Topic: El Morya's Tale of Atlantis
Here is El Morya's story of his time in Atlantis.
I tell my tale, not to satisfy idle curiosity but in the telling I expect
that some of you who are reading this will recognise yourselves and
reconfirm our bond of friendship and service.
I could start at the very beginning of my sojourn on the Earth Plane but I
have chosen to begin my tale at the time of the Fall of Atlantis rather than
at the time of the Fall of Man.
During the life I led leading up to the Fall of Atlantis I became a very
brilliant and powerful Priest Scientist. My name was Almo. You will most
likely have come across the terminology, "Children of the Law of One" and
"Sons of Belial". This tends to give the impression that the people of
Atlantis and its colonies were firmly in one camp or the other. This is not
how it was at all. There were many of us who were caught between these two
camps. For myself and the group of people I am telling you about it was a
dance of survival to remain out of the clutches of the "Sons of Belial"
without alienating them. As for the "Children of the Law of One", well they
were so few in number by this time in the history of Atlantis that when we
came into contact with them we did not know it. I know now from my current
point of existence that there were indeed many of them around us but they
kept their true thoughts and feelings well hidden.
I was born into what you would call the upper class of people in a very
prosperous town far from the Capital city. Because the "Children of the Law
of One" had retreated into the background of society the structure of our
society had grown away from that based on family life. Of course there were
families but the members lived very individual and self centred lives. So
that my mother would not have to give up her career as a scientist to give
birth to children she and my father hired a surrogate mother from the lower
classes. This was a common practice in the upper classes. My conception
was in a test tube and I was implanted into the womb of a woman I never even
knew the name of. She was merely an incubator and when I was born she was
paid well and disappeared from our lives forever.
I had a Day Nanny and a Night Nanny. Just when I would get really attached
to them they would leave and I would have strangers to take care of me. I
soon learned not to love. My childhood was typical of that of the upper
classes and thus the majority of us grew up without love and unable to
freely express love. Lust was another matter entirely. We were encouraged
to indulge ourselves in all manner of sexual excess from an early age. My
younger brother was born in the same manner that I was when I was ten years
old and about to go to the Capital city to start my training as a priest
scientist. My parents had consulted an Astrologer to determine what career
path I should take and the difficult one of priest scientist was indicated
I really never got to know my brother as a person. When it was his turn to
go to the Capital for training our sister was born in the same manner. I
never got to know her either. My brother and sister were mere acquaintances
who I saw at rare family reunions.
At the Training Centre in the Capital I lived in a dormitory with fifty
other ten year old boys. This group of boys slept, ate, washed, studied and
played together exclusively for ten years. Actually there were only thirty
of us left after ten years due to the rigourous training and testing that we
had to undergo. It was here that I did at least make some lifelong
friendships. As we all know now, friendship is a form of love but I and my
friends had no conception of what love was.
My first two years were pleasant enough. I enjoyed my lessons and having
companions of my own age to associate with. Our life was very structured
but so was my home life and so I adapted to my new structure very quickly.
In our Temple classes we were taught the principles of spirituality and
Cosmic Law which were the principles that the "Children of the Law of One"
adhered to. However, the commentaries on these principles given by our
teachers was such to water down these principles and encourage us to take
what interested us and forget the rest. It was those boys who were
interested greatly in the pure spiritual principles who seemed to get the
most arduous tests, both physical and mental. Some stayed true to their
beliefs and eventually died or went insane from the extreme tests they were
given. Some took such delight in the suffering of their brother students as
to wholeheartedly embrace the principles expounded by the "Sons of Belial".
Others, like myself had the intelligence to work out what the game plan was
and so began a life of pretense. The "Sons of Belial" got the easiest tests
in the Temple while those like myself who could not bring themselves to
wholeheartedly embrace the principles of the "Sons of Belial" found we had
the harder tests but at least they were surmountable.
In the classes of the Academy as the science classes were called we all had
equal testing as it was critical that only those who truly understood the
principles of the material world could be allowed to manipulate the power of
the Great Crystal. The tests of the Temple got rid of those who should have
been in charge of the Great Crystal. Such was Atlantis doomed well before
the actual cataclysm.
Those first two years of my time at the Training Centre were among the
happiest of my life. When I turned twelve years old the nightmare began.
Many years later I found out that what happened to me happened to many of us
but we were so ashamed we never said a word to anyone at the time.
I do not want to linger on this part of my life but what happened to me was
a sign of the times, so to speak. Several of the priests who taught us our
lessons in the Temple were pedophiles. They preyed mercilessly upon the
boys aged twelve to fourteen. None of us spoke of it and so we did not even
have the comfort of a shared nightmare. I found out years later that the
girls undergoing training for the Temple endured a similar nightmare.
At the age of fourteen we moved to a different Training Centre. Over the
years we endured many tests in our Temple training. Rather than becoming
spiritual leaders we were trained to be masters of the mind. As part of that
training we had to frequently endure days locked in a small dark cell with
no light and no food, only water. It was these trials that were increased
for those boys who clearly held to the pure spiritual principles of the
"Children of the Law of One" or the "Common Law" as it came to be called
during my years of training. They either became so malnourished as to
succumb to serious and fatal illnesses or they went insane. They were
denied adequate medical aid.
At the age of sixteen I underwent the tests of my mental powers of telepathy
and telekinesis. The testing was rigourous and lasted four weeks as you
would measure time now. I passed with high scores and thus passed into the
higher level of my training for the Temple. Concurrently to this my
education in the material sciences continued.
The four years of my Novitiate were spent in ever more rigourous training of
my mental powers and the "Common Law" was never mentioned in any classroom.
I did not forget it although my knowledge of it was patchy. I tried hard
not to lose my soul to the "Sons of Belial" who ruled my life.
It was during this four years of my life that I was taught in the Academy by
the greatest scientific mind of the day. Achmeed was the most interesting
old man I had ever met. Many a time I found myself daydreaming that he was
my father instead of the man I only saw four times a year when he and the
woman who was my mother came to the parents days at the Temple and the
Academy to be made proud by my achievements.
Achmeed did seem to favour me above my fellow students and there was many an
evening of lively debate held between us in his home. He gathered a select
group around him of the most promising students from the four levels and
this group became the family that I never really had.
Achmeed's wife was a very kindly woman who was much younger than him.
Marlyssa came from a family who were of the "Children of the Law of One" and
while she no longer openly supported them she continued to practice many of
their principles in her daily life. She and I had many interesting
discussions on these principles and I do believe that it was her influence
that allowed me to eventually act with honour when I came face to face with
the biggest decision of that life.
At the age of twenty, having passed all my tests both academic and templar I
was invested as a priest scientist in the Temple Academy in the Capital of
Atlantis. In Atlantean society the highest class was the Royal class who
were the rulers and high government officials. Under them in importance
were the Priest/Priestess Scientist class. While outwardly this class was
subservient to the Royal class they were in fact the most powerful class of
all. Under these came the Priest/Priestess class and the Scientist class
who had equal standing in society. Below these were the classes very much as
you have them today.
On the day of my investiture as a priest scientist a group of sixteen year
old girls was invested into their Novitiate into the sisterhood of
priestesses. There were other groups being invested into various levels as
well but it is this group of girls that drew my attention.
The general public had the perception that the Priesthood, both male and
female remained chaste throughout their lives. This was originally the case
but by this time there was much about the Priesthood that was deceptive to
the general public and even the Royal class.
The only aspect of chastity that was enforced was that in the four year
Novitiate period of between the ages of sixteen to twenty, both men and
women must remain virgins. Of course it was easy to examine women to test
for virginity and no way to tell what other activities they were forced to
take part in that would not cause them to fail the physical examination for
virginity they must first pass at sixteen. With the men it was a matter of
observation and catching them out. Any found to have broken the rule of
chastity were executed.
When you consider the depth of sexual depravity that infested the priesthood
this seemed ludicrous. However, the rule was adhered to outwardly and any
unfortunate enough to be caught out were indeed executed, more to protect
their superiors than as just punishment. Interestingly, the young men and
women between the ages of sixteen and twenty were not preyed upon by their
superiors as they had been up until this time. Therefore, for many of them
it was a wonderful release, until of course nature took over and the forced
chastity became a burden.
I had been faithful to the rule but now I was a twenty year old man filled
with all the natural urges of a man of that age and now I was given
permission to take my pick of all the willing priestesses. Unfortunately for
me, my eyes fell upon Arna as she walked in the middle of a line of new
novitiates ready to take their oath of chastity. There was something in the
way she moved her hips as she walked that caught my attention. After the
ceremony I managed to find her alone in a quiet part of the garden. Those
eyes, never had a pair of almond eyes looked so delicious. I frightened her
with the intent of my gaze. She would have run from me if I had not caught
her arm. "In four years time I will claim you for my pleasure", I
Arna, still frightened, was now also insulted. "Never", she shouted as she
broke away from me and fled back to the safety of the crowd. Nevertheless,
as she told me much later, her arm burned where I had held her and it was
not an unpleasant sensation, she confessed.
Many times in the next four years we came across each other and very soon
Arna felt for me the way I felt for her. Not that I denied myself the
pleasures of the flesh offered so freely around me. However, it is always
that which we cannot have that holds the most desire. Never once did we
consider that we might love each other. Never did we say, "I love you." It
was always, "I want you." Never in that entire life together did we realise
our true relationship, that of twin souls. This was a concept we knew
Finally the day came when Arna was invested as a priestess. Her time of
chastity was at an end and finally we could have that which we had longed
for. Nor were we disappointed. Far from it.
Arna was a priestess seer and not a priestess scientist but all the priests
and priestesses mingled freely with the priest/priestess scientists and it
was rare for couples to form. Generally people swapped partners almost as
often as they changed their clothes. Arna and I were one of the rarities in
that we were a couple. We were not the only couple but compared to the
norm, we were odd.
I'm not saying that we were always faithful to each other but we always
ended up back together in a very short time.