Chapter Eight

The Secret of the Rae Chorze-Fwaz

THAT AFTERNOON, WHILE I WAS seated on the yak-hair rug in his small but comfortable room, Master Fwap told me the “secret” of the Rae Chorze-Fwaz. It wasn’t exactly a “secret,” like something you keep hidden from others; instead, it was more like the secret of how something works, for instance, the “secret” of how a jet plane flies.

Master Fwap told me that the “secret” of the Rae Chorze-Fwaz concerned their special meditation techniques for attaining enlightenment extremely rapidly. He said the Rae Chorze-Fwaz had preserved and passed on their secret meditation techniques, in oral tradition, from the time of Atlantis until the present day.

And that is where the real story of the Rae Chorze-Fwaz, Master Fwap, Master Fwap’s master (Fwaz Shastra-Dup), myself and you, the reader of my Himalayan adventures that occurred when I was a young man, begins to get just a little bit cosmically complicated.

ACCORDING TO MASTER FWAP, THE Rae Chorze-Fwaz was a Mystery School, a school where the mysteries of the universe were taught. Master Fwap patiently explained to me that a Mystery School is an occult order comprised of people who study meditation, enlightenment and psychic and occult arts.

Master Fwap told me that the Rae Chorze-Fwaz had been in existence for millennia. He explained that the members of the Order traced their origins back through Tibet, Japan, China, India and ancient Egypt to the place where the Order was founded—the lost continent of Atlantis.

Master Fwap recounted that long before the advent of what the scientists and scholars of our day consider to be the beginning of human civilization, there was an age undreamed of: the Age of Atlantis.

Atlantis, according to Master Fwap, was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. He told me that, in addition to being technically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science and interdimensional physics and artistically developed in electronic music and crystal art forms, almost all of the people who lived in Atlantis meditated and had powerful psychic skills.

Master Fwap further explained that a group of highly evolved Atlantean men and women—the high priests and priestesses of Atlantis—had discovered, through their meditation practices, many of the deepest secrets of the universe. Through meditation and astral travel they had come to understand all about reincarnation, karma, and the innermost workings of the Enlightenment Cycle.

In a hushed voice, Master Fwap recounted how, in their meditations, the high priests and priestesses of Atlantis had seen that the Atlantean civilization was going to end cataclysmically. He said that, knowing the imminent destruction of Atlantis was rapidly approaching, the high priests and priestesses wanted to preserve and protect the mystical knowledge they had gained from their meditation practices and pass it on to future civilizations they clairvoyantly saw were going to be born after the destruction of Atlantis.

Because the high priests and priestesses of Atlantis could “see” through their third eyes, Master Fwap explained, they knew exactly when and how their continent was going to be destroyed.

The night before Atlantis sank beneath the waves forever, the members of the Mystery School set sail from their doomed continent in twelve boats, headed for twelve different points on the globe. Master Fwap told me it was their intention to start twelve new civilizations similar to Atlantis in these locations.

“Unfortunately,” Master Fwap said nostalgically, “half the boats—along with their passengers and crews—were lost in a great storm at sea, and many members of the six boats that did make it to their destinations safely, were later killed by the very native peoples to whom they sought to transmit their knowledge of the Atlantean sciences, arts and metaphysics.

“The only group of Atlanteans that was truly successful in transplanting their knowledge to a new location,” Master Fwap added, “was the group that landed in what is now Egypt.

“Once the members of the Rae Chorze-Fwaz had established themselves in Egypt,” he continued, “they found and educated people there to whom they eventually transmitted their secret techniques and knowledge.”

At that point, I interrupted Master Fwap’s chronicle of his mystical Order, and inquired why all of this was necessary to begin with. I reasoned that even if all of the members of the Rae Chorze-Fwaz in Atlantis had died when their continent had sunk, or had been lost in small boats at sea afterwards, they would have soon reincarnated and remembered everything anyway.

Master Fwap said that unfortunately past-life remembrance wasn’t quite that simple, and in order for me to properly understand why this was so, I needed a brief course in the earth’s energy cycles and auric patterning.