CAN ARCHAEOLOGY'S GREATEST MYSTERIES
BE TRACED BACK TO THE LOST
CIVILIZATION OF ATLANTIS?
The Great Pyramid. Stonehenge. Machu Picchu. For centuries, these and other sacred sites have attracted pilgrims, scholars, and adventurers drawn by the possibility that their true spiritual and technological secrets remain hidden. Who could have built these elaborate monuments? How did they do it? And what were their incomprehensible efforts and sacrifices designed to accomplish?
Now comes a revolutionary theory that connects these mysteries to reveal a hidden global pattern--the ancient work of an advanced civilization whose warnings of planetary cataclysm now reverberate across one hundred millennia. Here is startling evidence of an intelligent society dating back as much as 100,000 years--one that sailed the oceans of the world, building monuments to preserve and communicate its remarkable wisdom.
The Atlantis Blueprint is the authors' term for a complex network of connections between these sacred sites that trace back to Atlantis: a sophisticated maritime society that charted the globe from its home base in Antarctica...until it was obliterated by devastating global changes it anticipated but could not escape. Opening up a Pandora's box of ancient mysteries, lost worlds, and millennial riddles, The Atlantis Blueprint is a story as controversial, fascinating, dangerous--and inspiring--as any ever told.
About the Author
Colin Wilson, author of such international bestsellers as The Outsider and The Occult, also writes on archaeology, astronomy, and cosmology. His recent book, From Atlantis to the Sphinx, reached number five on the London Times bestseller list. He lives in Cornwall, England, with his wife. Rand Flem-Ath, a Canadian librarian, is one of the world's leading researchers in catastrophe myths; he is the author of When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis. He lives on Vancouver Island with his wife, Rose, and their two dogs and two cats. From the Hardcover edition.
In November 1982, Professor Charles Hapgood wrote to a young correspondent, Rand Flem-Ath, adding an amazing postscript to his life's work on ancient civilizations:
"There is evidence that the last displacement of the crust moved both American continents southward about 30 degrees, and absolutely devastated life and civilization on them....
"Furthermore, in recent exciting discoveries I believe I have convincing evidence of a whole cycle of civilization in America and Antarctica, suggesting advanced levels of science that may go back 100,000 years...."
The idea was revolutionary. And it came from a man who had collaborated with Albert Einstein on the theory of earth crust displacement. Hapgood had discovered maps of sub-glacial Antarctica and he was on a secret quest for Atlantis. He was now telling Rand that civilization was 100,000 years old.
Rand Flem-Ath replied immediately, asking for some hint of Hapgood's reasons for this amazing assertion. For weeks there was no reply, then his letter was returned, stamped "deceased."
Hapgood's last letter led Flem-Ath to his own quest for the origin of science and civilization, of which this book tells the story....
-- from The Atlantis Blueprint