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Posted August 14, 2000
'Expect it in '68 or '69'?
I first read this book in 1968, the year Atlantis was supposed to rise. That was 32 years ago, so Edgar Cayce was obviously not the prophet that we had all hoped. However! I was so enthralled with this book that despite my disbelief I recently bought a replacement copy! I think the real value of the book is not in its predictions, but in a fascinating and inspiring version of ancient Atlantis. The remarkably consistent Cayce readings, the interesting names of people and places (Iltar, Hept-Supht, Atlan, Og), the ties to ancient Egypt, the fascinating descriptions of the high technology of Atlantis (firestones, automatons, energy waves), and the tie-ins with Christianity all make for a beautiful, fascinating, appealing view of this lost world. If only it were true... I regret that the original book's mysterious and attractive cover photo of a sunken temple with white columns was not continued in the newer versions of the book. The Cayce version of Atlantis must have had a big influence on the early '60s film 'Atlantis: The Lost Continent' because that captured many key points of Cayce's descriptions in visual form. It certainly had an influence on '60s music: 1969 saw the realease of Donovan's song 'Atlantis,' Shango's 'Day After Day', and the Fifth Dimension's 'Aquarius,' all forerunners of the New Age movement and all echoing Cayce's predictions.
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