References to Atlantis in Worldwide
As we said above, the Greeks copied their
legends on Atlas and Atlantis from the Hindu ones on Atalas (Shiva) and
on Atala, the sunken paradise of the Hindus. As in the Greek traditions,
Atalas whose name is Sanskrit and means "Pillar" was deemed to be the
"Pillar of the World", just as was Atlas in Greece. Atala was, like Atlantis,
a sunken continent destroyed by a fiery cataclysm, and which lay in the
Outer Ocean. Since the Greek legend is of Hindu origin and was simply transferred
to their western region when the Greeks moved to their present whereabouts,
it is idle to quest for Atlantis in the ocean nowadays called Atlantic.
Instead, we must seek Atlantis in the ocean which the Hindus called "Ocean
of the Atlanteans" or "Western Ocean", and which is none other than the
The Hindus have many traditions on a sunken
continent that was the paradisial region where mankind and civilization
first originated. One such was Tripura, "the Triple City". When we recall
the fact that Atlantis was, like Tripura, a triple city with metallic walls
and golden palaces, we cannot but conclude that the two traditions, if
indeed based on actual fact, refer to the one and same thing. Moreover,
as happened with Atlantis, the inhabitants of Tripura were originally extremely
pious. But, with the passage of time, they also became evil and perverse,
and were destroyed by Shiva. It is because of this feat that Shiva got
the epithet of Tripurantaka ("Destroyer of Tripura"). As with Lanka (see
below) and Atlantis, Tripura was built upon a mountain so lofty, that it
was said to reside in the skies.
Another Hindu legend on a sunken empire that
was the archetype of Atlantis concerns Lanka, and is told in detail in
the Ramayana. The saga of the destruction of Lanka by Rama and Hanumant
was the original on which Homer's Illiad was based. Just as the
Ramayana tells the story of Lanka and the rescue of Shita, the spouse
of Rama kidnapped by the evil Ravana, the Illiad recounts the destruction
of Troy and the rescue of the fickle Helen, kidnapped by Paris. Troy, with
its bronzy walls and golden palaces was just one of the many allegories
of Atlantis. In contrast to the small village discovered by Schliemann
in Turkey, the true Troy lay in the Outer Ocean. It was a magnificent capital
and sank into the ocean after its destruction and incending in the great
war with the "Greeks" of an earlier age. The parallels between Troy and
Atlantis are too many to be discarded. And those between Plato's Atlantis
and the Lanka of the Hindus show, in an unequivocal manner, that it is
in the Far Orient and the underseas, and not in the Mediterranean region,
that we must quest for the real Troy and the real Atlantis.
The Mahabharata, the other great Hindu
classical saga that completes the Ramayana, tells of the mighty
empire of Krishna and its destruction in the great war between the Lunars
and the Solars (the Kurus and Pandus). This great war is, like the one
of Lanka or that of Troy, the true archetype on which Plato based his history
of Atlantis. Hastinapura, the capital of the Pandu empire, was the "City
of the Pillars" (Hastina-pura) or, yet, the "City of the Nagas".
These two are epithets associated with the Atlanteans and with the Pillar
of Heaven in the Far East. The Mahabharata also tells of Dvaraka,
the capital of Krishna, located in an island in the middle of the seas.
Krishna's capital, Dvaraka, sunk underseas when the divine hero died in
the great war, more or less in the way Atlantis went under, according to
Dravidian traditions speak of a vast sunken
continent towards the south-east of India called Rutas. The Dravidas claim
to have moved to India from that continent when it sunk away underseas,
in a great cataclysm. The name of Rutas apparently relates to the Sanskrit
radix rudh ("red"), and the Dravidian ruta ("to be red",
"to burn"). These etyms evoke the "Island of Fire" and may be an allusion
to the fabulous "Land of the Reds" that was one of the many mystic names
of Atlantis in the ancient traditions. Indeed, the Dravidas claimed to
have been Kshatryias ("Warriors"), an Indian caste whose heraldic colour
is the red one.
The Phoenicians whose name also means "reds"
in Greek claimed, like the Dravidas, to have come from an "Island of
Fire" located beyond the Indian Ocean (or Erythraean) overseas. That means
the Indies, indeed located in this "Ocean of the Reds" (Erythraean).
Hence, the Phoenician homeland seems to be originally the same as the Rutas
(or "Island of Fire") of the Dravidas. The Egyptians too called themselves
"Reds" (Rot or Khem, in their tongue). And they also claimed
to have come from this "Island of Fire" in the Indian (or Erythraean) overseas.
Would all the traditions of these virtuous nations be lying? Or is it that
we interpret their myths erroneously?
The Celts, like so many nations, claimed to
have come from a land in the overseas which foundered in the seas by virtue
of a terrible cataclysm. This Paradise they called by many names such as
"Isle of Glass" (Ynis Wydr), "Island of the Women", "Avalon", Emhain,
Ys, etc. The legend of the sinking of Ys, in particular, is closely reminescent
of the sinking of Atlantis in the volcanic conflagration reported by Plato.
The Celts also called their sunken land by the name of Cantref Gwaelod
meaning "Country of the Bottom" according to Jean Markale, the eminent
Celtist. Now, this is precisely the meaning of the name of Atala,
the sunken Paradise of the Hindus that we commented above. Atala was the
archetype of Plato's Atlantis, whose name (a-tla) also embodies
the same signification in Greek.
In the Mabinogion, the Celtic book
of origins, it is stated that the Celts originally came from "the island
of Defrobani, the Country of Summer and land of the Cimmerians". Now, "Defrobani"
can only be the island of Taprobane, as many experts concluded. Taprobane
that the ancient authors equated with the site of the Terrestrial Paradise
and of the fall of Adam is no other than the island of Sumatra which
is indeed the site of Atlantis.
The Cimmerians, who are deemed to have been
the ancestors of the Celts, are the "peoples of the haze" that Homer equates
to the somber region of Hell. They figure in numerous ancient traditions
and the "somber haze" that covered their region are indeed a reference
to the cloud of volcanic smoke that covered Atlantis for a long time after
its destruction. Cimmeria is the same as the dark Tartarus or Erebus (Erebodes
= "Darkness") of Hesiod and Homer, which equated it with the Abode of the
Dead. In Homer, the Scheria of the Phaeacians, a sort of Paradise, is placed
just beyond the dark mists of Mount Erebus and the currents of the circular
Oceanus which closely corresponds to the analogous features of Atlantis.
Accordingly, the Egyptians spoke of the mysterious Hanebut
(or Haunebut), a people who lived beyond the Indian Ocean, in the region of Amenti
(or Punt). The name of the Hanebut means "People of the Haze" or "People of the Pillar [of Atlas]" (Hau-nabha in Sanskrit and Dravida, the t ending merely marking out the feminine gender in Egyptian). This enigmatic people was said to live under a dark haze which the light of the sun never penetrated, just as in Cimmeria. As for Punt and Amenti, the Egyptians affirmed that the region of the Hanebut was real and could indeed be visited, as they often did. As we show elsewhere, the elusive Hanebut were indeed the same as the people of Punt who, as the Gerzeans, invaded and conquered Upper Egypt in pre-Dynastic times, and who were later expelled when Egypt was unified by King Menes, "the Greek". Not impossibly, this great prehistoric war was the same one mentioned by Plato as the "War of Atlantis", when the Egyptians and the "Greeks" united to expell the Atlantean invader.
Most ancient nations spoke of a similar region
in the overseas covered by a dark haze or mist that can only be volcanic
smoke. Thus, the Polynesians spoke of Hawaiki, a large island or
continent to the west, beyond the ocean (Pacific). Hawaiki was said to
be their destroyed homeland, in Indonesia, and was deemed to have been
a veritable Paradise before its destruction by a huge volcanic cataclysm. This cataclysm
sunk away most of its land, and smothered it in cinders and smoke. The
destruction of Hawaiki took place during a great war, just as was the case
The remains of Hawaiki, the Polynesian Paradise,
became equated with a sort of Hades or Hell, as in Greek and other legends.
It is interesting to note how, in the Western traditions, Paradise and
its remains are located towards the East and the Orient, whereas in the
Far East and in Oceania, the opposite is true, and these are located towards
the West and the Occident. In other words, the universal traditions concur
that Paradise and its infernal remainders are located in a region that
can be no other than Indonesia, the true "Navel of the World". The American
Indians who lay in an intermediate position were confused about the
issue. Those on the Pacific coast pointed towards the West, whereas those
of the Atlantic coast pointed to a region beyond the Atlantic Ocean and
probably further away, across the Indian Ocean as well, in Indonesia.
The Romans or, rather, their predecessors,
the Etruscans had traditions concerning their coming from an overseas
land submerged under the seas in a cataclysm shortly after or during a
great war. They were led by Aeneas, and came in a great fleet of ships
from a region located outside the Pillars of Hercules. The itinerary of
Aeneas is unclear, as is often the case of the heroes provenient from Atlantis.
Aeneas is said to have come from sunken Troy, in the outskirts of the ocean,
leading the Romans to their Promised Land. Alternatively, he is said to
have come from Mt. Ida, that is the primordial Paradise of the Greeks and
Romans, and which seems to be the same Eden of Judeo-Christian traditions.
One should keep in mind that the true Troy
(see above) lay not in Turkey as archaeologists pretend, but beyond the
Ocean (Indian), as is clear from the texts of Homer, Virgil and others.
To start with, Troy lay "beyond the ocean", which is not the case of Hissarlik.
Secondly, it was a great walled metropolis, and not the shoddy village (several)
found by Schliemann in Turkey. Thirdly, Homer's Troy like that of Aeneas, but in contrast to Hissarlik lay on the coast, and was indeed a seaport attacked from the seasby the Greeks. The true Troy sunk away under
the seas, and should not be expected to be found that easily, on dry ground.
The same is true of the "Sicily" from where
Aeneas departed a second time. This is indeed the Thrinacia of the Outer
Ocean visited by Odysseus, by the Argonauts and other heroes of the ancients.
Its name means "Trident", an allusion of the Triple Mountain of Lanka (Mt.
Trikuta), and not indeed to the roughly triangular shape of Sicily. It would have
been stupid of Virgil to claim that Aeneas departed from Sicily and crossed
the entire ocean in order to get to Rome, only a few kilometers away.
The legend of this primordial Thrinacia was
transferred by the Greeks and the Romans to Sicily, with disastrous results
such as the one just mentioned. It was there that the famous duel
of Zeus and Typhon was held to have taken place. This same duel is told,
in the Vedas, as the formidable combat of Indra and Vritra, which
the Greeks adapted into that of Zeus and Typhon. Again, the Hindu myth
was turned into the combat of Hercules and the giant Caccus, and into the
war of the Gods agaisnt the Giants. As in India, these formidable combats
are an allegory of the war of Atlantis.
More exactly yet, the combats mentioned above,
and others such, allegorize the foundering of Atlantis, and the war of
the elements in fury. Atlantis was destroyed by Fire (Volcanic) and Water
(Oceanic), and the event is universally commemorated as the Cosmogonic
Hierogamy of Fire and Water. In India, Vritra represents the Fiery element,
whereas Indra represents the Watery one. In Greece, Poseidon (or Typhon,
his alias) represented the Watery element, whereas Zeus and his thunder
represented Celestial Fire. This combat led to the destruction of the world
and the start of a new era. Hence, the event is universally commemorated
at the start of the New Year, a ritual equivalent of the New Era.
The Greeks too, like so many ancients nations,
claimed to have originally come from an overseas Paradise that can be no
other than Atlantis itself. Plato tells of a primeval, ante-Diluvian "Athens"
that also sunk in the Atlantean cataclysm. This cataclysm forced the Atlanteans
to emigrate, probably into India and Egypt at first and, later, into the
Mediterranean region. These traditions of
the Greeks are supported by the Hindu ones on the Yavanas ("Greeks",
"Aryans") who once lived in the island of Yava (Java) and with whom the
Dravidian races were in constant war.
The Yavanas were also called
Yonas, a name that closely evokes the one of the Ionians or Greeks. It may
well be the case that these Yonas were the same as the Oannés
who civilized the Babylonians, or as the peoples of Aeneas (*Oaeneas?) and other Civilizing Heroes of the ancient nations. Ultimately, this word derives from the Sanskrit Yoni and the Dravida Ya-vanna, a term designating the Great Mother and, more exactly, the Cosmic Womb. The Great Mother (Dana, Danu) is the eponymous goddess of the Danaans (= Danavas = Greeks ) and of the Tuatha Dι Danaan. The Great Virgin Mother is an allegory of Lemurian Atlantis, and Earth's Vagina allegorizes the giant chasm (the Vadava-mukha or "Submarine Mare") that engulfed Lemurian Atlantis, just as the Great Father (Shiva) and his giant phallus are allegorized by Mt. Atlas.
Plato speaks of Gadeiros, the twin brother
of Atlas. Gadeiros ruled over one of the ten Atlantean realms and apparently
revolted against his elder brother in the famous war of Atlantis. Gadeiros
is no other than Hercules, and both these names mean "cow-herder". The
allusion is to the tenth labor of Hercules, where the Hero leads the cattle
of Geryon from the sunken island of Erytheia. Erytheia means "the Land
of Sunrise". From there the Greeks originally came, led by Hercules, into
their new Promised Land, that of Greece. The "cattle" driven by Hercules
is indeed the Greek people. And the Greek hero is no other than one of
the Hindu twins, Nakula and Sahadeva. These twin gods were also the true archetypes
of "twins" such as Hercules and Atlas, Castor and Pollux, the Ashvins,
and many others, everywhere.
The Indians of the Brazilian Amazon jungle
Tucanos, Desanas, Barasanas, etc. claimed to have come from a sunken
Paradise, destroyed and submerged by the Flood. This Paradise they called
by many names such as Yvymaraney ("Evil-less Land" or "Pure Land"),
or Emekho Patolé ("Navel of the Universe"). They affirm to
have come in ships not unlike the Ark of Noah and to have crossed an "Ocean
of Milk" (Diá Alpikun Dihtalu) which is closely reminescent
of the ocean of the same name of the Hindus. The Hindus called their primordial
Paradise by names such as Shveta-dvipa ("Pure Land"), in close correspondence
with their counterparts in the Americas. In their legends, the Hindus also
hold that the Ocean of Milk was the site of Paradise destroyed and sunken
in the war of the Gods against the Devils (see next entry).
Shveta-dvipa, the Hindu Paradise, was placed
in the Ocean of Milk (Dugdha Samudra), just as in the Amerindian
myths. This "milk" or "cream" is actually the scum of pumice stone which
covered the seas of Atlantis, rendering then "inavigable", just as reported
by Plato. The Hindu myth entitled The Churning of the Ocean of Milk
allegorizes the sinking of Atlantis in the Flood. In this allegory Mt.
Mandara (or Meru) replaces Mt. Atlas. The Turtle (Kurma, the second avatar
of Vishnu) that dives to the bottom of the waters represents Atlantis sunken
in the Ocean of Milk. Likewise, Vasuki (or Shesha, the King of the Nagas),
the serpent that serves as the churning rope, represents Atlas in his serpentine
avatar. In other words, the myth of The Churning of the Ocean of Milk
is a Cosmogony, a poetic licence telling the destruction of Paradise (Atlantis)
and the rebirth of the world from the fragments of the former one, destroyed
in consequence of the war of the Gods and the Devils (Devas and
All over the world from the Amazonian jungle
to the plains of Babylon and to the sandy deserts of Egypt and the Near
East we find allusions to sunken golden realms that are often likened
to Hell or Hades. Such hells are the Realm of the Dead. They are, most
often, felicitous regions where the dead ancestors spend a carefree, perpetual
existence. All such traditions ultimately derive from Atlantis-Eden, the
continent submerged by the Flood and lost in the Far Orient since the dawn
of times. Such golden realms very real and are no other than Atlantis itself.
They comprise, among others, the Suvarna-dvipa ("Golden Isles")
of the Hindus, the Chryse Chersonesos ("Golden Peninsula") of the
Greeks, the Aigeia of Poseidon, the Aiaia of the Argonauts,
the Eldorado of Amerindian traditions, the Apsu or, rather
"House of the Apsu" (Ezuap) of Babylonian traditions, the subterranean
Vara (or "fortress") of Yima, the Flood Hero of the Persians, etc.
Rather than sheer legends, all such traditions are true, holy history.
They all derive, quite directly, from the myth of Atlantis. And their true
source are the Hindu traditions such as those recounted in the Ramayana
and the Mahabharata (see above).
According to Cel. Braghine, who wrote a famous
book on Atlantis (The Shadow of Atlantis, Northants (USA), 1980),
certain Venezuelan Indians called Paria lived in a region called Atlan.
The Parias were white-skinned and possessed traditions of a great cataclysm
that destroyed their original homeland. This was a huge island or continent
beyond the ocean inhabited by a very advanced, saintly race not unlike
the Atlanteans. The Toltecs, who were the predecessors of the Mayas, also
spoke of a similar sunken continent which they called Aztlan, as we discussed
further above. The Nahautls, the Mayas and the Aztecs also spoke of White
Civilizing Heroes that came from this sunken region, and whom they named
Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, Gucumatz, Bochica, etc. These names mean, in their
tongues, "Feathered Dragon", an etym that literally translates that of
Naga (or "Dragon") which we encounter in the legends of the Old World
and, above all, of the Far East.
The myth of the Celestial Jerusalem, told
in the Book of Revelation, stems directly from the Hindu traditions
on Lanka, the "Queen of the Waves". Lanka, whose history is told in the
Ramayana, was the actual archetype of Plato's Atlantis, as well
as Homer's Troy. Lanka was built upon a lofty mountain (Mt. Trikuta = Mt.
Atlas or Meru), and was said "to fly in the air, scratching the belly of
heaven". Hindu myths also tell how Lanka, with "its towers and walls of
stone clad with metal" was pulled out of the summit of the Holy Mountain
(Meru) by the North Wind (Vayu) and thrown into the seas, where it drowned
with all its vast population. Interestingly enough, the same myth, with
Atlas (i. e., Atlantis) substituting for Lanka, is also encountered in Greece. Atlas, often
identified with Hesperus, the Evening Star, was thrown into the ocean by
Boreas, the North Wind who is the Greek counterpart of Vayu. There Atlas
drowned, and was to be found no more, just as happened with Lanka and, indeed, with Atlantis.
Other Hindu legends tell of Agartha (or Shambhalla),
the subterranean realm of the King of the World. According to this tradition,
it is from Shambhalla that is to surge Kalkin, ("the White Knight") for the final battle of the end of times. Kalkin, the White Knight, is to lead
his hosts, the Sons of Light, to victory against the Sons of Darkness.
The myth of Shambhalla is the archetype from which were copied the similar
ones of the Essenes and of the Christians. Again, as with the Celestial
Jerusalem of St. John's Revelation, the myth of Kalkin prefigures
the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Many experts have correlated the traditions
of Agartha and Shambhalla with those of Atlantis and the Celestial Jerusalem.
In fact, Atlantis too will resurge in the end of times (now?) in precisely
the same manner prescribed for the Celestial Jerusalem of the Book of
Revelation. Then, will the Golden Age be restored to the world, for
Atlantis is truly the Paradise Lost we all have been expecting for so long.
Celtic traditions often speak of an "Island
of the Lions". This mysterious island appears in Hindu traditions as Saka-dvipa
or Simhala-dvipa ("Island of the Lions", in Sanskrit). This "Island
of the Lions" also figures in many other different traditions. In Celtic
traditions, the Island of the Lions also called Avalon. The name of Avalon
has been interpreted both as "Land of the Apple Trees" and as "Island of
the Lions" (Ava-lon). This paradisial island is also called Lyonesse
(Lyon-ys or "Island of the Lions") or Llyn Llion ("Lake Lion"),
the lake which reputedly overwhelmed the whole world with its waters when
it overflowed, causing the Flood.
The "Island of the Lions" just mentioned (see
above item) is no other than the Simhala-dvipa (or Serendip)
of the Hindus. Serendip is indeed the "Island of the Seres" (Seren-dip),
which is the same as Taprobane (Sumatra). The Seres are "the people of
the silk" (serica = "silk", in Latin). They are described as a blond,
blue-eyed, tall people by Pliny, Solinus and others. As we just said, Serendip
is the same as Taprobane or Sumatra, and should not be confused with Shri
Lanka (Ceylon), its Indian counterpart. The word "lion", in India, is synonymous
with "hero" (gandha or simha in Skt., singa in Dravida,
etc.), so that the name of Simhala-dvipa indeed means "Island of the Heroes".
And these "Heroes" of old are no other than those of Atlantis, destroyed
in the Flood, as mentioned in the Book of Genesis (ch. 6).
Several ancient authors also identify Serendip
with the Hevilat of the Bible, one of the four regions of Eden. The region
of Hevilat (or Havila) was famous for its gold and for being encircled
by the river Phison. Josephus, the famous Jewish historian, identifies
the Phison with the Ganges river, in a way that leaves no doubt about its
Indian location. The bdellium and the gemstones produced in Hevilat and
which are Indian exclusivities in antiquity are also telltale of its
true location in the Indies. The geography of the region of Paradise is
also identical to that of the Indian region under discussion, and which
is that of South India and neighboring Burma. Hence, it seems safe to conclude
that Eden was indeed located in the Indies.
As a matter of fact, "Eden" and "India" are
synonymous and derive from a Sanskrit radix ind (or endh and,
hence, edhen), meaning "fire". Eden is the famous "Island of Fire"
of so many ancient myths. This Island of Fire is quite often identified
with Atlantis and, obscurely, with Eden itself, as in the famous text of
Ezekiel mentioned further above. It was also identified with the
"Atlantic Islands" which, as we already said, are indeed the "Seven Islands
of the Atlanteans". This Island of Fire was also often called "Brazil"
or "Ys Brazil" by the Celts and other nations. The name was later applied
by mistake to the country of Brazil, after the Americas were discovered.
But this legendary Atlantic island appeared in all Medieval maps of the
Atlantic region far before the discovery of the Americas by Columbus. The
name of Brazil derives from an ancient root, bras, meaning "fire",
"firebrand", "ember", being the legendary "Island of Fire" of the ancient traditions.
The river Phison that, in the Biblical account of Paradise, encompassed Hevilat, closely
recalls the River Oceanus that encircled Hades, according to Homer and
Hesiod. It also recalls the circular canal which, according to Plato, also
encircled the whole of Atlantis. In fact, some authorities identify the
River Oceanus with the triple circular canals surrounding Atlantis. This
idea is literally taken from the Hindu Dvipas ("Paradise-Islands"),
which are similarly enclosed. Moreover, the idea of a river that surrounded
Paradise which, later, after its destruction, became the Realm of the Dead is
also of Indian origin, and dates from Vedic times. The Rig Veda
and other Hindu traditions of high antiquity tell of the Vaitarani ("Encloser"),
the river that surrounded the destroyed Paradise of the Asuras. As in the
traditions of Atlantis reported by Plato, or in those of Paradise reported
by other authorities, the Vaitarani formed an impassable barrier around
In the Bible, a legend related to the one
of Avalon (see above) tells of Kadesh, also called Kadesh, the Holy (Kadesh
Barnea). In Kadesh Barnea there was a lake or fountain that overflowed
and flooded the whole region, destroying Paradise. Kadesh is no other than
the Cades or Gades that, in Phoenician traditions is the alias of Atlantis.
Kadesh (or Gades or Gadeiros) is also the name of Hercules, here identified
with the twin brother of Hercules, and co-ruler of Atlantis. The name of
Gadeiros is an epithet of Hercules that means, just as the name of the
hero, "Cow-herder". This is a Phoenician translation of the name of Govinda
(Krishna), the great god of the Hindus. The epithet commemorates the role
of Hercules as the "cow-herder" that led the Greek people away from Atlantis,
as we mentioned further above.
Agastya is one of the most celebrated of Hindu
rishis ("sages"). He was the son of Varuna, just as Atlas was the
one of Poseidon. Poseidon, the oceanic God of the Greeks and the founder
of Atlantis, is the counterpart of Varuna, the marine god of the Hindus.
Agastya is the great Civilizing Hero of the Dravidas of South India, just
as Atlas was the one of the Greeks. A celebrated Hindu myth tells how Agastya
once humbled a lofty mountain that rose too high, disturbing the gods in
heaven. Another Hindu myth tells how Agastya jumped into the Southern Sea and drowned,
becoming a marine deity. The name of Agastya, in Sanskrit, means "the mountain
that sunk (underseas)", precisely the idea conveyed by the myth of Atlantis.
In other words, Agastya is a Hindu alias and predecessor of Atlas, the
mountain that collapsed and sunk underseas, taking the realm of Atlantis
Agastya is also as a personification of the
star Canopus, the main one of the constellation Argonavis. The Argonavis
is one of the most important constellations in the southern hemisphere.
Its main star, Canopus, is second only to Sirius, its twin, which is the largest star
in the whole sky. And the Southern Sea where Agastya-Canopus-Atlas drowned
is the Indian Ocean, the eastern extension of the Atlantic Ocean of the
ancients. Canopus was deemed an alias of either Hercules or Atlas, the
twin kings of Atlantis represented by Sirius and Canopus, the two Celestial
"dogs". So, as we see, the myth of the Argonavis, the one of Sirius and
Canopus, and that of the quest of Paradise are indeed allegories of Atlantis-Paradise,
and of its foundering in the dawn of times, when our sacred myths were
Moreover, Canopus was the (Southern) Pole
Star of the epoch of Atlantis, some 12,000 years ago. This means that Canopus
was indeed the "Pillar of Heaven" in the times of Atlantis, for the skies
turned upon it as an axis or "pole". Indeed, certain icons of Atlas, such
as the famous Farnesian marble, represent Atlas supporting the world precisely
from the position of Canopus, in the Argonavis constellation. This fact
confirms the identification Atlas = Canopus, the Pillar (or "Pole") of
the Skies. Osiris too, and Agastya, and other personifications of Atlantis
and of the star Canopus, were often identified with the "Pillar of Heaven".
The myths of the Polynesians tell how they navigated by the star Canopus,
the (southern) "Pole of the Skies" in those Atlantean times.
Canopus and Osiris were later identified with the
Canopic jars, where the mummified viscera of the dead were buried in Egypt.
These Canopic jars, with their holes plugged with wax, were the equivalent
of the "Magic Calabashes" that the Polynesians used in their stellar navigations
to the distant isles of Paradise. The Magic Calabashes were indeed, as
some researchers have recently found out, ingenious clepsydras, sextants
and compasses used in the determinations required for Celestial navigation.
Indeed, the word "Canopus" means "measuring device" in Greek, attesting
its true function in Celestial navigation. This fact is further attested
by the use of Canopic jars in casting oracles such as directions in the
high seas. In this they resembled the "talking heads" with which the Canopic jars were
usually topped. Their use in mummification where they were
said to guide the pharaoh in his return trip to Paradise is again suggestive of the pristine role of Canopic jars as "Magic Calabashes", used in the Celestial navigation required for the return trip to Paradise.
The superior technology of the Magic Calabashes
of the Polynesians and the Canopic Jars of the Egyptians for Celestial
navigation is clearly an Atlantean legacy, as so many. And the art of Celestial
Navigation kept secret for obvious reasons was invented by the Atlanteans,
according to tradition. It is the product of a superior technology which
only the Atlanteans could have developed so early in time. The Egyptians,
as the Polynesians, inherited it from Atlantis, and used them in their
oceanic navigations to Paradise, that is, to Punt in ancient Egypt, and
to Hawaiki in Polynesia. In both cases, this means Indonesia, the true
site of Paradise, as all traditions tell us.
Canopus was the pilot of the Argo ship, a
role he still plays in the Celestial Ship represented by the Argonavis
constellation. The Argonavis ("Ship Argos") was the ship of the Argonauts
in their expedition in the quest of the Golden Fleece. And the Golden Fleece
is an allegory of Eden, Avalon, Idun, and other such Paradises. There grew
the Golden Apples which Diodorus explains as synonymous of the Golden Apples,
for in Greek melon means both "apple" and "sheep". Moreover, the
Golden Apples served for the fabrication of the Elixir of Life, the contents
of the Holy Grail. Hence, all these quests of Paradise are indeed the one
of the Elixir of Life and, more exactly, of Atlantis, its true name. Such
is the reason why we all are so charmed with the search of this Paradise
of which all traditions speak, from the dawn of times.
The Celestial Ship of the Argonauts, the Argonavis,
is represented in the skies as a sunken ship, in the very bottom of heaven. It is an allegory of sunken Atlantis,
likewise lost in the bottom of the (Indian) Ocean. Canopus is often identified
with Argus, and is identified with the pilot (or the admiral) of the Argonavis,
so called in his honor. He is also said to have been the pilot of Osiris
in his expedition to the Indies (Paradise!). Canopus was also the pilot of Menelaos,
in his return trip from sunken Troy (Atlantis!).
Other legends make of
Canopus-Argus the co-ruler of Osiris in primordial Egypt. He ended by usurping
Osiris' throne, and kidnapping Isis, the queen. But he was ultimately defeated
and killed by the outraged king. All this is, indeed, but a confused, obscure copy of the plot
of the Ramayana. And the primordial "Egypt" in question is no other
than Lanka, "the Queen of the Waves". Golden, proud, invincible Lanka; Lanka, the Beautiful; Lanka, the Queen of the Waves; Lanka, the Bride of the King, was the true archetype of Atlantis and of the Celestial Jerusalem. Lanka was also Paradise, the birthplace of Humanity and Civilization, the true "Land of the Gods" of so many mythologies.
- According to Noel, the French mythologist,
"Canopus" means "Island of Gold" in Egyptian. But that is precisely the
meaning of the name of the Hindu Paradise, called Suvarna-Dvipa
in Sanskrit. Suvarna-Dvipa was, as is so often the case, located in Indonesia,
the true site of Eden. Canopus is also a name of Hercules in some traditions.
And Hercules was Gadeiros, the twin brother and co-ruler with Atlas of
the Atlantean empire. Again, the most diverse traditions concur to validate the equation Paradise = Eden = Atlantis = Indonesia.
To end this summary exegesis of several myths
on Atlantis from many parts of the world, a concluding word seems in order.
When we compare the above and other accounts, we see that they all
concern a primordial Paradise where humanity and civilization first started.
And it is clear that this Paradise is far more than a fable. We are
fully convinced that anyone who studies our work in detail with an open mind and heart will not fail to be convinced that Atlantis was in fact the same as Eden
We also believe that the dedicated student will find that
Plato only briefly lifted the hem of the veil of Isis, and that the Atlantean
tradition was the subject matter of the ancient Mystery Religions. These
mysteries passed into Judeo-Christianism in a highly distorted
form, becoming a mere chimaera. But myths, the superb legacy of our
elders, are founded on actual fact. And that fact is the reality of Atlantis
and its ineluctable location in the now sunken plains of the South China Sea, in the
region of Indonesia. There lies Paradise Lost, which can be reborn if only we dare to believe in its reality. The time is now, when Aquarius is already dawning.
And who is Aquarius, pray? He is the Golden Boy, of whom Virgil speaks in his famous IV Eclogue, perhaps the most superb of all prophecies of the Millennium. Virgil's poem starts with the (Latin) phrase: Iam redit et Virgo! ("See! The Virgin returns!"). Yes, Aquarius is both the Golden Boy and the Golden Girl, for he is the Androgyne. The fusion of the two sexes indeed represents the reunion of the twin Atlantises separated from each other from the dawn of times. But now, they again reunite, Lamb and Wolf, to enjoy the last thousand years yet alloted this age, and to cause the Golden Age to revive. Prophecies do come true only because they are self-fulfilling. They are the "personifications of desire", the egregoras and kamarupas that only exist if we believe in them. Too bad for those who dont, for we will not allow them to take Aquarius away from us.