Gordon, John S. (L)
John S. Gordon (1946-2013 ) was a senior fellow of the Theosophical Society of England and was the author of two books with an Atlantis connection – The Rise andFall of Atlantis and Egypt: Child of Atlantis. In them he considers a radical re-appraisal of the age of the Egyptian civilisation, as he was convinced that Plato’s 9000 years are to be taken literally.
Furthermore, Gordon proposed that in addition to Plato’s story recounting a real civilisation his narrative also contains ‘a complex metaphor for cosmic creation.’ However, neither book brings us any nearer to locating Atlantis and is of little value to serious Atlantis seekers. He constantly quoted Blavatsky as a reliable source and is quite happy to accept Cayce’s ‘revelation’ that the Atlanteans had flying machines. This begs the question, that with such a technological advantage, how were they defeated by the Athenians?
Gordon suggests that the region of the Canaries and the Azores was the most likely location for Atlantis, which was destroyed by the eruption of a supervolcano and suggests that Atlantean migrants founded that ancient Egypt civilisation. However, nobody has addressed the unavoidable questions that flow from that idea. Firstly, is it credible that the Egyptians would not have recorded such a pedigree and related it to Solon? and secondly, is it not strange that the Atlanteans would launch an attack on their own relatives?
In 2012 Gordon returned to the subject of very ancient origins of the Egyptians with the publication of Land of the Fallen Star Gods, which is a re-working of Egypt: Child of Atlantis. Along with a recycling of earlier material he also re-introduces us to the colourful concept of ‘the cosmic dung ball’!