Imagining Atlantis

Imagining Atlantis

What, then, accounts for its seemingly inexhaustible appeal? Richard Ellis plunges into this rich topic, investigating the roots of the legend and following its various manifestations into the present. He begins with the story's origins.

Author: Richard Ellis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307426321

Category: History

Page: 336

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Ever since Plato created the legend of the lost island of Atlantis, it has maintained a uniquely strong grip on the human imagination. For two and a half millennia, the story of the city and its catastrophic downfall has inspired people--from Francis Bacon to Jules Verne to Jacques Cousteau--to speculate on the island's origins, nature, and location, and sometimes even to search for its physical remains. It has endured as a part of the mythology of many different cultures, yet there is no indisputable evidence, let alone proof, that Atlantis ever existed. What, then, accounts for its seemingly inexhaustible appeal? Richard Ellis plunges into this rich topic, investigating the roots of the legend and following its various manifestations into the present. He begins with the story's origins. Did it arise from a common prehistorical myth? Was it a historical remnant of a lost city of pre-Columbians or ancient Egyptians? Was Atlantis an extraterrestrial colony? Ellis sifts through the "scientific" evidence marshaled to "prove" these theories, and describes the mystical and spiritual significance that has accrued to them over the centuries. He goes on to explore the possibility that the fable of Atlantis was inspired by a conflation of the high culture of Minoan Crete with the destruction wrought on the Aegean world by the cataclysmic eruption, around 1500 b.c., of the volcanic island of Thera (or Santorini). A fascinating historical and archaeological detective story, Imagining Atlantis is a valuable addition to the literature on this essential aspect of our mythohistory.
Categories: History

Perilous Planet Earth

Perilous Planet Earth

Fontana Books , London , 1972 , 6–7 ; R. Flem - Ath and R. Flem - Ath , When the Sky Fell , Weidenfeld and Nicolson , London , 1995 , 130-133 ; R. Ellis , Imagining Atlantis , Alfred A. Knopf , New York , 1998 , 30-33 . 4.

Author: Trevor Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521819288

Category: Science

Page: 522

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A readable account of the history of natural disasters throughout history.
Categories: Science

Atlantis

Atlantis

As Atlantis speculations flowed into popular culture, they became a magnet for other forms of rejected knowledge, and Donnelly's ... also appears in Richard Ellis's popular but poorly researched 1998 debunking effort Imagining Atlantis.

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738709789

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 257

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Traces the legend of Atlantis from the original stories found in the works of Plato to the latest scientific debates and discoveries, and argues that the threat of global warming may lead modern society to the same fate.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Atlantis

Atlantis

Bibliography i) Atlantis (General) Andrews, S., Atlantis. St. Paul, MN, Llewellyn Publ., 2001. Ashe, G., Atlantis, Lost Lands, Lost Wisdom. London, Thames & Hudson, 1992. ... Ellis, R., Imagining Atlantis. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, ...

Author: Arysio Santos

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556439568

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 355

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"Cracking the riddle of Atlantis with a new set of tools, scientist and scholar Santos presents his groundbreaking theory of the lost civilization, definitively locating Atlantis near Indonesia"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Invented Knowledge

Invented Knowledge

CHAPTER 1: ATLANTIS: MOTHER OF PSEUDOHISTORY The title of this chapter is a play on Atlantis: Mother of Empires, the title of Robert B. Stacy-Judd's ... Also see the comments of Richard Ellis, Imagining Atlantis (New York, 1998), pp.

Author: Ronald H. Fritze

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861896742

Category: History

Page: 272

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This incredible exploration of the murky world of pseudo-history reveals the mix of proven facts, informed speculation, and pure fiction behind lost continents, ancient super-civilizations, and conspiratorial cover-ups—as well as the revisionist historical foundations of religions such as the Nation of Islam and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Drawing on the best scholarship available, Ronald H. Fritze shows that in spite of strong, mainstream historical evidence to the contrary, many of these ideas have proved durable and gained widespread acceptance. As the examples in Invented Knowledge reveal, pseudo-historians capitalize on and exploit anomalies in evidence to support their claims, rather than examining the preponderance of research as a whole.
Categories: History

Searching for Atlantis

Searching for Atlantis

Donnelly, Ignatius. Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. London, England: The British Library, 2010. Ellis, Richard. Imagining Atlantis. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1999. Frazee, Charles. Atlantis (Ancient Greek Mystery Series).

Author: Adam Lewis

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448847822

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the legends of the lost city of Atlantis; investigates historical theories about Atlantis and discusses their possibilities; and details examples of Atlantis being referenced in art and literature.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Atlantis and the Cycles of Time

Atlantis and the Cycles of Time

For these, see Richard Ellis, Imagining Atlantis (New York: Knopf, CHAPTER TWO. THE FRENCH ESOTERIC TRADITION 1. Delisle de Sales, Philosophie de la nature, 3rd ed. (London, 1777), 1:187. 2. Ibid., 1:153. 3. Ibid., 1:186–87. 4.

Author: Joscelyn Godwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594778575

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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A comprehensive study of the major occult writings on Atlantis • Fully examines the many occult teachings on Atlantis, including those from G. I. Gurdjieff, Madame Blavatsky, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Fabre d’Olivet, and Dion Fortune • Shows how these writings correlate with the concept of cyclical history, such as the Mayan calendar and 2012, the Age of Aquarius, and the four Yugas • By a renowned scholar, author, editor, and translator of more than 30 books Atlantis has held a perennial place in the collective imagination of humanity from ancient Greece onward. Many of the great minds of the occult and esoteric world wrote at length on their theories of Atlantis--about its high culture, its possible location, its ultimate demise, and their predictions of a return to Atlantean enlightenment or the downfall of modern society. Beginning with a review of the rationalist writings on Atlantis--those that use geographic and geologic data to validate their theories--renowned scholar Joscelyn Godwin then analyzes and compares writings on Atlantis from many of the great occultists and esotericists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Fabre d’Olivet, G. I. Gurdjieff, Guido von List, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Dion Fortune, and René Guénon, whose writings often stem from deeper, metaphysical sources, such as sacred texts, prophecy, or paranormal communication. Seeking to unravel and explain the histories and interpretations of Atlantis and its kindred myths of Lemuria and Mu, the author shows how these different views go hand-in-hand with the concept of cyclical history, such as the Vedic system of the four Yugas, the Mayan calendar with its 2012 end-date, the theosophical system of root races, and the precession of the equinoxes. Venturing broader and deeper than any other book on Atlantis, this study also covers reincarnation, human evolution or devolution, the origins of race, and catastrophe theory.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy Volume XV 1999

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy  Volume XV  1999

Atlantis : The Antediluvian World . New York ( reprinted by Gramercy Press , New York 1985 ) . Ellis , R. 1998. Imagining Atlantis . New York . Gill , C. 1977. “ The Genre of the Atlantis Story , ” CP 72 : 287-304 . -1979a .

Author: John J. Cleary

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004119485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 301

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Most of the colloquia explore important topics such as the notion of self in Plato and the relationship between sense and knowledge in Aristotle. In addition, two colloquia discuss the origins of Pyrrhonic scepticism and the themes of Seneca s "Natural Questions." This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
Categories: Philosophy

Lost Knowledge

Lost Knowledge

Since Plato's Atlantis story contains an odd array of technical detail, to a certain degree it can be considered in a ... “Plato's Atlantis: A Mythologist Looks at Myth”, in Ramage, 81–99, and note Richard Ellis, Imagining Atlantis (New ...

Author: Benjamin B. Olshin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004352728

Category: Science

Page: 474

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Lost Knowledge: The Concept of Vanished Technologies and Other Human Histories investigates early texts that speak of sophisticated technologies millennia ago that became obscured over time or were destroyed with the civilizations that had created them.
Categories: Science

Digging Through History

Digging Through History

Elat, M. “Tarshish and the Problem of the Phoenician Colonization in the Western Mediterranean.” Orientalia Lovaniensia Perodica 13 (1982): 55–69. Ellis, Richard. Imagining Atlantis. New York: Knopf, 1998. Gill, Christopher.

Author: Richard A. Freund

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442208834

Category:

Page: 278

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Digging through History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's journey through some of the most fascinating archaeological sites of human history including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. Each chapter takes readers through a different archaeological site, showing what we can learn about past religious life and religious faith through the artifacts found there, as well as what has given each site such strong "staying power" over time."
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Wonders of the Sea

Wonders of the Sea

Gateway to Atlantis . New York : Carroll and Graf , 2000 . Donegan , Greg . Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle . New York : Berkeley Books , 2000 . Ellis , Richard . Imagining Atlantis . New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1998 .

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591582792

Category: Education

Page: 181

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Integrates various scientific fields of oceanic study--Physical Oceanography, Geologic Oceanography, Biological and Chemical Oceanography, etc.-- with the study of myth.
Categories: Education

Return of the Golden Age

Return of the Golden Age

26. Ibid. 27. Ibid., 103–4. 28. Genesis 1:29 and 3:17–19. New International Version. 29. Genesis 6. New International Version. 30. Ellis, Imagining Atlantis, 28. 31. Schoch, “The Mystery of Göbekli Tepe and Its Message to Us,” 53. 32.

Author: Edward F. Malkowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620551981

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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The truth behind ancient myths and the return of the celestial conditions for a Golden Age of peace and abundance • Reveals the events preserved in myth that launched humanity into 12,000 years of struggle, selfishness, and false beliefs • Explores how we can initiate a new Golden Age through ancient Egyptian teachings on the creative power of our imaginations • Explains how our world system of economics, which benefits a few at the expense of the many, arose as a reaction to global catastrophe in prehistory Since the beginning of recorded history humanity has been in a continuous struggle over land and resources. It continues today despite the abundance we have created through scientific innovation and technology. Why such a struggle for resources exists has never been explained. Neither has the human drive to own, accumulate, and hoard. Edward Malkowski reveals that the answer lies in recognizing the reality behind humanity’s earliest myths. He shows that the opportunity is at hand to transcend these inherited selfish traits and return to a Golden Age of peace and abundance. Malkowski explores the hidden meaning behind stories such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, Plato’s Atlantis, and myths of a new sky and a new sun, of great floods and the death of the gods, and of the preceding Golden Age. He connects these myths to a real extinction event that occurred 12,000 years ago. He explains how the survivors--our ancestors--were catapulted from utopia into a world of scarcity, scarring the collective mind of humanity and initiating the struggle for resources in an attempt to regain our lost paradise. He shows how our world system of economics, focused on ownership and based on the false belief of separateness--benefitting a few at the expense of the many--arose as a reaction to this catastrophe. Drawing on the pre-catastrophe teachings preserved by the ancient Egyptians, Malkowski reveals that we are returning to a celestial configuration parallel to that of the past Golden Age. Through our collective DNA memory and the creative power of our imaginations, we can end our 12,000-year quest to regain paradise lost and launch a new Golden Age of unity, abundance, and equality for all humanity.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

That s Weird

That s Weird

Ellis , Richard . Imagining Atlantis . New York : Alfred Knopf , 1998 . Leonard , R . Quest for Atlantis . New York : Franklin Watts , 1979 . Mavor , James . Voyage to Atlantis . New York : Scribner ' s Sons , 1973 . Spence , Lewis .

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1555919995

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 244

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Readers can explore 16 of science's toughest mysteries through stories, activities, and examination of what scientists are doing to try to solve them.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mysteries in History

Mysteries in History

Zangger argued Troy was Plato's model for Atlantis. Castleden, Rodney.Atlantis Destroyed. London: Routledge, 1998. A credible defense of the links between Crete, Thera, and Atlantis. Ellis,Richard.Imagining Atlantis.

Author: Paul Aron

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098996

Category: History

Page: 447

View: 551

Provides theories and possible answers to such questions as why the pharaohs built the pyramids, why the Mayan culture collapsed, who discovered America, and who killed Jimmy Hoffa.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World

Atlantis The legend of Atlantis (“island in the Atlantic”) first appears in two dialogues, the Timaeus and the Critias ... 1996); Rodney Cas- tleden, Atlantis Destroyed (New York: Routledge, 1998); Richard Ellis, Imagining Atlantis (New ...

Author: David Sacks

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110202

Category: History

Page: 433

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Discusses the people, places and events found in over 2,000 years of Greek civilization.
Categories: History

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children s Literature

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children   s Literature

Ultimately, though, the historical credentials of Atlantis are less important for Nesbit than its role as a utopia, ... Platonicien (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2005) 187–95; Richard Ellis, Imagining Atlantis (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004298606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Bible on Television

The Bible on Television

The most recent of the Minoan documentaries, Atlantis the Evidence, provides the clearest comparison with the Exodus documentaries, since it concerns the interpretation of a ... R. Ellis, Imagining Atlantis (New York: Knopf, 1998). 42.

Author: Helen K. Bond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567674005

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This volume examines and discusses selected Bible documentaries and academically informed dramatizations of the Bible. With a major focus on recent productions in UK mainline television within the past 15 years, the contributors also engage with productions from the USA. After a critical introduction by Helen K. Bond, charting and reflecting on the use of the Bible on television in recent years, the book falls into three sections. First, a number of influential filmmakers and producers, including Ray Bruce and Jean- Claude Bragard, discuss their work in relation to the context and constraints of television - especially religious television - programming. The volume then moves to reflections of various academics who have acted as 'talking heads', historical consultants and presenters, allowing discussion of different aspects of the process, including the extent to which they had influence and how their contributions were used. Finally, a number of scholars assess the finished products, discussing what they tell us about the modern reception of the Bible, with additional consideration of how these productions influence biblical scholars and contribute to the scholarly agenda.
Categories: Religion

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production

1998. Imagining Atlantis. New York: Knopf. En-Mar [Steve omar]. 2011. “History of the Golden ages.” Library of New Age Online in Australia. at http://www.think-aboutit.com/atlantis/history_of_the_golden_ages.htm. accessed 27/01/2011.

Author: Carole Cusack

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004221871

Category: Religion

Page: 789

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This volume fills a lacuna in the academic assessment of new religions by investigating their cultural products (such as music, architecture, food et cetera). Contributions explore the manifold ways in which new religions have contributed to humanity’s creative output.
Categories: Religion

Before the Pharaohs

Before the Pharaohs

... said it was—a mythical place in a story.18 Yet even the skeptical author of Imagining Atlantis, Richard Ellis, after studying those who quest for the sunken island, believes there is a kernel of truth somewhere in the myth.

Author: Edward F. Malkowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591439943

Category: History

Page: 336

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Presents conclusive evidence that ancient Egypt was originally the remnant of an earlier, highly sophisticated civilization • Supports earlier speculations based on myth and esoteric sources with scientific proof from the fields of genetics, engineering, and geology • Provides further proof of the connection between the Mayans and ancient Egyptians • Links the mystery of Cro-Magnon man to the rise and fall of this ancient civilization In the late nineteenth century, French explorer Augustus Le Plongeon, after years of research in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, concluded that the Mayan and Egyptian civilizations were related--as remnants of a once greater and highly sophisticated culture. The discoveries of modern researchers over the last two decades now support this once derided speculation with evidence revealing that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than Egyptologists have claimed, that the pyramids were not tombs but geomechanical power plants, and that the megaliths of the Nabta Playa reveal complex astronomical star maps that existed 4,000 years before conventional historians deemed such knowledge possible. Much of the past support for prehistoric civilization has relied on esoteric traditions and mythic narrative. Using hard scientific evidence from the fields of archaeology, genetics, engineering, and geology, as well as sacred and religious texts, Malkowski shows that these mythic narratives are based on actual events and that a highly sophisticated civilization did once exist prior to those of Egypt and Sumer. Tying its cataclysmic fall to the mysterious disappearance of Cro-Magnon culture, Before the Pharaohs offers a compelling new view of humanity’s past.
Categories: History

The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment

The World s Oceans  Geography  History  and Environment

Imagining Atlantis. New York: Knopf. Friedrich, Walter L. 2000. Fire in the Sea: The Santorini Volcano: Natural History and the Legend of Atlantis. Cambridge, UK/New York: Cambridge University Press. Ramage, Edwin S. and J. Rufus Fears ...

Author: Rainer F. Buschmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440843525

Category: Science

Page: 434

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This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics
Categories: Science