This number is huge according
to the norm of the Old World, particularly when we consider that Atlantis
flourished at an epoch that predated the Neolithic Age. Hence, just as
Plato states, no nation of the epoch could oppose the might of Atlantis.
Such is particularly the case of Athens, which could muster no more than
30 to 50 thousand men even at the peak of its power, in the times of Pericles.
But we must excuse the understandable patriotism of Plato who was, moreover,
writing for a Greek audience.
We thus conclude that the huge population
of Atlantis uniquely points to the Far East the only place where such
large armies could be mustered in antiquity for the reasons pointed out
above. In fact, the ancient Greeks, like other nations, marveled at the
giant size of the armies of the East, and particularly that of Porus, the
king of one of India's realms conquered by Alexander, the Great.
7) The Sacred Geometry
of Atlantis' Capital
The City of Atlantis the holy capital
of the vast empire of the same name had a Sacred Geometry that became
the paradigm and model for all other subsequent capitals. The geometry
of the city is described in detail by Plato as well as by other mythographers,
symbolists and Atlantologists. Basically, it follows the model of the so-called
"Celtic Cross" or "Atlantean Cross", a circle with crossing diameters.
This sacred glyph is often equated with
the Sun or the Earth, which it came to symbolize in Astrology. But it is
indeed the emblem of Atlantis which some Atlantologists such as Otto Muck
call by the name of "Cross of Atlantis". In Egypt, as we said above, this
symbol was the hieroglyph of Paradise (Punt), as well as of the Holy Eucharist
(the Sacred Bread). This idea of "Primordial Sacrifice" is invariably associated with Atlantis and its doom.
At the center of Atlantis' capital lay the
Holy Mountain (Mt. Atlas), which is no other than the sacred mountain of
the Hindus (Mt. Meru). Mt. Meru is pyramidal shaped, and is indeed the
archetype of all pyramids and pyramidal sacred mountains everywhere. These
pyramids are often stepped, a geometry that parallels that of the mountains
of Atlantis (the Indies), which were stepped with terraces intended for
agricultural purposes, as we already discussed further above.
The fourfold division of the Cosmos characterized
by the pyramidal shape dates from Atlantean times. It is found just about
everywhere in both the Old and the New Worlds. We also find it in the Hindu
four castes, in their pyramidal-shaped temples and, particularly in their
sacred mandalas. Indeed, mandalas such as those of the Pure Land type (Shveta
Dvipa) portray Paradise as seen from above. At the center of the
circle that represents the circular canal surrounding Atlantis, we have
Mt. Meru represented as a stepped, square pyramid.
Next we have the triple wall with its four
doors, one at each of the Four Cardinal Directions. Around it all, we have
the circular River Oceanus. This circular river is often represented as
the Ouroboros, the serpent that eats its own tail. The mandala is often
represented as a fiery lotus (the Golden Lotus), a shape that allegorizes
the essence of the sacred syllable, OM MANI PADME HUM. That
mantra (prayer) subsumes
the Conflagration that destroyed Atlantis, the a cataclysm of Fire and
Water we know as the Flood.
So, the Sacred Geometry of Atlantis is
indeed that of the mandalas and yantras we find all over the Far East,
but particularly in the Indies. More exactly, the Hindo-Buddhic mandalas
represent Atlantis, the true site of Paradise. This representation
includes Mt. Atlas as the Holy Mountain of Paradise. This mountain is often
explicitly figured as a volcano, the fiery source whose explosion actually
Moreover, the Indian mandalas in question
also represent the Triple Wall of Atlantis (trimekhala). This Triple wall corresponds to the ringing
ocean (or River Oceanus) around the sacred city. Again, the four gates (toranas)
represent the four maritime straits which allowed the accessing of
Atlantis from the four corners of the World.