Las Vegas author and resident, Zarin, published Book 1 of the four part series, Atlantis: A Karmic Memory of the Rise & Fall, in February of 2011, with the exact same symbol, representing Atlantis, on the cover, as was found on the stone stelae at the Spanish "Atlantis" site. His information is channeled, and despite the disparaging attitude held by most scientists toward this type of information, it provides an amazingly detailed picture of the lost continent and its civilization.
In the book, which is, currently, only available as an e-book, and can be found at http://bookofatlantis.com, Zarin shares details of the general location of the continent, many details of the land and the people who occupied it, and much more. Included, are several of the pictographs that originated the Atlantean written language, including the symbol for Atlantis which was also found on the stone stelae at the Spanish site.
As stated by Zarin in a commentary on the Spanish find...
..."The problem with this site is that it is far too late to be Atlantis. This Spanish excavation is carbon dated to have been built between 6,000 and 5,000 BCE, which is well over 3,000 years after Atlantis sank into the Sea. This according to Plato's reference dates given to him by Solon; who in turn received this information from Egyptian priests. These Priests revealed that Atlantis existed over 10,000 years before Solon's time."
"A common mistake is to assume that somehow this Egyptian timetable was inaccurate. And somehow Plato, Solon or the Egyptians themselves were in error. There is no scientific evidence of this time span's credibility either way. But, one has to assume that any people capable of building a structure with the accuracy of the Great Pyramid, would not make stupendous errors in their timekeeping. It is also unlikely that the highly logical Plato went about inventing civilizations just for morality's sake. Remember, everyone thought Homer had done the same thing with Troy, which turned out to have actually existed despite all the skeptics."
"There are other reference points that suggest this site is more likely connected to the “Sea People” made reference to in Egyptian, Greek and Biblical historical text, as well as by Plato himself. The very people who are reputed, by Plato, to have defeated Atlantean forces in a great Sea Battle and could have easily established many colonies throughout the Mediterranean area. Plato even alluded to these people originally having settled Athens. Some writers even suggest the very first Troy was founded by them as well."
"This current site, therefore, can hardly be the original Atlantis. It is more probably a clone, facsimile or imitation of what was thought among many ancient people to be the design of the legendary Atlantean Capital City of Atalan. This would be something that was quite common in the ancient world. “Copycat Culture Vultures.” If something was powerful, great or impressive, everyone had to have one. Every ancient civilization of note attempted to copy the culture and architecture of Atlantis. Much of this copying was only done through assumption, however, after the fact. Loose imitations of a long disappeared culture with a highly effective 3000 year longevity. A civilization which even had many of it's own clone-like colonies spread throughout the world. Locations which are now subsumed by plate tectonics, flooding, erosion, volcanic eruptions, and most of which now lie buried deep below the current level of the oceans."
Originally from Pennsylvania, Zarin was educated with an intense interest in both science and logic, as well as a great preference for history. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and an additional year of post graduate work at the University of Arizona. Later, he moved to Los Angeles, CA and then to Las Vegas, NV. Beginning in 2009, he began to receive information on Atlantis that was too detailed to ignore. After two years of collating, gathering and re-constructing varied pieces of Atlantis' history, he created an alliance with MetaMystic Publishing to write and publish this information in the book series, "Atlantis: A Karmic Memory of the Rise & Fall".
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Book available at http://bookofatlantis.com
A review of Atlantis: A Karmic Memory of the Rise & Fall is available at: http://mystiquebooks.livejournal.com/