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Time of the First Place

by E. D. Carl

According to various sources, a highly advanced civilization flourished on the continent of Atlantis for tens of thousands of years. Then this culture was devastated by a natural calamity of immense proportions which almost totally obliterated any evidence of their existence. A small number of survivors traveled to various parts of the world to, first reorganize, then to import their great wisdom and science to the indigenous peoples they encountered. They became leaders of civilizations that began to rapidly evolve culturally. Great strides in agriculture, animal husbandry, the healing arts, architecture and astronomy took place in Egypt, Mesopotamian, China, South and Central America, and the Indian sub-continent. Unfortunately, this progress was halted by devastations that continued to unfold upon our planet by the upheavals that destroyed Atlantis. Huge floods, earthquakes, and climatic temperature changes hampered any further development in these cultures. The wisdom these societies possessed was slowly forgotten, except for that retained by certain groups of initiates, such as the Cults of Isis in Egypt. These secret societies, some to this day retained bits of pieces of this "wisdom of the Gods". Jesus Christ was one of the last initiates to receive and use this secret wisdom for the benefit of mankind. The social and cultural level of subsequent societies continued to decline, to this day.

The Hermetic texts tell us that Egypt is an image of heaven. All the operations that work in heaven have been transferred to earth below. These texts continue the teachings of the ancient wisdom god Thoth (or Hermes). These texts project forward to a time of darkness, the time, I suspect, we live in today. "O, Egypt, Egypt, of they religion nothing will remain but an empty tale which thine own children in time to come will not believe. Nothing will be left but graven words and only the stones will tell of thy piety. And in that day men will be weary of life. Thy will cease to think the universe worthy of relevant wonder and worship. Darkness will be preferred to life, and death will be more profitable than life. As to the soul, and to the belief that it is immortal by nature, or may hope to attain to immortality as I have taught you, all this they will mock at - even persuade that it is false. And so the gods will depart from mankind and only evil angels will remain and mingle with men. And they will drive the poor wretches by force into all manner of reckless crime, into wars, robberies, and frauds, and all things hostile to the nature of the soul."

Where was Atlantis? Where is Atlantis? The world's oceans have all been surveyed. There is not a sunken continent hiding under any of them. The truth is that Atlantis is not under water, but is hidden under two miles of ice. The continent of Atlantis is now the continent of Antarctic. How is this possible? The destruction of Atlantis' great civilization and the ravaging of the entire earth by floods, vocanism, and climate changes was caused by an event that occurred 10,450 years B.C. Every major culture and religion has legends or myths which recall this cataclysm around the world. The earth's thin outer crust, known as the lithosphere, which is around thirty miles thick, rests on a lubricating layer known as the asthenosphere. A building up of polar ice can (and did) cause "earth-crust displacement" in which the earth's entire outer crust shifts in one piece resulting in a sudden rearrangement of land-masses in relationship to the poles. Atlantis, which had been positioned some 2000 miles further north (at a congenial and temperate latitude) was suddenly repositioned directly over the Antarctic pole where rapid ice accumulations destroyed their civilization. Conversely, the polar ice was repositioned in more temperate areas and very rapidly melted, causing massive worldwide flooding.

As the polar regions today accumulate more and more ice, could this be a prelude to a future 'time of the first place".

Book Reference List:

"The Orion Mystery"

by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert

"The Message of the Sphinx"

by Robert Bauval & Graham Hancock

"When the Sky Fell"

by Rand & Rose Flem-Ath (Stoddart, Canada - 1995)

"Fingerprints of the Gods"

by Graham Hancock

Copyright 1996 E. D. Carl - All rights reserved

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