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Atlantis Revealed: Plato's Cautionary Tale Was Based On A Real Setting

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The time is 360 BC, the dawn of Western civilization. Athens, the cradle of democracy, is the epicenter of the ancient world. In his dialogues of Timaeus and Critias, Plato introduces a tale of an advanced prehistoric civilization, which since has captivated the imagination of every generation that followed. This was the story of Atlantis, an idyllic island paradise of skillful navigators who often crossed the Atlantic to explore. Atlantis, according to Plato, was ultimately lost to the sea. Its memory, though, was not soon forgotten.

For two millennia, people unsuccessfully kept on searching for the legendary island, making Atlantis one of the most lasting and fascinating stories of all time! What about those, however, who over time claim to have found the lost island? The truth is, no one until now was able to introduce a site that perfectly matched Plato's description. Instead, we have theories upon theories on the whereabouts of Atlantis. Why though? If everyone utilizes the same textbook, why the apparent confusion? Can this be a case of gross misinterpretation among researchers, or did early translators fail to properly capture and relay Plato's account? And, what about the chronological conflict that exists in Plato's account?

Let's take the original Santorini hypothesis, for example. Unquestionably, the island of Santorini, its volcanic eruption and the advanced Minoan civilization, was the best we had on Atlantis until recently. This was never a flawless hypothesis, though. Always a big problem with that theory was the fact that Plato's given chronology of 9600 BC had to be discarded (as Athens and most story details did not belong in that period). There is another bigger problem with that theory, though. While Santorini itself undeniably matches the site where the crown city of Atlantis once stood (talking about the concentric rings of earth and water) the problem is, Santorini alone never matched Plato's entire description. The primary island of Atlantis, one Plato said was to be 9 kilometers away, is missing from the particular setting of 1600 BC. These major flaws allowed for critics to raise doubts on that hypothesis, and to continue to question the validity of Plato's story.

Of course, serious research on Atlantis was never simple. Science fiction authors, movies and other creative works of popular culture, eventually capitalized on the story's popularity, and contrary to Plato's account, over time they turned Atlantis into an ultra-modern society with flying machines and technology far beyond our own.

Nonetheless, eventually every search comes to an end. Recently, a four year study that included a thorough analysis of Plato's work established that serious errors by early translators allowed for the mixed messages in the translated document.

The recent study not only decisively placed Atlantis in the Mediterranean Sea, but, it concluded with the discovery and identification of a submerged prehistoric island that in every way matches Plato's Atlantis. While in the past finding Atlantis was thought to be more difficult than winning the lottery, now there is a tangible site where all the physical characteristics of the given description match. The topography, the given chronology, the volcanic geology, the flora and fauna in that period, the island's destruction by a great flood, the presence of an unknown prehistoric civilization in the area, and DNA evidence all point to a genuine discovery.

More specifically, the study shows that around 9600 BC, when according to Plato Atlantis was above water, the modern Cyclades Islands were connected by the Cyclades Plateau, a flat terrain (now 400 feet below sea level,) that formed the body of a huge island. When this prehistoric island is compared to Plato's Atlantis, it immediately becomes evident that this must have been the land Plato was talking about. Its northern region was comprised of mountains that reached the shores. Below the mountainous region there was an oblong valley measuring 555 Km 2. Below the oblong valley there was a smaller valley, 2/3 the size of the oblong valley that measured 370 Km 2. This was the primary island. Nine kilometers away from the primary island, and precisely as Plato depicted, lies the island of Santorini, a circular island with a flooded core and a small island in its center (Santorini, an island within an island setting, a sea volcano with a collapsed center, prior to the volcanic eruption of 1600 BC had a single opening on its outer ring that allowed ships to enter its watery caldera).

Plato's Atlantis

Atlantis area map

The consequence in finding Atlantis at around 9600 BC leaves no doubt that Plato based his story on a real setting and a prehistoric civilization known to ancient Greeks, which in order to successfully communicate some of his philosophical ideas (divine vs. human, ideal societies vs. corrupt,) he filled with familiar matter from later times, including details from the Minoan era of which he was more familiar with. The existence of a matching site at around 9600 BC, in essence, proves that Plato did exactly what Homer did with Troy 400 years before him. (Homer's Iliad was an entirely fictional story that revolved around a real setting and a historical incident that took place 600 years before Homer himself.)

The super-island of the Cyclades Plateau (Plato's Atlantis) was drowned by the sea at around 8000 BC, during the rapid rise of the Mediterranean and just prior to the flooding of the Black Sea (see UNESCO study, 2009.) Incidentally, around this time, Lake Agassiz, a gigantic glacial lake in North America, also burst open and began to drain into the Atlantic. It is worth noting that Lake Agassiz covered an area larger than all the Great Lakes combined (440,000 Km 2) and at times, it contained more fresh water than all the lakes in the world today. The total fresh water outflow from this lake alone was so immense, scientists believe it raised the oceans worldwide by as much as nine feet and further produced the 8.2 kilo-year event that followed, a mini ice age that lasted 400 years! This global cataclysm at the end of the last Ice Age, which ultimately raised sea levels by 400 feet, not only erased our early history, but this could also be the event we all inadvertently refer to as the "Great Flood."

As for the island/continent across from the Pillars of Hercules, one larger than Libya and Asia combined, the latest study demonstrates how Plato's reference of the American continent got misconstrued into that of Atlantis. The mention of the continent across the Atlantic, "one that encompassed that veritable ocean," was Plato's poetic attempt to demonstrate Atlantis's incredible naval capability and its capacity to cross the ocean via island hopping (through Scotland, Orkney Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.) Several clues and archeological evidence actually confirm that the ancient Greeks were aware of the American continent in order for Plato to include it in his story.

Crossing the Atlantic via island hopping

The implications of locating Atlantis in the Mediterranean go beyond the discovery itself. This find not only substantiates Plato's claim of prehistoric transatlantic crossings, but may finally help explain how the Mediterranean haplogroup X got to North America 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.

While most geneticists today maintain that haplogroup X walked to America via the Bering Strait, genetic maps show that the furthest region east of the Mediterranean with small traces of haplogroup X, is the Altai Republic in Southern Russia. No traces of haplogroup X exist between Altai Republic and the greater region of the Great Lakes. If haplogroup X infiltrated North America via the Bering Strait, why then does the greatest concentration of haplogroup X (away from the Mediterranean) exist around the Great Lakes and not in Alaska or alongside the west coast? Most importantly, how do we otherwise explain that heavy traces of haplogroup X incidentally also exist in Scotland, Orkney Islands, Faroe islands and Iceland, essentially all the island stops to North America from Europe.

Genetic Map of Haplogroup X

Finally, a 10,000 year old Mediterranean civilization, may help explain more archaeological oddities in this region. Recent erosion and seismic tests at the Giza Plateau, indicated that the Great Sphinx may be much older structure than previously thought, and along with the site of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, both seem to coincide with Plato's story of Atlantis. Is it possible that Gobekli Tepe and the monument of The Great Sphinx could be remnants of the same advanced civilization Plato referenced in his story, one that was aggressively advancing against its neighbors in Africa and the Middle East, or do those belong to another culture? And what about the advanced proto-Euphratean people who descended upon the Mesopotamia around 7000 BC, from a region "unknown." Could these enigmatic people be the refugees of the same culture who fled the Mediterranean basin and moved eastwards to escape the inundation? Undoubtedly, they could have brought with them the story of the great flood as well as the skills and technology to incite yet another great civilization, like that of ancient Sumer (just as the survivors around the Cyclades and neighboring islands may have ultimately contributed to the rise of the Minoans).

Featured image: Artist’s representation of Atlantis. Source: BigStockPhoto

All other images are the Copyrighted Material of Christos A. Djonis and have been used with permission.

By Christos A. Djonis

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From the book " Uchronia? - Atlantis Revealed ".


50 Bollywood, Hollywood and Arab films that were shot in the UAE

Happy New Year (2013): Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone were camped in Dubai’s posh hotel Atlantis The Palm for more than a month to film their dazzling dance spectacle and diamond heist thriller ‘Happy New Year’. Directed and written by Farah Khan, she claimed that she wrote the story keeping in mind the city of Dubai and it plays an integral part of the comedy. Actors Boman Irani and Abhishek Bachchan were also a part of the star-studded ensemble. The premiere was staged in Dubai too. Image Credit: Kung Fu Yoga (2015): This Chinese-Indian production, starring Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood, and Disha Patani, was shot extensively in Dubai in areas including Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, and Business Bay. During that time, the long-enduring movie idol was spotted executing adrenaline-charged car chase sequences in Business Bay. Image Credit: Dishoom (2016): Bollywood actors John Abraham and Varun Dhawan shot some of their most explosive and expensive action sequences of their action-adventure ‘Dishoom’ in Abu Dhabi. Directed by Varun Dhawan’s brother Rohit, these two supremely fit stars spent over 45-days filming across 30 locations. “Some of the sequences were seriously scary … I wondered how can you have a normal expression on your face when you are hanging upside down a helicopter with blood rushing to your face,” said Dhawan in an interview with Gulf News back in 2016. The two played a bunch of cops trying to track down a missing guy in an undisclosed Arab country. The scenes filmed in Abu Dhabi formed the spine of the action drama. Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News City Of Life (2009): Billed as one of Dubai's first home-grown feature films, its British Emirati director Ali F Mustafa tried to capture on celluloid the true spirit of Dubai with a multi-ethnic ensemble cast. The movie was shot across 40 locations. "I was tired of people comparing Dubai to a Disneyland. Most of them take one look at the glitzy buildings and assume it's an artificial place. My film has none of that. It has real people with real problems. Like any other city in the world, my film shows both the positives and the negatives," said Mustafa. The film marked the debut of Emirati TV presenter Saud Al Ka'abi and featured British actors Jason Flemyng and Natalie Dormer, along with Bollywood stars Sonu Sood and Javed Jafferi. "I had this intense need to showcase the UAE on a global level. It was almost like my duty to do it. And one of Dubai's biggest strength is its mix of people from different cultures and continents. Everybody living in the UAE will be able to identify with the film," he added. Image Credit: Gulf News archive Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011): Hollywood actor Tom Cruise scaled Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and lived to tell that splendid tale. Reports claim that particular sequence shot in the world’s largest building where he scrambles up the 830 meter building took around five months to plan and called for massive logistical support. A special permission was sought to put a chopper in the air above it as it’s a no-fly zone. The scene where he scales the shiny building became one of the most shining highlights of the film. Image Credit: Supplied Airlift (2015): Starring Akshay Kumar, this film was an ambitious tale about a massive civilian evacuation of Indian expatriates that took place during the 1990 Gulf War when Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait. Partly shot in Ras Al Khaimah, the emirate was dressed up to look like Kuwait in the 90s. A 180-plus crew from India spent several weeks in Ras Al Khaimah to film a string of pivotal scenes. Kumar played a Kuwait-based tycoon Ranjit Katyal, who turns into a saviour for those thousands of displaced Indians and spearheads a massive Indian civilian evacuation drive. Actress Nimrat Kaur, who plays Kumar’s wife, even celebrated her birthday on the sets of ‘Airlift’ in Ras Al Khaimah. Image Credit: Cape of Good Films The Kingdom (2006): The movie is set in Saudi Arabia, but the production took place in Abu Dhabi. If you look closely, you will see familiar desert landscapes and the palatial Emirates Palace in the capital playing crucial roles in the film, starring Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Chris Cooper. Image Credit: IMDB Welcome Back (2014): Director Anees Bazmee went deep into the UAE desert to film his climax of his Dubai-set comedy starring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Nana Patekar and Naseeruddin Shah. He also filmed several portions in plush hotels around Dubai, but the climax scene filled with helicopters, Hummers and dangerous-looking villains was the highlight of this film. “It’s not an easy action scene but honestly we are enjoying the process a lot. Mark my words: when people see it, they will love this sequence,” said Abraham in an interview with Gulf News in between shots back in 2014. Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News Race 3 (2018): Race 3: Abu Dhabi was showcased in all its splendor in this star-led Bollywood film ‘Race 3’, featuring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol. While the critics ripped this film apart, there was no ignoring the gorgeous locales of Abu Dhabi. The crew was here for more than a month and shot in Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmarks including Emirates Palace, St Regis Abu Dhabi, and the Liwa Desert. Image Credit: TwoFour54 Laxmii (2020): When Dubai’s iconic landmark is in the title of a song, it’s only natural that its makers choose the UAE to bring alive the dazzling song. Akshay Kumar’s song ‘Burj Khalifa’ was filmed from start to finish in the UAE. When Gulf News visited the sets, we found Kumar and Advani up since 6am to capture a song-dance sequence with a gleaming golden Burj Khalifa cut-out erected in the sand. We also spotted a dozen or more background dancers in equally sparkling outfits shimmying to the beats of a song. Image Credit: Bang Bang (2014): Abu Dhabi’s Corniche was transformed into a hot spot for a high-chase car sequence in this glossy action drama starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif. Directed by Siddharth Anand, ‘Bang Bang’ crew were in the UAE for a three-week shooting schedule and filmed in locations including Yas Island, the Emirates Palace, Marina Mall, Hyatt Capital Gate and the Liwa Oasis. The Hyatt Capital Gate was dressed up to look like MI6 headquarters in London. Image Credit: Courtesy Fox Star Studios and UTV Motion Pictures Casanova (2010): Malayalam superstar Mohanlal switched gears for this film and secured a UAE driving license to execute a car chase sequences set in Dubai. Mohanalal, who is a regular visitor to Dubai, spent more than 50 days filming this ambitious project. At that point, it was billed as Malayalam cinema's slickest and most stylised production with a budget exceeding Rs150 million (Dh12.32 million). Mohalal played a wealthy Casanova who lands in Dubai to get even with his enemies. The scenes set in Dubai showcased Mohanlal living it up in the lap of luxury. Image Credit: OLIVER CLARKE/ GULF NEWS Sarkar 3 (2017): Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff and filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma were spotted at a local jewelry store in Dubai Gold Souq in Deira filming a pivotal scene from this film. Shroff, who played the villain Michael, filmed a scene where he was spotted buying a gold ring for his on-screen girlfriend Image Credit: Supplied photo Thedal (2020): Malayalam actress and singer Mamta Mohandas spent a few days in the UAE to shoot a romantic song entitled ‘Thedal’. The ‘Forensic’ star shot in locations including The Paramount Tower & Hotel Residences, Palazzo Versace at Al Jaddaf, Barsha and areas near Zabeel Park, with the help of local production company 7 Media. Since the song was being shot during a pandemic, the crew and the cast were extra cautious about safety protocols while filming. Image Credit: 7 Media Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2014): Need proof that the force is strong in Abu Dhabi? Celebrated director JJ Abrams of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ chose the UAE capital’s Western Region of Al Dhafra and the rolling dunes to re-create Jakku. The world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass, the Rub Al Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter and Al Wathba Fossil Dunes’ landscape also featured prominently in the film. If you are in the mood to witness a diverse desert landscape, then this film is right up your street. Image Credit: AP Humari Adhuri Kahani (2014): This Bollywood romance was shot extensively in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In an earlier interview with Gulf News, its director Mohit Suri claimed that the UAE had the ‘perfect kind of romanticism that was essential to his plot’. “There’s the perfect mix of Western-style development infused with a lot of Indian-ness, which is where the two central characters meet. Most people come to the UAE to shoot amazing buildings and show a futuristic modern city, but I wanted to capture the romance of the sand dunes, for instance, and the beauty of the desert rose,” said Suri. The cast were in the UAE for several weeks to film around Dubai’s Shaikh Zayed Road, the Dubai International Airport, Bur Dubai and the Dubai Creek. They returned again for a second schedule to shoot at Dubai Miracle Garden and at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News 6 Underground (2019): Starring Ryan Reynolds, this explosive film remains one of the major motion pictures to film in Abu Dhabi. At least 24 locations including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Aldar’s headquarters, Shaikh Zayed Bridge, Grand Mosque, Etihad Towers, Arkan – Al Ain Cement Factory, twofour54’s backlot and the Liwa desert formed the backdrop for Michael Bay-directed project. In the film, Abu Dhabi doubles for cities and countries across different continents — including Las Vegas, California, Hong Kong, California, Nigeria and the fictional Turgistan. According to production hub twofour54, Bay was the first director to shoot a feature film inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi. And, during the filming Reynolds was accompanied by his wife Blake Lively and their two children Inez and James. ‘6 Underground’ is one of more than 85 major productions to film in Abu Dhabi and marks the second Netflix production to film in Abu Dhabi, with the first being Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ in 2015. According to reports, the explosive film cost the streaming giant about $150 million (Dh550.8 million) to make, according to reports, once considered to be Netflix’s most costly project ever. Image Credit: Syriana (2004): Film folklore has it that Matt Damon and George Clooney’s star-studded Hollywood geopolitical thriller ‘Syriana’ was the first major Hollywood film to use Dubai as a filming location. The desert scenes of this film revolving around the oil industry in the Middle East was filmed in our Dubai deserts. Clooney earned his first Oscar win for his supporting role in this movie. Image Credit: IMDB Bharat (2018): Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar chose to film extensively in Abu Dhabi for this project. It was shot across four locations and more than 200 international crew members and 1,400 extras were utilised for this shoot. In a statement twofour54 said director Zafar’s production unit spent 15 days shooting at the Liwa desert, along with filming in Al Wathba and Al Ain, the latter of which featured a state-of-the-art set that replicated a 1970s oilfield. Key scenes were also shot at twofour54’s backlot at Kizad, where an Arabian marketplace was created for the film. Image Credit: Supplied Fast & Furious 7 (2014): The film may about impossible car chases, but there’s something spectacularly regal in the scene where Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez walk down the palatial steps at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. It’s also heartening to drink in the sky scraper-laden Abu Dhabi landscape. But their filming here was bitter-sweet. During their filming schedule in 2014, Universal posted a message on their Facebook page about how late actor Paul Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker, had stepped in to finish the late actor’s scenes. Walker, who had completely a large part of his role in the film, died tragically in a high-speed car crash in California. The producers put off filming for a long but they had to eventually resume filming in Abu Dhabi. During the filming, Tyrese gave a big shout out to his late co-star Walker, claiming that he was feeling his presence in Abu Dhabi. “I come here feel the energy of the ocean and all I think of is my brother . Were gonna make you proud P-Dubber. #Fast7 #Dubai #AbuDhabiLifestyle,” posted Tyrese wearing a jersey sporting Walker’s name. And, going by the robust reaction for the film, Abu Dhabi played a starring role in this blockbuster. Image Credit: Supplied Star Trek Beyond (2016): When you have a futuristic film in hand, it’s only natural that you choose Dubai, a city with a robust sky-scraper laden skyline. Iconic locations in Dubai including the Burj Al Arab, Al Mas Tower in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Central Park in DIFC, Meydan and the Sound Stages in Dubai Studio City formed the backdrop of the ‘futureland’. Stars including Idris Elba and Chris Pine were in Dubai for the 13-day film shoot. Image Credit: Bunty Aur Babli 2 (2020): The much anticipated ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ cast led by Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari, were in the UAE’s capital for a ten-day shoot. They filmed in locations including the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Emirates Palace, according to Abu Dhabi Production company twofour54. Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Varun V Sharma, the con comedy marks the sequel of its 2005 original film which featured Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan along with Mukerji. "The portions shot in Abu Dhabi will be a treat for the eyes of audiences," said producer Aditya Chopra in a statement. Image Credit: Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend (2013): Her debut Bollywood feature may be set entirely in Delhi, but Dubai-raised filmmaker Japinder Kaur wasn't going to miss an opportunity to showcase the city that she grew up in. Kaur brought the crew of Zaalim Dilli to the swanky nightclub Roberto Cavalli to shoot a song featuring British Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh. Image Credit: Zero (2018): Did you know that Shah Rukh Khan’s 'Zero', also starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, was shot briefly in Dubai? But it’s no secret that Khan enjoys a deep bond with the UAE, he even own a sea-facing home in Dubai’s plush Palm Jumeirah. Apart from Dubai, the movie was also shot in Alabama in the United States and in Mumbai. Image Credit: Tiger Zinda Hai (2017): Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar, who filmed for 65 days in Abu Dhabi for his star-studded spy thriller Tiger Zinda Hai with Salman Khan, felt he had struck gold when he saw the Arkan Cement Factory in Al Ain at night. The Goliath industrial building, which isn’t a typical architectural marvel, had a majestic aura around it, claims the director. “The factory, which was the only building in that deserted area, looked like something out of a Star Wars set. There was that foreboding humming sound coming out of it as if aliens had descended upon it. It made me think why someone has never shot at the Arkan cement factory before,” said Zafar. All of that summer, Zafar and his team led by Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif — who play rival spies from India and Pakistan respectively — were hard at work to bring their action film alive. They filmed at 50 degree Celsius heat in locations including Liwa desert with a 300-plus international crew. Image Credit: Supplied Dabangg (2010): For the first time in his career, Bollywood actor Salman Khan – who has sworn never to kiss his co-stars on the big screen – shot a romantic song in Dubai. He chose Dubai Metro to romance his on-screen wife, played by Sonakshi Sinha. “We are not going around trees any more, now we are doing it around trains," quipped Bollywood star Salman Khan as he summed up his experience of shooting a song sequence at the Dubai metro back in 2010. He primarily shot at the Khalid Bin Walid Station in Dubai and the song was his way of introducing his onscreen wife Sonakshi Sinha to the beauty of a foreign country. "The station was fascinating. Some of our airports aren't this large or like this. India is so much larger, but I think all you [Indians] are working here and nobody is working there," said Khan laughing loudly at his own joke. Image Credit: Supplied Bewakoofiyaan (2013): Bollywood actress and fashionista Sonam Kapoor shot prominent portions of this romantic comedy in glitzy malls and spots including the Dubai Mall and areas around Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence. The portions where Kapoor is seen splurging and the vibrant retail scene is all set in this region. Image Credit: PTI Arabeem Ottakom P. Madhavan Nayarum in Oru Marubhoomikkadha (2011): This was Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and director Priyadarshan’s 43rd film together. They shot in various parts of the UAE including a palatial villa in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa City, Corniche, Yas Island, and Al Ain. "This is my 43rd film with Priyadarshan. We have done so many films together. I have even done a Hindi film with him. After more than six years, we are working together for a hit again. Priyan has a different approach — 43 films, there is a long history,” said Mohanlal in an interview back then. Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News Sea Shadow (2010): The first local film funded by Image Nation Abu Dhabi -- the filmmaking arm of Abu Dhabi Media Company – was shot extensively in Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi. This coming-of-age drama, directed by Emirati Nawaf Al-Janahi, about two 16-year-old boys from RAK chronicled their self-discovery as they experienced romance, heartbreak, and familial conflicts. Their collective aim was to create an authentic Emirati atmosphere. Their production budget was reportedly Dhs3.67 million. Image Credit: Supplied From A To B (2013): From A To B: In 2014, Ali F Mostafa’s second feature film made cultural history when it earned the distinction of being the first Emirati film to open the 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). And, it was shot extensively in the UAE as it was a road trip film about three Arab friends who embark on a journey from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in memory of their dead best friend. They filmed in Abu Dhabi and Liwa before travelling to Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan for the remaining scenes. While the film will give you the illusion of traversing Saudi Arabia, Syria and beyond, most of the scenes were shot in Abu Dhabi and Jordan. Image Credit: Supplied Varathan (2019): This slick Malayalam thriller opened with scenes set in Dubai. The UAE played an integral part in director Amal Neerad's blockbuster where this on-screen couple played by Fahadh Faasil and Aishwarya Lekshmi revealed snapshots of their lush life in Dubai, before they head to Kerala. The actors were here for at least a week and were filming in locations including Sheikh Zayed Road and Business Bay area. The contrast between their life in a bustling metropolis like Dubai and then their move to a rustic town in Kerala worked well for the movie's plot. Image Credit: IMDB Dune (2020): This sci-fi epic, starring Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, and Jason Momoa, will transport you to the desert landscapes of the UAE. The Abu Dhabi desert and Jordan’s Wadi Rum form prominent backdrops in this high-octane fantasy set in a fictional and eerie planet called Arrakis. “It was really surreal … These are Goliath landscapes, which you may imagine existing on planets in our universe, but not on Earth,” said Chalamet in an interview with Variety as he discussed his experiences of filming in the Middle East. It was also reported that the scenes set in the Abu Dhabi desert was often filmed in the early morning, to catch the spectacular sunrise on camera. “I remember going out of my room at 2am, and it being probably 100 degrees,” said the actor. Image Credit: Mission Impossible 7 and 8: It is not easy to film during a global pandemic, but the Mission Impossible team led by director Christopher McQuarrie achieved the almost impossible. McQuarrie’s heartfelt message stands proof to his admiration for the UAE. “Of the many challenges we’ve faced on our journey, none will be greater than outshining the gifts Abu Dhabi has given us,” McQuarrie said on Instagram, thanking all the key players involved in the film’s production in Abu Dhabi. Hollywood action hero Tom Cruise, who plays the lead in this hit franchise, was also spotted at the Louvre Abu Dhabi which is speculated as one of the backdrops of this action blockbuster. Image Credit: Instagram 36 China Town (2005): Directed by Abbas-Mustan, this Bollywood comedy and mystery was filmed partly in Dubai. If you re-visit this star studded film starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, you will get to witness Dubai as a city on the cusp of construction boom. Locations such as the Dubai Creek and Hajjar mountains proved to be the perfect backdrop for some of its popular songs. Image Credit: IMDB Diamond Necklace (2012): This Malayalam blockbuster, starring Fahadh Faasil, was billed as the first Indian film to be shot inside the Burj Khalifa, following in the footsteps of Hollywood blockbuster Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, although it's rather less expensive — it has a modest budget of Rs40 million (Dh2.84 million). "Shooting at the Burj Khalifa was a memorable experience. It's almost like a character in my film — the scene at the Armani Residences displays Dr Arun's high-flying lifestyle," said Fazil in an interview with Gulf News. He played a Dubai-based doctor who is a reckless spendthrift in this film and this city is almost a character in this slice-of-life drama. Image Credit: Untitled Narain film (2021): South Indian actor Narain, known for his stirring Malayalam and Tamil films, was in the UAE to shoot portions of his new thriller this year. The ‘Classmates’ star was spotted filming in Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah for his yet-to-be-titled venture in Tamil. They shot for more than 36 days in this region. “This is my first film shoot after the outbreak of COVID-19 and I am back to shooting after a long time … It’s not been easy … The day before we are due to fly to the UAE, our writer from Tamil Nadu tested positive for COVID-19 and he went into a 15-day quarantine. Our shooting was about to begin in the UAE, so we were really scared because we wanted to shoot without any hindrances,” said Narain in an exclusive interview with Gulf News during the shoot. Image Credit: Sarkaru Vaari Paata (2021): Telugu superstar spent a few weeks in Dubai and Sharjah to film his upcoming project ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’. He shot for two days at in5 Media, located in Dubai Production City, where a special set was erected for the film. They also drove up to the coast in Sharjah where they filmed at Mleiha, a UNESCO-nominated World Heritage Site. During his downtime, Babu enjoyed his evening in the desert with a roaring bonfire. Image Credit: Supplied Koode (2018): South Indian superstar Prithviraj chose to film his 100th film of his career in Sharjah. The actor filmed for two days for director Anjali Menon’s drama. While the actor wasn’t keen to dwell on the details of the Sharjah shoot, he said that the Middle East played a pivotal role in the film. Local line producer Mini Sarma of Seven Media, who facilitated the shoot for Koode in Sharjah at an oil refinery, also spoke highly of the Koode team. “It is incredible that my first job as a line producer was for Raju’s [Prithviraj] film Thanthonni and now I am working on his 100th film as a line producer… Both Anjali and him are very good at their jobs and swiftly wrapped up their shooting schedule in Sharjah within the allocated time. They both have production backgrounds and therefore are very efficient,” said Sarma. Image Credit: Supplied Going to Heaven (2014): This Emirati film, directed by Saeed Salmeen Al-Murry, is set in the UAE and chronicles the journey of a 11-year-old boy Sultan who travels from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah via Dubai with his best friend to reunite with his maternal grandmother. If you are in the mood to see the UAE landscape in all its glorious authenticity, then this film is right up your street. Image Credit: Image Nation Abu Dhabi Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2015): Filmed from start to finish in Dubai, this Malayalam thriller had this city woven into its family drama. This Dubai-set tale about a loving family hitting a rough patch gives you a taste of what it is like to live in this emirate. Actors Nivin Pauly, Renji Panicker, Sreenath Bhasi, Ashwin Kumar and Aima Rosmy Sebastian shot extensively in Dubai's iconic landmarks, roads, and parks to bring their life story alive. It serves as a cautionary tale for our expatriates who are in this region to eke out a living. Image Credit: IMDB Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2004): In this Bollywood romantic-comedy, starring Sushmita Sen, Katrina Kaif, and Salman Khan, several scenes were shot at the hotel Grand Hyatt Dubai. Their hit song 'Teri Meri Love Story' was also filmed here. Image Credit: IMDB Deliver Us From Evil (2013): Shot largely in Liwa, US director Scott Derrickson — whose credits include horror films such as The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, Sinister and The Day The Earth Stood Still – chose the UAE to bring alive his paranormal tale. The title sequence and the opening scenes starring Joel McHale, Olivia Munn, and Sean Harris were filmed in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Moviestore Collection/REX Wall Street- Money Never Sleeps (2009): If a director is on the hunt for a luxurious setting, then Dubai known for its glossy exterior is a natural pit stop for many Hollywood directors. In this Wall Street sequel, starring Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, a handful of the opulent scenes in the film were shot in this city. The scenes featuring the tainted stock trader Gekko and his idealistic son-in-law Jake (Shia LaBeouf), on the trading floor were filmed in New York. If you are looking for luxury, then Dubai proved that its stocks are high on that front. Image Credit: Rex Features Independence Day Resurgence (2016): Dubai makes a striking appearance in this star-studded futuristic 2001 movie when you witness Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa being thrown into London’s River Thames when aliens attack the earth. It’s not often that you see such a signature landmark going up against the London Eye on the big screen. Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News Vanguard (2019): If you are in the mood to see some of Dubai’s most popular landmarks on the big screen, then Jackie Chan’s action film ‘Vanguard’s is right up your street. The Stanley Tong-directed film, also starring Yang Yang and Miya Muqi, was shot in locations including Citywalk, Downtown Area, Dubai Studio City, and the iconic Burj Khalifa. Chan, who also shot Kung Fu Yoga in Dubai, was happy to return to this Emirate to film his glitzy action caper and promised to return again. Image Credit: Saaho: South Indian superstar Prabhas shot his ambitious trilingual feature in Abu Dhabi along with Shraddha Kapoor and stunt director Kenny Baytes. He was in the capital for over 50 days where at least 250 crew members were stationed to film this Rs3.25 billion project. The large-scale action scenes took 20 days to shoot and more than 27 cars were blown up to make it all come alive. Image Credit: Supplied Sonic the Hedgehog (2020): This family friendly adventure featuring the blue critter was the second-highest grossing film of 2020, and was partly filmed in Abu Dhabi, revealed local production hub twofour54 at that time. Production giant Paramount Pictures two years ago filmed for ‘Mission Impossible — Fallout’ in Abu Dhabi and returned to the UAE once again to shoot for the box office hit ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’. Key scenes from the comedy were shot in the capital with a 25-strong crew, including explosions and landscape shots captured through helicopters and drones. According to a Gulf News report at that time, the final edit in the film depicting Sonic (Ben Schwartz), under fire from nemesis Doctor Robotnik (Jim Carrey), was seen running through Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert, which doubled as the dunes that surround Egyptian pyramids and sphinx. Image Credit: The Misfits (2020): When the former James Bond actor landed in the UAE to film his gold heist flick ‘The Misfits’, he made sure that he played the quintessential tourist. Taking to his Instagram, he posted a picture of him sitting with his legs up on a camel and captioned the photo: “Dubai. ‘The Misfits’. my new buddy Chuck!”. The actor split his shooting schedule between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He shot with actors including Nick Cannon, Jamie Chung, Rami Jaber and more in the UAE. Image Credit: Instagram/PierceBrosnan War Machine (2015): Brad Pitt’s satirical comedy War Machine filmed for 22 days in Abu Dhabi at the end of 2015. Around 20 locations around the UAE were zeroed in to film this project. While Abu Dhabi was dressed up as a fictional American embassy in Kabul, some scenes were shot at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, as well as remote desert areas and in the neighbouring emirate Ras Al Khaimah. Image Credit: TNS Race (2007): The mountainous Jebel Hafeet played a crucial part in director duo Abbas-Mastan’s thriller starring Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna as tempestuous siblings. Remember the scene in which a swanky sports car skidding and rolling down the mountains? There was also an explosion right after and all of those action-filled sequences were shot in our backyard. The team were in the UAE for several weeks to film those pivotal scenes. Another scene in which a childhood memory of Khanna and Khan riding a bicycle was shot in the green Mubazzara park. The rest of the film was shot in Durban in South Africa. But long before Abbas-Mastan set their eyes on the UAE as a lush filming destination, there was director Mahesh Bhatt who chose to film his star-studded project 'Naam' in Dubai along with actors Sanjay Dutt, Poonam Dhillon, Nutan, and Kumar Gaurav in 1985. Image Credit: IMDB

Greece, atlantis

The survivors, 20 - runes and mummies, Edgar Cayce on the Atlantis Exodus, Farsight remote viewing. ATLANTEAN GARDENS: Out of Atlantis, NOT Out of Africa. Since Cro Magnon Man was first discovered in 1868, he has presented fundamental puzzles for traditional scientists. Today there is still no solution in sight for the traditional anthropologists. Cro Magnon Man appeared abruptly in Europe and North America, starting from around 35,000 years ago, lasting to about 12,000 years ago.

The first recognized discovery of a Cro Magnon was in 1868, only 20 years before the Secret Doctrine was written by Madam Blavatsky. Blavatsky quotes a man of science as saying: "On the contrary, one of the oldest types, that of the men of the cave of Cro-Magnon, is that of a fine race, tall in stature, large in brain, and on the whole superior to many of the existing races of mankind.

" The scientist is quite right. The first puzzle causes these physical characteristics to be not pleasant for the anthropologist. A second and major puzzle for anthropologists is that Cro Magnon man appears to arrive with his culture from no discernable origin. According to Prof. Dr. Atlantis, Alien Visitation & Genetic Manipulation - Appendices Pages.

Odysseus. Famed for his courage, intelligence, and leadership, Odysseus (Roman name: Ulysses) was one of the great pan-Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. His resourcefulness and oratory skills were instrumental in the Greek victory in the Trojan War and following the conflict, he was the protagonist in many fantastic adventures on his long voyage back home to Ithaka (or Ithaca). In Greek mythology, Odysseus was the son of Laertes and Antikleia (or Anticlea) and the King of Ithaca, leader of the Kephallenians. Married to Penelope, he also had a son, Telemachos (or Telemachus). The hero was also fortunate enough to regularly receive the special aid and protection of the goddess Athena. Hesiod describes Odysseus as “patient-minded”, and Homer most often describes him as “godlike”, also as “Zeus’ equal in his mind’s resource” and a truly great speaker, whose persuasive words “flocked down like snowflakes in winter”.

In the trojan war Odysseus came up with the brilliant idea of the wooden horse. Greek Mythology: FAMILY TREE OF THE GREEK GODS. The complete family tree of the gods is displayed over eight indexed charts. The basic structure follows Hesiod's Theogony, but that author's genealogies have been expanded with a plethora of additional gods, spirits and creatures sourced from other classical sources. Where there is disagreement amongst ancient writers as to the genealogy of a certain character, the oldest and/or most popular source has been selected for the chart.

An additional family tree depicts the divine genealogy given in Hesiod's Theogony. Click on any name in the chart to view the full page entry for that individual. INDEX Index of names in the family tree KEY Overview of and key to reading the charts CHART 0 The Main Gods A short tree containing just the main gods of the pantheon. CHART 1 The Cosmogony of the Gods The primordial gods or protogenoi. CHART 2 The Children of Night The spirit descendants of Khaos (Air), Nyx (Night) and Eris (Strife). CHART 4 The Children of Sea, Storm and Earth. Once upon a terrifying dream. | Baring the Aegis. I had a dream last night, and I am going to share it, but you are not allowed to laugh. Just for the record, this is actually the first time (as far as I can remember) that I have dreamt about actually being in mythologica ancient Hellas.

I dreamt that I was clambering through some forest, sword and shield in hand, being chased by something. I could see a city in the distance, down in the valley from the hill I was on, but I knew I would never be ale to reach it. In true horror movie stile, I ended up tripping over something--my own two feet, most likely--and I shifted onto my back, shield up, sword raised, and waited for whatever was following me to jump on me.

CentaursCentaurs (kéntauros, kένταυρος) are depicted as half man, half horse having the torso of a man extending where the neck of a horse should be. Cyclopses Best known from the Odysseia, a Cyclops (Kyklôps, Κυκλωψ) is a one-eyed giant who are not too smart, but very dangerous. Zeus. Zeus was the king of the Olympian gods and the supreme deity in Greek religion. Often referred to as the Father, as the god of thunder and the ‘cloud-gatherer’, he controlled the weather, offered signs and omens and generally dispensed justice, guaranteeing order amongst both the gods and humanity from his seat high on Mt. Olympus. Zeus’ Struggle for Power Zeus’ father was Cronus and his mother Rhea.

Cronus had usurped control of the heavens from his father Ouranos and he was constantly wary of not having the same thing happen to him from his own children. To pre-empt any takeover he, therefore, swallowed all of his children: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. However, Rhea saved her youngest child Zeus by wrapping a stone in swaddling clothes and giving this to Cronus to swallow. On reaching adulthood Zeus made Cronus cough back up the children he had swallowed and Zeus then married his sister Hera. Zeus’ Offspring Hephaistos, Ares, Hebe, Eileithyia - with Hera. ANTEDILUVIAN. Legendary Pre-Flood Civilizations The legendary pre-Flood civilizations like Atlantis, Thule, and Hyperborea were said to have been built on highly advanced science and technology, with a possibly direct connection with what is happening now around the world.

Sir Francis Bacon, a key leader in the Rosicrucians which later became known as the Illuminati, planned for America to become the “New Atlantis” and the center of the New World Order about a hundred years before America became a nation. To better understand the occult connections between antediluvian civilizations, such as Atlantis or Thule, and modern times, it becomes necessary to review the accounts of those who supposedly established these civilizations.

In the pre-Flood world of Noah, it is written that there was interspecies breeding going on between the “sons of God,” or the B’nai Elohim and mortal human women. The offspring of these fallen angels procreating with human women where called the Nephilim. Atlantis End times Destruction Implants & Agendas. This is page 21 of 24 of an article series on: "The Etheric Implants 'Managing' Sensitive, Multidimensionally, Spiritually and Subtle Energy Aware Earth Residents wanting to Improve the Quality of Life, live in more 'Equitable, Balanced, Honourable and Harmonious ways' specifically to gradually erode such peoples reputation while keeping them Occupied, Passive, Out of the way and absolutely unaware of anything they might otherwise disagree with. " Atlantis End of Time History & Destruction Revisited At the end of the last complete Spiritual Cycle, which would be the one you’d identify as the ‘Atlantis’ earth Cycle.

If you’ve read much about those times you might have noticed that there seems to be quite a lot mentioned about power struggles between different disagreeing factions which ended up seeing Atlantis apparently sinking beneath the seas as a result. Have a look at the world around you, have you been ‘reading’ the news recently? . . . does it look like anything is changing? Well? Atlantis Revealed: Plato's Cautionary Tale Was Based On A Real Setting. The time is 360 BC, the dawn of Western civilization. Athens, the cradle of democracy, is the epicenter of the ancient world. In his dialogues of Timaeus and Critias, Plato introduces a tale of an advanced prehistoric civilization, which since has captivated the imagination of every generation that followed.

This was the story of Atlantis, an idyllic island paradise of skillful navigators who often crossed the Atlantic to explore. Atlantis, according to Plato, was ultimately lost to the sea. For two millennia, people unsuccessfully kept on searching for the legendary island, making Atlantis one of the most lasting and fascinating stories of all time! Let's take the original Santorini hypothesis, for example. Of course, serious research on Atlantis was never simple. Nonetheless, eventually every search comes to an end. Plato's Atlantis Atlantis area map.

The Cayce readings, Places and Descriptions of Atlantis. Hera and zeus family tree. Poseidon. Aphrodite - Apollo - Ares - Artemis - Athena - Demeter - Dionysus - Hephaestus - Hera - Hermes - Poseidon - Zeus - Others POSEIDON (puh-SYE-dun or poh-SYE-dun Roman name Neptune) was the god of the sea, earthquakes and horses. Although he was officially one of the supreme gods of Mount Olympus, he spent most of his time in his watery domain.

Poseidon was brother to Zeus and Hades. These three gods divided up creation. Zeus was ruler of the sky, Hades had dominion of the Underworld and Poseidon was given all water, both fresh and salt. Although there were various rivers personified as gods, these would have been technically under Poseidon's sway. In dividing heaven, the watery realm and the subterranean land of the dead, the Olympians agreed that the earth itself would be ruled jointly, with Zeus as king. Athena, however, planted an olive tree, which was seen as a more useful favor. Poseidon was father of the hero Theseus, although the mortal Aegeus also claimed this distinction. Atlantis - Greek Mythology Link. Atlantis was a large island in the Atlantic Ocean which lay in front of the mouth of the pillars of Heracles (straits of Gibraltar).

Their inhabitants became a spiritually ugly race and for that reason Zeus and the gods destroyed them by letting the island be swallowed up by the sea. Atlantis was ruled by a confederation of kings and its power extended over Libya as far as Egypt and over Europe as far as Tuscany. About 8000 years before the Trojan War, Atlantis attempted to conquer the whole of the Mediterranean world but was defeated by the Athens of those remote times and its allies. Later, when the gods perceived that Atlantis was inhabited by an evil race, they let the island be destroyed by the third of the floods which preceded the Flood in the age of Deucalion 1. The first ten kings of Atlantis (five pairs of twins) were all sons of Poseidon and Cleito 2. Account of the Egyptian priest Periodical destruction of mankind Atlantis defeated in war Atlantis and Athens destroyed. ATLANTIS: The True Story (Farsight remote viewing - COMPLETE VERSION) Poseidon - Greek Mythology Link.

Poseidon, the earth-shaker, was alotted the dominion of the sea (just as Zeus got the sky, and Hades the Underworld) and he received the trident from the CYCLOPES (just as Zeus got the thunderbolt, and Hades a helmet). Poseidon was the first to concern himself with seafaring, and the first to tame horses. Birth and childhood The Arcadians say that when Poseidon was born his mother declared to her husband Cronos, who used to swallow his offspring at birth, that she had given birth to a horse, and so she presented him a foal to swallow instead of the child, just as later she offered him a wrapped stone in place of Zeus. Rhea 1 committed the child Poseidon to Caphira (one of the OCEANIDS) and to the TELCHINES (see CORYBANTES), so that they would nurture him, much in the way as she later committed Zeus to the CURETES for his protection.

Lord of the sea Plots against Zeus Dispute with Helius Dispute with Hera Dispute with Athena (I) Dispute with Athena (II) Thetis Marriage The walls of Troy Atlantis. Antediluvian Gods, Kings and Emperors - Ancient Atlantis. The very ancient high cultures did not evolve, they regressed. This is the case with the Egyptians who built smaller and smaller Pyramids over time, the Mayans of Central America, the Sumerians, the Hindu cultures, the ancient Chinese and many others.

Progression of civilization only started picking up again in the last few hundred years. These facts contradict the contemporary idea of all civilizations slowly evolving over time. A timeline of human history looks more like a wave of ups and downs than a steady progression upwards. The great buildings, inventions and writings of these cultures were not the product of evolution, they were a legacy.

A legacy of what? One of the many places this becomes evident is in the ancient “Kings Lists” of which three examples are presented here. Some of them range back hundreds of thousands of years. In ancient China there is an Emperors list ranging back more than 750 000 years. Quoting from the Encyclopedia (bolding mine): Furthermore: Poseidon of Atlantis - Ancient Atlantis. In one legend he had one son, Inti, and two daughters, Mama Killa and Pachamama.

In this legend, he destroyed the people around Lake Titicaca with a Great Flood called Unu Pachakuti, saving two to bring civilization to the rest of the world, these two beings are Manco Cápac, the son of Inti (sometimes taken as the son of Viracocha), which name means “splendid foundation”, and Mama Uqllu, which means “mother fertility”. These two founded the Inca civilization carrying a golden staff, called ‘tapac-yauri’… In another legend,[8] Viracocha had two sons, Imahmana Viracocha and Tocapo Viracocha. After the Great Flood and the Creation, Viracocha sent his sons to visit the tribes to the northeast and northwest to determine if they still obeyed his commandments. Viracocha himself traveled North. During their journey, Imaymana and Tocapo gave names to all the trees, flowers, fruits, and herbs. Enjoying "Prometheus Bound", by Aeschylus. Enjoying "Prometheus Bound", by Aeschylus Ed Friedlander [email protected] No texting or chat messages, please.

Ordinary e-mails are welcome. The beautiful fables of the Greeks, being proper creations of the imagination and not of the fancy, are universal verities. What a range of meanings and what perpetual pertinence has the story of Prometheus! -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Essays" Prometheus stole fire and gave it to the human race. This basic Greek myth was retold through the classic era and provided the plot for Aeschylus's "Prometheus Bound". This site will help you as you search the background and meaning of this play, and ideas about the story of Prometheus generally. The Myths of Prometheus Prometheus was one of the Titans, the original race of gods sprung from earth and sky. Prometheus is usually listed as the son of the titan Iapetus. You'll hear different accounts of the origin of the names of Europe and Asia. Prometheus made the original human beings. Hesiod tells the story. Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns and Homerica: The Theogony.


PRAYER FOR THE WICKED

Some of those who act the most wickedly put on the drapes and trappings of religion.

United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert backs Disobedience Same sex marriage – The Bible doesn’t say that the wolves will come from the world in the last days.

The wolves will be wearing sheep’s clothing.

Where does the reader suppose Jesus was warning that the wolves would come from?

It’s not that people like Talbert are endorsing same sex marriage. It’s that they are JUSTIFYING it by standing scripture on its head.

It’s good that we are commanded to pray for such people.

Sometimes, it hard to remember on our own to do so.

There are a great many people for which the Christian ought to pray. But many of those groups receive precious few prayers and much invective.

One of the groups is homosexuals.

BOTH groups will be sacrificed upon the New World Order/one-world altar of expediency the atheists being first in line. The same fate is reserved for anarchists and others who will prove useful to the “cause” for a short while.

By the time those deceived individuals discover they’ve been had, it will be too late.

One other group is the practitioners of Wicca and witches in general.

They are deceived and, like apostate Christians, no amount of logic, reasoning, or any other human device can free them.

Only God can open their eyes.

Yes, they consort with the enemies of God, but those entities are the enemies of humans everywhere. When the humans’ usefulness is finished, no amount of chalk lines, herbs and spices or other esoteric charms of protection will prevent an unfortunate end. At that point, it will be too late to protest over a deceptive bill of goods which the practitioner has been sold.

A moment of prayer once a week for these poor, deluded souls wouldn’t be too much, would it?

“Scientists in Germany have programmed a robot to hug humans due to research showing hugs can reduce stress and help stave off illness. Which is the most German reaction to that news. “Oh, you need a hug? Come here — let me build you a robot. Ze robot vill hug you now.”
–-Seth Meyers (2018)

Subway faces backlash after slashing roast beef and rotisserie chicken from the menu – The main strategy for ALL brick-and-mortar retail outlets–including Walmart, chain restaurants and grocery stores–appears to be: if a product is popular with customers: GET RID OF IT!

“Microsoft is working on technology that removes the need for cashiers and checkout lines. This cutting-edge technology is known as “shoplifting.”
–-Conan (2018)

The surging sales at the surging stores with the surging customers lined up for surging blocks?

“The crayon company Crayola has launched a new line of makeup based on its crayon colors. Crayola says their new line of makeup is completely vegan. Wait, so are you telling me the makeup I’ve been eating has meat in it?”
–-James Corden (2018)


THE MYSTERY OF ATLANTIS

Atlantis was part of the pre-flood world. From Plato’s account, it was one part of the top pre-flood civilization.

Actually, “Atlantis” has become shorthand for “pre-flood civilization.”

The story of Atlantis coincides with what the Bible declares.

However, this last conclusion will NEVER be written by the authors of the “mysterious.” Because then, their whole raison d’être would be gone: they would no longer be able to peddle counterfeit “mysteries.”

One suspects they certainly would have to know better, since the evidence all points to the pre-flood civilization and the writers of the “mysterious” NEVER can quite seem to add up the evidence.

Pre-flood structures and events are almost ALWAYS dated as being thousands of years older in some cases, the pre-flood events and structures have been made more recent. BUT MOSTLY, they are claimed to be much older

Instead, scenario after fantastically-flawed scenario is constructed, ever searching for ANYTHING but the real answers never stumbling upon the truth.

Because the world loves a mystery.

“Scientists in Germany have programmed a robot to hug humans due to research showing hugs can reduce stress and help stave off illness. Which is the most German reaction to that news. “Oh, you need a hug? Come here — let me build you a robot. Ze robot vill hug you now.”
–-Seth Meyers (2018)

“The crayon company Crayola has launched a new line of makeup based on its crayon colors. Crayola says their new line of makeup is completely vegan. Wait, so are you telling me the makeup I’ve been eating has meat in it?”
–-James Corden (2018)

Taylor Swift reunites with Katy Perry in star-studded, pro-LGBT ‘Calm Down’ video – There is a primary reason that Swift–an annointed worldling controlled by the mystery of iniquity–has lately become so publicly pro-LGBT.

The main question: “Will Taylor Swift continue living her many lies? OR will she drop the charades and risk alienating some of her “fans“?

===EARTHQUAKES/WEATHER/PESTILENCE

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
–H.L. Mencken

Climate change” is responsible for almost ANYTHING!

IF it is hot, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is cold, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is dry, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is wet, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

“Heads I win, tails you lose.”

“I’m old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier than it is now.”
–P. J. O’Rourke

…and now that it’s cleaner and more clear, the elite spin their fables, trying to create fear over “climate change.”


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The Pretexts for War. BBC iWonder - How did a lowly Welshman bed a queen and sire a dynasty? The Philosophy of Francis Bacon. Don't believe in Ancient Aliens? Watch this I Dare You. pt 6. Researchers discover what was located on top of the Great Pyramid. (Before It's News) Anne Boleyn – The Rise (Guest Post) Guest Article By P. Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity - The Secret Teachings of All Ages. The Initiation of the Pyramid - The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Wonders of Antiquity - The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

Bretagne des légendes: Sur les traces de Merlin, en forêt de Brocéliande. Le Graal apparaît pour la première fois au XIIe siècle dans un roman de Chrétien de Troyes. Objet légendaire de tous les fantasmes, coupe de la Cène qui a recueilli le sang du Christ ou pierre précieuse tombée du Ciel, il donne la Vie, l'immortalité, il est source de tous les bienfaits. Son mythe est intemporel et sujet à toutes les interprétations. Il est au cœur de la légende arthurienne, celle des Chevaliers de la Table Ronde, des amours coupables de Lancelot et de Guenièvre, magnifiées par la présence d'un être surnaturel: l'enchanteur Merlin. Brocéliande, la forêt enchanteresse Dans la cartographie administrative, Brocéliande n’existe pas. Pays des arbres, châtaigniers, hêtres, bouleaux et résineux… 90% des 7.000 hectares de la forêt sont domaine privé.

Le Val sans Retour, entaillé dans le schiste rouge, où Morgane transformait ses amants en pierre, avant que Lancelot, par la pureté de son amour pour Guenièvre n'en brise l’enchantement. The House of Lords is full of sycophants, failed MPs, and political donors. Sack them all. Irish Redhead Convention: Hundreds gather to celebrate red hair, in pictures. Top 10 Most Overlooked Mysteries in History. Error Page. Albigensian Crusade. The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics.


CHRISTIAN, PREPARE THYSELF!

It’s not like God’s Word hasn’t warned true believers what is coming.

“…exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”
—Acts 14:22

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
—2 Timothy 3:12

Will you be ready to testify of our Lord Jesus Christ if the opportunity presents itself? The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. REMEMBER: If you confess Jesus before men, he will confess you before the Father. [Matthew 10:32] That’s a guaranteed ticket into heaven!

Prepare thyself and experience the rejoicing and glory that only those persecuted for the name of Jesus can attain!

““And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
—Acts 5:40-41

“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
–Matthew 5:11

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”
–2 Corinthians 4:17

Though the earth will be filled with false prophets, false teachers, false apostles and wolves in sheep’s clothing, the true prophets will all be testifying of Jesus.

“…worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
—Revelation 19:10

That testimony of Jesus will be the key to life–not necessarily life in this body of flesh–but ETERNAL LIFE.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
—Revelation 12:11

“The state of Vermont is trying to get people to move into their state and to sweeten the deal they’re now offering each new resident up to $10,000. This is great because up until now, the most popular way to become a Vermont resident was through the witness protection program.”
–James Corden

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
–Matthew 24:6


Some of those who act the most wickedly put on the drapes and trappings of religion.

United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert backs Disobedience Same sex marriage – The Bible doesn’t say that the wolves will come from the world in the last days.

The wolves will be wearing sheep’s clothing.

Where does the reader suppose Jesus was warning that the wolves would come from?

It’s not that people like Talbert are endorsing same sex marriage. It’s that they are JUSTIFYING it by standing scripture on its head.

It’s good that we are commanded to pray for such people.

Sometimes, it hard to remember on our own to do so.

There are a great many people for which the Christian ought to pray. But many of those groups receive precious few prayers and much invective.

One of the groups is homosexuals.

BOTH groups will be sacrificed upon the New World Order/one-world altar of expediency the atheists being first in line. The same fate is reserved for anarchists and others who will prove useful to the “cause” for a short while.

By the time those deceived individuals discover they’ve been had, it will be too late.

One other group is the practitioners of Wicca and witches in general.

They are deceived and, like apostate Christians, no amount of logic, reasoning, or any other human device can free them.

Only God can open their eyes.

Yes, they consort with the enemies of God, but those entities are the enemies of humans everywhere. When the humans’ usefulness is finished, no amount of chalk lines, herbs and spices or other esoteric charms of protection will prevent an unfortunate end. At that point, it will be too late to protest over a deceptive bill of goods which the practitioner has been sold.

A moment of prayer once a week for these poor, enslaved souls wouldn’t be too much, would it?

Stephen Hawking Buried At Westminster Abbey, Between Charles Darwin And Isaac Newton – As befits one who is honored for his service to the world, Hawking lies between two others who are exalted by the world.

All three–Hawking, Darwin and Newton told entertaining and deceptive stories.

Which is the main reason they are so honored.

“The crayon company Crayola has launched a new line of makeup based on its crayon colors. Crayola says their new line of makeup is completely vegan. Wait, so are you telling me the makeup I’ve been eating has meat in it?”
–James Corden

===EARTHQUAKES/WEATHER/PESTILENCE

CDC: Kellogg’s cereal source of 31-state salmonella outbreak

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
–H.L. Mencken

IF it is hot, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is cold, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is dry, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is wet, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

“Heads I win, tails you lose.”

“I’m old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier than it is now.”
–P. J. O’Rourke

…and now that it’s cleaner and more clear, the elite spin their fables, trying to create fear over “climate change.”

MEDIA NARRATIVES ALERT

“How can the reader know when the Corporate Media is lying to him (never mind the fact that the media is Satan’s Mouthpiece and Satan is the father of lies)? One easy way to tell is the use of “Why” and “How” in the headlines of an article. When the reader sees “Why?” or “How?” in the headline–occasionally “What” is used–that which follows will be a fairy tale, a narrative, a bedtime story spun by the media for the benefit of the media’s master. “Why” usually denotes an on-going narrative “How” signifies a story line which explains past events. Not all narratives begin with “How” or “Why.” However, the most in-your-face, over-the-top ones usually do. ALL political “news” is narrative.

“American journalism (like the journalism of any other country) is predominantly paltry and worthless. Its pretensions are enormous, but its achievements are insignificant.”
― H.L. Mencken

“Things are never quite what they seem. Events are seldom close to how the media and history portray them.”

“It is a free press…There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.”
–Mark Twain, speech: License of the Press

Journalists” are story-tellers. Nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes, there is an element of truth in their stories, but truth is not a requirement of what they do.

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
–Adolf Hitler, Propaganda, the Big Lie and Adolf Hitler: 20 Hitler Quotes on Propaganda

Antarctica is melting faster than anyone thought, and we’re not ready for the sea level rise that’s coming – It is easier for the government/media to lie to people when those people have been denied a good, basic education of the way things work.


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Comments:

  1. Boarte

    Eh this crisis spoils everything for us

  2. Durwyn

    A very valuable idea

  3. Kylan

    Yes, a good choice

  4. Grotaur

    In my opinion, what nonsense ((((

  5. Pancho

    Congratulations, your idea is just perfect

  6. Claud

    Your idea is very good



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