Lemuria and Atlantis
Lemuria and Atlantis are the most popular missing island in history, and they serve as reminders of either a utopian society or as the original origin of humankind and civilization. Myths of lost continents like Lemuria and Atlantis remain popular because there is a lack of mystery in the modern world. Everything is explained by science and rational thinking which leaves little room for spirituality and creativity.
Lemuria and Atlantis are famous for being “lost” in time and “lost” in a geographical sense. Being lost implies that something is unable to be found temporarily – For Atlantis and Lemuria, they existed in the past, remain in the memories of the present, and will once again be uncovered at an unknown time and place in the future. Read an article by the BBC about how some of these sunken continent myths are true.
The word lost also suggests destruction, death, and a yearning to discover a singular ancestor to which all humankind is united. The passage of time has not diminished interest in mythical places like Atlantis and Lemuria, which maintain popularity in light of their lack of archaeological and geological evidence. For those that ascribe to the literal myths, if Atlantis and Lemuria cannot be found physically, their location is moved to the astral plane or to subterranean locations. Those who look to Atlantis and Lemuria as the beginning of our present civilization beg the question: Where did those ancient civilizations emerge?