The 2500 life readings by Edgar Cayce on file at the Edgar Cayce Foundation were given for about 1600 people. Around 700 of these people had incarnations in Atlantis that influenced their present lives. However, Edgar Cayce did not mention every incarnation for each individual, only those incarnations that would influence them most in their current life, and those experiences that might be most helpful. It is not impossible, therefore, that almost all of us living today were in Atlantis at one time or another.
The amazing thing about this particular set of life readings is their internal consistency. Although given for hundreds of different people over a period of twenty-one years (1923 to 1944), they may be pieced together to form a coherent, non-contradictory series of events. Individual abilities and weaknesses are reflected in successive lives. When many entities who have lived together at one period of time reincarnate in another era, group or national tendencies become apparent.
According to the Edgar Cayce readings, many individual souls (or entities) who had one or more incarnations in Atlantis are reincarnating in the earth in this new millennium, particularly in America. Along with technological abilities, they bring tendencies for being extremists. Often they exhibit individual and group karma associated with selfishness and exploitation where others are concerned. Many of them lived during one of the periods of destruction or geological changes in Atlantean history. If Edgar Cayce’s prophecies are correct, a similar period of earth changes is approaching in this century.
Here are some samples of Edgar Cayce’s readings on Atlantis:
QA: “In which pyramid or temple are the records mentioned in the readings given through this channel on Atlantis, in April, 1932?”A.4: “As given, that temple was destroyed at the time there was the last destruction in Atlantis.
“Yet, as the time draws nigh when the changes are to come about, there may be the opening of those three places where the records are One, to those that are the initiates in the knowledge of the One God:
“The temple by Iltar will then rise again. And there will be the opening of the temple or hall of records in Egypt, and those records that were put into the heart of the Atlantean land may have also be found there – that have been kept, for those that of that group. The records are One.” (5750-1; Nov. 12, 1933)
The discovery of any sort of records pertaining to Atlantis, located beneath the right forepaw of the Sphinx, besides causing an uproar in the archeological field, should offer conclusive validation of Edgar Cayce’s Atlantean life readings.
Some Atlanteans came directly to Egypt. But others went first to what is now Spain or Portugal, particularly the Pyrenees region. This fact is mentioned in readings given ten years apart.
“In Atlantean land when there was knowledge that there soon was to be the destruction of that land and there were attempts of individuals to leave the land. Entity among those who went to Egypt.” (708-1; Oct. 25, 1934)
“among Atlanteans who first came to Egypt, journeyed to what is now a portion of Portugal or the Pyrenees where some Atlanteans had set up temple activity, aided in decorations of temple.” (1123-1; Feb. 19, 1936)
“in Atlantis when there was the breaking up of the land – among those that went to what is now the Spanish land; while many changed to the Egyptian land the entity remained in Pyrenees and established those tenets and truths that aided much until hordes from the African land brought destruction to those people.” (3541-1; Jan. 10, 1944)
“in Atlantis at time of disputes when many sent to many lands (the entity) a mathematician, came to Pyrenees, journeyed through the air, later came to Egypt.” (This reading mentions later that this person became famous as a builder of dams and buildings. 2677-1; Jan. 27, 1942)
The final destruction of Atlantis, or the remaining islands, may have been sudden and violent, but evidently the people had warnings of what might happen. Individual references in the Edgar Cayce life readings indicate an organized exodus. The survivors attempted to continue their way of life in their new homes, as we can see by the various occupations listed in readings referring to this period.
conducted people from Atlantis to Egypt previous to last destruction – worked with adorning buildings with gems and precious stones.”(955-1; July 20, 1935)
“among those who came from Atlantis, (to Egypt), in command of the fleets or ships, explored along waterways.” (797-1)
“among those who journeyed from Atlantean land to Egypt, entity young at time, aided in development of mechanical appliances for cutting stone, etc.” (1177-1).
“came to Egypt from Pyrenees land, hence came with latter portion of those from Atlantean land.” (1458-1)
“in Egyptian land when there was the entering of those that sought aid or refuge from turmoil arising in native land. The entity among those that came from Atlantean land and aided in replenishing and rebuilding of the temple service, for entity was of household that followed Law of One.” (439-1; Nov. 13, 1933)
“in Atlantean land when divisions arose with destruction coming upon the land, chose to go with groups going to Egypt, what would be known as a chemist, aided in making lands of Nile more productive.” (1842-1; March 14, 1939)
In order to understand the extracts concerning this era, we should know something of what was happening in Egypt at this time. Judging from material gathered from a number of individual and general life readings covering this period, it seems that from between 10,000 and 11,000 B.C. a tribe from the Carpathian region invaded and conquered Egypt. One of the leaders of this tribe was a priest named Ra-Ta. Ra-Ta was Edgar Cayce (or Edgar Cayce was Ra-Ta, depending upon your point of view). In Egypt, Ra-Ta’s religious teachings attracted a large following. However, there was already political friction in Egypt and tension between the ruling classes and the native Egyptians. Ra-Ta was caught up in this political intrigue, and after a native rebellion, he was banished for nine years to what is now Abyssinia.
At the height of the confusion refugees began arriving in Egypt from Atlantis. The Atlanteans, scientifically more advanced than the Egyptians, found little in common with the inhabitants of Egypt, and began to set up their old way of life. Leaders of the ruling class and leaders of the native rebellion soon realized that these incoming Atlanteans with their superior scientific knowledge and radically different social and religious views posed a new threat. A leader had to be found, around whom the people could rally, to turn the power of Atlanteans into constructive channels. In an effort to bring some order out of the chaos the leaders in power decided to recall the priest from banishment. Only he might correlate the activities of all these conflicting groups. This move was successful and with the cooperation of the rulers of Egypt, the priest, the Atlanteans and the natives there ensued a period of great advancement in human relations. Then the civilized portions of the world enjoyed a period of moral, mental, spiritual and physical development.
Combination hospital and educational institutions (called the Temple of Sacrifice and the Temple of Beauty) were set up, and functioned like the psychiatric wing of a modern hospital. There the masses flocked for mental as well as physical therapy. Evidently, besides low mental development and/or lack of moral judgement and self-control, some people classed as servants or “things” or “automatons” had physical deformities linking them to the animal world. They had tails, feathers, or scales. This was a holdover from the early projection of souls into materiality for selfish purposes at which time monstrosities as well as creatures of erotic beauty were created.