Beloved gnostic brothers and sisters, on this Christmas night of 1967, we are going to start our Christic message by remembering the very ancient, submerged continent of Atlantis.
The priests of Sais in the ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs told Solon that Atlantis had been destroyed 8,000 years before having that conversation with him.
On a Mayan manuscript preserved in the British Museum, the following can literally be read:
“In the year 6 Kan, in the 11th Mulac, in the month Zac, there occurred terrible earthquakes, which continued without interruption until the 13th Chuen. The country of ‘The Hills of Mud,’ the Atlantean land, was sacrificed; being twice upheaved, it suddenly disappeared during the night, the basin being continually shaken by volcanic forces. Being confined, these caused the land to sink and rise several times and in various places. At last the surface gave away and ten countries were torn asunder and scattered; unable to stand the force of the convulsions, they sank with their 64 million inhabitants 8,000 years before this book was written.” —How I Found the Lost Atlantis, The Source of All Civilization by Dr. Paul Schliemann 
The famous Dr. Heinrich Schliemann, who had the high honor of discovering the ruins of ancient Troy, found within the treasure of Priam a strange jar with a peculiar shape upon it. Upon it appears a phrase written with Phoenician characters, which textually says, “From King Cronos of Atlantis.”
It is interesting to note that jars very similar to those found in Priam’s treasure were also found amongst the unburied objects in Tlahuanaca, Central America. Certain coins were found within these mysterious jars, when they were intentionally broken “for scientific purposes.” Upon these coins the following phrase could easily be read, “Emitted in the Temple of the Transparent Walls.”
Esoterically speaking, we must state that any temple of mysteries, any gnostic Lumisial, is in fact a Temple of Transparent Walls with the starry infinite as its ceiling. However, the cited temple mentioned upon the mysterious coins was the National Atlantean Treasury’s Office.
In the archives of an ancient Buddhist temple of Lhasa, a very ancient Chaldean inscription can still be read, one that was written 2,000 years before Christ. It states:
“When the star Bal fell on the place where is now only sea and sky the Seven Cities with their Golden Gates and Transparent Temples quivered and shook like the leaves of a tree in storm. And behold a flood of fire and smoke arose from the palaces. Agony and cries of the multitude filled the air. They sought refuge in their temples and citadels. And the wise Mu, the hieratic of Ra-Mu, arose and said to them: ‘Did not I predict all this?’ And the women and the men in their precious stones and shining garments lamented: ‘Mu, save us.’ And Mu replied: ‘You shall die together with your slaves and your riches and from your ashes will arise new nations. If they forget they are superior, not because of what they put on [materialism], but of what they put out [generosity, serving others], the same lot will befall them!’” —How I Found the Lost Atlantis, The Source of All Civilization by Dr. Paul Schliemann 
Tradition states that the flames and the fog choked the words of Mu. In a few months, the country and its inhabitants were smashed and swallowed in the abysms of the ocean.
Our boastful modern civilization has not yet surpassed the Atlantean civilization. The Atlanteans also knew about atomic energy and utilized it in times of peace as well as in times of war.
Atlantean science had a tremendous advantage, because it was united with magic. Therefore, with such knowledge, they were able to create extraordinary mechanical robots that the Atlanteans endowed with certain types of superior elementals in order to control them. Thus, this is how these robots were in fact converted into intelligent androids that looked like human beings and who devotedly served their masters. Any robot could inform its owner about all the dangers that were threatening him/her; in general, these robots could inform about multiple things dealing with everyday life.
The Atlanteans had such extraordinary and marvelous machines. There was one that could telepathically transmit wonderful intellectual information into the mind of any human being.
Atomic lamps illuminated the Atlantean palaces and Temples of Transparent Walls.
The maritime and aerial ships from that ancient submerged continent of Atlantis were propelled by nuclear energy.
Atlanteans learned how to de-gravitate bodies at will. They could levitate any given body, as heavy as it might be, with a small device that fit in the palm of a hand.
The God Neptune governed Atlantis wisely. The very sacred temple of this holy god was dazzlingly admirable. The stockade or silver-coated walls of this temple were amazing with their remarkable beauty. All of its pinnacles and ceilings were made out of the best quality solid gold. All of the royal splendors of ancient times, the ivory, silver, gold, and brass, radiantly glowed within the Temple of Neptune. The gigantic sacred sculpture of the God Neptune was made completely of pure gold. The minds of his Atlantean devotees were infused with profound veneration by the mysterious, ineffable, golden statue, which was mounted on a beautiful chariot and pulled by exotic winged steeds, with a respectable court of one hundred gleaming sea nymphs around him.
While its inhabitants remained loyal to the religion of their forefathers, fulfilling the precepts of the God Neptune and not violating law and order, the Atlantean cities flourished. Yet, when they profaned sacred things, when they abused sex, when they stained themselves with the seven capital sins, then they were punished and submerged with all of their wealth into the bottom of the ocean.
The priests of Sais said onto Solon, “All bodies moving in the heavens around the Earth suffer perturbations that cause great conflagrations of things upon the Earth; this recurs after long intervals. Of the many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes, the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire.”
The Atlantean continent extended and oriented itself towards the austral regions and the most elevated areas towards the septentrional ones. In grandiosity, elevation, and quantity, its mountains exceeded all those that presently exist.
The history of the Universal Flood can be found within the traditions of all human races, and all are just simply recollections of the great Atlantean catastrophe.
All of the religious teachings from primeval America (such as the sacred cults of the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs, as well as the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greeks, Phoenicians, Scandinavians, Hindustanis, etc.) have Atlantean origins.
It is urgent to know, it is necessary to comprehend, that the gods and goddesses cited by Homer in his Iliad and Odyssey were heroes, kings, and queens of Atlantis.
All of the ancient populaces venerated and worshiped those holy gods who lived in Atlantis, and who now inhabit the Empyrean.
America was geographically united with the Old World (Europe and Africa) through Atlantis. The ancient Indo-American civilizations have an Atlantean origin.
The Egyptian, Incan, Mayan, etc., religions were the primeval religions of the Atlanteans.
The Phoenician alphabet, father of all the famous European alphabets, has its origin in an ancient Atlantean alphabet. The latter was correctly transmitted from the Atlanteans to the Mayans. All the Egyptian and Mayan symbols and hieroglyphs come from the same Atlantean source. This is the only way that the similitude of these alphabets can be explained; indeed, the similarity is too enormous to even consider that it is an outcome of chance.
Ancient traditions affirm that the Atlanteans had a metal more precious than gold; this was the famous orichalcum.
The catastrophe that finished Atlantis was frightful. Undoubtedly, the outcome of the violation of the law is always catastrophic.
This chapter is from The Narrow Way (1968) by Samael Aun Weor.
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