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The Source of One-Ness in Today's Religions

Today it is unfortunate that there is a tendency to see all the great religions as being separate from one another, and the proponents of each often state that theirs is superior to the others. Indeed, the outward forms do show differences, but surely if people were to examine the essence of each religion it would be found to be extremely similar to one another - that all are, in fact, working to the same result, and that there is only one Creator/God, despite how many names you may call him by.

But how is is that we have so many different religious forms? The Middle-Eastern tradions (Judaism/Christianity/Islam) and also Buddhism and Jainism have materialised in the last few thousand years, but other religions (the so-called Hindu religion and ancient Tibetan, and other, religions) seem to come from a far older time. In particular the spirituality of the aboriginal peoples of North America and Australia and the Pacific Islands are cases in point, as well as the traces and recorded history of religions in Meso and South America, and in Egypt.

It has not escaped the attention of some that there seem to be amazing archaeological links between the cultures of the entire world, from Meso and South America through to the Far East, particularly in the construction of pyramids and an ability to construct amazing buildings with incredibly flush joins between the stones. So, too, do the myths of these various cultures resonate with constancy (and, admittedly, variance). But one outstanding human memory seems to be that of a Great Flood - and one that seems to have covered much of the globe.
 
The stories of a 'Great Flood' are related in the Old Testament (Noah), Sumerian epics, Egyptian mythology, Greek myths and traditional tales in the South Seas and of Australian aborigines. They are found in cultures as diverse as Japan, China, Thailand, Laos and India in the East; Egypt and the Congo in Africa; Greece, Germany and Scandinavia in Europe; and the indigenous tribes of North, Central and South America.
 
It is said that there are:

And, apart from the memory of a 'Great Flood', the memory of a land from whence the world-wide civilisations came,  which some call Lemuria.

The fate of Lemuria, also known as Pacifica, Mu, Pan, and what Edgar Cayce called Zu or Oz, is not unlike that proposed for Atlantis. It is much like the destiny of humanity foreseen in our timeline by prophets of old and also modern-day clairvoyants. The legends are all the same … a thriving, advanced culture that suddenly manifested out of nowhere. Their origins and downfall are linked to destruction when their continent sank beneath the ‘sea’ due to natural cataclyms and human imbalance.

What, therefore, was this "Great Flood" due to? And when did it occur?
 

It appears to have been on or prior to 9,500 BC, and just about the time that some believe the Egyptian civilisation started to come into being. It is thought by non-establishment archaeologists, for example, that the Egyptian Sphynx dates from that time. And what is of great interest is that the Egyptians themselves said that they came from the East (see MacKenzie and also Oppenheimer, Eden In The East (1998)).

Supporting the idea that the Egyptian idea of "the East" might mean the Pacific Ocean, the celebrated Donald MacKenzie said (in his South Seas Myths and Legends (1931), Ch. 8): "The most remarkable thing about the embalming customs and associated beliefs in the South Sea Islands, including New Zealand, is that they bear a wonderfully close resemblance to those of Ancient Egypt."

Using DNA indicators, Oppenheimer drew attention to the diaspora of peoples to the west from the area of Sundaland (an area of south-east Asia including the Malay and Indonesia vicinity that was once above sea level). But what if that exodus had emanated from the cause of the Geat Flood?

The limitation for all seekers is the simplistic fact that if there was a continent of Mu then it is gone and therefore not (much) open to any form of scientific investigation. Apart from a few fragments, as follows. 

  • Stone monuments of mysterious origin dot the entire Pacific, from Japan’s underwater site at Yonaguni, to cryptic Petroglyphs on Hawaii’s Big Island, to Easter Island among sacred and megalithic sites.

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  • Many believe that Easter Island was part of Lemuria. Its hundreds of colossal stone statues and written language point to an advanced culture, yet it appeared on the world’s most remote spot. The legends of Easter Island speak of Hiva which sank beneath the waves as people fled.

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  • Samoans called a similar place Bolutu. It was stocked with trees and plants bearing fruits and flowers, which were immediately replaced when picked. On Bolutu men could walk through trees, houses, and other physical objects without any resistance.

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  • The Maoris of New Zealand still talk about arriving long ago from a sinking island called Hawaiki a vast and mountainous place on the other side of the water.

Remarkably, one Easter Island legend says: 'The first race invented the Rongo-Rongo writing: they wrote it on stone. Of the four parts of the world that were at one time inhabited by the first race, it is only in Asia that this writing still exists.'
 
What is even more remarkable is that a script (pictograph) identified in the ancient Indus Valley (north India) civilisation matches the Easter Island script detail for detail, except in style, viz:
 
And it has been observed that Germanic languages seem to have a certain relationship with the Meso American ancient Maya. For example, 'telefunken' can be translated in Mayan to mean (something like) someone who is able to listen over a great distance. Also the word 'Babel' (the Biblical tower of) in Mayan means a confusion. And these are just a couple of illustrations of how world-wide languages are linked. To go further, words from the sub-continent of India lie within the structure of English, probably through Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) sources.
 
Click here for Recent Investigations into Ancient Links between Australia and Europe.
Click here to see 10 Remarkable Similarities Between Ancient Civilizations.

Also the following extract from Mr. H. F. Blandford's most interesting paper read before a meeting of the Geological Society (in 1875) and which raises an interesting observation or two:

The affinities between the fossils of both animals and plants of the Beaufort group of Africa and those of the Indian Panchets and Kathmis are such as to suggest the former existence of a land connexion between the two areas. But the resemblance of the African and Indian fossil faunas does not cease with Permian and Triassic times. The plant beds of the Uitenhage group have furnished eleven forms of plants, two of which Mr. Tate has identified with Indian Rájmahál plants. The Indian Jurassic fossils have yet to be described (with a few exceptions), but it has been stated that Dr. Stoliezka was much struck with the affinities of certain of the Cutch fossils to African forms; and Dr. Stoliezka and Mr. Griesbach have shown that of the Cretaceous fossils of the Umtafuni river in Natal, the majority (22 out of 35 described forms) are identical with species from Southern India. Now the plant-bearing series of India and the Karoo and part of the Uitenhage formation of Africa are in all probability of fresh-water origin, both indicating the existence of a large land area around, from the waste of which these deposits are derived.

Was this land continuous between the two regions? And is there anything in the present physical geography of the Indian Ocean which would suggest its probable position? Further, what was the connexion between this land and Australia which we must equally assume to have existed in Permian times? And, lastly, are there any peculiarities in the existing fauna and flora of India, Africa and the intervening islands which would lend support to the idea of a former connexion more direct than that which now exists between Africa and South India and the Malay peninsula? The speculation here put forward is no new one. It has long been a subject of thought in the minds of some Indian and European naturalists, among the former of whom I may mention my brother [Mr. Blandford] and Dr. Stoliezka, their speculations being grounded on the relationship and partial density of the faunas and floras of past times, not less than on that existing community of forms which has led Mr. Andrew Murray, Mr. Searles, V. Wood, jun., and Professor Huxley to infer the existence of a Miocene continent occupying a part of the Indian Ocean. Indeed, all that I can pretend to aim at in this paper is to endeavour to give some additional definition and extension to the conception of its geological aspect.

Mr. Blandford then went into more detail.

Map of Lemuria Here we bring in the works of James Churchward and William Scott-Elliott and their descriptions of Mu (or Lemuria). There are others of equal or older antiquity, but these two particular researchers resonate with me. However, it is admitted that neither of these persons, who were both working on this matter at the turn of the 20th century, would be accepted as viable authorities by today's generation of archaelogists and other scientists trying to find the origins of man, but I find a good deal of compelling arguments in the works of the authors just given.

Churchward talks of seeing long-forgotten sacred tablets of India and Mexico which describe, he says, among other things, the creation of man in the land of Mu, the mother country of humanity. Records of later date describe the destruction of the land, "when the earth's crust was broken up by earthquakes, and then sank into a fiery abyss. Then the waters of the Pacific rolled in over her, leaving only water where a mighty civilisation had existed." He finds "the Land of Mu," or "Lands of the West" in the Troano Manuscript, an ancient Mayan book, and in the Codex Cortesianus, another Mayan book; he finds it in the Lhasa record, and in hundreds of other writings in all parts of the world, including India, Egypt, Greece, Central America, and Mexico. Click here for a Commentary on Churchward by Gerry Forster

James Churchward tells us that in the ancient manuscripts of this primal land, science was also a part of religion. They were considered and looked upon as twin sisters. The first teaching that a man was given in his life was that there was an almighty, all-powerful, Creative God and that man owed his existence to Him. Churchward states:

Then followed the teachings that man was a special creation, possessing a something that no other form of Creation on earth possessed-a soul or spirit. He was taught that this soul had everlasting life and never died. The material body returned to earth from whence it came, then released the soul, and it continued on. Apparently, when the forgoing was thoroughly instilled into his mind and he thoroughly comprehended it, lessons in science followed. Teachings were given that showed him the laws and works of Creation, such as the infinite wisdom in the arrangement of the Universe ...

Churchward went on: "[They used] the same symbols both for religion and science. These symbols, in the early days, were all geometrical figures. ... Pythagoras, on his return to Athens from Egypt, taught his pupils: 'To honor numbers and geometrical designs with the name of God.'"

The people of Mu only saw Unity, and All was One.

Scott-Elliott differed to Churchward in that he located his Lemuria (Mu) as stretching from the east coast of Africa across the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. And that idea bridges that revealed by Helena Blavatsky, in her 19th c. Isis Unveiled, and Churchward. However, Churchward stated that Mu did undergo physical changes over a very great period of time, so it is quite possible that its destruction was an evolutionary one from that time described by Scott-Elliott, with one final cataclysm.

Before Mu (Lemuria) came to its final end, it is said that the wise had forewarning of the last cataclysm and made appropriate arrangements to migrate, which some did, though a great many people went down with the island. The wise people of Mu at this time transported their knowledge to India, Tibet, China, Japan, the Americas and possibly other places too.

But it is said that over many years, as the population increased, the people of Mu populated various areas of the world, and hence that is why so much evidence is seen of similar structures around the world. But though Mu was a much earlier civilisation, another one that came to fame was the land of Atlantis, spoken of by Plato and situated "beyond the Pillars of Hercules" (Gibralter) in the Atlantic Ocean. At this place also there was a cataclysm from which there were survivors who escaped to other countries.

The Lemurians, unlike the Atlanteans (it is said), carried less karmic debt and by striving for social balance and individual harmony, the Lemurians largely avoided any need for reincarnation as a means of correcting the consequences of former indiscretions, and went on to fulfill their spiritual destiny in levels of being beyond the earth plain. The strength of the early philosophy of the Lemurians - of 'one-ness' and less disposition towards materiality - served them well throughout the existence of their continent, despite negative influences resulting from Lemuria's later connections with Atlantis.

Intriguingly, during Roman times the Druid priests told Julius Caesar that the Gauls believed their ancestors came to Europe unremembered millennia before from the "Isle of Glass Towers," long drowned in the Atlantic, "far-off Iberian shores." These 'glass towers' would be central crystal temples. Such was the degree of their technological knowledge that they knew how to make great use of crystals. And that use, it is said, was often to control the thinking of the people, possibly in the later era of Atlantis.
 
The early 2nd century Ad Lucian of Samosota, in his history Vara, described a large highly civilized island-city that sank into the Atlantic "ages before our own." But before it disappeared forever beneath the waves, one of its outstanding features was a 'crystal building'.
 
The old Irish Voyage of Maildune contains a description of Atlantis which, detail for detail, is very close to Plato's account but contains this additional piece of information: the inner wall of the great island palace Maildune visited was profusely decorated with crystal. This inner wall, according to Plato, surrounded the Temple of Poseidon, the Atlantean Holy-of-Holies, which again is reminiscent of Cayce's life 'readings.'
 
One of the most outstanding features of the crystal technology that the Atlanteans possessed was what might be called the Temple of Rejuvenation. Not only were the crystals used for control, but also for practical purposes as well, in this case for healing.

Reverting to the story of Mu, there are strong suggestions that much or all of the chapter of Genesis in the Bible is a simplified explanation of the history of Mu, covering the story of creation, the tower of Babel and the Great Flood.

Lifetime of Lemuria The antiquity of man has scientifically been established. Apart from remains identified in Africa going back millions of years, we know that as early as 300,000, Homo Sapiens roamed from Africa to Asia. There is evidence of human use of fire dating to 360,000 BC. There is also evidence that hominids occupied the Punjab region of northern India as early as 470,000 BC. Stone hand axes and other primitive chopping tools found in northern India have been dated to 500,000 BC. Other stone artifacts found in India have been found dating from two million years ago.
 
In the Vedic (Indian) traditions, it is stated we are currently living in the Kali Age, that began in 3102 BC and is due to last over 400,000 years. The lifetime of Mu/Lemuria appears to have been initiated at the beginning of the previous Age, the Dwapara Age, that was twice the length of the current (Kali) Age.

Ravikumar Kurup and Parameswara Achutha Kurup (in their book "The Neanderthals and Global Dravidian Civilisation-Link to Harappa and Lemuria-Climate Change Related Neoneanderthalisation and Homosapien Extinction", 2014) state:

The ice age ended and the floods that occurred following it as well as the massive Tsunamis in the Indian ocean broke up the Lemurian land mass. This has been described in Vedic literature on the Dravidian King Manu who survived the flood and migrated north to the Eurasian land mass. The Asuric Dravidians who migrated north developed the modern cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, Sumeria, the Minoan civilization of Crete, the Egyptian civilization, the Basque, Celt and Berber societies. The mythology of these matrilineal societies have Siva as their God, identified in different names like [the] Minoan Zeus, the Celtic Cerannos and the Irish Dragda.

To Contemplate

Whenever mankind forgets who he really is and what his responsibility is to himself and to the universe, then the end of an age comes around. This appears to have happened at the time of the Great Flood (around 9500 BC) and other occasions in the history of the Earth.
 
But man then has a fresh opportunity to gain his true heritage as true Sons of God, as we have had in this present Age, since the Great Flood. The sadness is that we do not make a very good job of our opportunities and we have now reached the point where we may well have to answer for the outrage we have perpetrated on the planet.
 
The clue to a long spiritual tradition on which Man has been able to be sustained is revealed by St. Augustine in one of his Letters: "That which is called the Christian religion existed among the ancients, and never did not exist from the beginning of the human race."
 
There is always hope, however. But for the hope to turn into reality we need to turn ourselves inwards and ask ourselves "Who am I?". That is what the deepest forms of spirituality suggest we are intended to do to gain wisdom instead of fauning over ephemeral issues such as money, playthings and rich food.
 
Humanity had, once upon a time, lived a life of peace, love, harmony, and prosperity, even while pursuing a life of scientific and technological perfection. All this was lost, just as the worlds that had supported such wonderful lives-like Lemuria and Atlantis-had been lost and forgotten. Remembering these worlds and their achievements would remind humanity today of what had been lost, and lead us to repair the degenerate present in order to engineer a future where, once again, peace, love, and harmony would coexist with material prosperity and technological advancement, as they once had on the lost continent of Lemuria.
 
But, in order to achieve an ideal state, we need also to remind ourselves of what caused those civilisations to be lost; that mankind had forgotten who he truly was and had resorted to ego, which is exactly what to-day's main issue is.
 
Unless Man were to re-think and behave according to his true position, it has been suggested that the entire human experiment might have to be begun again.
 
The history of Man should remind us of that; but I leave it to the reader to make his own judgment about the truth of the matter.

The Diaspora from Mu

James Churchward's ideas on the westward migration from Mu, showing also his proposed location of Atlantis (to the left of the map):
 
Map of Lemuria


 

See more:               including Spiritual Readings from Mu and Atlantis.