Water covers about 71% of Earth’s surface. The oceans possess 96.5 % of that water. It’s pretty much a given that all this water creates an ever changing landscape for the land masses of our planet. With that in mind it would be hard for anyone to insist that over the ages our continents and islands have remained consistent, permanent, and unchanged.
Ocean waves perpetually assault our shores every second of every day and should be evidence enough for an individual to at least consider the possibilities of lost cities on the oceans’ floors.
Though it played only a minor role in the works of Plato, Atlantis is the stuff from which fantasies are made still today. We have all heard of Atlantis in one form or the other. If not in fiction, then in numerous resorts named after the lost city in the entertainment industry.
But have you heard of the lost people of Lemuria?
The Short of It
Some researchers believe Lemuria is where humanity began and more than a continent it should be thought of as a lost people or civilization says Frank Joseph author of The Lost Civilization of Lemura. According to him, these people inhabited archipelagoes—a collection of islands—in the central and eastern Pacific. There are still islands that exist there today. Joseph suggests that Lemuria was consumed by a enormous tsunami. Bigger than those known to date. He explains there is physical evidence that gives credit to the actual occurrence of such a tsunami.
The Long of It
The catalyst for the Lemuria hypothesis stemmed from controversy over Darwin’s theory, Origin of the Species. Zoologists found it hard to explain the wide distribution of certain species across current-day divided land masses.
The name Lemuria is associated with the mammal known as the lemur. The lost continent’s concept originated from a 19th century attempt to explain how certain fossils of the lemur became widely distributed across Madagascar and India, but not Africa or the Middle East.
In 1864, zoologist and biogeographer, Philip Schlater, speculated that Madagascar and India were once part of a larger continent. He is credited with giving the lost civilization its name.
Unlike the lost city found in the Bay of Cambay we discussed in last week’s blog, Lemuria has no sunken ruins to explore at this time. There are merely fragments and hypotheses that project a potential full of maybes.
Taking into consideration, however, the constant discoveries being made and the ever evolving nature of Earth, I’m going to accept that there are ancient civilizations we have no true knowledge of buried and hidden in the depths of the oceans and lands, and they have fallen victim to the progression of our world.
One may argue and say: there is no real proof. But we do have our myths and legends which give a basis for exploration into the possibilities. We also have artifacts, recently discovered, that date back earlier than scientists previously thought possible. We also have fossils found in locations which are hard to explain how they came to be there—if Darwin’s theory of evolution is correct.
During my research—whether it be extraterrestrials, lost worlds, religions, or the paranormal—I’m finding common threads. Synchronicity—meaningful coincidences—that lead me from one discovery to the next.
The link I found most puzzling was the one between Madame Blavatsky and Lemuria. Madame Blavatsky is a woman I briefly researched for a December blog post on religion. Ironically, surprisingly, synchronistically Madame B showed up in my research on Lemuria.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born on August 12, 1831, at Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), Ukraine. Shortly after her marriage to N. V. Blavatsky, she began more than 20 years of extensive travel, which brought her into contact with mystic traditions the world over. She was the principal founder of the Theosophical Society in New York City in 1875, and devoted her extraordinary literary talents to its humanitarian and educational purposes until her death in London, England, on May 8, 1891.
The Theosophical Society describes itself as: “… an unsecterian body of seekers after Truth, who endeavour to promote Brotherhood and strive to serve humanity.” Exploring their website, we are welcomed with these words: The society was founded in 1875 in an effort to promote the expressed awareness of the Oneness of Life. Theosophy: The word is derived from the Greek theos (god, divinity) and sophia (wisdom). Its philosophy is a contemporary presentation of the perennial wisdom underlying the world’s religions, sciences, and philosophies.
Madame B’s Theosophical Movement introduced the spiritual teachings of Atlantis and Lemuria in her literary masterpiece, The Secret Doctrine. Her book is said to have been Einstein’s favorite read.
Atlantis and Lemuria are often found together in research, but should not be confused as being one in the same explains the Blavatsky Theosophy Group UK. They point out the difference as being Lemuria was an immense continent in the Pacific; whereas, Atlantis was another large continent but existed in the Atlantic.
The foundation of Madame B’s book and the Theosophical Society is the Book of Dzyan, which is an ancient text, Tibetan in origin. She is said to have seen the text while studying esoteric lore in Tibet.
Madame B weaves an intriguing origin and structure of the universe, and of mankind in her book. In context, she says that there are seven Root Races. Root Races being stages in human evolution. Lemuria was inhabited by the Third Root Race. She characterizes them as a 7 feet tall, hermaphroditic, egg-laying species who were mentally undeveloped but spiritually more genuine than the following root races. She explains to readers that some Lemurians indulged in beast like behaviors and angered the gods. The gods sank Lemuria into the ocean and created a Fourth Root Race with intelligence, and placed them on Atlantis.
The Lemurians are also thought to have possessed a third eye. They communicated through psychic means of clairvoyance and didn’t develop any form of speech or verbal communications other than imitating the sounds of the animals around them.
This brings me to another synchronicity. In my novella, Sparkers, the alien hunters travel to an outer world and encounter a race of people with a third eye. They are primitive and can communicate telepathically with the animals. I’d never heard of Lemurians before the research for this blog post today. In my book, I refer to them as the Third Eyes, and they do have similarities to Madame B’s Third Root Race.
I’m left wondering, what inspired me to write about a race of people with a Third Eye?
Is Madame B on to something when she summarizes one of the central ideas of her book as being: The Secret Doctrine represents the “accumulated Wisdom of the Ages”, a system of thought that “is the uninterrupted record covering thousands of generations of Seers whose respective experiences were made to test and to verify the traditions passed orally by one early race to another, of the teachings of higher and exalted beings, who watched over the childhood of Humanity.”
As I’ve mentioned in earlier blog posts on Walk-Ins, I’ve always felt guided by some unknown force in my writing. Perhaps, it is these Seers of whom Madame B speaks who inspire writers to create races of people with a Third Eye, so we don’t forget this was part of the accumulated Wisdom of the Ages?
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Sorry for the late blog post. I’m still battling the back injury. I do think it’s getting better, however.
I was able to find some excellent Beta readers, thank you Jessica, Rick, and 58. They offered several valid revisions that needed to made to my Young Adult novel The Other Kind, so I’m currently revising, yet again, and will keep revising until we get it just right.
A special Thank You to my google+ informant and friend, Steve, for the Lemuria topic.
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