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Below are a selection of books that will give you a background in understanding the growing appreciation that many ancient cultures have, periodically, been destroyed by 'natural catastrophes'. Abrupt climate changes - many of which are now believed to have been caused by astronomical events such as impacts of asteroids, comets, meteorite storms, and the associated 'dust-loading' of the upper atmosphere - seem to be increasingly regarded as the major cause of civilization collapse in prehistory. Massive earthquakes, intense volcanic activity, and earth-crust displacements on a hemispheric scale in ancient times, are now being viewed as the probable consequences of just such episodes of celestial bombardment.

Besides the 'cosmic impact' event of 65 million years ago, which is now accepted as having contributed to the final demise of the dinosaurs, the focus of attention is increasingly on events around 2350 BC when many Bronze Age societies around the world collapsed simultaneously, and also on the period at the end of the last ice age around ten to twelve thousand years ago. It is this earlier period at the start of the Holocene that efforts to locate Atlantis are currently focussed upon. Researchers who take seriously the stories about Atlantis first re-told in writing in Plato's Timaeus and Critias dialogues, have consistently been ridiculed by orthodox archæologists and prehistorians. To many of these 'experts' the "A" word is complete and total anathema, but many of the 'fanciful suggestions' they have offered for 'what Plato really meant' have been nothing short of laughable.

But just beneath the surface the myths of Atlantis continue to fascinate most people if they are honest. There are many, many archæological discoveries hidden away in the basements of museums around the world because their very existence does not fit in with currently accepted theories of prehistory. Yet folktales and memories about cataclysms, catastrophes and floods which supposedly destroyed the 'mythical' continents such as Atlantis, Lemuria and other ancient civilizations, remain an important part of the 'living traditions' of many cultures. Are these peoples descended from the survivors of the ancient cataclysms we now know happened at the end of the last Ice Age? They refuse to go away, and new discoveries being made each year point in the direction of sophisticated civilization in ancient times ...

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"Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals: 100,000 Years of Lost History" by Colin Wilson

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"Wilson shows that not only did Atlantis exist but that the civilizing force behind it was the Neanderthals. Far from being the violent brutes they are traditionally depicted as, Wilson shows that the Neanderthals had sophisticated mathematical and astrological knowledge, including an understanding of the precession of the equinoxes, and that they possessed advanced telepathic abilities akin to the “group consciousness” evident in flocks of birds and schools of fish. These abilities, he demonstrates, have been transmitted through the ages by the various keepers of the hermetic tradition--including the Templars, Freemasons, and other secret societies. In the course of his investigation, Wilson also finds new information about historical links between the Masonic tradition and the Essenes that indicate that America was “discovered” long before Columbus set sail and that Jesus actually survived crucifixion and fled to France with Mary Magdalene."

 

"Survivors of Atlantis: Their Impact on World Culture" by Frank Joseph

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"Archaeologists have long puzzled over the evidence suggesting highly sophisticated copper mining activities in the area of the Great Lakes some 5,000 years ago. Menomonie Indian tradition speaks of fair skinned mariners who had come in the past to "dig out the shiny bones" of the Earth Mother. Plato, meanwhile, recorded that the Atlanteans provided an exceptionally high grade of copper that was no longer available in his time. In this sequel to The Destruction of Atlantis, Frank Joseph argues that the Menomonie Indians' mariners were Atlanteans and that the destruction of Atlantis by war and natural causes brought about the end of Bronze Age civilisation. Furthermore, Atlantis' survivors dispersed to all sides of their former island empire into Western Europe, the Near East and North and South America. In Survivors Of Atlantis, Frank Joseph provides an in-depth study of the Atlantean war and the intimate connections it had with the last of four great cosmic catastrophes generated by the cyclical return of a comet and its debris."

 

"Atlantis of the West: The Case For Britain's Drowned Megalithic Civilization" by Paul Dunbavin

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"Do Welsh legends of lost cities beneath the sea match Plato's descriptions of the island civilization of Atlantis? Do Irish myths of a golden age when the eastern Irish Sea was a flowery plain describe the same place Herodotus said disappeared beneath the waves during a single day and night of geological upheaval millennia before Ancient Greece? Author and researcher Paul Dunbavin has embarked on a multidisciplinary investigation into how science could explain such a catastrophe and how modern archaeological findings point to a possible location for lost Atlantis. This book theorizes that the Middle Neolithic period around 5,000 years ago was a time of dramatic climate and sea-level changes all around the world. From an up-to-date scientific perspective, Dunbavin distills an array of significant geological theories and then examines the archaeological and mythological record-which together leads to a lost land thousands of years ago in the Irish Sea that was still mentioned in ancient Welsh histories recorded in the 6th century."

 

"Eden in the East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia"
by Stephen Oppenheimer

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"A book that completetly changes the established and conventional view of prehistory by relocating the Lost Eden - the world's 1st civilization - to SouthEast Asia. At the end of the Ice Age, SouthEast Asia formed a continent twice the size of India, which included Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia and Borneo. The South China Sea, the Gulf of Thailand and the Java sea, which were all dry, formed the connecting parts of the continent. Geologically, this half sunken continent is the Shunda shelf or Sundaland. He produces evidence from ethnography, archaeology, oceanography, from creation stories, myths and sagas and from linguistics and DNA analysis, to argue that this founder civilization was destroyed by a catastrophic flood, caused by a rapid rise in the sea level at the end of the last ice age."

 

"When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis"
by Rose Flem-ath, Rand Flem-ath, (Introduction) Colin Wilson

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"Did Atlantis really exsist? If so,where was it,and what happened to it? Inspired by the theory that at various stages in prehistory the earths crust shifted dramatically,causing violent earthquakes, tidal waves,devastating climatic changes,the authors examine the clues as to the location of Atlantis entrusted to Plato by Egyptian priests,the extraordinary similarities between myths from around the world,and ancient and amazingly accurate maps of South America and ice free Antarctica that date long before the first European explorers ever reached those shores.They conclude that a civilization of highly intelligent seafarers did exists some twelve thousand years ago, but was destroy ed,by a geological disaster,leaving only a few survivors to safeguard its relicsand legends for posterity."

 

"The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization" by Colin Wilson & Rand Flem-Ath

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"The Great Pyramid. Stonehenge. Machu Picchu. For centuries, these and other sacred sites have inspired wonder among those who ponder their origins. Conventional science tells us they were constructed by local peoples working with the primitive tools of a fledgling civilization. Who could have built these elaborate monuments? How did they do it? And what were their incomprehensible efforts and sacrifices designed to accomplish? Now comes a revolutionary theory that connects these mysteries to reveal a hidden global pattern--the ancient work of an advanced civilization whose warnings of planetary cataclysm now reverberate across one hundred millennia. International bestselling author Colin Wilson and Canadian researcher Rand Flem-Ath join forces to share startling evidence of a fiercely intelligent society dating back as much as 100,000 years--one that sailed the oceans of the world, building monuments to preserve and communicate its remarkable wisdom."

 

"Cataclysm: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 B.C." by D. S. Allan & J. B. Delair

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"Great, excellent, provocative! I rate this book 5++++. To anyone considering buying this book, totally ignore critiques citing statements like "pseudo science" "balderdash", yada, yada, yada, etc. Such readers are obviously incapable of thinking outside the orthodox box. As has been said before, "science (and other disciplines) progress funeral by funeral"! The research for this book is impeccable. The authors, in addition to their monumental citations of other scientists, historians, etc, have developed an extremely interesting hypothesis. Well worth the cost and the time it takes to devour all the details. And, finally thank goodness, they demonstrate that not all educated people think world wide myths and legends are based on fabrication."

 

"Atlantis, the Antediluvian World" by Ignatius Donnelly

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"The most important book of its time (1882) on the subject of Atlantis. The author claims there once existed in the Atlantic Ocean, opposite the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, a large island, which was the remnant of an Atlantic continent, and known to the ancient world as Atlantis, that Atlantis was the region where man first rose from a state of barbarism to civilization, that the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greeks, the Phoenicians, the Hindus, and the Scandinavians were simply the kings, queens, and heroes of Atlantis, that the mythologies of Egypt and Peru represented the original religion of Atlantis, which was sun-worship, etc., etc. Illustrated with photographs."

 

"Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization"
by Graham Hancock & Santha Faiia (Photographer)

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"From Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, comes a mesmerizing book that takes us on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a lost civilization that’s been hidden for thousands of years beneath the world’s oceans. While Graham Hancock is no stranger to stirring up heated controversy among scientific experts, his books and television documentaries have intrigued millions of people around the world and influenced many to rethink their views about the origins of human civilization. Now he returns with an explosive new work of archaeological detection. In Underworld, Hancock continues his remarkable quest underwater, where, according to almost a thousand ancient myths from every part of the globe, the ruins of a lost civilization, obliterated in a universal flood, are to be found."

 

"The Round Towers of Atlantis" by Henry O'Brien

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"First published in 1834 as "The Round Towers of Ireland" or the "Mysteries of Freemasonry, of Sabaism, and of Budhism", this book was an instant sensation as one of the first modern studies of Atlantis, round towers, pre-Christian megalithic architecture and secret societies. In addition to being a sourcebook on Atlantis Research, Druidic Culture and origins of modern Celtic Christianity, the book is a treasure-trove of ancient esoteric lore and arcane knowledge of the past, including: The History of the Tuath-de-Danaans, The Round Towers and Megalithic Crosses of Ireland are pre-Christian, Ireland's strange connections with ancient India, Persia and China, Ancient Secret Societies and Ireland, Ancient Egyptians and Ireland, Pre-Christian Messiahs, Mithraism, and Ireland, The Connections Between Atlantis and Ireland."

 

"Plato's Timaeus" by Peter Kalkavage (Translator)

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"A new translation in the Focus Philosophical Library series, with notes and introductory material, glossary and appendix. Especially noteworthy are the extensive discussions in appendices on astronomy, geometry and music. Modern Students can now appreciate the wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers. Through clear, faithful translations, renowned scholars have made classical philosophical texts accessible and inspirational."

 

"The Atlantis Dialogue: Plato's Original Story of the Lost City, Continent, Empire" by Plato, Aaron Shepard (Editor), B. Jowett (Translator)

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"Atlantis was first introduced to world literature by the Greek philosopher Plato in two "dialogues" he wrote in the fourth century B.C. His tale of a great empire that sank beneath the waves has sparked thousands of years of debate over whether Atlantis really existed. But did Plato mean his tale as history, or just as a parable to help illustrate his philosophy?

In this book, you'll find everything Plato said about Atlantis, in the context he intended. Now you can read and judge for yourself!"

 

"The New View over Atlantis" by John F. Michell

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"The View Over Atlantis, John Michell's unrivaled introduction to megalithic science, earth mysteries, and the inner meaning of number and measure, was described by Colin Wilson as "one of the great seminal books of our generation—a book which will be argued about for decades to come." Across much of the globe are ancient earthworks and stone monuments built for an unknown purpose. Their shared features suggest that they were originally part of a worldwide system, and John Michell argues that they served the elemental science of the archaic civilization that Plato referred to as Atlantis. In this connection the most significant modern discovery is that of "leys," the mysterious network of straight lines that link the ancient places of Britain and have their counterparts in China, Australia, South America, and elsewhere."

"Atlantis and Earth's Shifting Crust"

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"Quest for the Lost Civilisation: Ancient Mariners"

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"Quest for the Lost Civilisation: Forgotten Knowledge"

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