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Megalithic monuments of the lost continent of Mu

by Steve Harrison 9 months ago in Humanity
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The Lemurian ruins that span the Pacific

Stretching from the Mariana Islands in the northwest to Easter Island in the southeast, the Lemurian civilisation is said to have thrived on the lost continent of Mu until about 12,000 years ago when it was supposedly submerged by “the great flood” and other natural disasters perhaps caused by the passing of planet Nibiru, which allegedly travels in an eliptical 3,600-year orbit around our sun.

Occupying a large part of the area now covered by the Pacific Ocean, Lemuria also included the islands of Hawaii, Pohnpei, Fiji, Tonga and Tahiti and was supposedly a civilisation as advanced as that of Atlantis.

According to the myths, the occupants of Lemuria were telepathic beings with no spoken language who continue to occupy the Earth to this day… deep inside the bowels of the planet beneath the Tibetan plateau.

Perhaps the greatest advocate of the continent’s existence was the 19th century esoterisist Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, better known as Madame Blavatsky, who described Lemuria in her writings about the history of humanity.

In her work, The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy (1888), Blavatsky draws on telepathic channeling with the “Brotherhood of Mahatmas”, who she alleges control humanity from their secret Tibetan realm, and an ancient Bon script, known as The Book of Dzyan.

Born into the Russian aristocracy in 1831 in the town of Yekaterinoslav (now part of the Ukraine), Helena was sent with her siblings to live with her grandparents in Saratov, Russia, after her mother died of tuberculosis in June 1842. And, while living with them, she allegedly stumbled across the esoteric library of her great-grandfather, Prince Pavel Vasilevich Dolgorukov, a Freemason who had belonged to the Rite of Strict Observance.

Inspired by this world of enlightenment and magic she discovered in the library, Helena soon found herself having visions about an Indian mystic who she believed to be a powerful astral being called an “Ascended Master”.

At the age of 17 she married Russian military officer and provincial vice-governor Nikifor Vladimirovich Blavatsky, although the marriage only survived for a short time before they separated.

For the next three years she moved around Europe before travelling to London from Paris in 1851, where she claimed to have met her “Ascended Master” in the form of an Indian prince named Morya, who she recognised as the man from her dreams.

Master Morya told her she had a great mission to help humanity and set her on a path to study eastern mysticism, which eventually took her to Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1868 where the two were reunited.

From Turkey they travelled together to Tibet, eventually reaching the mythical city of Shamballah in the Himalayas, where Blavatsky was introduced to other masters and even the mysterious Count of Saint-Germain, a European adventurer who according to the philosopher Voltaire was “The Wonderman”… “a man who does not die, and who knows everything".

Blavatsky claimed that in the remote mountains of Tibet she learned many powers such as clairvoyance, telepathy, the ability to control people, materialise or dematerialise objects, and astral projection. She also said she was taught an ancient language called “Senzar” and was shown a manuscript called the Sacred Secret Sciences, which contained secrets of the universe.

She remained in Tibet until late 1870 before moving on to India and Cairo, and then back to Europe before heading to New York in 1873, where she established herself as a powerful spirit medium and teamed up with occult researcher Colonel Henry Steel Olcott to co-found the Theosophical Society, built around the tenets of a mystical belief system called Theosophy.

Inspired by a library of Freemason literature and extensive travels in Tibet, had Blavatsky attained a level of enlightenment possessed by the Ascended Masters or was she simply a fraud with creative ideas about mankind’s history?

She died in London in May 1891, aged 59, going down as one of the more controversial figures in the history of spiritualism and psychic phenomena. Many did put her stories down to pure fabrication to build her own legend, but no one really knows for sure and there is very little to corroborate or dismiss any of it… but perhaps the archaeology of the south Pacific region can shed further light on the mystery of Mu.

The “moai” statues on Easter Island and the ruins of Nan Madol, adjacent to the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei, remain huge archaeological mysteries… ones that the existence of a lost Lemurian civilisation may explain.

In fact, the islands of the south Pacific contain a number of ancient megalithic temples and structures, including a lost city called Mu’a on Tonga that also includes an ancient pyramid. And, in Tonga-Toba there are immense stone arches called trilithons weighing 20 tons or more.

In the northwest of what is said to have been the lost continent of Mu, there are six-metre-high truncated pyramids on the Marianas, with Tinian Island also containing two rows of large stone pillars called the “House of Toga”. Also in the Marianas, on the island of Ladrones, there are incredible Cyclopean structures.

In fact right across the south Pacific, from Tonga and French Polynesia to Easter Island, there is evidence of ancient civilisations. In the Marquesas Islands there are remarkable ruins such as those on Nuku Hiva, which has a massive platform of enormous basalt blocks... the island is also littered with tikis (sacred statues) and tohuas (stone terraces). In the Gilbert and Marshall Islands you can also find tall thin pyramids, with the island of Rapa Iti in French Polynesia also containing a pyramid-shaped tower.

On Hawaii, about 50km from Hilo, there is a giant basalt hill resembling the Cholulu pyramid in Mexico, with the polished basalt blocks fitted together like sheets of paper to resemble the walls of Tiahuanaco in Peru.

But the most incredible of these ancient ruins stands off the coast of Pohnpei island, the third-largest member of the Federated States of Micronesia, where a huge basalt island complex called Nan Madol, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in July 2016, covers 28 square kilometres and incorporates more than 90 artificial islands, with many of the basalt blocks weighing up to 25 tons.

By the time the first European’s arrived in the 16th century the complex was deserted and archaeologists remain baffled as to how a society believed to be equipped with no metal tools and only rudimentary technology could build such a massive labyrinth of canals, basalt blocks and coral columns.

The island itself is said to have been settled over a wave of seven ancestor migrations arriving on the island from the south, with the seventh bringing two brothers, Olisihpa and Olosohpa, who magically levitated the basalt blocks into place after arriving by canoe from a sinking homeland called Katau, which many believe to have been the island of Kosrae to the southeast of Pohnpei.

Kosrae also houses ancient ruins featuring truncated pyramid tombs where kings and high chiefs were thought to have been buried. But, like Nan Madol, exactly how the basalt megaliths were moved from their distant quarries, over land and water, and erected on site is not known, but local tradition suggests the Lelu ruins were also built by magic.

Legends surrounding the two brothers suggest they were “much taller” than the local population and, according to some sources, Japanese pearl divers discovered “very large human bones” in the waters around Nan Madol, suggesting they were the remains of a person between seven and eight feet tall.

At the start of the 20th century claims of a curse surfaced after German colonial governor Victor Berg died suddenly in 1907, the day after excavating a tomb on the island. In fact, to this day native Pohnpeians are loath to visit the site, especially at night, believing the site is haunted by ancient spirits that should not be disturbed.

Official records state Berg died of sunstroke and exhaustion, and while that in itself doesn’t negate the possibility of a curse, talk of it was likely a reflection of the genuine distaste the local population had for him, as well as a wider feeling of distrust and rejection of German colonialism.

But many islanders believe staying there overnight will result in certain death, with frequent reports claiming strange orbs float around the island.

Separated by a central waterway, Nan Madol is divided into two main districts: the southwest thought to comprise administrative and residential islets; while the northeast houses ritual and mortuary temples.

Rising steeply from the grid of waterways in the northeastern quarter of Nan Madol, towering stacks of boulders and columns bulwark the inner sanctuary of Nandauwas… the jewel in the crown of Nan Madol and the largest megalithic structure in Micronesia.

Some of the stones used to construct the complex have been chemically traced to a quarry on Pohnpei’s opposite coastline, but the process by which hundreds of thousands of tons of material was brought to Nan Madol remains a total mystery. A cornerstone of the Nandauwas building is estimated to weigh 60 tons, while smaller slabs and shafts commence from about five tons.

As with other ancient megalithic sites, Nan Madol’s construction seems to have looked to the heavens and the Pleiades star system. Both equinoxes and the June solstice are clearly visible from the east-facing seaward wall of Nandauwas, but marked between these solar stations at the time of Nan Madol’s use was the rising of the Pleiades.

Significantly, from the seaward wall of Nandauwas the Pleiades appear to rise from the realm of the dead and sunken homeland on the southeastern horizon, providing a reason why Nandauwas, offset from the rest of Nan Madol, would interlock with them.

The Nan Madol complex is also believed to be located on top of an older megalithic structure lying beneath the sea but attempts to map it have been disrupted by strange electromagnetic anomalies that seem to emanate from the complex itself… possibly a result of magnetised basalt blocks or perhaps its location on a “world grid” that connects ancient sites such as the pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge and Machu Picchu in Peru.

Whatever it’s purpose and means of construction, Nan Madol and the many other ancient south Pacific monuments clearly point to the existence of a significant civilisation in the region dating back beyond megalithic times… Madame Blavatsky believed it was the people of Lemuria who established it and she is not alone in that view.

British author James Churchward wrote several books about the lost continent published in the late-1920s and early-1930s before his death, aged 84, in 1936.

Born in Bridestow, Devon, in 1851 Churchward had four brothers and four sisters, being the elder brother of Masonic author Albert Churchward. As well as being a writer, Churchward had been a tea planter in Sri Lanka before moving to the US in the 1890s. He was also an inventor and patented NCV (nickel, chrome, vanadium) steel, which was used to manufacture armour plating to protect ships during World War I.

Like Madame Blavatsky, Churchward claimed to have been a confidant of an Indian mystic named Rishi, the high priest of a monastery in western Tibet, who taught him to read Senzar.

Having served as a colonel in the British armed forces, Churchward obtained his initial information about the continent while serving in India and Tibet during the 1880s. Following a patent-infringement settlement in 1914, he retired to his estate on Lake Wononskopomuc in Lakeville, Connecticut, to continue his research.

The source of his theories were believed to be the “Naacal Tablets”, given to him by Rishi, and a collection of tablets uncovered by American geologist William Niven in Mexico in 1921-23.

In 1883, he discovered the most important of these sources while on duty in Tibet after befriending Rishi, a leading member of the Brotherhood of Mahatmas (Naacal Brotherhood), who showed him the Naacal Tablets written more than 15,000 years ago.

Why Rishi decided to give Churchward access to these tablets, which had been kept secret for thousands of years, remains a mystery... but some believe it was because he felt a close affinity to Churchward because of his association with the Freemasons, another brotherhood that kept esoteric doctrines alive.

For the next two years Rishi acted as a master for Churchward and taught him the long-lost language, known only by the high priests, in which the Naacal Tablets were written. Having learned the language and examined the tablets, Churchward started his research hoping to find traces of the lost continent of Mu and its civilisation. His research would span 50 years.

He conducted investigations on almost every island in the Pacific Ocean, as well as in Siberia, Central Asia, Australia and Egypt, and eventually found the connection he was looking for in Mexico. During his excavations, Niven found a collection of around 2,600 tablets that were determined to date from 11,500 to 12,000 years ago. The scripture on these tablets could not be read by either Niven or a Carnegie Institute specialist, who made a detailed examination of them, but Churchward could read them.

After hearing of the discovery he went to Mexico and succeeded in decrypting them, proving they were written in the Naacal language he had learned in Tibet. Piecing together the Tibetan tablets with Mexican tablets to fill in the missing information, Churchward wrote the first of five books about Mu in 1926, The Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Men, that had huge repercussions all over the world.

The Naacal Tablets include detailed prophecies about the origins of the universe and its emergence. They suggest Mu was an empire, officiated over by the emperor “Ra Mu”, meaning the "Son of the Sun". In the language of Mu, the word Ra meant sun, as it did in Egypt which was later colonised by the Lemurians. The title of the emperor in Japan, the origin of which is thought to date back to the Lemurian civilisation, is also the “Son of the Sun”; while the kings in the ancient Mayan and Incan empires used the same title too.

Subservient to the emperor were the “Naacals”, an order of scientists and priests who represented the ruling class, who used a symbolic language to convey their teachings to the masses. These symbols were mainly comprised of geometric shapes, with the sun characterising the emperor Ra.

The temples where Naacal Brothers disseminated their teachings and initiated new members were scattered all around the continent and its colonies. Made of giant stone blocks, these buildings did not have roofs and were called “transparent temples”.

So, while ancient megalithic ruins spanning much of the south Pacific is hardly conclusive evidence of a lost continent called Mu… its existence does seem to be corroborated by ancient Tibetan teachings and perhaps manuscripts hidden deep in the Masonic literature discovered by Madame Blavatsky in Prince Pavel Vasilevich Dolgorukov’s library. The tale also fits in with the belief systems of other ancient civilisations around the world… coincidence, or evidence that Lemurians once ruled the world, and perhaps still do?

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