In the legend of the Atlantis, this mighty prehistoric city which was advanced and ahead of its time in all aspects, was submerged in a sudden and unprecedented natural catastrophe - an earthquake due to a volcanic eruption that shook the Aegean Sea to its foundation over 3600 years ago and left a massive caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep.
Some historians and philosophers such as Socrates postulated that the present day Santorini, one of the most well-thronged and desirable holiday destinations in the world which attracts millions of tourists to its small island every year, is in fact Atlantis.
I have always been fascinated by the idea that remnants of Atlantis - a well developed and spiritually enlightened city of its time - might be experienced in Santorini. Going to Santorini was a dream of mine which came to fruition recently.
Santorini is, in fact, a remarkable island which pulsates with highly vibrational energy and radiates with magnetic appeal in all senses. Surrounded by the Aegean Sea which shimmers and sparkles with sapphire shine and lustre, and blessed with the bluest sky that merges seamlessly with the sea beneath, Santorini is a gem amid the Aegean Sea. The mostly white buildings nestled in the caldera - volcanic cliffs - of the island appear to be floating in a mist of fine shroud. Not only are they architectural feats, they are magnificent against the postcard perfect and bejewelled skyline. The food there using local produce and the wine which is cultivated from grapes that are grown on volcanic soil are unlike any other in the world - exquisite and transcendental to the five human senses.
Walking through the Akrotiri, the archaeological site of a Minoan township that was destroyed and submerged by the devastating volcanic eruption, I picked up the energetic imprint of the early inhabitants of western civilisation as they went about their daily lives. They produced fine art that depicted their everyday experiences, and reflected their oneness and closeness with nature and the elements of the earth.
Santorini is, to me, a spiritually charged and even sacred place with its deep reverence for Mother Nature, and the creator of heaven, earth and sea. On several nights during my stay there, I was visited by local spirits who pulled me by my hands and surrounded me, eager to share their stories with me. I was led on spellbinding and amazing astral travelling experiences which brought me to mysterious places full of light, colours and new sensations.
Santorini is Atlantis.
When our departed loved ones come forward in a reading, they are very keen and eager to demonstrate their presence to us and show evidence of their authenticity by sharing information about themselves which the medium cannot possibly know about in advance or isolation.
This happens almost each and every time I conduct a mediumship session for a client whose departed loved ones will reveal their physical attributes such as the way they wear their hair, their facial features, the colour of their skin, their height and size, and their attire, etc. Sometimes they will come carrying items that are significant or symbolic to the client like jewellery, utensils, books, etc.
Clients who died of an illness will want to show me the cause of their death like a heart attack, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal problems etc. And often, I feel the sensations and pain that they experienced prior to and at the point of death. While this isn’t pleasant for me, it helps my clients to understand in vivid terms as conveyed by me the symptoms and sensations that their deceased relatives had experienced.
Clients whose relatives died a sudden or unexplained death want to know the underlying cause or causes of death. I will ask their deceased loved ones for the information and often they will show me signs such as shortness of breath or asphyxiation, cardiac arrest from a heart attack, etc.
Our departed loved ones are also eager to come within close proximity. One of my clients saw me a few times in order to communicate with her mum. She died at an old age due to chronic ailments and had a reticent nature and would keep a brave front without complaining to her children about her afflictions. As a result, while they knew she experienced a great deal of pain at the point of her departure, they didn’t know it was prolonged and continuous pain in the final years of her life until she revealed it to me during the mediumship session.
I described her physical appearance and personality traits with vivid detail to my client. Even her favourite food - a local Chinese cake which is popularly known as “gou” in Cantonese which is her dialect. And the fact that she likes tea and wishes her children would make an offering of tea to her. Her favourite spot in the garden of her son’s home. Where she could bask in the afternoon sun.
In her last session with me, my client asked if her mum was with her dad who passed away long before her mum did. Indeed, he too came forward and I described him to her - high nose bridge and sharp features, I said. And her parents made a good looking couple. Her mum was a classic Chinese beauty with dainty features. My client later sent me a photo of her parents by email and told me I had described the pair with great accuracy. I asked her for permission to post the photo of her late parents together with this blog and she kindly acceded.
My client cried during her last session, immensely moved by the experience of communicating with both her parents and feeling assured that they might not have spent their whole lives together but were at least together and united in their afterlives.
Her mother moved forward, close enough to “touch” her and then leaned over to hug her. I told my client that I could see her mother doing that as if to make physical contact with her. Her tears flowed freely and her eyes glistened with love and affection for her deceased mother.