James Churchward, Mu, and Australia

Recently, I became aware of a suggested link between the ‘Gosford Glyphs‘ (aka as the ‘Kariong Hieroglyphs’) in Kariong, New South Wales, Australia and the theory of the Lost Continent of Mu as described and written about by my great grandfather, James Churchward in his books.

The carvings appear on two parallel sandstone walls about 49 feet (15 m) long and appear to advance Churchward’s theory of Mu.
In particular, the highlighted carving in the following image has been interpreted as “Mu is sunk.”

Gosford Glyphs – “Mu is sunk”

A proponent of the theory published his interpretation as follows:

“Mu is sunk” carving interpretation

Unfortunately, in the 1926 ‘Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Men,’ James wrote:

AUSTRALIA.—Australia appears to be particularly bare of ancient records, legends and traditions, which is not to be wondered at if my geological deductions about Australia are correct.
Geometrical figures have been found rudely carved on some of the boomerangs of the Northern tribes. The bushmen of Northern Australia are probably the lowest type of humanity on earth, lower than the ordinary forest beasts.
This sketch is a reproduction of an Australian cave painting which, without doubt, antedates their low savagery.
There are three remarkable objects in this painting: the first is Ra – the Sun – and the second is the numeral 3, symbol of Mu, shown twice, and the third is an axe.
When the English first settled in Australia, axes of any description were unknown to the savage natives.

Hands, Feet and Weapons Printed in Colors on the Walls of an Australian Cave

I have never heard of any legends or traditions having been found among the native Australians…
Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Men pages 79-81

Obviously, James did not have a very high opinion of the Australian aborigines which flies in the face of his ancient advanced civilization of Mu. Since everyone came from his lost continent and there was no evolution of the human species, where did the bushmen, the “lowest type of humanity on earth, lower than the ordinary forest beasts” come from? His description of Mu as a virtual paradise with no suffering would have chased the forebears of these people into the woods to die, as he explains concerning the discovery of Neanderthal and other remains.

In their excitement over the discovery of a few old human bones, such as the Neanderthal, Piltdown, and Heidelberg man, scientists, in both Europe and America, have completely ignored and cast aside the remains of ancient man in North America. That the European remains were those of idiots and degenerates is obvious from the abnormal shapes of their skulls. Doubtless they were outcasts from civilized communities…
Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Men, page 171.

In spite of evidence the carvings were created in the twentieth century, there are individuals insisting these are proof of a link between Egypt, Australia, and Mu. My only remaining question would be, how do they interpret the symbol to the left of the ‘Mu is sunk’ carving highlighted in the image below?

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The ‘Negroes’ Migration from Mu to Africa (according to James Churchward)

Readers of the blog may remember previous postings about the Amazonian Sea and the supposed migration of ‘Negros’ and ‘Negroid’ people from Mu to Atlantis and on to Africa. In summary, James wrote the ‘Negroes’ transited the Amazonian Sea (never settling in the Americas) to land in Atlantis and then finally journeying on to Africa.

Colorized map seen by Churchward in Tibetan monastery – with closeup on Amazonian Sea

Curiously, he wrote in the Children of Mu (page 101):

As is shown by various documents, Atlantis had a colored population in the south…

From “Children of Mu” page 99

I have never able to find these documents speaking of Atlantis having a ‘colored population in the south,’ until now.

In his recent posting, entitled,”The 1911 Controversy Over Whether a “White” Atlantis Civilized Black Africans,” Jason Colavito visited the work of Dr. Leo Frobenius, a German ethnologist who related his theories of ‘Atlantis in Africa.’ While not calling for the genocide of Africa’s population as others had during his day, he still firmly believed in the inferiority of the inhabitants and the superiority of his own (white) race. There are links to Frobenius’ works and media coverage in the linked article.

From “Children of Mu” page 81

While Frobenius’ theories do not explicitly backup James Churchward’s assertion, it is close enough to be one of the documents he cites to state his migration theory.

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James Churchward and the Flat Earth Theory

Recently, I received an email from an individual stating:

In all the ancient drawings, Mu included, there are cross culturally and over thousands of years as well, matching, for the most part, drawings that depict a FE (Flat Earth.)

James Churchward (1851-1936)

James Churchward did not believe in a Flat Earth. He did believe in other odd theories, such as the Sun was not a super-heated Body, Neanderthals were “idiots and degenerates” (humans, not a separate species,) and the oft-repeated ‘raising of the mountains’ only within the past 15,000 years. Perhaps the flatness of the planet described by James lead them to come to the wrong conclusion.

For instance, on page 27 of the 1931 Children of Mu, James writes:

Let us commence by mentally carrying ourselves back to the time when the first foot of man trod American soil, and reconstruct a probable scene. We assume, basing our assumption on modern history, that Mu expanded while her civilization was in its early stages. We, therefore, picture to ourselves an ancient craft leaving the shores of Mu, the Motherland, manned by a crew of stalwart, young adventurers with milk-white skins, blue eyes and light, flaxen hair. When their craft was fairly launched upon the Eastern Sea, they pointed its prow towards the rising sun. A hundred thousand years or more, after man first appeared on Mu, found him so increased in numbers that the area of available land of the Motherland became insufficient to sustain the ever growing population. So these young men had started out to find other lands, if they existed anywhere on this globe.

I am sure other references exist such as the mention in Cosmic Forces of Mu Vol. 1 (page 60) “the spin of the earth on her axis,” however, if someone refuses to accept modern science, it doesn’t matter how many examples I provide, they will continue to believe whatever they want.

I will not debate the merits of the Flat Earth theory. They have been victims of a prank, just like the ‘Dihydrogen monoxide‘ hoax.

If you were upset by James’ description of his crew of Mu sailors, please view the James Churchward & Race podcast below.