‘The legend of Atlantis is perhaps the most intriguing mystery of all time. Ever since Plato’s fabulous account over 2350 years ago of an island empire set in the Atlantic ocean, philosophers, explorers, explorers and historians have been enticed and frustrated by the search for the elusive truth behind the myth.’
Some books like the Erich Von Daniken’s downright hilarious Chariots of the Gods give revisionist history a bad name and make it a laughing stock to be easily dismissed by scholars everywhere, as a silly flight of fancy that should be ignored. Every so often though a few books do raise interesting questions or bring to the fore an interesting theory…
So with this type of book, I’ve learned to tread a little warily, it’s usually a question of working out what arguments, if any, the author is ignoring and leaving out in order for his expounded theory to fit the facts.
Gateway to Atlantis though, avoids this by interpreting myths and oral histories, looking at geographical and geological information as well as making logical surmises based on ethnic, linguistic, cartographical and historical analysis. In short he bases his theories on actual recorded fact, not hear say.
Atlantis is the basis for countless – unless you have lots of time on your hands – books and films. The romance of its dramatic sinking, makes this a more exciting study than any other mythological and plain made up place. I think it is the intrinsic nature of humans to wonder, to continually question and seek out the answers to interesting and sometimes downright pointless questions, like do tortoises yawn?
They say that all myth contains at least a grain of truth and whilst Avalon, Mu, Lemuria and El Dorado, etc are fascinating to read about, they lack the mysterious nature of the Atlantean people. In this book, you people of an enquiring mind will discover a compelling theory that reaches over continents and back in time encompassing some well-known as well as the more obscurer civilisations. Continue reading “Gateway to Atlantis – Andrew Collins”