Note: The cataclysms of fire and water of worldwide
extent of which we speak in this essay are strictly scientific. They are widely
attested in the geological record, being generally accepted by modern Geology.
So are the massive extinctions of all sorts of species, and particularly of the
large mammals which took place at the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age, some 11,600
years ago. Some 70% of the former species of great mammals which existed in the
former era became extinct then, including, in all probability, two species of
humans, the Neandertals and the Cro-Magnons, which became extinct more or less
at this epoch.
Only the mechanism for the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age
which is a certain fact, but is so far unexplained by Science is new and
our own. We propose that this dramatic event was caused by a huge explosion of
the Krakatoa volcano (or perhaps another one), which opened the Strait of Sunda,
separating the islands of Java and Sumatra, in Indonesia.
[FOOTNOTE: This text was written some ten years ago,
and is only now being revised and updated (Jan. 2002). Many of its finds and predictions
have recently been empirically confirmed by Science since, then. One such is the
dramatic confirmation of the existence of a now sunken giant continent to the
south of Southeast Asia and China, precisely as predicted by ourselves. This confirmation
was obtained by the spy satellites of NASA an NOAA, and was only recently declassified,
as we comment in this site. Moreover, as we now discuss, its shape and features
are precisely the ones predicted by ourselves on entirely different grounds (bathymetric
Another important fact was the discovery that the date of the
cataclysm which caused the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age very probably
a Heinrich Event, as is fast becoming clear was not only sudden and brutal,
but occurred at the date stipulated by Plato, that of 11,600 years ago. So, it
seems the old philosopher was right after all, despite the fact that scientists
still adamantly refuse to believe in the reality of the Flood cataclysm. The nature
of the cataclysm which caused the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age the Heinrich
Events just mentioned also seem to be the result of the events preconized
by ourselves some 20 years ago, that is, the result of giant maritime invasions
caused by giant tsunamis, themselves caused by explosive supervolcanic eruptions,
as discussed in this text.
Scientists have not yet realized the real cause of Heinrich
Events, but I am sure they soon will, when they realize the utter impossibility
of the mechanism now held to have been responsible for them: the breaking open
of giant lakes dammed by the glaciers themselves. As some geologists of note have
remarked, this damming is impossible for several good reasons, one of them the
lack of mechanical resistance on their part. The reduction of glacier albedo by
soot deposition has also been proposed as a possible cause, just as we predicted
it would be. In other words, though no prophets, our predictions turned out to
be quite accurate. In fact, they are obvious on hindsight, since they are so logical.
And they are, though non-canonical, all strictly scientific, as I am a professional
scientist myself, and quite used to doing science, conventional or not. In time,
my theory will create a new paradigm for both Science and Religion that seems
to be on the coming for this new millennium of ours. It is a bit poignant, however,
to be some sort of Cassandra, fated to be disbelieved by one and all, despite
the correctness of my prophecies. Domine, non sum dignus.]
This giant explosion is widely attested in all sorts of myths
and traditions such as those concerning Atlantis and Paradise, indeed located
in this region of the world. It is universally remembered as the explosion of
the Mountain of Paradise (= Mt. Krakatoa, Atlas, Sinai, Zion, Alborj, Qaf, Golgotha,
Meru, etc.) and of the deluge it caused, of which they all speak obsessively as
the Universal Flood and the Universal Conflagration.
The explosion of Mt. Krakatoa caused a giant tsunami, which
ravaged the lowlands of Atlantis and Lemuria. It also triggered the end of the
last Ice Age by covering the continental glaciers with a layer of soot (fly ash)
which precipitated their melting by increasing the absorption of sunshine. The
giant tsunami it caused also resulted in a maritime invasion of the continents
surrounding the Pacific region and, above all, of the Antarctic region. The result
was that the glaciers were floated by these invading waters and carried back to
the ocean, when these waters returned to it. This process has recently been confirmed
by geological and oceanographic research, and is called Heinrich Events. These
are associated with the cataclysm end of the Pleistocene Ice age, and are sudden
The meltwaters of these glaciers covered by soot or carried
off as glaciers and banquises flowed into the oceans, raising sea-level
by about 100-150 meters. This huge rise in sea level created tremendous strains
and stresses in the crust of the earth due to the extra weight on the seafloor
and the isostatic rebound of the continents, alleviated of the colossal weight
of the mile-thick glaciers which formerly covered them. The crust then cracked
open in the weak spots, engendering further volcanic eruptions, and further earthquakes
and tsunamis which fedback (positively) the process, furthering it to completion.
The result was the dramatic end of the Pleistocene Ice Age and the so-called Quaternary
Extinctions which we mentioned above.
All nations, of all times, believed in the existence of a Primordial
Paradise where Man originated and developed the fist civilization ever. This story,
real and true, is told in the Bible and in Hindu Holy Books such a the Rig
Veda, the Puranas and many others. That this Paradise lay "towards
the Orient" no one doubts, excepting some die-hard scientists who stolidly
hold that the different civilizations developed independently from each other
even in such unlikely, late places such as Europe, the Americas or the middle
of the Atlantic Ocean. This, despite the very considerable contrary evidence that
has developed from essentially all fields of the human sciences, particularly
the anthropological ones. It is mainly on those that we base our arguments in
favor of the reality of a pristine source of human civilization traditionally
called Atlantis or Eden, etc..
[FOOTNOTE: We emphasize, once again, that our theory,
though superficially reembling those of the Theosophists, the Velikovskians, Pole-Shiftists
and son, has nothing to do with them, as they are all strictly scientific and
founded on actual fact, rather than on religion or Tradition alone. Theosophists
derive their wisdom from Mme. Blavatsky, a Russian lady who, in the 1860's moved
to India, where she founded the theosophical Society, which had a considerable
following among the intellectuals of the time. Blavatsky was an extremely intelligient
person, and soon amassed an immense mass of knowledge of Hindu and other esoteric
tradition, which she published in books such as The Secret Doctrine and
the Veil of Isis, which became extremely popular, even today. But her writings
seem an undigested version of the esoteric doctrines of Buddhism, Hinduism, and
other religions and Occult doctrines,mingled to some pseudo-science which she
obtained from the geological textbooks of the time, which would allprove wrong
in the course of time.
Pole Shift is sheer unscientific bumcombe that holds no water.
It is impossible on both physicaland geological grounds, as we explain elewhere
in detail. These ideas were originally ppularized by Charles Hapgood, and survive
in writers such as John White and Graham Hancock. Rather than scientists, these
authors are journalists, whose specialty is precisely rendering palatable to the
public what are usually government lies and propaganda. White has as indeed
most such proponents of the theory, Hapgood included publicly recanted
from his former views on PoleShift, which henow recognizes as an unscienific concept.
We hope Graham Hancock will soon do the same, particularly because he now dropped
his proposalof an Antarctic Atlantis, in favour of our own hypothesis of a Far
Velikovsky is another unusual character. A Russian Jew and an
emigré to the US, his books became the delight of all inquisitive persons
who, in the 1950's,were discontent with the obscurities of Academic Science. Among
these, I should be counted, as his books opened my eyes to the inconsistencies
of theories such as Darwin's Uniformitarian Geology and his theory ofEvolution,
based on precisely this false premise. The problem of Velikovsky was taking the
catastrophic events he proposed as the literal truth. Moreover, as an orthodox
Jew, Velikovsky also believed the dates and events of the Bible ridiculously
small by geological standards to be actual facts which should be implicitly
believed by all. Of course, most of his proposals proved to be false, excpt insofar
as Catastrophism seems indeed to be one important feature not only of Evolution,
but also of geology, in contrast to what Drawin and Lyell so emphatically argued.
But his books like the ones of Blavatsky and even Graham Hancock are a good
read even today, as long as they are considered what they indeed are: pleasant
Sci Fi, based on ill-digested pseudo-Science. ]
It was in the Orient, and beyond, that agriculture (of rice
and grains) and animal domestication were invented. These two crucial inventions
allowed Man's fixation to the soil, and the resulting prosperity led to civilization
and the founding of the first cities. It is exactly this fact that is related
in the Bible, that attributes the foundation of the first city called Henok
or Chenok, ("the Abode of the Pure", in Dravida) to Cain (Gen.
4:17). This end at the completion of its allotted time is what is meant by Henok's
lifespan of "365 years".
This name ("Pure Land") of the very first of all cities
is the same in Hindu traditions (Shveta-dvipa,
Sukhavati, Atala, etc.). Even in the Amerindian traditions, Yvymaraney
"the Land of the Pure", is the legendary birthplace of the Tupi-Guarani
Indians of Brazil, just as Aztlan is the land of origin of the ancient
Aztecs of Mexico, and Tollán is the one of the Mayas of Yucatan. Man
or, more exactly, the anthropoid simians that were our ancestors in fact
arose in Africa some 3 million years ago. But these anthropoids soon spread all
over Eurasia and beyond, reaching the Far Orient and Australia, inclusive, by
about 1 million years ago or even more.
indonesia, the site of eden
It was in Indonesia and the neighboring lands that Man, after
emigrating from the semi-desertic savannas of Africa, first found the ideal climatic
conditions for development, and it was there that he invented agriculture and
civilization. All this took place during the Pleistocene, the last of the geological
eras, which ended a scant 11,600 years ago. Though long by human standards, this
is but a brief moment in geological terms.
The Pleistocene a name which is Greek for "most
recent" is also called Anthropozoic Era or Quaternary Era or, yet,
the Ice Age. During the Pleistocene and, more exactly, during the glacial episodes
that happened at intervals of about 20 thousand years, sea level was about 100-150
meters (330-500 feet) below the present value. With this, a large coastal strip
the so-called Continental Platform (with a width of about 200 km = 120
miles) became exposed, forming land bridges that interconnected many islands
The most dramatic of such exposures took place in the region
of Indonesia, precisely the spot where humanity first flourished. The vast expansion
of the South China Sea then formed an immense continent, indeed "larger than
Asia Minor and Libya put together". This is, as we shall see below, precisely
what Plato affirms in his discourse on Atlantis, the Critias.
With the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age, the immense glaciers
that covered the whole of the northern half of North America and Eurasia melted
away. Their waters drained to the sea, whose level rose by the estimated amount
of about 100-150 meters quoted above. With this rise, Atlantis sunk away and disappeared
for good, along with most of its population, which we estimate, based on Plato's
data, at about 20 million people, huge for the epoch in question.
eden was the same as lemurian atlantis
More exactly, this sunken continent was Lemurian Atlantis, the
larger of the two Atlantises mentioned by Plato. Lemuria was the vast prairie
which the Greeks called Elysian Fields and which the Egyptians named "the
Field of Reeds" (Sekhet Aaru) or, yet, "the Ancestral Land"
(To-wer), the overseas Paradise where they formerly lived, in Zep Tepi
("Primordial Time"). The sunken continent became the Land of the Dead,
the dreadful, forbidden region where no mariner ever ventured to go, for it was
"the Land of No Return".
Interestingly enough the name "Ancestral Land" (or
Serendip) is precisely the Dravidian name of Taprobane (Sumatra), the island
where the Hindus placed their pristine Paradise, likewise sunken in a cataclysm.
The gloomy, pestilential place that remained above the water was named Sheol ("Hell")
by the Jews, and, in the spared spots, "Island of the Blest" (Makarion
nesos) or Hades by the Greeks, Amenti or Punt by the Egyptians, Dilmun by
the Mesopotamians, Hawaiki by the Polynesians, Svarga by the Hindus, and so on.
The Celts whose legends are perhaps the best recollection
of the sunken golden realm called the place Avallon, Emain Abbalach or,
yet, Ynis Wydr ("Island of Glass"). They also associated the eerie place
with the Holy Grail and the resurrection of their dead heroes, as we detail in
other, forthcoming articles of ours. And we already mentioned above the Yvymaraney
of the Tupian Indians of Brazil, or the Aztlan or Aztatlan of the Aztecs of Mexico,
or the Tollán of the Mayas of Yucatan, the submerged land from which these
Indians were obliged to flee, when it sunk underseas, disappearing forever.
the seminal exodus
The greatest of all Lemurian colonies was Atlantis, founded
in India, already during the heydays of Lemuria, and which, in time, reached the
apex of human grandeur. Atlantis and Lemuria had prospered for a full zodiacal
era (2,160 years), when the great cataclysm destroyed their common world, at the
end of the Pleistocene, some 11,600 years ago.
The scant survivors of the cataclysm that sunk Lemuria away
were forced to flee their destroyed Paradise, moving first to India, the site
of Atlantis, which had been spared in its northern, loftier portion. But the global
catastrophe had also caused the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the melting
of the Himalayan glaciers caused huge floods of the rivers of Asia, rendering
the region unfit for human habitation. These floods ravaged this remainder of
Atlantis, already greatly destroyed by the original cataclysm, the giant conflagration
of the Indonesian volcanoes and the huge tsunamis they caused, as well as by the
plague that ravaged their country in their wake.
Again, this doomed people was obliged to flee, emigrating, along
the ensuing millennia, to remote places such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine,
North Africa, Europe, North Asia, the Near Orient and even Oceania and the Americas.
Some came on foot, in huge hordes like those of the Israelite exodus. Others came
by ship, like Noah in his Ark or Aeneas with his fleet, to found the great civilizations
of the ancient world.
The great civilizations that we know of, in the Indus Valley,
in Egypt, in Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Greece, Rome, Mexico and even the Americas
were all Atlantean colonies founded by the survivors of the cataclysm that destroyed
the twin Paradises of Atlantis and Lemuria. These colonists, of course, attempted
to recreate their Eden in their new homeland.
The newcomers named each topographical feature after the archetypes
of the pristine abode just as immigrants will do the same nowadays. Such is the
reason why we keep finding vestiges of Atlantis everywhere, from Brazil and North
America to Spain, Crete, and even Africa and North Europe. All these ancient civilizations
spoke of Civilizing Heroes such as Manu, Noah, Aeneas, the Oannés, Hotu
Matua, Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, Bochica and, of course, Atlas and Hercules, the
omnipresent Twins that founded civilizations everywhere.
the reality of the civilizing heroes
Interestingly enough, the only place so far unclaimed among
the literally hundreds of sitings of Atlantis is Indonesia. Of course, no solid
evidence of the existence of Atlantis and, even more so, of Lemuria, has ever
been found. The reason for this absence is easy to explain: the experts have all
been searching Atlantis in the wrong sides of the world.
The legends of all peoples tell of Civilizing Heroes, Angels,
Gods, or even Demons and Monsters who were their civilizers and who taught them
religion, law, agriculture, metallurgy and the alphabet. These are the Fallen
Angels, the same all too human heroes who fell desperately in love with the beautiful
native girls, the Daughters of Man (Gen. 6). These fallen gods were not
Astronauts, nor Sprites, but saintly men who came as missionaries from Atlantis.
How else could they mate with human females and breed children?
The mysterious "Sons of God" (ben Elohim) of
Gen. 6 are precisely the same ones identified by Plato with the Atlanteans.
Their sin with the Daughters of Men and, more probably, the rejection and
enslavement of their hybrid offspring led to the Flood. This is indeed
the mysterious Original Sin that resulted in the destruction of Paradise (Atlantis)
and the Fall of Man. This sin is the one ritually "washed" by the Baptism,
itself an allegory of the Flood, as St. Jerome and other Church Patriarchs explicitly
Plato quotes precisely this cause for the destruction of Atlantis
by God (Zeus) in his (unfinished) dialogue on Atlantis, the Critias. And
the same story, in allegorized form, is also told by Homer concerning the Phaeacian
"Sons of God". It also figures in the Celtic myths concerning Mererid,
the sinful daughter of King Gradlon, whose scabrous conduct led to the sinking
of the land of Ys. So, in the Americas (Bochica, etc.) and elsewhere.
If we read the Bible attentively, we note that it also speaks
of two creations, exactly as Plato also tells of two different Atlantises (cf.
Gen. 1 and 2). Moreover, the Bible also tells of two destructions of the
world by the Deluge. These two different narratives are quaintly embroidered on
each other in Gen. 6, and comprise the Elohist and the Jahvist accounts
of the Flood, which relate two visibly different events.
the bible is right after all
We see, then, that the tradition (or traditions) narrated by
Plato exactly coincides with the Biblical lore. Moreover, as we said above, the
two traditions also exactly agree with the prehistoric events observed in the
geological and the archaeological records. And, when we trace the worldwide legends
to their source, we always end up in India and Indonesia, the two Atlantises of
legend, no matter where we start from.
In truth, continents don't sink. It is the sea that rises,
flooding entire continents, as it did in Lemurian Atlantis and, to a great extent,
in the Indus Valley, the site of the second Atlantis. Relativists will say that
both events sea level rise and continental sinking are one and the
same thing, at least from the point of view of the observers. But geologists will
hotly debate the issue, and claim, as they have long done, that actual sunken
continents are a geological impossibility. It is all a matter of perspective,
of relativistic illusion. But the best ancient sources say, for instance
that magnificent Hindu saga, the Mahabharata speak of sea level
rising rather than of continents sinking.
the elusive sunken continent revealed
However, anyone who inspects a chart of the oceanic bottoms
in the region of Indonesia such as the Ice Age Map of Indonesia shown in Fig.
1 below, will readily concede that the South China Sea encircled by Indonesia
indeed formed a continent during the last glaciation, which ended some 11,600
years ago. This chart clearly shows the sunken continent of Lemurian Atlantis
in Indonesia, as well as the extensive sunken strip of Indian Atlantis at the
map leaves no room for doubt about the reality of what we are affirming concerning
Lemurian and Indian Atlantis, one almost wholly sunken, and the other sunken to
a very considerable extension. We remark that this map in contrast to most
others presenting proposed sites for Atlantis and/or Lemuria is purely
scientific, rather than an invention of ours or of others. It is based on the
detailed geophysical reconstruction of the seafloors in the region in question,
and portrays the areas of depth under 100 meters, which were obviously exposed
during the Ice Age, when sea level dropped by that amount and even more.
In fact, several strictly scientific, similar maps exist, and
can be seen elsewhere, inclusive in the Internet. One of these maps, was published
in the National Geographic Magazine (vol. 174, No. 4, Oct. 1988, pg. 446-7)
and is reproduced, for comparison, in Fig. 2 below. It shows the world as it was
some 18,000 years ago, at the peak of the last glaciation of the Pleistocene Ice
Age. As can be seen, this map corresponds quite closely with ours, shown in Fig.
particular, please note the huge chunk of land, of continental dimensions, to
the south of Southeast Asia, and which became sunken when sea level rose, at the
end of the Pleistocene. Another sizable piece of land in the Indus Delta, the
site of the second Atlantis, also disappeared likewise, at that occasion. No other
regions of the world display a similar event, including the Americas (not shown).
The conclusion is that Atlantis, if Plato was in fact speaking truthfully, could
only have been located in that region of the world.
As both maps above show, a huge extension of continental
size prolonged Southeast Asia all the way down to Australia. This continental-sized
land was indeed "larger than Asia [Minor] and Libya [North Africa] put together",
exactly as Plato affirms. It is seen to have been about two or three times larger
than continental-sized India. It was also far larger than Australia, shown exaggerated
due to the peculiarities of the projection utilized.
The Indonesian Islands and the Malay Peninsula that we nowadays
observe are the unsunken relicts of Lemurian Atlantis, the lofty volcanic mountains
that became the volcanic islands of this region, the true site of Paradise in
all ancient traditions. The sunken portion of continental extension now forms
the muddy, shallow bottoms of the South China Sea. It is encircled by Indonesia
and forms the boundary of the Indian and the Pacific Oceans.
Then, as now, Indonesia formed the divide of the New and the
Ancient Worlds; what the ancients called Ultima Thule ("Ultimate Divide").
Thule also corresponded to what our elders named the Pillars of Hercules, which,
according to Plato, were placed "just in front of Atlantis" (hyper
ten Heraklei Nyssai).
The Pillars of Hercules were also the impassable frontier between
the Old and the New Worlds, also called Orient and Occident. These two are sundered
by the volcanic island arc of Indonesia, truly the boundary of the Tectonic Plates
that form the Ancient and the New Worlds. This barrier to navigation, in the region
of Atlantis is also insistently mentioned in Plato and other ancient sources on
the great rift and the khasma mega of hesiod
The great rift that came to separate the islands of Java and
Sumatra, caused by the subsidence of the Krakatoa volcano turned into a giant
submarine caldera, which now forms the Sunda Strait. This great rift was very
well known of the ancients. Hesiod called it Khasma Mega ("Great Rift"),
a designative he learnt from the Hindus. This people called it (in Sanskrit) by
names such as Abhvan ("Great Abyss"), Kalamukha ("Black
Hole"), Aurva ("Fiery Pit") Vadava-mukha ("Fiery
Submarine Mare"), and so on. This Great Abyss is also the same one that the
Egyptians called Nun, and which the Mesopotamians named Apzu ("Abyss").
Hesiod and several other ancient authorities place this Khaos
("Divide") or Khasma Mega ("Giant Abyss") at the world's
divide, at the very entrance to Hell (Tartarus). Hesiod also places Atlas and
his Pillar (Mt. Atlas) at this gloomy spot where the ancient navigators such as
Ulysses and the Argonauts met their doom. As we said above, this terrifying Black
Hole the archetype of all such that haunt Man's imagination
is indeed the Krakatoa's fiery caldera, ready to revive at doom, at least
in Hindu traditions on the Vadava-mukha.
what happened during the pleistocene?
Let us recapitulate what happened during the Pleistocene Ice
Age, for its true significance seems to have escaped the notice of all Atlantologists
This is how Ice Ages start. Converted into clouds by the sun,
sea water is carried into the continents by the wind, where it pours down as either
rain, hail or snow. If conditions are right, as they were then, this downfalling
water is retained in glaciers that end up covering the temperate regions with
a shroud of ice that is one or two miles thick. Sea level consequently drops by
100-150 meters or even more, exposing the shallow bottoms of the sea.
Such was the case of the South China Sea, whose depth seldom
exceeds 60 meters or so, as we show in the Map
of Fig. 1. When the Ice Age ends, the process is reverted. The glaciers melt
away, and their meltwater quickly drains into the sea. In consequence, the bottoms
previously exposed as dry land become submerged once again.
As we see, the world works as a kind of flip-flop or swing,
forever oscillating between the extremes of cold and heat. Interestingly enough,
it is Life itself that equilibrates the balance, introducing a negative feedback
that counteracts the tendency for the world to freeze or to sizzle. For instance,
if carbon dioxide (CO2) increases in the atmosphere, the temperature tends to
go up with the so-called Hothouse Effect. This is precisely what we observe in
sizzling Venus, whose atmosphere is almost pure CO2. In gelid Mars, whose atmosphere
(and Life) was almost all lost in a tremendous cataclysm - probably caused by
the fall of a meteorite of planetoidal size the opposite swing took place.
Wherever Life exists, as on Earth, increased CO2 contents of
the atmosphere also results in increased photosynthesis. Plants grow more luxuriously,
fixing the excess carbon dioxide in themselves, and alleviating the situation.
The opposite process happens if the CO2 content of the atmosphere is reduced for
some reason. Photosynthesis is consequently reduced and plant matter - mainly
the plankton in the seas, rather than the tropical forests decreases, liberating
CO2. This increases the atmospheric content, tending to increase earth's temperature
back to its normal value.
However, this compensation only works within rigid limits, and
any excessive perturbation can trigger an Ice Age or a Hot Age. Like with flip-flops
and balances, the transition is enhanced by positive feedback, and quickly leads
to the extreme situations that are, again, stable and permanent until triggered
back on again. For instance if the seas warm up, the solubility of CO2 is decreased,
and its atmospheric content increases, tending to further increase earth's
temperature, and vice-versa.
Moreover, an ice cover effectively reflects sunlight back towards
outer space, reducing the amount of solar heat absorbed by the earth. Its temperature
consequently drops, and the glaciers further increase, until they cover all the
temperate regions of earth. In the absence of Life, we have the two extremes instanced
by our two neighboring planets, Venus and Mars. As we said above, Venus is as
hot as hell, whereas Mars is completely frozen up, as if to vividly exemplify
to us all the two extremes of lifeless conditions.
the cause of the ice ages
The causes of the Ice Ages and of the periodic advance and retreat
of the continental glaciers is not well known. But, to believe the myths, the
end of the Pleistocene Ice Age was due to the cataclysmic explosion of Mt. Atlas,
the one which wiped the twin Atlantises out of the map.
Mount Atlas "the Pillar of Heaven" that decorated
Lemurian Atlantis was an immense volcanic peak in the region that now corresponds
to the island arc of Indonesia. To be more precise, this volcano was the terrible
Krakatoa, even today still alive and very active, despite its monumental explosion
in Atlantean times. After its colossal explosion, the Krakatoa volcano sunk away
underseas, becoming the giant caldera that now forms Sunda's Strait between
Java and Sumatra.
This giant caldera fully 150 km across is the
"Fiery Submarine Mare" (Vadava-mukha) that we commented above.
The giant explosion of the Holy Mountain is attested not only by the worldwide
myths that recount the end of Paradise (Atlantis). Similar cataclysms in this
remote region of the world are also testified by the tektite belt and the volcanic
ash layer that covers most of the South Indian Ocean, Australia, Indonesia and
The ashes and dust liberated by the gigantic explosion were
carried away by the winds, and covered the glaciers of North Asia and North America
with a dark veil of carbonized matter. The result was an increased absorption
of sunlight and a quick melting away of the glaciers that covered the continents
beyond the Tropical Regions.
thermal runaway and the quaternary extinctions
The process of glacier melting was far from uniform, as many
geologists of the Darwinian school tend to think. The meltwater of the glaciers
quickly flowed into the seas, creating huge stresses between the overloaded sea
bottom and the alleviated continents. Earth's crust cracked and rifted at
many places, originating volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis of unprecedented
proportions. And the violent process continued, impelled by its own momentum,
until it was finally complete and the earth had quit the Ice Age. In this terrible
event the same one that the myths call the Flood some 70% of the
species of great mammals became extinct.
This self-sustaining, degeneratively increasing process is what
physicists call "positive feedback", and is identical to the one that
causes the transitions of electronic flip-flops in electronic computers and such.
It also corresponds to another physical process called "thermal runaway",
which happens, for instance, on a global scale in the Hothouse Effect. Increased
temperature of the earth tends to liberate the CO2 (carbonic gas) dissolved in
sea water to the atmosphere, since its solubility decreases with temperature.
The extra atmospheric CO2 further tends to increase global warming,
liberating further amounts of CO2, and so on until all of it is liberated to the
atmosphere, and the earth becomes overheated. This is possibly what happened on
sizzling Venus, perhaps billions of years ago. And it may well be the case that
Venus also had Life, as Mars apparently did too, as we are starting to learn.
Geologists call the widespread mortality that took place at
the end of the Pleistocene by the name of Quaternary Extinctions. But they are
foiled at explaining their cause, and none of the literally dozens of scientific
theories hereto proposed to explain the cause of Ice Ages have been consensualy
accepted by the scientific community. Among the extinct species we had several
magnificent animals: the mammoth, the mastodon, the saber-toothed tiger, the cave
bear, the giant sloths, dozens of species of camelids, cervids, cavalids and,
very probably, the Neandertal and the Cro-Magnon men, who became extinct at about
this date for some unexplained reason that can only have been linked to this one.
No, the ancient myths in no way overstate the universal extent
and violence of the Flood cataclysm. The worldwide mass extinctions of the end
of the Quaternary (the Pleistocene Ice Age) attest, most unequivocally, that the
brutality of the cataclysm was truly Velikovskian in extent, if not in nature.
And the instances of both Mars and Venus are Celestial witnesses
of what may indeed happen to the Earth if we persist in abusing her the way we
presently do. Are these two planets the Two Witnesses mentioned in the Book
of Revelation (11:8), "their corpses exposed in the streets of the Great
City (the skies?) for all to see and marvel"? I would not know, but I fear
they could well be so. Aren't these witnesses of permanent death on a planetary
scale indeed perhaps the scariest thing in the entire sky?
the collapse of the holy mountain of osiris
Mount Atlas is the same Holy Mountain of Paradise represented
by the Great Pyramid. Osiris dead, reposing inside the Holy Mountain, represents
the dead Atlantis or, rather, the dead of Atlantis, buried and entombed by the
gigantic explosion of the Holy Mount Atlas. Mount Atlas is the same as the Mount
Meru of the Hindus, the pyramid-shaped mountain that there served as the sky's
Indeed, the Egyptian word for pyramid, M'R was most probably
read MeRu as in the Hindu name of the mountain simulated by the monument. The
ancient Egyptians did not spell out the vowels in their hieroglyphs, so the above
reading probably corresponds to the actual one of Mt. Meru, the exploded Mountain
In Hindu traditions, Mt. Meru served as the Stambha, the Pillar
of Heaven. Mt. Meru (or Kailasa = "Skull" = Calvary") also served
as the support of the Cosmic Tree where the Cosmic Man (Purusha) was crucified,
like Christ on the Cross. Mt. Meru is also the Holy Mountain of Paradise, endlessly
portrayed in India during its explosion, in beautiful mandalas such as the Shri
Yantra. By the way, the Golden Lotus often shown with them portrays the "atomic
mushroom" of the cosmic explosion, as we argue in detail in our work entitled
"The Secret of the Golden Flower".
In consequence of the giant explosion, Mt. Meru (or Atlas),
voided of its magma, collapsed like a sort of punctured balloon. Its enormous
peak sunk underseas, turning into a giant caldera. Our researches into the ancient
world legends have shown that this volcano is indeed the Krakatoa, the same one
that still castigates the region whenever it again erupts explosively, as it did
in 1883 and other occasions.
the meaning of the primordial castration
The Krakatoa is now a submarine volcano located inside the gigantic
caldera that now forms the Sunda Strait separating Sumatra from Java. In Hindu
myths, its explosion and subsequent fate are allegorized as the Primordial Castration
which turned the Cosmic Phallus (Linga) into the Cosmic Yoni (or
Vulva). And Earth's Yoni is the same as the Khasma Mega of Hesiod,
mentioned further above.
We see how the apparently absurd traditions of the ancients
indeed make far more sense than those of the crude attempts at explanation by
the modern experts of all sorts. It is also precisely to this fact that refers
the legend of Atlas, the Pillar of Heaven. Unable to bear the load of an earth
overpopulated with gods, Atlas collapsed, and let the sky fall dawn over the earth,
The name of Atlas indeed derives from the Greek radix tla
meaning "to bear", preceded by the negative affix a, meaning
"not". Hence, the name of Atlas literally means "the one unable
to bear [the skies]". Such is the reason why Atlas (and other Titans like
himself) are often portrayed with weak, serpentine legs. The collapse of the skies
is, of course, a clever allegory of the fall of volcanic dust and debris from
the afar explosion of Mt. Atlas. In Hindu myths, one layer buries the former one,
giving rise to a new heaven and a new earth, just as we read in Revelation.
atlantis and the rising of the phoenix
The above is, of course, exactly the message of St. John's
Revelation (21:1) concerning the New Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem is Atlantis,
reborn from its cinders, as a sort of Phoenix, the bird that personifies Paradise
in Greek myths. These myths were indeed copied from Egypt who, in turn, cribbed
them from India. India and, more exactly, Indonesia, is the true land of the Phoenix,
as is relatively easy to show, since it is from there that comes the name of the
Benu bird of the Egyptians and that of the Phoenix of the Greeks.
This mystic bird was called Vena in the Rig Veda.
So, if the Phoenix indeed symbolizes Atlantis-Paradise resurging from its own
cinders, as we believe it does, there can be little doubt that the legend is originally
Vedic, and originated in the Indies. The name means nothing that makes sense in
either Egyptian or Greek. But in the holy tongues of India it means the idea of
Eros (Love) and, more exactly, the Sun of Justice that symbolizes Atlantis rising
from the waters of the primordial abyss. This myth forms the essence of the one
of the Celestial Jerusalem, as well as, say, those of the Orphic Cosmogonies,
those of the Egyptians, and those of most other ancient nations.
egypt and the origin of the legend of atlantis
Plato concedes that he learnt the legend of Atlantis from Solon
who, in turn, got it from the Egyptians. But those, in their turn, learnt it from
the Hindus of Punt (Indonesia). Punt was the Ancestral Land (To-wer), the
Island of Fire whence the Egyptians originally came, in the dawn of times, expelled
by the cataclysm that razed their land. From there also came the Aryans, the Hebrews
and Phoenicians, as well as the other nations that founded the magnificent civilizations
of olden times.
It is from the primordial Lemurian Atlantis that derive all
our myths and religious traditions, the very ones that allowed the ascent of Man
above the beasts of the field. From Atlantis derive all our science and our technology:
agriculture, cattle herding, the alphabet, metallurgy, astronomy, music, religion,
and so forth. These inventions are so clever and so advanced that they seem as
natural as the air we breath and the gods we worship. But they are all incredibly
advanced inventions that came to us from the dawn of times, from the twin Atlantises
we utterly forgot.
It is in India and in Indonesia, that, even today, we find the
secret of Atlantis and Lemuria hidden behind the thick veil of their myths and
allegories. The crucial events are disguised inside the Hindu and Buddhic religious
traditions, or told as charming sagas like those of the Ramayana and the
Mahaharata. The error that led the ancients, along with the modern researchers,
into believing that Atlantis lay in the Atlantic Ocean is easy to understand now
that we know the true whereabouts of the sunken continent. When humanity moved
from Indonesia into the regions of Europe and the Near East, the "Occidental
Ocean" of the Hindus became the Oriental Ocean, for it then lay towards the
The (Hindu) myths that told of Atlantis sinking in the Occidental
Ocean became interpreted as referring to the Atlantic Ocean, western in regards
to Europe, their new residence. The Hindus called the sunken continent by the
name of Atala (or Atalas) a name uncannily similar to that of Atlas
and of Atlantis (by the appending of the suffix tis or tiv = "mountain",
"island", in Dravida, and pronounced "tiw"). It is from this
base that names such as that of the mysterious Keftiu of the Egyptians, the "Islands
in the Middle of the Ocean (the "Great Green")" ultimately came
(Keftiu = Kap-tiv = "capital island" or "Skull Island"
= "Calvary" in Dravida, the pristine language of Indonesia). But this
is a long story which we tell elsewhere, presenting the detailed evidence for
this uncanny allegation of ours.
the reversal of the oceans and the cardinal directions
It is to this "reversal" of the Cardinal Directions
just mentioned that Plato and Herodotus make reference, along with other ancient
authorities. Interestingly enough, even the Amerindians who came in, at
least in part, from Indonesia into South America via the Pacific Ocean impelled
by the Atlantean Cataclysm often confuse the direction of their primeval
homeland, which they sometimes place in the east, sometimes in the west. But,
strangely enough, they never place it towards the north, as they should, if they
came in via the Bering Strait.
The ancient Greeks attempted to mend their myths calling, by
the name of "Atlantic", the whole ocean that encircles Eurasia and Africa.
But the result was even worse than before and the confusion only grew. Herodotus
used to laugh at this ridiculous attempt by the geographers of his time (Hist.
2:28). Aristotle, in his De Coelo, is also very specific on the fact that
the name of "Atlantic Ocean" that is, the "Ocean of the
Atlanteans" was the whole of the circular, earth-encompassing ocean.
So, we able to conclude that Atlantis can legitimately be localized
either in the ocean we presently call by that name, or, even more likely, in the
ocean where the ancients placed their legends and their navigations, the Indian
Ocean. This ocean they named Erythraean, Atlantic, and so on, names which are
indeed related with that of Atlantis, "the land of the Reds", the Primordial
Phoenicia or Erythraea, whose names mean "the red one".
It should perhaps be emphasized that it is the name of the Atlantic
Ocean (or "Ocean of the Atlanteans") that derives from that of Atlantis,
and not vice-versa. And that name far predates Plato, being mentioned, f. i.,
by Herodotus, who wrote his History fully a century before Plato wrote
the Critias. Moreover, as Herodotus explains, the name of "Atlantic
Ocean" originally applied to the Indian Ocean, rather than the body of water
now so named. So, it is on that side of the world, and not on ours that we should
expect to find Atlantis.
atlas, hercules, atlantis, and the itinerary of the heroes
Greek myths often embody the confusion of east and west that
we just pointed out. The itineraries of Greek heroes such as Hercules, Jason,
Ulysses and the Argonauts are all absurd when placed in the Mediterranean or even
in the Atlantic Ocean. But they all make a lot of geographical and mythical sense
if we place them in the Indian Ocean, as we should. And that is indeed what we
do, in other more specialized works of ours on this fascinating subject.
Likewise, the Titan Atlas and his mountain, Mt. Atlas, were
placed just about everywhere, from Hesperia (Spain), the Canaries and Morroco
to the Bosporus and the Far Orient, at the confines of Hades (Hell). The result
was a profusion of Atlantises and of Pillars of Atlas (or of Hercules) that makes
no sense al all. Indeed, the two heroes who personified the World's Pillars
represented the two Atlantises we discussed further above. They are personified
as Atlas and Hercules, the primeval Twins whom we encounter in all Cosmogonies.
In Plato's dialogues concerning Atlantis (the Critias
and the Timaeus), Hercules is called Gadeiros or Eumelos, names that correspond
to something like "Cowboy" or, rather "Fencer of Cattle".
This name is a literal translation of that of Setubandha, the Sanskrit
appellation of Indonesia. This name is due to the fact that Indonesia indeed "fences
out" the seas, dividing the Pacific from the Indian Ocean.
the ultima thule, the twins, and the war of doomsday
Indonesia was, as we said above, the Ultima Thule (or "Ultimate
Boundary") of the ancients, the last frontier which should not be crossed
by the navigators. There lay the Pillars of Hercules and of Atlas, the two primordial
Twins. In another guise, the two correspond to the twins of Gemini (Castor and
Pollux), directly derived from the Ashvin Twins of the Hindus. In Egypt they corresponded
to Seth and Osiris, and were commemorated by the two obelisks
posted at the entrance of Egyptian temples.
Hercules is, of course, a Phoenician deity (Baal Melkart), in
turn derived from Bala or Bala-Rama ("the Strong Rama"), the twin brother
of Krishna. Bala means "Strong" or "Strength" in Sanskrit,
being called the same (Bias = "Strength") in Greek and other
tongues. Krishna is the World's Pillar, clearly the personification of Atlantis.
More exactly, the Twins personify the two races of blondes (Aryo-Semites)
and brunets or "reds" (Dravidas), fated to fight wherever they meet.
Both shades are originally from Eden (Lemuria), the primordial Paradise where
humanity originally arose. Osiris, the Egyptian god, also played the role of Cosmic
Pillar (Djed), a role he shared with Seth, his twin and dual. But this
mythical symbolism ultimately derives from that of Shiva as the Sthanu,
the "Pillar of the World" and that of Shesha (or Vritra), the Cosmic
Serpent who was the archetype of Seth-Typhon.
the battle of the sons of light and the sons of darkness
The Twins like the Devas and Asuras of
the Hindus and the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness of the Essenians
are always the personifications of the two races that dispute world hegemony since
the dawn of times. It was their war, according to Plato who calls them
"Greeks" and Atlanteans that led to the destruction of Atlantis.
There is no reason to doubt that the great philosopher was indeed
transmitting ancient traditions faithfully. For, we are starting to learn all
over again that global wars can indeed lead to the world's end. In fact, it
is the same endless war that menaces us now as it did at the dawn of times. This
frightening reality is told in the Ramayana, in the Mahabharata
and in the Iliad, not to mention the other myths and traditions.
But the war of Atlantis is also the War of Armageddon narrated
in the Book of Revelation. This war is in reality a repetition or replica
of the worldwide, primordial battle between Gods and Devils. These mighty beings
were the same as the so-called Titans (or Giants) in Greece. Their war was, as
Plato and his commentators explain in detail, the same as the one of Atlantis.
Armageddon means (in Hebrew) the same as Shambhalla (in Sanskrit),
"the Plains of Gathering". There the armies of the world will gather,
in the end of times, for "the war that is to end all wars", for it will
close the Kali Yuga. The perspective indeed seems frighteningly real, doesn't
it indeed? Fables or Reality? Religion or Profanity? Science or Superstitious
Nonsense? We are inclined to believe that our ancestors spoke in earnest, and
that the war of Armaggedon and the end of the world are fast becoming all too
are mars and venus a celestial example?
We do not want to seem alarmists, as our message is indeed one
of hope and salvation, and not of "Bible thumping". The recent discovery
of vestiges of extinct life in Mars brings a memorable lesson that is worth detailing.
Earth has been, in the past, the victim of countless catastrophes that nearly
wiped out Life altogether. These cataclysms were due to different causes such
as cometary and asteroidal falls or volcanic cataclysms bringing on or off the
Ice Ages. Not impossibly, wars such as the War of Atlantis and the Battle of the
Gods can have indeed happened in a far, utterly forgotten past that lives on in
our myths and holy traditions from everywhere.
Perhaps our wars just continue these and others that possibly
took place on Mars and Venus, destroying Life there, if not in other Solar Systems
as well. It may even be the case that Big Bangs and Creations are indeed cyclic
processes that recur periodically, just as the traditions of the Hindus on Cyclical
Eras affirm in detail. The extinction of the dinosaurs, and the origin of the
Moon pulled out of the Earth by a planetoidal impact are instances
of such sobering cataclysms. Thousands of giant craters as large as those
on the Moon, though almost effaced by erosion are still observable on the
earth, as scientists are starting to discover. Hundreds of times in the past we
have had massive extinctions of Life on earth.
Many times in the past our world nearly became as "empty
and dark and devoid of form" as at Creation, when God reshaped the earth
for the last time. The Uniformitarianism of Darwin and Lyell is no more than a
naive belief in the Panglossian doctrine that "all things only happen for
the better, in the best of all possible worlds".
Fossils and extinctions are here to prove, just as do Geology
and other sciences, that Catastrophism is a feature of Nature as much, and possibly
even more, than Uniformitarian phenomena. Thousands of Apollo and Amor objects
swarm across earth's orbit, ready to strike us at a moment's notice with
a force of a million Megatons and over. The idea that God favors humans "above
the beasts of the field" is just our own naive, self-centered notion of what
God should look like. More likely, He regards all Life as sacred, as His own handiwork,
if He exists at all. That is what Nature indisputably demonstrates in practice
all the time.
Mars, with its dead residues of Life, with its oceans empty
and dry, with its terrible dust storms sweeping across the endless void and devastation,
is here to prove to all that God or, as some will, Nature or Mother Earth
sometimes loses his/her temper and extinguishes Life altogether. This almost
happened at the Flood, as the myths tell us. The victimizing of Atlantis
perhaps because they sinned, perhaps because they warred almost took the
rest of us along. Venus is another instance, in reverse, that planets can indeed
die and become as sterile as the Moon. And perhaps, earth itself was just "reset
back to zero" some four billion years ago, when the Moon was pulled out of
it by a giant meteoritic impact of planetoidal size.
atlantis and the illusion of darwinian uniformitarianism
As we just said, Darwin's Theory of Uniformitarian Evolution
is just an illusion of die-hard scientists. What the world presents us daily is
an endless series of ever larger cataclysms, ranging from atom smashing to the
Big Bang. We recently watched a comet hitting Jupiter and opening a gash on that
planet as big as the whole earth. Mars shows all signs of having been hit by a
planetoidal sized body, which opened a huge crater on one side and pushed up Olympus
Mons on the opposite one. Perhaps it was this cataclysm that extinguished Life
on the Red Planet. Venus too presents vestiges of similar catastrophes. Perhaps
we are only stranded here on earth, fated to become extinct when our allotted
time expires who knows when?
Life is an illusion, as all things, as the Hindus teach us.
According to them, even the gods eventually die, and are replaced by better, more
evolved godly forms. An illusion is also the suprematist theory that affirms that
Civilizations first arose in an Occidental Atlantis that never was, out of Europoid
stock. But Civilization evolved at a time when the whole of Europe was almost
fully covered by a mile thick glacier that rendered survival very meager and scant.
Plato's Atlantis is, in contrast, described as a luxurious
tropical Paradise, bedecked with metals, horses, elephants, coconut, pineapples,
perfumes, aromatic woods and other features that were an exclusivity of India
and Indonesia in the ancient world. Was the great philosopher dreaming, or was
he indeed basing himself on Holy Books now lost in the bonfires of the Holy Inquisition
The Atlantic Atlantis is an illusion too, just as are the Cretan,
the African, the American, the North European and the Black Sea ones. The true
Atlantis, the archetype of all other Atlantises is Indonesia, or rather, the extensive
sunken continent rimmed by this island arc. It is there that we had Plato's
"innavigable seas", the same one mentioned by navigators. such as Pytheas,
Himilco, Hanno and others. It was this primordial Atlantis that served as a model
for the second Atlantis the one of the Indus Valley as well as for
the myriad other similar Paradises that we encounter in all ancient religious
traditions and mythologies.
the krakatoa volcano and the "innavigable seas" of atlantis
Another central, unique feature of Atlantis were its seas, rendered
"innavigable" as the result of the cataclysm, as reported by Plato and
other ancient authorities. As we mentioned further above, the seas of Atlantis
were innavigable because they were covered thick with giant banks of floating,
fiery pumice-stone. This pumice was ejected by the giant explosion of volcanic
Mt. Atlas, the one which caused the foundering of the Lost Continent..
A similar phenomenon indeed happened in a far lesser
scale, but one big enough to be one of the world's largest catastrophes
at the explosion of the Krakatoa volcano that we mentioned further above. The
formation of pumice a sort of stony "froth" made of siliceous
glass is characteristic of the Indonesian volcanoes, and is indeed the
cause of their explosive eruptions of incomparable force. The phenomenon is quite
similar to the "popping" of popcorn. The water-soaked siliceous magma
of the submarine volcano (the primeval Krakatoa) built up tremendous pressures
under the weight of the crust and the overlying sea water. Eventually, the topping
crust which formed the volcanic peak gave, and the eruption occurred, explosively.
Thus released, the overheated water dissolved in the hot magma
turned instantly into vapor, literally bursting like popcorn, except that in a
worldwide scale. The sea was impelled, in a huge tsunami that was the event mythified
as "the Flood from below". Simultaneously, the ashes and debris were
thrown up into the stratosphere, as "soot". This fly ash eventually
fell back to the earth and the sea, choking all life in the region, and causing
the enormous quantities of rain, "the Flood from above". Further away,
it settled over the Ice Age glaciers, causing their melting and triggering the
end of the Pleistocene, precisely as related above.
Interestingly enough, the Hindus associate this sort of stuff
this vitreous "seafroth" with Krishna and Balarama, the
archetypes of Hercules and Atlas. Balarama is the alias of the Serpent Shesha,
whose name means (in Sanskrit) "residue" and, more exactly, the kind
of foam such as ambergris or pumice stone thrown over the beaches by the seas.
The whole story is a clever allegory of the explosion of Mt. Atlas, the World's
Pillar, ejecting the huge amounts of pumice stone and fly ash that covered the
soil and the seas of Atlantis, and choking out all its paradisial forms of life.
The Titans and Atlas in particular were likened
to Serpents (or Dragons), and to "weak-legged", anguipedal, Civilizing
Heroes such as Erychthonios, Cadmus, Hercules, Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, etc.. All
such indeed derive from the Nagas ("Serpent-people", "Dragons")
of India and Indonesia, as we argue elsewhere.
the illusory, chimerical atlantises
As we said above, the Cretan "Atlantis" of certain
authorities is an illusion, as are all others outside the two Indies. Nevertheless,
the explosion of the Thera volcano closely parallels the one of the Krakatoa of
1883, as some have noted. But it is far too small and far too wrongly sited in
relation to the Pillars of Hercules for to be the right time and the right place.
Moreover, Crete lacked the size and the importance that Plato
attributes to Atlantis, being puny in comparison to, say, the contemporary civilizations
of Egypt, Babylon and Mycenian Greece. And the Theran cataclysm never sunk Crete
underseas, or even hampered its existence in any notable way. In fact, the name
of Crete (Kriti) means "swept", rather than "sunken one",
as does the name of Atlantis in the holy tongues of India. So, Crete was recognizedly
"swept" by the Theran cataclysm, but not indeed "sunken" by
it, as Atlantis was.
The prehistoric explosion of the Krakatoa volcano that sundered
open the Strait of Sunda was, by comparison a million times stronger. If the Theran
explosion could sweep away the considerable extent of Minoan Crete, we are led
to conclude that the one of the Indonesian volcano could well have wiped out an
entire continental-sized civilization, and have triggered the chain of events
that culminated in the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age.
Equally illusory are the Atlantises of the Bosporus (Moreau
de Jonnés), of Spain (R. Hennig), of Libya (Borchardt), of Benin, in Africa
(Leo Frobenius) and the even less likely one of the North Sea (Olaus Rudbeck),
the Americas (several authors) and Antactica (idem). Even more impossible are
the Atlantises located in sunken islands of continents of the Atlantic Ocean and,
particularly, the Sargasso Sea, for they are not even geophysical possibilities.
the mid-atlantic ridge and donnelly's atlantis
There are no sunken continents at the bottom of the Atlantic
Ocean, as an extensive study of this region has unequivocally shown. What this
detailed research disclosed is the existence of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a vast
submarine cordillera that divides the Atlantic Ocean at the middle. This feature
corresponds to the rift from whence the Tectonic Plates issue, causing the continents
to drift away from the spot, at the rate of a few centimeter per year.
Hence, despite the brilliant plea of Ignatius Donnelly, this
ridge corresponds not to a sunken continent, but to land that is slowly rising
out of the sea bottom. Such rifts and ridges in fact exist in all oceans. They
rise above sea level in certain spots forming island arcs, as in Indonesia and
at the Indus Valley. Where they do, they cause the kind of terrible volcanoes
and earthquakes that we have been discussing above. It is no coincidence that
the two Atlantises we mentioned are located precisely at such spots where the
Mid-Oceanic Ridges rise above the surface of the sea.
When we inspect the map
of Fig. 1, we also note that a sizable chunk of India disappeared at the end
of the Ice Age at the Indus Delta. This region is now known as the Rann of Kutch
("Marshes of Death") and is in fact still sinking underseas, even today.
This region is deemed a sort of Hell, and has been clearly flooded by some sort
of terrible cataclysm that also took place at the end of the Pleistocene, just
as did the one of Lemurian Atlantis.
lemurian atlantis and the four rivers of paradise
At this occasion, that of the demise of Atlantis, the Himalayan
glaciers melted in the greater part, pouring its waters down the Indus Valley,
in floods that were hundreds of times larger than the ones of today, even when
the monsoon storms castigate the region. Such is clearly the record left by the
tempest that swept away the second Atlantis (Hesperus), throwing it into the sea
during the second of the Biblical Floods.
The same thing also happened at the other side of the Himalayas,
whence issue the rivers that irrigate South Asia, China and Southeast Asia, such
as the Huang-ho, the Yangtzé, the Mekong, the Irrawaddy, the Brahmaputra,
the Ganges. These are indeed the Four Rivers of Eden (Lemurian Atlantis), as we
argue in detail elsewhere. There can be very little doubt that the Lemurian Atlantis
as well as its successor, the Indian Atlantis are sacred traditions
based on real facts which were in no way exaggerated by our ancestors.
the civilizing heroes and heroines are atlantean escapees
The cataclysms in question caused the mass migrations of nations
which later were to form civilizations of the past such as those of the Egyptians,
the Greeks, the Cretans and the Mesopotamians. These also included the Jews, the
Phoenicians, and the Aryans, driven away from their ancestral lands in Indonesia
and Southeast Asia. At first they settled in India, but were driven out by the
locals, moving to the places just mentioned.
Such mass migrations are told in the Bible and in similar Holy
Books of all nations, in legends such as those of Moses and the Israelites, Aeneas
and the Romans, Hercules and his Greek "cattle" (armies), of Cain's
expulsion from Eden, of Quetzalcoatl's arrival in Mexico, of that of Viracocha
and the Incas in Peru, of the Fomorians and the Tuatha de Danaan arriving in Britain,
and so on.
These legends disguise real facts under the veil of allegories,
and personify or deify the nations in question under the figures of heroes such
as Noah, Manu, Hercules, Kukulkan, Abraham, Quetzalcoatl, and a myriad others,
or in heroines like Venus, Demeter, Dana, Danu, Vesta, Hathor, Isis, Hecate and
so on. Lemuria was indeed the Great Black Mother of Gods and Men. She is the same
goddess that we know by names such as Kali, Parvati, Demeter, Hera, Isis, Ishtar,
Venus, Cybele and even the Virgin Mary.
The paradoxical virginity of the Great Mother refers to the
fact that she bore the Lemurian civilization on her own, in an autochthonous manner,
without the help of an "inseminator" civilization. In contrast, all
other civilizations evolved by being seeded from outside by the Civilizing Heroes,
the Angels, the Gods, the Devils, etc.. These were the Lemurian Sons of God that,
though , illuminated the world with the Light of our Great Mother.
The second Atlantis, India, is our Great Father. The Father
is the inseminating god known as Shiva in India, Jahveh in Israel, Zeus in Greece,
Viracocha in Peru, Quetzalcoatl in Mexico, Bochica in Colombia, and so on. He
is the god that is castrated and dies but who resurrects from among the dead,
whole and virile as ever. The image is not without analogy with an immortal volcano
such as the Krakatoa that explodes and vanishes from sight, but keeps shining
underneath the ocean, until the time comes for it to rise and shine again, perhaps
at God's command.
the many aspects of god
As we just said, myths work at several levels, and a parallel
such as the Atlantean one is just a facet of God's myriad aspects. In other
words, volcanoes are manifestations of God's power, the weapon he often chooses
to castigate the nations and to force Evolution to follow its course. The Hindus
call this force by the name of vajra, a Sanskrit word meaning both "hard
as diamond", as well as "thunderbolt". The vajra is the
thunderbolt weapon used by almighty gods such as Baal (Hercules' archetype), Zeus,
Indra, Haddad, and a myriad others. In fact, God is neither the vajra nor the
volcano, but the force behind it, its impeller and wielder.
For the vajra is indeed the flail of the gods, the Celestial
weapon He uses in order to quicken Evolution and to stir Nature into action, in
the endless parade of life forms that characterizes Life. Perhaps all this has
a purpose in the divine conscience, though I don't really know for sure. But
there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that Catastrophism is God's way, if
He indeed has any. Moreover, it is also Nature's way, let no one doubt it.
The ancients well knew that, and so do I, having learnt from them. For instance,
they often portrayed the vajra as a flail or a lash, or even a hammer or
a mace wielded by the god in order to stir Nature into action.
Gods like Christ are not the only ones to die and to rise again
from the dead. By the way, Christ too is the wielder of the "iron rod",
the hardest of metals being a metaphor for "diamond" and, hence, for
the vajra. Christ was preceded by many aliases, and the conception of "dying-resurrecting"
gods akin to the Sun of Justice dates from oldest antiquity. Among the many archetypes
of Christ we can mention, offhand, Osiris, Attis, Tammuz, Adonis, Shiva, Kronos,
Saturn, Dionysos, Serapis, Mithra and, of course, Krishna, in his infinite series
of avatars, and Hercules, the great hero, in his fiery apotheosis that figured
the Atlantean Conflagration.