Rand Flem-Ath - Atlantis in Antarctica, Solar Typhoons, The Piri Reis Map & the Mappa Mundi
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August 25, 2009
Rand Flem-Ath (the surname is a portmanteau of his and his wife's surnames) is an author and pseudo-scientist. Rand & Rose Flem-Ath, authors of When the Sky Fell: Atlantis in Antarctica, The Atlantis Blueprint, The Forbidden Manuscript and Field of Thunder. In the summer of 1976, when they first began to explore the idea of Antarctica as the site of Atlantis, the notion that civilization and climate were intimately connected was not part of the cultural template. More than three decades later, the daily impact of global warming reminds us just how easily the fragile web of civilization can be torn when nature rebels. Radical climatic change is not something new. Stories of catastrophic earthquakes, floods and a lost paradise fill the pages of world mythology. Today's obsession with 'progress' – a straight line from one accomplishment to another – blinds us to the lost realities of our past. Their research reveals a legacy closer to the ideas of the ancients. They spoke of the earth's past as a story filled with shocking turmoil and hard-fought survival. Rand joins us for a discussion about Antarctica, Atlantis, the mystery of the Piri Reis map, the lost map of Christopher Columbus, Mappa Mundi and earth's shifting crust. We'll also talk about ice ages, Greenland, solar typhoons and much more. Topics Discussed: Atlantis, Plato, sci-fi book about aliens hiding under ice, one ocean, Egypt, survivors of Atlantis, Antarctica under ice for 55 million years?, Solon, mythology, flood mythology, the deluge, catastrophe around 9600 B.C., a different sky, Ignatius Donnelly, island associated with whiteness and under Ice, the "problem" with the ice age, D. S. Allan & J. B. Delair, Greenland, Charles Hapgood, extra solar planet coming into our system, letters between Hapgood and Einstein, mystery of Greenland, influence of the sun, hurricanes, Katrina, Jared, solar typhoons, solar tsunami, the center of the galaxy, charged particles, mammoths, solar activity, solar storm warning 2011-2012. In our members section, we talk about the lost map of Christopher Columbus, the Piri Reis map and the Mappa Mundi. We'll also discuss the German Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher who wrote on these subjects and maps. Then, we talk about the relationship between the Mappa Mundi, Aswan, the Tropic of Cancer and the "alignment" of these places 5700 years ago. Rand says Christopher Columbus, the Catholics, Portuguese and the Vatican knew they were going to find land. Later, Rand discusses Montezuma, Cortez and the myth of Aztlán. Additionally, we talk about Lake Vostok, Neuschwabenland, Operation Highjump, Admiral Byrd and the hollow Earth theories. Is a magnetic pole shift possible? Topics Discussed: the lost map of Christopher Columbus, Charles Hapgood and President Roosevelt, President Eisenhower, Piri Reis map, shape of Antarctica under the ice matched the Piri Reis map, 1513, Mappa Mundi, Aswan in Egypt, Syene, Tropic of Cancer, 5700 years ago, unfinished obelisk in Aswan, 3500 B.C., ancient knowledge of astronomy, obsession with the sky and stars, the survivors are sailors, ice sheet melting, Athanasius Kircher, Christopher Columbus as a Portuguese spy, Catholic church, Aztlán, Montezyma, Hernan Cortez, the white land, Plato's recount of Antarctica, global warming, New Swabia (Neuschwabenland), Operation Highjump, Admiral Byrd, hollow Earth, magnetic pole shift, Lake Vostok, the myths of the fallen sky, myth of the sun, Göbleki Tepe in Turkey and much more.