As we have seen in our previous lecture, the heart of Atlantis was, during much of the Age of Bronze, the heart of the world.
was the last Daughter-Civilization of the Great Northern
Mother-Civilization. Its great Priestess-Empresses presided over the
adaptation of the Sacred Tradition to the needs of the High Bronze Age -
an Age much inferior to the Silver Age that had preceded it, but
immeasurably higher than the Iron Age, or Kali Yuga, which was to
The patriarchal traditions regarding Atlantis, from the
Egyptian accounts to Plato's Atlantis, contain certain predictable
inaccuracies. Naturally they tend to project their own form of society -
and their own particular nations - further into the past than they
really existed; and naturally also they represent Atlantis as a
patriarchal state, since "the Universality of Patriarchy" has been the
central plank of patriarchal propaganda ever since the movement took
firm hold and was old enough to re-write the past.
these inevitable distortions as read, there is considerable truth in
the Egyptian accounts and in the accounts of Plato's Atlantis which
The Capital of Atlantis was indeed built around a
central palace/temple from which reigned the Priestess-Queen of the
Empire. The City was built in concentric circles leading out from its
heart-centre: and beyond this, the City was seen as the heart of
Atlantis, and Atlantis (after the decline of the older Daughter-States
of the Primordial Northern Civilisation) as the heart of the world.
CONCENTRIC CIRCLES The City lay at the heart of Atlantis, the Temple at the heart of the City and Atlantis itself at the heart of the High Bronze-Age world.
Atlantis - his account of Atlantis the lost world as it had by then
become - tells the truth, albeit in a rather truncated way. many events
are somewhat "collapsed" in time and make assumptions based on later
For example, we are told that the Atlantean
Empire conquered and oppressed much of Europe and Asia (the Americas are
not mentioned as the Old World, after the end of Atlantis, had lost all
contact and even memory of the Far West).
The truth is that the
Atlantean Empire did indeed extend across Europe and Asia as well as
parts of the Americas. However, no "conquest" was involved, for this was
in a time long before deadly force between maid and maid was known upon
The influence of Atlantis was both spiritual and
political. The feminine civilizations of the time recognized Atlantis as
the true representative of the Primordial Tradition in its Bronze Age
form and saw the Heart of Atlantis as their Heart.
Did Atlantis "oppress" these nations? On the contrary, it was their spiritual life-blood, their source of order, or thamë, their venerated mother-throne.
certainly Atlantis, during its height and health, was on constant guard
against the semi-patriarchal incursions into life and thought. The
gradual introduction of mascûlic figures into temples and palaces was
firmly resisted by the Empire wherever possible: not, of course, by
force of arms, but by the spiritual influence that it wielded, which in
those days was still the strongest force on earth.
later patriarchal writers, after the early triumph of semi-patriarchy,
this made Atlantis the worst of all possible oppressors - the greatest
enemy of the patriarchal revolution. And even after the supervention of
full patriarchy, when, in accordance with the central thrust of
propaganda, Old Atlantis had to be "re-written" as a patriarchal state,
the patriarchal resentment against its "oppressions" was not forgotten.
for the true and faithful in the High Bronze Age, the golden heart of
Atlantis was the golden heart of the world; and when that heart became
corrupt, bringing it back to health was literally the most important
task in the world.