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1852280042
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978-1852280048
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Lewis Spence
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Society of Metaphysicians Ltd; Facsimile Ed edition (April 1986)
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James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence (25 November 1874 – 3 March 1955) was a Scottish journalist, poet, author, folklorist and occult scholar

James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence (25 November 1874 – 3 March 1955) was a Scottish journalist, poet, author, folklorist and occult scholar. Spence was a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and Vice-President of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society. He founded the Scottish National Movement. Spence was born in 1874 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland. After graduating from Edinburgh University he pursued a career in journalism

A renowned scholar of the Atlantis myth, Lewis Spence wrote five books on the fabled land, and this is. .

A renowned scholar of the Atlantis myth, Lewis Spence wrote five books on the fabled land, and this is considered by many to be his best work. Scottish occultist LEWIS SPENCE (1874-1955) was a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and vice president of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society. He authored numerous books of mythology, folklore, and the occult, including The Occult Causes of the Present War (1940), and The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain (1945).

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Lewis Spence's take on Atlantis remains a fascinating read and infinitely superior to the plethora of nonsense written on the topic in recent decades

Temporarily out of stock. Lewis Spence's take on Atlantis remains a fascinating read and infinitely superior to the plethora of nonsense written on the topic in recent decades.

The History of Atlantis book. A renowned scholar of the Atlantis myth, Lewis Spence wrote five books on the fabled land, and this is considered by many to be his best work

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The History of Atlantis may, in the light of our present knowledge of Plato 's sunken island, appear as a somewhat .

The History of Atlantis may, in the light of our present knowledge of Plato 's sunken island, appear as a somewhat presumptuous title for a work, the object of which is to present a general outline of what is known concerning Atlantean civilisation.

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Reviews:
  • Terr
Despite the fact that my copy was a horrendous facsimile littered with formatting errors, I still found the text's overall content to be intriguing and useful. Basically, what the writer does is that he takes background information from various sources throughout history and pulls whatever he can find to support the idea that an Atlantis existed and takes that information even further in an attempt to reveal what that ancient civilization was like.

It's kind of like explaining what a person's life was like a hundred years ago after sifting through his leftover belongings. Sure, it's possible, but you're not going to get every detail right unless you're an amazing psychic--so take the information with a grain of salt.

What I like most about this book is that it led me to other sources I could access to learn more about the possibility of an Atlantis. For instance, before I read this book, I had no idea that corn and bananas could be used to support a former land mass in the Atlantic. Yes, the origin of corn is mysterious, and its use across the globe is best explained when one considers something like a seafaring race of Atlanteans in the Atlantic. Interesting, eh?
  • Inabel
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  • Dugor
This seems balderdash. Spence even says you can't use normal historical means here, by which I guess he means one has to channel the information. I have nothing against channeled information, as long as it's correct. Spence's information is very abstract and does not agree with other sources that I trust very much, specifically Lazaris.
  • Galubel
The location of Atlantis, its dating, its racial makeup, religious system, the identification of its enemies, and social as well as political structures are all rather well defined, supportive by deductive logic and coments from the classic literature from the ancient world, about them.

After Reading this book, the former reality of Atlantis becomes evidente.
  • Ohatollia
You have to believe in UFO's, magic etc. to enjoy this book. He just makes stuff up about the past? Who can argue really with a work of fiction written as it is non fiction?
  • Lamranilv
Lewis Spence's take on Atlantis remains a fascinating read and infinitely superior to the plethora of nonsense written on the topic in recent decades.
Like Donnelly before him, Spence locates the "Lost Island" in the only place Plato's account permits - the Atlantic Ocean; and like his predecessor, he takes Plato's reference to an "opposite continent" which the Atlanteans visited, as a reference to the Americas. He therefore endeavours to identify cultural parallels on both sides of the Ocean that could be attributable to these ancient seafarers.
The problem for Spence, as for Donnelly, is that he takes seriously the statement of Plato that Atlantis had been destroyed 9,000 years prior to Solon. We know, of course, that no high civilizations existed at that remote time, nor were men practicing mummification of worshipping dragons on either side of the Atlantic. Spence identifies an "Atlantic cultural complex" with features common to both sides of the ocean, such as tattooing, the cult of the dead, mummification, witchcraft, and the cult of the thunder axe. Yet these, like pyramid-building, can scarcely be as old as eleven thousand years (with the possible exception of witchcraft). Sensing the problem, Spence moves part of the way to its solution, and argues that "part" of Atlantis - namely a landmass around the West Indies which he names Antillia - remained above the Ocean until the Bronze Age - ie until about 1500 BC.
This was a radical departure from Donnelly's position and an important step in the right direction. Yet he should have gone the whole way and realised that the entire Atlantis story and culture belonged to the Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. Aside from the ridiculous date supplied by Plato, there is no reason whatsoever to date Atlantis to the tenth millennium BC. On the contrary, everything about the culture described in the Timaeus and Critias identifies it as a Bronze Age society. The Egyptian priests who mentioned nine thousand years to Solon were only displaying their complete ignorance of chronology. A hundred years after Solon another group of priests told Herodotus that Egyptian civilization was ten thousand years old!
The transatlantic links were real enough, as the discovery of Old World DNA - the X haplogroup - in Native American populations has now made perfectly clear: And this has been reinforced by the discovery of cocaine and tobacco - two American narcotics - in Egyptian mummies. But the link was terminated during the great natural catastrophes which struck the world at the end of the Early Bronze Age. These inundated settlements and monuments all around the shores of Europe. Neolithic and Early Bronze Age villages, as well as sunken forests, are still regularly located around the coasts of Britain, Spain, and Denmark. The lands around the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - especially around the Azores - were devastated by these events, and sunken beaches, many hundreds of meters down, are still regularly located off the Azores by Oceanographic surveys.
It was at the end of the Early Bronze Age - before the widespread use of the wheel, glass, stringed instruments, etc - that the transataltic connection was severed. The civilizations of the New World then remained, fossilized, in the Early Bronze Age, where they still were when the Spaniards arrived in the sixteenth century.
Yet the peoples of the Atlas region, who still called themselves "Atlanteans" in the time of Julius Caesar, still retained many New World customs, such as wearing feathered headdresses, tattooing, and the use of narcotic drugs for religious purposes, as I have shown in detail in various places.
  • black coffe
My main interest in this book was to delve into the idea of Atlantis as an ancient homeland and/or place of origin for the Aryan race. This is an overview of various ideas or theories involving the who, what, where and when of the Atlantis legends. There are a lot of theories out there that are feasable both through deciphering the legends and folklore pertaining to Atlantis as well as from the science and geology end of things. I have no doubt that Atlantis did actually exist and that it was Aryans who inhabited it but its very unlikely the specifics or details will ever be discovered.
I was interested in atlantis after watching the series"Stargate Atlantis".The book takes on a simplistic approach to explain the myths and historical assumed evidence of the existence of atlantis.This is surely the start of my adventure !