An Excerpt from Chapter 2 of the book “Atlantis and the Garden of Eden”. Copyright Frederick Dodson.
While comparing ancient writings I was surprised at how easy it was to ascertain what had happened to us so long ago. Despite countless libraries having been burned, ruins looted and evidence withered away over the millennia, it is still amazingly easy to piece together history’s puzzle parts to form a big picture. Those archaic accounts speak of a paradise named…
“The Garden of Eden”
“Isles of Fortitude”
“The Pure Land”
“The Blessed Isles”
…and so forth. To me, these all refer to the same place and this Paradise was a physical location before the “Great Flood” wiped it out and it is now a non-physical place in a higher realm. It is not customary for Atlantis-researchers to mix their research with spiritual thinking, but this reflects precisely what the ancients said. After the flood destroyed “Atlantis,” it was disconnected from Earth and placed into a non-physical dimension only accessible to those who go there in the afterlife. Before that, Heaven had been on Earth. The details of how and why this happened vary. Islamic and some Jewish sources say that the “Garden of Eden” was separated from Earth and put into a “higher Heaven.” The Bible says that humans were thrown out of the Garden of Eden after having sinned. Greek, Egyptian and Celtic mythology point to a paradise ‘out in the western ocean’ that was sunken after a great flood and now is no longer found there, but in the afterlife. Egyptian mythology specifically mentions that the “Isle of Flames” was first an earthly paradise, and then it fell, and is to be found in the afterlife. Some ancient accounts only mention the sinking of the physical place. It’s funny to think that not only humans but countries too have an afterlife existence. Among the religious, there has been controversy on whether paradise is a physical or a non-physical place. The reason for this is that it was and is both.
The more intact the ancient texts remained, the more we find out about the ‘Atlantis and flood’ narrative. Despite having gone through several book burnings by the ancient Emperors, Chinese mythology remains fairly intact thanks to intrepid Buddhist monks who have had the foresight to hide their texts in their monasteries and caves. In fact, the monks hide many of their scripts to this day because there is still the danger of their being destroyed by their current government. The Chinese ‘origins myth’ speaks of a war between various gods that caused “the sky to tilt” (the Earths’ axis to tilt?) thus flooding the whole planet and destroying a humanity that had ‘become wicked’. In those days there were ghastly “man-eating-beasts.” The goddess Nüwa, who was half-serpent and half-human, is said to have stopped the flood by “mending the sky.”
Despite all the differences in detail, pre-and-post-flood myths across the globe, all essentially tell the same story. In some of these stories, a serpent or serpent-human-hybrid is the hero, in others an ancient dragon is the enemy or villain. So while the same story is repeated throughout, it is told from many different perspectives.
The legends of Europe place the sunken paradise in the West while the legends of the Americas place it in the East. Why? Because Atlantis was in the Atlantic Ocean. As you will see, the global narrative is really easy to understand if one stops segregating and compartmentalizing knowledge.
Paradise is still available but in a higher realm and someday we will bring down Heaven to Earth again. But until that day, it is us who have to ascend to the “land of milk and honey” as the ancients called it, to our home of perfect bliss.
2.a The Great Flood Really Happened
I say the “Great Flood” really happened, because all cultures agree on this. Academics tell me that these myths “were not referring to one global flood but to many smaller floods.” To which I retort: But the smaller floods are also mentioned! Some of the myths mention several big and small floods throughout the ages. But they all speak of that one gigantic flood that swept over large parts of the Earth, destroyed entire civilizations and left large landmasses below sea level.
Plato’s account of Atlantis indicates this happened 12,000 years ago. Geologists state that the “Ice Age” ended about 12,000 years ago, flooding much of the planet. The Deluge is reported so universally from every side of the globe that it’s somewhat of an annoyance that the majority of modern academics categorically say that the big Deluge “never happened.” Whether every single continent was sunk I do not know, but that event was big enough to have required a restart of civilization and a loss of much of the knowledge we had of Atlantis.
As more is discovered, we must update our books. We have only known for a few years, for example, that the Sumerians were not the “cradle of civilization” (as I ‘learned’ in school) and that civilized life did not start only 6,000 years ago, before which humans were merely nomadic “hunter-gatherers.” Scholars have been holding on to this dogma for a very long time, some still hold on to it. Any highly civilized society prior to 6,000 years ago (4,000 B.C.) is looked upon with skepticism, and evidence for it is attacked and ridiculed. The reasons for this are both political and religious. For example, much of the Christian world grew up with the ‘understanding’ that life began only a couple of thousand years ago (even though there is no mention of this in the Bible). Furthermore, Darwinist evolution theory describes the slow and steady progression of mankind and does not really allow for any advanced civilization older than 6,000 to 8,000 years. In many countries, nationalistic sentiments lead to archaeological cover-ups. If for example a nation finds evidence of people of another race having been earlier settlers of the country, often that evidence is destroyed or mysteriously goes ‘missing’. An archaeologist once related a story to me about a mummy appearing to be Caucasian found in China: It was in the Chinese news for one day and then never heard of again. None of his inquiries led to any more information on it; it disappeared as if it had never existed. Small-minded governments fear that too much is at stake when their peoples’ historical lineage is questioned. In spite of religious, ‘scientific’ and political resistance, the idea that ‘civilization is 6,000 years old’ has already crumbled and will die out with the current generation of scholars. The majority of people are already fed up with the whole charade. This is why TV Shows such as “Ancient Aliens” now get hundreds of millions of viewers, whereas in the 1970s such shows may have only been viewed by a hundred thousand.
The understanding that the Sumerian culture is not the “oldest civilization” was cemented with the recent discovery of the 12,000 year old Göbekli Tepe – remnants of a highly civilized society – dug out from beneath the sand in Turkey (Anatolia). It is perhaps no coincidence that this most ancient civilized site to date is not far away from Mount Ararat where Biblical Noah’s boat was said to have landed after the flood. The civilization that built Göbekli Tepe would have existed precisely around the time Plato says the flood occurred. In their arrogance, archaeologists are now saying that this was the “first” human civilization. But they said the same thing about the Sumerian civilization for a long time, so there is no reason to put much credence on such announcements. Some even go so far as to maintain that the people of Göbekli Tepe were merely “hunter-gatherers” rather than the erectors of massive cities and underground tunnel-systems. The site was only dug out in the 1990s, but meanwhile evidence of even older high civilizations has been found around the globe. Academia will once again have to revise their views – or altogether drop their false belief that the ancients were mostly “primitives.”
The idea of ancient mankind being ‘primitive,’ while we evolved to become the ‘advanced’ people we are today through the ages, stems from nothing more than Darwinist ideology. It is not consistent with the fact that the Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec, Hindu and Sumerian cultures were proven to have regressed over time, rather than having progressed. Sure, we have currently progressed since the middle ages and have also dug out plenty of civilizations that were shown to have evolved over time, but there were also times of great regression. The ancient Greeks, Hebrews and Hindus were more knowledgeable than their successors of later days. By the time the mediaeval times arrived, even that knowledge was lost. That’s why they are called the “dark ages.” While the West dwelt in the dark ages, the Muslim culture reached new heights of scientific advancement. Therefore history is clearly not a straight-line evolution in the Darwinian sense, but a rollercoaster ride of cyclic ups and downs. You see the problem here? If we scrap Darwin’s idea of slow evolution over time, it is not only history that needs remodeling but other disciplines as well. Academics are afraid that this would lead to the victory of religious zealots and science-fiction authors, so they try to keep the data as restricted as possible.
The following image is a pillar at Göbekli Tepe, depicting a bull among other animals.
Some of my favorite records for reference are the Hindu epics. These writings date as far back as 8,000 years and speak of times and civilizations much older than that. According to them, civilizations have come and gone for many hundreds of thousands of years.
According to the Hindu text Matsya Purana (Chronicles of Matsya), the god Matsya warned a king of a great flood that was soon to come. The king was instructed to build a huge boat on top of the Malaya Mountains in Kerala (southwest India). Perhaps not coincidentally, this mountain range features some of the most ancient and strange megalithic structures on the Indian continent. The king was to put animals on his boat to repopulate the Earth after the flood, along with his family and 9 types of seeds. After the oceans would recede and lands reappear, he was to found a new humanity.
I re-tell this story because most readers will be familiar with the story of Noah’s Ark, but not aware that the same story is also told in many other cultures. The fact that this story is told around the globe does not seem to bother those who maintain ‘the flood never happened’. Or they have never bothered to read mythology because its ‘all fairy-tales anyway’.
I have been to the Kerala region of India and it’s one of the most fascinating places on Earth. There are towns and water-streets on a scale many times larger than Venice. And there are also megaliths – gigantic rock formations that would have required enormous strength to place there. As we will later see, megaliths were erected by all post-flood cultures in a perhaps desperate attempt to preserve lost knowledge.
Rather than “land sinking,” Hindu sources speak of “water levels rising.” From a geological point of view, this makes more sense, even though to a human observer it may look as if land is ‘sinking’. From this we can derive that places which are now only slightly below sea level were at one time above. Two probable locations for land that was at one time above water would be a location in the Atlantic Ocean a little west of the Canary Islands, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the area that is known today as Indonesia.
The following map makes the “Atlantic Ridge” more visible and illustrates what I mean:
From this you can see that the majority of escapees from a sinking Atlantis would have arrived in what is now called Portugal, Spain, Ireland, France, Britain, North Africa, North America, Central America and the northern parts of South America. According to esoteric sources as well as some intrepid geologists, the sea that is now the Mediterranean was at one time land. The Great Flood swept from the Atlantic over Europe, thereby creating the Mediterranean. After the flood, the first dry spots of land began to reappear in Anatolia and the Mideast – the places conventional history considers the ‘cradles of civilization’. According to the theory of Mediterranean-flooding, Africa and Europe were at one time connected, places like Spain, Morocco, Italy and Greece were at a high, mountainous elevation, whereas the Mediterranean land was covered with forests. Throughout Europe, cave paintings depicting elephants, lions and other animals normally associated with Africa have been found. Geologists say that this is evidence that the climate was at one time very different. But it could also be evidence that the Mediterranean land was connected to Africa back then.
The next map shows sunken land in Asia, particularly around Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and India. This would then be the ‘Atlantis of the East’ or, as the ancients called it, Sundaland or Lemuria.
Another smaller ‘veil to Atlantis’ are researchers who pinpoint a single location for the lost lands. “Atlantis was in Peru!”, “No, it was on the Canary Islands!”, “No, Atlantis was in the Mediterranean!”, “No, it was in Indonesia!”, “No, it was Sri Lanka!”, “Atlantis was Ireland!” they’ll say. But with the model presented above, you can easily see that Atlantis may have been at all these places. It may have been a global empire or simply many different pre-flood civilizations at all of these locations. And this is precisely why researchers can find evidence of sunken civilizations at their particular pet-locations. Enough, in fact, to write entire books about Atlantis being at one location. For example, I know one author who dedicated his life, books and tracts to the idea that ‘Atlantis was in Heligoland’ just north of Germany, and another who insists that Atlantis was exclusively in Peru. But the flood myth is global – it affected the whole world. Some researchers have suggested the following four civilizations:
- Lemuria in the Pacific Ocean
- The “Rama Empire” in India
- The “Osirian Empire” in Egypt, Greece and Anatolia
- Atlantis in the Atlantic
The idea of four (or more) major empires is not without merit. Plato’s account of Atlantis clearly states that Atlantis waged war against other nations.