ma. 25 juni 2018
Atlantis is Iraq
Plato’s Atlantis missed one point: it was mirrored. It existed not in a past but in a future; it existed not in the west but in the east. It existed not in the sea but in the desert of Iraq. Iraq is the land of the 1001 Night Fairy tales. Iraq is the land of Aladin and the wonderlamp and the land of Ali Baba.
I am old enough to remember the analogous photographs. First a negative was made of all pics. If I had photographed a dark building, this building was white on the negative. If I had photographed snow, it was dark on the negative. Plato’s Atlantis story was the negative and the real photo was Iraq.
Babylon was in the Bible both the name of the city and the country that had many names: Sesach, Chaldea, Accadia, Mesopotamia, Sinear and Magog. The name Atlantis fits well in this category. Plato’s Atlantis had simply too much water in it. The water dimension of Atlantis had to do with the southern dimension of Tzaphon where the army of Pharao disappeared into the waves. This happened in the book of Exodus. And it was Tyrus that was in the middle of the sea.
But if we throw the water away and give it to the plants, then we will find a residu left. This residu is Atlantis that is actually a desert country with a desert city that exists on the banks of the Euphrates.