posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 07:46 AM
ShiftTrio - You are correct, Plato did start the entire thing-- and even then, if you read that text, the conversation in which he and his friends
spoke on the subject, Atlantis appears as a theoretical society; a near-perfect society with few flaws (granted they must have been major flaws)--
Plato spoke of it in highly hypothetical sense.
Now, getting to what I originally made this post for, quoting "Atlantis" by Aleister Crowley :
Others thought that the Lemurians had succeeded in their magical task, and broken their temple. In any case, it was the secret Lemurian tradition
that they themselves represented the survivals of a yet earlier race who lived on ice, and they of yet another who lived in fire, and they again of
earlier colonists from Mars.
The theory, in fine, was that the aim of man is to attain the Sun, whence, according to one school of cosmology, he was exiled in the cosmic
catastrophe which resulted in the formation of Neptune. His task on any given planet was therefore to overturn
the laws of Nature on that planet, thus mastering it sufficiently to enable him to make the leap to the next planet inward. Exactly how and in what
sense the leap was made remains obscure, even to the heirs of Atlantis.*