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I, Sorel, Chief Scribe must offer these further accounts according to the information that has been duly recorded over two thousand years since E-osu created our alphabet. To reveal the knowledge which I have, so far, acquired. None the less, some of this material may have become distorted over the many centuries since their first recording. I will sincerely attempt to sort out those parts that appear to be questionable. And make due note of this.
The life of E-osu was a turning point, a milestone in the history of Atlantis. The first major change to occur since our ancestors arrived via that powerful sea storm. What came after the death of E-osu was the beginning of far more drastic changes. Ones that would destroy the innocent and beautiful Paradise that existed here. Sometimes the fate of any people is not always under their control. Sometimes things happen that no one can explain.
There were certain individuals on Atlantis that had special “gifts.” One of the most important concerned an ability to sense what might happen in the future. These gifted individuals were referred to as Prophets, Seers, Clairvoyants, Psychics, Shamans, and Truth Sayers. These unique people would predict the quality of harvests and give guidance in love matters and other personal concerns. Other unusual qualities were also associated with them. Their weather predictions were often reasonably reliable. On a few occasions, these prophets would make predictions concerning upcoming disasters and political events. Their accuracy would raise trust in such prophecies amongst the people. There were times when some of these prophecies were not understood within the context and awareness of the period in which they were made.
Eventually, a Council of Seers was created and a site was chosen for the building of a headquarters/residence for all these variously gifted individuals. Their first structure was built next to the ocean on a high flat promontory near a layered waterfall. A beautiful series of aqua cascades that eventually dropped directly into the ocean. This building was in close proximity to Atalan and within an easy walk to the Adept Society. It was, at first, a multiple room rectangular building with a central open courtyard. This structure had simple wooden pole supports and a thatched open air roof. Nothing to speak of architecturally. The later structures became far more sophisticated and truly beautiful. This later construction consisted of combinations of indoor and outdoor spaces. Each exquisitely landscaped with plant and water aspects everywhere. This location became the instruction center for many of the arts of divination to be found on Atlantis. It also was the focal location for all prophecy on Atlantis.
A strange alliance came to exist between the Adept Society and these Seers.Since all the Adepts were male and many of the Seers were female, it was a natural combination. One, which enabled both genders to express their ideas and thinking to each other. Many insights were exchanged between these powerful organizations. Thus, a certain affection evolved between the two groups. The predictions of the Seers were always taken very seriously by the Adepts.
One of the more esoteric techniques developed within the Council of Seers was the process known as “crystal gazing.” A ball shaped version of the Atal stone would be placed into a carved black obsidian bowl. This bowl would be filled with clear water and the crystal ball would be stared into. It was said that many events concerning the future could be seen within this crystal gazing. Today, a similar process is called scrying. Although the crystal ball and the black mirrored surface are now entirely separate elements.
Other methods involved the use of hallucinogenic drugs as well. There was even a very small group of people, who maintained that extreme pain would also induce visions. And produced a heightened spiritual awareness. This, however, was never a divination method with any great popularity. Mainly because it was often terminal.
A few hundred years after E-osu's death, prophecies were beginning to emerge that made references to distant times in Atlantis' future. A shadow of fear began to emerge in many of these prophecies from these times. Paranoia was creeping into the reality of Atlantis.
There also arose rare males called Dreamers. Individuals who took psycho-active drugs made from parts of cacti, frog skin exudates and rare mushrooms. Some of these dreamers produced results that were very spectacular and prophetic. These men were also often sought out for health and love troubles. Upon the appearance of a male seer of great accuracy, the people would gravitate to his prophetic viewpoints.
One of the most renowned seers in Atlantean History was actually related to E-osu through the great innovator's sister ( E-la). Little is known about this particular woman. Only that she was definitely E-osu's sibling. And that El-a's first female offspring was also an ancestor of this great seer. From the time of E-osu, records have been made and kept that traced everyone's ancestry at least as far back as to E-osu's era. Some individuals had access to lineage stories directly relating them to the very first ancestors on Atlantis. Once E-osu created his alphabet, these oral records were transferred to more permanent documentation. So there are many lines that can be traced back to those first twelve families.
This great seer, one connected directly to E-osu was a man named Tarus.
Tarus could be considered a genius. Similar to E-osu, yet very different. He was also a Red Adept, and principal overseer of the Adept Library. He received this position because he was very good at organizing materials into relevant arenas that would be readily accessible within the library. If anyone knew where a document was, he did.
Tarus was considerably close to many of the Observatory members as well. Where the movement of the heavenly bodies was always being studied. Tarus was fascinated by these many progressions in the sky. He noticed, over many years of collating what these astronomers had discovered; that there seemed to be a direct correlation as the sun moved through each constellation overhead and the nature of the peoples born within this particular time period. He also noted that more Adepts where born during the yearly 5-6 end days of E-osu than those born during any of the month long constellation transits. Tarus could easily be labeled as the world's first Astrologer. As the inventor of Astrology.
The 5-6 days of E-osu came at the end of each year just before the beginning of Spring and were considered the most special days in the year. The fact that more Adepts came from this short period of time fascinated Tarus. Was this a statistical fluke? Or some kind of strange synchronicity?
This highly creative seer also developed many new forms of divination. Techniques such as the casting of various crystals and specially marked stones. Plus different lengths and sizes of bones. Tarus believed that such casting techniques were affected by the spiritual energy of the individual who would personally cast them. That somehow these varied processes connected to these individuals' lives. Offering specific implications about the future for such persons. Tarus also believed that these castings could additionally be applied to institutions, places and even nations. He once did a crystal cast on the future of Atlantis and was devastated by what he apparently saw. He was so disturbed that he would never reveal the results. The only clue was that he had suddenly developed a great fear of drowning.
Tarus even went to the point of explaining the appearance of freaks among animals, the meaning of markings on their internal body parts and even strange shapes that appeared in the clouds. Especially fascinating to Tarus were prophetic signals that occurred in the heavens.
Was all of this clairvoyance, synchronicity or just clever flim flam?
Tarus would occasionally have the library scribes record one of his more intense visions. He once spoke of a 13X13X13 vision. Which seemed very similar to something ascribed to E-osu's last days as well. Was this just a coincidence? One of the younger library scribes took note of this relationship and recorded the similarity between the two prophecies into the Library record. All of which would have been forgotten, except that this 13X13X13 seemed to recur in several other prophecies as well. Thus the legend of 13 became established. No one yet knew what it all meant. Except that it was believed to pertain directly to E-osu, himself.
During one of his drug induced dream sessions, Tarus envisioned some very weird imagery. The details of this particular dream were very strange, esoteric and open to many kinds of interpretation. The Library scribes duly recorded it on sealskin, then placed it into a dark recess they purposely kept for such information. A recess designed to protect such records from decay. Then somehow promptly forgot about it. In other words, the Adepts of his time did not take Tarus' visions of the future seriously. Or at least not seriously enough.
This particular prophecy has been recently re-discovered and is being restored. Its full contents will be revealed at a later time.
One particular aspect of this dream stood out. Tarus revealed, that the Atlantis he saw, was very different from the one currently existing in his time. Yet, he could recognize certain features such as the twin Mountains, the three rings and a few other familiar places around Atalan. Tarus noted that the harbor was much bigger and very complex. Many large vessels were either anchored there or were moving in and out. However, most noticeable was the huge white pyramid that dominated the landscape. Near where E-osu's mud coated pyramid now stands. This pyramid was of a gigantic size. Incredibly tall in height. Tarus could not imagine how it was built or what it was actually made of. But he did notice that it was crowned by a huge brilliant crystal as well.
Strangely, this particular description resembles the Atlantis of my time. The current era.
On another occasion, Tarus had a dream involving two wooden boxes of large size. Both were discovered lying next to the ocean. Tarus was warned not to open either box, but to destroy them. That these two containers were filled with “lies, poison and death.” Tarus opened them both. His curiosity could not be restrained. One box contained a two headed snake wrapped around ghastly shaped stones covered in blood. The other held a baby boy... entirely the color of blue. A baby with blood all over his hands.
Nobody could remotely figure this dream out. Not anyone in the Council of Seers. And many tried. So it too was eventually ignored. Time would reveal the mystery of this prophecy to all.
Tarus was considered to be one of our greatest Seers. Especially among the prophets that lived in the distant past. Before the time of the Great Change.
This brilliant man died under very mysterious circumstances. Let us say that he just disappeared. No one knows how, when, where or why. Only that one day he was here and the next ...gone.
There was once a rumor spread among the seers that Tarus had gone to visit the great caves within Mt. Attus. Endless caverns where gigantic crystals existed. The rumor maintained that his spirit was absorbed into these crystals. No proof of this has ever become evident. However, it was well known that strange things happened within the vicinity of these crystals. Some individuals were driven insane by being in their presence. Other people have also disappeared within these caves as well. Yet many people cannot resist entering them. Especially Seers and Adepts.