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Σάββατο, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Atlantis Worldview




from Flem-Ath Website
 
This account is based on an unpublished manuscript (ATLANTIS AT LAST!) which was registered with the Library of Congress on the 18th of August 1980

Plato’s account of Atlantis records a conversation that had taken place two centuries before when his ancestor, Solon, travelled to Egypt (around 560 B.C.). During this trip Solon learned from an Egyptian priest who described a 9,000 year old depiction of the geography of Atlantis as if you were standing on the shores of Atlantis:
"In those far-away days that Ocean could be navigated, as there was an island outside the channel which your countrymen tell me you call the ’pillars of Heracles’. This island was larger than Libya and Asia together, and from it seafarers, in those times, could make their way to the others, and thence to the whole opposite continent, which encircles the true outer Ocean. (The waters within the channel just mentioned are manifestly a basin with a narrow entrance; what lies beyond it is the real Ocean, and it is land enclosing that Ocean which should rightly be called a Continent.)"
The U.S. Naval projection shows the world as seen FROM the shores of Antarctica. In the following map the U.S. Naval projection is modified to include the landmasses as they were around 9,600 B.C. (when Atlantis was said to have been destroyed). Antarctica has been replaced by Kircher’s map of Atlantis (Egyptian Map of Antarctica). Below the map is a modern rendering of Plato’s words replacing Atlantis with Antarctica.
Long ago the World Ocean was navigated beyond the Straits of Gibraltar by sailors from an island larger than North Africa and the Middle East combined. After leaving Antarctica you would encounter the Antarctic archipelago (islands currently under ice) and from them you reach the World Continent (Afro-Eur-Asia joined with North and South America) which encircles the World Ocean. The Mediterranean Sea is very small compared to the World Ocean and could even be called a bay. But beyond the Mediterranean Sea is a World Ocean which is encircled by one continuous landmass (geographic sense of "continent").

Atlantis, in the center, is described by the Egyptian priest as being "larger than Libya and Asia together". Libya, during Solon’s time was what we call today "North Africa" and Asia meant what we call today "the Middle East". The boundaries of Atlantis stretched to cover more than five million square miles, a massive land, larger than the United States. It is hard to take seriously, theories which attempt to squeeze a continent of this immense size into the Mediterranean Sea, which holds less than one million square miles of water.

It seems absurd to believe that a massive continent dominated by immense mountains, could slide quietly into the ocean like some crippled submarine, and disappear without a trace. Yet those who persistently argue for a North Atlantic Atlantis would have us believe that such a quiet, disappearing act took place less than 12,000 years ago.

Atlantis was lost partly because we lost the original meaning of the term "Atlantic Ocean". For the Greeks of Solon’s time the Atlantic Ocean was a body of water that completely surrounded the world. It was only later when the age of exploration discovered (or invented) new oceans that Atlantic came to mean just the water between Europe/Africa and North/South America. Atlantic Ocean in Solon’s time was the World Ocean that oceanographers teach us today.

The astonishing significance of Plato’s account of Atlantis is the remarkable fact that in three short sentences he describes with amazing accuracy the fundamental geographic features of our planet as seen from Antarctica. Somewhere and somehow amidst the chaos of history, perhaps as a dying legacy, the Atlantean entrusted their world view to the priests of ancient Egypt. One of these priests disclosed this secret geography to Plato’s ancestor, Solon. This ancient, yet accurate depiction of our planet proves that not only did Atlantis exist on Antarctica, but it was an advanced civilization, capable of conceptualizing and mapping the entire planet.

  http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/atlantida_mu/esp_atlantida_8.htm

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