by Ernest L. Norman
Edgar Cayce's Origin and Destiny of Man
May 05, 2019
Ever since Plato wrote his startling account of a sunken
continent, men have debated the reality of its existence.
Indeed, no historical
subject has produced more controversy and been of such persistent
Long since lost in
antiquity, here is a land and a people about which history
officially knows nothing. In spite of Plato's story and some 25,000
volumes subsequently written on the subject, only the bravest of
modern scholars give any credence to the Atlantean theory.
The first recorded mention of such a land is in Plato's
Timaeus, written in the fifth
century before Christ. Here the great philosopher describes a
conversation between certain Egyptian priests and Solon, an
Athenian statesman of the seventh century B.C.
The priests represented
Atlantis as a great island larger than Asia Minor and Libya
combined, lying just beyond the Straits of Gibraltar. It had been a
powerful kingdom 9,000 years before the birth of Solon, in 638 B.C.,
and its invading hordes had overrun the lands which bordered the
Only Athens itself had successfully withstood the Atlantean
invasions. Finally, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants,
earthquakes and the sea overwhelmed Atlantis and it disappeared into
In the unfinished
Critias, Plato adds a history
of the ideal commonwealth of Atlantis:
the political Utopia
of another age.
Pliny, the Roman
naturalist, also discusses it in his Natural History, a sort
of encyclopedia written in the first century A.D.
geographers place Atlantis on their maps. Medieval writers
accepted it as true history, and their beliefs were
substantiated by numerous traditions of ancient islands in the
eastern seas which offered various points of resemblance to
Some of these sunken
islands were marked on maps as late as the sixteenth century
There are traditions of a great flood among almost all races of
ancient peoples, indicating a common origin and a widespread
acceptance of the legend.
In the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries the subject of Atlantis was still seriously
debated, and its credibility admitted by such men as,
Francis Bacon, in
The New Atlantis,
published in 1627, presents it as a symbolic Utopia
established on scientific principles; a high cultivation of natural
science and the arts.
Many attempts have since been made to rationalize the story of
Atlantis, the best perhaps being
Atlantis - The Antediluvian World,
by Ignatius Donnelly.
The land has variously
been identified with,
Scandinavian countries, the Canary Islands, and Palestine,
...but usually with the
main body of it lying in the North Atlantic.
Perhaps its most most prominent defender of modern times was
Edward H. Thompson, archaeologist and American Consul for
twenty-four years to Yucatan, Mexico.
He died in 1935,
still convinced that the mysterious tribe of Mayan Indians
of Central America was originally from Atlantis.
A few others have held to
this view despite the ridicule of the conservative element of
Scholars have long tended to regard the whole story as invention,
since no contemporary written records have been found. Little
credence is given to the early accounts, the legends or the theory,
although the latter does answer many otherwise unanswered questions.
and Bacon are not known as writers of pointless fiction,
and the story as a myth would appear to be grossly out of place in
serious philosophic and historic works.
Why they should now be
accused of fabricating their accounts, except partially in the case
of Bacon, is as regrettable as it is unrealistic and unlikely.
Geologists have discovered that the coastline of western Europe at
one time extended farther in the direction of America than it does
now, and that its submergence must have taken place long before
history was recorded.
There are known mountain
ranges, ravines and ridges in the bottom of the Atlantic.
Because of a broken cable
running between Brest, France and Cape Cod, geologists found lava
which proved to have hardened under atmospheric conditions - and
therefore above water - less than 15,000 years ago.
In Colorado an ancient
dog's skull of European origin was identified as that of a species
12 to 15 million years old, suggesting a land bridge to that
Archaeological findings reveal striking similarities between ancient
Egyptian and Central American architecture, art and inscriptions,
although the two lands are separated by thousands of miles of ocean.
Atlantean migration to
both areas is a plausible answer, especially since no other
satisfactory solution to the problem has been put forth.
Atlantis is first mentioned in the Cayce Records in a reading
given in 1923.
After that, many
facets of its history appear hundreds of times in readings for
different persons over a period of twenty-three years...
The readings not only
corroborate its existence and the best that has been written on the
subject, but they supply much that is new and give a detailed and
comprehensive picture of the land and its peoples.
More than that, and
perhaps most important of all, they relate its amazing civilization
to our present age in a way that is stirring, convincing, and
Interwoven in the last era of the Atlantean culture are factors that
have direct and significant influences on the problems of current
events at home and abroad.
These are not by
accident; and the numerous parallels between the two civilizations
drive home the crucial importance of the decisions America now
From The Cayce
When man entered the
earth as a physical being, the land areas of the world were very
different from what they are today.
After the shift
of the poles and the breaking up of the continents many
thousands of years later, vast changes were to take place.
The polar regions
were then tropical and semi-tropical.
Most of the North
American continent was covered with water except for the states
of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. These were fertile
plains, as was the Gobi Desert of East Asia.
The Andean coastal
area of South America was under water, as was most of that
continent except the region of the Southern cordilleras and
The upper part of
West Africa - Egypt and the Sudan - was above water, and the
Nile emptied into the Atlantic Ocean.
In Europe and Asia,
the regions of the Carpathian and Caucasian Mountains, Norway,
Mongolia and Tibet were above sea level. Iran and the Caucasus
were rich lands - the Garden of Eden.
The continents of
Atlantis were the world's
largest land areas.
roughly in what was later to become the Pacific Ocean,
extended from the western part of the United States to South
The Andean coast
was its tideland area, as were portions of Central America.
Atlantis, occupying largely what was later to be the North
Atlantic Ocean, was the most important land area. It
compared in size to Europe and Russia combined.
seaboard of the United States, then mostly under water,
comprised the coastal lowlands of Atlantis, which extended
to the Gulf of Mexico and as far as to the Mediterranean
The island of
Bimini off the coast of Florida was a part of the continent,
as were the Bahamas in the British West Indies and Yucatan
in southern Mexico.
perfect race appeared in Atlantis in what was known as
the red race, the land was already inhabited by the
These were the
soul-entities who had taken on all sorts of strange and
grotesque bodies in order to experience material existence on
They had existed for
hundreds of thousands of years and, as in the rest of the world,
had become all shapes and sizes, from pygmies to
Giants twelve feet tall -
with many freakish abnormalities resulting from their mixing
with the animals.
At first they lived peacefully together, for the struggle of the
Sons of God to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the
earth and subdue it did not at once meet active, organized
Souls born with
perfect bodies continued to enter the earth in large numbers
to help keep the balance and prepare for the dissensions that
later were to come with the Sons of Belial - those of
both races who turned away more and more from the divine
But with this second
influx of souls, some ten and a half million years ago, even in
that day did they call upon the name of the Lord.
Swiftly they banded together in a family and clan life.
They ate the herbs
and fruit of the now flowering earth, and for clothing wore the
skins of animals to cover that portion of the body which had
already brought such destructive influences in their sex
relations with the monstrosities.
They lived in rocks,
in caves, and in trees. Motivated by the desire to excel, to
control, to dominate, households, clans and then tribes came
into existence, accelerated by the search for companionship,
protection and trade.
Quickly they learned
that their well-being was dependent upon each other.
The people of Atlantis were to pass through the same stages of
development as the other four races in the various lands,
although their progress was to be more rapid.
Unlike the rest of
the world, the Atlanteans as a nation were a peaceful people at
this time and more readily made use of the laws of nature.
Stone was first utilized in implements to secure food and
protect themselves from the animals.
At an early period
houses of wood, then of stone, circular in shape, were built.
Atlanteans were hunters; then herders and farmers, using
tools of stone and wood.
Fire and natural gas
were among the first discoveries; iron and copper quickly
Soon they were
fabricating balloons from the hides of elephants and other large
animals and using them for the moving of building materials.
communication slowly came into existence.
The monstrosities and the mixtures,
hampered by cumbersome bodies and dull minds, made almost no
material progress at all, except for that passed on to them by
Physically, over the
centuries, they gradually began to lose some of their animal
appearance and instinct, through intermarriage and repeated
reincarnation in the earth.
But the real problem was with the animal kingdom.
beasts roamed the forests of the mountains and the jungles of
the valleys. Giant fowls hovered above the earth, feeding upon
and devouring whatever was at hand.
Physically inept in
comparison, man had but one superior weapon of defense:
By exercising the
power of will and reason, he was able to devise, to
improvise, to outwit.
By this means
alone was he able to survive the brute strength of the
animals, whose rule was the Survival of the Fittest.
close to God although he had fallen into matter, man
during his first thousand years on earth was possessed of a body
through which the soul expressed itself much more easily than
later was to be the case.
Occult powers were
The third eye,
or pituitary gland, located near the center of the forehead,
was highly developed.
gland functioned the creative psychic abilities of the soul.
Those of the
perfect race thereby had knowledge of happenings in distant
places and foreknowledge of events to come.
They also had the
power to control the monstrosities and subject them to
Yet man was
continually drifting away from his source and submerging
more, and more into the material world with all its temporal
interests; thus he was eventually to lose - for all
practical purposes - this God-given power.
These gifts of
the spirit would remain submerged until men had again
spiritualized themselves in thought and deed.
Few were able to
The animal kingdom
became an increasing problem, and the constant threat of death
made life miserable.
A council of
the wise men of five nations of the world, representing
the five races, was called around 52,000 B.C.
white race in the Caucasus, the Carpathian Mountains
of Central Europe, and Persia
yellow race in what later became the Gobi desert
black race in the Sudan and upper West Africa
brown race in Lemuria
In the first meeting
for united action, ways and means were planned for combating the
creatures overrunning the earth in so many places.
defense centered around the use of the potent chemical forces in
the elements of the earth and air. The decisions made proved to
be effective, but they had unexpected and far-reaching
consequences during the years ahead.
The mixtures and monstrosities were the outcasts of society.
Frequently of low
principle and little self-will or control, they were used for
the most menial tasks.
Their status in
the social scale was little higher than that of domesticated
animals and beasts of burden.
Because of them men
of the perfect race fell into two camps, bitterly opposed
to each other in ideology.
It was the mixing
of those of pure lineage with those who had not completely
overcome the animal influences that brought dissensions and
the rise of strife and turmoil.
enslaved by those of Belial, the followers of Baal or
Beelzebub - the forces of evil - were treated very harshly.
Through the use
of occult powers, hypnosis and mental
telepathy, they were under complete domination of their
They were bred
like cattle for particular types of work and enjoyed none of
the fruits of their labor and very little home life.
Commonly known as
Things - the untouchables, the automations - they did
all the work in the fields, the households, and some of the
Castes and classes
came into being, fostered by the Sons of Belial through
greed, contempt and hatred.
from this disregard of and disrespect for the rights and freedom
The many were
subjected to the whims of the few for their own
The laws of heredity
and environment gradually became more of an influence;
appearances changed according to the purity of the strain and
individual purposes - ideals and motives of activity.
There were some who
were almost perfect in figure and feature; and others who had
monstrous combinations of human physiques and animal appendages,
feathers, wings and tails...
It was these strange
creatures who later were to be so mysteriously depicted in
Egyptian and Assyrian inscriptions.
At an early period in
Egypt, they were finally to disappear from the human race.
These daughters of men and giants in the earth of
the Old Testament were the reason for the admonishment:
Keep the race
Yet the mixtures
with twisted, warped souls, or repulsive bodies with souls
seeking the light...
It was not the body
that mattered so much, but the purity of purpose, of ideals.
Through the injunction, If you will be my people I will be
your God, an effort was made by the more spiritual-minded to
draw people to the worship of the One God.
Known as the
Children of The Law of One,
they sought to purify the race in purpose as well as in body.
The tenets of
those of the Law of One - One Religion, One State, One Wife,
One Home, One God - had little appeal to the Sons of Belial.
The first altars were
established for the sacrifice of the fruits of man's labors; the
harvest of the fields and the flocks of the pastures.
Religion came into being,
motivated by what man felt but no longer knew to be true,
although the Law of One has always been the same:
"Love ye in your
Apply in your
daily activities the love that ye would have the Father show
ye. In your relationships to your fellow man, do ye know the
Law of One."
That was the first
creed, established upon the first law of God to His children:
Hear, O Israel
(seekers) the Lord thy God is One. Thou shalt have no
other gods before Me...
established and soon the symbols of religion - ceremonies,
rituals, prayers and chants - were instituted.
The sacred fires were
started as the shrine of the pure and the means of cleansing and
spiritualizing the mixtures who came seeking enlightenment and a
more divine purpose in their lives.
Religion was slowly
developing as a system:
a method of
reminding man of his divinity.
The continuity of
reincarnation, was recognized
as an essential part of the plan of evolution for the soul.
Karma, the law of cause and
effect in action, or As ye sow, so shall ye reap, was
Thus the breach between those of the Law of One and those of
Belial slowly took form, a breach that later was to widen into a
materialistic way of life of the followers of Belial was
attractive even to many of the Children of the Law of One,
and numbers of them succumbed to the temptations.
With the emphasis
on the value of temporal things and the de-emphasis on the
spiritual, idol worship crept into the religious scene.
The first of the series of three continental catastrophes
occurred many thousands of years before the final drowning.
It came as a
material result of the use of chemicals and high explosives
in the plan to annihilate the wild beasts.
The real reason
was the low state into which man had fallen.
Huge and numerous gas pockets were blown open in the lairs
of the animals, precipitating volcanic eruptions and
earthquakes in the still slowly cooling earth.
The magnitude of
the disturbances caused the axis of the world to shift,
bringing the poles to their present position and producing
the last of the great Ice Ages.
the first to be affected, losing much of its territory
as it began to sink into the Pacific.
the area of the Sargasso Sea, off the west coast of
Cuba, was the first to go under water.
The rest of the
continent was broken up into several large islands with many
canals, ravines, gulfs, bays and streams.
climate rapidly changed to a more torrid one...
With the upheavals,
migrations from Atlantis took place in small numbers to the
east and west.
settlements were in the region of the Pyrenees Mountains in
France and Spain; then later in Central and South America.
The movement of
the Lemurians was primarily to South America.
The land of Og,
along the Pacific coastal area of what was later to be
southern Peru, was occupied.
This was the
beginning of that mysterious tribe of Indians known as
From this time on, although material civilization rose to great
heights, there was growing unrest among the Atlantean people. In a
land of plenty, strife rather than peace became the rule.
The altars came to be
used for human sacrifice by those turning away from the original
concept of the One God.
Sun worship became
Only the dedicated,
inner core of the Children of the Law of One remained firm.
Low standards of
morality, sex indulgence and perversion became rampant.
Poverty and hunger were
widespread among the peasantry and working classes. There was a
deteriorating of the physical and spiritual bodies, just as there
was a wasting away of the mountains and valleys into the seas.
In spite of material
advancements and many scientific achievements, inner decay was to
bring dispersion and finally annihilation to a proud, wicked,
The second important land change came long after the first, around
29,000 B.C., and resulted in the submergence of many large islands.
The Bible gives an
account of it in the story of Noah and the Flood.
After the deluge, which
was preceded by volcanic eruptions and electrical storms, the
principal land areas left in this part of the world were the islands
There were large
movements of the people to these lands as well as to other parts of
Lemuria vanished into the Pacific Ocean. Some of its
inhabitants fled to the safe lands of lower California, Arizona and
New Mexico, where they established the
Brotherhood of Mu in the land of
For the Atlanteans it was the end of an era, and the beginning of a
new one unsurpassed in many ways.
After the days of the Flood, a period of rebuilding began in
scientific turn of mind combined with their energy and
aggressiveness made possible great strides forward in mechanics,
chemistry, physics and psychology; for in many ways the
Atlanteans were a superior people. In certain fields they were
more learned than any civilization since.
When electricity was
discovered after the first upheaval, it paved the way for remarkable
developments in the field of electronics and electrical devices.
Atomic power, from
uranium, came to be understood and used in transportation and the
movement of heavy objects.
It was also abused,
for selfish purposes...
The Atlanteans had more
efficient systems of heating and lighting, and communications with
other lands were well established.
Light rays of many kinds,
such as laser beams, were discovered and controlled, including the
death ray. Liquid air was manufactured, also compressed air and
Metal alloys of brass,
aluminum and uranium, unknown to us, were used in the construction
of air and water craft, including the submarine.
The telephone and the
elevator were in common use; radio and television were highly
developed, as was the amplification of light rays in telescopic
observation and photographing at long distances.
Many types of bodily
adornment came to be fabricated.
Soldiering and law
enforcement became a part of the political scene.
But the most notable
scientific accomplishment of the Atlanteans was the harnessing
of the sun's energy...
Developed originally as a
means of spiritual communication between the finite and the
infinite, the huge reflective crystals were first known as the
Later, as its use was
improved upon over the centuries, it expanded to become a
generator of power or energy, radiating across the land without
Then it became known
as the Firestone, or the Great Crystals.
Set in the Temple of the
Sun in Poseidia, the Firestone was the central power station of the
Basically, it was a large
cylindrical glass or stone of many facets, capped with a mechanism
at one end. It was suspended in the center of the building and
insulated with a non-conductive material akin to asbestos but
Above the stone was a
dome which could be rolled back for exposure to the sun.
The concentration and magnification of the sun's rays through the
many prisms was of tremendous intensity. So powerful was it that it
could be regenerated and transmitted throughout the land in
invisible beams similar to radio waves.
Its energy was used to
power ships at sea, aircraft and even pleasure vehicles.
This was done by remote
control through induction methods to the apparatus in the craft.
Cities and towns received their power from the same source.
The human body could even be rejuvenated through the moderate
application of the rays from the crystals, and man often rejuvenated
himself. Yet by mis-application, the Firestone could be and was
turned to destructive uses as well as the means for torture and
Tuned too high - not
intentionally - it contributed to the cause of the second
The rays combined
with other electrical forces to start many fires deep within the
earth, and volcanic eruptions were precipitated from nature's
powerful storehouse of energy.
Beautiful stone cities
that glistened in the sunlight were scattered across the land.
Among them were Amaki,
Achaei, and Poseidia; the latter being the most important city of
the day. It was located on the last of the great islands designated
by the same name.
Here on the Bay of Parfa
was one of the best and busiest seaports of the world.
Water was supplied to the buildings of the city and the many pools
and lagoons by viaducts built to nearby mountain streams. So huge
and numerous were these conduits that they gave the appearance of a
walled city. Water sports were highly popular.
The buildings were
constructed in tiers with gleaming, polished stones and intricate
mosaics of superior craftsmanship.
In the center of the city was the temple, around which much of the
life of the Children of the Law of One revolved. Supported by
huge, semi-circular columns of onyx, topaz and beryl inlaid with
amethyst and other colorful stones, the elaborate temple reflected
the rays of the sun from a variety of beautiful angles.
Inside, the sacred fires of the altars burned constantly in the
These mysterious flames
produced rays - the knowledge of which was so soon to be lost - that
were used in the treatments given the mixtures [animal-man
creatures] for the removal of unwanted appendages.
There was a large outer
court which served as an assembly hall, and inner rooms for the
prophets and the many priests, priestesses and attendants of the
The large priesthood was
made up of the most learned men and women of the day, and some of
them acted in the capacity of judges as well as spiritual and
The Atlanteans, and especially the Poseidians, studied the
creative energies of the universe and penetrated the essence of
nature's storehouse - the vibrations of plants, jewels and metals -
the latter including their vibratory effect on the psychic and
intuitive nature of man.
Agriculture was highly
advanced, as were astronomy and astrology.
calculated the meaning of numbers, the stars and the elements;
and even knew the activity and effect of the morning dew.
They learned how to
neutralize the pull of gravity.
They were aware of
the mysteries of the origin of man and the five races, and they
had a full understanding of the laws of metaphysics - of
spiritual and scientific truths which are essentially the same.
It was this wealth of
knowledge possessed by those of
Law of One
that was sought and
misapplied by those of Belial, the materialists who rejected
not only the ideas of the worshipers of the One God but also
their precautions and warnings.
There were some of the
Law of One who listened to the arguments and the temptations
offered by those of Belial and yielded, becoming collaborators with
them in the desire to use for pleasure and destructive purposes the
creative energies and laws of the universe.
This misapplication was known as the "Nightside" of the law, or of
Many religious temples
were degraded to temples of sin as spiritual laws were applied to
the satisfaction of the physical appetites. The misuse of psychic
powers brought strife in many quarters.
There was contention over
the use of explosives, gases and liquid air for selfish purposes.
Conflicts arose over
special privileges and who were to be the leaders as well as which
was to be the ruling party of the land. The slave, peasantry and
working class were not only selfishly oppressed and abused, but
heavily taxed as well.
Party lines were thus
sharply drawn between the two groups. Although those of the One
God were ostensibly in power, large inroads in their authority
and control were made by the opposition, the self-seeking groups.
Civil war erupted...
The form of government was a monarchy in a semi-socialist state.
The king was aided in
his rule by an inner council.
In this there were
evil elements; and deceit, intrigue and conspiracy were within
the king's own household.
Society was divided
generally into three classes:
the ruling class
- those of both groups in positions of power and authority,
including the high priesthood
the middle or
teaching class - instructors and overseers
the peasantry or
laboring class, including the mixtures
There was also a line of
royalty, and princes and princesses who loved the pomp and splendor
about the king's court.
The Children of the Law
of One lived communally.
The growth of disturbing factors within, the magnification of
personal desires and embitterments, made the final destruction of
Atlantis all the more certain.
Advanced understanding of
spiritual and natural laws and their misapplication made that
destruction all the more terrible.
Those of the One God
realized, through the clairvoyant powers of the fast-declining
pituitary gland, that the impending final breakup of the
Poseidian-Atlantean lands was now at hand.
They sought ways of
warning and uniting the people in order to prevent it, if possible,
so that they might still carry out the injunction, subdue the earth,
rather than - as those of Belial would have it - subdue one another.
They endeavored to gather all the knowledge of the various nations
of the world concerning the approaching disaster, and
a meeting was called with this in view.
Envoys from many lands
came to Atlantis to pool their wisdom in a last attempt to avert
the calamity, but the meeting and evangelistic campaign
resulting from it were to no avail.
Reconciled to the inevitable national cataclysm, the Children of
the Law of One made other plans:
the search for
suitable lands to colonize...
Many expeditions went out
for this purpose.
The Children of the Law
of One also supplied leadership in the actual movements via land,
air and water to the safer lands of Egypt,
Honduras, Yucatan and other areas.
Of special interest to
them was the preservation of their religious tenets and records, and
these were taken with them.
By 10,700 B.C., the country had reached the depths of moral and
spiritual life - not in knowledge but in practice.
Human sacrifice and
sun worshiping were prevalent, as were adultery and corruption.
The mixtures were
used and abused.
The forces of nature were misused.
The sun crystals were
cruelly adapted as a means of coercion, torture and punishment,
and they became known among the common people as the "Terrible
A new low in morality and
human dignity had been reached.
Violence and rebellion
spread across the land...
Then came the final
Gigantic land upheavals shook the foundations of the earth. Great
islands crumbled into the sea and were inundated. Only scattered
mountain peaks remained to mark the sunken graves.
Some people escaped; a
few stayed behind heroically to aid others in the exodus to other
lands. The majority were lost. By 9500 B.C., Atlantis as a nation
had vanished from the face of the earth.
The Atlantean culture, however, did not entirely pass away.
Although there were
comparatively high civilizations in China, India and the Pyrenees,
Atlantean influence was felt in many places at different times, just
as their aggressive and progressive nature is now and will continue
to be felt through reincarnation in the earth.
The cycle of history often repeats itself, and the spirit of
Atlantis has arisen once more, as will portions of the land itself.
When changes that are to
come about do take place, the island of Poseidia will be among the
first high points to appear above sea level:
new land will emerge
off the east coast of the United States.
The Bahama Islands are remnants of the peaks of Poseidia, a part
of the once great continent before its breaking up into islands
after the second disaster.
Near the islands of
Bimini, fifty miles off the coast of Miami, Florida, there are
buried under ages of sea slime the remains of an old Atlantean
temple. It will one day be recovered.
In the Pyrenees and
Morocco are the ruins of early settlements still to be
Guatemala and Yucatan, Mexico, the fleeing Atlanteans became
In North America they
settled in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and as far east
as Mississippi and Ohio, where they came to be known as the
The Iroquois Indians
are direct descendants, and traces of Atlantean religious
beliefs may be found among other Indian tribes.
In Egypt, Atlantean influence was felt in the building of
pyramids. There are to be found in Egypt, Bimini and Yucatan
duplicate reports of Atlantean history.
The records are identical
and they will clarify some of the Old Testament accounts.
Included in the records
are the plans for construction of Great Crystals. Some of these
remain have already been unknowingly recovered by unsuspecting
archaeologists in the pyramids of Yucatan.
While the earliest recorded date in the Cayce readings is ten and a
half million years ago - the second influx of souls of the perfect
race - civilizations rose and fell many times during the great
Atlantean period from 200,000 to 10,700 B.C.
Between the first and the
last destructions was a span of years many times the length of the
Christian era to date.
The type of culture
carried into the Pyrenees and America when the first catastrophe
occurred differed from that taken to Central America and Morocco
with the second exodus; and to Egypt and Yucatan, Mexico, with the
third and final disaster.
Nor could the whole
civilization in its entirety be transplanted at any time. A division
of tongues took place when the continent was broken up into islands,
although the rest of the world still spoke the one language.
This further complicated
the Atlantean effect on the various civilizations to which the
Thus man evolves materially and sometimes spiritually, but almost
never in a straight line, although generally the trend has always
Here he is a little
better; there a little worse:
fluctuating like a
cork in the sea.
Souls rose to great
heights; often they fell to low depths, taking others with them.
But always there have
been the few who were searching for the answer to the mystery of
whence they came and whither they are going, and why. The higher way
to a more noble and Godly life still evades man, yet it is at his
The present age is a replica in many ways of ancient Atlantis
at its height, and our technology can therefore be better understood
in the light of Atlantean accomplishments.
Atlanteans are now
reincarnating in the earth in large numbers, and as the cycle of
mankind progresses through the laws of karma - action and reaction -
men are faced once again with a world of their own making.
Our high civilization
presents the first opportunity, under similar circumstances, not
only to recompense for the many evils committed but to choose once
more between the use of nature's forces for constructive or
The Cayce Records (Edgar
Cayce's Origin and Destiny of Man) say:
"As indicated here,
this entity is an Atlantean.
Hence it is
manifesting in the earth at this period when many Atlanteans
have entered. For this ye may be very sure: no leader in any
country or clime - whether friend or foe of what the entity
believes - is other than an Atlantean.
"As we have indicated, the Atlanteans had reached such an
advancement; and had been entrusted with divine activities on
But - as did also
this entity - they forgot from Whom and in Whom all live and
have their being. Thus they brought about within themselves that
which destroyed the body, but not the soul.
"Then this is the purpose of the entity in the earth:
to be a channel
of blessing to someone today - now.
That is, to be a
living example of that which He gave:
'Come unto me,
all that are weak and heavy laden; take my cross upon you
and learn of me.'
These are thy
purposes in the earth.
And those thou will
manifest beautifully - or again make a miserable failure, as
thou didst in Atlantis and as many another soul is doing in this
We are at the threshold
of the testing period.
What we do now
will decide the fate for mankind for ages to come...