Edgar Cayce

Atlantis’ Readings

According to Cayce, Atlantis was a highly advanced civilization located from the Gulf of Mexico to Gibraltar. Edgar Cayce referred to Bimini as one of the mountaintops of ancient Atlantis.

Before the end of the last Ice Age (12,000-years ago) the ocean levels were at least 300 feet below their current levels. A vast “island” was in the area in those remote times rather than chains of islands.

Though the island does not appear to be a mountain today, 12,000-years ago it was one of the highest points on the vast land formation in the region.

Through destructive misuse of advanced technology, Atlantis was destroyed over a period of thousands of years, with a final catastrophic event circa 10,000 B.C.

Over its years of destruction, Atlanteans migrated to other parts of the world, including ancient Egypt and the Yucatan Peninsula, where they brought with them their technological advancements, beliefs, and recorded history.


The one in the Atlantean land, that sank, which will rise and is rising again; another in the place of the records that leadeth from the Sphinx to the hall of records, in the Egyptian land; and another in the Aryan or Yucatan land, where the temple there is overshadowing same.

Reading from Edgar Cayce


“Atlantis was My work: from the very beginning till the end I created the spiritual culture of Atlantis. From there it moved partly to Egypt.

“I took with Me worthy people and led them into Myself — an incarnation after incarnation, a wave after wave. Thus I embodied Myself there several times.

“It was Me who initiated the wave of Lutheranism, Reformation in Europe: i.e. the ideas about the possibility for man to communicate with God directly, without intermediates, without rituals… France, Germany, the Netherlands… This process was completed with the liberating wave of Napoleon, which washed out almost completely the filth of the inquisition from the Earth.


“My name is Cairo. The word Cairo in Atlantis meant Earth: Earth as a living planet!*

“Atlantis was My ‘earth’. From Atlantis this name came to the capital of Egypt.

“Since that time I have never embodied Myself again.”

“Were You a priest in Atlantis?”

“I was one of the five Atlantean rulers. There was a group of five rulers-elders, and I was its leader. I represented the temporal power which possessed spiritual knowledge.


“I am one of many Atlanteans who continued to work on the Earth after the destruction of Atlantis. The sphere of My activity was ancient Greece and the islands close to it. It was far before the incarnation of Pythagoras. Later on, being non-incarnate I participated in preparation of the Mission of Pythagoras.”

“Thus I recreated in Greece all the best from the culture of Atlantis — hoping to preserve it in the memory of people on the Earth for many centuries.”


On November 12, 1933 Edgar Cayce gave a general reading on the Mayan civilization at the request of several A.R.E. members. In making a connection with Atlantis, the reading promptly focused in on the influence of a single prominent Atlantean named Iltar who migrated to the Yucatan just prior to the final destruction of Atlantis:

Then, with the leavings of the civilization in Atlantis (in Poseidia, more specific), Iltar – with a group of followers that had been of the household of Atlan, the followers of the worship of the ONE with some ten individuals – left this land Poseidia, and came westward, entering what would now be a portion of Yucatan. And there began, with the activities of the peoples there, the development into a civilization that rose much in the same matter as that which had been in the Atlantean land. Others had left the land later. Others had left earlier. There had been the upheavals also from the land of Mu, or Lemuria, and these had their part in the changing, or there was the injection of their tenets in the varied portions of the land – which was much greater in extent until the final upheaval of Atlantis, or the islands that were later upheaved, when much of the contour of the land in Central America and Mexico was changed to that similar in outline to that which may be seen in the present. The first temples that were erected by Iltar and his followers were destroyed at the period of change physically in the contours of the land. That now being found, and a portion already discovered that has laid in waste for many centuries, was then a combination of those peoples from Mu, Oz and Atlantis. (5750-1)

Note that Iltar traveled to the Yucatan with a group of followers of the Law of One to build temples and provide a repository for a copy of the records of Atlantis for posterity. The records were said to be in the form of stone tablets.

With the final destruction on Atlantis, the physical contour of what is now Central America was changed as that land also experienced upheavals. The first temples erected by Iltar and his followers were destroyed. The records of Atlantis that were transported to the Yucatan have not yet been recovered, although the readings insist that will eventually happen.

Reading 5750-1 also documents how the Mayan civilization was actually a composite of various sources, including Atlantis, Lemuria, and even the lost tribes of the Hebrew peoples.

Those in Yucatan, those in the adjoining lands as begun by Iltar, gradually lost in their activities; and came to be that people termed, in other portions of America, the Mound Builders. (5750-1)

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