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 »
  • 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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Urantians are a religious grouping with a Seventh Day Adventist background. Urantia is another title for our planet, Earth. Urantians are split into two competing groups, the Urantia Foundation(a) and the Urantia Book Fellowship(b), both of which accept The Urantia Book as their ‘holy scripture’. This is a 2,000 page tome that makes a Harry Potter book look like a pamphlet. Its contents are claimed to have been channelled through a ‘sleeping subject’ in the early part of the 20th century. This ‘sleeping subject is sometimes identified as having been a member of the eccentric Kellog family.

However, in relation to Atlantis, the Urantians locate it near Cyprus and have partly funded Robert Sarmast’s research, which led to the publication of Discovery of Atlantis. The CEO of Origin Press, the publishers of Sarmast’s book, is the political activist Byron Belitsos a member of the Urantia Brotherhood, while Sarmast himself has published a number of articles on UB websites using his original name, Behzad ‘Behz’ Sarmast. It is therefore worth noting that in his book Sarmast makes no mention of the Urantians or their pre-existing beliefs regarding Cyprus.