Atlantis Nonsense # 1-13
The subject of Atlantis has kept the ‘lunatic fringe’ busy for over a century. In total defiance of commonsense and/or science there is a continual outpouring of nonsensical ideas and claims that are totally at variance with the only real source of information regarding Atlantis, namely, the writings of Plato. I have already written about the worthlessness of ‘channelled’ information. Some of that material is the result of plagiarism or self-delusion. In other instances we are dealing with simple hoaxes, while in other cases we are possibly reading the sad consequences of some psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. The advent of the internet has provided an inexpensive and readily accessible outlet for both the deluded and the dishonest. So, from time to time I shall add examples of these fantasies and frauds, the reader will have to decide which are which and whether they warrant laughter or tears.
Atlantis Nonsense #13
It is some time since I added anything to this nonsense section, not because there was any shortage of Atlantis drivel to entertain us, but because I had other more important matters to attend to. Today’s bovine effluent came from the keyboard of Antoinette-Lyons Glynn in 2014 as a promo for a workshop.
“REAWAKENING THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF ATLANTIS IRELAND
ACTIVATING THE 7 PORTALS – BOOK OF COMING FORTH BY LIGHT
ACTIVATING THE ANCIENT CRYSTAL LIGHT GRIDS OF ATLANTIS IRELAND”
“ACTIVATE THE LIGHT, RAINBOW, DIAMOND BODY
SYCHRONOIZE YOUR LIGHT BODY WITH THE HARMONIC SPEED OF LIGHT
ENTER THE MYSTERY SCHOOLS & ACCESS THE SECRETS OF SONIC SACRED GEOMETRIC ALCHEMY”
http://atlantisireland.webs.com/eventsireland2014.htm (offline Oct.2016)
Atlantis Nonsense # 12
The marketing power of the name Atlantis has been long recognised. To-day’s delight is from a site endeavouring to get the unsuspecting to part with their cash for what is promoted as ‘Classic Atlantean Triads’ and which – joy of joys – also include EMO beads. A snip at $3500.
The lengthy copy includes so much drivel that the following will have to suffice;
“The Atlanteans had machines. Lots of machines, lots of what is considered now ‘modern’ technology, including safety razors, pressure-cookers, perfumes, complex dinner menus, fast food shops, timepieces, water and wind mills, steam engines, maps, compasses and astrolabes, complex hand-operated computers that rival any Swiss watch for intricacy and engineering, indoor plumbing, hot water heaters, ice cream and ice makers, leather shoes, dentistry almost as sophisticated as today’s, refrigerators, wireless telegraphy, electroplating and sets of building and measuring tools as good as any you’ll find in your modern hardware store.”
Atlantis Nonsense # 11
Hollywood It seems that actress Shirley McClaine revealed that A Dweller on Two Planets , by Frederick S. Oliver, “jumped out of a bookshelf into her hands” in a New Age bookstore in Hong Kong (and obviously had an big influence on her subsequently)! I think comment is unnecessary.
Atlantis Nonsense # 10
This gem comes from a site dealing with the astrological meaning of individual letters in a person’s name. Comment would be superflous.
“BRIAN (letter B)
People whose name starts with the letter B are controlled by the planet Saturn. If you have a B in your name then you are helpful, humorous, mostly resolved, but often fearful. Looking at the letter B one sees the heart which mirrors feminine energy. It also looks like a figure eight lying down and that can mean infinity. The task is to discover the world, to find sacred powers to gain greater protection for themselves and others. If you have a B in the name, then you have been incarnated in several races: Lemuria, Atlantis, other planets. Through the experience accumulated from previous lives you are the one who wants to prove himself in this life.”
http://www.namespage.com/posts/brian-slade (offline Mar.2016)
Atlantis Nonsense # 9
“I met my first unicorn when I was sitting on the lawn with my laptop on my knee. A beautiful white presence appeared by my side and I was amazed to realize it was a unicorn. It gave me information about the unicorn realms and told me that they are looking for people of high energy who want to help the world. They will connect to them and help them.
Unicorns are pure white seventh dimensional horses who have returned to Earth for the first time since Atlantis to help us with our ascension. They are known as the purest of the pure and have qualities of love, peace, calm, gentleness, hope, majesty, caring, magic and mystery. They will come to you when you are ready, helping you too to develop your unicorn qualities.”
Atlantis Nonsense # 8 For New Age crazies I have included here an offering from the keyboard of Deanna Jaxine Stinson, who admits to co-owning “a paranormal business that seeks out extraterrestrials, demons, ghosts, monsters, vampires and so much more.” Stinson is an Atlantis sceptic but does tell us that “the story is that Atlantis is a highly developed society that just goes missing one day. There is a lot of debate and there is really no good evidence that this was a real place or where it was. It is more of a spiritual place. People who connect with the spirit world through crystal skulls commonly process that the people of these times were using crystal skulls and that they summoned something that caused their city to be sucked into some kind of vortex and transported to another dimension.” There is more literary effluent where that came from.*Stinson also informs us that “the ancient lost city of Atlantis is believed to have been destroyed by crystal skulls.” (a)
Alantis Nonsense #7 As a rule I encourage recycling, but when it comes to the regurgitating of old and sometimes discredited Atlantis stories, my blood boils. An example today (5 Sept. 2014) concerns the 2001 claim by Zelitsky and Weinzweig that they had discovered a sunken city off the west coast of Cuba, between the island and the Yucatan Peninsula. Nothing substantial has been heard since, but it’s reasonable to wonder why the cash-poor government of Cuba has failed to capitalise on what potentially should be one of the world’s the most lucrative tourist attractions. The story got a lot of attention at the time and is occasionally ‘recycled’ by careless researchers. Some of the images are suspect and not a single piece of verifiable scientific evidence has been offered to support the original claim. Even if the ‘city’ exists, there is absolutely no reason to identify it with Atlantis. Sunken cities exist all over the world. And so, today (5th Sept, 2014) we have Terrence Aym misleadingly presenting(a) the story again as if it was new and inaccurately locating the proposed Cuban site inside the Bermuda Triangle, which it clearly is not. This sort of sloppy research is what I expect from someone desperate for publicity. All that Aym has produced is another piece of literary bovine manure, however, he has not cornered the market for that exotic product.
Atlantis Nonsense #6 This contribution comes from the fertile imagination of Lewis E. Graham PhD who in a radio interview(a) that ranges over many subjects including astronomy, the Nephilim, geology, Atlantis. Graham was as a minister by both the Temple of Knowledge and the Huna Heiau, which also awarded him its Doctorate of Divinity degree (D.D.) in 2000. He locates Atlantis in Antarctica which was destroyed by an encounter with the rogue planet Tiamat. He also claims that the Atlanteans averaged 8.5 feet in height and had an alphabet of three-dimensional symbols, the first three of which are the basis for his brand of Atlantean meditation. He further claims that there was a linkage between the language of ancient Egypt and that of Hawaii! In his interview, which lasts for two hours, he quotes frequently from Robert Schoch, the Flem-Aths, Graham Hancock and the Bible. Plato, however, gets very little mention. It is a collection of unsubstantiated claims based on ‘revelations’ made to him. His sincerity is not for me to judge.
(a) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP0RrNYe3fA (audio only)
Atlantis Nonsense #5 In February 2014 it was reported(a) that two scientists had announced in Bern that they had ‘proof’ that Atlantis had existed on Mars and had traded with the ancient Egyptians! Dr. Stephan Weisz and an Egyptologist Conrad Vetsch claimed that “a recently deciphered Egyptian scroll first led them to believe that Atlantis was located on Mars. The scroll describes a technologically advanced civilization existing beyond our own planet “in the vast, black ocean of space.” It also alludes to space travel and the use of a shuttle craft to ferry manlike extraterrestrials from a space-bound mother ship to the surface of Earth.” The credentials of these two gentlemen were not provided. No information regarding the scroll was forthcoming. Apparently, Plato did not get a mention, nor was there any explanation of how Atlanteans capable of space travel were defeated by the relatively primitive Athenians. In the absence of further information this b.s. should be treated as a hoax, concocted to achieve for the perpetrators ‘their fifteen minutes of fame’.
Atlantis Nonsense #4
This offering is from ‘The Solar Brotherhood of the Seven Rays’ and signed by Rev Dr. Robert Ghost Wolf “The Atlanteans were a very scientific and intellectual people, with little regard for the natural laws of cause and effect. The Atlanteans were a Patriarchal society, and the Lemurians were a Matriarchal society, their philosophies as well as their perceptions being constantly at odds. The Atlantaens were as well obsessed with the acquisition of ever increasing levels of power and control over nature, and if possible the Earth herself. This carries over into a blatant recklessness regarding their experiments. Their attempts to harness the Earths energies, at one point caused a complete tear in the membrane of the Earths atmosphere itself. This tare in the fragile living membrane occurrence was much like the ozone layer is behaving today, the membrane was spreading of its own accord, causing rips in the time space continuum. This allowed for thin spots or holes as it were to appear in the membrane. Once it was realized what was occurring it was too late, there was no way to slow the process, as they had little knowledge of that kind of science. Eventually there were leaks from the layers that separated the dimensions; allowing life forms from many different dimensional expressions to enter not only into the Earth plane, but also into all manner of expressions of life forms thereon, including humans, and animals that dwelled upon her.” http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sumer_anunnaki/reptiles/reptiles23.htm
Atlantis Nonsense #3 This gem comes from a forum on David Icke’s website. This contribution links Atlanteans, Reptilians, crystal skulls and Easter Island! “The once mighty Atlanteans came from the star system Epsilon Bootis to Earth about 20,000 years ago. The Atlanteans are benevolent! They settled on Easter Island until they were wiped out by the Reptilians about 12,000 years ago. The Easter Island monoliths were meant to ward off humans from finding the secrets off the shores of Easter Island and the buried secrets below Easter Island. This was set up by the Reptilians. The crystal skulls are artifacts of the Atlanteans. The malevolent Draconian Reptilians captured and eliminated most of all the ancient Atlante ans and altered their DNA. In fact the Queen of England is .333 part Reptilian and about .012 Atlantean. When the 13 skulls are found, then this will give humans information on how to build ships to reach distant star systems and colonize them.” http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75783
Atlantis Nonsense # 2 This offering comes from an American, Mark Hammons, in a piece entitled Accessible Remains of Atlantis. This lengthy blog jumps from Tesla to LSD to Stargate Atlantis and beyond. The entire blog must be read if appropriate treatment is to be recommended, but the following extract should give you a flavour; “Among the accomplishments of the Atlanteans, for example, was “perfect” weather control. Now the average immediate notion is of abundant fields of waving grain in endless summer alongside the most beautiful of beaches. They had that, and it bored them; too utilitarian to them, like we might look at a vineyard. They left such backlands to the serving creatures. The Atlanteans had come into the physical world essentially for the stimulation. They loved storms. Whole areas of their land were given over, like national parks, to violent displays of atmospheric turbulence. Their servants, of course, were less fond of these events, which could in the equivalent of ”artisitic license” spillover and kill them, at will. Some did, some didn’t. They also had the ability to effect geological events for their experiential pleasure. Volcanic fountains were a favorite, but much was done with steam and mineral venting for artistic result. They had plenty of time–the earlier ones were still immortal. More than one volcanic seamount poking its head above the waters of the Atlantic Ocean started outthis way. Later, of course, they lost control. “ http://www.scribd.com/doc/36543783/Accessible-Remains-of-Atlantis
Atlantis Nonsense # 1 This first piece of drivel comes from the pen of the prolific Frank Joseph. These are excerpts from a paper entitled Atlantis and the Great Pyramid from the July/August 2006 edition of Atlantis Rising magazine. ” They (the Egyptians) somehow foresaw some inevitable celestial catastrophe with a potential for extraordinary destructiveness. As the object’s orbit began to noticeably decay, ground-observers concluded that an impact with our planet was unavoidable, and began to prepare for the event by constructing a device that would bolster earth’s ionosphere, thereby deflecting the course of the falling object. The pyramid builders erected their geo-transducer because they understood that the earth was periodically endangered by recurring cycles of celestial bombardments. The Great Pyramid was built to guard against future collisions from outer space.” “These and other revelations are not mere speculations, but bolstered by evidence for Atlantean influences in Egypt, Mesopotamia and North Africa, as presented in my four published books on the subject. A straight-forward examination of the evidence shows that the Atlanteans created a material culture in some respects superior to and in most aspects entirely different from our own. But their strange technology, however powerful, could not save them from the sudden oblivion that consigned Atlantis to the realm of legend. All this began prior to but also accompanied the official rise of high cultures, some five thousand years ago. The fate of this lost race and the ultimate purpose of their Great Pyramid are interwoven motifs laying bare the roots of our civilization. Those roots are not hidden in the sands of Egypt, but under the dark fathoms of the ocean that derived its name from the lost homeland of mankind.”