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“The Children of the Law of One & the Lost Teachings of Atlantis”.
This book chronicles the author’s personal experiences, and presents ancient spiritual teachings and philosophy. In order to make it as interesting and readable as possible, much of it is presented in a story and “dialogue” style, based upon the author’s experiences. Conversations with monks, teachers and students were reconstructed from records and the author’s memories. Thus, while not perfect transcriptions, the dialogue does accurately reflect actual conversations.
Hopefully, the book will be more than just interesting. For those with an open mind & heart, it will also give reason to ponder the nature of life, the Universe, your beliefs, and the potentials that exist within your own personal life.
This book isn’t about Atlantis or proving its existence. Besides the fact that many things about the nature of the Universe, creation, God, and ancient history, are impossible (or nearly impossible) to prove at this time in human development, the sole purpose of this book is to convey something far more important – ancient spiritual teachings that can change your life, and indirectly, improve the world.
We believe that it’s best for everyone to attain direct personal experience of God, and discover the true nature of the Universe and creation for themselves, rather than taking anyone’s word for it, or believing what they are told or read – including this book and our teachings. Thus, even though we do necessarily discuss some unprovable “ancient history” concepts, the teachings provide the means for achieving that direct experience and direct “knowing” yourself. By reading the conversations and thoughts of the author as he is learning this himself, you too can discover a return path to the Universal Spirit/God, and inner peace.
We aren’t trying to convince anyone of anything, or asking anyone to accept anything in this book on faith – we are simply presenting ideas. We leave it up to you to think about the principles and the teachings presented, and decide for yourself whether or not they are a good thing for you, for others, and for the world.
Within all of us is a “lie detector”, a silent “inner voice”, that offers us the greatest potential to discern truth and reality. People have “fooled” experts with so-called “physical proof”, but the inner voice is never fooled. [The “inner voice” could also sometimes be termed as a “gut feeling”, “intuition” or “women’s intuition”- but it can also be much more than that.] You may not be very “in touch” with it at this time, but you can be if you want to. This inner voice is a part of God within you that knows what is true and what isn’t – if you will just “hear” it. It doesn’t “talk”, it is just a “knowingness”. The only reasons behind people not “hearing” their inner voice are fear, desires, and selfishness. If you can transcend those things even for a moment, you will have the most reliable source of discernment that exists. Even when all “external appearances” of truth say one thing, and your inner voice says another, you can bet that your inner voice is right.
[Note: Earlier editions of this book referred to an elder monk named Ra. This was not the person connected with the channeled “Ra material”. Our order (the Children of the Law of One™ ), the author, and this book are not in any way connected to, or related to, the Ra material (which is now also being called the “Law of One” material) or a person using the name Ra who says he is a Law of One teacher. We don’t wish to imply anything bad about this person or the material, but we needed to clarify the situation because some people have thought we were associated.]
Humor is a very “esoteric” thing in a way, and most people don’t really understand it. Ancient teachings refer to it as “the great neutralizer”. Most never stop to think why human beings laugh. For one thing, they need to laugh. In our lives, laughing can neutralize or minimize the devastating effects of pain and suffering (both our own, or that of others). If you stop and think about it the next time you see a comedy show, you’ll find that most comedy is based on other people’s misfortunes, from minor mishaps, embarrassments & humiliations, to major “screw-ups” in life, and sometimes even physical injuries like someone falling down a flight of stairs or off a roof.
All human beings, whether they are “sinners” or “saints”, need to laugh to maintain their sanity, and health (laughing can even heal).
Thus, truly spiritual people, (as opposed to those who put on an air of seriousness in order to give the appearance of being spiritual), have a great sense of humor. They certainly take their work very seriously, but they don’t take themselves too seriously. Also, because of their work, they need to laugh and be humorous even more than most of us, because they are dealing with more pain and suffering than most of us. The author of this book is no exception, and the book reflects this.
Unfortunately, most “seekers” are very serious. It’s only natural. The ancient teachings presented here are very serious also, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. And if you don’t take your self too seriously, you’ll be able to enjoy humor where you may find it, and perhaps lighten your own load just a bit.
‘RULES’ of Writing
The author knew an English professor who taught English and vocabulary at a university in California. The professor once told him that he taught his students to feel free to invent new words, if there wasn’t something already “just right” for what they wanted to communicate. That’s how language expands, and gives people the ability to more accurately convey their message to others. Subtleties of meaning also often require new words to communicate them properly.
The author believes the same concept applies to the use of grammar and spelling. Rules of any kind shouldn’t hamper the style or content of any communication, and if they do, we must make up new rules. While writing has certain grammatical rules that are meant to govern it, it is also an art, and if the impact or message can be enhanced by breaking these rules, they should be broken. Using fine art as an example, Van Gogh was criticized and rejected, because he didn’t follow the “proper” rules or styles of painting. Yet most people now recognize that he conveyed feelings, and sometimes a message, that could have only been done by ignoring the rules, and expressing himself freely. The author of this book has approached its writing in a similar manner. He has deliberately ignored convention, in favor of communicating with the reader in a way he feels is most effective. Much of this is because he wanted the writing to reflect “speaking” to you. This creates a more intimate communication, and also more accurately represents the thoughtful deliberateness of speech that is characteristic of many teachers.
Thus in this book you will find “odd” words/phrases/sentences, “odd” grammar and punctuation, and “odd” usage of all the above. It’s not because the author is illiterate or due to lack of professional editing. Some of the differences include (but are not limited to), extra commas (for instance, they may have been deliberately inserted to reflect an “enhanced” pause), hyphenated or strangely spelled words (to make something stand out, get you to think, or make a connection to another thought), and chronology that doesn’t follow a linear time-line (in order to properly present the teachings). These aren’t extreme differences, and the author believes it actually helps some readers transcend the limitations of left-brain thinking just a bit, and makes the book even easier and more enjoyable to read.