Temples Of Atlantis
by Shirley Andrews
She dreamed she was in a strange land, far from her homeland of Atlantis that was gone forever. It was hot in this foreign country, and she and her friends were surrounded by a forest which seemed to stretch on and on. The nearby sea was also unfamiliar. Noisy, small monkeys filled the air with loud shrieking. Brightly colored birds fluttered from tree to tree, and strange insects buzzed around her. The woman and her companions wore simple, primitive clothing and lived in huts constructed from gray bark. Her hands were rough and calloused from chopping trees for fires and digging to plant grains and vegetables. She was kneeling, pounding some nameless grain in a wooden bowl. Despite the hardships, she was happy.
This dream came to renowned author Taylor Caldwell late in her life, after she wrote The Romance of Atlantis. When she only twelve years old. Caldwell (1900-1985) wrote that detailed novel about the experiences of a princess of Atlantis during the final days of her country on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. Caldwell’s father sent the manuscript to her grandfather, a book publisher, who promptly returned it, saying he was horrified and was convinced it was a fraud. He believed the philosophical and intellectual maturity it reflected indicated that someone much older had written it. Taylor Caldwell set aside The Romance of Atlantis until she was seventy years old, when she sent it to her friend Jess Stern, who was interested in having it published. At that time Caldwell had this dream about her life after she hurriedly left sinking Atlantis.
The fountains of the great deep were all broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. The water increased greatly upon the earth, and the highest hills under heaven were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail and the mountains were covered. ~ The Romance of Atlantis
Many Atlanteans, like those in Taylor Caldwell’s dream who managed to escape from their sinking country during its last moments, found themselves in a difficult, often fearsome situation somewhere on the American continent. Since small groups of refugees did not have the knowledge or the equipment to reproduce the high standard of living they had enjoyed in their homeland, their lives soon disintegrated to primitive living conditions. The more fortunate last-minute refugees from the Atlantic Ridge reached the island of Poseidia on the Bahama Bank in the Caribbean. Here they joined the thousands who had moved there since 28,000 B.C.
The first to arrive in Poseidia were people whom Cayce identifies as Children of the Law of One. Throughout most of its long life, the majority of the inhabitants of Atlantis were spiritual individuals who loved and respected each other. Gradually, with the passage of time, the leaders divided into two groups, the Children of the Law of One and the Sons of Belial. The Children of the Law of One are also referred to as the “Sons of Light,” and the Sons of Belial are called the “Sons of Darkness”. Similar terms are found in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Sons of Belial were selfish, materially oriented individuals who focused on the pleasures of satisfying their own physical appetites and desires, with no respect to others. As their lives filled with thoughts of material objects, they came to believe, like many of us today, that the acquisition of more and more would bring them happiness. When disaster threatened Atlantis, they were so involved in the material world they did not heed the advice of wiser individuals, who urged everyone to leave if they wished to continue their lifetime on this planet.
The main principle of the Law of One is that we all are related; we all are one. the Children of the Law of One focused on love and practiced prayer and meditation, hoping to promote everyone’s spiritual knowledge. They followed the Golden Rule, and also believed that whatever they did to others would happen to them. They honored the Creator from whence they came, who gave them their soul. Many individuals on the Earth today are Lemurians and Atlanteans who have returned to participate in another struggle between the forces of good and evil for control of this planet. However, one’s actions or thoughts in Atlantis or Lemuria are not really important. What is significant is that today we are all here to help make our world a better place. The Children of the Law of One will continue their good work, and the Sons of Darkness will have an opportunity to redeem themselves.
I dreamed that my ex-husband and I lived in a big house that had large arched porticoes and very filmy, sheer, light drapery hangings of some type. The house was on a hillside, open to fresh air and ocean breezes on all sides. I could feel the breeze and the curtains were flowing softly from the windows. Life was wonderful and I was very happy. I knew that we were living in Atlantis. ~ Allison
In a city on a beautiful hillside, overlooking the sea, the devout Poseidians erected lovely temples, some with large pillars of onyx and topaz inlaid with precious stones that reflected the sun’s light? Two of the temples, the Temple Beautiful and the Temple of Sacrifice, became the center of the lives of numerous Atlanteans who wished to raise their level of consciousness ever higher. It is said that “Beauty in mind, body, and soul” was inscribed over the door of the Temple Beautiful, where men and women were equal and they worked together in harmony.
Edgar Cayce says that active participants in the Temple Beautiful and Temple of Sacrifice wore special headgear and garments, but he does not describe them. Like doctors, nurses, train conductors, and royalty today, their clothing was similar to uniform and indicated one’s field of service. From psychic Betty Bethards we learn that those who participated in the temple’s activities wore a wraparound garment with large sleeves that hung down, resembling one of our hospital gowns. It was tied at the waist with a shiny lightweight metallic band, unlike any metal we know.
British author Murry Hope adds that the basic color of their garments and their sash, earring, pendant, ring, bracelet, or headband indicated whether they were a healer or student or teacher, and also showed what level of enlightenment they had attained. When Atlanteans started the journey toward priesthood, the novices wore pale green robes. As they advanced, light blue clothing distinguished them, and finally they were permitted to don the white garments reserved for the highest-ranking orders. Unique deep-blue gowns were passed down from one generation of sages to the next and worn only on special occasions. A healer with a silver headband specialized in mental healing, and an orichalcum headband indicated proficiency in physical medicine or surgery.
The Temple Beautiful and the Temple of Sacrifice offered students opportunities to participate in a variety of activities intended to purify their bodies and minds. In the Temple Beautiful, the primary goal of the participants was to acquire a thorough understanding of themselves so they would be better equipped to serve others. As they progressed in the seven stations of the Temple Beautiful, a variety of techniques, such as musical experiences and expressive dance forms, furthered the participant’s ability to interpret their emotions and to purge, heal, and unify themselves.
Young women went to a Temple Beautiful to prepare for the self-sacrifice of motherhood, and to learn how their actions affected the lives of their offspring. When they were ready, music assisted them in preparing their bodies and minds for procreation. At one station, teachers offered advice to unselfish individuals who wished to become missionaries. After completing their training, a group of teachers and caregivers from Poseidia went to Egypt and built a Temple Beautiful in a pyramid shape, and a Temple of Sacrifice modeled after the one in their homeland. the Temple of Sacrifice was similar to our hospitals.
Murias was the largest city in Poseidia. From Celtic myths and records and diaries of adventurers who crossed the Atlantic searching for treasures and legends, we know that Murias was the seat of government for the area. Its extensive facilities included a hospital, a home for travelers in distress, and a shipyard with repair facilities. On a hill above the city, the Atlanteans built an exquisite healing temple which offered such remarkable cures that memories of it have never completely disappeared.
Today, for the first time, I read about the “mythical” Atlantis on your website. I was in tears when I read the section about a temple with crystal windows because in the not-so-distant past I had the most vivid dream about a similar place, and the memory of this dream haunts me still. ~ Anonymous
The architecture of the exquisite healing temple above Murias is thought to have incorporated the vibrational and numerical aspects of sacred geometry, which intensify and focus various subtle cosmic energies for the sensitive person. It also displayed sophisticated knowledge of the structure of the universe, the solar system, and planet Earth in a manner similar to the Great Pyramid in Egypt. The temple’s most unusual feature was its translucent rock crystal windows, which local people still remember in contemporary times. the building was dedicated to the Bennu bird and the god Min, both symbolic of rejuvenation, and one of the sources of the island of Bimini’s name.
In 10,000 B.C., rising ocean waters completely covered the thriving city of Murias, but the swelling waves stopped climbing before they reached the healing temple with the crystal windows. The unusual structure was safe, but at the water’s edge. The medical opportunities available in Murias were well-known throughout the Western world and enticed Irish, Egyptian, Greek, Phoenician, and Carthagenian travelers to the area for thousands of years. Inevitably, earthquakes disrupted the land, broke the temple’s retaining walls, and toppled sections of the beautiful building as if it were a glass toy.
Unusual temples were not the only accomplishment of the Atlanteans in Poseidia. Employing engineering techniques from their earthquake-torn homeland, they erected sturdy pyramids to represent the spiritual life of the soul as it rises to its higher point from a strong base. Although the ocean finally covered the buildings, sonar scans and aerial surveys taken when the water is calm reveal their outlines. Scuba divers also refer to the ruins of ancient buildings under the surface, but the information receives almost no publicity, for authorities rightly fear that treasure hunters will strip them of valuable objects or employ damaging dynamite to explore beneath them.
I grew up on a small island off the southern coast of Puerto Rico. All my friends and I believe it was once a much larger island and part of Atlantis. We remember that we worked in a temple on the island where people with physical and mental problems came to be healed. The soil on the island was clay and when we were children, when it was raining hard, we would pick up a clump of the clay and hold it out in the rain in the palm of our hands. The water washed away the dire, and when it was gone we’d have a handful of little quartz crystals. ~ Anonymous
Excerpt from Lemuria And Atlantis: Studying The Past To Survive The Future
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