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The View Over Atlantis Hardcover – July 18, 1983
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A word of caution, however. More than a few people refer to this lost-art as 'earth science' - but, that's too simplistic. From the Chinese point of view, it is an interplay between celestial and terrestrial energy (chi), and it seems that the caucasian practitioners of yore viewed it the same way.
It is not entirely lost to Western people. When push comes to shove, hard-headed business people in Australia have paid diviners to 'dowse' for water - and they are usually successful. 'Dowsing' is but one element - but it is a good place to put 'theory' to the test. As supplementary reading, I recommend Guy Underwood's 'Patterns of the Past' - because he 'dowsed' and mapped the energy-fields around many megalithic sites, cathedrals etc. - with fascinating results. At one time, the Russian Academy of Science sponsored research into such things, finding what were termed 'black pools' - nodes of negative energy which exerted a harmful effect upon humans, animals and plants. John Michell's 'The View Over Atlantis' was a ground-breaking work - and it is good to see this new edition.Read more ›
Michell puts forth a lot of very detailed, specific information here. It's not hearsay. It's quantifiable. I imagine a huge team made up of archeologists, mathematicians, astronomers, astrologers, physicists and God knows who else to converge on this and pull all this disparate information into a cohesive whole. It's not like they are starting from scratch. A huge amount of work has already been done. Much of what they need to do is verify it and put the pieces of the puzzle together.
What Michell is saying here is that, more than likely, there was a worldwide civilization thousands of years ago who very well understood the magnetic forces in the Earth and, not only the movement of the cosmos, but its effect on our planet. And they seemed to understand it down to the minutia. They were unbelievably advanced but in a way that has nothing to do with what we consider advanced. I don't know about you but I find this to be important beyond the meaning of the word. Understanding this would completely change nearly everything we thought we knew about our history.
Truthfully, some of this got past me. He has some passages involving math (not my strongest subject) that I simply did not understand, and he didn't do a tremendous job explaining it. That aside, I find this book of incredible importance.Read more ›
In "The Dimensions of Paradise" Michell continues to expound on a lifelong theme - that ancient civilizations had an incredible level of science and technology. Specifically, they understood geometry and mathematics, used them to obtain accurate measurements of the earth, the moon, and the sun, along with the distances between them. The ancients did not merely know these measurements (better than we did until perhaps 1950) and express them in their original units of measure; they created systems of measurement based on known lengths, defining units in proportion to the cosmos. So it is should not be surprising to see examples where our ancestors used these measures and relationships to build monuments around the world. It was not just a vain attempt to recreate heaven on Earth; it demonstrates harmonics that work on the scale of stars and planets and moons, right down to pleasing forms in pyramids, temples, and calendar-stones.Read more ›
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New Jerusalem, New Atlantis--shortly, the same old vision of Paradise Regained--under the penmanship of John Michell is no longer another utopian idealistic dream (so many of which... Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Yelena Shekhtman
I definitely enjoyed reading The View Over Atlantis but this is not a book for someone who wants an easy read.Published on June 18, 2013 by cha292929
This book starts out innocently enough exploring the ley lines and stone circles of Britain, but leads you inexorably deeper into the mysteries of an advanced, prehistoric, global... Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by phesselmann
This book touches on many topics which I guess would fall under the new age movement or perhaps more accurately ancient sciences. Read morePublished on March 25, 2010 by Jeff Marzano
This is a very strange book and it doesn't do very much in the way of analysis. This is more akin to a text by the devout trying to proselytize the unbeliever.Published on April 3, 2009 by David Hoffman
After reading this book I went on to study Archaeology and History.
Looking back on it now, I can honestly say the book is full of absolute nonsense and Michell... Read more