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Pole Shift

Cappicciola, Walter

Walter Cappicciola (1953- ) was born in Cagliari, Sardinia and is by profession an engineer. However, it is clear that his real loves are the study of ancient history and his homeland. He has published two books on those subjects[1560][1561], which include a number of controversial ideas, such as the idea of a pole shift being the result of the Earth’s crust sliding over the underlying mantle. This is an echo of Charles Hapgood’s theories. Cappiccolia claims that this type of pole shift resulted in a succession of global floods, climate change and mass extinctions.

He also proposes that there were antediluvian civilisations destroyed by these convulsions, the last of which occurred between 18,000 and 14,000 years ago. His second book, also in Italian, is entitled The other Atlantis. Civiltà scomparse, antiche conoscenze, megalitismo e Sardegna Disappearing civilizations, ancient knowledge, megalithism and Sardinia. He gave a talk in Cagliari on April 13th 2018 on the subject of ‘Atlantis in Sardinia‘?

Kushi, Michio (N)

Michio Kushi (1926-2014) was a Japanese promoter of modern macrobiotics, which he helped to introduce to the United States after moving there after the war.

In 1992, he teamed up with a colleague, Edward Esko, to write Forgotten Worlds[1381] in which they proposed that Atlantis, situated in the Atlantic had been destroyed as a result of a Pole Shift.

Juganaru, Jon Nelo (L)

Jon Nelo Juganaru (1948- ) is Romanian by birth, but emigrated to the United Staes, where he laboured as a glass artist and now writes under the pen-name of ‘Raven Alb J.’

His 2012 book, Why and How the Ice Age Ended[1051], is a large tome that should have been edited to fraction of its size. As the title suggests it deals with the ending of the of the last Ice Age, which he claims was caused by an asteroid impact that also led to a Pole Shift. Another consequence was the destuction of Atlantis, which Juganaru identifies as Europe with its capital city situated in the Black Sea.

Among a number of his odd claims is that Göbekli Tepe is a miniature of Atlantis!

Throughout the book the author constantly introduces Romanian words for explanation, to the point where it quickly became irritating. Furthermore, he is also guilty of what for me is the publishing crime de la crime relating to non-fiction books, there is no index.

Nestke & Riemer

Fritz Nestke & Thomas Riemer are the German authors of Atlantis – ein Kontinent tau (ch) t auf [064] published in 1989 six years before Rand & Rose Flem-Ath published their ‘Atlantis in the Antarctic’ theory in When the Sky Fell.*However, twenty years earlier Flavio Barbiero published a parallel theory [0061], although I don’t know if Nestke & Reimer were aware of his book written in Italian!*

In support of their contention Nestke & Riemer have produced a ‘corrected’ translation of Timaeus 25d  which they claim should read;

“… and Atlantis’ island as of disappeared even in its sea (removed from view) why it is now being impossible – because the slush of frozen sea even there is a very real obstacle – close gain access to the island” (p.170).

Like the Flem-Aths Nestke & Riemer also propose that a Pole Shift played a part in the destruction of Atlantis.

Hushi, Skender (L)

Skender Hushi is an Albanian ‘researcher’ who recently announced to the world that he had discovered ‘Atlantide’. This dramatic ‘news’ is contained in a 55-page booklet, I Have Discovered Atlantide[0899], that was retailing at an exorbitant $32 (Kindle – $7).

Hushi bases his claim on the Emerald Plates of Thoth(c), who was allegedly the last king of Atlantis, which he claims lasted from 50,000 BC until 10,000 BC. He further claims that plain of Atlantis matches a description of Ireland, which he informs us was a former Albanian-speaking country!

It is obvious to me that Hushi knows as much about Ireland as he does about Atlantis. Like so many others who have entered into this field he does not know the difference between assertion and evidence. If anyone wishes to engage in some literary masochism, without paying the over inflated price of a hard copy, they can indulge themselves on Hushi’s website(a) where most of the text is available in badly translated English(b).

Hushi  seems to locate Atlantis in the Atlantic, west of Ireland with Rockall its last visible remnant. His rambling text ranges over Giza, giants, pole shift, Incas, ancient space travel and the etymology of many Albanian words, which he assumes to have been the language of Atlantis!

(a) http://www.skenderhushi.net/

(b) https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bwdwn73KfYKHTUZQdkY4c1BSTkU/edit?usp=drive_web&pli=1

(c) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Tablet

Rengifo, Robert (L)

Robert Rengifo was a little known Chilean professor who flourished in the early decades of the 20th century. He had an intense interest in the prehistory of America and presented Rengifohis views in the Proceedings of the prestigious Societe Scientifique du Chili(The Scientific Society of Chile) from 1904 until 1935. He focussed on the aboriginal peoples of Chile and in particular Patagonia in the extreme south. His attention was drawn even further south to Antarctica where he controversially concluded that man had originated (rather than Africa). Then following a catastrophic axial pole shift that destroyed Atlantis, which was located there, people were forced to migrate, populating the rest of the Americas and then the world.

Rafael Videla Eissmann, who has championed Rengifo’s work has drawn attention to an excerpt from the epic poem, La Araucana, by Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga (1533-1594) which translates from the original Castilian as

“Chile, fertile and known land

in the famous Antarctic region

from ancient nations respected

because of being strong, important and powerful”.

Eissmann believes that this suggests knowledge of an ancient Antarctic polar civilisation!

While many of his conclusions may now appear purely speculative, in fact, Rengifo thought his views would eventually be vindicated by archaeology. The Monte Verde site in southern Chile has since been dated to around 11,000 BC. In addition, the enormous dressed stone blocks of El Enladrillado, also in Chile, raise questions about the technological capabilities of the region’s early inhabitants.

This apparent movement of peoples from south to north was endorsed by Arthur Posnansky  in his 1919 book La Hora Futura [0941] The ensuing half century saw more of his conclusions echoed by researchers such as Charles Hapgood, the Flem-AthsHugh Auchincloss Brown and Robert Argod.

His work has recently been highlighted in a 2008 book[792] by Rafael Videla Eissmann as well as in a series of papers on his website(a). Another overview of Rengifo’s theories is available online(b).

(a) http://obrasrafaelvidelaeissmann.blogspot.com/ (Spanish) [use search facility]

(b) http://www.alertaaustral.cl/articulo.php?id=190 (Spanish)

 

 

 

     

Haverkamp, Wolfgang (L)

Wolfgang Haverkamp is a German writer who firmly places Atlantis on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge(a). He claims that the area of the island was 80% that of the Iberian Peninsula. He suggests that the demise of Atlantis may have been the consequence of a pole shift following an encounter with an extraterrestrial body by the earth.

(a) http://www.science-explorer.de/reports/gedanken_atlantis.htm

Solàrion, Rob

Rob Solàrion (Robert Traylor Russell)(1942-2010) was from Dallas, rob solarionTexas and has written both on the Internet and in book form[556] on a number of subjects including, Planet X or Nibiru(a), Pole Shift, Apollonius of Tyana(g) and Atlantis.

Although formerly a member of Maxine Asher’s group, as he developed his own theory of Polar Axial Displacement he came to be an ardent supporter of an Antarctic location for Atlantis.

His views on Atlantis in Antarctica, together with some caustic remarks about Asher(f) are available online.

Solàrion has written a commentary(e) on Andrew Tomas’ Atlantis book[348].

(a) http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/hercolobus/planetX/planetX.htm

(b) http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/hercolobus/planetX/planetX02.htm#Chapter 2

(e) http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_homegods01.htm

(f) http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/cosmic_tree/atlantis.htm

(g) http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/serpents_dragons/ancient_history2.htm