I must say that I’m inclined to stick with the scientific proof when it comes to historical time lines. If someone can find a tooth that dates back 300,000 years, then yea!
As far as Atlantis and Noah’s flood, now that is a totally different matter. Both of these stories were told as parables or myths. Myth does not equate to fiction. Myth and parable are stories that describe the divine or the nature of the divine in action.
“A flood that covered all the earth,” is mystical code language.
Water = Grace
Earth = Adam or Man
Grace, like its opposite power Passion/Kundalini, can both kill and enlighten. The myths and parables explain how the spiritual powers and spiritual mechanism works through stories that used historical references and the knowledge of the time. The ancients could only use what they knew or had experienced as metaphor. There probably was a flood, which inspired the masters of that time to use this natural phenomenon in their tales of destruction or enlightenment.
Plato told the story of Atlantis to his disciples. It is an annihilation parable. It was meant to describe what happens when Grace or Light is forcibly introduced too soon into the masculine or animus-based personality. It washes away or destroys everything the student has built spiritually within the psyche. Men or animus-based personalities have to completely clear their psyche of ego and breakthrough the upper chakra before they can allow Grace to enter the system. The Biblical story of this event is the Tower of Babel. In that case, God strikes down the tower with lightning, another weapon of Grace.
Noah‘s Ark, on the other hand, tells a different tale. Noah walked with God. This statement means that Noah was already open to Grace seeping in and working in his life. Noah heard God’s voice. was obedient to God, and built the Ark just as it was dictated. The dimensions of the Ark are The Golden Mean, which symbolizes God’s plan. These measurements denote that Noah was completely obedient to God, not arrogant or crazy. The Ark is filled with all the animals or archetypes. Once everyone is accounted for, the real flood begins. The water raises the boat to the top of Mt. Ararat (Error). Noah is instantly raised above error. This is the ancient version of The Rapture or the Lord lifting you up on angel or eagle’s wings. This same story is found in the Story of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest writings of Samaria.
While there have been many who have ventured to find the Grail, The Holy Spear, Ark of the Covenant and Noah’s Ark, they never were or meant to be physical objects. They are metaphors for the mystical events that take place within the mind’s eye or inner sanctum.