by William Hutton
October 29, 2001
Last Updated: January 02, 2004
The first objective of this article is to clear up confusion over
the locations of repositories of information on the history of
Atlantis and its firestone. The confusion has been caused largely by
statements made in a new ARE newsletter entitled, Ancient
Mysteries.1 Unless otherwise indicated in the review comments below,
we are referring to information given in the paper copy of Ancient
Mysteries that was mailed to
A.R.E. members who had signed up to
receive this newsletter as part of their membership.
In the section, "Hall of Records Update," we read,
Mysteries will provide updates on the search for Cayce’s three Atlantean Halls of Records as information emerges."
however, only one hall of records mentioned in the readings. It is
said to be on the Giza Plateau in Egypt.
Ancient Mysteries goes on to claim that,
"Cayce stated the halls were
located in Egypt near the Sphinx, underwater in the Bimini area, and
in the Yucatan area possibly near the ancient Maya city of Piedras
Negras in Guatemala."
Those who have carefully researched the
readings generally say, however, that if Cayce’s source had meant
Guatemala, Cayce would have said Guatemala, not Yucatan. As
discussed later on, there is a repository containing the records of
Atlantis in the ruins of Iltar’s temple. These ruins are likely
submerged on the Campeche Bank off Yucatan. A third repository is in
the heart of the Atlantean land, on sunken Poseidia in the area of
the Azores. This last repository has been slowly rising since at
When the editors of Ancient Mysteries say that a set of the Atlantean continent’s historical records lies "underwater in the Bimini area," this conflicts with reading 2012-1 (see below). Two
other readings relevant to this temple, 440-5 and 996-12, say only
that "the records of the manners of construction" [of the great
crystal] are to be discovered in a temple "near what is known as
Bimini, off the coast of Florida," and that "a temple of the
Poseidians was in a portion of this land" [the northwestern Bahama
Bank near Bimini]. Thus, the contents of the Bimini temple do not
contain the records of the history of the Atlantean civilization.
The temple there contains only "the records of the manners of
construction" of the firestone. It is the temple in "the heart of
the Atlantean land" (2012-1) that contains a copy of the Atlantean
Ancient Mysteries also asserts that, "According to the readings, Bimini was near the place where the largest Atlantean island sank,
about 10,000 B.C." Poseidia was that island. There are, however, no
readings that say that Bimini was anywhere near Poseidia, Poseidia
is assumed by most all students of the readings to have lain largely
a little south and west of the Azores, some 3000 miles from Bimini.
Again, reading 996-12 says only that the Poseidians had a temple
The second objective of this article is to bring together The Hutton
Commentaries’ (THC’s) latest thoughts on the specific locations of
the records, and to speculate on where exactly, or how, these might
be found. All of such thoughts are educated speculations, to be
sure, and readers will have to deal with them accordingly.
Locations Where Information Is Stored On The History of the
Here is the principal reading that sketches out the who, what, and
where of preservation of the records of Atlantis and her
Before that we find the entity was
in the Atlantean land, when there were the constructive forces
as to the activities of the children of the Law of One--in all
of those influences during the periods when the land was being
broken up. We find the entity was as the leading influence for
the considering of ways and means in which there would be the
preserving of records, as well as ways, means and manners in
which either the few or the numbers might be preserved from the
destruction of the lands. It would be well if this entity were
to seek either of the three phases of the ways and means in
which those records of the activities of individuals were
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
and another in the Aryan or
Yucatan land, where the temple there is overshadowing same
2012-1; September 25, 1939
Locations Of Repositories of Records That Describe The History of
Atlantis (HA) or
Procedures For Crystal Construction (CC).
Indicate General Areas In Which Some Repositories Are Believed To
Hall of Records in Egypt
We turn now to
the deeply interesting reading for a man who in an Egyptian
incarnation was Hept-supht, the sealer of the Great Pyramid. Not
only does this reading explain what the records of Atlantis contain,
it covers where the records lie, and who might appear to help find
Yes, we have
those experiences of the soul-entity, the activities in the
material,  - Hept-supht, in Egypt.
Much might be given respecting the activities of the entity who
sealed with the seal of the Alta and Atlanteans, and the aid
given in the completion of the pyramid of initiation as well as
in the records that are to be uncovered.
At the completion of that called Gizeh, there was the mounting
of that which completed the top, composed of a combination or
fluxes of brass, copper, gold, that was to be sounded when all
the initiates were gathered about the altar or the pyramid. And
the sounding of same has become, as given, the call - in the
varied lands - to prayer, or to arms, or to battle, or to
service in any of the activities that became the guiding of
influencing the masses in activity.
In describing, then, the ceremonies of dedication or of the
activities that began with the keeping of the lines of the
priests and the initiates in the order according to their
adherence to the law of one that was initiated in the activities
of Hept-supht in this period, the sounding of the head or the
top was given to one that acted in the capacity of the headsman
- as would be termed in some of those activities of such nature
in other portions of the country, or as nations rose in their
service of such natures. And the Priest, with those gathered in
and about the passage that led from the varied ascents through
the pyramid, then offered there incense to the gods that dwelt
among those in their activities in the period of developments of
In the record chambers there were more ceremonies than in
calling the peoples at the finishing of that called the pyramid.
For, here those that were trained in the Temple of Sacrifice as
well as in the Temple Beautiful were about the sealing of the
record chambers. For, these were to be kept as had been given by
the priests in Atlantis or Poseidia (Temple), when these records
of the race, of the developments, of the laws pertaining to One
were put in their chambers and to be opened only when there was
the returning of those into materiality, or to earth’s
experience, when the change was imminent in the earth; which
change, we see, begins in ’58 and ends with the changes wrought
in the upheavals and the shifting of the poles, as begins then
the reign in ’98 (as time is counted in the present) of those
influences that have been given by many in the records that have
been kept by those sojourners in this land of the Semitic
Then, the SEALINGS were the activities of Hept-supht with
and Isi-so [Isis and Iso. See 294-152, Par. 3] and the king
Araaraart, when there were the gatherings of all the peoples for
this record sealing; with incense from the altars of the Temple
and altars of the cleansings that were opened for their
activities in the grounds about this tomb or temple of records;
and many were the cleansings of the peoples from those things or
conditions that separated them from the associations of the
lower kingdoms that had brought those activities in all lands of
the worship of Baalilal [?] [Belial?] [Deut. 13:13] and of the
desires as from carnal associations and influences.
The entity Hept-supht LED in the keeping of the records and the
buildings that were put in their respective actions or places of
activity at this time.
This was in the period, as given, of 10,500 years before the
entering of the Prince of Peace in the land to study to become
an initiate in or through those same activities that were set by
Hept-supht in this dedicating ceremony.
Ready for questions.
Q. If the King’s Chamber is on the 50th course, on what
course is this sealed room?
A. The sealed room of records is in a different place;
not in this pyramid.
Q. Give in detail what the sealed room contains.
A. A record of Atlantis from the beginnings of those
periods when the Spirit took form or began the encasements in
that land, and the developments of the peoples throughout their
sojourn, with the record of the first destruction and the
changes that took place in the land, with the record of the SOJOURNINGS of the peoples to the varied activities in other
lands, and a record of the meetings of all the nations or lands
for the activities in the destructions that became necessary
with the final destruction of Atlantis and the building of the
pyramid of initiation, with who, what, where, would come the
opening of the records that are as copies from the sunken
Atlantis; for with the change it must rise (the temple) again.
This in position lies, as the sun rises from the waters, the
line of the shadow (or light) falls between the paws of the
Sphinx, that was later set as the sentinel or guard, and which
may not be entered from the connecting chambers from the
Sphinx’s paw (right paw) until the TIME has been fulfilled when
the changes must be active in this sphere of man’s experience.
Between, then, the Sphinx and the river.
Q. Should or will I have anything to do with the opening
of the sealed room in the present?
A. As we find, if the activities are carried forward by
those associations and connections with the entity’s or soul’s
activities (as an entity in material forces), there will be an
association and a connection with same beginning in ’48.
Q. Am I the one to receive directions as to where the
sealed room is and how to find it?
A. One of the two. Two, with a guide. Hept-supht, El-ka
(?), and Atlan. These will appear.
[At this point we will skip three Q&A paragraphs that are deemed
Q. Were there any musical instruments sealed in that
A. Many; not only those used in the Temple Beautiful in
the temple service but those that aided in the service for those
that danced, in their show of service in the temple. These, that
were used then: The lyre, the harp, the flute, the viola.
We are through for the present.
378-16; October 29, 1933
Ahmed Fayed, ARE expert on the Giza
monuments and a licensed Tour Guide, has suggested to THC that there
may be a tunnel (the "connecting chambers" from the Sphinx’s right
paw?) running easterly from the Sphinx to a small temple directly in
front of the Sphinx; that is, the tunnel would transit part of the
area "between the Sphinx and the river."
This is an area that has
never been fully excavated, although such was tried in the 1920s.
Work had to be stopped, however, because water encroachment was an
unsolvable problem. Fayed feels that because of the construction of
the high dam at Aswan on the Nile in the 1960s, water levels in the
vicinity of the Sphinx have by now fallen sufficiently to conduct
subsurface investigations, as shown in the red area of
Fig. 2 Satellite
Image of the Sphinx and the Sphinx Temple (blue area)
including an area
directly in front of the Sphinx (red area), some of which has never
Here are the
readings that discuss the location of the repository for Atlantean
records on the Yucatan peninsula. These records were carried from
crumbling Atlantis by Iltar and placed in a temple he had built
there, most probably on what is now a submerged area known as the
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
Q. In which pyramid or temple are the records as
mentioned in the readings given through this channel on
Atlantis, in April, 1932? [See reading fragment below from
A. As given, that temple was destroyed at the time there
was the last destruction in Atlantis.
Yet as time draws nigh when changes are to come about, there may
be the opening of those three places where the records are one,
to those that are the initiates in the knowledge of the One God.
The temple by Iltar will then rise again. Also there will be the
opening of the temple or hall of records in Egypt, and those
records that were put into the heart of the Atlantean land may
also be found there - that have been kept, for those that are of
5750-1; November 12, 1933
Q. The center or beginning of these projections was in
A. Was in Atlantis. Hence we have, as from the second
incarnation there - or the story as is given in Judaism doesn’t
vary a great deal from that of the Chaldean; neither does it
vary at all from that that WILL be discovered in Yucatan….
364-9; April 28, 1932
Now if the "the land of Yucatan,
5750-1 above] was much greater in extent until the final upheaval of
Atlantis" and if Iltar had built his temple containing the Atlantean
records on this land, which is now submerged, it only makes sense
that the ruins of this temple "will rise again" when something like
THC’s postulated 1º pole shift down the 60ºW meridian occurs. This
is so because such a pole shift will cause sea-level to fall
sufficiently to expose the Campeche Bank (Fig 2), where we assume
that Iltar’s temple was built in the first place.
Fig. 3. Map Showing
Land-Sea Boundaries Immediately After A One-Degree Pole Shift To
We have been unable
to find additional readings on the location of the repository on
Atlantis, said to contain the records of the history of Atlantis.
However, we will assume, as I did in Coming Earth Changes,
2 that N. Zhirov’s location of Poseidia
3 between roughly 3º and 45ºN, and 23º
and 43ºW, is correct. And if Poseidia was at this location during
the final years before submergence, when the records of the history
of Atlantis were being written, we can further assume that the
Atlantean repository for these records will be found in the area
shown by shading on Figure 4. This Atlantean records repository will
be found in a specific temple "where a portion of the [submerged
Atlantean] temples may yet be discovered." (See 440-5 below).
In attempting to speculate further on the location of this Atlantean
temple, we find the following information from p. 363 of Zhirov’s
book tantalizing. It seems that in May 1968, Dr. R. Malise, the
noted Swedish Atlantologist, wrote the following to Zhirov.
"The Danish engineer, M. Frandsen,
was looking at a depth-chart of the Azores and observed that at
a depth of 600-700 fathoms (3600 - 4200 ft) above the
surrounding sea-bottom there was an even plateau to the south of
This plateau is sheltered from the north by the present Azores
with their summits 4,000-5,000 meters (13,120-16,400 ft) higher
than it, and to the west by the main range. To the southwest the
plateau is limited by a somewhat lower mountain swell studded
with high, flat-topped, now-submarine seamounts. The most
prominent of these seamounts have been named by American
oceanographers Atlantis, Plato, Cruiser, and Great Meteor.
Physiographic Reconstruction of Poseidia (called here Poseidonis),
after Zhirov, p. 362. Note the Location of the Major (M7.6)
Earthquake of 1968. (Recall too this reading fragment, "And Poseidia
will be among the first portions of Atlantis to rise again. Expect
it [to begin clearly to rise?] in sixty-eight and sixty-nine…."
As an experiment, Frandsen made a
sketch with the measurements of the Atlantis Plain given by
Plato, viz., 400 by 600 kilometers (250 by 375 miles) [Frandsen
counted a stadius as 200 meters] and on the same scale as the
chart. It fitted very well to the submarine plateau-land of the
chart. By studying the depth-curves he found the declination of
the plateau to be on an average 1:900; the plateau consisted
accordingly of a real plain of a size about 2/3 of present-day
Finland. On his sketch he drew in the contours of the mentioned
canals and the circular ditch and likewise the squared lots of ’ten stadia each way.’
According to Plato, the surrounding ditch
had a length of ten thousand stadia (about 2,000 kilometers) and
the number of squared lots was 60,000. By measuring the ditch on
his sketch, Frandsen found it to be 2,040 kilometers and the
number of lots to be 60,700, an acceptable difference. Having
worked with irrigation in open and closed canals for thirty
years he wanted to control the declination of the water level in
the canals if adequate. He found the fall of the water to be
1:300 and 1:600, which according to modern principles is
acceptable, although barely for the last figure. The current in
the canals was accordingly too slow to cause difficulties of
navigation for the row-galleys of the time."
If this plain housed the last portion of
Atlantis to sink beneath the sea, we might expect that it held the
major temples as well. This area of the Atlantic seafloor looks like
a very interesting one for oceanographers to explore.
Locations Where Information Is Stored On The Construction Of The
Great Crystal, Or "Firestone"
Here is the reading for the gentleman who in a former incarnation on
Atlantis had been involved with the use of the firestone, or great
crystal. This energy-concentration and energy-transmission device
was also known in those times when it was employed for destructive
purposes as "the terrible crystal." I have added numbers in brackets
to help readers separate the phrases that describe the three
different prime locations of crystal-construction information.
About the firestone that was in the
experience did the activities of the entity then make those
applications that dealt with both the constructive and
destructive forces in the period….
As indicated, the records of the manners of construction of same
are in three places in the earth, as it stands today:
sunken portions of Atlantis, or Poseidia, where a portion of the
temples may yet be discovered, under the slime of ages of sea
near what is known as Bimini, off the coast of
in the temple records that were in
the entity later acted in cooperation with others in preserving
the records that came from the land where these had been kept
Also the records that were carried [by Iltar?] to what is now
Yucatan in America, where these stones (that they know so little
about) are now - during the last few months - BEING uncovered.
440-5; December 19, 1933
Reading 440-5 is the only one that
indicates that any kind of records are stored in the temple near
Bimini, or in any other supposed Atlantean structures in the Bimini
these records are specific to the methods of construction of the
great crystal, or firestone. We don’t know just where this temple is
located, but since its location is to "rise amongst the first"
during pole shift, we may not have long to wait before it surfaces.
Jonathan Eagle, THC’s Webmaster, thinks that the temple may lie in
the shallow waters surrounding Bimini. As shown in
Figure 3, if the
poles undergo just a one-degree shift to 89.0ºN, and somewhere
between about 60.0 and 80.0ºW, sea level in the Bimini region will
suddenly drop. This will expose the former surrounding sand bottom
to erosion by rains and the temple will be exhumed; that is, in the
language of the readings, it will "rise."
[Note: THC has run its pole-shift model
for only two cases so far. Those cases were for shift meridians
located on the 60.0 and 79.2-degree west longitudes. Any pole shift
down a meridian between 60 and 80 degrees west will accomplish the
change in Earth’s sea-level geoid mentioned here for the Bimini
region. See articles on pole-shift modeling and associated worldwide
Small Pole Shift Can Produce Most, If Not All, Of The Earth Changes
Predicted In Cayce’s Readings" and "Calibrating
The Hutton Commentaries’ Model For a 1° Pole Shift to 89.0°N"].
Under the heading of Bimini, Ancient Mysteries says:
exploration has been done in the area of the Bimini Islands since
discovery of the so-called
Bimini Road in 1968. The Cayce readings
had predicted the discovery of ruins in that area during that year.”
Once again, there is NO Cayce reading that predicted the discovery
of ruins in the Bimini area in 1968. NONE. It seems that those whose
patience is exhausted over expectation of Atlantis rising must now
make up new readings to satisfy their frustrations. But to many of
us, this making up of readings is sinful because, in the original
meaning of the word, to sin is “to miss the mark.” Telling the
truth, as best we can, is the mark in this case.
Under “Pyramid Timeline and Pole Shifts,” in Ancient Mysteries, we
read John Van Auken’s statement that “the readings indicated a
gradual pole shift for the period 2000-2001, beginning the
development of the ‘fifth root race.’” That is not what reading
826-8 says, however. It reads:
Q. What great change or
the beginning of what change, if any, is to take place in
the Earth in the year 2000 to 2001 A.D.?
A. When there is a shifting of the poles. Or a new
826-8; August 11, 1936
Some time ago, a friend gave me a copy
of a tape of John Van Auken’s talk to the Year 2000 ARE Congress. On
the tape, in the part where he talks about coming Earth changes, he
says: "But remember that in six readings, and I wish that we had
published these more strongly, Edgar was asked, ’Cataclysmic?’ and
he always answered, ’No, gradual.’ ... And Cayce said six times,
’Not cataclysmic, but gradual.’"
Well, anyone who has the CD ROM for
the readings can look up the word “cataclysm.” You will not find
this word in any reading, nor will you find the word “cataclysms.”
You will, however, find “cataclysmic,” but only in ONE reading. Here
Q. Three hundred years
ago Jacob Boehme decreed Atlantis would rise again at this
crisis time when we cross from this Piscean Era into the
Aquarian. Is Atlantis rising now? Will it cause a sudden
convolution and about what Year?
A. In 1998 we may find a great deal of the activities
as have been wrought by the gradual changes that are coming
about. These are at the periods when the cycle of the solar
activity, or the years as related to the sun’s passage
through the various spheres of activity become paramount or
Catamount [?] [Tantamount?] to the change between the
Piscean and the Aquarian age. This is a gradual, not a
cataclysmic activity in the experience of the earth in this
I wrote to Van Auken asking him to give
me the reading numbers for the six times that Cayce was asked about
the Earth changes or pole shift being cataclysmic. He wrote back
saying that if he had said cataclysmic, he had misspoken. How much
more gratifying his response would have been had he said,
“If I said
‘cataclysmic,’ I’m sorry. I must have misspoken. Rest assured, I
will do my best to correct any impression I might have left that
could have confused the assembly.”
Truth be told, I feel from
listening to his delivery on the tape that Van Auken made his
statement to the Congress for its theatrical, not informational,
I also believe that Van Auken’s statement was calculated to express
an ARE-management, party-line position to the effect that, although
the management cannot countenance the readings on pole shift and
Earth changes, if such events do occur, they will be “gradual.”
Unfortunately for these management uniformitarians, their position
runs directly counter to the many geological catastrophes predicted
in the readings to take place during and after pole shift.
Catastrophes occur at a level of intensity far below the level of
cataclysms. A catastrophe would be the destruction of a west coast
city by earthquakes, whereas a cataclysm is “a momentous and violent
event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition” (Webster’s),
like the Cretaceous meteorite impact that caused the dinosaurs to
disappear. A gradual pole shift over a few month’s time would cause
numerous catastrophes but no cataclysms. Specifically, then, with
respect to Atlantis rising (1602-3 above), this activity and this
activity alone, will be gradual in nature. There may be plenty of
catastrophes along the way, however.
To continue with Ancient Mysteries, we read that,
“Van Auken noted
that, because of the continued movement of the magnetic pole, the
U.S. Naval Observatory had been assigned the ongoing task of
monitoring it. However, he believes that the shift is not only
occurring on the physical level, but on the spiritual and mental
levels as well.”
This is a strange statement from two viewpoints.
Firstly, the U.S. Naval Observatory has no mission whatsoever in
monitoring the movement of the magnetic pole. The job of gathering
data on Earth’s geomagnetic field is done by NOAA.
movement of the magnetic pole has very little relevance, if any, to
the pole shift mentioned in the reading above.
The 826-8 pole shift
deals with the movement of Earth’s poles of the rotation axis. This
is the movement that we plot monthly on
The Hutton Commentaries’
Pole Shift Monitor.
Finally, I think that it is a disservice to the membership for ARE
speakers and writers to talk or write about readings-related
subjects for which they have no formal training or other depth of
knowledge resulting from careful research or relevant experience.
And it is a crime for such speakers and writers to make up readings
or alter existing ones to promote their personal agendas.
Unfortunately, the first issue of Ancient Mysteries shows evidence
of such tendencies.
Comments And A Correction
Those individuals who generate manuscripts for publication under the
imprimatur of the Association For Research and Enlightenment
be bound by a minimum number of plain rules. Simply expressed, these
Do not, under any circumstances,
make up new readings.
Do not ever say or write, "the
readings say…," without indicating the reading number(s)
involved for the information that you are trying to
communicate. [Forcing one’s mind repeatedly to go over
difficult readings may cause one to broaden his vision, or
to see things in a new way].
If you determine later that your
interpretation of a reading was wrong, and you still have
access to a podium or a printing press, hasten to correct
your faulty interpretation.
With regard to point 3, I now wish to
correct the following passage in my current book, Coming Earth
Changes. In the chapter on "Lost Continents" I write (p. 182),
"Records of the construction of an
Atlantean power station may be found in the sunken portion of
Poseidia where a portion of the [Atlantean] temples may yet be
discovered, under the slime of ages of sea-water - near what is
known as Bimini, off the coast of Florida…"
That this is an incorrect melding of two
different readings is clear from my evaluation of reading 2012-1
near the beginning of this article, and from my re-analysis of
reading 440-5 in the previous section. The error in my previous
interpretation of 440-5 led me (p. 184) to speculate about how and
where to search for "the Atlantean temple of records," near Bimini,
"under the slime of ages of sea water," and "not in the Atlantic
near the Sargasso Sea." As we all know, one error can lead to at
least one more. I firmly believe that the proper interpretation of
these two important readings (2012-1 and 440-5) is presented in this
I also wish to apologize if my writings misled any investigators
searching for a Posidian temple in the Bimini area. Along with
Jonathan Eagle, I now believe that this temple - or its ruins --
will be found buried on the former, late-Pleistocene land surface of
the northwest Bahama Bank near Bimini, and not in the depths of the
Gulf Stream off shore.
G. and L. Little, Editors,
October 2001 issue.
Hutton, W., 1996, Coming Earth
Changes, A.R.E. Press, Virginia Beach, VA, 345 p.
Zhirov, N., 1970, Atlantis,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 437 p.
THC is offering $100.00 to the
first person who can verify, with a quote from a Cayce
reading, the second sentence in this statement from Ancient
"Much exploration has been done in the area of
the Bimini Islands since discovery of the so-called Bimini
Road in 1968. The Cayce readings had predicted the discovery
of ruins in that area during that year."
But there are no
Cayce readings that predicted the discovery of ruins in the Bimini area in 1968. NONE. Did THC miss these readings? You
be the judge.