The Coming of Man

by Hugh Lynn Cayce

(Note: The following article was originally written in 1932 and re-issued as as a mimeographed booklet in April, 1945.  It was included in the report document of reading 364-13)

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."  Genesis 1:26-27.

From the above, it is important that we grasp clearly one idea.  Man was originally created in the image of the Creator.  God was, and always will be, a Spiritual Being. When man first entered this plane, it was not in a physical form.  He entered as a soul, a spiritual entity, in which there was embedded a spark of the Divine Fire.  It was man, not God, who brought into existence the physical bodies in which the soul now lodges while on earth; it was man who gradually limited himself to the three-dimensional consciousness which is his present point of perception.  Only man's conceit (true, a divine conceit) could be responsible for the anthropomorphic concept which throughout the ages has seated God upon a throne, clothed Him in beautiful raiment, and insisted upon a long, white beard.  In five different records of five great races the story has been preserved for "those who may read."

God created the earth just as one may create a beautiful thought.  Each part, each element sought only to magnify, glorify the Creator.  Peace and harmony reigned supreme in a harmonious expression of the Great Will.  To this sphere, this strata of vibration, came one, Amilius, Son of the Most High, and with him came other souls, entities from other realms.  In perfect accord with the laws already set in motion by the Creator, these entities truly enjoyed a spiritual life in a realm in which thought power controlled all things and the attributes of the soul found normal expression.  This was not the world which we see about us today; it was a world in attune with the Supreme Will.

Amilius was endowed with a free will and the creative urge of the Father.  He began to create companions, thought forms, patterned after the creatures given life by God.  These thought forms were projections from the soul mind.  As they began to seek gratification of the senses, as did the physical creatures about them, they began to harden and seek physical forms through which to become more conscious of the activity of the physical senses.  We understand today that one actually becomes that which he takes into the system as food, that which he breathes and absorbs from the elements about him; in like manner one becomes that which he holds continually as mental visions.  Incomplete and unbalanced, these resulting creations and mixtures brought discord and in harmony.  The magnification of any desire which seeks only selfish gratification must eventually bring upon its creator anguish and final destruction.

Down through the ages have come whispers of these companions of the early man in the legends of Lilith.  Through these thought forms man began to bind himself, for his selfishness turned upon him; he was, indeed, a Frankenstein.  Chaos resulted.  Peace and beauty fled before horror and misery.  It was then that God created woman by dividing the spiritual being of man, thus creating a spiritual balance and preparing the way for a conquest of good over evil.

Amilius realized what was happening, realized that harmony had been overthrown through selfish gratification and abuse of creative power; so he took upon himself the burden of the world, the responsibility for the world.  With the aid of entities who came to assist, he set about to conquer the self-projections which were more and more losing sight of the original purpose, which were losing contact with God.  From among the many physical shapes and sizes that resulted from the mixtures, He selected the form of the present man as the most suitable vehicle for physical manifestation on this planet.  He then projected himself into five centers at once as Adam, the first man, choosing the five necessary expressions because of the five physical senses to be conquered before spiritual consciousness could be reached.

These five projections appeared simultaneously in five places on the earth.  The surface was much different from its present appearance.  The axis of the earth has changed since that time.  What are now polar regions were then tropical. The extinct continents of Atlantis (lying in the area between the present Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea) and Lemuria (lying in the South Pacific) were the largest land areas.  In what is now Europe, the region of the Carpathian Mountains was above water, as was the upper part of Africa (Egypt and Sudan).  In Asia, the region of what is now the Gobi Desert was fertile plain, as were the desert plains of what is now the southwestern part of the United States.  The western seaboard of the United States was the then the coastal region of Atlantis, while the Andean region of South America was the coastal region of Lemuria.  The white race appeared in the region of the Carpathian Mountains; the black race in the upper African region.

Thus Amilius, the first and last Adam, prepared the way for His conquest of the world, through man.  Down through countless ages He has moved among men, sustaining them, ministering unto them, quelling their fears, ever urging them on.  He has walked and talked with men of every clime, nurtured the seeds of every great religion that proclaimed the Oneness of God, fanned the fires of every great philosophy that pointed upward along the way.  In the hearts and minds of men He has kept alive the battle-cry for a conquest of self, and has, as an individual entity, led the way out of the great delusion which the inner man created and does create for himself.

(The above introduction was taken from the December 1932 Bulletin of the Association.)

(The material which follows was prepared by the Association for distribution in May 1935, being a collection of extracts from readings by Edgar Cayce - 364-1 through 13, February 3rd through November 7th, 1932.)

For parallel study refer to Bible minutes on the Book of Genesis, prepared by Study Group #8 of the Association, the group taught by Edgar Cayce, during the first thirteen weeks in 1939.)


The earth was created and inhabited by the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms long before men entered the earth plane.  For God first gave the world into the keeping of His Son who came to this sphere a spiritual being.

With Him came many soul-entities in spiritual form ("So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female created He them."  Gen. 1:27).

The purpose of these soul-entities was to fulfill God's laws and plans for this earth.  In a few short chapters the Bible gives the story of the turning away of these spiritual beings from God's will, their fall into matter, and the preparation for the redemption of each soul that turns its face toward the Creator.

The story in Genesis is the presentation of a teacher.  A teacher of a people who were separated for the definite purpose of keeping alive in the minds, the hearts, the soul-minds of entities, their original source; that there may be seen their closer relationship to the Divine Influences of Creative Forces that brought into being all that appertains to man's indwelling as man in the form of flesh in this material world.

The story is presented in symbols of that thought as held by those peoples from whom the physical recorder took those records as compiled, together with that gained by himself in and through the entering into that state where the entity's soul-mind drew upon the records that are made by the passing of time itself in a material world.  These records are known as the AKASHIC RECORDS.

Amilius, the Son into whose charge the earth was given, first discerned that from himself, not of the beasts about him, could be drawn, WAS drawn, that which made for the propagation of beings in the flesh, for companionship in a material world.  The apple - as the "apple of the eye" - the desire of that companionship innate in that created, as innate in the Creator, brought companionship into creation itself.

The forms in the physical sense were OF THE NATURE OF THOUGHT FORMS able to push themselves out of themselves in that direction in which development took shape in thought - much in the manner of the amoeba in the waters of a stagnant pool.

As these took forms, by the gratifying of their own desire for that as builded, or added to, the material conditions, they hardened or set in bodies similar to those of today, with a color partaking of the surrounding environ.

There was the ability to project itself in whatever direction it chose.  It was able to make itself of that environ, in color, in harmony, in whatever manner was desired.  And this power resulted in projections in music, in art, in every conceivable manner; bringing all realms under subjection.

For He was the Son of God made manifest, that He might be the companion in a made world, in material manifested things, with the injunction to subdue all, bring all the material things under subjection, by that ability to project itself in its way, knowing itself, as given, to be a portion of the whole; IN, THROUGH, OF, AND BY THE WHOLE.  The injunction was, "Keep thine self separate; OF that seen but NOT that seen."

With many of the soul-entities, desire entered, bringing associations with the influences of the carnal mind.

Thus there came into the world the sex influence (as symbolized by the serpent), creating those desires that could be satisfied only in gratification of carnal forces which partake of the world and its influences about same, rather than of the spiritual emanations from which this influences has its source.  Will control was broken down.

Thus we see at the first the Sons of God combining male and female as one with the abilities as described.  Then, with entering of DESIRE, there was created a projection which became the companion and a means of satisfying the carnal desires.

Today, we know this being as Lilith.  With the turning back to the Creator's plans and the turning within to the Creative impulses, there was made possible the creation by God of one to be a helpmate, a balance, in the long struggle which was to ensue.  This one we call Eve.

The first companion was a projection into the animal kingdom; a companion, a means to an end.  And was builded through the thought forms in a period of evolution.  Eve was created by God and in an instant drawn from the soul-entity already in existence.  For God said, "Let there be life," and there was life.

Through the will of that which came into being through the right channels, of that which was created by the Creator, souls were able to continue entering the earth plane to help balance the struggle which continued with the offspring of that which had pushed itself into form to gratify the desires of the carnal forces.

Many souls were able to attain a balance in this early period, for during the time of the third from Adam, "In that day did they call upon the name of the Lord."  Ever when the elements that make for littleness, uncleanness, are crucified in the body, the Spirit of the Lord, of God, is present.

When there is the overbalancing, so that the body (physical), the mental man, the imagination of the heart, are evil, or his purpose is evil, then is that war continuing - as from the beginning.

With the changes that brought sin into the world there came the fruits of same, the seed of sin, which we see in the material world as those things that corrupt good ground, those that corrupt the elements that are of the compounds of those of the first causes, or elementals; and pests are seen and similar evils.

So does it follow throughout all creative forces, that the fruit of that which is active brings seed productive of the corruption or the cleansing, in the activating forces, of that being acted upon.

Amilius projected himself into the earth plane as five in one, choosing the type of body best adapted to the earth which we know today in our present size and proportion.

This was the beginning of the five races.  One of these we know as the red race which began in Atlantis.  The first chapters of Genesis deal with the period just before and during this five point projection.  The book of Job, written by Melchizedek, is an account in simple language of the Son into whose hands the earth was given and who passed through the trials in the flesh that He might become the Savior of mankind.



Stories of Atlantis are legends and wild figments of the imagination for the average person.  Plato's reference to  the lost continent and a few lines in the Bible regarding the division of the earth may furnish a basis for much of the psychic data received on this subject.  But these are mere figments and do not satisfy those seeking evidence.

Nor does the literature published by various orders and societies appear evidential except to those giving credence to such information.  Recently a few scientists have brought some light to bear on this matter as a result of their investigations which appear to confirm the belief in the existence of such a continent.

The following data will only add to much that has already been written, purported as having come psychically.  That it checks with some material already published will make it of more interest to some.

Those who through personal experiences have established confidence in the validity of the information which comes through this channel will find this data valuable as a basis for further study of the subject.

In over one hundred and fifty Life Readings given for various individuals in all parts of the country, details of their appearances during one or more stages of the development of the lost continent of Atlantis have been received.  Those who have had such appearances will find this material of particular interest.

Accepting for a moment the possibility of this continent's existence, one naturally asks of what value is a knowledge of it today.

The world is being greatly influenced in this present age by Atlanteans.  Many are being reincarnated into this plane and hosts of others are pressing through psychics all over the world.

To meet and cope with the influences which they bring we must understand their development, their weaknesses as well as their accomplishments.  The world of their day was one of change, one of great achievements and terrible destructions.  The rapid scientific strides which have been made in recent times are evidences of their activity and the great discoveries just ahead will be made through their influence.

Our greatest scientists know little of many of the natural laws controlled by the Atlanteans.  Will their coming bring peace or turmoils into the world?  Much depends on those who will guide, direct, and balance their great knowledge and tireless energy.  It is important that we know something of the ideals and purposes of these peoples as well as understand their accomplishments.


The origin of the Atlantean continent is obscured in the misty period of prehistory.  Indeed, even psychic records are hard to understand, for the earth's surface has changed many times during even this cycle.

When man entered this earth as man, Atlantis was a great continent lying in what is now the Atlantic Ocean between the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea.

In area it can be compared with what is now Europe and Russia.  The north and south poles did not occupy their present positions, nor were the land surfaces now existent then above water except as follows:

The eastern seaboard was the coastal region of Atlantis; the region of the Carpathian mountains and the Mongolian Desert were habitable, as was the northern part of what is now Africa, as was the southeastern portion of Atlantis.

The Andean coast of South America were covered by water, while the plains of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona were above sea level.  The people of Atlantis passed through the same stages of development as other peoples.  As we shall see, there were periods when they attained very high understanding of natural laws and excelled the other races of the world in material civilization.

The first of a series of disturbances came as a result of the use of the very high explosives which were used to destroy the enormous animals that then roamed the world.  Great gas pockets were blown open and volcanic eruptions and earthquakes from the slow cooling earth broke up the continent into a group of large islands.

The Bible gives an account of this second change, terming it the flood.  Before the final destruction which began about 10,700 B.C. the principal islands remaining were Poseidia, Aryaz and Og.  The West Indies are remains of this great continent.

The people of Atlantis were a combination of the hardened thought forms manifesting in that part of the earth, and man's projection, as in present form, as one of the five races, resulting in the red race.

In Atlantis as in other parts of the world the thought forms has taken all manner of shapes and sizes.  When Amilius chose to guide the world out of the darkness into which it had been led, He selected a body proportioned as those of today.  And in five places in the earth He began the five great races.   The black in the Sudan; the brown in Lemuria; the yellow in the Gobi; the white in Carpathia (central Europe); and the red in Atlantis.

This first man was possessed of a body through and in which the soul functioned much more easily than it does today.  The third eye which we know today as the pituitary body was highly developed.  Through it the mind of the soul controlled the body and influenced its surroundings; for example, knowledge of happenings in distant parts of the country could be known at will and the physical body could be moved from place to place, by thought control.

The people of Atlantis passed through the same stages of development as did other races.  The need for food, protection, and amusement drew them together, first in small groups, and then in large bodies.

At first the homes were in caves among the rocks and in nests in the trees.  Later through group organization, structures of wood and stone were built.  Stone was first use to form the implements with which the people protected themselves and secured food.  Iron, brass, and copper were also employed even before the first upheavals.

The early Atlanteans were peaceful and so made rapid advances in the application of natural laws.

At an early period natural gas was utilized to make large balloons from the skins of animals and these balloons were used to transport building materials.  Electricity was also discovered and set to work for man, thus paving the way for remarkable developments in this field.

Turmoils arose with the mixing of those of pure lineage with those who had not completely thrown off the animal influences.  Contempt, hatred, and bloodshed resulted.

With this growth of disturbing factors - resulting from the magnification of desires without regard for the rights of others - an effort was made to draw the people back to the worship of one God, by establishing the first altars upon which were made the sacrifices of the field and forest.  Rituals and ceremonies were instituted and the sacred fires set, as the shrine of the pure and the means of cleansing for all.

After the first destruction, the altars were sometimes used for human sacrifice, by those turning more and more away from the original understanding of the Creative Force.  Strife, rather than peace, became the common state, and the fact that great understanding of nature's forces had been attained made the destructions all the more terrible.

From this time on, though material civilization rose to great heights, there was a growing unrest which brought about the many migrations both to the east and the west.

As can well be understood when considering the period of time covered, civilizations rose and fell many times on this great continent.  At the heights of material achievement the Atlanteans were far more advanced than we are today.  They used electricity as we do and, moreover, included among their inventions, well developed television and radio; amplification of light rays for telescopes; and more advanced systems for heating and lighting.

Rays of various kinds were controlled, including the death ray.  Fluxes of metals unknown today were used in the various types of air and water craft which were constructed by the Atlanteans.  The forces used to propel these crafts were first gas and electricity, but later, forces from the sun's rays - caught and reflected by crystals.

Many beautiful cities were built throughout the land. Perhaps the largest was that called Poseidia, located on what became the last of the great islands also designated by that name.  Here on the bay of Parfa - one of the great harbors of the ancient world - the Atlanteans constructed a city of stone.

Water was brought in great conduits from the mountains and distributed to the individual buildings and beautiful pools, of which there were many.  The buildings, other than the temple in the heart of the city, were built in tiers.  Colored stones, highly polished, were used; and inlay work was prevalent.

In the temple were to be found enormous semi-circular columns of onyx, topaz, and beryl, inlaid with amethyst and other stones that caught the rays of the sun at various angles.  In the temple, the sacred fires burned continually.  These were rays that we know nothing of today.  There was an outer court, or assembly hall; the inner rooms for attendants and the inner chamber about the alter and fires.

In appearance the Atlanteans varied as do the people of a vast country today.  In the early periods there were both giants and pygmies.  Monstrosities resulted from the mixing of the thought forms, but the pure strain as came down from one of the five projections was the origin of the red race.

With this incoming of the souls using the vehicle selected by Amilius as the best for this plane, purposes for development became more fixed.  Thus group organization was made possible through the cooperation necessary for development.  Homes, tribal groups, cities, and nations resulted.

At first skins of animals were used as clothing.  Later many types of cloth were utilized.

The laws of heredity and environment gradually became more and more of an influence.  The appearance changed according to the purity of the strain and the purpose and results of activity.  Truly the Atlanteans were a people of extremes.  There were those who were perfect in form and feature.  And also those with the most hideous bodies.

Paradoxically enough the results of the mixtures sometimes produced divine forms containing twisted, warped souls; or repulsive bodies enclosing souls seeking the light.  It was a difficult time in which to live - but how important!  is it not the same today?

There are many evidences of Atlantean influences at the present time.  As yet men have not established the direct connection.  Northern Spain, the region of the Pyrenees; Morocco and Egypt on one side of the Atlantic, the British Honduras, Yucatan and America on the other, show remnants of the civilization brought in by the migrating Atlanteans.

We must remember that the periods of exodus from Atlantis were far apart.  The type of civilization carried to the region of the Pyrenees and America just before and after the first destruction was not the same as that carried to Central America and Morocco before the second upheaval, and to Egypt and Yucatan before the final destruction.

In the Pyrenees there are ruins of the early Atlantean settlements; and in Morocco early settlements, also as yet uncovered.  In America, traces of Atlantean rituals and ceremonies are to be found among many of the Indian tribes.  In Central America and Egypt ancient ruins show definite Atlantean influences, while in both places there will be uncovered records of Atlantean history, duplicate accounts of the early civilizations that will explain much of the early Jewish records as found in the Bible.

The West Indies - as has been pointed out - are actual portions of the continent; and on Bimini there are in existence today remains of an old Atlantean temple.

Bit by bit the case for the existence of Atlantis will be pieced together.  This will bring a renewed interest in the periods of development of many ancient nations.

As has been pointed out, it is very important for the people of this present age to understand the many influences which will become more and more apparent as direct from Atlantis.  This may help us to understand a little more of the turmoils through which we are now passing and will continue to pass.


In discussing the early development of occult sciences we may turn to the first thousand years of Atlantean history.  No attempt will be made to even enumerate the multitudinous forms and methods of such sciences.  The following material is concerned primarily with the original state upon which the foundation of all occult phenomena is based.

It is important that we understand the relation between the terms "PSYCHIC" and "OCCULT".  In its pure sense PSYCHIC means SOUL.  MANIFESTATIONS OF SOUL FORCE IN THE WORLD ARE CALLED PSYCHICAL PHENOMENA.

The term OCCULT is applied to the little understood laws which pertain to the results of soul activity in and through any of man's so-called sciences.  Thus, it is claimed that we have the occult approach to chemistry, to physics, to astronomy, et cetera.

 No criticism is offered of science as a whole.  The data which follows simply points out that any true understanding of life and the universe in which we find ourselves, must be based fundamentally upon a realization within the inner self, within the human soul.


Upon first entering the earth plane, souls came as spiritual beings without physical forms.  THE MENTAL BODY was far more active in this state than in its present house, the brain of man.

These first souls projected thoughts much in the manner that we today build air castles; except that these projections were much stronger and much more carefully directed.  In creating these thought forms, the first spiritual beings sought to enter into, become a part of the forms of matter then existent in the earth.

The results were a gradual evolution of forms endowed with perverted purposes.  Souls, spiritual beings, became more and more involved in various types of matter and the laws governing that particular realm.  Every natural law, each kingdom, was subject to the mind and will of these spiritual beings.  It was a natural condition to supply and control matter.  This complete understanding might be said to represent a full knowledge of occult sciences.

Let us now turn to an illustration of this gradual evolution.

In the beginning the souls were activated only by the will of the Creator which gave them their first impulse.  Gradually as they fed and absorbed or were absorbed by matter, they magnified their own desires and lost contact with the Creator.

When a baby is first born into the world, of what does it dream?  Often it has been said that there is nothing so beautiful, in its perfect simplicity, as the smile of a baby when it lies sleeping.  Perhaps it dreams of angels.  It is closer then to the spiritual realm than it will be for a long time.

Almost from birth a course of training begins that involves the child with man's incomplete understanding of natural laws.  As the mind is trained just so will the individual incline in his point of view and whole outlook on life.

There will appear certain natural tendencies that if encouraged will develop.  The inventive mind builds one set of pictures upon which the life is woven like a design; the philosophic mind another set; the statistical mind still another; and so on.  Each builds it mental world from the material in which it finds itself.

From what then did the soul-entities first appearing in Atlantis draw their impulses for thought?  From the Creative Forces from which they had received their impetus; but acted upon by the thought forms that were in material forms about them; and given the power (will) to be one with that from which they sprang or were given their force.

There was the ability to use that about them in accordance with their own desires, good or evil.  Hence, during this molding stage, there was the highest development of these powers and knowledge which we call today, psychic and occult force.

In this formative stage there were spread before these souls all the splendors of creation, prepared to supply every want or desire that might be called forth by those beings with all of their attributes - physical, mental, spiritual - at hand.

Since the beginning, the resources of creation have been open for man's use.  The impulse arises within the soul force of each being to use and control, to express itself.  The true self is spiritual and of God, but this has often been lost sight of.  For the mind is the Builder, constructing a heaven or hell for the soul, depending upon how far that soul has drifted from its Creator.

When there is a manifestation of a psychic force, or an occult action in, upon, or for an individual, there is then the rolling back of a portion of the mental training consciousness.  And there comes a visioning of activity based on the progress of the soul from its original entrance into this plane.

Those endowed with this psychic sense become aware of the mental or thought body of an individual whom they contact.

In the present this is especially true for those who can lay aside the outer consciousness and subject the mental forces of the physical body to the higher consciousness.

During the early Atlantean period these thought bodies were gradually built up about the souls who had entered the earth plane.  As this mental body constantly sought expression in the material plane it became necessary for the division of the mental body.

This division resulted in part of the mind force being directed to the building up and control of the material, and a part being devoted to the soul body.  Between these two there seems ever to be a war.  As these early peoples used and abused their privileges the highest and lowest applications of divine forces were made.

From the beginning, direction was given to those who sought to know His will.  Only those who deliberately turned away, seeking a fulfillment of their own desires, became entrapped.  Many sought to speak to and receive aid from entities who had passed from the earth's plane.  Some used the forces of animal magnetism, coming from the universal consciousness of animal matter as it passed through periods of change in integration and disintegration.

The DESIRES of man gave these forces hold upon them, bringing turmoil and destruction into the experiences of many.  These forces, whether they be endowed with a soul or are emanations from changing forms of matter, become a powerful factor in the lives of those who open themselves to them and build a contact by attuning their own minds with unholy desires completely out of harmony with God's laws.

The terms "Good Spirits" and "Bad Spirits" have come down to us, for there are those that partake of the earth, or of the carnal forces, rather than of those forces that are of the spiritual or creative.

Those that are destructive are of the earth.  Those that are constructive are the good, of the Divine, bringing for developments in their manifold phases.

The great period of division of these forces took place during the first thousand years of the Atlantean age.  As has been given for individuals in information through this channel, there were those during this period, who as the voice upon the waters, or as the wind moving among the reeds, hearkened unto God's laws.

And as the morning stars sang together, the sons of God beheld the coming of man into his own, beginning the long, weary journey back to full consciousness of the Creator's Will.

The Son of God who prepared the way, projected himself into the earth in five places at once; choosing a body form best adapted in size and shape to cope with conditions on this plane.  Thus the five major races began.

Yet there were those that continued to partake of the carnal gratifications that caused the continued hardening, making for less and less ability to hearken back to that from which they came.

More and more these souls made themselves part of their surroundings, becoming eaters of, feeders upon, the material plane.  Those forces which became overbalanced in any given direction became what we know as germs, atoms of power driving on in a given direction, drawing their essence from that upon which they feed.

Are we as individuals feeding our bodies or our souls?  Or that interbetween, the mental body, to its own undoing?  Are we able to be of the physical but not a part of it, turning more and more toward those sources from which emanates the spiritual life; so that the physical and mental bodies are attuned to the soul forces, or the soul source, our Maker, our Creator, in such a way and manner as to make for development?

What, then, is psychic force?  What is occult science?  A development of the abilities within each individual who has not lost his sonship, or his relation to his Creator, to live upon, to demonstrate more and more through phenomena of any nature, that from which he takes his source.

Each individual's spirit is a portion of the Creator; his soul that which makes him an individual entity endowed with power to become ONE WITH the Creative force from which he comes, from which he IS.  Through various stages of experience this ability of expression is lessened or magnified in proportion to the exercising of the will for good.

To what uses, then, did the early Atlanteans give their efforts, and in what directions were they active?  As many almost as there were individuals!  Some sought expression in one field, some in another.  There were in those who in that same period were able to reach such a high consciousness of the Creator that it was not necessary for them to again pass through this plane.  "And Enoch walked with God:  and he WAS not; for God took him."

Some became workers in brass, iron, silver, and gold.  Some turned to music and the perfection of musical instruments. These first forms of expression are to be found in the world today.  That upon which a soul has fed, that which has been its ladder of expression and development in past incarnations, is today the means of its self-expression.  Those whom we call geniuses are entities whose soul forces have found and do find activity in some particular line.

Many entities brought about monstrosities, as those of their association by projection with their association with beasts of various kinds.  The Styx, satyr, mermaid, unicorn, and the like were the results.

These came about from an activity of the psychic forces of the soul, the mind; not necessarily on the material plane.  For the manifestations of these forces may remain on the fourth dimensional plane - which may best be defined as an idea.

Once set in motion, where may such forces project?  ANYWHERE.  Where do they arise?  Who knows?  Where will they end?  Who can tell?  They are all-inclusive; having length, breadth, and height.  They are without beginning and without ending.  Dependent upon that upon which they may feed for sustenance.

In the use of these forces on this material plane all manners of forms now on this plane were brought about; many of them to a much higher development.  For those that sought forms of minerals and possessed the power to be the essence of the mineral, were much more capable in forming the various classifications.

We must remember that these came from the same source as did that One who was to be the keeper of them, the husbandman of the vineyard.  And today each entity, each individual, has a vineyard to keep, to dress.  For whom?  For his Maker, from whence he came.

What is to be the report in thine own life with those abilities, those forces which may be manifest in self - through calling upon that Spirit of Truth WITHIN?  How does prayer reach the throne of mercy or grace, or that being sought?

This is the answer:  From self - through the crucifixion and NULLIFICATION of the CARNAL MIND PLUS the OPENING of the mental IN SUCH A MANNER that the SPIRIT OF TRUTH may flow in its psychic sense, or occult force, into the very being - that the individual may be one with that from which he came.

Be thou faithful unto that committed into thy keeping.  Life itself is precious.  Why?  It is of the Maker, the beginning. The psychic forces, the attunements, the developments lead to a reunion with the source of all life.

And such was the experience of a great many in those first years.

In the present we do not justly call such a state, science; rather being close to nature.  Listen to the birds.  Watch the blush of the rose.  Listen to the life rising in the trees.  These serve their Maker.  Through what?  Through that psychic force - that is life itself, each in its respective sphere - that was created for the service of man.  Learn thine lesson, O Man, from that about thee.

There is, as from the beginning of the world, in each entity an essence of the Father or The First Cause, which enables one to make manifest even in the material world through the attributes of the First Cause.  Such is an evidence of that power or force.  As to what one does with same - that is an action of the will of each entity.

As found through some manifestations, occult or psychic sciences are first recognized as forces, through the individual.  In the beginning these were natural expressions of the entity.  As there developed more of the individual association with material conditions, and entities partook of same in such a manner as to become wholly or in part a portion of same, occult or psychic manifestations became hidden and unseen.

First, there was the occasional harking back.  Later, dreams.  Individuals were in certain sections raised for specific purposes.  As the cycle has continued, time and again there have arisen in the earth those that manifested these forces in a more magnificent, more beneficent way and manner.

Again the time draws near when there shall be seen and known among men, in many places, the manifestations of such forces in this materialistic age; for, "As ye have seen Him go, so will He return again."  Be thou faithful unto those words He has given while yet with you.

Hence it behooves every individual to take cognizance of that force as it may manifest in his material life, even today.  Those who look up and lift themselves up that the Spirit may use them as a channel of activity, may often be found in the lowliest of places and circumstances.

Why?  Often the chaff must be burned out!  Does it seem unreasonable that we are chastised for that which has been builded within the material forces of the body itself - that we are tried as by fire?  Is it any wonder that he that shall be abased and remain true shall wear the Crown of Life?

In olden times the use of these occult sources of information, the abilities to become a portion of those elements that were compounds of the creative forces, brought about other destructive forces that made for the destruction of the land itself.  Such destructive forces are known today as gases, the death ray, and similar power, which was used then to break up portions of the earth, causing great upheavals and cataclysms.

Man has ever sought when in distress, whether physical, mental, or spiritual, to know his association, his connection with the Divine forces that brought the worlds into being.  And as this seeking continues, so does the promise hold true: "If ye will be my children, I will be thy God."  "When ye turn your face from me, my face is turned from thee."

And whatever ye have builded in thine own endeavor to make manifest THINE OWN POWERS brings these certain destructions in the present life; even as in these first experiences with the use of the powers that are taboo today by the worldlywise - that are looked upon as old men's tales and women's fables.  Yet in the strength of such forces worlds to come into being!

Such is the meaning of psychic force, and so-called occult science.

"In the period, some hundred thousand years before the entry of Ram into India there lived in the land of Atlantis one Amilius, who had first noted the separation of the beings that inhabited this portion of the earth's surface, into male and female, as separate entities or individuals.  These were thought forms."

Thousands of years later Amilius entered the earth plane as Adam.  He entered in five projections at the same time, beginning the five races.  "Adam must become the Savior of the world as it was committed to his care.  'Be thou fruitful, multiply, and subdue the earth.'"

Hence Amilius, Adam, the first Adam, the last Adam, becomes that one who is given the power over the earth.  And as in each soul the first to be conquered is self, then all things, conditions and elements are subject unto that self.

This is a universal law, as may be seen in that demonstrated either in gases that destroy one another by becoming elements of the same combination; or in the mineral or animal kingdom under like processes.

Adam, the Son of God, was to become that one who would be able to take the world, the earth, back to that source from which it came, and all power is given in his keeping in the earth that he has overcome.  For self, death, hell, and the grave become subservient unto him through the conquering of self in that made flesh; for, as in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the same was in the beginning.  The Word came and dwelt among men, the offspring of self in a material world, and the Word overcame the world and hence the world becomes, then, as the servant of that one who overcame the world.

The spirit of this Son of God has reigned in the hearts of many men and women throughout the world's history; as when he sat at the peace conference in Geneva, in the heart and soul of a man not considered by many even as an unusually godly man; yet this man was raised for a purpose, and was used as a channel of God-like thought for the world.  And as there has been, so will it be until the time as set.

As was given of Him, it is not given to man to know the time or the period of the end, save by his constituting himself a channel through which He may speak.  To be sure, man and woman alike; for, as given from the beginning, they are one.  He gave, "Where are those thy persecutors?"  "No man, Lord."  "Neither do I condemn thee.  Sin no more."

In searching out these with whom He speaks or has spoken, "By their fruits ye shall know them."  They that bring more righteousness are the children of faith, hope, charity.  And they do so in the material world.  These three, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.

Be thou, then, a channel that may oft walk with Him that gave:  "Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid."  "Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth."

Give thy self to seeking day by day to know the will of the Father as was manifested in Him, and may be manifest in thee, for He will not leave thee desolate, but will come to thee - yet not unless invited.  For - as in those periods when He walked with men as the Master among men, or when as Joseph in the kingdoms that were raised as the saving of his peoples that sold him into bondage; or as in the priest of Salem in the days when the call came that a peculiar peoples would proclaim His name, He has walked and talked with men.

Or, as in those days as Asapha, or Afia, in those periods when those in the land of Egypt were giving those counsels to the many nations, that were needed to save man from the animal kingdom; or, in the garden when those temptations came; or as the first begotten of the Father that came as Amilius in the Atlantean land and allowed himself to be led in ways of selfishness.

Hence, as we see, all the various stages of development that have come to man through the ages have been these periods when He walked and talked with man.  Again there was a like period when He came as Joseph, or Jesus.

As an entity, this Son of God has influenced directly or indirectly all those forms of philosophy or religion that taught that God is One.

In Buddhism, the son of God was associated with the leader who guided the religion, in meditation or the spirit of same, and those things that have been added are much in the same manner as that which has been added to Judaism.

Whether in Buddhism, Mohammedanism, Confucianism, Platonism, or the like, these have been added to much as was that as given by Jesus in His walk in Galilee and Judea.  And in all of these teachings there is that same impelling spirit.

What different individuals have done, or do, with these principles, or their spirit, in turning them aside to meet specific needs on the material plane, has made for various outstanding teachings with the same basic foundation; has made these individuals moralists, or leaders or various independent religious orders or beliefs.  yet, as has been given, "Know, O Israel, the Lord thy God is One," whether He be directing one of Confucius' way of thinking, Brahman, Mohammedan.  Such teachers are representatives of God.

Paul said:  "I hear there are divisions among you.  Some say I am Paul, another I am Apollos, another I am of Caiaphas.  Paul may minister, Apollos may have watered, but it is God that gives the increase."

The Son represented the spirit of the Creative Force in that made manifest in the earth.  Not only as one, but the only one; for, as He gave:  "He that climbs another way is a thief and a robber."

The Spirit of the Master, the Spirit of the Son, was manifested to each in his respective sphere.  As it was of yore, so it is today.  God calls on man everywhere to seek His face through any channel that may be blessed by the Spirit of the Son, in whatever sphere this may take its form.

Because there are contentions, because there is a lack of giving and taking as to others' thought, among mankind, does not change God's attitude one whit.  Neither does it make one man above another.  For, as has been given, there is only one - the others are as those acting in the capacity of the thought that was given to them through that same power that "in the last days has He spoken unto us through the Son, as one born out of due season."

We find the same contentions arising in the present denominationalism, and each individual crying, "Lo, here is Christ; Lo, THIS is THE manner of approach.  Lo, unless ye do this or that ye have no part in Him."

"He that loves me will keep my commandments."  What are the commandments?  "Thou shalt have no other God before me", and "Love thy neighbor as thyself."  In this is builded the whole law and gospel of every age that has said, "There is One God."

Jesus came to the earth plane as Amilius, Adam, Melchizedeck, Zend, Asapha, Joshua, Joseph, and Jesus; and He manifested through many other great leaders and teachers of other ages. For the Spirit of the Christ has walked with the priests of France, the lowly monks in England, the warriors in America. Those labored until their own personalities were laid aside in individuals.

Do thou likewise, if thou wouldst have him walk with thee.  "Not my will, O Lord, but Thine, be done in me - this day, now."

He will come again and receive His own, who have prepared themselves through that belief in Him and acting in the manner of believers.  For the Spirit is abroad, and the time draws near, and there will be the reckoning of those, even as in the first so in the last, and the last shall be first.  For there is that Spirit abroad.  He stands near.  "He that hath eyes to see, let him see.  He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."  Let him hear that music of the coming of the Lord of this vineyard.  And art thou ready to give account of that thou hast done with thine opportunity in the earth, as the Sons of God, as the heirs and joint heirs of glory with the Son?

Then make thine paths straight, for there must come an answering for that thou hast done with thine Lord.  He will not tarry; for having overcome He shall appear even as the Lord and Master.  Not as one born, but as one that returneth to His own.  He will walk and talk with men of every clime, and those that are faithful and just in their reckoning shall be caught up with Him to rule and to do judgement for a thousand years!

[GD's note: In April 1945 the mimeographed booklet of [originally] 17 pages was reprinted (in mimeographed form) for our members and copyrighted.

The May 1-15/51 issue of THE SEARCHLIGHT carried HLC's article THE LOST CONTINENT OF ATLANTIS, the purpose of which was to give a survey of information available from other sources in parallel with the data on Atlantis from the Edgar Cayce readings.

In June 1963 THE COMING OF MAN booklet was supplanted on the publication list by Eula Allen's book entitled BEFORE THE BEGINNING, which was thought to contain much of the same material.  In Feb. 1968 EDGAR CAYCE ON ATLANTIS, by Edgar Evans Cayce, was published.]