"religion" of Atlantis?
- Religion for Religion's sake?
I said earlier, part of our training at the monastery was to learn about
the various cultures and religions of the world, so many of my earliest
courses as a novice monk were about religions. At the time, as typical
with my young ego, I thought I already knew all there was to know about
the subject, but there was really far more to it than I thought. The
following chapter is a recollection of a course given by elder Noah,
regarding the Atlantean, and later, teachings about religion.
are a variety of reasons that can be behind the founding of a religion -
some are good, and many are bad. Thus both good and bad religions have
been created. There are religions that started as a means for worship.
Some to help people improve themselves spiritually or otherwise. Others
were specifically created just to control and have power over the people.
But even many religions that started with good intentions, degenerated
over time into self-serving power structures whose main function was to
control people, and make money."
do they control people, other than by peer pressure and trying to convince
someone about something with a sermon?"
vary in their methods and functions. Most offer their members personal
salvation through following the religion's tenets (beliefs, rituals, and
dogma). And thus, they insinuate you will not find God or salvation, if
you don't follow their particular religion.
also aim to fill an emotional or psychological need in people's hearts and
minds. They generally each have their own 'dogma' - answers to spiritual
questions about God, who we are, and the rules that we should live by.
religions control by using people's insecurity, and have even been formed
based on the insecurity of an ignorant society. Some were based on fear.
There is the fear of hell (religion as 'fire insurance'). There is the
fear of God. Which..."
exactly do you mean?" I said. (I was insensitively interrupting him
before he was about to explain anyway).
was just getting to that. It is religion that basically comes from the
idea of needing to worship and serve a God, or some kind of powerful
supreme being, because you actually need to fear Him if you don't -
because He is all powerful and has negative emotional attributes, commits
atrocities when angry or jealous, and allows great suffering and disasters
when He could easily stop them."
Noah, what you're saying is worshipping that kind of God is not much
different than being respectful to, and paying homage and taxes to, an
evil king, or warlord of the realm, because if you don't, he may come burn
your hut or your fields, or kill you or your family, rape your wife,
an interesting and insightful analogy. Yes, in fact, that is precisely
what many religions did, and how they used the concept of God. But as
opposed to being just a King or a warlord, people were told it was an
all-powerful being, like a super powered evil alien from outer-space, bent
on taking over and controlling all the people of this planet Earth.
of course the next step in such a religion, is dealing with the abusive
power of its leaders. The religion's leaders, being self-appointed
representatives of such a God, would even torture and burn people alive
for not 'believing', or behaving precisely as they dictated, or precisely
as the 'God' they represented, dictated that they live. Millions of people
have been murdered and tortured as the result of this."
just say for now that people throughout time, and of various religions,
have used their particular God, or even their particular 'name' for their
God, as an excuse to control, torture, and murder. That's one reason we
prefer to call God 'the Universal Spirit', rather than anything that
personalizes, or segregates the concept.
there have been legitimate, or sincere reasons and beginnings for
have been formed based on faith, or the moral ideas of the religion's
founder. Some have been based on visions or insights of a great spiritual
teacher (unfortunately, when the founding visionary dies, usually dogma
and the 'religion' take over). Others provide a more direct means for
personal salvation, within the framework of dogma."
and why was the religion of the Children of the Law of One™
Religion that is Not a Religion
paused, and stroked his beard for a moment.
the Children of the Law of One™ is a spiritual 'way', and also a
monastic order, I suppose you could say it is somewhat like a religion.
But, it is not a religion in a couple of very important ways. To start
with, none of the above reasons were behind the founding of the Children,
nor do they play a part in what they teach. There is no control. Not even
an attempt to influence, only to educate and reflect the truth.
understand why the Children of the Law™ of One was created, and what
their foundations are, we need to go back to the beginnings of human life
it sounded like we were going to get into some more interesting stuff.
go on," I said.
will, just give me a moment." More "beard-stroking
meditation" ensued, as he prepared himself to tell us the story.
book devotes an entire chapter to the history of the Children of the Law
of One™ , from its Genesis prior to Atlantis, to the present, directly
translated from the ancient texts, and my accounts of recent developments.
But in the following segment, Noah just briefly describes the specific
aspects of that history which led to the creation of the Children. You've
heard Darwin, you've heard Genesis. Now you are about to hear another
theory, the first one that made sense to me. And according to the
Atlantean teachings, Genesis is actually a simplified, loose allegory,
based on this.
historical records start with the premise that there is One Great Being
(God/Universal Spirit) that is All things, including the Universe itself.
It divides/multiplies within itself creating us, thus, our history begins
with all of us (humans) essentially being part of, and One with God. The
records describe us as being spiritual or 'angelic' beings, free to roam,
create, and enjoy the Universe. The teachings go on to say that our
beginnings on Earth, came in two steps - a 'first wave', and 'second wave'
of 'human' (& semi-human) materialization into physical bodies on
Earth. At the time, we had the ability to instantly alter our vibration,
and instantly create anything we desired, with a mere thought. It was in
this way that we 'thought ourselves' into matter, into material existence
on Earth. Which began our fall from our angelic state, and Oneness with
have probably heard of mythological beings such as the Minotaur, Centaur,
Mermaid, etc.. The Minotaur, had a bull's head and a human body, the
Centaur, a human head and torso with a horse's body. You may also have
seen pictures of Egyptian 'gods' with animal heads and human bodies, or
animal bodies and human heads (like the Sphinx). In the Pacific regions,
ancient drawings and carvings of 'bird headed' humans can be found on both
sides of the ocean. Why do you think so much of this exists? Many legends
and myths have some foundation in fact, and this is no exception. The
ancient teachings from Atlantis, reveal that such creatures did indeed
exist, and that their origins were not what you might expect - they were
the fallen angelic beings from the 'first wave' of materialization on
angels??? You mean like Lucifer?"
yes and no. You have a misconception of sorts. That is a personalized
concept from the allegory. The first wave of materialization was a
terrible mistake [Author's note: this will be explained in greater detail
in the history chapter]. The first wave beings materialized as partly
human/partly animal creatures. This is why in the story of Lucifer, or the
various creatures that were called 'devils' or demons or whatever, appear
as horned, cloven hoofed creatures with tails - the fact is, they were
part goat. This is why goats have become associated with the devil also.
But evil, is an entirely different matter. Think not that evil does not
exist. But true evil, disguises itself, and points the finger at
Lucifer was not evil?"
initially. The stories you have heard have become terribly mixed up. Even
the bible originally paints him as a great angel. But there was no
'rebellion' or defiance against the will of God until AFTER this fall, not
prior to the fall as is often depicted. It was just a mistake at first.
Try telling one person in the meeting hall a story, and ask him to repeat
it quietly to the next, and the next person to the next, until it comes
back to you. By the time you hear your original story, it will not even be
recognizable. That is why our teaching methods are so stringent. We must
keep the truth straight, and consistent, and this has been assured by our
back to the primary teaching today, there were more 'fallen angels' than
Lucifer. And they took many different part animal forms. For ease of
description we call the part human, part animal beings that fell into
physical vibration or matter, during the 'first wave' of materialization,
'humanimals'. As soon as the first wave beings materialized in their 'humanimal'
bodies, they suffered a great 'fall' in vibration from their previous
spiritual, angelic state of existence. They instantly experienced a near
total loss of consciousness, awareness, and intelligence. In less than the
twinkling of an eye, the consciousness that just moments before, had
encompassed the entire Universe, and experienced Oneness with the
Universal Spirit/God, was virtually gone. The new limited consciousness of
these pitiful creatures, 'trapped' them on the physical plane of the
Earth, where they had to live in ignorance, with their animal-like
intelligence and awareness. They were suddenly isolated from Universal/God
Consciousness, and trapped in the lonely anguish of 'separate'
consciousness. This separate consciousness gave birth to a sort of
separate free will, which was ignorantly used selfishly, rather than in
harmony with the will of God. Ultimately, they would also be trapped in
slavery. Evil is spawned by selfishness, but later, even greater degrees
of evil came about (which we will discuss more later). Yet all selfishness
and evil, has since mistakenly been blamed on these poor unfortunate
'first waver humanimals'. To be sure, some had horns, and tails, and
cloven hoofs - but they have been used as 'scape goats', and diversions,
in order for others, including regular humans, to avoid taking personal
responsibility for the real evil, the real devil, which is the selfishness
living inside each human who maintains separate consciousness from the
Oneness of God."