Nature: Magical civilization, but whether it was a precursor, contemporary or inheritor of Atlantis, or a combination of two or more, is hotly debated by awakened historians to this day.


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Homeric legends speak of Hyperborea, the “Land Beyond the North Wind”, the happy city ruled by Apollo in warmth and sunshine above the frozen wastes of the north. According to Greek occult lore, Apollo’s City of the Sun maintained some connections with the outside world: Pythagoras’ mentor Abaris of Scythia was reputedly trained in Hyperborea, for example.

The poet Aristeas of Marmora likewise allegedly learned the secret of immortality from the Hyperboreans, spending most of the 7th century BC traveling the Siberian steppes and discovering the valley of the griffins and the land of the one-eyed Arimaspoi. These tales may be garbled versions of Aristeas’ explorations of the Temenos in raven form, which he reported during occasional appearances to favored Awakened cabals in the Mediterranean basin. The strong resemblances between Aristeas’ poetic anabasis and the Astral cartographies of the Hong Fu-Sang travelers have struck more than one heretical Atlantis-Seeker. Usually, the claim goes that Aristeas founded the Scarlet Mulberry Society, or that he was a rogue member of that order.


The Rainbow Archers, a splinter cabal of the Dreamspeakers, holds that Aristeas and the Hong Fu-Sang fought together in a great war against the Exarchs — or, more specifically, are still fighting such a war forever, given the peculiar simultaneity of the Dreamtime. This, the Rainbow Archers claim, is the same war as the war that splintered Atlantis; they seek to recruit Awakened warriors from everywhen to join them and defeat the forces of hubris in all times at once.

Aristeas was only one of the earliest Awakened Seekers among the Greeks to voyage far over the horizon in search of Atlantis; not a few followed the tracks of the Egyptians into the desert. Here, they met the Garamanteans, red-haired, chariot-driving warriors with black skins who lived in the Fezzan Desert deep in Libya and resembled a blend — or an ancestor? — of all humanity. The Garamanteans’ gardens in the empty Sahara had a definite flavor of the Hyperborean about them, paradises in the wasteland. The gardens bloomed in all seasons, watered by wells and underground aqueducts cut unguessable centuries before.

Some Mysterium scholars followed Garamantean priests deep into those tunnels beneath the desert, seeking the “inner ocean” from which the Garamantean legends claimed the Garamanteans emerged millennia ago. During the chaos of Rome’s fall, the Garamantean kingdom vanished under Vandal raids and epic sandstorms. The Garamanteans left behind desiccating vineyards of unknown vintage, from the shriveled produce of which some Berber tribes defiantly distill the potent Syrah Atlantide served at a few very exclusive Silver Ladder banquets. The dreams it grants are said to be evocative in the extreme.



A theory first proposed in 1646 by the tutor of Dauphin, one François de la Mothe le Vayer, was that a Hyperborean Atlantis had been covered by the ice sheet in ancient times.


The Jesuit Athanasius Kircher published "mundus subterraneus" in 1664 about Inner Earth Atlantis, where he tried to combine orthodox “Platonist” Atlantism with his “Pythagorean” insights. His Egyptian research indicated that the Platonic narrative was essentially correct: Atlantis was a large Atlantic island, watered by six rivers and ruled by 10 kings, destroyed by earthquakes and sunk below the ocean, leaving only the Canary and Azores Islands. However, a “Hyperborean” Atlantis, guarded by dragons and mummified giants, continued to exist in the “subterranean world” beneath the Earth’s crust, linked by fire and water to volcano entrances and whirlpools.

He resurrected the Garamantean “inner ocean” and hinted that it connected physically with the dream Atlantis of the Scarlet Mulberry Society. Furthermore, he implied that the World Beneath, the Inner Atlantis, somehow governed surface affairs, and that it may have caused the earthquake that sunk Plato’s island. Kircher’s privileged position in the heart of Catholic power, or the extraordinarily arcane language in which he couched such heresies, kept his magical career intact, but the Mysterium mounted a steady campaign to denigrate and trivialize his insights. His vision of a secret Atlantis at the heart of global affairs would be neglected for centuries.



In 1679, the Swedish savant Olaf Rudbeck argued that Plato was a blind alley: Norse sagas and Homeric epics both pointed to Sweden as the original Atlantis. In 1781, the French astronomer and mystic Jean Sylvain Bailly used Rudbeck’s research to argue that Atlantis must have been in the far north, well above the Arctic Circle. The coming of the ice, in a sudden catastrophic cooling, destroyed Atlantis, and the Atlanteans migrated south to found civilizations in India, Greece and so forth. In 1819, the philosopher Friedrich von Schlegel adapted a name from Herodotus to denote this super-race: the Aryans.


Clark Ashton Smith wrote Hyperborea, Poseidonis, Zothique, and many other collections. Smith’s stories set in the fantastical past or an equally fantastical future portray lost worlds where magic is powerful, weird, gorgeous and scary all at the same time.


The Thulists most likely believed in a “Hyperborean” Atlantis, a secret sorcerous kingdom of perfect Aryan giants hidden from corrupt, fallen humankind, and spent no little effort searching for it.


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•1584 - John Dee sells Voynich Manuscript to the Holy Roman Emperor
•1644 - The Manchu conquer China, spelling the end of the Hong Fu-Sang
•1664 - The Jesuit Athanasius Kircher publishes "mundus subterraneus" about Inner Earth Atlantis
•1679 - Olaf Rudbeck claims Sweden is Atlantis
•1781 - French astronomer Jean Sylvain Bailly states Atlantis must have been above Arctic Circle
•1819 - Von Schlegel coins the phrase "Aryans" to denote the super-race that survived the Cataclysm of Ice
•1819 - Drachensohnen founded.
•1827 - Poe drinks a glass of Syrah Atlantide wine, pressed from grapes grown in ruins of Garmantean gardens
•1827 - Astral Storm begins
•1830 - 'Shoal of Night' survivors & 'Garamantean Inner Ocean' groups have secret Astral War
•1847 - More than a dozen mages die mysteriously in their beds due to the Astral Storm. Many more harmed.
•1849 - Astral Storm ends with death of Edgar Allan Poe
•1850 - Diamond Orders ban Hollow Earth exploration
•1857 - The Agra Revelations unveiled, telling stories of Atlantis, Hyperboria, Lemuria and more.
•1860 - The Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra officially founded

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•1925 - The thyrsus Byron Khun de Povok tries to reawaken entire Garamantean empire through "bio-archaeo-necromancy"
•1929 - Clark Ashton Smith begins writing on the first story of his Hyperborean cycle
•1933 - Archaeologist Otto Rahn recruited by Himmler to find the Holy Grail for him
•1935 - Ahnenerbe founded, a "study society for intellectual Ancient History", in Nazi Germany
•1936 - Grönhagen leads a voyage through Karelia to find & record pagan sorcerers & witches, at Himmler's request
•1937 - Otto Rahn is sent to Dachau for anti-Nazi activism & homosexuality
•1937 - Wirth, the founder of the Ahnenerbe, is expelled from his own society
•1937 - H.P. Lovecraft dies from cancer. The golden age of Weird Tales ends with him1
•1938 - Nazi explorations of a potential "Antarctic Shangri-La"
•1938 - The SS sends Ernst Schaefer's expedition to Tibet to find "Original Source of the Aryan Race"
•1938 - Germany annexes Austria. The Hufburg spear in Vienna comes into their possession. Later moved to Berlin.
•1944 - Project Übermensch concluded. Project Vajra not yet fruitful.
•1945 - The Red Army seizes Ahnenerbe's occult library of Hyperboria research
1954 - The "Xoran Fragment" regains the last of the 3 Arc Spear pieces stolen by Hitler's forces
•1993 - Thulskaya Soviet emerges in chaotic post-Gorbachev Russia, seeking to make a "Pure Slavic Thule"


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