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Danielle Gorree
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2007, 03:23:11 am »



ISBN:

TITLE:THE ATLANTIS SECRET
Subtitle:A Complete Decoding of Platos Lost Continent


Author:by Alan F. Alford,,
foreword by Christopher Gill

Alan Alford's theory of the Atlantis story is bold, innovative, and radically different from anything ever proposed before. The reason Atlantis ended up in the deep, he suggests, is because the original Atlantis fell out of the sky. The quest for Atlantis thus becomes a cosmic and spiritual quest -- for knowledge of the Mystery of Existence and the meaning of life and death. Alfordís theory allows Atlantis to be in the Atlantic Ocean -- just where Plato says it was. It allows Atlantis to be sunk -- just like Plato says it was. And it allows Atlantis to be larger than two continents -- just like Plato says it was. All other theories of Atlantis reject the legitimacy of one or more of these fundamental claims. In addition, his theory explains all of the bizarre elements in the Atlantis story: the supernatural creation of the island; its abundance of the unknown metal oreichalkos; the fact of its enclosure by the 'opposite continent'; the strange disappearance of the Athenian heroes at the time of the war against Atlantis; the alleged discrepancy concerning the date of the war; and the transformation of the sunken island into a sea of mud. By taking this unprecedented approach to Plato's story, Alford not only comes up with his innovative theory of Atlantis, but also offers solutions to many other equally intractable problems that have perplexed classical scholars for the past two centuries: the entire corpus of the Greek mysteries: the myths of Ouranos, Mount Olympus, and the Olympian gods; the cosmogony of Philolaos, with its focus on the two invisible orbs of the Counter-Earth and the Invisible Fire; the Pythagorean quest to know the secret 'eighth orbit' of the Universe; the scientific cosmogonies of Thales, Anaximander, Anaxagoras, and Empedocles; the mystical vision of Parmenides involving 'Night' and 'theFire of Heaven'; Platoís Theory of Forms and his account of creation by the Demiourgos; the myths of the golden age, the fall of man, and the creation of man from 'stones/bones', serpentís 'teeth', and the 'semen' of Hephaestus; and, last but not least, the Orphic and Pythagorean belief in the cosmic origins of man's soul. 
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