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What was the Language of Atlantis & Lemuria?

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What was the Language of
Atlantis & Lemuria?

By John Van Auken

Question: Did Lemuria and/or Atlantis have a written language? Can it be deciphered now? What language is most similar?

Answer: This is a good question and one that will help all of us regain a level of consciousness we once had—I should say, our souls had, for our personalities never had this level of consciousness. In answering your question, I am using Edgar Cayce’s information from four principal readings: 364-10, 378-13, 378-14, and 2329-3, but also bits from the entire 364 series, the so-called "Atlantis Series."


We must understand that Lemuria was a very, very ancient time, literally millions of years ago, and Lemurians were not physical until the very last stages of their push into matter, roughly a few centuries. Atlantis, on the other hand, was a much closer period that lasted from 210,000 BC to 10,014 BC. And it is helpful if we divide Atlantis into three periods: the early formative centuries, the middle struggling centuries of increasing self-awareness resulting in rising selfishness, and then the final migration period as Atlantis sank in stages.

In the early period, Lemurians and Atlanteans were not like the people of today. Back then, you and I (our souls) would have been pure minds and spirits without physical bodies. And, importantly, we (our minds and spirits) were still connected to the Great Spirit and the Universal Consciousness of our Creator. We lived in conscious cooperation with our Creator, and possessed "all the attributes of the spiritual or unseen forces," giving us many abilities that we do not actively use today (they are now latent within us). Therefore, we did not use language the way we do today.

The Cayce material teaches us that back then we were profoundly psychic. And when he was asked, "Give in detail of the psychic powers he [a reincarnated Atlantean] developed at that time [of Atlantis]?" Cayce replied, "This would almost be impossible." (378-13) Then Cayce attempted to explain that during our present "material age," we could hardly comprehend the oneness of consciousness among the Children of God and their Creator. In another reading he adds, "Individuals in the beginning were more of thought forms than individual entities with personalities as seen in the present..." (364-10) Can we today conceive of ourselves as minds without bodies?

To a small degree, Edgar Cayce could be an example of an Atlantean, for even in his normal conscious state, he could know what you were thinking and had been doing. Telepathy was the means of communication back then, not sounds using vocal cords. But even this example can be misunderstood, because we today think of telepathy as "hearing" words in thought, but there were no words.

Singing StarsAs we Children of God, or "Morning Stars" as the book of Job referred to us, pushed our minds deeper and deeper into matter (this third dimensional plane), we became more individualized, and our expansive consciousness was narrowed into this world of form and physicality. When we were finally "out of Spirit, out of the ability to have all the attributes of the spiritual or unseen forces…" (364-10) and more fully in matter, then we moved toward writing and speaking.

Language began as pictograms and pictographs, a language in which ideas are transmitted by drawing images, and these images are symbols representing a concept, object, activity, place, and the like—a picture being "worth a thousand words." For example, today if we saw a sign with an airplane and an arrow on it, we’d know, without words, that it shows the way to the airport. From pictographs developed logographs with increasing phonetics, symbols moving to sounds—mostly as a result of spoken language. This required vocal cords, and we were now in physical bodies, though Cayce states that bodies then were not as dense as ours today.

Hieroglyphs are both pictographs and logographs. For example, the name "Ramses" is composed of pictographs of Ra (Sun god) and mess ("to be born"), meaning "he who is born of Ra." (See illustration.) But these symbols are also sounds, thus the phonetic name, which was originally spelled Ramesses, later simplified to Ramses.


Cayce’s readings indicate that the latter stages of Lemuria and Atlantis was a time when the whole world spoke one language, a time prior to the Tower of Babel legend in the Bible: "the understandings were of one tongue! There had not been as yet the divisions of tongues in this…Atlantean…land" (294-148) Therefore, we could assume that the three sets of Atlantis records are in the same language. In one reading, Cayce indicated that the Atlanteans had a slightly different dialect of the worldwide language: "…translations to the various dialects…" (852-12)

In another reading (2329-3), he actually stated that there are 32 plates or tablets— "records made by the entity itself," that are preserved in the Egyptian hall of records. He said that these tablets would require interpretation, and that this interpretation would take some time. It is likely that the glyphs on these tablets are a precursor to hieroglyphics, and therefore we should be able to decipher them.

Excerpt from the A.R.E. Member Newsletter (Fall, 2015), available at EdgarCayce.org/members.


John Van Auken 072015John Van Auken, is a long-time A.R.E. staff member and current Director of E.C.F. and one of our most popular teachers of meditation and mystical spirituality. He has appeared on several television programs and is the author of dozens of books, audios, and DVD’s including Angels, Fairies, Demons, & the Elementals. He manages A.R.E.’s Archaeological Research and is a respected leader of international tours to sacred sites.



Two Secret Rooms Discovered in King Tut's Tomb

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Two Secret Rooms Discovered in King Tut's Tomb 
By John Van Auken


In a press conference held in Cairo on March 17, 2016, Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty, announced the discovery two hidden rooms inside of King Tutankhamun's burial chamber. Radar scans of the tomb showed anomalies in the walls at the back of the tomb, suggesting a hidden door and chamber behind the decorated wall. Further analysis of the scans suggests that they may contain metal or organic material. In August of 2015, a prominent English Egyptologist, Dr. Carl Nicholas Reeves, published a 50-page paper outlining the evidence of two hidden doorways inside of King Tut's tomb (see figure 1). He theorized that the final resting place of world-famous Queen Nefertiti, whose tomb has yet to be found, might be intact behind the walls in Tut's, which was found in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon. And all indications are that these doors have not been touched since ancient times. (A.R.E. Members can read the original article "Is Nefertiti Hidden in Tut's Tomb?" by John Van Auken in the Winter, 2015 Newsletter).


Tuts door
Figure 1

Nefertiti Museum BustThe bust of Nefertiti (see figure 2), whose name means "the beauty [or beautiful one] has come," is among the most recognizable artifacts of ancient Egypt. Even Edgar Cayce owned a reproduction of her bust, a gift from Louise B. Chisholm. The chief wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, Nefertiti became Pharaoh Neferneferuaten, leading the nation between the reign of Akhenaten and Tutankhaten (Tut), circa 1334-1332 BC.


In the fourth year of her husband's reign, the couple decided to leave the magnificent, gigantic Karnak complex and move the capital to a region known today as Tell el-Amarna, north of Thebes (Luxor). In her husband's fifth year, Amenhotep IV officially changed his name to the now famous Akhenaten, and Nefertiti changed her name to Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti. The name change indicated the shift of the spiritual sect of Amun to Aten (also Aton), the nurturing aspect of Ra, shown as a sun disc with rays extending with a caring hand at the tip of each ray, one holding an ankh, the symbol for life (see figure 3). Archaeologists believe that this changed Egypt's religion from a polytheistic one to a religion that has been described as henotheism, meaning "one god." By the 12th year of his reign, there is evidence that she was elevated to the status of co-Pharaoh with her husband. And after his death she was the Pharaoh, using the epithet "Effective for Her Husband" in one of her cartouches.


AkenatonNefertiti also had influence on the younger royals in the court during her power years; as her life was ending, Tut's reign was beginning. It is believed that she died in the third year of Tut's reign, circa 1331-1330 BC. In that year, Tutankhaten changed his name to Tutankhamun, signaling a return to the official worship of Amun (also Amon), the unseen god. Amarna was abandoned and Tut returned the capital to Thebes.


Research by Dr. Zahi Hawass, former head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, suggests that Tut's mother was a daughter of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye known as "The Younger Lady," a mummy discovered in the Valley of the Kings. DNA tests to examine the parentage of Tut using his hair showed that Queen Tiye was the mother of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Tut's grandmother. Most Egyptologists agree that The Younger Lady is the genetic mother of Tut even though she was Akhenaten's full-blooded sister. This incestuous parentage likely contributed to the genetic problems found in Tut's mummified body. He suffered a deformed foot, a slightly cleft palate, and curvature of the spine.


An analysis by Marc Gabolde, a French Egyptologist and the director of the archaeological expedition of Université Paul Valery-Montpellier III in the Royal Necropolis at Tell el-Amarna, suggests that Akhenaten and Nefertiti were cousins and that Tutankhamun is their son. In a talk at Harvard's Science Center, he said he is convinced that Tut's mother was not his father's sister but rather his father's first cousin and chief wife, Nefertiti. He attributes the apparent genetic closeness revealed in the DNA tests to be the result of generations of marriage between first cousins.


Is it possible that Nefertiti's tomb was in the same location as Tut's, and when Tut died so young (19 years old) around 1324 BC, they simply buried him in the forward portion of Nefertiti's tomb, concealing access to the famous queen's chamber? Only time can tell. At the press conference last week, El-Damaty said it was too early to tell what the metal and organic material could be, saying only that he thinks the new chambers could contain the tomb of a member of Tutankhamun's family.


John Van Auken 052013 120x98John Van Auken is a director at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., and is one of the organization's most popular speakers, traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad to address audiences on the body-mind-spirit topics found in the Edgar Cayce readings. He is an acknowledged expert on the Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient prophecies, world religions, meditation, and ancient Egypt. He writes Venture Inward's Ancient Mysteries column and is the author of several books, including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, From Karma to GraceEdgar Cayce and the Kabbalah, and his newest release Angels, Fairies, Demons and the Elementals.


Join John Van Auken in his online mentored course Angels, Fairies, and the Light and Dark Forces May 4, 2016.


2026 Awakening

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2026 Awakening 
By Kirk Nelson


Edgar Cayce said in his readings that the builders of the Great Pyramid left a record of the history of mankind from the beginning under the great Sphinx. He said that the entrance to this "Hall of Records" was by the right front forepaw of the Sphinx.

"This in position lies, as the sun rises from the waters, the line of the shadow (or light) falls between the paws of the Sphinx, that was later set as the sentinel or guard, and which may not be entered from the connecting chambers from the Sphinx's paw (right paw) until the time has been fulfilled when the changes must be active in this sphere of man's experience."

(Edgar Cayce reading 378-16)

In 1982, when Stanford Research Institute did acoustical soundings under the right front forepaw of the Sphinx, there were no indications of openings along the paw itself-but under the large masonry box behind the forepaw, there were dead spots in three different places, indicating open spaces underground. In addition, earlier tests indicated that there was a vertical shaft underground there. So I believe that this could be where the entrance to the Hall of Records is located. 


Very few people realize that the Great Pyramid had eight sides. This was observed in 1940, when a British military plane flew over the Great Pyramid at sunset on the equinox and took a photograph which showed a shadow of one of the sides. Remarkably, this feature can only be seen from the air at sunrise or sunset on the spring or fall equinox. It is not visible at any other time of the year. The way the builders of the Great Pyramid must have accomplished this was by indenting the sides by 1%, so that the sun has to be perfectly aligned with the pyramid for the shadow to appear. Perhaps this was done to tell us that the Hall of Records will be opened at sunrise or sunset on one of the equinoxes.




Edgar Cayce said that there are prophecies built into the Great Pyramid that are correct as to the hour, day, year, place, country, nation, town, and individuals involved. That's how specific these prophecies are.


But how do you build a Pyramid to indicate an exact hour, day, year, place, country, nation, town, and individuals involved? Perhaps you build it so that it has eight sides that only show themselves at sunrise or sunset on the equinoxes and point one of their shadows to the entrance of the Hall of Records. I believe that the builders of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx left us a message that the entrance to the Hall of Records is located under the right front forepaw box and will be opened at sunrise or sunset on some future equinox. But which one?

Great Sphinx of Giza
Photo by Marek Kocjan

To figure this out, I began looking at the astrology of the future. I discovered that from 2024 to 2027, we will have what I view as the best astrological aspects of the next 35 years.

This is because Uranus and Neptune move very slowly through the zodiac and from 2024 to 2027 they will be in good aspect with each other. This is an aspect that happens only once every 30 years or so. It represents a great opportunity for the human race to develop its psychic and mystic powers and evolve to a higher level of spiritual understanding. Once again, I cannot emphasize how good these aspects are.


During this time period, the year that has the best aspects of all is 2026. There are several days in 2026 that have spectacular aspects, but the one that really stood out was March 20, 2026, the spring equinox! On that day, at sunrise, the Moon, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, and the Sun all come over the horizon together. This is a spectacular configuration! This group is lined up in good aspect with Uranus and Pluto. It represents the physical manifestation of spiritual ideals.


So I thought, "When was the last time we had aspects like March 20, 2026?" I looked at my ephemeris and discovered that the last time we had these types of aspects was in November of 1989, and on November 9, 1989, one of the most important events of the last quarter of the 20th century occurred-the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Later that month, on November 29, 1989, a large triangular UFO appeared over the town of Liege in Belgium. Over the next several months, that triangular UFO appeared again and again and was witnessed by thousands of people, sometimes at very close range. It was the most amazing UFO wave in human history. The Belgian Air Force tracked these objects on radar and even held a press conference to show the radar readings to the media.


So what would be a 21st-century parallel for the events of November 1989? Alien contact? The opening of the Hall of Records that Edgar Cayce says is under the Sphinx? It's hard to know.


Is this real? I think so. In any case, if there were no Great Pyramid and no Sphinx and no prophecies, the influence of the planets on that day will still be spectacular for the human race, and I believe it will be a time of great advancement for all of us.



Kirk NelsonKirk Nelson has been a student of prophecy for over 30 years and his specialty is the effect of planetary influences on world affairs. He is the author of three books on prophecy, astrology, and the life of Jesus. Kirk has lectured in over 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Kirk works as a realtor in Virginia Beach. His website is 2026Awakenings.com. He is a presenter at the 85th Annual A.R.E. Congress—The Living Legacy of Edgar Cayce Conference at A.R.E. Headquarters in Virginia Beach from June 19-24, 2016.



The Teaching, Part 3 Atlanteans in Central America

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The Teachings, Part 3
Atlanteans in Central America
By John Fuhler

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You may also want to read The Teachings, Part 1: A Firm Foundation and The Teachings, Part II: Mosaic influence.

Several of Edgar Cayce’s readings relate the establishment of Atlantean culture in the Incal land.

…the entity was in the Inca land when there had been the journeyings of the Atlantean peoples for setting up…the Incal activities…The entity was a companion of the one that acted in the capacity of a leader in setting up the customs, rituals and activities in that land… (Edgar Cayce Reading 3345-1)i  

Elements of Atlantean rituals survive in contemporary mythologies of the Desana and their Tukanoan cousins, as well as among the Kogi Indians, all residents of modern day Colombia. Here is an example:

In Desana origin myths, the hero searches for the “center of the day,” or that place where the sun overhead casts no shadow. Earth and sky meet, and life unfolds around this center. The hexagon formed by the stars Pollux, Procyon, Canopus, Achernar, T3 Eridani, and Capella define this bounded space in which life unfolds. Epsilon Orionis, the star at the center of Orion’s belt, occupies the center.

orion's belt petroglyph  

The celestial hexagon determines the terrestrial boundaries of the Desana and their Tukanoan cousins. "The image is that of an enormous transparent rock crystal standing upright, the six corners of which are the six stars…on earth, the corners are formed by six major waterfalls…The center, the axis of this crystal tower, is a vertical line between Epsilon Orionis and a large boulder covered with petroglyphs…" ii  

The Tukanoan Indians divide the hexagonal territory into six phratries, representing the six equilateral triangles of which the hexagon consists. And the celestial hexagon provides the model of the traditional Tukanoan longhouse; its central posts correspond to the stars of Orion. “(The Desana) shamans are quite explicit about the importance of the philosophical dimensions that capture the mind when contemplating the sky, and will insist that the celestial vault is the one and only model for (Humanity’s) material and spiritual well-being.”iii

The Kogi of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta believe the entire Sierra Nevada to be a magnificent hexagon. Six sacred sites mark the corners that correspond to the six stars surrounding Epsilon Orionis, the center star of Orion’s belt. The highest peak of the conically shaped Sierra Nevada demarcates the terrestrial center of the Kogi Territory. The very mountain represents the primordial sacred mountain. The sky over the mountain is a map of the land; and the temple architecture incorporates this cosmology.vi As with the Desana and their fellow Tukanoans, a great hexagonal crystal links the terrestrial and celestial hexagons. For these tribes the middle star of Orion’s belt represents the center of the sky.

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The Kogi mythology especially correlates to the imagery of the Temple Beautiful as reference in the Cayce readings; the temple was said to have the form of an ovate solid surrounded by a pyramid and topped by a hexagonal crystalline column.

It was in the form of the pyramid, within which was the globe… (Edgar Cayce Reading 281-25)

...the obelisk upon which the light is put, should be more in the shape of a six-sided figure…It is not the attempt, in the building of the Temple Beautiful, to indicate a spire but as a source of light… (Edgar Cayce Reading 5746-1)

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta resembles a pyramid, itself corresponding to the primordial mound in Central American mythology. There the pyramid equates with the daytime sky. This seems to be an attribute of the Temple Beautiful, as well.

…an inside view of the Temple Beautiful; this indicating the seven stations, or seven centers…with the heavens seen in the dome or ceiling... (Edgar Cayce Reading 993-6)

The reading states the hexagonal crystalline column above the temple appeared as a beam of light; the Indians of Colombia envisioned this channel as surrounding the tribal boundaries completely. As with the Maya and Egyptians, Orion’s stars symbolize the channel linking the place of creation on earth with the spiritual heights of heaven.

The descriptions of these Colombian cosmologies bring to mind the Tuaoi stone mentioned in the Cayce readings as the source of energy in Atlantis until it was used for destructive purposes. Below is the answer a question asked about the shape and form of the Tuaoi stone:

…a six-sided figure, in which light appeared as the means of communication between infinity and the finite…In the beginning it was the source from which there was the spiritual and mental contact. (Edgar Cayce Reading 2072-10)

In time these teachings would find their way to the Yucatan and North America.

…in that land now known as the Peruvian…the entity…led a peoples into…Yucatan… (Edgar Cayce Reading 772-2)v  

…the entity was in…Florida…when there were those settlings from the Yucatan, from the lands of On…or the Inca… (Edgar Cayce Reading 1298-1)

…the entity was in the land of the present nativity…when there were the spreadings of those teachings from…Atlantis…Yucatan, the Inca…in…the central portion of Ohio… (Edgar Cayce Reading 1286-1)

…when those peoples first came from…the Peruvian country, to settle the plains of now Southwestern portion of North America. (Edgar Cayce Reading 2667-5)


And thereby tenets of the children of the Law of One persist to this day in diverse tribal beliefs throughout the Americas.

John Fuhler Blog 072-013John Fuhler has been involved in the field of alternative medicine for more than 25 years. He received his BA in anthropology from the University of Illinois and studied in Glasgow, Scotland, and Portland, Ore. As an amateur archaeologist, he participated in projects in Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, N.M., and Wis.; reporting discoveries in Ore. and Scotland. His tribal affiliations include: Saxon, Friesian, Bohemian, Irish (O'Meagher clan), and Wyandot. He volunteers his skills with organizations supporting the homeless, forest services, and families. He enjoys reading the bible in Greek and Latin.



i Cf. 845-1, 1208-1, and 5750-1.
ii Reichel-Dolmatoff, G. Astronomical Models of Social Behavior Among Some Indians of Colombia. In Aveni, A.F. and Urton, G. (1982). Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 385. 167- 169; 175.
iii Op. cit. 167- 169; 175.
iv Op. cit. 177-178; 181 n.13.
vCf. 1730-1.
viCf. 5750-1.


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