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. SEX. SAN FRANCISCO. ".OUR STORY OF ATLANTIS.. HERMETIC BOOK CONCERN. . Author of ". CAUSES AND Etc. M. LOVE. P. EFFECT".HEALING. CALIF. BROTHERHOOD PHELON.THREE SEVENS". 1903. Written down for the HERMETIC By W.". ". IMMORTALITY. D.
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wherever they may W. almost ready of for the printer. For six years I have had the MSS. always to be writes of his own knowledge. in whose honesty and reliability. treating of a subject of interest to the whole world. with the encouragement and helping hand my it Dear Comrades I of the let it Hermetic go forth. PHELON. he has as much. TIAN BORN. to-day. M. It is not necessary for an author in these able to say. 120215 .FOREWORD. than sense. s He may write from another experience.this little book. D. own personal This is the . and sometimes in his more confidence.case with . Now. Brotherhood. P. This has be come a recognized fact. am bid to May be a help to the ONCE ATLANbe. he later days.
human and divine.Atlantian II. The Fourth Con- . The odd volume from the store.". cerning the facts in evidence of the existence of Atlantis Island and City.". student and master of the Cabala.". An eloquent and in Atlantian memories seem to the new friend. con Memories. and scoundrels talker. personal experiences. examination of witnesses. CHAPTER The Boston second-hand book IV. Beginning of a voyage. The little black-lettered manuscript in a strange language. Concurrent evidence of the existence and influence of these people on our civilization. the flotsam and jetsam of the day. Why is this book written? Authorities pointing to the existence of a former Continent and City. Description of mountains. Definite assertions of destruc tion by deluge. of an island Continent. The attractive stranger. ". ". Continued crossPoem. and deductions of the Past. positively declared. PAGE 41. Present and Future.Your desire for information on these lines will be gratified. History of Atlantis. and other evidences of occupation by civilized and enlightened people.CONTENTS CHAPTER I. Speculations. PAGE I CHAPTER ". caves. cities. PAGE 25- CHAPTER ren love structive III.Lost Atlantis. Testimony of the whirling straws.". The wonderful cities of the Past that have disappeared. Poem. The solving of the problem. Acquaintance ripens rapidly. ".Such a face as child hate.
Supremely dominant now.viii CONl^ENTS color. did not break the law but we made a mistake. under the Temple.". For our ignorance. of the Temple. It was the stone cut out of the mountain without hands. it XXI. India. -XVII. of Instruction. CHAPTER XIX. in the affairs of the world.Watchers Atlantis. PAGE 197. We. The Cellars of the Great Elemental Mint and Treasury. . The instrument cannot be superior to the Maker and User. CHAPTER uses. PAGE 214. Concerning Convocations. The kinds and meth ods of calling and their uses and influence even upon the world of to-day. For this work and wait. Egypt. The wonderful play of visible form never equaled elsewhere in the whole world. before or since. PAGE 174. Their occupants. Date of the opening of these Treasuries to the PAGE. The Messiah that must come is a nation and not an individual. then and now. we suffered. CHAPTER XX. inspection of the Temple Inspector. PAGE 203. its The Treasury PAGE 194. PAGE 210. evidence from the news of the conies to the ears of the ". as Atlantians. . contents and CHAPTER XVIII. and CHAPTER XVI. CHAPTER Corroborating present day. as on the Walls. 186. uses and the influences upon the State and world.
above thee lost Atlantis ! Roll the ever restless seas. THE LOST ATLANTIS. With their mythical thread of gold. half tradition. AIR Atlantis. CHAPTER I. We shall find the name and story . Never has a plague come near thee In thy halls were love and ease . . In those histories.OUR STORY OF ATLANTIS. Now. Lying beautiful and shining Far beneath the storm s alarms. peerless country s ! F Lulled within the Ocean arms.
Rolls the ever restless sea. in Dreaming bard has told fancy Wandering minstrel sung of thee.OUR STORY Of thy cities. Every heart has such a country . and lost Where upon Once the gleaming sand bars life s fitful ocean tost. lost Atlantis. Some Atlantis loved. above thee. Why is this book written ? is the most pertinent . Now. Or by light of love and gladness. Find the present home sublime Glad that over his Atlantis Rolls the restless sea of Time. who looking backward From Deems His a life of larger scope a youthful idle fancy lost continent of Hope . Happy he. above that lost Atlantis Rolls the restless sea of Time. fair and old. Mighty cities rose in splendor of that clime Love was monarch Now.
within the historical period. if not directly over the great West In dian Archipelago. the subjects seem so much out of the route of ordinary in formation. that every configuration and corres possibility of ponding circumstance points to the the existence of an island continent in the neigh borhood. It is 3 com critic echoed and re-echoed by its and reader upon publication. The scattered records of the Past. over Niagara Falls. size. however. It certainly ap pears to be a fair question whenever. by our wisest scientists. question asked an author at the outset of position. just as the whole configuration of the North American Continent tells the story barriers of the inland sea that broke through at its the Thousand and hurling Islands in itself the St. Lawrence left river. as the present volume.OF ATLANTIS. . It is now conceded. to make a short magazine article say nothing of swelling in the dignity of a book. would apparently to to yield scarcely enough material of any interest.
4 the OUR STORY habitable valley of the Mississippi. standing 5.A notable discovery of more than ordinary interest for historians. For more than a century the visited pyramid has been occasionally guished travelers. as a legacy to man for future settlement. Augustus Le Plongeon. all. This discovery should particularly it at tract the attention of Americans. especially those who have made a leaning toward antiquities. above the level of the and situated to the south-southwest of Cuernavaca. appears an article ".". The ques the Pyramid of Xochicalo. since enables them to lay claim to one of the most important edifice in monuments tion feet is of ancient times.A headed: says : Monument to Atlantis. by distin including the learned Hum- . all The sacred writings of nations concur in the disaster to same declaration and statement of portion of the earth. has lately been by the well-known archaeologist. 60 miles from the City of Mexico.396 sea. which ". some most generally including In a late issue of Mind.
the most important of the known records in Maya . in his all own opinion.000 of hu man beings. this with the ancient Egyptian hieratic has He now found that the signs on the Pyramid of Xochicalo are both . Sphinx. Moo and the Egyptian gives four then. This. Maya is accounts of the same cataclysm.000. comparing alphabet. in Dr.Queen his remarkable work. fifth. nor in deciphering the mysterious inscriptions on its sides. As far back as 1886.OF ATLANTIS. the and. Le Plongeon. Maya and Egyptian and a careful study of these decorative inscriptions has made it plain to him that the to pyramid was a monumental structure erected commemorate the submergence and the great destruction of Land its of Mu (Plato s Atlantis). Dr. to gether with population of 64.". about 11.500 years ago. ". pose for which the 5 boldt. Le Plongeon pub lished his alphabetic key to the Maya hieroglyphs. but none succeeded in discovering the pur monument had been erected.
and correspondencies the hieroglyphs of the Valley of the Nile and the East Indian entablatures.6 OUR STORY rise language of the appalling event that gave to the story of a universal in Deluge that is found the sacred books of the Jews. and moreover. all the same story. Instead of a mummy-case. on stone. These records. on sun-dried bricks. Is reasonable to sup pose there was no common bond of fellowship these? between all The Ancient Egyptian ideas have dominated the world down to the present day. we use a coffin . on al most precisely similar those of styles of architecture it to Egypt and India. the Christians and the Mohammedans. also confirmatory of the Whence came the people of South America. is The little we know same of the Aztecs fact. with their advanced civilization traditions of the Past? and What mighty people built now forest- the great cities and temples of the covered cities of Yucatain and Central America. on tell papyrus. to with their carved glyphs.
that automatic books of record are kept of all deeds and manifestation. 7 the de The idea is the same parted ghost was to be saved the trouble of ing a mak new body. at the great day of the resurrection. of If the nation.OF ATLANTIS. those who have entered into the rest of the Unseen should be at all con- . for our dead. was an Egyptian and the same is wrought into the stone tablets which La Plonin the geon and his amiable wife have unearthed forests of the Maias and Quiches. received. why. perhaps at short notice. may be asked. which these are but the feeble remnants. now universally idea. the idea of Astral presentation its and perception may not be without especially as the books of weight. The trinity in unity of God. Wisdom of the Past declare. had not disappeared by some cataclysmal climax we must certainly have had some later. historical data. It upon the earth. is As the mind of the present generation sirous of more largely than ever. de Truth.
do not .8 OUR STORY who are ever toiling over the rocky paths of If the doctrine of re-incarnation it is cerned in the unfoldment and development of the race. than when hurled into life amid the horrors and darkness of the Stone Age. from which this book as is made. the planet? true. so that the re-in carnated from time to time. the material and data ob tained as hereinafter described. interest something that would be of and I to all who are seeking to KNOW. through our leisure and experience. has been pressed upon use. for all the race of men to be ad vanced just as far as possible. might receive the highest advantage attainable. they were of the advanced and cultured classes of Atlantis and the most ancient Egypt. at any particular time. my attention. find would more advantages of acquirement. then would not be to the interest of the coming Egos. Those who if are coming back into the present civilization. From time to time. from their touch with the earth.
who declares after a great deal of search. ness of the public This also explains the readi mind to receive knowledge of Spiritualism. Theosophy. that to many readers. by those so kind who were and courteous in as to make the writer their of mouthpiece memories. if will come fleeting glimpses of these scenes.Atlantis theory in Sir Daniel Wilson. as It is they had been part of them. president of the University of Toronto. now. Donnelly finds a supporter of his . there have never been. that the lost Atlantis was . and occultism Ignatius in all its branches. I this re-collection the ancient do not doubt. the doctrines of Mental Healing. nor the statements given as facts.OF ATLANTIS. doubt the authenticity of g my information. so many re-incarnated Atlantians upon the earth as at the same time. This accounts for the almost universal demand out of the Astral records for the forgotten knowledge of the occult. a conceded fact. which they there recorded. since the fall of Atlantis.
was really a part of the He accounts for its dis appearance from view in a different way. that in the decline both of their learning and power. tians. but of ancient times. it became lost to view and existed at the time our knowledge of Egypt begins merely as a shadowy It is tradition.io OUR STORY it not a myth. Europe and Asia came the Sir Daniel rejects this explanation as being dis proved by the fact that there are no traces of such volcanic action either on the continent or in the ocean bed. the He believes that the ancient Egyp most progressive and adventurous people discovered the continent. whose origin has never been . and that from those who escaped to the continents of tradition of the deluge. but that is merely incidental. but that continent of America. his opinion that traces of the Egyptians of those days are to be sought in the ruined cities of Central America. Donnelly s theory was that the land was sub merged by some great volcanic upheaval.
now to be South Nine thousand years .Atlantis was a continent supposed to have existed at a very early period in the Atlantic Ocean. and that at west ern extremity were islands which afforded easy passage to a large continent lying this last still beyond supposed be- mentioned continent being America. Plato is is the first who gives an his account of and he said to have obtained priests s information from some Egyptian with whom says: he had come in contact.Atlantis Plato account was a continent larger its than Asia and Africa put together. but which was subse quently sunk in a cataclysm of which history gives no record. n would determined nor even been made the basis of any reasonable theory.". The St.OF ATLANTIS. it.". Such a discovery furnish a substantial basis for the legend of tHe lost Atlantis and the theory invests those won derful ruins with a new interest for the an tiquarians. over against the Pillars of Hercules. ". Louis Republic said: ".
Waves mountain high across hundreds of square miles of what had the day before been fertile fields. There is no . fore the time of Plato. ending only after the entire continent had been engulfed.12 OUR STORY was a powerful. and the to populace climbed upon the ruins escape the encroaching waters.even to as far Tyrrhenian Further progress of the invasion of the Atl an tides was checked by Athenians the combined Greeks. the earthquake shocks greatly increased violence. its . Great temples were racked and affrighted riven.". efforts of the and other Shortly after the invaders were driven a great to cir from the continents of Europe and Africa earthquake shook Atlantis from center cumference. ". day. the outlying islands sank. Europe. Atlantis thickly settled-county which extended portion of as the way over Africa and the major what is now Sea. First. ran then great areas of the mainland. according to the tradition. after a night of terrors On the second which no pen could were of possibly describe.
\vhich show that the his tory of past ages may yet be read in the Central part of our continent: ". part of great Sierra Madre or .OF ATLANTIS.The recent report that a citizen of the United States has discovered among the mountains of the Mexican tallies State of Sinaloa a long-forgotten city with a curious local tradition of the region. per floating me to give a few straws on our sea of current literature. is Adjoining the State of Sinaloa on the south the State of Jallisco. To of the the objector who urges that the explorers world have never discovered any traces of the great city and continent. and of this State. Living the in the mountains of Jallisco. and nothing would be of more absorbing interest than a work is entirely de voted to giving an account of what known con cerning it. Guadala jara is the capital. whose story I have endeavored to give mit in the following pages. page in history or tradition that records a 13 more frightful catastrophe.
silver.Mother OUR STORY Range". that Aztecs are the lineal descendants of the mighty . are the unconquered Yaquis. The only human beings other than the Yaquis themselves admitted to the tains of Jallisco are a moun few renegade Apaches. that extends through Sinaloa and thence northward. vastly more dangerous to wouldbe explorers than the peaceful but persistent Yaquis. but as well the No one has hitherto pierced because the the mountain wilderness. naked Yaquis have an effective system of passive resist ance that has hitherto successfully closed the sole line of approach. mur derous wretches. and has long been believed there that the Yaquis fastnesses of the Sierra Madre range conceal not lost city only rich mines of of the Aztec race.". Guadalajara is the only civilized town that these Yaquis it visit.14 ". There is no question in the minds of those who the have given attention to the subject. a brown-haired people with light eyes and almost fair complexions.
full and the Indians say that the of huge structures which are miracles of quaint but beautiful architecture. far surpassing those of the City of Mexico.". sun worshipers and offer deity. Of the unknown we add another description from a different source: ". and are situated on broad paved streets.The who are human sacrifices to their race is said to be in a high state of city is civilization. above mentioned. . nation 15 the who sought to know beyond law city governing the created. said a mining engineer of Philadelphia ". never yet visited by white men. have come in con tact with many of the Indians resident there and singular stories.During the frequent visits I have made to Mexico. ".I to an Inquirer reporter. is have heard some very One which all the Indians unite in telling.OF ATLANTIS. described as peopled by a race similar to the ancient Aztecs. that far in the interior exists an enormous It is city.
I recollect. not a strange that the accounts of the Mexican Indians. Cal. relative to the mysterious and magnificent. we . Of course.16 ". could r not have nent. but had been afraid of being captured and had but. little the same.. it is I did not believe him. city its prime.".One OUR STORY Indian. interior city agree perfectly. down to the While and there is perhaps but a single inhabited secluded from the outside Ancient world of to-day dom. w holly disappeared from this Conti The following from San Diego. assured me that he had seen the city and its inhabitants with his own eyes. we yet as keepers of the Wis as to find ruins of such magnitude impress us more strongly with the idea that the people who builded the original structures. there is a people who undoubtedly hold a complete historical record of the chain of events from Atlantis in present day. that somewhere the Southwest. all fled. These are but of many of the allusions and tra in ditions pointing to the fact.
The wind had laid bare the walls and the remains of the stone buildings of a distance in 420 feet in length by 260 feet width. supporting on their tops huge frieze slabs of granite weighing many tons. and together with the crumbled piece of frieze this city. Fragments of pottery were found underneath the debris. quaintly carved to still represent dragons heads and rattlesnakes. The ornamentation resembled Egyptian sculp tures and exhibited a greater degree of skill than is possessed by the Indian artisans of the present day.OF ATLANTIS. calling attention to the fact that the dragon is a favorite design in the East Indian sculptures ". Gigantic pillars. 17 offer in proof. to One of his associates to came to San Diego and the others returned Yuma. stood in the sands of the desert. nearly .The : ruins of a prehistoric city have just been discovered by a party of prospectors from Yurna when on the Colorado desert in search of the Pegleg mine. were brought by one of the party.
it is From the relics exhibited evident that an important made.". in the hope that in some way they might profit by discoverers. afterwards went to the desert to explore the ruins. two weeks But the story of their discovery was carefully guarded. .The company with four others. ". prehistoric. sand storm. there no doubt the keys for the unlocking of the mysteries of the Past. in it. always been A storm or off all ef some sudden natural event has warded forts to reach these wonderful remains of the or even the existing cities. When knowl men shall be ready to seek them.i8 OUR STORY ago. archeaeological discovery has been In connection with the above. They were driven back by a sand storm. reaching this city to-day. desiring is edge and not treasure. but will make a careful exam ination of the ruins in the season ditions are favorable when the con for extensive explorations. there liarity is a pecu to be noticed It has in the occurrence of the so.
it is not in the world. P.OF ATLANTIS. Leroyal. which has hitherto been supposed to be . situated some distance south of Guernavaca. a French engineer.What modern Atlantian or Aztec appears to be the verification of an old Aztec fable of a buried race of cave-dwellers and a hidden city in southwestern in Mexico are is a matter at which the local scientists interested present. if which he believes to be the greatest in Mexico. This time. L. He says much larger than the famous cavern of Caca- huamilpa. ful We add still another account of wonder discovery in proof of the immense popula tion of the old Atlantian kingdom in its prime. will be given into 19 worthy hands and what we have herein written will receive ample corroboration. has just arrived form the wilds of the Southwest and reported that he has discovered in the State of Guerrero a huge natural cave. it is from the City of Mexico. who has lived long in this republic. the civiliza center of the tion: ".
Here and there. At the first. provided himself with lanterns. tance into the cave.20 OUR STORY Leroyal. the finest Mr. . the bottom of the cave was a gradual slope downward. and accordingly a few days ago furnished himself with food sufficient for a day. as it might naturally be expected. etc. then changed upward and afterward alternated for the most part between descents and ascents. Mr. how ever. and set out upon his task As he went along he made a thorough plan of the cave. were met with. For some distance from the entrance no trace of human beings was found. Occasionally magnificent stalactites and stalagmites. determined to make a thor ough investigation of it. Leroyal had ever seen. r a level bottom of great width the in was met. The height of cave varied. some places was several hundred feet high. but did not anticipate as it that his task would be so arduous proved.. all alone. after penetrating a considerable dis the largest natural cave in existence in Mexico.
as Some of the tools.OF ATLANTIS. with the chances for the cave opening out. as well two or three skulls. Mr. ". The charnel house thus lighted up for the first time for hundreds of years was grewto some in the extreme and well calculated shake the nerves of the explorer. together with ancient idols. his It explorations while hour after hour was not at until after he had traveled a distance of least twenty-one it and one-half leagues that he thought time to call a halt and proceed on his return journey. Leroyal brought away with him. Fie retraced his steps as speedily . Leroyal con tinued passed. petrified bodies. as the floor seemed by to be well trodden human feet.After 21 proceeding for some hours he came upon as what had evidently been an ancient cemetery. There was also a foun tain of beautiful clear spring water which was found to be excellent. Mr. see So far as he could the distance still to be traversed might be very considerable. and they are appearance of this now in this city. there were at least 400 etc.
as. in Mexico. at collection seems there should be some effort is under guidance. The natives of the locality. OUR STORY and after being underground for up of twenty-four hours. the Indian population in general. in fact.22 as possible. It is explorations expected that a party fully equipped for the exploration of this wonderful cavern of the dead. To make a beginning . believe that at some place near the southwestern coast there exists of Mexico a great white city with countless treasure which has never been seen by white men.". of what known about Atlantis the Mighty. With the increasing mass of information on it the subject. to and the approach which is so intricate and cleverly concealed that a stranger has never en tered its solitary all precincts. Leroyal before promised to make further long. found himself once at the entrance of the cave. and the outcome of the investigations will be awaited with interest. ward more Mr. will soon be fitted out under the guid ance of the discoverer.
Out of the dim Past.Why book written. Mingling with the ripples on the wave-washed shores. From the Temple floats the bell s melodious chimes. s the people worshiped near the Sun resplendent rays And lotus-crowned hailed with joy the festal days. the Vestal s song enchanting soars.". which o reigned. and thus call 23 is attention in this direction this my is answer to the question: ". . the world High above all. lyres. From where As the light in all glory seemed to be. Golden sending forth rich.OF ATLANTIS. old memories come its to me. So deep and mellow in that old Atlantian time. harmonious er strains still Sounding the key-note. ATLANTIAN MEMORIES.
is veiled from human eyes. silent air. with a message own. I hear the glad hozannas to the Sun arise. the melody there. which once o er Egypt shone. bell s sweet chiming breaks upon the Amid the incense rising from our sacred Shrine. . all its is Glimmers once again. fair Atlantis was to see. spirits twine. That great Angels weave the scattered threads of hope And clothe us freshly with its robes of snowy white . linger these old memories And hover round me Still in with no effort of my will. The radiant star. I am thankful that the gates of memory ope. alas. Isis in the sanctuary. Neither listened to the whispering wind so Telling of the doom. Old Atlantian glories round our . graves. my heart is throbbing with the rythm of the waves. became our Again. While on our altar shines again the mystic light. Those slumbering waves which. Which read no warning in the skies celestial hue it Nor heard murmured in the Ocean calm and blue free.24 OUR STORY still Throughout the Ages. . Humble The tho the Temple.
we give an account of an Mexican city that has never been entered by to : the foot of a white man and which was known be in existence long before the Spanish Conquest ". and the approaches to . it an old Aztec city. now From two old distinct sources. who has just returned from an exploring expedition in the southwestern part of the republic. and must be de or put entirely to one side. reports that he has found a city which has never been entered by a white in man. is yet a little more of the flotsam and THERE jetsam upon the stormy waves of is human unfoldment which mental tailed to supple our opening chapter.Mr. and which has evidently been for existence hundreds of years. Juan Alvarez. going back before the time of the conquest of the country It is by the Spaniards.CHAPTER II.
It neighbor was by the purest accident that Alvarez city became aware that a vicinity. He had a magnificent view. inspection with a glass convinced A close him that what he saw was really a collection of houses. He had been traveling over the mountains in search of an outlet to the Pacific Ocean when he came to the top of an elevated plateau and crossed to the further edge.26 OUR STORY it is are so guarded by nature that to reach it if an impossibility the inhabitants do not want a trav eler to get in. The tains city lies in the almost inaccessible moun in the extreme southwestern is part of the country and so far away from civilization that in the few white men have ever been hood. and while looking over the country. saw what he took to be houses in a far distant valley. tc was anywhere it. and he at once set about reaching the place to see who . in the and after he found it all of his endeavors reach were unavailing on account of the persistent opposition of the natives.
lived in that part of the country.
After days of hard work climbing over
and mountains, he reached a point from which
he obtained a good view of the city and saw that
and was peo
with a race
w ho knew
houses were of stone and were
surrounded by yards,
flowers and shrubs.
which were growing
the inhabitants, and
dent that he had found a city which was not
to the outside
careful examination of the country
him that the
located within a natural
amphitheater and was accessible from one side
that the only
through a long and narrow
the mountains from the Pacific coast side, and he
started to reach the place,
where he could
an outline drawing of
the city as
appeared to him from the distant
he has to show that
a city within the heart of the mountains,
to reach the spot.
was never allowed
plain that the city has
than four thousand inhibitants.
of stone and are supplied with doors
In the center was a large building,
which was undoubtedly the temple
walls could be seen sculptured designs
representing the Deity.
the ancient teocalli, which are to be found in
parts of this country, and the people could
be seen passing in and out of
arduous work Alvarez found
about searching for the
canyon leading to the
had so well had no
lay of the land that he
culty in finding the entrance, but he
was met by him proceed.
a band of Indians
refused to let
violence, but insisted that he
them that he had come
over the mountains and did not
a consultation, he
have to remain awhile as a prisoner, and two
runners were sent into the mountains,
turned in a day with orders from some one in
placed on the back of a mule.
only having the
bandage removed from
his eyes at night.
the fourth day, he
he found himself on
the borders of the Pacific Ocean.
had gone, leaving him with nothing to guide him
back to the place where he had seen the
described in full in
and has been
been permitted so to do.
conclude our extracts with the description
of the powerful
of another mighty city, the
nation whose capital, located on the great island
of Atlantis, exercised
power both East and
West, of which we are trying
American archaeologists who went
the recently discovered city in the Sierra
Mountains have returned, and
Spanish leagues north of the
leader of the party, C.
of Philadelphia, says that these cities
dently twin capitals of a wealthy district long
before the Aztecs appeared.
connected by underground passages
was while exploring one
that the second
It lies in a deep basin of the mountains,
except the underground
none has been found.
which we have thus drawn from
accessible sources in the visible,
add supplementary testimony from the Astral
Does not in this collated evidence of the similarity city. customs.OF ATLANTIS. We are indebted to those who are im pelled by an irresistible desire to learn and know. some of the the sun of into various records. in this cause are willing to expatriate them endure danger and overcome obstructing they difficulties. a common origin for religious teachings. both oral and written? All the dis coveries relative to this subject. confirm this con clusion. selves. 31 reliable which I believe to be and worthy of credence. bring again to the light of day. prove conclu sively. languages. there much that can be given concerning . nature and civilization west of the great which could not possibly have had commerce with the mother-country for centuries. which were left the manifested spiritual world w hen r went down the shuddering earth? To the Aryan is people. Records. who listen with a willing heart. even to the realistic and scientific mind. if may but by some chance guid ance. Who.
or from the unseen as Science and Religion have true and of value. It has ever been their rule. to hold fast upon that of which they had become possessed. even on their conservative line of thought. exertion of seeking new or admitting for others. Whenever number there has been of Atlantians. and Religion whether shall accept that which in a scientific way. to distinguish the savage from civilization was known to the wise men of Atlantis. until new upon untried lines they have been forced to the exception. upon the at earth. or to form one by . a sufficient one time to control a nation. All that has ever been learned.32 OUR STORY It this ancient city. the possibility of broadening truth. content and satisfied without the trouble and fields for themselves. never received anything of thought. matters little how is Science offered. of all ages. are so con servative and have withheld so much more than they should. That is why the priests.
startling their great as Atlantians. under new conditions of added In no other strength and experience. the Temple of Karnac. the re-appearing. and re-occupation of that which all belonged to them. In the days it when was the school to which the Greeks and for instruction. and for the utilization of their old resources. way can we account for the wilting and extermination of . of the last Egyptian splendor. What we have the pyramids. to admit of a national control. Romans resorted was the last time noted in history of such a re-appearance in sufficient numbers they did. the commenced whole world ever and anon. they slowly paved the for the settlement way by conquest and discovery. and all the mighty ruins of the Nile and the Euphrates in evidence. As soon were as the Anglo-Saxon speaking races sufficiently developed out of savagery. with strides toward wisdom and knowledge. that nation or epoch has always ex perienced a most wonderful growth.OF ATLAN9S$&^* 33 themselves.
is plain to the dullest intel As the city of Atlantis grew. Much sympathy has been wasted on the red son of the forest. He has but obeyed the law: Who cannot dominate the resources of the en title to vironment must yield him who can. her population off into colonies was drawn which had deep and abiding influence on the whole of the Western continent. How unfolddiffer much would our agricultural vast storehouses of mineral and wealth have helped man s ment. but especially centering along the belt in which Atlantis itself was located. neither claim nor strength to maintain that into which they had strayed by accident during the temporary absence of the real owners. if they had never been used? The ence between the American Indian and the Anglo-Saxon-Atlantian. lect. of the last Egyptian s and the concealment of the world .34 OUR STORY who had title to the red-skinned usurpers. Between the fading away civilization.
When Rome of class of people incarnated again in force of numbers. Tartars. other nations light. but own stand when this chance of development was in cut off. which can be accounted for only in one way. they this groped comparative darkness. records at that time. associates. their comrades and Have we is learned the lesson that no human being separate from . of the world would have received the its and been uplifted to something near point. and the eruption of the times without number.OF ATLANTIS. such scenes as the conquest of by the Goths and Vandals . occurred. and the most pertinent fact that undone duty made all this trouble for the Atlantians of the Far Past. we but recognize their sameness of purpose. As can they disappeared from the mortal vision. the overrunning Europe by the Huns. had held even tenor of her way. there s were other units in the world category of nations which If Atlantis all were not so on in the far advanced. When Atlantis was in its prime. there is 35 a mysterious gap.
fellows of ignorance. as at burned at Rome. Atlantian influence revives. The American nation has done a vast deal for the enlightenment of the whole world.sons the uplifting of influence of the of light". and every generation increases the widening wave of educated and spiritualized people. single centers of learn ing blazed out and lessened the darkness as do . these misbegotten impedimenta to progress into As pass out the unseen. In the ancient times. tion when the lamp of civiliza later.36 ourselves? It is OUR STORY A wrong once done must be righted.". the eternal law of exact justice. which finally include within it must every nation. or people of the earth tants. Thus it is easy to understand all why the extinguish is ing power of that holds the soul in chains projected toward us. s full complement of inhabi . by little have these ". ". having overborne or put off all heads that towered above their own. tongue. and Athens. Little felt intellectually. or Antioch and other cities.
once more drawn to the American continent more Atlantians than were ever incarnated at one time. The freedom of the thought-body. nationality. had off beginning on an island. beacon lights set 37 these on a hill. But with com pare the events of to-day.OF ATLANTIS. and the has aptitude of the minds engendered thereby. is coming upon the nation in a . their inventions It thus happens that and knowledge and wisdom and the results of thought-force. cut from easy ap its proach. American nation and to unites push the common civilization and thought cur rents into every part of the globe. felt power always re itself Not only has this nation it is made everywhere. but the its founder of the force with that. spected. unified which resembles the old Atlantis. modified fected by the assimilation of and per in hundreds of years devachanic rest. its Although the is English name be detested. since the fall of that city. felt Yet it has been able to make power throughout the whole world. its A compact.
and desiring to know more. another. they will not need the reprimand of obstruction. and We already have hold upon we desire only that they who may so essay to advance in this direction. and linked one upon another. found there was a limit which barred their further progress.38 flood. stated. as has is been repeatedly foretold* the end of a cycle at . The reason why this age is is so celebrated above to the facts thus others of the near past. due We perceive in the near future. soul and mind so purified. We way ciples often wonder at events transpiring in the of discoveries. or at the applications of prin which are perfectly logical. OUR STORY as with outstretched hands they demand from the Silence that which they themselves de posited in the Astral records long ages since. that came to the original investigators of our nation on that line. and begun We have surely reached a point to guess about the uses and methods of application of that vehicle of force about which the Atlantians knew much. may do with body.
this foundation being sub ject also. But this we have gathered: That within a hundred years. serious consequences may Just what the outcome of the present period will be none but the Council of the Seven Great Builders know. who have ception of everything but their con own desires cen tering in selfish purpose. of Liquidity. hand. the sinking of land rising in others. and the im are minent. Atlantis will be above the Whatever her monuments in her ruined contain. and possibly a much waves. When cities peculiarly situated lost all crowded with inhabitants. or whatever may be be investigated.OF ATLANTIS. their thought vibrations become inharmonious with the universal thought vibrations. If this inharmony continues strong itself to enough to communicate the ground upon which the city stands. temple can then . in 39 Cataclysmic results. is some places. shorter time. to a set of vibrations upon the natural plane occur.
that which will now sea. and the old continent will once of Lamuria more sustain its millions of is inhabitants. silver and coal will be short-sighted ! mined. How man s Under the sea is a thousand-fold more than has ever been brought to light by busy hands.40 OUR STORY Within 500 years the bulk of population will is be south of the equator. become dry land. . fixed Scientists all tell us that the time when the gold.
We sailed out of New York Harbor on the I5th of June. . As the last lighthouse sank slowly beneath the waves.".CHAPTER III. He me the position of super sail for cargo in one of his vessels about to Francisco. I gladly cepted the chance. and the full moon rose in the heavens. I attention to business reached a when rest and change were imper to take a was advised by my physician I sea voyage. My preparations were made rapidly. for gave me both motive and occupation for the trip. who was a vessel owner. the early seventies. having by constant and IN severe point ative. of mentioned this fact to a friend mine in New York offered City. ". I little stood watching the receding land marks.around San ac the it Horn. 1872.
of the swift oncoming future. before I should again touch foot upon land. or warn its us. nor of the marvelous revealings to come to my my knowledge. space The rest of the was occupied by I the officers of the ship. I had simply responded . had been introduced first man. as I es knew. but how shall we know? ly Who will tell. But it is always so go. come and The consequence of meeting and the pain of the parting may be expressible in spoken language . when he had ing in come on board. in to this cluding myself. with burden of weal or woe? As our vessel was devoted to freight. Of all these the following pages are but a feeble por trayal.42 OUR STORY to dreaming of the momentous events happen as a part of the voyage. but be the business I much preconcerned about at that had hand moment. we. who by pecial favor of the owner had been permitted to occupy the one spare cabjn. we meet and the in part. carried but a single passenger. in life.
". you think that we part forever from . indescribable thrill as we shook hands. the Standing thus.Happy make your acquaintance. it may be our good fortune to experience. with the usual meaningless phrase of: to 45 ". foreign musical accent.Don t meeting. as the lines of our lives cross with those who are es sential to our highest and best unfolding. ". of sweetness of real courtesy and that peculiar.".". a low. with just the slightest I Looking around. ".Oh. distinctly.". as he went on to say: ".OF ATLANTIS. which once or twice in a lifetime. I replied. But of I remembered of afterwards an impression dignity bear on his part. acknowledged the address. not a large part. ing.I see you are leaving part of yourself behind you. leaning meditatively over tafrrail. I came back to myself by hearing in my name pronounced voice.but I was the thinking about the certainty of parting and uncertainty of ".
but it is the human uncertainty that full at this saddens. and almost perfectly in proportioned. with his every word. ". in all if said. narily Eyes black. His bearing was majestic strength.". to whom. desire for the good of With he there tell was an impres very sion.". we meet again?".44 OUR STORY we have accomplished other. serene in harmony. only when or finished that we can do for each So long as our work remains undone certainly ". while their ordi kind expression. shall all our friends. about any subject concerning . Tall. from that time indelibly stamped upon my memory. Looking man. he could much more he only would.Yes. in its unselfish all this. I saw a picture. attractive beyond compare others.that may be so. I said. and worn a little longer than cus in tom prescribed. Hair and beard white. I was most indescribably attracted. one might easily imag ine their possibilities. when honest indignation or righteous anger stirred their depths.
for each other. face as children love itself and scoun the pitying s drels containing within s tenderness of a mother taining watchfulness. with that strange feeling of being company said. but to come slowly be. however. who honor me with stood their Although we some little time longer gazing upon the ocean. as the night and waters met in closer and still closer embrace. although finally no word was and we descended to our respective cabins for the night. It 45 was such a hate. passed from the outermost border of casual ac quaintance to the confident championship of sworn I friendship. I marveled. we lapsed into silence. my inal. for am slow to receive or offer friendship. At this. love and a father sus I In our interview. As is usual with the position which I held. too. which he might be conversing. during . duties during the voyage were almost nom making up for this leisure.OF ATLANTIS. in those the perception of what might good will.
either in reading or conversation which related to Atlantis. and readily and gladly answered my ques Especially was this true of things in the past. which the present generation has moved on and forgotten. did not take long to find out that my friend was a zealous. Consequently I sufficient prove the acquaintance so curiously begun. which knew comparatively noth He was a very eloquent and instructive talker tions. in I which he was well versed. first it I knew why. and a peculiarity of his descriptions was that they were given Later it as if personal experi at the life ences of his own. and that while we were terest. familiar with many lines of common in there of were others. but to give seemed that was done more and movement to the story. As a child I had always been fascinated with I whatever had chanced upon. unremitting student. But . ing.46 OUR STORY had time to im It the receiving or discharging of the cargo or any part.
Who knows who . if not wholly unworthy of credence. decisive an swer.But you do not think it possible that a whole continent could disappear so utterly beneath the waves as that is said to have done.And that?". leaving no more trace of its former existence than has been the case with ".Do you believe there ever was such a coun Atlantis?". try as ". why does this seem impossible to you? Does stood history know anything of the city that under ancient Troy. as I 47 grew older. I ideas of the modern that had come to re gard the little was known of that ancient mistress of the seas as largely fabulous. ". was his quiet. enveloped in the materialistic schools.Most certainly. as we had we sat been out from port four or chatting on five the quarter deck. After days.".OF ATLANTIS. something was said which induced me to ask him the question squarely: ".
But maybe. ". ".". or of the great cities in the Valley of the Euphrates? But for this the accessibility of their ruins.". ". of an event that concerns so intimately planet.".". they would by time have been as thoroughly forgotten as lantis At now is.". he continued.you would like to hear some of the actual records brought down even to your day. who can tell anything Mound Builders? What does the world know of Palmyra. of Babylon. for denying the existence of the ".And. here his face softened with an infin ite pity.perhaps within forty years from now we may have another lesson in the opportunity past. every living person now upon our Upon my eager assent he went into his cabin vol- and soon returned with a small black-letter .48 OUR STORY of were the builders or what the design the Pyramids of Egypt? Who can tell of the cities lying strata upon strata in the valley of the Nile? In your of the own country.
the real ocean in comparison to which of the Greeks ". itself and also parts of the They also reduced Africa within the Straits as far as Egypt. and the sea was Sea". from right to Opening it he read in his sweetly modulated tones. ume. This land was indeed a continent. upon parchment.OF ATLANTIS. . so that was easy from one to another as far as the further continent. Far however. translating as he read.In the Atlantic island a powerful federation of Kings island was formed. Be there it main island were many to cross other smaller ones. and Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. written after the style of the left. ". was stopped by the heroic action of the then inhabitants of Attica. the following extract: Facing the Pillars of Hercules was an island larger than Africa and side this Europe put together. who subdued the larger and many of the smaller islands further continent.The w as r but a bay with a narrow mouth. 49 Far East. ther aggression.
They were possessed of such wealth as easily pro no dynasty ever yet obtained or will cure hereafter. Subsequently. The ruling Kings of handed eldest priest down sons. Here dwelt for many gen erations the renowned race of Atlan.50 OUR STORY States.In the center of the Atlantic Island plain. was a this fair and beautiful In the center of plain and nearly six miles from its confines was a low range of hills. ". both laces were destroyed by mighty in cataclysms. a single day and The entirely natural features of the Attic land were changed and the Atlantic island sank bodily beneath the waves. This wealth was drawn both from all foreign nations with whom the Atlan- . which brought destruction night. taking the lead of the oppressed finally secured liberty to who dwelt within the Pillars of Hercules. the the succession power their younger sons going into the hood. from whom the whole island and sea were named Atlantic ever to or Atlantis. all who.
ing to its ow forth. there were vast numbers of elephants. beautiful. infi beneficent climate.OF ATLANTIS. brought These were nite in sacred. fruit trees and vege of all kinds. spices. ". and possessed only known mines of orichalcum in the world. For. a mineral with most wonderful and inexhaustible properties a metal which was then second only to gold in its value. tians traded 51 and from Atlantis in itself. Moreover. but also displayed a marvelous industry and skill in engineering and the con structive arts. Nor were the inhabitants con tent with simply the natural advantages of their glorious country. in the center of the island they built a royal palace. and many other luxurious products which this wonderful Continent. gums and odorous plants of every description tables . which was the especially rich minerals. every succeeding trying to surpass his predecessor in King adorning and .The country was rich also in timber and pasturage. curious and number. flowers.
They cut about the Royal Palace a series of canals. white. ". tin and orichalcum. Within. ". The interior was cov ered with silver. Their walls were covered witii brass (which they used like plaster). giving at once protection as a harbor. which were lined with gold. left In fashioning their interior streams they docks cut out of the solid rock where their triremes could land their cargoes. so that many of the buildings presented a gay appearance. ". and making it more con venient for the transportation of freight to and from the interior. waterways or at These were bridged over intervals. which had a glittering appearance. so that struck all be holders with the greatest admiration. except the pediments and pin nacles.52 OUR STORY it adding to the building. .The stone used in their building was of three colors. while an immense canal admitted the largest vessels from the sea. black and red.Northeast of the center of the Continent. stood the great Temple.
". The whole city teemed with a dense population. of their wonderful city. ". Such a general sketch as regards the rest of the country. it was very mountainous with exceedingly precipi tous coasts. or making ready to parts their sail for.Now. they had supplies for baths. all of the world. and orichalcum.By a system of aqueducts leading from na tural springs of hot and cold water. and the is night through as well. ivory was a magnificent mosaic all walls. The main canal and largest harbor were crowded with merchant shipping re turned from. The din and tumult of commerce continued all day long. ". and the plain surrounding the city was itself environed by a mountain chain broken .OF ATLANTIS.The docks were filled with shipping and naval stores of every description at known to men that time. and for the irrigation of their beautiful plantations and gardens. the roof 53 of gold. and pillars and pave ments were covered with orichalcum.
lying North and South. . and while a part flowed out to the for irrigation. By it the water from the mountains was con ducted around the whole plain. was husbanded by raising two They were crops a year. for all kinds of cattle this They surrounded plain with an enormous canal or dike. of consultation in at last all matters into of until the power passed the hands of the priesthood. size and beauty. ". 606 feet broad and 1. the rest able.54 OUR STORY The plain only at the sea entrance. meadows and pasturage and quantities of timber. sea. for there was an abundance of and lakes. to double their productive capacity. was smooth and level and of an oblong shape. The whole country was a constant suc cession of prosperous and wealthy rivers villages. The mountains were said to be the grandest in the world for their number.In the polity of the Atlantians the Kings maintained an autocracy and the priesthood were their council State.250 miles in length. 101 feet deep.
but clearly perceived that wealth and possessions are increased by mutual friendship and the prac tice of true virtue . they commenced to degener- unbecoming conduct. For they possessed true and altogether and exercised mildness and practical in the lofty ideas wisdom.But we have described. ered things present of small importance. King and priest remained obedient to their ancestral tra ditions. Thus it was they reached the great height of prosperity ". Nor were they intoxicated with luxury. life and in their mutual They They looked consid above everything except virtue.OF ATLANTIS. the rulers. at the last. both ordinary vicissitudes of relations. ". and . by a too anxious pursuit of riches the possessions themselves are corrupted and friendship also perishes therewith. whereas.For 5$ many generations. their mortal natures when. began seeking to dominate and override the Di vine within to display and about them. and contentedly bore their weight of riches as a bur den.
". said my friend. Just then some duty claimed my immediate attention and as he rose up to return to his cabin he looked I me fully in the face is and remarked: ". will .is as authentic an account as that of any nation of whom we have any history.56 ate. most valuable possessions.000 years before the Christian era commenced.". the time close at hand when lines your desire for information on these be more fully gratified. for it was handed down from father to son in the ancient Atlantian writing.This. OUR STORY thus blighting and finally destroying the fairest of their ". ". which was perfected about 25.If mistake not.
as I from the Caballa. or puzzled. he did not seem at a loss in any sense. the oper upon which he was engaged were very complex and far reaching and concerned some of the mightiest secrets of planetary creation. very busy like for he seemed to be in his own cabin with what looked an ancient map and a number I of diagrams fully of cabalistic calculations. for I which recog had some experience with researches line. nized. along that verify and could. the His absorption length of being the result rather of process. some of the simpler rules of deductions But.CHAPTER IV. I also noticed while the problems seemed very abstruse and complicated. the . to a certain extent. was a day or two before we had a chance for IT any more conversation. ations could see.
yet there was an uplifted expression of content. Now.The fourth Continent. lending an added charm to the ever-restful dig nity of the perfect face. hav it my interest aroused brought out and found among much that was quite discursive. in tending to examine ing it at my I leisure. a race developed . which it has been agreed to call Atlantis. were put away. Although for a Once more he came upon few days he apparently put aside a continuation of his former talk about Atlantis. While he had been thus busy to it had occurred locker I me I had an odd volume in my had picked up in a second-hand stall in Boston. the following pertinent paragraphs: ". was formed by the coal escence of many in the islands and peninsulas that were upheaved ordinary course of evolution and became ultimately the true home of the great race known as the Atlantians.58 OUR STORY At last he appeared to have reached a favor able conclusion and his data and memoranda deck.
some of them referring to the great Continent as a last. he located upon the island of Poseidonis (about as large as Ireland) . tered. The Atlantes and the Atlantides of mythology are based upon the Atlantes and Atlantides of history. the priests spoke always of Atlantis as a continent as large as Europe and Africa put together. 59 cen of generally speaking. Plato. and others to the Posidonis. condensed the whole history of the Continent of Atlantis.OF ATLANTIS. ". whereas.In connection with the Continent of Atlan tis we should bear in mind that the account which to has come down us through the old Greek writers contains a confusion of statements. towards a point land in what is now the mid-Atlantic Ocean. whole. of the Atlantes Homer speaks and their island. is the personification in a single symbol of the . cov ering several millions of years into an event. small island of for instance. from a nucleus of Northern Lemurians. The Atlas story of Atlas gives clearly to us the clue.
as both Lemuria. a su combined continents of Lemuria and Atlantis. that said to support heaven and earth at once. as to Proteus.Atlas his father lapetus in the depths of Tar then personifies a continent in the West. per is ished in the ocean depths. and especially thorough acquaintance with the depths of the ocean. ". because both continents hav ing borne races instructed by divine masters. giants tread is. And fires. Mount Atlas and the Teneriffe Peak. an allusion to the gigantic peaks of the ancient continents. the feet of the the earth while his shoulders support the sky. seas. were each transferred to the bottom of the the where they now slumber until appointed time shall come to reappear above the waters. destroyed by submarine and Atlantis submerger by the waves. These . The perior wisdom and a a universal knowledge.60 OUR STORY poets attribute to Atlas. Atlas said to have been compelled to leave the surface of the earth and join tarus.
Why of about 700. yet two catastrophes a period elapsed. Europe with Amer their Both sank and were drowned with between the two high civilizations and gods. there may be hidden deep in the other and far older unfathomable ocean beds. present Amazed at this singular corroboration of what . in the found bowels of which they have the Eocene age. when the African Continent yet been raised. ".OF ATLANTIS.Lemuria should no more be confounded with the Atlantis Continent than ica. two dwarfed were relics 61 lost of the two continents thrice as lofty during the day of as Lemuria Atlas ol and twice high in that of Atlantis. was an inaccessible island peak in the days had not Lemuria.". continents whose strata have never been geologi cally explored. set their and that they may some day up theories. ".000 yean in mind should not your geologists bear that under the continents explored and fathomed by them.
I my I concluded it. During all this we had Both been making good officers time toward the South. would ask him something more about at the first opportunity. but we approached the Spanish Main they grew fitful. and were ready to give him the little attentions I which make a stranger tion this feel at home anywhere. but the third Our ship drifted a little to the made no day. happened a The winds had as been brisk and favorable. and when we had traversed a part of that Indian Archipelago. like to when my me if I go with him . particular headway. they fell West away into a dead calm. and men all had been attracted toward our passenger. men as explanatory of some events which little later. South.62 OUR STORY friend had previously read me. not dreaming that the op portunity of lives was time close at hand. at On the moon fulled noon and we were lying in about 30 degrees North lati tude and 42 degrees friend asked West would longitude.
I to the water. How much farther. We rowed slowly . We pushed I taking a pair of oars and he steering. The sides. His face was I set with a peculiar expression. I had no means of ascertaining. had hardly taken a couple of strokes I with the oars. 63 about a couple of miles to the westward. to be the summit some huge obelisk or a little raised above the waves. the captain granted us the use of his yawl. which on of closer inspection seemed pillar.OF ATLANTIS. were sheer and precipitous. waters they extended below the surface. when pulsion of the boat felt that the rapid to im I was not due my strength. to visit a peculiar looking island. of which fore had experience in other directions. as far as vision could penetrate. had be A very short time sufficed to bring us to this island. although not In the still high. saying he had been much accustomed off. and though he proffered us the help of some of the crew. Upon my rather eager assent. glanced at my companion. our friend declined.
best we scrambled as we might to the top. was now dry Looking closely at the sides I saw that it instead of being a mass of natural rock. was a structure built of masonry by cunning hands. It and drying at the out under the hot sun. and for climbing to the mit. OUR STORY It was about 150 feet in circumfer On the side farthest from the vessel the face of the rock was broken jaggedly by the weather. thus far. instead of the solid mass. so perfectly fierce action and solidly as to defy. The projections gave opportunity for fastening the yawl. the of the most erosive forces of na- . flat. it. roughened by the weather. evidently with water during storms. To my to find. was not a very dif Having securely knotted the boat s painter to a stout protuberance. but with it even would have been a sea of glass all about us ficult task.64 around ence. filling it utter surprise. bottom. which I expected was cup-shaped in the center. If there this sum had been any swell of the ocean impossible.
in the very center. The floor was laid in regular I Almost stunned by the discovery. He repeated this operation until he faced due East. All at once perceived a large feet. disc of stone had revolved at his exposing a flight of stone steps leading into a room below. lighted from nowhere up the whole . with his face the North. and slowly we descended the stairs into an ante-room below. upon which characters were inscribed. There standing and his face erct. he turned 15 degrees to. to dilate. ture. Standing to erect. As we stepped upon this floor a light which came in particular.OF ATLANTIS. the East and stepped forward one pace. his form seemed set in its grew fixed I and whole outline. little guiding himself by a small compass and a square of parchment. but my exclamation of surprise was checked by his actions. turned to my companion. opening into a larger room. Coming back to himself he motioned me to fol low him. 15 Then turning another degrees more he stepped forward pace. 65 flagging.
Then going to the exact opposite side of the wall. he touched some mechanism. on each was a still little pile of dust. My made in the room above. and facing the seats. In the center of the room were five stone seats. won A door slid back. obeyed the will of this derful man. OUR STORY Limitless age had laid his desecrating hand upon everything. and then a sound the tremor of an Folian harp rose in volume un- . which was par titioned into a series of curious entablatures. the that would otherwise have accumulated air upper was not present. but was not distinct enough to be unmistakable. signs of made one I Power. which. through which we passed into a chamber below.66 interior. On each rested those curious friend repeated the sign like of dust. My companion. stepped to of the the East. But as this had been her dust in the metically sealed by the waves. Here we found seven little piles seats. preserved through the ages. As he did so I thought it heard a suppressed sob of joy. silent.
from a niche therein he drew out a little stone box. not a . Then proceeding to the side where the boat without any push off. a roll of pigment was placed this in his hand by unseen helpers. til 67 the vibration filling the room. it Singular as certed may or seem. Turn ing to the Eastern face of the wall. top had rolled into its When the disc at the place. shook the walls of the tower in which we were standing. as before.OF ATLANTIS. thus sealing once ing. With he traced upon the tightly joined edges a it character which burst into a silvery flame as appeared upon the stone. more for future unfold whatever there might be of knowledge or mystery here concealed. he retraced his steps towards the upper air. we managed it difficulty to seat ourselves in and he steering. With the greatest care he closed behind him every av enue. closely followed by myself. Holding this carefully. and left a blood-red mark behind it. lay waiting for us. without any precon instruction word of warning.
shadowy.68 OUR STORY moment of our landing until word had been interchanged between us from the in we were again motion upon the water. and of some effect. myself in attempting to readjust the the present and the promises of the future. to my inner vision. The five seats of the upper chamber and the seven seats of the lower. I seemed to stand vortex of recurring memory. some peculiar way. final issue. in self. but so distinct I could recognize the features. Oh. On my part the in a silence was involuntary. appalling and benumbing in its More than that. I was too busy within past. I could the feeling that these rock-ribbed cham bers were. a part of I my I knew had been perfectly familiar with the purposes of their erection. their use. to leave any time for the not resist frivolity of speech. were filled with an occu pant. I Then came the names as if had parted with them only yesterday. coming down over whelmingly upon me. . as one recalls the lineaments of a long absent friend.
with the stone casket resting on looked at ". Thou hast learned well the lesson whose . a burden of untold weight was lifted from if my an expiation were finished. facing me. Memory the Eternal! 69 was it yesterday.My his knees. as friend made the sign I mentioned. When my shoulders. what he evident came to do. had cramped and restrained its my unfolding and energies. a terrible mistake rectified whose consequence all my life. of The some tie strong er than friendship overwhelmed me. me silent as my friend did. taking me as an involuntary ac complice. All this and fail much more held ly that words will utterly to portray. Sitting in the stern of the boat. : he me with a grave smile.OF ATLANTIS. and said brother: I see my confidence in thee was not founded in simple assumption. or thou sands of years ago since faces I looked upon these and forms of comrades loving and true? feeling of present reality. but in knowl edge. up all to that hour.
to revisit the tower of the Great Temple of Atlantis. but in you do me great honor ".Before naming me thus. we reach the ship I must tell you. Thereby thou Great Broth issued hast proved also thy position in the erhood. greet Ancient Wise While saying if this his fire. and without a particle of arrogance in the possession. continued my comrade. by the Atlantian Kings.70 closing clause is OUR STORY to keep silent. whole face lighted up as from an inner The action of the sympa thetic exaltation on myself was beyond the power It of words to describe. ".".".that it has been per mitted you for purpose. One. ". whose first charter I was thee. in which were gathered for concentration during the last awful cataclysm which sent the continent beneath the waters all the living members of the most po- .I I could only reply: feel that we must have been brothers. was as if one had sud infinite denly come to a perception of almost power.".
which was 100 feet in diameter at the base.OF ATLANTIS. which covered the cham ber of the three has been destroyed by the ac tion of the waves.The at present chambers which we entered were built perfectly air and water-tight. The whole The top continent of is slow ly rising once the tower.before it might be overwhelmed and forever hid den by the insatiable maw of the waters.It by little it reaches the surface. We do not know whether be able to the masonry of the upper stories will resist the erosion of fierce tropical storms or not. 210 feet high.You 71 entered the chambers of the three. ". and for that rea- .". Brotherhood to little rescue here he touched the casket. has again reached the upper The transparent dome. It contains the fullest continuous record of the last years of our once glorious country. accessible. more. the five and the seven. best by the was thought this. ". ". as little ". and air. tent Brotherhood that has ever existed.
we entered was that of the fifteen. Below seven. the chamber of the for I I did not enter them. and they were set free in a very short time after the cataclysm. the five and the seven. or one clothed with authority entering their resting place should their signal of release. and forty-five.72 OUR STORY Below the last chamber still son have preserved their contents to the pres ent time. ". was warned that I might thereby afford opportunity for the waters pressing up from be low.You are well known to me as to the rest of . give them the which I did.Obligation on the three. as the upper chamber. They could not be set free until entirely from its responsibility such time in as either the bounds were destroyed. which to later generations may be ocular demonstration of our existence. to wipe out all vestiges of this ancient home of the Brotherhood. below that. rested heavily ". the failure of conditions above absolved of the members the remaining chambers.
The voy for this pur age was planned and undertaken pose. ". But we are approaching the ship. and have been chosen again as in the long ago past. before the overthrow. The most important object of our voyage. in its newest appeal mankind. so the calm has lasted until this time. and we are sure that mistakes of the intellect in the past will not be repeated in the present.We was visible. which no person liv actual ing or dead could obtain without your presence in the flesh is accomplished. 73 the Ancient Brotherhood. the possession of these records. to be the spokes man to of our beloved Order. But to-night as the sun goes down a breeze will spring up.OF ATLANTIS. Our vessel has been lying over the entrance to the great port. mouth draining the Atlantian Con from which. at the tinent. could not accomplish our object until near the full moon. and will result as planned. a mag nificent panorama of the fairest land the sun ever shone on. and by to-morrow our voy- .
to complete.". according to nature. lines. know that this is not at all the thing likely to happen. whatever be that might was set for me. during all this recital. to object either to the facts stated or to the cer tain. more. as we seek rather in the fields of the unexplained laws of nature. for a solution of the phenomena presented. It seemed quite a matter of course that the sole object of my making what I this voyage was the accomplishment of ears. com It did not occur to me. a quiet joy in being it thus permitted to do the task. mortal I time heard. deduction from what we know one of of human But as this story is facts on new we cannot be guided by precedents. as an integral factor of I the whole. for the first now. quiet assumption of myself as one of the willing accessories of the plan he had thus hastily sketched. felt a certain enthusiasm. or the work ing of known laws . with Nay.74 OUR STORY its age will be moving rapidly forward to pletion. .
knowledge of incalculable value passed beyond their reach. But we were now close to the ship 75 and the men were making As we reached casket. . or at the least. until the re finer s furnace of the ages shall have prepared fully for the perception of that them more which may at any time be offered them. And so.OF ATLANTIS.It it casually they assented to the fact: looks a trifle was a nice bit of rock. After looking at ". water-worn though.". the deck my friend showed his a curious souvenir of the stone pile we had visited. forever. as ready to hoist the yawl aboard.
the stone casket which I had into seen in his cabin just before sunset. seemed .idly flapping sails.CHAPTER V. him in reminder of some event.". too. ". as if various matters. full moon of the tropics climbed out of the great wastes of waters. certainly. the sun sank on the Western horizon a AS The northeastern wind began to strain out our ship once ". at A moment after.Yes. he said once. his hands. therefore no remarks were made. was put coming about as fast as a man would that time walk.". chatting Suddenly. to some one had spoken . and I my friend and of sat on the quarter-deck. and the good more moved merrily over the waters. out of the companion way. At no one else was near us on the deck. In my peculiar state of mind this.
I If it is thou art he well.. left I placed my own did so. brilliancy. As I little shock passed over my whole body more intense. and a form shadowed out of the . If not. then it is still only patience for further waiting. ". an electric thrill.Lay holds the him wEo hath open it. the fingers straight. He held out his left hand. whom have expected to meet. hands he pointed Taking out to the casket in his me several characters and symbols en Calling graved deeply in the stone.". a like hand upon it. the signet seal of is him who was our It most learned. contents of the casket in trust for the password. caught Then I felt another hand lying on the back of mine. only a little His eye shining with a piercing mine. palm to palm. tion to a ". palm up. Let us see if we may left the open palm of your hand on mine.That my he atten said: form of the winged globe. perfectly natural. and say as thou mayest re ceive out of the silence. as well as 77 what followed.OF ATLANTIS. Ancient Brother.
Prominently out of feels the the shadow. I exactly the same cadence uttered a syllable. At the same moment of time there came ring ing through the air to chant. a single syllable from able in its my friend lips. indescrib attention. in intonation. and then. musical to Instantly I appeared be up-borne where beneath me all its a vast city lay spread out. and simultaneously I could see the full. At s this instant. . as when one feel sun s rays. arrested my Without volition of my lower consciousness. had lost all consciousness of in any ference of condition the three present. who seemed equal in every respect. We dif three remained together I same relative position. regal proportions of a most majestic figure standing beside us.7$ thin air by OUR STORY my side. my ears a low. in beauty and glory for still many in the leagues. clear ringing of a silver bell. like the soft. I could distinctly the brightness of another pair of eyes similar to those of my friend in the body.
For over 29. As the last note rang out into space the casket fully into came once more saw it my consciousness. . and revealed a large roll of the finest papy rus. clearly written in plain but minute char transi acters of what we have supposed was a Egyptian civilization. until the cover turned fully back. the third syllable of a all word whose awful powers mystics concede. thrilled 79 from the lips of our bodyless brother.OF ATLANTIS. tion period of My friend reverently raised the scroll from its resting place. still in the body. I open slowly.000 years. my brother. looked forward to the accomplish of ment ited much that was beyond I the power of lim mortal potency. . As he did so a fragrance inimitable and of bewildering effect this upon the senses poured precious from it. When we it was last inclosed in this casket and sealed. three. this papy rus has not seen the light. Holding record of the past in his hands he said: ". am glad to greet thee.
giving six of the early hours of the day to it. To-morrow we will begin our work.". When in have read it to you it will be left your hands for safe keeping. I was not mistaken no power but the presence of the its three would the casket have yielded I shall contents. for to and brother. .8o OUR STORY - my companion in thee.
our SO it tale of transfer and He translated while I wrote down At in short hand that which he thus gave me. whose daring leaders. the first was slowly little given. my stenography. but as recalled my our speed increased. have come con tact witfi impassible limitations and pulled down in their country and involved all irretrievable disaster. because they lacked omnipotence to carry out their designs. on the next morning we commenced rescription. owing to the fact of my be I ing a rusty in skill. but submit to my readers the history of Atlantis and . was all that concerned that wonderful country.CHAPTER VI. like many another seeking in to manifest unusual power. a full and complete record of The MSS. But I will not anticipate.
help I to recurring memory.) Continent follows the general outline of all the others now in manifestation upon the . C. that I may say that which actions best and most instructive concerning the its and conditions of our nation from to beginning ". Tlana. with an invocation by the Scribe.Our now.82 OUR STORY I the story of the secret causes that led to the final overthrow. the necessary assistance and guidance from the Brotherhood of both the Invisible and the Visible. so soon to become of the Invisible. Scribe of the Mighty Three. my beloved coun This is to be for the instruction and en lightenment of off ages to my people. herein write the history of try. in the far come shall need more than bread. as follows: ". (About 29. when they. from the gods of Wisdom and Power.I. demand for this under taking. to it whom has been given strictly in charge so to do. and from the Supreme Ruler of is All. as have copied it from the notes It begins of that never-to-be-forgotten voyage.000 B.
But to the West. men It that is we gain any idea of that begin to say. fail to give us any information s of the beginning of is man occupancy here. ing of vast fertile plains. and it only through the power of perception of our wise ning. who records is the ONE. From with these mountains. as a water shed. diverted through an artificial canal and locks. . It is 83 its about 1. North and East the country becomes mountain ous. waters. the All..000 miles long longest di consist mension. which extends from this canal. quite up to the foothills of the elevated portion of the country. Among these mountains has been built the Great Temple ded icated to ". Earth. The surface is mostly level.OF ATLANTIS. sufficient when their the Fifth Race men needed a home for unfolding.Our OM. and 3. a its river branches drains nearly the whole Its length of the Continent.000 miles broad at at its wid est point. northeast of the central portion of the continent. forms the great port of the City of Atlantis.
". . in the greatest luxuriance and perfection. will grow here also. and whatever grows otherwhithers on the globe. We have all metals any also where upon the surface of the earth. Our vation above the sea level gives variety to our climate. We have one. to We have no need import anything grown out of the ground from other nations. tility It possesses the duc and color of copper and the strength of iron. We now may therefore simply describe the conditions existing as the outcome of the thought-forces of the most powerful nation of the ". fertility of our soil is unparalleled any difference of ele where upon the earth. Their unfolding has been along the lines of the strongest development.The known world. of which none has ever been discov ered in any other country. We have named it Orichalcum.84 they found it OUR STORY here.Our supplies of minerals from the bosom of the earth are incomparable in their amount and found abundance.
much The the private residences sort. we also possess in vast abundance. In short. that is. surplus of sup plies of all kinds. even of poorer outshine in beauty of design and suitable ness of material the kings of many other nations.No we hold to-day. ". they have it line freely passed on to those who stood in need in of it. Never has any Nation or Potentate ever before concen trated so much of wealth .The 85 of to fauna holds every species animal. this This was the center of Whatever knowledge or wisdom on experience has given them. as ".OF ATLANTIS. there to parts find a new habitat and either for dis become of use to the children of men labor or pleasure. all which from here has been carried of the earth. Temple like ours. State. public works. Do not consider that I am seeking to belittle . far beyond our needs. tribution. will truly describe our word but immense. whatever mankind possesses any degree anywhere. No nation has even dreamed of a less built one. of our citizens.
tower bearing upon top. Great Temple Its lofty is in the northeast part its of the city. occupies the northeast quarter of the Temple grounds. but as fully am stating is and as candidly as I can. and these are protected by three immense canals.In aces. which are built entirely around them.The now write. the finest observatory ever yet built. mountains have springs of hot and cold reservoirs. water which act as natural From them the water is conveyed by stone pipes to the public baths and to the private residences of such citizens as choose to avail themselves of the priv ilege under certain conditions. This protected from attack and the Temple itself is . as I ". with two intervening zones of land. nals are connected with the These ca Great Sea by an other canal 300 feet wide and 100 feet deep and six miles ". the center of the city are the royal pal ".The long to connect with the port. that which really the fact.86 OUR STORY I others or to extol ourselves.
000 square which has been cultivated from time im is memorial. ". city proper still upwards of 75.OF ATLANTIS.From the mountains the city of cities extends in a circular form southward. Beyond the im is mense area occupied by the another.It is hardly necessary to mention of this that the is population plain and the mountains will many millions. 87 on the North.2OO miles. ". comprising miles. which serve both as a defense and a foundation to hold up the massive structures built upon them. ex tending through the country i. Not but through a system of locks at the port. where receive they both and distribute cargoes of all kinds of products in the interests of commerce. and is in fact one vast garden. This liberally irrigated from the river and from a canal 600 feet in width and 100 feet deep. galleys are raised and lowered into the grand canal. Never there be so many . East and West by the mountains. only are these waters used for irrigation.
The Atlantian galleys have reached every port and nation under the whole broad heaven. are in the greatest profusion. strong and vigorous. nature in no sense retards the increase of population. ".Nor must I forget to say that the is volume of our population increased by the fact that life-giving owing to the dominance of the power of the spirit.88 OUR STORY and Magi.During the day the myriad sounds of voice arise over the and action that docks and the quar is ters of the city devoted to labor like the roar of a tornado on the sea. to which has not been weakened yet any great extent there are three or four gen erations of all men upon the earth at the same time. As the necessary sup its plies for the maintenance of the body at best. . people gathered in the same place at the same time. hurling itself against the embattled rocks. so say our prophets ". but would support to the utmost limit the most prolific in crease possible. ".
axes. both of building and persons.The and swords. for We have no need to ask another nation anything we have not. in whose production our artizans have become very expert. of our The total product own mines is thus appropriated. knives ". They have laid the entire surface of earth 89 under tribute to our commerce. barbarians of the Eastern world have never been able to make these things for them selves. But they seek from us the fruits of our soil and our incomparable bronze manufactures. It is eagerly sought for purposes of decoration. and when found offer our own products in ex- . The only article of which to the de offers a we fail is in making the supply equal mand a bright yellow metal. especially in clubs. and our it traders have discovered that exists it in other parts of the world.OF ATLANTIS. which powerful resistance to the action of the elements. and as the material and tempering of our find artizans are very fine. So they seek everywhere. we market for all we can possibly offer.
strained intensity for acquisition has not acquired force enough to injure us line. is The desire upon which its gathering by us founded will in the become irrepressible and destructive more physical nations in the years to come.90 change for it. with It is it has become a measure of value. As. how our nation has done no intentional wrong tried to deal justly. OUR STORY When they bring it home they are offered certain immunities and privileges in addition to the market value for it. in a way. will grow into a calamity for the whole race. they can hardly be evil. ever. as we are again called to face in new bodies the lives allotted to us. Thus. Thus far. not only us. that this peculiar con predicted by our Magi dition. and have considered responsible for any such also true that if It is evil does come upon the race it we to shall be forced to meet in the long ages yet come. but with all the nations of the earth. through the foul greed of man. in our development on any .
At the North are three high mountain peaks. which have become landmarks men. permit me to take my future readers to the highest summit of the great peak Alyhlo. In the for all seafaring I way of review of what have written. Limped streams from the mountain sides water district.We 91 are not a nation of flesheasters. ". hill and plain. and from thence point out the paradise of mountain and valley. a large portion of this vast . ". These are covered with tropical vege tation bearing all kinds of edible fruits known the to man throughout the whole circle of year. for the of our climate does not compel the con warmth centration of food sought in the use of flesh. interspersed with broad plateaux. and the to methods by which they could be made useful themselves.OF ATLANTIS. is It because to we are not bound circle to the soil in our efforts overcome the of necessity that we real can give so forces much facts time to the study of the of and the universe.
But above the capital as a center of interest. dwellings. and an exchange of thought. for the whole picture is dotted thick with substantial all.Nor is OUR STORY this all. nor any impulsion of elemental all Sur mounting these our Magi have imparted the of secret of etheric impulse born thought.92 ".Notice also the varied greens of the vegeta sky. so clear its tion fect. oar. These galleys move neither by sail nor force. and It is against this. ". Beyond these can be seen the canal leading to the land-locked sea and the great port with its fleets of arriving and departing galleys from every quarter of the globe. that all the other centers in the whole country seem but suburbs. the fairest land that man in all his generations thus far has ever seen. so wide. so far-reaching. is hamlets and towns. and the blue of the and so per as yet undisturbed in vibrations by the shock of either offense or defense. wind nor tide have no power. .
where now the old Gulf of Across these and the in continent the would blow constant succession fertility trade their winds. going forward with the descrip BEFORE as tions of the MSS. the let us do a little comparing with present situation. we now know Continent Carribean it. In there must have been a striking resemblance to our upper lake country. configuration. The range of mountains to the West and . for the teeming population. there must seas have resulted two im is mense inland Mexico. the land were so raised as to make the highest peak six miles high. The location of the in Ancient part the must have covered If Archipelago. bringing moisture and upon broad wings.CHAPTER VII.
equable. its because there were no drawbacks to It growth. it was always Bud. as of the absence of cold winds.94 OUR STORY constituted North must have the Continent. lemon was then true of So fertile was the great the original condition of the of those soil. table lands now form a chain of On the line of drainage from the inland sea the Amazon must now be located. and so wisdom who directed. harvest. With explana tion let us return to our manuscript: . which gave a peculiar. tables life-developing_climate. the backbone of whose peaks and islands. was always seedtime. What is true to-day all of the orange and fruit-bearing trees. blossom and fruit in all their different stages of maturity could be seen growing partially at once on the same tree. that the matter of planting seed and gathering harvest became a matter of this sequence and not of season. both for vege and animals. Everything possible grew. The fertility must have been the re sult not so much of a torrid temperature.
". along the water s edge.Great from another. ".The 95 life change of condition from to death . because during their long life continued existence the monotony of physical is fully satisfied and the only inducement for ac is cepting prolongation it s the increasing of the spir force and potency. ". although loaded with the products of the whole earth are ours. in happens our ample harbor. has for many and in years been acknowledged.OF ATLANTIS. with which we are well its acquainted and fully educated as to possibilities. On all seas every port are the galleys that supply the s world marts. the myriad swarms of shipping. separating the different countries one ". is one accepted and welcomed by our people not in any sense feared.Our limitless place as carriers for the world. in flying the Atlantian flag a It winged globe therefore blue on a yellow ground. warehouses lie .The sailors of other nations dare not move out into the vast wastes of waters.
upon which enormous force. built whole city is of a pure white marble. for many miles into the interior. the result of changes in the for the melting of amount snow on from the mountains or in precipitated crease of amount suddenly vapor. taken from quarrries in the Northern Hills.The which it is harnessed. was a thing capital is of but slight importance. the heavily ladden wagons. These are raised high enough to be above any high-water mark of either flood from the interior or tide from the ocean.The connected with parts of the kingdom by loads are iron tramways. whose supplies are used not only for build ing at home. forth. by immense. So fine is the grain and so elegant the polish that the blocks . bidden by to its controller. moved by a motive whose secret only our Magi know. But floods were rather of drainage.96 which is OUR STORY bordered from the sea. all ". ". but also for export. solidly-built walls. But the obedient force as moves back and it is drawing and pushing.
does not constitute a component part. man can own anything which his own or some representative thereof. begin at avenues in semi-circle in the the mountains and end mountains. it with a segment wanting. This stone cannot en dure the extremes of temperature of the North ern climate. which is the King s palace. 97 are used over and over in rebuilding in the cities of the Mediterranean. ". center of crossed at regular intervals by forming the radii of the circle. but is amply strong for all that may be demanded under an Atlantian sky. There s no owner as the rep ship of land. in that no labor.From what I have already is said. where foothills of the ". All articles of handiwork therefore can be claimed by the con tributors thereto. the city laid out like a disc. perhaps it will be plain. but man has not. and can never . held by our Magi. other the is These are avenues.OF ATLANTIS. save in the King It is name resentative of the nation.Broad is fitted against the Northern mountain ranges.
not even in the thickest part of the The buildings are of permanent material. fash- .The houses are built for convenience and comfort. No crowding al city. lot. earth. water. ". or cultives a crop. lands are parceled out by price. but the land has no more value than the air about it. all that can come from ". is quality or surroundings. man builds a house or plants a tree. have a like his He who would neighbor s location must. air. it. he has a portion of land assigned him. lowed.98 attain. with his neigh bor s consent. then the house or tree or harvest belong to him. and when a young man takes to himself a wife. and he should be protected in his right to enjoy fully. under conditions which make equable all inequalities of place. If he ever attempt disaster If a and degradation will at tend the attempt.All his labor. Every family owns its own home. and the improvements only. buy the improvements. OUR STORY ownership in the four great elements of manifestation shall fire.
". gen pillars. cools the air and helps modify the vi brations.The court is entered by a broad gate. But there are records in the archives of the Temple concerning the planning of the huge its undertaking and the manner of ment. This plan is modified in many ways to suit the individualities and needs of the owners. it is the young couple decide to locate the custom to receive from the chief astrologer of the Temple a horoscope definitely naming the . ioned to let in the air and light. The water was supplied by an acque- duct from the mountains. as to stories.When to free movement of the air.OF ATLANTIS. This was so old that its no Atlantian of the present people can give age. erally accomplish About two this pool the building stands. principle is 99 underlying The a central open court. so supported on form no obstruction ". with the living rooms all about it. In the center a pool with an overflowing fountain to prevent stagnation. swing ing easily on its ample fittings.
to be brutish it If he is inclined matters not if fifty hands eating If with he is his. of progress lines.Animals productive all and growth on herd. but the outcropping of the work which the Ego takes upon itself during the earth lives. acceptation of. spiritually unfolded he would prefer to ap propriate and use. in his own way. This is allotment prevents crowding. indicates where he stands at any given time. man individualizes in his tend scale. At either end of the or rebellion against the herding. ency. to and prepared it especially for This is not.The rooms on the first story are larger and . ". in the For each special one a room was built home. the soul-building out of the in carnations. that which comes belonging himself.ioo OUR STORY of the number new family to come. selfishness. and to the utmost. as regards either his spiritual or his physical nature. ". dip into the same bowl of porridge. as is might at the outset appear.
stained as the spoils of war. the first. we have traded everywhere. the richest and the best. These goods are made sides principally for export. None are blood traffic. No galley of ours has ever been seized by the seas god of the and left lying upon the ocean bottom whether bearing our goods forth or bringing back to us the merchandize of other . The courts are paved in colored patterns with a kind of glass. family relations are concerned and spent Most of their leisure time is about the fountain in the court. Be these furnishings. for our in dustrious and honorable has made us beyond per- adventure the richest nation that ever existed upon the ". mostly used for the offices of living. in 101 which the perfected. where there are always agreeable shadows. with the blue sky above. and carpeted with rugs and mats woven textiles from vegetable and fancifully dyed.From earth. there are side by side. products of man s thought from every part of the earth.OF ATLANTIS.
the king Their houses and gardens are much dom of that community is as can possibly be con ceived.But I must not forget city to speak of the streets and roads of the country. in Although they have been many years and extension.Thus it is perceived the families are by them is selves. every foot has construction been added under the direction of a master mind in conformity to a uniform plan adopted thou sands of years ago. they are finished So far as they are extended and lasting. of the whole . should of us itself have been other sufficient to have enriched without means ". eral plan. ". each an independent as community.102 lands. proper and the outlying These are laid out on a certain gen which once established has never been changed. trade. This the rule of the spiritual and not of the physical. is The substance used for the road beds our secret. OUR STORY This natural increase by labor and by without loss.
is pinnacles and minnarets statutes of artistic design The material of which these are built white marble. will personify in their tiful works of art.The earth. There is no darkening effluvium in the air nor the climate to obscure the white walls set in the great billows of surrounding green. woman rising from the ". and for this . public buildings are always large. roomy and of varied surmounted with domes. say. world. styles. Never has there been so perfect a system of easy transportation upon the ". that in Our Magi Medi days to come. a nation on the terranean Sea called the Greeks.OF ATLANTIS. and ornamented with and workmanship. our beloved city as a beau sea. The peculiar composition readily yields traction to bodies moving over them. but of remaining a white city.The more important of these buildings are it is profusely decorated with gold. 103 Our ways are dustless and noiseless. Atlantis can well claim not only the honor of being so created.
when About the fountain sit where the auditors easily and converse one with another. Of the palace of the King.104 OUR STORY is purpose that metal so eagerly bought by the the tears of Atlantian traders. also are seats. a poetical the sun. this it is name has been adopted by our people. and by most widely called here. I will speak more ". these public buildings are rooms for so cial meetings.In at length by and by. with a foun tain in the center. built of stone and rising one above another. upon which the speaker stands public addresses are made. They are elliptical in form. The Atlantians are extrava gantly fond of the presence of water. A description of one will be a description of the general plan of all. of the foci are a At one like number of seats. At the other of the foci stands a Tribune. of the Great Temple. to discuss public topics and for the convenience of classes studying things that do not belong to the physical plane. . arranged an amphitheater.
".OF ATLANTIS. the central part of the structure air.In 105 like manner are built the training schools of the young. eight years to boyhood and training physical things. being open to the sunlight and the the Here young Atlantians are educated in the things that belong to the nation. eight years to young manhood and learning of the world outside of Atlantis. . to Our fathers had a saying we seek make a rule of living: Eight years to infancy in and play. and one thousand years to learning of the visible in and real. the family and to themselves. It proportions are very near ly correct.
first. no matter how small. . hardly perceptible at increased by every increment. Atlantians of either sex are almost perfect in their physical organizations. may be asked why they are not all on the same plane of development. is the conclusive answer of all ages Man never has and never will ex ercise his individual potency in exactly the same way. The is little variation. of each of the succeeding lives. is This difference lectual increased also by the force of intel to power which comes a nation and of the nation. THE The and reply times. necessity to the individuals of who will seek to occupy the best bodies and positions.CHAPTER VIII. as the returning egos claim place in the lives. They are nearly all equally trained by It the master of wisdom.
and from age to age. in other parts the world.Because 107 of the absolute equality of the sexes the bodies of the women are just as strong and vigorous as those of the men. This continued thought has belittled and dwarfed her. but has also bound her aspirations and her mental capacity with steel. Each one is is a specimen of beauty. for perfection beauty. physically. bonds stronger than to While loss. the barbarian races. result The models now is. with in But we know which we have come of contact. ". to believe in and as sert the inferiority of women. the Atlantian nation.OF ATLANTIS. that in other nations. the women are inferior in size and strength. not only in body. both sexes are which painter or sculptor are proud and eager to copy. on the other hand. have con stantly held to the equality of the sexes. The action of the climate . their sor row and have made this sad mistake. This happens because the people of those nations have allowed themselves from generation to genera tion.
im pediments to spiritual growth and advancement. are far advanced beyond the literary class of the bar barian nations in their perception of the truth and will this their knowledge of nature in the future s laws. The day mourn come when men will knowledge forgotten. In these schools very is little mem is orized knowledge imparted. have schools for the development of the physical and for the directing of the mental habits of thought. if The design to so train the faculties that desired or needed . when the fatigue and will be almost over monotony of burden bearing whelming ". are helps indeed to the spirits who seek through them experience. knowledge and understanding.We in its crushing awfulness. instead of being themselves.io8 OUR STORY intel and transmitted principles have brought lectual vigor and daring with a marvelous grasp of of perception upon the laws of nature and Their bodies. doing the necessary labor of the nation. Those who might be called the common class.
and those who to IT. These are willing and anxious devote themselves and their powers constantly to obtaining and attaining. . that they have kept records of observation. of agriculture.OF ATLANTIS. But there are some who from natural impulsion invisible. nor beggars as models for maternal pre-natal mind. of the nations This of which I speak is true who are busy in the affairs of com merce. to misform embryos. deaf dumb.Sickness is unknown. ". and thus build monstrosities for the public charge. blind. of the have sought more and more of the truths which belong to the rest in ONE. 109 the cipher of the Astral books could easily be read. halt. and youth. ".It has come to pass in a natural fashion that gravitated these thinkers have toward one an other . or who are builders and decorators of houses and public buildings. nor We have no lame. the teaching of is The only class distinction we have founded upon knowledge.
astrology. on back to the ONE. At first apart for these students and their teachers. imagery and suggestion combines every element for the impressiveness of mode and subject. this the mind dwelling on thought has striven in design. all manifesta all planes. under dis- . in un seen. city As the grew each body of students had its build ing. Thus as the single central source of strength and power for everything obtained and obtainable.In perfect. that the symbolism of the in is ONE who ALL might be ". and they are specially wise in the physics which embrace the buildings were set laws of the unseen. Later. the teachings of our Magi. in finishing and furnish ing to make the Great Its Temple worship a perfected in all its sym bol of the ONE. in material. that they are wiser in speech. is referred tion. all were order gathered into the one great Temple.i io OUR STORY mathematics as applied in to the experiment and experience. now known as temples. in alchemy.
have again and again sought their own people as the most privileged spot in which to make advancement during the . any wonder that there has come to us as a na tion a deep-seated veneration for the Omnipotent name and ".OF ATLANTIS. but because obedient to the will and behest of those singly or unitedly for their services. cussion in Is it upon the minds of the student. coming to under confinement. not who obey their will. ". having the right of choice.It is also true that a far greater proportion of our people have attained to the superior light and knowledge than any other nation upon the earth either in the past or present. less This is doubt due to the fact that our incarnating egos. regardless of the chang ing conditions of the globe.It laws. in the control of elemental forces their tasks. who It is call also known that this power never will be held except by Atlantian born people. is also a fact that our Magi are in posses sion of most wonderful powers.
and the newness of the body does not ways act as a defense or shield It is from is its imperi ous blaze. detailed development. but a matter of ordinary. ". is for the brightness of the last life heavy on al them.When OUR STORY these advanced egoes have found their bodies we have the spectacle of children born old.ii2 lives. not in each. .
that no man. for this con the primary result of the fear of desti either for ourselves or others. WE dition tution. of another before self. no man s children.CHAPTER IX. is have but one basic law throughout called the golden rule. no man s wife. not relieve from the ne- . We have no evils aris ing out of the action of selfishness. or preference It is the whole country and city. under the law. suffer from deprivation of the necessities of physical is life. Even who are the least advanced understand from our teaching the true idea of Brotherhood. can. He who has more than enough trust for held to be always the steward in him who temporarily But this does has less than enough. sometime during the position or period of they earth-life.
spiritual and will lose the power which is the foundation and po tent principle. These . the transportation and the fitting is all done by elemental force. The whole nation is linked together by the in master of the families. his duty to educate them and to see that they are duly provided for. by the power given into his hands. the quarrying of the stones. these are classes. It is who is in charge of a section. The form of government has already been copied from us by a powerful nation in the Northern part of Asia. under the direc tion of a master. at whatever employment they are best ". groups and under instruction and direction from those who are most competent to teach. it is most likely they will be able to retain only the form. out of the Astral store house. but because of their situation on the physical plane. of every individual in the direct ratio of their ability.OUR STORY cessity for labor. fitted.In the building of our houses.
upon them of as directors and arbiters. may come. These Magi of the Temple Ancient. man s earth-life are matters of the to interest and importance the Atlan- There is no temporal power. the responsibility Karmic conditions rested. So. are under the instruction of the Most the Seven. the prosperity and the happiness of the whole nation. rests all human in the destinies. Moreover. teachers are grouped under the masters or 115 Magi of the Temple.It those to whom the currents to were sent. in the hands of the Three. mightiest of tellects. and is . as they were en gendered by the currents of potency issuing from themselves and returning upon their cycle bore with thenij whatever had been impressed upon. and their application to greatest tians. ing to Everything pertain organized effort originates with. save as a symbol of the Manifested. must be apparent. the Five and the Three.OF ATLANTIS. whom this MSS. that the power of the Unseen. or mingled with them during their revolvment among ".
In Atlantis. all desire and interest are ditions. but whole in the highest and best sense. ". through occult and spiritual not only to make the nation whole. which dominant power highest and best. experience has demonstrated to be the best condition for the development of have seen in a strong. We that polygamist races always decrease power. over matter of the spirit at They have specially in charge the study and de velopment of all occult knowledge. brought to bear upon physical con forces.Those who are particularly gifted with .n6 OUR STORY Great represents the its carried forward by the Priesthood of the Temple. is deemed a crime against the all people. to be diseased or crippled in body. or to be at the head of a family. ".Every house is independent of itself. ". in which is such a member. Therefore thought. The Atlantians are Monogamists of one wife. spiritual race. strength and energy of purpose. the one husband This.
We know Atlantis the fairest city on this planet. These may or may not have case. honorable. who give whole time to the study of the Unseen. really placed the welfare and best good of the people beyond any other consider ation whatever. and tent. we are con . or 117 have attained whose spirits familiarity with the instrument intrusted to their hands are trained for the Guides. They All after have no poor.OF ATLANTIS. advice ". and lay aside their bodies at their own volition. psychic qualities. thousands of years have the their Magi of the Temple. We is have perfect communication with the outside world and each other. but in either certain they are persons to whom a number of persons or families look for council. Generation we have the gods been growing stronger and more like come down to earth. They have no is inferior class.For and guidance. offices of Masters or families. necessary labor generation. The nation is happy.
of which the Atlantians alone knew the secret. tent. thus far advanced in the descrip HAVING tion of the most wonderful to city ever known the man. but not on a level with it. until it was like adamant. This hardened under the action of the sun and atmosphere. To the East. On a plateau of many acres in ex where the gradually rising ground began to break into the foothills. the whole surface had been leveled and paved with some soft material. a belt of country reaching to the seacoast. had also been . permit me to quote from words of one who saw what he : so fluently and graphically describes for you ". built both for use and symbolism.CHAPTER X.To the Northeast of this island Continent is located the Great Temple.
the cloisters of the Temple faced the mountains of the North. close enough to the mountains to be buttressed by their mighty arms.Upon this broad expanse of level space. held up immense slabs of stone. stood the ple. on the n9 smoothed and paved. great.The to know out of the Silence. white-walled Tem and areas for facing the South. the first one consisting of pillars springing from the rocky foundations of the mountain and sup porting arches.OF ATLANTIS. who were seeking ". On ar the first floor there is little or no inclosure. consists of Temple proper two stories. He who . which in turn. The closed courts and offices. but it within the walls of the second story is all ranged for privacy and quiet thought. ". the floors of the second story. and thus secured for the Temple Masters Dwellers the privacy needed for the and student Brotherhoods of the Temple. so that there was no ob struction to the eye. until it rested far-off horizon. and the ample assemblage.
the con- . but open to the people under the surveillance of the caretakers. running streams of water. These are sacred to the Temple. Nor was this feeling lessened by the cleanliness.120 OUR STORY down about feet. 210 feet. looks ninety paved court below. fifty feet in diameter. ". for white fills pillars its high-lifted over-arch ing roof the spectator with awe. the On the East and West of Temple itself. except certain reserved spots close to the Temple. landmark and light extending hundreds of miles and ever a joy-inspirer for the sea-tossed marin ers of the State. are gardens. and flowers of every hue and fragrance. which are for the teachers. fountains. toward the its interior of the ests of Temple. domesticated animals. and its vast recesses. into the beautifully looks over the battlements of the upper story. groves of trees.Looking from the plaza in front. special use of the students and In the northeast section of the Tem a ple building was the great tower and observa rising tory.
and upon this was carried up the superstructure the square of fif to a total height of 225 feet. teen. Upon the floor of the Temple resting on a raised dais was the secret chamber of the Holy this. In the outer. ". Above. the Seven.of Holies. The original trap rock was supplemented by a square block of concrete rock.The great tower was commenced fifteen feet below the surface. indescribable the grosol During services awful emnity evoked was of a character that modified the whole Atlantian thought and national pur pose. the its Tower was smooth and unpenetrated on surface from bot tom to top. chiseled .OF ATLANTIC new and the 121 tinuous shifting of huge masses of sunlight and shadow. ever into tesquerie. It resembled a solid block. Festivals. on a level with the upper was the chamber of the Forty-five. blazed and flashed the Veil of floor. Across and through at High Isis. the Five and the Three. and still above that the chambers of the Fifteen. .
out of quarries and set on end, so deft was the
perfect the jointings and
the cloisters anJ
private study and class instruction.
supplemental apartments, hollowed out of
the neighboring mountains and reached by secret
passages so arranged that whatever should be de
buried beneath the surface of the
sea for ages.
the great plaza,
and fountains shaded and beautified clear
naked edge of the vast
a faint portrayal of that which was
really the culmination
and concentration of the
thousands of years of existence and un
our Temples, and more especially
Great Temple, the outer courts were but the sim-
from those who have no inspira
In the outermost
tion for the inner
court, or court of the people,
were always gath
thoughts of their own, and
undecided as to what direction they
should take in pursuit of the light slowly
ing upon them.
that they are
willing to obligate themselves to carry out cer
tain purposes, of
full intent they
except that the farther end
the light of
and the halo of obligation.
this court they
ing and preparation for that which
natural that they
striving to advance,
must do whatever they can
their individual concentration.
If the lesson
learning to sing, as a
beginning, the voice
trained to use
culiar function alone.
aptitude has been attained and
a facility of use, then they are
massing of singles for a united
follow then, that the outer court of the Broth
erhood cannot but lap over into the inner court
done singly and alone,
solutely necessary for the next step in advance,
unison with another or
as musical students are
others, in the
trained by twos and fours for united efforts of
action and harmony.
question considered in
growth and attainment
the basic principle?
say the sounds are set to a cer
and however prolonged the action of the
vibrations, the key
and time will be the same, and
the vibrations are aligned. the students
to act together
occult planes, the vibrations
which they produce
will not, of course, be alike, but they
the parts of one vibration fitting and filling in
with the vibrations of another, so there shall be no jangle.
get the best results
always best that
are in the outer court of the Brother
hood should be watchful and careful
from themselves should be
hastened or intensified or even drag through the
thoughtlessness of their
once unity of action
absolutely necessary to success,
that the key on
easy to see
intense passions, such
as anger, or
interfere with the vibrations.
exactly . in order that during a united effort for concentration the harmony and strength is shall not be marred. is not needful that the most intense feel s ings of one nature should be given rein. whereby the vibrations are the harmony broken and discord be comes perceptible. where. on a small scale. occult line. and al lowed those to make he disturbance. still they must be in alignment. points.It is also absolutely necessary that all condi tions in the outer which can cause a disturbance should be held in abeyance. both for himself and is whom contracting.126 like a OUR STORY chord out of tune in a stringed instru ment.It is the source of all music. when one desires to concentrate. ". though the strings do not give out the same sounds. This alignment ". like the sharping and flatting at the wrong changed. ". It is also.It This true of all work on any is not to be supposed when two or more the of the Brothers are concentrating.
Destiny. second. ". same process of each. at plish. when meeting for united effort. then the hast harmony is is destroyed and the ac tion of the impulse in to increase the vibrations the length of their wave force. That would The end each working in sought for can be attained by his own way. have been able to is accom Unity of action most important.OF ATLANTIS. insist that each . all times. their normal is conditions lay along side by side. It does not follow because A does not perform his task exactly as B^does. alone. We must. with the same thought. If vibrations.The law of the Temple then. is first. is 127 gone through within the mind be impossible. there fore we must guard against anything that can dis in turb this unity. thus in a measure destroying the co-operation and effect to be produced. and one ened. that B should set up a dis turbance in the vibration as reflected from A. in company with those who are seeking as the Masters of by united force to accomplish.
and. ". to put this once.Upon this statement of principles has been built the great law of the Temple: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. ". of the Temple service. all All the teaching and training.128 OUR STORY become their for themselves.The New and Year. our priesthood have in charge. as we will take the Great Feast of the New Year. be ever prepared. them Having done we shall be stronger to continue. Having given this brief summary of the truths. than feast of the any other. let us pass on to a description of some of the ceremonies an illustration. as more fully including the whole. at once. on the 2ist of March. but those about us. the ceremonies and symbolism of the Temple are founded upon this law as the corner-stone of the religion of our people. own guardi Knowing that disagreeable things will oc cur. consummated commemorated the . we must aside. soul s Thus the music from our action will not only affect ourselves. shall ans.
personally or represented by family.At this celebration it is expected that every either family in the kingdom should be present. ". some member of the is All the going and coming of the year this planned with privilege in view. ten years before the destruction of the city. The government and people were at that time in their most perfect unity. out of equal and nights a new Spring and Summer began for the northern hemisphere. one of the which took place. The feast lasts seven days.Let me attempt to describe at length. when. for no all pen can truly portray the wonders of that last feasts marvelous assemblage. Sun s 129 days re-birth.About three days before the set date of the feast there could be noticed a little stir of prep aration all over the country.OF ATLANTIS. ". ". It is considered a for all the outlying population to be made welcome in the capital at this time. It was a quiet . and the promise of seed time and harvest was renewed.
there would have been perceived during these three days. some on foot. no tents were al- . long lines of travelers. tents were spread the gardens.130 OUR STORY participation. moving upon the converging lines. movement toward If one had been lifted above. As the time grew shorter the extent of these lines close to the city grew shorter and the ways in the city itself and were filled to overflowing. There were but few people in the outlying country who had not some friend or relative in the city proper. and others by every city in method of conveyance. Thus there was a new appearance given reflection to the light by its from the tents. in all the parks and places of assembly. When in the houses were and filled. so he could have looked upon the continent as upon a map. which were some all of linen and some of cotton. and never imparted any Only on the great plateau of the Temple and the areas of the outer courts. but bleached very white by a process known to only to the Atlantians other nationality.
On the day of the dawn brightened in the East. crowded with those who had ar rived to take part in the inauguration ceremo nies. and meridian height.As for the greater assem the ceremonies were in commemoration of the new-born sun. that there might be bly. welled out . ". sweet har mony. for that space was necessarily kept clear. a low.OF ATLANTIS. between whose far horizon and the eyes of the numberless watchers no obstruction intervened. and as soon as it was light enough to see all the outer courts and the great plateau of the Temple could be perceived. sounding in rythmic change. as the at the first moment of the feast. ". there could be heard throughout the whole city a low. Their faces were turned toward the East. room 131 lowed. the hours of assembly were morning and evening.When the moment approaches for the appear ance of the Ruler of the Day. out of the early twilight. muffled sound like the pour ing of a swift torrent through a smooth bed.
from the great Temple choir. them as the manifested source of of health. to one who returns to his work and pur The is minutes move quickly on.132 OUR STORY air in slow. this symbol of wel come pose. all power. all praise to that which stands to life. the ever sleepless eye of the One. As his first beams fall upon the countless multi their knees. the invo trumpets accompany cation finished. the orb of day. so raised as to be seen by all the vast multitude. a blast of ing the final note. restful time upon the and far-reach ing tones. in became more intense all power and heavier to in volume. Then they separate. As the sounds of the chant gradually swelled by the voices of the worshippers. of strength. The hours are spent in social con- . who were gathered in one of the porches of the Temple. tude. the vast mul titude seemed sway. under the psychic spell of this invocation to the Sun . they ascribe all glory. with tropical suddenness springs from his bed beneath the sea. in silent adoration. they drop upon With bowed heads.
in all places his where there may be a worshipper. the multiude facing the West stead of the East. with the exception that the song of farewell . verse. and for a few moments receives the concentrated thought of all the faithful throughout the city. evening there is a convocation at the Tem one in The ceremonies of the morning are re is peated. . all the streets and byways. is now perceived. the housetops. shoots up. above the highest its pinnacle. a crystal ball. face At the moment of meridian altitude. as the re minder of the good messenger of the One.These ceremonies are continued for six days. the ".OF ATLANTIS. or the it is 133 and quiet until abandonment of rest high noon. Again. and the hushing sounds of stringed instruments attend his exit from the Western horizon.As Sun approaches all the meridian. almost as dazzling in brilliancy as the sun itself. the heighth of whose glory in the ple. behold turned towards the Temple. ".
eager to be fed. lec so and talks from those who were well qualified to give forth from full fountains to the inner souls.134 OUR STORY There are various other ceremonies which take up the time of portions of the Convocation. This em It braced the whole people in is its ramifications. But as the evening draws on more. continually something taking place in the always having its moving force at the Temple. The moving of a procession through the streets. But during these six days there was city. all not necessary to describe these in their minutiae. all after the waning of the sixth day. There are also lines of Temple services. work and study. . away as the The hum ness of conversation dies dark grows more and more intense. between these assemblies of the whole. a convening of the tures Temple guides or guards. once the courts of the Temple were thronged. Each of the sciences having its appropriate place and each being developed by those who are allied in the great Brotherhood of the Temple.
As the sound vibrates falling fect swelling cadence. It song from all the music of the Convocation. for the Atlanespecially celebrated for being sweet tians were singers. the was perfectly indescribable. rythm and time. Then he which and directed their at sat so uneasily tention to the darkness. of whatever they stood in the in most life need. how the Sun was to them and and plenty and peace. hitherto. of health. ".OF ATLANTIS. in key. rising and ef amongst the echoing mountains. 13$ when it shall have become quite dark. Then his peroration was after this fashion: ". upon them. the sign and repre sentative of all good. and . the exercises with the differs the Temple Choir opens of invocation. and there discoursed of the things which concerned them most intimately physical life. enforcing rest inability to work. When the singing was finished the chief instructor of the people stood upon a Tribune high raised.Now.The darkness is death and desolation. In this in all the people join.
There are no sacrifices. ". even on the highest points. and we ought all to teach him the oppo So our ceremonies lacked the hideous horror. inside. outside. for they say man is naturally de structive site. in its inmost and supreme integ rity of existence.136 OUR STORY when Let there thus. in the burning or destroying of any living thing. he said this : be.There are other ceremonies of minor impor is tance. but this the most important. no vic shedding of the blood of animal or tims. and there was. pertaining to the night. the Existent saw. that will be sure to shadow of agony and . At word millions of lights gleamed out all over the Temple. in the beginning. light. for there tricity was only one thing about the Atlantians do not know. that the point where knowledge lays hold with potency upon the One. human it is The Atlantians do not believe neces sary to teach destruction or destructive action by such sacrifice. It stood forth one blaze of white marble elec is glory.
But the great object lessons served well their purpose in ele vating the whole people to the same level.OF ATLANTIS. the last great day of the Feast. and cementing them into a common Brotherhood. . come if 137 man forgets our teachings. In the next chapter I will describe as well as I may.
concerns the Atlantian nation there when was in for it seemingly prosperity nothing or knowl beyond. I glory. when step by step we had painfully and laboriously climbed the mountain heights into the broad blaze of the everlasting truth. am warned of the Unseen not to write unguardedly. the world lay at our and physical feet. was in the earth itself worth having or knowing . to the unob ligated.In the olden days. ".CHAPTER XL of which I am now to speak THAT more edge. That was our Whatever there intellectual status. come power for mischief. but lest there with circumspection.
None created can sit in the seat of the uncreated. the first part of the development of the all Atlantian nation communication was carried Per- on by outer sense vibration. we coming into life are not clouded. None who can hope exist by the thought of the Infinite One to explain that which is of itself the Existent. the Cause of ". having dominated whatsoever there may be of physical workings. as the generations to physical conditions come will be. There is but one God. were not as intense as at the But in the latter days they who are instructed are taught by thought transference. ". by which will grow thicker and heavier all along the pathway of the unrolling centuries.In all results manifested or unmanifested. It will be because.OF ATLANTIS. that we shall be cut off. was in 139 our possession as the birthright of ages and ages of previous ".Furthermore. even as now. we shall have sought also to master that which belongs only to the spiritual realm.The education of the young is not along the . existence. haps the vibrations present.
ditions We do not hope that out of bodily con we can bring any help to the spiritual. the physical in most perfect form begets weakness and death. will demonstrate in manifestation the impression he seeks to make.In the days to come the professor of mathe matics will state an axiom or a proposition. ap pealing to the sense of sight. ". to For we know whatever belongs and the lies along the line of the physical. itself can rise no higher than that its More than that. and then going to the blackboard. this How can there be anything beyond but weakness and death? ".This is one of our axiomatic doctrines. rising to highest source within point. of the secret workings of the force beyond.140 line of simple OUR STORY memorizing. not appeal to material sense for the building of the soul. In manifestation we simply see an exemplification of that which occurred on the spiritual plane. If . and upon it. Nor is it only the It does unfolding of partially physical senses.
exists because the The is manifested its unmanifested primal cause. grow up or manifest themselves. startling conditions. it is not the truth he simply a demonstration of the Nor is the professor of mathematics try ing to show you the truth. ". The unmanifested the cause of everything manifested. is with the manifested. truth. there will tain. and out of the unions of these elements. He will simply be trying to prove that to be true which he has learned from the physical side. out of the separation of the conditions. is But is that try which then takes place ing to prove. cer perhaps. So we do not in these days linger over demonstra tions.Do not confound that which is unmanifested. he is 141 a chemist he will bring before his hearers certain elements. reaching down through all the ages.But the first course of training our students . ". or in any way try to prove by simple mani festation the existence of the invisible and un manifested.OF ATLANTIS.
142 receive tality. is really a glimpse gotten hold of. they are of those first treated by the thought who are about them. by one who was clear-sighted idea. has and who.the science of spir science of truth mental science call it science of knowing". works that of them. is OUR STORY a line of strengthening for their men If there are those who are so physically constituted that the machinery of their thought. on the is physical plane. as termed. man s heart that hears however. by standing before the . in the development of the manifested the bravery of the old soul. the power by which they could is receive of the force outside of themselves. intrusted the It is only to these old souls are will stir every It is. what you will. to bring it is them up into a healthful condition.". in any way unfit or incompetent. The knowledge which days. variously itual conditions named ". Really the condition simply one of harmony. to us has come in these latter this who have the pleasure of perusing manuscript.
Old Those who united the race best for the purpose of increasing first. the unfolding along spiritual lines and can be accomplished. which is the germ-cell of a most wonderful invisible knowledge. mated themselves according to the knowledge belonging to it the astrologers of rarely happened as those days. world and demonstrating for years and that 143 years. so that they can be understood belongs to the Atlantian-born. That r portion of the truth which they have put forth w ill stand forever and forever. until that truth is recognized. .OF ATLANTIS. Thus mated. they have done for it them the selves a service matters darkness not whether inclose clouds and thick may them afterwards. as So what we know an occasional matter of healing after a miraculous fashion of every-day occurrence with the was a thing Atlantians. If these stand in their places to-day and de clare their personal knowledge to be truth. But I must not forget to state that the privilege of giving out these truths.
this When it any unripeness of successfully kind appeared. sent before unfin my time into up. . scarce half-made was the any one born of woman. this breathing fate of world. one of our poets hath sung: ished.144 OUR STORY ". was treated on the mental plane.".Deformed.
will session of. as has been said to you. but through thought-transference. which some day. to be come into the full pos Not only could the subject intended taught be fully and completely received.CHAPTER XII. than you now receive. and this whole nation. some of you will perceive and know. . so largely Atlantian. or THE as I small assemblies to hear and the learn of Wise Ones. that more vigorous and per meating condition. students came together in classes. but with more intensity and a broader wave action on the plane of intellect. Suppose. in this day. The Wise Ones did not undertake to talk to the outer physical senses am talking to you to-day.
146 while OUR STORY we listened delightedly. of you can conceive or perceive This was our liant intellectually exceptional and bril mental training.". ". desirous to Whoever was know of all truth. sit listening eagerly. the peace. If I. sound or other sensed vibra tion. it were possible to give to a class of students. force of thought directed by my own mentality make visible to you the quiet. and you to as a class. much better you would remember to than now. a demonstration of the vibrations of color. turn inward your then I could by the consciousness and perceive. attend the in ner vision how much time it would save. how it. that lies just beyond.Sit and I say you : still for a moment. as a professor. particularly bright. whose eyes turning to the . the har mony that always does. sit still by asking them to a few moments. and must. and which no two exactly alike. when you have brains the formulate within your own words symbolyzing the vibrations which I poorly convey to you.
would only recall and practice the Eleventh. Seek ye the knowledge and potency of the .". that ye love was the inspiration. When eventful time came and also the gateway was opened wide.OF ATLANTIS. the thought taught and the most intense dictum of those in who the Temple. wished within themselves day within its that some of shadow they might learn more to these things. that you of ten. That which a master of the later day said : ". perfect harmony. perfect love for one another. there came the obligation for fulfilling even as the obliga tions come to-day. this latter day had never forgot in you who have remembered and put of the prac ten. give I unto you. tice all the commandments ". great. lifting itself aloft Temple.dreadful concerning the physical. 14? above our white tower. were always sure this have the op portunity. Oh. Then all that could be needed in the visible life first would come. There must be perfect unity.".A new commandment one another.
will come into knowledge. It is few simple. hold embodied tal principles as established truths. Our records in stone. Those willing to ad the vance. after it has been accomplished. would give years of their own know. Some of these. to sacrifices make and take upon themselves the obliga- .". which seemed so cult at its first contemplation. foundamental not so difficult to is make gold difficult as might be considered. fundamen which many earnest souls groping in search along the higher lines to lives to discover. It not so to do various other things which have come to our knowledge. sooner or later. grew easier with the added knowl edge. there will come to you knowledge of The knowl It edge of the physical cannot be so very much. to expend the time necessary. contained in the great treasury of the waters. lies along the contemplation of a principles. Every step you have diffi climbed along the way.148 OUR STORY in Unseen the realm of Truth and all else.
Some days. are world-wide didates for can knowing and understanding. is But the spirit that lies behind each one of you the same. the is perception that looks out of the eyes the same perception that looked out of the body or dress you wore then. This concerns the One alone.OF ATLANTIS. thousands of years ago. tion 149 all which must rest upon the consciences of who are admitted to participation in the truths in the scope of their action. except that was the control to which belonged the origin and power of life. if day and generation could only un derstand and perceive the treachery of the physi cal embrace. cal is how the enwrapping into the physi only a manifestation for the processes of ac- . I of you whom I knew as men in the olden now perceive as women. the They will certainly advance beyond gates into the great mysteries. three-fold That which belonged to the Atlantians as a nation intellectually and morally of all knowledge. you of this Oh.
coming back into the lives can only be accomplished through the body of a it woman.150 complishment. and ter all accepts that. OUR STORY If the experiences can it come only If the through the body of a man. The body everything. with its modicum of joy rible burdens of pain and mad agony on planes. object of the takes that. is nothing! The soul of the Ego is .
ticular experience. from generation to generation. That which overshadows vine Existence. within From age to age. all. amid the rocks and mountains. first in This was the primary knowledge. taught the forests.CHAPTER XIII. indivisible and always the same. as a manifestation of the processes of accomplish If the ego its coming back into the lives can not accomplish own unfolding. was a doctrine of the Atlantians that the IT body ment. is adapted to the need of the Ego holding it. is that which stands behind ever the same. of the physical which enwraps us. if it is compasses that par its possibilities. It must be remembered that . save through it some particular experience. in the and afterwards Great Temple builded into these mountains. is all is a part of the Di one with the One a part of the Divine Existence.
you chain some portion limitation of it. which the Brotherhood under stood and exercised even in those far off days. toiling These limitations act for you. And so. its it builds is be forcefulness. do this. you in this day and generation have some what recovered. tirelessly day and night. is and there nothing to In no sense there anything for regret are no tears. for the lightening of the toil of the physical.OUR STORY very much of the work done in the Temple was accomplished by the control of the elements or elemental forces. there does not come out of the surrounding conditions and vibrations the reacting powers and forces which generally tend to the physical retarding of any great building or other work of importance. This. and bring it under of form. When cause of retard. there are no or reparation. But instead of saying to the force universal. elemental force builds. There . because they are made up toil in of the groans and moans of those who the physical body to accomplish.
Also. each low in the heavens could . But any event they were strong piled enough to hold tons it upon tons of up rock in whatever shape So. It is clean. These rocks reached far the soil. in such a fashion that both and the setting sun could be seen from any part there of. and a huge plaza was thus cleared from east to the rising west. blood marks anywhere throughout the 153 whole di work. down beneath the ordinary level of to They seem have been buttressed up. it earth apparently from the very center of the self. who thus becomes a connecting link with the potency of the manifested as the Universe. appeared by the future events. One who In the northeastern part of the Continent was a group of rocky mountains. but that it was in not so.OF ATLANTIS. the rocks were cut down to a level. first might appear. the North Star and the Southern be seen Cross. It is set in motion and in the rected by the force which originates po tency of man the created.
It was many wonderful if how many people can stand on one acre. in its This plaza was ample enough to hold fines every single con member of the Atlantian nation acres in extent. necessities Temple Colony. This Convocation was always at the time of the Ver nal Equinox when renewed impetus comes both and the animal. and to this excavation additional structures were added from time of the to time. to the vegetable Thus the mountains partly cut down. to meet the is. they are only harmonious. left space also for the facade which was tunneled from the into for the interior of the building front.154 OUR STORY The human to horizon. This great plaza was necessary for the Con vocations. by anyone standing upon the Plaza. view was unobstructed from horizon so far as the power of the eye could penetrate. at It one is time. and the yearly ceremonies when to the all the people went up Temple to receive guid ance and instruction for the coming year. That wings were .
Light. after having passed triumphantly through the intrica cies. have solid At the northeast corner.OF ATLANTIS. which ple Staff. and from the Holy of Holies at the bottom of the tower. forth in over the great area. the education and unfolding of the lower de grees. at times of Convocation. and who were considered best. The rooms and colonnades all yielded to the unification of the whole. at its lower part. the wall of the closing the Temple Great Hall of Convocation. 155 all and additional stories added. streamed forth . There. on the foundations of reaching far down into the earth. as I already rock. and the Temple proper. kept constant ward and watch. proceeded Out of this tower. mentioned. was the education of the Tem and through them of the whole people. they who were wise. Strength and Force. upon this top was been located the tallest observatory that has ever known in the world. with re gard to the symmetry of the whole. built. was builded tower s story after story a tower.
that. as the result of the united Five. Through ies this all the motions of the heavenly bod could be seen and minuted from convenient . But let us turn to a fuller description of the tower. were one solid Over the top. as transparent as water itself. if it itself. which So once hardened was as firm as the rock the tower bore itself aloft. were found and laid in a peculiar cement. as I have said. its large at base. little smaller in di ameter. It was built of hewn stone in the shape of the trunk of a tree. at the distance of ten feet from the floor at the coping was a spherical dome. was considered the strongest form. model from nature. Seven.156 OUR STORY power of the Three. nicely cut in The stones. growing a up. Fifteen and Forty-five.The tower was 22^ feet in diameter at the highest point of the coping. as stone. and more than was made of a single piece. ". the southern part of the Continent. it It was of glass. half ".This way and then widening again.
this floor so tasselated was spread to protect linen. in attendance holies.Superior Wisdom.". who knew to the the secret This was known only Three. One was the Superior Wisdom and Over it the other the In ferior Wisdom. date. on the of of this Temple. in the great of Convocation. points of observation. did . who wise may read in this a history of the founding its of the temple. wrought he figures. but that was the symbol of the highest person of the ". At one edge lar disc that there was set in the wall a circu was movable at the time of the en trance or departure. in is chamber The floor of the hall was of mosaic.OF ATLANTIS. one of whom was ". its object and the pur poses to which it was dedicated.".holy constantly on duty. for him spring. a carpet of heavy it woven so closely that was almost im it. from injury. pervious to impressions from without upon The usual wear and tear of things earthly. There Hall was another ".holy of holies". and when it shall reappear. in the 157 below.
the potency . In their invocations. at which and each their circumferences. distant from the Through these were drawn the intersecting equilateral triangles and the six-pointed star. when they were reaching out to conquer in the invisible. This was stretched upon the whole floor. effort. was placed a one for each circle of the Three. while sential should be must guard his own it par es from the center was wafted into space. it new territory was absolutely necessary that in the potency of the Three should be embodied Co-ordinate with this the outer circle. iphery were joined Within this drawn other three other circles. Upon the upper surface of this was drawn a circle of the whole per circumference of the chamber. scribed circles In the center of these in seat. whose centers were each equally center of the great circle. in which burned Eternal Fire. In the center of the great was a the tripod holding a censor.OUR STORY not affect tightly it in the least. the potency of each ticular circle.
not only At lantis. . for in the perception of the Divine Birth right. they declared themselves one with the All Potency. which could call 159 all and conquer. and so acted. They had furnishings also attained the point where other were not necessary for their assist ance. for they had risen step by step from the knowledge of earthly things and to a point their en vironments all where they could perceive to that could or would happen. so demanded and so per ceived. These three were wise men. but to all the remainder of this planet. of station. This perception finally engendered pride knowledge. These were These vigils used upon especial occasions. were nightly and daily and the record of their observa tions were carefully kept.OF ATLANTIS. which conjoined to their was the cause of their overthrow.
Between each of . The arch of the lower chamber was like the arch of the upper chamber. The arch of the lower chamber five rested upon or sprang from pillars in the walls of the circular chamber. station of the Three and the was a heavy floor of masonry.CHAPTER XIV. even as one is piece of solid rock rock. considering the remaining secret Chambers IN lence let us remember that all knowledge comes the si from the home of the Great Gods where everything is. fitted into its surrounding it Had it all been one piece could not have been more lasting nor more compact. each stone fitted of which into all the others. Between the Five. From the highest con the cavity of the lower ceiling to the floor of upper chamber was three and eight-tenths feet of solid masonry. that is.
Between the two white ones was a band of burnished gold. these a single piece of marble to the highest possible point. When the love of . 161 set. and no person could be in to membership the Five. had happened or were about to hap pen. one was black and one was white. but to know the cipher they must be able eligible to perceive. by the art of the Wise Ones. these had become reflectors of the Astral Books. as in were turned towards the and in slight angle. the art of pre re paring which. them could be all the pages of an open book. These mar earth. things that were happening. at a seen. who under training did not mani fest this power of perception. one was white. whose wondrous mas terpieces are the marvel and glory of the present time. was covered again in Etruria. It glittered and shone. one was black. after being lost for ages. Whoever knew the cipher could read. That is to say. s as only that metal can respond to the artizan ble mirrors hand. was polished One was white.OF ATLANTIS.
learning and the desire for understanding had
given him the
rudiments of the cipher, he
in a vision,
he was allowed to give proof whether he could
If he failed he
whence he came
peared the gift
for further training,
If not, then only that
which had happened
his as if
not necessary for
to say that the Five
were rapid and accurate readers
their wills sought to
That which was That
good was perceived
seen in the
So long as Atlantis was
glory, so long
ber maintained as
ing the last twenty-five years of the existence
in the city, the
white had clouded over in a singular
growing darker and darker, until the final de-
and to-day, under the waters there are
three black and
two white mirrors; but when
the hour of redemption shall have struck,
stain will be
wiped away from the white.
will be three white
and two black mir
In the records of the past, written on the
floor of the
upper chamber, there was
the three are all black, swift de
This had been well known by those whose
have led to
and although they wondered
tinuous change for the worse,
minds become by
their selfish ambitions that
no notice was taken of the dreadful warning.
Although the chamber was
were neither windows nor doors,
means of ventilation by which fresh
veyed into and out of
means of entrance were the same
as those of the
Although no aperture communi
cated with the sunlight, yet apparently the light
from the great dome overhead, passed through
the solid masonry, as though
ever could be seen by the light
could just as easily be seen in the chamber of the
the floor of this
mosaic record of the nation, and of
the occult happenings to the same.
was a carpet
as that above,
twenty-two and eight-tenths
was drawn a pentagon,
the center of each side of the pentagon
point of contact with the circle, a semi-circle
In the center of the circle was a smaller
eight-tenths feet in diameter.
each other were four figures
to the focus
the point farthest from the center,
the station of
when you draw
bounded by the
All were lim
great circle of the environment.
supported and sustained.
In the inner, the
smaller circle representing with the center,
reached and held by the
semi-circle of each,
and each was supported
turn by that of his brother, next to him, on the
power, until the whole
become the pentagon
relations of those
and the symbol of the intimate
carried out fully and
All the civilization the world boasts to
the result of the vibrations set in motion
within this noted tower of the Atlantians.
divisions of the
Five were three feet of solid masonry.
the heavens seem to be arched,
On the its base.1 66 this OUR STORY arch was lined with an alloy of silver. it sometimes sonorous and turbulent. to the highest degree of finish. and of . This was used instead of quicksilver. an alloy which the citizens of the world to-day imitate. and gold and copper. It all was a those reflector of the nation s sounds. by seven pilasters silver. in its place was supported of orichalcum. and the platinum plate of platinum at was its opposite. it but strange to did not reflect a single thing It taking place in the chamber. It would give much to be able to was polished say. : One one of gold. one of one of lead. one of one of copper and one of platinum. because the quicksilver could not be retained in place nor form. and harmonious. was engraved the proportions of the alloy used in this great con cavity. tin. There were always sounds emanating from Sometimes they were sweet it. for reflect did not anything within the chamber.
and it had the same peculiarity . and first whom who should have been their care always. that in one chamber attention was in the called to the working of the One Heavens. it It was in touch fact the planets. and in the next chamber could be perceived the operations of man s thought on the Astral plane. Thus in each grade. and of the Seven. with with 167 whom all they had dealings. This chamber meated by the also. and was a curious it that in reflecting the sounds also reflected the colors of the sounds. which lighted the up quality and quantity as that permost chamber. because the same vibrations So you see that make sound produce color also. like the others. ap proaching nearer and nearer to those to they ministered.OF ATLANTIS. and above everything else their supreme concern. in the chamber we are now about to de scribe. The was of equal volume. was per light which knows and recognizes light no obstruction. the study in its was of the manifesting of thought first potency.
without having any visible source. or to each alternately. was center were drawn thus making each side of the heptagon the base of a triangle of which the two radii were the other two sides. But whatever harmony was done was always with and unity of potency. In operat ing they might look to the center or the circum ference. too. as in the other chambers. was spread. The center of these circles was the station of one of the Seven.168 of penetrating OUR STORY and giving distinct view. touching each of the sides. and progress of the nation and the Over this. circle of circle Upon this carpet was a this twenty-one feet in diameter. the utmost There is still one more chamber of potent ef- . Upon this floor also was written in mosaic. a continuance of the history city. Within described a heptagon. as in the other chambers. the carpet. to the radii. It per vaded the whole chamber. Within each of these triangles was inscribed a circle.
and laid in tiles. sides. but it is true never- . if it partially. This may seem impossible.mystery and foolishness. To those lacking under it they could decipher. Within it was a square room with the sides facing each of the points of the compass. was still a . the one on the west was blue. the south was yellow. The wisest might read standing. white. tiles The floor was and the were of a material which generations of wear could not destroy.OF ATLANTIS. the knowledge that man would ever need or could expect to attain upon the earth. pierced the walls of the four The one on the east was red. from beginning to end. The Chamber of the was more that of a school of training than a laboratory force. one each. In the center it presented a square rising above the roof of the Temple. the north. And upon these was a lesson which all contained absolutely. fort. Circular windows. of occult The thickness of the separating masonry was seven feet. 169 that is the Chamber forty-five of the fifteen.
in a semi-elipse were fifteen seven on each side of the keystone of the arch. foci The roof was also square. and that the shadows and changing illusions are of the es sence and quality of the real. held in mouths a censer which burned . from which it emanated.170 theless. In one of the light always was a crystal globe. light from the outer per meated the room. floor ceiling without visible sup swaying gently with the movements of the it. In the hours of day. OUR STORY when man it learns that all rays come from the One. of this semi-elipse three brazen sup ported on their aloft in their tails and rearing upwards. In the hours of rest was necessary. thought currents about In the other focus serpents. The to crystal globe hung mid way from port. because he believes there are many. find the will not be such a difficult task to to the source way and origin of all that It is mystifies and perplexes him on the earth. this Chamber. baffles his own inquiries. that he diffuses his power and In seats.
kept their obligation they then might sometime hope for promotion. except they occupied the chair of the Elder Brother. who was their appointed leader and guide. to Nor were they allowed know of the powers beyond them. those ance. If they did not keep their obligation then they fell back. were selected for admisssion under obliga If they tion for further training and practice. Five and Three. the people.OF ATLANTIS. 171 During the time of sessions. There this w as r always more or of trial. It was who were fitted. fumes fed by fects to those brought peculiar ef waiting for instruction and guid here. after training in the school of the forty-five and wait ing. less change these going on in chamber From Fifteen. came the Seven. incense and per invisible hands. culled from the whole nation. the perpetual fire. and They came and went amongst were considered the as persons of authority amongst little Temple Dwellers. They were but re- .
Holy Holies". Great Hall of Convocation. Beneath the five floor of the chamber of of the Fortyof the was hewn out the ". The chamber by twenty-five feet thick. This was the ultimate out come of all this interlinking of organization. which moved from they utterly and entirely controlled for the pur pose of massing and using them for concentrated power.i. could be made manifest to the people at the stated times and seasons. the buttressed foundation of the world. Within impervious to sound or impression from without. with . of the Forty-five feet. the students of this degree met. so that the mysteries intended and desired to be communicated. was twenty-five and the walls were twelve this wall. whose met the solid rock. seemingly uplifted for the very purpose of this support. The chamber was so arranged. This chamber rested upon the massive walls of the Forty-five by a ponderous spherical edges arch.2 OUR STORY the forces lying below them.
sometimes for a shorter time.OF ATLANTIS. They who were sitting. its 173 of finest lofty. . arched roof and solid floor all woods brought from quarters of the earth. sometimes for days that listened seemed but hours. was pro pounded There was no lack of under standing from crudeness or from any disarrange ment peace. of the physical conditions of harmony and to be at the which all men must have. that the conditions of pure air were fully met. enchantedly to that which to them. highest point of perception.
The rows of seats were raised one behind the other. to receive either whatever might be given or by his . com thus ing in touch more readily with the invisible . as a mentor and guide. during the hours of instruction. who sat upon them in the order of There was always close to the seat of the Elder Brother. to those filled who could see on the psychic plane was by an Elder Brother from the Invisible. the Forty-five were arranged THUS in four rows of seats. eleven in each row. another seat. sitting. and thus gave perfect and unobstructed liberty of sight and perception to the Brothers their ages. arranged eliptically. empty always to personal sense. on which sat the Elder Brother. and this. facing a raised dais. as an influencer of the Elder Brother of the visible.CHAPTER XV. from his own knowledge.
receiving out of the realms of the Invisible that
which was needed
on any and
of the mortal-touched planes.
in the thick
led to the
chamber of the
and a sliding door, opening
to the lightest
admitted into the chamber.
This chamber was
and bottom, with wood they obtained from the
country, to be
in the later days as It
America, but then a large island.
peculiar hardness, dark red in color, and suscep
tible of the
They who were
the builders con
trolled the elemental force,
which was able
in the finest
set to do.
So when the door was closed,
they were in a shell from which
There was no dan
ger from any outer accident, except possibly an
earthquake had occurred.
For many years
come none was predicted by even the wisest
trologers of the
The doorway by which
they entered was in the open end of the oval upon
Within the whole
chamber, at distances far enough to protect the
sight of those
from any bewilderment by the
emanating brilliancy were placed.
points of light
in the days to
come, will give several years
of their lives to
know, and never be able
Before these facts shall have again come into
the possession of men, there will have been those
have come to the place where their
almost upon the thing they crave
and so covet.
could be perfectly
tionary for any length of time, or they could be
necessity for concentrating or
which they gave
times, in full
view of the whole number,
as a reflector of
would come up something acting
thought action and picturing either the Past or
This great transparent blackboard,
you may understand just what
itself in place,
so to speak, so
trying to say, held
under the will of those
and while one could
was an impermeable
no thick bar of brass could
that appealed to the sense of sight, there
such force that
served as an obstruction,
this clear sheet, of size
large enough to
might be necessary, for the accom
modation of whatever was thrown upon
of the mental conditions of those
der the law set up by those
in the highest
Temple, watched and waited
through the Centuries.
the times of in
struction, the Elder Brother detailed whatsoever
should come to him out of his
should be given him out of the records of the
Past, or out of that
which should be the
of sequence, in the Future.
the same time he
as he described, both as to
what had already oc
curred, or might take place.
unfold a line of sequence, then as he talked of
the sequence in a particular way, the
see that all the sequences
moved forward on
the line of the
Creative Thought, in perfect harmony for
things that seemed to happen
the perception of the investigator, and to the non-
manifestation at the same time of the peculiari
appearing in the individual through which
cognizance was made.
and all are now seated. UN BROKEN ACTION. they have all advanced from the door of entrance of defonstra- across the space tion where the square showing as they was held. is held in the clear pleasant twilight. where they have evi dently been assigned. semingly in the center of the room. To the personal sense. Such a thing absenteeism or tardiness in the workings of the Great Temple was unknown. There was not a as single absentee. come forward each to the seats. then. The hour strikes from a sonor ously-toned bell. except close range. They have quietly and without speaking. They have passed on. In coming in. no bell is visible. there have been persons coming through the door into the chamber. thus came in. have restfully waited in silence and peace. sitting. not at enough for perception.S* But let 179 us describe one session: Minute by minute. which softness of a dim. there was nothing between them and their seats. power of Too well they knew the wonderful CONTINUOUS. .
We received all human knowledge. were not only eager had perceived and to understand. but membered there is nothing not known. Harmony the and Love. has filled the chair of the presiding in structor. on the Temple work.i8o It OUR STORY must be re might seem strange that we Atlantians had it any idea of measuring time. so they who were in the Forty-five . but to use. Sitting in the position of meditation. manner I As the hour strikes in the the have de scribed. for these three constitute Unmaniwere fested. which their in the later times the Egyptians copied in us on record. There were three points upon which they con centrated in succession: Unity. that will ever be known nothing that the world those. forty-four and the Elder Brother looking up. and left their books of stone. eager for knowledge. perceived a form dim and misty in outline. will ever receive. nothing . that was not received by who. they concentrate on thought of unity.
out of the Invisible by which they received answer. obstruction and opposition. and thus unified in its became into the sense and condition of desire. of limitation. that which might come under cer- . repeated selves potency. at a sign from the Elder Brother. they stood. of the unfolding of the Earth condition. force words having of them vi and intense harmonious bration. and as he described. 181 When the quickening of the Invisible within themselves had become exalted. I On this night of which am speaking. These words were reinforced by other v vibrations resembling the rolling sound of a great organ.OF ATLANTIS. the Elder Brother commenced describing the possibilities of unfolding in all who s were present. step by step. It was a reverberation partly reflected and partly responsive. and making a sign that is recognized by both the visible and the invisible. most perfect form for whatever might and could be given them. taught. of the things that in the would bear down way of clouds and darkness.
desired and brought about the remanifestation . the screen of almost invisible material quivered and lights with those the and shades passing over To who was perceived with only the physical eye. Wisdom.1 82 OUR STORY shimmmered it. unrepresented upon the earth ligations but. sible to perceive. not only upon the pictures of the scenes. whether living or dead. The Fu ture presented itself as the Eternal Now. One of the Forty-five. under the ob which make the members of the Broth erhood acting. hardly attempting to esti time. but the varying colors and forms which lay be hind the colors. tain circumstances. not dreaming that all that seemed to occur. so the membership in the invisible sought. how might the Brotherhood of find itself for a time . there only a dancing of lurid fires. but upon the scenes themselves. for the Ages. in was about to come the close Future. To each it who had was pos come into more perfect condition. looking forward. not only the play of the light. mate saw then. living members.
drawn from all over the . as the time went on. but known then ancient days.OF ATLANTIS. but that others would then come help as into it at that time. but you may imagine it for yourselves fit nothing was spared to make in a place. as the memory comes to me out of the Past. both the conditions of the visible and in the po tencies of the invisible. All the signs 183 and points illus made and trated desired to be emphasized. for it I remember it all well. in that which was to be the dawn of a new recreation. not only did and feel it. we perceived certain gatherings of the far Future were also being pic tured upon the scren. as regarding myself. were upon our And thus. there was some responding condition I see it within myself. and rehabilitation. whose presence and to be would recall the now. so to speak. seemed. and they would testify to the truth of the then pictured. screen. I cannot tell you fully of all the drapings and that decorations and precious metals this adorned chamber.
and power of the ages behind to fulfill in the set All move on completed outline. sight. the strength it. and designed Thus the lessons given to the Forty-five were either in voiced vibration. impelling force. the truth of that verified. know not only of the lower. which will be fully They who now in life. whatever was to be accomplished. When the instructions were being received from of forms Three the play and colors were . thus per ceive the apparently futile in many respects has for its governing. during a sessison of the Forty- But five. playing over this wonderful spectrum. through the sense of or by thought transference. there were shadows more or less distinct in outline. but also of the higher.1 84 OUR STORY in its world for the inculcating fullest and its strongest. at all times. used. the vibrations Whichever method was made themselves which they were plainly visible to the sense to addressed. Their vividness depended upon the intensity with which the thought was projected.
is one day become supremely dominant in the affairs of it the world. reflections then obtained have really so impinged upon the Great Astral Record that the works accomplished have become mighty influences upon the Globe. of The record what these denizens of the secret chambers of the Great to Temple thought and did. .OF ATLANTIS. He who is wise and able. become more and more potent. The 18$ something that has never been seen elsewhere in the whole world. has thus given some outline. will As the cycle rises to completion.
tried thus far to give you a descrip of the Great Temple of Atlantis and 1HAVE tion of the Tower that was one of the wonders of the world. in sight was not by any means after its even as the tree. The organs of growth and trans mutation are hidden from the curious eyes of the idle.CHAPTER XVI. That which was all. Water Spirits. beneath the earth s surface are the beings belonging to the lower races. These elemental beings later will be classed in the day as Salamanders. by no means the largest nor most important part of the organic development. on earth mortals both visible invisible. is bearing fruit kind above the earth. Ko~ . who have never been subjugated by the spiritual powers of such as held sway in the upper chambers. So we have in the mid-heavens the angels and and spirits of light.
that during the latter days of Atlantis. holds. held also the doctrine of the all Three To the world. light and po The part of the Tower that sank lower and lower into the bowels of the Earth. tency. pypied the material and physical uses of that which was capable of transmutation. man is making to for truth.Descent into man environments. It was in the internal fires of unregisterable heat. They Water and the Earth or Rocks. it So far as man himself was concerned. indicated the constant search the extent of his ability.In foreign the lesson was: the heavens above . Brains. Goblins in the Fire. the 187 are workers and Dwarfs. and jewels. the im mense ple stores of gold held. itself It also held within Matter". the great In this also was illustrated law of Transmutation. As the Great Tower flung itself toward the it mid-heavens. the lesson of the s ". which the Tem under Treasury were manufactured PRIMAL CONDITIONS. pointing everlastingly upwards. both Atlantian and ".OF ATLANTIS.
There was also a marvelous exhibition of gold and jew els. its The Tower which down into lifted proudly head on high. went the mountains the same distance. life. if even those in the humble walks of Atlantis could be said to have had any such. Atlantis was arrayed equaled. It has already been said that the whole city of in a splendor. and the waters under the earth. and the cellars . These means also for personal adornment. the relations of poverty and riches long since had ceased It to press on the at in the lat tention of the nation. in a profusness carried up to the verge of the barbaric.". in the material used. ter days that was evident some source of almost limitless sup ply must be easily accessible. either in the symmetry of tecture.1 88 OUR STORY and the earth beneath. or in the tasteful- ness of its preparation and artistic designs. whose glory was never Its buildings have never been their archi surpassed. were used by all the people.
this knowledge fully con all by the To them. 189 who be who had been sub jugated by the spiritual powers of those who held sway in the upper chambers. or of any use or importance what ever. either or the City. entered by a door opening into the solid rock. and still another. only so far as they might adorn or make beautiful. Within these chambers were curious imple of the ments. was a down into a chamber hewn out of the rock. and yet another staircase and chamber. and sub-cellars were occupied by beings longed to the lower races. to the Only fided Three was Builders. at the flight of stairs leading rear. the Temple Underneath the Sanctuary. had ceased to be of consequence. long ago material things which are deemed of any value by mortals. Out of this another staircase led into a similar chamber. None that of the uninitiated knew for a certainty of which was going on within the mountain.OF ATLANTIS. and another. fashioned for use in the operations .
the Spirits of the Earth moved to and fro. blazing fires within.190 workers. work more Their pro results pro jected spirit power brought back the duced by the various combinations. the lowest of Spirits of the great. the watery deep. fashioned what ever man needs and lays hold upon from their realm. Spirits of the Air labored and toiled. OUR STORY These operations required the use of to certain materials. In the Fourth Cellar. and more of them will not be given out except into the hands of the most trusted few. on carrying out that to which they were In the Third Cellar. either for use or adornment. all. doing the will of the Masters. In the First Cellar. finishing of their make the manifesting and easy. from time to time. solved the varying problems of metallurgy. intent set. Elementals whose forms but thinly clothed the fierce. In the Second Cellar. these implements Many of and operations will come into the hands of the re-incarnated Atlantians. .
which was the Treasury of the Temple. It was not only the Treasury of . in the The its tunnel from the Cellar of the Earth Spir opened into an inaccissible part of the moun tain. on a little plateau. from each of these The spirits of the air by a spiral course. and here communicated with their fellows outer world. down to the volcanic fires The tunnel of the Water Spirits communi cated directly with the seas by the shortest feasi ble route. guarded by an impenetrable The tunnel of the Fire Spirits led under the Continent. and by a secret entrance. diagonally of the Earth.ATLANTIS. ascended to the highest points of the mountains. In the center of the mountain was a cave-like room. receiving supplies. This storehouse communicated with all four of the tunnels. Vast tunnels led into the interior of the tains lars. 191 moun cel and the Continent. with the Temple itself. which was constantly veil of fog.
minutes. and move seven a straight line. but of the nation as well. He who knew would stand at the the Treasury Place. and then turning one-quarter to the to left. Having perceived to he would turn steps one quarter in the right. but so balanced that it moved and without noise. reflected This could in only be seen when the observer was a par ticular position. apparently placed there for ornamentation. then turning to his original position. on a certain day of the year. highly ornamented. a single ray of sun thrown from the chambers above would be upon the wall at the back. in the rear of the Moly Holy hour of high noon. a slight pressure on a jewel of immense value. to But him who had the key. and then but for a period of three this. opened a huge door of rock.IQ2 OUR STORY the secret of the Temple. weighing easily tons. and watch until by a peculiar arrange ment light of the polished marbles. three steps brought him an apparently blank wall. he took five steps more. and was screened .
through a high. but which be recovered at a later day by the chemists. when the sun went down in the West.OF ATLANTIS. from view by the shrine which stood in 193 front. he who knew the secret spring. might open and pass within. the secret of which perished with the nation. Thirteen to times thirteen steps brought him again a blank wall. Entering boldly. . recover the for gotten combination of the locks thereof. the great stone back into its first position. may as those who are expert in safes. lighted by the never-dying lights produced by the action of positive and neg ative earths combined with the rock. as soon as he stepped upon the settled flagging inside the door. to the The Treasure Chamber opened Temple Inspector on the day of the Vernal Equinox. Once more. arched passage. which gave out an electrical phosphorescent light. It could be opened on the inside by pressing upon a slight projection at the back.
CHAPTER XVII. was the result of con densed electrical power. which an be al IT avarice-tainted soul would never Great lowed gold. But the day will come when they will have the very best method of ex tracting secret. acting through sur charged magnets of the to finest steel. were heaps upon heaps of price- . little be very understood. but every day added to the increasing store. aluminum from the These stacked original clay as their up heaps of the noble metals were in quantity sufficient to last for cen turies. heaps of and aluminum. In the times come the forces of induction will. Beside these. for a time. the method used by us for obtaining which. nor had their continuous production ceased. silver to contemplate. was a sight that met his gaze.
There is to destroy the value of the gold now in use upon .OF ATLANTIS. in the city their But there were also own storehouses and treasuries of wealth. in that strong. in which they were crys glit tallized. Both the polished and the uncut tered and shone here in the light full which was as and strong as in the passage-way. less jewels. In case of neces the the civil rulers could draw upon Temple for reserves in any amount. Here the workers in the various cellars de posited the results of their labors. upon sudden pressure. in their traffic with all out side nations of the earth. Temple. nor any tongue de No human scribed the immensity of the wealth lying to this day. mountain treasury beneath enough gold lying in it the waves. eye hath seen. fires 195 the some of them still warm from of earth and water. to the This was only that which belonged result of the labors Temple. and was the of the servants of the sity. From here the civil rulers received whatever they needed.
Upon ury the inner door that opens into this treas rests a seal.". until the of the restoration shall come. ".The Upon this seal is the following inscription: potent Will of the Most time Mighty holds this treasure safely.196 the earth. It seems hardly necessary to say that the els jew and gold were all manufactured by the oc cupants of the cellars. . that on the vision of the made so many earnest believ ers in the transmutation of base metals into gold and jewels. clear-sighted. and that it was the reflec tion out of the Astral light. The Angel of the waters has charge of it. shall OUR STORY But when it the day of its discovery come will belong to a nation. itself who shall have so purified shall be from avarice that there this no karmic weight transferred from its treasure to the shoulders of finders.
There were some better fitted for one thing than an other. who in their training. and again in the same manner higher for the Fifteen. But those who were especially gifted with understanding. exhibited a higher degree of set aside intelligence and perception were again for the Forty-five. The selection for the .CHAPTER XVIII. were transferred to the temple service. as even at the present day. separation of the wheat from the Those. as part of the still Temple family. and this was the first step in the chaff. the priesthood had charge of the education of the people. manner of adjustment and Convoca : THE tion was after the following fashion As has already been stated. who the combined reverence with intense desire for knowledge of that which was unseen and hid den. wherever found.
As the absolute Unity. It concentrates.1 98 OUR STORY in Chambers followed the same order. then they were taught to project the concentered thought which had been the essence of their meditations. the vi When was well massed and brations were uniform and persistent. so . from to hose best developed and adapted to the work was be done. intense contempla their meditations tion had increased until nature. concentration. next step was concentration. their power for broad. When they had reached the point where. had be come second The steps. they took pains to think out along any line that ought or might be de sired. the thought Notice the meditation. in a more intense degree than as ordinary scholars of the Temple. The training of the Forty-five first. be cause they were asked. as the as Di vine Ideation. the Creative as the Earth- Thought. So nearly may follow this line of procedure. dweller It projects. submission to unseen guidance. submission. IT meditates.
and then launch it But to the Three. It was always determined by the casting of lots.OF ATLANTIS. of any kind whatever into projection. who . belonged the directing of all the force thus gathered. thus con alignment with their trolling the It own powers of the great names. in the Forty-five and still made each member in these labors. nearly will he be able to lay hold of the force poses. should whirl it rapidly in the air. of the Seven ready and expert fection The the per was carried still farther in Five. 199 Unseen pur and make it available for all good Years of discipline later in the Fifteen. until it had assumed a cer forth to fulfill their tain form. not even a clash ing thought in the minds of the Three. if was as workmen taking a ball of soft metal from the crucible or furnace. will. Nor was there allowed to be any chance for mistake. where they practiced the attracting of the vibra tions of unseen force.
Myld. out of the Invisible. in such a manner. to to each one.200 OUR STORY any Convocation. and thereby not only Word was the day named. If there was a special Convocation. the Full Moon But the special Convocations were under the will of the Three. like this: This the Elder Brother communicated to the inner sense of the instructed (it never being spoken aloud). When special Convocation was desired. came out of the Silence. that all could recognize and understand the call. the other potency. a word ". being always at a . the the inner ear. and to the should control the outward moving of the vibra tions at power of their the one of the Three. two added The regular Convocations were under of each month. but the hour was fixed. the word given at the last Convocation WAS whispered to each.". then. At the close of the Convocation. the Elder Brother of each Section received from the Elder Brother of the highest Section. as the closing password of the session.
There was no hesitation in compliance. and no delay in action. each one present at the opening. as by inspiration. ". came that which was necessary to be done. told the story. .OF ATLANTIS. In the chamber of the Five. certain distance 201 If there from the Sun s setting. was no special Convocation. so that which had been given out. formally opened in the upper the Three. in succession. pronounced the given word. the flashed. The work was Chamber by vocation. then at the nxt regu lar meeting. in low breath. In the chamber of the Seven. the notes of the bell v like the tones of some sweet har mony. was again recalled. ranged needing potency was apportioned amongst the lower chambers. in the Fifteen. no timidity in obedience. glowed and and whatever had been planned or ar for.Center At of the first word of in Fire". the polished marble slabs reflected the orders. But to the trained inner ear of the Elder Brother.
stood all ready to hurl into space. this projection of the concentrated po tency of a nation. as intensified was passed on the Seven. who uniting their force in the One. was placed in the hands of the Three. bound together. from the Special to the Universal. solidified and shaped. can be understood. . Thus it changed.202 OUR STORY gathered force of the whole nation. The matter of training cannot be understood from mere description. Only when students at tempt of themselves to bring their mental condi tions under subjugation. by which they could really ex pect to hold and keep everything they had seized upon. where. were sent forward to the Fif to and there. the projected potency was again handed the activity of on to the Five. who harmonized the potent vibrations with the vibrations of the Universe. in charge The of the Forty-five teen. how it long takes to accomplish the wonderful things done by our Ancient Brothers. in the awfulness of power.
so long as they considered the interests of the whole nation as one. As long as they put aside the sense of separateness. that the benfit growing out of utilized in it might be looked well. who ruled in Atlantis. Five and Seven. who for light and guidance from them. perfect well and doing and the acquiring of knowledge from experience. . common by all the nation. as the priest in THEY hood. were successful guiding the ship of State wisely and fortunately. with the Fifteen and Forty-five were separate and yet one.CHAPTER XIX. as the all was As long Three. would bring the reward that comes always to attainment. to see who could best work with the highest potency in the position satisfied that the where he was placed. while they only sought for wis dom. the only distinction being.
single point. task of idle floating. those held guard over the hidden truths. As one point after an other unfolded to their perceptions. there could be no defection nor . And it was many aye centuries. or those who who wrought ignorantly or malevolently to confuse mortal understanding. on spiritual lines. before they had compassed the fact that numbers harmoniously united and agreed upon a certain. years. and if it were possible.204 OUR STORY looked to the perfect doing. and not to They the result. were just as powerful as the combinations on the physical plane. which made them the one nation of the earth exceeding all others in the unravelling of the hidden myster ies. and out of this desire grew the con centration of potency in their hands. but sometimes of desperate warfare in the do mains of the Invisible. But it was not a fierce. used every effort to up set. spiritual conditions w ith T the difference that if were once perfectly trained and harmonized. to cut off the keys of the Universal principles.
a served as magnet for those who w ere r in or on the same incarnating the lines of thought.OF ATLANTIS. or other mass of physical conditions might at any time be stam peded. Therefore. had stimulated and those who came within search. for weakness spiritual attribute. none were ad mitted to the separate and secret assemblies until the overcoming of the body and its desires was far advanced. they would have remained and shared with Atlantis the fate that overtook her. so soon as the occult ideas it Another and thoughts were strongly developed. its reach. in all the work. to a higher more vigorous they gravitated Knowing and here of Atlantis. blotting out for a time from . thither. sudden weakness. is 205 in no sense a While an army. and earth. from other points upon where lamps lighted from the Atlantian by its torch. inspiring reflection. point. both also from the spheres. thus leaving the Spirit a clear field in which to operate.
along the new lines. upon the develop ment. and in later days with the subtiler force of mind.206 the earth. The knowledge has been in great danger from the machinations of secret enemies. the fagot. In all the movements of the earlier day. excpt as the world always resents resists the aggressiveness of new ideas. the segregation and massing unavoidably led to the pressing forward to the front. They who were the depositaries of suffered itself knowledge for the time being. all OUR STORY the knowledge that went before. . was and all well. the scaffold. of some one who This could become. thus ignominious death. thus crush ing. a leader. with the knife. had not those. salt of salvation enough become the seed and for the generations that have followed. torturing and destroying the instruments or leaders. under inspiration. worked to to scatter abroad upon the earth. who in the Silence of the Unseen. its watched and foreseen the cataclysm (but not cause).
They who* seek to study . have resolved instead of teaching men through the tongue and brain of a Brahma. His place should be supplied by a sodality of many welded into one. with the intense individuality who are confused and overcome by the sense of separateness.OF ATLANTIS. Upon this knowl edge they acted. entirely cut them Therefore. of total eradication 20? from the earth and the per ceptions of its inhabitants. those having this matter in charge. its This was likely to happen before complished. seeking to have the leaders in occult struction movements either bring de upon themselves or have others off. been an essential. again and again. or a Jesus. indi its viduality reality. must increase in perception and and in the latter days they will be con of the fronted people. that if the truth be preserved. firm establishment could be ac fact This was well known and un derstood by the malign forces. But even her they stand It has face to face with another obstacle.
there described as seen by one of the of an image a vision . will The Christos of that Great Cycle. a new Truth. follows the vision. must as of it were. These will represent the and then leaders of the previous dispensations. be a shall union of many individuals. and thus more powerful. made up members.208 on these lines. which represents a nation itself. were iron and aluminum. or a nation who stand as the representatives of the new unfold- ment of Truth. a stone cut out of the tain moun without hands. fashioning until it shall have obtained it MESSIAHSHIP. Each of these metals represented a Messianic age. Mighty Ones whose head. and an Empire directly relatinfg to some manifesta tion of that truth. is In the Record of the Adepts. . or a new Truth. OUR STORY and to gain wisdom. into a oneness or individuality of the whole and thus shall be born a new MESSIAH. body and limbs were and the feet made up of of different metals. train the units.
they shall wait. as constituent parts of that nation. must. become For we work and .OF ATLANTIS. such wis dom like . shall 209 dis overshadow all in its manifestation and before. pensation that has come light. ALL who are seek are looking toward the ALL who ing unselfishly for wisdom. drops of mercury as one. when this they touch. and drawing closer and closer together. attain such light.
much is resist All progress in the soul s career stim ulated by the instinct of the Spirit to return to the condition of its first powers and estate. before it .CHAPTER XX. wisdom.And : it shall come to pass in those days. without ance. shall be seized upon by the few. and if rightfully to and truthfully held for the all many. the archives of that time and AMONG our country has present come to the knowledge of the generation. in which the highest knowledge that has ever been given to the world. will bring those who shall come upon the earth. blessing and growth. because the physical yields not to the rule of the Spirit. also But there must be an overcoming of the natural and physical. following prophecy ". which will bring disturb ance and sore distress.
but they shall seek. shall sooner or later. or the law of the sults. shall There can be no in the sin for those who have knowledge. ONE. they On the contrary. to grasp before they have that made themselves ready which is withheld.OF ATLANTIS. simply by their own force of potency. Nor ONE resent as sin. disregarding the consenting. grasping of the very if highest in their pursuit. fitted to handle it. so then there will come dire re shall or if it happen that the nation have so far advanced that their knowledge would be . That to pass. enter into perfect attainment. nor crime to seek to know. should have individualized It is 211 itself from the ONE. all knowledge. serious consequences will and the thing already attained. may be taken away. such attempts. shall receive but whoever attempts to grasp potency without being ensue. by the the means within power of the does the Spirit to grasp or undertake. IT intends that who have become individualized. is the It shall come who it. all no sin. ever fits the self for knowledge.
any knowledge. That was some ful thing distinct. When limited t power meets Universal potency. that the physical as man is of no value. there was nothing in that issue that could be charged against the leaders. issue. then will it be withdrawn. the and the result of causes implanted by Creative Thought itself. there can be but one So now under stand. The thing for which the leaders of the law. but simply the outcome of the desire. They were not . Even was the intense in one sense lawful. only an agent in the computation of the happenings it upon the earth. for which the taker not pre pared. its use. suffered was disobedience which denied to the created the forceful taking from the is ONE. which might seem a sin.212 OUR STORY in is dangerous to the other nations of the world. and something that the law. While might seem to man an awful thing that millions of bodies should cease to exist. by filled itself. law of the Universe. there was no sin. But this true.
these instruments standing suffer for that in But must the front. As to the outlook The instruments of the mighty forces of the Unseen evidently have not desire. was necessary that the law should be proved. which they have provoked. responsible. .OF ATLANTIS. for accomplishment. has always been a saying of the Wise Ones. must come to pass. the for strength the we nor that is perfect culmination. that those things which seem to be great disasters to the earth-dwellers. developed necessary. they seek to bridge over and to hold as much as possible of that which has already been gained. Until further training can develope proper concentration. and in struments must be used for that purpose. but they 213 It It were the instruments.
clippings and we give our readers a couple of from the mass of newspaper flotsam last years. the land of it Muj was sacrificed. during the night. quakes. Being twice upheaved. which continued without intermission Chuen. Being confined. and to show its that this book assertions has authoritative substance for information. there occurred terrible earth in the month Zac. on the eleventh Muluc. of the The following the Maya account of the destruction of Atlantis.CHAPTER XXI. Augustus Le Plongeon script : ". is and jetsam. from Dr. these . the suddenly disappeared being continually basin shaken by volcanic forces. By way of addenda. until the thirteenth hills of The country of the mud.The s rendering of the Troano manu year six Kan.
At 215 caused the land to sink and rise several times and in various places. in Egypt. they sank with sixty-four millions of inhabitants. eleven columns gave way and fell. ". the surface gave way. were being made. The other extract is of one of the buildings which reincarnated Atlantians put up. had fallen in ancient times. and three others were so shaken as to compel removal. while workmen were en an attempt to restore the partly fallen gaged in Hypnostyle Hall of the great Temple of Karnac. eight thousand years before the writing of this book. unable to withstand the force of the seismic convulsions. This was some months ago.Our archaeological readers will be delighted . last. and the ten countries were torn asunder and scattered into fragments .".Some own beloved country: months ago. when they held sway in the land of the Nile. Thirteen columns it and was while prep arations for their restoration that the others fell.OF ATLANTIS. centuries after the destruction of their ".
Modern The architraves weigh 25 engineering processes are not equal to the task of reconstructing this work.216 to learn that OUR STORY hundreds of Arab laborers. came upon a wonderfully beautiful bust s of one of Egypt olden gods. manner of the ancient arch removed when the will be constructed and is work finished. ".OOO cubic meters of earth. the largest best preserved of any in Egypt which reached these times. Legran.In May of December M.All of these twenty-seven columns will be reconstructed and placed in their original posi tion. so a huge inclined plane. last it is expected will be com pleted by ". ". under the direction of able engineers. are now engaged and have in restoring those ancient ruins. after the itects. Other portions to light. The uppermost member of each column weighs 1242 tons. which 1904. in charge of the work. of the statue have subsequently come and . requiring ioo. tons each.
possibly. complete one of the This of labeled Khonsu pieced in of Thebes. to its a small piece to statue.". save. and it is expected other treasures of ancient art will be unearthed in the farther removal of the debris of ages which has accumulated in these ruins. it is 217 hoped the residue may be found and restored entirety. will be the reconstructed Temple. FINIS . legs.OF ATLANTIS. God the Day.
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