By Joscelyn Godwin
Trying to resolve a few of the interpretations of Atlantis and its kindred myths of Lemuria and Mu, Professor Joscelyn Godwin indicates how the legends of Atlantis move hand-in-hand with the idea that of cyclical historical past, similar to the Vedic method of the 4 Yugas, the Mayan calendar with its 2012 end-date, the theosophical approach of root races, and the precession of the equinoxes.
This research completely stories the rationalist and occultist writings on Atlantis together with the paintings of G. I. Gurdjieff, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Dion Fortune, and Rene Guenon. It additionally examines the comparable issues of reincarnation, human evolution, the origins of race, and disaster theory.
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But the details of its dimensions and so on were clearly of his own devising. ”113 Plato’s disciples were expected to take up the challenge by constructing the geometrical figures from his hints and calculating their numerical consequences. They had, after all, enrolled in an academy whose portal bore the motto Let None Ignorant of Geometry Enter. , 5,040 miles as the combined radii of the earth and the moon114). He shared Plato’s conviction that society can function harmoniously only if it respects the traditional canon of number.
Worse yet for the guardians of orthodoxy, the English journalist Graham Hancock then entered the field. Hancock had a reputation for adventurous reporting from war and famine zones and had already written a bestseller on the search for the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. indd 24 11/1/10 4:56:45 PM Atlantis of the Rationalists a 25 The theme of his Fingerprints of the Gods and Heaven’s Mirror 97 is that there was indeed high culture in prehistoric times, and that it was not just continental, like Mary Settegast’s, but worldwide.
To go along with the suggestion of civilization before the Magdalenian era (ca. ”104 Two months later, Hapgood was hit by a car and died, so his evidence remained unpublished. But Wilson was on the track of it. He describes in his autobiography how, while writing The Atlantis Blueprint, he contacted an unnamed “retired New England academic” who said that it was he who had convinced Hapgood of the immense age of civilization. Wilson says: “When I asked him why he thought so, he mentioned two reasons.
Atlantis and the Cycles of Time: Prophecies, Traditions, and Occult Revelations by Joscelyn Godwin