In Search of Shambhala

Mary Sutherland
author of
Living in the Light

There Lies a World Hidden

There Lies a World Hidden,
Mysterious, unknown, and forbidden.
Where dwells entities with technologies beyond our comprehension,
And knowledge kept hidden from us, in this other dimension.

Will the truth ever be revealed?
Earthly forces of power and greed want forever sealed,
Forbidden knowledge for warfare to wield.

When humankind understands,
To use the knowledge aquired from these strange lands.
For the benefit of humankind,
Then entrance into their world we will find.

                            Frank Scassellatii


Never feeling quite at home here on the earth plane, our souls stir up restless feelings from within, ever pushing us forward on a
life quest for the illusive Shambhala or what the Western World call El Dorado or Shangri La.

Shambhalla is a paradise where our own dreams can come true. Most laugh the idea of the mythological kingdom of Shambhalla
off as a fairy tale or myth, but there are others, myself included, that consider the possibility that this idea of paradise may actually

This magical kingdom will only reveal itself to believers, pure in heart. What does this mean? It means that the reader must shed all
their past traditional beliefs and open their minds and hearts to the possibilities of the invisible worlds beyond our senses of reality
. The Western World has been conditioned to "see first, then believe", but in the Search for Shambhala you must "believe" first.

The Golden Age is upon us now. The secrets and prophecies of Shambhala will open our eyes to what is ahead for us. These
secrets and prophecies shall constitute the theme behind upcoming book, 'In Search of Shambhala'.  Mary Sutherland

Chapter One

Prophesies of Shambhala

Shambhala is part of our soul's memory , thus it is imbedded in our collective consciousness. Through the Ages, around the world,
stories have been passed down about this mythological kingdom.

The mythical paradise of Shambala, sometimes thought to be in a parallel world or dimension , is a land of a thousand names. The
Hindu call it "Paradesha" or "Aryavarsha", the land from which the Vedas came from; the Buddhists "Shambala"; the Chinese know
it as " Hsi Tien", the Western Paradise of Hsi Wang Mu, the Royal Mother of the West; the Russians knew it as "Belovodye" and
"Janaidar", the Christians and the Jews the "Garden of Eden". In the esoteric literature it has become known as "Shangri-La",
"Agartha" or "the Land of the Living".It has the name of "Forbidden Land"; "the Land of White Waters"; the "Land of Radiant
Spirits"; the "Land of Living Fire"; the "Land of the Living Gods" and the "Land of Wonders".

It is regarded by most esoteric traditions as the true center of the planet, as the world's spiritual powerhouse and the heartland of
a brotherhood of adepts. Call it what you will, but let it be described as the home for immortals; a place where the Will of God is
known;  a celestrial kingdom that holds our very destiny. It is our past - our future - yet exists in our present.

What is above so shall it be below. Just as we are dual in nature so is our beautiful Shambala.  It exists in our physical realm, in our
spiritual realm and hidden in a parallel dimension.

Shambhala is  known by the Celtics as the mystical  Avalon, hidden in the mists of illusion. Once our home, now mostly forgotten
except in our dreams, our soul still goes there for healing and revitalization. It is a land without time, full of power and mystery,
offering enlightenment to the traveler that is fortunate enough to enter  its gates.

Maya, the Goddess of Illusion gave us our clue as to unlocking its door.   "First you must remember, find the key, and then
escape" The world is a labyrinth and few will find the egress, but for the seeker of truth the entrance to Shambhalla is possible. Its
path is archaic, but tried, tested and true.
We first need to remember  why we are here. That our existence on this earth plane is nothing but an illusion...a alchemical
laboratory of transmutations.   It is here that we prepare ourselves for our  destiny..a destiny outside the illusion of Maya. Use your
time wisely on this plane, burn off the old karma and learn to appreciate life's lessons.

The people of Tibet and Mongolia  believe that Shambhala is a hidden kingdom  where perfect and semiperfect beings live,
guiding the evolution of mankind. It is the gateway between the physical and spiritual world, hidden from the non believer  by a
psychic barrier. Beneath the land of Shambhala  lies a cavernous underworld.. Its summit aligns to the wheeling constellation of
Ursa Major, the Seven Stars that circle the Pole.

Through our history,  people of the world have sought to find this realm of cosmic harmony hidden within the veils of Avalon. They
literally tried to bring heaven to earth by building temples and pyramids in the center of their cities to function as patterns of this

The Sumerians built a temple which was called The House of the Mountain and knew it as 'the bond of heaven and earth'. The
central hub bound the heavens, underworld and human world together. Seven tiers led up to the shrine on its summit, which
mirrored the legend of the seven gated underworld below. "What is above, so shall be below".

Glastonbury in southwest England was once one of these cosmic centers. The  summit on the strange shaped hill of Glastonbury
Tor  is the site of a holy shrine predating any medieval church. Local legends have it that  an entrance to Annwn, the
British/Welshname for the Underworld is located here. In recent years evidence of a seven-tiered labyrinth encircling the Tor , from
base to summit, has been uncovered. This area has been frequented as a place of power going back as far as the Bronze Age or  

Shambhala is considered to be the source of the Kalacakra, which is the highest and most esoteric branch of Tibetan mysticism.
According to the Kalachakra Tantra Prophecy, a line of enlightened kings guard the highest wisdoms for the time when all spiritual
values in the outside world are lost in wars and destruction. At that time, a great king will come out of the Shambhala kingdom to
defeat the forces of evil and establish the Golden Age.

The prophecy of Shambhala gives us a hint of the coming Golden Age. There will be 32 kings, each reigning for a 100 years.  As
their reigns pass, conditions of the world will deteriorate. Wars will break out in the pursuant of power. Materialism will overcome
spiritualism and spread over the world. Then the 'barbarians' who follow this ideology of power and materialism are united under
one evil king , assuming there is nothing left to conquer. When this time comes, the mists will then lift to reveal the icy mountains of
Shambhala. Seeing the promised lands of Shambhala, the barbarians will then attack Shambhala with a huge army equipped with
terrible weapons. The 32nd king of Shambhala, Rudra Cakrin, 'The Wrathful One with the Wheel' will rise from his throne and lead
a mighty host against the invaders destroying the army of barbarians. After the battle has been won, the rule of Shambhala will
cover the world, bringing in the greatest Age of all times. Food will grow without work, there will be no disease or poverty, hatred
and jealousies will be replaced with love and the great  saints and sages of the past will return to life to teach true wisdom of the

Rudka Cakrin is known as 'the Cakravartin' or 'the possessor of the wheel'.  This wheel supposedly is a wheel of iron that falls from
the sky to mark the beginning of his reign. Some may see this 'wheel of iron'  falling from the sky as a metaphor where others may
view this quite literally as an Alien Craft.

n the Kalachkra, one can find the necessary teaching provided for preparation of the prophesized war. We find in it 'The
Psychology of Invasions' and detailed instructions on how to build various machines to ward off the invaders. The sacred texts go
on to say the Dark Age will last until the year 2424 AD, when a great war will begin in India. The human race will be rescued from
total destruction by the armies of Shambhala riding flying horses and boats that fly in the air.  Again these could be metaphors, but
I lean more to the texts describing ufos.

There are sacred texts also called ’mind termas’ which are hidden within the minds of mankind. I suspect they are
imbedded in our DNA, as untapped memories.

The 'mind termas' will be released to us through meditation and/or states of sleep.  It has been prophesized that some of the
discoverers of these texts will actually wake up from sleep with pages physically in their hands. Anyone that has knowledge of the
apportation phenomenon will realize that this does happen.
*I experienced an apportation of sorts  over ten years ago when I lived
in Arizona. I awoke from my sleep one morning  holding  a small crystal quartz , which I physically brought out of a dream of myself
being in the Great Hall of Wisdom.  
There are similar tales telling us that individuals capable of visiting Shambhala in a meditative
state will similarly return with physical objects  previously unknown on earth.

Chapter Two

The Location of Shambhala

Although some will make claim that Shambhalla exists only within your heart and mind there are those that will argue that viewpoint.
The idea that Shambhala is located in the material world is firmly rooted in Tibetan tradition. However the opinions as to its location
differ considerably.

Tibetan texts show historical facts about Shambhala. The data recorded in these texts give names, dates and corresponding
events occurring in the outside world. The Hindu and Buddhist alike regard Mount Meru, located in the Himalayas, as the location
of Shambhala. It is the center of the cosmos, having its roots in hell and its summit in heaven. The mountain peak houses a
magnificent central palace radiating a powerful, diamond like light, which is the home of Indra, King of Hindu gods.

Legends tell of her slopes being studded with glittering gemstones and thick with trees heavy with delicious fruit. She is circled by
seven rings of golden mountains, each separated from the other by one of seven circular oceans . This entire superstructure rises
from an outer ocean, and is flanked by four main continents, each with two subcontinents. The southern continent, Jambudvipa,
corresponds to the physical earth. Each of the other continents represents a nearby planet upon which transmigrating souls
following the yellow light-path may be reborn.

Tibetan religious texts tell us that the technology of Shambhala is supposed to be highly advanced; the palace contains special
skylights made of lenses which serve as high-powered telescopes to study extraterrestrial life, and for hundreds of years
Shambhala's inhabitants have been using aircraft and cars that shuttle through a network of underground tunnels. On the way to
enlightenment, Shambhalans acquire such powers as clairvoyance, the ability to move at great speeds, and the ability to
materialize and disappear at will.

Andrew Tomas, author of 'Shambhalla, Oasis of Light', writes,  This remarkable kingdom reputedly exists both above and below
ground, with a network of tunnels hundreds of miles long. Cars of strange design flash along their length and they are illumined by
a brilliant, artificial light which affords growth to the grains and vegetables and long life without disease to the people.

Hebrew legends speak of a place called Luz which is described as an underground city near a sacred mountain called the 'abode
of immortality'.

Some Tibetans think Shambhala  might be in Tibet, perhaps in the Kunlun mountains; others point toward the region around
Mongolia and Sinkiang province of China. Others believe it to in Siberia or some other part of Russia. Some lamas claim that  it is
hidden in the frozen Artic. Others believe Shambhala only exists in an parallel universe or higher dimension.

In the years between 1923 and 1928, Nicholas Roerich, led an expedition across the Gobi Desert to the Atlai mountain , a journey
which covered 15,500 miles across 35 of the world's highest mountain passes. It is rumored that he may have been on a mission to
find and return what was said to be part of the sacred 'Chintamani Stone, which was believed to be part of a magical meteorite
from the solar system in the constellation of Orion. According to Lamaist legend, a fragment of this stone from what may be the
star Sirius,  is sent wherever a spiritual mission vital to humanity is set up, and is returned when that mission is completed. The
stone is said possess occult properties, capable of giving telepathic  inner guidance and effecting a transformation of
consciousness to those in contact with it.

Whether he retrieved the stone or not is not known, but what we do know for certain is that he was sent in search of it by the
League of Nations. Just in the fact that he was sent on this expedition lends credibility to the existence of the Shambhala legends.

Roerich was a man of great creditability. To his credit, he was a philosopher, author, explorer, member of the Theosophical
Society, member of the League of Nations, influential in the FDR administration and was the pivotal force behind placing the Great
Seal of the United States on the American dollar.  He also produced hundred of paintings capturing the essence of the area and its

Roerich strove to link all scientific and creative disciplines to advance true culture and international peace, citing the power of art
and beauty to accomplish such a feat. In honor of his efforts, in 1935 The Roerich Peace Pact was established, which obligated
nations to respect museums, cathedrals, universities and libraries as they did hospitals, and became part of the United Nations
organizational charter.

In his travels through China and Mongolia to the borders of Tibet, Roerich met with a lama that described Shambhala to him.
According to this famous explorer, Roerich was told  'Great Shambhala is far beyond the ocean. It is the mighty heavenly domain. It
has nothing to do with our Earth. . . . Only in some places, in the Far North, can you discern the resplendent rays of Shambhala.'  
Going on, the lama  described it as a 'far-off valley', hidden in the midst of high mountains, with hot springs and rich vegetation.
Then he stated  the ruler of Shambhalla is ever vigilant in the cause of mankind. He sees all the events of earth in his 'magic
mirror' and 'the might of his thought penetrates into far-off lands'. Continuing, he goes on to say,  'Uncountable are the inhabitants
of Shambhalla. Numerous are the splendid new forces and achievements which are being prepared there for humanity.' This lama
confirmed that messengers from Shambhalla are at work in the world, and that even the ruler of this great kingdom  sometimes
appears, in a human form, to mankind . He stressed that the secrets of Shambhala are well guarded, and that it is impossible for
anybody to reach Shambhala unless their karma is ready and they are called . Although Roerich may have only heard the legend
of Shambhalla from the lama, the explorer later went on to report that he discovered a subterranean society of Aghartians.
Aghartians was a civilization of over 20 million people living throughout all the subterranean passages of the world.

According to David Pratt, Mysteries of the Inner Earth, Roerich spent a time examining the inner kingdoms, caverns and empty
lavachambers through the studying the local folk lore and talking to those familiar with the area and these legends which included
tales of lost tribes and subterranean dwellers.  He came to realize that the attributes assigned to the underworld ranged from
heavenly to hellish, and its inhabitants from super to sub human. With all the stories he was able to collect, it came to him that one
story seemed quite common . The same story kept surfacing about people abandoning the surface finding refuge in the
subterranean world where they found passageways leading to inner earth kingdoms. Many of these people still live there, coming
to the surface rarely.

Great is the belief in the Kingdom of the subterranean people.  There is rumoured to be a vast underground network of caves and
tunnels under the whole of Central Asia, with many passages radiating out from the spiritual hub of Shambhala . According to
popular belief, there are numerous secret subterranean passages beneath India, whose entrances are guarded by elementals
which assume the shape of rocks or other natural features.

According to H.P Blavatsky, Mesoamerica and South America are  honeycombed with long, mysterious tunnels, some of them
running for hundreds of miles, from Columbia in the north through Peru and Bolivia to Chile in the south, and to the Amazon jungle
in the east. Only a few sections of these tunnels have so far been discovered . She goes on to say that there is  an immense
tunnel running from Cuzco to Lima in Peru, and then extending south into Bolivia . In Egypt, a vast subterranean world is
traditionally believed to extend from the catacombs of Alexandria to Thebes' Valley of the Kings. The subterranean crypts of
Thebes were known as the serpent's catacombs, the serpent representing the ancient wisdom  religions.

The Native American believe that  their ancestors came out of the earth, after they had  taken  refuge in caverns to escape past
cataclysms. The Cherokee Indians speak of a subterranean world much like our own, with mountains, rivers, trees, and people.
The Aztecs said their ancestors came from a land called Aztlan, and that after escaping its destruction they ended up in a cavern
called Chicomoztoc, or the Seven Cavern Cities of Gold, where they lived before emerging to the surface world . The Mexican demi-
god Votan describes a subterranean passage, a 'snake's hole', which runs underground and terminates at the root of the
heavens; he himself was allowed to enter it because he was a 'son of the snakes'

The Hopi Indians hold their rituals in an underground chamber known as the kiva in honor of their ancestors life in the inner world.
They believe  there has been a succession of four worlds. The first world was destroyed by fire, the second by a poleshift, and the
third by flooding. Some chosen people were saved from the disasters that destroyed the first two worlds by taking refuge
underground, and some survived the destruction of the third world by being sealed inside hollow reeds. The Pima Indians also
speak of the emergence into our world through a spiral hole that was bored up to the earth's surface

Legends of ancestral origins in subterranean lands are also found in Africa and Australia. Australian aborigines believe their
ancestors came up out of the ground, travelled about the country and created new tribes, then 'ultimately journeyed away beyond
the confines of their territory, or went down into the ground again'. According to the native traditions of the Caroline Islands, Papua
New Guinea, and Malaysia, a subterranean race of giants went underground in ancient times. Once inhabitants of the lost
continent of Chamat, they will one day 'emerge and remake the world'. Natives of the Trobiand Islands believe that their ancestors
emerged from a subterranean existence through a special hole. Tribes in Bengal and Burma also believe their ancestors emerged
from a subterranean world.

Nicholas Roerich, Shambhala: In search of the new era, Rochester, VE: Inner Traditions, 1990, p. 213.
Victoria LePage, Shambhala: The fascinating truth behind the myth of Shangri-La, Wheaton, IL: Quest, 1996, pp. 14, 41, 48-9.
David Hatcher Childress, Lost cities & ancient mysteries of South America,
H.P. Blavatsky, Isis unveiled
Bruce A. Walton, A guide to the inner earth,
Wm. Michael Mott, Caverns, cauldrons, and concealed creatures:
Frank Waters, Book of the Hopi

Hitler also made attempts to locate and enter the gates of Shambhalla. . The idea of Shambhalla and its occult knowledge was an
obsession to him., The roots of his occult desires can be traced far back into his youth where he studied the occult and yoga in
Vienna. The young  Hitler received initiation into the American Indian Peyote Cult. After he was introduced to The Secret Doctrine,
he then turned his attention more to Theosophy. Later he joined the occult group in Germany called Ultima Thulli, out of which the
Nazi Party was born.

Upon assuming power, Hitler established the ministry of Ancestral Memories, headed by the Chairman of the Sanskrit Department
at Munich University. Through this connection with Sanskrit studies, the Nazis adopted the swastika, an ancient symbol of good
luck and well being. Although many believe that Hitler designed this emblem it is a fact that the Hindu , Buddhist and Jain worlds
had honored this symbol for thousands of years prior to the Nazi movement.

With the help of the explorer Sven Hedlin, Hitler sent several expeditions to Tibet. The Nazis claimed that although Shambhala was
inaccessible to them, they made contact and gained help from the mystical kingdom of Agartha . It was reported that the  leaders
held a ceremony led by a man with the keys to Argatha
The Theosophists Society believes Shambhala to be the seat for the Brotherhood of Adepts.  Shambhala sends forth messengers
and teachers to work among mankind for the advancement of spiritual growth. Surrounded by an akashic veil, the theosophists
claim it has several locations here on earth. One location is 'situated in the highlands of Asia, somewhere to the westward of the
meridian line passing through Lhassa' . Long ago, this locality was a sacred island in a vast Central Asian inland sea, known as the
'abyss of learning' or 'sea of knowledge', and was accessible via subterranean passages. According to tradition, this place exists to
this day as an oasis surrounded by the Gobi desert. The second location is Mount Meru or Sumeru. It is the north pole of the
earth, so chosen not for its geographical qualities, but because of its astrological  position. It is the mystical north pole,
geographically identical with the north pole of the earth, but mystically quite different. Theosophical literature also states that there
is an even higher Shambhala located in the sun, and that all these different localities are inhabited by classes of entities with which
the human race is spiritually and intellectually interconnected.

In Hindu mythology Meru is the mystical mountain at the center of the world, where Indra, king of the gods, resides. However, so as
not to get confused, Meru actually has several different meanings, including a Mount Meru in Asia, the north geographical pole,
the north celestrial pole, the earth's spin axis, the world axis connecting earth to higher realms, and the cerebrospinal axis of the
human body.. The Egyptians, Akkadians and Indians also believe that Meru has its opposite. The Artic Meru, known as Sumeru , is
the dwelling place of the gods and the Antartic Meru, known as Kumeru is the dwelling place of demons.

Meru, the Olympus of the Indians, is said to be situated in the center of the earth. It is guarded by serpents, which 'watched the
entrance to the realm of Secret Knowledge'. It is the 'land of bliss' of the earliest Vedic times. Occult teachings 'place it in the very
center of the North Pole, pointing it out as the site of the first continent on our earth, after the solidification of the globe. In the
ancient astronomical text Surya-Siddhanta , Meru is described as 'passing through the middle of the earth-globe, and protruding
on either side.' That other side, the  Southwestern American Hopi Indians believe  is their sacred Black Mesa.

H.P. Blavatsky says that 'Meru is not "the fabulous mountain in the navel or center of the earth," but its roots and foundations are
in that navel, though it is in the far north itself. This connects it with the "central" land "that never perishes" . . .' She continues,
'According to Tibetan tradition the White Island is the only locality which escapes the general fate of other dwipas and can be
destroyed by neither fire nor water, for -- it is the "eternal land"

The earth is powered by a life source giving off  electro-magnetic energy. This energy(blood of mother earth)  is destributed
through ther body through  veins which we call ley lines, giving life to everything. The heart which pumps the blood is found in the
'centre' or 'navel' of the earth. .
The Caretaker of Earth, Shambhalla, has been described as  a main power center with auxiliary centers scattered about the globe,
linked by subterranean passageways.

Unknown to the surface people lives humans that the 'gods' created. According to the Chaldean Account of Genesis . ’Human
beings . . . the great gods created, and in the earth the gods created for them a dwelling. In the midst of the earth they grew up
and became great, and increased in number, Seven kings, brothers of the same family . . .'
Iranian, Indian, Chinese, Scandinavian, Native American Indian, Mayan and Aztec literature also make references to Inner Earth
civilizations of Shambhalla.

The Japanese also have a Shambhalla which they have named ‘Island of the Congealed Drop’. It is situated ‘on the top
of the globe' but at the same time 'at the center of the earth'. Its first roof-pillar was the earth's axis, and over it was the pivot of the
vault of heaven.

The Chinese actually describe their idea of Shambhalla as the Center of the Earth, directly under Shang-te's heavenly palace,
declaring it to be in the polestar. They also call it,  â€˜The Palace of the Center’.

The Egyptians located their Ta Neter, or Land of the Gods, in the extreme North.

Let’s take into consideration the Legend of Santa Claus or Saint Nick. Although long forgotten the reasoning behind it, our
children still send letters to Santa addressed to the  North Pole .

North of the Himalayas is a version of Shambhalla, Uttarakuru or northern Kuru. It is described as the blissful land of the sages
towards which Arjuna, the warrior prince of the Bhagavad-Gita, travelled in search of enlightenment. Magic fruit trees yielded the
nectar of immortality. It is one of four regions surrounding Mount Meru and is the homeland of the Siddhas, enlightened yogis
famed for their miraculous powers.

Greek mythology has their own version of Shambhala as well. Greek mythology introduces us to what is known as  Hyperborean
Land. The land of eternal summer and favorite home of Apollo. .

According to the Orphics, the Island of Electris, the seat of the gods, lies under the polestar in the furthest waters of Tethys .

The Mandean Gnostics believed that an ideal earth with eternal light was the home of a divine race of super humans. This was
reported to be located in the North, separated from our world by a high mountain of Ice.

The Avestan term 'Airyanem Vaejah' designates the cradle land of the Aryan-Iranians. It supposed to be located not in any of the
earth's seven climates, but at the center of the central zone, the eighth climate. It was there that the 'first man', received the
command to construct a vara, or enclosure, where the most highly developed humans, animals, and plants would be gathered in
order to save them from the deadly winter unleashed by the demonic powers (nucleur winter brought on by atomic warfare) so that
they might one day rebuild the world. This vara or paradise had a gate and luminescent windows which secreted an inner light
within. It was illuminated by both uncreated and created lights. This vara in most likelihood is a space craft.

Chapter Three

Shambhalla and the Hollow Earth

Our Earth is honeycombed with vast networks of natural and unnatural (man and alien made) tunnels and caves .

Seismic sonar instruments have detected what we now call ‘The Great Road’ , located miles beneath the earth’s
surface. This is a gigantic, globe-spanning ‘ribbon’ around the earth , made of a series of caves. Thousands of meters wide
and hundreds thick, this ribbon encircles earth horizontally at the equator and vertically around the poles. Mobil Oil geologists
found Cyclopean underground cities at two intersections, located beneath the jungles of equatorial Ecuador and an ocean trench
off the southern coast of Malaysia. These highly advanced cities , complete with hieroglyphics and pictographs , predate not only
dinosaurs but even the vertebrates.

Even deeper within  the  Earths interior is found the cities of Agharti , Shambhalla and the Caesars . While few have come back to
tell the stories of Shambhalla, there have been expeditions that have penetrated Agharta,  an initiatory center for Shambhalla.

The Buddhist describe Agharta  as a great kingdom of peace and tranquility with a population reaching into the millions. A world of
astonishing beauty, with inner suns, underground lakes and palaces made from the purest crystal. Crops are irrigated by special
waters and the powerful rays of the ‘Great Light’ produced by a secret machine given to them by gods thousands of years

The idea of underground worlds is nothing new. Even Columbus believed that all waters flowed towards the poles where they
became replenished and redirected in their course.

The earliest account we have of this land of mystery and illusion dates back to  year 4 BC. Apollonius of Tyana, a mystic Greek
physician,  was given a secret map of what was called ‘The City of the Gods’ by a priest. Not wasting any time and despite
the dangers, Apollonius immediately set of in search of this kingdom.   .

Traveling through Mesopotamia and Babylon, he reached India where he employed the services of a local guide to take him deep
into the Himalayan mountains. Suddenly after fifteen days of arduous walking the scenery around them changed dramatically. In
his book 'We Are Not The First', author Andrew Thomas sets the scene: “The path by which they had come disappeared after
them. The countryside shifted its position and they seemed to be in a place preserved by illusion.�
Met by a boy who answered them in Greek the pair were then presented to the ruler of this amazing land. With a warm welcome he
bade them to  accompany him on a tour of his kingdom, and completely spell bound, the pair were shown incredible marvels of a
world few outsiders had ever seen or imagined. Majestic pillars of light shot skywards, and radiant stones provided constant light.
Philostratus, who was Apollonius’ biographer describes feats of levitation and complicated robot-like machines serving food
and drink as they sat down to eat. As they did so the ruler proudly announced: “You have come to men who know everything.â

According to Philostratus these men “were living on the Earth and at the same time not on it.�

Upon his return to the west Apollonius immediately set about challenging the Roman authorities. This placed him on a dangerous
footing. Nero was now Emperor, and dissenters were harshly dealt with. On several occasions Apollonius was only saved by the
strange powers he now seemed to have acquired. Summoned before a tribunal in Rome the chief prosecutor was about to read
from the scroll outlining Apollonius’ offences when suddenly the page turned blank. Terrified this was some sort of divine
portent the authorities immediately dropped all charges and Apollonius was allowed to go free.
On another occasion Apollonius was ordered before the Emperor Domitian, charged with ‘un-Roman activities.’ Seemingly
nonchalant to his fate Apollonius stood before the crowded court of three hundred witnesses and confidently proclaimed: “You
can detain my body, but not my soul, and I will add, not even my body.� Suddenly there was a bright flash and Apollonius
vanished from sight.

Nicholas Roerich claimed that he was awares of caves in the Himalayan foothills with subterranean passages leading to these
subterrainan cities. . Found in one of these passages is a stone door shall remain sealed until a future time. What lies behind that
door only a 'selected few' know and they are not about to give away its secret.

People have been searching for the legendary Shambhalla for ages. Some have ventured into the unknown never to return. Either
these people had found the ultimate happiness and chose to stay or they may have been destroyed in their search. There are
perils that obstruct the path to this city of promise. Many have lost their lives by being swallowed by crevasses , caught in
avalanches , killed by wild animals or maybe even something sub-human or supernatural.  We find references from various
religions, myths, legends and folklore pointing out that the path to paradise is sabotaged with perils.  Its inhabitants range from
superhuman to subhuman and the underworld is a maze of multiple dimensions.

In Central Asia,  a vast  network of caves and tunnels are rumored to be running under its ground.  Many subterranean passages
run beneath India. Varanasi (Benares), ancient name of Kashi, is said to be connect by a tunnel to Gupta Kashi (gupta meaning
secret or hidden),an underground city in the Himalayans. The people of India believe these passageways are guarded by the
elementals that assume the shape of rocks or other natural features. The Native American Indians commonly believe that these
same type of elementals guard the underground passageways found in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona.

Mesoamerica and South America are honeycombed with tunnels, some of them running for hundreds of miles, from Columbia in
the north through Peru and Bolivia to Chile in the south, and to the Amazon Jungle in the east. H.P. Blavatsky mentions an
immense tunnel running from Cuzco to Lima in Peru, and then extending south into Bolivia

In Egypt, a large subterranean world is traditionally believed to extend from the catacombs of Alexandria to Thebes' Valley of the

Many Native American peoples believe that their ancestors came from the womb of Mother Earth, where they were sent by the
gods to escape past cataclysms that were taking place on the earth's surface. They later resurfaced through a hole in the Earth.
These emergence places on earth are called 'cenotes.' A cenote is a very very deep hole filled with water. In the Yucatan there is
one of these found at Chichen Itza. Another one can be found outside Sedona, Arizona, USA, at Montezuma's Well.

The Mandans of the northwestern United States, some of whom has blue eyes and silky hair, tell the story of the first man to
emerge from the tunnels in their area. They were called the Histoppa or 'tattooed ones.' Having left safety too soon, they perished.
The rest remained below until a bright light broke the darkness on the surface.

The Hopi believe that the world we live in is the Fourth World and the other three are inside the earth. In stages, and through many
hardships, they emerged from a hole called Sipapu. This emergence site, found at the bottom of the Canyon of the Little Colorado
above its junction with the Colorado River, is a sacred place of pilgrimage for the Hopi. It lies in the Four Corners Area.

Another Hopi legend tells of them also emerging from a world beneath the earth through a tunnel located at the base of the San
Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona. The Hopi legends say that their ancestors were driven to the surface by another faction
of their own kind who turned on their own and was practicing sorcery. A clue to who that factor of their own kind was may be found
in the Apache legends which state that the ‘Two Hearts‘ or the ‘Children of the Lizard‘ drove the Pueblos to the surface
after they invaded their underground domain.

The Lakota Tribes in the US Central Plains also believe they came up out of the Earth at a location named Harney Peak in the
Black Hills.

The Pajaritan Pueblo Indians have a Legend that they emerged from earth’s womb near the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado.
They then traveled down the Rio Grande, setting up Pueblos. The area now known as Los Alamos, was considered evil. It was the
home of the underworld Little People, as known by ufologists as Deros. From these people would come the curse of The Gourd of

The Navajo legends state they once lived Underground, together with the Coyoteros and the White people, below a mountain near
Silverton, Colorado. After coming to the surface they went south and settled in the canyons of the Dinetah area, near Navaho
Dam, between Aztec and Dulce, New Mexico.

According to New Mexican Myth, Montezuma was born near Tao and allegedly trained by beings who lived in caverns, inside
Pueblo Peak.

The Aztecs tell of their ancestors coming from a land called Aztlan. After escaping its destruction they ended up in a cavern called
Chicomoztoc, or the Seven Cavern Cities of Gold. This is where they lived before emerging to the surface

Australian aborigines believe their ancestors came up out of the ground and  traveled about the country creating new tribes. This
belief also lies with the tribes Bengal, Burma, Caroline Islands, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.

Plato tells us of many cavities and 'wonderful regions' in the earth, and of subterranean flows of water, mud, and fire. He says,
"One of the cavities in the earth is not only larger than the rest, but pierces right through from one side to the other." It is of this
that Homer speaks when he says 'Far, far away, where lies earth's deepest chasm'. He and other poets refer to it as Tartarus, the
land of the dead.

The Greeks believed that the lands of the living were divided from Tartarus by fierce obstacles, rivers, and bodies of water or fire.
The greatest of these was Oceanus, which not only comprised all the seas of the world, but was also the largest of the 'rivers'
which the Greeks believed swept into and through Tartarus, emerging from the underworld on the opposite side of the earth. Other
subterranean torrents included Lethe, the river of forgetfulness, and the Styx, the river of death. Tartarus was said to 'sink twice as
far below the earth as the earth was beneath the sky', and to be bounded by many perils. Tartaras was also the home of the
dethroned gods, the Titans. It contained a variety of regions or kingdoms, ranging from the Elysian Fields to the many grottoes,
caverns, and pits of torment reserved for the damned .

The Scandinavian and Germans seen the world as a large yew or ash tree with it's limbs and roots spreading into many planes of
existence. The World Tree's, Yggdrasil, roots went deep down into subterranean kingdoms, all of which  bordered a vast primordial
void called Ginnungagap. One root of Yggdrasil led into Niflheim, the land of the dead. Similar to the Greeks belief, many waters
flowed out from the depths and into the human world; in Niflheim it was the spring/river Hvergelmir which boiled and churned
relentlessly. The 11 tributaries of the Hvergelmir emptied into the central void of Ginnungagap. The second of Yggdrasil's roots
found its way into the lands of the gods, Asgard and Vanaheim. While often pictured as a land high in Yggdrasil's branches, this
realm was also subterranean. In fact, the only world of Norse cosmology that is not subterranean is that of Midgard (middle earth),
the surface world. Bifrost, the 'rainbow bridge', stretched from Midgard across Ginnungagap into Asgard

In the Sumerian, Epic of Gilgamesh, the underworld was filled with a wide range of beings, including spirits, the undead,
humanoids, and savage guardians. In his search for everlasting life, Gilgamesh first had to reach the mountain of Mashu,
connected with the heavens above and the netherworld below. Having been allowed to enter the 'gate', he descended into the
bowels of the earth through 12 double-hours of darkness before reaching 'an enclosure as of the gods', filled with brilliance and a
garden made entirely of precious stones.

The Bible makes many references to the Inner Worlds :
Philippians 2:10, Revised Standard Version:  â€™ . . at the name of Jesus  every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and
under the earth . . . ‘
Revelation 5:3: ‘And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was  able to open the scroll or look into it . . .’
Matthew 12:40:  â€˜For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly  of the whale, so will the son of man be three days
and three nights in the  heart of the earth.’

In the Book of Enoch, Enoch speaks of proceeding to 'the middle of the earth', where he beheld a 'blessed land', 'happy and fertile'
(25:1, 26:1). An angel shows him 'the first and last secrets in heaven above, and in the depths of the earth: In the extremities of
heaven, and in the foundations of it, and in the receptacle of the winds' (59:2-3). There are said to be cavities in the earth and
'mighty waters' under it (65:1, 87:5, 95:2).

Following is the Persian Legend of the Koh-Kaf Mountains taken from the pages of Blavotsky’s book, ‘The Secret Doctrineâ
“Whatever they may be in their geographical status, whether they are the Caucasian or Central Asian mountains, it is far
beyond these mountains to the North, that legend places the Daevas [giants] and Peris; the latter the remote ancestors of the
Parsis or Farsis. Oriental tradition is ever referring to an unknown glacial, gloomy sea, and to a dark region, within which,
nevertheless, are situated the Fortunate Islands, wherein bubbles, from the beginning of life on earth, the fountain of life. But the
legend asserts, moreover, that a portion of the first dry island (continent), having detached itself from the main body, has
remained, since then, beyond the mountains of Koh-Kaf, 'the stony girdle that surrounds the world.' A journey of seven months'
duration will bring him who is possessed of 'Sulayman's ring' to that 'fountain,' if he keeps on journeying North straight before him
as the bird flies. Journeying therefore from Persia straight north, will bring one along the sixtieth degree of longitude, holding to the
west, to Novaya Zemlya; and from the Caucasus to the eternal ice beyond the Arctic circle would land one between 60 and 45
degrees of longitude, or between Novaya Zemlya and Spitzbergen. This, of course, if one has the dodecapedian horse of [King]
Hoshang or the winged Simurgh [a marvellous bird, the Persian phoenix] of Tahmurath (or Taimuraz) [third king of Persia], upon
which to cross over the Arctic Ocean.*
Nevertheless, the wandering songsters of Persia and the Caucasus will maintain, to this day, that far beyond the snow-capped
summits of Kap, or Caucasus, there is a great continent now concealed from all. That it is reached by those who can secure the
services of the twelve-legged progeny of the crocodile and the female hippopotamus, whose legs become at
will twelve wings*; or by those who have the patience to wait for the good pleasure of Simurgh-anke, who promised that before she
dies she will reveal the hidden continent to all, and make it once more visible and within easy reach, by means of a bridge, which
the Ocean Daevas will build between that portion of the 'dry island' and its severed parts.* This relates, of course, to the seventh
race, Simurgh being the Manvantaric cycle.�
*Bailey thought she saw in this horse as a twelve-oared ship. . .

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