the power of this machine comes from two sources, from above and from the earth side. There is a magnetism from the Sun or from the celestial forces that draws upon the ship and there is magnetism from the earth that draws upon the ship. These ships operate by creating a balance between the two forces. Solar energy is used to counteract the magnetism of the earth. The power that provides the thrust is on the nature of what we would call a laser beam that operates through a copper conductor that runs in two long channels along the base of the ship. The ship has a shape like a long cylinder, no wings, only these two runners along the bottom that appear as copper."
(Source with more info: www.wisdomofsolomon.com/psr73.html)
In the second part of his reading, Paul Solomon also mentioned another type of flying machine described as small winged aircraft:
"Channel: I see another unusual flying machine. I don’t know where this is. I assume this must be part of the Atlantean existence. This is a one-man craft. It is ridden similar to the manner of the motorcycle without wheels, but it has curved wings; that is, the wings extend outward and curve downward at the tips, just slightly longer than a man’s arms, maybe two feet longer on each side. Now these machines are black; the legs of the man wrap around a cylinder which produces the propelling force, but I see nothing of fire or smoke vapor. This is an electro-magnetic force. It’s activated by a copper core that runs about three quarters of the length. It appears hollow in the back. It relates to another force on the other side and they seem to develop some sort of polarity in relation to each other to equalize pressure or magnetic force on both sides of the ship. Now the body would seem to be in direct contact with this core that runs along the topside of the machine and the body is lying upon the machine facing forward. The controls are operated by the hands and fingers on either side of the machine as the arms reach around the machine and forward. Now the protective shield in front of the face again is not transparent, but would seem transparent from the side on which the operator reclines, for it has a sensitive screen that reveals images of that which it is approaching. They seem to be capable of going high into space, somehow, with no harmful effects to the rider."
closer inspection however, these seem to
be models of machines build with advanced knowledge of technology and
aerodynamics. These models appear to be equipped with both a horizontal
vertical stabilizer and on some models we can even
make out rudders and elevators, while other designs were built in a way
that the stabilizers themselves could act as rudders and
elevators. Further we can see what looks like a seat of a
motor cycle; a wind shield, and cylinders which could be related to its
way of propulsion. It seems to match quite well with the
description that Paul Solomon gave about these flying machines, who
assumed that these could have been part of the Atlantean
Swiss author Erich von Däniken, especially known from his populair book: "Chariots of the Gods?" (1968), once undertook experiments to build scale models of these statues out of molden plastic, of about a meter in size, and only being powered by a front propellor. These models were being proven aero dynamic and able to fly through the air. (See this video: "The Mysterious World - Search for Ancient Technology", at 7:45.)Trance medium Daan Akkerman mentioned in one of his readings that those extraterrestrial "angels" (see the chapter: "Ancient Scriptures") were able to manifest and dematerialize at will, during the earlier times of Atlantis and before, and were able to travel between time and dimensions of time, with the aid of small airplane-like craft. Perhaps these "Golden Airplanes" could have been imitations of these craft.
Eklal Kueshana, author of the book: "The Ultimate Frontier", described yet another type of Atlantean craft. He wrote in an article from 1996 that the vailixi were first developed in Atlantis around 18,000 BC. During this time, the most common ones had the shape of what we know today as a flying saucer:
"...saucer shaped of generally trapezoidal cross-section with three hemispherical engine pods on the underside."
"They used a mechanical antigravity device driven by engines developing approximately 80,000 horse power."
In her novel: "Tillbaka til Atlantis" (1991) ("Back to Atlantis"), Swedish medium and writer Mariana Stjerna also described oval shaped (saucer-shaped) Atlantean airships that could hang motionless in the air that were called - like in the Mahabharata - "vimana".
The chariot that had been witnessed and described by the Biblical prophet Ezekiel might have been such an saucer shaped craft. The description of "wheels within wheels" hints to a saucer shaped craft, the "eyes" that where inside the rings may have been exhaust ports or port holes and the crystal-like firmament (also translated as: "vault") above their heads sounds like a transparant dome on top of it. (See Ezekiel 1:1-28)
Edgar Cayce mentioned in his descriptions of Atlanean flying craft: "for the manners of transportation, the manners of communications were such as Ezekiel described at a later date" (Cayce 1859-1). According to trance clairvoyant Dr. Douglas James Cottrell, Ezekiel witnessed a "vehicle that would run by gravity and anti-gravity means". (See the video: "Ezekiel's wheel, the Garden of Eden, and the Dinosaurs' demise", by Rammsteinregeln.)
There were also four beings inside that craft that - because of their odd appearance and manner of movement - it seems that they could have been angelic beings which were possibly not from earth. Many Bible scholars believe them to be Cherubs; a certain class of angels. From Ezekiel 1:4-19:
"And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went. As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning. Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above."
Also in the "Hakatha"; the"Laws of the Babylonians", there is the actual mention of flying machines and that they received the knowlegde of flight from "those from upon high" (?):
"The privilege of operating a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from 'those from upon high'. We received it from them as a means of saving many lives."
The futuristic looking Atlantean vailxi bear an uncanny resemblance to those kind of cigar-shaped UFOs which had been reported from as early as 1942 to this day. (See: www.ufoevidence.org) Maybe the earliest known official report of a similar object did come from the report by the crew of 61 Sqdn. Captain W/O Lever, during the raid on Turin, at the night of November 28/29th in the year 1942:
the earliest known official report of a similar object did come
from the report by the crew of 61 Sqdn. Captain W/O Lever, during
the raid on Turin, at the night of November 28/29th in the year 1942:
"The object was seen by the entire crew of the above aircraft. They believe it to have been 200-300 feet in length and its width is estimated at 1/5th or 1/6th of its length. The speed was estimated at 500 m.p.h., and it had four pairs of red lights spaced at equal distances along its body. These lights did not appear in any way like exhaust flames; no trace was seen. The object kept a level course. The crew saw the object twice during the raid and brief details are given below."
trance medium Daan Akkerman explained in his book: "Lanto 1: Atlantis
en ufo's" (2003), that UFOs could concern two different cases, namely:
metaphysical visitations from far away dimensions and images from a
reality outside our time, originating from the Lemurian age, which
could become visible to man under certain ideal circumstances. Trance
clairvoyant Dr. Douglas James Cottrell also
gave nearly the same explanations for this phenomenon in his e-book:
"Unexplained 1" (2013), in which he referred to the Atlantean vehicles
that could travel both in the air as through the water by means of
magnetic and anti-magnetic forces and explained these kind of sightings
as coming into contact which what happened in the past. (Perhaps we
could see it as a kind of energetic mirage from the ancient past.) Both
Daan Akkerman as Dr. Cottrell decladed that there is no other
physical extraterrestrial life within this universe, but there would
however be other life in other dimensions and other universes.
It seems to be a very large object which seems to be sticking partly out of a crater. It also stands out quite a bit in the local surroundings. Because there aren't other large rocks in the neighbouring area, it may be nothing more other than a crashed asteroid. It looks pretty much like a cigar shaped Atlantean Vailix as described and pictured in Frederick S. Oliver's book, but for this object being a kind of spaceship may be considered improbable due to its supposedly enormous length of 3 to 5 km.
In any case we can not say that it is impossible to make flying saucers and such. On May 16, 2011, the Iranian press office Fars made it public that the government of Iran had created an actual flying saucer. The inventor, the Iranian nuclear physicist Mehran Tavakoli Keshe, explained that he had developed a special plasma reactor that could manipulate the field of gravity or magnetism to produce movement. Keshe had shared his knowlegde with governments around the world to make sure this technology could be widely applied on many fields and that it would not fall in the hands of a small number of people who could keep it for themselves and potentionally misuse it.
Edgar Cayce also told in his readings about "huge beasts" and "giant lizards", which lived in the earlier times of Atlantis. He mentioned that the first ape-like human beings, which were living in caves, existed as early as 10,500,000 BC (Cayce reading 2665-2). In the times of Atlantis, around 50,000 BC, enormous carnivorous beasts were threating man in many parts of the world. Mankind did built gigantic architecture to partially keep the large animals from entering a city and partially for earthquake stability. At a later time there had been a gathering of people from five nations around the world, where the decision had been made to exterminate these beasts, because otherwise people may had not been able to survive (reading 262-39).
Huge and numerous gas pockets were blown open in the lairs of the animals which precipated volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in the still slowly cooling earth, and caused the first continental catastrophe which affected both Lemuria and Atlantis; The axis of the world started to shift, which led to the beginning of the last great ice age. Lemuria was the first to be affected while Atlantis followed shortly. After the catastrophy, the huge beasts did became nearly extinct.
Could it be that among these giants beasts/lizards there were those giant reptiles we know today as dinosaurs? And could it be possible that these animals still have survived up to the early times of Atlantis? Edgar Cayce is not alone in this claim, as various psychic intuitives made the mention of large, currently extinct animals, who lived in the same time frame as mankind. Trance medium Daan Akkerman asserted that most of current modern scientist erroneously dated the remains of these animals back to millions of years, it would have concerned animals that lived "only" 25,000 years ago.
According to trance clairvoyant Dr. Douglas James Cottrell, around 23,000 years ago was the time of the Grand Meeting of all chiefs of the world to do away with those large beasts (these we might term "prehistoric") that were deemed destructive and a menace to the earth. These beasts were the reason for the construction of certain ancient underground "cities", wherein these beasts could not enter. He was also once asked about the demise of the dinosaurs, the answer was:
"Those beasts that ran upon the earth itself, that were somewhat an inconvenience to those humans who lived upon the earth at the time. There would be, first: the climatic changes that would be similar to this, but as such there would be the shift at the planets' rotation, and as such, those that would be existing in humid climates - as most of these beasts did - they would have been shifted or put into very cold climates, and this would have caused their demise, but primarly it would be large masses of water sweeping across the continent itself.
Evidence of this would be the caches of bones found along hills or mountain ranges or ridges, in which their carcasses would have been swept and deposited as you would say. When you find them in large groupings, these are not pawns that they have fallen into, it is that their bodies had been swept across the mass of land as large waves have come across the landmass, and they would have drowned, you would say."
(Source: Rev. Douglas James Cottrell DTM Session: Ezekiel's wheel, the Garden of Eden, and the Dinosaurs' demise, by Rammsteinregeln)
The Nephilim are often understood as the humanoid giants, although those were initially called the "heroes" and the "men of renown". It is possible that the dinosaurs were also called Nephilim, because from Genesis 6:4, (American Standard Version) it seems that the Nephilim were already there when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of man:
"The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown."
In many versions of the Bible, "Nephilim" had been often translated as: "giants", but it is in fact derived from the Hebrew word for "to fall". It is possibly that it more actually translates as: the "Fallen Ones", thus could have a much broader meaning. It seems that the Biblical term: "Nephilim", specifically referred to these souls (the "first wave" of souls, as called by Edgar Cayce) that were "trapped" into the material things about this earth. (See the chapter: "the sons of God and the Daughters of man".) In his reading: "Atlantis and Prehistorical Times", psychic intuitive Paul Solomon identified these large prehistoric creatures as part of the first wave of souls of the sons of God that came to earth and incarnated into these beings. The word "Nephilim" might also be somehow related to "Nephila"; the ancient Aramaic name for the constellation of Orion, and perhaps these souls actually came from that place.
The giants were actually known by other names including the Emim, Rephaim, Gibborim, Zamzummim, and the Anakim. From chapter 4 from the book: "Legends of the Jews" (1909) by Lious Ginzberg:
"The offspring of these alliances between the angels and the Cainite women were the giants, known for their strength and their sinfulness; as their very name, the Emim*, indicates, they inspired fear. They have many other names. Sometimes they go by the name Rephaim**, because one glance at them made one's heart grow weak; or by the name Gibborim, simply giants, because their size was so enormous that their thigh measured eighteen ells; or by the name Zamzummim, because they were great masters in war; or by the name Anakim***, because they touched the sun with their neck; or by the name Ivvim, because, like the snake, they could judge of the qualities of the soil; or finally, by the name Nephilim****, because, bringing the world to its fall, they themselves fell."
(* Emim means: "the fearful"; ** Rephaim means: "the dead ones"; *** Anakim means: "the long-necked ones"; **** Nephilim means: "the fallen ones".)
Eighteen ells (20.574m!) is actually gigantic for a thigh, and would of course be much more appropriate for a very large dinosaur instead of a human being. Also, being able to "touch the sun with its neck" would be much more appropriate for a dinosaur with a very long neck such as the Brachiosaurus, and "judging the soil like a snake" would be much more of an animalistic instinct.
The Biblical book Numbers, 13:32-33 stated that men would look like grasshoppers in the eyes of the Nephilim:
"32. And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.
33. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."
Also in 2005, paleontologist Dr. Mary Schweitzer and her group discovered the first remains of blood cells in dinosaur fossils and later discovered soft tissue remains in the Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen MOR 1125. At first this seemed to prove that these particular dinosaurs couldn't be million years old, until they came up with a theory that suggested this would still be possible within optimal preservation circumstances.
In 2012, physicist Dr. Thomas Seiler presented the findings of his team about their Carbon 14 (C-14) dating of multiple samples of bone from eight dinosaurs from Texas, Alaska, Colorado and Montana. He revealed that these samples were dated to only 22,000 to 39,000 years old. After their AOGS-AGU conference in Singapore, the abstract was removed from the conference website by two chairmen because they believed there had to be an error in the data. (See: http://newgeology.us/presentation48.html for more information and the actual report.)
There are certain clues, found in our myths, legends and folklore, that some, possibly small number of dinosaur species might have survived a lot longer, even up to medieval times. The taxon "dinosauria" was formally named in 1842 by paleontologist Sir Richard Owen, but before these times these fearful beasts were possibly already mentioned in the myths and legends of various old and ancient civilizations as "dragons". Large lizards like the komodo dragon still live up to this day, and as with crocodiles, lizards, snakes, turtles and sharks; these species already existed millions of years ago. So why would we consider it to be impossible that other large reptiles could have survived a lot longer than previously thought?
Dragons were also mentioned in both the Old and the New Testament of the Bible. Its original Old-Hebrew is "Tanniyn" which is generally translated to: dragon, serpent, or sea monster.In the "Book of Job", there is a list of impressive real animals which includes the "Behemoth" (see Job 40:15-24) and the "Leviathan" (see the books Job, Psalm and Isaiah). During medieval times the Behemoth had been interpret as an elephant until the French Protestant pastor Samuel Bochart suggested in his "Hierozoicon" (1663) that it could be a hippopotamus, and remained the most common interpretation so far. The suggestion of a dinosaur has only arisen in relatively modern times. The scarce description of the behemoth is that of a huge grass eating animal, like a sauropod dinosaur like the Diplodocus. The Leviathan is described as a powerful serpent-like sea creature with limbs, which could refer to the Plesiosaur or the more fearful looking Mosasaur, both huge prehistoric sea creatures. Interestingly enough, Daan Akkerman's readings mention that the story in the "Book of Job" took place during the even older pre-Atlantean times of Lemuria (900,000 BC to 250,000 BC - according to Edgar Cayce).
Among the apocrypha, there is the story of "Bel and the Dragon", where the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar kept a great dragon in the temple of the (false) diety Bel. This dragon might have looked like the animal which is now known as the "mushhushshu", which was depicted in ancient Babylon art for centuries, and also was shown at walls of the "Ishtar Gate" from Babylon. (See the chapter: "Legendary Creatures".)
During the 1500s, Spanish Conquistadors brought back stories that there were stones with strange creatures carved on them found in a cave near Ica, Peru. They were believed to be ceremonial burial stones from the Nazca culture. Some of the stones were even brought back to Spain. In his work: "Relacion de antique dades d'este reyno del Peru", Indian chronicler Juan de Santa Cruz Pachucuti Llamgui already wrote in the year 1571 about these strange engraved stones from Ica, long before the very first remains of a dinosaur were recognized in the early 19th century. These stones were called "Manco" and were found in the "Kingdom of Chperu" tomb in Chinchayunga.
The Ica stones were popularized in 1970 by Dr. Javier Cabrera, a Peruvian medical doctor who received an engraved stone as a birthday gift. In thrity-five years, he had collected over 11,000 engraved stones. The clearly illustrated andesite stones are depicting humans, dinosaurs (of the Jurassic type), even humans riding and fighting with dinosaurs, advanced technology like telescopes, maps of the earth (including what very much looks like the lost continent of Atlantis), ritual and sexual depictions, and more.
Dr. Javier asserted that he had found most of the stones within a certain cave. He would also have collected many stones from a farmer named Basilio Uschuya, who admitted however that he made these artifacts himself to sell them as souvenirs. Unfortunately, this incident caused much damage to the credibility of these stones.
Research has shown that erosion of the images on the stone was minimal, therefore it is believed by many they couldn't be very old. However, the oxidisation in the carvings of one of the Ica stones has been dated to at least 55,000 years old, which places its origins right within the time frame given by Edgar Cayce when dinosaurs still would have roamed on the earth and co-existed with man. (More information and photo's at: http://nazcamystery.com and http://www.jseaward.co.uk)
1944 in Acámbaro, Mexico, there
had been found several thousands of small ceramic figurines in
the form of dinosaurs, and humans riding them. They
are generally regarded as a hoax, because it was rumoured that these
kind of figures where still being made by traditional artists in more
recent and modern times. Though, this does not exclude the possiblity
that these kind of figures could be based on much older ones. It
is often said that there is no reliable evidence for the validity of
these figures as actual ancient artifacts. In
1955, outcomes of radio-carbon dating of these figures in New Jersey
showed an age between 1,600 BC and 1,110 CE. More surprisingly, an
additional 18 pieces were dated by the University of Pennsylvania at
around 2,500 BC. (Source: http://mexicanarcheology.tripod.com)
At the ruins of an ancient Buddhist temple called Ta Prohm, near Angkor Wat in Cambodia, there is a certain stone relief depicting humans, various animals and what seems to be mythological creatures. Around these animals we can see decorations that may represent cycles of creation, possible related to the evolution of these animals. Among these animals, there is one particular animal which seems to have plates on his back, just like a stegosaurus.
However, the head of the animal is too large for any kind of stegosaurus that we know of today, as all known species of Stegosauria actually had a proportionally small head. Some assume that these plates are part of the surrounding ornaments, but this does not seem to be the case as the forms of these plates are actually similar to those of a stegosaurus and do not fully match the shapes of the ornaments, and also, these kind of plates or ornaments are missing in the depictions if the animals above and below the stegosaurus.
Apart from the plates, the animal looks somewhat like a rhinocerus instead, especially the Sumatran rhinocerus because of its short horn. The rhinocerus however, always has a very thin and short tail, unlike the thick tail in the pictures above. Because of the large head, the heavy build and the seemingly absence of a horn, it also shares some characteristics of the toxodon, which was a mammal which looked like a rhino without a horn, that according to archaeology became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene, which was around 12,000 years ago. But like the rhinocerus, the toxodon also had a thin and short tail. Whether it depicts a stegosaurus or not, it seems to depict some kind of prehistoric, now extinct animal.
There is also another creature above this
being which looks like another, two-legged dinosaur. (See s8int.com and www.genesispark.com for
more information about
dinosaurs in old literature, art and history.)
The world's various tectonic plates.
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is an oceanic ridge, a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean that extends from the northeast of Greenland southward to the island Bouvet close to Antartica. The discovery of seismic activity at the central cliff would have lead to the theory of the spreading of the ocean and the acceptation of Afred Wegeners' theory of continental drift. According to the theory here we would have, simply said, two enormous tectonic plates that shove from each other where within the ridge is newly formed oceanic crust.
If we examine underwater images (such as we can see with Google Earth) of this ridge, we can see that within the ridge we can see an enormous serrated "crack". These kind of "cracks" are in fact called "fault lines" actually define the borders of a certain tectonic plane. We can see that te fault line of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge exactly crosses the location of where Atlantis would have been situated. This should explain why this continent endured multiple extreme natural disasters for it was situated in a vulnerable area. Could it be that Atlantis sank into the depths of the ocean because of the shifting of the tectonic plates?
The collision of two tectonic plates could actually raise portions of the earth or sea bottom where on the other side portions lower. It is known in this regard that the Himalaya mountains are still rising today. (Source: www.divediscover.whoi.edu) Edgar Cayce once made a prediction that portions of Atlantis could "rise" in the year 1968 or 1969. This had usually been interpet that parts of Atlantis would raise above sea level but this had not been implicated. From reading 958-3:
"...Poseidia will be among the first portions of Atlantis to rise again. Expect it in sixty-eight and sixty-nine ('68 and '69); not so far away!"
Not only the sea level but also the bottom of the sea is able to raise and fall, and perhaps there indeed was a raise of the sea bottom around that year, because the Bimini Road was actually discovered by plane in the year 1968.
The Bimini Road.
The "Bimini Road" is an underwater rock formation near North Bimini island in the Bahamas, off the coast of Florida. It consists of a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) long, northeast-southwest linear feature, composed of roughly rectangular to subrectangular limestone blocks. It looks like a long, artificially created stone wall that once could have been above the sea level. Although many researchers dismiss the Bimini Road as a fully natural formation, any structure that would be affected by a thousand years of water erosion and the growing of sea weed would look naturally, of course. But the curious things are there were found large stones that were piled up onto each other, that certain blocks were cut in a rectangular form, and what seems to be tool marks on numerous blocks, which adds to the evidence that these possibly were artificial, man-made structures. (See the documentary: Search for Edgar Cayce's Atlantis, on Youtube.)
According to the Edgar Cayce readings, records of some sort were kept which would be specific to the methods of construction of the "great crystal", or "firestone" in three places on the earth, including the area near Bimini. These places are: 1) Yucatan and Bimini near the coast of Florida, 2) Atlantis, in the sunken temples of Poseidia (Azores), and 3) in Egypt. It is also noteworthy that these places are roughly equally spaced from each other. From Edgar Cayce's Reading 440-5:
"As indicated [see 996-12], the records of the manners of construction of same are in three places in the earth, as it stands today: In the sunken portions of Atlantis, or Poseidia, where a portion of the temples may yet be discovered, under the slime of ages of sea water - [[and]] near what is known as Bimini, off the coast of Florida. And in the temple records that were in Egypt, where the entity later acted in cooperation with others in preserving the records that came from the land where these had been kept. Also the records that were carried to what is now Yucatan in America, where these stones (that they know so little about) are now - during the last few months - BEING uncovered."
Also the expedition of Tony Benik would have witnessed a huge pyramid. In the magazine "The Planetary Connections", British edition, issue 6, Winter 1994/5, there was described the discovery of a pyramid with the area between the island of Bimini and the Cay Sal Bank, with the aid of sonar technology. According to the discoverer Captian Don Henry this pyramid would have been "three hundred feet higher than the Pyramid of Cheops".
Another discovery was made during the first quarter of the year 2012, when mainly American and French scientists did find two remarkable pyramids on the seabed within the region of the so-called "Bermuda Triangle" where each of them would be bigger than the largest pyramids of Egypt. Because of the perfect smoothness and the translucent property, these scientists think that these pyramids are possible made from crystal or glass. According to research there would be two large holes at the top of the pyramid where water would pass through at such a high speed that it would create a huge vortex. This discovery could possibly explain the mystery of the ships that went missing in this area if this vortex could have gained such a force under certain conditions that it would be able to drag even ships into the depths of the water.
"What users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process," a Google spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement. "Bathymetric (or sea-floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data. The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world's oceans."
"The area reflects a mixture of bathymetric data from sonar and satellite altimetry, which provides an estimate of the ocean floor topography based on wave height. The intersection of these two data sets, which don't align perfectly, is what produces the appearance of a street grid. Similar grid lines can be found in other parts of the ocean where the sea floor has yet to be completely mapped, such as near Hawaii."(Source: InformationWeek, February 20, 2009)
However, this exact grid pattern was still clearly visible on the later image data from 2010 and 2011. If these were boat lines, would this mean that these boats followed the exact pattern and were repeating the very same mistakes? It is more likely that these later images only recaptured the satellite data and the same sonar data would have been reused from previous years.
"The original version of Google Ocean was a newly developed prototype map that had high resolution but also contained thousands of blunders related to the original archived ship data," said David Sandwell, a Scripps geophysicist. "UCSD undergraduate students spent the past three years identifying and correcting the blunders as well as adding all the multibeam echosounder data archived at the National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, Colorado."The Google map now matches the map used in the research community, which makes the Google Earth program much more useful as a tool for planning cruises to uncharted areas," Sandwell added. For example, the updated, more precise data corrects a grid-like artifact on the seafloor that was misinterpreted in the popular press as evidence of the lost city of Atlantis off the coast of North Africa."
(Source: SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography)
Actually, although certainly not as clear as on the images from previous years, if one looks close enough, the same rectangular grid still can be seen on the image data from 2012. The images are actually less detailled compared to the previous ones, probably because of the application of higher image compression - which serves to reduce load times, though at the expense of a loss in detail. When the grid is zoomed out in Google Earth/Maps we also see light blue patternless rectangles, which differentiates the grid from the nearby surrounding area and before this did not. This, and the absence of certain bumps at the bottom of the seabed - which had been there before - suggests that a lot of detail had been wiped out in that particular area because, according to Google spokesmen, they were merely just image errors.
Could this be what David Sandwell means by: "identifying and correcting the blunders"; the removal or omission of these details? Could it be that Google simply manipulated these images by removing a lot of the sonar data, instead of re-acquiring this kind of data again to get it right? How could the omission of data really give a more precise map?
Nevertheless, if this image data would have been just moderately accurate all the time, this area could indeed once have been been part of an ancient civilization. From the looks of it, these rectangular forms reasonably could not be the tops of buildings or megalithic blocks, otherwise some of these would be over eight miles long (about fifty times the size of a city block in New York City). A more realistic possiblity is that these might have been large canals. Plato's dialog "Critias" (118e) described a waterway system in Atlantis were the inhabitants brought the wood from the mountain to the city and transported the seasonal products in boats through cross connections which they had dug from one canal to the other, and also to the city.
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