by Stephen Meher

From The Land of Osiris by Stephen Mehler

Adventures Unlimited Press, 2001 -chapter 15

The topic of the myth of Atlantis has been the focus of varied books and inquiries ever since Plato brought the concept to the Western world in two of his Dialogues, The Timaeus and The Critias, written in the fourth century BC. Plato claimed the story was passed down to the Greek statesman Solon by Egyptian priests. Several other Greek and Roman authors also related similar stories of a great ancient civilization that perished in a series of cataclysmic earth changes.


The story of a great flood has been found in the mythology and literature of almost all peoples world-wide, which has convinced many authors that it was a real event. In their book Cataclysm!, British science historian D. S. Allan, along with geologist and anthropologist J. B. Delair, presents an effective case for the possibility of a world-wide cataclysm occurring very near in time to Plato’s dates for the fall of Atlantis around 11,500 years ago.

From my extensive research and interest in metaphysics, I became aware that Plato’s Atlantis story and stories of even older civilizations, such as that of Lemuria in the Pacific Ocean, are accepted parts of the Western metaphysical tradition.


Groups such as,

  • the Rosicrucians

  • the Freemasons

  • the Theosophical Society

  • the Association of Research and Enlightenment

  • the Order of the Golden Dawn

  • the Poor Knights of The Temple of Solomon (the Knights Templar)

...have all accepted the myth of Atlantis as a real event that occurred in time and space.

In the early 1970s when I first discovered the works of Edgar Cayce and his channelings about Atlantis, I became very interested in the subject and read many books, especially those of Ignatius Donnelly, Robert Stacey-Judd and Manly P. Hall. Cayce’s channelings were fascinating and detailed, and based on the accounts of his life story, he seemed to be a very credible source. The linkage of Atlantis to ancient Egypt was also particularly strong in Cayce’s channelings, and for a while it seemed logical to me in my research in its early stages in the 1970s that Egypt had arisen as a result of a migration of advanced beings from the doomed Atlantic island continent.


It is also somewhat interesting that Mark Lehner, so often mentioned in this book as one of the strongest proponents of the accepted paradigms of academic Egyptology and highly doubtful of the existence of any previous Khemitian civilization before the dynastic periods, started his career as a follower of the channelings of Edgar Cayce and wrote a book in 1974 in which he supported the story of Atlantis and an ancient Khemitian prehistory.

In 1979, when I first heard the tape of the lecture given by Dr. J. O. Kinnaman, it was his declaration that he and Sir Flinders Petrie had found “proof” of Atlantis with ancient records and anti-gravitational machines in the Great Pyramid that so fueled my interest in his life and work. It was Kinnaman’s declarations that were the final “key” for me, that obviously Atlantis had been a reality. It seemed early in the twentieth century, before Cayce had even channeled any information linking Egypt and Atlantis, that Kinnaman and Petrie had found the physical proof!


Of course, it could be argued quite the opposite since Kinnaman did not discuss this information in public or private before the 1950s and Petrie apparently never publicly discussed any such alleged finds, that Kinnaman only made the story up after the publication of Cayce’s readings in book form. This argument has been presented to me often by skeptics of Kinnaman’s claims, and quite frankly, it cannot be refuted at this time. Since I have stated that Kinnaman claimed he and Petrie entered into an agreement with the governments of Egypt and Great Britain never to divulge the finds in their lifetimes, it remains speculation.

However, there was another claim of Kinnaman’s that has recently, due to the work of Christopher Dunn, appeared to have some justification. Kinnaman stated that one of the uses of the Great Pyramid was to serve as a giant radio station to send messages all over the earth. Kinnaman claimed there was a passageway off of the secret entrance they found on the south-east corner of the Great Pyramid that led to a spiral staircase that took them down over 1,000 feet into the limestone bedrock. There, in a large room lying on a stone table was a giant quartz crystal ground convex that was 30 feet in every direction (long, high, thick etc.). This giant crystal with thousands of prisms inserted in it was the source of the radio transmission.

One of the researchers who has been very supportive of the possibility of previous high civilizations existing over 10,000 years ago has been David Hatcher Childress. A prolific writer and world traveler, Childress has authored several books about lost cities around the world. In his book Lost Cities of North and Central America, Childress mentions finding an article in a 1960s edition of Arizona Highways magazine which revealed that Egyptian artifacts had supposedly been found in the Grand Canyon in 1909, and the story had been written up in the Phoenix Gazette newspaper. Childress set out to investigate and found copies of the newspaper articles in a public library. Sure enough, the story was front page news in the Phoenix Gazette for two days running in April of 1909.


These front page articles discussed the discovery of a cave in the Grand Canyon in Arizona containing Egyptian mummies and artifacts.

3D computer rendering by Jack Andrews


The find was supervised by a Professor S. A. Jordan of the Smithsonian Institute, but when Childress called the Smithsonian to attempt to verify the discovery, the head archaeologist and other officials of the Smithsonian denied knowing about any such excavation or artifacts. In fact, the Smithsonian archaeologist stated categorically that no Egyptian artifacts had ever been found in North America, and there never had been an S. A. Jordan who was associated with the Smithsonian. In the Denver Museum, I was able to locate back copies of the Smithsonian’s annual reports. I did not find the year 1909, but in the 1911 report, the name S. A. Jordan was listed as a field archaeologist for the Smithsonian Institute.

In a discussion I had with Dr. A. J. McDonald, President and Executive Director of the Kinnaman Foundation in 1994 about Childress’ revelations of an Egyptian find in the Grand Canyon, Dr. McDonald related to me that one of the places Kinnaman had stated radio messages from the Great Pyramid were sent was to the Grand Canyon in America. Now, again, it is possible as an informed archaeologist Kinnaman may have known about the Grand Canyon find in 1909, and even known Professor S. A. Jordan, and just connected the discovery to the Great Pyramid, but it remains an interesting story nonetheless.

We also now have Christopher Dunn stating that by virtue of the Great Pyramid acting as a coupled oscillator, tremendous amounts of microwave and radio wave energy were produced. So, indeed, the Great Pyramid could have functioned as a giant radio station, just as Kinnaman said it did. Hakim has stated on many occasions that the indigenous tradition has taught that one of the many functions of the Great Pyramid was as a giant communication device--again linking our three sources together in a new paradigm of the Great Per-Neter.

Now I can also weave other disparate pieces of information together into a coherent tapestry. In 1992, I engaged in a series of protracted discussions with Hakim on the subject of Atlantis. At that time he presented a very dim personal view of the myth of Atlantis, a pose which, quite frankly, greatly surprised me. He stated there was no real “proof” of the myth and Plato may have fabricated the story of Solon receiving the information from Egyptian priests. When I brought up Edgar Cayce and the Western mystery school traditions of Atlantis, Hakim stated that they all were just following Plato’s lead. The motivation Hakim expressed for taking this stance was the way the Atlantis myth was used, to indicate that, “Non-African people created the monuments” (i.e., the Pyramids, Sphinx, etc.).


Hakim objected to the possibly racist way the myth of Atlantis had been utilized, namely, “an enlightened group of white people” escaping a dying continent and civilization came to Africa and taught “ignorant, backward indigenous peoples the trappings of civilization.” I should mention that it was clear that Hakim was expressing his opinion of the way the myth had been utilized to promote a racist sense that Africans were not capable of creating high civilization without a Caucasian boost. I have mentioned that Hakim is a vigorous Afrocentrist, and his opinion of the Atlantis myth reflected that stance. Hakim adamantly adhered to his belief in the indigenous Khemitian tradition that Khemit was an advanced civilization and the cradle of humanity, and did not need “Atlanteans” nor anyone else to teach them how to build pyramids and other stone structures.

As one who had been deeply immersed in the Rosicrucian and Western mystery school tradition for many years, I was disturbed by Hakim’s stance. I pondered over our conversations for many years without broaching the subject again with him. However, after Hakim’s public emergence as an indigenous Khemitian wisdom keeper and master, I brought the subject up again in 1997. At that point, I posited a variation on the theme. As we had already engaged in lengthy discussions of ancient Khemit and the Bu Wizzer sites, I proposed to him that the myth of Atlantis was a mythologue, that is, a general story passed down that referred to the Global Maritime Culture that existed before the “flood,” before the cataclysm of 11,500 years ago, a civilization that was centered in Northern Africa, in ancient Khemit.


I further proposed that if there indeed was a continent of Atlantis in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, it was connected to Khemit, both by trade and tribal bloodlines, and not in any way a separate, more advanced civilization. Hakim was pleased with the postulation and had no problem with an “Atlantis theory” if ancient Khemit was a major part of the equation. This theory sits very well with me, too, as I now believe the Atlantis story relayed by Plato (who was an Initiate of Khemitian mystery schools and the indigenous tradition) was, indeed, referring to Khemit by utilizing the theme of Egyptian priests relating the story to Solon, and there were other reasons for his version. One of those reasons may have been that Plato, as an initiate of the Khemitian tradition himself, was bound by oath not to divulge the whole story and to protect those still keeping the tradition alive in the dynastic Khemit of his day.

I now also believe Dr. J. O. Kinnaman may have been using the general Atlantis myth in the same way. Perhaps having found evidence of the ancient Khemitian civilization, he then equated that evidence with the known myth of “Atlantis,” also connecting it all with the Masonic tradition he was a part of. In other writings, Kinnaman had indicated he knew that ancient Khemit was much older than orthodox Egyptologists believed. In presenting this story to a group of Masons, Kinnaman may have used the myth of Atlantis as a catch phrase, as Plato had done, because he knew the time was not ripe for the indigenous Khemitian tradition to be revealed (even to Masons!).

Now, Christopher Dunn has brought more information into this tapestry of Atlantis. Dunn discusses in his book the reliefs that are found in the underground crypts at the Temple of Hathor in Dendara of Upper (south) Egypt, reliefs that indicate the Khemitians were perhaps aware of the principles of electricity.


Temple of Hathor.

Reliefs in lower crypts of temple possibly

showing knowledge of electricity by depicting ancient Crookes tubes.

The Temple of Hathor at Dendara where these reliefs appear is a relatively late dynastic temple, dating from the Ptolemaic Period, ca. 100 BC. In one particular panel of the reliefs in the lower crypts, a baboon is shown holding two knives up in front of the apparent giant light bulbs (Crookes tube), perhaps deflecting the flow of electrons.


Temple of Hathor.

Relief in lower crypt showing Isdes (baboon, companion of Thoth)

holding knives in front of possible Crookes tube.

Many authors have attempted to interpret these reliefs, such as Joseph Jochmans and Moira Timms, but none has had complete access to the indigenous tradition. Hakim states that what is shown on these reliefs was not knowledge of electricity known to the dynastic Khemitian priests who had them carved, but a previous understanding of energy known to the ancient Khemitians long before the dynastic periods. He further stated that the baboon, a companion symbol of Djehuti, Thoth, the Neter of wisdom, was holding the knives as a warning. What was being shown was a knowledge of energy known to and utilized by the ancient Khemitians that could be, and had been, abused and misused.

Hakim’s explanation of the Dendara reliefs leads us to return to Christopher Dunn’s observations inside the Great Pyramid. It has also led to a coalescence of what Dunn stated in his book and what I have proposed in the previous chapter. As mentioned, Dunn has stated he has seen evidence that chemicals were used to produce the hydrogen generated by the Giza Power Plant. Dunn bases his theory on several observations: the first being salt encrustations deposited around the southern shaft on the south wall of the so-called Queen’s Chamber, which he believes to be the place where the chemicals were mixed and the reaction occurred, thereby leaving the salt as residue of the reaction.


He also states that the presence of the two shafts entering into the chamber were not for the conveyance of a dead king’s soul (as believed by Egyptologists and even alternative theorists), but for the conveyance of the two chemical solutions, proposed by Dunn as possibly being an anhydrous zinc solution and dilute hydrochloric acid. The resulting reaction would produce hydrogen gas and zinc chloride precipitating out as a salt, thus explaining the salt encrustation on the walls of the Queen’s Chamber. Dunn also mentions the dark-stained walls of the northern shaft of the chamber, possibly where the acid was deployed and reacted with the limestone walls, indicating two different chemical solutions were used and why two shafts were created.

Northern shaft in Queen’s chamber showing dark stains on limestone walls.

Support for Chris Dunn’s theory that acid may have been used to produce hydrogen gas in Great Pyramid

Dunn then proposes an “accident” occurred, an explosion in the King’s Chamber that virtually ended the utilization of the Great Pyramid as a power plant. In his theory, the chemical reaction took place in the Queen’s Chamber and the hydrogen gas was then delivered to the King’s Chamber, which resonated in acoustical harmonic resonance with the hydrogen, greatly amplifying and intensifying it. But one day the reaction got out of control, and a great explosion occurred, ending the process. Evidence for the explosion mentioned by Dunn is the bulging out of the granite walls of the chamber and cracks in the granite beams in the ceiling.

Cracks in granite ceiling of King’s Chamber.

Egyptian Government has since repaired these cracks. Photo taken in 1992

Egyptologists have explained the cracks in the granite as the result of an ancient earthquake, but as Dunn points out, the evidence for earthquake damage is not consistent. There is no evidence of earthquake damage in the Descending Passage leading to the subterranean chambers, which goes into the limestone bedrock and which would be much closer to the epicenter of an earthquake and should show much more damage than that of the King’s Chamber much higher up in the internal structure of the pyramid.

Upon reviewing Dunn’s preliminary manuscript (at his request) prior to publication in 1998, I must admit his theory presented some problems. Already having decided, from the influence and insistence of Hakim, that water, Asgat, was the source of the hydrogen and energy of the Great Pyramid, I was greatly impressed with Dunn’s logic and observations and had to reconcile these apparently divergent theories. My own personal observations in the Great Pyramid in 1997 and 1998 had led me to agree with Dunn that an accident had indeed occurred in the King’s Chamber. The walls of the chamber do obviously bulge out and can be seen to be separating from the floor. I have taken photographs of the ceiling cracks, and no one else but Christopher Dunn has attempted to explain the discoloration of the granite stone box (erroneously referred to as a “sarcophagus”) in the chamber. Cut from Aswan rose granite, the box today is a chocolate brown, not the natural color of the granite. Dunn proposes the discoloration is from the accident, a great explosion that caused a chemical reaction in the granite, greatly darkening its color.

Now I can weave this tapestry together and present a hypothesis tying in the last chapter and what I have stated so far in this one. I propose, synthesizing the works of Viktor Schauberger, Johann Grander, Christopher Dunn, and the indigenous teachings of Abd’El Hakim that indeed water was the original medium and source of energy of the Giza Power Plant. When the Per-Neter was originally completed as a functioning power plant, in my opinion well over 20,000 years ago (Kinnaman had stated he and Petrie found “proof” the pyramid was over 36,000 years old), water was the source of the power, catalytically converted to oxygen and hydrogen in a beautifully controlled implosion reaction.

In our lengthy discussions on the subject, Christopher Dunn had proposed a dilemma for me. If water was the original source for the hydrogen gas used by the Giza Power Plant, then why were there two shafts in the Queen’s chamber, the reaction chamber, when only one would be necessary if water was the medium used. The answer came to me after long hours of meditation and thought on the subject. Browsing through my many books with scenes of the temple reliefs, my eyes stopped on one scene which provided the answer.


A familiar scene on many Per-Ba (temple) walls depicts the “king” as the realized initiate, being anointed with water by two of the Neters, Djehuti (Thoth) and Horus. I have called this scene “The Two Waters” and have seen it over and over again since the initial revelation.

Kom Ombo.

Temple of Sobek-Horus.

“The Two Waters”, depicting king anointed with water by lunar principle,

Thoth (left) and solar principle, Horus.

In the spirit of Schauberger’s elucidation of many different types of water, it has become obvious to me the Khemitians also recognized different waters and were depicting two specific ones in these scenes. Djehuti, although depicted as a male Neter, is a Lunar, feminine principle, wisdom (wisdom is also feminine in the Tibetan tradition). Horus is a Solar Neter, a masculine principle (perhaps that of compassion, as in the Tibetan tradition). It now became clear to me why Hakim had spent so much time showing us two different tunnel systems, one deep underground and the other closer to the surface.


The reason for two shafts to deliver the water into the Queen’s chamber is that two types of water were utilized:

  • a cold water coming from the underground Nile, through the tunnels under the Giza Plateau, lunar in nature, feminine

  • a heated water coursing closer to the surface through basalt and granite and charged with solar power, masculine in energy, coming through the round and square holes cut into the bedrock for that purpose

This, then, is the meaning of Asgat Nefer in practical usage by the ancient Khemitians. Using both feminine and masculine waters combined provided a Nefer state to produce tremendous amounts of hydrogen in a clean, implosion reaction. This reaction went on for many thousands of years, with a seemingly endless supply of power by virtue of the great pluvials, rainy periods, to produce the water needed for the hydrogen. But something happened, perhaps great periods of drought occurred due to radically decreased rainfall, and the Ur Nil dried up or was radically decreased, resulting in a depletion of the water source. Another possibility is that consciousness declined due to the waning of the senses as the Age of Aten (The Wiser) came to a close and water was abandoned as the source and chemicals substituted, or a combination of both. Whatever the reason, the use of chemicals led to the staining and salt precipitation Dunn mentions, and instead of the creative implosion reaction (as per Viktor Schauberger and Johann Grander) of the wondrous Asgat Nefer, a destructive explosion occurred, as stated by Christopher Dunn.

Therefore, the crypts of Dendara may be telling this exact story of a misuse of a great energy known to the ancient Khemitians and warning of a possible future occurrence. I propose this explosion, this “accident,” in the King’s Chamber may have occurred between 12,000-6,000 years ago and is a real event that was incorporated into the myth of Atlantis. A problem that does arise with this explanation, and which has been voiced to me in presentations I have given over the last few years, is how could the ancient Khemitians, being in advanced states of awareness and consciousness, have resorted to the use of chemicals and allowed this accident to occur. Further complications with this idea are that the 12,000-6,000 year time frame would be in the Khemitian age of Aten, the time of full use of the senses and flowering of consciousness. I do admit that this is still a problem for me today, but the fact remains that the crypts of Dendara present a warning of the misuse of knowledge and technology and an accident did occur in the Great Pyramid.


With the drying up of their water source, the Ur Nil, the waning of the senses as Aten moved closer to the time of Amen, and the world cataclysmic event occurring around 9500 BC, a collective fear could have forced the ancient Khemitians to resort to the use of chemicals and an explosion reaction for their source of energy and power. As Edgar Cayce stated in his readings, Atlantis fell as the result of a misuse of its power and technology, and a disregard for natural law. The reliefs at Dendara warn about a past misuse of energy, the “Fall of Atlantis.” I propose the myth of Atlantis was given to the Greeks as a metaphor for real events that happened in ancient Khemit, and indeed, Khemit and Atlantis were not separate civilizations.

Further explorations into the Khemit--Atlantis connection occurred in 1999. As mentioned in the beginning of this book, I have been for many years interested in the work of George Gurdjieff. A series of articles written by William Patrick Patterson for Telos Magazine entitled “Gurdjieff in Egypt” and a subsequent video released by Patterson with the same title rekindled my interest in Gurdjieff’s work. In his second book, Meetings With Remarkable Men, Gurdjieff had stated that he once had seen a map of “pre-sand Egypt” in the possession of an Armenian monk. This map had stimulated Gurdjieff to go to Egypt and search for teachings about human origins in ancient wisdom schools.

Patterson had also been fascinated with Gurdjieff’s travels to Egypt and had done extensive investigations of his work. Patterson is convinced that Gurdjieff had seen an image of the Sphinx on the map of “pre-sand Egypt” and went to Egypt to investigate for himself. Of course, I contend that if the map was indeed of a “pre-sand Egypt”, it would have contained the pyramids as well as the Sphinx at ancient Giza before the current desert conditions. According to Patterson, Gurdjieff had stated that his teachings had come from a complete system of “Esoteric Christianity” that originated in ancient Egypt many thousands of years before the time of Jesus. I met Patterson at a talk he gave in Denver, Colorado in July of 1999. Both Patterson and I agreed that Gurdjieff might have come in contact with the indigenous tradition over 100 years ago, especially in his extended stay in Ethiopia. Gurdjieff adamantly maintained that the source of all modern esoteric systems had their origins in predynastic Egypt, essentially supporting our paradigms of ancient Khemit.

However, Patterson also mentioned other statements of Gurdjieff that stimulated further investigations on my part. Gurdjieff had stated in his writings and discussions that he had found inscriptions on the walls of the Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is in the south of Egypt, that mentioned the myth of Atlantis. In his articles Patterson mentioned a book by British Egyptologist E. A. Reymond, The Origins of the Egyptian Temple, in which translations of the texts of Edfu were given. Reymond called these inscriptions “The Building Texts” and claimed they were the myths of the origins of ancient temple buildings.

I found Reymond’s translations of the Edfu texts to be incoherent and poorly done and decided to discuss these texts with Abd’El Hakim in Egypt. On our tour in October of 1999, we went to the Temple of Horus at Edfu and found the inscriptions on the walls ourselves. It became apparent to us that the texts at Edfu were copies of much older texts, the temple having been built in the Ptolemaic period ca. 200 BC, and were discussing events that had taken place in ancient Khemit many thousands of years before the temple was built. Gurdjieff had stated that the texts spoke of an advanced people, whom Reymond referred to by the standard Orthodox translation of the term Neter, as “Gods” who had come from an island that had been destroyed by a flood and had brought their wisdom to the ancient Khemitians. However, Hakim’s interpretation was vastly different. I believe the texts are referring to the time of the ancient Ur Nil over 30,000 years ago when the vastness of the river had turned all of Northern Africa into a series of large islands.


As the Khemitians became united, they moved from island to island, erecting temples and pyramids and creating the ancient Khemitian civilization. Once again, this became a basis for the future myth of Atlantis. Hakim was definite that the texts were not referring to a more advanced non-Khemitian people coming from outside Africa, and teaching the Khemitians how to build in stone. I propose that the ancient people followed the river from the south and the west and formed the union of the 42 tribes in the Land of Osiris, Bu Wizzer, and other ancient sites in the south, such as Edfu and Abydos.


The texts are therefore describing the Khemitian’s ascension into higher consciousness, becoming “one” with the Neters, opening their senses and creating high civilization. The texts discuss how the “Neters arrived” from different islands, and began the process of erecting large--scale edifices in stone. We did not find any references to cataclysms, but even so, the ancient Khemitians may have “island hopped” until the 42 tribes united and coalesced into a coherent civilization.

There may have been an advanced island civilization in the Atlantic (or Antarctica, as has been claimed) that perished as a result of the great cataclysm proposed around 11,500 years ago. But it may also be that there were large islands in Northern Africa as a result of the ancient Ur Nil around this same time that were populated by an advanced civilization of ancient Khemitians. The Myth of Atlantis may have referred to the entire Global Maritime Culture that existed in many parts of the world prior to 10,000 years ago, much of which was almost completely destroyed by cataclysmic events. I believe ancient Khemit should be included in that mythology.

Ancient Khemitian priests may have entertained Greek travelers with stories of cataclysms destroying island civilization as an oral history of the Global Maritime Culture that once existed, knowing full well that ancient Khemit was part of that past glory, but not revealing the complete story to the “barbarian” Greeks.