"We have been looking for proof of
Atlantis without success because we
have been looking for evidence of beings like ourselves—human beings.
We didn’t realize that the documentation was in front of us all
~ When We Were Gods, p. 179
First Mention of Atlantis
Timaeus and Criticas are considered to be the first written
record of the ancient lost continent of Atlantis. Plato lived in 5,000
BCE. In the Timaeus and Criticas, Plato describes Atlantis as a large
island in the Atlantic Ocean that disappeared as a huge inundation of
water caused by volcanic and earthquake activity 9,000 years before
Plato’s time—that would be in 14,000 BCE. He also said that Atlantis
was a stepping-stone to the next continent, ostensibly North America.
Plato was the first to write specifically about Atlantis,
there are many civilizations and cultures on earth that refer to
devastations by a huge inundation by water. The story of Noah and the
Flood in the Christian Bible is just one. Some cultures, for example,
the Maya, have legends saying that advanced people came from the East,
which would have been from the Atlantic Ocean, to teach the local
also legends of advanced civilizations that existed before
the modern era. For example, many speculate that the ancient Egyptian
civilization was more advanced 6,000 years ago than it was during the
early years of the second millennium. Some believe that ancient Egypt
was a colonized by Atlantis and benefited from the Atlantean’s advanced
really knows where Atlantis was. They can only speculate. And
speculate they do. Often, when archeologists find regular patterns in
the sea floor in the waters adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, they
proclaim they have found the lost continent of Atlantis. So far, no one
has definitely found anything that they could prove was Atlantis.
Usually the archeologists discover the ruins they have found are not
old enough. Or, they discover that the regular patterns on the sea
floor are not manmade but a natural formation. Here are some of the
proposed locations of Atlantis: Spain, the Island of Spartel, off the
coast of Cuba, the Island of Andros, off the coast of Cyprus, the
island of Crete, off the coast of Bimini Island in the Caribbean . . .
there is even one theory that says that massive displacements of the
earth’s crust caused Atlantis to shift to the position of the South
Pole and that Antarctica was once Atlantis.
our first written documentation of Atlantis occurred in
Plato’s Timaeus in 5,000 BCC, the topic has to be of electrifying
importance on an archetypal level. It must be. Every time an
archeological dig is connected to the possibility of unearthing proof
of the existence of Atlantis, the news item is galvanized to
page status. People read articles about Atlantis. Even people who
believe Atlantis is a figment of humanity’s mass imagination are
mesmerized by stories about Atlantis.
Memories of Atlantis
Edgar Cayce, North America’s best
documented psychic, in his
trance readings said that although most of what was once the continent
of Atlantis is now buried under years of sediment and miles of water
under the ocean, the memory of Atlantis lives on in our minds. He said
that many of us carry memories of our experiences of that long-ago past
within the deep recesses of our minds—because Atlantis really existed
and because we were there. He also said that many of us have come into
the earth again now because we presently, as we were in Atlantis, are
on the brink of destruction. Some of us are here to do our best to
avoid the mistakes we made during that long-ago time. Others are
repeating the same mistakes again. He said that many of the leaders of
the major nations of the world are again wielding power as they did in
Carol first met her husband in a dream, people are always
asking her how to find the man or woman of their dreams. Here are some
suggestions for working with your dreams:
Write down your
Keep a pen
and notebook by your bed so you can write down your dreams
as soon as you wake up. The longer you wait to get them down, the less
dreams are your soul communicating with you. However, your soul
does not use words to communicate. Instead it uses symbolic images.
Most of these images are very personal to the dreamer. For example, if
one person dreams about a rose it could mean love, to another, it would
be the name of their daughter.
Dreams are usually about the dreamer
your dreams are full of all kinds of people, animals and
landscapes, most of them refer to the you. For example, if you dream
about someone you know who you feel is very selfish, your dream may be
pointing out your own selfishness.
scenarios that wake you in the night, your heart pounding, are
often warnings to change your ways. Although they can also be caused by
indigestion, they are usually trying to “awaken” you to change. For
example, if you dream of spiders coming out of ice cream, you may be
allergic to dairy products or eating too many sweets.
If you don’t dream
dreams. If you think you don’t, it only means that you don’t
remember your dreams. Before you go to bed, give yourself a suggestion
to remember your dreams. Get serious and keep a pen and notebook by
your bed. As soon as you awaken write down whatever comes to you even
if it is only a color or a feeling. Before long you’ll be remembering
Work with Your Dreams
become proficient in understanding your dreams, begin to act on
the suggestions you receive, always measuring what you receive against
common sense. For example, you shouldn’t jump off a bridge if you
dreamt about it. You might take a leap, though, and try something new.
|"But remember, Pan has also
said that nature can and wants to heal the earth. We have only to
appreciate how much nature does for us and ask for its help."
~ When We Were Gods, p.
Chapter 14, Carol
describes a visit from an other-worldly visitor who seemed to be Pan,
Lord of the Wilderness. He wanted his message to be included in the
Take a look at the marvelous
sunflowers and peppers that grew in Carol’s garden. It was as if Pan,
who oversees the natural world, gave her thanks for including his
message in the book. Carol believes Pan also wanted to show us just
how much nature can do when we cooperate with the natural world.
The Importance of
Which is Part of the
The sun is part of the natural world,
and although we long for en-“light”-enment, we take sunlight totally
for granted. Even though the purpose of our spiritual searching is to
bring us to “light” from darkness, we have little respect for the one
and only source of enduring light available to us: the sun.
~ When We Were Gods, p. 50
especially intrigued with the statement that the root of our undoing
was that we live our lives as if we are greater than God and that the
antidote was to greet the rising sun saying, “God is greater,” three
~ When We Were Gods,
Exercise: Every morning, greet the rising sun, lifting arms overhead
and saying, “God is Greater” three times (without glasses or
contacts—but don’t stare directly at
* Helps to cure the soul sickness of disobedience
* Encourages alignment of the body with the soul
through the spiritual centers
* Feeds the pineal with the raw material of
early morning sunlight
* Reinforces, at the cell level, that the light
overcomes the darkness
* Acknowledges our dependence on the natural world
(including the sun)
* Reminds us who we really are: Light beings made in
the image of the Creator
(As described in When We Were Gods,
Chapter 8, “The Light Without”)
have to go for hypnotherapy to discover your past lives. The clues are
all around you.
|Loves and Passions
One clue may be through your interests.
For example, the young woman in the photo loves to make medieval and
renaissance clothes. Her love of sewing and the clothes of that
historical period are both clues to her possible previous lifetimes.
What do you
love? Do you have a passion for Chinese furniture? Japanese food? Tall
ships? Are you crazy about ancient Egypt, the Pyramids, or Atlantis? Do
you long to visit Peru? These are all clues to previous incarnations.
Hates and Dislikes
as your loves can be clues to previous lifetimes, those things that you
dislike can also suggest your previous incarnations. For example, for
years Carol hated all kinds of crystals. As she discovered under deep
hypnosis, she had been involved with the powerful and destructive
energy source in Atlantis, the Great Crystal.
you hate? Does Chinese food make you sick? Do the styles of the roaring
twenties look ridiculous to you? Do you hate big band music? Is Germany
the one country you hope to never visit? Do pictures of the Roman
Coliseum chill your bones? There's a good chance you were there. If
you experience a strong emotional reaction to a place or time period,
it is a clue to a possible previous lifetime.
Past Life Dreams
previous incarnations are not that unusual. Many people have them.
Unlike regular dreams in which people look like we do today, past life
dreams are characterized by period costumes and perhaps, horses and
carriages, teepees, swords, dug-out canoes, etc. Incidentally, you may
be the opposite sex in a previous incarnation.
the people with whom you have close relationships are people you have
likely known before. Often they are part of a group with whom you
incarnate over and over again. In each lifetime you and your associates
play different parts. Especially when there is an initial strong
attraction or revulsion, you probably have had a lifetime with the
person before. And, an initial strong attraction does not necessarily
mean that your previous relationship with that person was a good one.
It only means that you recognize the person.
have had hundreds and even thousands of previous lifetimes. However,
you don't work on resolving your lessons from all these past lives all
at once. In fact, in your present lifetime, you're probably working on
six to ten previous incarnations. In addition, even though you probably
have shared past lives with everyone with whom you are closely involved
in this lifetime, you aren't necessarily working on the same
incarnations as your friends and relations are.
Children May Talk
About Past Lives
good idea to keep a journal for your children when they’re small
because they will sometimes tell you about their previous lifetimes.
Especially in the under-five years of age your child or grandchild may
say, "I love to wear the big boots and the hat with the big feather in
it.” If you don’t squelch the child’s train of thought by telling him
or her, “You don’t have a hat with a big feather in it”, the child may
add, “And I am very good at fighting with a sword.” Could your little
one have been a Musketeer?