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Was This Atlantis?
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
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Cayce and Atlantis.


dgar Cayce was born into a peasant family on March 18, 1877, near Beverly, eleven miles south of Hopkinsville, Ketucky and died on January 3, 1945 in Virginia Beach.

He is sometimes regarded as the “sleeping prophet” and the “greatest mystical” of America. During his “readings”, entering into a trance, he was responding to questions about an individuals. He made during his live more then 14'000 readings on 10'000 different topics from which 700 speak about Atlantis. The readings suggested at the beginning, physical health. Then the advice diversified and focused on past lives, interpretation of dreams, psychic phenomena, mental health, meditation, prayer, spiritual development, but also trade and Atlantis. He remains known for the parts of his work he regarded as most important, such as care (the vast majority of his “readings” were made for people who were sick) or Christian theology (Cayce was all his life a member of the “Disciples of Christ”, a Protestant church). He could be the origin of the idea that California will one day be “submerged”. Although he lived before the emergence of New Age, he had a great influence on some ideas of this movement. Yet skeptics doubt his mental prowess and the Christian conservatives have questions about his orthodoxy.

Cayce was a very simple man, of low-cultural education, able in a semi-sleeping state to prescribe the solution of any medical illness. His gifts come from the fact that at the age of 5 years a disease projected him in a coma. In this state he gave to his doctor, aloud, the cause of his condition and the type of poultice needed to apply. Since, in a state of trance, he would prescribe a treatment for diseases that we would submit him. He is said to have predicted the day and hour of his death, victim of an incurable disease that he would not have appointed.

Today, there are tens of thousands of followers of Cayce, who live for most of them in the United States and Canada. But Edgar Cayce Centers are now in 25 other countries. The ARE1, based in Virginia Beach, is the organization that promotes the work and keeps all Cayce readings.

Cayce owes its notoriety to the answers he gave in a state of apparent trance or sleep. The trance was “conducted” for a person, usually the one for whom the meeting was held and which was not necessarily present. The information obtained in this way were called “readings”.

These lectures first dealt with the physical health of the individual (“physical readings”); later the readings were also addressing past lives, trade, interpretation of dreams and the mental and spiritual health. Over time, many of the themes of the New Age have emerged from these readings, which contributed to the current reputation of Cayce.

During these readings, Cayce asserted the existence of Atlantis. He described Atlantis as a vast continent with an advanced technology from which refugees would have populated ancient Egypt and the regions of pre-Columbian America. The description Cayce made of Atlantis has much in common with that of Ignatius Donnelly. According to Cayce, Atlantean society was divided into two political factions of great longevity: a “good” faction called the “Children of the Law of One” and a “bad” faction called the “Sons of Belial”. Many people now living would, according to Cayce, be the reincarnations of Atlanteans, who must now face the same temptations as before. Cayce had also foreseen the coming of a “blue stone” of Atlantean origin, to be found on a Caribbean island, which should have the power to heal. It's in 1974 that a blue volcanic Pectolytic, now known as the Larimar, was found in the Dominican Republic. In metaphysical circles it's said that this stone, colored gem, can heal, as most of the crystals and stones, but there is no scientific evidence on this subject. Atlantis had, according to Cayce, suffered three major destructions including a deluge. According to his readings, a major source of unrest was the desire of the “Sons of Belial” to exploit the “things”, sub-human, animal2 body and little smart, against the “Children of the Law of One”, seeking the protect them. An overloaded crystal was according to him the cause of the destruction by a massive explosion of Atlantis.

Cayce even gives in his reading 364-6 the names of islands that remained after the first two destructions: Poseidia, Aryan and Og.

Egypt; besides the biblical periods, the most significant era of the “life readings” was ancient Egypt: a pre-dynastic civilization consisting of Atlantean refugees. Cayce claimed to have been an unknown pharaoh named “Ra-Ta”, which had established a healing center based on the spiritual (the “Temple of Sacrifice”) and an educational institution (“Temple of beauty”). His readings, diagnostics and stories about the past and the future were supposed to be a sequel to his earlier work. This civilization had built the monuments on the Giza plateau, the great pyramid and would have left records of Atlantis in a room for this purpose located somewhere under the Sphinx.

Edgar Cayce gave about 2'500 readings (out of 14'000 on 10'000 different topics) of past lives of hundreds of different people during the period from 1923 to 1944. Of these readings, 700 speak of Atlantis and its forgotten civilization, giving many valuable indications of this legendary country, from which follow below excerpts.

Position and description of Atlantis:

« The position as the continent Atlantis occupied, is that as between the Gulf of Mexico on the one hand - and the Mediterranean upon the other. Evidences of this lost civilization are to be found in the Pyrenees and Morocco on the one hand, British Honduras, Yucatan and America upon the other. There are some protruding portions within this that must have at one time or another been a portion of this great continent. The British West Indies or the Bahamas, and a portion of same that may be seen in the present - if the geological survey would be made in some of these - especially, or notably, in Bimini and in the Gulf Stream through this vicinity, these may be even yet determined. » (Reading 364-3)

What was the size of Atlantis?

« Atlantis was the size in comparison, that of Europe including Asia in Europe -not Asia, but Asia in Europe - (Probably Europe and Russia). This composed, as seen, in or after the first of the destructions, that which would be termed now - with the present position - the southernmost portion of same - islands as created by those of the first (as man would call) volcanic or eruptive forces brought into play in the destruction of same. » (Reading 364-6)

Cayce had mentioned in many of these lectures, that a religious division of Atlantis existed. Called “Children of the Law of One” and “Sons of Belial.” Both groups appear to have been in constant conflict. We can also compare this situation with ancient Egypt, where “Children of the Law of One” are comparable to the Jewish people and the “Sons of Belial” to the Egyptians of that time. There again we had a rather spiritual monotheistic population, against polytheistic minded people oriented to power and materialism. According to the Cayce readings, the conflicts between the “Children of the Law of One” and “Sons of Belial”often degenerated into riots, uprisings and rebellions. We can easily compare this with the situation in ancient Egypt. Again there were constant conflicts between the polytheistic ruling classes and the Jewish population, they monotheistic.

Children of the Law of One:

« ...Their precepts were that the soul has been given by the Creator or entered from external sources in the projection of my mental and spiritual times. These were the precepts of the Law of One, rejected by the Sons of Belial... » (Reading 877-26)

The Sons of Belial:

« ...The Sons of Belial were of one group, or those that sought more the gratifying, the satisfying, the use of material things for self, WITHOUT thought or consideration as to the sources of such nor the hardships in the experiences of others. Or, in other words, as we would term it today, they were those without a standard of morality.... » (Reading 877-26)

The technology of Atlantis:

The stone Tuaoi, « ...It had the shape of a figure with 6 sides, in which the light appeared as a means of communication between the infinite and the finite, or the means by which communications with these external forces. This allowed later to energy which shone, as the center from which the radiant, directing the various forms of transition or travel during these periods of activity of the Atlanteans... »

« ...It looked like a crystal, although in a very different form from that used then. Do not mistake, as there were among them many generations of difference. It was a time when we ran the planes, or means of transport, because at that time traveling in either the air or water, or under water. Already the power by which these devices were run was in the power of energy, or Tuaoi stone, which was the range over which it acted... »

« ... At first it was the source of contact between the spiritual and mental ... » (Reading 2072-10)

According to Cayce, it was the abuse of the use of this crystal as an energy source that led Atlantis to the loss. As it seems, his readings suggest that the Atlanteans were using these crystals especially for torturing their peers. What is certain is that they knew to the end a form of energy which remains unknown to us today. We can also see, by reading the Cayce readings, that the level of technology was also developed as ours today, if not higher.

As it seems, Atlantis was thus, according to Cayce, to end on a technological level at least identical to ours. They had what we now call radio and television. They also knew the individual and public transport as we know it. What is less well is the fact that the Atlantean society had become decadent towards the end and had begun to make human sacrifices. We find this tendency of human sacrifices back among the Mexican Indians, the Maya and later the Aztec, as well as among the Incas.

1Association for Research and Enlightenment: an association for spiritual research and teaching.

2Cayce remains unclear in this regard, a careful reading allows us to see that this may be a class of people treated like animals, like the untouchables in India today.

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