Atlantis: Ancient Legacy, Hidden Prophecy

Atlantis: Ancient Legacy, Hidden Prophecy

by John Michael Greer, John Michael Greet

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738709789
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

One of the most respected writers and teachers in the occult fieldtoday, John Michael Greer has written more than fifty books on esoterictraditions, nature spirituality, and the future of industrial society.An initiate in Druidic, Hermetic, and Masonic lineages, he served fortwelve years as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids inAmerica (AODA). He lives in Rhode Island, USA with his wife Sara. He can be found online at www.EcoSophia.net.

Table of Contents

Contents

introduction The Myth of Progress 1
How our culture's faith in perpetual progress has blinded us to the realities of human history, and how the legend of Atlantis challenges that faith

one Plato's Riddle 7
How a tale told by a Greek philosopher about a kingdom drowned beneath the sea became the foundation for more than two thousand years of debate

two The Occult Atlantis 39
How a pioneering nineteenth-century occultist rewrote Plato's account of Atlantis for her own purposes and launched the modern age of Atlantology

three The Speculative Atlantis 79
How Atlantis was adopted by the rejected-knowledge movement and redefined it to fit dozens of mutually contradictory theories about lost civilizations

four Destruction by Water 115
How the "New Catastrophism" proved the existence of immense floods in the prehistoric past, at the end of the last ice age, and lent unexpected support to Plato's narrative

five Atlantis Found? 149How the details of Plato’s narrative and the evidence of prehistory point to a specific site in the western Atlantic Ocean where the lost civilization may have existed

six The New Atlantis 189How the Atlantis legend, as reshaped by nineteenth- and twentieth-
century occultists, points to the future of global warming now facing our world

appendix Piercing the Veil of Time 215How tools and techniques developed within the occult traditions of the Western world potentially offer a way to reach back through time to the age of Atlantis

Glossary 237

Bibliography 241Index 253

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skiegazer3 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Fascinating overview of the Atlantis legend, its historical development through the occult and theosophical movements, and its lessons for today's society in the face of the global warming crisis.