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Duane K. McCullough 5/18

by Duane McCullough

This 50th 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 a HTML link to the www.spiritofatlantis.com web site.

Dateline: 5/18 / Place: Rosman, North Carolina

Duane: Good morning. Well, this is the 50th interview event I've done since I started them in May 1997 -- so, after two decades of answering questions about my Spirit Of Atlantis book project -- and before any questions are asked today, I would like to present a special story to honor this event by explaining my theories about the Atlantean origins of Western Civilization.

In this case, let me present a graphical chart of the letters within the Latin Alphabet and interpret how I believe the letters represent important -- yet forgotten, visual concepts in nature that were once used as "science lessons" by teachers many generations ago. In Volume 2, Chapter 5 -- entitled "Mythical Pictographs" from my online Spirit of Atlantis project, I explain the idea that there exists images behind each letter of the Latin Alphabet -- and, if interpreted properly, suggests the view in which certain Latin "words" were originally used to "visualize" information as "sentences" -- which represent and communicate important abstract concepts in the early development of Western Civilization. In other words, letter symbols are little "pictures" that when placed together as a "word", tell a story -- and when further put together as a group of "words", tell a greater story as "sentences".

As an graphical artist that is always interested in pictorial concepts, let me teach some elementary views about how I believe certain Latin letters came into being.

Alphabetical symbols and their origins.

Let me start by explaining the idea that before letters became important graphical units of expression by early humans to communicate messages -- particularly long distance messages, human communication was originally based on the signal rules of a lost alphabet now known as Ogam. Once thought to be "invented" in Ireland by ancient "Irish Monks" -- where many Ogamic markings can be found, Ogam can also now be found far beyond the island of Ireland on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and perhaps even along other coastlines around the world.

Ogamic communication includes a twenty-count system of coded number values that is visually expressed by using vocal sounds with hand and finger gestures. This prehistoric method of communicating signals could also be used to visually send or read data as binary markings of dots and lines on wooden sticks or rocks -- and even smoke or light signals. Moreover, Ogamic coded signals could be used within drum beat sounds and was perhaps the most common means to send "wireless messages" over certain distances. Like some kind of forgotten Morse-code language system lost in time, early humans apparently once used this prehistoric alphabet to communicate messages over great distances.

Ogamic Communication used by early humans.

Ogamic Communication used by maritime natives of the Atlantic.

I believe the 20-letter coded Ogamic alphabet is based on the 20-unit number count system of the Mayan Civilization because both use the 20-unit count system of dots and bar markings. Furthermore, because the pre-Columbian "Indian" natives of the American Continents once used smoke-signals and drum-beats to send coded binary messages like what is found as Ogamic markings in Ireland, perhaps a prehistoric maritime civilization of the North Atlantic realm once existed that used both count systems as a means to communicate alphanumerical data over long distances. However, as we will learn later in this presentation -- that prehistoric maritime civilization, and their binary Ogamic alphabet, was lost in time when the disastrous Biblical Flood event erased their factual existence from our history books.

In any event, after the disastrous Biblical Flood event, the ability to read and remember the coded signal rules within the language of Ogam was lost because the signals were too repetitious to understand and follow by the survivors of the Biblical Flood -- so, a new means of alphabetical communication was created that superceded the sound-based coded language of Ogam with an easier to remember method of understanding data. Based on graphical images that used phonetic vowel symbols that were "equally dispersed" throughout a collection of consonant symbols, this new alphabet -- known as the Latin Alphabet, became the new standard in communicating important information throughout Europe and adjacent areas.

Atlantis and Ogamic Communication used by early humans.

Although there existed many graphical ways to express information that used "coded images" in such places as ancient Egypt and Sumaria -- as well as in other places around the world, the Latin Alphabet had vowel rules to better separate the coded images into vowels and consonants -- which, together with the "Greco-Roman" numeral counting tally system, allowed for a more efficient means of recorded alphanumerical information to be understood as a spoken language and be "printed" or "copied" within a smaller area of visual expression.

The creators of the Latin Alphabet were the sea-faring Phoenicians -- who not only developed the phonetic and graphical Latin Alphabet, but also brought about the Iron Age when they began using iron chains on their ships so that they could safely anchor offshore and better explore the coastlines of the world during their voyages. And, while the Latin Alphabet was becoming popular among merchants of trade, scripture versions of the graphical alphabet were also invented that used ink and scroll material to record and "write" information in parallel lines of graphical data -- or paragraphs, which were longer that "sentences" -- and much longer than "words".

And speaking of "words" while using the Latin Alphabet, in order for a graphical letter symbol statement or concept of visual expression to qualify as a "word", it must either be a vowel or if it is a consonant letter symbol, it must include an adjacent vowel symbol. In other words, a little known technical rule exist while using the Latin Alphabet in that all words must include at least one vowel symbol to qualify it as a proper unit of expression.

Moreover, as "paragraphic information" was becoming popular, early "literature" was written like how a farmer plows a field -- in that, instead of starting a new line of letters in sequence like we do today when we write and "run out of room" at the edge of a page or writing surface, early writers would just "plow" the next line of letters backwards in the opposite direction of the previous line -- thus, inorder to properly read early paragraphic literature, one had to be able to "read backwards" the sequence of letters to understand the true meaning of the messages within words.

How the ten-base counting of angle lines became
the numerical symbols of Western Civilization.

Anyway, at some point in time, perhaps as only about some five centuries ago, users of the Latin Alphabet basically abandoned the "Greco-Roman" method of counting numbers in favor of a newer "geometric angle counting system" of number symbols that included the decimal placement value unit of the "zero" symbol -- which is not found in the Greco-Roman number system, and thus became the modern world-wide method of counting numerical values. In other words, when the graphical Latin Alphabet of vowels and consonant symbols merged with a geometric number count system, it became the alphanumerical communication of choice by merchant traders across the world because the vocabulary of graphical ideas that was created over many generations was much easier to remember than any other alphabet or language used in the world.

Regarding the Greco-Roman counting system of using letter symbols for number values, there exist a new concept in understanding the true counting values of the number system. Because the "M" symbol was not used in Biblical times to count true annual time, the symbol may have never been used as a proper unit in counting large numerical values -- particularly large numerical annual values -- therefore, the letter "M" may not have been part of the original Greco-Roman counting system. Although, according to some historians, Plato once recorded that Atlantis was destroyed some 9,000 years before the life of Solon, it now seems more likely that only a lunar count of 900 months -- or about 72 years, instead of 9,000 years, was the case.

Also, according to a new understanding of ancient history, because the Christian term "Thou - son" -- as in "Thy son of God", also equals the 1,000 or the "thousand" numerical value of "M", historians and scholars during the Renaissance Era falsely assumed and recorded the "M" symbol as having a numerical value of a "thousand" when counting or calculating annual time from the birth of Christ.

And one more interesting revelation regarding ancient history and the Greco-Roman number value system, all the number symbols -- with the exception of the letter "M" symbol, when added together in sequence -- as in "DCLXVI" or 500+100+50+10+5+1, equals the total value of 666. So, perhaps the mystery 666 number "of the beast" may be linked to this "revelation" in Biblical history -- in that western merchants living in Biblical times who used Roman numbers to count anything of value may have been preceived by certain ancient kingdoms living in what is now the "Middle East" that used a different counting system based on Cunieform, as "math wizards" from "the beastly Roman Empire" who used a "numerical language" of letters to invade the area.

Alphabets of the world compared to the Latin Alphabet.

Alphabets of the world became the Latin Alphabet.

Now, let us get back to the important graphical images that I believe make up each letter symbol of the Latin Alphabet and discover how each symbol tells an important story.

Our ABC's as seen in symbolic pictures that tell important stories.

The story within the letter "A".

The first capital Latin letter and vowel symbol of "A" represents the image meaning of "Action" because the source of action power to drive a Phoenician sailboat was the "A-shape" Lateen Sail Rig design. Conventional historians give image credit for the letter "A" to the upside-down picture of an "ox head" -- where they believe the object of power to a farmer was an horned bull-like animal known as the ox -- however, because the Phoenicians -- who invented the Latin Alphabet, were more marine based sailors than crop raising farmers, perhaps the conventional understanding regarding the source image of the letter "A" needs updating. The arrow-wing sail design became the first of many important symbols used by the Ten Kings of Atlantis -- or "The Ten", as in the abbreviated term "Latin".

The first letter of the Latin Alphabet also shares a story with the first sign of the Zodiac -- Aries, because the Aries symbol is identified with the "flaring horns" of some sort of "ram-like entity" that could "sail through the ariy skies" -- like a "winged angel". By the way, the constellation of Aries is right next to the last sign of the Zodiac -- which is the constellation of Taurus the Bull -- that does have an upside down "A" shape symbol found in the sign. Moreover, because the upside down Latin letter "A" symbol resembles the curved and flaring horns of a bull or ram-like animal -- and because one of the most unique treasure items in mythical history, known as the "Golden Fleece", was also based on a legendary story about how the "winged messenger" of the Gods -- named Hermes, who once piloted a "wondrous ram" to rescue some children near a seaside cliff, perhaps whosoever decided that the "A" symbol of a horned ram-like animal -- and some kind of legendary arrow-wing shaped "Angel kite" vehicle design with the power of human flight, were related somehow.

Did our ancient ancestors once fly ram-like hangliders?.

Because words like "aircraft" or "flying machine" were nonexistent in Biblical times, perhaps people back then used common animal names with wing-like horns to describe such remarkable vehicles of flight. If the legendary "wonderous ram" was actually a lost ancient aircraft design with "A-shaped" wings based on the double-lateen rig kite design, then perhaps the modern hanglider wing design -- known as the Rogallo wing, is much older than we realize. Even today, the Rogallo hanglider design is the most efficient and simplest form of human flight ever invented.

Furthermore, the story within the capital Latin letter of "A" symbol gets even more iconic. Remember the earlier story about when conventional historians gave image credit for the letter "A" to the upside-down picture of an "ox head"? Well, what is an ox? What is a young or small ox? Can a calf also be a small bull? Have you ever heard of the Biblical story about how a religious tribe of "Bull-cult" followers who once worshipped the idol of the "Golden Calf"? Why would any tribe of religious followers ever worship an animal as some kind of idol or deity -- particularily a calf, or perhaps a "model" of a calf-like entity covered in gold?

Perhaps the "Golden Fleece" story about a "wondrous ram" that was capable of human flight is related to this calf-like enitity covered in gold. Perhaps the flying horned ram kite vehicle concept looks similar to the idea of a small horned calf "model" -- with wings made with a fine fleece-like fabric -- woven from the golden fiber coat of a sheep. Perhaps a gold-like fleece fabric was used as a sail material and laced onto a double-lateen rigged aircraft design -- complete with a model head of ram and other decorated features that may have inspired viewers into believing the aircraft was a living animal. Was the "wondrous ram" -- piloted by Hermes, and the "golden calf" -- once worshipped as an idol in Biblical times, the same "A" shaped aircraft design?

For those who may think this story is a "load of bull" and that no such aircraft ever existed in Biblical times -- well, perhaps you need to review ancient history again and, this time, look for scientific clues that could prove what once seemed impossible -- was actually possible. So, let's say that there truely existed a ram-like kite aircraft that flew like a modern hanglider in Biblical times -- one would also have to ask how could such a glider travel great distances without some sort of simple light weight power motor or engine to keep it flying? The concept of a powered aircraft in Biblical times needs much more imagination to explain than just a simple hanglider story. However, because visual proof exist that our ancient ancestors in Biblical times once used powerful motors as cutting and drilling tools to shape large rock projects at prehistoric sites like in Egypt and Peru -- perhaps the idea that some sort of small steam tool or even electric motor device was once used to power a spinning prop and drive an winged aircraft aloft, is a plausible concept after all. Just look at the Caduceus wand device and what do you see -- a toy or a tool?

The letter "A" may also share some aspects of the same meaning within the letters of "C", "J", "L" and "V" because all use the same simple "wedge angle" symbol when "printed".

The story within the letter "B".

The second capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "B" represents the image meaning of "Berth" because the onboard "Bed" or "Bunk" to a Phoenician sailor is the place of rest on a "Boat" is called a "Berth". The home base place of a sailboat is also called a "Berth" -- and the Ogamic letter of "B" is a flat line symbol similar to the Arabic "B" letter that looks like a boat with curved bow and stern ends. Even the graphical shape of the end view of a catamaran designed sailboat looks like the letter "B" tilted sideways. In fact, if one place the letter "A" symbol sideways on top of the sideways "B" symbol, the result will be the image concept of the word that means "sail + boat" -- as in "alpha + bet" or "alphabet". In other words, the very word "alphabet" equals the word "sailboat", which was a home to the Phoenician sailors -- who, again, invented the Latin Alphabet.

Conventional historians would have you believe that catamaran boats -- particularly catamaran sailboats, were never really used in ancient times. However, such is not the case. Native sailors throughout the Pacific and western Atlantic Oceans that used catamaran sailboats are now well known. In fact, multi-hull sailboats have many technological advantages over many single-hull sailboats. In any case, the capital Latin letter "B" represents "Berth" to a nautical sailor -- and to a landlubber, it represents the concept of a "Base" -- as in "Home Base", because the letter "H", like the letter "B", represents a sheltered place to rest. By the way, the capital Latin letter of "H" represents the floor plan of a House -- more about the story within the letter "H" later in this presentation.

Another interesting image similarity exist between the Ogamic letter "B" -- which looks like a flat line mark, and the word "flat" -- which also means a "Home Base" or a "place of rest" in English slang. Moreover, the capital letter "B" when viewed sideways also looks like the shape of a mother's "Breast" -- which if you were a baby, mother's Breast is a nice place to "bed-down" and rest.

The story within the letter "C".

The third capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "C" represents the image meaning of a "Clock" instrument sign for counting time because the "Crescent Moon" icon was used to help image the counting of calendar time. Since almost 100 months equals almost eight years, this story of calendar time counting was an important lesson for sailors interested in forecasting the timing of the lunar tides and seasonal voyages long ago. For example, if 99 months -- at 29.53 days each month equals 2,923.47 days, and then is divided by 365.2422 tropical solar days per year, the answer equals 8.0042 years. And in Roman numerals, the capital Latin symbol of "C" equals the value of 100. By the way, because the third letter in the Greek Alphabet is the symbol of "G" -- as in the 1,000 value of a "Grand", and because the lowercase "g" looks very similar to the number value of the modern number symbol "8" when written as a scripture letter, perhaps the two similar letter designs were mistaken as the same numerical value during important dating events by historians long ago. Perhaps the "Middle Ages" did not last a grand total of a 1,000 years -- perhaps instead, only about 100 years existed between the fall or the Roman Empire and the discovery of the New World -- but that's another story already explained in my Spirit Of Atlantis book project.

So, if the capital Latin letter of "C" symbol represents a system of "counting calendar time" while using some kind of "Clock" instrument to measure the value of a solar day to that of the value of the "Crescent Moon" phases per solar year, then what kind of "C" shape "Clock" instrument could measure time long ago? Well, have you ever heard of a sun-dial? It measures solar time and has a large primitive angle "C" shape tool on top that cast a shadow on the "Clock" surface to mark the time of day. And if you are onboard a boat, you could measure time by marking the sun angle relative to the horizon using a sextant instrument shaped somewhat like the letter "C" and the letter "A".

It should also be pointed out that because the capital Latin letter of "C" is associated with the concept of "time" -- and because the power to control time over others long ago was in the hands of royal kings, perhaps the "ca" or "ka" sound -- as in "king" represents or personifies a "great leader" in historical time.

Speaking of time measurement, it is interesting to note that modern scientist use the letter of "C" to represent the speed of light value -- which, according to Albert Einstein, time stops if ever one should achieve the speed of light. Well, I'm sure nobody knew about the speed of light value back when they were creating the Latin Alphabet long ago -- at least I don't think so, but the concept of "time" and the origin of the Latin letter of "C" is still an interesting story.

The letter "C" may also share some aspects of the same meaning within the letters of "A", "J", "L" and "V" because all use the same simple "wedge angle" symbol when "printed".

The story within the letter "D".

The fourth capital Latin Letter and consonant symbol of "D" represents the image meaning concept to "Divide" something because, for example, take a circle and divide it by drawing a line across it and you will see the capital letter "D" within the symbol created. If you are drawing simple strait lines and can't illustrate curve lines, then your image will look like a delta triangle or a wedge shape symbol -- which, like a wedge, is a tool designed to "drive apart" or "divide" something. An example of an aeronautical wedge is a delta-wing -- which divides and splits the airflow over the wing into creating a torque lifting force between the high and low pressure near the wing surface. A farmer's plow is also a wedge tool that divides the soil when driven by a pulling force.

The story within the letter "E".

The fifth capital Latin letter and vowel symbol of "E" represents the image meaning of "Energy" because the main power source of emitting energy is the sun -- and the Eastern map direction symbol of sunrise is the "E" sign. Other symbols of energy include an ancient tool design called a "Trident spear" -- which looks like a "3-fork" or "E-shape" tool, that was the weapon of choice used by mythical sea king characters such as King Neptune or Poseidon -- and even the Devil from Hell himself.

Moreover, because the Hellenic sea-king god Poseidon -- who is identified holding a "Trident spear", was related to the founder of Babylon named Nimrod -- who was the grandson of Noah that built the "Tower of Babel", and is also associated with the Phoenician Sun God name of "Baal" -- who's home was a mysterious and prehistoric temple city site in what is now modern Lebanon named Baalbek, perhaps the word "Baal" is somehow also related to the "E-shape" energy symbol of the "Trident spear". And as a matter of fact, the Ogamic letters of "B" and "L" -- when grouped together almost equal three parallel lines -- which, according to some historians, is the mark of "Bel" that can be found in several places etched into stone along the coast of the New World.

By the way, although the mark of "Bel", can be found near the coast in New England, the West Indies and the Florida Keys, the Phoenician Sun God name of "Baal" may also be related to the former British country in the western Caribbean named "British Honduras" now known as "Belize" -- which is located next to Lake Izabal in Guatemala.

Now, some historians believe that Nimrod was non other than "Baal" himself and was not only the founder of Babylon, but was some kind of powerful sea king that challenged the "Sea Peoples" -- known as the Phoenicians, in ancient Phoenicia in Biblical times. In any case, what's important to remember is that "Baal" from Baalbek is also associated with some kind of powerful energy source once used to build the remarkable temple city site in Biblical times.

And regarding the three prong tipped "Trident spear" tool design again, according to certain legendary stories, the weapon may have been much more than just a "3-fork tool" used to stab fish with -- it may actually be related to some kind of directed "sonic energy tuning fork" weapon device when struck like a bell. How it once worked is not known at this time -- but let's explore a little more into the history of Baalbek and learn about a powerful source of energy that has been lost in time since the Biblical Flood event.

Remember earlier when it was mentioned in the Holy Bible that a religious "Bull-cult" tribe once worshipped the small bull-like idol -- or "Golden Calf" model? Well, many believe that the religious followers were actually the tribe of Dan -- and that their site of worship was at the mysterious Baalbek temple in Lebanon. Furthermore, Baalbek is where there exist at least three of the largest man-made blocks of stone in the world that were used to build part of a huge foundation platform long before the Roman Empire ever existed. These stone blocks weigh about 1,000 tons each -- and two more cut blocks at a nearby stone quarry weigh about 1,500 tons each. How these stones were cut and moved into place is a testament to some kind of mysterious and powerful energy technology that was once used long ago -- and the following theoretical views will try to explain part of the mystery.

Anyway, some new archeologist now believe that whoever built Baalbek -- also known as Helopolis, once used a lost technology, perhaps based on "sonic energy", that could cut through stone and even move or "leverage" large megalithic stonework into place. Helopolis was also the name of an Egyptian city of "On" -- near the Pyramids of Giza, where "Sun worshipping" was known to be practice by certain priest. Speaking of Helopolis, there are stories about ancient movable siege towers called "Helepolis" that were once used to "take-down cities" where, for example, at the nearby seaport of Tyre in Lebanon, a Helepolis tower was once built by the Roman military onboard a large catamaran barge to invade the city.

And also speaking of ancient man-made towers that could take down cities, some new historians now believe that the "Tower of Babel" -- built by the Assyrian King Nimrod, may have been located at the ancient site of Baalbek because the "Oracle of Baalbek" is where certain "information signals" were once "broadcast" to the public in prehistoric times. So, as the theory goes -- and this theory is a whopper, if the real "Tower of Babel" story was actually based on a forgotten design whereby a metal parabolic crucible lens -- shaped like a shallow "Bell", was placed upside down on the ground with the opening facing up and contained a mixture of "feldspathic rock and ilmenite sand" -- which included gyromagnetic and pizeoelectric material, that, when ignited by a certain "thermodynamic reaction ringing event", could create a huge rising plasma helical tower of electrified particles upward into the sky in the shape of an elongated torus beam so that it could be used as a "static field radio tower" to transmit "amplitude modulation signals" as "babbling propaganda" -- but exploded somehow and caused a great disaster, then Biblical history needs a major update in explaining how the Assyrian King Nimrod -- who rebelled against our Atlantean ancestors in ancient Phoenicia, was a real "bad guy" in Biblical times.

The parabolic crucible radio tower of Babel where "babbling signals"
were once transmitted.

But wait -- there are more stories regarding the Latin vowel letter of "E" and the concept of energy power. Because vowel letters were easily interchangeable during the early development of the Latin language -- and even today, is the most common reason for misspellings in that the wrong vowel is used during spelling, the vowel "E" can also equal any vowel letter sound -- such as "O". So, as we will learn later, the Latin vowel letter of "O" -- which means "Orbit" -- as in the energy orbital loop shape of the "Sun", and the vowel letter of "E" can be found in the modern country name of "Lebanon" -- therefore, "the band of on" -- or "the tribe of On" and "Lebanon" may mean the same thing. Also, as mentioned earlier, the "tribe of Dan" can also mean "the" -- as in the letter "D", leaving the two letters "AN" -- or the word "ON", to represent a place where "sunlight energy" was once worshipped. By the way, it is interesting to note that just above most every wall light switch is the word "ON" -- what a coincidence...

The story within the letter "F".

The sixth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "F" represents the image meaning of "Family" because the shape of flags flying from a pole also allows for "family logos" on flags to be broadcast high in the air and shared. For example, the story of the United States of America and it's 50 states as stars and 13 stripes representing the original colonies above a state flag is a "family flag image" of the USA shaped like the letter "F" from a distance.

The story within the letter "G".

The seventh capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "G" represents the image meaning of "Gravity" because the spiral gyroscopic pathway sign from inside a spinning station to the outside looks that way and creates a mysterious and invisible inertia force similar to the constant downward force known as "Gravity". This mysterious and invisible inertia "G" force has been known by humans since recorded history -- and retains a spiritual aspect to the force because of its invisibility. And like God himself -- who is invisible, but forceful, gravity keeps us home on earth -- unless we reach "escape velocity" onboard a rocket and leave earth following a pathway shaped like the letter "G".

The story within the letter "H".

The eigth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "H" represents the image meaning of a "House" because the simple floor plan shape of a house is drawn that way. And because a "house" can also be a "Home" or "Home base" -- which is a place of rest for family members, the letter "H" symbol can also mean "family place" or "family" -- as in, What "House" to you belong to?.

The story within the letter "I".

The nineth capital Latin letter and vowel symbol of "I" represents the image meaning of "Is" -- as in "Individual Life" because -- for example, a man-made upright post standing in the wilderness is a marker symbol that means "something living" or a "spiritual existance" is or was present at the site. It is interesting to note that the lower case symbol of "i" equals the Ogamic group letter sign of a dot -- or "A", above a vertical line -- or "B", meaning "A + B", that equals the word "AlphaBet". And because the word "Alphabet" also equals the term "sailboat" as mentioned earlier, a sailboat also represents "human life" on the water.

The story within the letter "J".

The tenth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "J" represents the image meaning of "Judge" -- as in a "Check mark" sign because -- for example, if "Legally Judging" something, the person will place the "J" letter symbol as proof of judgement. The letter "J" may also share some aspects of the same meaning within the letters of "A", "C", "L" and "V" because all use the same simple "wedge angle" symbol when "printed".

The story within the letter "K".

The eleventh capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "K" represents the image meaning of "King" -- as in "Calendar Leader" because the person who "Controls Calendar time" is the "King with a Crown". When used with certain vowel letters, the "K" symbol makes the same sound as the "C" letter -- as in "Ka" equals "Ca", or "Ko" equals "Co". Because the "K" symbol shares some sound values with the letter "C", other letters related to "C" -- like "A", "J", "L" and "V", may share meanings.

The story within the letter "L".

The twelfth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "L" represents the image meaning of "Law" -- as in "Legal Lesson" because the instrument used to measure the "Legal length" of something is the "Square Ruler" that looks like the letter "L" symbol. The letter "L" may also share some aspects of the same meaning within the letters of "A", "C", "J" and "V" because all use the same simple "wedge angle" symbol when "printed".

The story within the letter "M".

The thirteenth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "M" represents the image meaning of "Mount" -- as in a "high place" because the shape of mountains -- as in a "Mountain profile" image, represents the landscape of a place up high and on top. Based on Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol images, the letter "M" is sometimes confused with the inverse "W" symbol -- which means the "waves of water" or "sea level" -- a low place and opposite of a "high place" like mountains.

The story within the letter "N".

The fourteenth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "N" represents the image meaning of "Nature" -- as in "Natural North" because when making or creating maps, the letter "N" is placed on the map that equals the direction of "North" upward toward the North Star. The letter "N" is also used to "End" or "Stop" a statement of a group of letters -- for example, "suN" or "maN". Even the word "Stop" is related to the upward Northward direction in map making because the letter "S" turned sideways looks like the "N" and represents the "top" of the map -- as in "Ntop" or "Stop". Moreover, because the last letter of the Latin alphabet is the "Z" symbol that "stops" the alphabet -- and looks like a sideways "N" symbol, perhaps the letters "N", "S" and "Z" share some meaning.

The story within the letter "O".

The fifteenth capital Latin letter and vowel symbol of "O" represents the image meaning of "Orbit" -- as in the "zero loop-over" sign because the shape of the "Sun" is a "Circle" that "loops over" us every day. The circle shape of the "Sun" or "O", is also used today as a simple sign for turning electrical devices "ON" -- whereas, a negative flat dash sign -- as in "-", means "OFF".

The story within the letter "P".

The sixteenth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "P" represents the image meaning of "Part" because it shares meaning with the upside down lowercase letter of the "d" sign -- as in "Divided Portion" of a "half circle" image. And also like the upside down lowercase letter of the "d" sign, the "P" sign shares meaning with the reverse lowercase letter of "q" -- which we will learn about in the next letter symbol of "Q".

The story within the letter "Q".

The seventeenth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "Q" or "q" represents the image meaning of "Quota" because it shares meaning with the lowercase letter of the "p" or "d" sign -- as in "divided quarters" or "divided portions". The "Q" letter also represents the image of a "circle kite with a tail" because mesmerizing flying vehicles in ancient times -- like kites, usally needed a tail to stabilize the aircraft. Moreover, because the sound of "Q" and the sound of "Ca" or "Ka" are similar, the letter also shares identification with the word "King" -- as in "an important leader" meaning.

The story within the letter "R".

The eighteenth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "R" represents the image meaning of "Ray" because it represents a sideways image of a hald circle sun on the horizon line with a ray beam of light emanating outward. Based on Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol images, the letter "R" is associated with the Sun god "Ra" that apparently controlled the power of the Sun by somehow using "radiant energy" to "Rule his Kingdom".

The story within the letter "S".

The nineteenth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "S" represents the image meaning of "Spirit" because the living invisible inertia force within a spiraling object is similar to the invisible inertia force within gravity. And like the image of a "slithering snake", the letter "S" can mean a "swerving path" of something that changes direction while moving forward. The letter of "S" also shares imagery meanings with the letters "N' and "Z".

The story within the letter "T".

The twentieth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "T" represents the image meaning of "Top" because the letter "T" looks somewhat like a tree image -- where branches grow outward starting at the top of the tree, So, anything that grows or goes upward to a point place represents a high place where "things are balanced" against the pull of gravity. And speaking of gravity, there exist toy instruments called "Tops" that, while spinning, are able to seemingly defy gravity by balancing on a point. Moreover, certain iconic symbols -- like a religious cross, looks like the letter "T" -- and the following three main types of crosses represent three different concepts of understanding.

Golden Section measurement logos.

There exist the "Latin Cross" -- which represents an important mathematical ratio measurement concept known as the "Golden Section" that symbolizes the "divine proportion" assessment of the value mark number unit of "5" to the total value number unit of "8" along a strait line. This cross sign also represents a finite number value that can be further divided infinitely for scaling reasons and is found in many natural things such as flowers patterns and musical scales.

The second cross symbol that looks like the "T" image is the "Crucifix Cross" that has a higher cross-arm ratio mark than the "Latin Cross" and represents the ultimate Christian sacrifice -- whereby the "government execution" of Jesus Christ on a high cross pole became an everlasting reminder of how "the good" can be destroyed by "human ignorance".

The third cross symbol is the "Patriarchal Cross" -- which may represent a combination of both the "Latin and Crucifix Crosses", in that both crossing line marks are on the same main line. The slanted lower cross mark looks like the Ogamic letter of "M" and may represent a "high place" where "God lives".

The Latin letter of "T" also shares meaning with the letter of "X" because the death of Jesus Christ and the concept of death -- or "crossing out" something have similar values.

The story within the letter "U".

The twenty-first capital Latin letter and vowel symbol of "U" represents the image meaning of "Union" because the collective strength or force of two units united together is stronger than just one -- as in the image of two poles united together. The letter "U" also represents a bowl-like shape that collects and holds material for future use.

The story within the letter "V".

The twenty-second capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "V" represents the image meaning of "Verge" because when illustrating a point where two forces come together, the scene looks like a "vector viewpoint" shape -- such as a "vortex angle" of a tornado meeting the ground. The letter "V" may also share some aspects of the same meaning within the letters of "A", "C", "L" and "J" because all use the same simple "wedge angle" symbol when "printed".

The story within the letter "W".

The twenty-third capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "W" represents the image meaning of "Wave" because the "weaving motion" of "water movement" looks similar. Based on Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol images, the letter "W" is sometimes confused with the inverse "M" symbol.

The story within the letter "X".

The twenty-fourth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "X" represents the image meaning of "Ax" because one of the earliest tools to cut things was an "Ax" -- which has a wedge "A-shaped" edge surfaced head made from a hard material with a handle, and is still used today to "cross-out" or kill things in a manner like the "X" letter. The Latin letter of "X" also shares meaning with the letter of "T" because the death of Jesus Christ mounted on a high pole to a cross-arm board looks similar to the image of "crossing out" something.

The story within the letter "Y".

The twenty-fifth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "Y" represents the image meaning of "Yawn" because, like a "fork in the road", a new path or angle to a path "opens up" the direction of movement. Also, like the common event when a person "opens their mouth wide" -- as in "Yawning", the letter "Y" relates to the concept of "open wide".

The story within the letter "Z".

The twenty-sixth capital Latin letter and consonant symbol of "Z" represents the image meaning of "Zones" because the "zig-zag" lines that sometimes mark the boundary areas of "separate parts" of something -- like land or water areas on a map, look like the letter "Z". Moreover, because the last letter of the Latin alphabet is the "Z" symbol that "stops" the alphabet -- and looks like a sideways "N" symbol, perhaps the letters "N", "S" and "Z" share some meaning.

So, now that we have a better understanding about how some of the images within the Latin letter symbols have "hidden meanings", let's quickly explore how a set of "letter images" can also have meaning and tell a "picture story" as a "word" if interpreted properly. However, before we continue, it is important to understand that the abstract art of "deciphering" or "interpreting" the meanings within a set of "letter images" have certain limitations because too much imagination and "wild speculation" of seeing things that may not be true, can result in a false translation of meaning -- therefore, care should be used before concluding the true meaning within a set of "letter images". Also, because the odds favor that there exist more than one meaning per set of "letter images", one should not focus too much on just one meaning.

By studying the following image graphic, perhaps we can see or "read" stories within certain sets of Latin letters.

Two-letter symbol sets and their meanings in the Latin Alphabet.

Some important-two letter symbol sets from the above image graph are repeated again:

"CA" = "Clock Action" = "Ka" or "Ki" sound = "King" = "Crown leader and time keeper".

"CH" = "Clock House" = "time house" = "ruling family".

"GA" = "Gravity Action" = "Gyro Action" = "Gyroscopic Force" = "God Power".

"HI" = "House Is?" = "How?" = "Greeting word by North American natives" = "Who?".

"JA" = "Judge Action" = "Law Action" = "LA" = "LE" = "The" = "Lord".

"ON" = "Orbit Nature" = "Circle up" = "Sun up North end" = "Energy On" = "City of the Sun" = "Enoch walked with God and built a city".

"PH" = "Part House" = "Family section Place" = "F" sound.

"PI" = "Part Is" = "Ratio proportion value" = "%".

"RA" = "Ray Action" = "Sun Activity" = "Sun God" = "Egyptian King of RA".

"US" = "Union Spirit" = "Our collective spirit".

More examples of meaning within certain sets of Latin letters are as follows:

"The" = "Top House Energy" = "God" -- as in "theology" or the study of "God".

"Love" = "Law Orbit Verge Energy" = "The eternal coming together" -- as in "Law of Attracting Orbital Energy".

"Trust" = "Top Ray Union Spirit The" = "The Highest Spiral Ray of United Energy" -- as in "Reliance".

"Hope" = "House Orbit Part Energy" = "Home Place of Energy" -- as in "Desired Place".

"Latin" = "Law Action Top Is Nature" = "La + Ten" = "The Ten" = "The Ten Kings of Atlantis".

The previous examples of some "letter image" meanings are only meant to show how some words can be deciphered. Many modern words do not always make sense using these examples because whoever created them may not have known about the images within the letters that make up the words -- and centuries of "slang talk" using said letter sets has also corrupted their original meanings.

Anyway, let's take the next step in this quest to understand the graphical stories within words and sentences -- which is the art of deciphering groups of letter set images. For example, names of places -- like "Europe", "Africa", "Asia" and other places.

"Europe" = "Energy/Emitting United Ray Orbit Part" or "the ra part" = "the radiant place" -- as in "the place where energy/people spread out from" or "colonize out from".

'Africa" = "Action Family Ray Is Clock" = "Active Family Sun-Ray King" or "Sun King Family" -- as in "place of Egyptian Sun God Father RA the Time Keeper".

"Asia" = "Action Spirit Is" = "Spirit Action Lives" -- as in the place where the human spirit lives.

"England" = "Energy Up Gravity + Law Action Nature Divide" = "Gravity Energy + Land" = "The Natural Spirit Force of North East Land of the Atlantic".

"India" = "Is Nature Divide Is Action" = "Action is life part" = "Place of living action".

"Jamaica" = "Judge Action + Mount Action Is Clock Action" = "JA + MA + I + CA" = "La + Mother + Is + King" = "The mother is Queen" = "Queen Mother".

"Japan" = "Judge Action Part Action Nature" = "JA + PA + N" = "La/Le + Pa + N" = "The + father + end stop" = "The Father" or "The Father North".

"Ocean" = "Orbit Clock Energy Action Nature" = "Circle King Nature" = "Natural Circle King" = "The Natural Sun Circle King and surrounding Ocean God".

"Pacific" = "Part Action Clock Is Family Is Clock" = "Pa + CI + F + IC" = "father + Clock + Family + Is King" = "Sea King Father of Family".

"Atlantis" = "Action Top Law Arrow Nature Top Is Spirit" = "Action Top + LAN + Top + I + S" = "Highest Land highest In Spirit".

"Yucatan" = "Yawn/open/new Union Clock/king Action Top Action Nature" = "New + U + CA + TAN" = "New United King Ten" = "The Ten United Kings" = "Home of British Honduras and once part of the United Kingdom".

I could ramble on about the graphical evolution of the Latin Alphabet -- and it's early relationship to the Ogamic Aphabet, but at some point -- like now, I need to stop and take some questions regarding my theories and this Interview.

Reporter 1: Very Interesting presentation -- the idea that there exist hidden codes based on graphic images within the letters of the Latin Alphabet is unique. When and where did you become aware of this theoritcal concept regarding the idea that the first alphabet used by humans was based on the numerical counting codes of Ogam -- and how these codes evolved over time into the graphical Latin Alphabet?

Duane: Well, back in 1988 when I lived on my sailboat in the Florida Keys and had plenty of time to research educational information at nearby libraries, I self published my Spirit Of Atlantis Book project -- which made me aware of the theory that the letters of Latin Alphabet are "little pictures" or "logos of meaning". As an artist who once painted outdoor signs and former Art Director -- with years of experience working with lots of typographical information, I have have studied the many stories within simple image signs and symbols --so, it was natural for me to make assumptions and theories regarding the imagery within letters.

Back in the early eighties -- way before the Internet, I came upon information in a local library about the ancient Ogamic Alphabet in Ireland and the Mayan number count system -- both of which used a twenty-count dot and bar or line markings to record coded data. Over time, I began to describe my adventure of discovery into the subject of Atlantis -- where the first two volumes of my book project is a record of my theories regarding the numerical and graphical evolution of the Latin Alphabet.

The crude black & white artwork displayed in this presentation and other Interviews was done on my Atari computer back in the eighties -- and although some newer artwork can be found at my spiritofatlantis.com website, I have kept the "retro-look" of the older Atari artwork because it seems like it "comes from the past" -- like the real story of Atlantis does.

Reporter 2: Your theoretical stories about the origins of the Latin Alphabet and Atlantis are interesting to say the least. It's a shame that the Main-stream Media has not contact you about your research into the subject of Atlantis. I know you have said that you have tried contacting some news services years ago -- but have you considered trying again?

Duane: As you can imagine, after some thirty years of "telling my stories" in print and online without any apparent success in getting the idea that the seaport city of Atlantis was real place and can be found in Central America on the bottom of Lake Izabal -- I almost don't care anymore if the public becomes aware of what I've tried to prove regarding Atlantis.

Actually, I do care if the public becomes aware of my research work -- it's just that I'm tired of repeating myself over and over without any significant results. I guess when the time is ripe for the subject of Atlantis to really make the news, then perhaps -- and only then, I may "hustle my theories" again to the MSM.

Currently, I am so disappointed in the MSM and their socialistic political values in pushing "fake news" and "useless news", with "Trump bashing" stories, I have no desire to contact anybody related to them. Besides, I value my privacy and would not want to have it interrupted by amateur reporters asking questions that I have already answered years ago at my SOA website. So, as it stands, all I care to do is what I'm doing now -- quietly publishing on the Internet all that I know about Atlantis and the lost technology associated with it.

Reporter 3: Details aside, your radical timeline argument about when Atlantis existed in historical time will be your greatest challenge in getting the public to listen to you. Do you have any new angle in convincing first time visitors to your SOA website that all the annual dates of conventional history beyond five centuries ago they have been taught their entire lives are wrong? And wrong in a very big way?

Duane: Like I just said -- I almost don't care anymore if the public becomes aware of what I've tried to prove regarding Atlantis. And no, I do not have any "new angle" in my attempt to show or explain to the public about my radical timeline about when Atlantis existed. Apart from a new video I did on YouTube a couple of months ago regarding my new timeline of history, no new attempt to "advertise" my historical timeline to the public is planned.

Apparently, the day when the seaport city of Atlantis gets discovered in Central America by some kind of big news event, will be the day that modern historians will have to begin questioning every important annual date within conventional history beyond five centuries ago and start writing a new history of Western Civilization based on our maritime Atlantean heritage. Only then will my theories become clear enough to understand and perhaps be used as a template of true human history.

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