I don't think we are always looking for something specific as much as we are just looking to see what's there. Maybe not guidance, but information about the past that we may have missed in other books and manuscripts. Although I'm sure some would like to have guidance.
All information from the past that has been forgotten can help lead to answers to bigger questions. Again, maybe not guidance to how to live our lives, but maybe clues as to why we are here, how we got here, what those that came before (way before) lived like and how it is all connected.
It's kind of a myth in various lit departments that I have studied in that Atlantis is the most written about topic in the history of lit. It's like a tall tale....I've heard that mumbled here and there, but never had it corroborated.
Let's say it's true...or even close to true, why? Why waste all that time researching and writing about Atlantis?
Probably because of the wonder and excitement connected to it.
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