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Le Flem, Michael

Michael Le Flem is an independent researcher and adjunct professor of history and philosophy. He is also the author of Visions of Atlantis published in December 2022.

He begins by firmly placing the Atlantis story around 9600 BC, a date which you will know archaeology finds totally unacceptable. But unfortunately, it gets worse when Le Flem proceeds to recruit Edgar Cayce as an authority on Atlantis, quoting liberally from his ‘readings’ and devoting over half the book to Cayce’s utterances on the subject, using seemingly endless quotations. Cayce’s name is mentioned 310 times, Plato’s 162 times, (actual quotes. Cayce 54 – Plato 13).

.Not content with that, he drags in the writings of Frederick Spencer Oliver, Rudolf Steiner and other theosophers to justify acceptance of Cayce’s ‘revelations’. I have pointed out elsewhere the unreliability of channelled information as well as question marks over the source of Cayce’s messages.

Le Flem frequently attacks Jason Colavito’s scepticism, which, at least, is usually based on more rational scientific grounds than Le Flem’s ideas. ‘Visions’ includes a few minor errors of fact. My final gripe is that the book lacks an index.

>In January 2023, Le Flem had a chapter from ‘Visions’ published as an article on the Ancient Origins website(a) in which he puts forward the idea that the Azores might have been the location of Atlantis, although such a possibility was never suggested by Le Flem’s hero, Edgar Cayce. Before advocating such an idea Le Flem should explain how and why an Atlantis in the middle of the Atlantic would contemplate an attack on Athens which is around 4,500 km away with the primitive log boats or rafts which is just about all that was available in 9600 BC!<

Overall, this book is worthless for anyone hoping for a science-based resolution to the Atlantis mystery. However, occultists will probably love it.

(a) Are the Misty Peaks of the Azores Remnants of the Legendary Atlantis? | Ancient Origins (

Knight-Jadczyk, Laura

Laura Knight-Jadczyk is firmly on the side of an esoteric view of the laura_knight-jadczykworld and its history. She is also a firm believer in channelling(a).

In her book, The Secret History of the World [1679], she argues against an Egyptian source for the Atlantis story, claiming that it is unlikely that an Egyptian priest would have described the Athenians as “the fairest and noblest race of men”, nor give greater antiquity to the Greeks than the Egyptians. Others have countered these sentiments with the suggestion that they were nothing more than diplomatic flattery on the part of the Egyptians.>Similarly, it has been argued that the Egyptian priest had referred to the city of Athens being older than the city of Sais, not all of Egypt.<

Her bizarre views on the Maltese cart ruts should be read in that entry.


Atlantis Nonsense #18 *

The subject of Atlantis has kept the ‘lunatic fringe’ busy for over a century. In total defiance of commonsense and/or science, there is a continual outpouring of nonsensical ideas and claims that are totally at variance with the only real source of information regarding Atlantis, namely, the writings of Plato. I have already written about the worthlessness of ‘channelled’ information. Some of that material is the result of plagiarism or self-delusion. In other instances, we are dealing with simple hoaxes, while in other cases we are possibly reading the sad consequences of some psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. The advent of the internet has provided an inexpensive and readily accessible outlet for both the deluded and the dishonest. So, from time to time I shall add examples of these fantasies and frauds, the reader will have to decide which are which and whether they warrant laughter or tears.

Atlantis Nonsense #18

Dolores Cannon offered the following titbit of historical trivia – “It would appear that the long vanished pyramids of Atlantis and the ruins of pyramids that remain in Egypt and elsewhere in the world were built with the knowledge or assistance of aliens. What their exact purpose was and is remains to be discovered.”

Aliens: The Pyramids of Atlantis, Egypt and the Ancient World – Dolores Cannon ( *

This information she gleaned from ‘past lives regression sessions’ with various subjects. Although the same sources ‘revealed’ that the pyramids were built using levitation and pure mental energy. Yet, she cannot tell why they were built! All fairly standard humbug.

Atlantis Nonsense #17

Delahnnovahh-Starr Livingstone is the author of a number of books and the website. If there was an award for the worst website in terms of literary bilge, Mr Livingstone would have my vote. I spent a considerable time trying to decide what excerpts might be more representative but found that it was all so bad that I chose the first paragraph and two others entirely at random(e).

Fourteen thousand years ago saw the founding of Atlantis at the beginning of the Virgo dispensation, signified by the Great Pyramid. Also called the ‘Temple of the Hieroglyph’. Pyramid geometry was used extensively at strategic leyline locations all around the World at the time to help in the induction and dispersement of the incoming frequencies of Virgo. Virgo saw the establishment of Planetary Law of one hundred and eight at the third dimensional level of consciousness for the first time as a first step back towards full inter-dimensional Galactic Law normalcy starting to come in now.”

“During Atlantis, you had been brought forward into prominence in preparation for the opportunity of clearing within the Christ cradle to come two thousand years ago. During Atlantis most of you were located in Sodom and Gomorrah, being the most removed from the mainstream of Atlantian civilization.”

“Similarly in the warm-up to Atlantis the main portion of the Grand Canyon was carved. The Atlantians travelled in magnetic levitational devices called Vailxes, able to move a hundred miles an hour up and down the meridians and a thousand miles an hour across. An early Atlantian had sat in a Vailxe over the canyon watching it being carved out and later recounted it.”

(e) Atlantis | Island of Atlantis | Sodom and Gomorrah | Black Masters of Altlantis ( 

Atlantis Nonsense #16

It appears to me that somewhere out there is a training school for people that want to use Atlantis as a marketing tool. Book publishers are notorious for inducing authors to include ‘Atlantis’ in the title of their books. It seems that Zoë Devi graduated from that school.

She is a typical example of a self-appointed guru delighting the world with goodies such as ‘Nordic Light Healing’ and ‘Soul Vibration Marketing’. However, when she ventured to include Atlantis in her vast output of bovine manure, I had to say something. She offers to reveal Atlantis Codes that will wait for it, ‘awaken your DNA’. Now, I did not know that our DNA was asleep and neither did you. Zoë’s video with start you on the road to ending this dormancy.

DNA activation – The Codes of Atlantis – Introduction – Bing video

Atlantis Nonsense #15

Just over a decade ago, the following headline adorned one website “Cocaine Mummies as Evidence for Atlantis in Antarctica”. With visions of pharaohs having damaged septa as well as junkie penguins, I was not sure whether to laugh or cry. The story of the cocaine mummies has been around since 1979 and has been used to prove the existence of very early trans-Atlantic contacts. That debate has rumbled on, while the Antarctica connection could easily be mistaken for the ramblings of an addled addict’s brain.

Atlantis Nonsense #14

It is some time since I added anything to my collection of Atlantis nonsense. This is due to a lack of time rather than material. This contribution comes from the keyboard of Geoffrey Keyte, Atlantean Reiki Grandmaster.

“Using Atlantean crystals which you intuit as “clear” (not previously programmed), you may tap into the Atlantean Crystal Matrix–the “light net” connecting all the Atlantean crystals to the greater universal grid of UNITY Thoth calls the “Attasic,” which is beyond the half-light reality-universe in which we collectively maintain in our field. To aid you in accessing the Atlantean Crystal Matrix, you may wish to visualize a blue-green light in the centre of which is a sparkling clear crystal radiating rainbow colours. Chant the mantram OMU-RA-SA-SET-TA until you feel that you have successfully entered the matrix. Then chant AB-E-VEH-SEE-MA-ON-UR-EH as you call upon these codes to quicken your light body to the “Attasic” Universe.”

*  (link broken Dec. 2019)

Atlantis Nonsense #13

It is some time since I added anything to this nonsense section, not because there was any shortage of Atlantis drivel to entertain us, but because I had other more important matters to attend to. Today’s bovine effluent came from the keyboard of Antoinette-Lyons Glynn in 2014 as a promo for a workshop.







Atlantis Nonsense # 12

The marketing power of the name Atlantis has been long recognised. Today’s delight is from a site endeavouring to get the unsuspecting to part with their cash for what is promoted as ‘Classic Atlantean Triads’ and which – joy of joys – also include EMO beads. A snip at $3500.

The lengthy copy includes so much drivel that the following will have to suffice;

“The Atlanteans had machines. Lots of machines, lots of what is considered now ‘modern’ technology, including safety razors, pressure-cookers, perfumes, complex dinner menus, fast food shops, timepieces, water and windmills, steam engines, maps, compasses and astrolabes, complex hand-operated computers that rival any Swiss watch for intricacy and engineering, indoor plumbing, hot water heaters, ice cream and ice makers, leather shoes, dentistry almost as sophisticated as today’s, refrigerators, wireless telegraphy, electroplating and sets of building and measuring tools as good as any you’ll find in your modern hardware store.”

Atlantis Nonsense # 11

Hollywood It seems that actress Shirley McClaine revealed that A Dweller on Two Planets[1014], by Frederick S. Oliver, “jumped out of a bookshelf into her hands” in a New Age bookstore in Hong Kong (and obviously had a big influence on her subsequently)! I think a comment is unnecessary.

A Dweller on Two Planets Index (  

Atlantis Nonsense # 10

This gem comes from a site dealing with the astrological meaning of individual letters in a person’s name. Comment would be superfluous.

“BRIAN (letter B)

People whose name starts with the letter B are controlled by the planet Saturn. If you have a B in your name then you are helpful, humorous, mostly resolved, but often fearful. Looking at the letter B one sees the heart which mirrors feminine energy. It also looks like a figure eight lying down and that can mean infinity. The task is to discover the world, and to find sacred powers to gain greater protection for themselves and others. If you have a B in the name, then you have been incarnated in several races: Lemuria, Atlantis, and other planets. Through the experience accumulated from previous lives, you are the one who wants to prove himself in this life.” (offline Mar.2016)

Atlantis Nonsense # 9

It is some time since I added to this section, but today I must share with CooperDiana166x178you some of the drivel published by Diana Cooper, with which her website abounds.

I met my first unicorn when I was sitting on the lawn with my laptop on my knee. A beautiful white presence appeared by my side and I was amazed to realize it was a unicorn. It gave me information about the unicorn realms and told me that they are looking for people of high energy who want to help the world. They will connect to them and help them.

   Unicorns are pure white seventh-dimensional horses who have returned to Earth for the first time since Atlantis to help us with our ascension. They are known as the purest of the pure and have qualities of love, peace, calm, gentleness, hope, majesty, caring, magic and mystery. They will come to you when you are ready, helping you too to develop your unicorn qualities. (Link broken Feb. 2019) See:

Atlantis Nonsense # 8 For New Age crazies, have included here an offering from the keyboard of StinsonDeanna Jaxine Stinson, who admits to co-owning “a paranormal business that seeks out extraterrestrials, demons, ghosts, monsters, vampires and so much more.” Stinson is an Atlantis sceptic but does tell us that “the story is that Atlantis is a highly developed society that just goes missing one day. There is a lot of debate and there is really no good evidence that this was a real place or where it was. It is more of a spiritual place. People who connect with the spirit world through crystal skulls commonly process that the people of these times were using crystal skulls and that they summoned something that caused their city to be sucked into some kind of vortex and transported to another dimension.” There is more literary effluent where that came from.*Stinson also informs us that “the ancient lost city of Atlantis is believed to have been destroyed by crystal skulls.” (a)


Alantis Nonsense #7 As a rule I encourage recycling, but when it comes to the regurgitating of old and sometimes discredited Atlantis stories, my blood boils. An example today (5 Sept. 2014) concerns the 2001 claim by Zelitsky and Weinzweig that they had discovered a sunken city off the west coast of Cuba, between the island and the Yucatan Peninsula. Nothing substantial has been heard since, but it’s reasonable to wonder why the cash-poor government of Cuba has failed to capitalise on what potentially should be one of the world’s most lucrative tourist attractions. The story got a lot of attention at the time and is occasionally ‘recycled’ by careless researchers. Some of the images are suspect and not a single piece of verifiable scientific evidence has been offered to support the original claim. Even if the ‘city’ exists, there is absolutely no reason to identify it with Atlantis. Sunken cities exist all over the world. And so, today (5th Sept 2014) we have Terrence Aym misleadingly presenting(a) the story again as if it was new and inaccurately locating the proposed Cuban site inside the Bermuda Triangle, which it clearly is not. This sort of sloppy research is what I expect from someone desperate for publicity. All that Aym has produced is another piece of literary bovine manure, however, he has not cornered the market for that exotic product.


 Atlantis Nonsense #6   This contribution comes from the fertile imagination of Lewis E. Graham PhD who in a radio interview(a) ranging over many subjects including astronomy, the Nephilim, geology, and Atlantis. Graham was Lewid E. Grahama minister by both the Temple of Knowledge and the Huna Heiau, which also awarded him its Doctorate of Divinity degree (D.D.) in 2000. He locates Atlantis in Antarctica which was destroyed by an encounter with the rogue planet Tiamat. He also claims that the Atlanteans averaged 8.5 feet in height and had an alphabet of three-dimensional symbols, the first three of which are the basis for his brand of Atlantean meditation. He further claims that there was a linkage between the language of ancient Egypt and that of Hawaii! In his interview, which lasts for two hours, he quotes frequently from Robert Schoch, the Flem-Aths, Graham Hancock and the Bible. Plato, however, gets very little mention. It is a collection of unsubstantiated claims based on ‘revelations’ made to him. His sincerity is not for me to judge.

(a)  (audio only)

Atlantis Nonsense #5 In February 2014 it was reported(a) that two scientists had announced in Bern that they had ‘proof’ that Atlantis had existed on Mars and had traded with the ancient Egyptians! Dr Stephan Weisz and Egyptologist Conrad Vetsch claimed that “a recently deciphered Egyptian scroll first led them to believe that Atlantis was located on Mars. The scroll describes a technologically advanced civilization existing beyond our own planet “in the vast, black ocean of space.” It also alludes to space travel and the use of a shuttlecraft to ferry manlike extraterrestrials from a space-bound mother ship to the surface of Earth.” The credentials of these two gentlemen were not provided. No information regarding the scroll was forthcoming. Apparently, Plato did not get a mention, nor was there any explanation of how Atlanteans capable of space travel were defeated by the relatively primitive Athenians. In the absence of further information this b.s. should be treated as a hoax, concocted to achieve for the perpetrators ‘their fifteen minutes of fame’.


Atlantis Nonsense #4

This offering is from ‘The Solar Brotherhood of the Seven Rays’ and signed by Rev Dr Robert Ghost Wolf robert ghost wolf“The Atlanteans were a very scientific and intellectual people, with little regard for the natural laws of cause and effect. The Atlanteans were a Patriarchal society, and the Lemurians were a Matriarchal society, their philosophies as well as their perceptions being constantly at odds. The Atlanteans were as well obsessed with the acquisition of ever-increasing levels of power and control over nature, and if possible the Earth herself.  This carries over into a blatant recklessness regarding their experiments. Their attempts to harness the Earth’s energies, at one point caused a complete tear in the membrane of the Earth’s atmosphere itself.  This tare in the fragile living membrane occurrence was much like the ozone layer is behaving today, the membrane was spreading of its own accord, causing rips in the time-space continuum.  This allowed for thin spots or holes as it were to appear in the membrane. Once it was realized what was occurring it was too late, there was no way to slow the process, as they had little knowledge of that kind of science.  Eventually, there were leaks from the layers that separated the dimensions; allowing life forms from many different dimensional expressions to enter not only into the Earth plane, but also into all manner of expressions of life forms thereon, including humans, and animals that dwelled upon her.”

Atlantis Nonsense #3 This gem comes from a forum on David Icke’s website. This contribution links Atlanteans, Reptilians, crystal skulls and Easter Island! david icke“The once-mighty Atlanteans came from the star system Epsilon Bootis to Earth about 20,000 years ago. The Atlanteans are benevolent! They settled on Easter Island until they were wiped out by the Reptilians about 12,000 years ago. The Easter Island monoliths were meant to ward off humans from finding the secrets off the shores of Easter Island and the buried secrets below Easter Island. This was set up by the Reptilians. The crystal skulls are artefacts of the Atlanteans. The malevolent Draconian Reptilians captured and eliminated most of all the ancient Atlante and altered their DNA. In fact, the Queen of England is .333 part Reptilian and about .012 Atlantean. When the 13 skulls are found, then this will give humans information on how to build ships to reach distant star systems and colonize them.”

> (Link broken March 2020)<

Atlantis Nonsense # 2 This offering comes from an American, Mark Hammons, in a piece entitled Accessible Remains of Atlantis. This lengthy blog jumps from Tesla to LSD to Stargate Atlantis and beyond. The entire blog must be read if appropriate treatment is to be recommended, but the following extract should give you a flavour; “Among the accomplishments of the Atlanteans, for example, was “perfect” weather control. Now the average immediate notion is of abundant fields of waving grain in endless summer alongside the most beautiful of beaches. They had that, and it bored them; too utilitarian to them as we might look at a vineyard. They left such backlands to the serving creatures. The Atlanteans had come into the physical world essentially for stimulation. They loved storms. Whole areas of their land were given over, like national parks, to violent displays of atmospheric turbulence. Their servants, of course, were less fond of these events, which could in the equivalent of  ”artistic license” spillover and kill them, at will. Some did, some didn’t. They also had the ability to affect geological events for their experiential pleasure. Volcanic fountains were a favourite, but much was done with steam and mineral venting for an artistic result. They had plenty of time–the earlier ones were still immortal. More than one volcanic seamount poking its head above the waters of the Atlantic Ocean started out this way. Later, of course, they lost control. “  

Atlantis Nonsense # 1 This first piece of drivel comes from the pen of the prolific Frank Joseph. These are excerpts from a paper entitled Atlantis and the Great Pyramid from the July/August 2006 edition of Atlantis Rising magazine. ” They (the Egyptians) somehow foresaw some inevitable celestial catastrophe with potential for extraordinary destructiveness. As the object’s orbit began to noticeably decay, ground-observers concluded that an impact with our planet was un­avoidable, and began to prepare for the event by constructing a device that would bolster earth’s ionosphere, thereby deflecting the course of the falling object. The pyramid builders erected their geo-transducer because they understood that the earth was periodically en­dangered by recurring cycles of celestial bombardments. The Great Pyramid was built to guard against future colli­sions from outer space.” “These and other revelations are not mere speculations, but bolstered by evidence for Atlantean influences in Egypt, Mesopotamia and North Africa, as presented in my four published books on the subject. A straightforward ex­amination of the evidence shows that the Atlanteans created a material culture in some respects superior to and in most aspects entirely different from our own. But their strange technology, however powerful, could not save them from the sudden oblivion that consigned Atlantis to the realm of legend. All this began prior to but also accompanied the official rise of high cultures, some five thousand years ago. The fate of this lost race and the ultimate purpose of their Great Pyramid are interwoven motifs laying bare the roots of our civilization. Those roots are not hidden in the sands of Egypt but under the dark fathoms of the ocean that derived its name from the lost homeland of mankind.”


Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking is the only way forward in the pursuit of truth whether it is in respect of Atlantology or any other area of interest. It’s an unfortunate aspect of our nature that we humans seem to believe all too quickly what we want to believe rather than what can be demonstrated. This is particularly true in the case of religious faith as well as ‘fringe’ beliefs such as astrology, tarot cards or channelling. It also applies to more secular matters like politics or even controversial subjects including the existence and/or nature of Atlantis.

Atlantis has spawned a virtually endless collection of outlandish theories, each of which has its believers. Plato’s island has been variously claimed to have been founded by aliens, located at both poles, had flying machines, electricity and monorail transport and this is just a few of the more entertaining claims.

The application of critical thinking(a)(b) to any of the above suggestions would expose them for the falsehoods they are. However, keep in mind what Lenin said – “A lie told often enough becomes truth.” An example of this is the repetition to this day, a century later, of the fraudulent Atlantis claims of Paul Schliemann, long after they were exposed as untrue(c). As recently as 2017 Schliemann’s lies were still being quoted as facts(e)(f).

Also consider, a 2016 large-scale study(d) which concluded that “The results don’t prove that relatively poor analytical thinking skills cause people to become believers in psychic phenomena, but they are certainly consistent with the idea that a lack of these skills may leave people more prone to developing such beliefs.”




>(d) Why do so many people believe in psychic powers? – Research Digest (<



Lunatic Fringe

The Lunatic Fringe, is a phrase coined by US president Theodore Roosevelt to describe political extremism, since then it has come to mean irrational extremism of any sort. However superficially unkind as the term may seem, it can be justifiably applied to many of the writers on the mystery of Atlantis. The phrase should also be applied to the public who continue to purchase the extensive array of balderdash written on the subject. Most of these writers are just intent on capitalising on the popularity of the subject by getting the gullible to part with their cash in return for fantasy masquerading as fact. Admittedly, there are some authors who appear to actually believe the drivel that they write and who should be pitied rather than condemned. However, the real blame should accrue to the greedy unscrupulous publishers who are ultimately responsible for much of the trash that can be found in bookshops and which led to the efforts of serious Atlantologists being ‘tarred with the same brush’ and unnecessarily subjected to ridicule.

Franz Susemihl (1826-1901) the German classical philologist once remarked that “the catalogue of statements about Atlantis is a fairly good aid for the study of human madness.” Frankly, I think his comments are even more relevant today judging by some of the recent claptrap written about Plato’s island.

This eccentric fringe of Atlantology is somewhat amorphous and difficult to objectively define. Therefore any references under this heading are purely an expression of the personal views of this compiler. Since the aim of this encyclopaedia is primarily to provide information relating to the history of the search for Atlantis, as described in Plato’s Dialogues, it is consequently not appropriate to include any serious mention of such subjects as extraterrestrial Atlanteans, glowing pyramids under the ocean or channelled ‘revelations‘.

Unfortunately, the advent of the Internet has brought additional outlandish Atlantis theories into the public domain(a)(b), a trend that continues unabated.
Also See: Blavatsky, Steiner, Gordon, Cayce, Zink, Nazis, Asher, Ambrose, Judge, McCullough, Planet X and Yurchey .