Ancient Wisdom

The story of Atlantis will forever remain incomplete.

Is it is based on historical fact? Or is it, as DJ Lorn suggests, a story about our inner lives?[1]

“Atlantis,” he suggests, “is like many other stories across the world and religions that talk of utopian paradises which come to horrendous, catastrophic ends.” The one that is most familiar to us in the West is that of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. But some have suggested that the Bible has the story of Adam and Eve exactly backward, that they are really heroes for stepping out into the world with an awakening to knowledge, to self-awareness, and to our responsibility for the Earth.


Then there is The Eden Project, an educational charity and social enterprise, whose global mission is “to create a movement that builds relationships between people and the natural world to demonstrate the power of working together for the benefit of all living things.” [2] It began with the remarkable transformation of a sterile clay pit in Cornwall, transformed by visionaries into “a landscape full of life.” And it is now even more impressive with the creation of “New Edens” around the globe.

So what, then, is the ancient wisdom that we can derive from the story of Atlantis?


[1] Listening for the Echoes of Atlantis, note [2]