There have been people who were aware of the existence of Agharta. There was even a film, “Lost Horizons”, which was about Shangri-La, the land of perpetual youth. In every country the tradition has existed and, whether in Greece, India, Egypt or elsewhere, this mysterious subterranean kingdom has given rise to belief in a land of eternal youth and happiness which has been known, sometimes, as Agharta and sometimes as the Land of the Holy Grail, Shambala, Thule, or the Garden of the Hesperides.
Today, more is being said and written about Agharta but, not so many years ago, it was virtually unknown. A Polish writer, Ferdinand Ossendowski, published a book called “Beasts, Men and Gods” in which he recounts what he learned about Agharta in the monasteries of Tibet and Mongolia. But it was the Marquis Saint-Yves d’Alveydre who made the most striking revelations in his book, “The Mission to India”. Saint-Yves d’Alveydre was a writer, a scholar and an Initiate; he was capable of out-of-body travel and, in his book, he tells of how he visited and saw Agharta for himself. He gives many extraordinary details about this subterranean kingdom, about how it is lit by a kind of internal sun, about the trees and flowers growing there and about the animals and men who live there, just as on earth. He describes the libraries and archives which stretch for miles and which contain the whole history of the human race. Yes, there are some amazing books there, books written by great Initiates and containing great secrets. These books were taken away from human beings but they are still there, in Agharta, and only for those who sufficiently evolved have the right to go and read them.
Everything that has happened in the world since its beginning is recorded and preserved in these archives. All that has disappeared from the face of the earth and that we believe to be lost to us forever, is there, in those archives. If you wonder what some historical figure was like, this is where you will find the answer. And you, too, are there, in miniature. For there is a copy of every one of us and it is kept there so that we can be studied. Every single thing that happens here is reflected in miniature in Agharta; in fact, at this very moment, the Aghartans know that I am talking about them. Some people, who have done some research in this connection, think that the first Gypsies (or Romanies) were banished from Agharta and that it is from there that they draw their special knowledge of the Tarot, for example, which they hand on from generation to generation.