The Second Age of Atlantis
At one time, the continent filled the Atlantic Ocean as far north as the British Isles, from the North American continent to Europe, southward filling in a great area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Caribbean, and extending on south between northern South America and northern Africa. The second major land change was the result of shifting of the polar regions. This polar switch affected all of the land masses of Earth, causing Lemuria to sink as Earth's tectonic plates shifted and volcanoes erupted. Much of the land flourishing in vegetation submerged under the water as bare, sterile land areas arose, bringing on one of the ice ages. Earth's continual volcanic eruptions polluted the atmosphere and destroyed a good portion of the ozone layer protecting Earth. The ultra violet aspects of solar rays then affected Earth's surface. People worshiped the sun. The sun gave warmth, but now it also burned and destroyed. Globally, mountain ranges thrust higher and lower at the same time that new mountains were forming. As temperatures lowered and ice began forming on large areas of Earth's surface, droughts occurred. Less and less land became habitable. Large populations had to colonize other areas of Earth's surface more conducive to survival. In addition, people in the northern regions were forced southward in search of better living conditions.
Atlantis remained in a desirable climate zone. As such, its people had to defend themselves from migrating hordes of humans. Soon the art of military defense developed into offensive tactics and conquest.
The civilizations of Atlantis were not established to be an experience in leadership. Consequently, there were few leaders. People were tested and funneled into areas where they were best suited. Individual development was emphasized. The original leaders and people were spiritual and semi-ethereal as Atlantis progressively evolved over many, many eons into a wonderful culture.
The Third Age of Atlantis
The people on the island of Poseidonis and smaller surrounding islands, lands that remained after several cataclysms and an ice age, invented many scientific and mechanical marvels. Most of the largest animals had disappeared because they had frozen, starved to death or drowned. The Golden Age of Atlantis was in its zenith by the time Earth was largely released from ice.
Student: An entire panorama of scenes about Atlantis flashed before my eyes, each picturing its message, then fading while another situation presented itself. . .the entire life experiences through the 4th Root Race (The Second Age) and the 5th Root Race (The Third Age) and some advanced souls of the 6th Root Race consciousness, who are enlightened/lightened ones. They have always been with us as needed and when called.
Matthias: Many of the priests of Light were of the 6th Root Race. There were few spiritual leaders and the people's inadequacy was that they were too naive and later on when they needed them, the spiritual leaders had left.
The continent of Atlantis broke up and sank in three different eras. The last time when the island of Poseidonis sank was about nine to ten thousand years ago, and the time prior to that was 50 to 100,000 years ago, but there were portions of the original continent that rose and sank over millions of years.