Journey to the Center of the Earth?

(Inspired by a program on the History Channel)

Agartha is the most common name for a legendary subterranean society and its capital city, Shambalah (often called Shangri-La). Many feel even today, that entrances to Shangri-La exist at the poles.

The myths of Shangri-La and Hollow Earth go back for many centuries, in many places. But one source for this belief is The Smoky God, which claims to be the biography of a Norwegian sailor named Olaf Jansen. Willis Emerson, the author, explains how Jansen’s sloop sailed through an entrance to the Earth’s interior at the North Pole. For two years he lived with the inhabitants whom he says were 12 feet tall and whose world was lit by a “smoky” central sun.

Older stories talk of supermen who live in Hollow Earth; the Old Ones, or the Naga who pre-date humanity by geologic Epochs and may or may not have originated in the stars. Cataclysms taking place on Earth’s surface thousands of years ago drove them underground, or so the tales go. This included a lengthy Atlantean-Lemurian war and the use of thermonuclear weapons which in the end, eventually sank and destroyed these two highly advanced civilizations. The sub-cities were created as refuges for the people and as safe havens for the sacred records, teachings and technologies that were cherished by these ancient cultures. The inhabitants of Agartha are said to have scientific knowledge and expertise far beyond that of the people who live on the surface of the planet, lost technology from the days of Atlantis. They are variously called Ascended Masters, Guardians of the Tradition, Psychoteleios or “the perfected ones”, the Shining Ones, the Ancients, the Watchers, the Immortals, the Monitors, the Hidden Directorate, the Children of Seth.

Although scientists insist there is absolutely no basis for belief in Hollow Earth or subterranean cities, some contend they’ve been there, seen it, met the residents, and further that they’re Natives to the realm, themselves! Ostensibly, one such visitor was Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd of the US Navy, first man to fly above the North Pole in 1926 (and the South Pole in 1929). a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Byrd was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for heroism given by the United States. Reportedly, he also visited Agartha in 1929, an adventure he recorded in his diary (whether spurious or true, who can say?)

One theory has it that the Old Ones, still thriving in Agartha deep within the Earth today, possess technologies of star-flight, time travel and even the ability to split the ocean floor creating vortexes, such as the Bermuda Triangle.

The mythical paradise of Shambhala is known under many different names: the Forbidden Land, the Land of White Waters, the Land of Radiant Spirits, the Land of Living Fire, the Land of the Living Gods and the Land of Wonders. Hindus have known it as Aryavartha, the land from which the Vedas come. The Chinese knew it as Hsi Tien, the Western Paradise of Hsi Wang Mu, the Royal Mother of the West. The Russian Old Believers, a nineteenth-century Christian sect, knew it as Belovodye and the Kirghiz people knew ir as Janaidar. But throughout Asia it is best known by its Sanskrit name, Shambhala, meaning ‘the place of peace, of tranquility.’

Doorways to Agartha were thought to exist in Tibet, where the Dali Lama was said to be in contact with the denizens of Hollow Earth via networks of secret tunnels which connected our world to theirs. Other entrances are said to exist at planetary grid points (in-wells and out-wells of energy) including the following:
*Mammoth Cave, in south-central Kentucky, US.
*Manaus, Brazil
*Mato Grosso, Brazil – City of Posid
*Igua Falls, border or Brazil and Argentina
*Mount Epomeo, Italy
*Mongolia – the underground city of Shingwa allegedly exists beneath the border of Mongolia and China
*Rama, India – beneath this surface city is a long lost subterranean city, they say, also named Rama
*Great Pyramid of Giza
*North and South Poles
*Mount Shasta, California – the Agharthean city of Telos allegedly exists within and beneath this mountain
*Dero Caves – Atlantean link
*Superstition Mountains ~ Arizona, USA
*Grand Canyon ~ Arizona USA

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  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Wonderful creation. The Polar bear looks like it’s saying “bye” before he enters. A fave.

  • Thanks for your comment! I rather thought he was saying, “What the heck is this?” LOL!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • virgosun
    virgosunover 3 years ago

    LOL, I love this concept! Been thinking about a story idea where there’s an inside-out, infernal environment just underneath an Earthlike world’s surface, and the inhabitants are about to bust out… sigh, I guess it’s not that original an idea, eh? Nice one mate, cheers!

  • Thanks, Virgo! I didn’t know too much about this… caught it on the History Channel, then looked it up on the net. Whew!!! Some crazy stuff out there ! I think this must have been the inspiration for the Silurians. Doesn’t mean you couldn’t do a story also, though!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 3 years ago

    Quite interesting, Nadya – and a fabulous, creative image as usual!

  • Thank you, Monnie! All I can say is, there’s some mighty strange stories on the internet. LOL! (The myths themselves are one thing, but the people who believe it now… ! hmmm.) I appreciate your comment, thanks for stopping by!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • texnotropio
    texnotropioover 3 years ago

    Another fabulous piece of creative art!

  • I really appreciate your great comment! Thanks!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    what a beautiful interpretation of a mystical place full of mystery lost in the passage of time, strange I was going to something similliar ages ago but it just didn’t gel, so glad to see it here..the reading really fascinating

  • I really appreciate your comment! Thanks so much, Irene! I did find the topic really fascinating when I looked it up. Wow, there is so MUCH… one could do a dozen different pieces and barely scratch the surface! The wonder of the internet. LOL!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Tanya Newman
    Tanya Newmanover 3 years ago

    Totally awesome Nadya! :)

  • Thanks, Tanya!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • SpinningAngel
    SpinningAngelover 3 years ago

    Stunning artwork and fantastic write up – always love your work my friend :-D

  • Thanks so much, Angela!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 3 years ago

    Wonderful Story Nadya

  • Thank you, Angel! Really appreciate your comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

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