Atlantis: Ancient Legacy, Hidden Prophecy

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 257 pages
"Plato's account contains precise references to the catastrophic global flooding that followed the end of the last ice age and peaked at the exact date he gives for the drowning of Atlantis. The occult traditions of Atlantis tell a radically different story, a story of technology run wild amid a desperate struggle for the soul of a dying civilization . . . "

The Ultimate Question

The legend of Atlantis—a lost civilization drowned beneath the waters of the Atlantic Ocean—has inspired controversy for more than two thousand years, and remains a hot topic even today.

Join occult historian John Michael Greer on a journey through time in search of one of the great mysteries of the past. Starting with the original versions of the Atlantis story in the dialogues of Plato, Greer tracks the Atlantis myth from the hidden lodges of occult secret societies, through the freewheeling debates of the alternative history scene, to the latest scientific discoveries about the prehistoric past.

In light of newspaper headlines about global warming and the future of industrial society, Greer poses the ultimate question—is the legend of Atlantis a legacy of the distant past, or a prophecy of our own future?

Atlantis includes practical lessons in scrying (remote viewing) as well as a call to action for "seedbearers" — individuals who will help preserve the cultural, scientific, and practical legacies of the past and present through the coming planetary changes.

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Unexpectedly, this volume contains instruction on discursive meditation and skrying. Greer relates the legend of Atlantis to past climate change, as a challenge to the modern myth of progress and to ... Read full review

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Fascinating overview of the Atlantis legend, its historical development through the occult and theosophical movements, and its lessons for today's society in the face of the global warming crisis. Read full review


one Platos Riddle
two The Occult Atlantis 39
three The Speculative Atlantis 79
four Destruction by Water 115
six The New Atlantis 189
appendix Piercing the Veil of Time 215
Bibliography 241
Index 253

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About the author (2007)

One of the most respected writers and teachers in the occult field today, John Michael Greer has written more than fifty books on esoteric traditions, nature spirituality, and the future of industrial society. An initiate in Druidic, Hermetic, and Masonic lineages, he served for twelve years as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA). He lives in Rhode Island, USA with his wife Sara. He can be found online at

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