Most of the information concerning the Lost Continent of Mu and the Mu civilization was brought to light because of studies made by the British researcher James Churchward during the 19th century. 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. After retiring, he continued his research in Central America and wrote five books about the lost continent. The source of Churchward’s theories were the “Naacal Tablets,” which had been given to him by the high priest of a monastery in Western Tibet, and a collection of tablets that was uncovered by US Geologist William Niven in Mexico in 1921–23.
The scientific world is cynical about the existence of either the Mu civilization, revealed by Churchward, or the other famous lost continent, Atlantis. However, the same scientific world confirms the world underwent a dramatic geological event 12,000 years ago, when these two continents are claimed to have sunk. Moreover, legends of massive floods are told by tribes and nations almost everywhere in the world, which supports the idea of a cataclysmic event. Further support can be found in many artifacts, the origins of which still cannot be explained—such as some from Egypt, Mayan remains, and the Easter Island civilization—unless you recognize the existence of these lost continental civilizations.
According to evolutionary theories and general findings, around 200,000–500,000 years ago, “Homo Erectus,” who could stand upright on two feet, gave up its place to “Homo Sapiens,” the humans with the ability to think. Even if we assume that Homo sapiens emerged only 200,000 years ago, this would mean human beings only started creating today’s civilization very late in their existence. What could have caused the Homo sapiens, who came into the world 200,000 years ago with a brain weight and thinking capacity considered by experts to be the same as modern people, to suddenly take giant steps around 6,000 years ago, after existing for at least 194,000 years? In fact, modern scientific circles claim that the wheel and scripture was invented only by around 4,000 B.C.
However, although very few documents and findings from the time remain, due to the flood disaster experienced by the world, what there is suggests human beings had developed at least one large civilization in the distant past, in addition to the established civilizations, and that today’s civilization has its roots in this ancient civilization.
In 1883, James Churchward uncovered the most important of these documents at a monastery in Western Tibet. While he was in Tibet on duty, he wandered around the monasteries researching the origins of ancient religions. Churchward came across a monastery in Western Tibet where the high priest Rishi, who was one of the leading members of the “Great Brotherhood of Priests” (“Naacal Brotherhood”), showed Churchward the “Naacal Tablets” that were written 15,000 years ago.
It remains a mystery why Rishi showed Churchward these tablets, which had been kept secret for thousands of years. However, it is presumed that Rishi, an initiated person himself, felt close to Churchward because of his affiliation to the Masons, another brotherhood that kept esoteric doctrine alive, albeit via other channels. He may also have believed it was time to disclose certain secrets to the western world.
With these thoughts in mind, Rishi acted as a master for Churchward for two years and taught him the long-lost language, known only by the high priests, in which the Naacal tablets were written.
Having learned the Naacal language and examined the tablets, Churchward started his research hoping to find traces of the lost continent Mu and its civilization in the tablets. This research would span 50 years.
Churchward, who conducted investigations on almost every island in the Pacific Ocean—as well as in Siberia, Central Asia, Australia and Egypt—eventually found success in Mexico. In the excavations made during years 1921–23 in Mexico, the US Geologist William Niven found a collection of around 2,600 tablets that were determined to date from 11,500–12,000 years ago. The scripture on these tablets could not be read by either Niven or by Carnegie Institute specialist Dr. Morley, who made a detailed examination of them. Meanwhile, Churchward, on hearing of the discovery of the tablets, 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 his book about the lost continent Mu that had great repercussions all over the world.
The findings of Churchward and Niven suggest the Mu continent had covered a large part of today’s Pacific Ocean and that Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Easter Island and the other Polynesian islands are the remains of this submerged continent. Danish researcher and writer Eric Von Daniken also points out how the cultures of these islands, which are thousands of kilometers from each other, are astonishingly similar.
According to Churchward, the Mu continent was a giant island continent with a distance of 8,000 kilometers from east to west and 5,000 kilometers from north to south. The Naacal tablets suggest this continent was the cradle of civilization. With a history of around 70,000 years, the Mu civilization, in time, established many colonies and empires all around the world.
Atlantis and the Uighur Empire are two principal nations that were colonized by the Mu civilization, both of which became empires after gaining their independence. In addition, the Ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, and Mayan civilizations also originated from the Mu civilization.
It is not known when the Mu civilization started. The Naacal and Mexican tablets are hardly informative. However, the tablets show that Mu’s colonization, as well as the dissemination of the religion underlying its civilization, began 70,000 years ago.
The Naacal Tablets, which were determined to be 15,000 years old, include detailed prophecies about the origins of the universe and its emergence. According to these tablets, in the beginning of the universe, there was only the spirit. Afterwards, the space dominated by chaos came into existence out of this spirit. In time, chaos started to give its place to order, and shapeless, dispersed gases in the space clustered together. These gases condensed to form the stars and planets. During this process, first air and then water formed, which covered the earth. Sunlight warmed up the air and water. Lights and fire under the earth raised the ground from under the water, which became open ground.
The sunlight created the eggs of cosmic life (RNA-DNA) inside the water and loam. The first life left the water and spread all over the planet.
The astonishing similarity to the modern theories of how the universe and life were created cannot be a coincidence. In any case, it would be senseless to expect such information from a civilization that is at least 70,000 years old. Let’s use another resource to demonstrate the level of civilization attained in Mu. In Mahabharata, written 3,000 years ago, a weapon used by human beings in the distant past is described:
A bullet with the blaze of a smokeless fire bursting into flame was shot. Suddenly, everywhere was plunged into darkness. Then came a light blinding the eyes and a noise splitting the ear. The high temperature made the water evaporate. The elephants, horses and humans were immediately parched. The trees entirely burned. When everywhere was lit up again, only a handful of ashes remained of the giant army….
In addition to the level of civilization attained by our ancestors, this legend shows that their world hardly had its share of peace, as it is in today’s world.
Mahabharata legends and some other legends, such as the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, support either one of the theories of the submerged continents, Atlantis and Mu. Let us now look at the ruling style of the Mu civilization and the first monotheistic religion, which was the primary means for its rise, the “Mu religion.”
Mu was an empire, and the title of the emperor was “Ra Mu,” which means the Son of the Sun. Another name for the Mu Empire was the “Empire of the Sun.” In Mu language, the word “Ra” meant “Sun.” In Egypt, a colony of Mu, the sun god is also called “Ra.” The title of the emperor in Japan, the origin of which is thought to date back to Mu civilization, is also the “Son of the Sun.” In addition, the kings in the ancient Mayan and Incan empires used the same title as well.
Subordinate to the emperor were the “Naacals,” who were both scientists and priests that represented the ruling class. The “Mu religion,” which was spread around the world by the Naacals, acting as members of the “Brotherhood of Holy Secrets,” was probably the first monotheistic religion that humans believed in. While explaining this concept to ordinary people, the citizens of their homeland and colonies, the Naacals preferred to use a symbolic language that was easier to understand. The esoteric meanings of these symbols were known only by the initiated brothers and the emperor Ra Mu.
The symbols of the Naacals were mainly comprised of geometric shapes. Naacal teachings proposed that the geometric and architectural qualities of God were of the highest importance in the emergence of the universe. According to the Mu religion, the God was such a sacred being that it could not be mentioned directly. If not expressed by a symbol, ordinary people would not be able to comprehend it. The symbol of this supreme being was the Sun, or in other words, “Ra.” This is the basis for all those misrepresented claims that God is the Sun, as well as the beliefs characterized in sun cults.
In Naacal teachings, the Sun was not actually God, but rather a symbol selected to make God’s unity and oneness understandable to the masses. Another aim of using symbols was to prevent certain styles of expression from becoming stereotyped by attributing new meanings to the symbols in light of developments, as well as to free the religion from bigotry and dogmas. However as the civilization collapsed and the main source vanished, the symbols themselves became idolized and resulted in the birth of polytheistic religions. Ra-Mu himself was the high priest of this religion, which taught worshipping one God with the help of symbols, as well as the leader of the holy brotherhood. However, the emperor did not have a divine personality and held the title “Son of the Sun” symbolically due to his status only.
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 temples did not have roofs and were called “transparent temples.” The lack of roofs enabled the sunlight to directly reach the initiated ones. This was also a kind of symbol, and its esoteric meaning was that there should be no barriers between God and the person. In today’s masonry, the same symbol is used in the ceilings of Masonic temples where they are decorated in a way symbolizing the sky, as if their tops are open.
The prominent symbol of the Mu religion is the Cosmic Diagram of Mu.
In this diagram, the circle located in the center is the collective symbol of the sun (“Ra”) or in other words, the one God. The circle inside the triangles symbolizes how God always keeps an eye on human beings, and the two interlaced triangles symbolize the coexistence of good and evil. The upward triangle depicts good, reaching at God, while the downward triangle depicts the return pursuant to the law of rebirth. The hexagonal star formed by these two triangles is the symbol of justice. In addition, each corner of this star symbolizes a virtue, representing that humans may reach God only when they have these virtues. The circle outside the hexagonal star represents other realms beyond the earth, and the 12 festoons symbolize the 12 evil inclinations that human beings must avoid. Before its passage to the other realms, the human spirit must be freed from these 12 worldly inclinations.
Meanwhile, the eight-lane road going downward symbolizes the stages the spirit must go through in order to reach God. The spirit has to rise from the bottom, a nonliving thing, up to perfection and become the perfect human being.
In Naacal temples, the moon symbol is located right next to the sun. While the male symbol of God, being both the mother and father, is the sun, its female symbol is the moon. As seen in the cosmic diagram, the triangle and the number three has a special place in Naacal teachings. The importance placed on the number three originates from the Mu continent itself. The Mu continent is a group of islands in three parts with narrow straits in between. Therefore, the triangle symbolizes not only the Mu continent, but also the male and female aspects of God, as well as the Divine Word emerging from these (meaning the universe). The eye inside the triangle depicts how the main source (i.e., God) always makes his presence felt by all human beings and watches them in a way. This symbol was conveyed first to Atlantis with Osiris, and then to Egypt with Hermes, from Egypt to Greece by Pythagoras and eventually to today’s Masons.
Just like many symbols, the origins of the initiation ceremony for new members to the Teaching of Esoteric Secrets, lies in the Naacal teachings of Mu. In this ceremony, which survives to this day in various organizations, the candidate, if deemed worthy, was initiated to the brotherhood after going through a long period of preparation and investigation. The only information we have about the initiation ceremony is that members were initiated to the Naacal brotherhood by selection. However, there is no reason to think the initiation ceremony of the Hermetic brotherhood of Egypt is much different from the ceremony conducted by the Naacals. Let’s look back at the conceptions of Naacal teachings.
The Mu religion has four main notions:
The God is one. Everything emerged from it, and everything will return to it.
The body and spirit are separate from each other. The body dies and disintegrates, while the spirit never dies.
The spirit is born into different bodies to reach perfection.
When the spirit reaches perfection, it returns to the God and unifies with it.
According to Naacal teachings, God is love itself, and the entire universe is built on this love. However, only the spirits that are able to comprehend this universal love are capable of returning to it. To be a person with these qualities is only possible by becoming a Naacal brother and deeply absorbing the teachings. Naacals acknowledge that only the high priests may reach this stage.
Another basis of the Naacal teachings is the theory that four fundamental forces rose out of divine light, drawing the universe from chaos and ordering it. These four fundamental forces, which are deemed to be the principal characteristics of God himself, are also called the “four great constructors,” “four great architects,” and “four great geometry masters.” These four fundamental elements are fire, wind, water and earth.
With the birth of the Abrahamic religions, these four basic elements were named as “four archangels.”The Naacals symbolized these four fundamental forces with a crooked cross. Among the crosses found on the Mexican tablets uncovered by Niven, we see how those with four arms of equal length symbolize the equality of the four forces. The leftward-looking edges of the crooked crosses symbolize good, whereas the rightward-looking ones symbolize evil. It is no coincidence that Hitler, who deeply researched these subjects, chose the crooked cross with its edges looking rightward to be the symbol of his empire.
Examples of symbols that represents four basic elements, discovered by Niven.
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