The reason Atlantis ended up in the deep, Alford suggests, is because the original Atlantis fell out of the sky. By taking this unprecedented approach to Plato's story, Alford not only comes up with his innovative theory of Atlantis, but also offers solutions to many other equally intractable problems that have perplexed classical scholars for the past two centuries: the entire corpus of the Greek mysteries: the myths of Ouranos, Mount Olympus, and the Olympian gods; the cosmogony of Philolaos, with its focus on the two invisible orbs of the Counter-Earth and the Invisible Fire; the Pythagorean quest to know the secret 'eighth orbit' of the Universe; the scientific cosmogonies of Thales, Anaximander, Anaxagoras, and Empedocles; the mystical vision of Parmenides involving 'Night' and 'the Fire of Heaven'; Plato's Theory of Forms and his account of creation by the Demiourgos; the myths of the golden age, the fall of man, and the creation of man from 'stones/bones', serpent's 'teeth', and the 'semen' of Hephaestus; and, last but not least, the Orphic and Pythagorean belief in the cosmic origins of man's soul. Imported from Britain.
THE ATLANTIS SECRET: A Complete Decoding of Plato's Lost Continent, by Alan F. Alford. 451 pages, 6x9 Paperback, Illustrated, Color, Bibliography, and Index.