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Atlantis and 2012: The Science of the Lost Civilization and the Prophecies of the Maya Paperback – February 16, 2010

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“Once again Frank Joseph has shown that when it comes to Atlantis and related subjects, no one else knows as much. In this case he has taken on two very difficult subjects but has succeeded in extracting some of the most fascinating history anyone has seen in a long time.”
(J. Douglas Kenyon, editor of Forbidden History and Atlantis Rising)

“I have reviewed dozens of books on the year 2012 and its meaning and consequences, but Frank Joseph’s Atlantis and 2012 presents us with many facts and research ignored by most of the other guides. I have especially high regard for Frank Joseph’s courage to question what the majority of academia, government, and media around the world have concluded about global warming. They have ignored the research showing global warming is actually the precursor to a new ice age. In addition to all the other fascinating bits to be found in Atlantis and 2012, I find the most important is Joseph’s emphasis on the reminder that global warming may just be the trigger for an oncoming ice age, which we now know can manifest in as little as 20 years!

“The Mayan civilization gave a gift to future humanity in the form of their Mayan calendar. Having witnessed periodic extinctions, they documented these cycles in the hopes of preparing and maybe even preventing what they could not: a dark end for our age. Their message is one of balancing the material and spiritual dimensions, because an imbalance brings on social decay and physical annihilation. Vested interests and the domination of the corporate world, which enforces its status quo, have brought us to the edge of extinction. Although humankind may be vastly diminished, the planet will survive.

“The Atlanteans were much like us--in fact, they are us if you consider reincarnation. Their insatiable appetite for material prosperity and military might mirror the world governments of today. Frank Joseph has used the works of two great seers, Plato and Edgar Cayce, to guide us through our past and future. Thanks to the Atlantis code (which we know as the Mayan calendar), he shows that we still have hope that we might be able to avoid what the Atlanteans failed to avoid. You must read this book--today!”
(Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., author of United Symbolism of America and host of 21st Century Radio)

"Mr. Joseph has assembled an impressive array of details, some of which have been drawn from almost forgotten sources. . . . [He] is, without doubt, one of the foremost writers on lost civilizations, and makes it easy to follow and understand his reasoning. Whether or not you believe in these continents; whether or not you believe we are living in 'end times'; you can find something of interest within these covers. Pick up a copy."
(Michael Gleason, reviewer, May 2010)

"Joseph points to global cataclysms that affected our planet in c.3100 BC, 2200BC, 1600 BC, and 1200 BC. The next cataclysm could coincide with a solar superstorm and a reversal of the Earth's magnetic field, bringing on a new ice age. He cautions that our civilization could well be equally as fragile as those that rose and fell before it under the influence of massive cosmic and terrestrial forces."
(Nexus New Times Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 4, June/July 2010)

"New age libraries will relish the unusually concrete approach!"
(James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, June 2010)

"Much has been written over the years about the so-called "Legend of Atlantis." More recently, a number of books have appeared anticipating what will happen to the earth in December 2012. . . for the first time we have in this new book by Frank Joseph the most well researched link between these two subjects."
(Alan Glassman, New Dawn Magazine, September 2010)

“Frank Joseph’s Atlantis and 2012 presents thoughtful insights to readers . . . this work provides much food for thought for readers concerned about 2012.”
(Intuitive Connections Network, June 2011)

From the Back Cover

ANCIENT MYSTERIES / NEW AGE

“I have reviewed dozens of books on the year 2012, but Frank Joseph’s Atlantis and 2012 presents us with many facts and research ignored by most of the other guides. Thanks to the Atlantis code (which we know as the Mayan calendar), he shows that we still have hope that we might be able to avoid what the Atlanteans failed to avoid. You must read this book--today!”
--Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., author of United Symbolism of America and host of 21st Century Radio

“Once again Frank Joseph has shown that when it comes to Atlantis and related subjects, no one else knows as much. In this case he has taken on two very difficult subjects but has succeeded in extracting some of the most fascinating history anyone has seen in a long time.”
--J. Douglas Kenyon, editor of Forbidden History and Atlantis Rising

Based on more than 25 years of research around the globe and statements from Edgar Cayce about Atlantis and its Pacific sister civilization of Lemuria, Frank Joseph reveals that the Mayan calendar was brought to Mexico by survivors of Atlantis. Uncovering the Atlantean influences in both ancient Mesoamerican culture and ancient Egyptian culture, he links the demise of Atlantis with the birth of the Olmec civilization in Mexico (the progenitors of the Maya), the beginning of the first Egyptian dynasty, and the start of the Mayan calendar.

Joseph explains that the Mayan calendar was invented by the combined genius of Atlantis and Lemuria and describes how it predicts an eternal cycle of global creation, destruction, and renewal. Correlating this recurring cycle with scientific studies on glacial ice cores and predictions from the Hopi, the Incas, and the Scandinavian Norse, Joseph reveals that 2012 could be the start of a new ice age and the advent of a massive solar storm. However, Joseph shows that the Maya knew the way to reestablish civilization’s cosmic balance before time runs out.

FRANK JOSEPH was the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine from 1993 until 2009. He is the author of Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America, The Destruction of Atlantis, The Lost Civilization of Lemuria, Survivors of Atlantis, and The Lost Treasure of King Juba. He lives in Minnesota.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (February 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591431123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591431121
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,835,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Vincent Hydro on December 2, 2010
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An interesting book and I greatly appreciate the amount and depth of research that Frank Joseph has done. However, he apparently buys in all too well to establishment viewpoints concerning life in ancient times on this planet. This requires him to ratchet his dates for the destruction of Atlantis into incorrect spaces. While cometary bombardments occur on this planet at least every 3600 years, the cometary bombardment that resulted in the final destruction of Atlantis occurred approximately 12,000 years ago. (Do a google search for satellite photos of the Carolina Bays for some excellent visuals). The diligent researcher who goes beyond the works of Joseph will come to this undeniable conclusion. The fact that there were highly technological civilizations in prehistoric times is born out by the highly accurate Piri Reis map, showing a sub-glacial antarctica (which was not available in contemporary times until made by aerial radar imaging), based on a map projection determined to have been made about 3800 BC. Mr. Joseph also appears to follow too closely the Egyptologist construction dates for the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid at Giza. Contemporary studies of the RAIN erosion of the Sphinx by Dr. Robert M. Schoch date the monument to well before 5000 BC. Of course, this does not fit in with the standard Egyptologist viewpoint, so it is ignored or angrily debated. The main point I believe I want to make in this review, however, is that one must keep an open mind and look at ALL of the data that is available, in order to have any understanding of the whole subject of Atlantis.
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This is the best book I have read on the subject of 2012. Well researched, makes the whole subject of 2012 relevant in history and in today's terms. I have always been fascinated by the legend of Atlantis and this book takes one more step towards the argument for Atlantis and its relevance today. The Mayan connection is fascinating and also rings true to what is happening in the world today in my opinion. Well worth the time to read and discuss...
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How chilling it was to read that Atlantis was destroyed because of the greed of the faction called the Sons of Belial. While this may sound as if it has nothing to do with us today, we too have factions that are at war with each other.
One group thinks that the world should be more fair. People shouldn't starve to death while a small percentage of the population has everything. One group thinks that we should find clean ways to power world, ways that don't strip the world of her resources, leaving a polluted scared mess in our wake. There is another group that says greed is good, the world's resources are ours to have no matter what the cost, and that people are poor because they want to be.

If you didn't know better, you'd think that Edgar Cayce was talking about our own society, not two strange groups called the Children of the Law of One and the Sons of Belial. But, history is more of a spiral than a straight line and as Churchill said, if you want to see into the future, study history.

What I really liked about this book is that Frank Joseph quote Cayce's material and then explains it. I have the hardest time with Cayce's antiqued, Biblical way of speaking so it's nice to have someone put it in plain English. There's even a dictionary of sorts, explaining all the strange names that Cayce talks about throughout his readings. The last chapter is called Last Chance or Judgement in 2012? Joseph does a find job of putting into language clear enough for us to get the message the Mayan left us with.
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I picked up this book back in 2011. Somehow, I forgot about. But, i think I also delayed reading it to see if it lined up with 2012 in any way. By ideology and belief, I am not a New Ager nor a believer in Mayan mysticism. I approached reading this with skepticism and interest in the connection between Atlanteans (& Lemurians) and the societies of ancient Egypt and the Meso-American civilizations (Maya, Aztec and Inca).

I was quite familiar with the tale of Atlantis so i did not learn much from a socio-cultural point. My knowledge of the anthropological study of these ancient and lost societes was increased by reading this book. Mr. Joseph gives great detail of how Atlantis was destroyed because of the rampant spread of greed, materialism, and miscegenation. He goes into detail about laying blame on the social faction known as the Sons of Belial. The author tells of the battle between the righteous Children of the Law of One and the evil Sons of Belial. He does draw an interesting parallel between the ancient societies' fall and today's corrupt and fractured society. There are some uncanny similarities.

Contrary to what others have said, i did not like the fact that the author included 30 pages (15%) of the book on supposed societal individuals from Atlantis and Lemuria (per Edgar Cayce's revelations). The spotlight shone on the mysterious crystals and their role in the physical destruction of Atlantis perked my belief in a conspiracy of their re-discovery by modern scientists. While it was interesting to read of Cayce's findings and none of these claims can be proven. It is alternate history writing at its best.

The last section of the book covered the Atlantis Code of a new age and the Mayan calendar prediction of the end of an age.
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