The Ancestral Myth of the Hollow Earth and Underground Civilizations
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. ( 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 ( 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.
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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. ( 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.
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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
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