|There is a cave opening to Agartha in Potala Palace (above right), Lhasa, Tibet, China (WQ).|
|Kalachakra mandala in Tibetan Mandala, Art and Practice (The Wheel of Time) by Crossman, Sylvie, and Jean-Pierre Barou (eds.), New York: Konecky & Konecky, 2004, pp.20-26.|
|Bon is a dangerous black magic tradition.|
Similarly, Mexican/Aztec Aztlan (Atlantis) is beneath the sea and land; it is a glorious underworld cavern system -- in Agartha (the real "Middle Earth"). But the term can be applied to any "shangri-la."
|Aztlan (caves) of Agartha/Atlantis|
The Bon (pre-Buddhist black magic/shaman) scriptures speak of a closely related land called Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring (The Bon Religion of Tibet, Per Kavǣrne, 1996).
|Leaving Atlantis or Aztlan for Mesoamerica|
Vishnu (who is said to have incarnated as Krishna, the Buddha, and Christ avatars) will usher in a new Golden Age or Satya Yuga (Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth Behind the Myth of Shangri-La, Victoria LePage, Quest Books, 1996, pp.125-126).
|We're going to find the entrance and then get to Shambala (Roerich/helenastales).|
|Tibetologist Nicholas Roerich|
Shambhala may very well have been an indigenous belief system, an Alti-Himalayan shamanic tradition, absorbed into these other religions.
This pre-existing belief system, also called Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit म्लेच्छ, meaning "non-Vedic"), and the amazing abilities, wisdom, and long life of these "sun worshipers" who "consume" amrita (solar essence) produced under the tongue (the Siddhi from the Vedic Sanskrit सिद्धि of the ancient Surya Samadhi समाधि) is documented in both Buddhist and Hindu texts.
It was in this form that the Shambhala myth reached the Americas and Western Europe, where it influenced Buddhist and non-Buddhist spiritual seekers -- and, to some extent, popular culture in general. More
|Tlatelolco marketplace, Aztec "Aztlan," pre-Mexico, Mesoamerica (Joe Ravi/Field Museum)|