”I’d like to say just one more thing. Which is that Plato’s story of Atlantis has a lesson for us I think. The story of Atlantis is that it was once this great and wise civilisation, very generous and kind and supportive and deeply spiritual but as time went by it became puffed up with arrogance and pride, it became cruel, it started to project it’s power around the world and to shape the destiny’s of other Peoples in a very negative way and became so confident of it’s own power that it was utterly unprepared for the cataclysm when it came. And I can’t help feeling that we tick all the boxes of the next lost civilisation because that the kind of civilisation that we are today, we are arrogant, over sure or ourselves , projecting our power around the world totally focussed on material things ignoring the realm of spirit entirely , living only in the moment with only short-term economic gains being our entire focus and this is not the right way to live. This is philosophically and spiritually wrong that we’re living in this way and the lesson of history is – we need to learn humility, we need to learn to bear our prosperity with moderation, and that’s what Plato said about Atlantis, that they failed to bear their prosperity with moderation and that this cost them very dear.
We’re probably the first civilisation in the whole story of human history who have the capacity to intervene in our cosmic environment. We actually could make our cosmic environment safe. It’s not a gloom and doom story . We can make it safe. We need not become the next lost civilisation but while our eye is on all the hatred and fear and suspicion that are generated in the world today, while we are spending trillions of dollars on sophisticated weapons of destruction to wipe one another out and murder one another in horrific manners we are not attending to the real threat of the future of humanity. And if we were to make this a grand human project, collectively to get together to make the cosmic environment of earth safe we could absolutely do it. The choice is in our hands.”
I think Graham’s message is both powerful and truthful beyond measure and it’s up to us to spread it and to save the future of humanity. We must harness the power of social media and the internet to keep the masses informed and focussed on helping society progress in the best way possible.
Graham Hancock is the widely read author of “Magicians of the Gods,” “Fingerprints of the Gods,” “The Message of the Sphinx,” “Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization,” and the “War God” series. Previous to authoring books, Hancock was an East Africa correspondent of the Economist. You can find out more about him at his website https://grahamhancock.com/