Here are some of the more remarkable prophecies:
In 1919 a German woman medium known as the Dresden Pythia predicted a great war between Japan and America as well as a new European world war. Apparently her patriotism overshadowed her prophetic accuracy, for she predicted that Germany would be the victor over France and England. We may presume that postwar German resentment against the French and English also colored this prophecy::
"Part of the French, Belgian, and German coasts will be flooded. All of England will sink into the sea during a terrible earthquake.... At the same time there will be a reemergence of a great continent in the region of the Azores (the old Atlantis). There will be found traces of an ancient culture. Also at other places will new land emerge from the sea.
"A world destruction as happened to Atlantis 11,000 years ago....Instead of Atlantis, all of England and parts of the northwest European coasts will sink into the sea. And in contrast, the sunken Azores region, the island of Poseidonis, will again be raised from the sea."
By comparison Cayce predicted that the island of Poseidia, which he located in the Bahamas near Bimini, would rise from the sea in the late 1960s.
During World War II an Englishman, Lewis Spence, counterpredicted the Dresden Pythia in his book, Will Europe Follow Atlantis? Spence predicted that a tilting of the earth's axis would cause the European continent to sink--a punishment for waging war against the British.
In 1921 a German writer, Georg Lomer, in his book Coming World Catastrophes, cited a Harvard University study to prove his theory that Atlantis had already started to rise. Two Harvard professors made a study of the sea bottom in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean in 1912 and concluded that the seabed had undergone a significant rise. Either Lomer was taken in by a hoax or those professors really do bear the singularly unfortunate names of Dr. Liar and Dr. Deluder. In fact, though, the Atlantic seabed has been rising along the mid-Atlantic Ridge.
England's most noted prophet in the early part of the century was Count Louis Hamon, who wrote under the name of Cheiro. In his 1927 book Cheiro's World Predictions, he correctly prophesied that Germany and Italy would go to war against France and England. Here is what he predicted about earth changes and Atlantis:
"During the coming 50 years an earthquake zone will develop in a North Easterly direction from the Pacific Coast of Peru, passing through Panama and Mexico, though the Northern States and Canada to the Arctic regions.
"Eastern cities of North America...will be seriously affected and a considerable part of New York will be destroyed....
"During the next fifty to a hundred years after a series of devastating earthquakes, the islands of the Azores will rise from the Atlantic and the ruins of the long lost continent of Atlantis will be discovered and explored."
Medium Anthony Neate, channelled an entity named Helio-Arcanophus, who claimed to be a king of ancient Atlantis. Neate's group, called the Atlanteans, had in 1957, published a prophecy by Helio-Arcanophus about earth changes and Atlantis:
"Events will work up gradually. There will be earthquakes where they are not normally experienced; volcanoes will become active which have been extinct for centuries. Abnormal weather conditions will prevail, getting worse as time progresses. The seasons will appear to have no more significance, for there will be warm days in winter months and cold days during the normally warm periods of your year. A substance commonly known as 'black rain' will fall from the skies and there will be considerable chaos. When these events have risen to a crescendo, the Earth will tilt. Many lands will disappear beneath the boiling seas and some will rise from their watery resting places. Among the latter will be the Island Continent of Atlantis, a land which never completed its evolution and will soon return to do so."
As to the time of these events, Helio-Arcanophus said: "Within most of your lifetimes; for your children will rule Atlantis."
More about Atlantis comes through British medium Eileen Garrett, perhaps the greatest medium of the century. She became well known in America as the founder of the Parapsychology Foundation and the most tested medium of modern times. An even more illustrious questioner at a seance was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and, in his later years, a celebrated proponent of Spiritualism. Sitting in at the seance was Dr. Abraham Wallace, an expert on metaphysics. Mrs. Garrett was channeling her 12th century Persian entity, Abduhl Latif, who came through primarily to assist in healing. The seance was published in the book Health in 1928 by R. H. Sanders, a physician who consulted with Abduhl Latif about his patients.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: "Can you give any approximate date for the sinking of Atlantis?"
Abduhl Latif: "It is not really true to say that the Atlantian people could not make records. Many of these records will one day be found by you, and there must have been something like 15,000 or 16,000 years from the time of my own life [12th Century] to that of the lost races of the Atlantian Civilization. Many people will tell you that Atlantis disappeared so quickly. That is not true. There was a series of three cataclysmic eruptions that caused the gradual disappearance of land. [Cayce also said that there were three destructions of Atlantis.]
"There are great monuments, tombs to be opened, there will be cataclysms that will bring up to you from the bottom of the sea that which I swear in the name of Almighty God to be true."
Dr. Abraham Wallace: "I was told that in the early days they had airships, and they drove their ships by means of etheric energy."
Abduhl Latif: I do not say that they had airships, but they had means of flying; they also had means of producing light from the etheric force, which is equivalent today to the electric energy."
Dr. Abraham Wallace: "I understand that the utilization of that etheric energy for evil purposes was the cause of the first catastrophe in Atlantis, and that today, on the Continent, there are some people who have attained to a certain knowledge of that, and if they utilize it as they propose to do there will be a tremendous catastrophe."
Abduhl Latif: "I assure you of this: that you are quite right in what you hear of the possibility of cataclysmic catastrophe. As soon as a nation, be it great or small, attains a certain degree of knowledge, that knowledge is very often a two-edged sword in the hands of ignorance."
A sobering prophecy, one that reminds us that Germany had initiated work on the atomic bomb, though it was the Americans who first developed the energy capable of world destruction. Cayce also said that the destruction of Atlantis was caused by the misuse of powerful energies. Abduhl Latif agrees with Cayce, the Dresden Pythia, and Cheiro in prophesying a rediscovery of Atlantean ruins as well as the familiar catastrophe.
In the attic of the Society for Psychical Research in London, back in the days when they were housed at Adam & Eve Mews, Old files have been discovered that contain a prophecy by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle had been channelling communication from his guide Phineas since 1923 and put together a consensus prophecy of material he had received from other mediums in England and America. Shortly before his death in 1930, he wrote a letter, published July 20, 1930, in the London Sunday Express, which summarized the channelled prophecies:
"If we state the course of events as outlined in these various documents and check them with our information, the result is overwhelming. It would entail a period of terrific natural convulsions during which a large portion of the human race would perish. Earthquakes of great severity, enormous tidal waves would seem to be the agents. There is mention of war, but that would appear to be only in the early stages and to be in some way the signal for the crisis.
"The following details may be gathered:--
"That the crisis will come in an instant.
"That the general destruction and utter dislocation of civilised life will be beyond
"That there will be a short period of utter chaos followed by some reconstruction;
"That the total period of the upheavals will be roughly three years;
"That the chief centres of disturbance will be the Eastern Mediterranean basin, where not less than five countries will entirely disappear.
"Also the Atlantic, where there will be a rise of land which will be a cause of those waves which will bring about great disasters upon the Americans, the Irish, and the Western European shore, involving all the low-lying British coasts. There are indicated further great upheavals in the Southern Pacific and in the Japanese region."
As for the time of these events, Conan Doyle felt they were "very close," but also said that mankind could be saved by returning to spiritual values--a sentiment also expressed by Cayce.
From South America came similar prophecies of Earth Changes. A Brazilian living in Sao Paulo and writing under the pseudonym of Dino Kraspedon claimed that the following prophecy, published in England in 1958 in My Contact with Flying Saucers, was given him by the captain of a flying saucer. Like Cayce, he predicted the tilting of the earth's axis but gave as a cause a warming of the North Polar ice cap that would redistribute the earth's waters.
"It will be brought home to you by a tremendous earthquake that will shake the earth to its foundations. Cities will fall in ruins and great cracks will appear in the surface of the Earth.... When this happens land will emerge from the Pacific and from the North and South Atlantic. The emergence of these new land masses will change the level of the oceans, causing flooding in the low-lying countries."
In 1950 a celebrated Brazilian medium named Hercilio Maes channeled a similar prophecy from his guide Ramatis. As quoted by Pedro McGregor in Jesus of the Spirits (1967), Maes predicts that the earth's axis will change through ninety degrees due to the gravitational pull of an enormous new planet which will enter our solar system soon. "Entire continents such as Europe will be completely destroyed and vanish forever beneath the new oceans which will form. North and South Poles will be totally de-iced and man will find unimaginable riches to help him form the new humanity of the third Millennium."
Axis-tiling appears in an earlier prophecy from 1922, quoted by Harriette and Homer Curtiss in their Coming World Changes (1926). They claim the prophecy was given them by a mysterious personage who immodestly titled himself King of the World:
"Owing to volcanic activity and a tilting of the axis of the Earth, vast and cataclysmic changes were to take place in the comparatively near future which would entirely remodel and rearrange the land surface of the globe."
The most famous of the early prophets of earth changes and Atlantis was Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891), a medium, mystic, and founder of the Theosophical Society. In her channeled work The Secret Doctrine (1887-1897), she prophesied:
"That the periodical sinking and reappearance of mighty continents, now called Atlantean and Lemurian by modern writers, is no fiction will be demonstrated. It is only in the twentieth century that portions, if not the whole, of the present work will be vindicated."