Lemuria and Atlantis are in the most unlikely areas on Earth. The greatest areas of deep sima are in the central Pacific Ocean, the southern Indian Ocean, and the Artic Oceans. This means that these oceans are permanent, and no continents are expected to be in the past, present, or future. The great Pacific sima depression is, in fact, probably one of the most stable and long-lived features of the earth’s surface, going back in its present form at least half a billion years. Therefore, people are either looking in the wrong places for Lemuria and Atlantis, or – these missing continents never existed.
It is important to remember that myths like Atlantis and Lemuria are transformations of earlier myths. Therefore, myths must be analyzed in relation to other myths, not to actual events in human history. Plato’s Atlantis was based on oral traditions, implying that the original source of information was antiquated even in Plato’s own time. Lemuria, as an imagined place, takes on many different locations, including beneath Mt. Shasta, a submerged island in the Pacific Ocean, and the astral plane.