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Lost Continent of Mu

In 1920, the British-born Colonel James M. Churchward came out with his first in a series of five books, The Lost Continent of Mu, prefaced by an admonition to “all scientists” to please copy for future reference. important points of pre-history and anthropology he had compiled through more than 50 years of research and exploration throughout Asia and the South Sea:

“There was once a flourishing continent in the middle of the Pacific Ocean called Mu … The greatest tragedy of mankind occurred when Mu sank, carrying down with her, an estimated 63,000,000 people and a civilization 200,000 years old.

There’s much mystery and confusion, garbled tales and misinformation about the Lost Continent of Lemuria, but even more concerning the man who spent a lifetime trying to put it in its rightful place on the map, Colonel James M. Churchward, author of the Mu books.

This civilization was at its peak before the mountains were raised, when according to Charles Darwin, man was still closely related to the monkey … South America at that time had an inland sea comparable to the Mediterranean today. The Incas and the Mayas of prehistoric times were the dying embers of an earlier civilization.
The oldest records of mankind are right here in our own country, which was one of Mu’s first colonies … Records in Tibet over 70,000 years old, show communication with South America, as well as with China. Egypt, India and Africa … Man did not “evolve” after the Glacial Period because there was no Ice Age. When Mu sank and the mountains were raised, man degenerated into the savagery out of which our own civilization emerged.”

Before the shock waves had settled, the Colonel followed quickly with his companion editions, The Children of Mu (1931), The Sacred Symbols of Mu (1933), and Cosmic Forces of Mu in two parts, 1934-35.

He had prepared notes for this next volume, Books of the Golden Age, published in 1997, and had started work on Traces of Mu in America.

Whether Churchward intended to prime the pump for mega-controversy, or whether he simply conveyed his findings, oblivious to any repercussion-factor, didn’t matter. Although he amassed an instantaneous cult-following among his leadership, he also managed to tick off members of the conservative scientific community, religious leaders, and literary critics with his emphatic claims.

Seventy-five years later, it seems odd that such a furor arose: after all, in 1924. only two years prior to the Colonel’s first work, John MacMillan Brown, a retired professor at Canterbury University College, introduced his Riddle of the Pacific, claiming there was once a continent in the Pacific, now submerged save for island groups, on which megalithic ruins still existed.

His forty years of exploration in the area, as well as research into ancient records (lie once saw part of an old map showing a sunken continent, he stated) made his tale convincing. So there was more to support Lemuria’s existence than just the material from Occultists Rudolf Steiner, Madame Helena Blavatsky, and Scott-Elliot.
The names Lemuria and Mu have been used interchangeably for the lost continent, although Churchward calls it Mu exclusively. The etymology is confusing at best: Lemuria allegedly received its name first though English naturalist Philip Lutley Schlater who dubbed it that in 1870 to designate the land-route lemurs used to spread from Madagascar to New Guinea, in his Geography of Mammals (London, 1889).

German biologist Ernst Heinrich Haeckel popularized the theory also in his 1876 History of Creation. This leaves the obvious question, what then was its name for the hundred thousand years or more that it was said to have existed’? Or, the period up to 1876, even’? And where did the lemur get its name? A more likely scenario is that the name derived from ancient Romans’ use of the word “Lentures” to describe spirits of their dead ancestors.
The fact that Mu is a diminutive of Lemuria seems more than coincidental. Psychic Edgar Cayce, in his trance readings on Lemuria in the 1930s, refers to it as “Muri, orLemuria,” as well as “La-Mu,” “Mu” and “Zu.” It is called “Ra-Mu” in the Lhasa Records, 4.000-year-old Tibetan texts written in Chaldean, discovered by Paul Schliemann (grandson of Heinrich, who unearthed Troy) in a Buddhist temple.

One of the Mayan codices that survived the Spanish conquest, The Troano manuscript (now in the British Museum), describes the destruction of Mu “8060 years before the writing of this book” – which is approximated at 5,000 years old. From these clues we might deduct that possibly La-Mu-Ra was the original name, after one of the destructions which divided the land into islands, the shorter names were given to those groups which may represent today’s:

  • Polynesia
  • Micronesia
  • Melanesia
  • New Zealand
  • Indonesia
  • the land in the Indian Ocean west of Sri Lanka
  • the original Ceylon

The lemurs undoubtedly derived their name from these old roots, returning the favor to their old homeland, via Sell later and Haeckel!

The problem of Lemuria has long taken a back seat to the more popular Atlantis ’legend,’ being of even more ancient vintage, but there is considerably more identifiable evidence for its existence in the Pacific, with its hundreds of megalithic ruins on land and in shallow water, obviously pre-Polynesian, that defy explanation of their origin.

Atlantis jealously retains its secrets thousands of feet down, under water, slime, and perhaps the sea bottom itself. But with recent geological events, suddenly what might have happened to Lemuria (and Atlantis) have become relevant to earth’s future. And Churchward’s research, his explorations and theories, are being given a new look in the light of new technological advances, and an ability to access many ancient, esoteric records through the Internet. Many of his findings, once ridiculed, have been proven and cross-proven; notch data is still being debated.

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