The thought of an ancient, far advanced people that may have existed possibly over 12,000 years ago has captured the interest and imagination of many and has appeared time and time again in TV, movies and books. It seems that now, in the 3rd Millennium, we mentally never really lost it if it’s always been in the media and public eye for so long.
Was Stephen Hawking Correct About Us?
Stephen Hawking once said, “philosophy is dead.”
Have we become so obsessed with ourselves that we are more concerned about a post on social media of somebody sharing what they eat every second of the day?
When it’s August and there are Christmas decorations and cards for sale in the local shop?
Or what about the peer pressure young people are faced with in having to have exactly what their friends own?
For me, there’s something quite off with the world. I can’t remember the last time I heard someone talk about life, as we know it and maybe going down the unfamiliar road of finding out who we are and where we came from instead of accepting what we were told in school.
Where Does The Story Of Atlantis Come From?
Most of us have heard of Plato whom lived around 427 – 348 B.C. He was Plato The Philosopher, from Athens, Greece and he was the founder of the Platonist school of thought. He was also the creator of his Academy where liked minded people would gather to converse about their shared interests of philosophy, astronomy, and mathematics.
Plato would have, more than likely given his lectures under the shade of a tree to his listeners sitting on the grass eager to hear his every word, rather than the academies we know of today. But, who knows?
As well as a lecturer, he was also an author, mostly known for extraordinary influence in topics covering philosophy, cosmology, theology, and the philosophy of language.
He was from a high ranking status family, his ancestors had the blood of gods running through their veins. Plato’s grand- father was Poseidon, who was god of the sea, storms, earthquakes, and horses.
In ancient Greece, Poseidon was one of the 12 Olympians: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus.
They were a class of deities, vastly making up a 3rd or 4th generation of immortal beings. It was Solon, who was Pluto’s ancestor who made Atlantis known to him. Solon was an Athenian lawmaker, poet and statesman who visited Egypt between 590 and 580 B.C.
According to Plutarch, Solon may have spent up to ten years in Egypt with well learned priests and priestesses. He talked greatly with them about history and philosophy. He learned of the beginning of not only Athens, but how young it was in comparasion to the foundations of Egypt, going back thousands of years, and found the need to record it visually for generations to come.
It was in Egypt that he learned of the story of Atlantis and he translated it from Egyptian into Greek in order to help his fellow Athenians to finally learn the error of their greedy and egotistical ways.
What The Egyptians Knew Of Atlantis
It is pretty reasonable to say that Solon’s translated manuscript ended up in successor and ancestor’s possession. In his work Timacus, Plato quotes Solon’s translations of the Egyptian records of Atlantis.
“For it is related in our records how once upon a time your State stayed the course of a mighty host, which, starting from a distant point in the Atlantic ocean, was insolently advancing to attack the whole of Europe and Asia to boot. For the ocean there was at that time navigable; for in front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, ‘the pillars of Heracles’, ther lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; it was possible for travelers of the time to cross from it to the other islands and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean. For all that we have, lying within the mouth of which we speak, is evidently a human having a narrow entrance; but that yonder is a real ocean, and the land surrounding it may be most rightly be called, in the fullest and truest sense, a continent. Now in this island of Atlantis, there existed a confederation of kings, and great and marvelous power, and over many other islands also and parts of the continent.”
What Were The People Of Atlantis Like?
It’s assumed when Atlantis was destroyed, it was a peaceful, heaven on earth island where it’s inhabitants emaciated love and peace. The once honorable, law-abiding people with generations of kings with their divine origins, beliefs and nature.
They were loyal and dedicated to their truths and gods as they had true and brave spirits which the People Of Atlantis continued to live through in their gentleness and wisdom in all areas of their lives, just as their ancestors had done before them.
They could stand all but having high moral standards and being in the present. Gold and possessions didn’t make or attract them, it was having divine love, peace and light that connected them to others and nature.
As generations came and went, this soon declined as the human nature, rather than the divine nature gained the upper hand. It is believed that Zeus, the god of the gods saw this decline and saw that they had ended up in such a terribly egotistical state that he wanted to punish them to teach them a lesson and wake them up from their slumber.
What Was The Outcome Of Atlantis?
Atlantis was wiped out from mass flooding and tsunamis and we need to ask ourselves whether it was due to the work of the gods or of nature. What’s even more important is why the Egyptians would apparently have known so much about Atlantis, do they hold more secrets? Is it all just a fantastic fairy tale that was all made up and snippets of information was added over thousands of years?
Maybe it’s time to prove Stephen Hawking wrong.
Maybe it’s time to get right.