Posted by Cormac O'Dwyer on 4/12/2015 to Occult Weekly
The compelling combination of science and faith has lead humanity to answer many questions about our surroundings. There are, of course, questions which despite how hard we try, we are not meant to understand the answers – at least not yet. Then there are also the questions to which we should have a reasonable answer that most scholars can agree upon. Due to human error or different levels of interpretation, the mystery prevails. Today, we consider this sort of instance in the case of the lost island Atlantis. Did Atlantis exist? How can we know? Are we meant to know? Would the answer to this question change anything about the world today?
Atlantis was described as a large island situated in the Atlantic Ocean near Western Europe that came to its end well before the Common Era began. Certain historians both past and present refer to Atlantis as a continent due to its believed, immense size. Nevertheless, the full idea of Atlantis was first written by Plato in his works,Timaeus and Critias, written in 360 B.C., though Egyptian Priests had referenced this island prior. Plato described the island similar to how many of us perceive a modern civilization to be today. There was relative harmony amongst the people. Great advancements were made in mathematics, science, and the arts. The Army possessed many ships and a strong naval fleet, which it utilized only when necessary. The very large island was ruled over by Poseidon. His oldest son, Atlas, was made King of the island and smaller territories were divided among his other 9 sons.
Today, there are numerous explanations concerning what Atlantis might have been, though none truly give definitive proof that this island either did or did not exist. Some marine scientists have claimed that Atlantis did exist, but was really the Minoan Civilization in the Mediterranean Sea. Others have explored the bottom of the Atlantic to find artifacts that might support the argument that Atlantis existed. Some go even further to declare that the mysterious happenings in the Bermuda Triangle are related to the lost continent. The great Edgar Cayce once stated that modern inventions were the result of the reincarnation of Atlanteans. There are theosophists who claim that Atlanteans were supernatural and psychic, practicing both White and Black magic. Their infighting eventually became the root of their own demise. Some Wiccans may even reference Atlantis in regards to energy that has escaped from the bottom of the ocean.
Tracking down the origins of a legend can be seen as a quest for truth, or as simply a fantastic way to pass the time. I am curious to know whether you think that if evidence was found to prove that Atlantis did not exist after all, do you think researchers would put a halt to their explorations?
Hi. Good article. Of course, I believe Atlantis existed and as you know, Edgar Cayce, covered many human existences in his readings. The first picture looks the temple beautiful on top of the hill, where tails were removed from humans during failed experiments on species mixtures. The temple, of course, was lost when the deluge came.
I believe Atlantis did exist.The books I read always talk about Atlantis would want to visit if it was still around, I do believe there was an Atlantis and the people were majick.would have loved to live there
I do believe it does exist I'm not sure why but something tells me I was apart of it in a past life
I think since Atlantis had been described in great detail by Plato, we can take this as an historical fact. Scholars cannot dispute this and the search will continue until it rises again. Best wishes (*)
Barbara Anne A.
I do not think that researchers can ever say definitivly that something di not exist in ages past. And as an anthropologist myself, I think someone else's opinion, pro or con would have only minor influence. As for myself, I KNOW Atlantis existed, I lived there, it was one of my previous lives. I have recordings of sessions done where I am talking abount Atlantis, in GREAT detail.
Many parts of the world have been covered with water. Old pillars, huge stones, ships hhave been discovered . Some are known to be hundreds And thousands of years old. Atlantis is like E T, YOUR choice to Believe or Not.
Susan L W.
I don't think exploration would end. And I don't think you can definitively prove a negative. The desire to explore the earth is great. It is as good a way to spend your life as any. Whether you find something at the end of the quest is not always that important. For those looking for Atlantis, it would be the journey that matters. The closest anyone has come to tracing civilization is the books and scripts that remain. The historical art culture and the genome projects; especially "The Seven Sisters of Eve".
Susan L W.
Also, proof never satisfies people. Never stops the fighting. My Dr said once that people can stumble across the truth, pick themselves up and go merrily on their way. People want to validate their own beliefs. So regardless of what the science would show, people would always look, because they would not believe it until they proved it for themselves. And that would require a huge amount of education and research. Also, I don't believe in reincarnation. I believe that what people see as reincarnation is the recurrence of what DNA has passed down. I do believe in God and eternal life and that you can open the doors to heaven and hell while alive. I believe you can access the invisible world that we share with God. The undercurrent that gives us life. The souls are connected in God. We can access other's minds and souls. But honestly, why would you want to, much.
carmem Dornelles Gondin
eu acredito sim que a ilha de atlântida existiu mesmo , em algum lugar ela deve se encontrar eu pessoalmente acho a história dessa ilha fascinante
I believe that if Atlantis was discovered, it would leave us with More questions then answers.. We will always find something to keep us intrested and exploring of this legend..
I think it did excited put now one ever found preuf of it
I hope they never stop exploring Atlantis!