The Mystery Civilization of Lemuria Part 1
Edgar Cayce Discussed Lemuria
Although scientists have been unable to prove that there was ever a lost civilization in the middle of the Pacific Ocean thousands of years ago, Edgar Cayce, the respected psychic, made many mentions of Lemuria, or Mu, in his trance state readings. Much material on this topic is found in Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis and Lemuria, by Frank Joseph. A large proportion of the incarnations of people he talked about discussed lifetimes on Mu. Sometimes science fact has to catch up with science fiction, just as physics has to catch up with metaphysics. Physics cannot find evidence of a human soul, but many people have no doubt that there is one. Cayce’s readings were shocking even to him at first, but then he decided that God had given him a special gift to use, and he established ARE, The Association for Research and Enlightenment, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Speculation About Lemuria is Common
Edgar Cayce believed that Atlantis and Lemuria, or Mu, shared existence for a certain period of time. Since he is considered the greatest psychic of the world, and Plato, who believed that Atlantis existed, is considered the greatest philosopher, one would think this makes their ideas credible. But Plato’s works regarding these topics didn’t survive much after his death, so Atlantis is mostly known only as myths of varying peoples whose lives were affected by it and learned about it through Cayce’s life readings. Lemuria is mentioned in the above books, in many more, in Wikipedia, on television shows such as NATGEO and Ancient Aliens, and discussed in Metaphysics classes where they are available to the public.
Lemurians Fled From Natural Disasters
Cayce’s readings stated that Mu was not one island, but a culture of shared humanity, spread out over a large series of islands and land masses, before they gradually sunk as the polar ice melted. Land floated off and its people fled to the Andes, or Pacific Coast of South America. Some were destroyed in violent natural cataclysms, thus the name “Ring of Fire” for that area in the South Pacific, where some areas slowly sunk as sea levels rose, or were eroded to become atolls. The entity whose incarnation told Cayce much about Mu was called Seth. Lemuria is also widely described in folk stories from Malaysia to China, Polynesia and British Columbia, in California’s Baja regions and others in the Southwestern U.S., and Peru. Similarities in art, dances, languages, and even DNA, in the case of the Basque people of Europe, shows a connection between their descendants and the race of people who once lived in this South Pacific area. British and Irish folklore also speak of two races of people who escaped when their lands were deluged by very large floods.
Location of Lemuria, or Mu
Since the inhabitants of Mu were forced to abandon their homelands at one point or other, some fled to the East, some to the West. According to The Lost Civilization of Lemuria by Frank Joseph, the black population settled in Melanesia, some traveled to Mexico, as evidenced by the pyramids at Cozumel. The brown skinned survivors settled in Polynesia and migrated to South America. The white Lemurians went everywhere. Myths sung by the Incas speak of their arrival, calling the people “Con-Tiki-Viracocha” folk, and the ones who went to Hawaii were called Menehune. The people of Mu are also thought to be the people of Horai in Japanese myth and Burma’s Naacals. These Lemurians were a white race related to the original Caucasian people of Japan (today’s mixed Ainu). The Pacific Northwest Haida Indians in British Columbia have white physical traits, as seen in skeleton remains of “Kennewick Man,” who belonged to a Caucasian population in Washington State about 11,000 years ago.
There Are Numerous Tales of the Sunken Lemuria
A large amount of folk tales have been told regarding a sunken homeland which once spanned the South Pacific. But the first accurate sonar-generated maps of the ocean bottom reveal nothing which looks like a lost continent. However, the latest Scripps Institute charts show areas of the Pacific which were dry land until recent epochs. The Archipel des Tuamotu is a huge collection of presently shallow features which run northwest to southeast, about twenty miles north and east of Tahiti. Also, the Emperor Seamount Chain extends almost perfectly from north to south in the Western Pacific. Add to these formerly above water collections of islands, such as the Caroline Seamounts and the Shatsky Rise, and there is a very different prehistoric view of extensive territories in this region of the Pacific than previously ever imagined.
Ruins Near Yonaguni, Japan from Lemuria
The Scripps’ chart clearly shows a long, shallow, thin ridge of subsurface islands running in a chain from the southern tip of Japan and connected to Taiwan, including the Ryukyus, the spot in Okinawa where the sunken monuments were found. Divers have taken photos of a dramatic stone head, which appears about thirty feet tall, and wears a headdress resembling no known provenance. It is under about 20 feet of water near Yonaguni. There are also stone blocks placed on top of each other in the Inca style, which divers call “the citadel,” in an underwater view which is also at the sunken site near the Japanese waters of Yonaguni.
Monuments Made to Follow the Sun
An American geologist, Dr. Robert Schoch, famous for his work at the Great Sphinx of Egypt, has used his expertise to demonstrate that that many mysteries in the Lower Nile Valley are literally thousands of years older than most academics believe. He traveled to observe the massive underwater platforms in Okinawa, which seem to have been deliberately laid out in a specific east-west orientation to the daily passage of the sun, a clue to man- made provenance. He wondered if ancient sun worshippers wanted to mark Yonaguni, like Britain’s Stonehenge or Ireland’s New Grange. Dr. Schoch noticed that the Egyptian island temple of Philae was like the drowned structure in the Ryukyu Islands, oriented to the Tropic of Cancer 7,000 years ago. At that time, the Yonaguni structure still stood above sea level, following the last ice age.
Underwater Sites Near Okinawa Which May Have Been Lemurian
Could there be a direct relationship between these monumental sites, although located on opposite sides of the world? Dr. Schoch dove to the sunken features at Yonaguni several times beginning in 1997. He found that many sites were located in the general area of Okinawa, and some folk memories stretch back to stories of this remote past when the great masses of land stood above sea level. These once dry lands were a vast territory over which Lemurian civilization could have been spread. Collected evidence suggests that the Japanese sites did not suffer a sudden geological catastrophe, as any ruins underwater remain in good condition. They were either overwhelmed by rising sea levels, sank with a gradually collapsing landmass, or a combination of both. Most Oceanographers reveal that sea levels rose 100 feet about 1.7 million years ago, so the Japanese sites would be very old in human terms. They are constantly being swept by strong currents, so radiocarbon dating is not available.
Easter Island's Monumental Statues Called Moai
On the other side of the ocean, tiny Easter Island is famous for its 887 monumental statues, called Moai, created by the early Rapanui people. This island is claimed to be the most remote inhabited island in the world. It was most likely once populated by Polynesians who came in canoes from the Gambier Islands or the Marquesas Islands, 2,000 miles away. It was believed that the living had a symbiotic relationship with the dead, where the dead provided whatever the living needed. The living brought offerings to provide the dead with a better place in the spirit world. Most settlements were located on the coast, and the Moai were erected along the coastline, watching over their descendants in the settlements before them, with their backs toward the spirit world in the sea. The construction of the Moai is believed to have caused extreme environmental degradation and deforestation which destabilized an already fragile ecosystem. This, of course, depends on the time period one believes the Moai appeared on the Island. It is said in Wikipedia that native islanders carved them using stone chisels made of basalt toki, which lies nearby. However, anywhere from 180-250 men were required for re-erecting them in modern times. In 2011, a large Moai statue was excavated, suggesting that the statues are much older and larger than previously thought.
What is the Message From Lemuria?
Petroglyphs, or pictures carved into rock, are also found on Easter Island, in fact, it has one of the richest collections in all of Polynesia. About 1,000 sites of more than 4,000 petroglyphs are catalogued. Why would a being memorialize or create so many pictures of Birdman at Orongo, or sea turtles, or Makemake, the chief god of the Tangate manu of Birdman cult, if not to leave an important message? Why are the same images and stories of cultures displaced by a large flood so prevalent in so many parts of the world? Perhaps Lemuria provides some of the answers.
© 2012 Jean Bakula
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