Atlantis revisited - True Eden?
It is probably the most enduring grand mystery of all time... an enigma that was famously recorded by Plato around 360 BC (and it was ancient at that time). Atlantis has captured the interest and imagination of countless generations; over 2000 books have been written on this most famous "Lost Continent". It has even been suggested that the longevity of the "myth", and mankind's fascination with Atlantis is due to the memory of Atlantis in our collective subconscious. In a exhaustive study of old records up through state-of-the-art theory, the author concludes that Atlantis may have been the true Eden!
Science tells us that there have been numerous - surprisingly many - possible ancestors of modern homo sapiens (modern man). Often several of these races of "early men" would be present at the same time, co-inhabiting the same geographical regions. Why where there so many of these early hominid species and why did one emerge - and emerge so quickly - to lead directly to modern man? Enter Atlantis theory... with the idea that some form of "Divine Designer" was watching developments on earth and waited for the right moment to arrive - when one species of early man was ready - or when the overall environment - or the planet or cosmos was right. It was then the DD's intervened and elevated the "chosen" race of early man to the status of modern man - comprised of body & soul - where the preceding species were animal only.
Plato's account of Atlantis is based on a trip that Solon (respected Greek lawyer) took to Egypt around 580 BC. While traveling in Egypt, Solon heard of Atlantis from priests who possessed knowledge from the earliest known sources. They told of a land beyond the Pillars of Hercules (Strait of Gibraltar) that was lost to the Atlantic Ocean 9,000 years before.
Edgar Cayce was prolific in carefully documented channeled sessions on Atlantis and people that he detected had lived previous lives there. Cayce provides startlingly detail on this ancient land and its destruction. Amazingly, many of Cayce's channeled revelations were later confirmed with scientific discoveries after his death!
Could Atlantis be where the early "chosen" human ancestors were taken by the Divine Designers? The author contends it was in this isolated, pristine land that the spark of divinity - the soul, or the everlasting spirit - was added to the animal form and what we know as true human man was born. These Divine Designers could have been truly divine - say the Angels of a traditional God; myths tell of Atlantis being home to Poseidon and his descendants. Some versions of Genesis describe Giants who found Earth women pleasing and mated with them. If you are rooted in a more physical explanation, these Super Beings could have been advanced extraterrestrial Aliens who had visited the early earth for many millennia - watching & waiting until the time was ripe... Best we can trace this "creation" event dates it at approximately 100,000 years ago.
Our guardians watched over the small population of early "true men" for thousands of years in the isolated, paradise-like Atlantis. There, the Divine Designers educated them, nurtured them to grow and explore. The ability to use agriculture to enable permanent settlements was started in Atlantis, as were advanced language and artistic skills. Early true men multiplied across Atlantis; then, starting about 50,000 years ago small vanguard parties of the true men began to move out into the wider earth where they initiated small outpost settlements. These ancient vanguards - our earliest true fathers - went out in many different directions. Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East were the first destinations for establishing proto-civilizations.
As the years went by, more parties departed Atlantis - to supplement and extend the populating of our planet. The new settling parties went in new directions - venturing into North & South America including Mexico and Central America. Others entered remote islands in the Pacific including Australia; some groups went to the same areas as previous settlers, to insure that a healthy population was developing.
Early true men from Atlantis, began to interbreed with suitable animal men. The results of their offspring were mixed - some of the offspring thrived and the divine spark burned bright in them. Others retained a baser nature and lead to inferior species or died out altogether.
As the Designers saw that their efforts were succeeding they set forces in motion that would eventually destroy all traces of Atlantis. The first destruction is traced to approximately 45,000 years ago when Atlantis was divided into five major islands. At 28,000 years ago the earth's magnetic poles shift and the Ice Age begins. Complete destruction of Atlantis occurred 9 to 10 thousand years ago.
There is a tremendous volume of convincing evidence that supports the existence (and disappearance) of Atlantis. This body of evidence together with the extremely rapid ascent and global diversification of modern man argue strongly for Atlantis as the real Eden. There are also the countless religious traditions and ancient myths that contain many elements of this story.
For example consider just a few items: Why did modern humans emerge so quickly, after numerous hominid species existed for millions of years with slow progress? Near identical flora and fauna exist on continents widely separated by oceans. Fossil remains of the camel are found in India, Africa, Kansas, and South America. There are many similar examples where fossil remains of similar species are found around the globe - how did they cross the ocean barriers? The banana tree, native to Africa and Asia - with no seeds - how did it get to the Americas? The mid-Atlantic ridge has some the highest peaks of any mountains on earth - remnants of the original Atlantis land mass?
Mysterious cultural links abound; for instance, the old language of Basque from early western Europe resembles the aboriginal languages of America. One third of the Mayan language is pure Greek. The first 13 letters of the Mayan alphabet resemble the Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Many Hebrew words resemble Chiapenecs language of Central America. Popul Vuh, book from Guatemalans, says all people originally spoke the same language, but it got altered as groups moved away from their homeland. When the Spaniards first came to America they were surprised that natives had similar religious customs, such as the worship of crosses, worship of a sun god, baptismal practices, fasting, confession, marriage, virgin mothers and communion. Finally we are all familiar with the archaic flood stories from many early civilizations.
One particular area that the author has studied extensively is the early use of Sound and Vibrational energy and the legacy of these vibratory healing secrets that are evident in many ancient civilizations - enduring even up to today. Amazing evidence exists revealing that Atlanteans used sound for inducing trances, for connections with divine spirits, to activate seeds for more plentiful crops, to create harmonious sounds to improve relationships, to terrify enemies, to contact the consciousness of plants, to tame wild animals by telepathic communication, for healing, and to create sacred spaces for the gods. These examples are only a small part of the whole story. More time and study someday will remove all doubts that Atlantis was real and served a critical role in the creation and emergence of humankind. _____________________________________________________________________________________ About the Author. Jill Mattson traces the role of vibratory energy in ancient civilizations - how sound and music were employed as powerful tools for a wide array of applications. She has written three books detailing the lost secrets of ancient civilizations and their use of sound. Jill draws on her extensive research of modern Sound Healing, and 20+ year study of ancient civilizations and secret societies in her music, lectures, workshops and writings. In addition to her writings, Jill Mattson is an artist, musician and widely recognized expert and composer in the exciting field of Sound Healing. The author reproduces ancient mystical techniques with profound potential for growth and enlightenment in her original musical CD's. She has produced six CD's that combine intricate Sound Healing techniques with intriguing, magical tracks that offer deep healing possibilities. Please visit her websites where you can learn more about her work. Also available on the sites are free mp3's of her Sound Healing compositions, including Solfeggio Tones, Star Energy, Flower Frequencies, Fibonnaci and nature tones. www.jillswingsoflight.com, www.jillshealingmusic.com