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Joining The Dots

I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato's own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.


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Asgård

Asgård, according to Norse mythology contained in the Eddur (Eddas), was a city or country which was the home of the gods (Aesir). A number of researchers, such as the controversial Joachim Rittstieg have sought to link Asgard with Atlantis(a)(d)Daniel Fleck also hints at a possible connection between the two(b). Ignatius Donnelly in the first page of his book mentioned Asgard among a list of legendary places which included the Garden of Eden, Olympus and the Elysian Fields,  as “representing a universal memory of a great land, where early mankind dwelt for ages in peace and happiness” in an Antediluvian world. Other writers, such as the late Walter Baucum, Jürgen Spanuth and Felice Vinci, who all locate Atlantis in northwest Europe, understandably associate Asgard with Atlantis.

*Paul A. LaViolette has proposed “that Asgård, like Atlantis, represents the North American ice sheet” and “that the Bifrost bridge most likely signifies the ice sheet bridge that spanned Baffin Bay and the North Sea to connect the North American and Greenland ice sheets with the European ice sheet.” [432.250]*

Since the end of the 19th century there have been regular claims of a link between the Indian Vedas and the Norse Edda(c).

(a) http://www.asgard-atlan.de/index-Dateien/AtlantisGB.htm

*(b) http://www.atlantia.de/atlantis_english/myth/culture/atlantis_atzlan_asgard.htm (Link broken May 2018)*

(c) http://odinicriteofaustralia.wordpress.com/odinist-cosmology-backed-by-science/

(d) http://www.nornirsaett.de/die-bild-schatzsuche-die-maya-wikinger-und-atlantis/ (offline 05/09/15)