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