The compound is an island-like forcefield on the astral plane where souls who have totally denied the flame of life in both Creator and creation are quarantined so that they cannot contaminate the planes of Matter. They are not released from the compound until they have repented of their nihilistic tendencies. Because of their arch-rebellion and their rejection of the ministrations of the angelic hosts, some have been confined for thousands of years.
In particular, some souls were confined to the compound because they caused the sinking of Atlantis. The Lords of Karma allowed them to reincarnate in the twentieth century for a final chance for soul liberation. They must move forward in the group karma of the age and into the golden age. And the reason they were not allowed to embody until now was to give time to lesser evolved, younger souls to establish the culture of the Divine Mother, to build a civilization, to have a foundation of true religion set upon the planet.
For 12,000 years civilization has been rebuilding. So when these ones from Atlantis incarnated, it was considered that their parents, their elders, their teachers, and society in general would restrain them and would check their rebellion by all that has been established thus far. Instead, they have been a catalyst for the awakening of rebellion in many more among mankind.
In a dictation delivered through the Messenger Mark L. Prophet on November 4, 1966, Saint Germain explained why there is such rebellion among the youth of the world against the codes of society. Saint Germain said:
In the domain of the human family a fierce breed has arisen.... Many of these young people ... were actually, because of their corrupted nature, not permitted to embody for generations after generations but were held in what amounts to chambers of darkness, bound and prevented from manifestation upon the screen of life lest they should once again become bad apples in the barrel to spoil others.
Now the law has been fulfilled and come full cycle, and therefore a whole crop has been dumped upon this generation.... They are linking themselves together, encouraging corruption among others of the youth of the world and rebelling against that code of humanity which has become so very much a part of jurisprudence in the world of form.
The fallen Atlanteans who sank Atlantis with their misuse of the science of sound have reembodied today to destroy civilization. They have not come to change their ways, to bend the knee to confess the living Christ, but rather they have come to continue what they did on Atlantis and to bring this civilization to its destruction.
Keepers of the Flame Lesson 19.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, October 30, 1974; October 7, 1977; July 2, 1987; July 10, 1988.
Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 35, no. 65.