The Jeweled Cross and the Ark of the Covenant
The national headquarters building in the capitol city of the Lemurian Empire was built in the shape of a cross. The building was seven stories high, almost one mile long, and the gold-plated roof had thirteen huge domes of glass: the one in the center was colorless and clear, and its panes were like the facets of a diamond; two blue glass domes were on each cross arm and one on the upper arm; seven red domes were along the longer bottom arm. When viewed from the air, you would see a large cross with what looked like rubies, blue sapphires and a diamond.
So the Jeweled Cross is really a depiction in miniature of the national headquarters of the Lemurian Empire in Hamukulia, the capitol city.
The cross was a symbol used in many of the early hieroglyph-based languages and represented the religious nature of man. It derived from the image of a man standing in adoration of something with his arms outstretched--he looked like a cross; so the cross as a religious symbol preceded Christianity by millennia.
That which we call the Ark of the Covenant is a container for a sculpture that is made from 100% pure gold. The sculpure is of a platform on which the figures of two kneeling cherubim, facing one another, their wings spread upward behind them, with their arms stretched toward one another. Their hands are supporting a shallow pan between them. This pan is known as the mercy seat which, when required, was illuminated with a "spirit fire" (Etheric Plane energy), by one of the several Adepts who maintained the display. The fire in the mercy seat could be seen by a person who had at least etheric plane clairvoyance. The sculpture itself is more properly known as the Holy of Holies. Over a time-frame of centuries, Masters living in Lemuria would exercise their mental abilities and precipitate pure gold directly from the ethers. After they had about 1,000 pounds of this gold, it was melted down and used to cast the Holy of Holies.
One of the reasons the Holy of Holies was created early in the history of the Lemurian civilization was for it to be part of a traveling show throughout the valleys of the continent of Mu, an area occupying about three-quarters of the continent. The Lemurian civilization occupied what we would presently call the northeast quadrant of the continent of Mu and was home for many millions of people who lived in the old tribal valleys. This situation in the valleys wass similar to modern day Brazil where people live a relatively primitive life in the inland jungle areas while others live a technologically more complex life on the coast. Much the same conditions existed for a long time on the continent of Mu. Those in the evolving civilization in Lemuria were trying to interest people living in the old valleys in the idea of improving themselves and moving into the Lemurian quarter of the continent.
The idea was to seek out students among the inlanders with a traveling show with the Holy of Holies, which was set in a tent inside of another tent. It was completely dark inside; those who were able to see and describe the spirit fire in the mercy seat were encouraged to come to the Lemurian civilization. This was the origin of the tabernacle in the wilderness.
Altogether, there were a number of symbols used like the shew bread, the six-branch candlestick, the basin for washing, a large altar for animal sacrifice and a small altar for incense. These symbols were used to conceptualize for the illiterate people in the back areas of the continent certain Universal Laws along with an awareness of what the developing civilization of Lemuria was trying to accomplish. This was a description of the tabernacle to be built later by the Jews some 3,200 years ago at the time of Moses.
Before the destruction of Lemuria, the Holy of Holies was taken to Atlantis. Atlantis evolved into a civilization 1,000 years after the sinking of Lemuria, and there the Holy of Holies was kept. Before Atlantis sank, it was moved to North Africa and kept there by the Osirian civilization. When the Great Pyramid of Gizah was built in Egypt, the Holy of Holies was placed in the King's Chamber of the pyramid, where it remained until Moses was given the secret of how to enter into the chamber. Moses took the relic to Palestine.
The Ark of the Covenant was kept on display under guard in Palestine, and it was carried by Hebrew priests into battle to accompany the Jewish troops and bring "God's power" against the enemy. However, putting this talisman at risk eventually resulted in its capture when the Philistines defeated the Jews shortly before Saul became king. After seven months, they sent it back on a cart drawn by two cows with no driver, and it came to be stored for a generation in Gibeah. King David brought it to the City of David with great celebration, and he conceived the plan to build a temple in Jerusalem to safeguard the Ark. He incorporated into the temple (later built by Solomon) along with all the features of the tabernacle tent show of ancient Lemuria.
During the Babylonian victory over Israel and the captivity of the Jews, the Ark was again hidden. After the return of the Jews to Palestine and the reconstruction of the Temple, the Ark remained until it disappeared on the day of the Crucifixion, whereupon it was brought to the northern part of Egypt. A century later, it was moved to the Pyrenees Mountains, where it remains today.
Of course, there were a lot of competing philosophies over the millennia that would have liked to take possession of the Ark because of the importance it had as a revered religious relic. Presumably, it's to be moved to the Island of Philadelphia sometime right after the rearrangement of the land masses at the turn of the century.
Question: You said the gold was precipitated by Masters. Did they also fashion the Holy of Holies?
Richard: I don't know that those Masters were necessarily great sculptors. Masters usually don't stay Masters in incarnation for very long--they go on to other things. Maybe there were some Eleventh Degree Adepts who helped to precipitate gold on occasion. It was kind of an interesting exercise for a couple of centuries I suppose, to accumulate that much poundage of gold. It usually took eight or ten people to move the Ark from one place to another; so it is quite heavy.