The people of Atlantis, during most of the country’s history lived simple lives, close to nature. They worked only enough to meet their daily needs so they judged each other on how highly evolved they were rather than their accumulation of material possessions. This provided time for loving and helping each other and for meditation and contemplation to develop their minds. They respected nature and made a point of maintaining harmony with the natural world.
Gradually, after thousands of years, the focus changed and numerous Atlanteans turned to increasing their scientific knowledge. As Edgar Cauce tells us, they experimented with chemical forces in the earth and air, hoping to expand their arsenal of weapons to eliminate the dangerous large animals that were eating their children and destroying their crops. Interest in scientific achievement advanced in Atlantis and gradually supplanted compassionate relationships and the harmony with nature which had characterized life for thousands of years.
The civilization followed a trend very similar to our society today. Many people moved to the cities where tangible objects were more readily available. They spent more and more time focusing on facts and possessions and substituted machinery for mental tools in a manner similar to our dependence on calculators and computers. As they further fragmented their awareness into the physical, they lost respect for what they could not perceive with their five senses and all that lies beyond the third dimensional environment. The spiritual quality of life became unimportant to them and, rather than respecting nature’s bountiful resources, they attempted to control it as they wastefully used it for their own purposes. In Reading 364-4 Edgar Cayce tells us that for this reason by 10,700 B.C. large quantities of precious topsoil were washing into the valleys and eventually into the sea.
Virtuous leaders became isolated from the daily lives of most of the people, and without moral guidance, these Atlanteans grew increasingly corrupt, sensual and self-indulgent. As they separated from their Creator and searched elsewhere for love, moral standards declined, anger, greed, hate and envy increased, and crime was prevalent. Sexual orgies, robbery and murder were common events. Edgar Cayce describes them as sinful, and in the Critias Plato says : “The portion of divinity in them became weak…, they lost their comeliness, through being unable to bear the burden of their possessions, and grew ugly to look upon, in the eyes of him who has the gift of sight.” Eventually a natural disaster occurred that destroyed their civilization.
Edgar Cayce often refers to former Atlantean souls who are incarnated on Earth. Many of them are here at this time to atone for their errant behavior in the past. Others wish to continue the worthy contributions they offered to society in previous lives. In a variety of ways these souls are working to prevent our civilization’s going the way of Atlantis.
Cayce describes two groups of people in Atlantis. One, the Children of the Law of One who focused on love and prayer to promote knowledge, and the other, the Sons of Belial who worshiped pleasure, sought material possessions and were spiritually immoral. During the end of the civilization, the Children of the Law of One secluded themselves in order to have the proper conditions to focus on combating the Sons of Belial by means of prayer and meditation. It didn’t work. Without their moral guidance the population became increasingly corrupt.
Today the emphasis is on utilizing the combined energy of as many people as possible to raise vibrational patterns on the planet Earth. The internet furnishes a means of making this possible. Sites such as www.globalmeditations.com reach thousands of people all over this world, providing information about upcoming occasions including peace marches, prayer ceremonies, and drum circles like the group in Canada who is working to reinstate the planet’s heartbeat and basic rhythms. These internet sites also offer viewers opportunities to join worldwide group meditations focused on spreading love and harmony.
Edgar Cayce’s references to earth changes generate concerns that a natural cataclysm will also destroy our civilization. He offers some dates, but those who foresee prospective events are often inaccurate at forecasting an accurate time in the future. This is easily explained. Time is an invention of our third dimensional experience and not part of the other worlds and records which provide these predictions. A further explanation for the inaccuracies of dates comes from Cayce’s statement that the future isn’t fixed and we have control of our own destinies. As more and more people work toward emphasizing love and positive energy their efforts are postponing devastating earth changes and the fate of the Atlanteans. In Reading 3569-1 Cayce urges us never to worry as long as we can pray. The number of people who will follow his suggestions is increasing so rapidly that I believe the human race will raise its consciousness and gradually supplant greed, oppression, hate and violence with love and compassion.