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.