|A UFO Digest Book Review
By Dirk Vander Ploeg
(Copyright 2007, Dirk Vander Ploeg - All Rights Reserved)
Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms
By Dr. Bob Curran and illustrated by Ian Daniels
Posted: 20:57 November 15, 2007
I have just finished reading, "Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms', written by Dr. Bob Curran and illustrated by Ian Daniels. This new book is well written and delves into some of the greatest mysteries known to Man.
'Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms', explores everything from the lost continent of Atlantis to the green children of Wool pit, England.
Dr. Curran writes in a direct fashion and you feel as if you are sitting around a campfire and you were listening to a wise sage relating a story to you.
Curran has really done his homework. You will find what you expect in this book such as Plato's account of Atlantis, but you also discover some surprises. Have you heard that a chap named "Crantor" who in the fourth century tried to find proof of Atlantis in Egypt by searching for ruins and that, "Crantor actually found pillars in the Egyptian desert, which were covered in hieroglyphs, confirming Plato's account.
As most of you already know, if you have read a few of my articles, I have a keen interest in King Arthur and the Holy Grail, including the magical island of Avalon.
Dr. Curran suggests that the name Avalon has two possible sources: it may be the Celtic word annwyn or annwn, which literally means Otherworlds and refers to an unseen kingdom or fairyland, or secondly it may mean abal, which means "an apple." Some myths suggest that the island was covered with apple trees.
According to legend, King Arthur's half-sister Morgan or Morgan le Fey lived on Avalon and through magic could make the island invisible to outsiders. It was her that contrived to destroy Arthur and Guinevere's marriage and tried to supplant her own son on the Arthur's throne. Yet, as Arthur lay wounded he was taken to Avalon to heal and wait until England needed him to awake and come again.
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