There once existed a city far more advanced than any other city ever found in the ancient or modern world. A great civilization that had navigation in sea-faring skill, built gigantic buildings and had remarkable technology never known before or after. The founders of this advanced civilization are believed to be half-god and half-human.
The origin of the lost city of Atlantis is traced back to Plato in his fourth-century B.C. dialogues “The Timaeus” and “Critias”. Plato told the story of Atlantis around 360 B.C, which he describes as a utopian civilization having concentric islands separated by wide moats and linked by a canal that penetrated the center. Atlantis is that ideal city that we are still not capable to replicate in the modern world. With lush islands that contained gold, silver and other precious metals, Atlantis was the epitome of prosperity and abundance that we cannot comprehend or imagine.
But what exactly happened to this great civilization and why should we be concerned about an island that was destroyed eleven hundred years ago?
Well, the answer to the lost city of Atlantis and its destruction in the face of a possible extinction and a near-future apocalypse has never been more relevant. Atlantis is the answer to the long-forgotten questions of history and the origin of our possible extraterrestrial origin.
But before we dig deep into the mysteries of Atlantis, let’s look at the recent research suggesting that the story of Atlantis is more than just a myth.
One of the most compelling reasons to believe that Atlantis existed is the source of its origin itself. There is no other reference as authentic as the source itself. Plato first mentioned the lost city of Atlantis in his dialogues and provided detailed information that cannot be dismissed as a myth. “In front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, ‘the pillars of Heracles (the Straits of Gibraltar, at the mouth of the Mediterranean), there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together” as he wrote. It goes further “Atlantis was submerged beneath the waves in a huge global cataclysm nine thousand years before the time of Sollen”. What do we make of this information? Are we supposed to close our eyes because mainstream academia said so? If the writing of Plato had not contained so much truth about the human condition, wouldn’t his name be forgotten centuries ago?
Why do we dismiss these stories as myth? Just because they talk about extraterrestrials coming to earth and interacting with humans, telling the stories of gods who walked among people, created technology, and advanced human civilization. It is like saying ‘Oh! You know I believe in the stories of Plato but remove the characters, dates, places, and events’. What if we open our eyes and minds and let the truth be revealed to us of our superior origin as advanced extraterrestrial beings. Think about the possibilities the story of Atlantis will open up for the history and future of mankind.
The Discovery of Orichalcum- A Step Closer To The Truth
As the tale goes, Atlantis possessed power and technology that never existed before or post this great civilization. Plato tells us that this utopian city was founded and ruled by non-other than the Greek god Poseidon, whose temple was covered in a precious metal they called Orichalcum. Although there is no mention of its composition, based on its electrical properties, color, and luster, scientists suggest that it contained copper, mixed primarily with zinc. Thinking about how this is relevant to our topic? Pause here and move fast forward to 2015.
In 2015, an archaeologist Sebastiano Tusa excavated the ruins of a shipwreck less than a mile off the coast of Sicily that has remained undisturbed for more than 26,000 years. His team dredges up an ancient payload of 39 ingots, which after spectrographic analysis revealed a compound that has never been found before. The composition of the ingots they found consisted of copper, zinc, lead, nickel, and iron. Pretty clear till now, right? Well, not really. What is mindboggling about all this is the fact that we have only developed the techniques to extract zinc from its natural state (sphalerite- a zinc-sulfur complex) only a thousand years ago. So how come they extracted zinc? Where did they learn the technology to manipulate elements into metals? Perhaps the more important question is: what was the purpose of making such alloys?
Now here is the connection of our Atlantis story and the discovery of this compound. Based on the composition of this alloy, scientists believe what they have found is Orichalcum- a metal associated with the legendary continent of Atlantis. We might be arrogant to accept this discovery, but we cannot reject the connection.
The sixth mass extinction and the destruction of Atlantis
What can we learn from the destruction of Atlantis? Can it help make sense of what is happening right now? As we encounter signs of global warming each passing day, we know we are in a process of the sixth mass extinction. We have lost numerous species and have thousands on the verge of extinction. The main issue lying at the core of all this is the rising global temperature which has threatened biological and geological functioning on the planet.
You do not have to dig deep.
A simple google search will reveal the reason behind the melting of ice, the rising sea levels, and the endangered Amur leopard. Scientists are screaming it out loud: the cause is “the excessive amount of greenhouse gases”. But think about it. Can you not relate the technological arrogance of the modern world with that of Atlantis? The belief that we can solve anything with technology has pushed us to the verge of extinction and yet, here we are funding large-scale climate engineering projects. Plato is telling that a great civilization was destroyed in a global cataclysm of a flood 11,600 years ago because corruption crept into the society; it became cruel, avaricious, and greedy, and started imposing its power. Only if we could change our attitude to these stories that have come down to us from the past, we will understand that it is not always about us and it never has been. There were great civilizations, like that of Atlantis, destroyed for their arrogance, cruelty, and greed. We might be the next advanced people poisoned by our pride. Even gods, angels, prophets are taken down because of pride and we are still waiting for our turn to know it can happen to us.