Is America following in the footsteps of the Lost Continent of Atlantis?

Previous colmuns by Mother Tynnetta Muhammad

“O people, keep your duty to your Lord; surely the shock of the Hour is a grievous thing. The day you see it, every woman giving suck will forget her suckling and every pregnant one will lay down her burden, and thou wilt see men as drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but the chastisement of Allah will be severe. And among men is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge, and follows every rebellious devil–For him it is written that whoever takes him for a friend, he will lead him astray and conduct him to the chastisement of the burning Fire.”Holy Qur’an, Surah, 22, verses 1-4



Many world scientists engaged in the location for Atlantis have not all agreed on the exact location. The story of Atlantis first surfaced in the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato, who in the fifth century B.C. described its people and civilization, as recorded in two of his dialogues, “Tameus and Critias.” This information was given to him by a student named Solon, who had learned from the Egyptian priest of Sais, who recited to him this wondrous history. The location was stated to be from the Pillars of Hercules (present Rock of Gibraltar), between Spain and Morocco, stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean to the Greater Antilles, at the entrance of the West Indies.

The opening chapter, “The Legend of Atlantis,” of Edgar Cayce’s book on Atlantis (which was edited by his son, Hugh Lynn Cayce), tells of a report on July 19, 1967 by the Norfolk Ledger-Star newspaper of the findings of a Minoan City buried under 30 feet of volcanic ash on the island of Thera in the Aegean Sea. That report should strike home to those who are students of the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as the area in which an experiment took place on the island of Pelan, today called Patmos.

In another interesting geological survey of the ocean’s water in that area is the discovery of lava crystalline structures, which decomposes considerably in 15,000 years, proving that the area below must have been above the water within that period.

In all of his readings to individuals in America about Atlantis, Mr. Cayce is given as a warning to Americans that the tendency towards destruction is inherent in their nature. His son Hugh wrote in his book on the writings of his father: “When we look at individuals who seem to have once been citizens of a country strikingly similar to 20th century America, we often may recognize personal as well as national faults. This is the first step toward salvation, as is illustrated in the parable of the prodigal son, Luke 15:11-32. Faults, once recognized, may be corrected, and America may yet be spared the fate that overtook Atlantis.”

In concluding this series on the Cuban Initiative, I find it fascinating that the state visit of the Honorable Minister Farrakhan and his delegation to Cuba would initiate my further probing and ongoing investigation of what appears to be a discovery of an underwater, urban city off the coastal waters of Cuba. Might this discovery be a part of an extension of a vast landmass that may be linked to the lost continent of Atlantis as they continue to probe the ruins in the deep blue sea?

We are piecing together the fabric of a mystery that appears to be interwoven in the memory and sub-consciousness of many societies on our planet who refer to previous destructions of floods, a great Deluge, fiery volcanic eruptions, artic ice ages, which could be the result of global warming. These records have been left for us to study in manuscripts and sacred literature and divine scriptures, as well in oral traditions, all bearing witness to many previous destructions that have visited our planet.

Cuba is located 90 miles from the coastline of the United States. If we multiply 90 by 4, we have measured 360 degrees of a complete circle around our planet, going from West to East to North and South. The Cuban model and experience provides us with a great example, leading us step by step into new fields of knowledge and enlightenment about ourselves and others. From this intellectual endeavor, shared with family members of our Original Nation, a new world civilization is coming to birth as we come forth by day in the general resurrection of our people, awakening and arising as a new sun and a new day. Atlantis symbolically is arising in the realm of universal thought and consciousness.

I wish to thank President Fidel Castro, who engaged in a private audience with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a few members of our delegation with enthusiasm and zeal as he opened the discussion on the subject of the search for knowledge about our wonderful earth and universe, which will lead man and mankind to a new age of immortality.

“And the Hour is coming, there is no doubt about it; and Allah will raise up those who are in the graves. And among men is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge, and without guidance, and without an illuminating Book. Turning away haughtily to lead men astray from the way of Allah. For him is disgrace in this world, and on the day of Resurrection We shall make him taste the punishment of burning. This is for that which they two hands have sent before, and Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 22, verses 7-10


To be continued.


[In Vol. 25, No. 29 (May 9, 2006), the name Mr. Cayce should have been Dr. Ray Brown, who was involved in the diving mission in the Bahamas.]