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Atlantis and the Cycles of Time: Prophecies, Traditions, and Occult Revelations

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A comprehensive study of the major occult writings on Atlantis

• Fully examines the many occult teachings on Atlantis, including those from G. I. Gurdjieff, Madame Blavatsky, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Fabre d’Olivet, and Dion Fortune

• Shows how these writings correlate with the concept of cyclical history, such as the Mayan calendar and 2012, the Age of Aquarius, and the
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ebook, 448 pages
Published November 18th 2010 by Inner Traditions
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Erik
Nov 21, 2016 Erik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: /as an overview of Atlantis myths
A very good book on the Atlantis myth and its motley crew of promoters. In the last two chapters the book takes a turn in a new direction that seems forced and out of place. Instead I would have liked the sections where Godwin analyses and puts the theories and subjects in context to be expanded and more in depth. He does a great job but you get the feeling he rushes through them in order to cram more material between the covers.
Antony
Jan 26, 2017 Antony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is packaged as standard New Age literature, complete with associated publisher ('Inner Traditions'), but the book isn't what one might expect. It is in fact a very insightful and engaging look at various pseudo historical and esoteric traditions around Atlantis. An unexpected gem and a genuinely good critical engagement of the topic.
Joshua Buhs
Nov 30, 2015 Joshua Buhs rated it liked it

Godwin clearly has a brass ass, an iron will, and featherweight eyelids.

That's the only way he could make his way through so much poorly written material--stuff to make anyone else's eyes glaze over--and pull it into a (most) intelligible, (mostly) coherent knowledge.

Godwin's is a musicologist, but is probably better known for his writings on esoteric traditions. His Theosophical Enlightenment is still the place to start for understanding Theosophy, its origins and ramifications.

This book contin
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Jeffrey Lavoie
Apr 04, 2014 Jeffrey Lavoie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this book presents a thoroughly researched overview on a subject that has merely been dismissed by earlier historians. One can only hope that this book will ignite others to contribute on this subject matter in more depth, but until that time Godwin has provided a notable first step in that direction. Though this book remains a solid historical contribution there is one element that was a little disappointing. In writing his chapter on ‘German Atlantology’ Godwin only utilized a few ori ...more
treus
Boring and ill-balanced. The author presents the powerful ideas of Guenon and Evola next to those of very flawed thinkers and lunatics, with no meaningful indications of how superior the ideas of the former two authors are compared to the others featured here. Worth flipping through in the store or at the library.

Get Guenon's Traditional Forms and Cosmic Cycles instead.
Robert
Sep 18, 2013 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A FANTASTIC book on Atlantis: not about 'where it was' or 'IF it existed',but what impacts it had on the rest of civilization! Of everything I had ever wanted to know (and read) about Atlantis, I now think- "What the Hell have you done to us!!" ;) A MUST READ!!
Elentarri
An "ok" book. Nothing earth shattering. The author provides summaries of the works of other authors who discuss Atlantis. No new hypotheses or conclusions are reached. Interesting if you haven't read too much about Atlantis, repetitive if you have.
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Composer, musicologist and translator, known for his work on ancient music, paganism and music in the occult.

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