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    September 2023. Hi Atlantipedes, At present I am in Sardinia for a short visit. Later we move to Sicily and Malta. The trip is purely vacational. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a dreadful apartment, sitting on a bed, with access to just one useable socket and a small Notebook. Consequently, I possibly will not […]Read More »
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Clarke, Dean

Dean Clarke is the American webmaster of the extensive Atlantisite(a), billed as the New Atlantean Research Journal and intended as a successor to Egerton Sykes‘ print journals Atlantean Research & Atlantis (1948-1976). Clarke publishes under the modest title of ‘world authority on Atlantis’, without telling anyone who awarded him this epithet. Perhaps best described in paraphrased NASA-speak as ‘the ego has landed’.

The site is apparently focused on supporting an Atlantic location for Atlantis, although the first paper that he published located Atlantis in France(c)! He also includes a map, which I find totally confusing!

Atlantisite contains a valuable archive of articles published by Sykes from the 1950’s until 1976(d)Clarke claims to have studied with Sykes, but there is no evidence for this(e).

In 2020, Clarke published, Atlantis – Ancient Maritime Culture [1726], which he claims is the culmination of 45 years of Atlantis research. This expensive Kindle book has the equivalent of nearly 500 pages. It has  very few paragraph breaks, which is bad enough, but it is compounded by a rambling style, which, for me, made it unreadable. A ‘look inside’(b) on the Amazon website will confirm my view.

He claims in the book’s promotional blurb to have new information regarding Atlantis from a “rare Codex lost during the French Revolution called ‘Codex Atlanteanus’ by Labretagne who was a fairly famous Poet and Atlantis Scholar in the 1500’s AD.” No record exists of this document or its author, whose name just means ‘Brittany’! I seem to detect a whiff of rodent here.

Clarke subsequently published quite a number of other books including Radiant Bull of Ancient France & Esoteric Mysteries of Atlantis. More recently he has taken to writing about such diverse matters as the the Oak Island Mystery and Göbekli Tepe. I find it strange that looking at Clarke’s page on Amazon.com today (1/7/24) lists his many books, but there is no mention of his Atlantis book)! All are apparently written in the same boring turgid style without paragraph breaks.

 

(a) Atlantis Atlan Atlantean Research Journal ATLANTIS WebRing (archive.org) *

(b) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Atlantis-Ancient-Maritime-Culture-Clarke-ebook/dp/B088FR45ZW/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=Dean+Clarke+Atlantis&qid=1593203019&s=books&sr=1-6#reader_B088FR45ZW

(c) Dean Clarke’s special information and work on ‘Atlantis question of flooding in France’ (atlantisite.com) 

(d) https://web.archive.org/web/20240227122422/http://atlantisite.com/atlanteanlist.htm *

(e) Biography of Dean Clarke – Atlantipedia Archive 4948  *

(f) https://www.amazon.com/stores/Dean-Clarke/author/B075Q664K9?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true *