Hence, it should not come as a surprise
to find out that a similar diffusion also took place for the far more important
traditions concerning Atlantis and its destruction at the dawn of times.
It was precisely the destruction of Paradise that forced the survivors
to come out from Eden and move into distant regions of the world to which
they brought the light of their civilization and their beautiful religion.
The Origins of Religion and Civilization
There can be no reasonable doubt then that
Religion and Civilization developed in Paradise, just as our myths and
traditions affirm. From there, after its destruction it was handed down
to us by the survivors of the Atlantean cataclysm. They appeared to us
primitives as the gods the angels, the saints, the heroes and the demons
that are invariably mentioned in all ancient traditions. Hence, just as
the Hindus philosophically affirm, there are evils that come to good. And
we also see that Catastrophism is indeed a fundamental aspect of Evolution,
despite the skepticism of the academicians imbued with the arrogance of
the science they mistake for Wisdom and, often, for Compassion.
Creation spreads from its Cosmic Centers
due to the impact of bangs and catastrophes such as the one that destroyed
Atlantis and caused the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age. Such is the idea
embodied in the Shri Yantra and in the
Kalachakra mandalas that
are precisely the graphic expressions of the doctrines of Tantrism and
of Kalachakra Buddhism. Hence, we see, much to the surprise of most of
us, that Religion is indeed Wisdom, and that it is invariably far more
right and truthful than Science.
The Egyptian Pylons Are Indeed Truncated
giant pillars (or "pylons") characteristic of the gateways of the Egyptian
temples are indeed truncated, rectangular pyramids.20
Truncated pyramids and obelisks are a constant
in Egyptian symbolism. This symbolism has passed into Masonic ones, and
a topless pyramid figures in the Great Presidential of the U. S., as shown
in Fig.8. The shiny "Eye of God" which substitutes the top of the Great
Pyramid in Fig.6 symbolizes the fact that the Holy Mountain was indeed
a volcano that had its top blown off. Such is also the symbolism of the
stunted pylons of the Egyptian temples as well as the one of their archetypes,
gopuras of Hindu ones.
The Reality of the Triple Mountain
In reality, the pylons of Egyptian temples
represent the Triple Mountain (Trikuta), the true archetype of Mt. Atlas.
More exactly, as we already said, the Central Pillar was blown off by the
explosion and became a "naval passage" or "gateway" (a strait) flanked
by the two remaining pillars, the Pillars of Hercules.
Such is indeed, we repeat, the symbolism
of the imposing pylons that invariably garnished the entrance of Egyptian
temples of Ramesside and later times. The same symbolism was also expressed
by the two obelisks that very often also figured before the pylon itself.
These corresponded to the pillars of Solomon's Temple (Jachin and Boaz).21
As we discussed further above, the two
flagpoles that also decorated the pylons of Egyptian temples likewise corresponded
to the two Pillars of Hercules. More exactly, the twin poles represented
the Twins of Gemini, a word that means "Twins" in Latin. The Celestial
Twins are represented in the Zodiac by a pair of parallel poles, another
symbol of the Pillars of Hercules.