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Survivors of Atlantis: Their Impact on World Culture Paperback – August 10, 2004
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“With exacting scholarship that moves at the pace of a compelling detective story, Frank Joseph brilliantly provides a wealth of evidence that the survivors of Atlantis greatly influenced and shaped the history of many early civilizations.” (Brad Steiger, author of Mysteries of Time and Space)
"This is not the story of Atlantis and its downfall. It is a view of the impact of Atlantean culture and civilization on the rest of the Bronze Age world. It is an excellent addition to the library of anyone interested in the subject." (Mike Gleason, Witchgrove, 2007)
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“Another key piece in the mystery of Atlantis falls into place. Further essential reading for the discerning Atlantologist.”
--Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gateway to Atlantis
“With exacting scholarship that moves at the pace of a compelling detective story, Frank Joseph brilliantly provides a wealth of evidence that the survivors of Atlantis greatly influenced and shaped the history of many early civilizations.”
--Brad Steiger, author of Mysteries of Time and Space
Archaeologists have long puzzled over the evidence suggesting highly sophisticated copper mining activity took place in the area of the North American Great Lakes some five thousand years ago. Menomonie Indian tradition speaks of fair-skinned mariners who had come in the past to “dig out the shiny bones” of the Earth Mother. Plato, meanwhile, recorded that Atlanteans had provided an exceptionally high grade of copper that was no longer available in his time. In this sequel to The Destruction of Atlantis Frank Joseph argues that the Menomonie Indians’ mariners were Atlanteans and that the destruction of Atlantis by war and natural catastrophe brought about the end of Bronze Age civilization. Furthermore, Atlantis’s survivors dispersed to all corners of the former island empire, including western Europe, the Near East, and North and South America.
In Survivors of Atlantis Joseph provides an in-depth study of the Atlantean war and its intimate connections with the last of four great cosmic catastrophes generated by the cyclical return of a comet and its debris. This quartet of natural disasters was followed by mass migrations recorded in the histories of such diverse peoples as the Incas of Peru, the Celtic Irish, the classical Greeks, and the Aztecs of Mexico. Where the archaeology, mythology, astronomy, and geology of these cultures coincide, a common thread is exposed: Atlantis. Joseph shows that the fate of the Atlantean empire is the story of early civilization and reveals Atlantis to be a credible part of the world’s history.
FRANK JOSEPH is the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine and the author of The Destruction of Atlantis, Synchronicity and You, and The Lost Treasure of King Juba. He lives in Colfax, Wisconsin.
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Since the delightfully goofy-titled "Atlantis in Wisconsin" it was clear that Joseph had a masterpiece in him and it's safe to say this is it.
Clearly presenting the information and deftly interpreting it, Joseph finally brings real history and science to a subject wrongly confined to the occult and speculative. Some of us have hiked and explored the copper country of Michigan and know very well history touched it -- but Joseph fills in the details and matches the evidence of archaeology with the records of history. In so doing, he begins our common history.
And you're in for loads of surprises if you think "Michigan" and "Wisconsin" and "Ontario" are sorely out of place when discussing the Bronze Age world of Egypt and Myceneae and Minoan Crete. Let Frank Joseph be your guide to the truth of the past and you'll see the world with new eyes.
Not a moment too soon, young people in North America can come to the realization that our past, too, stretches into antiquity. Our past, too, contains nobility and courage and adventure. This connection with our ancient roots is essential for rediscovering a modern love for the land that we must engender for our own rise to a "Great Civilization".
There's much more in Frank Joseph's book. His main gift is the ability to wake up the sense of wonder in his readers. A rare gift indeed and one greatly needed.
I find it amazing how one culture could have such a profound impact on the every culture currently in existence, and disappear, literally, without a trace. It seems every culture, from Asia to America has been impacted by the Atlanteans in one form or another, and yet, no one can seem to recall their common heritage. And it seems no one has been able to tie all the threads together, until now.
Although I am sure the mere mention of the word "Atlantis" causes many to cringe, I feel it is essential, for the survival of our own culture and world that we seek to remember our own past and common heritage, lest we suffer the same end as the ill-fated Atlanteans. We cannot fully evolve in our own culture until we remember the whole of it.
I love the whole concept of Atlantis, and fell upon Frank Joseph's book eagerly. The author puts forward the theory, and compellingly so, that the culture itself spread widely throughout the Mediterranean, Africa (north and west), and as far as the Americas, although the physical island base was not as large as Plato describes. Various jumping off points and established colonies maintained the strength and control of the Atlanteans over conquered territories. The author provides numerous cited examples, including wars, archaeological discoveries, massive architectural remains, similarities in names of places, people, gods, rulers, etc.Read more ›
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Lots of information which at times was overwhelming, but still I was compelled to read on. Very interesting information. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gillian Wilkins
Very educational. Explains a lot of things that I have wondered about. Excellent book.Published 14 months ago by Patricia Molyneux
Initially, I was extremely frustrated by the lack of footnotes, but as certain quotes grabbed my interest I started searching for the source in those cases he did reference them in... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Edward P Matrejek
Excellent book if you want to find out about Atlantis and how the culture spread out after the disaster. Read morePublished on December 7, 2013 by Sky Lodge Properties, Inc.
This author tries to present deep academic research in an undertstandable language. At times he repeats himself too often, and the evidence is often too technical for the layman,... Read morePublished on October 25, 2013 by Solitary08
First of all let me just say what a read!!! this book is extremely accurate and scientiffic in it's approach to this very fasinating and extremely important subject!!!!!! Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by Herschel McLeod
I managed to read half of this book before putting it in the trash. Than I discovered that the author "Francis Joseph Collin" used to be the nazi leader hwo originally planned the... Read morePublished on March 31, 2010 by David Corner