An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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  • NEWS September 2023

    NEWS September 2023

    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 »
  • Joining The Dots

    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.Read More »

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Danelek, Jeffrey Allan (L)

Jeffrey Allan Danelek (1958-) is a graphic artist and author, who was born in Minnesota and now resides in Lakewood, Colorado. A number of his book reviews can be found on the Amazon website where he shows a rational and balanced approach to a Danelekvariety of subjects. He has also written a number of books of his own, on ghosts, reincarnation[333] as well as the Atlantis mystery. His book – Atlantis: Lessons from the Lost Continent[271], which he promotes on his website(a) also includes an interesting Q & A section.

Danelek published(b) his list of the ten most popular Atlantis theories on the Internet.

Danelek is acutely aware of the ambiguities and other difficulties in Plato’s story and although he is satisfied that the text contains details of historical fact he seems reluctant to specifically identify them. He clearly wants to accept the reality of Atlantis but is unwilling to commit himself fully to the concept. Danelek concludes that Atlantis would have been a global community that existed between the Tropics.

The thesis of his book is “that if civilisation was capable of emerging seven thousand years ago, then it was just as capable of emerging with equal likelihood twelve, thirty, even seventy thousand years ago.” He attempts to ‘prove’ that humans have probably developed civilisations, to at least our present levels of accomplishment, on a number of occasions only to repeatedly face near total destruction forcing the very few survivors back to another Stone Age to begin the process all over again. This contentious view, supported by some other writers, is not supported by unambiguous evidence.

Your compiler was not convinced by his reasoning, although, Danelek’s book is commendable as an example of intellectual honesty, sadly lacking in so many other books of this genre, unfortunately it does little to solve the Atlantis mystery.