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 destroyed Atlantis.
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.
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