Volume 4, Issue 6, page 3

Preparing to Repeat
Dunking of Atlantis?

TLANTIS, according to George and
Blanche Bent in their "The Rise and
Fall of the Atlantean Civilization",
is no fable, nor locale for science
fiction. It not only existed, but was
the incubator of all mankind -- and was
destroyed only because man, given a bit
of power, cannot resist the temptation to
use this as a stepping stone for greater
and greater things -- for himself.

The Bents, who live in Glendale, Cal.,
say that the revelations in their book
caine to them mediumistically by a female
entity calling herself Zelda, the leader
of a group of former Atlanteans who felt
it necessary to present the data on Atlantis so that man, with the means within
his grasp, might not repeat the tragedy
which put this cradle of civilization beneath leagues and fathoms of raging ocean.
And whether you believe the Americas may
have drifted away fran Europe and Africa,
or think the continents always have been
pretty much as they are now, or are willing to accept the more romantic idea of a
land bridge called Atlantis, vcu'll find
in the Bents' book some of the most convincing data you ever read.

Atlantis, according to Zelda, once
separated what is now the Atlantic Ocean
into the Northern and Southern Seas,
stretching from Europe and Africa to the
northern coast of South America. It was
an ideal climate, perfect for the evolution of plants and animals, many of which
grew so large that they could not find
sufficient food to survive. And out of
all this -- except for the ruins of cities
which deep divers might discover were
they able to plumb the ocean's depths --
remains only Gibraltar. And legends. Even
recorded history has frond no place for
a land so vast and so great that today's
nations are puny in comparison.

Man's survival, Zelda writes thru the
Bents, was an accident. Unequipped for a
tooth and nail existence with the huge
animals of early Atlantean time, man was
fighting a losing fight until one day he
picked up a rock with which to ward off
an attack. As he threw the rock, a length
of vine remained fixed to the missile,
one end of which remained wrapped around
his hand. "He pulled the rock back and
struck again and again until he had effectively disposed of his dangerous enOCTOBER , 1957 The ABERREE
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