Atlantis has lived in our collective consciousness as a dream and myth across time.
Approximately 360 BC, the famed Greek philosopher Plato wrote of the highly advanced civilization of Atlantis which had been destroyed over 9,000 years before his time. What about this legend has remained so captivating for over 11 millennia?
“Few, if any, scientists think Atlantis actually existed. Ocean explorer Robert Ballard, the National Geographic explorer-in-residence who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, notes that “no Nobel laureates” have said that what Plato wrote about Atlantis is true.
Still, Ballard says, the legend of Atlantis is a “logical” one since cataclysmic floods and volcanic explosions have happened throughout history, including one event that had some similarities to the story of the destruction of Atlantis. About 3,600 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption devastated the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea near Greece. At the time, a highly advanced society of Minoans lived on Santorini. The Minoan civilization disappeared suddenly at about the same time as the volcanic eruption.” – National Geographic
The residents of Atlantis were said to be demi-gods, half human, half divine. They had extraordinary scientific prowess and used crystal energy for healing and as sources of energy. The wealth and power of this race of beings however became imbalanced, and they began to apply their considerable talents in darker ways. Experimentation on the hybridization of animals, humans and other species was said to have lead to the rise of beasts such as the centaur, the chimera and other tortured creatures to be used as entertainment or slave labor.
This analogy of intelligence and technological prowess becoming twisted by ego and boredom is not unique to Atlantis, Greece or Rome. In Plato’s time as today, we see the possibilities of scientific experimentation combined with unchecked wealth running roughshod over common sense, leaving higher forms of thought and long-term social or environmental implications untended.
Many researchers using hypnotic regression techniques, like the ones Dolores Cannon has shared throughout her work, have given rise to detailed accounts of people having experienced lifetimes in many ancient civilizations, including Atlantis. These accounts are fascinating to read, yet for a true depth of understanding, the experience that one has for one’s own self is truly the only experience that carries weight. Under hypnotic regression, my clients feel deep emotional resonance to what they experience in the journey. As well, these sessions uncover personal insights and contact a depth of understanding that for them, feels rich, meaningful and relevant. For me, this is all that really matters.
As a Hypnotherapist, I was trained to hold space for the experience of my client, not to judge their journey through any preconceived notions of my own. As a result, this open space allows for an honest exploration of what my client’s discover for themselves, without needing to feel judged, or that they must somehow justify what they explore in their journey. If the experience yields fruit, then this is all that matters. If there is an insight that helps with realization, a question that finds an answer, or a situation that reveals meaning, then the journey was useful. Often however, these journeys are so impactful, that the messages and images revealed linger on for the remainder of their lives.
I offer this journey to the time of Atlantis for you as a simple way to explore something beyond the usual thoughts in your mind. An opening into another realm that need not be judged or weighed against any other. But simply to be enjoyed for its own pleasure for what may be revealed in the quest. Dip your toes in this water, and come swim deeper within yourself. Enjoy this guided journey several times in fact. Each time you allow yourself to surrender to the sensation, you will allow yourself to become more comfortable with letting go overall, and simply witnessing what is revealed within you without judgment. Once you become familiar with the way in, you may very well also find other fascinating avenues to explore along the way.
photo by Daniels Joffe