posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 02:20 PM
Im inclined to understand atlantis as essentially allegorical. No more a phyical 'place' than 'fountain of youth' or an item like the 'holy
grail'. Atlantis is what Gan Eden is in Torah 'mythology'. Its a spiritual state, not a real physical place. A SPIRITUAL PLACE, yes, which can
only be contacted through experience. Plato like Hesiod and Homer before him, and like the ancients of the egypt, the near east, India and everywhere
else, mythologized the spiritual history of man by anthropomorphizing spiritual states in an allegorical storyline manner. keep in mind that its
neither understood in a time bound manner like were apt to think. Its a type of hyper time. For instance, will, conceptualization, thought, feeling
and action occur simultaneously, it appears to us by our human time. But in a sorta of hyper time, theres a sequence of events. One the cause of the
CG Jung also touches on the allegorical nature of 'atlantis'. Atlantis being a broken off Ego (ideal in the pagan sense) which, despite its separate
status is still rooted and connected to the ocean floor (the self). Thus, the water between the ego and self (symbolizing the unconscious/imagination
-the great mother) doesnt separate the two, but unitfies them. Its inher bosom that all the disparate qualities of the animal and divine self find
harmony in the self - the ocean floor, the basis of mans spiritual existence (so goes the perennial philosohpy). In addition, all the different
details about Atlantis have a more specific, albeit, incredibly subtle spiritual interpretation. The more one becomes aware of this reality, the more
hes able to identify with the things spoken of by plato. But, rest assured. Its allegorical. As Cronus says in a popular hellenistic treatise, that in
his time men were 'gold', its not literal, obviously. You are incredibly naive if you take that statement or any statement from mythology literally.
You have to sense the archetypal sublayer, the axiomatic reality that underlies our own. Its this spiritual experience being spoken of.
There is no entrance to the north pole where the 'vril' people are, where the ancient will comes out at the end of the aeon (this is also referred
to in jeremiah and ezekiel).. This is allegorical. The north is the abode of 'evil' of Gevurah. Thus, when referencing the north a specific quality
or spiritual reality is being referenced. Same thing with the east, south, west. This is what studying mythology without a concurrent study of
mysticism, is bound to produce ludicrous theories due to an inherent misunderstanding.