Atlantis Talk Video

Atlantis Talk Video

Below is a video presentation that was recorded at the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach on September 25, 2013 at the Edgar Cayce Forum. Click on the thumbnail image to view the video.

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Atlantean – Assha

Assha – The Sacrifical Flame

A reading for a twenty year old college student given on August 27, 1929 described the past life of an Atlantean ruler of the city of Poseida named Assha who lost during that experience due to her involvement with the "sacrificial flame":  

In the one before this we find in that land known as the basic principles of understanding, in Poseida. The entity in power, in glory, and the entity lost through causing many to walk in the flame of that known as the sacrificial flame that BURNED in the holy mount. The entity in the name Assha. Losing through the experience, for the gratifying of selfish interests as respecting relationships of others to that sought in selves, brought destructive forces to the entity's influence.  (1102-1)

Apparently fire worship was common at certain periods of Atlantean history.  It may well be that she was involved in human sacrifice by burning.  Note that she was active in Poseida, an important city in Atlantis.  A reading in the 364 series that focuses exclusively on Atlantis describes the city of Poseida including some fascinating details about the role of fire and human human sacrifice:

In this [temple] the sacred fires burned, and there were the rising of the intermittent fires that came and went, that were later worshipped by some that brought on much of the destruction, because they waited long at the period before the destructions came.  These were those places where there became eventually the necessity of offering human sacrifices, which when put into fires became the ashes that were cast upon the waters for the drinking of same by those that were made prisoners from portions of other lands. (364-12)

So we have a major temple in the city of Poseida where fires were used for human sacrifice at certain periods when there was the "necessity."  One can only wonder if the ritual burning of prisoners from other lands was a political act to instill fear into the enemies of Atlantis.  Or perhaps a religious ritual intended to placate the forces of nature (the fires of volcanic eruptions) that sometimes visited destruction upon the land. And of course, was the individual Assha, the ruler of fire, involved in this gruesome activity?

Atlantean – Asmee

Asmee – Ruler Of Fire

A reading for a sixteen year old girl given on December 20, 1930 described the past life of an Atlantean named Asmee who was called the "ruler of fire."  Asmee was a princess who had all the comforts of life in a material sense.  And yet something was wrong, something quite disturbing happened:   

In the one before this we find in that land known as the Atlantean period, and during that time when much of the peoples were in the position of using all the forces in nature. The entity was then of the princesses of the land, and in power, in authority, in one close to those that ruled the land. The entity then in ease, luxury, comforts of the material forces – and in a PORTION of the experience did (that which TO the peoples even) err, and to self brought distrust in others and in self. In the name Asmee did the entity become the ruler of fire, and of those forces in nature that had to do with fire and its origins. Hence a tendency, and a warning to the entity – beware that the lungs [See 24-1] and that that makes fires of the body does not consume same in an unseemly manner. Beware, then, as respecting those distresses in same. Keep as much in the open as possible, but not in night air – neither in those things that tire or unfit, or eat up those forces of the PHYSICAL body, else the mental and spiritual may not have that opportunity in the present experience to develop or manifest that as is toward that UNIVERSAL force that is set in each and every entity.  (24-4)

Whatever it was that happened, it caused her to distrust herself and others – and for those around her to also distrust her.  Although the specifics are not provided, enough clues are given to hypothesize the nature of the error.  Fire worship was common amongst the Atlanteans.  Since Atlanteans are reknowned for being extremists, perhaps she became extreme in her fire worship to the point of causing herself bodily harm.  Perhaps being burned or inhaling smoke to the point of illness or death.

This line of reasoning is supported by the suggestion to her twentieth-century parents to take care regarding fire and the child's lungs.  Several physical readings were provided for this child to address breathing problems.  A report document included with her first reading noted: "… Miss [24]'s karmic weakness in lungs from Atlantean incarnation when she
misused her abilities as a ruler of fire."

Atlantean – Asamee

Priestess Asamee

On November 2, 1940 a reading was given for a thirty year old housewife described a past life as an Atlantean priestess named Asamee. Asamee was an androgynous being (both sexes in one body) who focused on helping the common people of that era:

Before that the entity was in the Atlantean land, when there were those periods of activity in which there was the changing of individuals from the double sex, or the ability of the progeneration of activities from self. The entity was a priestess in that experience just before there were the activities of the sons of Belial that brought about the period of the second destruction to the land. The entity aided the people, even its common people; for its abilities for help in the consideration of others brought worshipfulness to the entity because of its activity. The name then was in that line known as Asamee. (2390-1)

In addition to her Atlantean incarnation, a subsequent Egyptian past life at the time of Ra Ta was also given. In that incarnation she worked in both the Temple of Sacrifice and Temple Beautiful, apparently carrying on in the same direction of service to others that was established during her Atlantean incarnation. Several other individuals had a similar pattern of helping the lower class in Atlantis and then reincarnating in Egypt where they continued with the pattern of helping those of lower social status.  (See Mele, Eschuchu, Asme, and Ouen.) 

 

Atlantean – Asme

Priestess Asme

On November 16, 1943 a reading was given for a forty-three year old psychiatrist and artist well known for the use of art therapy in studying the emotional problems of both children and adults. Her reading described the past life of an Atlantean priestess who assisted individuals of the lower class being rid of animal appendages while perfecting the body and gaining in consciousness.  These individuals were thought form creatures in the process of materializing and evolving in the earth plane.  This lower class was being utilized as a labor force by the Belials and some among the Law of One:

Before this we find the entity was in those experiences in the Atlantean land, before those periods of the second upheavals or before the lands were divided into the isles. The entity was among those of the household of the leaders of the One, and made for and aided in the attempts to establish for those that were developing or incoming from the thought forces into physical manifestations to gain the concept of what their activities should be to develop towards a perfection in physical body, losing many of those appurtenances that made for hindrances for the better activities in the experience. The entity then was in the name Asme, as would be put in the language of the day.   (444-1)

Her life reading also noted some problematic "carnal influences" with her associates at that time, probably of a sexual nature. And yet, overall she did make a contribution to the welfare of others through her temple service.

And the entity gained and lost in the experience. For, while in the office of the priestess in the temple of the One, the entity lost in the associations of the carnal influences in relationships to those in the same activity. Yet, the entity gained in the greater portion of the abilities to make for disseminating truths to others.  (444-1)

In addition to her Atlantean incarnation, a subsequent past life was cited as an Egyptian healer in the Temple of Sacrfice.  This would have involved essentially the same types of healing and rehabilitation services provided in the temples of Atlantis during the previous life. 

 

Atlantean – Eschuchu

Eschuchu – Embraced The "things"

A reading for a thirty-four year old stenographer given on June 28, 1943 describes the past life of an Atlantean who embraced the lower class of "evolutionary individuals" who were referred to as "things," used as workers, and kept submissive by the Belial faction:

Before that the entity was in the Atlantean land, during those periods just before the second upheaval.
There the entity was among the children of the Law of One, and attempting to embrace – in the services and the activities – those "things", or the evolutionary individuals in the land by the decisions of the sons of Belial.
The abilities as an executive, as a politician, as a detective, as a writer, come from those applications of mental tenets and truths through that experience, – as Eschuchu.  (3027-2)

Her life reading noted the tendency for extremes that is a common traits for Atlanteans:

Thus we find this entity entering as an Atlantean, or from an Atlantean urge (in one of its appearances), as many Atlanteans are in the realm of activity with which the entity may come in contact in various ways or manners.
Thus, as in most entities, this experience will be either one in which the entity will succeed or make a complete failure. Whether this is mental, material or spiritual depends upon the choices made by the entity. (3027-2)

In addition to her Atlantean incarnation, a subsequent past life was cited as a worker in the Temple Beautiful and eventually an emissary to foreign lands to promote unity.  Several other individuals had a similar pattern of helping the lower class in Atlantis and then reincarnating in Egypt where they continued with the pattern of helping those of lower social status.  (See Ouen, Mele, Asme, and Asamee.) 

 

Atlantean – Ouen

Princess Ouen – Labored For The Less Fortunate

A reading for a thirty-six year old secretary given on October 3, 1943 describes the past life of an Atlantean princess named Ouen. Ouen was of the Law of One faction, yet labored for less fortunate, the workers of the lower class:

Before that the entity was in Atlantis, in those periods when there was the breaking up of the varied lands, when so much dissension arose among the children of the Law of One and the sons of Belial – as to the purposes of the various groups in keeping those experiences for those peoples used in laborious activities as a means for the building. The entity then labored among those less fortunate, seeking to give the opportunity to the various groups to become better acquainted with the laws and the spiritual laws…. The name then was Ouen. The entity was a princess in that period, or of the Law of One. (3257-1)

As part of her life reading for this individual a life seal, a symbolic graphic representation of the soul, was provided with the following observation:

As may be indicated from the form or shape of the seal, the entity is an Atlantean. Hence, as in most, it will either be a leader or a failure; dependent upon the application of that which it has gained through the experiences in the earth – as it applies same in the activities before others.  (3257-1)

With regard to the Atlantean incarnation as Princess Ouen, there are several similar cases from the Cayce wherein princesses and priestesses of the Law of One took the side of the laboring people and tried to raise them up in their consciousness and social status.  Naturally this led to the "dissension" with the Belials who favored keeping the workers in submission.

In addition to her Atlantean incarnation, another past life was cited for this individual in ancient Egypt, where she served as a record keeper. Several other individuals had a similar pattern of helping the lower class in Atlantis and then reincarnating in Egypt where they continued with the pattern of helping those of lower social status.  (See Mele, Eschuchu, Asme, and Asamee.) 

 

Atlantean – Mele

Mele (Social Advocate)

A reading for a twenty nine year old dancing teacher given on June 29, 1938 describes the past life of an Atlantean princess named Mele. Mele was of the Law of One faction and yet found herself in trouble with the rulers of the land due to her insistence on helping the lower, working class laborers of that time:

Before that we find the entity was in the Atlantean land, when there were those activities just prior to the second upheaval in that land. The entity was among the children of the Law of One – a princess; MOST beautiful in its activities as well as in its purposes and desires for those in the land who were but the workers or the drudgeries in those periods of activities. The entity lost some of its favor with a portion of the rulers owing to its sympathy with and its desire to help those of the field, and the activities in the laboring peoples. Yet its beauty, its strength of expression in the manners in which it dealt gentleness and kindness to all, brought great favor among the lowly peoples of the experience. The name then was Mele. (1626-1)

Note that Mele lived just prior to the second upheaval in that land. This period is usually described as a time of great social disturbance between the Law of One and the Belials, particularly regarding the place of workers in that society. The Belials wanted to keep them down, in their place. Apparently some of the Law of One authorities agreed because Mele lost favor within her own group as she ministered in sympathy to the laboring people of the lower class.

There are several similar cases in the same timeframe wherein princesses and priestesses took the side of the laboring people and tried to raise them up in their consciousness and social status. In modern terminology, Mele may have taken on the role of a social worker, despite her own status among the upper class.

Interestingly, Mele's case bears another similarity to the other elite Atlanteans of that period who sought to help the lower class. The soul entity that was Mele went on to incarnate in Egypt at the time of Ra Ta and continued in the role of service to the lower class as an instructor in the Temple Beautiful.  Several other individuals had a similar pattern of helping the lower class in Atlantis and then reincarnating in Egypt where they continued with the pattern of helping those of lower social status.  (See Ouen, Eschuchu, Asme, and Asamee.) 

The woman that incarnated as Mele in Atlantis was told that her husband in her current life was one of those that opposed her in her Atlantean incarnation.  She was encouraged to emphasize areas of agreement rather than disagreement. 

A curious remark in her reading might also indicate an Atlantean connection in her broader soul pattern.  She had a past life in America at about the time of the Revolution. She lived in a rural area of Pennsylvania where there were native American children with whom she played as a child:

And the entity was well acquainted with many of the natives. Hence we will find there is oft in its deeper meditations from the material, a harkening to the voices of those who were as the playmates during those experiences.  These ye call materially Indians, but they were thy own brethren in other experiences – as we shall see.  (1626-1)

Although the connection with the "Indians" was not specified in any of the other incarnations, the most likely associations would have been in Atlantis, considering that several readings discuss Atlantean migrations to North America where they contributed to the development of the "the Red Men; or those of the Atlanteans that had come to these portions of the land." (3823-1)

Atlantis – Sex In Atlantis

SEX IN ATLANTIS

(First Draft, posted on: May 22, 2013 by David McMillin)

Background

In keeping with the theme of looking for the echoes of Atlantis in the modern world, The Cayce readings portrayal of sex in Atlantis includes the full spectrum of sexual experience that now pervades our mass consciousness – and a few wrinkles that even the kinkiest modern humans might find amusing. 

To be sure, ancient Atlantis had its share of sexual indulgences, seduction, debauchery, beastiality (sex with animals) and sex scandals to rival anything in our modern supermarket tabloids.  However Atlanteans tended to be extremists and some of the more extreme forms of sexual expression in Atlantis may be a challenge for the modern imagination.  Most notably, androgyny in its various manifestations: biological androgyny (hermaprodites or intersex); psychological androgyny (animus and anima), and social androgyny (unisex) may appear so bizarre as to seem alien. 

Sex Is Life

The world is abuzz with all things sexual.  And it is not just the birds and the bees that are buzzing.  Sexual reproduction is the means by which all higher life forms on earth are sustained.  Without it, entire species would go extinct in one generation.

In human experience sex is not a simply biological.  Sex is a powerful force across the spectrum of human activity from economics and marketing to social interaction and artistic expression. Even a superficial sampling of modern culture suggests that humans live and breath sex – or at least the marketing gurus of western economies seem to think so.  Modern mass media seems preoccupied with sex – whether movies, TV, music, or the internet.

To be sure, not all current cultures obsess over sexuality in such an obvious manner.  Some highly religious peoples abstain from sexual preoccupation.  And yet, even the burkas worn by devout muslim women attest to the power of sexual attraction.  The female body must be covered from head to foot to prevent wayward sexuality. That’s pretty powerful.

But there is another dimension to sex beyond these rather obvious examples.  Androgyny, in all its various aspects, stretches our common notions about the nature of sexuality.

Androgyny

Androgyny can have several meanings ranging from purely biological to psychological, social, and cultural: 1. being both male and female; hermaphroditic; 2. having both masculine and feminine characteristics; 3. having an ambiguous sexual identity; 4. neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine in appearance; 5. in botany, having staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence. (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 2012)

Biological/Physical Androgyny (Intersex)

In biology the term “hermaphrodite” refers to an animal or plant having both male and female reproductive organs (Merriam Webster Dictionary, 2012).  As strange as this sound for humans, it is not uncommon in the natural world. 

Even within the human species, we are used to thinking in terms of either/or – either male or female.  And yet some biologists suggest that we think of it as a spectrum or continuum with male and female at the extremes:

While male and female stand on the extreme ends of a biological continuum, there are many bodies, bodies such as Suydam's, that evidently mix together anatomical components conventionally attributed to both males and females.  The implications of my argument for a sexual continuum are profound. If nature really offers us more than two sexes, then it follows that our current notions of masculinity and femininity are cultural conceits.
… Modern surgical techniques help maintain the two-sex system. Today children who are born "either/or-neither/both" – a fairly common phenomenon – usually disappear from view because doctors "correct" them right away with surgery. (Fausto-Sterling, 2000, p. 31)

Biologists make the distinction between genotype and phenotype in such discussions.  As the term implies, genotype refers to genetic makeup.  Phenotype refers to physical appearance. 

For example, some humans can have female genetic makeup but appear to be males, and vice versa.  Some individuals can possess both male and female genes and yet present by phenotype as either a male or a female (but not both).  So strictly by appearance one would not know that genetically they are androgynous. 

Another possibility is that a person can have either male or female genes and yet have both male and female sexual organs (to some degree or other).  The most extreme would be full androgyny wherein the individual would have both male and female genotype (genetic material) and both male and female phenotype (sexual anatomy). 

This is the sort of complexity raised by Fausto-Sterling in the previous quote.  So when we eventually get around to discussing androgyny in Atlantis, be aware that even in our modern world, the designation of biological sexuality can be quite complicated.  All this simply raises the question of what it really means to be male or female. 

Psychological Androgyny

Although Sigmund Freud is renowned for his exploration of all things sexual, it was one of his followers, Carl Jung, who probably made the most profound contribution to our understanding of the psychology of sex.  Jung recognized that each individual, regardless of the biology of sex, is actually psychologically androgynous. 

Jung labeled the inner sexual aspects of each person the animus and anima – archetypes of the collective unconscious that serve to balance the psyche of each individual.  The animus is the male aspect of the female psyche, as the anima is the female aspect of the male psyche. 

In other words, at a fundamental level of the psyche, men have a feminine side and women a masculine.  The integration of these archetypes of androgyny (animus and anima) is a theme across many cultures and throughout the ages. (Singer, 2000)

Social Androgyny

With the sexual revolution at the turn of the last century, modern social androgyny became more widespread as a cultural expression and lifestyle choice.  This was most apparent in the blending of male and female roles expressed through clothing and social relationships.

What do international celebrities, Michael Jackson, David Beckham, and Angelina Jolie have in common?  Besides being superstars and multi-millionaires, they are the icons of androgyny in our modern culture. As borders blur, markets merge, and cultures blend, androgyny seems to have found its way to the global mainstream.  (Lee, 2005)

Plato’s Theory of Sexuality

From an historical perspective, the concept of sexual androgyny is not a new idea.  Androgyny can be traced back to antiquity.  One of the most famous theories of the origin of the sexes was put forth by Plato. 

You recall Plato – the Greek philosopher who told the story of Atlantis.  Plato also insisted that the first humans were androgynous – both male and female in the same body.  At a certain point there was a division of the sexes so that each body could only express masculine or feminine.  Thus the sexual act is an attempt of the separated sexes to achieve the union of male and female in the primal oneness that is the heritage of the complete soul.

As it turns out, the Cayce readings not only echo Plato’s story of Atlantis, but also his concept of sexual androgyny and the separation of the sexes, at least as it pertains to human origins. 

Atlantean Androgyny

Apart from incarnation in flesh bodies on planet Earth, souls do not have any need of or interest in the male/female polarity that is the basis for biological sexual reproduction. 

The first souls who ventured into the material consciousness of the earth realm could project thought bodies into which they pushed their consciousness.  Thus the ability to project thought form bodies was the primary means of propagation for the early Atlanteans. 

Keep in mind that souls can only be created by God.  As the thought forms into which  souls pushed gradually materialized, these were soul expressions, warped as they may have been.  But these materialized soul maintained the ability to project thought forms that could materialize (at least for awhile).  Some of the thought form creations of the early Atlanteans were soulless creatures used for labor or entertainment.

As some of the Atlanteans looked around at nature and observed sexual reproduction in the animal kingdom, they desired this mode of reproduction and sought sexual gratification that is innate in animals.  With this mixing of the soul forms with animal-like soulless projections, animal consciousness became more prominent with an emphasis on survival of the individual and perpetuation of the species as described in Darwin’s theory of evolution and it’s modern variations.  Apparently this was a strong attraction for a deeper involvement into the flesh experience. 

Amilius

At this point in our story of the evolution of sexuality in Atlantis we arrive at a point about midway in the history of Atlantis.  As a land where souls pushed themselves into expression in flesh forms, Atlantis can be said to have begun about 200,000 years ago.  At about 100,000 there existed an individual soul called Amilius. 

Amilius and his soul group witnessed the sexual activities of those souls who had become involved in the animal behaviors common in nature.  Amilius decided that there must be a more spiritual alternative to propagation than sexual reproduction.

Oh yes, there is one additional piece of information that I need to share at this point.  Amilius and his group were androgynous, meaning that each body contained both the male and female aspects as one.  Inherently the soul is not divided – there is no need for the duality of male and female. 

In the early days of Amilius rule, the separation of the sexes had not yet begun to take place.  Though male in their outward aspect [phenotype], the androgynous sons of God embodied within themselves the nature of both male and female in one person.  By turning to the Creative Forces, they could become channels to bring into being androgynous progeny after their own kind, imbued with a double soul as well as a double-sexed body.  In this way, sexual intercourse was unnecessary as a means of propagation.  Moreover, by remaining free from carnal desire, they not only kept open the channel of spiritual communication with the Higher Forces from which they had originated, but they were able to avoid any impure relationships with the sons and daughters of men – fallen souls from the last root race, or early forerunners of their own, who had lost their celestial heritage and taken to copulating in the manner of the beasts around them.  (Church, 1989, pp. 90-91)

Church’s explanation is admirably succinct but may have oversimplified the situation.  The androgynous Atlanteans were not necessarily “male in their outward aspect” (in phenotype), as the account of Aczine and several other androgynous Atlanteans with apparent female phenotype demonstrate. (ECR: 288-6)  Similarly, the meaning of “progeneration” may not have been limited to mental projection of creatures or “things.”  Some readings suggest that progeneration in Atlantean times may have been something more akin to the “immaculate conception” and “virgin birth” as put forth in the biblical story of Mary and Jesus.  By the way, in the Cayce readings Amilius was described as a previous incarnation of Jesus with Mary as a “twin soul.”

At any rate, Amilius desired companionship but declined to participate in sexual reproduction.  Instead, Amilius projected a thought-form helpmate.  Some Cayce scholars have associated this projected companion with the figure known as Lilith in religious and mythological traditions.  With regard to this article on sex in Atlantis, the key point is that Amilius created a companion and helpmeet without sexual relations. 

Division of the Sexes

For a long while, the higher caste Atlantean rulers that followed the Law of One tradition established by Amilius maintained purity and retained sexual androgeny as a way of life and reproduction.  Thus both male and female were contained within a single body and reproduction (“progeneration”) occurred from within the entity itself.

However over time, even the high caste Atanteans were convinced (or seduced) into accepting sexual reproduction as a means of propagation.  In the readings this period of great change is referred to as the “separation of the sexes” or “division of the sexes.”

At this point let us move beyond concepts and flesh out these ideas with past lives in Atlantis as provided in the Cayce life readings for twentieth-century individuals who sought his counsel.    

Priestess Asamee – Double Sex and Progeneration from Self

On November 2, 1940 a thirty year old housewife received a reading that describes a significant change in the pattern of reproduction amongst the higher echelons of Atlantean society.  Whereas the Belial group and common laborers of the lower class utilized sexual reproduction as is prominent in the animal kingdom, the Law of One faction had held to the androgynous pattern of “progeneration of activities from self.”  “Progeneration” simply refers to the act of begetting; propagation.  (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 2012)  The change from androgyny (“double sex”) to sexual reproduction was discussed in several readings prior to the “period of the second destruction of the land.”

Before that the entity was in the Atlantean land, when there were those periods of activity in which there was the changing of individuals from the double sex, or the ability of the progeneration of activities from self.   (ECR: 2390-1)

Note that the individual Asamee was a priestess, thus very likely to have been among the elite of the Law of One group in the period just before the “period of the second destruction.”  The question arises as to whether “progeneration of activities from self” (androgynous reproduction) as part of the role of priestess practiced in the temples of the Law of One?  And one can also wonder as to whether Asamee was of the “double sex” (androgyny) or the new heterosexual expression?  The readings do not say.

In terms of soul development, it is significant to point out that Asamee had a social conscience and aided the lower class of common people.  As we shall see with some of the other individuals discussed in the readings, even the class structure within Atlantean society had a strong sexual dimension.

High Priestess Rhea – Progeneration Within Self

On March 15, 1941 a twenty-four-year-old art student received a reading that described a past life as high priestess Rhea in Atlantis in the period preceding the “second upheavals.”

Before that the entity was in the Atlantean land, during those activities in that period preceding the second upheavals.
The entity was among the children of the law of One; a high priestess, who chose to keep within self those abilities for progeneration.    (ECR: 2464-1)

Note that Rhea “chose” to keep within self the “abilities for progeneration.” A follow-up reading provided some additional details about that lifetime as Rhea:

Among those of the entity's own group that division had come in which there had arisen the separation of the sexes. There were those who had listened, and who were inclined to listen to the tempting applications made by the sons of Belial. These had made some impressions upon the companion, upon the workers – together with the entity in its choice of the representatives, in the activity among the peoples of that period.  (ECR: 2464-2)

Note that during this period before the “second upheavals” there was the division among the Law of One faction in which some individuals chose to follow the promptings of the Belial faction and experience the separation of the sexes. 

It is not entirely clear as to whether Rhea chose to retain the ability of progeneration within self or participated in the “separation of the sexes” that was adopted by many within the Law of One group.  Reading 2464-2 indicates that Rhea maintained her integrity and justness though tempted by a companion or associate amongst the Law of One who came under the spell of the Belials. 

Is-Es-So – Divisions of Sexes

The choice of words used to describe the change from sexual androgeny (progeneration within self) to a more natural biological sexuality is evocative.  In a reading for a twenty-year-old woman given on July 14, 1942 this dramatic change is called the “divisions of the sexes.” One is left to wonder if the “divisions” in this instance refers to the social roles that would result from this change or whether the “divisions” refers to literal biological divisions into male and female bodies (as in a sex change operation).

Before that the entity was in the Atlantean land, when there were those activities where there were the divisions of sexes. 
This entity was in close relationships with those who were among the first offspring of such divisions; thus being among the first of the princesses of that particular period of activity.
The entity was raised to power, for the entity was blessed with that ability to hold to those things that had been the practice of the father in that period or sojourn.
Thus the spiritual, mental and material relationships to the entity are those channels through which growth comes.
The name then was Is-Es-So.  (ECR: 2753-2)

Note that Is-Es-So was among the “first of the princesses of that particular period.”  As a princess, she would have been among the elite, upper level of Atlantean society.  Since she was raised to power and followed the practices of her “father” suggests that the divisions of the sexes had been the choice of her parents, otherwise there would not have been a designated “father.”

Uclz – “separations of the bodies as male and female”

In the one then before this we find in that land known as the Atlantean, during that period when there were the separations of the bodies as male and female, for the entity then began one of power in the period – and making for those of the first TEMPORAL abodes, in houses that were of peculiar structure, that oft comes to the entity's inner self in the present of that CIRCULAR home, house, abode, or city, or peoples, that there may be the proper differentiations in those of the abilities of individuals to mete out that of a PRODUCTIVE nature; whether the layman, that produces that of the original, or whether those that make for the change into the use of the various efforts of the various groups in THEIR respective sphere, or whether in that that DISTRIBUTES to the NEEDS of those that labor IN the various fields OF the passing of foods, apparel, OR what not, from the PRODUCTIVE end to that of the USER, or of the distributor. In the name Uclz. In the present may the entity, in the latter portion, gain much of visions that may lead to that wherein much as used, or abused (as the entity lost in that experience) for a MATERIAL, and if used properly – a soul development in the present.  (ECR: 2121-2)

Note the explicit reference to biological heterogeneity: “… period when there were the separations of the bodies as male and female …” This was also the period of the “first TEMPORAL abodes.”  Thus it would seem that the separation of the sexes may have led to the need for permanent, separate housing.  This reading also describes the creation of a stratified society laid out in concentric circles with the most important (highest social class) at the center as described by Plato.

Keep in mind that during the early period of Atlantean society when sexual androgyny predominated, there were no families as such.  Rather there were groups of like-minded individuals who chose to associate with each other in a communal manner.  With the division of the sexes and more of a nuclear family dynamic, perhaps the need for “single family housing” became a priority, as described in reading 2121-2. 

Androgyny and Homosexuality?

Yes, we have the records here of a very unusual personality, being also an Atlantean. This experience may make or break the entity in its search for that which is to answer those spiritual interpretations or the carnal forces in the experience of the entity through the earthly sojourns.
Then, as indicated, we have those unusual experiences in the earth by the entity and the definite urges which are at variance to the general activities in the sex relationships. For in the experience in the Atlantean land, the entity sought to be both and wasn't very successful at either….
Before that we find the entity was in the Atlantean land and in those periods before Adam was in the earth. The entity was among those who were then "thought projections", and the physical being had the union of sex in the one body, and yet a real musician on pipes or reed instruments.
As to the abilities of the entity, then, that to which it may attain and how:
There is nothing impossible for the entity to attain in fame or fortune or in its spiritual unfoldment and yet these will NOT be easy until the entity has conquered self….
(Q) Am I homosexual?
(A) Read what has been given.
(Q) What have been my previous relationships with […] of … Long Island?
(A) You were good Atlanteans together but not very good people.   (ECR: 5056-1)

This is a very curious case in which the reading seems to explaining a modern tendency toward homosexuality as a shadow of a past life in Atlantis in which there was a “union of sex in one body” (biological androgeny).  Apparently, the Atlantean attempt at sexual androgeny was not entirely constructive.

Note that this experience was before Adam was in the earth.  This reading appears to be making a connection between the creation of the ideal human form (as symbolized in Adam) and the division of the sexes. 

The Making of Sex Objects

Before that we find the entity was in the Atlantean land when there were those periods of the law of the children of one, of the sons of Belial. The entity, with the abilities to bring those things to pass from the application of the spiritual laws in its use for gratifying of material appetites, brought under its control, many of those brought into the material experiences in the opposite sex, or was able to make them of one form or another, shapely, unshapely, those with forms divine, those with such monstrosities in each as to become to the self disturbing at times, but to self that it had need of.
This brought to self disaster, in that there are appetites which must be curbed. What will ye do with thyself?  (ECR: 5250-1)

Numerous readings on Atlantis make reference to the tendency of the Belials to use spiritual laws for material indulgence.  Reading 5250-1 seems to be describing this process whereby individuals created beings of the opposite sex to gratify carnal desires.  No name is given for this particular individual and there is no explicit designation as to whether it was a member of the Law of One group or a Belial.  Keep in mind that some of the Law of One were influenced (i.e., seduced) by the Belials and turned the “application of spiritual laws” to the “gratifying of material appetites.” 

 “rulers that were later divided into male and female”

In the one then before this we find in that land known as the Atlantean, and in that period when there had been builded those developments of the peoples in the land. The entity then among the rulers of the land, being associated with those that WERE AS the rulers that were later divided into male and female. The entity then, in attempting to seek or to follow close in the line of these, there was brought that of the first dissension, in the dissatisfaction of the inabilities to change its body to that as would entice or bring those influences into the lives of those the entity contacted, and the first stumble began, and in this the entity lost. As was seen and was given, even that given that made the separation may make the body whole.  (ECR: 543-11)

Apparently, the rulers of the land were originally androgenous with both male and female in one body.  They were “later divided into male and female” when there was the division or separation of the sexes.  In this particular case, it would seem that the individual desired to change the body to make it more enticing to others, which caused some problems. 

Sex Changes and Unseemly Propagation

Before that the entity was in the Atlantean land, in those periods when there was the changing within the body forces of the sex of individuals.
The entity was among the children of the Law of One, and yet cohorted with the sons of Belial in the usage of their efforts to use those tenets attained by the entity for the propagation in an unseemly manner.  (ECR: 3307-1)

This is one of those cases where the Belials sought to influence or seduce a member of the Law of One to use their abilities of propagation in an “unseemly manner.”  This reading does raise some fascinating questions:

Exactly what was the nature of the change within the body forces regarding the sex of individuals?  Was this the division or separation of the sexes described in several other readings?

What were the tenets attained by the entity?  Was it the knowledge or ability for the thought projection of creatures?  Or was it simply sexual reproduction involving a mixture of the daughters of the LOO and the Belials, with the offspring becoming workers or slave labor?

The phrase “propagation in an unseemly manner” certainly sounds like sexual reproduction, although it is unclear why the tenets attained by the entity would matter is it was purely a sexual process. 

Edgar Cayce Aura Chart – “united bodies” and the “separation of the sexes”

Edgar Cayce gave many readings for himself (most physical readings) and was assigned the number 294.  Although no reading was given in which Edgar Cayce as an individual entity had a past life in Atlantis (note the wording here), the following excerpt from an aura chart reading contains a graphic description that is relevant to our present discussion of sexual androgyny and the separation of the sexes:

Above this indicate a mountain, and the symbol or sign that is the symbol of Gemini – or the two-bodied figure, or united bodies as a figure (small), on the edge of this mountain. The vegetation here would be very verdant, in the central portion; this shading off to the left in that as of the temple, – or the crystal, or an obelisk with the crystal in the top. This, to be sure, would not be too large a figure; with many figures at worship about the light that comes from this obelisk.
On the right side would be the fields with laborers in chains or bonds.
This, to be sure, would indicate the period in Atlantis when there was the separation of the sexes indicated among things, or the thought-figures or bodies; those that had caught the vision and those still kept in bondage.  (ECR: 294-206)

Thus this reading for Edgar Cayce visually portrays androgyny (Gemini – or the two-bodied figure, or united bodies”) and the “separation of the sexes” among certain groups within that society.  This description of social conditions parallels other cases in which there is a lower working class that is kept in bondage and a lower level of consciousness.  This reading seems to be making a connection between this social stratification and the “separation of the sexes.”

Aczine – “both male and female in one”

One could argue that the basis for Edgar Cayce’s aura chart reading was “his” role in a past life of an individual called Aczine.  Aczine was an androgynous being that lived until the latter period of Atlantis, suggesting that androgyny did apparently exist to some extent for nearly the entire span of Atlantean history (if it can be called that).

The really interesting aspect of the androgyny of Aczine is that this past life was given as an incarnation of Edgar Cayce’s personal secretary, Gladys Davis.  So we find both the male and female aspects of the soul in one physical body with the female aspect more pronounced and the male aspect in the background, as it were.  Very curious arrangement, don’t you think?

The readings explain that for all incarnation since that Atlantean lifetime, the two aspects of this soul entity were split into distinct individuals who had separate incarnations hencethorth, often (but not always) at the same time.

This almost sounds like Plato’s explanation of the soul splitting apart and thereafter seeking reunion.  There are also some similarities to Jung’s theory of the animus and anima archetypes here as well.  The Cayce readings use the term “twin souls” to describe the dynamic.  Please note: This is not the same as “soul mates.” 

With regard to the Atlantean life as Aczine, the entity was a ruler of noble birth “in that fair country of Alta” and “in that sex as given” 10,000 B.C. (ECR: 288-1)

The phrase “sex as given” suggests a female body (phenotype) although androgynous.  Since she was of the upper class and a member of the Law of One, the tradition of androgyny would have been part of her heritage going all the way back to Amilius. 

Presumably this was well after the fivefold projection, hence the fivefold projection did not necessarily eliminate sexual androgyny in Atlantis.

In another reading for Ms. Davis that discusses the past life as Aczine, the entranced Cayce observes that:

… their soul and spirit are well knit, and must of necessity present each that they may be one. For we find in the beginning that they, these two (which we shall speak of as they until separated), were as one in mind, soul, spirit, body; and in the first earth's plane as the voice over many waters, when the glory of the Father's giving of the earth's indwelling of man was both male and female in one.
In flesh form in earth's plane we find the first in that of the Poseidian forces, when both were confined in the body of the female; for this being the stronger in the then expressed or applied forces found manifestations for each in that form.   (ECR: 288-6)

At this point in the story of Aczine the sexual eccentricity (by our modern standards) takes a more conventional turn.  Aczine succumbs to lust: “the desire came for the bodily connection of coition with one of lower estate …” (ECR: 288-6)  Curiously the date given for the lifetime of Aczine in reading 288-6 was 12,800.  Hence a lifetime of at least a couple of thousand years, actually not that long by Atlantean standards as we shall see in another section on longevity.

Note that the phenotype of Aczine is female.  Could this be an instance of intersex whereby the phenotype is female but the genotype is both male and female (XX and XY)?  Or is the androgyny more a matter of intrapsychic (psychological) androgyny whereby the soul is expresses both sexes (nonpolarity)?  Note the sexual indiscretion with one of lower social status – presumably a “thing”.  Note that this was described as “treachery.”  Apparently there was some deceit or such involved.

Another follow-up reading affirms the androgyny of Aczine:

(Q) In the Poseidian [Atlantis] period, just what was my position and vocation? [See 288-1 and 288-10.]
(A) A ruler, and what would be termed a DIVINER of purposes in the activities of the MENTAL life; for the PERIOD carried rather that of the MENTAL – that would be termed in the present day – of a PHYSICAL being; for then both male and female might be – desired so – in one.   (ECR: 288-27)

The entity was a ruler or DIVINER of the MENTAL life for this period or phase of Atlantean experience was a strongly mental expression.  Was the body more of a thought form nature?  Even though it is described as a “PHYSICAL being?”  Note that both male and female might be in one – if desired so.  It was a matter of choice.

(Q) In Atlantis, was I associated with Amilius? [See [364] series.] If so, how?
(A) One as projected by that entity as to a ruler or GUIDE for many, with its associating entity.   (ECR: 288-29)

This reading seems to indicate that Aczine was a projection of Amilius.  Was this a thought form projection in the sense of the compansion thus created by Amilius?  If so, what about the soul aspect of the projection?  Note the expression “associating entity.”  The concept is interesting in that the male component is regarded as its own entity.  This suggests some extreme flexibility in the concept of the entity which is inherent in the idea of twin souls.

Yes, we have those conditions in the experience of the entity Asule [?], in that sojourn and experience in Atlantis. Here we find as these conditions, or the changing of the entity's abilities in separating self in the form or manner in sex; hence becoming, with the associations, the envy of many then being contacted with the experiences as a leader, a ruler; hence, as given, meeting many conditions to its own undoing, considering little in the experience save the satisfying or aggrandizing of self's interests, self's gratifications, through those abilities in the use of that spirit, endowed with the abilities to bring into the material forms those thought forces even to the separation of self, in the satisfying of those elements in material forces for the satisfaction of self to the envy, to those conditions that brought much of the detrimental influences and forces in the experience of those about the body.  (ECR: 288-31)

Note that Aczine was in that “sex as given” presumably female.  This appears to have been some form of androgeny, although both male and female aspects were expressed through a feminine body: “both [aspects of sexual polarity] were confined in the body of the female; for this being the stronger.”

Note that a female body would allow for sexual androgeny wherein the progeneration within self would be like the virgin birth experienced by Mary with Jesus.  In other words this would not have involved the projection of a thought being.

This would make sense if Aczine later was tempted to indulge in sexual gratification with one of lower class.  She had the sexual anatomy and physiology for such activity – it was simply a matter of choice as to how to express it.

Adam and Eve

(Q) Explain the information given regarding Amilius [?], who first noted the separation of the peoples into male and female, as it relates to the story in the Bible of Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden giving the name of the symbols Adam, Eve, the apple, and the serpent.
(A) This would require a whole period of a lecture period for this alone; for, as is seen, that as is given is the presentation of a teacher of a peoples that separated for that definite purpose of keeping alive in the minds, the hearts, the SOUL minds of entities, that there may be seen their closer relationship to the divine influences of Creative Forces, that brought into being all that appertains to man's indwelling as man in the form of flesh in this material world. These are presented in symbols of that thought as held by those peoples from whom the physical recorder took those records as compiled, with that gained by himself in and through the entering into that state where the entity's soul mind drew upon the records that are made by the passing of time itself in a material world. As given, these are records not only of the nature as has been termed or called akashic records (that is, of a mental or soul record), but that in a more material nature as set down in stone, that was attempted to be done – HAS been attempted to be done throughout ALL time! WHY does man NOW set in stone those that are representatives of that desired to be kept in mind by those making records for future generations? There are many more materials more lasting, as is known to many.
In the records, then, as this: There are, as seen, the records made by the man in the mount, that this Amilius [?] – Adam, as given – first discerned that from himself, not of the beasts about him, could be drawn – WAS drawn – that which made for the propagation OF beings IN the flesh, that made for that companionship as seen by creation in the material worlds about same. The story, the tale (if chosen to be called such), is one and the same. The apple, as 'the apple of the eye', the desire of that companionship innate in that created, as innate in the Creator, that brought companionship into the creation itself. Get that one!
In this there comes, then, that which is set before that created – or having TAKEN ON that form, able of projecting itself in WHATEVER direction it chose to take, as given; able to make itself OF that environ, in color, in harmony, in WHATEVER source that makes for the spirit of that man would attempt to project in music, in art, in ANY form that may even be conceivable to the mind itself in what may be termed its most lucid moments, in its most esoteric moments, in its highest animation moments; for were He not the SON of the living God made manifest, that He might be the companion in a made world, in material manifested things, with the injunction to subdue all, BRING all in the material things under subjection – all UNDER subjection – by that ability to project itself IN its way? KNOWING itself, as given, to be a portion OF the whole, in, through, of, by the whole? In this desire, then, keep – as the injunction was – thine self separate: OF that seen, but NOT that seen. The apple, then, that desire for that which made for the associations that bring carnal-minded influences of that brought as sex influence, known in a material world, and the partaking of same is that which brought the influence in the lives of that in the symbol of the serpent, that made for that which creates the desire that may be only satisfied in gratification of carnal forces, as partake of the world and its influences about same – rather than of the spiritual emanations from which it has its source. Will control – inability of will control, if we may put it in common parlance.  (364-5)

Note that, based on the question, the separation of the sexes had begun during the time of Amilius.  Was it Amilius who began this process with his thought-form companion?  Thus the race was kept pure in a biological sense.

The Five-in-One Projection

There is one more rather amazing aspect of Altantean sexuality.  Eventually a new creation by God established an optimal form for human incarnation of souls in the Earth.  The fivefold projection occurred in five locations around the world.  The biblical story of Adam and Eve represents one instance of these projections of male and female.

The point of the fivefold projection was to provide a human form that is optimal for maintaining spiritual attunement with the divine and soul development in the earth experience.  Spiritual attunement and soul development had become side-tracked and largely lost in the manifestations in Atlantis and around the globe.

Seduction, Debauchery and Promiscuity

Although thus far we have been focusing primarily on the some of the more exotic aspects of Atlantean sex, there was plenty of the old fashioned variety such as seduction, debauchery and promiscuity.  Here are a couple of cases to illustrate the point.

The Seduction of Prince Elmeur

On April 3, 1935 Edgar Cayce gave a reading for a thirty-nine year old man who was said to have been a prince during an early period of Atlantis. Specifically, this reading observed that prince Elmeur lived during the “beginnings of the activities of the sons of Belial and those of the Law of One.”

Before that we find the entity was in that called the Atlantean land, in those periods when there were the beginnings of the activities of the sons of Belial and those of the Law of One. The entity then was among those peoples that were of the Law of One, yet it was set upon because of being in the position of power – being the SON of the ruler, or Ajax, and in the name then Elmeur. The entity, as the Prince of the Poseidian land, was set upon by the sons of Belial to make for those activities that would bring the desecrating of the Temple of the Law of One; through those influences of the daughters of the sons of Belial. And these made for activities that brought to the experience of the entity that as would be called in the present of making relationships and activities that brought dissensions, discouragements, and the attempts first to destroy the own self, the own life. And the experiences in the present with those of the opposite sex have brought much of like experiences where attempts in this or that direction have been made. For the alterations, the phases of experiences of individuals have made for distresses; yet at times enlightenment and helpful experiences when the real activities were meted out. (ECR: 876-1)

The issue of purity of the "Law Of One" line and mixing with the Belials goes back to the beginning of the separation between the two major groups within Atlantean society. The dynamics of politics in such situations might dictate a marriage to the son of the ruler to create an alliance and path to power for the Belials who were not yet in authority. This is just the sort of strategy found throughout the histories of kingdoms and nations. In this case it turned out badly for Elmeur, who attempted suicide as a result of the affair.

Note that this past life was relatively early in the history of Atlantis when there were the beginnings of the activities between the Law of One and Belial groups. Although Elmeur was a prince of Poseidia, he had enough influence over the temple there to introduce Belial women into the temple activities. The apparent seduction of Elmeur must have been successful to some extent as he attempted suicide. Relations with women in his modern life were problematic as a karmic carryover from that lifetime.

Elmeur’s experience appears to be typical of the early associations of the Law of One group and the Belials, which could be described as influence by seduction.

Debauchery and the Satisfying of the Appetites of Every Nature

Reading 1968-2 given on January 25, 1940 for a twenty-nine year old insurance rate clerk discusses an Atlantean past life with some heavy sexual karma that carried over into the life of this young woman:

There we find that the entity, as has been indicated, was PHYSICALLY in love with one of the children of the sons of Belial. Hence there were disturbing factors, by the desire and the attempt to influence the entity to refrain from associations with the children of Belial.
For – as would be compared with the present – the association would be as of a young girl or person with those who were given to debauchery, or to the satisfying alone of the appetites of every nature, or the material experiences as might be indicated in the present.
These brought the disturbing forces throughout the experience; yet there were the eventual associations – or conjugations – with the son of Belial. Thus there was the taking on of the physical desires, the physical reactions which were at variance to the teachings and the innate expressions of those who had been the companions and associates of the entity.   (ECR: 1968-2)

Actually this case is pretty typical of readings that describe interactions between the followers of the Law Of One and those of the Belial group – that is, seduction and betrayal.  The explicit sexual nature of this relationship is obvious: “the association would be as of a young girl or person with those who were given to debauchery, or to the satisfying alone of the appetites of every nature.”  Her reading goes on to explain that despite this disturbing sexual indiscretion, this entity never entirely lost sight of her greater purpose in that lifetime.  The karmic echoes of that Atlantean life carried over into her twentieth-century incarnation as a difficult relationship with a man identified as the same Belial personage who took advantage of her in Atlantis.  Her reading cautioned her to be careful about a one-sided relationship as had been the case in Atlantis:

(Q) What should be my attitude when in his presence? Should I let him know that I love him?
(A) As has been indicated. If this is a cooperative association, or if there is an agreement on the part of both that there are the needs for the working it out, it is well. If this agreement is only upon the part of the one, NOT well.   (ECR: 1968-2)

Seventeen Sons by Seventeen Different Men

From the Cayce perspective, Atanteans tended to be extremists.  Reading 1523-4 given on February 8, 1942 for a thirty-three year old housewife certainly demonstrates one aspect of the sexual extremes that were part of that experience.  The reading describes a past life of a priestess named Isthuma who served in the Temple of Light:

Before that we find the entity in the Atlantean land, when there was the SECOND period of the upheavals in the land.
The entity was a priestess in the Temple then of Light, the temple in which there were the activities in associations with the Law of One. The entity held such activities not so close as some, and not so close as the priests especially of the older ones judged she should.
For the entity consorted with those who were, to the priests, questioned; and the entity during that experience had seventeen sons by seventeen DIFFERENT men! [See 1523-14, Par. 36.]
These brought those activities of many disturbing forces, yet never were the priests – either of Belial or of the Law of One – able to prevent the entity, as Ishuma, from leading in the activities in the Temple of Light.
Hence turmoils were caused; and all the more reason why it is necessary in the present to hold to that which has been indicated: Know in what ye believe and WHO is the author of same!   (ECR: 1523-4)

Apparently Isthuma had seventeen sons by seventeen different men.  Clearly, she had no use for androgynous progeneration.  It would appear that the fathers of her sons were most likely Belials since the relationships were questioned by the priests. 

The obvious question that arises is whether such activity by a priestess of the Law of One in the Temple of Light falls within the scope of service for that position.  In other words, was sexual reproduction a sanctioned activity in the temple and did she simply go too far by “consorting” with the wrong type of men?  After all, she was still able to lead in the activities of the temple, despite the disapproval by some of the priests, especially the older ones.  At the very least, one must admit that sex in Atlantis was not boring!

Key Points To Remember

  • Apart from incarnation in flesh bodies on planet Earth, souls do not have any need of or interest in the male/female polarity that is the basis for biological sexual reproduction.
  • The first souls who ventured into the material consciousness of the earth realm could project thought bodies into which they pushed their consciousness.  The ability to project thought form bodies was the primary means of creating offspring for the early Atlanteans.  Souls can only be created by God.  The thought form creations of the early Atlanteans were soulless creatures used for labor or entertainment.
  • As some of the Atlanteans looked around at nature and observed sexual reproduction in the animal kingdom, they desired this mode of reproduction and sought sexual gratification that is innate in animals.  With this mixing of the pure soul forms with animal-like projections, animal consciousness became more prominent with an emphasis on survival of the individual and perpetuation of the species as described in Darwin’s theory of evolution and it’s modern variations.
  • Amilius desired companionship but declined to participate in sexual reproduction.  Instead, Amilius projected a thought form helpmate that some scholars have associated with the legend of Lilith in religious and mythological traditions.
  • The higher caste Atlantean rulers that followed the Law of One tradition established by Amilius maintained purity and retained sexual androgeny as a way of life and reproduction.  Thus both male and female were contained within a single body and reproduction (“progeneration”) occurred from within the entity itself.
  • Immaculate conception and virgin birth may be examples of the principle of progeneration from within self that was practiced by the early Law of One group in Atlantis.  Perhaps the numerous instances of this process within the traditions and mythologies of peoples around the world (and most notably in the case of Mary and her son Jesus in the Christian tradition) are merely echoes of the process developed by the early high caste Atlanteans.
  • Over time, even the high caste Atanteans were convinced (or seduced) into accepting sexual reproduction as a means of propagation.  In the readings this period of great change is referred to as the “separation of the sexes” or “division of the sexes.”
  • Eventually a new creation by God established an optimal form for human incarnation of souls in the Earth.  The fivefold projection occurred in five locations around the world.  The biblical story of Adam and Eve represents one instance of these projections of male and female.
  • The point of the fivefold (“five-in-one”) projection was to provide a human form that is optimal for maintaining spiritual attunement with the divine and soul development in the earth experience.

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Atlantis – The Animal Problem

THE ANIMAL PROBLEM

(Second Draft – posted on: February 2, 2013 by David McMillin)

Background

Current mass extinction of animal species rivals that of any other epoch in the history of the world.  Is it simply a matter of natural climate patterns that are beyond human control, or are humans causing (or contributing) to the widespread demise of so many species?  This is a question that has resonance with the story of Atlantis. 

The Cayce readings on Atlantis portray an advanced civilization at odds with nature and particularly the animal kingdom.  According to Cayce, the use of technology to conquer the wild beasts of that time led to the first of the upheavals of the land of Atlantis.  The adversarial relations between animals and humans continued for thousands of years, culminating in a megafaunal extinction at about the time of the final and complete destruction of Atlantis. 

From a historical perspective, the relationship of humans to the rest of the animal kingdom is complex and somewhat controversial.  The modern biological view is that humans are simply sophisticated animals – nothing more or less.  Yes, humans do currently sit at the pinnacle of the evolutionary pyramid, but will probably be superseded by another species at some future time, as have all dominant species in the history of the world.  This is the evolutionary perspective that dominates our post-modern world – at least in western culture. 

In the past, religious or philosophical approaches have often placed humans outside the animal kingdom as something special, something apart.  In particular, the idea of special creation (i.e, the biblical Genesis account) regards humans as inherently distinctive and intended to rule over all the rest of creation, including animals.

Anthropologists will point out that early humans, as hunter-gatherers, often lived in competition with other predator animals who preyed on weaker species.  And these early humans themselves could end up as prey to a wide variety of carnivore hunters.  Even with the advancement of farming technology, wild animals could be a nuisance (or worse) for settled humans during ancient times.

The Cayce readings on Atlantis address the problematic relationship between humans and large, marauding animals in prehistoric times.  Interestingly, the timeframe of this interaction discussed in the readings is remarkably close to modern scientific models focused in the 60,000 B.C.E. to 10,000 B.C.E. range.  Like modern science, the Cayce readings cite the dating of about 10,000 B.C.E. as a time of relatively sudden, mass extinctions of many large animals species (megafauna).  Furthermore, like modern science, the readings describe both human and environmental conditions as factors in these extinctions.  But there are some major differences in these approaches as well, as we shall see.

Late Pleistocene Megafauna Extinctions

Alfred Russel Wallace, the British naturalist best known for independently developing a theory of evolution based on natural selection that prompted Darwin to publish his own theory, observed that: … we live in a zoologically impoverished world, from which all the hugest, and fiercest, and strangest forms have recently disappeared …” (Wallace, 1876, p. 150).  To be sure, Wallace’s perspective was vast, including the pre-human age of dinosaurs.  And yet, some pretty huge, fierce, and strange beasts did survive into relatively recent times, interacting with humans, only to become suddenly extinct:

Twenty thousand years ago, huge condor-like birds with sixteen-foot wingspans were tearing open the carcasses of hippo-sized ground sloths here in North America… Mammoths and mastodons were giving themselves dust-baths and pushing over trees. Cheetahs were hunting a large variety of pronghorn and forked-horn antelopes. No less than five other kinds of big cat were living on an extravagant assortment of camel, llama, deer, horse, musk ox, bison, goat and sheep species. With its giant bears, giant beavers, giant armadillo-like species, giant tortoises, and its giant ground-sloth species, North America was, without exaggeration, a super-Serengeti containing many more big-animal species than present-day Africa …Within the last fifty thousand years, therefore, – the blink of an eye – a world-wide chain of big-animal communities, comprised of literally hundreds of species, suddenly vanished from the earth.  (Edmeades)

Where have the wild things gone? A host of strange creatures used to walk Earth, including carnivorous kangaroos, giant lizards, and tortoises the size of cars, but they are now extinct. The reasons are debated but settle into two competing explanations: The extinctions are either due to climate change or, alternatively, human hunting.  (Flannery, 1999, p. 182)

When the first humans migrated from Asia to North America 15,000 years ago or more, they confronted an array of big animals more dazzling than that of modern Africa. Mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses and a stately deer called the stag-moose coexisted with giant ground sloths and beavers the size of today's black bears. These plant-eaters were prey for meat-eaters like saber-toothed cats, savage short-faced bears, cheetahs, maned lions and dire wolves, bigger versions of today's wolves. Scores of other large species roamed the continent as well.  They all vanished about 13,000 years ago in a geological eye blink of perhaps 400 years. The cause of this mass extinction and similar ones elsewhere in the world near the end of the Pleistocene era has been a much debated mystery.   (Stevens, 1997)

Although the causes of the dramatic megafauna extinctions of the late Pleistocene (i.e., within the past 60,000 years) cited above are somewhat controversial, the leading contenders are human intervention (e.g., Martin, 1973; Lyons et al, 2004) and climate change (e.g., Graham & Mead, 1987).  Some scientists have concluded that a combination of such factors is the most plausible explanation. (Lorenzen et al., 2011)

Of particular note, the conclusion of the late Pleistocene megafaunal extinction occurred at about the same time as an important climatic change called the Younger Dryas Event.  Interestingly, the Younger Dryas was “the last major cold episode on Earth” (Condrona & Winsorb, 2012) and probably had a significant effect on animals and humans at about the time of the final destruction of Atlantis given in the Cayce readings.

One of the more dramatic hypotheses put forward in recent years focused on a possible extraterrestrial impact event (either a comet or asteroid) as the source for both the Younger Dryas climatic event and the mass megafaunal extinctions (Firestone et al, 2007). However follow-up research failed to confirm the theory (e.g., Kerr, 2008; Surovell et al, 2009). 

Please note that it was the impact model that has not been confirmed.  The Younger Dryas, a 1,200-year-long cold spell that interrupted a warm period 12,900 years ago, is a well-established fact.  Although the cause of the Younger Dryas is unknown, current theories posit that this sudden mini-ice age may have been caused by glacial meltwaters entering the North Atlantic (e.g., Broecker, et al., 1989; Teller, 2012).   

The Cayce Perspective

The Cayce readings consistently describe an ongoing conflict between ancient peoples and large animals that were destructive to human activity until they were eliminated when "ice, the entity found, nature, God, changed the poles and the animals were destroyed, though man attempted it in that activity of the meetings.” (ECR: 5249-1)  Thus the Cayce perspective is inclusive of both of the most widely accepted mainstream models of megafauna extinctions within the last 60,000 years (climate and human intervention). 

Moreover, from the Cayce perspective, it would appear that it was “ice” that triggered a changing of the earth’s poles and the megafaunal extinctions discussed in the previous section.  Could the Younger Dryas climatic event somehow be linked to both the megafaunal extinctions and the period of geophysical upheavals associated with the final destruction of Atlantis that apparently occurred at about the same time?

This section will discuss the ongoing efforts of ancient humans to address the problem of large animals (megafauna) with multiple meetings and interventions over the past 60,000 years.  Sorting out the chronology of these events as described in the readings is complex and somewhat controversial, so extra effort will be made to document the process in detail. 

The Younger Dryas climatic event linked to this late Pleistocene megafuanal extinction will also be discussed within the context of the Cayce perspective.  However, there were also a series of events prior to the Younger Dryas in which the animal problem was a major concern for the humans during those periods.

Meetings Before “The First Of The Destructive Forces”

With regard to the chronology of Atlantis as portrayed in the Cayce readings, the conflict between humans and large destructive animals first became problematic prior to (and actually precipitating) “the first of the destructive forces” as described in reading 364-4 given on February 16, 1932.  There were “invasions of this [Atlantean] continent by those of the animal kingdoms.”  Apparently the problem was not limited to Atlantis as the beasts “overran the earth in many places.”  There was a meeting of the “nations of the globe” to find a means of “disposing” of the creatures before the creatures disposed of the humans. 

The solution that resulted from the meetings was technological and involved the use of explosives in the places where the beasts congregated: 

When there were those destructive forces brought through the creating of the high influences of the radial activity from the rays of the sun, that were turned upon the crystals into the pits that made for the connections with the internal influences of the earth … (ECR: 263-4)

The Atlanteans had developed advanced knowledge of gases and electricity that could be focused on the crevices and caves used by the animals.  However, the plan backfired, so to speak, causing “eruptions that awoke from the depth of the slow cooling earth, and that portion [of Atlantis] now near what would be termed the Sargasso Sea first went into the depths”  (ECR:364-4). Until that time Atlantis had been one large continent.  After the destructive geophysical event, there were several large islands. 

The details of the intervention were not provided in the readings, beyond a general statement that the intent was to change the environment required by the beasts to survive.  The technology of the intervention involved energy “from various central [power] plants that which is termed in the present the Death Ray, or the super-cosmic ray”  (ECR: 262-39).  The prediction was made that this technology would be re-invented within the next twenty-five years.

About a year after reading 364-4, Hugh Lynn Cayce (Edgar’s son) requested additional information about “the Great Congress held during the age of the destruction of the enormous animals that once roamed the earth” (ECR: 262-39 given on February 21, 1933).  The reading described the meeting as “an all-world-broadcast” (in modern terminology).  Participants traveled to the conference in vehicles similar to the “Graf” balloons developed in the twentieth century of the modern era.

The leader of the conference was said to be a man named “Tim” who was a Poseidean from Atlantis.  Significantly, when asked to date the meeting, the year 50,722 B.C.E. was given (ECR: 262-39). 

Based on reading 587-3, a princess in Poseidia named Ajahel was probably associated with this international conference.  Ajahel was an expert in communications who coordinated the “gatherings of nations.” 

Before that we find the entity was in that known as the Atlantean land, during those periods when there were the destructive forces being sent out and used by the sons of Belial and those that followed close therein.
The entity was rather among those peoples that followed the law of One, and was in the name and in the household of Ajahel; being the princess of the temple in Poseidia, and executed much of those forces that dealt with the various manners of their communications with the varied lands.
During those periods when there were the gatherings of nations, or the peoples of the world for the pitting of themselves against the beasts that overran the earth, the entity aided in such gatherings of those; for the entity – as given – RULED the connections, or associations, or communications.
Hence the entity guided those influenced for the right; being overcome only by the forces of Belial when the destruction was brought by the use of that which had been applied for the destruction of the animals in that particular experience.   (ECR: 587-3)

Note that this was the period when there was “the destructive forces being sent out and used by the sons of Belial and those that followed close therein” and that “the destruction was brought by the use of that which had been applied for the destruction of the animals in that particular experience.”  This certainly does sound like the drastic intervention instigated by the Belials that produced the geophysical event labeled the “first of the destructive forces” that devastated the continental landmass that was Atlantis at that time.

Considering that the leader of the gathering and the person in charge of communications were both Atlanteans, and that the intervention that was chosen was based strictly on Atlantean technology, it is reasonable to assume that this series of meetings was held in Atlantis, although there is no specific statement to that effect.

Meetings After The “Second Destruction”

Apparently, the initial intervention was not entirely successful (from the standpoint of eliminating the large animal problem).  Another series of meetings was called during the “second rule in the Atlantean period:”

In the one before this, in that land where the peoples came as the representatives of those that would make the lands secure against the beasts of the fields, and the fowls of the air, or the animals of the air, in the second rule in the Atlantean period.  The entity then in the name Ohula.  Then helping in that of the assistant to the entertainers of those people so gathered.  The daughter then to the ruler.  In the urge as is gained from this, that of the secret forces of counsel to many.   (ECR: 2740-2)

The meaning of the phrase “second rule in the Atlantean period” is somewhat vague.  Does his refer to the era between the first and second period of destruction? If so, the date would presumably be between 50,007 BCE and 28,000 BCE (long chronology) or sometime after 18,000 BCE (short chronology – the dating of Atlantean history is discussed in another article).  Note that the animals are not described as large, simply as “beasts of the fields and the fowls of the air, or the animals of the air.”  This almost sounds more like a nuisance than a life or death situation.

Also note the circumstances of Ohula.  She lived in the land where the meetings were held (presumably Atlantis) where she was the daughter of the ruler.  She assisted in providing entertainment for the representatives.  Although the meeting had a serious agenda, there was apparently a lighter side as well.

Another reading that describes a meeting to address the problem is more explicit in providing a time-frame after the “second destruction:”

Before that the entity was in the Atlantean land, during those periods when the second destruction had brought so many of the islands, and when the Poseidian land was the greater in power; when there were the meetings called for those of many lands, to determine means or manners in which there would be the control or handling of the animals that were destructive to many of the lands.  The entity then acted in the capacity of one who guided the ships that sailed both in the air and under water; also was the maker of that which produced the elevators and the connecting tubes that were used by compressed air and steam and the metals in their emanations.  All of these were a part of the entity's experience and development, especially as to things controlled by the facet for the radiation activity from the sun upon metals, and the control of such, as well as the manner of airships through that sojourn.  Then the name was Alenor.  (ECR: 2157-1)

Let us take note of several important points from this reading:

1.  This reading definitely identifies a meeting to control destructive animals after the “second destruction.”  Depending upon the chronology (short or long), this could be anywhere between 50,722 BCE and about 18,000 BCE.

2.  Note that transportation was provided for peoples of many lands via ships that sailed both through the air and under water.  Also note the use of elevators and connecting tubes.  It would seem that the second destruction did not necessarily lead to a primitive “stone age technology” as some authors have theorized.

3.  Also note that there were meetings (plural).

4.  Although a location is not mentioned, it seems to suggest that the meetings may have been held in Atlantis due to the mention of the connecting tubes and advanced technology.

5.  The attendees were from “many lands” and not just representatives of the five nations mentioned in several Cayce readings.  The beasts were destructive to many lands, not just Atlantis.

6.  No specific intervention or outcome is provided for these meetings.  Apparently they were not successful as more meetings to address this problem were required, as described below.

Meetings Just Prior to the Final Destruction of Atlantis

A final series of meetings to address the large animal problem was held in Egypt during the reign of Araaraart (the second king of Egypt as described in the Cayce readings) and his high priest (Ra Ta).  We will begin with this description of a past life of an individual named Iuden:

Before that we find the entity was in the Egyptian land, the Indian land, the lands from which most of those came for one of the branches of the first appearances of the Adamic influence that came as five at once into the expressions in the earth, or the expression in that now known as the Gobi land.
The entity then was among those who assisted in bringing an interpretation to the peoples in the Indian land now called, and the Egyptian land, when there were the undertakings for a correlating again of the troublesome forces that had separated, had caused those periods of destructive forces in the activities of man his brother's keeper, man as expressing himself in flesh in the earth.
The activities of the entity then brought about the correlating of Saneid, Og, Ra-Ta, Zu and those of the Pyrenees as well as the Nordic from the upper portions of what is now Norway (though quite a different looking Norway!).
In that experience the entity made for advancement. For not differences were sought but rather a unification of that which was for the moral, the mental, the material uplift of those that united not by body but in oneness of purpose for the protection against those forces and influences that man had projected himself into that had become as monstrosities in the earth, and those periods when there were sought from the Atlantean experience for the destructive forces for the creatures that overran the land.
The entity aided in bringing about the counsel of the five nations, or the five centers in the experience, and thus brought to man in those experiences that which must be as it were in its own day, in its own age, repeated in the experiences in the present. Not the differences then but the onenesses with the knowledge, not without but from within, is the real source. That without as the sign, as the guide, so long as it is along the way – but ONLY the way. The activities, the experiences must be with that force as from within the inner self.
Then the entity was in the name Iuden.   (ECR: 1210-1)

Keep in mind the following points:

1.  Iuden lived during the time after the fivefold projection (the “five at once”, Adamic period of five nations/racial groups, etc.) when there was a correlating of the teachings of the various spiritual traditions.  Amongst the various teachings that were being correlated, Ra Ta is mentioned.  Ra Ta was the high priest of Egypt said to be a past life of Edgar Cayce.  This association provides a time-frame for the meeting just prior to the final destruction of Atlantis between 11,000 B.C.E. and 10,000 B.C.E.

2.  When addressing the large animal problem, the participants of these meetings decided to follow the pattern of intervention previously established by the Atlanteans: “there were sought from the Atlantean experience for the destructive forces for the creatures that overran the land.” Note that there is no mention of a meeting being held in Atlantis at that time, although meetings to correlate the teachings of the spiritual traditions do mention Egypt as a meeting place.

Another reading for an individual said to have lived as Oou describes a meeting in Egypt that mentions the use of air defense against the animals:

In the one before this we find in that period when the nations came together for the study of protection of self against the animal world. The entity among those that received the report of the meeting in the land known now as Egypt, and the entity among those that put same into action, as to using the elements of the air as a defense against the animal world. In the name Oou. The entity in the present honors and respects those that attempt to conquer the air.   (ECR: 2365-2)

The timeframe in this reading is not clear.  The decision to use air defense as a solution for the large animal problem could be attributed to the first series of meetings (50,722 B.C.E.), except that the meeting location is given as Egypt, rather than Atlantis, which is likely to have been the location of the earlier meetings as discussed above.   Perhaps this reading is merely describing the same meetings at the time of Iuden and Ra Ta in which the decision was made to imitate or replicate the much earlier intervention of the Atlanteans (aerial bombardment). 

The following case is extremely important since it provides a solid timeframe for a meeting of representatives from many lands at the time of Ra Ta just before the final destruction of Atlantis. 

In the experience which followed this, we find the entity was in the Indian land or in those periods of Saad as the leader, the ruler. The entity was then what would be called the secretary of state, or in the inner group of the leader Saad, that made for contacts or associations with or agreements with other lands.  The entity then was among those who were of that group who gathered to rid the earth of the enormous animals which overran the earth, but ice, the entity found, nature, God, changed the poles and the animals were destroyed, though man attempted it in that activity of the meetings.  Later the entity indicated interest in the reforms being made in Egypt through the efforts of Ra Ta. The entity then, in the name Kudn, came into those experiences but during those periods when there was the banishment of the Priest, when these were being performed.  (ECR: 5249-1)

Here are some specific points for consideration:

1.  Although Egypt is mentioned in this reading and the individual was said to be a representative who visited Egypt, the location of the meeting to discuss the animal problem was not specifically given.  However the incarnation timeframe was in the Ra Ta era, including the period of the priest’s banishment, which is suggestive.  This reading (in its entirety) is a bit peculiar in that the past lives are given in the opposite order normally provided.  The earliest incarnation is given first (on Atlantis as a timekeeper for the servant class), and then moving forward in time toward the present.  “In the experience which followed this, we find the entity was in the Indian land or in those periods of Saad as the leader …” Clearly the lifetime as Kudn was at the time of Ra Ta 11,000 B.C.E. – 10,000 B.C.E.

2.  Kudn was said to be the Indian “secretary of state” who attended meetings to address the large animal problem.  Such meetings with global participation is a theme throughout the Cayce readings.  Humans were more mobile and culturally advanced at much earlier times than is generally recognized by mainstream researchers.

3.  Although the meetings did result in an outcome to address the problem, specifics are not provided as to the exact nature of the agreed solution, and its effects on the animals.

4.  Nature (God) did resolve the issue permanently: “ice, the entity found, nature, God, changed the poles and the animals were destroyed, though man attempted it in that activity of the meetings.”  This reading does not explain exactly what is meant by “changed the poles” (i.e., rotational or magnetic pole shift), but the indication that “ice” changed the poles is evocative considering that some pole shift theorists point to imbalances in global ice sheets as a possible mechanism for pole shifts.  (Brown, 1967)

5.  The timeframe of this meeting and intervention during the lifetime of Kudn in association with that of Ra Ta and his banishment, is remarkably co-incident with a dramatic weather pattern called the “Younger Dryas Event” which is associated with a sudden lowering of temperatures and mass extinctions of megafauna (large animals). 

6.  Since this reading mentions a changing of the poles, one might wonder if such a pole shift could be linked in some manner to the beginning of the period of final destruction of Atlantis at about this time.

The 5748 Series

A series of Cayce readings given to provide “information concerning the second ruler in Egypt who gave the first laws concerning man's relation to the Higher Forces” (ECR:5748-1) may provide some additional data to consider with regard to meetings convened to address the conflict between humans and large, destructive animals.  The initial reading was given on March 28, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio.  Keep in mind that this series of readings was given relatively early in Cayce’s career as a full-time professional psychic when Cayce and his close group of supporters were still struggling to grasp reincarnation and the patterns of prehistory put forth in the Life Readings. 

For our present discussion, the significance of the original request is that it focused on a relatively discreet period of time during the reign of the “second ruler in Egypt.”  This is important because Edgar Cayce’s son, Hugh Lynn, had been identified as having been that “second ruler in Egypt” named Araaraart.  Edgar Cayce, his wife Gertrude, and the personal secretary (Gladys Davis) were some of the prime characters portrayed in the readings story of Egypt in the eleventh millennium B.C.E.  This series of readings discusses prehistoric meetings in Egypt intended to address the human/animal conflict that has been the focus of this chapter.  Curiously, when asked to date the meetings, a time of 10,500,000 years ago is provided.  Yes, that’s ten and a half million of years ago – very strange indeed. 

Perhaps this reading is referring to a meeting of minds:

The first meeting occurred 10.5 million years ago and may have been in the mental dimension, not the physical, or in a quasi-physical form rather than in physical bodies like we have today.  It was a gathering of minds … (Little et al, 2006, p. 61)

There are several problems with this explanation, including the explicit mention that the attendees stayed in tents and caves during the meeting. If it were essentially a meeting in the “mental dimension,” there would be no need of such physical accommodations. 

Cayce may have simply misspoken or the transcription itself is erroneous.  There are certainly instances within the readings where erroneous statements are made and human error is always a possibility in such matters.  Could Cayce have meant to say ten and one half thousand years instead of ten and one half million years?  A big difference in time, yet only a single spoken or written word.  Given that the timeframe of the second ruler of Egypt is the context for this entire series of readings, that would make sense.

Another way of looking at this anomaly is to ponder the intent of the original request for information.  Keep in mind that the original request in the first reading of the series emphasized  “the first laws concerning man's relation to the Higher Forces.”  When asked to provide specific information about a past life, the readings would often step back and attempt to provide a broader perspective to provide context (e.g., ECR: 2464-2, 877-26).  It may well be that this is the case in the 5748 series.  To provide a context for understanding the teachings pertaining to “the first laws concerning man's relation to the Higher Forces” propounded by the second king of Egypt, one needs to step back and take in the broader story of how the souls came to be incarnated in flesh bodies on planet earth.  This requires a temporal perspective of millions of years.  Perhaps this is the intent of the 10 and one half million year date given in reading 5748-2 for the meeting of representatives that assembled in Egypt to ponder the problem of destructive beasts.

Otherwise, one is left with an unbelievable synchronicity that a meeting in Egypt to address a specific problem was repeated 10,500,000 years later.  That soul involvement in the earth realm affecting “man’s relation to the Higher forces” and the laws that govern same would go back over ten million years actually fits rather well with anthropological assertions about hominid evolution.  That this date is associated with the aforementioned meeting is incredible.  After all, the context of the original request is for information about the “rule of the second king of Egypt.”   Many, many readings clearly give that period as between 11,000 and 10,000 B.C.E.  Furthermore, the first reading in this series discusses the fivefold projection: “man appeared in five places then at once – the five senses, the five reasons, the five spheres, the five developments, the five nations.”  (ECR: 5748-2)  The exact dating for the fivefold projection is not definite, but clearly within the timeframe of human activity on Atlantis (200,000) years).  Clearly the intent is to provide a broader perspective or context for understanding king Araaraart’s “first laws concerning man's relation to the Higher Forces.

The significance of dating the meetings in the 5748 series in the eleventh millennium B.C.E. is that the information becomes more directly relevant to the Atlantis story.  Within that context:

In the second rule [of the king in Egypt] there came peace and quietude to the peoples, through the manner of the ruler's power over the then known world forces … then that ruler set about to gather those wise men from the various groups to compile those as that ruler felt the necessary understanding to all peoples for the indwelling of the Divine Forces to become understood and to break away from the fear of the animal kingdom then overrunning the earth.  (ECR: 5748-1)

This is the same story that we have seen previously wherein meetings were convened in Egypt to compile and correlate the wise spiritual teachings of that time (ECR: 1210-1).  The problem of the large, destructive animals that were overrunning the earth was also addressed.  With regard to specifics about these Egyptian meetings, reading 5748-2 states that there were forty-four attendees from around the globe which took place over many months.  They lived in caves and tents – no need for elevators and connecting tubes that were utilized during previous series of meetings on Atlantis many thousands of years before.

It is interesting how reading 5748-4 integrates the question about spiritual laws pertaining to relationship with Higher Powers and the problem of how to deal with the destructive beasts. 

As these were gathered in their tents and caves, each were given the portion of the fact as related to each group's conception regarding man's supremacy over the animal world, and how same was reached. As these were given, we find that each gave that conception in the way that was in relation to man's surroundings in the earth plane, so in this manner were the first laws as relating to the indwelling of the Higher Forces given to man. With the absence of the communications as is given, this was written on tables of stone and slate, with the characters of same.  As to the peoples as gathered there, we find there are many in the plane today, many that have become associated one with the other, and there comes then the urge for the return of man's more perfect understanding of the divine laws as have been made manifest through the various ages of evolution of man in the plane from that day, and the indwelling forces will be of assistance in gathering such together. (ECR: 5748-4)

Assuming that these meetings took place during the reign of the second rule in Egypt just before the final destruction of Atlantis, it is not clear what input Atlanteans may have had in the process.  They had been through all this before at least a couple of times by that point.  Would they have advocated for a technological solution, that was so catastrophic in the first instance?

Regardless of any direct Atlantean role in these meetings, we are confronted with the fundamental premise for any consideration of things Atlantean, insofar as the Cayce readings are concerned.  What impact does such information have on current decisions and actions.  Again, in our modern world, we find humans in conflict with nature, with nature experiencing the brunt of human inconsideration.  Collectively, are we setting ourselves up for another calamity – a change of the planet’s poles or some other type of earth change?

Key Points To Remember

  • Multiple Meetings Over Thousands of Years: The large animal problem for humans was a continuous dilemma.  Multiple meetings were held over a period of thousands of years to address this quandary.  Specifically, meetings involving Atlanteans are associated with all three major periods of geophysical upheaval and destruction as described in the Cayce readings.
  • The First Series of Meetings in 52,722: At least one series of meetings was held as early as 52,722 B.C.E.  This meeting is probably associated with the Atlantean decision to use a high technology solution to the large animal problem, resulting in the first major breaking up of the land of Atlantis.
  • Meetings in Egypt: Some of the meetings were held in Egypt at the time of Ra Ta just prior to the final destruction of Atlantis.
  • The Anomalous 10,500,000 Meeting Date: The anomalous meeting date of 10,500,000 years ago can best be explained as describing the context or premise of the teachings of the second Egyptian king Araarraart just prior to the final destruction of Atlantis, rather than an actual date for such a meeting itself.

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