Prior to the destruction of Mu, what eventually became the continent of Atlantis was but a group of islands. With the sinking of Mu, much of the floor of what is now the North Atlantic Ocean rose, an inconceivable volume of its waters being drained into the Pacific Ocean via the present Cape Horn, South America and Cape Good Hope, Africa. At the same time, the waters of the Amazonian Sea in South America were drawn into the Atlantic Ocean.


With this draining of the Atlantic Ocean, the land areas connecting the group of islands of Atlantis were exposed, forming a small continent. That portion of North America ending from the present Rocky Mountains eastward, as well as the eastern portion of South America, which were submerged prior to the sinking of Mu, also rose to become great tide flats covered with but a few feet of water. Their full emergence and complete elevation to the status of land area did not eventuate until the submergence of Atlantis.


It was inevitable that violent disturbances should occur throughout the world when the vast Mukulian Continent sank. Other large tracts of land also sank, and as they did so still other portions of land were forced so near the surface that the draining of the Atlantic waters uncovered them. In some places, land areas were split almost apart by great faults or crevasses, while foothills and sometimes even plains were pushed up into mountain ranges. The North American Rockies came into being at this time, and the Andes, previously only foothills, were shoved un to even greater heights than the Rockies. The sinking of the large land body so close to it also caused the west coast of South America to rise so that from the Andes eastward to the Atlantic coast, the entire continent became tilted. Of course, This tilting was far from uniform and was most pronounced in that section now known as Brazil, the western portion of which is several thousand feet higher than its coastal regions.


These vast cataclysms covered a period of probably several thousand years all told. It is small wonder that during these titanic upheavals and submergences, it should be next to impossible for the benumbed and harassed populace to keep, even in tradition, anything even approximating a coherent record. The battle for survival left little time for anything else, it being truly remarkable that such a large portion of human inhabitants managed to survive at all.


The many unreported gaps in this period resulted in some seeming inconsistencies so that any attempt to piece those historical fragments together into a semblance of sequence is impossible. As a consequence, the impression has been that many of the events from the time of Mu’s destruction to the rise of Atlantis as an empire were of such short duration as to appear almost concurrent. In fact, all too many writers have condensed periods of a thousand or more years into a matter of months, week, and even days, all of which is reminiscent of the Biblical six days of creation.


One must use his common sense when considering this era of human existence. It should be realized and understood that for such vast cataclysms to occur in a few months or years would most assuredly have destroyed all life upon the greater part of this planet—human or otherwise. Such great changes never occur all at once, so to speak, but usually require many, many thousands of years. And, even these slow changes are often catastrophic in their consequences. Thus, we understand better why the Americas are full of still existent “faults” and rifts that are constantly shifting as shown by the earthquakes and other but little understood phenomena commonly experienced.


Enough is definitely known of this particular period so that we are able to arrive at a reasonable approximation of the time consumed, and once geologists are able to penetrate and properly explore the Amazonian jungles, unquestionably, they will be able to find and classify much supporting physical data now lacking. As it is, sea shells and other fossils are found around Mexico City which, as we have previously stated, is now a good mile above sea level. The same is true of the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs, Colorado, over six thousand feet above present sea level.


Mu sank approximately 24,000 B.C. and Atlantis about 8,000 B.C. Considering the incalculable destructive forces, many even stronger than our modern atomic bombs, discovered and used in Atlantis, it is remarkable that the continent lasted as long as it did.


As has been previously stated, that portion of the Mukulian populace adhering to the belief that man’s chief end was to glorify the earth through the development of its vast natural material resources, migrated eastward to Atlantis just as those adhering to the “spiritual” dogma went to India. It must not be assumed, however, that there was a sharp division of the two factions, all the materialists going to Atlantis while all the so-called spiritualistic ones went to India. This is not true, for prior to the colonization movement inaugurated by the Mu Yans and the Cari Yans, each of these countries was occupied by a populace of mired opinions. With the colonization, people of both points of view settled in Atlantis and India alike, and, certainly, with the mad scramble to find a place of refuge at the time of the final cataclysms, there could have been no discrimination among the masses as to the countries selected.


At the same time, the resulting population of Atlantis was a more nearly even distribution of the two modes of thought than was true of India. This was undoubtedly due to the fact that while it was necessary to cross about two thousand miles of water to reach India, Atlantis could be reached via Mexico which could be seen from the Mukulian Continent. The intervening distance was largely mudflats, the shallow waters being crossed by barges at high tide.


From Mexico, these pilgrims fleeing from the earthquake-torn Mu, went on to South America, and still following the footsteps of those who had preceded them to Atlantis, sailed across the Amazonian Sea, thence the short distance to Atlantis. Toward the last, with the final cataclysms occurring on the continent, the great masses of Mukulians naturally fled into Mexico as the nearest place of refuge. As the upheavals which were destroying their homeland spread into Mexico, however, they kept on going, and because they, too, had heard of Atlantis, felt they would be far safer there where they could join others who had arrived before them.


By the time the destruction of Mu was complete, the earlier groups had become so firmly established in Atlantis that they had become the ruling element. This was perfectly natural, for as the industrialists controlling the big manufacturing plants left Mu, their workers accompanied or followed as a matter of course. In addition, their aggressive and very practical nature completely dominated those of idealistic temperament.


Therefore, the thinking of those populating Atlantis was influenced toward the more material aspects of life. As the source of the elements used in the fabrication of the wonders of science they developed, the material phases of the Universe were regarded as all-important, while the idealistic aspects were ignored or regarded as of minor consequence.


This was a marked and radical departure from the balanced philosophy that had made Mu the home of the greatest of all civilizations. Inventive genius and scientific discovery cannot and do not provide the beginning nor prevent the end of life. Beyond the "god of science," must be considered a greater cause than that which the material aspect of the Universe can provide. Nevertheless, Atlantis produced a mechanized power so far-reaching as to be almost beyond the comprehension of our present day understanding. With all our "patting ourselves on the back" today, so far as our scientific research and inventions are concerned, we are but babes in the woods as compared with the scientists of Atlantis and their achievements.


We shall make no attempt to enter into Atlantean life and living rather we shall deal with the overall history. Our principal interest at this time is in setting forth the causes that were responsible for the failure of the nation to recapitulate the wondrous Mukulian civilization. Here you are given the opportunity of seeing at least one great reason why nations that might have become great finally sank into oblivion. We must understand why and how such contributing factors come about and then endeavor, with all the force of our sincerity, to build rightly and firmly toward that balance which was the backbone of the Mukulian Empire. Through a labyrinth of twisted directions, misconceptions, and outright prostitutions will be found the thread of Truth guiding us into a greater and greater understanding of the true and basic philosophy of right thinking and living.


Unfortunately, few of the Mukulian aristocracy had seen fit to establish themselves in Atlantis, and only a sprinkling of the citizenry had done so. Therefore, practically all the populace were proletarian among whom there was the almost even proportions of the two ideologies: materialistic and idealistic.


Despite the fact that the industrial element of the Atlantean Empire were out of balance materially, their intense practicality and industrial experience had long since taught them the value and importance of cooperation. They were reasoners by nature, and their reason caused them to see and understand the value of “team work.” As a natural consequence, and even though they had grown to consider the “spiritual” or idealistic-minded as impractical dreamers, zealots, and, in many cases, fanatics, they were clever enough to come to recognize they also possessed characteristics and talents that could be utilized, and so assigned them to positions where such traits could serve to best advantage.


As you will have long since found, taken as a whole, the priesthood of Mu were a self-seeking group ever striving to gain their personal ends through control over the proletariat. However, this does not signify that there were not some Initiates and even Adapts among them who were impelled by the highest of motives. Since these were the exception, however, they, of course, constituted a small minority.


The majority of these truly spiritual priests elected to go to Atlantis, and it was largely due to their influence during the early years of the forming Atlantean Empire that the harmonious condition we have mentioned was maintained. They were, of course, self-sacrificing and peaceful men who placed the welfare of their followers above all else, and therefore, did all they could to encourage this harmonious relationship.


Because of the respect and honor with which the old aristocracy and citizenry were so universally regarded, the few who migrated to Atlantis were accepted as leaders by both the materialistic and the Katholi Kist elements. It was they who organized more or less haphazardly and loosely governed groups into a coordinated unit, establishing themselves as a Council with an aristocrat elected by them to act as their President. It was this Council that appointed the governor from among their number for the various islands which then constituted Atlantis, calling them Provinces. (It required many years following the destruction of Mu for the Atlantic Ocean to entirely drain into the lowered Pacific and thus uncover the land connections between the various island groups, but their identity as Provinces was never changed.)


Then, the first Governors were appointed by the Council, they each selected the most cooperative priest on the island as High Priest, giving him complete jurisdiction over the remaining ones, a custom which was followed by those who came after them. This proved to be a very good arrangement for the preservation of a workable degree of barony between the materialistic and the idealistic elements—by now commonly designated as Phree Masons and Katholi Kists, the terms adopted in Mu. The industrial growth of the forming Empire was thus greatly facilitated.


Although a period of several thousand years elapsed between the beginning of the disintegration of the Mukulian Empire and the advent of Poseidonis, it was about a thousand years after the initial Atlantean government was started, approximately 22,500 B. C., that He appeared. Again, the great Archangel, known today as Christ, came to help a civilization build toward perfection. Just as in Mu, He became the first Emperor, holding the position for a thousand years. This marked the beginning of real progress for Atlantis which, as we have said, rose to unprecedented heights of scientific achievement.


Although the Governor/High Priest arrangement resulted in a workable association between the Phree Masons and Katholi Kists, unfortunately, it did not bring about the much to-be-desired amalgamation of the two divergent groups. Poseidonis devoted His regency to trying to restore the balanced philosophy of Mu, and He was literally worshipped by the populace who followed His edicts willingly and carefully.


But not even He, great Archangel that He is, was able completely eradicate the deep-seated prejudices and differences which the split between the Phree Masons and the Katholi Kists had engendered during the seven or eight thousand years since they had become so pronounced in Mu. The influence of the aristocracy and citizenry upon the proletariat of their own particular tribes had served to check it somewhat at that time, but, on Atlantis, practically all such restraint had been lacking during the thousand years before the arrival of Poseidonis. As a consequence, the conflicting beliefs of each sect ran riot until the populace was most hopelessly divided.


Realizing that the sharp division between them had become too firmly entrenched to be eradicated from the consciousness of the proletariat, Poseidonis instituted two systems of training, one for the Katholi Kists and proceeding from the so-called “mystic” or idealistic viewpoint and one for the Phree Masons, working out from the so-called “occult” or practical aspect. It was His plan that under proper guidance the practical minded would be taught to reason from effect to cause, thus developing faith, while the idealistically inclined would be taught to think intelligently from cause to effect and so develop the power to reason.


Although the two were guided by different methods at the start, after the first one or two or three “Initiations,” which were in reality, sub-degrees, each would attain sufficient balance to make him eligible to qualify him for citizenship. The schools guiding them toward this end were Preparatory Schools, operating under the jurisdiction of the Lemurian Brotherhood or Mystery School, also established during this period.


Among His first acts as Emperor, Poseidonis had trained and appointed the first of the Most High Priests who, unquestionably, was already very highly advanced, giving him complete jurisdiction over all religious affairs. This first Most High Priest then arranged for all High Priests to come to Poseid, the Atlantean island upon which Poseidonis resided. Here, he instructed them in the philosophy which he had been taught. From among others desiring instruction, he selected a few offering the greatest promise, training them to be teachers. These, in turn, trained aspirants for the executive and higher positions in state and religious affairs. This training resulted in many becoming Initiates.


Thus, by the time of the transition or death of the first Most High Priest, there were competent Initiate Teachers ready to begin their work with those aspiring to become citizens. From among these, Poseidonis prepared one to become the second Most High Priest, adding complete supervision of the Initiation Rites to his responsibilities,


Since Poseidonis continued to personally train all subsequent Most High Priests throughout His reign, this arrangement proved advantageous for all concerned and resulted in the greatest harmony experienced since early Mukulian days. However, He only partially succeeded in regaining something of the balance of Mukulian times. Yet, the Atlantean civilization ranks second only to that of Mu. Many of the Mukulian aristocracy reincarnated in order that They might help, and inventions and discoveries of Mu were developed and perfected to undreamed of proportions.


Among the products of Atlantean mechanical and scientific abilities were the vailxii—long, cigar-shaped craft, the capacity of the larger being two to three hundred passengers with their luggage, although the length of the average ship was about three hundred feet. These were usually used for air navigation but they could also operate beneath the waters of the ocean.


Their height above or depth below sea level was governed by instruments known as gravitational deflectors which not only placed the valix at the desired level but maintained it there. They were propelled by a form of motor using what were called “Night Side Forces.” A speed of approximately one thousand miles an hour could be maintained.


Radio, television, wireless transmission of power, water generators, and countless other instruments and machines not yet known to us today brought Atlantis great power and prestige. However, it never attained the greatness of Mu, because like India, Atlantis was out of balance. Nevertheless, of all civilizations since the Atlantean most nearly approximated that of Mukulia.


During the second hundred years of His regency, Poseidonis started the construction of a great Temple that He called the Incalithlon meaning, “Stone Temple of God,” the Mukulian title for God having been “N’Kul.” In South America, it became “Incal,” the people of that country calling themselves “Incas.” Since the Cari Yan element who had migrated to Atlantis from South America formed the preponderance of those adhering to the Katholi Kist belief, Poseidonis elected to use the name “Inca” in naming the Temple. “Lithlon” meant Stone Temple.


The Incalithlon was one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders and played an important part in Atlantean affairs. The building itself was shaped much like a pyramid although not quite as tall as the Pyramid of Gizeh, while its top was flat rather than pointed and was landscaped as a garden. As its name implies, it was built of stone and covered some twenty-five acres of ground. It was five stories in height, each floor level completely encircled by a beautiful garden, giving the entire structure the appearance of being terraced.


This was the only temple in the Atlantean Empire and housed everything pertaining to the neophyte’s education for citizenship. The main entrance was from the south and brought the visitor into a magnificent lobby from which he could reach the offices of those he desired to contact.


Aside from this lobby, the main floor was a replica of the Tabernacle, the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies being combined into one mammoth Inner Sanctuary occupying the entire center of the structure. Access to this was through seven special doors of bronze, each a foot thick, thirteen feet high, nine feet wide and weighing approximately twenty-three thousand pounds each. These were placed in the east wall of the Temple and afforded ingress from the Outer Court.


This great Inner Sanctuary had many points of distinctive difference from any other Temple preceding or following it. Unlike the Tabernacle, admission was granted everyone on certain days of the year, although Initiates were permitted free access at all times. In it all coronations, worship services, final trials in cases involving life or death, as well as all Initiation ceremonies were conducted.


Then entering, it seemed as though one were in a mammoth cave festooned with innumerable stalactites which, like titanic icicles of incomparable beauty and color were suspended from its lofty ceiling. Since pillars were necessary to support the massive dome, many of the largest stalactites were joined to great stalagmites, still farther enhancing the natural effect.


In the exact center of the Inner Sanctuary, Poseidonis had placed a single slab of red granite in the form of a six-pointed star, the distance across the diameter from point to point being just thirty-six feat. In the exact center of this star was carved a crypt where He had placed the Ark. This, as you recall, had been sent to Mexico by the Elder Brothers before the final cataclysms on Mu and later found its way to Atlantis as They intended it should. Always considered as a shrine, the sense of its importance as an object of reverence was greatly rekindled by this act on the part of Poseidonis.


A five and one-half foot cube of perfectly clear crystal quartz upon the sides of which were etched the Laws of the Empire was placed above it. This was the famous Maxin Stone whose many points of deep occult significance become known to the aspirant only with advancement.


Upon the top and in the exact center of the Maxin Stone, Poseidonis then placed the open book of laws He had prepared in His own handwriting as guide and final word in all disputes and from which the engraved Laws on the sides of the stone had been taken.


Directly above this Book of Laws, but not touching it, He placed the famous Maxin or Unfed Light. Like a giant snakehead eighteen feet long without waver or deflection by moving air, this pure, white light cast over the Inner Sanctuary a soft effulgence of unmatchable purity. From the hour of its placement there, no other illumination was ever required for that vast concourse. Cast upon the vast array of many colored stalactites, the Light’s refractions produced a marvelously blended array of spectral color bathing the entire Sanctuary in a splendor of celestially iridescent rainbow hues. But for this diffusion of color throughout the great room, the Maxin Light would have blinded anyone looking directly at it.


The Maxim or Unfed Light was created by occult means and gave forth no heat and was not electric. Any physical substance touching it instantly disintegrated. The dead bodies of the High Priests and nobility were placed in it, and so completely did it disintegrate them, resolving than into their basic Cosmic Root Substance, that not even the ashes were left.


Strangely enough, the Book of Laws directly beneath it was unharmed by the Light, and by certain processes known only to each reigning Emperor and the Most High Priest, it was possible for either of them to turn the pages for reference, but neither could remove this Book of Laws and live. Thus, the laws were always available in their original form, yet indestructible and impossible to steal. This safeguard was also extended to the Ark, for the Maxin Light embodied the same occult protection that had surrounded the Ark when first constructed for the Tabernacle back in Mu.


Too close an approach to the Light invariably resulted in petrification, the body seemingly being converted into a type of alabaster, snowy white yet translucent. There is a record of how, during the decadence of the Empire, a conspiring priest sought to remove the Book of Laws only to be turned into stone.


The Light was used as a final test for those on trial for major offenses before the sentence of death was passed. Such a person was placed so that he touched one point of the granite star, then asked whether he was guilty. If he denied his guilt and was honest, the Light remained unchanged. If he prevaricated, however, the Light instantly changed color.


As we have stated, Atlantis prospered greatly during the thousand year reign of Poseidonis. All went well for another thousand years after His departure, and Atlantis can be said to have attained great success at a civilization. After this, however, there came about a gradual decline, beginning slowly and covering a period of several thousand years. Minor priests, here and there, began to plant seeds of discontent among the uninitiated proletariat just as had been done in Mu, seeking and gradually acquiring more and more personal power over their ignorant followers. It was one of these who sought to gain possession of the Book of Laws in order to support their impractically idealistic approach to life. Slowly and insidiously, this ferment grew, the greedy priests gradually forming a separate priesthood and multiplying their nefarious schemes.


On the other hand, the Phree Masons, fired by their external success, became even more unbalanced, and gradually,grew crass in their materialism. In their intense practicality, they carried it to the extreme and sought to standardize everything. Homes in which the workers of the various industries were housed, for example, must be built exactly alike and with no regard for anything except utility. Beauty, which was so outstandingly a part of the Mukulian Empire, became a matter of less and less importance until it was completely lost sight of. The arts came to be regarded as of so little value that artists and musicians became thoroughly discouraged, and with an imposing number of their helpers and followers migrated to what are now Italy and Greece, the musicians chose to locate in the former while the artists, painters, and sculptors went to Greece.


Forgotten were the teachings of Poseidonis as the High Priests and even the Host High Priests degenerated to the point where they gradually became a part of the rising foment. Among the latter, however, was one Osiris by name, who held to his high ideals and made desperate efforts to awaken the people to their error. As a result he was crucified, though later he was deified in Egypt.


The rite of human sacrifice eventually reared its ugly head ... and the end was in sight!


Suddenly, the Maxin Light and the Book of Laws disappeared. The Ark was removed from its crypt and spirited into Egypt where it was stored in a now long-forgotten Temple of Isis. (In all Egypt, only the High Priestess of the Temple knew of this. She was warned that under no circumstances was this secret to be revealed, nor was she to touch the crypt containing the Ark. A few years later, she suddenly disappeared and then her body was found beside the crypt, an expression of horror upon her race! She seemed to have turned to alabaster, but when the body was secretly removed, it disintegrated upon being exposed to the outer air).


Not long after the disappearance of the above articles from the Inner Sanctuary, the same rumblings and land upheavals that marked the end of Mu began to occur with steadily increasing frequency. Too late, many of the terror-stricken people realized that nemesis was upon them, and a mad exodus from Atlantis followed. Others refused to take these warnings seriously and perished horribly when Atlantis also disintegrated and sank in the then raging waters of the Atlantic.