Did the isle disappear or did it ever exist?
October 6, 2018
Churchward claimed to find evidence in the ancient tablets linking Mu to the biblical Garden of Eden.
Have you ever heard of a mysterious island in the Pacific named Mu? It was a small continent, older than the fabled Atlantis, and it disappeared from the earth during a cataclysmic event over 12,000 years ago. How could it disappear (you might ask)? It seems that its substructure was filled with pockets of an unknown gas that built up and caused violent explosions. Mu crumbled into the sea.
The history we have of Mu comes from one person, James Churchward. He wrote a book in 1926 that was granted publication: The Lost Continent of Mu. This and several of his other books continued being published into the 1960s, due to popularity.
This elderly North-American man, James Churchward, was widely-traveled and in his world travels he had run across ancient tablets in India and Mexico that had a common theme: Mu. In fact, an old Asian priest had translated some of the tablets for him and taught Churchward how to translate them himself. Imagine, the same story of Mu in Both India and Mexico—thousands of miles apart.
The mysteries of Mu are remarkable enough, but Churchward claimed to find evidence in the ancient tablets linking Mu to the biblical Garden of Eden. According to Churchward, Mu was the birthplace of several human races, and the lovely island was populated with remarkable flora and fauna, including giant butterflies and mastodons. He sought to illustrate what he had gleaned from the ancient tablets with paintings and drawings of the fabulous Mu. How was the history of Mu able to be recorded on ancient tablets, if the continent was destroyed?
It seems that a few inhabitants made quick get-aways by their small watercraft before Mu slid into the waters of the Pacific. They were able to set up tiny Muvian colonies in different parts of the world, and it was they who inscribed the tablets with the history of Mu.
No scientists or geologists have given his story of Mu any credence, and there is no evidence, at this time, of Mu’s actual existence. It all seems quite far-fetched, and the mastodon-timeline is not working for me. Still, there continues to be quite a following for James Churchward’s theories which he documented, illustrated, and published.
For me, there is still the larger mystery: Where do the James Churchwards of the world get this stuff? There have been so many—people who tap into some unknown deep well and are able to provide detailed descriptions of people and places the rest of us cannot see.
Sara Marie Hogg is the author of It Rises from the Pee Dee. Please click HERE to find the book on Amazon.