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OBEHON IN "SPIRIT SPEAKS" MAGAZINE
(c) 1992 FRANCESCA THOMAN
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ALL OTHER RIGHTS RESERVED
OUR PREWRITTEN HISTORY: ATLANTIS, LEMURIA AND OTHERS
Past and Present -- Patterns of History
The ability to recognize repetitive patterns in history
seems abstract and peripheral until you consider the lessons of
karma, which affect you very directly. To learn from or even
erase your karma, you must first recognize the recurrence of an
old pattern. Then you can realize that you can react to it with
your free will. You can choose to do as you have before, or you
can change your actions and intentions. But your first awareness
of a karmic lesson is usually through recognizing its pattern.
Something always happens to you the same way, with the same kinds
of people. The pattern catches your attention, and gives you an
opportunity to choose framework in which to act.
As a human being experiencing cause and effect through time,
you have a choice as to how firmly you are anchored in time and
space. You can each choose how deeply you wish to reach into your
own histories, or the history of the world, in order to learn
from your karmic patterns, or others'. What you can learn through
the collective unconscious can enrich your life tremendously. In
fact, many creative people have given themselves quite a bit of
temporal slack, and draw freely from their own and others' pasts
(and futures) for their material.
This is some of what is happening now, with your highly
creative memories of Atlantis and Lemuria coming to your
attention now. Old images of other potential realities are
seeping through your permeable creative consciousnesses. These
images are illuminating some of the lessons you might choose to
pursue, or avoid, from what has been before.
Lessons from Atlantis
The story of Atlantis, which has since become a real and
valid myth, is a compelling one. It is a story of consequences, a
tale of a powerful island country that used its isolation to be
elitist and miserly, keeping its secrets from others for leverage
in order to subject others to its will. A country of powerful,
accomplished people, it arrogantly used its great powers for
selfish, nearsighted or simply sybaritic ends. These secret
powers were also used with grotesque results, such as the
enslavement or even the creation of the half-human, half-animal
beings, left from another pre-history when mankind was being born
on Earth. These beings' forms and natures were echoed in later
myths of satyrs and centaurs, mermaids and minotaurs. Atlantis
was a country full with promise which lost everything when the
bill for its arrogance was presented, its imbalance only
rectified with great destructions and floods.
The negative lessons of Atlantis are easy to see. They are
part of a human story of your human limitations. The story of
Atlantis can teach you, as a myth would, about the wages of
arrogance, the foolishness of narrow vision, or the magnetic
nature of retribution, which rights the imbalances and redresses
Yet there are other lessons from Atlantis, profound lessons.
One of them is becoming aware of the real costs of separatism.
The image of terrible retribution to the great and arrogant of
Atlantis is reassuring -- but only to those who are unaware of
their own pride and blindness of separating themselves from
others, even from those same arrogant Atlanteans. What is human
in one of you is human in all of you. What is human in all of you
is human in each of you. You are not separate from each other.
Rather than making you all into monsters, realizing this
unity of humanness allows the "monsters" to become a part of you,
and so to be healed. This was the Atlantean mistake, time and
time again. They used the semi-humans, the souls entrapped in
human/animal bodies, for their slaves, rather than to accept
their common humanness and heal them, as Lemuria did. They
considered what was separate from them to be less than they were,
and what was less than they perceived themselves to be was
therefore automatically exploitable.
The story of Atlantis has its most meaning in lessons of
separation and limitation -- the primary actions of the ego. You
can be, as the Atlanteans were, gentle and generous, wise and
thoughtful, advanced and visionary. But if you judgmentally allow
distinctions and differences to become your only viewpoint, then
you fall into the Atlantean hauteur.
Those people which some of you fear so much now -- the hard
addicts, the sociopaths, the psychopaths -- are the monsters, the
animal-men and demon-men, of your time. They have become what
they are in part because they have been separated by themselves
and others from what is considered human. In a paradox of logic,
these "monsters" often stand out further and further away from
the "norm" in order for you to see them, and in seeing them,
accept them. Like a child which must be loved, but which knows no
other way to ask for it, they push and push against the same door
again and again, too often not realizing how to change the
When those who are apparently most separate from you are
rebuffed from human contact from lifetime to lifetime, they soon
die to themselves. They become "things." They may become
embodiments of hopelessness or agents of change, but they are
less than human beings. They become objects. First objects of
pity, then of disdain, then of disgust, then horror. They become
the means by which you "release" your own self-hatred and lack of
self-acceptance, by giving it to them, unexamined by your own
inner perception. In this way the "monsters" of your time can
become slaves to your use of them, as the animal-men were slaves
to the Atlanteans.
You can learn from the Atlanteans' mistakes by becoming
conscious of your own motives and actions. If you allow the
short-circuit thinking of prejudice and bigotry to choose your
actions for you, then you give in to Atlantean narrowness. If you
decide that the end justifies the means, you trap yourself into
the Atlantean fallacy that you have wisdom and knowledge enough
to understand cause and effect with faultless precision.
If you subscribe to the notion that because you can do
something at another's cost, then nothing should stop you, you
are acting from the Atlantean delusion that costs which others
pay do not affect you. If you believe that the primary reason for
Creation's existence is your use of it, then you're perpetuating
the Atlantean lie that nothing exists save in relationship to
your perceptions and needs alone.
Instead, you can learn to keep your minds free of
expectations, and free of the limitations of self-centered
images. Learn to do what is needed, when it is needed, out of the
free response of your own heart and the wisdom of love.
Especially in the New Aquarian Age, you can learn that
humanitarianism means to care for others' concerns and
experiences by giving them the same weight as your own. In this
New Age, so different from the Atlantean past, you are already
learning to perceive the other beings, other beauties in the
world with the eyes of those others. You are seeing others'
worlds all around you by accepting others' points of view.
When you see with another's eyes, whether it be another
person, an animal, a plant, or a planet, you are far less likely
to simply abuse that other one's gift, whether it is the gift of
life, like the growth of the plants, or the gift of dying, from
an animal who gives you its body for meat. Instead, you will
accept it, graciously, and be cognizant of the other's cost. This
awareness of the other's cost is what helps maintain the inner
balance of giving and receiving, of living and dying.
This balance matters. The retribution of Atlantis was not a
raging act of a vengeful God, but a natural result of internal
and external imbalances. It is not evil to be selfish, only
unbalanced. Self-centeredness is necessary in human growth: it is
what keeps an infant alive, and can keep a child whole if it is
growing up in a situation of great threat.
But when you have grown beyond the need to be self-centered,
when you have the ability to care for yourself by perceiving
others, then clinging to the old usages keeps you from evolving.
Reaching back so very anxiously for what you have already
outgrown, you tip yourself over. This imbalance strains your
sense of integrity, and the strain can warp your energies into
When the limitations of selfishness or self-centeredness are
balanced with broadened perception, then you become wisely
selfish. The wisely selfish person gives when she has something
to give, and when it is needed. She gives, not from the
"selflessness" of inner poverty, but from generous abundance. She
gives when it is asked for, not when it is demanded from her, or
manipulated from her.
The terrible image of the thousands of innocents on the land
drowning in the cataclysm of Atlantis because of the actions of a
very few can be used to forge consideration for others, or can be
a warning not to give your power away to those who say giving it
will make your life easier. In Atlantis, those who had it easy
had it very easy indeed. But it was not that which sunk the land
beneath the waves. It was their self-centeredness, their sense of
separation from others. When greatness is forced through
narrowness, the pressure becomes too great. In Atlantis' case,
the island was destroyed. In your case, you have yet the ability
to shatter the world, or to heal it as it has never been healed
These are the kinds of lessons you can learn from the fate
of Atlantis. When hauteur can be balanced by generosity, it
becomes a discerning response to others' needs. When prejudice
and bigotry are balanced with compassion, they become
humanitarianism, a joy in others' differences. If you balance the
end you desire, and the means to that end, with vision, then you
act from the power of harmony. When you balance the desire to use
Creation as you see fit with wisdom, you will create with
elegance and beauty.
Lessons from Lemuria
And what of Lemuria, the gentle land in the West, the land
of Mu or Pacifica, which is said to have colonized the
contemplative cultures of India and Tibet? It also sank beneath
the waves. What lesson is in that, if it is not, "Nice guys
It is another lesson of imbalance, though it is more subtle.
The Lemurians were a wise people, so your history goes.
Benevolent and considerate, they accepted the animal-men the
Atlanteans abused, using their formidable knowledge of healing to
restore the bodies of the human souls within to more perfect
human form. They shared their wisdom gently, allowing others to
flourish and demanding nothing in return. They encountered other
cultures not as conquerors, but as teachers, healers, and people
of deep knowledge. It was the "Lemurian" Atlanteans, Atlanteans
impressed with Lemurian ideals, who founded Egypt and the Mayan
cultures both, as well as cultures now long gone to dust.
They had much the same science as did Atlantis, though they
did not have the ultimate power of the Great Crystal. They were
even more able than the Atlanteans in the arts of healing,
psychic perception, and various "magics," such as transforming
the self (and thus your reality) through dreams, active and
effective prayer, real spiritual evolution through inner imagery,
and the fulfillment of wishes. They were more able than the
Atlanteans in their "people skills," showing this by including
others who seemed separate, acting with compassion towards others
in pain, and readily seeing from others' points of view.
Yet their land, too, fell under the waves. Why? Was it
because, as the Atlanteans might complain, they were "too good to
be true?" Was it because they had become so very, very spiritual
that they simply "translated away," and the earth was so
astonished at their leaving that it shook itself under the sea?
Or was it even because the Atlanteans weakened their land's
substructure with beams from the Great Crystal in some kind of
"Evil Empire" scenario? Or was it because the Lemurians had so
forgotten how to be human that, when confronted with the narrow,
nasty places inside themselves (which the Atlanteans seemed to
enjoy so much), they could not bear it, and told the land to
Some of these ideas and explanations were current in
Atlantis, before its own last islands sank, because Lemuria had
gone down before them. But really, there were several reasons,
many of which matter to those of you who are on a spiritual path
The primary lesson from Lemuria's sinking is the same as the
primary lesson of Atlantis: a sense of separation. In an
ideological move similar to your own, many of the Lemurians made
a division, a distinction, between the physical and the
spiritual. They did not unnecessarily divide Man from Nature to
the same extent as your culture has, but they judged the flesh as
being less than what inhabited it. Many Lemurians did not accept
the possibility that the Divine could be found in density, or
that humanness was a gift.
Although their culture originally used this dichotomy for
contrast, too many of them took it too far. They began to hate
the body, hate the experience of being human, and do whatever
they could to avoid its repetition -- or even avoid being
responsible for someone else's repeating the experience. This did
not only mean that they were scrupulously careful of their (and
everyone else's) karma, it also meant that they were frequently
celibate. Some were so afraid of the human experience that they
became actively unloving, even while hiding this misanthropy
under the guises of "sensitivity," or "divine calling," or
"universal (but humanly unspecific) love."
They became opaque to the parts of themselves they had
chosen to call their "lower natures." In separating themselves
from their narrower selves, they paradoxically allowed these
parts of themselves to act in covert ways. Some Lemurians used
passive aggression, or allowed themselves "spiritualized"
justifications of selfish needs.
It wasn't that they were more selfish than anyone. Their
needs for self-aggrandizement were not greater than anyone
else's, they were just not met as often. The needs were not
wrong, nor was regulating the way they met those needs. It was
separating themselves from those "lower" human aspects of
themselves, becoming "holier than thou," that tripped them up. It
was the mistake of using images of spiritual ideals to justify
the actions of the ego, and being opaque to the costs which this
This phenomenon of unbalanced separation was not universal
in the Lemurian culture. As the "Lemurian" Atlanteans founded
Egypt, likewise the more balanced, less "separatist" Lemurians
founded the North American Indian cultures, which kept a
broader-minded, more even-handed, view towards human life, and so
kept America free from grief for many, many centuries.
Like Atlantis, Lemuria had a culture millennia long. Its
rich tradition is still alive, accessible in your genes as well
as your inner memories, as is the culture, and the lessons, of
(By the way. The reason why you have not found physical
evidences of either Atlantis or Mu in your reality is because
they really "happened" in an alternate future, and not in the
past of this planet. Those cultures in your past which were
"founded" by Atlantis or Mu were colonized mostly by souls from
that future, moving back in time though their own human births.
With these, there were a few of the great teachers who embodied
themselves with most of their knowledge intact. As a result,
their memories of the cataclysm were so fresh that they told the
stories as they remembered them, stories which eventually wound
their ways through history into your own present version of "The
Our Several Origins
Present-day human beings come from many different places and
many different pasts. If you were to categorize the various paths
in order to understand yourselves and others, you might call them
the Earthling path, the Angelic path, the Star-Seed path, and the
Cosmic Entity path.
For the purposes of our discussion, Earthlings are those of
you who have made Earth your primary experience for most of your
lifetimes. You're used to density, and enjoy it. You may be very
sensual, or very artistic, but you rarely do either for any great
sense of "mission." You are not generally world-weary, because
you like the planet, but you often have a set of "instincts"
which allow you to be as aware of your experiences with others,
and their implications, as an animal is of its surroundings. Some
"Earthlings" use these instincts to manipulate others, especially
those whom you feel are lacking in "common sense," but most of
you confront the "newcomers" with a sense of tolerant amusement.
Earthlings are often drawn to large families, whether it is
your own relations or "families" of friends. You are comfortable
at conventions, in congregations, and with groups. You can rise
to prominence if you choose, but most simply desire a quiet life,
rich with satisfying friendships. Your lives are most often
graced by accomplishments of small excellences, such as the
perfectly-run corner market which you own, or your steady (if
unspectacular) income from your childrens' books, or your perfect
paintings of a thousand species of birds.
You are usually people of heart, generous to a fault at
times, and often competently wise with children. You've seen
enough in your human experiences to take the bad with the good
and not be devastated by either, and you have a firm, inward
assurance that the Earth supports you. If you do fall into
negativity, you move primarily from defensive fear, hurting
others before you can be hurt yourselves. If your tolerance is
exhausted from real or imagined abuse, you can react positively
through real and practical changes, or negatively through
directionless action, such as riots, murder, or apathy. You like
money and things because they allow you to do what you will.
You tend to love the Angelic types, be fascinated by the
Star-Seeds, and are quite in awe of the Cosmic Entities.
Those of you who have taken an Angelic path often have a
harder time simply being human, but your love, light, zeal or joy
sustain you. You can be wildly creative and not at all practical;
you can give others joy in the midst of your own grief, but you
will generally be astonished again and again at others'
admiration of your abilities. To you, creativity is natural, love
is natural, a pure heart is natural. You can hardly imagine
living any other way because these attributes are easy to you --
so easy that you are often surprised when others find them
difficult, even to the point of feeling something very like fear
when others make too much of you or your accomplishments.
You tend to love first and make judgments later, which can
lead to grief and real bewilderment, but only very rarely
recriminations. If you do descend to negativity, it is most often
towards blindness of the appropriateness of others' paths. Some
of you are empathically sensitive. You try to heal everyone for
your own peace of mind, and because you tend to feel that since
you cannot stand that level of pain, no one else could either!
Some of you are so consumed by your sense of mission and the
fire of your vision that you too readily forget the little things
like human needs, human consideration, and human limitations.
Some of you are simply bewildered at others' perversities; others
of you simply withdraw from what you find hard to bear, and
pretend very hard that you do not feel the pain that you feel.
You are generally people of the deep kind of love which
needs no reason or justification, and can often be the ones who
ask their divorcees, "But can't we still be friends?" If your
visions are thwarted, whether by your own chosen limitations or
your encounters with others', you can become very judgmental
indeed, and uncompromising in your versions of reality. On the
whole, however, you prefer a life full of beauty, harmony, and
love, and feel lost and not at home with anything else. You like
money and things because they can both promote joy and beauty.
You admire the Earthlings, feel reasonably comfortable with
the Star-Seeds, and gladly uncover your most precious dreams for
the Cosmic Entities.
Not all Star-Seeds are newcomers to the Earth experience,
though some can spend tens of lifetimes here and still stick out
of place. It is sometimes hard for you to decide whether
human-ness is a game, a trial, a weird ritual rite, or simply
madhouse incomprehensibility. However, you would not have chosen,
or have been permitted, to "mingle with the locals" if you had
not already learned some very deep lessons about love,
compassion, desire and hope.
Many of you have come from telepathic cultures, and find the
separate minds of humankind very hard to bear. Not only do you
feel isolated and alone (and angry because of it), you are often
monumentally perplexed by human language. When you do not
understand what someone means (through your human telepathy,
which, though limited, does exist), then you generally do what
you believe the other person said. This not only leads to a sure
case of "foot-in-mouth" disease, it can go even worse when you
convince yourself that what you told yourself you heard IS what
they meant. You're so used to "knowing everything"
telepathically, you forget that you don't know it now.
You are generally kindly people, if eccentric, and seem to
have a sense of secretness around you. You tend to have
confidence in the others of your star's race or culture, both as
you experience your own memories of them in dreams, and when you
meet them in your daily experience.
You are often at a bit of a loss as to what to do with
yourselves for a career or a life-path, but you find creativity
as easy as do those on the Angelic paths, and will often try to
find your sense of home through artistic expression. Those of you
who have come from particularly secure cultures are often quite
fearless, and can frighten others with your risk-taking. You like
money and things because they're fun to play with, if only you
can get the pesky details of human cause and effect worked out.
You are often bemused by Earthlings, but you can admit (if
reluctantly) that you can learn a lot from them. You feel most at
home with Angelic beings, though you can get into terrific
arguments about differing perceptions with them. You gravitate to
Cosmic Entities even more readily than do the Angelic types,
because with them you feel free to be the most "normal."
The path of the Cosmic Entity is the path of the teacher, of
the Avatar. Very little can be said about the natives of this
path, though you generally recognize each other the way a
forester can recognize an oak tree whether it is a sapling, a
stripling, or a mature tree. Many of you have drawn from the
experiences of the other paths quite consciously, because indeed
your very watchword is awareness. You do very little without real
consideration, whether of consequences or of others' feelings,
and tend of all of the beings mentioned here to most strive to
"do no harm."
Many of you are beings which have come from non-physical
experiences, realms different from the Angelic spheres in that
they contain what humans call darkness as well as light. For you,
darkness is merely contrast, an energy which can be used towards
the healing of the whole as surely as light and love can be used.
You do not believe in Evil as an entity, generally, but rather as
light out of focus, or matter out of place. You move from a sense
of relativity: what is good here may be evil here, and vice
versa. All your abilities of compassion, creativity, joy, magic
and wonder, all of them are used to exemplify the power of the
Whole, to not only shine your light as would an Angelic being or
a Star-Seed, but to create a form through which the light may
This can mean that you support others, whether by building,
staffing, or endowing a half-way house, a museum, a day-care
center, or a shelter for battered women. It can mean that you
become a philanthropist, or that you work to bring corruption in
moneyed places into view. It can mean that you work within a
religious context, a scientific context, or work to bring science
and religion together with mysticism. You do not have creativity
as much as you are creativity, much as you are wisdom, caring,
and love. You like things and money because they are energy which
you can use to heal others with, and use as levers towards
You feel with the Earthlings, sustain the Angelic beings,
and honor the gallantry of the Star-Seeds.
Rather than try to decide which path you are on, remember
this: you, as humans, contain all of human experience, including
those mentioned above. You all have within you the Earthling's
competence, the Angelic being's love, the Star-Seed's courage,
and the Cosmic Entity's sense of the whole. You can fall into
their negativities, or exalt your life with their same positive
actions and choices. The path is made for the person, not the
person for the path. Through choosing what you love, you can find
your own best way Home.
Obehon and the Circle
PLAYTIME: ATLANTEAN AND LEMURIAN MEDITATIONS
1: A Walk Through the Great Crystal. Imagine that you
are in Atlantis before even the first sinking. The land is rich
and beautiful, with fruitful trees and good new crops. You are
the new race on the planet; your human form has been created
quite consciously by the Angelic Beings, whose forms you still
see in your dreams, and whose guidance you still receive in your
daily meditations. Today, you have been invited into the Great
Temple, where there is a pyramid of white marble, capped with
gold, which contains the secret places of the Great Adepts. You
have been chosen to see the newly-made Great Crystal, which has
an incredible capacity to channel power. You are to use your keen
mental and psychic abilities, and your good judgment, to help
determine how this Crystal will be used.
Watch your feelings as you ascend the broad, flat steps
towards the Temple. Do you notice the help of the animal-men, or
do you ignore them? Do you greet others freely, or with fear? Do
you wonder why you have been called here, or do you accept and
understand your own abilities?
When you have arrived, you are taken immediately to the
Crystal itself, deep in a hidden place under the earth. It is
very large, a clear crystal which has been cut, faceted, and in
some cases joined together. It rests on its pedestal, perfectly
balanced so that it can rotate in any direction. Watch your
reactions as you stand before it. Do you want to warn the others
of what might happen with this much power, or will you leave them
to their fate, so far in the future?
You come quite close to the crystal. Someone strikes a gong,
and the clear tone reverberates through the chamber. In the
overtones of the gong's note, you hear the crystal speaking to
you. Speak with it. Ask it why Atlantis fell. Ask it what else
could have been done. Ask it what you can do, now, to change the
past. Hear its answers, and remember them.
2: The Bookseller. In this playtime, imagine you're
walking on an old country road on the way to a large village to
purchase some presents for friends. As you walk, smell the leaves
of the trees which shade the road. Feel the wind, watch your feet
walking on the dirt, pavement, or cobblestones. Hear the birds,
and listen for other sounds. Walk until you feel you've walked
quite a while, but you're not tired yet.
Then hear a creaking, scraping sound from ahead of you, out
of sight beyond the curve in the road where the trees shelter it.
It is not a frightening sound, so you continue walking. Then as
you turn the corner, you see that it is the creaking wheel of a
peddler's cart, which an old man is pushing. His hair is white
and his eyes are blue, and his hands and arms are firm and
strong. As you come up to him, he asks you if you want to see any
old books. He has quite a number of them, loaded in his cart!
Tell him, "Yes, I would like a book about ________," filling
in the blank with the name of a culture, a time, or an area of
the world which catches your interest. He may ask you if you want
a picture book, a story book, or an encyclopedia. Tell him what
you want. He will give it to you. Look through the book; it will
spark your own memories of that time and place. (You would
generally not have asked for a book about a certain time or
culture if you had not already experienced a life in that time or
place, so what you find will have meaning for you.) If you want
another book, return the first and ask for another. If you want
to keep the book, go ahead, but it is courteous to offer the
bookseller a story of your own, whether from your present life or
from your own, rekindled, memories of your past.
3: Advice From Your Past. If you have worked with
your "past" (or future) lives, and have a sense of the people
you've "been," then imagine a place where you might like to meet
those people, one by one or in a group. You can imagine a special
room in your own house, or a special place just inside Heaven's
door, where everyone is meeting everyone else in a big,
"Hi-how-are-you" party. Spend a moment to find a person you've
been before, and when you've found him or her, see him or her as
clearly as you can. If your life prior to this one was as an
accountant in Boston in 1855, then see him. Is he short, thin,
balding, or tall, and broad with muttonchop whiskers? What color
is his hair, what kind of hands does he have? Is his suit worn,
new, stylish or just comfortable? Does he wear rings, or a watch,
or a locket with his wife's picture? What color are his shoes?
Let that past personality see you clearly, too. Then reach
out your hand and introduce yourself. (It'll be all right: it's
already clear to this personality that he or she has died, and
that things are different here and now. And if the personality
does give you an argument, just call in a guardian angel, and it
will help things along.) Get to talking, as you would with any
other new person. This may take more than one meditation,
depending on how readily your personalities warm up to you, but
it will be worth the trouble to develop the relationship.
When you have made friends with this personality, you can
ask questions about your present life, too. This past personality
may not be able to help you directly, and may call in someone
else he or she knew in that life, but once you've become friends,
it'll be easy for you to share your experiences consciously.
Obehon and the Circle
... From "Spirit Speaks" magazine -- Obehon and Francesca
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