Do you believe that the ancient civilization, which we call Atlantis, truly existed?
I have always been intrigued about Atlantis and have collected many books and articles about this civilization. I've always wondered if Plato mentioned Atlantis in much detail because it truly existed, or did he mean to talk about this civilization only in a philosophical way?
I believe there is a good possibility Atlantis did exist and is not just a philosophical ideal.
For me the Minoan civilisation of the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean is a possible candidate. We think they were a prosperous trading civilisation with some complex technologies, and they collapsed in a catostrophic natural disaster, possibly the explosion of the volcanic island of Santorini and the tsunami which followed.
The sleeping prophet Edgar Cayce believed in Atlantis. That there were three Halls of Records in which one lies under the Sphinx's paw, another is in the Yucatan and the third is near the Bermuda Triangle. Funny that the Mayans of the Yucatan had pyramids similar to those of Egypt even though their civilations were separated by the Atlantic Ocean.
Here is a link if interested:
while there is a lot of literary evidence there is very little scientific evidence to back this theory. Plato refers to a land beyond the pillars of Hercules ( the rocks of Gibraltar) and it suited him to make fanciful theories about this land ( much like HG wells and Jules Verne- he was an early sci-fi writer!)and to illustrate his ideas of advancement and republic.
There are other lost continents such as Lemuria in the Indian ocean and there are literary references to a lost land mass between India and Australia/Indonesia. some have said that deep sea archaeology ( which is very difficult) may reveal more evidence but the sonars and the space scanning have not shown much evidence of real 'lost cities'.
The earth can hide a lot of secrets though and it is a far more interesting concept to believe than not to...
=====Funny that the Mayans of the Yucatan had pyramids similar to those of Egypt even though their civilations were separated by the Atlantic Ocean
a common fallacy - without steel or other reinforcing methods, a pyramid is the only methosd for really large construction - it'sd also relatively easy to conceive
there's some ancient lit about these ,lost lands, and much more pseudoscince from 19th on, but there's no SCIENTIFIC evidence for ANY advanced civilization of these sorts. NONE
there may have been civ on places such as Thera, but all evidence indicates they would have been no different from other contemporary ones.
I think the tale of Atlantis was intended by Plato to be simply part of a morality tale. The movie Gattaca would be the most modern equivalent. There is, however, intriguing evidence of unknown civilizations around the world. There's still a lot we don't know.
Certainly, there is no way to interview Plato to find out what he meant. Some skeptics go overboard in claiming clairvoyance on this matter. They "know" Plato invented Atlantis. I'm sure they would otherwise be skeptical of the art of clairvoyance.
We don't have direct proof of Atlantis, but we have indirect proof of it. We have proof of an Atlantis-like event occurring 9620 BC -- a veritable bullseye for Plato's date for the destruction of the legendary island.
Two websites which give a great deal of scientific detail on the subject are,
I also studied, the channeled teachings of Edgar Cayce, and I too believe, it did exist, I also believe many civilizations, besides Atlantis were destroyed as well, by natural cataclysmic catastrophes...throughout the ages... I've seen fossilized clam shells, and other indications on river beds in Indiana.. so yes... I believe that Atlantis did exist, and they too used their crystals, just as they are being used in warfare in this present day....Could we all be heading again, towards destruction, like Atlantis, due to our lack of love, and constant warfare? Were on the brink of destruction with our nuclear toys....The earth is shifting, and heaving.... and we need to come up with some peaceful solutions soon, very soon.....
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