In 360 B.C. Plato writes in Critias (which is a discussion among Socrates, Timaeus,
Hermocrates, and one Critias) that a group of divine beings in ancient times, "the
gods of the nations," had divided up rule over the earth amongst themselves:
"In the days of old the gods had the whole earth distributed among them by
allotment. There was no quarrelling; for you cannot rightly suppose that the gods
did not know what was proper for each of them to have, or, knowing this, that they
would seek to procure for themselves by contention that which more properly belonged to others. They all of
them by just apportionment obtained what they wanted, and peopled their own districts; and when they had
peopled them they tended us, their nurselings and possessions, as shepherds tend their flocks, excepting only
that they did not use blows or bodily force, as shepherds do, but governed us like pilots from the stern of the vessel,
which is an easy way of guiding animals, holding our souls by the rudder of persuasion according to their
own pleasure; thus did they guide all mortal creatures."
In this Greek version of the legend, the mighty god Poseidon (Neptune in Roman mythology) was given the
island-continent of Atlantis. Poseidon, Greek god of the sea and founder of Atlantis, was one of a triad of the
most powerful Greek deities: Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades (Roman: Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto).
Critias continues, giving a fairly detailed description of Poseidon's allotted lands:
"I have before remarked in speaking of the allotments of the gods, that they distributed the whole earth into
portions differing in extent, and made for themselves temples and instituted sacrifices. And Poseidon, receiving
for his lot the island of Atlantis, begat children by a mortal woman, and settled them in a part of the island,
which I will describe. Looking towards the sea, but in the centre of the whole island, there was a plain which
is said to have been the fairest of all plains and very fertile. Near the plain again, and also in the centre of the
island at a distance of about fifty stadia (2.5 nautical miles), there was a mountain not very high on any side.
In this mountain there dwelt one of the earth born primeval men of that country, whose name was Evenor, and
he had a wife named Leucippe, and they had an only daughter who was called Cleito. The maiden had already
reached womanhood, when her father and mother died; Poseidon fell in love with her and had intercourse with
"Cleito bore Poseidon five pairs of twin male children; and dividing the island of Atlantis into ten portions,
he gave to the first-born of the eldest pair his mother's dwelling and the surrounding allotment, which was the
largest and best, and made him king over the rest; the others he made princes, and gave them rule over many
men and large territories. And he named them all; the eldest, who was the first king, he named Atlas, and after
him the whole island and the ocean were called Atlantic."
Atlas, in the Greek myths, was a Titan, one of the original deities who ruled over Earth before the Olympian
gods (Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, etc.) overthrew them and took supremacy over Earth. The Titans of the Greek myths
were giants of great stature that ruled mankind during the Golden Age of mankind, during the rule of Kronos
and the Titans. This race of man was created by Prometheus and lived in peace and harmony, blessed with the
fruits of the earth which grew freely in a garden of Eden-like paradise. However, all was not perfect in Paradise,
as the Titans were jealous of their privileges and refused to devolve any power to the younger generations of
gods. Zeus led the lesser gods in rebellion, and after a violent ten-year war, the Titans were overthrown and cast
into Tartaros (the Greek word for hell or the abyss). We find a similar record in 2 Peter 2:4: "God spared the
angels when they sinned, casting them into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the
The myths have some support in biblical tales. Angels or gods once intermingled with earthly forms and beings.
This mingling produced offspring that were giants. It also lowered the vibrations and consciousness of the
angelic, godly ones, catching them in the evolution of matter, casting a veil between their vast universal mind
and their now terrestrial mind.
In Genesis 6:4-8 we find this passage: "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward,
when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty
men that were of old, the men of renown. The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that
he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, 'I will blot out man whom I
have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry
that I have made them.' But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD."
Again in 2 Peter 2:5 we find: "God did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness,
with seven other persons, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly."
Cayce's readings of the Akashic record tell us that the Great Flood occurred over a long period of time, beginning
around 50,000 B.C. and ending around 10, 014 B.C. By 10,014 B.C. Lemuria, Mu, Oz, Og, On, and Atlantis
were gone, and a new world was being repeopled. Gone were the Nephilim, Titans, and ancient gods and angels.
The age of humanity was to begin, and according to Cayce, the hard "journey up through selfishness" was to
begin. These would be low, terrestrial times of much struggle and suffering. The times of the curse of Eden. But
someday, all would rise again, cleaned, purified, and renewed. Souls from Lemuria and Atlantis would return,
bringing with them all the wonders of those glorious times before the fall.
John Van Auken is a Director at the Association for Research and Enlightenment. He is considered an expert in spirituality [http://edgarcayce.org/personalspirituality/], reincarnation, ancient mysteries, and rejuvenation of the body, dream work, meditation, prophecy, mysticism, and Edgar Cayce [http://www.edgarcayce.org] concepts.
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