“44. THEY (THE ATLANTEANS) BUILT GREAT IMAGES, NINE YATIS HIGH (27 FEET) – THE SIZE OF THEIR BODIES. INNER FIRES HAD DESTROYED THE LAND OF THEIR FATHERS (THE LEMURIANS). WATER THREATENED THE FOURTH (RACE).
We are told that it is after the destruction of “Lemuria” by subterranean fires that men went on steadily decreasing in stature – a process already commenced after their physical FALL – and that finally, some millions of years after, they reached between six and seven feet.
The Atlantic portion of Lemuria was the geological basis of what is generally known as Atlantis.
The latter, indeed, must be regarded rather as a development of the Atlantic prolongation of Lemuria, than as an entirely new mass of land upheaved to meet the special requirements of the Fourth Root-Race.
Just as in the case of Race-evolution, so in that of the shifting and reshifting of continental masses, no hard and fast line can be drawn where a new order ends and another begins.
Continuity in natural processes is never broken. Thus the Fourth Race Atlanteans were developed from a nucleus of Northern Lemurian Third Race Men, centered, roughly speaking, toward a point of land in what is now the mid-Atlantic Ocean.
Their continent was formed by the coalescence of many islands and peninsulas which were upheaved in the ordinary course of time and became ultimately the true home of the great Race known as the Atlanteans.”
H. P. Blavatsky