Atlantis, whether it existed or is in fact simply mythology, holds lessons we have missed in our day of technological advances. As a youth and into adulthood I was intrigued by the stories of Atlantis. Did it in fact exist, if so how was it destroyed so completely that we cannot find signs of it today?
In remote viewing Edgar Cayce described a highly technological society that through it’s ego destroyed itself. Cayce was insistent that greed and lust were their ultimate downfall. He described this society as one that knew no physical limits to what the mind could envision.
We are at that same cusp today. We have learned to split the atom and only the man who created the atom bomb, Robert Oppenheimer, seems to have regretted it. Listening to the stories of my grandfather, who was sent to Japan after we dropped the bomb to rebuild, my heart broke to learn what destruction humans could to to other humans. When my grandfather walked off the ship onto Japanese land he could tell where the initial impact had been, there was nothing left intact. Even humans were incinerated. Yet as he and his fellow soldiers walked further from the impact site they began to find the remains of people. First, they were nothing but bones, further out some skin remained and even further remains of clothing could be found on the bodies. At the furthest point he was sent to he found what he called the walking dead. People who were so badly harmed he felt they would have been better off dead than still alive their suffering was so intense.
Which brings me back to Atlantis, a society many believe learned to harness nuclear power, the use of powerful lasers and crystals. Some believe that one day the use of lasers backfired and exploded so powerfully it completely destroyed the continent and the resulting tidal waves from their land sinking led to the stories of Noah and the Great Flood.
Is this a myth only to warn us of the possible consequences of taking our scientific experiments too far?
In the 1950s, the US government was testing atomic power, the same power that would destroy cities in Japan, in the southwest where population was sparse, but not non-existent. We may have learned quite a bit from these tests but it came with consequences.
I have a friend whose father was transferred to that area for a few years for work. She was the youngest child and enjoyed playing outdoors. Her family was told they were safe and had nothing to worry about. Today her body produces cancers so regularly that her doctor and family worked together to connect her cancers to those tests. Small children who lived in the area of those tests, especially the very young, today are suffering the same systemic cancers my friend has. She has suffered ovarian/uterine cancer, cancer of the eye (she now has one glass eye), breast cancer, and thyroid cancer, to name just a few. She has undergone so many rounds of surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments she no longer qualifies for medical insurance. I adore her because she always has a smile on her face and a hearty laugh. Even with all she has gone through, and continues to go through she sees every day as a good one, one she’s been blessed to have.
We learned how to produce nuclear power both for war and for energy but we forgot to learn how to safely dispose of the waste before building the plants. We have generations of people suffering birth defects from Chernobyl and now have killed off millions of marine life from Fukushima which continues to pollute the Pacific Ocean. In the US we have nuclear plants which are leaking yet we keep them operational. In the UK, not knowing how to dispose of the spent materials from their nuclear plants they discharge it into the Atlantic Ocean.
We have children dying of Leukemia at younger and younger ages. Much of the cancer in children has been linked to contaminated soils around their homes, schools and playgrounds.
We cleared forests in Vietnam with a chemical named Agent Orange. When the war ended the companies producing Agent Orange sought to find a way to continue making money from this chemical and produced Round Up, which we spray on weeds and insects we don’t want around our homes. Will we ever learn or will we only learn once it is too late?
If we stop and look closely at our world we would find that we have completely altered every corner of it with our chemicals and science, from land to water to air. We are destroying our food supply, polluting our drinking water, and in some areas people must wear face masks because they can’t breathe the air.
If we had taken a moment to stop and look at the “myth” of Atlantis might we have made different choices?
Are we so egotistic that we need to prove we can outdo the advances of others and prove we are the best?
Cayce would repeatedly say that even the Lord of the Lords could not accurately predict future events because human free will can alter and change the future. He used as reference the biblical account when Jesus is asked when he would return, and He replies: “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (source)
I like to look at the stories of Atlantis as a warning. I see Atlantis as the example of taking science too far and a warning to embrace a simpler life instead. I hope we still have time.
What lessons, if any, do you take from the stories of Atlantis?