Atlantis Finally Found
Atlantis: The Lost Continent Finally Found by Prof. Arysio Nunes dos Santos, http://www.atlan.org/faq/, is one of literally hundreds of books and web sites that claim to have found the legendary continent of Atlantis somewhere on Earth. Were it on Earth in ancient times the question arises: If Atlantis was in the middle of the Pacific, Atlantic or Indian oceans, how did all these cultures know its geographical details, as presented by Plato? The reason so many ancient cultures agreed on the details of Atlantis was because they could all see it centered on priori-Mars, which was suspended stationary in the heavens, 630 times the size of the full Moon. Atlantis was an island at its north pole, also known as the ‘risen land’ in Egyptian myth. Although I do not agree with Professor dos Santos, I would like to address several of the points raised in the FAQ page of his website. Below I quote his questions and answers (bold) and then follow with my own comments.
Q: What is the importance of Atlantis for Mankind?
A: Atlantis is the source of all Religion, all Science and all races and civilizations. Its discovery now, at the very dawn of the Millennium, has been predicted from deepest antiquity, and is indeed the true message of the Gospels and other such Holy Books. The discovery of Atlantis brings back the hope of rebirth of the Golden Age, with its promise of universal peace, harmony, love and happiness for all Mankind. It will also cause a major revolution in our view of the world and of both our past and our future. All this is to happen now, as we enter the Third Millennium, the Age of Aquarius.
It is true that ‘Atlantis’ was the source of all Religion, all Science and all races and civilizations, and also true that its understanding will signal a Golden Age, but not that of Greek myths. The connection with Christianity is made clear in the Bible where Atlantis is referred to as the firmament and heaven:
(Gen 1:7-8 KJV) And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven.
Q: What is the difference between Atlantis and Lemuria?
A: Lemuria was the archetypal Atlantis, the same as Eden or Paradise, the site of origin of both Mankind and Civilization. From there, the Lemurian Atlanteans colonized the nearby region of India, which became its “twin” and partner. …
The association of Atlantis with Eden and Paradise reinforces the Biblical passage above, but goes a step further, indicating that it was Eden, the garden from which mankind was banished or originated. The implication of this is that mankind, or our progenitors, originated on priori-Mars, which was as close as 33,000 km for a total of 1500 years. In addition, the hardened lava column which extended down toward the Earth from the island at its north pole was imagined to be an axis, called the Axis Mundi (plural), the axis which connected the two worlds, thought to be ‘twins.’.
Q: What does the name of Atlantis signify?
A: The first thing to keep in mind is that mythical terms have a number of different etymologies, and are often interpretable in different tongues, into which they were adapted when the myths were introduced locally. For instance, Atlas means, in Greek, “the one who could not (a-) withstand (tla) [the skies].” Atlas was deemed the “Pillar of Heaven”, that is, its support. When Atlas became overburdened, the skies fell down, burying Atlantis. The names of Atlas and Atlantis originally came from the Sanskrit (the Holy Language of India) name of their Hell called Atala. This word means “Deprived of its Pillar” (a-tala) or, conversely “Bottomless” or, rather, “Sunken to the Bottom”….
Atlas was the ‘pillar of Heaven’ which rose above the island which was called Atlantis, or ‘daughter of Atlas.’ The pillar, Atlas, was the great hardened lava column which extended down toward the Earth when priori-Mars was in geosynchronous orbit. In this position, it was imagined to be a deity that prevented priori-Mars, stationary in orbit above the Himalayas, from falling to the earth. The ‘hell’ was the complex ‘netherworld’ of Egyptian myth, which was imagined to exist below the surface of priori-Mars, the entrance to which was revealed when the hardened lava column collapsed.
The Sanskrit Atala refers to the periods when the pillar collapsed. The complexity of the Egyptian netherworld was emphasized at the end of each 15-year encounter when the solid core of the planet was drawn out through the Valles Marineris, at the equator, becoming the ‘Eye of Horus’ or Ra (Egyptian) and Cyclops (Greek). Subsequently it exited the planet completely becoming Hathor (Egyptian), Hermes (Greek) and Mercury (Roman), which zoomed close to the Earth before rejoining the mantle as it moved away from the Earth.
Q: Is there a connection between Atlantis and the Great Pyramid?
A: Yes. The Great Pyramid – and indeed the pyramids the world over – represents the Holy Mountain, which is no other than Mt. Atlas, the Pillar of Heaven that was the central feature of Atlantis. Mount Atlas was in reality the giant volcano whose explosion destroyed Atlantis, causing the Flood and the end of the Pleistocene. In India, this Holy Mountain – which exists in most traditions – is called Mt. Meru, the Holy Mountain of Paradise.
In Judeo-Christianism, the Holy Mountain is variously allegorized as Mt. Zion, Mt. Sinai, Mt. Golgotha (or Calvary), and so on. In the Egyptian tradition, the dead god buried inside the Holy mountain represented by the Great Pyramid is Osiris, the exact counterpart of Shiva and Atlas, the gods who personify the Holy Mountain itself, as the “Pillar of Heaven”. Osiris also personifies the dead multitudes of Atlantis, our ancestors killed by the terrible cataclysm that destroyed our pristine Paradise. For gods are indeed no other thing than the paideuma of nations, and die when they go, as Atlantis did. It is in his quality of living Osiris that pharaohs were sometimes buried inside pyramids.
Actually, the Great Pyramid was built to provide the population an earthquake-proof’ lifeboat to prevent being swept away by the rapid flooding that resulted from each capture of priori-Mars, when the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea swept across Egypt. This was true also for the tells and ziggurats. This also explains the motivation of the people to build these structures.
The Holy Mountain or Mount Atlas was not a volcano and not the ‘pillar’ – a mountain is not a pillar. The pillar was a unique hardened lava column at the north pole of priori-Mars. Its great height is depicted in the Egyptian bas relief in the figure in my post on The Origin of Avatar. It was relatively fragile, consisting of hundreds of vertical lava tubes intertwined, supported primarily by the tidal force of the nearby Earth.
Mt. Atlas surrounded the base of the pillar, having been formed by the debris which resulted from its many collapses, which occurred when priori-Mars suffered large convulsions due to alignments with the Moon, or Sun and Moon combined. This process was described in the Vedas as resembling a snake shedding its skin because when it collapsed fresh lava would soon begin shooting from its base, beginning the process of rebuilding the column. Because of its uniqueness, great height, centered position, the flames that shot from the top, and great tornados which writhed around it, the pillar was seen as the primary deity in every ancient culture – Zeus, Atlas (Greek), Osiris, Shu the uplifter (Egypt), Purusha, Prajapati (Vedic), Brahma (Hindu) and Buddha. Atlantis was the raised island at the north pole of priori-Mars, from which the pillar, Atlas, rose during each capture of priori-Mars where it was observed by everyone in the world for some 3,000 years.