By Joscelyn Godwin
• totally examines the numerous occult teachings on Atlantis, together with these from G. I. Gurdjieff, Madame Blavatsky, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Fabre d’Olivet, and Dion Fortune
• indicates how those writings correlate with the concept that of cyclical background, comparable to the Mayan calendar and 2012, the Age of Aquarius, and the 4 Yugas
• by means of a popular student, writer, editor, and translator of greater than 30 books
Atlantis has held a perennial position within the collective mind's eye of humanity from historic Greece onward. some of the nice minds of the occult and esoteric global wrote at size on their theories of Atlantis--about its excessive tradition, its attainable position, its final dying, and their predictions of a go back to Atlantean enlightenment or the downfall of recent society.
Beginning with a evaluate of the rationalist writings on Atlantis--those that use geographic and geologic information to validate their theories--renowned student Joscelyn Godwin then analyzes and compares writings on Atlantis from a few of the nice occultists and esotericists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, together with Fabre d’Olivet, G. I. Gurdjieff, Guido von record, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Dion Fortune, and René Guénon, whose writings usually stem from deeper, metaphysical assets, reminiscent of sacred texts, prophecy, or paranormal communique. looking to resolve and clarify the histories and interpretations of Atlantis and its kindred myths of Lemuria and Mu, the writer exhibits how those diverse perspectives pass hand-in-hand with the idea that of cyclical heritage, corresponding to the Vedic method of the 4 Yugas, the Mayan calendar with its 2012 end-date, the theosophical procedure of root races, and the precession of the equinoxes. Venturing broader and deeper than the other publication on Atlantis, this learn additionally covers reincarnation, human evolution or devolution, the origins of race, and disaster theory.