Stone door at an entrance to the Özkonak Underground City, Turkey.

The Ancestral Myth of the Hollow Earth and Underground Civilizations

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Mammoth model exhibited at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, Canada. Some scientists believed that warm temperatures near the North Pole could be evidence that the mammoths lived on…in the hollow earth.

Mammoth model exhibited at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, Canada. Some scientists believed that warm temperatures near the North Pole could be evidence that the mammoths lived on…in the hollow earth. (FunkMonk  CC BY-SA 2.0 )

As previously mentioned, there were Nazi leaders who supported the hollow earth theory. Adolf Hitler also believed in the hollow earth theory, but for him it provided the location where the “pure” and “perfect” Aryans who he thought dominated the world would meet. What is more, the German Thule Society - the main esoteric circle of the time, held a very close hypothesis, although theirs was related to the myths of lost underground kingdoms of Agartha and Shambhala.

Adolf Hitler and several of his colleagues firmly believed in the Hollow Earth Theory.

Adolf Hitler and several of his colleagues firmly believed in the Hollow Earth Theory. ( Wikimedia Commons )

Meanwhile, the first man to fly over the poles, Richard E. Byrd , in his report said he  “inspected about 26,000 km (16,155.7 miles) around and beyond the Pole .” This simple sentence with the words " beyond the Pole"  are the foundation on which many advocates of the hollow earth theory accuse the US government (who funded Byrd’s flight) of a cover-up, saying that Byrd went into the Inner Earth.

The arctic continent or Hyperborea as shown in the Gerardus Mercator Atlas of 1595

The arctic continent or Hyperborea as shown in the Gerardus Mercator Atlas of 1595 ( Public Domain )

Shambhala Myths and Agartha

Myths are as old as humanity itself, so are the myths of beings that inhabit the depths of the Earth. In contrast to the angels of heaven, tradition generally sent demons underground. A clear example is the Christian hell. 

In contrast, Central Asian Buddhists believe in the wonderful land under our feet which is known as Agartha (or Agartta) . Agartha is supposedly a place where beings are more beautiful and much wiser than we are and which has a king that has the power to read the human soul.

For thousands of years Tibetan scholars, besides teaching about an inner world, say they are in contact with this "King of the Inner World" or supreme ruler for the entire planet, for whom the  Dalai Lama is a representative for the outside world. They also speak and write about tunnels that connect Tibet with the inner world (which they protect), saying that there are many others scattered across the Earth, such as those found under the great pyramids of Egypt and South America . Entrances to subterranean cities also are said to exist around the vast Amazon Basin, for example connecting the lost city of  "El Dorado "  with the rest of the ancient world.

The capital of this inner world - and therefore of the whole world is said to be a city called  Shambhala where the King of the World resides and his court of advanced beings teach some of humanity about science, art, religion, and philosophy.

According to ancient Tibetan myths, pyramids of Central and South America (pictured, Tikal in Guatemala) are settled on vast networks of underground tunnels, connecting the ancient cities with the sacred kingdom they refer to as Agartha.

According to ancient Tibetan myths, pyramids of Central and South America (pictured, Tikal in Guatemala) are settled on vast networks of underground tunnels, connecting the ancient cities with the sacred kingdom they refer to as Agartha. (  Wikimedia Commons  )

The Shambhala Tibetan headquarters of the "spiritual government of humanity,"  may be located in the vicinity of Balkh, a former Afghan settlement known as  "the mother of cities"   according to the prestigious scholar on Tibet,  Alexandra David-Neel . The folk traditions of Afghanistan say that after the Muslim conquest, Balkh was called   Shams-i-Bala (Candle High)   which seems a transformation from the Sanskrit Shambhala into Persian. 

Watch a video about rumors and mysteries surrounding the Hollow Earth theory:

Featured image: Stone door at an entrance to the Özkonak Underground City, Turkey. ( Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia Commons )

This article was first published in Spanish at https://www.ancient-origins.es/ and has been translated with permission.

By Mariló TA

References:

The mystery of Agartha and the Hollow Earth.  http://sanazion.com/2015/07/10/el-misterio-de-agartha-y-la-tierra-hueca/

What is the myth of the Hollow Earth?  http://www.elmanifiesto.com/articulos.asp?idarticulo=3505

Vacuum Interior. Chronicles and rationalizations about the Hollow Earth:  http://www.guigue.gcastro.net/publicaciones/divulgacion/EXACTAmente/exacta17/tierrahueca.html

Baltanás, Felix. Thousand kilometers below; Hollow Earth: Geological Survey. Kindle Edition. Available  here.

Comments

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In 1967 a satellite named ESSA-3 was sent to take photograph's of the North pole region, one clearly show's the hole the photo's were first published by a American magazine editor Raymond Palmer.
Fast forward to 1972 the Apollo 16 show's yet again the northern opening from there flight.
I would also like to highlight a short YouTube video titled "Rotating sphere of water in microgravity " I don't think I need to be reminded, but everything in space rotates.
"the hollow earth enigma" by author Alec Maclellan theorizes that the earth is not alone with the concept and all planet's may share this fetcher, witch may explain why we have not found life on other planet's.
I will leave it there for now but this rabbit hole goes much deeper I have barley scratched the surface.

Why do so many people still believe the ancestral myth that the Earth is hollow? I guess for the same reason so many still believe the ancestral myth of evolution.

There are two worlds or dimensions on the Earth, the "upper (northern) world and the lower (southern) underworld", which simply are dividing the Earth hemispheres.
When the Underworld is mentioned in myths, this does not dela with any holes or caves in the Earth, but it deals with the celestial realms of the southern hemisphere.
Here we find the southern contours of the Milky Way and the Milky Way center from where everything is created in our galaxy. This center of formation is mythically called "the cosmic womb" and this Milky Way southernly contours is mythically imagined as both a celestial Cow and a huge celestial Woman in the Sky.
As a center of creation our galaxy is sort of a hollow structure because of its spherical electromagnetic currents and magnetic circuits and as such the very center can be mytho-cosmologically described as a womb or a cosmic cave which was duplicated and made by humans on Earth as a ritual structure in order to gain cosmic knowledge of the creation.
I don´t think there is a hollow Earth, but it seems that the myts of creation is misunderstood and misconcepted. The Underworld is not a hole in the Earth but a cosmic hole in the Milky Way galaxy.

Total nonsense. If the earth is hollow then show us where the entrances are.

I think these myths are there to explain that the earth is concave... Nukes are a hoax so the "story" in the video is a hoax.... That doesn't mean that the earth is not concave... https://plus.google.com/105361230398417363150/posts

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