Many previously published works on the individual subjects of Lemuria and Atlantis are outdated and lack current academic and scientific findings. The Ancients: Investigations into the Lost Civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis presents an analysis of information along an established historical timeline. This new research interlaces the sequence of events with esoteric elements: concepts that challenge our conceptual view of human history. Using a historical perspective, the author examines ethgraphical and early written accounts related to the myths and legends of Lemuria and Atlantis, in an anthropological and archaeological context. The historical context that is presented relies on established scientific theories and obscure esoteric perspectives with the aim of bringing into light new possibilities. With a multi-cultural background consisting of American Indian and European-Spanish decent (or Mestizo), the author offers new perspectives related to stories of these mysterious and ancient civilizations.
Fernando S. Gallegos (San Jose, California) studied western esotericism while a member of Rosicrucian and Freemasonic circles. Descending from Rosicrucian and Freemasonic lineages, he became interested in paranormal phenomena, mysticism, and lost civilizations, from an early age. Growing up he learned to appreciate different cultures by attending Native American ceremonies and traveling to Mexico. His research led him to travel through the deserts of the Southwestern United States, as far north as Mount Shasta in California, and as far south as the Andes mountains in Peru. He is a 32 Freemason and currently holds a B.A. degree in both Anthropology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University.