Okay so, this thread is going on my watch list lol. Atlantis is a story my grandparents always used to tell me when I was a kid, over time I pieced together the story from different sources and came to a theory of my own -which would take too long to go into now, but hey maybe I’ll start another thread. Anyway, from what I’ve gathered it supposedly went like this: (remember this isn’t definitive, just another theory, so feel free to go against it or add bits or whatever)
According to Babylonian and Mayan records, Atlantis (and the events on it) arose a few years after Lemuria fell. According to Cayce this happened approx. 200,000 BC, Lemuria’s (Mu) location is disputed heavily, but the most probable one is a string of islands in the South Pacific off the west coast of the US, it covered a string of islands from Hawaii to Easter Island supposedly, the evidence for that comes from flora and fauna in the area being the exact same in both locations -which is only possible if the islands had closer land bridges at some point. Anyway, Lemuria was the first, which sunk after a pole shift. The native people of Mu spread around the earth and made colonies, a few years later Atlantis appeared -this is a shady part, the records don’t elaborate on how it appeared, it’s just there one day lol. All the natives migrated to Atlantis and were attracted to one of the 12 cities (SIDE NOTE: Both Plato and Thoth said there were 12 cities on Atlantis when it fell, the main one, think of it as a hive mind type thing, the brain/heart of Atlantis, was on a northern most island called the Poseidon, this is what Plato is talking about in the Cretias and Timeus when he says “the Poseidon bore 10 children”).
Now, Atlantis was around the Caribean islands as you both said, they were actually south west of it. It was in between the UK and US, what is now the North Atlantic. I won’t go into the high priests and kings cause that’s a thread all on its own, but it is hard to explain, when people think of Atlantis they see it as this utopian spiritual civilisation, which it was, but it wasn’t as physical as people think. Now we’re getting into the realms of what I’ve found in Soul Travel, so take this with a pinch of salt and go looking for yourself lol. Atlantis primarily took place on the Causal and Astral planes, since the priests and people were at a high state of spiritual evolution, it wasn’t until the final days of Atlantis that they became much more physical in this world. After the fall the remaining Atlantians spread around the world, inhabiting the colonies and building new ones. The majority of high priests went to Egypt and the Middle East, and took their magick with them, teaching the people there and founding the Mystsery schools (hey I didn’t choose the name ;)) which were then continued by Akenhaten in the Eighteenth Dynasty.
The point of all this is that the Atlantians did not belong to any one system of magick or belief, like Arcane said, since they were one of the first civilisations it makes sense that they would spread around and inspire various religions and practices. What has now been dubbed “Atlantian Magick” by those New Age bullshiters is similar to what EA has done, divining magick from spirits. Some Atlantians probably did spread to Africa and divined a new form of magick which is now Voudon. I say “new”, it could potentially be symbolic, Africa is the wild land, dense jungle, open savanas etc, it is a very primordial place that is very in tune with the earth if you want to look at it like that. Voudon came out of the heart of Africa, out of the metaphorical abyss so to speak, so the spiritual system that came out of that (one that was explored by Atlantians) tapped into that primordial energy force that became personified as the Lwa. That makes sense if you look at Voudon compared to other magickal systems, it is somewhat of a wild card, it is an ancient path that if tapped into, pushes our almost primeval tendencies to the surface.
Like what Atlantians did with other locations and traditions, the type of spirituality that evolved from the Antillies came from the spirits of Earth itself. The ancient, primordial part of the earth became manifest as the Lwa, the Atlantians in that area simply embraced what their environment showed them.
That’s my experience with Atlantis. Based off family stories and my own research. I’m not an expert of Voudon so take those parts with salt if you know what I mean. I was told at a young age that I had numerous lives on Atlantis over the course of its history, don’t know what I was there and to be honest I don’t care, the present moment is what matters, I’ll learn soon enough through soul travel I guess.