Guillaume Delaage


Atlantis 1 – 06/30/2007

There once was so much wickedness on Earth that Justice flew to the gods, and their king decided to exterminate the human race. Jupiter’s wrath reached beyond its kingdom, and Neptune, his brother of the blue seas, struck the earth with his trident. And the Earth shuddered and convulsed…” (Metamorphoses by Ovid)



Atlantis 1This title may seem odd to the reader. According to the texts the old continent, a myth for some, a reality for others, sankbecause of mankind’s folly and the evil human beings generated. Today – Tradition claims – it seems that those who once lived in that distant past are coming back to purge their karma.

That will be the conclusion of the several articles to follow and which will try to give an overview of things that point to the presence of that civilizationthroughout history. In the cycles of human evolution and according to the Law of Cause and Effectno one can escape the consequences of his actions.

Today, as mankind is engaged in a new cycle,the debt must be paid. And Karma is placing us in an eternal return, whichwill make us come out strengthened and with a better understanding of our past mistake if our human consciousness is evolved enough.

How many researchers, philosophers, archaeologists, scientists andesoterists have been interested in the Atlantis subject? More than 25,000 books have been written about that lost continent. So, what can we say more?

Although it might be an imperfect synthesis it could be useful to compile thecenturies of research which can give the reader a basis for reflection in order to link some forgotten discoveries. Volumes of hundreds pages each would be needed for that. On that website we havechosen to present the main discoveries over several months.


Mother civilization

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Plato the initiate

It is thanks to the persistence of people unsatisfied with the dogmatism imposed by science that this land -where according to « legend » thegods dwelled-  resumed life and form again. It may be thanks to researchers having the same mischievousness as Sherlock Holmes that Atlantis iswhat it is today. In fact, what do we know about it? Academic history relies on « two incomplete texts that Plato wrote about 348 B.C. ».

These texts do not give us much information, and for centuries nobody dared to contradict the wise Athenian man. Atlantis was what PLATO claimed. But everything changed some decades ago when the subject set the minds of some scientists alight.

Very quickly, new facts came to contradictwhat was negated in amphitheaters and, after millennia of silence, Atlantis rustled like an impetuous wind; it revivedon the enthusiastic lips of those who made her awaken from the long sleep in which the godChronos had placed it.

For some, this continent, hidden below the Atlantic Ocean, was a myth from Plato’s fevered spirit. For others, it was a reality that should be rekindled. So, of course, when two ideas are opposed the subject becomes more passionate, for each side wants to be right and discovery begins.

Only Plato spoke of Atlantis, at least by using that name. But was he the first totalkabout it? We will not begin this presentation with“TIMAEUS”and“CRITIAS” (Plato’s two texts) which everybody can read.

There are more ancient and as much interesting textsfrom less known sources that the Initiates of Antiquity wrotebased on the oral Tradition. In a remote past Atlantis or Poseidonis was a tangible reality, a high evolved civilization, the MOTHER CIVILIZATION… When Schliemann decided to go after the city of Troy, mentioned by Homer, nobody dared to support or caution his endeavour, for his assertions were vague and based only on some comparative and scholastic research.

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The Acores

He persisted in his search and his faith and courage were crowned with success when, alongwith his friend Dorpfeld, he discovered the traces of nine successive human establishments, of which the most ancient dated from 3000 B.C., near the Turkish village of Hissarlik. It was the city of Troy,so famous because of the battles it staged.

This is the same for Atlantis which has its detractors but also its sincere researchers, followers and pioneers.

Of course, amongst these lasts, in a sincere impulse, there were those who located Atlantis in locations as strange as amusing. Locations differed for each individual : for one it was the Sahara, for others,  the Caucasus, Finland, Crete, the island of Santorini, Brazil, South Africa, Ceylon, Asia  Minor (or Anatolia), Helgoland  and Sweden…

Even if these geographical locations seem ludicrous these researchers contributed much to the « resurfacing » of that continent.

In this little study we will certainly talk about several themes by taking facts from a very distant past. Today, most researchers place Atlantis in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, considering the Azores the vestiges of the last visible landsafter the terrible disaster that sank the continent.

By focusing on these islets a fleeting impression emerges, like an echo of vaguemurmurs from a remote past, like a song intoned by forgotten stories that make up mankind’s memory. That murmur is a call that drives us to the ocean’s depths, beyond the pillar of Hercules.


Ten Gods for ten islands

In our opinion it is not so much the proof of the existence of these lands at that precise location that matters to us but the fact that they held a very important civilization, heiress of the race of thegods. In our next articles, we fill follow that route by going back to a certain dawn of mankind, atime when everybodyknew that the gods walked amongst men.

Some of their accounts have remained and through them we will rediscover Atlantis, step by step, in a long sequence of events spanning centuries.Plato is the onlyone to give a precise date of the Atlanteancataclysm. He put his account in the mouth of the old Critias who claimed himself of Solon (the wise Athenian Legislator). This lastclaimed to have received his knowledge of Poseidonis from a very old scribe in the temple of Sais in Egypt!

If we base ourselves on the oral Tradition we can think that this scribe, for his description, used information detailed on papyri or very ancient hieroglyphs that could have been the spiritual legacy of Egyptian temples. That account attests that the last bastion of Atlantis collapsed more than nine thousand years before Plato, which amounts to about twelve thousand years today. If we follow the cycle of the precession of the equinoxes we can see that this time corresponded to the end of the age of Leo.

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Another story confirms Plato’s texts: the Philosopher Proclus, who lived between 412 and 485, wrote a detailed commentary on “Timaeus”. He said that around 260 B.C., a Greek namedKrantor went to Sais, and in the temple of the Goddess Neith he would have seen columns covered with hieroglyphs that told the story of Atlantis.

Is itsilt that covers today these priceless records? Soon, maybe, « chance » or the curiosity of an archaeologist will exhume these messages engraved in the stone. In “Critias”thegods shared the Earth andplaced thereon the children they had with the daughters of men. It says that Poseidonisengendered five couples of male twins, andthen divided the island into ten parts:

ATLAS, EUMELOS, GADIR, AMPHISOS, MNESEUS, ELASSIPOS, MESTOR, AZAES, DIAPREPOS AND AUTOCHTHONOS. Each of these kings administrated a province. We find herethe universal principles of government which will be espoused by the great reformer, RAM, in his theocratic government called the« RAMIC SYNARCHY ».

But let us go back to the collapse of Atlantis. According to Tradition it is set in 9564 B.C. If we go with that date we could say that Atlantis saw the decline of its civilization at a time when enormous masses of water were in a state of ice. Then, it is interesting to notethat during that period Earth knew tremendous disruptions. Atlantis 1

Today, all branches of Science agree that a sudden displacement of the magnetic pole took place 10,500 years ago. Consequently, the geographical pole moved more than 3500 Kilometers. Archaeologists and geologists declare that 10,000 years ago humanity had to startanew  in all aspects.

If we believe that Atlantis was the mother-civilization we can assume that a massive exodus must have happened well before its fall, and Africa – amongst other points of the globe – would have been the direct heiress of  the Atlantean sages, as Michel Manzi says in his book “Les survivants de l’Atlantide“ (EditionsMoryason) :
« As they reached the dry shores, the survivors felt wellalive. Quickly, life resumed and they called that place of Egypt TA-MANA, « the place of the setting sun », because they were not used to see the sun set over that liquid horizon where it should have risen over their continent. During that sameyear of 9782 B.C. when men, women and children were thrown in extreme privation on the African beaches, they still retained their sole priceless Heritage… »


Chroniclers priests

We can surmise that after the Deluge theAtlantean civilization was considerably degenerated, if we believe Plato’s accountwhereinGreeks defeated the ATLANTEANS with arcs and arrows. The Atlantean civilization had its period of glory andthen of decline, as do all civilizations. That is the law of evolution: everything is born, grows and finally declines. Nevertheless, theAtlantean sages, aware of that issue, imparted their knowledge to other peoples.

Thus, if we assimilate Noah to Atlantis, we can see the patriarch had three sons: Japheth, Shem and Cham – the first represented the white race; the second the Semites(mixture of whites and blacks); the third the raceof theGian ben Gians, in other words the black race. Without expanding on that subject we can say – based on GENESIS–that Knowledge was first given to the black race then the white racethrough Ram. But let us now examine the ancient texts that recount a precise fact:the wise men of the past knew very well that Atlantis hadexisted in a distant past.

Unfortunately, because of the long tribulations of the peoples not all the writings of these initiated researchers from the past have reached us. We could stillread the teachings of these sages if the folly of man had not destroyedrecords that were said to contain the world’s annals. Fortunately, some stubborncopyistssalvagedsome fragments of important writingsby initiated priests such as Sanchuniathon, Berossus or Manetho. In fact, these werethe real fathers of our history for theyset down a lot of truths in their works.Atlantis 1

And all that has been lost over the centuries. Berosus, a Chaldean priest (likeSanchuniathon) three centuries B.C.,toldthe old tradition of Idzubar-Gilgem which presents, with a luxury of details, the terrifying disaster of the Floodthat occurred in Abraham’s time. His original text was conserved at the Erechlibrary,that fabled Chaldean city which had close ties with the Egyptian priesthoodof that time.

We can also consider that a large swath of human knowledge was transmitted « from temple to temple » thanks to the Custodians of Knowledge. We also have to note- andthis is not a simple detail – that the Adepts who lived in Atlantis, foreseeing the end of their continent, repatriated their Knowledge tosecrets places in Tibet.

Of course, the various traditions speak of several deluges that we can place in time. The geophysical movements of our planetregularly produce great cataclysms. There were some before and after Atlantis. What is important to note is that one can thenconflate these different cataclysms after reading certain ancient documents.

In a way, with Atlantis we have some points of reference, not only from the writingsdiscovered by archaeologists but also the submarine discoveries that haverecently been done by stubborn researchers. We will talk about thatin a future article for it is thanks to these discoveries that some people could chronologically string out the facts to obtain a certainty about an approximate date ofthe fall of Atlantis.
But let usgo back to our fathers’account and let us try to compile the legacy they bequeathed us. Sanchuniathon was a priest and an initiated of the Great Mysteries, in other words the BOOK OF THOTH. In fact, we can say that he was the first known historian, 4200 years ago. His writings and teachings have reached us only by fragments,but theynevertheless give ussome precise indications, particularly about Atlantis.

It is not in the goal of this presentation to quote all the ancient documents dealing with Atlantis, but wewill cast a glance at some of them, which would help us grasp, in a synoptic fashion, the way the ancientsrecounted the cataclysm that submerged Atlantis. The second part will present what the Mediterranean traditions say about the Atlantean continent.

See the following article : Atlantis 2 : The sacred texts of Mediterranean


The giants and the origin of mankind. In the islands of South-East New Guinea natives are still erecting huge monoliths in the memory of their giant ancestors who, they say, lived on earth a very long time ago. A question arises when discussing the hypothesis of the existence of giants living upon the earth in the distant past: Is there evidence? Some mythological texts, legends, stories told by writers of the past and the sacred texts recount that giants did live on our planet in the dawn of time (see previous article: The Giants and the origin of Mankind :The History). If this is the case, when did these fabled and extraordinary beings live? Can one still find any traces of their existence?


The Qumrâm Version

Before looking into the modern exploration which offers the opportunity to make discoveries that would shock the scientific world, it is certainly pertinent to present a book often overlooked since its discovery and poorly understood: The Book of Giants. This document is an apocryphal text, probably inspired from the Book of Enoch, which was discovered in the caves of Qumrân.

Written in Aramaic it probably dates back to the second century A.D. and is now better known thanks to the Manicheans of Turfan in China. It tells us of ancient battles of giants in an antediluvian era. Here are some selected passages from the Qumrân Version translated by J.T. Milik:

IQ23 Frag 9,14,15:
1 – […] they knew the secrets of […]
2 – […] sin was great on the earth […]
3 – […] and they killed many […]
4 – […] they begot giants […]

4Q531 Frag 2:
1 – […] they defiled themselves […]
2 – They begot giants and the Nephilim and […]
3 – They proceeded, and behold, the whole world was corrupted…
4 – In the blood and by the hand of […]
5 – Giants, which was not enough for them and […]
6-They sought to devour several […]
7 – […]
8 – […] the Nephilim attacked him.

Many texts and myths of the world tell the same story. Giants engendered originally by entities from another cycle of evolution (see article: From the Moon to the Earth) corrupted their generation as well as the different races living on earth. This corruption and degeneration of the human nature occurred twice. The first, in a very remote time, several hundred million years ago, happened by a kind of natural aberration; and the second took place during the Lemurian cycle, tens of millions of years ago.

This is reported in the Hermetic Teachings in a precise manner and this is what can also be observed after studying many ancient texts to which I have referred in other articles on this site. I will try in a future work to present with more details and in a chronological fashion this extraordinary history of the origins of Man, basing myself, as always, on the Hermetic Teachings, the fundamental viaticum to discover Man in his individual and universal structure. But now, let us turn to contemporary discoveries by researchers that will allow us to impose new questions about the evolution of man on science.


The discoveries

In the late nineteen fifties, during the construction of a road in the South-East of Turkey, many tombs of giants were brought to light. A Turkish engineer discovered gigantic human bones including a femur of 1, 20m for a total size of an individual measuring over 5m. Joe Taylor, at Jack Wagner’s request, took a sculpted replica of this bone as a model to calculate and draw the corresponding human body, next to which he poses on the picture. This gives an idea of ​​the size of the giant.

Photo : J. Taylor © Museum Mont Blanco
Photo : J. Taylor © Museum Mont Blanco

In various parts of the vast Australian continent, an Australian researcher, Rex Gilroy, discovered some giant human or hominid (for not being scientifically proven) bones along with a tooth that would have belonged to a being measuring about 3.5 m. These findings led him to formulate a very interesting theory on an old Australian civilization, Uru, peopled by giants, to which refer some old aboriginal legends.

The researcher’s work gives some very interesting perspectives in the the extent that the Australian continent, little known as it is, was a small part of what the Hermetic Doctrine named Lemuria, a continent upon which lived gigantic beings.

A discovery for the less amazing upset the preconceived ideas about the origin of man, when in 1968, near Antelope Springs Utah (USA), a fossil amateur, William J. Meister, found a boulder which he broke with the intent of discovering some hypothetical fossil. How great was his surprise when inside the broken stone he saw the imprint of a human sandal in which was embedded a trilobite (fossil from the Paleozoic era)!

The sandal imprint itself would be an element more than unusual since a fossil of that kind is almost “non-existent” in the eyes of science; but the most incredible is that the tribolite mollusk from the Cambrian period dates back 500 million years! The question that springs to mind is: did man live on earth at that time? The facts are there and scientists, perplexed by this discovery, will not dare to speak.



Human footprint and trilobite - Antelope Springs).
Human footprint and trilobite – Antelope Springs).
Fossilized giant footprint - ©Museum Mont Blanco)
Fossilized giant footprint – ©Museum Mont Blanco)


But this kind of discovery is not unique. A few years earlier Dr. Clifford Burdick discovered near Glen Rose, Texas, some Human footprints from the Cretaceous, that is, a period over 100 million years ago. These findings disturb and challenge all evolutionary theories of modern science because this type of footprints leads us to conclude that Man was a contemporary of the dinosaurs and therefore the myth of the founding giants of the origin finds here its full justification.



To support this theory which places man at the time of the dinosaurs we need other evidences. One of these was found in the research of Mr. Burdick who, still in Glen Rose, made a curious discovery. In the bed of a dry river he found dinausor footprints alongside those of a human dating from that same period (Cretaceous).

What to think of these discoveries? Was man, beyond all probability, a contemporary of the large saurians? The fossilized tracks are really disturbing and no plausible theory, to this date, has come to refute these conclusions. An amateur archaeologist, Alvis Delk, discovered a unique footprint in the year 2000.

Still in Glen Rose Park, Texas, he saw a surprising fossilization on the ground. At the height of his surprise he noticed that it was a human trace mounting that of a Cretaceous dinosaur.



The giants and the origin of mankind Photo© Alvis Delk

These footprints were the object of several very advanced scientific analyses that in no way refuted neither the authenticity nor the nature of the fossil which is now in possession of the Creation Museum of Glen Rose, Texas. We invite you to discover the film they made to demonstrate the reality of the phenomenon. Unfortunately, this film is of poor recording quality. Watch this video



When men paints dinosaurs

For anthropologists, these excavations do not include any scientific fact and are quickly discarded, so imposing is the confusion. For them, man was never a contemporary of the dinosaurs that lived in the Mesozoic era, that is, from 251 to 65.5 million years ago. Yet, these fossil footprints are there to puzzle us and challenge many academic certainties. For the Hermetic Doctrine, large saurians were indeed the contemporaries of man in that distant time. We will return to that later…

In October and November 1924 a scientific expedition, under the supervision of Samuel Hubbard (curator at the Oakland Museum of Archaeology) and Charles W. Gilmore, (curator of paleontology at the National Museum of the United States), was organized in Havasupai Canyon in northern Arizona to search for traces of prehistoric men. They discovered wall paintings of animals and amongst them, to their amazement, a dinosaur of the diplodocus family.

A troubling question was imposed on them: how is it possible that a man could draw a dinosaur on a rock? This obviously goes against all accepted scientific theories. On the other hand, it was a man or a group of men who did the mural painting depicting a dinosaur. But to draw it of course one had to know the shape of the animal, therefore one had to see and observe it! Here was tangible proof, given the authenticity of the drawing, that man had indeed lived in the time of the dinosaurs, or at least those were men who had a memory of them.



But this is not the only enigma here implied. Natural Bridges National Monument is a desert area in southern Utah near White River Canyon. On the rock walls one can distinguish different paintings of various animals. But one of them is more than unusual because next to the portrayal of a man was a brontosaurus, an animal that happened to live in the Mesozoic era, a time when man did not exist according to scientific dogma. How could a man draw on the rock an animal that was not supposed to exist in his time?


© Brontosaure Natural Bridges National Monument -
© Brontosaure Natural Bridges National Monument –


Also in Utah, where they are definitely many petroglyphs, one can discover in Black Dragon Wash an extraordinary rock drawing showing a pterodactyl (giant flying reptile) contemporary of the big saurians. Once again, the question is not without a major concern for the obvious anachronism: how is this drawing possible?


Ptérodactyle © L.B
Ptérodactyle © L.B


On a Cambodian temple dating from the tenth century we find the schematic sculpture of a monster well-known to paleontologists, the Stegosaurus, large saurian recognizable by its dorsal plates. How is it that artists of that time were able to shape such an animal? Scholars had no knowledge of the monsters from the Mesozoic era in the tenth century.

To the extent that the animal represented is a stegosaurus this corroborates some old Asian chronicles that mention these antediluvian animals, of which Charles Gould, a nineteenth century writer, spoke in his remarkable book  Mythical monsters. In this book there is not only the tale of ancient facts reported in Chinese texts, but also the description of monsters living alongside men in the very distant past.


Representation of an animal looking like a stegosaurus - Cambodia temple 10th century A.D)
Representation of an animal looking like a stegosaurus – Cambodia temple 10th century A.D)


To conclude on the subject, I cannot avoid mentioning the famous discovery made in 1966 by Dr. Cabrera Arquea, a physician in the city of Ica in Peru. A modest farmer of his acquaintance, a native of Ocucaje, discovered by chance a cave concealing hundreds of stones with carvings illustrating scenes for the less amazing. All these black stones have spectacular petroglyphs of scenes that would fill picture books of an undatable time.

Here we see men watching a comet through a telescope, there we have surgeons with “Indian” facies carrying out an open heart surgery on a patient with sondes attached, there again some maps of unknown lands. What is most spectacular is undoubtedly the drawings showing dinosaurs with some of them tamed by humans!


Dinosaur attack ©-Museum of Ica
Dinosaur attack ©-Museum of Ica

Many types of dinosaur© Museum of Ica
Many types of dinosaur© Museum of Ica

Man riding a dinosaur-©-Museum of Ica
Man riding a dinosaur-©-Museum of Ica



This overview of representations of prehistoric animals by artists in different places of the world leaves us perplexed. Would the history of the earth be different from that which has been taught for centuries? If Man was a contemporary of dinosaurs, this means that an unknown civilization existed several million years ago. These suppositions, in the light of findings that have just been discussed, leave the door open to unusual hypotheses. What if History as we know it does not correspond to reality?



The giants and the Secret Doctrine

In the work offered on this site, one guideline is followed: to demonstrate the value of the Hermetic doctrine so dear to those who have always watched over the evolution of man, that is, The Masters of Wisdom who, since the dawn of humanity, have spread the Universal Science. Some of Them manifested at different times to impart a special Message to spur new ideas in society.


The largest diffusion of their teachings took place in the late nineteenth century through the “Old Lady”, Helena P. Blavatsky, too often misunderstood and disparaged by unscrupulous beings who derided the magnificent principles she offered her contemporaries via the Theosophical Society.


This last was, at that time, a major vehicle of transmission, which is no longer the case today.
The Masters of Wisdom brought with their teachings some extraordinary details about the race of giants that once inhabited the Earth, and the discoveries that have been mentioned in this article corroborate quite well the theses put forward by these Beings, Custodians of the Primordial Tradition.

According to the Mahatmas (Morya and Koot-Humi), at the dawn of humanity (millions of years ago) giants “as high as the towers” lived on earth. Here is what H.PB said in Isis Unveiled, I. p.153:

The antediluvian ancestors of the present elephant and the lizard were, perhaps, the mammoth and the plesiosaurus; why should not the progenitors of our human race have been the “giants” of the Vedas, the Völuspá and the Book of Genesis? While it is positively absurd to believe the “transformation of species” to have taken place according to some of the more materialistic views of Evolutionists, it is but natural to think that every genus beginning with the mollusks and ending with man, has modified its own primordial and distinctive form.


One may wonder why some human fossils, discovered today, are not gigantic since it is a question of men and animals of tall stature. The explanation is provided by the Hermetic Doctrine. Originally, over the past millions of years, life forms, although similar to ours, were of a more etheric constitution, that is, less dense than those we have today. With the evolution of the earth and the condensation of matter, the more ethereal forms were reduced in their stature. This had the effect of giving fossils of a smaller size than what they were at the time.


These men of immense size and prodigious strength were able to face the gigantic monsters of the Mesozoic and early Cenozoic. They walked the earth for millions of years and manifested in complete human form from the end of the Lemurian days 18 million years ago until the end of the Atlantean era, although their size decreased considerably from their original dimensions.


They are the ones who on the entire surface of the earth erected megalithic structures such as Stonehenge and other huge monuments, of which some traces have remained to this day. They used not only their physical strength but also scientific skills and the power of the sound which they mastered perfectly.

Even structures like the stone of Baalbek in Lebanon, or even the colossal monolith in Australia, the pyramids in Egypt and other countries around the world, are products of these giants of the origin and all the technical prowess they had achieved. I will eventually elaborate more on these subjects in a future work but I do cover this topic in my book (Thoth-Hermes – The Secret Origins of Humanity published by Editions Moryason – France).


Baalbek in Lebanon.
The giants and the origin of mankind – Baalbek in Lebanon.


You can see the similarity between Notez-la-similitude-this Heather menhir and the Bâalbek stone-©-Rex-Gilroy
You can see the similarity between Notez-la-similitude-this Heather menhir and the Bâalbek stone-©-Rex-Gilroy


The Hermetic Teachings tell us that these beings of the past had different social mores than ours, and incineration as a law was practised systematically for each deceased. This perhaps is an explanation that tends to show why it is very difficult today to find traces of past life or even skeletons of these ancient individuals. On the other hand, a response by H.P. Blavatsky on the lack of tangible elements and evidence is also pertinent:
“The Giants of old are all buried under the Oceans, and hundreds of thousands of years of constant friction by water would reduce to dust and pulverize a brazen, far more a human skeleton”. Secret Doctrine II – p.277.


Indeed, it is easy to understand that continents like Lemuria and Atlantis, vanished for millions of years, lie under silt and mud in the abysmal depths. These findings will certainly be the achievements of the archaeologists of the future who, in thousands of years, will make curious discoveries when tectonic plates move on the surface of our planet to allow the emergence of new lands.


Until then we can only rely on specific findings that will gradually piece together the frames of a story that may change the scientific view on human evolution. Much remains to be discovered all over the world, especially in Peru, a land which was the great center of Tradition in the distant past. Many countries still contain traces of the lives of the giants. In The Mahatma Letters Master Koot-Humi said:

Now, as the very existence of the gigantic ancestors of ours is now questioned-though in the Himavats, on the very territory belonging to you, we have a cave full of the skeletons of these giants- and their huge frames when found are invariably regarded as isolated freaks of nature…


This explanation is quite visionary since modern science refuses to accredit the discoveries of which we have spoken throughout this article, hiding the obvious discomfort behind the scientific canon and labeling them as vagaries of nature that it is better to avoid.


The giants and the origin of mankind, could be the title of an archeological book. In 2005 the Russian newspaper Pravda announced that Prof. Ernst Muldashev had discovered some giant graves that would contain human skeletons of impressive size in Syria. This information could not be verified since Prof. Muldashev did not get permission to excavate. We do not know if he had since furthered his research, but this obviously has rekindled the debate on the origin of mankind and the existence of giants on Earth. Was there a race of intelligent and advanced Titans in the remote past?


Science is changing

Science is unequivocal on the subject: no, there were no civilized giants on Earth in ancient times, intelligent and evolved men appeared very recently in the history of the world! Darwin, Cuvier, Wallace and other paleontologists have won over all the beliefs, myths and religions, hence brushing aside whole swathes of the world’s history, having as reference scientific discoveries that are branded “ineluctable”. It is a fact that Science has helped humanity make great strides and whatever the field considered the facts are undeniable.

Yet, we forget to note that science itself is changing and what was true yesterday is not necessarily so today. All domains are affected by this unwritten history, paleontology, archeology, astronomy, medicine … We all have noticed that scientific facts of yesterday are put aside after being challenged by today’s researchers. This is what makes Science progress and that is a good thing. But now, without resorting to philosophical courts, it is clear that some “too innovative” scholars must wage a long struggle to wrest recognition from their peers for their unusual discoveries.

Moreover, if any of them ventures to change the order of the long-established structures then voices rise from the temple of science to refute the new knowledge. Thus, over the centuries and even today, many facts have been veiled because they are too unsettling or because they do not fit the reasoning mould of the Academy.

This picture is an example of hoax travelling through the net
This picture is an example of hoax travelling through the net


Paleontology is still in its infancy. At an ever fast pace new leads come to refute the old, and they move back the origin of Man more and more. Toumai seems to be the most ancient of our ancestors, but until when? Tomorrow, with a random discovery, who will it be? Can we really believe this theory of primitive and simian beings as our ancestors? Science, although very honorable, is a dogma that replaced that which prevailed at the time of the Inquisition with the Papacy: “outside the Church there is no salvation!” they used to say.


Today it is science that prevails because it upholds the dogma of matter and out of the sacrosanct science there is no room for bold but founded hypotheses that could have made things progress. All in all this is still significant in that this method acts as a safeguard against misguided minds sinking in the unfathomable depths of nonsense.


The giants and the origin of mankind

We know that since ancient times many peoples have made strange discoveries of traces of life and objects buried in the ground. It is not a matter here of including findings that have been assigned, for lack of scientific knowledge, some grotesque origins. Whether in ancient or present texts there are stories the honesty of which cannot be doubted, and they mention discoveries of giant bones that have been attributed to humans.

It turns out that often, by ignorance, what was formerly ascribed to humans happened to be dinosaur bones. That is why, and in good faith, many people could have been mistaken in the past before such gigantic piles of bones. However numerous were their mistakes, there were also revelations from enlightened men whose word cannot be doubted before remains that were absolutely stunning.

Here is a non exhaustive list taken from old texts that yields some troubling facts:

Solinus, in Polyhistor, claimed that during the War of Crete after the overflow of a river they found the bones of a man of 16.7 m in height, according to the report by Lieutenant Fraccus.


Pliny wrote in his Natural History, Book 7 chap. 6, that in Crete, after the collapse of a hill during an earthquake, they also uncovered the remains of a man of 22m in height that were believed to be those of the giant Orion.


Philostratus said that after the collapse of a cliff on the banks of the river Orontes they discovered the burial chamber of the Ethiopain Ariadne, of 14m in height. And a in a cave in Mount Sigeum they also found a skeleton of 10,71 m .


Fesellus affirmed that in 1516 John Tranciforte, Earl of the village of Mazarino, had his field dug and found a grave containing the corpse of a giant of almost 9.7 m. He also said that in Mellitus between Siracusa and Leontini they found a grave with numerous bones of giants. In 1547, in the same region of the territory of Palermo, in a mountain that was dug for saltpeter, they uncovered remains of a giant of 8.7m.


Phlegon said that the Carthaginians discovered two chests holding human bones of giants in a cave. He also said that near “Litres”, in Egypt, there is a place where they discovered giants as tall as those found in Sicily. (De Reb Mirabilis).


Tertullian when he wanted to prove the resurrection mentioned the skeletons of giants that were in the fields at that time. (De resurreccion carnis).


Suetonius spoke of Giants bones discovered in the island of Capri.


Plutarch reported that Sertorius, being in Mauritania, opened the sepulcher of Antaeus and therein found a skeleton of 34.15 m.


Antonius Pagafeta said that in the Strait of Magellan there were men of prodigious stature.
Sigilbert reported that in 1171, in England, an inundation caused the resurfacing of the remains of a giant measuring 16 m in height.


Fulgiesus, in chap. 6 Book 1, wrote that during the reign of Charles VII, in the hills of Vivarais, near Valencia, they discovered a sepulcher containing the remains of a giant measuring 9, 71 m. Coleius Rhodiginus said that near the same city during the reign of Louis XI they unearthed a giant of 5.84 m.


In 1505 in Rouen (France), they found the skeleton of a gigantic “knight” whose skull contained a bushel of wheat and whose tibia reached the men of the time at the hip (he would measure 3.30 m).


In Germany, in 1594, in the region of Greifswald they had tombs of giants scraped off and repolished . Therein, stonemasons found skeletons of 3.63m, 5 and 28m long with hives by their side.


Father Pegues revealed in his book The Volcanoes of Greece that:
In the vicinity of volcanoes in the island Thera, giants with enormous skulls were discovered, buried under colossal stones, the erection of which would require the use of titanic forces.


Cieza de Leon, the first European explorer of the fantastic city of Tiahuanaco heard from his guide: Tiahuanaco was built in one night by unknown giants who came from a distant world.


Independently, all peoples speak of similar discoveries.

The Pantagonians

The most impressive description of “contemporary giants” is found in the book Magellan’s Voyage around the World. Indeed, Magellan and his crew discovered a strange and tall people near Tierra del Fuego, the last survivors of a certainly very old civilization. Their description alleged that these giants measured over 3 meters in height. Later, Magellan named the people Pantagons and the country Pantagonia. Here is a selected piece recounting their encounter:

The pantagonians giants

Having continued their navigation south, they came upon a land inhabited by very wild people of prodigious stature. These giants made a terrible noise like the mooing of oxen. Despite their enormous size, they were so agile that no Spaniard could match them in a race. Sailors then pushed a little farther south, which they believed uninhabited. But one savage from the surrounding area came to visit. He looked strong, vigorous, and was dancing and singing along the way.

Having arrived at the shores, he stopped and poured dust over his head. The men descended from the ship, went to him and brought him on board. He was so tall that the head of an average-sized man of Magellan’s crew reached him at the waist and he was big in proportion.

Magellan gave food and drink to the giant who became very happy, until he looked at his face in a mirror that was gifted to him among other trifles. He flinched backwards with fright and overturned two men close to him. He got along so well with the Spaniards that they soon found themselves in the company of several of these giants…


Can we deny all these chronicles of times past? Should we take these historians for fools or liars? Certainly not since History still refers to them today. Plutarch and Pliny are references in the field and they knew, as would a child today, that we do not put animal bones in a sepulcher, but those of a human being. Who were these giants of the past with heights as much as: 3. 6m – 5. 2m – 9m – 16m – 22m or 34 m?



In the light of ancient texts

Why, at all times, have the civilizations insisted on these races of giants that lived upon the planet in time immemorial? Unfortunately, if archaeologists could have examined these ancient tombs and human bones they would have found nothing from these past eras that would shed greater light on our origins.

But at the time those findings engendered fright and they hurriedly made them disappear, mainly because of a lack of interest or to avoid attracting bad influences. That is how some valuable treasures disappeared, as recently disappeared (for other reasons) these remnants of Atlantis: the Bamiyan statues!



The Ramayana and the Puranas

The Gibborim or the giants of the Bible are in fact the Rakshasas of the Hindus, and both represent the Atlanteans before the submersion of the continent. These fabled Rakshasas presented in the Ramayana and the Puranas are the famed giants who fought Ram, with some joining him thanks to Hanuman, the giant with simian facies (which corresponds to their appearance at that time). The Hermetic Doctrine teaches us that some of these ancient races had faces recalling the physiognomy of the statues of Easter Island, last, still visible vestiges of the Lemuro-Atlanteans.

Fresco showing the battle between Rakshasas and monkeys - Ankor-Vat
Fresco showing the battle between Rakshasas and monkeys – Ankor-Vat



According to Eusebius, the Babylonian priests claimed that Babylon was founded by those who escaped the Deluge: they were giants; they built the tower mentioned in history. These giants, sons of God, received a complete instruction on secret things and taught the priests afterwards. They turn their temples into the depositories of the knowledge they were imbued of.

There is much to say about the transmission of knowledge in Mesopotamia. Many authors, in all sincerity, are engaged in bold surmises on these giant founders of Mesopotamian history. Some even rushed into dubious theories that are far from what the Hermetic Doctrine teaches us.

Gilgamesh and the lion
Gilgamesh and the lion



The Bible

Particularly in Genesis, the Bible presents these extraordinary giants of the first ages. Whether they be named Anaquims, Gibborims, Emims, Nephilims or Rephaims , these gigantic beings that dot the texts of the Old Testament are not fables invented by the commentators. The mistake which consists in considering them as such stems from the fact that the authors of Genesis, who reported on the events of the past, have judged it fit to insert them into the decor of their time, thereby a certain anachronism.


They really existed, says the Hermetic Doctrine, in very ancient times, and were part of what is usually common to call: The Lemurian race the first ages which, over millennia of evolution, metamorphosed through its fusion with the Atlantean race. They are also represented by the famous Titans in the poems of Homer and Hesiod, and the Cyclopes, of whom one, Polyphemus, had trouble with Odysseus and his sailors. Moses spoke of Og, a king whose bed was more than 5m long.

The Edda

The Völuspá, text of the Seeress, from the Edda of the Norse or the Icelandics, says:

I remember the giants
Born at the dawn of time,
They, who a very long time ago,
Gave me life.
Nine worlds I remember,
Nine vast expanses,
And the glorious Tree of the World
Still buried in the Earth.
(Translated from the compilation and translation made by Snorri Sturluson)

Here again, it is about these giants of the first ages, the same as those portrayed in the Bible or even the sacred texts of India. The War of the Aesir with the giants of the frost is famous and illustrates this fantastic era of a forgotten history. But on closer examination, a researcher may well weave a logical Ariadne’s thread through all these ancient texts and read the same story, and with each new reading find new details that complete the whole.


The Popol-Vuh

The Popol Vuh tells us that a race of Giants populated the world during the Second Sun. According to the Mayan Holy Book when the light and the Sun rose in the East there appeared the deformed Giants who became masters of the Earth. Before the world began, Ixmucané, the mother of the gods, gathered her five children, the Giants of the Earth, The Master Artisans of the Day and the Night and Kukulkan, the plumed serpent, to accomplish the creation of the Earth, plants and animals. But when it came to that of man the difficulties began. Ixmucané wanted him fashioned in clay, by the Giants…

These are the same giants portrayed in the Popol-Vuh who were at the origin of the building of huge cities like Tihuanaco in Bolivia, Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco and Marcahuasi in Peru. They are still those who shaped the famous Toltec statues in Mexico during the last days of Atlantis etc…. And these countries in South America have not finished unveiling all their secrets on these lost civilizations.


Painting of Boris Vallejo
Painting of Boris Vallejo – The giant




The history of Egypt as we know it is tardy, and although the Egyptologists are convinced that this civilization only goes back 4500 years the Hermetic Doctrine speaks of a more ancient Egypt, heiress of the Altantean tradition after the cataclysm that sank the last island of the continent. At that time the Atlantean survivors who mingled with the Egyptians were giants for other civilizations.

Their size was imposing (3.5 or 4m) despite the decrease due to evolution. Amongst them were the divine kings of whom Egypt as we know it had retained only a vague memory. Diodorus of Sicily said that at the time of Isis men were very tall and were called giants by the Greeks.

Obviously, other texts and ancient codices address in a more precise fashion the origin of mankind and the giant builders and creators. An article like this would not be sufficient to exhaust the entire subject. It is also worth noting that in all places there are gigantic burial sites, dolmens or menhirs: France, England, Peru, India, Sweden, Spain, Africa, Palestine, Sardinia, Algeria, Russia, Bolivia etc…

If all peoples thus speak of giants as mythical creatures who lived on Earth before the Flood, it is obvious that they could not have invented those very precise stories which tell of a titanic battle that resulted in the extinction of their race. Moreover, they were more often called sons of God or sons of the Gods, their powers were immense and their strength colossal.

Who were these giants of origin? To what do they correspond in the history of mankind? Why has not science ever looked into this era ignored by the evolution of species so dear to Darwin? It is on these questions that we will try to shed some light in the next article:

The giants and the origin of mankind Part II: The Discoveries


With this new chapter we continue our approach of the lost continent with scientific discoveries which in recent years have provided some disturbing information. Each reader can then do the needed synthesis for a better comprehension.


Unexpected discoveries

Scientists, at the beginning of the 20th century, refrained from considering theories when facts pertaining to this sunken area were again brought to light. A German Atlantologist, Jürgen Spanuth, refused to accept these revelations. In his opinion the last Atlantic collapses date back millions of years, which would exclude the presence of Man. His assertions are not at all based in fact for although this German pastor made his contribution in the long history of the search of the sunken continent he certainly was not interested in the discoveries made a few decades ago by a former president of the Prehistoric Society of France, Georges Poisson, who exposed the work of a renowned geologist: Pierre Termier. The research of this last led him to reveal that during the laying of a submarine cable linking Brest to Cape Cod in 1908,at the North of the Azores, at 47 ° N and 19 ° 40’ W, and 500 miles from the Islands, the pitchfork brought back small mineral splinters having the appearance of recently broken shards.

atl6_atlantide1On this subject Pierre Termier commented:

The splinters thus pulled from rocky outcrops at the bottom of the Atlantic are of vitreous lava… Such lava, completely vitreous, reaches this state only under atmospheric pressure. Moreover, these summits must have collapsed suddenly in a relatively recent epoch; otherwise the atmospheric erosion and marine abrasion would have long leveled the entire surface.


This scientist’s conclusion deserves our attention:

A whole region North of the Azores, perhaps including the Azores themselves – and in this case these islands would only be the visible ruins- collapsed quite recently, probably during what geologists name the “present” epoch, so much that is recent, and which, to us in this day, seems like yesterday.

Georges Poisson, meanwhile, gives the approximate dates of this collapse. He thinks it could date back to the time of the withdrawal of the ice, that is, between 18,500 and 6500 B.C. It should be noted that Plato placed this cataclysm in 9600 B.C. The two dates seem to be perfectly compatible.

When considering the current depths of the Atlantic one realizes that a very particular geographical relief takes shape. The seabed is truly crossed by mountain chains roughly parallel to the East and West coasts. The North Atlantic chain begins at the foot of Spitsbergen, contours the coast of Greenland, widens around Iceland and expands around the dome of the Azores. It stops right before the equator. Then, there is an isolated massif, the equatorial massif, followed by a South Atlantic chain that extends to Tristan da Cunha Island and runs east to Bouvet Island.


There is still another important observation here: these North-South chains are regularly crossed by East-West transversal chains linking Iceland to Greenland, Iceland, England and Cape Cod to Cape St Vincent, Puerto Rico to the Strait of Gibraltar, and Cape San Roque in Brazil to the African coast of Guinea. When geologists discovered these cross-chains, they immediately put forward the theory of “bridges”.

These chains would be debris from strips of land between the two shores of the ocean; these would have collapsed during the Quaternary, which would support other discoveries we will now discuss.
When a discovery is made, a chain reaction ensues. Thus, with the so-called theory of “bridges” biologists themselves have reached interesting conclusions. On both sides of the Atlantic there is a similar fauna and flora whereas such is not the case for other continents. And this is indisputable for Tertiary and Quaternary species.



The phenomenon of eels

The philosopher Aristotle was the first to be interested in the eels but because of a lack of resources he could not go very far in his investigations. It was only in 1922 that Schmidt, the Danish scientist, observed the multiplication of the eels; after months of studying their evolution, he then reached convincing results. It turned out that only the females live in the rivers and ponds of Europe, and they stay there for only two years. After that time, they begin to move in other directions, to the mouths of the rivers where the males are awaiting.

Together, the group swims West at great depth. The journey lasts 140 days. Finally, the eels reach the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda. You should know that this sea is cluttered with interlaced marine plants that do not facilitate the navigation of small ships.
Eels begin their spawning at 300 meters below level in the Sargasso Sea. Then the females die and very early small eels leave for Europe. Sailors know this because they swim in huge shoals of up to 25 meters thick for three years. At the mouths of rivers the males remain at sea and the females go upstream. Two years later the cycle will resume.

It was colonel Braghine who reported this, and he was able to deduce:

At some time, a continent with a great river existed between Europe and the Bermudas. Perhaps the Sargasso Sea is the survival of the swampy delta of this giant prehistoric river and eels, accustomed during millions of years to spawn there in safety from their enemies, have preserved this habit until to-day, when not only the river, but the continent itself has disappeared.

The collapse of the Atlantean plate had multiple consequences. One of the most important was that it allowed the Gulf Stream to course to the European coasts, freeing them of their ice cap. This, in a way, explains the local end of the last glaciation. We must now clarify this hypothesis and confront the two theories that currently differ over the real causes of the disappearance of Atlantis.


The geophysical phenomenon

Evidence concerning Atlantis, you have understood, is not much, but it is sufficient enough to support a viable conclusion. What is important in such cases is to do inferential investigations and comparisons of recent scientific data.

During the last 10,000 years, as a result of the melting of the continental ice in North America, Northern and Central Europe, the level of the seas and oceans rose substantially, and this increase could have been at the origin (a cause only) of the collapse of Atlantis. But we will go further.

According to the American anthropologist Alan H. Kelso de Montigny the map of the Atlantic seabed shows an impressive “hole” right in the middle of the arch of the West Indies, which surrounds it like the remnant of a giant crater half submerged. Kelso de Montigny is of the opinion that at this particular point a planetoid must have struck about 10,000 years ago.


We reach here a most alluring theory as we think of the goddess with the mane of fire, the sky that is set ablaze, etc., in the various traditions that we have examined together. This is a non-negligible constant, and we enjoin you to review these ancient texts for the explanations that follow, when it comes to the rain of hot water, rain of fire, rain of tar, etc…

As regards the planetoid, it could have been a fragment of a heavenly body that caused this cataclysm. When considering these facts, one comes to think that the two underwater cavities at the center of the disaster are due to the impact of the nucleus of the planetoid, split in two pieces. Recent scientific discoveries tend to prove that this cataclysm really took place at the heart of the Atlantic Ocean several thousand years ago.

The fall of the planetoid, according to author Otto Muck, would have caused chain reactions that are easy to observe thanks to geological deposits still visible nowadays. He said:

If we take a total of 2 x 1016 tonnes of water mixed with 3x 1015 tonnes of ash and spread evenly across the whole of northern Eurasia, this will yield a mean depth of rain of about 100 feet (30 meters). This was the immense reservoir out of which the downpour burst on the old world. The floodgates of heaven were truly opened. Springs, small streams, great rivers- all swelled under the tremendous cloud-bursts…The erupting gases included, in addition to water vapor, carbon dioxide and other asphyxiating gases such as sulfurous vapors and hydrogen sulfide, chloride and the other highly volatile compounds.

But in the liquid magma there also had to be non-combustible gases. It follows that during the catastrophe on Atlantis, an enormous amount of choking gas was released and that must have had disastrous effects upon human beings. Perhaps it was not the Flood itself that caused the fall of Atlantis; it was only the immediate consequence.

This rain of stones, gases and solids, had to generate 1.5 billion tons of pumice, i.e., a mass of 3 million km3. Consequently, this had to form a layer of about one hundred meters upon the ocean. According to estimated calculations, this “sea of mud”, as called in some ancient writings, would have remained there for about three thousand years, which made navigation impossible. And one can read how many ships ventured in vain to this area…

Otto Muck’s conclusions are directly connected to the discoveries made by other researchers who are Atlantologists or specialists in other disciplines.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that the ancient texts are seen in a new light thanks to Muck’s conclusions. There is a constant, and we have seen it in these writings of the chroniclers of the past: it is this fire that falls from the sky, this sudden night that appears. However, we now know a little better how this cataclysm could have occurred and the disastrous effects it must have had on human beings about 12,000 years ago. Some populations had to be decimated; animals, flora, everything had to start from scratch, almost in all areas.

atl6_atlantide2That is why caves and mountains were the only refuges for those who wanted to escape this disaster. Also, it must be said that the gases that we mentioned certainly had to damage what prevents ultraviolet rays from burning life on Earth, i.e.,the protective ozone layer at high altitude. For several centuries life must have been very hard, and the custodians of knowledge, knowing that this cataclysm was coming, received the mission of safeguarding the human heritage in secret locations. That is why one can find some anachronisms in the history reported by chroniclers such as weapons of fire in remote times or men manipulating electricity.

As the planet must have suffered a big shock it was certainly not possible to keep all the technology and the science of their forefathers. However, it is interesting to note how the heirs of the Atlanteans were able to create some extraordinary civilizations after the Flood. The survivors of the Flood – 12,000 years ago- had already lost a large part of their scientific knowledge. The Wise Men who would form what is now known as the Great white Lodge had already taken the necessary measures to protect the Tradition so as to initiate the new cycle of evolution that was to begin on Earth. A new type of human beings was to come… (See my book : The atlantean choice, by Guillaume Delaage).


To conclude

Here ends this study of the lost continent. We could have discussed new scientific research and discoveries made recently by scientists that indicate that a continent did exist beyond the Strait of Gibraltar. Although timid in their conclusions these researchers attest to the existence of these lands which for a long time were considered mythical. An article published in 2001 in Research, a scientific magazine, confirms the reality of lands that would confirm Plato’s account. This revenge of the myth on science is just in its infancy with regard to what remains to be discovered and all that will never be. Atlantis is part of our past and our origins.

Today, as the world shudders with fear because of the folly of some, it is time to ponder our future. A question that was not really raised in the context of these various articles is: what do we have to learn from all this? Why was Atlantis sunken? Tradition says that the Atlanteans once became wicked and shadowy. Their pride led them to their decline and the cataclysm. Powers were used for selfish and destructive ends. They made their fellow men and the planet suffer, and their world was destroyed.

One does not have to be a seer to notice that nowadays the scenario appears to be the same, although we cannot quite compare that era to ours. However, many things seem identical. Under the laws of Karma, we have not finished paying the Atlantean debt. That is why, today, two paths open before us: we either decide to open up and respond to the awakening of consciousness or we sink in the search of the instant gratification which satisfies the ego.

With the first perspective, we have everything to gain. With the second, we open a door leading to an unfathomable abyss which no one knows what kind of disaster it can lead our generation and the ones to follow. That is the choice before our Humanity. Never have scientists and policymakers spoken with so much insistence about the risks to our planet; never has the technology been so powerful to drive Man to self-destroy. In my book:

Ou l’origine du mal planetaire actuel”

I discuss in details all these subjects and an Atlantis even older than what is referred to in the different articles.

This speech is not meant to be catastrophic. On the contrary, it seeks to demonstrate that everyone has the free will to take the path of life and evolution, with consciousness and steadfastness, and side with wisdom. Great beings have come over the past century to bring a message of hope by opening the doors of Knowledge to all, which had never happened before.

These things do not happen without a reason.


After glancing over the Iberian peoples, we are now going across the seas to reach the shores of Latin America. Originally, the Atlanteans were the transmitters of knowledge to many peoples. One can dare say that the great civilizations that populated the Americas, Europe, Africa and even India benefited from the Atlantean culture before it degenerated, as pointed out by Plato in “Timæus”.


The Mayas

When the Conquistadors came to Latin America, they poured torrents of blood and destroyed priceless documents about the history of mankind. Fortunately, there were Codices that escaped that destruction, and for the Maya civilization we count only three. These codices, incorrectly decrypted, do not allow us to say much about a disaster. On the other hand, the Mayan calendar is extraordinary and surprising in its precision. It is not possible here to expand on this subject. However, an important date is mentioned in this calendar and it corresponds with the fall of Atlantis. In addition to the only three codices that have reached us from that tradition there is the sacred book of the Mayas of Guatemala: the Popol Vuh.

The Creation according to the Popol Vuh - by D. Rivera
The Creation according to the Popol Vuh – by D. Rivera

That very complete book gives many details about the origin of Mankind and the character of a disaster which is undoubtedly the one that destroyed Atlantis. It is said that they heard noise of flames in the celestial heights, that the earth was shaken, objects revolted against men, and that rain water and tar fell upon the Earth, trees swayed, homes crumbled, caves collapsed and the day became dark. Here we find the same description made by other authors and other traditions around the world. The Chilam Balam of the Yucatán claims that in a very remote time, the motherland of the Maya was engulfed by the sea, which was accompanied by earthquakes and terrible eruptions.


The Aztecs

We cannot ignore the importance the Aztec priests gave to the countries of the East, hence the existence of Quetzalcoalt, the plumed serpent, bearer of civilization. The Incas believed in Viracocha, a god who came to them directly from the East. In his book, “Atlantis: From Legend to Discovery”, Andrew Tomas says:

The Olmecs, predecessors of the Aztecs, could have been subjects of the Atlantean empire. When the archaeologists had difficulties in establishing the age of the pyramid of Cuicuilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, they appealed to geologists since half of the structure was covered with solid lava. Two volcanoes stood nearby and one would naturally ask the question: “When did the eruption occur?”

Just like the pyramids, sphinxes were found in the Yucatan. They are reproduced in Mayan style. Many Atlantologists are of the opinion that the emblem of the cross came from Atlantis since it was venerated in all its presumed colonies.

According to Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian of the first century, Nimrod would have built the Tower of Babel as a refuge in case of a second Deluge. The Mexican chronicler Ixtlilxochitl gives us a similar argument that would have led the Toltecs to build pyramids.


The Toltecs

This people lived in Mexico. We do not know much about them, except for some texts that have reached us, such as that of Ixtlilxochitl. He said:

When men multiplied, they built a very high zacuali (which is today a very tall tower) so that they could seek refuge in case the second world was destroyed… But the gods were offended by this pride and cast a fire from the sky upon the tower, and workers perished in large numbers. This is why the pyramid of Cholula was not completed.

Here is thus expressed through the various texts that we have seen the constant in all Western and American traditions. This, of course, is seen in a broad synopsis, but it is no less true that other civilizations speak of the same. The Toltecs (amongst others) give the same details on the fall of Atlantis and what in the West we call the Tower of Babel. The similarity is striking!


Memories of Atlantis around the world

Throughout this study, it would appear that only the great civilizations of the past had kept a memory of Atlantis. This is false and many ethnologists have found tribes living around the world that report the same facts with different terms. We cannot cite all of them, but we know for example that the Indians settled on the banks of the inner course of the Mackenzie River in Canada claim that a wave of unbearable heat poured over their Arctic countries during the Flood and that suddenly a freezing cold followed that heat. In all respects this ties with the latest scientific discoveries about the sudden atmospheric change that occurred on our planet about 11,000 years ago.

When speaking of North America, it is good to talk of the oral tradition of the Algonquins who lived entirely in the area of the westerly winds. They say that their God and hero Minabozho fell into the sea which overflew and submerged the lands. There seems to be here the suggestion of a celestial body falling into the heart of the present Atlantic Ocean. The Arawaks in Guyana, the North of Brazil and Colombia, have the same “legend”. Their good God Sigoo would have saved humanity from the Flood. All these traditions tally in the North as in the South, in the East as in the West. To conclude on this aspect of the ancient traditions on Atlantis, it is also useful to present some facts retracing the history of Asia. The Mahabaratha of India recounts how Brahma appeared in the form of a fish before Manu, the father of the human race, to save him from the Flood.

atl5_atlantide_enfouieIn his “History of China” Martinus Martini, a Jesuit missionary who worked in China in the 17th century, speaks of very old Chronicles evoking a time where the sky suddenly began to decline towards the North. The planets, the Sun and the Moon changed their course after an upheaval on planet Earth. This is an indication of a wobbling of the Earth which would explain the astronomical phenomena described in Chinese records. That would concur with the current conclusions of Science that say that the Earth moved its magnetic and geographic pole about 11,000 years ago. This was a quick overview of what the archives of humanity have unveiled.

It is always interesting to compare the traditions and consider the problems from a new angle. Our world has not yet lost all of its memory. The relics of the distant past are still present and only a comparative study will allows us to take stock and prove that men have a common history; that they have no differences than those they have bestowed upon themselves, and therefore there is an unbreakable bond amongst all: the brotherhood beyond all social and material contingencies.

After this jump, this escape in time, and armed with this knowledge of the great Atlantean disaster as viewed by the ancients, we now return a little closer to home to quickly examine the ideas put forth by some researchers of the past centuries who toiled to demonstrate that Atlantis was a reality. These men obviously lacked the elements of information that we have today, but we will see that in spite of that their deductions were logical and useful for our current scientific research. We would be tempted to say, almost like in a fairytale: “the centuries passed, and the people lived in ignorance.”


Qualified atlantologists

It is rather like this that one should see things with regard to Atlantis. Evidently, researchers at the beginning of the Christian era became interested in the lost continent, but no rigorous study was initiated to prove anything. Besides, the time did not lend itself to that, and only those who could carry out investigations in this domain were secretly educated in the wisdom schools. As a curiosity, we will now present the history of the recent past when these men undertook research that often aborted. Those were men who, compared to the time elapsed since the disappearance of Atlantis, are not so distant from us. Strange theses were sometimes supported. In 1533 the Spaniard Gomora claimed that Atlantis was none other than America. This certainly stemmed from the fact that the discovery of the new world ignited many imaginations. A more serious research was conducted in 1665 by Jesuit Fr. Athanase Kircher who saw in the Azores the highest peaks of sunken Atlantis. This hypothesis is taken up today by some explorers.

A. Kircher
A. Kircher

Pallas, meanwhile, in keeping with the scholarly research he undertook, asserted that the plains of Russia once formed an ocean. Also, one can find bones of elephants, Buffalos, rhinos, as well as monstrous human bones around Syfran, on the Volga. With this he sought to demonstrate that a gigantic cataclysm took place on our planet thousands of years ago. Another researcher emeritus, Ignatius Donnelly, in his book “Atlantis, the antediluvian world”, gave an enthusiastic exposé of his discoveries on the lost continent. His arguments today appear slim. However, we must pay homage to this atlantologist due to the limited means then available to produce better results. The Swede Rudbeck, published four volumes to support that Atlantis was in the Scandinavian Peninsula. These four volumes served as introduction to a yet more important work. As by a twist of fate the manuscript disappeared in the Uppsala fire in 1709. Needless to say the author died of grief almost immediately.

The French naturalist and writer Buffon (1707-1788) did a comparative research on geophysics in his “Natural History”, and then in “The epochs of Nature”. Delisles de Salles would search for Atlantis in the Caucasus based on the information provided in the Bible. To the German Bock Atlantis was to be found in South Africa. This man labored all his life to try to prove his thesis.

In 1779, Bailly, the future mayor of Paris during the Revolution, located Atlantis in Spitsbergen. He was forced to interrupt his research because of his political commitments. The years passed, and forty years later two men, Latreille and Bartoldi, claimed to have located Atlantis in Greece! In 1855 Jacob Kruger revived the American theory and here was Atlantis back on dry land and no longer a sunken continent. And there were still other personalities such as of Saint-Yves D’alveydre (portrait), Richard Simon, Fabre d’ Olivet (in his “ Histoire philosophique du genre humain” ) and even Chateaubriand who picked up the torch and brought out very important information on the subject.

At the end of the 19th century researchers began to mobilize and they made known what they had discovered. Subsequently, the first real works undertaken about what the ancients called “the Island of Poseidonis” began to bubble in the scientific community. The arguments thus became more and more precise, but still incomplete. In 1874, Berlioux, in his book on the Atlanteans said:

Atlantis should be located in North Africa. An earthquake would have submerged the foot of the Atlas and the legend, having reached Solon, would have made of this earthquake the cataclysm that destroyed Atlantis.

This hypothesis, for the least enticing, was taken over in 1893 by a German named Knötel. Later, two other Germans, Borchardt and Hermann, argued that it was in Tunisia, in the region of Chott, that one had to find Atlantis.

The list could even be longer, and if the readers are particularly interested in the authors of the past they can procure an important book from Editions Payot: “Atlantis” by Alexandre Bessmertny. That book brings together, and with a luxury of details, the works of these various researchers who pioneered the Atlantology. You might notice that the ideas expressed were sometimes far-fetched and sometimes absurd or incoherent. Today, our technology and our scientific knowledge open a new horizon for research. It must be said that the scientists and the armies of the Super powers know where they stand on Atlantis, due to very secret missions that have been sent from both sides to explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. But we are not there yet.

In the next installment we will see how Atlantis has once again become a reality for the modern world, with very specific studies being undertaken by renowned scientists since the beginning of the last century. It is however necessary to open a parenthesis: It was that stubbornness of the researchers of the past that enables us today to draw closer to this reality. It was their mistakes, their missteps, which led us to reconstitute this land at the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. And the research has only just begun.


After studying Atlantis in the light of the peoples and civilizations from around the Mediterranean, we will try to go a little further in our investigations by comparing certain linguistic roots, remnants of a bygone world. Atlantic Europe still offers a wide field of experimentation to the researcher. So let us head to a small territory on the border of Spain and France: the Basque country.


The roots of basques

In recent decades, many ethnologists, historians and etymologists have looked into what it is now by agreement called “the Basque mystery”. There is a legend in that nation that speaks of a cataclysm in which fire and water waged a battle. The ancestors of the Basques took refuge in caves and were saved. Based on this hypothesis, is it possible that hidden in the current idioms there would be identifiable remnants of a global language from the end of the Paleolithic? We might illustrate this by quoting the Old Testament (Genesis, XI), where it is said:

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech…

and further: …Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other. So YAVHE scattered them from there over all the earth.

Tower of Babel by Brueghel
Tower of Babel by Brueghel

This passage is very interesting because it precisely conveys what other traditions say about it. In one of his books, Fabre d’Olivet makes reference to this breach in the history of Mankind, known as the Schism of Irshou.

In antiquity that battle was referred to as the dispute between two brothers and enemies: Irshou and Tarakhya. This implies that at the dawn of mankind Atlantis, cradle of civilizations, gave a single language to the entire planet. That would probably explain why nowadays we can see so many similarities amongst languages.

We have seen in the Basque the survival of ancient Iberian known only by its inscriptions on coins. This language ranks amongst others of the Caucasian race, such as the Chaldean, the Cassite, the Hittite, the Lysian, the Mysian, the Psidian, the Isaurian, the Lycaonian and, in the group of unknown languages, the Cappadocian and the Etruscan. The Romans called the Basques Vascones. They called themselves the Euscuaras or Euskeras, that is, the men who speak Euskera.

We now know that some Siberian languages have a resemblance to the Basque. Thus, the language of the nomadic reindeer herders living on the Tchoukotska peninsula, in the far northeast of Asia, holds some assonance with the Basque. In his book” The Shadow of Atlantis” Colonel Braghine (the Atlantologist) said :

I was present when a former Russian officer of Georgian origin found himself able to talk with the Natives of Vizcaya immediately upon his arrival in Northern Spain: he spoke Georgian, but the Basques understood his language.

Braghine also claimed that the Basque had a compelling analogy to the Japanese. He went on saying:

When in Guatemala, I often heard about one Indian tribe living in the Peten district (Northern Guatemala): this tribe speaks a language resembling Basque, and I heard of an occasion when a Basque missionary preached in Peten in his own idiom with great success.

For his research Braghine travelled to the city of Tula near Petén. He visited the Otomi tribe. Here is what he said about it:

These Indians speak the old Japanese idiom, and once when the Japanese ambassador to Mexico visited this tribe he talked with them in this old dialect.

It is clear that at the root of all these related idioms there necessarily must be a very ancient language.

Elements of comparison

The Basques, with their aquiline nose, have retained the characteristic profile of the ancient Maya, found nowadays in their purebred descendants, the Lancandon Indians. And this same profile is also portrayed on a certain prehistoric stone of Vendée, still visible at low tide. Oddly enough, the Basques still cultivate their land the same way the Maya did. There is amongst the Basques a belief in a mythical serpent with seven heads: the Herensuge, which strikes us as the serpent worship of the Aztecs. The old Basque custom of counting in tens finds its parallel in Central America where they used a similar arithmetic. Moreover, the French have inherited from the Basques the word “quatre- vingt”, meaning “four scores”.


Another analogy can be reported: the national game of the Basques is Pelota. This game which can be considered the ancestor of tennis is a game of skill that also requires much strength. The Jai-Alai, played with a Wicker glove attached to the wrist (the chisteras), reminds us of the Mayan game “Put-a-tuk” with similar rules. In view of these many similarities, it appears that these peoples were connected and instructed by a mother civilization: Atlantis, which, with its collapse, left its children on their own.
If we talk here about the origin of the Basques, it is because everything leads us to believe that the capital of Atlantis, Poseidonis (according to Plato), stood near the Iberian Coast, and that some geographical spots of these regions were Atlantean colonies.

Atlantis was a bridge between one side of the Atlantic Ocean and the other. Tradition says that the Atlanteans had a peaceful experiment of civilization with the peoples of Latin America. One should also remember that the emigration of Atlanteans allowed them to share some extensive amount of knowledge with these American, European and African ethnic groups they contacted.

But the transmission of scientific and traditional knowledge was devolved to the race of the Pelasgians (Cham) and later the Celts with Ram (Japheth) and finally the Semites (Sem). It is this last people who benefited from the knowledge of the previous two and especially from this neutral colony which for a long time sheltered some scientists of the mother-race. We are referring here to the earliest Egyptians, direct heirs of the Atlanteans.


Are the Basques the last Atlanteans?

As we return to the analogies and vestiges of civilizations, we must now consider the geography and comparative study of another region of Europe that is very close to the Basque country: the Spanish province of Andalusia, and more specifically, the Guadalquivir Valley. This is where the descendants of the legendary empire of Tartessos still live today. The low swampy plain and estuary of the Guadalquivir are proofs that Plato located his island of Atlantis on the Western side of the ocean. He was precise enough to provide us with the answer to the question as to whether it was the Iberian, Celtic, or Libyan coast.

He said that the second son of Poseidon, Eumelos(the first Atlantean monarch), was also called Gadeiros, and that the eastern part of Atlantis, which was entrusted to Gadeiros, stretched to the Pillars of Hercules and close to Gades (Cádiz). It is the only topographic indication we have on Atlantis but for our research it is of inestimable value. In the next section – before we head to the American shores – we will return to the research and conclusions that can be formed about this part of Spain – in relation to the Atlantean continent – as we analyse the legends and myths that are still vibrant in the memory of peoples.

atl4_atlcarteWe could have dwelt a little more on the mysteries surrounding the Basque people. But, as you know, our intention is to do a broad study of Atlantis and keep to the most important points. Last month, we started a study of the region of Tartessos in Spain. In the lines that follow we will continue this work …


Tartessos and Andalusia

The Greek poet Hesiod (700 B.C.) was the first to speak of the islands of the blessed. Sertonius, who in 83 B.C. was a Roman praetor in Spain, learned from the mouth of the Romans stationed in Gades that there were blissful islands in the Atlantic Ocean (probably Madeira and the Canary Islands). Some current studies lead us to believe that the present inhabitants of these islands are the descendants of the Atlanteans. We will return to that later.

Researchers have looked into the location of Atlantis and elected certain points of the globe as the exact place. Yet, it is Professor Shulten who after 50 years of research identified the city of Tartessos as an Atlantean city in Spain. This city was located in the province of Andalusia, a region which was always thought to be the most opulent in Spain. In antiquity, it was considered the richest region on Earth. Beatica, a Roman name for Andalusia, is quoted by Pliny, circa the year 100 A.D., as the most fertile of regions. Posidonius said that nowhere else would one find as much wealth of gold, silver, copper and iron. The riches of Tartessos resided in the mineral deposits of the Sierra Morena, which are not yet exhausted these days.

Tursa, the Lydian city where settlers set off to found Tartessos, was the original homeland of the Etruscans; no trace of it has ever been found… Tartessos was a colony of Tyrsians of Etruscan stock. Nowadays, in Andalusia, we find a number of toponyms of Etruscan provenance that come from Lydia. They speak of the Kings of Tarshish In the Old Testament, in Chapter 27 of the book of Ezekiel. Rufus Festus Avenus, a poet and Roman Aristocrat in 400 A.D., said that in the year 100 B.C. Tartessos possessed “the most advanced civilization of the ancient West”. According to Professor Shulten, somewhere in the swamps, near the mouth of the Guadalquivir River, lies the richest city of the European antiquity. Atlantis, according to Plato, extended to Gades.

Culture and knowledge in Tarsis

If Tarsis, or Tartessos, was an Atlantean colony or even one of its most modern cities, one can also imagine that it had to contain many cultural riches. Note what Stabo said about it:

Tarsis contained much wealth and especially texts of laws and texts of prose old of 6000 years.

Tartessos ruled over cities populated by Iberians who were the predecessors of the ancient Phoenicians and Etruscans. Justinius said that Gargoris, the Tartessian king, was the inventor of beekeeping. Avenius cites a people, the Ostimians, who would have had close ties with the Tartessians. They were the greatest sailors of their time. Some inscriptions on objects discovered were in Assyrian and the jewelry style was original for it does correspond to anything known so far. That treasure of 21 jewels, dubbed “the treasure of El Carambolo”, and the famous bust of the Lady of Elche housed at the Prado Museum, raise many controversies as to their origins.

There still would be much to say on Tartessos and about the ongoing research over there, but this is beyond the scope of this article. The goal here is to provide a comprehensive picture out of scattered elements, which, assembled, will allow us to revive Atlantis more than 12,000 years after its sinking. Using myths and legends we can, by deduction and analogy, discover elements that were missing in the giant puzzle that this continent represents.


On the other side of the ocean

After briefly studying Tartessos as an Atlantean colony, we now move to the South American continent. As we have said, the Atlanteans tried to establish relationships based on Exchange and transmission of knowledge with the different peoples living on these lands. Their plan was not as successful as they had wanted but it remained an attempt which still bore fruit when considering the knowledge of these peoples.

When in the 16th century the Spaniards first arrived in South America they were impressed by the metalworking skills of the natives. The Maya, Aztecs and Peruvians had extensive knowledge in metallurgy. They knew how to soak copper, manufacture gold and silver statues and build automata.

atl4_cortez_et_mont__zumaSpanish chroniclers remained speechless before Montezuma’s hanging gardens. And the natives gifted Cortez with platinum mirrors and many other richly carved wonders. Whence did they hold this knowledge? One can also be struck by the similarity between the step pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, Egypt, and other step pyramids in Latin America.

Does not the mythical serpent of the Basques – the Herensuge – make us think of Quetzalcoalt, the plumed serpent of the Aztecs?

So many similarities amongst peoples so far apart impel us to this conclusion: Atlantis was the mother continent that influenced all the peoples, from the Americas to the Urals via the vast African continent, homeland of the Pelasgians or Gian ben Gians. As for Asia, one can see its imprint and also that of what is now called the land of Mu, a continent that once existed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

In the next chapter, we will study the South American civilizations through their myths and legends and, more importantly, we will draw a parallel with the latest scientific discoveries.


Greece, for centuries, was a repository of the primordial Tradition. But at the time when Plato wrote the Timaeus and the Critias the hub was moving to another country. Plato, however, described the degeneration of the Atlantean people with a luxury of details, as if some final precisions were to be transmitted about the lost continent. Indeed, it is thanks to Plato that the name “ATLANTIS” is known to us. But, as we will see, other writings talk about it…



In ancient Greece, many gods and heroes were idolized and worshipped. Amongst them was Hercules (or Herakles) who, through his twelve labours, allows us to follow a legendary story, an Initiatory rite and, hidden under symbols, a geographic truth coupled with a deep mystery anent the myth of the garden of the Hesperides of which he is the hero. We will have the opportunity to treat this topic in another article.

We will not go into details that would somewhat distance us from our subject. Such details, however, would have enlightened us on this Heraklean initiatory quest while allowing us to find it again, clothed with other conditions, in the other northern peoples, and elsewhere. Truth is one, and the Ancients only adapted it to their customs and their way of life. It might be interesting to present to our readers that kind of research that would prove that everything is concomitant and that in the sacred texts, myths and legends that circulate around the world, the same story is told, the same characters are in place, only the scenery is different.


Hercules in the garden of the Hesperides – painting by M. Halbert)
Hercules in the garden of the Hesperides (painting by M. Halbert)

In the long labyrinth of centuries and millennia, humanity has gone through phases of enlightenment and darkness. Based on the archives that still exist in the libraries of the world, we can say that in its protohistory planet Earth had men who knew… This knowledge was the good of all. However, the peoples went through different phases in their evolution, and nothing escapes this rule in the universe. Everything is born, grows and dies. So that nothing is lost, the custodians of knowledge secretly transmitted this millennial heritage to those who had ears to hear. So that no one is deprived of these spiritual and historical treasures, there were the MINOR AND THE GREAT MYSTERIES. Thus with the first, humanity through religions and myths could worship its deities and understand its past. To speak of Greece, this text is certainly not enough. Herakles alone, with his epic and labours, would require long chapters. The episode of Hercules in the garden of the Hesperides, Garden of the Golden Apples, mirrors in many ways the adventure of Jason and the Argonauts. We cannot expand on this subject. In the Heraklean tradition, however, we must highlight the mouth of the Guadalquivir River in the Strait of Gibraltar.



atl3_detroit_de_gibraltarIn recent years, some studies have tried to demonstrate that the region of Tartessos and Seville, in Spain, and the Atlantic coast of Morocco, were Atlantean colonies. In the Bible there is mention of the people of Tarsis as renowned traders in ancient times. Resources contained in the subsoil, after geological analysis, help support the thesis that this region, located near the Pillars of Hercules (Strait of Gibraltar), is rich in fertile alluvia from lands now submerged.

Was it not Diodorus who claimed that there once existed in North Africa a very large lake that the ancients called Lake Tritonis, which disappeared as a result of earthquakes that broke the embankments on the side of the ocean? The ancient Lake that surrounded Tingis would therefore have been Lake Tritonis on the banks of which was erected the temple of Poseidon in a triple enclosure. If we look briefly into the Heraklean symbolism, we find that the labours of the hero began with the ritual task of slaying the Nemean lion.

If one follows the cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, or great year of Plato which has 25920 years, about 12,000 years ago we were in the age of Leo, which corresponds to the fall of Atlantis. The lion, the force, the King of the animals was slain. Indeed, Louis Charpentier supports this hypothesis – quite appealing in fact – that associates the Heraklean epic with the age of Cancer. After this follows the age of Gemini in which Louis Charpentier sees the formation of the two pillars of the Strait of Gibraltar.

We will add more to this topic by indicating that the age of Gemini saw a breach in the history of Mankind with the schism of Irshou, which was at the origin of the separation of peoples, the end of the Ramic Empire. It is because of this schism that the confusion of tongues came about- the famous Tower of Babel in the Bible. Therefore, we see that the epic of Hercules contains several levels of interpretation, and his quest for the garden of the Hesperides is his journey to the motherland: Atlantis; but it is also the inner quest, which the Knights of the Round Table called the Grail quest.


Tower of Babel by Brueghel
Tower of Babel by Brueghel

To conclude on the Heracklean epic, we will quote this curious passage from Colonel Braghnine’s scholarly work,” The Shadow of Atlantis”:

The famous picture at Tarragona in Spain…was found during the last century on the walls of a very ancient mausoleum, and was studied by the archeologist Buenaventura Hernandez. It represents the zodiacal constellation of Cancer at the moment of the summer solstice, and under the sign of Cancer, the king Hercules. By a powerful movement of his arms Hercules separates the rocks of the isthmus: near the European rock Calpe are depicted a cock and a rabbit, which are characteristic for Spain, and near the opposite rock Abila, the figures of the ibis and the scorpion, typical of Morocco.

How did the painter have that insight that the opening of the isthmus occurred in the age of Cancer? Now, let us leave Hercules to find other protagonists in Greek mythology. In that tradition, they speak of two deluges, one of Ogyges, the most ancient one (about which Plutarch wrote 14 volumes), and one of Deucalion, son of Prometheus. It is about this last that we will now speak.


Deucalion, son of Prometheus

It is by evoking the straight of the Dardanelles that one can find traces of this deluge in Greece. For these geophysical events, two names come to mind: Deucalion, son of Prometheus, and Horoneus, King of the Gian Ben Gians, who was reputed to be the forefather of Mankind. Seeing that some serious events were about to occur, Prometheus told his son to build a large Ark and settle therein.

atl3_arca_noeThis parallelism between the story of the flood in Mesopotamia with Utnapishtim and that of Deucalion in Greece is quite striking. Besides, did not Deucalion land on Mount Parnassus? It was Zeus himself who greeted him, and from there, a new humanity started. We could, in the light of Greek mythology, still consider many points related to the flood, with the rise of some nations. But we must always remain watchful because traditions from around the world speak of several floods, and some even after the one that sank Atlantis. The priests of antiquity had always known that there was a great flood on earth at the inception of mankind, but that is another story.

In the next article, we will return to these vast lands that were once located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. To do this, we will have to consider other legends, other myths, less known than those that have been presented in these pages.


With this study of Atlantis we will come to see that in ancient times its oral tradition was transmitted from initiate to initiate so that human knowledge is not lost. This would tend to prove, if need be, that the priests were custodians of knowledge and that they only imparted it to those who had proven their integrity. As we have said, we are going to embark on a quick journey to search for papyri dealing with Atlantis. In remote times, the peoples of the Mediterranean had kept alive the memory of a disaster that destroyed a great civilization.


The civilizations of the Mediterranean: Egypt

The ancient Egyptians, with their civilization, have left us some remarkable testimonies. We have discovered only a part of their spiritual wealth, and archaeologists will, in time, move the sand to uncover some fabulous stories. A 3000 year old papyrus of the Thirteenth Dynasty kept at the Hermitage in Leningrad says:

Once you leave the Island of the Serpent, you will find it no more, because this land will disappear in the waters of the sea… A star once fell from heaven and the flames consumed everything. All perished and only I survived. But when I saw the mountain of bodies piled up, I almost died of grief in my turn.

atl2_ipuwer_papyrusHere is an indication of the circumstances that caused the Flood: a star fell from heaven … We will return later to this aspect with the latest scientific findings on Atlantis that precisely demonstrate that about 10,000 years ago, an asteroid, fragment of a planet coursing through space, crashed on our planet causing severe damages. The epitaphs of Ramses III and Seti I give some interesting explanations on the Flood as viewed by the Egyptians. This happened, they say, when Re became old, He, the self created god… the king of men and gods. Men started making big palavers against him. His Majesty heard the palavers of men and said:

Look at men, they have hatched plans against me. Say what you will do about this: Re said “See, they flee in the desert” The gods said to his Majesty: “Send your eye and inflict a disaster upon the rebels. Do not leave your eye on your forehead. Let it descend in the form of Hathor…”

This text, called “The Heavenly Cow”, is very interesting and offers some surprising facts to the reader’s sagacity (we can put a photo online if the readers wish so). Note, however, that the ancient Egyptians, by culture, often garnered in one allegorical narrative historical events from different times that are linked by their symbolic meaning. Thus, with this text, we not only have a brief explanation of the fall of man, but also that of Atlantis. Indeed, in the tradition, the eye in question, and which becomes the goddess Hathor, conceals a great truth, that of the birth of life, which we can also call the GRAIL.


A blazing star

But for what concerns us here we have a very simple explanation of the destruction of the land: the eye that causes a disaster can be seen as a huge meteorite which, besides, is confirmed by the presence of the goddess Hathor. She was considered a sky-goddess bearing several epithets including “The Flaming One”, that is, She who devours with the force of fire. This brings us to the fabled aerolith with its mane of fire, a phenomenon that happens to any object that comes in contact with the atmosphere by the process of heating of the mass due to its high speed. The Leiden papyrus 1384 continues in the same direction and we can read:

Sekhmet took the beautiful appearance of a raging lioness. She launched her mane forward, her coat blazed, her spine was of the color of the blood, and her eyes cast flames and shone like the sun at midday… All around trembled before her might. Her tail raised the dust of the desert … At the breath from her nostrils, the trees withered in the woods … At the same time, the desert was covered with a veil, mountains veered to black, the sun darkened and one ceased seeing the sky.

The Leyden papyrus is very interesting because it gives us more details on the disaster. Indeed, the goddess Sekhmet was often associated with the goddess Hathor. We will not go into details over her “blazing coat”, “her nostrils and her breath”, etc… However, we insist on her flames glowing like “the sun at midday”.

We reach here Plato’s account, which said that “everything was submerged in a single dreadful night.” This is true with the Leyden Papyrus, since we see the flames of the “raging lioness that glowed like the sun at midday.” This point deserves to be emphasized because it allows us, by correlation, to draw some conclusions about the time the disaster took place. Papyri found on Egyptian mummies by Arab archaeologists also have some remarkable episodes:

In that time – say the texts of Saurid Salhuuk, son of the king of Egypt – he saw in a dream a huge planet that fell to earth in a terrible crash causing darkness. Decimated populations had nowhere to flee to avoid the falling stones and the foul hot water that accompanied the disaster.

We will return later to the consequences of the disaster by giving some precisions about the “foul hot water” and other similar phenomena. Let us now leave the Egyptian civilization. We could go further with the explanation of some historical facts, cite other texts, but this is not our goal here, as you know.

Some may ba surprised at how much Antiquity, with its manuscripts and stone tablets, spoke of Atlantis. In fact, the disaster was so extensive that it changed the behavior of the inhabitants of the planet. Most affected were the inhabitants of the Mediterranean basin, since some lands were flooded during the collapse of Atlantis.


To the country of Gilgamesh

Let us now head for Chaldea and Babylon … A number of ancient scholars were interested in the sunken continent. The writings of Srabon, Iamblichus, Plutarch, Homer, Livy, and Quinte Turce offer interesting thoughts on this. But in addition to those writings we have documents found in various parts of the world which, together, imbricate perfectly like the pieces of a puzzle. Suffice it for now to find these texts, these legends, from around the Mediterranean Basin.

The great cities of the past had always had a connection with the great conquerors who obtained their secret knowledge from this ancient civilization. According to Eupolemus (second century B.C.), the city of Babylon owes its origin to the men who escaped the Flood. The kings of Sumer were considered their descendants, sent by the gods to rehabilitate the human race. The first of these kings, Dungi, was the child of the goddess Ninsun. Berosus, the Chaldean priest, whom we previously mentioned, goes further in this direction by presenting the god Oannes and his companions emerging from the depths of the Persian Gulf to come teach humans after the Flood. Berosus said that he taught men all that helped to soften their manners and humanize their lives. These godly initiators can only be compared to the Atlanteans, fathers of the Western civilizations. The Epic of Gilgamesh, a 4000 year old epic song, is very interesting to note because it describes the effects of the disaster:

atl2_gilgameshThe day came when the rulers of darkness caused a horrible rain to fall. I looked at the time, it was appalling to consider… When morning came, clouds as dark as a raven rose up on the horizon. Any brightness turned into darkness. The storm howled in the south, the waters roared, and having already reached the mountain they poured upon the people … for six days and six nights the rain rumbled like a torrent, and on the seventh day the storm ceased. There was a silence like after a battle. The sea calmed. All that was left of men was mud…


In the epic, this song is put in the mouth Utnapishim, the Sumerian Noah, the great-grandfather of Gilgamesh. Otto Munk, a specialist on Atlantis, says about this song:
This story has long been ridiculed as a fable, a myth, or at best an essay about a small local disaster, until Leonard Wooley and his team, during excavations at Ur-Warka, in 1928, came across an undeniable vestige of what was believed to be a legendary tidal wave: a layer of alluvial mud, 2.50 m thick and 12m below ground level under the royal tombs of the early Sumerian period. This was indeed a proof that there was a great flood.

Chaldean traditions report interesting “legends”, so named by today’s rationalist minds who, besides, are realizing more and more the reality of these myths and legends, and one of these tallies quite well with the Bible. King Xisuthrus is warned by the god Chronos that the flood is impending. The Sovereign buries “the writings that tells of the beginning, the middle and end of all things” in Sisparis, the city of the sun; and he his court take refuge on a vessel that lands in Armenia like the arch, but on Mount Korkoura.

atl2_porte_delugeAs we know, the Earth has experienced several floods and some more extensive than the one that sank Atlantis. Besides, according to the ancient texts, what we have seen and the latest discoveries in the Atlantic Ocean, it was not a deluge that destroyed Atlantis but the fall on this continent of a planetoid that would have caused a gigantic tidal wave accompanied by phenomena in series. Comparisons and quotes abound, giving the necessary pieces of information and similarities needed to demonstrate the existence of Atlantis.

Andrew Thomas, in his book “Atlantis, From Legends to Discovery”, presents a curious tradition that existed amongst the ancients. It was “Lucinius” who, eighteen centuries ago, reported a very curious anecdote that illustrates the survival in the ancient world of the memory of the Flood. The priests of Baalbeck (now in Lebanon) used to pour seawater, drawn from the Mediterranean, into the crevice of a rock close to the Temple in order to perpetuate the memory of the waters of the Flood that engulfed it. Also, the ceremony was to commemorate the salvation of Deucalion. To procure this water, the priests had to march for four days to the shores of the sea and all the way back to Baalbeck.

To conclude on the Mediterranean civilizations, before returning to a more distant past, we could not ignore, besides the texts of Plato, what is said in Greek mythology about Atlantis. This is what we will consider in the next section.

Seeking Lemuria

This article, initially translated a few years ago, is being reviewed and corrected. An improved translation will soon be available. We thank you for your understanding.


If Atlantis is a mysterious continent which flares up, Lemuria or Mu’s continent – less famous indeed – is not an enigma for historians and researchers. Myth for ones, or tale for others, this faraway continent located hypothetically in the middle of Pacific Ocean won’t stop exciting the curiosity of investigators in their quest of mystery. However, if we can link scattered elements about Atlantis, Lemuria keeps silence about her origin, so well that fed up with taking wrong ways and with the lack of scientist elements, most of them preferred to put back Mu’s Continent in the books of imaginative worlds. But can we be satisfied with that hypothesis ?


Of course, the lack of information and leads cannot help an edification for a serious theory. Is that enough to get rid of everything ? This continent has been exhumed from silence after millenniums. Furthermore, the zoologist Philipp Sclater tried to explain the repartition of some mammals, included lemurs, in different geographical areas. He created the word « Lemuria » in order to locate some continent in Indian Ocean, which could have been existed faraway ago. Later, the German naturalist, Ernst Haeckel (about 1900) resumed this hypothesis. Since there, scientist have rejected that idea relying on the Wegener’s continental drift theory.


Above science and relying on The secret doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky will be the one to be at the origin of the keen interest for the lost continent, because she put important keys in her magnum opus in 1888. Later, Rudolf Steiner, basing on H.P.B’s writings, gave some visionary elements on that file reopened from then on. Scott Elliot, about 1930, gave his contribution to the lemurian saga too, but the controversial books of James Churchward in 1926 gave life again to critics by the presentation of the Naacals’ Tablets. Finally, Louis Claude Vincent, in 1970, resumed Chruchward’s works by giving a perspective more buttress and well-founded, but too close from his predecessor’s work.

To the light of Tradition

What does secret Tradition says about Mu ? The Mahatmas from the Great White Brotherhood assert that Mu’s continent has existed far before Atlantis, several millenniums years ago. These words can look extravagant to the eyes of Science today, but we could considerate this subject with other parameters which haven’t had any attention about evolution itself (see : Thot-Hermès, origines secrètes de l‘humanité by Guillaume Delaage, Moryason Editions).

Situation of Lemuria
Situation of Lemuria

According to this antic Tradition, the advent of the Giant’s race, which took place on the Mu’s continent, inside a formidable society of Divine Kings, gave birth later to Atlantis. We can say that the subject about the separation of sexes mentioned in the Genesis, occurred at that moment of human history. These various aspects won’t be developed here because it would be beyond the subject of that article. However, Mahatmas have described very precisely the location of Lemuria, beyond the simple Pacific Ocean, because H.P.Blavatsky says in her Secret Doctrine :

« the whole area of space from the foot of the Himalayas, which separated it from the inland sea rolling its waves over what is now Tibet, Mongolia, and the great desert of Schamo (Gobi); from Chittagong, westward to Hardwar, and eastward to Assam. From thence, it stretched South across what is known to us as Southern India, Ceylon, and Sumatra; then embracing on its way, as we go South, Madagascar on its right hand and Australia and Tasmania on its left, it ran down to within a few degrees of the Antarctic Circle; when, from Australia, an inland region on the Mother Continent in those ages, it extended far into the Pacific Ocean, not only beyond Rapa-nui (Teapy, or Easter Island) which now lies in latitude 26 S., and longitude 110 W. »

Then we can see the continent we are seeking is not limited to the location of the austral territory as contemporary authors like to demonstrate, but was extended even up to Madagascar. Several exegetes have sometimes confused through the myths and legends of peoples, the relatives facts to Atlantis and Lemuria. That’s why the famous manuscript Troano, describing the collapse in one night of a continent which provided a home for 64 millions souls, is more about the Atlantean disaster.

About Mu, there’s almost nothing that subsist today, except the extraordinary relics as the Easter Island’s Big Ear, rising from a Lemurian earth previously collapsed and which emerged back to a recent period. The rest of the construction that we can find today in some islands of the Pacific, take apart the relics of a civilization which existed far after the collapse of Lemuria but come from directly from its tradition.


Seeking Lemuria with the eye of science

What about the lemurian saga today ? In fact, only a few researchers resumed that quest and it looks like Lemuria keeps its secret deeply in the Pacific’s abysses. However, recently, a Japanese oceanographic team, drove by the scientist Masaaki Kimura, took the lost continent quest. From the geologic movements and the activities of the ocean bottom, this geologist tried to demonstrate that near Okinawa, there was a collapsed continent which have really existed.

In fact, in the Jiriokiu islands, we can find what we called Okinawa’s stones of Rosetta. They are tablets of stone graved with strange signs. They look like in a very strange way to the ones discovered in India by Churchward and we can see surprisingly notice that lots of old women from that region wear the same signs as tattoos on their body as we have find on the tablets of stone.

untitled-12The submarines exploration, effectuated thanks to a submersible radio-controlled to more than 1800 meters of depth, permitted to Kimura to explore the Tokara’s fracture of volcano’s origin, which could establish what Tradition relates about the continent’s collapse, because of the strong volcano eruptions which were the causes of its destruction. The sampling effectuated by the teams of researches occurred to be Riukyu’s limestone, in other words, a limestone that we find generally on the surface. If that material exists in that depth, that mean for Kimura the rocky plate from the bottom of the ocean existed at the surface a long time ago. He discovered also, in great depth, some fragment of mammals bones which prove their existence at the surface several thousand years ago. On his opinion, Kyrioku’s islands are the rests of Mu’s continent, and Yonaguni’s island could contain hidden a part of Lemuria’s relics, if we judge by the gigantic discoveries made by divers, as a formidable pyramid and a colossal human head.

Other structures have been located in the perimeter, to a distant of 500 kilometres between Yonaguni and Okinawa. We can find paved roads and crossroads. Near Taiwan, there’s also the ruins of Penghu’s Island, by 30m of depth, which shows it is about human construction. In numerous islands of Pacific, we find very ancient relics of that fantastic civilization which have existed a long time ago. Here’s a non-exhaustive list :

Palau’s ruin (Micronesia)
Nan-madol’s ruins in Ponape
Tongatapu Island in the Tonga Island (Polynesia)


Societies’ Island (Polynesia)
Pins’ Island’s Tumuli (Melanesia)
Pitcairn’s Island
The ruins of Lelu’s island (Micronesia)
Malden island (Polynesia)
Rapa Iti (Polynesia)
The Columns of Marianne’s’ islands (Micronesia)
Kerama’s labyrinths in Japan (Micronesia)

Theses recent discoveries join the millenary Tradition which related the existence of formidable civilizations that reached a very high level of evolution, millions years ago. Theses assertions could make smile some scientists stuck with their academism, but however, what will be about our world, if tomorrow, a cataclysm would come to collapse or destroy our continents ?

Earth would restructure itself its environment and humanity should start again everything from the beginning. That’s what some ancient documents put to our thought. Frescos as the one of Magourata’s cave in Bulgaria (25000 to 12000 years before our era) let us a message graved in stone presenting people collapsing in colossal waves. Is this about the last days of Atlantis saw but the survivors or maybe from a past more faraway ?

The lemurian earth is buried under tons of lava to thousand meters of depth under Pacific Ocean. Only « luck » could permit to us one day to discover some constructions or relics that escaped from erosion and flames. His secret is no more able to be find. The ones who could discover the relics of this continent belong to a faraway future, when Earth, in its geological evolution, will restructure its continents. Then perhaps the last lines of Mu’s continent’s life will show up. Until there, the stubbornness of some researchers could have in stock some surprises.