The Missing Lands, by Freddy Silva, explores the idea that an advanced civilisation existed during our last ice-age. The people of this civilisation had mastered engineering, spiritual practices and other fields. Tragically, due the periodic catastrophes that decimate our planet, that civilisation was destroyed. Only a few of its members survived, men and women who then instructed and taught in the ways of civilisation.I bought this book with a mixture of hope – that it would contain new ideas and evidence – and trepidation – as many books on this general topic have little new ideas or useful evidence. Thankfully, my concerns rapidly dissipated. Silva has written an excellent book. His writing style is clear and accessible. He travels to the places of interest and interviews key people that know important details on the subject in hand. He values the reports and stories of indigenous people and treats them as reliable information, rather than delusional myth, but he also backs up those reports with physical evidence.

The Missing Lands is also chock-full of quality information, both in mythical stories and hard evidence. Silva looks at the information available with a clear eye. He doesn’t have the woeful engineering ignorance of many professional, academic archaeologists but at the same time, he doesn’t produce tenuous theories like some amateur investigators. Silva does an excellent job of staying on the path between those two ruts.

Some readers of this blog might start to think that I’ve been paid to glorify Silva and his book, based on my description so far, but that isn’t the case. I’m simply hugely grateful that someone has written a new book on a fascinating but challenging subject and done such a great job. This is the best book I’ve read on the Atlantis topic since, well, I don’t know when.

Silva has shown, in this book, that there is an enormous body of evidence that proves that there was at least one advanced civilisation existing during our last ice-age. It is highly likely that the Azores, and Easter Island, are what’s left of two large islands that existed during the last ice-age, when sea-levels were nearly one-hundred metres lower. These islands, situated in what would have been a temperate climate, were the sites of these advanced civilisations. Sadly for their inhabitants, the Younger Dryas Impact Event occurred, around 12,800 years ago, which caused massive destruction. They recovered from that, but were then decimated by another celestial catastrophe, roughly a millennium later, in 9,600 BC. The few survivors from that event then helped our civilisations form, such as in Sumer, the Yucatan, Egypt etc.

I’ve written about this area in several articles, such as The Gobekli Tepe prophecy, which became a Nexus article, as well as Giza and the Phoenix Star and others in my Ancient Mysteries section. Everything I’ve worked out is in line with, and supports, Silva’s findings.

This is the first book of Silva’s that I’ve read. I now plan to read all his books. I’ll review them on this website when I’ve finished each one.