“I began preaching to people the beauty of religion and knowledge.
“O people, men born on the Earth, who indulge in drunkenness, sleep, and the ignorance of God! Sober up, cease your surfeit, awake from your dullness!
“Why do you give up yourselves to death while you have power to partake of immortality?
“Depart from the dark path, be partakers of immortality, abandon forever your vices!
“Nowhere but in God can you find good!”
(From Hermes’ address to the Egyptians)
Atlantis was an archipelago consisting of two large islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean near the Mediterranean Sea. There existed a highly developed civilization of the Atlanteans. The most important point about this civilization is that it possessed the true religious-philosophical knowledge, which allowed many people to advance quickly in their development — up to the Divine level — and accomplish thus their personal human evolution.
However, with time Atlantis’ spiritual culture degraded, and as a result the power in the country was taken over by aggressive people, who preferred black magic and domination over others rather than the principle of the true spiritual development. Then God made the islands of Atlantis sink into the ocean.
But the higher spiritual knowledge was preserved by some Atlanteans, Who achieved Divinity. They brought it into Egypt and other countries, where this knowledge existed for some time providing a basis for the local spiritual culture.
About the Emerald Tablets
In the Emerald Tablets, Thoth-the-Atlantean explains the reason for the destruction of Atlantis: confidential knowledge was imparted to unworthy people and the latter began using it for evil purposes. They also adopted bloody sacrifices — and this resulted in numerous incarnations of hellish beings among people.
When the destruction of Atlantis happened (two islands submerged into the ocean one after another according to the Divine Will), Thoth-the-Atlantean moved to Egypt (Khem) with a group of other Divine Atlanteans.
The Primordial advised Thoth thus: “Go forth as a Teacher of men! Go forth preserving the records (with Teachings) until in time the Light grows among men!
“Light shall You be all through the ages, hidden yet found by enlightened men.
“For working on all the Earth, give We You power, free You to give it to others or take it away.”
And then Thoth worked as a Representative of the Primordial.
… Thoth relates that He went the entire Path to Mergence with the Primordial. He writes that anyone can traverse this Path. The Path necessarily contains obstacles, which create difficulties for travelers: these difficulties prevent weak, ethically unworthy, or intellectually immature people from going further. “Go! But do not take with you the unwise, insincere, weak!” says Thoth.
Thoth gives basic recommendations for initial harmonization of the chakra system. For fulfilling just these recommendations He promises health and longevity.
On the higher stages of meditative practices (i.e. on the stage of Buddhi Yoga), one has to dive with the consciousness into the Depths of the multidimensional space and cognize there “star worlds” and the Light of the Great Fire on the Path to the Abode of the Primordial. There are also other spatial dimensions, which are “vacant to all seeming, yet hidden within them are the keys…”
Thoth also explains one of the higher meditations — the Temple and its particular variation — the Pyramid.
About the history of His own spiritual ascent Thoth says the following:
“Once in a time long forgotten, I, Thoth, opened the doorway, penetrated into other spaces and learned of the secrets concealed.
“Often did I journey down the dark pathway unto the space where the Light ever glows.
“Long then dwelt I in the Temple of the Primordial until at last I was One with the Light.”
Later Thoth embodied Himself again in Egypt and was Hermes Trismegistus (Thrice-born).
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Thoth gives the following directions to spiritual seekers:
Preserve and keep the command of the Primordial One:
Look in your life for disorder and get rid of it! Balance and order your life!
Quell all the chaos of emotions and you shall have harmony in life.
Conquer by silence the bondage of words.
Keep ever your eyes on the Light!
Surely when you deserve it, you shall be one with your Master! And surely then you shall be one with the All!
Know My commandments! Keep them and fulfill them, and I will be with you, helping and guiding you into the Light!
Out of the darkness shall you rise upward, one with the Light!
Man has to strive to become the “Divine Sun”.
Follow this Path and you shall be One with the All!
Light comes only to those who strive. Hard is the Pathway that leads to the Wisdom; hard is the Pathway that leads to the Light. Many stones shall you find in your pathway, many mountains shall you climb towards the Light.
Man, know that always beside you walk the Messengers of Light. Open to all is Their Pathway, to all who are ready to walk into the Light!
Suns are They, Messengers of Light to shine among men. Like man are They and yet are unlike.
Know that many dark shadows shall fall on your light striving to quench with the shadows of darkness the light of the soul that strives to be free. Many the pitfalls that lie on this Way. Seek ever to gain Greater Wisdom! Cognize — you shall know the Light!
Light is eternal and darkness is fleeting. Seek ever, O man, for the Light! Know ever that as Light fills your being, darkness for you shall soon disappear!
Open the soul to the Messengers of Light! Let Them enter and fill you with Light!
Keep ever your face to this Goal!
… Open the soul, O man, to the cosmos and let it “flow” through you as one with the soul!
Man’s evolution consists in the process of changing to forms that are not of this world. Grows he in time to the formless — to live on a higher plane. Know that you must become formless before you can be one with the Light.
Listen, O man, to My voice, telling of pathways to Light, showing the way of attainment: how you shall become one with the Light:
Search first the mysteries of the Earth’s Heart! Seek the Flame of the Living Earth! Bathe in the glare of this Flame!
Know, O man, you are complex, a being of matter and of Fire. Let your Flame shine out brightly! Be you only the Flame!
Seek ever more Wisdom! Find it in the Heart of the Flame! Know that only by your striving can Light pour into you!
Only the one, who of Light has the fullest, can hope to pass by the guards of the Way, who prevent unworthy people from entering it.
You shall cognize yourself as Light and make yourself ready to pass on the Way.
Wisdom is hidden in darkness. When shining with Soul-Flame, find you the Wisdom, then shall you be born again as Light, and then shall you become the “Divine Sun”.
Grow into One with the Light! Be a channel of Divine Principles to the world of men!
Seek, O man, to find the great Pathway that leads to eternal Life — through the image of the “Divine Sun”!
… Know, O man, you are only a soul! The body is nothing! The soul is everything! Let not your body be a fetter!
Cast off the darkness and travel in Light! Learn to cast off your body, O man, and be free from it! Become the true Light and unite then with the Great Light!
Know that throughout space the eternal and infinite Consciousness exists. Though from superficial knowledge It is hidden, yet still forever exists.
The key to these Higher worlds is within you; it can be found only within.
Open the gateway within you, and surely you, too, shall live the true life!
… Man, you think that you live… but know that your former life can bring you only to death. For as long as you are bound to your body, no true life exists for you! Only the soul which is free from the material world has life which is a really true life! All else is only a bondage, a fetter from which to be free!
Think not that man is born for the earthly! Though born on the Earth, man is a light-like spirit! Yet, without true knowledge, man can never become free!
… Darkness surrounds the souls seeking to be born in Light. Darkness fetters souls… Only the one who is seeking may ever hope for Freedom!
Let you be the “Divine Sun” of the Great Light! Fulfill this and you shall be free!
The Great Light that fills all the cosmos is willing to help you, O man! Make you of your body a torch of Light that shall shine among men!
… Hear and understand: the Flame is the source of all things; all things are its manifestation!
Seek to be One with the “Divine Sun”!
Hold your thought on uniting the Light with your human body.
Light is the Source of all the life; for without the Great Light nothing can ever exist!
Know, Light is the basis of all formed matter.
Know, O man, that all space is filled by worlds within worlds.
Deep beneath the image of the Pyramid lies My secret. Seek and find it in the Pyramid I built.
Follow this key I left for you. Seek and the doorway to the true Life shall be yours! Seek in My Pyramid deep beneath it, and in the Wall.
Know that it is in the Pyramid I built that you shall find the secret way into the true Life.
… Seek and find there That Which I have hidden! There shall you find the “underground entrance” to the secrets hidden before you were men.
Know We that of all, nothing else matters except the growth of the soul. Know We the flesh is fleeting. The things men count great are nothing to Us. The things We expect from you are not of your bodies but are only the perfected state of the souls.
When you can learn that nothing but progress of the soul can count in the end, then truly you are free from all bondage, free to work in accordance with your predestination!
Know, O man, you are to aim at Perfection, for only thus can you attain to the Goal!
Know that the future is never in fixation but follows man’s free will! Man can only “read the future” through the causes that bring the effects in destinies.
Know that your body when in perfect balance may never be touched by the finger of death! Aye, even “accidents” may only approach when you abandon your predestination! When you are in harmony with your predestination, you shall live on in time and not taste of death.
… Know you not that in the Earth’s Heart is the source of harmony of all things that exist and have been on its face? By the soul you are connected with the Earth’s Heart, and by your flesh — with the matter of Earth.
When you have learned to maintain harmony in yourself, then shall you draw from the harmony of the Earth’s Heart. Exist then shall you while Earth is existing, changing in form, only when Earth, too, shall change: tasting not of death, but one with this planet, living in your body till all pass away.
… Three are the qualities of God in His Light-Home: Infinite Power, Infinite Wisdom, Infinite Love.
Three are the powers given to spiritual Masters: to transmute evil, to assist good, to use discernment.
Three are the things They manifest: Power, Wisdom, and Love.
Three are the Manifestations of Spirit creating all things: Divine Love possessing the perfect knowledge, Divine Wisdom knowing all possible means of helping living beings in their development, Divine Power which is possessed by the Primordial Consciousness Whose essence is Divine Love and Wisdom.
Darkness and Light are both of one nature, different only in seeming, for each arose from one Source. Darkness is chaos. Light is Divine Harmony. Darkness transmuted is Light.
This, My children, is your purpose in being: transmutation of darkness into Light!