“The overarching term that was given for the secret knowledge from the lost civilization of Atlantis, was "The Mysteries.” In most cases, the secrecy of the Mysteries was kept so tightly that rigorous initiations were demanded of anyone who either chose or was invited to participate. And furthermore, to insure their own survival the inheritors of the Atlantean legacy would often punish those who betrayed the secrets with death.”

Manly P. Hall