Alford's exploded planet hypothesis [of myth] puts a completely new spin on ancient cultures and religions. -- Nexus Magazine, Feb-March 2002.
This is certainly one of the most ground-breaking books in the study of Atlantis for some time. -- Dharma Sivan, Living Traditions Magazine (Australia), February 2002
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FROM THE AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION
Plato was no historian or geographer as many Atlantologists would have us believe. Rather, he was a mystic. Therefore, when Plato described Atlantis as an island, he was speaking metaphorically; and when he described Atlantis going to war, he was speaking allegorically. Furthermore, when he declared that his story was true, he was speaking mystically. To Plato, truth lay in Heaven, in the invisible and eternal world of God and the gods. Alas! To search for Atlantis here on Earth, in the form of a lost civilisation, is the very antithesis of Platos philosophy. The great man would have been grieved to witness such folly. Atlantis was no ordinary island; its people were no ordinary people; its treasure was no ordinary treasure. On the contrary, the loss of Atlantis was meant to signify a totally profound event a Cataclysm of all cataclysms that disrupted the Universe at the beginning of time (equivalent to the modern concept of the Big Bang). Innocence lost, the first time.