Atlantis

Searching For the Lost World of Atlantis
Paranormal


Atlantis



Debates about Atlantis come up every couple years in the Michael community and they raise many questions. Search the Internet and you'll find countless opinions and theories about where the lost continent existed and where it's located. Some of these conjectures are channeled, while others are speculative. It appears the likelihood of anyone coming to an agreement on this subject is highly improbable.

Since I would rather not take things on faith, when it comes to history I require more evidence. Too often channeling about historical events descends into pseudo-history, or worse, outright fantasy. That's not my cup of tea. Yes, channeling can be used to explore areas that are beyond the present reach of science. That's a useful tool. I only object when evidence becomes available and things don't line up.

A possible explanation is that an accepted piece of bad channeling could bias the beliefs of several channels and get perpetuated as the truth. Channeling is not like having a conversation on the telephone. The information moves through the mind of the channel, gets translated into words and concepts, and is subject to bias and personal beliefs. It's a tricky process. A core belief, for instance, that Atlantis is located under the ice of Greenland and that it existed 50,000 years ago, could easily filter into later channeling on the subject. The belief goes unquestioned. It is immovable and like a rock. Dislodging that rock requires letting go of preconceived assumptions.

That's why it is so dangerous to take channeling as the gospel. Mistakes are made all the time. Just one wrongly placed word can distort the entire meaning of an otherwise excellent piece of channeling. It happens -- and, in my opinion, it can be perpetuated.

With that said, here are my thoughts about Atlantis. I've been weighing the stories and the circumstantial evidence for a number of years. I've read the books and watched the documentaries, and from that I've drawn some conclusions.

To get started, in the original Michael group transcripts, you find the following questions about Atlantis:

MICHAEL: YES, THERE WAS AN ATLANTIS. NATURAL DISASTERS DESTROYED BOTH THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC CIVILIZATIONS, FIFTY AND THIRTY THOUSAND YEARS AGO, RESPECTIVELY.

ELLIOTT: WHAT HAPPENED TO ATLANTIS?

MICHAEL: VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS AND TIDAL [TSUNAMI] WAVES.

ELLIOTT: WERE WE TECHNOLOGICALLY UP WITH THE ATLANTIS PEOPLE?

MICHAEL: TECHNOLOGICALLY, YOU ARE ABOUT EQUAL NOW. PHILOSOPHICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY, YOU ARE NOWHERE NEAR.

QUESTION: WHAT WAS THE POPULATION OF ATLANTIS WHEN IT DISAPPEARED?

MICHAEL: FIVE MILLION. THAT WAS A CITY-STATE ISOLATED BY CHOICE.

QUESTION: EUGENE ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT A BOOK HE IS READING, WRITTEN IN 1860. HE ASKED ABOUT THE BOOK’S REFERENCE TO ATLANTIS.

MICHAEL: THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME IS, FOR THE MOST PART, A FAIRLY GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THE CIVILIZATION OF WHICH YOU WERE A PART, EMBELLISHED BY TIME AND THE MEDIUM’S BIAS, BUT STILL FAIRLY GOOD. THIS WAS AN ADVANCED CIVILIZATION THAT WOULD HAVE HAD INTERPLANETARY SPACE TRAVEL WITHIN FIFTY YEARS OF THE TIME IT WAS DESTROYED. THE SOURCE AT THAT TIME WAS ASTRAL, MANY FRAGMENTS [OF] WHICH HAVE BEEN SINCE REINCARNATED.

OF THOSE WHO WERE MATURE SOULS AT THE TIME OF THE DESTRUCTION OF ATLANTIS, MANY HAVE WAITED THESE MANY CENTURIES FOR A SIMILAR TIME FRAME IN WHICH TO EXPERIENCE OUT THEIR PHYSICAL LIVES. THE SAME IS TRUE FOR ALL WHO WERE OLDER SOULS AT THAT TIME. MOST OF YOU WERE BABY AND VERY EARLY YOUNG SOULS AT THE TIME, AND IT WAS NECESSARY FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE INTERIM.

QUESTION ABOUT ANTIGRAVITY DEVICES: DID THEY HAVE THEM IN ATLANTIS?

MICHAEL: YES.

QUESTION: WAS THERE AN INFINITE SOUL MANIFEST IN ATLANTIS?

MICHAEL: THE INFINITE SOUL DID NOT MANIFEST IN ATLANTIS, BUT THE TRANSCENDENTAL SOUL MANIFESTED THREE TIMES.

QUESTION: LOUISE HAD A READING LAST YEAR AND WAS TOLD SHE WAS “TEMAH” IN ATLANTIS. WAS THIS MALE OR FEMALE?

MICHAEL: THIS, OR A WORD SIMILAR TO IT, WAS NOT A PROPER NAME, BUT A TITLE: THAT OF PRIESTESS. IN THIS CASE, “KEEPER OF THE WORD.” YOU WERE FEMALE, YES, AND BECAUSE OF THE ANNALS, DID NOT PREDICT A CATACLYSM. THERE WAS WIDESPREAD DISBELIEF. YOU SEE, AT THAT TIME MORE, BUT NOT ENOUGH, CREDENCE WAS GIVEN TO THE POWER OF INTUITION. OBVIOUSLY, THOUGH, IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO PREVENT THE DESTRUCTION OF WHAT WAS THEN [THE] CIVILIZED WORLD, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WITHIN THEIR GRASP.

QUESTION: SOMEONE COMMENTED THAT NOT JUST AN EARTHQUAKE COULD SINK THAT MUCH LAND, THAT IT HAD TO BE SOMETHING MORE.

MICHAEL: BUT A SHIFTING OF THE MAGNETIC POLES COULD.

QUESTION: SOMEONE ASKED IF THE PEOPLE IN ATLANTIS (THEIR ACTIVITIES) CAUSED THE POLES TO SHIFT?

MICHAEL: WHAT WAS THE CAPITAL OF THE ATLANTEAN CIVILIZATION LIES BURIED BENEATH THE NORTHERN TIP OF GREENLAND.

QUESTION: ARE THE BASQUE PEOPLE A REMNANT OF ATLANTEAN CULTURE?

MICHAEL: SMALL SCATTERED BANDS OF SURVIVORS DID APPEAR ON THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT. THIS WAS ONE, YES. 

Conversely, in a passage from "Messages From Michael," the first published book about the Michael teachings, you find the following course correction:

IN SPEAKING OF THE PYRAMIDS — WHICH SOMETIMES ARE CONNECTED WITH THE MYTHS OF ATLANTIS — MICHAEL SAID THAT ATLANTIS IS LOCATED OFF THE COAST OF "PORTUGAL." 

What happened to Greenland? 

Such discrepancies are not unusual in channeling, and it doesn't necessarily cast doubt on the whole process because channels, after all, are human, and they are just as likely candidates for error as anyone else. 

I've read those quotes before and have always viewed them with some doubt. A civilization with an anti-gravity device, for example, is far more advanced than we are, and given that suggested timelines of this culture were 30-50,000 years ago (during an ice age), I just don't believe it.

An Advanced Civilization Doesn't Spring Out of Nowhere

A civilization like this doesn't spring out of nowhere. It doesn't become advanced overnight. There would be traces of its development as it progressed, possibly over thousands of years. Artifacts and other footprints of its presence would surely have been found. You see that technological maturation with the ancient Egyptians. The buildings may be gone but the foundations and life artifacts get buried ibelow the rubble. We can discover fire pits from 600,000 years ago of a primitive species like Homo Erectus yet not even a token prize from a box of Crackerjack's can be found from an advanced civilization that was only 50 years away from interplanetary space travel. Once again, I don't believe it. It doesn't make sense.

I'll add a couple more comments below from the transcripts. 

QUESTION: IT WAS COMMENTED THAT NOT JUST AN EARTHQUAKE COULD SINK THAT MUCH LAND, THAT IT HAD TO BE SOMETHING MORE. BUT A SHIFTING OF THE MAGNETIC POLES COULD. 

Science doesn't agree. Studies done on fossil evidence have shown no significant changes in plant or animal life during previous pole shifts. Pole shifts are not that destructive, despite the alarmist reports you see on sensationalist blogs. 

QUESTION: SOMEONE ASKED IF THE PEOPLE IN ATLANTIS (THEIR ACTIVITIES) CAUSED THE POLES TO SHIFT? 

MICHAEL: WHAT WAS THE CAPITAL OF THE ATLANTEAN CIVILIZATION LIES BURIED BENEATH THE NORTHERN TIP OF GREENLAND. 

Given the cited periods of Atlantis, this would be impossible since Greenland has been under sheets of ice for over 3 million years. Sure, I suppose the capital might huddle along the coastline but what a cold place to have a capital city. Once again, not to be a broken record, but I don't believe it. 

And since Plato was the ONLY historical figure to mention Atlantis, does anyone really think he was referring to a civilization 50,000 years ago?

Egypt and Atlantis

The origin of the Atlantis story, of course, comes from the Egyptians. The Greek statesman Solon was shown ancient inscriptions in Egypt that served as the basis for the story he took back to Greece (that became part of the folklore). Plato, knowing about Solon, then wrote about it years later. The interesting part is that the Egyptians didn't call the civilization Atlantis (Plato must have coined that himself). They called it Kaftiu, which is the Egyptian word for the people of Crete (where the ancient Minoans once lived).

Do you see where I'm going with this?

The origin of the Atlantis story seems to have been about (if you believe the Egyptians), the ancient Minoans. Edgar Cayce and a host of others claim Atlantis was something entirely different, but the Egyptian inscriptions that inspired Plato's story were about the people of Crete. There are even passages in Homer that Plato lifted to use as his descriptions of Atlantis, and they were also, according to modern scholars, about Crete. 

The Minoans displayed great advancement for their era. They can boast of the first paved roads in Europe, the first running water and sewage systems (1500 years before the Roman aqueducts), and the first flush toilet, among many other things. They were very sophisticated for their day.

Mankind Almost Became Extinct

As for lost worlds, one reason why ancient civilizations like Atlantis can't exist (at least dating as far back as they do) is that, for several hundred thousand years, humankind has barely managed to exist themselves. For one, early man was always dwindling in numbers.

Around a million years ago the early hominids only had populations near 20,000 people. About 150,000 years ago glaciers expanded, habitats were destroyed, and estimates say the human population bottlenecked to around 600 people. That was an extremely close call. When the Toba super-volcano erupted 74,000 years ago, the resulting climate change was also devastating, whittling the human population to an estimated 1000 people, give or take a few. You can debate those figures, but the conditions for the hunter-gatherers were incredibly challenging. Almost going extinct two times was not a reassuring pat on the back.

Given those constraints in the ability of humanity to gain any traction in creating stability in the world, it's little wonder it took so long for human beings to become modernized. 

Modern humans didn't even reach Europe till a reported 40,000 years ago. Cows were finally domesticated 10,000 years ago, wheat was cultivated in the middle east shortly after that, and chocolate wasn't cultivated until 3600 years ago. That's the most unbelievable part of this all. How could we have survived for so long without chocolate? 

My point, I guess, is that while channeled theories are endlessly fascinating, they still need to be "logical." Yes, science could be wrong about these timelines -- I'm sure the evidence will change as more information becomes available -- but if you consider the evidence we are aware of (and some of this was confirmed using human genomes) it becomes clear that the environmental conditions were so harsh in our history that it should come as no surprise that it took us so long to get where we are now -- with Donald Trump as our elected president. 

If a technologically advanced civilization did exist 50-30,000 years ago, I don't know how. 

In my opinion, the stories of Atlantis have been hugely exaggerated by channels. An advanced civilization, one that simply didn't materialize out of the blue at an advanced level, would have left a footprint. However, all the archeological evidence gathered from that era only shows primitive societies. It defies all limits of credulity that an advanced civilization could have existed during that time and not a single remnant or artifact of their presence was left behind. Look at our present culture. The reek of our existence is everywhere.

The Concentric Circles

Back to the Minoans, last Christmas, I watched a fascinating documentary that featured a team of scientists doing undersea topography maps in the caldera of Santorini, the volcano that destroyed the Minoan civilization. 

Looking at the caldera, I had always wondered why more people hadn't studied what the original topographical features once looked like. The volcanic eruption destroyed much of the original landscape, but you can imagine that it could have contained Plato's concentric circles. 

The image below shows the present-day remains of the volcanic island.

Caldera at Santorini


The study showed that Santorini was indeed laid out in concentric circles -- just like Atlantis. If the evidence before wasn't convincing enough, I now have no doubt that Plato was referring to the eruption of Santorini when he spoke of Atlantis. It all makes sense. 

The ancient Egyptians did trade with the Minoans, and it's documented that Egypt was hit hard by the eruption that decimated the Minoan culture. And scientists have speculated that the eruption was the cause of the later plagues recorded in the bible. That's fascinating in of itself. 

There's no doubt, as mentioned earlier that the Atlanteans/Minoans were advanced for their day. They had an impressive fleet of ships and were a major trade destination. They had plumbing that allowed fresh water into households, along with intricate waste disposal systems and subterranean sewers. Many of their structures were seismic resistant, and they had ingenious light and air flow control. I think they're also credited with developing the first written language in Europe. 

Now not everyone is on board with the Atlantis/Minoan theory. Theories about Atlantis have pointed to diverse locations such as Antarctica, Ireland, Azores Islands, Bolivia, Turkey, Northern Spain and the Americas. It's almost a question now of where Atlantis wasn't located.

For the diehards out there, though, there might still be an undiscovered civilization coinciding with an Atlantis that goes further back in history. I'm merely looking at the evidence currently available and where it leads. Plato's story seems to coincide in many ways with the ancient Minoans. The evidence continues to mount, and we're getting closer to a smoking gun.

What if Atlantis is from a different parallel or resonated at a higher density (4D)?

In frustration, some people have divorced themselves from Plato's account altogether. They have changed the folklore to their liking or verged into the realms of science fiction. 

Such claims say that Atlantis was in a different parallel (or even the 4th density). This, of course, makes it impossible for us to verify the existence of the lost world. That seems slippery to me and a case of special pleading. It becomes a dodge to cover-up the fact that there are no facts at hand. It might as well be fiction. 

We so quickly forget that.Plato is our only historical link to Atlantis. Without him, all notions of Atlantis would not exist in the historical record. 

A 3D representation of the ancient palace at Crete

This video, in 3D and based on what the ruins of the palace (or civic center) of Crete once looked like. These people were living in good housing and relative comfort. At the same time, despite the impressive structures built by the Egyptians, most of their people were living in mud huts.
 
(Warning: Turn your volume down a bit. The music is loud at the beginning). 

 

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