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Agartha (sometimes Agartta, Agharti, Agarta or Agarttha) is a legendary city that is said to be located in the Earth’s core. It is related to the belief in a hollow Earth and is a popular subject in esotericism.
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Nineteenth-century French occultist Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre published the first “reliable” account of Agartha in Europe. According to him, the secret world of “Agartha” and all of its wisdom and wealth “will be accessible for all mankind, when Christianity lives up to the commandments which were once drafted by Moses and God”, meaning “When the Anarchy which exists in our world is replaced by the Synarchy.” Saint-Yves gives a lively description of “Agartha” in this book as if it were a place which really exists, situated in the Himalayas in Tibet. Saint-Yves’ version of the history of “Agartha” is based upon “revealed” information, meaning received by Saint-Yves himself through “attunement”.
The explorer Ferdynand Ossendowski wrote a book in 1922 titled Beasts, Men and Gods. In the book, Ossendowski tells of a story which was imparted to him concerning a subterranean kingdom which exists inside the Earth. This kingdom was known to the Buddhists as Agharti.
Connections to mythology
Agartha is frequently associated or confused with Shambhala, which figures prominently in Vajrayana Buddhism and Tibetan Kalachakra teachings and revived in the West by Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society. Theosophists in particular regard Agarthi as a vast complex of caves underneath Tibet inhabited by evil demons, called asuras. Helena and Nicholas Roerich, whose teachings closely parallel theosophy, see Shambhala’s existence as both spiritual and physical.
Jump up ^ Ossendowski, Ferdinand; Palen, Lewis Stanton (2003), Beasts, Men and Gods, Kessinger Publishing, p. 118, ISBN 978-0-7661-5765-1
Jump up ^ Eco, Umberto (5 August 2006). “Commentary: Spheres of influence”. The Observer.
Jump up ^ Tamas, Mircea Alexandru (2003), Agarttha, the invisible center, Rose-Cross Books, ISBN 978-0-9731191-1-4
Jump up ^ Guenon, Rene (1958), Le Roi du Monde, Gallimard
Jump up ^ Ferdynand Ossendowski (1922). Beasts, Men and Gods. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company.
Jump up ^ Greer, John Michael (2003), The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-336-0
Jump up ^ File:”About Shambala” N.Roerich.ogg
Saint-Yves d’Alveydre and the Agartthian Connection, by Joscelyn Godwin.
Map/diagram of Agharta and the Hollow Earth, based on writings of Raymond W. Bernard.
On Edward Bulwer-Lytton: Agharta, Shambhala, Vril and the Occult Roots of Nazi Power, by Joseph George Caldwell.
“An Algorithmic Agartha”—Essay-Contribution to Culture Machine 16, 2015 (the journal’s Special-Issue on Drone Culture).