Here is a list of our favorite links about Atlantology. We hope that this list is a valuable timesaver and helps you find more information regarding this fascinating field. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, please contact us either by using our contact page or by sending us email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our favorite sites are:
- Archaeology of the Americas before Columbus. Founded in 1993 by Wayne N. May, Ancient American magazine describes the American continents' prehistory. In this publication, experts and professionals alike are free to express their views. Ancient American's Editor-in-chief, Frank Joseph, published an astounding book, "Edgar Cayce's Atlantis And Lemuria. The Lost Civilizations In The Light Of Modern Discoveries" in 2001, which is a riveting read.
- Eden. The Andrew Collins Website is a must-see for serious Atlantologists. Collins is a first-class scholar on ancient civilizations. His book, "Gateway to Atlantis", is one of our favorites on the subject of Atlantis.
- Atlantis in America. Anthropologist George Erikson and Professor Ivar Zapp's website, Atlantis In America. Navigators of the Ancient World, discusses the origins of Mesoamerican civilization. They've spent two decades studying pyramids, stele, and megaliths in Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Yucatan, and Mexico, and offer expeditions so you can get your feet wet and experience the excitement of this field yourself.
- Atlantis Insights. Shirley Andrews has written two well-received books, "Atlantis: Insights From A Lost Civilization" and "Lemuria and Atlantis: Studying the Past to Survive the Future". Shirley combines her lifelong passionate interest in Atlantis; her world travels; and the knowledge of many scholars into her research, writing, and public speaking.
- The Megalithic Portal is a priceless treasure trove of information about megaliths and prehistory. Their mission is to document and protect remaining megalithic sites.
- Association for Research and Enlightenment Egerton Sykes' personal library now resides in the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) Library. The Egerton Sykes Collection is well worth a visit to Virginia Beach.
- Sacred Sites. This intriguing site is a comprehensive exploration of sacred sites around the world, complete with detailed maps, amazing photographs, interesting essays, upcoming events, and a fascinating newsletter.
- Atlantis Rising. Armchair explorers and active researchers alike enjoy Atlantis Rising magazine.
- World Explorers Club. Founder David Hatcher Childress is truly the Indiana Jones of our time.
- John van Auken Associated with the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) since the 1960's, John van Auken is an expert in Egyptian mysticism, the Edgar Cayce readings, and many other subjects related to spirituality and lost civilizations.
Science, Pseudo-science, and the Realms of Possiblility
Sykes once said, "During my lifetime, I have seen practically every scientific doctrine which was held sacrosanct in my childhood proved erroneous and replaced by something else which, in its turn, is also being shown to be wrong”. Indeed, when Sykes was a boy, "it was stated by practically everybody that the atom was indivisible, and only a few daring heretics dared to suggest otherwise."
Egerton Sykes was a highly intelligent, open-minded scholar who was not so much concerned about being right all the time as he was about logically and methodically exploring the realms of possibilities to discover a nugget or two of truth. In his journals, Sykes published all the current theories about Atlantis whether he believed in them or not. Everyone had his voice. It is a fact that Alfred Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift was once considered "fringe geography" and it took about sixty years for the theory to be accepted.
Knowledge is a ladder and some of the rungs are shakier than others are but hopefully, at the top of the ladder, lays wisdom and truth. It's up to you alone to decide for yourself what is science, what is pseudoscience, and what is in the realm of possibility. Your knowledge and life experience will help you navigate all the information out there. Always remember that being wrong isn't the end of the world, it's just another stepping-stone on the road of living a life full of higher meaning and to your fullest potential.
We applaud Sykes' comment, "The truth of today could be the mincemeat of tomorrow”. Therefore, in the spirit of Sykes, who faced his skeptics with his head held high, check out our other group of friends listed below.
- Pseudoscience. Stephen Lower's site Pseudoscience. Starting with a definition of pseudoscience, "... an established body of knowledge which masquerades as science in an attempt to claim legitimacy which it would not otherwise be able to achieve on its own terms...", the site explains what pseudoscience is with plenty of examples and how to recognize it.
- Martijn van Leusen's Fringe Archaeology page. A website dedicated to the collection of anything related to fringe archaeology, especially European fringe archaeology. The site lists topics from crop circles to the Turin Shroud to King Arthur to dowsing, ley lines, the Mayans, and, of course, Atlantis.
- Doug's Archaeology Site. Archaeological, Skeptical Resources, Critiques of Cult Archaeology, and Roman Britain Links. Great site. There are sections on current anthropology and serious archaeology news, cult archaeology, ancient maps, "pyramidiots", and Doug's favorite topic, the archaeology of Roman Britain.