Archive for July, 2013

Lost Continent Found

July 27, 2013

The location of the lost island continent of Atlantis has been a matter of scholarly pursuit for thousands of years. However, every source we know of agrees that it no longer exists, that, following some catastrophic event such as an earthquake, misapplication of advanced technology, or the impact of a rogue asteroid, Atlantis disappeared beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean more than ten thousand years ago. Periodic discoveries of stone ruins, on land and under the sea, have provided tantalizing possible evidence that Atlantis was once an actual continent and nation located somewhere west of what is now known as the Strait of Gibraltar—beyond the Pillars of Hercules, according to Plato.

Numerous areas, from Antarctica to the Bahamas to Ireland, among others, have been proposed as having been the location (or somehow part) of this legendary continent. The most recent addition to the list is a location off the coast of Brazil where, in 2012, materials that form only on dry land were discovered on the ocean floor at a depth greater than eight thousand feet. Yet the discoverers themselves are not claiming to have found remnants of a lost continent or civilization, only apparent evidence of movement of tectonic plates millions of years in the past. Quarried stone used to construct buildings and/or roadways has been found at some of the other locations. 

Over several decades, I have studied nearly everything ever published about Atlantis. My concurrent study of psychic phenomena involved surveying the collected transcripts of Edgar Cayce’s readings: his real-time remote-viewings of people suffering various illnesses, and his trance-state explorations of places and events in the past and future. The health-related readings seemed flawless, but his predictions often failed to come to pass, which left me skeptical about the degree of accuracy of his readings on past lives and places, including Atlantis. His prediction that Atlantis would rise in 1968-69 obviously never happened, although apparent ruins were discovered at Bimini, in the Bahamas. 

Running parallel with the enigma of Atlantis is the question: How long has humankind inhabited this planet? Bible literalists believe our origin stems back only about six thousand years. Evolutionists look back two-hundred thousand or so. Alternative theorists, however, drawing upon anomalous archeological finds, estimate that the true timeline for humanity extends back over hundreds of millions of years. In solving the mystery of the lost continent of Atlantis, PluribusOne™ discounted the commonly held idea that Earth was not inhabited by humans fifty million years ago—or even two million. 

Paleogeologists estimate that, about one-hundred-twenty million years ago, South America and Africa composed one larger continent and Europe-to-be was a collection of smaller isle-like landmasses. Then, about seventy-five million years ago, a huge portion of land that broke away from the present-day area of Brazil formed a somewhat round-shaped island continent that lay midway between South America and the then gathering landmasses to the north and east which would eventually form Europe. Over millions of years, that island continent continued drifting eastward—leaving remnants behind. 

Africa was assembled and took its position with respect to the lands now found to its north and east only about two million years ago. It is a composite of the former island continent plus land that broke away from what is now the southeastern coast of South America. The northern portion of Africa today—more than one-third the entirety of the African continent, including Egypt—is, we say, the long lost continent of Atlantis.