The story of Atlantis was first told in two of Plato’s dialogues, the “Timaeus” and the “Critias,” written about 330 B.C. Greek history tells us of Zeus, who was god of this world, but this story is more relative to Poseidon, god of the Sea.
Atlantis as a fictional island is mentioned in Plato’s works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges “Ancient Athens”. In the story, Athens repels the Atlantean attack unlike any other nation known in the world, supposedly giving testament to the superiority of Plato’s concept of a state. The story concludes with Atlantis falling out of favour with the deities, punishing them by submerging the island into the Atlantic Ocean. However, it was also mentioned that Aristotle believed Plato, his teacher, had invented the island to teach philosophy.
A mystics/prophesy prediction;
Edgar Cayce was a man who possessed psychic abilities, which he performed in a trance-like state, to allegedly healing the sick from this state, he also spoke frequently on the topic of Atlantis. In his life readings, he revealed that much of his work with people were reincarnations of those who had lived on Atlantis. By tapping into their collective consciousness, the Akashic Records he declared he could give detailed descriptions of the lost continent. He also asserted that Atlantis would “rise” again in the 1960s and that there is a “Hall of Records” beneath the Egyptian Sphinx, which holds the historical texts of Atlantis.
An alternative perspective;
Ken Feder, in his book “Encyclopaedia of Dubious Archaeology,” reports that in Plato’s story, ‘Atlantis is not a place to be honoured or emulated at all. Atlantis is not the perfect society. Quite the contrary, Atlantis is the embodiment of a materially wealthy, technologically advanced, and militarily powerful nation that has become corrupted by its wealth, sophistication, and might. As propaganda in Plato’s morality tale, the Atlantis legend is more about the city’s heroic rival Athens than a sunken civilization; if Atlantis really existed today and was found intact and inhabited, its residents would probably try to kill and enslave us all.’
The story of ancient Atlantis;
Over 11,000 years ago there existed an island nation located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean populated by a noble and powerful race. The people of this land possessed great wealth thanks to the natural resources found throughout their island. The island was a centre for trade and commerce. The rulers of this land held sway over the people, land of their own island and well into Europe and Africa.
The Greek connection.
Atlantis was the domain of Poseidon, god of the sea. When Poseidon fell in love with a mortal woman, Cleito, he created a dwelling at the top of a hill near the middle of the island and surrounded the dwelling with rings of water and land to protect her.
Cleito gave birth to five sets of twin boys who became the first rulers of Atlantis. The island was divided among the brothers with the eldest, Atlas, first King of Atlantis, being given control over the central hill and surrounding areas.
Beyond the city lay a fertile plain 330 miles (530 km) long and 110 miles (190 km) wide surrounded by another canal used to collect water from the rivers and streams of the mountains. The climate was such that two harvests were possible each year. One in the winter fed by the rains and one in the summer fed by irrigation from the canal.
Surrounding the plain to the north were mountains which soared to the skies. Villages, lakes, rivers, and meadows dotted the mountains.
Besides the harvests, the island provided all kinds of herbs, fruits, and nuts. An abundance of animals, including elephants, roamed the island.
For generations the Atlanteans lived simple, virtuous lives. But slowly they began to change. Greed and power began to corrupt them. When Zeus saw the immorality of the Atlanteans he gathered the other gods to determine a suitable punishment.
Soon, in one violent surge it was gone. The island of Atlantis, its people, and its memory were swallowed by the sea.
Therefore, as Edgar Cayce pointed out in his predictions, that it would rise in the 1960’s? Could we be a few decades behind the previous prediction? Only, in the days of Atlantis, the community was swept away due to a flood. I don’t think a new island will suddenly pop up out of the Atlantic ocean, rather, the people who have recollection of living in those ancient times, will recall their pat lives, lifting the veil on their soul’s journey and wake up, thereby remembering their early memories and all the knowledge they possess, via past life regression!