This chapter begins your initiation into the hidden history of planet Earth, which is our first major key in unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

Keep in mind that certain concepts that some find difficult to make “room” for in their minds need to be installed early along, and that there is a big payoff to having this information in mind later on.

As always, if a certain part stumps you, just continue reading along, as what matters is the overall vision, not the specifics.

The discussions in this book will increasingly lead the reader to the understanding that the ancient world knew a lot more about the real way that things work than we do right now in the mainstream.

If we want to understand how the physical Universe really “works,” including the spiritual connections, some of our best pieces of evidence will be found in the written and physical relics of the distant past.

Indeed, we can no longer deny that a very advanced civilization existed at least 12,500 years ago, and possibly much farther into the mists of remote antiquity than that as well.

For those who are interested in pursuing this knowledge and research further, the following contemporary books are a brief sampling of some of those that have demonstrated themselves as being quite academic, reputable and enlightening:

The Mysteries of Atlantis Revisited by Edgar Evans Cayce

Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock

When the Sky Fell by Rand and Rose Flem-Ath

The Orion Mystery by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert

Message of the Sphinx by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval

From Atlantis to the Sphinx by Colin Wilson


The most common argument of “proof” that one will encounter when reading the above books and others like them has now been dubbed as the “smoking gun” of the case for Atlantis.

We are hereby referring to the observable fact that the Great Sphinx of Egypt, situated directly next to the three main pyramids on the Gizeh plateau, shows unmistakable signs of having been weathered by water.

There certainly isn’t any water in the Egyptian desert at the present time, nor was there any in the times typically cited for the construction of the pyramids. This is easy enough to prove through direct geological studies of the surrounding lands.

This intriguing pattern of weathering on the Sphinx was originally observed by R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, a brilliant scholar and thorough researcher who completely redefined humanity’s understandings of ancient Egypt and Atlantis through the mid-1900’s.

Contemporary author John Anthony West re-discovered this anomalous weathering pattern, which was rather casually mentioned in de Lubicz’s book The Temple of Man, and realized that it was clearly something that was testable and provable that had been almost miraculously overlooked in the past.

And after many, many failed attempts to gain the support of myriad geologists, West was able to find cooperation with Robert Schoch, a young but well-respected expert in the field, having already written four published books on archeology by his late 20’s.

Schoch was reluctant to investigate West’s hypothesis until he was certain that he had secured tenure at his academic organization, but by the beginning of the 1990’s he was ready to proceed. West and Schoch then finally traveled to Egypt and realized that the case was even more powerful than they had previously thought; there were overwhelmingly redundant signs of water weathering everywhere they looked, both on the Sphinx and nearby temples made of huge stone blocks as well.

The Sphinx was carved out of limestone, which is a conglomerate of sandy particles that have fused together into a solid. Wind erosion produces stratified, horizontally ribbed surfaces in limestone that look like the pages on the side of an old book, as certain layers of the conglomerate rock will be thinner and weaker and certain layers thicker and stronger.

The thicker areas of limestone will resist the power of the wind more strongly and thus erode less, whereas the thinner layers will disappear more quickly, thus producing an uneven surface that most of us have probably seen in desert photographs, or perhaps even in person.

On the other hand, water erosion produces smooth, sensuous curves that cut directly down into the rock regardless of its thickness, forming rounded corners, snakelike rivulets and crevices.

The signs of this erosion are so obvious that when West disguised the Sphinx out of the pictures with tape, all geologists who he showed the images to could agree that it was a picture of a rock outcrop with water erosion.

However, once West removed the tape and showed them where the picture was from, they immediately grew agitated and did not want to discuss it any further, for the simple fear of losing their reputation. Dr. Schoch was the first geologist to face the facts and stake his own reputation on the obvious.

And since we all know that Egypt is now a desert, the Sphinx simply must have been built at a time when a lush, green jungle climate with abundant rainfall was in existence.

And even the most outrageously conservative geological estimates for there to be enough water in Egypt to create such formations date back to at least 7,000 BC, and most would agree that 9,000 BC is a far more realistic figure; and that is simply the most recent time that there was any rainfall at all. You must then also factor in exactly how long it would take for such advanced water weathering to occur – certainly not a few hundred years but potentially many thousands.

And so, even if one was to throw away the multitudes of other solid evidence that exists in support of an advanced ancient civilization, we can still come back to the Sphinx. Once we know what we are looking for, we will realize that this is only one of the more obvious means of proving that the historical “Atlantean” culture – i.e. an ancient advanced civilization – had a precedent in fact.


The next popular academic argument for “Atlantis” came from Robert Bauval in “The Orion Mystery,” from the early 1990s, though Dr. J.J. Hurtak originally mentioned the same concept in The Keys of Enoch in the 1970s.

The three main Pyramids of Egypt at Giza are arranged in close proximity to each other, and Bauval was curious about the apparent lack of symmetry or geometry in their layout. He knew that there had to be some reason for why they were aligned in the way that is now seen overhead.

Inspiration finally struck as he looked up at the constellation of Orion, which has three main stars that form the middle section, referred to as the “belt.” He realized that the Pyramids of Giza were configured in precisely the same manner as the “belt” of Orion, and he quickly proved his point by overlaying the site maps of the Pyramids and the star maps of Orion’s belt on top of each other.

Not only was each Pyramid in the proper position, but even the relative sizes and colors of the Pyramids were directly proportional to the magnitudes and colors of the stars in Orion’s belt.

(The Cheops and Khefren pyramids were both originally covered in white limestone and are approximately the same size, like the two main stars in Orion’s belt, whereas the Menkaure pyramid is significantly smaller and was originally encased in red granite, just like the dimmer and redder third star.)

As Bauval continued to investigate the matter, he realized that the architects of Giza had created a perfect duplication of the starry heavens on Earth – an idea that fit in perfectly with their concept of the connection between the physical world and the Duat, or spiritual world.

Furthermore, the position of the Nile River relative to the Pyramids was identical to the position of the Milky Way relative to Orion’s belt in the starry night sky. Further Pyramids near Giza seemed to suggest that several other significant stars of Orion and the nearby Hyades constellation were immortalized in stone on the Earth as well.

Figure 2.1 – Robert Bauval’s Comparison of Orion/Milky Way with Giza/Nile

Though this alignment is intriguing, it does not appear to give us any new information about the time that the pyramids were built. However, by using a program known as Skyglobe, Bauval realized that the only “recent” time that the Milky Way would be perfectly aligned with the Nile River was roughly 12,500 years ago.

At that time, and only at that time, (unless you were willing to travel back more than 30,000 years ago,) one could stand on Earth and observe the Pyramids and Nile River at a distance, and watch the Nile align directly with the Milky Way, while the stars of Orion’s belt would perfectly align with the positions of the terrestrial pyramids.

This is caused by the phenomenon of the Earth’s precession, a long-term wobble in its rotational path that we will discuss later.

As a simple, preliminary explanation of precession, you would normally expect that when you get to the same time each year, where the Earth is at a specific angle to the Sun, such as the equinox or solstice, then all the stars should be in the same positions from year to year on that date.

Nevertheless, the stars in the night sky will drift from those visible positions by one degree every 72 years, tracing a full circular path through an area of the night sky about every 25,920 years.

If you build a temple to align with a star at the solstice time, then within a relatively short time your descendants would realize that something was causing these star positions to shift out of their previous alignment.

So, it was clear that Bauval had found a time capsule, an encoded archeological matrix of information designed to show the exact time that the entire complex was first designed and planned. Clearly, the ancient architects were very clever to design such a system.

Another layer of “proof” is the fact that during this same time frame, and only during this time frame, the Sphinx directly faces the constellation of Leo the Lion, due to its position in the Earth’s precession.

This whole body of findings is so obvious and compelling that it has completely bypassed the prejudiced “peer review” of mainstream archeology and gone directly into the public consciousness through documentaries on Discovery Channel and the like.


Another recent breakthrough in the argument for a lost civilization with high technology comes from Christopher Dunn, whose main expertise is in drilling.

Dunn has definitively proven that certain artifacts, including the empty coffin or “Granite Coffer” that is featured in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid, show signs of super-advanced drilling techniques that surpass anything now in our possession.

Dunn analyzed the Granite Coffer and found unmistakable evidence that indicated that it had been hollowed out with some form of tube-shaped drill that would core out a piece at a time.

The spiraling patterns that were left behind in the granite showed that this drill was capable of boring through 1/10th of an inch of rock per second.

However, granite is such a hard stone that even our most modern diamond-tipped drilling systems can do no better than 1/100th of an inch per second, meaning that the ancient technology used works ten times better than any method now at our disposal.

In books such as Fingerprints of the Gods, Graham Hancock points out another intriguing aspect of Dunn’s work. In various ancient Egyptian tombs we see carved vases and statues of diorite, which is a dark-colored material that is considered to be one of the hardest forms of stone on earth.

These vases have very long and thin necks, and are carved out from one single piece of diorite. The openings on some vases are not even large enough for a child’s finger to fit inside, and yet their inner contents were hollowed out perfectly.

So now we must not only visualize a drill that puts our current designs to shame, but a drill that must have flexibility as well, in order to produce a tiny hole and then move around inside.

Dunn’s conclusion is that the Ancients must have been in possession of a drilling technique that far outstrips anything that we now possess.

He goes on further to suggest that these ancient drills might have utilized ultrasonic sound somehow, thus working in a similar fashion to how the repetitive vibration of a jackhammer carves up concrete streets and sidewalks.

But even then, he is at a loss to explain how they could have carved the diorite vases. While these findings do not give an exact date for when such work would be produced, they certainly do not appear to be consonant with any technological developments in known Egyptian history.

They appear to be much more in tune with a society that had technical capabilities equal to or exceeding our own.


Frontier scientist Richard Hoagland’s research team The Enterprise Mission, at, pointed out another relatively new and interesting development in the proof for a lost technological society.

Among other points, Hoagland et al. discuss the recent findings of German scientists Dr. Algund Eeboom and Mr. Peter Belting.

Several small gold trinkets have been recovered from tombs of the Incas, dating back thousands of years. These trinkets clearly depict structures that undeniably appear to be workable flying airplanes, complete with what appear to be gun turrets on some of the wings. See for yourself:

Figure 2.2 – Eeboom and Belting’s discovery of ancient gold trinkets of working aircraft.

In order to prove that these tiny models represented real airplanes, Eeboom and Belting collaborated together to design perfect schematic diagrams of the tiny objects. They then expanded the proportions of these blueprints large enough to build workable scale models.

And to their amazement, they found that by simply putting a propeller at the front and stabilizers on the wings, the planes not only flew but were capable of performing complex aeronautical maneuvers via remote control.

See the above link for more details and photographs of their prototype in action.

Hoagland et al. also point out the far more well-known fact that working bird-shaped gliders have been found within tombs in Egypt.

Since these gliders also possess remarkable similarity to working airplanes and are capable of long flights when thrown, we must assume that the ancient Egyptians were also well aware of this technology.

With the evidence now seen from the Incan tombs above, we may suppose that the bird gliders were simply children’s toy models of systems that were in much more common use at one time.

And so, if we are seeing workable airplane models being built as small gold statuettes and wooden models in two different ancient cultures separated by the Atlantic, we certainly can assume that a large-scale technological society with full-sized, working aircraft may have been in existence at one time as well.

It is frustrating that we have not found any full-sized models. However, after a hypothesized 12,500 years of time passing, we should expect that any such structures made of wood or metal would have long since deteriorated.

The Atlantean lore from the Edgar Cayce readings states that almost the entire concentration of that society was on an island in the Atlantic that included present-day Cuba and outlying areas as well, and which subsided under ocean waters, known as “Poseidia.”

And if the modern toys of our society were suddenly subjected to a vast cataclysm and promptly left unattended for 12,500 years, the savage action of tidal waves, land subsidence, rust, tornadoes, hurricanes, rising sea levels, glaciers, natural disasters and all other forms of growth and decay would most likely completely wipe out all remnants of things such as wooden houses, hollow buildings and skyscrapers of glass, and metallic automobiles, trains or airplanes.

So therefore, despite their toy-like appearance, which may indeed have been the playthings of children at one time, these tiny gold statuettes could well have been considered very sacred objects – some of the sole remaining fragments of a culture of “Gods” destroyed in the seas of Time.

These precious models were held onto and possibly copied over and reduplicated for thousands of years by the survived “Atlantean” cultures of the Incas and Egyptians before being buried in their tombs. They may well have been the direct symbols of a lost “time of the Gods” when humankind had conquered the skies and could fly around at will, with the gifts of advanced technology.


If one still is not convinced by working ancient airplanes, special time-encoded alignments, super-advanced drilling and water weathering on the Sphinx, an even more impressive “smoking gun” is now available in the mainstream.

As of late 2001, Paul Weinzweig and Paulina Zelitsky of Advanced Digital Communications, a company dedicated to using advanced undersea scanning technology to salvage shipwrecks, discovered a massive city of “pyramids, roads and buildings” some 2000 feet down under the sea on the western edge of Cuba.

Right as we were putting this final revised chapter together, this story broke for the first time into the mainstream media, through an article by Kevin Sullivan for the Washington Post newspaper, page A25, on Thursday, October 10, 2002. Read for yourself:

HAVANA – The images appear slowly on the video screen, like ghosts from the ocean floor. The videotape, made by an unmanned submarine, shows massive stones in oddly symmetrical square and pyramid shapes in the deep-sea darkness.

Sonar images taken from a research ship 2,000 feet above are even more puzzling. They show that the smooth, white stones are laid out in a geometric pattern. The images look like fragments of a city, in a place where nothing man-made should exist, spanning nearly eight square miles of a deep-ocean plain off Cuba’s western tip…

The discovery immediately sparked speculation about Atlantis, the fabled lost city first described by Plato in 360 B.C.. Weinzweig and Zelitsky were careful not to use the A word and said that much more study was needed before such a conclusion could be reached.

But that has not stopped a boomlet of speculation, most of it on the Internet. Atlantis-hunters have long argued their competing theories that the lost city was off Cuba, off the Greek island of Crete, off Gibraltar or elsewhere. Several Web sites have touted the ADC images as a possible first sighting.

Among those who suspect the site may be Atlantis is George Erikson, a California anthropologist who co-authored a book in which he predicted that the lost city would be found offshore in the tropical Americas.

“I have always disagreed with all the archaeologists who dismiss myth,” said Erikson, who said he had been shunned by many scientists since publishing his book about Atlantis. He said the story has too many historical roots to be dismissed as sheer fantasy and that if the Cuban site proves to be Atlantis, he hopes “to be the first to say, ‘I told you so.’ “

Manuel Iturralde, one of Cuba’s leading geologists, said it was too soon to know what the images prove. He has examined the evidence and concluded that, “It’s strange, it’s weird; we’ve never seen something like this before, and we don’t have an explanation for it.”

Iturralde said volcanic rocks recovered at the site strongly suggest that the undersea plain was once above water, despite its extreme depth. He said the existence of those rocks was difficult to explain, especially because there are no volcanoes in Cuba.

He also said that if the symmetrical stones are determined to be the ruins of buildings, it could have taken 50,000 years or more for tectonic shifting to carry them so deep into the ocean.

The ancient Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is only about 5,000 years old, which means the Cuba site “wouldn’t fit with what we know about human architectural evolution,” he said. [emphasis added]

If we read this article with a clear and open mind, it isn’t hard to see that the “disclosure timeline” that so many in the metaphysical community believe to exist is now being pushed forward.

The skepticism borders on the ridiculous, especially once we learn that the pyramids are indeed perfect replicas of those still visible in Mesoamerica, that the “geometric pattern” of the “smooth, white stones” is in some cases exactly the same design as Stonehenge, and that obviously manmade inscriptions such as crosses have been observed and filmed on the stones.

Furthermore, Zelitsky leaked to Enterprise Mission’s chief investigator Richard Hoagland that they have also found giant Sphinx statues as well. Let us not forget the priests who refused to look through Galileo’s telescope, because they literally did not want to see the proof that they were wrong. So, regardless of what you choose to name it, the ancient civilization did exist. Period.

And the Edgar Cayce readings said that before the final parts of Atlantis sank, the island continent of Poseidia was the center of population, and was located where Cuba and the Yucatan are now.

Thankfully, National Geographic is planning a full-blown manned submarine mission to the site in summer 2003. Originally it was promised for summer of 2002, but “funding problems” interrupted the process. Perhaps “someone” didn’t think the world was ready yet… and we’ll explain why that is later in this chapter.

[11/26/07: As we said in the Prologue, this disclosure never happened. The ‘cover-up’ goes on.]


Contrary to what many might believe, even those who have been studying the subject for a long time, there do appear to be certain sources of literature that have survived from the time of Atlantis.

The most informative material to provide an explanation for the airplane models that we discussed above comes from the Vedic scriptures of India. According to David Hatcher Childress in the book Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India and Atlantis,

The India of 15,000 years ago is sometimes known as the Rama Empire, a land that was contemporary with Atlantis. A huge wealth of texts still extant in India testify to the extremely advanced civilization that is said by these texts to go back over 26,000 years.

Terrible wars and subsequent earth changes destroyed these civilizations, leaving only isolated pockets of civilization.

The devastating wars of the (Hindu scripture known as the) Ramayana and particularly of the Mahabrata are said to have been the culmination of the terrible wars of the last Kali Yuga, (or cosmic cycle of time.)

The dating process is difficult, in that there is no exact way to date the yugas because there are cycles within cycles and yugas within yugas. A greater yuga cycle is said to last 6000 years while a smaller yuga cycle is only 360 years in the theory expounded by Dr. Kunwarlal Jain Vyas.

His papers said that Rama belongs to the twenty-fourth small yuga cycle and that there is an interval of 71 cycles between Manu and Mahabrata period, which comes out to be 26,000 years.

Clearly, if the smaller Hindu cycle of time is 360 years and the authors of their scriptures have diligently counted at least 71 of them, we are dealing with a civilization that is far older than we are currently willing to acknowledge.

More importantly, within the voluminous Vedic scriptures are repeated references to vimanas, or flying craft, as well as the usage of what appear to be devastating nuclear weapons. Indeed, some of the Vedic descriptions of the vimana so perfectly match our modern concept of an airplane that scholars invariably use this word when translating them into English.

To elaborate a bit further on this point, we will cite a quotation from Dr. Richard L. Thompson’s book Alien Identities. Thompson is a Cornell graduate whose Ph.D. is in mathematics, and who also has a deep interest in Vedic studies and UFOlogy.

His book actually stands fast as one of the few genuine breakthrough texts in UFOlogy today, where an author made significant new discoveries instead of simply rehashing second-hand accounts of events such as the purported crash at Roswell.

And so, from Chapter 7, pgs. 260-261, we read the following, with underlines and comments that we inserted:

[The ancient author] Bhoja’s [text, called] Samarangana-sutradhara, states that the main material of a flying machine [or vimana’s] body is light wood, or laghu-daru. The craft has the shape of a large bird with a wing on each side.

The motive force is provided by a fire-chamber with mercury placed over a flame. The power generated by the heated mercury, helped by the flapping of the wings by a rider inside, causes the machine to fly through the air.

Since the craft was equipped with an engine, we can speculate that the flapping of the wings was intended to control the direction of flight rather than provide the motive power…

[Note: The idea of the “flapping of the wings” could simply be an error in translation by successive Vedic authors, initially referring to the pilot’s utilization of the ailerons and stabilizers to steer the plane as it flew.]

I would suggest that the vimanas described by Bhoja are much more similar to conventional airplanes than to UFOs. Thus they are made of ordinary materials like wood, they have wings, and they fly like birds…

However these vimanas were actually powered, it seems likely that they relied on some conventional mechanical method that extracted energy from burning fuel and used it to produce a flow of air over wings.

We can contrast this with the flight characteristics of UFOs which don’t have wings, jets or propellers, and seem to fly in a manner that contradicts known physical principles.

The Vedic description of a possible nuclear blast, culled directly from page 677 of the transcription of the ancient Drona Parva text itself, is enough to give us chills even now. Despite its horrific contents, we have inserted it here to remind ourselves of what we have done to each other in our own past:

The valiant Adwatthaman, then staying resolutely on his (vimana) touched water and invoked the Agneya weapon, incapable of being resisted by the very Gods.

Aiming at all his visible and invisible foes, the preceptor’s son, that Slayer of hostile heroes, inspired with mantras a blazing shaft of the effulgence of a smokeless fire and let it off on all sides, filled with rage.

Dense showers of arrows then issued from it in the welkin. Endued with fiery flames those arrows encompassed Parthie on all sides. Meteors flashed down from the firmament.

A thick gloom suddenly shrouded the (Pandava) host. All points of the compass also were enveloped by that darkness… Inauspicious winds began to blow. The Sun himself no longer gave any heat… The very elements seemed to be perturbed…

The Universe scorched with heats seemed to be in a fever. The elephants and other creatures of the land scorched by the energy of that weapon, ran in fright, breathing heavily and desirous of protection against that terrible force.

The very water being heated, the creatures residing in that element, O Bharata, became exceedingly uneasy and seemed to burn…

Huge elephants burnt by that weapon, fell down on the Earth all around, uttering fierce cries loud as those of the clouds.

Other huge elephants, scorched by that fire, ran hither and thither, roared aloud in fear, as if in the midst of a forest conflagration.

The steeds, O King, and the cars also burnt by that weapon looked, O Sire, like the tops of trees burnt in a forest fire.

Indeed, if this is not a terrifying description of the usage of a nuclear device in anger, then how do we explain all the connections that are so easily seen?

Is it for this reason that Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the nuclear bomb, was quoted as saying upon the first test of a modern prototype, loosely paraphrased, “This is not the first time that mankind has exploded a nuclear device?”


So, throughout the course of researching this subject, we will see that there is overwhelming tangible evidence, including written texts and an eight-mile square city of pyramids, roads and buildings on the sea floor of western Cuba, supporting the existence of a lost advanced civilization.

It is important for us to remember that the descriptions of this civilization are only tangentially similar to our own – and most of the similarities have to do with technology. According to many, many different sources, including the Vedic scriptures, the Atlantean culture was far more spiritually centered than our current culture could ever possibly be.

They simply shared an entirely different perspective on reality, one wherein some important fundamental truths of the Universe were far more understood, and explained in ways that are unfamiliar to most of us upon first glance.

Schwaller de Lubicz’s works go into extensive detail about this completely separate paradigm espoused by the Ancients – and as we progress further, we will have quotes from a scholar named Manly Palmer Hall who will help us to understand that symbolism is a very significant portion of this spiritual paradigm.

Furthermore, as we already stated there are ample historical texts and data from all over the world that support the idea that the Atlantean civilization was routinely visited by and in cooperation with extraterrestrial intelligence. J

oseph Campbell, writing under the pen name “Ernest Scott,” i.e. the “Earnest Scotsman,” referred to this intelligence as the “Hidden Directorate” in his book The People of the Secret.

Past civilizations such as Atlantis apparently established an advanced rapport with these visitors. The scholarly work entitled Gods and Spacemen of the Ancient East by W. Raymond Drake provides a truly worldwide cultural perspective on cooperative human-extraterrestrial interaction in ancient history.

The historical accounts that Drake invokes come from such diverse civilizations as India, Sumer, Tibet, China, Japan, Egypt, Israel and Babylon – and the book significantly repairs the damage done by the likes of Erich Von Daniken, who apparently falsified a great deal of data to come up with his conclusions regarding such interactions in books like the 1970’s best-seller Chariots of the Gods.

To help us support our continuing argument for an advanced civilization that cooperated with extraterrestrials / higher dimensional beings in the remote past, we again bring in evidence from India cited in Dr. Thompson’s book, page 216-217.

Here, he discusses the various “powers” known as siddhis that cosmic or extraterrestrial beings visiting earth at the time, [which he calls “Vedic humanoids,”] frequently discussed in the Vedas, had readily available to them. These siddhis were also said to be available to certain illuminated human masters as well:

* Mental communication and thought-reading. These are standard among Vedic humanoids, but normal speech through sound is also generally used.

* Being able to see or hear at a great distance.

* Laghima-siddhi: levitation or antigravity. There is also a power of creating tremendous weight.

* Anima- and mahima-siddhis: the power to change the size of objects or living bodies without disrupting their structure.

* Prapti-siddhi: the power to move objects from one place to another, apparently without crossing the intervening space. This power is connected with the ability to travel into parallel, higher-dimensional realms.

* The ability to move objects directly through the ether, without being impeded by gross physical obstacles. This type of travel is called vihayasa. There is also a type of travel called mano-java, in which the body is directly transferred to a distant point by the action of the mind.

* Vasita-siddhi: the power of long-distance hypnotic control. Vedic accounts point out that this power can be used to control people’s thoughts from a distance.

* Antardhana, or invisibility.

* The ability to assume different forms or to generate illusory body forms.

* The power of entering within another person’s body and controlling it. This is done using the subtle body (defined below.)

* [Author’s Note: The definition of the subtle body is referred to in common parapsychological literature as the astral body or soul body, and apparently these ancient societies had a much firmer recognition of its existence and of the ability to transfer one’s normal waking consciousness fully into it.

Modern-day explorers of this art refer to it as having an OBE, or out-of-body experience. The literature on NDE’s, or Near-Death Experiences, seems to have a close parallel as well.]

Although many “academics” would automatically throw out these ideas as being far too mind-bending to be real, there are repeated examples of many of these “siddhis” appearing in ordinary people in our modern age.

Michael Talbot’s incredible book The Holographic Universe covers these types of phenomena in great detail, and such data will also be discussed in volumes II and III of this series.

In Dr. Thompson’s book, a far-reaching series of correlations are made between these phenomena as expressed in the Vedas and the many various UFO reports that have come about in this wide-ranging field.

Simply put, we can see that a society that could command abilities like those listed above would be truly extraordinary, and would obviously be viewing life from a much different perspective than that which we now have.

Returning to our immediate discussion regarding extraterrestrials, Dr. Thompson reveals the Vedic perspective on the nature and abundance of extraterrestrial life on the page before the above list is given:

The Puranas speak of 400,000 humanlike races of beings living on various planets and of 8,000,000 other life forms, including plants and lower animals.

Out of the 400,000 humanlike forms, human beings as we know them are said to be among the least powerful. This, of course, ties in with the picture that emerges from accounts of UFO encounters. [emphasis added]

Clearly, our current society does not have open contact with our alleged visitors. In a society that did have such contact, their view of the Universe would indeed be very different than ours – especially with the knowledge that humankind was “among the least powerful” of the other races of beings that it was aware of.

There was a time, apparently, where we knew how plentiful life was in the galaxy and had contact with it, but that time has been lost. And even though they were still in the kindergarten version of universal evolution, at that time the Rama / Atlantean civilization possessed inner qualities and outer technology that are only just now becoming tangible for us once again.

It is important that we note that although some vimana appear to have been airplanes, there were other designs in use that apparently go far beyond any technology that we now openly possess.

The most important Vedic text on the vimana, says Childress in Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India and Atlantis, is the Vaimanika Sastra, first reported to have been found in 1918 in the Baroda Royal Sanskrit Library.

Previous references were made to this text by other authors, but it was not rediscovered until 1918 — a flutter of time after 1901, when the Wright Brothers made the entire question of the existence of vimana aircraft much more plausible to modern humanity.

(Remember that right up until the day the Wright Brothers flew, notable skeptics such as Sir William Thomson boldly declared that “heavier-than-air flight” was impossible.)

Although some have questioned the authenticity of the Vaimanika Sastra, Childress details the many qualities of the text that lend serious credibility to it.

As we read the following, remember that a translator’s job is to take these ancient words and to then match them up with their closest approximation in our own modern language:

Says the Vaimanika Sastra about itself: In this book are described 8 pregnant and captivating chapters, the arts of manufacturing various types of aeroplanes of smooth and comfortable travel in the sky, as a unifying force for the Universe, contributive to the well-being of mankind.

That which can go by its own force, like a bird, on earth, or water, or air, is called Vimana.

That which can travel in the sky, from place to place, land to land, or globe to globe, is called Vimana by scientists in Aeronautics. The ancient manuscript claims to give:

  • The secrets of constructing aeroplanes, which will not break, which cannot be cut, will not catch fire, and cannot be destroyed.
  • The secret of making planes motionless.
  • The secret of making planes invisible.
  • The secret of hearing conversations and other sounds in enemy places.
  • The secret of retrieving photographs of the interior of enemy planes
  • The secret of ascertaining the direction of enemy planes approach.
  • The secret of making persons in enemy planes lose consciousness.
  • The secret of destroying enemy planes.

Unfortunately, due to size constraints we cannot give Dr. Thompson, David Hatcher Childress, Raymond Drake and others’ material anywhere near the degree of coverage that it really needs in order to completely prove the point – but the evidence is out there.

The reason for why Thompson’s Alien Identities is considered such a breakthrough book is that it presents exhaustive, groundbreaking documentation from both the Vedic scriptures as well as modern UFO literature, and shows a highly significant number of coincidences between the two bodies of data, both on material and spiritual levels.

While the vimanas referred to in the Vedic scriptures are clearly some form of airplane, there are repetitive examples of flying craft and humanoid beings that are definitely far, far more advanced and unlike those of contemporary or ancient humans, and sources such as Dr. Thompson’s book cover this in great detail.


The encyclopedic work of Zecharia Sitchin, including Genesis Revisited and especially in his series entitled The Earth Chronicles, also focuses on this cooperation between humankind and extraterrestrial life that once existed.

Dr. Sitchin claims to be one of only about 200 people in the world who can fully read and translate the ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets. By simply accepting that the information and historical accounts may well be true, documented facts, without falling back on the standard belief that they are simply myths, Sitchin has made some very surprising discoveries.

His work is so solid that no skeptics have ever made any serious attempts to disassemble it. Therefore, Sitchin is simply ignored, as his scholarship is so complex, integrated and far-reaching that no one has been willing to try to mount a full attack.

Once again, in Sitchin’s books we see written evidence of super-advanced flying technology (as well as more mundane forms such as rockets,) extraterrestrial humanoids, lasers and weaponry, as well as a veritable cornucopia of advanced knowledge, including rigorously accurate and detailed descriptions of our Solar System.

Within these ancient texts are diagrams and properties of all the planets that we have currently discovered as well as a large “twelfth planet” named Nibiru.

The existence of that very planet is just now being formally (and quietly) acknowledged by the mainstream scientific community as of October 1999. The modern case for a distant planet that recent NASA scientists have presented comes from the mysterious, visible perturbations in the orbits of distant comets originating from the far recesses of our solar system, which suggest that there must be a potentially Jupiter-sized planet beyond the orbit of Pluto whose gravity is affecting them.

Nevertheless, there is no real evidence that this planet is going to pass by the Earth in May 2003, as many still believe at the time of this updated edition in October 2002.

Based on the intensely technical descriptions that come to us from the Sumerian cuneiform tablets, some of which we will explore in mathematical detail in future chapters, we must wonder if they were at least partially derived from verbally-preserved Atlantean records.

This could explain the basis behind the epic “Saga of Gilgamesh,” which details the story of a small group of people led by a man named Gilgamesh who survived an ancient flood – i.e. the demise of Atlantis.

In The Earth Chronicles, Sitchin makes a solid case for the Biblical story of Noah and the Ark being a condensed and simplified version of this tale, where the character Gilgamesh was renamed Noah and many other important details were omitted.


The existence of Atlantean flood-survivors such as Gilgamesh also helps to reveal the identity of the illustrious “men from the sea” such as the Sumerian / Babylonian sea-king Oannes who were described in many ancient cultures worldwide as coming and civilizing various peoples so quickly.

The most prevalent idea behind the Oannes story is that he was simply the first of these Atlantean survivors who appeared before the public and dressed up in, believe it or not, fish suits to add a mythical, magical presence to their identity for the then-uncivilized, superstitious masses.

Were the air and sea-worthy vimana still in partial existence at this time, Oannes could have simply parked their craft under the sea, venturing out of it by day and back to it at night.

Here we cite a quote from Alexander Polyhistor in Raymond Drake’s book about this. (“Berossus” was a Sumerian / Chaldean author responsible for recording the original account of this information.)

Berossus describes an animal endowed with reason, who was called Oannes; the whole body of the animal was like that of a fish, and had under a fish’s head another (regular human) head, and also feet below, similar to those of a man, subjoined to the fish’s tail.

His voice too and language was articulate and human, and a representation of him is preserved even to this day.

This Being in the day-time used to converse with Man, but took no food at that season; and he gave them an insight into letters and sciences and every kind of art. He taught them to construct houses, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge.

He made them distinguish the seeds of the earth and showed them how to collect fruits; in short, he instructed them in everything which could tend to soften manners and humanize mankind.

From that time so universal were his instructions, nothing has been added material by way of improvement.

When the sun set, it was the custom of this Being to plunge again into the sea and abide all night in the deep, for he was amphibious. After this there appeared other animals like Oannes. [emphasis added]

As we can see, the single most remarkable aspect of the story of the Sumerian culture is how beings like Oannes led them so incredibly quickly from nomadic hunting and gathering” to an advanced society with running water, schools, codified law, government, domestication of animals and cultivation of crops for food and herbal healing remedies, as well as mathematics and geometry, house building and the like.

Obviously those of a higher civilization could come into a primitive culture and effect changes very quickly, just as we in the West have done throughout our entire world.


According to many, many sources from diversified fields, the survivors of Atlantis preserved their corpus of knowledge, albeit in a scattered form, as most of them left the sinking continent in great haste and with little to spare – hence the ancient story of Noah’s Ark.

The only historical account of Atlantis that ever made its way into the public was from the Greek philosopher Plato, and modern researchers still draw off of his writings when investigating the subject.

It is often written that Plato caused a serious upset in the Egyptian priesthood by publishing this data, as it was intended to remain strictly concealed from the public. According to Plato’s account, Atlantis disappeared in a sudden cataclysm that caused it to sink beneath the sea.

There were a precious few who became aware that this was going to happen before it actually did, and they were able to evacuate the island continent before the event itself occurred. They migrated to different areas throughout Europe, Africa and Asia as well as the Americas, most notably within the Mesoamerican region of the Yucatan.

According to the legends as preserved by Plato and others in secret, the majority of the entire world was not civilized during the time of Atlantis, but existed in a primitive / tribal state.

The secluded island of Atlantis itself, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on all sides, was far more advanced than many of the indigenous cultures that were already in existence in other parts of the world.

At that time, not everyone was at the same level of development by any means, and the legends say that Atlantis had just begun a large-scale colonization / civilization program for the outside world when they collapsed.

The Atlantean cataclysm completely submerged all the remnants of their once great island, and in many cases the survivors of this disaster found themselves thrust into situations with primitive peoples who could barely even begin to fathom the civilization that they had come from.

And in some of these cases, if they were to begin openly speaking about their knowledge, they would have been killed very quickly out of fear. T

herefore, it appears that the majority of survivors from Atlantis had to pass down their traditional knowledge in conditions of the utmost secrecy, knowing that their conflicting religious and scientific beliefs could quickly turn them into dinner for a tribe of wandering cannibals if they weren’t careful.

The overarching term that was given for the secret knowledge from the lost civilization of Atlantis, (other than “The Tradition,”) was “The Mysteries.”

In most cases, the secrecy of the Mysteries was kept so tightly that rigorous initiations were demanded of anyone who either chose or was invited to participate.

And furthermore, to insure their own survival the inheritors of the Atlantean legacy would often punish those who betrayed the secrets with death. In order to be entrusted with the secrets, you had to swear an oath that you gave permission to be killed if you ever revealed the knowledge to those who were “uninitiated.”

They believed that it was better to sacrifice one traitor than to lose everyone in an ambush soon afterwards – and this was a very real possibility at that time.

One can certainly imagine that many bands of survivors who did not either keep strict secrecy or were not as careful or dramatic as the Babylonian Oannes or the Mesoamerican Viracocha were simply wiped out, and that perhaps this common link among recognized historical figures of the Mysteries was the very thing that had preserved their knowledge through time.

According to numerous sources of evidence, especially “Secret Teachings of All Ages” by Manly Palmer Hall,” the knowledge of the Mysteries was almost totally wiped out more than once due to these oppressive conditions in uncivilized lands.

Yet, the underlying power of the information was so strong that great men would always come along and completely reintegrate all of the fragmented pieces. This happened in Greece with Thales, Pythagoras and Plato touring the African / Eurasian continents and compiling lost ancient data.

Much more recently it was done again by Francis Bacon, a highly-educated royal contemporary of the Elizabethan era who had access to ancient records in the Vatican and elsewhere. Bacon’s efforts to resuscitate the Mysteries were what directly fathered the modern-day Masonic Order, and he and Pythagoras are said by Manly Hall (discussed below) to be the single two most important figures in Masonry today.

The Masonic Order is often lambasted by modern ‘conspiracy theorists’ as an easy target due to its vows of secrecy and demonstrable worldwide power in our modern civilization.

There is strong first-hand evidence from “cult survivors” that a negatively oriented group known as the “Illuminati” has penetrated through certain aspects of the Masonic Order, though this does not necessarily impugn most average Masons. This will be discussed in more detail towards the end of this volume.

As just one of hundreds of examples, almost every person who signed the Declaration of Independence was a Mason, as well as a high number of astronauts and US Presidents. (Haven’t you ever wondered why there is a pyramid on the back of the dollar bill with the “All-Seeing Eye” on the top? Or why the Washington Monument is a perfect Egyptian obelisk?)

Many authors have gone far out of their way to demonstrate that the majority of high-level corporate executives, military officials and top government politicians all have connections to Masonry, and updated lists of these people (which may or may not be entirely accurate) are easily found through searching the Internet.

Only those who had penetrated through the highest “degrees” of Freemasonry had any idea about what the Mysteries really were. The lower degrees, especially the first three “Blue Degrees,” were designed to foster a large body of loyal and unified members for the group, thus enhancing Masonic power and influence without compromising any real knowledge or secrets.

Those who would receive the deepest knowledge could be carefully observed over a long period of time, and handpicked slowly and carefully through higher degrees in a very controlled fashion.

Any sign of lack of integrity, doubt or distrust on behalf of the initiate would permanently freeze his progress, insuring that he would never advance any further. (And yes, only men can join the Freemasons. The corresponding, much less popular women’s group is called Eastern Star.)

And so, even if certain “Illuminati” elements that have penetrated the top levels of the modern Masonic Order have become quite confused and power-hungry, the original secret information from Atlantis is very important to us.

It does not appear that the ancient information was biased towards the negative side of spirituality, though the “Illuminati” may have now co-opted it as such. Many researchers agree that the books of Manly Palmer Hall, a 33rd-degree Masonic initiate, (the highest publicly acknowledged degree,) are the ultimate source available for learning about the real secrets that are preserved by these modern inheritors of the Mysteries.

The book, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, is inarguably Hall’s finest accomplishment – written as a literal encyclopedia of all the great truths that he or any other members of these societies were willing to openly reveal.

And within that subset, Hall has quite a lot to say. Once all the other pieces are in place, we will see that Hall’s information is far more than adequate for recombining the true picture of the Atlantean Mysteries.

Hall’s book begins, paradoxically enough, with an enormous and perhaps even boring discussion of philosophers, from Greek to Roman right up through the present, going into great detail about their widely contradictory ideas.

In this discussion, we can clearly see how the unified knowledge of the Mysteries had already become widely dispersed, and everyone had their own theories based on what little they knew – and yet underneath it all, a common thread could be perceived.

Certain philosophers such as Pythagoras actively sought to eliminate this problem by traveling far and wide to collect this scattered secret information from other areas.

By the end of that chapter, the reader is practically exhausted with the huge body of philosophical information that was presented, and at this point Hall comes clean with the hidden Masonic knowledge that he is in contact with, regarding the true secret origin of all philosophy.

In this excerpt, he also touches upon the all-important concept of symbolism being used to convey information and hide truth from the uninitiated:

The magnificent institutions of Hindu, Chaldean (Sumerian), and Egyptian learning must be recognized as the actual source of Greek wisdom.

The last was patterned after the shadow cast by the sanctuaries of Ellora, Ur, and Memphis upon the thought substance of a primitive people. Thales, Pythagoras, and Plato in their philosophic wanderings contacted many distant cults and brought back the lore of Egypt and the inscrutable Orient.

From indisputable facts such as these it is evident that philosophy emerged from the religious Mysteries of antiquity, not being separated from religion until after the decay of the Mysteries.

He who would fathom the depths of philosophic thought must familiarize himself with the teachings of those initiated priests designated as the first custodians of divine revelation.

The Mysteries claimed to be the guardians of a transcendental knowledge so profound as to be incomprehensible save to the most exalted intellect and so potent as to be revealed with safety only to those in whom personal ambition was dead and who had consecrated their lives to the unselfish service of humanity.

Both the dignity of these sacred institutions and the validity of their claim to possession of Universal Wisdom are attested by the most illustrious philosophers of antiquity, who were themselves initiated into the profundities of the secret doctrine and who bore witness to its efficacy.

The question may legitimately be propounded: If these ancient mystical institutions were of such “great pith and moment,” why is so little information now available concerning them and the arcana they claimed to possess? T

he answer is simple enough: The Mysteries were secret societies, binding their initiates to inviolable secrecy, and avenging with death the betrayal of their sacred trusts.

Although these schools were the true inspiration of the various doctrines promulgated by the ancient philosophers, the fountainhead of those doctrines was never revealed to the profane.

Furthermore, in the lapse of time the teachings came so inextricably linked with the names of disseminators that the actual but recondite source — the Mysteries — came to be wholly ignored. [emphasis added]

And as we continue further along in Hall’s book, we come upon the chapter “Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity,” where the core idea of humanity’s hidden Atlantean past is expounded upon further:

“The history of Atlantis,” writes Ignatius Donnelly, “is the key of the Greek mythology. There can be no question that these gods of Greece were human beings. The tendency to attach divine attributes to great earthly rulers is one deeply implanted in human nature. (See Atlantis.)

…The Garden of Eden from which humanity was driven by a flaming sword is perhaps an allusion to the earthly paradise supposedly located west of the Pillars of Hercules and destroyed by volcanic cataclysms. The Deluge legend may be traced also to the Atlantean inundation, during which a “world” was destroyed by water.

Was the religious, philosophic, and scientific knowledge possessed by the priestcrafts of antiquity secured from Atlantis, whose submergence obliterated every vestige of its part in the drama of world progress?

Atlantean sun worship has been perpetuated in the ritualism and ceremonialism of both Christianity and pagandom. Both the cross and the serpent were Atlantean emblems of divine wisdom…

The mythologies of many nations contain accounts of gods who “came out of the sea.” Certain shamans among the American Indians tell of holy men dressed in birds’ feathers and wampum who rose out of the blue waters and instructed them in the arts and crafts.

Among the legends of the Chaledans (Sumerians) is that of Oannes, a partly amphibious creature who came out of the sea and taught the savage peoples along the shore to read and write, till the soil, cultivate herbs for healing, study the stars, establish rational forms of government, and become conversant with the sacred Mysteries.

Among the Mayas, Quetzalcoatl, the Savior-God (whom some Christians believe to have been St. Thomas), issued from the waters and, after instructing the people in the essentials of civilization, rode out to sea on a magic raft of serpents to escape the wrath of the fierce god of the Fiery Mirror, Tezcatlipoca.

[Note: Again, with references to a “magic raft” and a “Fiery Mirror” we can see a clear connection to the more magnificent versions of the vimana that we had discussed above.]

May it not have been that these demigods of a fabulous age who, Esdras-like, came out of the sea were Atlantean priests? All that primitive man remembered of the Atlanteans was the glory of their golden ornaments, the transcendency of their wisdom, and the sanctity of their symbols — the cross and the serpent.

That they came in ships was soon forgotten, for untutored minds considered even boats as supernatural. Wherever the Atlanteans proselyted they erected pyramids and temples patterned after the great sanctuary in the [Atlantean] City of the Golden Gates. Such is the origin of the pyramids of Egypt, Mexico, and Central America.

The mounds in Normandy and Britain, as well as those of the American Indians, are remnants of a similar culture. In the midst of the Atlantean program of world colonization and conversion, the cataclysms which sank Atlantis began.

The Initiate-Priests of the Sacred Feather who promised to come back to their missionary settlements never returned; and after the lapse of centuries tradition preserved only a fantastic account of gods who came from a place where the sea now is…

From the Atlanteans the world has received not only the heritage of arts and crafts, philosophies and sciences, ethics and religions, but also the heritage of hate, strife, and perversion.

The Atlanteans instigated the first war; and it has been said that all subsequent wars were fought in a fruitless effort to justify the first one and right the wrong which it caused.

Before Atlantis sank, its spiritually illumined Initiates, who realized that their land was doomed because it had departed from the Path of Light, withdrew from the ill-fated continent.

Carrying with them the sacred and secret doctrine, these Atlanteans established themselves in Egypt, where they became its first “divine” rulers.

Nearly all the great cosmologic myths forming the foundation of the various sacred books of the world are based upon the Atlantean Mystery rituals.

Without going into further long quotations here, Hall later makes the important point that the language of symbolism was used to hide the Atlantean knowledge, both scientific and spiritual. In this way, there could be a physical structure, such as a pyramid or building, which was built according to certain “sacred” proportions.

Once someone had a basic understanding of the physics that we will be discussing in this book, these symbolically encoded mysteries can again be revealed. Mythological teachings, repeated generation after generation, were also used to hide very advanced information; and we will have more to say about this as we progress.

Certain sculptures or illustrations were also used, with their true meanings hidden in myth. Hindu dances and mandalas incorporated “sacred geometry” into their patterns as well.

The Yin-Yang symbol of the ancient Orient is also of particular significance, as is the staff with two coiled serpents surrounding it, now used as the symbol for medicine.


So, if the above information is accurate, we are dealing with an ancient advanced civilization that cooperated with far more evolved extraterrestrial and / or interdimensional beings, and which passed down their traditions in secret after the bulk of their civilization had collapsed, as well as “hiding them out in the open” through cloaked symbolic meanings, in many cases written right into the structure of buildings and sacred temples.

We should remember that at this time in the world, most of the other cultures had not attained the sophistication of Atlantis, and thus had no clear historical record of their existence as they had been left alone. Thus, it was easy for Atlantis to be forgotten.

Throughout this series, we will see incontrovertible evidence of highly advanced ancient scientific knowledge, which suggests that the Atlanteans had a full awareness of the system of cosmology and physics that we will be discussing.

It is interesting to point out that the Law of One series, which we consider to be perhaps the most reputable channeled material available, paints the exact same picture. “Ra” claims to have been in contact with the ancient Atlanteans and shared knowledge quite directly with them, including the gift of technical assistance in rendering the magnificent architectural marvels of the Great Pyramid.

We do know that the Egyptian inheritors of the Atlantean legacy worshipped a “god” known as Ra, and this account appears to be a time-distorted record of what started as a genuine contact, not simply another feeble-minded myth.

The timelines that Ra gave for their contact with the Atlanteans (from approximately 18,000 to 11,000 years ago) fit very nicely with the time of the alignment that Bauval discovered at the Giza complex, (11,500 years ago,) and also fit with the timeline given by the Edgar Cayce Readings for the construction of the Great Pyramid (11,500 to 11,450 years ago.)

This convergence of dates is but one of many layers of validation. Carla Rueckert, MLS, who brought through the information, has said that she was unaware of this convergence of Ra’s data with the Cayce Readings until she was informed at the end of 2001.

For thousands of years after the fall of Atlantis, many efforts have been made to re-integrate the lost sacred teachings, but it still doesn’t appear that there has ever been a truly complete model of the actual physics they were using available to the public… until now.

As Manly P. Hall asserts, most of this knowledge was hidden in symbolic forms, which can be open to multiple interpretations.

Therefore, the story gets more interesting once we realize that the original source of all the Atlanteans’ technical information was able to share their knowledge with humanity again in the early 1980s, without the use of symbolic, encrypted language, and completely outside of the mysterious cloaks of government conspiracy and secret societies.

A tremendous amount of this information was later validated with ensuing scientific discoveries that were completely unknown at the time, so the “burden of proof” is extremely well satisfied, as we shall see. No other channeled source we have ever found has gone quite so far, with so much scientific validation, as the Law of One, so it is in a category all its own.

Indeed, we freely admit that the Law of One material ultimately inspired this entire series, as Ra gave many specific pieces of information that could subsequently be verified with scientific findings that would come out in ensuing years.

Without starting with the answers, we probably would not have known what questions to look for, and thereby discover the underlying proof.

You don’t really need to accept the channeling if it simply leads you to an understanding of the hard science, but for those who are interested we will cover some of Ra’s non-provable spiritual philosophies as well.

We have been able to continue to work and communicate with Ra to fill in the remaining pieces of their scientific model, predominantly through dream research that augments extensive physical research.

The personal side of this is largely outside the scope of this series, but rest assured that we have had many, many cases of accurate future prophecies and other methods of direct validation, including as we said the physical appearance of Ra before others, including counseling clients and the author’s own brother.

So in short, there are two ways to go about writing this book. One way would be to painstakingly attempt to reconstruct the science of the Ancients solely from the scattered bits and pieces of the past, cloaked in symbolism, such those pieces found as in Manly Palmer Hall’s book, which come from knowledge bases that Ra says were “quickly distorted” by the priesthoods of the day.

Another way to write the book is to simply present the reader with some of Ra’s basic assertions about the Universe, summarized with our scientific conclusions that will be established throughout the series, and then leave it to each person as to whether they will accept or reject the material.

This second choice is what we have decided to go with in this final version of the book, since it is good to have documentation of Ra’s basic model of the Cosmos somewhere in the series.


So, the most important aspect of Atlantean knowledge that we need to start with is the idea that the Universe is composed of energy.

The Greeks referred to this energy as “aether,” which is their word for “shine,” indicating that it has qualities similar to light. In the ancient model, this energy is both within physical matter and outside of it at the same time.

Our current science has discarded this idea as a ridiculous, archaic relic of the past, but it was a very active part of all Greek philosophy.

And if Hall’s assertions are correct, then the reason why the Greeks have preserved knowledge of this “aether” is because they inherited it from the Atlantean civilization, which appears to have originally acquired it from the Ra group.

Our conceptions of the aether, and of how it interacts with physical matter, have grown by leaps and bounds since the time that this first volume was originally written – and thus much of the information that we originally presented in this chapter is now no longer needed.

Later volumes will go into the technical detail that will satisfy those who would like to have it. Suffice it to say that in Volume III, Divine Cosmos, we will show that almost all of our information about quantum physics – that which builds up all that we see in the Universe on the smallest level – is flawed, including the idea that there are any real “particles” in the atom.

Among other things, we will show certain cases where atoms are forming into substances where they lose any sense of an individual “particle” identity, but rather fuse into a single conglomerate form. Such substances include microclusters and quasi-crystals, both of which have extremely obvious geometric qualities, and Bose-Einstein condensates.

To summarize the model as simply as possible, we can list some of the initial basic characteristics of this newly rediscovered energy field, which we will most consistently refer to as “aether,” and how it structures the Cosmos.

You’ll definitely not want to blaze through this list, but spend a little time meditating on each point if you want to understand everything else as the series goes on. We admit that this list might “hurt your brain” at first as you try to reorganize your mind to fit the new information in.

As we go, all of these points will be nicely rounded out, so don’t feel obligated to completely understand all of this now – just be aware of it. Also know that our assertion is that everything you are about to read was well-known in the time of Atlantis:

* What we have is a fluidlike energy source, which is technically known as an energy medium or substrate, (remember the word “medium,”) and which exists everywhere throughout the known universe. This energy medium is normally unseen to us just as we do not see the air that we breathe, and could be thought of as the “body” of the One Infinite Creator.

* It exists at an extremely high pressure, much more than that of the surface air pressure on Earth. Yet, we move through it quite easily, since we are also made of the same “stuff.”

* At the tiniest level, the energy is created by what Dr. Vladimir Ginzburg (vol. III) calls “field bubbles” – tiny spheres of energy that roll and flow around each other, thus imparting a liquid-like behavior to the medium.

*Mainstream scientists have quietly rediscovered this energy medium, and it is variously called the Virtual Particle Flux, the Zero-Point Energy Field, the Quantum Physical Vacuum, the Quantum Foam, “Superstrings,” “Dark Matter” and “Dark Energy,” among other things. They are becoming aware that it must be responsible for the creation of matter.

* For all practical purposes, the energy itself is conscious, and therefore unifies all the Universe as one conscious lifeform – an Ultimate Being. Any time the energy gathers together in an organized pattern, you have some form of intelligent life. This includes stars, planets and galaxies, as well as cells, microclusters, molecules and atoms.

* Many, many alternative science researchers have observed this energy in the laboratory, including its at-times bizarre properties of consciousness, and given it their own unique name, such as Dr. Wilhelm Reich’s “Orgone energy.” (A predominant amount of this research was done in secret throughout the former Soviet Union, and has only recently been declassified and posted in English on the Internet since the “fall of the Iron Curtain” in 1990-91. We appear to have performed the most complete compilation of this material within a single book (Volume III) in the Western world.)

* Various spiritual teachers have called it “spiritual energy,” “loving energy,” “healing energy,” “the Holy Spirit,” et cetera. All are discussing the same energy field. They are often very aware of how consciousness directs this energy, especially when love is the major motivating factor. Miraculous healings have resulted from this ability.

* The human being does have an egg-shaped “energy body” that is composed of this medium, which many trained seers can both see and heal, and disease conditions will appear in this body first before they become physical. This is one of the deeper secrets that are well known in the Atlantean Mysteries.

* You can expose a person to higher doses of this energy by certain technological means, and they will experience many signs of spiritual, mental and physical enhancement. As documented in Volume III, many top-level Russian researchers have dramatically proven this – and we have replicated their experiments with a safe, special machine called an “axion field generator” and / or “dynamic torsion generator” known as the Comfort 7-L model, produced by Dr. Alexander Shpilman. You can get similar but weaker effects by building a pyramid, or a “passive torsion generator,” as we will discuss in the next chapter and more thoroughly in Volume III.

* Plants will have dramatic, robust growth enhancements in the presence of these energy fields, which also destroy viruses, bacteria, cancer cells and related organisms that are dangerous to higher forms of life, dramatically increasing the chances of survival in a diseased organism. Since the energy is intelligent, it will automatically “do” what needs to be done for body/mind/spirit healing when a person is exposed to it, even though such a marvelous notion is vastly disagreeable to most medical / scientific thinkers.

* The ancient traditions mentioned this energy secretly and symbolically by calling it “water,” or “the water of life,” among other things.

* There are two major kinds of waves in the aether – electro/magnetic fields and gravitational / torsion fields. We will describe their differences in Volume III, with emphasis on the torsion fields, as they are largely unknown to Western science.

* This energy can be directly harnessed to produce technologies such as limitless free energy, anti-gravity and even teleportation, as we will cover in volumes II and III.

* All moving (propagating / dynamic) waves in this energy medium travel in spirals of various sizes, from very tiny to very large (and we will explain why.) Many ancient teachings used the symbol of the spiraling serpent to represent “universal wisdom” – another symbolic encoding of this scientific knowledge – hence the man Jesus once said, “Be ye wise as serpents and gentle as doves.”

* Light is simply one major type of movement of this energy – hence the aether can be thought of as “liquid light,” or as the author of Genesis said, “In the beginning… the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said “Let there be light,” and there was light…” [Gen. 1:1-3]

* There are seven major “densities” or thickness levels of this fluidlike energy medium throughout the Universe, often referred to in esoteric traditions as the “seven heavens.” These different densities are formed solely by the amount of vibration that is occurring within the aether in a certain area.

* As one similar analogy to help you visualize these energy densities, we know that if water molecules vibrate really fast, they become gas, and if they vibrate really slowly, they turn into solid ice. Vibration is solely what causes these phase changes, nothing else. The aether behaves in a nearly identical fashion to this, though it is not a “physical” substance in the normal sense.

* We cannot visually see any of the density levels in the Universe above the one that we are now at – thus the Universe appears to be entirely “3D physical” to us in our telescopes. However, there are ways to detect these different aether density levels in the Cosmos with direct observation of their unique signatures in the microwave spectrum, as will be discussed in Volume III with the work of Arp, Tifft and Aspden.

* In mystical states of consciousness the higher density levels can be directly perceived visually, and learning to “see” is a very basic aspect of ancient esoteric training.

* Within the seven main energy density levels are seven sub-levels, and there are seven sub-sub-levels within each sub-level, and so on to infinity – much like a hologram or fractal, as we will later discover. (This is similar to how you could have a swamp where you could measure infinitely different grades of thickness throughout it with fine enough instruments, but which you could resolve into seven main categories ranging from swamp gas to fully “wet” super-free-flowing liquid to fully solid mass – like peat moss.)

* Even though there are many fine gradations of energy levels, all resolve into seven major densities, which Ra calls the “true color” densities. This follows the same basic “harmonic” rules that form the structures of music.

* Vibration of the fluidlike energy source forms these densities. The same basic rules of vibration are also responsible for the 7-fold color spectrum of visible light and the 7-tone octave of the mathematically pure “Diatonic” scale, which we can hear with the white keys of the piano. (More on this below.) Thus, in sound and color, nature reveals its secrets for “those who have eyes to see,” while to the “profane” the secrets remain “inscrutable.” Ancient mystery school teachings delve excessively into studies of sound and color, and this has been used in the formation of cathedrals with colorful stained glass windows and Gregorian Chant music by the Knight Templars, one group that inherited the Mysteries and helped design and build the cathedrals.

* Wherever you are in the Universe, all energy densities exist there to some degree. Nevertheless, most regions will have one density level of energy that predominates over the others. Planets also progress as intelligent beings from density to density, and thus will reside at particular density levels depending on their state of development.

* Size does matter in the Universe. Planets are far more advanced beings than individual lifeforms living on the planets, yet are nevertheless very receptive to their people. Stars are far more advanced than planets, having full consciousness of all the densities. Galaxies are far more advanced than stars, programming the basic conditions for spiritual, mental and even physical evolution throughout all star systems. And the visible Universe is far more advanced than any galaxy, setting up the basic laws and templates that all shall follow, as it is the embodiment of the One Infinite Creator.

* Galaxies, as conscious beings, use the natural laws of vibration to create discretely layered “zones” of energy density / consciousness throughout themselves. From a top-down view, the galaxy is separated into zones or sectors of density, which looks like a pinwheel or a cake cut into many moon-shaped curving pieces, which bloom out from the center like a flower. These zones essentially remain stationary in space while the star systems pass through them.

* As a star system moves through successive zones, the overall density of the aether is seen to steadily rise or fall, depending on the position. These zones have already been detected and measured scientifically – and Dr. Aleskey Dmitriev refers to them as “magnetic strips and striations.” Precise cycles of time, based again on the mathematics of music and vibration, govern how long a planetary system will move through a particular zone. This first volume will cover these cycles extensively, as the Ancients preserved a fantastic degree of knowledge about them, such as in the Sumerian clay tablets.

* The purpose of planetary systems moving through these differing energy density levels is to promote spiritual evolution at a fixed pace. Beings like humans have free will as to when they will choose to proceed, with the cycle end-points from one density to another offering an opportunity to escape the cycles of reincarnation and progress to a higher realm of being – whereas for stars and planets the timelines for progress are relatively fixed.

* The boundary from one zone of density to another in the galactic “pinwheel” formation can be visualized in much the same way that a straight line forms when oil sits on top of water, as this is a perfect analogy of what happens when two different densities of fluid are in contact with each other.

* The solar system is now moving into the next higher level of density in the Galaxy, which is causing the zone around the Earth to go from the third-density that we now inhabit into the fourth-density – essentially creating what could be thought of as a “dimensional shift.”

* We “cross the waterline” from one density into the other somewhere between 2010-2013, corresponding to the end-date of the Mayan Calendar on Dec. 21, 2012. This creates irreversible changes in the basic quality of matter and energy that surrounds us, including the traveling speed of visible light, which sizably increases in our own local area. Remember that right now, we are observing all stars through the lens of the speed that light travels in the third density, and nothing higher. Thus the whole Universe shifts in its appearance to us as we move into a higher level.

* The entire Solar System is showing massive signs of an increasing energetic charge as we move closer and closer to this final moment, as more and more of the higher vibrations and pressures of this energy are “bleeding off” into our own solar system. Every month there are new findings coming out from the scientific community that are unknowingly adding further validation to this model – most recently through the September-October 2002 discovery that Pluto is experiencing “global warming” and large increases in atmospheric pressure, even though it is now moving farther away from the Sun. The scientific priesthood says this is “unrelated” to global warming on Earth, even though other recent articles reported “global warming” on Mars and Venus as well, with other anomalies occurring on the other planets such as increasing brightness, increasing magnetic strength, huge atmospheric changes and even pole shifts on Uranus and Neptune. Pluto was the only planet left that we didn’t already have good, solid evidence for… so now the model is complete.

* On a separate but relevant note, the DNA structure changes as we move from one density to another, and we now have a scientific model to explain why. The spiraling “torsion” (i.e. “twisting”) energy waves in the aether have the pattern of DNA written into them at the smallest level, as programmed by the intelligence of the Galaxy. These spiraling waves exert subtle but measurable currents of force on physical matter, as we will show in Volume III. As loose elements bounce around, they are increasingly caught up into the currents of these spiraling waves and will automatically arrange together like a jigsaw puzzle, first into amino acids, then eventually into DNA.

* When a given planet passes into a zone of higher energy density, the underlying spiral waves become more complex, and the DNA structures thereby become more highly evolved. One of the discoverers of the DNA molecule has published a remarkable study that suggests that most of the visible dust in the galaxy has all the same qualities that we would expect from bacteria, showing this energetic DNA formation in effect throughout the Galaxy.

* Dangerously high amounts of this energy, far more than what is used for healing work, can be sent through one organism and transfer the DNA qualities of that creature to another organism, causing a physical transformation / mutation. Dr. Yu. V. Tszyan Kanchzen was able to use this process to cause a hen to begin mutating into a duck, which included the appearance of webbing between the hen’s normally naked toes.

* Dr. Kanchzen’s discovery provides effective proof that the spiraling torsion waves are the true hidden architects of the DNA molecule, and that these templates can be energetically altered within a single lifetime. Despite ethical objections, these experiments could be repeated relatively easily, if desired.

* Species evolution, both physically and in terms of consciousness, automatically results when we pass from one level of aetheric density to another. We already have a great historical record that shows when and how this has happened before, where in a remarkably short time the indigenous creatures of Earth disappear and more highly-evolved forms take their place – and that was only what happened as we went through various sub-levels of density; now we’re breaking through to another major “true color” level.

* As we read in the last chapter, we already are far along in the process of a mass extinction on a level not seen since the time of the dinosaurs, so there is no need to fear some unseen doom – we’re already most of the way through this process now. We have assumed that these events are strictly “manmade” causes, but the model suggests otherwise. Every time this has occurred in the past, new and more highly evolved species have emerged very suddenly upon the world stage – and this time will be no different.

Now that we’ve delved into our new model of evolution, let’s return to some of the behaviors of the aether as they relate to universal consciousness and the formation of ‘physical matter’.

We will also show some further evidence of how this technical information was hidden in symbolism by those who survived the Atlantean cataclysm.

We will also show how neatly the energy fields at different levels of size are organized throughout the Cosmos, according to simple properties of vibration:

* At the highest levels of density this energy medium acts more like a solid – just as water can be frozen into solid ice. In these levels, energy travels much, much faster than the speed of light – theoretically at an instantaneous speed, thus insuring instantaneous consciousness throughout the Universe, i.e. Oneness – and in Volume III we show how Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev discovered this. Thus, the physics provides for there to be instantaneous consciousness in this “mind of God” that is our Universe, which we naturally expect would have to be present for “God” to exist.

* Again, spiraling “vortex” movements like eddying currents in a flowing stream form all physical matter from within this non-physical fluidlike medium. (Not all vortexes are strong enough to create stable matter. “Virtual Particles” have now been discovered, which appear just like normal atomic “particles” but appear and disappear from view constantly.)

* Hence, everything that we see in the universe is formed by complex movements of nothing more than pressure and counterpressure, push and pull, within a single medium.

* To visualize these basic matter-creating vortexes, we must visualize a sphere with two trumpet / tornado-shaped whirlpools, one pointing down into the center of the sphere from the north pole and another coming up into the center from the south pole, with their hollow tube funnels joining to form a clean, narrow hole through the center of the sphere. The entire sphere flows and curls around itself like a ball of string or a smoke ring. This shape, essentially just a sphere with a “donut hole” pinched through the middle, is technically called a spherical torus.

* Ancient shamans and mystics traveled out-of-body and saw this domed spherical structure surrounding the Solar System, with a translucent bluish-white appearance against the blackness of space, and with the funnel-shaped ‘tube’ passing directly through the Sun at the center. From the Earth’s orbital perspective along the midplane of the sphere, looking towards the Sun’s north pole, this energy field looks like a towering pillar coming up from the Sun and branching out into a spherical canopy – with a similar “root” going down below the south pole – hence it was called the “World Tree.” This is actually the same energy structure that forms the body of a tree on Earth. It was another way in which the ancient Atlanteans hid their technical knowledge through symbolism, and will be covered in detail in Volume II. Later seers who visually perceived it simply believed the myth that it was a ‘tree’ and did not understand the science behind it.

* Another symbolic / technical metaphor of this energy field from the Atlanteans is the “Orphic Egg” and / or the “Omphalos stone,” the “navel of the world.” This is pictured as an egg with a serpent coiling around it – and is another very accurate symbol of what these swirling spherical fields actually look like, with the serpent representing twisting “torsion” fields and the egg showing the basic spherical structure.

* Every atom in our current reality, especially those formed in undisturbed natural circumstances, has some degree of existence in the different densities, but tends to be “focused” at the level we now perceive.

* Since this energy is conscious, a highly-trained person can actually form physical matter by conscious intention alone.

* The same energy fields structure all levels of size in the Universe, (and all are alive in some form,) from the atom to the cell to the fruit to the vital organs to the human body to the tree to the moon, planet, star, galaxy, galactic cluster, and visible Universe. At every level you will see the same basic underlying energy forms at work, such as the human aura or a planetary magnetic field, once you repair the damage that now exists in scientific thought.

* A clean, even musical ratio of 34560 separates these different levels of size, as discovered by Ray Tomes, which will be more fully covered in Volume III. The Universe is extremely well organized according to the laws of vibration.

* Thus, within even the smallest “subatomic particle” is the image of the entire Creation, much like a hologram. There is a universe within each of your cells – formed with the same basic patterns as the One Infinite Creator. Hence, “God made Man in Its own image.”

* Each density is populated with increasingly intelligent life, moving ever closer to complete Oneness – and we are only on the third out of seven levels. Hence we have a lot of help now, as one could say that we are “screwing up” on the planetary scale, causing a great deal of damage and existing in a relatively blinded state, spiritually speaking.

As these nuggets of thought grow in your mind, they will be unrolled and revealed in their true splendor throughout the series, with plenty of proof to back them up, along with many other surprises that we have not yet revealed.



One part of Ra’s model needs to be made clear: we can visually perceive all forms on Earth and elsewhere that have first, second and third-density levels of consciousness, not just the third.

Hence, these densities are not directly similar to the concept of ‘higher dimensions’, as we shall explain later. Ra teaches that the first density is the world of the elements – earth, air, fire and water.

In this density there is simply empty awareness that has no central focus of space or time. Gradually, as these elements disrupt each other, such as by water moving over earth, awareness eventually becomes more localized into that area of space and time.

This causes the spiraling intelligent energy to combine into “increasingly intelligent patterns” therein, and thus the basic elements will begin forming into amino acids and eventually DNA molecules, which signals the bridge into second density.


The second density encompasses all forms that we normally consider to be “living,” from single-celled organisms to plants to animals, birds and fish, except human beings.

In this density, there is awareness, but these organisms still do not have a sense of a separate self – they have a group awareness that is shared amongst all of their species. This gives rise to various observable phenomena, such as flocks of birds or schools of fish that can all make sudden, simultaneous changes in their direction of movement.

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake has written extensively on this subject, which is not difficult to understand if we can accept that consciousness is all around us, not just within our own minds.

Consciousness is naturally shared between particular species of animals, via the intelligent energy that connects all life in the Universe, and there is also some degree of sharing between all different species as well.

The different animals within a given species are always consulting this “group mind” as they go throughout their daily routines, and if enough animals have the same experience, the knowledge gained from this experience becomes a part of the group-mind.

Hence we have the famous “hundredth monkey” effect, where a series of monkeys were studied on separate islands, all isolated from each other. The scientists performing the study presented the monkeys with a challenge for gathering food that they had never encountered before.

Either potatoes or rice were presented to the monkeys, but they were covered in sand. Some of the monkeys got the idea to wash the food in the stream and remove the sand. After approximately 100 of the monkeys did this, a “critical mass” was reached.

Suddenly, every monkey on every island was no longer perplexed by the problem; they would all immediately wash the rice or potatoes as if they had always known how to do it, though they had never been in contact with any of the first 100 monkeys who solved the puzzle on their own.

Hence, a critical threshold was reached once the “hundredth monkey” learned the skill, and the behavior became completely automatic. This shows us how a new survival concept was written into the group-mind of this particular species of monkey.

In Ra’s model, this would represent an aspect of conscious evolution of that species as a group, precipitated by the free will of its members. It is a natural system designed for lower-level organisms to adapt to their surroundings and thereby be able to function in a largely automatic fashion.

In time, this effect may be seen as one of the finest scientific discoveries of the 20th century.


The next question would be, “If animals can share thoughts, then why can’t most humans?” The answer to the question is that we do still have a propensity towards “groupthink,” though not on the directly conscious telepathic level any longer.

In order to progress to the human level, we must shed some of what we have gained in second-density. The third-density is the first plane where each organism has a direct consciousness of itself as a separate being.

In order to have a consciousness of being separate, we must lose the ability to merge with others of our own kind into a “group-mind.” Our own individual mind actually becomes far more powerful in this process.

We certainly hold the memory of having a group-mind that will allow us to run on ‘autopilot,’ and thus we can succumb to the “herd mentality” or what Dr. Caroline Myss calls the “tribal instinct” where we want to be part of a group, and let the group do all of our thinking for us.

The problem with having a group-mind is that it removes the need for most individual thinking, reasoning and learning, and we never really grow by experience.

With third-density awareness comes the advent of conscious processes that are not directly required for survival, such as love, compassion and creativity.

This is considered to be the most important level of existence in the Universe in the spiritual sense, as it presents one with very unique conditions, as follows:


In third density, there is no direct “proof” that God exists. It is quite possible for a being in this realm to conclude that they are “alone in the Universe.”

However, we can think of our entire Universe as a big game that was set up by the One Infinite Creator, where the idea was to separate itself into many distinct parts, each of which has total free will.

The Law of One teachings repeatedly emphasize that free will is the most important law in the universe, and often the least understood or respected. It was free will that was behind the different fragments of the One choosing to separate and form the templates that eventually led to the rise of galaxies as conscious mega-beings.

Many people feel that they have a right, even an obligation to force their beliefs onto others. However, “behind the scenes” there are higher-level beings who rigorously protect the free will of others, thus insuring that no person meets with experiences that are above and beyond what they created for themselves through their own free will.

Our experience in this cycle of Earth civilization is especially potent, as we have an institutionalized system of “science” that strongly frowns on any notion of a higher purpose behind the events that unfold in our lives.

Thus, when a person begins thinking that such a “behind-the-scenes” world really exists, they often have to sit alone with that knowledge, and feel that it separates them from others.

Thus, we can again state that one of the most important realizations to free us from the “fairytale” of modern third-density civilization is that events in our lives do not happen randomly. T

he reality is that we are living in a highly structured system with very specific rules, with free will as the pre-eminent law. There are relatively exact guidelines in place for how we will meet with what we create – either on the positive or the negative path, which we will discuss below.

The balancing adjustments that we attract to ourselves are precisely carried out by higher beings without any sense of judgment. We should also remember that if we do get some “bad karma,” we are perpetually returning to a clean slate of balance – so there is usually never a need to fear any long-term repercussions.

The processes of karma are always giving us the opportunity to make huge inner progress in any moment, as we are always being returned to a state of balance where we have no karmic residue from the past.

If you did something you think was “bad,” then fear not, for whatever balance you attracted to yourself came soon afterwards, and there is no need to fear any residual long-term effects. This is always the case, particularly at the end of a major cycle of evolution – though events of particularly negative nature, such as murder, may need to be balanced in future lifetimes.

Hence, by free will we choose to keep repeating certain experiences that we may think of as “mistakes,” and choose to continue to experience the natural consequences that we then attract.

We can simply make different choices, in the direction of self-acceptance, self-forgiveness and a finer exercising of the powers of our creative will to help others, and miraculously discover how quickly our experiences we have labeled as “suffering” will subside.

And if we want to spiritually advance in the Universe, we are well advised to choose through our own free will to increasingly lose our sense of being a separate self – and this means that we love others as we love ourselves, and we are completely respectful of their own free will.

Eventually, we will get to a point where we can look in the mirror and see the face of the Creator, look into the faces of others and equally see the face of the Creator, and look at the entire Universe around us and see the Creator, with the awareness that our own True Self is what we are seeing at every level, and that all is perfect. Ultimately we will have no personality, no identity, no memory of past, present or future, but simply consciousness as the All.

This is a state of consciousness that you can aspire to right now, here in third density. Your thoughts are not your enemy and nothing is to be overcome. In meditation, just allow them to flow through you and run their course.

We certainly can aspire to having our personalities become increasingly reflective of the Oneness, while knowing and accepting our “distortions” along the way. This is why it is important to cultivate a sense of humility, and to pay less attention to spiritual teachers who do not evince it in their own behavior.

So, the goal of the Creator is for each entity to make a conscious choice to again seek Oneness, out of our own free will – not because anyone else forced us to. If we are told what to do and what to believe, then we have learned nothing and will not make any progress.

Perhaps the single most basic realization to make is that we live in a loving Universe. If we are all One Being, then it is foolish for us to hate anyone, as we are only hating ourselves, as the cliché goes.

In third-density, we are not expected to have a full consciousness of the Law of One; in fact, Ra says that we must realize that we do not understand everything about the Universe in order to be able to make further progress.

In third density, we “grope in the dark” for truth, while having no direct proof that God exists. What matters most is how we use our free will in making a choice of which path we will follow. We can either choose to love and respect others or to manipulate and control others.

The path of love and respect is the positive path, and the path of manipulation and control is the negative path. Ra also explains this in terms of energy. The positive path is that which radiates energy out of itself and the negative path is that which absorbs energy into itself.

Neither one of these behaviors of energy are intrinsically “good” or “bad,” as both are required for anything “physical” to exist – we have pressure and counterpressure, radiance and absorption or “source” and “sink.”

However, in the realms of consciousness, the positive path is a far more expedient path back to the Oneness, as both paths ultimately unify into a positive, loving creation.

When we act lovingly, we are radiating joy and happiness to others, thereby enhancing the Oneness, and when we act negatively and violate free will, we are trying to absorb others’ life energies into ourselves, thereby enhancing the separation within the One.

Another related deep realization is that the more that we can radiate energy out of ourselves, the more it will naturally be attracted back to us without having to manipulate or control anything to get it – we create a “flow.” That which flows out of us must be replaced, by virtue of the laws of pressure and counterpressure. Higher pressure (aether density) always flows back into a lower-pressure zone.

We don’t automatically shift into the next density if we are not ready for it. In order to “make graduation” into fourth-density positive, we must be slightly more than 50-percent oriented towards service to others, as demonstrated by our thoughts and actions, which are completely transparent to higher-level beings.

It still appears that about 95% of all present-day human beings on Earth will be repeating their third-density cycle on a different planet after the Earth has entered into fourth-density, since it is so easy in this experience to focus on the material and on how other people, animals, plants and the environment can all be manipulated to increase the comfort and ease of existence for the self; i.e. energy absorption.

It is for this very reason that our economic structures are collapsing right out from under us as we rewrite this edition; the increasing energy density level that is charging up the whole Solar System simply does not allow these systems of consciousness to propagate any longer – they cannot maintain an existence within the instreaming higher energy.

However, once the cycle ends, if we have simply gone above this basic 50-percent level of loving others in our truest, deepest thoughts and actions, then we are ready to evolve to the next level and proceed forward.

And even at this late stage in the game, we do still have a narrow chance of increasing the numbers of those who will “make it” to well above 5 percent, hence Ra tells us that “estimation is meaningless.”

Those who are going to repeat a third-density cycle are not going to “hell,” they are simply staying at the level that is most appropriate for them to learn. We are told that higher-level beings will transport them to a new planet that is suitable for their path.

The Universe allows you to choose a path, negative or positive, in third-density. However, most modern Earth people are stuck in what Ra calls the “morass of indifference” where their actions are not sufficiently polarized for either path, and thereby will repeat the cycle. This is not good or bad, it simply is.

These general metaphysical principles are said to be constants throughout the Universe – and in this series of books, we will learn how to remember the Creation from the perspective of the One True Self that we once were.

Once we learn the hidden truths of science, our minds have become conditioned to accept a greater inner knowledge of Oneness, and we will automatically advance on our spiritual path as a result.

Again, the more that we can step out of our sense of being an individual self, and see others as the self, the quicker we will progress.

So, the Law of One concepts of “densities” are clearly different than the dimensions. We can directly see the elemental life of first-density, the “organic” life of second-density and the human life of third-density.

The next obvious question is “Why can’t we see the beings in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh densities?” In the Law of One series, it says that “All the densities 4, 5, 6 and 7 would remain visible, were they not freely choosing not to do so.”

As a brief overview, fourth density is that realm of unconditional love – a realm of love that is not very well informed with wisdom and discernment. Fifth density is the realm of wisdom, and compassion can be lacking.

In sixth density compassion and wisdom are integrated. Seventh density is where one recognizes that all things are perfectly sacred, and there is the dissolving of any sense of separate self back into Oneness once more.

Finally, the Octave is the Oneness, a return to complete timelessness. Channelers often give many different interpretations of how many dimensions there are, but it is important to remember that the eight-level Octave model is supported by direct higher-dimensional physics equations, as we shall see.

We are now moving into the fourth-density level on Earth and will begin studying the lessons of fifth-density as well, and we have every reason to expect that life will be seen as almost unspeakably fantastic compared to what it is like now.

The Law of One series tells us that life in fourth-density is “one hundred times more harmonious” than life in the third-density.

In the next chapter we will return to our physical modelings of the behavior of this fluidlike aetheric energy, and introduce the penultimate concept of sacred geometry.

It is very, very frequently discussed in all ancient teachings, to the point that the main symbol of the Masonic Order is a compass and straightedge, the two basic instruments needed to work with sacred geometry – hence the “G” for “Geometry” in the center of the symbol.

A working knowledge of the importance of geometry in the flow of aetheric energy was behind the construction of various pyramids, standing stones, earth mounds and related formations worldwide.