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Louis Jacolliot

Agartha

Agartha (Agharta) is the name given to the imaginary world believed by some to exist inside the Earth and now incorporated into a number of the Hollow Earth ‘theories’(a). In fact, Agartha or as he called it ‘Asgartha’ was invented by Louis Jacolliot (1837-1890).

One site offers video clips to support the Hollow Earth idea(e), a concept first proposed by Edmond Halley in 1692(i). In fact, the leading Electric Universe proponent, Wallace Thornhill, recently expressed sympathy for both a hollow Earth as well as a Hollow Moon. This was at a recent EU conference and can be viewed at the 40-minute mark of a YouTube video.(h)

In 2001, a father and son team, Kevin & Matthew Taylor, combined the hollow earth theory with the idea of an expanding earth in their book, The Land of No Horizon[823], as well as a YouTube clip(f)

The background to the 20th-century upsurge in interest in the idea of a Hollow Earth is worth a read(c).

>Brinsley Le Poer Trench was a member of both British and Dutch nobility with the titles of 8th Earl of Clancarty and 7th Marquess of Heusden and had a seat in the British House of Lords. He held a number of extreme opinions regarding extraterrestrial visitors, UFOs and the Hollow Earth Theory and wrote a number of books in support of them. In 1974 he published Secret of the Ages [778]+, which was later republished as Finding Lost Atlantis Inside the Hollow Earth and is still available.<

A number of 20th-century writers have suggested that subterranean Agartha has a civilisation related to that of Atlantis. We should not be surprised by the existence of Hollow Earth theories, after all, the Flat Earth Society(b) is alive and well and functional in California(see Eric Dubay). An international Flat Earth conference in November 2017 was reportedly sold out(g).

It seems that no matter how daft the idea, followers are always available.

One website(d) describes our hollow earth as the home of the lost tribes of Israel which they defend with flying saucers.

[778]Secret Of The Ages (archive.org) *

(a) The Inner Earth & Realm of Aghartha (archive.org) *

(b) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society

(c) The hollow Earth theory (archive.org)

(d) https://www.ourhollowearth.com/

(e) https://web.archive.org/web/20150919124636/https://thetruthbehindthescenes.wordpress.com/the-hollow-earth-theory/

(f) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAkcugev2Yw

(g) https://boingboing.net/2017/11/12/dupes-gather-at-sold-out-flat.html

(h) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gouqy4OghyY

(i) https://dioi.org/kn/halleyhollow.htm

Jacolliot, Louis

Louis Jacolliot (1837-1890) was a French barrister, a colonial judge (in southern India and Tahiti) and a writer. He was devoutly anticlerical and saw Christianity as a poor imitation of the more ancient oriental religions. He was the author of The Bible in India in which he traced the Hindu origins of Hebrew and Christian revelation.

He was Jacolliotobsessed with Indian occultism and collected Sanskrit myths and interpreted some of them as telling of a sunken continent, Rutas, in the Indian Ocean. However, he decided to move this lost land to the Pacific and as a consequence, Jacolliot was quoted as an ‘authority’ by Blavatsky when she sought support for her own invention – Lemuria. Later this was embellished even further by William Scott Elliott. Jacolliot presented his sunken land as an echo of Plato’s Atlantis.

Joscelyn Godwin notes that Jacolliot is also credited with the invention of the story of Agartha[789.81].

At least two of Jacolliot’s books, Occult Science in India [1382]+ and The Bible in India [936]+, are now available online in English.

[936]+ https://archive.org/details/bibleinindiahind00jacorich *

[1382]+  http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/osi/osi00.htm  *