Lost Pacific Continent Of Mu Or Lemuria:
What Is The Evidence?
29 August, 2014
By: Brien Foerster - MessageToEagle.com - Although not as famous as its counterpart in the Atlantic Ocean, as in “Atlantis” much has been written and speculated about a continent in the Pacific that usually goes by the name Lemuria or Mu, which supposedly sunk below the waves several thousand years ago.
Probably the most famous and prolific writer on the subject was James Churchward, who penned several books on the subject.
The first writer to discuss the topic of Mu or Lemuria was Augustus LePlongeon in the late 1800s. He claimed that the Mayans had originated from a lost civilization, Mu, which was on par with Atlantis, and which had been destroyed by a volcanic eruption.
Unfortunately, when the Mayan language was deciphered several decades later, it was learned that LePlongeon’s interpretation was completely erroneous.
In India, Churchward befriended a priest who taught him to read an ancient dead language.
Allegedly, the priest and two others were the only people in the world able to read it.
The language was written down on numerous tablets, which the priest allowed Churchward to see and read. Churchward’s discovery became famous when a major article on it appeared on November 10, 1924 in the “New York American” newspaper.
In it, the central framework of his claims about Mu was put forward. Read more about Churchward here.
Geologists find it hard to imagine that there was dry land here, as the area is crossed by the so called Andesite Line, making it geologically unlikely there was a landmass. What is lacking from Churchward’s account is any verifiable information.
His story truly hinges on whether or not he was in fact acquainted with an Indian priest and saw numerous rare tablets.
Also, his claims that the sinking of Mu was the result of massive gas pockets under the continent exploding is scoffed at by geologists.
However, there may be some validity to the presence of a large land mass in the distant past which was in the Pacific. The end of the last ice age we know now was a very rapid event, and 12,000 years ago the world’s oceans were 350 lower than they are today, thus, low lying land from that time would now be submerged. My candidate for Mu is in fact Hawaii, which I briefly explain below…
As you can see in the schematic above, 12,000 years ago the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lana’i and Kaho’olawe would have been one land mass, with the Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu and Kau’ai being close by.
This would have been regarded as a mini continent at least. Also, in Hawaiian oral tradition they speak of a race of people living on these islands long before the Tahitians, who arrived in the 12th century AD and became what we now call the Hawaiians. These first people were called Mu, as was the land on which they lived.
Written by Brien Foerster - MessageToEagle.com Contributor
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Brien Foerster - is the author of 15 books, 9 appearances on Ancient Aliens, numerous radio interviews. He resides in Peru with his wife. Visit his blog -Hidden Inca Tours - Exploring Ancient Peru and Beyond where you can follow his fascinating research projects and take part in the most wonderful tours of the ancient world.
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