I Remember Atlantis

I’ll wager that if I said this to most modern-day scientists, they would not believe me, they might think me delusional or that I am simply taking the piss.

Comparing the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wiki, one {wiki} asserts that Atlantis is fictional the other couches its language and uses probably. I think the assertion is off one cannot know anything a priori and without some level of doubt.

If I went further and said that I remember the flying ships of Atlantis, many might begin to mock, though the description previous is a bit like a Harrier jump jet not yet invented at the turn of the nineteenth century.

It is OK for people to believe in God but not for people to believe in Atlantis. One can go to church and say that one is going to abide by the rules of the house and then behave hypocritically by stealing and shagging around. But to believe in Atlantis is a heinous act of idiocy especially for a trained Chemical Physicist.

Last time I looked there were thousands of people associated in some way with the Arcane school. They have at least a partial willingness to accept the notion of Atlantis and Lemuria, perhaps to believe without believing.

A lot of modern thought stems from Plato and yet the weird old Greek is talking about a “fictional” island. People don’t like the notion so have convinced themselves that it was a metaphor or an instructional device. None of them have ever met Plato so they could be transferring their opinion and way of thinking on to him. Nobody has asked his opinion and motive.

As I began today with my hypothesis.

The difficulty of accepting some thing is inversely proportional to the level of inconvenience it brings.

For many “learned” people it is next to impossible to accept the notion of Atlantis because no proof has yet been found. But get this, it is still socially acceptable to believe in God for whom there is no six sigma instrumentally measured proof either.

If as a part of my religion, my belief set, I believe in Atlantis, and you mock me what are you doing? Are you being WOKE? Are you being judgmental?

The deluge story is widespread. If you were a leader on Atlantis and it was starting to break up and sink, where would you lead your people to? Where would the risk of inundation be the smallest?

It would be somewhere land locked and high like Tibet and Bhutan. So maybe this is where all the ancient records got taken.

“Back in the old days on Atlantis when the rule of the initiate Kings was coming under threat from the dark and wayward brothers, the priesthood kept a look out amongst the education system for children, boys who showed early signs of psychic ability. The school would tell the priesthood of any candidates and an assessor emissary would be dispatched. If the boy passed the tests he was removed from the school and sent to the special training unit. If he excelled, he was trained at an accelerated pace to undertake psychic warfare with the wayward. He was trained in the art of blending in and camouflage. He was trained to psychically lasso wayward brothers and in particular wayward nagal beings. He was trained as an assassin. After capture of a wayward powerful being he would then lead them to the place where they would be locked up for a very long time. These “prisons” were built out of a material which prevented the psychic emanations of the wayward wreaking havoc. Many of these trainees were “lost” in the line of duty. On occasion these trainees would pass into a branch of the priesthood called the Sons of the Dragon.”

I remember Atlantis.

Atlantis

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Atlantis, also spelled Atalantis or Atlantica, a legendary island in the Atlantic Ocean, lying west of the Strait of Gibraltar. The principal sources for the legend are two of Plato’s dialogues, Timaeus and Critias. In the former, Plato describes how Egyptian priests, in conversation with the Athenian lawgiver Solon, described Atlantis as an island larger than Asia Minor and Libya combined, and situated just beyond the Pillars of Hercules (the Strait of Gibraltar). About 9,000 years before the birth of Solon, the priests said, Atlantis was a rich island whose powerful princes conquered many of the lands of the Mediterranean until they were finally defeated by the Athenians and the latter’s allies. The Atlantians eventually became wicked and impious, and their island was swallowed up by the sea as a result of earthquakes. In the Critias, Plato supplied a history of the ideal commonwealth of the Atlantians.

Atlantis is probably a mere legend, but medieval European writers who received the tale from Arab geographers believed it to be true, and later writers tried to identify it with an actual country. After the Renaissance, for example, attempts were made to identify Atlantis with America, Scandinavia, and the Canary Islands. The story of Atlantis, if Plato did not invent it, may in fact reflect ancient Egyptian records of a volcanic eruption on the island of Thera about 1500 bce. This eruption, one of the most stupendous of historical times, was accompanied by a series of earthquakes and tsunamis that shattered civilization on Crete, thereby perhaps giving rise to the legend of Atlantis.

From Wikipedia

Atlantis (Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, Atlantis nesos, “island of Atlas”) is a fictional island mentioned in an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato’s works Timaeus and Critias, wherein it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges “Ancient Athens”, the pseudo-historic embodiment of Plato’s ideal state in The Republic. In the story, Athens repels the Atlantean attack unlike any other nation of the known world, supposedly bearing witness to the superiority of Plato’s concept of a state. The story concludes with Atlantis falling out of favor with the deities and submerging into the Atlantic Ocean.

Despite its minor importance in Plato’s work, the Atlantis story has had a considerable impact on literature. The allegorical aspect of Atlantis was taken up in utopian works of several Renaissance writers, such as Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis and Thomas More’s Utopia. On the other hand, nineteenth-century amateur scholars misinterpreted Plato’s narrative as historical tradition, most famously Ignatius L. Donnelly in his Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. Plato’s vague indications of the time of the events (more than 9,000 years before his time) and the alleged location of Atlantis (“beyond the Pillars of Hercules”) gave rise to much pseudoscientific speculation. As a consequence, Atlantis has become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilizations and continues to inspire contemporary fiction, from comic books to films.

While present-day philologists and classicists agree on the story’s fictional character, there is still debate on what served as its inspiration. Plato is known to have freely borrowed some of his allegories and metaphors from older traditions, as he did, for instance, with the story of Gyges. This led a number of scholars to investigate possible inspiration of Atlantis from Egyptian records of the Thera eruption, the Sea Peoples invasion, or the Trojan War. Others have rejected this chain of tradition as implausible and insist that Plato created an entirely fictional account, drawing loose inspiration from contemporary events such as the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415–413 BC or the destruction of Helike in 373 BC.

City of the Golden Gates and Airships – Atlantis

These are excerpted from:

The Story of Atlantis

A Geographical, Historical and Ethnological Sketch

by W. Scott-Elliot

[1896]

At Sacred Texts

Agriculture

In such an empire as the Toltec, agriculture naturally received much attention. Not only were the labourers taught their duties in technical schools, but colleges were established in which the knowledge necessary for carrying out experiments in the crossing both of animals and plants, was taught to fitting students.

It is said that wheat was not evolved on this planet at all. It was the gift of the Manu who brought it from another globe outside our chain of worlds. But oats and some of our other cereals are the results of crosses between wheat and the wild grasses of the earth. Now the experiments which gave these results were carried out in the agricultural schools of Atlantis. Of course such experiments were guided by high knowledge. But the most notable achievement to be recorded of the Atlantean agriculturists was the evolution of the plantain or banana. In the original wild state it was like an elongated melon with scarcely any pulp, but full of seeds as a melon is. It was of course only by centuries (if not thousands of years) of continuous selection and elimination that the present almost seedless plant was evolved.

Among the domesticated animals of the Toltec days were creatures that looked like very small tapirs. They naturally fed upon roots or herbage, but like the pigs of to-day, which they resembled in more than one particular, they were not over cleanly, and ate whatever came in their way. Large cat-like animals and the wolf-like ancestors of the dog might also be met about human habitations. The Toltec carts appear to have been drawn by creatures somewhat resembling small camels. The Peruvian llamas of today are probably their descendants. The ancestors of the Irish elk, too, roamed in herds about the hill sides in much the same way as our Highland cattle do now–too wild to allow of easy approach, but still under the control of man.

Constant experiments were made in breeding and cross-breeding different kinds of animals, and, curious though it may seem to us, artificial heat was largely used to force their development, so that the results of crossing and interbreeding might be more quickly apparent. The use, too, of different coloured lights in the chambers where such experiments were carried on were adopted in order to obtain varying results.

This control and moulding at will by man of the animal forms brings us to a rather startling and very mysterious subject. Reference has been made above to the work done by the Manus. Now it is in the mind of the Manu that originates all improvements in type and the potentialities latent in every form of being. In order to work out in detail the improvements in the animal forms, the help and co-operation of man were required. The amphibian and reptile forms which then abounded had about run their course, and were ready to assume the more advanced type of bird or mammal. These forms constituted the inchoate material placed at man’s disposal, and the clay was ready to assume whatever shape the potter’s hands might mould it into. It was specially with animals in the intermediate stage that so many of the experiments above referred to were tried, and doubtless the domesticated animals like the horse, which are now of such service to man, are the result of these experiments in which the men of those days acted in co-operation with the Manu and his ministers. But the co-operation was too soon withdrawn. Selfishness obtained the upper hand, and war and discord brought the Golden Age of the Toltecs to a close. When instead of working loyally for a common end, under the guidance of their Initiate kings, men began to prey upon each other, the beasts which might gradually have assumed, under the care of man, more and more useful and domesticated forms, being left to the guidance of their own instincts naturally followed the example of their monarch, and began to prey more and more upon each other. Some indeed had actually already been trained and used by men in their hunting expeditions, and thus the semi-domesticated cat-like animals above referred to naturally became the ancestors of the leopards and jaguars.

City of the Golden Gates

The “City of the Golden Gates” and its surroundings must be described before we come to consider the remarkable system by which its inhabitants were supplied with water. It lay, as we have seen, on the east coast of the continent close to the sea, and about 15º north of the equator. A beautifully wooded park-like country surrounded the city. Scattered over a large area of this were the villa residences of the wealthier classes. To the west lay a range of mountains, from which the water supply of the city was drawn. The city itself was built on the slopes of a hill, which rose from the plain about 500 feet. On the summit of this hill lay the emperor’s palace and gardens, in the centre of which welled up from the earth a never-ending stream of water, supplying first the palace and the fountains in the gardens, thence flowing in the four directions and falling in cascades into a canal or moat which encompassed the palace grounds, and thus separated them from the city which lay below on every side. From this canal four channels led the water through four quarters of the city to cascades which in their turn supplied another encircling canal at a lower level. There were three such canals forming concentric circles, the outermost and lowest of which was still above the level of the plain. A fourth canal at this lowest level, but on a rectangular plan, received the constantly flowing waters, and in its turn discharged them into the sea. The city extended over part of the plain, up to the edge of this great outermost moat, which surrounded and defended it with a line of waterways extending about twelve miles by ten miles square.

It will thus be seen that the city was divided into three great belts, each hemmed in by its canals. The characteristic feature of the upper belt that lay Just below the palace grounds, was a circular racecourse and large public gardens. Most of the houses of the court officials also lay on this belt, and here also was an institution of which we have no parallel in modern times. The term “Strangers’ Home” amongst us suggests a mean appearance and sordid surroundings, but this was a palace where all strangers who might come to the city were entertained as long as they might choose to stay–being treated all the time as guests of the Government. The detached houses of the inhabitants and the various temples scattered throughout the city occupied the other two belts. In the days of the Toltec greatness there seems to have been no real poverty–even the retinue of slaves attached to most houses being well fed and clothed–but there were a number of comparatively poor houses in the lowest belt to the north, as well as outside the outermost canal towards the sea. The inhabitants of this part were mostly connected with the shipping, and their houses, though detached, were built closer together than in other districts.

It will be seen from the above that the inhabitants had thus a never-failing supply of pure clear water constantly coursing through the city, while the upper belts and the emperor’s palace were protected by lines of moats, each one at a higher level as the centre was approached. It was from a lake which lay among the mountains to the west of the city, at an elevation of about 2,600 feet, that the supply was drawn.

Now it does not require much mechanical knowledge in order to realise how stupendous must have been the works needed to provide this supply, for in the days of its greatness the “City of the Golden Gates” embraced within its four circles of moats over two million inhabitants. No such system of water supply has ever been attempted in Greek, Roman or modern times–indeed it is very doubtful whether our ablest engineers, even at the expenditure of untold wealth, could produce such a result.

Air-Ships

If the system of water supply in the “City of the Golden Gates” was wonderful, the Atlantean methods of locomotion must be recognised as still more marvellous, for the air-ship or flying-machine which Keely in America, and Maxim in this country are now attempting to produce, was then a realised fact. It was not at any time a common means of transport. The slaves, the servants, and the masses who laboured with their hands, had to trudge along the country tracks, or travel in rude carts with solid wheels drawn by uncouth animals. The air-boats may be considered as the private carriages of those days, or rather the private yachts, if we regard the relative number of those who possessed them, for they must have been at all times difficult and costly to produce. They were not as a rule built to accommodate many persons. Numbers were constructed for only two, some allowed for six or eight passengers. In the later days when war and strife had brought the Golden Age to an end, battle ships that could navigate the air had to a great extent replaced the battle ships at sea–having naturally proved far more powerful engines of destruction. These were constructed to carry as many as fifty, and in some cases even up to a hundred fighting men.

The material of which the air-boats were constructed was either wood or metal. The earlier ones were built of wood-the boards used being exceedingly thin, but the injection of some substance which did not add materially to the weight, while it gave leather-like toughness, provided the necessary combination of lightness and strength. When metal was used it was generally an alloy–two white-coloured metals and one red one entering into its composition. The resultant was white-coloured, like aluminium {sic}, and even lighter in weight. Over the rough framework of the air-boat was extended a large sheet of this metal, which was then beaten into shape, and electrically welded where necessary. But whether built of metal or wood their outside surface was apparently seamless and perfectly smooth, and they shone in the dark as if coated with luminous paint.

“In 1800, Sir Humphry Davy discovered the short-pulse electrical arc and presented his results in 1801. In 1802, Russian scientist Vasily Petrov created the continuous electric arc, and subsequently published “News of Galvanic-Voltaic Experiments” in 1803, in which he described experiments carried out in 1802. Of great importance in this work was the description of a stable arc discharge and the indication of its possible use for many applications, one being melting metals. In 1808, Davy, who was unaware of Petrov’s work, rediscovered the continuous electric arc. In 1881–82 inventors Nikolai Benardos (Russian) and Stanisław Olszewski (Polish) created the first electric arc welding method known as carbon arc welding using carbon electrodes. The advances in arc welding continued with the invention of metal electrodes in the late 1800s by a Russian, Nikolai Slavyanov (1888), and an American, C. L. Coffin (1890). Around 1900, A. P. Strohmenger released a coated metal electrode in Britain, which gave a more stable arc. In 1905, Russian scientist Vladimir Mitkevich proposed using a three-phase electric arc for welding. Alternating current welding was invented by C. J. Holslag in 1919, but did not become popular for another decade.”

In shape they were boat-like, but they were invariably decked over, for when at full speed it could not have been convenient, even if safe, for any on board to remain on the upper deck. Their propelling and steering gear could be brought into use at either end.

But the all-interesting question is that relating to the power by which they were propelled. In the earlier times it seems to have been personal vril that supplied the motive power–whether used in conjunction with any mechanical contrivance matters not much–but in the later days this was replaced by a force which, though generated in what is to us an unknown manner, operated nevertheless through definite mechanical arrangements. This force, though not yet discovered by science, more nearly approached that which Keely in America used to handle than the electric power used by Maxim. It was in fact of an etheric nature, but though we are no nearer to the solution of this problem, its method of operation can be described. The mechanical arrangements no doubt differed somewhat in different vessels. The following description is taken from an air-boat in which on one occasion three ambassadors from the king who ruled over the northern part of Poseidonis made the journey to the court of the southern kingdom. A strong heavy metal chest which lay in the centre of the boat was the generator. Thence the force flowed through two large flexible tubes to either end of the vessel, as well as through eight subsidiary tubes fixed fore and aft to the bulwarks. These had double openings pointing vertically both up and down. When the journey was about to begin the valves of the eight bulwark tubes which pointed downwards were opened–all the other valves being closed. The current rushing through these impinged on the earth with such force as to drive the boat upwards, while the air itself continued to supply the necessary fulcrum. When a sufficient elevation was reached the flexible tube at that end of the vessel which pointed away from the desired destination, was brought into action, while by the partial closing of the valves the current rushing through the eight vertical tubes was reduced to the small amount required to maintain the elevation reached. The great volume of current, being now directed through the large tube pointing downwards from the stern at an angle of about forty-five degrees, while helping to maintain the elevation, provided also the great motive power to propel the vessel through the air. The steering was accomplished by the discharge of the current through this tube, for the slightest change in its direction at once caused an alteration in the vessel’s course. But constant supervision was not required. When a long journey had to be taken the tube could be fixed so as to need no handling till the destination was almost reached. The maximum speed attained was about one hundred miles an hour, the course of flight never being a straight line, but always in the form of long waves, now approaching and now receding from the earth. The elevation at which the vessels travelled was only a few hundred feet–indeed, when high mountains lay in the line of their track it was necessary to change their course and go round them–the more rarefied air no longer supplying the necessary fulcrum. Hills of about one thousand feet were the highest they could cross. The means by which the vessel was brought to a stop on reaching its destination–and this could be done equally well in mid-air–was to give escape to some of the current force through the tube at that end of the boat which pointed towards its destination, and the current impinging on the land or air in front, acted as a drag, while the propelling force behind was gradually reduced by the closing of the valve. The reason has still to be given for the existence of the eight tubes pointing upwards from the bulwarks. This had more especially to do with the aerial warfare. Having so powerful a force at their disposal, the warships naturally directed the current against each other. Now this was apt to destroy the equilibrium of the ship so struck and to turn it upside down–a situation sure to be taken advantage of by the enemy’s vessel to make an attack with her ram. There was also the further danger of being precipitated to the ground, unless the shutting and opening of the necessary valves were quickly attended to. In whatever position the vessel might be, the tubes pointing towards the earth were naturally those through which the current should be rushing, while the tubes pointing upwards should be closed. The means by which a vessel turned upside down, might be righted and placed again on a level keel, was accomplished by using the four tubes pointing downwards at one side of the vessel only, while the four at the other side were kept closed.

The Atlanteans had also sea-going vessels which were propelled by some power analogous to that above mentioned, but the current force which was eventually found to be most effective in this case was denser than that used in the air-boats.

Atlantis in Plato

Here are some excerpts from Plato mentioning Atlantis

Timaeus atr. 360 B.C.

 Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your state in our

histories. But one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and

valour. For these histories tell of a mighty power which unprovoked

made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to

which your city put an end. This power came forth out of the

Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and

there was an island situated in front of the straits which are by

you called the Pillars of Heracles; the island was larger than Libya

and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from

these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent which

surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of

Heracles is only a harbour, having a narrow entrance, but that other

is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a

boundless continent. Now in this island of Atlantis there was a

great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and

several others, and over parts of the continent, and, furthermore, the

men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of

Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. This vast

power, gathered into one, endeavoured to subdue at a blow our

country and yours and the whole of the region within the straits;

and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her

virtue and strength, among all mankind. She was pre-eminent in courage

and military skill, and was the leader of the Hellenes. And when the

rest fell off from her, being compelled to stand alone, after having

undergone the very extremity of danger, she defeated and triumphed

over the invaders, and preserved from slavery those who were not yet

subjugated, and generously liberated all the rest of us who dwell

within the pillars. But afterwards there occurred violent

earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune

all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island

of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For

which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable,

because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the

subsidence of the island.

Critias Plato Atr. 360 B.C

  Let me begin by observing first of all, that nine thousand was the

sum of years which had elapsed since the war which was said to have

taken place between those who dwelt outside the Pillars of Heracles

and all who dwelt within them; this war I am going to describe. Of the

combatants on the one side, the city of Athens was reported to have

been the leader and to have fought out the war; the combatants on

the other side were commanded by the kings of Atlantis, which, as

was saying, was an island greater in extent than Libya and Asia, and

when afterwards sunk by an earthquake, became an impassable barrier of

mud to voyagers sailing from hence to any part of the ocean. The

progress of the history will unfold the various nations of

barbarians and families of Hellenes which then existed, as they

successively appear on the scene; but I must describe first of all

Athenians of that day, and their enemies who fought with them, and

then the respective powers and governments of the two kingdoms. Let us

give the precedence to Athens.


  I have before remarked in speaking of the allotments of the gods,

that they distributed the whole earth into portions differing in

extent, and made for themselves temples and instituted sacrifices. And

Poseidon, receiving for his lot the island of Atlantis, begat children

by a mortal woman, and settled them in a part of the island, which I

will describe. Looking towards the sea, but in the centre of the whole

island, there was a plain which is said to have been the fairest of

all plains and very fertile. Near the plain again, and also in the

centre of the island at a distance of about fifty stadia, there was

a mountain not very high on any side.

  In this mountain there dwelt one of the earth born primeval men of

that country, whose name was Evenor, and he had a wife named Leucippe,

and they had an only daughter who was called Cleito. The maiden had

already reached womanhood, when her father and mother died; Poseidon

fell in love with her and had intercourse with her, and breaking the

ground, inclosed the hill in which she dwelt all round, making

alternate zones of sea and land larger and smaller, encircling one

another; there were two of land and three of water, which he turned as

with a lathe, each having its circumference equidistant every way from

the centre, so that no man could get to the island, for ships and

voyages were not as yet. He himself, being a god, found no

difficulty in making special arrangements for the centre island,

bringing up two springs of water from beneath the earth, one of warm

water and the other of cold, and making every variety of food to

spring up abundantly from the soil. He also begat and brought up

five pairs of twin male children; and dividing the island of

Atlantis into ten portions, he gave to the first-born of the eldest

pair his mother’s dwelling and the surrounding allotment, which was

the largest and best, and made him king over the rest; the others he

made princes, and gave them rule over many men, and a large territory.

And he named them all; the eldest, who was the first king, he named

Atlas, and after him the whole island and the ocean were called

Atlantic. To his twin brother, who was born after him, and obtained as

his lot the extremity of the island towards the Pillars of Heracles,

facing the country which is now called the region of Gades in that

part of the world, he gave the name which in the Hellenic language

is Eumelus, in the language of the country which is named after him,

Gadeirus. Of the second pair of twins he called one Ampheres, and

the other Evaemon. To the elder of the third pair of twins he gave the

name Mneseus, and Autochthon to the one who followed him. Of the

fourth pair of twins he called the elder Elasippus, and the younger

Mestor. And of the fifth pair he gave to the elder the name of

Azaes, and to the younger that of Diaprepes. All these and their

descendants for many generations were the inhabitants and rulers of

divers islands in the open sea; and also, as has been already said,

they held sway in our direction over the country within the Pillars as

far as Egypt and Tyrrhenia.

  Now Atlas had a numerous and honourable family, and they retained

the kingdom, the eldest son handing it on to his eldest for many

generations; and they had such an amount of wealth as was never before

possessed by kings and potentates, and is not likely ever to be again,

and they were furnished with everything which they needed, both in the

city and country. For because of the greatness of their empire many

things were brought to them from foreign countries, and the island

itself provided most of what was required by them for the uses of

life. In the first place, they dug out of the earth whatever was to be

found there, solid as well as fusile, and that which is now only a

name and was then something more than a name, orichalcum, was dug

out of the earth in many parts of the island, being more precious in

those days than anything except gold. There was an abundance of wood

for carpenter’s work, and sufficient maintenance for tame and wild

animals. Moreover, there were a great number of elephants in the

island; for as there was provision for all other sorts of animals,

both for those which live in lakes and marshes and rivers, and also

for those which live in mountains and on plains, so there was for

the animal which is the largest and most voracious of all. Also

whatever fragrant things there now are in the earth, whether roots, or

herbage, or woods, or essences which distil from fruit and flower,

grew and thrived in that land; also the fruit which admits of

cultivation, both the dry sort, which is given us for nourishment

and any other which we use for food-we call them all by the common

name pulse, and the fruits having a hard rind, affording drinks and

meats and ointments, and good store of chestnuts and the like, which

furnish pleasure and amusement, and are fruits which spoil with

keeping, and the pleasant kinds of dessert, with which we console

ourselves after dinner, when we are tired of eating-all these that

sacred island which then beheld the light of the sun, brought forth

fair and wondrous and in infinite abundance. With such blessings the

earth freely furnished them; meanwhile they went on constructing their

temples and palaces and harbours and docks. And they arranged the

whole country in the following manner:

  First of all they bridged over the zones of sea which surrounded the

ancient metropolis, making a road to and from the royal palace. And at

the very beginning they built the palace in the habitation of the

god and of their ancestors, which they continued to ornament in

successive generations, every king surpassing the one who went

before him to the utmost of his power, until they made the building

a marvel to behold for size and for beauty. And beginning from the sea

they bored a canal of three hundred feet in width and one hundred feet

in depth and fifty stadia in length, which they carried through to the

outermost zone, making a passage from the sea up to this, which became

a harbour, and leaving an opening sufficient to enable the largest

vessels to find ingress. Moreover, they divided at the bridges the

zones of land which parted the zones of sea, leaving room for a single

trireme to pass out of one zone into another, and they covered over

the channels so as to leave a way underneath for the ships; for the

banks were raised considerably above the water. Now the largest of the

zones into which a passage was cut from the sea was three stadia in

breadth, and the zone of land which came next of equal breadth; but

the next two zones, the one of water, the other of land, were two

stadia, and the one which surrounded the central island was a

stadium only in width. The island in which the palace was situated had

a diameter of five stadia. All this including the zones and the

bridge, which was the sixth part of a stadium in width, they

surrounded by a stone wall on every side, placing towers and gates

on the bridges where the sea passed in. The stone which was used in

the work they quarried from underneath the centre island, and from

underneath the zones, on the outer as well as the inner side. One kind

was white, another black, and a third red, and as they quarried,

they at the same time hollowed out double docks, having roofs formed

out of the native rock. Some of their buildings were simple, but in

others they put together different stones, varying the colour to

please the eye, and to be a natural source of delight. The entire

circuit of the wall, which went round the outermost zone, they covered

with a coating of brass, and the circuit of the next wall they

coated with tin, and the third, which encompassed the citadel, flashed

with the red light of orichalcum.

  The palaces in the interior of the citadel were constructed on

this wise:-in the centre was a holy temple dedicated to Cleito and

Poseidon, which remained inaccessible, and was surrounded by an

enclosure of gold; this was the spot where the family of the ten

princes first saw the light, and thither the people annually brought

the fruits of the earth in their season from all the ten portions,

to be an offering to each of the ten. Here was Poseidon’s own temple

which was a stadium in length, and half a stadium in width, and of a

proportionate height, having a strange barbaric appearance. All the

outside of the temple, with the exception of the pinnacles, they

covered with silver, and the pinnacles with gold. In the interior of

the temple the roof was of ivory, curiously wrought everywhere with

gold and silver and orichalcum; and all the other parts, the walls and

pillars and floor, they coated with orichalcum. In the temple they

placed statues of gold: there was the god himself standing in a

chariot-the charioteer of six winged horses-and of such a size that he

touched the roof of the building with his head; around him there

were a hundred Nereids riding on dolphins, for such was thought to

be the number of them by the men of those days. There were also in the

interior of the temple other images which had been dedicated by

private persons. And around the temple on the outside were placed

statues of gold of all the descendants of the ten kings and of their

wives, and there were many other great offerings of kings and of

private persons, coming both from the city itself and from the foreign

cities over which they held sway. There was an altar too, which in

size and workmanship corresponded to this magnificence, and the

palaces, in like manner, answered to the greatness of the kingdom

and the glory of the temple.

  In the next place, they had fountains, one of cold and another of

hot water, in gracious plenty flowing; and they were wonderfully

adapted for use by reason of the pleasantness and excellence of

their waters. They constructed buildings about them and planted

suitable trees, also they made cisterns, some open to the heavens,

others roofed over, to be used in winter as warm baths; there were the

kings’ baths, and the baths of private persons, which were kept apart;

and there were separate baths for women, and for horses and cattle,

and to each of them they gave as much adornment as was suitable. Of

the water which ran off they carried some to the grove of Poseidon,

where were growing all manner of trees of wonderful height and beauty,

owing to the excellence of the soil, while the remainder was

conveyed by aqueducts along the bridges to the outer circles; and

there were many temples built and dedicated to many gods; also gardens

and places of exercise, some for men, and others for horses in both of

the two islands formed by the zones; and in the centre of the larger

of the two there was set apart a race-course of a stadium in width,

and in length allowed to extend all round the island, for horses to

race in. Also there were guardhouses at intervals for the guards,

the more trusted of whom were appointed-to keep watch in the lesser

zone, which was nearer the Acropolis while the most trusted of all had

houses given them within the citadel, near the persons of the kings.

The docks were full of triremes and naval stores, and all things

were quite ready for use. Enough of the plan of the royal palace.

  Leaving the palace and passing out across the three you came to a

wall which began at the sea and went all round: this was everywhere

distant fifty stadia from the largest zone or harbour, and enclosed

the whole, the ends meeting at the mouth of the channel which led to

the sea. The entire area was densely crowded with habitations; and the

canal and the largest of the harbours were full of vessels and

merchants coming from all parts, who, from their numbers, kept up a

multitudinous sound of human voices, and din and clatter of all

sorts night and day.


  Such was the vast power which the god settled in the lost island

of Atlantis; and this he afterwards directed against our land for

the following reasons, as tradition tells: For many generations, as

long as the divine nature lasted in them, they were obedient to the

laws, and well-affectioned towards the god, whose seed they were;

for they possessed true and in every way great spirits, uniting

gentleness with wisdom in the various chances of life, and in their

intercourse with one another. They despised everything but virtue,

caring little for their present state of life, and thinking lightly of

the possession of gold and other property, which seemed only a

burden to them; neither were they intoxicated by luxury; nor did

wealth deprive them of their self-control; but they were sober, and

saw clearly that all these goods are increased by virtue and

friendship with one another, whereas by too great regard and respect

for them, they are lost and friendship with them. By such

reflections and by the continuance in them of a divine nature, the

qualities which we have described grew and increased among them; but

when the divine portion began to fade away, and became diluted too

often and too much with the mortal admixture, and the human nature got

the upper hand, they then, being unable to bear their fortune, behaved

unseemly, and to him who had an eye to see grew visibly debased, for

they were losing the fairest of their precious gifts; but to those who

had no eye to see the true happiness, they appeared glorious and

blessed at the very time when they were full of avarice and

unrighteous power. Zeus, the god of gods, who rules according to

law, and is able to see into such things, perceiving that an

honourable race was in a woeful plight, and wanting to inflict

punishment on them, that they might be chastened and improve,

collected all the gods into their most holy habitation, which, being

placed in the centre of the world, beholds all created things. And

when he had called them together, he spake as follows-*

Atlantis and Toltec History

Some quotations from;

“The Story of Atlantis”

A Geographical, Historical and Ethnological Sketch
by W. Scott-Elliot
[1896]

This can be found at Sacred Texts.  This archive as a whole is a wonderful resource and I encourage everyone to explore it thoroughly.

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The Toltec Race

We now come to the Toltec or 3rd sub-race. This was a magnificent development. It ruled the whole continent of Atlantis for thousands of years in great material power and glory. Indeed so dominant and so endowed with vitality was this race that intermarriages with the following sub-races failed to modify the type, which still remained essentially Toltec; and hundreds of thousands of years later we find one of their remote family races ruling magnificently in Mexico and Peru, long ages before their degenerate descendants were conquered by the fiercer Aztec tribes from the north. The complexion of this race was also a red-brown, but they were redder or more copper-coloured than the Tlavatli. They also were a tall race, averaging about eight feet during the period of their ascendency, but of course dwindling, as all races did, to the dimensions that are common to-day. The type was an improvement on the two previous sub-races, the features being straight and well marked, not unlike the ancient Greek. The approximate birthplace of this race may be seen, marked with the figure 3, on the first map. It lay near the west coast of Atlantis about latitude 30º North, and the whole of the surrounding country, embracing the bulk of the west coast of the continent, was peopled with a pure Toltec race. But as we shall see when dealing with the political organization, their territory eventually extended right across the continent, and it was from their great capital on the eastern coast that the Toltec emperors held their almost world-wide sway.

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Political Institutions

It was the Toltec race who developed the highest civilization and organised the most powerful empire of any of the Atlantean peoples, and it was then that the principle of heredity succession was for the first time established. The race was at first divided into a number of petty independent kingdoms, constantly at war with each other, and all at war with the Lemurio-Rmoahals of the south. These were gradually conquered and made subject peoples–many of their tribes being reduced to slavery. About one million years ago, however, these separate kingdoms united in a great federation with a recognized emperor at its head. This was of course inaugurated by great wars, but the outcome was peace and prosperity for the race.

It must be remembered that humanity was still for the most part possessed of psychic attributes, and by this time the most advanced had undergone the necessary training in the occult schools, and had attained various stages of initiation–some even reaching to Adeptship. Now the second of these emperors was an Adept, and for thousands of years the Divine dynasty ruled not only all the kingdoms into which Atlantis was divided but the islands on the West and the southern portion of the adjacent land lying to the east. When necessary, this dynasty was recruited from the Lodge of Initiates, but as a rule the power was handed down from father to son, all being more or less qualified, and the son in some cases receiving a further degree at the hands of his father. During all this period these Initiate rulers retained connection with the Occult Hierarchy which governs the world, submitting to its laws, and acting in harmony with its plans. This was the golden age of the Toltec race. The government was just and beneficent; the arts and sciences were cultivated–indeed the workers in these fields, guided as they were by occult knowledge, achieved tremendous results; religious belief and ritual were still comparatively pure–in fact the civilization of Atlantis had by this time reached its height.

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Sorcery versus the Good Law

After about 100,000 years of this golden age the degeneracy and decay of the race set in. Many of the tributary kings, and large numbers of the priests and people ceased to use their faculties and powers in accordance with the laws made by their Divine rulers, whose precepts and advice were now disregarded. Their connection with the Occult Hierarchy was broken. Personal aggrandizement, the attainment of wealth and authority, the humiliation and ruin of their enemies became more and more the objects towards which their occult powers were directed: and thus turned from their lawful use, and practiced for all sorts of selfish and malevolent purposes, they inevitably led to what we must call by the name of sorcery.

Surrounded as this word is with the odium which credulity on the one hand and imposture on the other have, during many centuries of superstition and ignorance, gradually caused it to be associated, let us consider for a moment its real meaning, and the terrible effects which its practice is ever destined to bring on the world.

Partly through their psychic faculties, which were not yet quenched in the depths of materiality to which the race afterwards descended, and partly through their scientific attainments during this culmination of Atlantean civilization, the most intellectual and energetic members of the race gradually obtained more and more insight into the working of Nature’s laws, and more and more control over some of her hidden forces. Now the desecration of this knowledge and its use for selfish ends is what constitutes sorcery. The awful effects, too, of such desecration are well enough exemplified in the terrible catastrophes that overtook the race. For when once the black practice was inaugurated it was destined to spread in ever-widening circles. The higher spiritual guidance being thus withdrawn, the Kamic principle, which being the fourth, naturally reached its zenith during the Fourth Root Race, asserted itself more and more in humanity. Lust, brutality and ferocity were all on the increase, and the animal nature in man was approaching its most degraded expression. It was a moral question which from the very earliest times divided the Atlantean Race into two hostile camps, and what was begun in the Rmoahal times was terribly accentuated in the Toltec era. The battle of Armageddon is fought over and over again in every age of the world’s history.

No longer submitting to the wise rule of the Initiate emperors, the followers of the “black arts” rose in rebellion and set up a rival emperor, who after much struggle and fighting drove the white emperor from his capital, the “City of the Golden Gates,” and established himself on his throne.

The white emperor, driven northward, re-established himself in a city originally founded by the Tlavatli on the southern edge of the mountainous district, but which was now the seat of one of the tributary Toltec kings. This king gladly welcomed the white emperor and placed the city at his disposal. A few more of the tributary kings also remained loyal to him, but most transferred their allegiance to the new emperor reigning at the old capital. These, however, did not long remain faithful. Constant assertions of independence were made by the tributary kings, and continual battles were fought in different parts of the empire, the practice of sorcery being largely resorted to, to supplement the powers of destruction possessed by the armies.

These events took place about 50,000 years before the first great catastrophe.

From this time onwards things went from bad to worse. The sorcerers used their powers more and more recklessly, and greater and greater numbers of people acquired and practiced these terrible “black arts.”

Then came the awful retribution when millions upon millions perished. The great “City of the Golden Gates” had by this time become a perfect den of iniquity. The waves swept over it and destroyed its inhabitants, and the “black” emperor and his dynasty fell to rise no more. The emperor of the north as well as the initiated priests throughout the whole continent had long been fully aware of the evil days at hand, and subsequent pages will tell of the many priest-led emigrations which preceded this catastrophe, as well as those of later date.

The continent was now terribly rent. But the actual amount of territory submerged by no means represented the damage done, for tidal waves swept over great tracts of land and left them desolate swamps. Whole provinces were rendered barren, and remained for generations in an uncultivated and desert condition.

The remaining population too had received a terrible warning. It was taken to heart, and sorcery was for a time less prevalent among them. A long period elapsed before any new powerful rule was established. We shall eventually find a Semite dynasty of sorcerers enthroned in the “City of the Golden Gates,” but no Toltec power rose to eminence during the second map period. There were considerable Toltec populations still, but little of the pure blood remained on the mother continent.

On the island of Ruta however, in the third map period, a Toltec dynasty again rose to power and ruled through its tributary kings a large portion of the island. This dynasty was addicted to the black craft, which it must be understood became more and more prevalent during all the four periods, until it culminated in the inevitable catastrophe, which to a great extent purified the earth of the monstrous evil. It must also be borne in mind that down to the very end when Poseidonis disappeared an Initiate emperor or king–or at least one acknowledging the “good law”–held sway in some part of the island continent, acting under the guidance of the Occult Hierarchy in controlling where possible the evil sorcerers, and in guiding and instructing the small minority who were still willing to lead pure and wholesome lives. In later days this “white” king was as a rule elected by the priests-the handful, that is, who still followed the “good law.”

Little more remains to be said about the Toltecs. In Poseidonis the population of the whole island was more or less mixed. Two kingdoms and one small republic in the west divided the island between them. The northern portion was ruled by an Initiate king. In the south too the hereditary principle had given way to election by the people. Exclusive race-dynasties were at an end, but kings of Toltec blood occasionally rose to power both in the north and south, the northern kingdom being constantly encroached upon by its southern rival, and more and more of its territory annexed.

Having dealt at some length with the state of things under the Toltecs, the leading political characteristics of the four following sub-races need not long detain us, for none of them reached the heights of civilization that the Toltecs did–in fact the degeneration of the race had set in……