| Every truth seeker knows of, or has heard of Atlantis, that ancient lost civilization which was predated by the Lemurian civilization many, many thousands of years ago. Atlantis was a very wonderful and beautiful civilization which flourished on a continent somewhere in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. This civilization was directed by spiritual leadership from a great temple, and stemming out from Atlantis into the four corners of the earth, there flourished numerous colonies largely directed by the same priesthood. Several thousand years later, a race of dark-skinned people succeeded in stealing certain secrets and machinery which were atomic in nature and which had been handed down from the Lemurian Masters. With these secrets, they actually succeeded in blowing Atlantis out of the ocean and into non-existence. As is depicted in the parable of the Garden of Eden, these people actually succeeded in deviating man from a true spiritual course, and thus, figuratively, destroying the Garden of Eden.
Naturally with this terrible destruction, there was a tremendous loss of life, but many thousands of people, on being forewarned, migrated to various countries such as Egypt, India, Persia, Central and South America. From these remnants sprang other civilizations. Through the countless eras of time, the countless millions of people who had resided in Atlantis, knowing of this great spiritual leadership and wonderful way of life, began seeking to find themselves in some new age and time wherein these same spiritual concepts were further expressed, that they might gain more wisdom and advance themselves in their own personal evolution.
Every human being has a strong and motivating desire for spiritual wisdom and to advance himself in his own evolution. And so, the countless multitudes from these past ages began coming and going into the various recent civilizations, such as the Hellenic Age, about 500 BC, down through the dark Middle Ages to the present time.
You, like everyone else, have come and gone through numerous lifetimes as either male or female, developing certain definite propensities and characteristics of either one or the other. This concept is a sure way of solving the present psychological enigma that everyone is ten to forty percent of the opposite gender, and can only be truly solved when we understand reincarnation and the development of polarity patterns. This principle holds true wherever man may live and these patterns also exist in the development of various other members of the family and close associations with friends.
You must realize and to consciously conceive within your mind that whatever it is in your circumstances at the present time which relates to any unsolved blocks or physical conditions, they have their origin back hundreds or thousands of years in one of the many lifetimes you lived since Atlantis. Your future will depend a great deal upon your course of action in this present lifetime; how much of this remaining negative karma can be removed, and just how far you will go in accepting the dynamic principles which have been compounded together in the lesson courses.
excerpted from Tempus Procedium, Chapter 21, by Ernest Norman