Water covers about 71% of Earth’s surface. The oceans possess 96.5% of that water. It’s 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 another. If not in fiction or movies, then in many resorts named after the lost city in the entertainment industry.
But have you heard of the lost people of Lemuria?
Some researchers believe Lemuria is where humanity began. However, more than a continent we should think it a lost people (or civilization) says Frank Joseph, author of The Lost Civilization of Lemuria.
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 an enormous tsunami consumed Lemuria. Bigger than those known to date. He explains there is physical evidence that gives credit to the actual occurrence of such a tsunami.
Darwin’s Theory Challenged
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.
We associate the name Lemuria 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 Sclater, speculated that Madagascar and India were once part of a larger continent. Sclater gave this 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. 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 buried, hidden — lost — in the depths of the oceans and lands. We are clueless to their existence, because they have fallen victim to the progression of our world. (Or even perhaps victim to Plato’s Great Year.)
Some skeptics will say there is no actual proof.
- But we have our myths and legends, which give a basis for exploration into the possibilities.
- And we 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 — extraterrestrials, lost worlds, religions, the paranormal — I’m finding common threads. Synchronicity, meaningful coincidences, that lead me from one discovery to the next.
The thread I found most puzzling was the one between Madame Blavatsky and Lemuria. Madame Blavatsky is a woman I briefly researched for my June blog post on Ancient Astronauts and Religion. Coincidentally (or 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 over 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.
Atlantis and Lemuria: Are They the Same?
Research often lumps Atlantis and Lemuria together. The Blavatsky Theosophy Group UK warns us not to confuse the two and not to think them the same. 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 Tibetan text. 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 humankind in her book. In context, she says that there are seven Root Races. Root Races being stages in human evolution. A Third Root Race inhabited Lemuria, she wrote.
She characterizes them as a seven-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. Therefore, the gods sank Lemuria into the ocean and created a Fourth Root Race with intelligence, and placed them on Atlantis.
Some researchers theorize the Lemurians 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 surrounding animals.
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. In my book, I refer to them as the Third Eyes, and they have similarities to Madame B’s Third Root Race.
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. Thereby preventing us from forgetting lost civilizations are part of the accumulated Wisdom of the Ages.
The Probe’s Mission Statement
The Probe is a blog devoted to the exploration of the unexplainable:
- to finding the truth in occurrences that resemble science fiction, and
- to researching and reporting on topics that could be flung upon the wall of weird.
- Lost City: Bay of Cambay — Victim of The Great Year? - January 17, 2021
- Plato’s The Great Year: An Argument for the Existence of Atlantis. - January 7, 2021
- Finding Fairies, Part III - December 10, 2020