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INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR:
Duane K. McCullough 1/11

by Duane McCullough


This 24th interview was written by the author in response to possible questions regarding the book: SPIRIT OF ATLANTIS / The Treasure Adventure. Although there are three fictional reporters asking questions about the many views presented in the book, the questions asked are meant to inspire the public into discovering the truth and reality about Atlantis. The public is welcome to republish this "press conference" - however, any republication of this interview should include this web site address or HTML link to the www.spiritofatlantis.com web site.


Dateline: 1/11 / Place: Rosman, North Carolina

Reporter 1: How is your health and home doing lately?

Duane: All is well -- the latest Christmas Day snow event was just heavenly up here in the mountains and I have pictures at my therealmgallery.com website to prove it. Last Fall was also gorgeous, and my wife & I are healthy as could be. Eating organic blueberry muffins and drinking daily from our mountain spring well does wonders for the body.

Reporter 2: Have you any new significant thoughts or theories regarding the subject of Atlantis?

Duane: Well, I have several significant views about Atlantis that are somewhat old to me but might appear new to some readers.

When I started my Atlantean research decades ago I began to realize how certain conventional archaeological and anthropological concepts about human history could be viewed in a reverse manner of understanding -- for example, although conventional human history is recorded as if the first humans evolved out of the Old World and colonized the New World, there exist historical evidence that the reverse is possible and probably more likely.

The historical evidence can be found at my website where I have given many views as to how our Atlantean ancestors here in the New World colonized the Old World long before the Biblical Flood event changed the direction of cultural development.

But what I really want to focus on here is this reverse way of understanding history -- for example, the graphical Latin Alphabet of Western Civilization may have been invented by Phoenician seafarers that sailed the waters of the Old World long ago, but because of recent research findings, a numerical language invented by the natives in the New World helped developed the five-vowel rule that makes the Latin alphabet what it is.

Reporter 2: What do you mean about the "five-vowel rule" that makes the Latin Alphabet what it is?

Duane: I will get to that explanation in a moment, but let me continue with examples of this reverse way of understanding human history.

Although the Latin alphabet reads from left to the right, some important early words in the development of Western Civilization were recorded as readable from right to the left.

Again -- for example, the ancient word "ZEUS" could be read in reverse to say and mean the same thing even though the letter spelling is a little different. Since early Latin writing was written and readable both ways because the path line did not stop and start again to the left as in how paragraphs are read today, modern historians should have an open mind to a reverse way of understanding the sequential evolution and meaning of Latin alphabetical symbols.

Moreover, one of the most important discoveries I have found in over two decades of research is the view that Latin alphabetical letters within some primary words can be interpreted as symbolic words themselves -- and when read together within a word can make a statement much like a sentence does. Interpreting the sentences within early Latin words correctly depends on the proper understanding of the graphical symbols represented by Latin letters.

I have a graphic table image list at my spritofatlantis.com website entitled "Mythical Pictographs" that better explains these concepts in greater detail -- but in simple terms, Latin alphabetical letters are graphical images of important concepts in the development of Western Civilization. Symbols or logos that represent images like the letter "M" that equals a profile of a mountain -- or the letter "W" that equals water waves are samples of this "words within words" translation code concept.

It is important to remember that the five-vowel rule of the Latin Alphabet I mentioned earlier is part of this "words within words" translation code concept because all words must include at least one vowel symbol or else it is not a proper unit of expression.

Moreover, because early vowel symbols were interchangeable and sometimes rotatable like consonant symbols, translating the true meaning of letters within early words can be difficult to say the least. And further complicating this translation process is the use of upper and lower case versions of Latin letter symbols by early writers -- which can lead to many incorrect interpretations of the message within the word.

Reporter 2: Could you give us an example of how Latin letters within a simple word from ancient times can be translated into a meaningful statement.

Duane: As you can imagine, substantial imagination is needed to translate certain primary words into meaningful statements -- and because not all words are translatable, sometimes the process becomes very abstract and a meaningful statement may not be found.

OK, let's start with graphically translating a simple two letter word such as "ON". The vowel "O" symbol is the simple shape of the most powerful thing in the sky -- which is the object we call the Sun. And because the consonant symbol "N" is a shape that means "end zone of statement" -- much like a period is used to end a sentence, the two letters translate into the concept statement of "sun power".

This translation is also based on several other concepts -- such as there once existed a city near the Nile River called "ON" where Egyptian priest studied "Sun worship".

Another additive concept is the knowledge that the very word "ON" is found adjacent to the electric switch that turns on power -- such as the power of an overhead light, much like the Sun itself.

And yet another concept is that if the word "ON" equals a positive power force, then the reverse position of the letters equal a negative force as in the word "NO".

Let's go back to the word we talked about earlier -- "ZEUS". Technically the four-letter word first translates into "Zone Energy Union Spirit" according to my graphic table list of the Latin Alphabet.

But by further interpreting the letter arrangement we can find the word "SUN" or "SON" because, like I stated earlier, vowels were once interchangeable in the early development of the Latin Alphabet and letters can be sometimes be rotated to "fit the statement" -- as in "Z" equals "S" or even "N".

So, the word "ZEUS" -- the great almighty Olympian lord of Grecian mythology that was always illustrated with a glowing face much like the Sun, reflects the idea of power from above like the Sun.

Add to this translation code concept of the word "ZEUS" the idea that by placing the Latin word "LE" -- as in the masculine way of stating the word "THE", together with "ZEUS", results in the word set "LE ZEUS" or "THE SUN".

Now because the letter "L" -- which equals the legal square shape concept, can be interpreted in reverse as a "J" symbol -- as in the check mark or "Judged" symbol, the word set "LE ZEUS" can be put together and make the word "JESUS" -- as in the lord or son of the lord who also was illustrated as having a glowing face like the Sun.

Reporter 2: So, are you suggesting that there exist a kind of undiscovered "hidden code" embedded within certain Latin words that graphically reveals the original meaning of the word?

Duane: Yes! And nobody to my knowledge is aware that this "words within words" translation code concept exist. It may be that over the centuries nobody cares why or how early Latin words were chosen to represent what they mean, but I find it very interesting.

The numerical value makeup of modern number symbols is also very interesting. It seems that early developers of the count system based them on the use of connected strait lines to represent number symbols -- and that their value count equals the angle count used to make the number image.

For example, the number "2" equals "Z" -- which has two angles. And the number "3" equals a sideways "M" -- which has three angles. The rounded zero number of "0" has no angles -- thus no value.

Exactly when and where the Latin Alphabet was capable of spelling out the numerical value of modern number symbols is not yet know, but ever since the musical syllabic scale value count system became available -- as in the "do, re, me, fa, so, la, ti ", a count to seven could be used as syllabic number values.

However, a numerical problem exist using the musical syllabic scale value count system to count numbers because it stops only at seven. So, the need to create unique symbols to represent the numerical values of "eight" and "nine" became important by those who created the modern number count system. The numerical value of "ten" will be explained in a moment -- but for now, let's focus on how and why the value symbols of "eight" and "nine" may have been chosen.

By the way, the modern number of "seven" has two versions -- the simple one angle version as in "7", and the older version with a line slash across the vertical mark and a base line to create seven angles equal to the number value.

Now, the number eight is represented as a stick version of the "infinity" symbol turned vertical like an hour glass image and has eight angles. But the number nine symbol is a little tricky to understand.

Since the angle rule count formula of modern numbers can not use rounded shapes, the angle count of the number "nine" symbol has a "cubic spiral" at the lower left end that amounts to nine angles when the larger square loop at the top is added.

And now we come to the modern number symbol set of "ten" -- as in "10", which includes the decimal and "zero" placement system of counting higher number values.

It is interesting to note at this time that even modern historians give credit to the first use of the zero placement counting system to a great civilization once located in the New World long before the count system was ever used in the Old World.

The Latin spelling of the numerical value of "10" is "ten" -- which is not far from the spelling of the numerical value of "ti", as in the top level musical syllabic scale value of "7". So, both "ten" and "ti" share the letter of "T" -- which, according to my graphic image table list of Latin symbol logos, means "TOP".

And so, the "top" -- or highest placement value of both the decimal and syllabic count systems can be almost spelled and pronounced the same way, which may or may not have caused some counting problems in early times. I can only guess that some academic effort was needed to standardize the modern numerical count system to correct any misunderstanding between the syllabic and decimal count systems.

In any case, the decimal value count based of the number of "ten" or "10" became the modern standard of counting -- not only because of the easier decimal placement formula of counting, but it also equaled the finger set value of people who needed to use a simple counting system.

As to how or why the zero symbol was chosen to represent a decimal placement unit image in counting in powers of ten -- again, because the shape did not have any angles, it was chosen to "separate" all other number symbols that had numerical values.

Moreover, a new formula of counting decimal number placement values to the left was chosen by scholars so as to not be confused with the opposite of reading Latin words to the right. By separating the direction of counting numbers from reading words, confusion between numbers and words was minimized and a better understanding of thoughts and values were possible than ever before.

And as to when this new formula of counting and reading numerical values was decided upon -- I can honestly say I don't know. But I feel it was done a very long time ago -- perhaps during the age of Atlantis.

When modern historians come to realize and begin to record that the very word "Latin" can translate into the term "La Ten" -- or "The Ten", as in "the Ten Kings of Atlantis", then perhaps students of Western Civilization will begin to recognize our early origins in the New World as much as we evolved within the Old World.

Reporter 3: Speaking of counting numbers correctly -- in previous interviews, you have suggested that the current year of 2011 is not two-thousand and eleven years after the birth of Christ, but rather two-thousand and eleven years after the beginning of the Atlantean Maritime Kingdom. Could you better explain this seemingly incorrect historical concept in greater detail as to how every modern historian is wrong in counting time and your theory of counting time is right?

Duane: I can fully understand how first time readers would have a hard time understanding my new timeline theory as to how many years ago when the birth of Christ took place. I can also understand why readers in general would scoff at the idea that Atlantis was a real place and time.

However, the following explanation is about as simple as I can make it without repeating myself again in great detail like I have in the past as to why I believe the Atlantean time era began about two-thousand years ago.

First, I do not challenge the year count of the last five centuries. Most all recorded historical events and personalities found in history books during the time period are probably as true as could be.

For reasons too complicated to explain at this time, I have discovered many historical counting errors created during the early Renaissance by scholars that incorrectly recorded and packaged annual history. These time counting mistakes were very, very large and resulted in a untrue buffered history count that has not been realized yet by modern historians.

I have come across information that the subject of Atlantis is not a work of fiction and that the place was lost in time less than a thousand years ago because of a global flood event caused by a rouge comet striking the Sun.

In order to keep the continuity of the current annual time count, I have theorized a calendar count based on the approximate beginning of the Atlantean Maritime Kingdom. I have no way of knowing exactly when Atlantis began as a global government, but theorizing that at least a thousand years or so could have existed before it was destroyed in a global flood event nearly nine centuries ago is not a bad concept in defining a new calendar closer to the truth than the current A.D. count system.

Reporter 3: Do you realize that your new 2011 year count Atlantean Time calendar concept could be interpreted as a direct challenge to the "Christian" 2011 A.D. calendar count -- and that some may not like the idea of replacing the traditional annual count of the birth of Christ with a theoretical count of historical time based on when Atlantis began?

Duane: I would remind any historian that the current A.D. calendar count was also only a theory some five centuries ago when it was first published in mass print -- and that my new theory of counting human history is not only a better theory closer to the truth, but includes the subject of Atlantis whereas the A.D. calendar count does not.

Discovering new historical evidence that can prove the A.D. calendar count is wrong is not challenging the idea of Christian values -- if anything, the very thing that Christ was best known for was his loving trust in seeking the truth. And seeking the truth is what we all need.

Personally, Christmas is the best day of the year and I look forward to celebrate Christ's birthday every year, but if the A.D. calendar is based on Christ's birthday, why is it that we don't celebrate New Year's Day at Christmas?

Perhaps because the A.D. calendar is a theory that has been modified over time to fit the needs of the public. Perhaps Western Civilization needs to update history with a time count closer to the truth. Perhaps it is time to tell the truth.


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