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Why Has it Taken 50 Years For the Documents Found in Antarctica in 1962 to be Published?
The answer is in fact quite simple. The documents found in the 21, so-called “Haakon” Urns (or 18 to be precise, since the seals on three of them were missing), first of all had to be deciphered and catalogued. In view of the vast amount of material they contained, this could have taken up to 20 years. As it happened, the events of 1976 stopped all further work on the findings. But even so, enough had been done on one of the most important documents, “The Song of Gorin” (an epic poem of vast proportions) that publication could have gone ahead as planned in 1974.
Virtually all of the ancillary material in “Genesis Antarctica” has therefore been designed to give credence to the story “transcribed” from “The Song of Gorin”. It has been added because the purpose of “meta-realist allegory” is to make readers earnestly want to believe the alternate truth it presents, thereby making the underlying message of the allegory itself much more potent. It may happen that, despite all the “disclaimers” and indications we are in “allegorical” territory, some may want to believe in the story so much they will shut out the possibility of it “only” being a way to make them dream. We therefore must tread carefully. Yet since we shape our own reality, it is part of our ambition to make the dreams so real they take form in our consciousness and our lives. Leaving with everyone the eternal, unanswered question which is the extension of every dream there has ever been:
“Yes, but what if…?”