Chapter 4 of my Atlantis book, translated
Atlantis through the eyes of a scout
A real Bereër is also a Boy Scout. We can expect a boy scout to be able to find Atlantis. I once sat on a blue Monday at the Boy Scout after a debacle at a football club. I remember a campfire game I want to apply to Atlantis. According to the akela, we were going on a trip to Spain. Each of us was allowed to take something with us. The akela determined if the attribute in question was suitable. If the attribute was unsuitable, the person had to skip a turn. On a trip to Spain I think of sunburn and a pair of swimming trunks. But I soon lost weight. Others who brought a hedgehog or a squirrel were allowed to go on to the next round. By the way, if you had skipped a turn (and who kept track of it at all?) then you were allowed to join again. After a few rounds I found out what the intention of the game was. The attribute that was approved always started with the first letter of the participant’s name. If someone’s name was Erik, he would bring a squirrel or an electric guitar. If someone’s name was Bas, he would bring Bavaria Beer. So the attributes said something about the participants. It was in fact an introductory game. Erik took a squirrel, Bas took a squirrel and Frits took a Froelkast. Hans took a (whore) and Johan could not come up with attributes with an initial “j”. He had to skip several turns. Is Atlantis something like that? Wasn’t Atlantis an island at all but was the epic hidden with several attributes that said something about the sender? To say something: I was always struck by the fact that Plato mentioned the elephants on Atlantis (Plato, Jowett, 1892, Kritias 114). Apart from the horses, these were apparently the only animals that lived on Atlantis. The combination of horses and elephants reminds me of a circus. But what was so special about the elephants? Why did Plato call them? A scientist would soon notice that Atlantis had a subtropical to tropical climate because of those elephants. An island larger than Libya and Turkey together could scientifically accommodate a few thousand elephants. By the way, what did Plato mean by “bigger than Libya and Turkey together” (Plato, Jowett, 1892, Kritias 108)? Was Atlantis an inch, kilometer or a thousand kilometers bigger? Or was Atlantis ten times bigger than Libya and Turkey together? Did Plato know at all how big Libya actually was? Scientists would determine that there were certain trees on Atlantis that the elephants ate from. So the forests had to be of a certain size, if the people wanted to drag wood from them. We will see further on that King Solomon also dragged wood from everywhere for the construction of his temple. So was Atlantis an imitation of biblical symbols? Perhaps it was.
The Boy Scout Goggles
I’ll leave the scientists behind and watch Atlantis through the scouting goggles. Because maybe the elephants are saying something about the sender of the Atlantis Epic? Then let me say that in the year of the Elephant, the prophet Mohammed was born (Séguy, 1977, p. 8). Muhammad is the prophet of Islam. But what did Atlantis have to do with Islam? If I add another piece of the puzzle and say “Atlantislam”, you will understand in which direction I am thinking. A third piece of the puzzle: the occultist, Aleister Crowley had contact with a higher being called “Lamb”. Did Lam have anything to do with Islam and Atlantis? A fourth piece of the puzzle is Revelation 18:12. In this verse slave ships are mentioned that not only ship people but also ivory. Does this ivory have anything to do with the Islamic elephant? Maybe it does. The point is only that Revelation 18:12 is about the End Times, while according to Plato Atlantis existed in a gray past. But nothing is what it seems in the Atlantis story. We’re going to see if we can find an explanation for this dilemma. One last piece of the puzzle I would like to mention are the Muslims who made seventh heaven unsafe in black and white tunics. Mohammed saw them on his Night Trip, the Miraj Nameh (Séguy, 1977, p. 82). The Night Voyage is also mentioned in Sura 17:1. These black and white stripes remind me of the polarisation in our country. This polarization looks more and more like a public drunkenness belonging to End Times Babylon (Jeremiah 51:7). And, of course, the black and white contrasts resonate with the Pillars of Hercules. (And yes, football club Heracles also wears shirts with black and white stripes). Each puzzle starts with the first two pieces. I have put together a few that don’t fit together perfectly yet but that belong in the same corner of the puzzle. Was Plato’s Atlantis written in a secret language? In that case, we’re thinking war. In World War II, the Nazis and Allies also used secret language to communicate with each other. After all, they knew the other side was listening. Is Atlantis like that? Is Atlantis Epic perhaps about something completely different than we think? It is not for nothing that the Atlantis Epic begins with war language (Plato, Jowett, 1892, Kritias 108).
According to Plato, Atlantis had gone under in the waves 9000 years earlier (Plato, Jowett, Vert. 1892, Kritias 108). According to the Bible, Adam had not been created more than 4000 years before the stoning of Stephen (Pete, 2016-c), which has been substantiated quite specifically. And how did Plato know this so well? Because we do not read any substantiation. The last stage of 500 years from the liberation by Cyrus to the stoning of Stephen was divided into seventy year weeks, completed with jubilee years. Moreover, the last week of the year started at the baptism of Jesus instead of at his birth (Piet, 2016-c). These were very specific benchmarks that I miss in Plato’s story. Did Atlantis 9000, 9001, 8999, 9100 or 8900 years earlier go under? Did Atlantis go down 9000 years before Plato? And what was Plato’s benchmark? Did Atlantis go under exactly 9000 years before Plato’s fortieth birthday? (Or was Plato just babbling what?). You can be an atheist and renounce the Bible. Still, the Bible has much clearer benchmarks in this respect when it comes to dating events (Pete, s.j.). Especially if we compare the biblical chronology with Plato’s terribly confused story. During my research, I learned a lot. Among other things, I had to find out what the Bible thinks about the concept of “time”. What exactly are past and future? These two things are also discussed in my book. According to Ulf Richter there were ‘three different events’ in the compact Atlantis story that all three happened to have to do with the nine thousand years (Richter, 2016). And those three events that all happened to have to do with nine thousand years, happened to end up on Plato’s board after a strange wanderings. Let’s take such explanations with a pinch of salt, please. Plato clearly wrote that the nine thousand years had to do with a gray past. All this time, no one had said a word about Atlantis. Until the story ended up on Plato’s plate, of all places. Usually they are Bedouins who find mysterious parchments in abandoned caves to sell them on the market for a trifle. But the sender of Atlantis had waited nine thousand years for Plato to be born. For comparison: The book of Genesis had been kept in writing from Adam to Jacob and Joseph in sex registers called “toledot”. Let us attach more value to this than to artificial statements about Plato’s nine thousand years.
Paul mentioned the length, breadth, height, and depth of the gospel in Ephesians 3:18-19. The question is what were the dimensions of Atlantis? Was Atlantis just an island in the sea off the coast of Gibraltar? Or was there more to it? Did Atlantis start somewhere and end somewhere? And was it really just one location? Was Atlantis a model with many masks? Perhaps it was. That’s why I’m going through the whole Bible.