THE TIME WE DOUBTED PLATO
Our collective denial of human potential, our concerted efforts of cultural self-sabotage.
“STRANGE TIMES ARE THESE IN WHICH WE LIVE WHEN OLD AND YOUNG ARE TAUGHT FALSEHOODS AT SCHOOL, AND THE PERSON WHO DARES TO TELL THE TRUTH IS CALLED AT ONCE A LUNATIC AND A FOOL”
In 360 BC, Plato became the first to publicly share the story of Atlantis, a lost civilization which had collapsed 9000 years earlier.
He was considered a genius and for years his work had been praised for its relevance and thought-provoking nature. This story, however, of a society of giants he described as advanced, utopian and God-like, was criticized with such a powerful fervor that, to this day, most still remain skeptical.
In my last episode, I spoke of the mystery schools which connected man to the cosmos allowing us to reach our highest potential. Research indicates hese may have originated as a result of the collapse of Atlantis; its survivors traveled the world sharing the knowledge of this fallen, utopian society with those willing to receive it. Their goal was to carry on the legacy of our ancestors, allowing man to step into his integrated beingness.
Critics claim it was an invention: a fictitious tale used as a means to entertain people while educating them on his (Plato's) theories and ideologies. But as this podcast episode indicated, in recent years, substantial evidence has emerged which could defend the prominent philosopher in front of its critics.
So why are we still so resistant?
In this podcast episode I explore the following topics:
Why is mankind so resistant to the story of Atlantis?
What is the basis of the evidence of its existence?
What would we gain from a better understanding of the stories of ancient civilisations in general
I also share a bit about my own experience of Atlantis and how it has impacted my life, allowing me to find a closer alignment to my highest mission.
The episode ends with a 15-minute guided embodiment practice using breath and sound.
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