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Plato's Atlantis My Theory

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« on: March 05, 2007, 02:03:02 pm »

So if we lift out the one level of the story JUST as a description of Atlantis and their people out of the story about the battle, we are actually seeing the history of Atlantis being handed down just as intended to those who were supposed to understand that part of the story.  They were told that at the beginnings, they had everything they needed to live in harmony with the earth.  They built their cities to specific measurements and these measurements were also in the story.  The story is telling the current generation, how to divide their land up the way it was in the beginning, for harmony.  They are advised how to rule themselves and how they SHOULD be conducting themselves.  It is warning the future generations what will happen if they continue in setting themselves up against each other.  They will be eventually destroyed - as in the battle with the Greeks. 

THEN we have the battle showing this came to pass.  Although the story is being told from the angle of heroism for the Greeks, that is just "mode of presentation" you might say, for the purpose of the festival and entertainment and glorifying the Greeks.  Does it matter where the the battle was?    There's no great description of the battle as there usually is in war stories, nor who the Greek hero would have been in this battle, etc.

I think this sentence causes the most of confusion and this is the most complicated part:

"But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island."

To me - he is not referencing the ORIGINAL land the the Atlanteans from the mists of time, he is referencing one they had taken over in the spread of their culture.  The point has been made that they have control as far as Tyrrenia - this would include Sicily and malta, since they also had control of the continent to Egypt.  If the sea was lower, the opposing armies could have met just on the shores of Eastern Italy. 
THE SEA IN THOSE PARTS, would be the part of the sea surrounding the base from where there was a city on an island, somewhere close enough to Greece, that when the earthquake hit, both lands suffered.  He IS at this point I believe talking about the same incident.  The subsidence of the island caused passage to the sea to be blocked.  The SEA in those parts, not the OCEAN in those parts.  If the particular island referenced in this disaster was in front of the strait of Gibralter on the ocean side, he  likely would have SAID ocean.  He IS bouncing back and forth in the story sometimes relating to the beginning times, and sometimes to the end times. It is the end times we are trying to locate.

So to have a city on an island, within the Med, wherefrom either an army or a navy could attack it's neighbors, (Egypt and Greece at a blow) and when it sank, it could block passage to the ocean, and that Greece would lose it's army as a whole at the time of the cataclysm, then the Atlantean city being described at the end of times, would have had to be Sicily or Malta.  So basically, it doesn't matter to the battle story where the Atlanteans originated.  It matters where they ended.  We can see they had lands on the western coast of Libya, neighboring the Amazons and Gorgons.  We're told this power, which CAME from outside the Pillars -in other words orginated outside there - possibly one of the "Kings" of the land next to the Amazons - grew until it had subdued the western end of the Med.  Since they had contact with the people in the Eastern end of the Med., and did trading with them etc, is it not reasonable to assume they had a city at the outmost contact point of the Med? Sicily/Malta.  They could have had a city there for a long time, as when the landbridge between Libya and Sicily sunk, (according to the Urantia Book Smiley), it wiped out more civilization in that area than any other catastrophe. 

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