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

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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
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    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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Occult

An Occult connection with Atlantis was first suggested by Blavatsky with a very brief mention in her earliest (1877) book, Isis Unveiled [1834], and then cashing in on the popularity of Donnelly’s book, let her imagination run riot with a lengthier elaboration in Secret Doctrine [1495]. Her literary lunacy was eagerly accepted by her gullible followers in the Theosophical Society.  A German variant of theosophy was developed by Rudolf Steiner with even more bizarre claims regarding Atlantis. Waldorf schools founded by Steiner are still operating today and continue to draw accusations of racism(a)(b).

>Lewis Spence was the author of An Encyclopedia of Occultism  [1930] in 1920 and later The Occult Sciences in Atlantis [0260].<

A wide-ranging overview of the contribution of mystics and occultists to the question of Atlantis is provided in Joscelyn Godwin’s book, Atlantis and the Cycles of Time [746].

(a) http://www.waldorfcritics.org/active/articles.html#Racism

(b) http://waldorfwatch.com/