So do its many epithets such as Dhara ("Pillar" or "Trunk"), Hastina-pura
("City of the Elephants"), Dvaravati ("Many Pillared"), Bhoga ("Standing
Serpent"), and so on. The word "pillar", in Sanskrit (tala
also implies the idea of "standing serpent", "elephant's trunk", "erect
Ultimately, these ideas refer to the Shiva-linga
("Phallus of Shiva"), the great god and the emblem of primordial Atala.
It also represents Shesha, the Standing Serpent who was the alias and archetype
of Atlas. Indeed, Atlas was a Titan (or
Naga, rather), one of the
anguipedal giants, whose "serpent feet" were a memento of their serpentine
All in all, the symbols and the sacred
geometry of temples and cathedrals everywhere only find their full explanation
in the languages and archetypes of India and Indonesia. And this can only
mean one thing, when we pause to think the problem over: these replicas of Atlantis all originated
there, in the dawn of times. If this undeniable reality is accepted, we can only conclude that therein lies the true site of Paradise-Atlantis. Where else?
We would also like to point out the fact
that, though the ancients had to follow the rigid canons pertaining
to the sacred geometry of temples and cathedrals, this in no way hampered
their creative freedom. Though always following these stringent canons,
the ancient architects and stonemasons exercised their creativity and came
out with the magnificent temples and cathedrals that we can see, even today,
just about everywhere in the world.
Temples, more than anything, attest the
unicity of the Primordial Religion, for they all obey the same Sacred Geometry
everywhere and everywhen. The fact that they all imitate Paradise and,
more exactly, Atlantis, is, in our view, the most compelling evidence that
the Lost Continent indeed existed, just as Plato stated.
It was Atlantis that civilized the whole
of the ancient world, in prehistoric times far earlier than the rise of
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and the other civilizations we know of.
Atlantis is indeed so old that its existence was utterly forgotten by all
but the pious traditions that come to us from antiquity. The existence
of Atlantis-Paradise is indefinitely stated in our holy rituals and in
the sacred symbols of all religions. But we utterly forgot their meaning
and purpose long ago. And we only perform our rites apishly, and copy our
symbols blindly, never connecting them to the originals at all, and never realizing that they indeed commemorate Atlantis and its demise, in the dawn of times.
The Hindus speak of two Mts. Merus. One is the Sumeru (or Kailasa) in the
north, and the other is the Kumeru ("Southern Meru") in the infernal regions
of the extreme south. These two are often placed at the two Poles, but
this is sheer exoterism. Alternatively, the Kailasa is placed in the Himalayas
(really, the Hindu Kush) and the Sumeru in Indonesia (Lanka). The two Merus
are held to be pyramidal in shape, being the archetypes of the pyramids
of Giza. These are three in number, representing the three peaks of Trikuta.
But, of course, the central peak of Trikuta the one which corresponded
to Mt. Atlas, the (central) Pillar of Heaven exploded, leaving only the
two Merus and the "Door" (the Strait of Sunda) behind.
Copyright © 1997 Arysio Nunes dos Santos