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  Much has been written on Atlantis. Since the time of Plato, humanity has pondered upon, and written on this mysterious island. Could it have been really real? Is there any evidence to its having been a substantial civilization as Plato and other ancient writers claim? Through the last two centuries and into this one, much archeological searching for Atlantis has revealed findings that do indeed substantiate the claims of Plato. There really was a highly developed civilization prior to what is termed "written history".
 

Atlantis Series

 

BlavatskyNet introduces the Atlantis Series. We begin the series with emails and newletters - written from 2002 to 2004 by Reed Carson - to members of BlavatskyNet. In these writings a lot of information then available throughout the "non-establishment" scientific community was highlighted and discussed. He compared what was being re-discovered to what was already known by Theosophists. The resultant conclusion the readers drew was that H. P. Blavatsky did indeed know what she was talking about. HPB had much to say about Atlantis, and much, if not all of it was not accepted by the "Scientific Establishment" of her day, however, that did not bother her, nor did it keep her from sharing the hidden knowledg that she had been taught.

The Atlantis Series touches on her writings, primarily taken from her two major books, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine. We also look to her copious articles for comments on Atlantis and compare all to what "Science" has found in the ensuing centuries. Slowly the hidden knowledge of what happened at the beginning of our Humanity's sojourn on this planet is being accepted, studied and enlarged upon by an emerging cadre of scientists no longer afraid to voice, and print their findings.

Welcome to the quest.

 
 

Mediterranean - Santorini/Thera

Many modern archeologists will not accept that Plato knew what he was talking about. In fact, many ancient writings and commentaries of events in pre known history (meaning their story) is discounted or thrown out wholesale by our "serious" archeologists of today. Why? Because it does not fit their tidy chronology or better known as their mythology. The argument for Atlantis being in the Mediterranean runs counter to what Plato describes, a continent that began beyond the pillars of Hercules -meaning in the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Ocean, could it be thus named because Atlantis was in the middle of it. Reed Carson's insights into how mainstream science distorts history to suit its belief system is interesting reading.

  Atlantis in Cuba and or in Bimini. Although artifacts near these islands were found in separate occasions by separate discoveres, both these islands were claimed to be Atlantis. However, this is not so, and the supporting research, which Reed Carson highlights should help those interested in this fascinating portion of history to understand the underlying problems associated with claiming the Carribbean islands Atlantis.
  When discussing Atlantis, the "geological Problem" tends to arise. Since, mainstream Science will not recognize the ancient written accounts of this civilization as being true, the location of this "fantasy" island is anyone's guess. But, is it really a guess, or is Science just ignoring the obvious truth - that Atlantis sunk into the Atlantic Ocean, plain and simple.
  In this email Reed Carson discusses the various dates for the sinking of Atlantis, which occurred in the Pleistocene and the supporting geological evidence indicating a major catastrophe. We have recently witnessed the rising and sinking of islands in the Pacific Ocean correlated to volcanic action. Contrary to traditional geology, land does indeed rise and sink.
  For the past 147 years or so, we have been taught a fundamentally erroneous theory called "Gradualism" which attempted to explain how we got here in geological terms. The theory was enthusiastically accepted by Science because it sort of discribed how "erratics" (large boulders) got to where they are now, in the middle of nowhere without having to make reference to any ancient texts that described a certain event (Atlantis?). Reed Carson lays out the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, evidence that was overlooked because it brings into question the underlying thesis of Gradualism. What happened about 10,000 years ago and to Atlantis can be summed up in one word -Catastrophy, and a new theory is emerging "Catastrophism."
  We are all familiar with the picture on the front cover of the Time Magazine back in 1960's depicting the norther half of the world covered by an enourmous sheet of ice. But, did the ice age really happen as main streem media protrayed. In this email Reed Carson outlines the scientific necessities requiring such an ice sheet, and the science doesn't hold up to the theory.
  Geological discoveries in Siberia and Northern Climes have consistently pointed to  sudden unexplained (at least for main stream Science) freezing. Not ordinary cold, but instantaenous freezing in which frozen mammoths are found to still contain in their mouths buttercups. And we are talking about millions of animals found in Siberia and Alaska, all frozen in a matter of miutes, so that their stomach contents remain undigested. This suddenness of events corroborates the story of Plato that Atlantis fell in a night and a day.
  When we look at the sudden freezing of animals and plants that occurred in the Northern Hemisphere in Siberia to Alaska region, we need to look at a shift of axis for the mechanism of such rapid cooling. And the geological evidence indeed points to such an event. In fact, recently geologists upon examining rock stress lines hint to about 4 such events in our past. The most recent, about 10,000 years ago.
  Some readers on the BN talk list asked whether Atlantis sunk from a direct meteor or comet impact. Many psychics have taken up this "comet hit Atlantis" story and have erroneously seen the past (actually their perception of the past. The Akashic field holds truth and falsehood within it environs.) Reed Carson here explains the geological evidence of multiple impacts by meteors and comets affecting life on earth.
  In the comments and emails above, Reed Carson dealt with various aspects of the destruction of Atlantis from a scientific viewpoint. Looking at the reasons for discounting the various hypothesis that have been brought forward by others. In this email he points to the culprit, the reason for the sinking of Atlantis. And the scientific data is overwhelming when one looks at the material already discovered and discussed in the emails above. Unfortunately, much of today's science is tied to special interest groups that promote dogma and not facts. However, in time the ancient history that is outlined by the Secret Doctrine will be studied and accepted. And now we come to the heart of the matter, Theosophy knows when this event occurred, it has the exact year, for it was witnessed and set down.
  Phaeton and Atlantis. Phaeton, the Greek mythological culprit that nearly destroyed the earth due to his inability to control the firery steeds of his father's (Helios) chariot. Was there more to this myth than main stream science is willing to admit to?  
  Reed Carson wrote back in 1996 this extensive article on the then geological findings of Atlantis. In "Atlantis Found" he gives Theosophical background, that has since HPB published "Isis Unveiled," spurred the search for this prehistory advanced civilization.
  Wrong Turn of Science, in this article, Reed Carson reviews the uniformitarian philosophy in geology that is proving to be in much error as to the real events that occurred back in 10,000 B.C.
  In Evidence Of Atlantis - Reed Carson introduces findings from "Ocean Seamounts" (from Unknown Earth: A Handbook of Geological Enigmas by William R. Corliss.) - proofs of Atlantis in Atlantic
  As we pursue the growing evidence that Atlantis is not a mere myth or theory but an actual fact of history, we present two more articles written by Reed Carson that outlined the growing scientific evidence that Atlantis was indeed real, populated by real people and that some of us are the inheritors.
  Tradition
  Plato- Original Source of Atlantis legend
  Flood myths - a site with 96 pages of flood myths around the world. The stories below are flood stories from the world's folklore. The stories included here if (1) they are stories; (2) they are folklore, not historical accounts or fiction by a known author; and (3) they involve a flood. In most borderline cases, the story is included anyway. For example, one story (Hopi) tells of a flood which was avoided and never occurred.
 

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