Atlantis, A Cautionary Tale. What was Atlantis and how does it apply to today's world? Read more:

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As arguably the most famous lost civilisation, Atlantis is often mentioned in association with Lemuria. It was borne out of the sinking of the Lemurian lands, with a new energy and direction, but ultimately fell victim to its own greed and hubris. Atlantis’ sad demise can serve as a very valuable lesson to all of us today.


Santorini, said by some to be the location of Atlantis. Read more:

The Greek island of Santorini, speculated to be one of the locations of Atlantis. Credit: M. Meng


When it comes to ancient history, the only written reference we have of Atlantis is in Timaeus and Critias, two works by the Greek philosopher Plato. Modern historians generally regard these works as fiction, therefore disputing the existence of Atlantis – or at the very least believing it to be a metaphor for other major civilisations in the region.

Many people, however, believe the works to be a correct description of at least the latter history of this lost continent. A large number of spiritualists have also brought forward information about this land and past life memories of Atlantis are not uncommon. You may have even had some yourself.

The location of Atlantis has been said to be anywhere between Santorini in Greece to Central America and even as far as Southeast Asia. Likewise, its dating is varied, but the general consensus is that Atlantis’ final downfall occurred approximately 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. My personal feeling is that it was closer to 10,000.


Map of Atlantis by Athanasius Kircher. Unlike a conventional map, north is at the bottom. Read more:

A map of Atlantis as drawn by the German Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher in 1669. Credit: Wikimedia Commons


Plato said that Atlantis existed “beyond the pillars of Hercules” – in other words, beyond the Rock of Gibraltar, Spain, at the mouth of the Mediterranean. Despite this rather specific description, I feel that this was not the only area controlled by the Atlantean civilisation. Some psychics have been shown visions of Atlantis existing in other areas such as Santorini, and rather than discounting this information, my feeling is that these were outposts of the kingdom, controlled by the capital on the main island. (There is also a popular theory that Atlantis was located in Sundaland in Southeast Asia, but I feel that this area was more connected to Lemuria than Atlantis).

Plato described the central island of Atlantis as being “larger than Libya and Asia together” (in Plato’s time, Asia referred to Turkey and its other West Asian neighbours).  Plato wrote that Atlantis was ruled by the city Poseidonis and managed by a “confederation of kings”. The land was originally settled under the rule of Poseidon, hence the city name. Many psychics have stated that those to whom we refer as the gods and goddesses of ancient civilisations were actually human beings; famous kings, queens, priests, priestesses, teachers and healers, who became immortalised in myth and are now able to help us from the spirit plane (a view I share). Thus, the very powerful chief Poseidon bequeathed the island to his ten sons, the eldest of these, Atlas, being High King above his brothers.

Plato wrote that in the centre of the ruling island, where Poseidonis was built, was a mountain. The Atlanteans built three moats around the city, each of increasing width, and carved deep channels from the city through to the sea to enable large ships to make port. He also wrote that this advanced and fortified city amassed enough power to conquer and enslave the Mediterranean rim as far as Italy and Egypt, and were threatening to control civilisations west of these locations.

Plato’s account of Atlantis finishes with the story of its demise. He says that “one grievous day and night befell them” and after a huge earthquake the whole of the main island sank beneath the ocean, leaving only an “impassable” stretch of mud.


James Churchward's map of Atlantis and Lemuria. Read more:

A sketch showing both Atlantis and Lemuria by James Churchward in 1931. Some aspects of this map, including the size of Atlantis, do not resonate with me. Credit: Wikimedia Commons


Ever since Plato wrote his description of Atlantis, people have been arguing over whether or not it is real. Even in ancient times scholars were split on whether it was true or simply allegory. Some stated it was a metaphor for the dominance of Athens; others, such as Crantor and Proclus, vouch for its accuracy, claiming that the history of Atlantis had been hidden and preserved in Egypt.

Crantor and Proclus state that the philosopher Solon travelled to Egypt. While there, they say, Solon spoke to the priests who cared for the ancient texts that detailed Atlantis’ history, and this information was passed down to Plato. Crantor and Proclus state that Solon saw these records with his own eyes; some other accounts even have Plato travelling to Egypt and seeing these records in person as well. It has even been speculated far more recently that the great Library of Alexandria may have contained many records of the Atlantean civilisation, but that these were lost forever when the library was subject to several fires in the first few centuries AD.

Although Plato said the Atlantic Ocean was now “impassable” in the area where the main island used to lie, modern shipping has shown that this is simply not the case. Whatever was there 10,000 years ago, or even in Plato’s time, is not there now. As with Lemuria, geology has, so far, not found any evidence of a large submerged island or subcontinent in this region; however, the ocean is a big place, and even though we have only explored 5% of the sea floor, we have already found anomalies.


Bimini Island, The Bahamas. Nearby is the discovery of the Bimini Road, the origins of which are still unknown. Read more:

Bimini Island, the Bahamas. Credit: M. Kieffer


Edgar Cayce, the “Sleeping Prophet”, predicted in 1941 that evidence of Atlantis would surface in 1968 or 1969. On 2 September 1968, scuba divers off the coast of Bimini in the Bahamas stumbled across a “pavement” of stones extending for 800 metres across the sea floor.  This pavement is known as the Bimini Road, or Bimini Steps. Some experts have categorically denied that the feature is manmade; others have declared that there’s no way it is a natural formation. The stones have been carbon dated at about 3,500 years old but again this is controversial as some have responded that the dating process was flawed and contaminated by younger material.

It is not uncommon for tessellated pavement-type stones to appear naturally. Also, if this feature is manmade, this certainly does not prove Atlantis’ existence as it could be a remnant of another civilisation that dwelt in the area before sea levels rose. However, it certainly does highlight the fact that there is still so much we just don’t know and cannot discount about what was going on in the Atlantic thousands of years ago. My intuition tells me that there is definitely a connection to Atlantis in this feature, although Bimini was not located near the main ruling city of Poseidonis.


Beautiful quartz crystals.

Crystal healing was widespread in Atlantis. Credit: A. Popkorn


Much of the rest of our information comes from channellings by psychics, and this is where it gets fascinating, odd, weird – and disturbing.

Like Lemuria, Atlantis was vast in time. Although the Atlanteans did not live as long as the Lemurians did, they still had lengthy lifespans and a rich history. Interestingly, channellings by Kryon also state that Atlantis itself was not one civilisation but three separate civilisations existing one after the other. The stories we know of Atlantis’ demise are said to be simply a sad finale to a dark chapter in world history; it is important not to discount the many lovely things about Atlantis that existed prior to the downfall.

Many psychics have individually said that Atlantis was a very advanced society. Where the Lemurians excelled spiritually, the Atlanteans excelled scientifically and technologically. They were adept healers, using light and energy to rebalance a person’s chakra system and often implementing the use of crystals in the process. All temples were places of medicine, and the people amassed a great amount of knowledge on the subject. In her book “Angel Medicine”, Doreen Virtue details how these temples operated as places of healing – the hospitals and holistic health centres of their day.

Many have also received visions of a great diversity in the residents of Poseidonis. The canals of the city were inhabited by dolphins and other cetaceans who, as in Lemuria, were easily able to communicate with the land-dwellers. Dolphins in particular were very much a part of everyday life, which some say accounts for our fascination with them today – and also why, in Ancient Greece, the punishment for killing a dolphin was death.

As in Lemuria, interstellar communication was common. The Atlanteans perfected the technology necessary to communicate across vast distances, both on our planet and off of it, and set up a huge network of crystals similar to our mobile phone networks today. This network was used for power as well as communication and even weather control. Visits by starbeings were regular, although I personally see this happening less often in Atlantis than in Lemuria.


Dolphins are widely associated with Atlantis. Read more:

Just like the Lemurians, the Atlanteans had close connections with dolphins and other cetaceans. Credit: bm.iphone


Many see that Atlantis was settled by a group of Lemurians who explored beyond the eastern edge of the Lemurian continent, throughout Central America, and continued eastwards to the Atlantic Ocean. For many thousands of years Atlantis and Lemuria coexisted. Over time the descendants of the first Atlanteans ceased to see themselves as Lemurian, and began to evolve quite differently. The Atlanteans ceased to shapeshift, and they began to lose their skin markings, enabling them to keep their inner thoughts hidden. Their lifespans shortened and whilst they were still very psychic, they used telepathic communication less often. They did not retain the third-eye stones still borne by the Lemurians and their physical form, including gender, became less fluid.

As Lemuria gradually sunk, those in the eastern islands followed their ancestors to Atlantis. By now enough time had passed that the two races were very different indeed, but this was of no issue and the Lemurians were warmly given refuge. For a long time the Lemurians and Atlanteans lived side by side, but over several thousand years attitudes began to change. Lemurians could do things Atlanteans couldn’t do, such as change form or breathe underwater. They used telepathic communication far more than the Atlanteans, and they were awkwardly and inconveniently honest. Also, because the Lemurians could shapeshift and live as part-animal depending on their needs, this caught the attention of a group of very inquisitive Atlanteans. This is where things started to go wrong.


Sagittarius, the Centaur

Centaurs were just one of the beautiful part-human forms the Lemurians could adapt to. Credit: IABI


Not every psychic agrees with the following.

According to the past-life memories of some people, scientific experiments began to be carried out in secret in Poseidonis. Some Atlanteans entered down a very dark path of what we could now call genetic engineering, where they tried to recreate the physiology of the Lemurians, in order to better understand them. However, because they could only recreate their physical state, not their ability to change form, the individuals subject to these experiments led miserable lives of imprisonment and suffering.

Science and knowledge are positive things, but the intent behind them is not necessarily always good. These experiments were carried out with no regard for the individuals involved, and no respect for their right to live free and happy. Furthermore, the motivation behind the desire to better understand the Lemurians was that of power; if the Lemurians could be understood, they could be controlled.

At the same time that these experiments were being conducted, the Lemurians were beginning to be poorly treated above ground also. They became disliked and discriminated against. Once they were considered subservient, they were given tasks the Atlanteans did not want to carry out, and were worked to the point of enslavement. The Atlanteans then offered them “adjustments”, corrective surgery that would help them to better assimilate into Atlantean society. Across the kingdom, Lemurians submitted to the process of having their third-eye stones removed. Some of them agreed to have their shapeshifting abilities shut down and many took vows to never again communicate telepathically or change gender and form.

In her book “The Lost Lands”, witch and psychic Lucy Cavendish talks about the process of “sacral locking” that occurred when people became enslaved. Some Atlanteans began to look upon the physical form as “less than” when compared to the spirit, and so felt it proper to control desire and limit sexuality – including procreation – to certain ritualistic occasions. People became ashamed of their bodies, which made it more appealing to them to voluntarily undergo the procedures mentioned above. During this tumultuous time, something in the DNA of human beings was actually switched off.


DNA double-helix

Credit: G. Hutchison


It is important to realise that it is not a matter of Lemurian = good, Atlantean = bad. That is not the case at all. Many Atlanteans were completely unaware of the experiments being carried out on Lemurians and innocently accepted the teachings of those in power, unwittingly compounding the discrimination that had evolved. Our own society today reflects this example of complacency; there are many kindhearted people in this world who simply fail to see the injustices surrounding them, and although we may wish for them to respond differently, this does not make them “bad” people. Furthermore, many Atlanteans were themselves the victims of this new system that taught that certain states or circumstances just made some people superior to others.


The downfall

Similar to Lemuria, there was not one immediate cataclysm that put an end to Atlantis. As it had many outposts, the ending of the kingdom was spread out over time. However, the main disaster Plato speaks of does describe a very sudden and complete disaster that destroyed Poseidonis and the ruling island.


Volcanic eruption, Papua New Guinea.

Credit: T. Taylor


As Plato explained, a great earthquake took place and over the course of 24 hours the entire island sank into the sea. It would be natural to infer that this was some kind of “punishment by the gods” for the sins of the Atlanteans; I do not believe this to be the case. Everybody focuses on the earthquake, but I see that far more was going on. In my own personal visions I have seen a volcano erupting on the mountain at the island’s centre, and although this was related to the earthquake mentioned, the volcanic eruption is ultimately what destroyed the island.

I am by no means an expert in vulcanology. I do realise, however, that evidence of such an event would be present even today, and as yet none has been found. Once again, I do not claim to have all the answers, and can only hope that future generations may uncover more information. It is also worth remembering that the Greek island of Santorini experienced a major volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. As mentioned, I do not feel that Santorini was the home of Poseidonis and the time reference of 3,600 years ago is far younger than the generally accepted demise of Atlantis. However, this event must be kept in the back of our minds as being possibly relevant.

Several psychics have also claimed that the Atlanteans destabilised the area by removing vast quantities of crystal from underground and utilising it in their communication networks. I do not have the geological knowledge necessary to comment on the physical consequences of redistributing large amounts of minerals. But speaking from an energetic point of view, it is never safe to change too much about Gaia. As always, she will do whatever she must do to keep herself stable, regardless of who happens to be in the way.

Despite the sudden and complete destruction of Poseidonis, there were many survivors. Many of them fled eastwards to the Mediterranean and resettled in Ancient Greece and Egypt, hence the tale of the historic records presented to Solon. Others fled westwards across the Caribbean and settled in the Americas. The survivors took their stories with them, and many of the gods and goddesses of these cultures are actually thought to be humans of prominence from Atlantis.


Hermes, Atlantean citizen and messenger of the gods. Read more:

Hermes, known in the Greek pantheon as the messenger of the gods, is said to have been one of the prominent citizens of Atlantis. He is associated with transitions, travel, writing and magic. Credit: I Scott


As with the legend of Lemuria, the tale of Atlantis may be difficult for some to accept. However, we should put aside our personal thoughts about the validity of the story and see the lesson that lies therein.

There is so much about Atlantis that is similar to our world today. Just like the Atlanteans, our thirst for knowledge has, in many cases, caused our morals to fall by the wayside. We conduct experiments on others – human and animal – without thought for their wellbeing or happiness. We plunder and pillage Gaia’s resources through mining and development without heeding the consequences. We expect those who are different to deny themselves and to assimilate instead of celebrating them for who they are. We harden our hearts against those who have come to us seeking refuge, such as asylum seekers, prolonging the suffering of those who have already been through so much. And even after the long, hard fight against racism throughout the 20th century, it somehow still exists.

I am by no means suggesting that volcanoes and earthquakes are about to wipe out modern society as punishment for our transgressions. But I do think that if we continue harming the planet at the current rate we are only setting ourselves up for a series of devastating manmade environmental disasters. The tragedy wrought by these disasters would be even worse than that of the natural events experienced by the Atlanteans, as they would be occurring on a global scale. Mother Earth is not our judge, but she will do whatever she has to do in order to preserve herself.



We now have the opportunity to make changes the Atlanteans didn’t make; that being, to turn away from institutionalised cruelty and head back towards a world filled with greater love and respect.

A world where differences are celebrated and people are not asked to change just because we don’t understand them.

A world where we respect nature, instead of viewing it as a resource to be exploited however we please.

A world where no one group of people is better than any other.

How amazing would it be if globally societies transformed, not through disaster and devastation, but through love and kindness?


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  1. Dear Karyn,
    Thank you so much for your writings about Atlantis and Lemuria – and in particular your cautionary tale at the end. And you’ve saved me a lot of work! I’m writing a time travel novel and I want to take my characters to Atlantis, so now I’ve got a lot to go on. Do you think you lived in Atlantis or Lemuria in a previous incarnations? It seems quite possible to me.
    If you’re interested, you can download my books free of charge from the website. Just search for Steve Howrie. The book I’m writing now will be a sequel to Time Leap.
    Love and Peace,

    • Hi Steve, thank you so much for your comment! I wish you all the best with your novel, I’ll be interested to see it when it’s done. 🙂 I certainly do believe I lived in both Atlantis and Lemuria in previous incarnations. I hope to write posts and make videos a little more about these (I’ve been a little nervous to share too much so far). Looking forward to checking out your work! Cheers, Karyn

  2. Hi Karyn.

    I found your page while trying to understand some personal history and I found it very interesting. I guess I’m what you would call a current world Atlantean, not a reincarnated one. I’m a direct descendant from Atlanteans. I’m also part Lemurian. Lucy Cavendish calls what I am an Atlurian. I’m just looking to find people I can talk to about this sort of stuff and I’m nervous to say too much. If you’re interested in talking to me I would be happy to hear your story and tell you mine.

    • That is fascinating Isabella! I would definitely love to hear your story. Feel free to email me at with any details and I will definitely reply. You can also find me on most social media. It’s so important to connect with others so we don’t feel alone. Blessed be. xx

  3. Thank you so much for this, Karyn!!
    You gave voice to my thoughts with such clarity, that I have nothing else to say, than a very big thank you! Your work is inspiring… May we all learn from what you are already doing! Serving The Mother in a time when we humans have so much to learn about how to honour her.

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