"Plato's account contains precise references to the catastrophic global flooding that followed the end of the last ice age and peaked at the exact date he gives for the drowning of Atlantis. The occult traditions of Atlantis tell a radically different story, a story of technology run wild amid a desperate struggle for the soul of a dying civilization . . . "
The Ultimate Question
The legend of Atlantisa lost civilization drowned beneath the waters of the Atlantic Oceanhas inspired controversy for more than two thousand years, and remains a hot topic even today.
Join occult historian John Michael Greer on a journey through time in search of one of the great mysteries of the past. Starting with the original versions of the Atlantis story in the dialogues of Plato, Greer tracks the Atlantis myth from the hidden lodges of occult secret societies, through the freewheeling debates of the alternative history scene, to the latest scientific discoveries about the prehistoric past.
In light of newspaper headlines about global warming and the future of industrial society, Greer poses the ultimate questionis the legend of Atlantis a legacy of the distant past, or a prophecy of our own future?
Atlantis includes practical lessons in scrying (remote viewing) as well as a call to action for "seedbearers" individuals who will help preserve the cultural, scientific, and practical legacies of the past and present through the coming planetary changes.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.