Category Archives: Great Uighur Empire

Posts discussing the Great Uighur Empire as discussed by James Churchward

Crossing the Sands of Time On Sale Now

The Great Uighur Empire ruled Inner Asia in the 8th and 9th centuries and their descendants, the Taklamakanians, created a thousand years of unforgettable history. A proper history of Asia would be incomplete without mentioning the Taklamakanians, today’s Uyghurs. Crossing the Sands of Time provides the true story of Inner Asia and the Uyghur people and contrasts their history with depictions peddled by some authors and social media today.

This book was motivated by the author’s interaction with Uyghur scholars and the marked difference between the real history and that espoused by his great-grandfather, James Churchward. During the research, other theories surfaced and are addressed as well. Included are appendices containing all the elder Churchward’s mentions of the Uighurs allowing the reader to judge for themselves the veracity of his pronouncements.

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The “Law of Manu”

In researching my book on the Great Uighur Empire, I ran across the “Book of Manu” as a historical reference placing the Uighur people around the shores of the Caspian Sea in the 1931 Children of Mu (page 220.) Digging a little deeper, the Laws of Manu, also known as the Book of Manu, the Manava Dharma Sastra, or the Manusmriti, is an ancient book of the laws guiding social and religious life in 2nd and 3rd century BCE India.

In the 1926 Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Men, James Churchward mentions the Manava Dharma Sastra and cites it three times (although he misspells it Dharma Lastra once.) Two mentions are almost direct quotations from Augustus LePlongeon’s 1896 Queen Moo and the Egyptian Sphinx (see Lifting the Veil on the Lost Continent of My Motherland of Men [Appendix 2 page 20].) The third mention is:

“Manava Dharma Sastra, a Hindu book, refers to the Serpent as the Creator.”

I actually found one occurrence of the word “serpent’ in one of the 2684 verses.

A twice-born man, who is unable to atone by gifts for the slaughter of a serpent and the other (creatures mentioned), shall perform for each of them, a Krikkhra (penance) in order to remove his guilt.
Chapter 11 Verse 140, (http://sacred-texts.com/hin/manu/manu11.htm)

Obviously, James did not reference this passage or the word “serpent” as his proof.

On the other hand, both the Manava Dharma Sastra and James do mention Narayana. James identifies Narayana as “The Seven Headed Serpent, the symbol of the Creator and Creation” and provides illustrations.

Narayana, The Seven Headed Serpent. The symbol of the Creator and Creation
Nara means the Divine One; Yana – creator of all things; Naacals – seven superlative intellects; Vendanta – seven mental planes

So to James, Narayana, his seven-headed serpent, was the creator and provides support for his statement that the Manava Dharma Sastra referred to the serpent as creator.

Examining the Buhler translation of the Manava Dharma Shastra, the following passage speaking of Narayana:

“The waters are called narah, (for) the waters are, indeed, the offspring of Nara; as they were his first residence (ayana), he thence is named Narayana.”
Chapter 1 Verse 10, (http://sacred-texts.com/hin/manu/manu01.htm)

Further investigation indicates Narayana is another name for Lord Vishnu, the absolute being in Hinduism.

Lord Narayana/Hari

If we are searching for the truth about James’ writings, we would need to acknowledge his errors such as the wrong translation of the name of Narayana, the replacement of Lord Vishnu with a seven-headed serpent, and that the Manava Dharma Sastra does not refer to the serpent as the creator.

As far as the historical reference which opened this discussion, the idea the Book of Manu is a history book recording the presence of the Uighur around the Caspian Sea is false. The Laws of Manu is a compilation of rules and regulations. It is not a history book and does not record the presence of Uighur settlements around the Caspian Sea.

Have a great day

Images Surface from Mu Lecture part 3

I recently received an email from Tim Walsh of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut concerning some lantern slides being held in their collection. Apparently they are from a presentation on the Lost Continent of Mu, but whether or not they were used by James Churchward is unknown.

List of names for each section of the presentation
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

Here are the slides in the third section entitled:

Trip to Tibet Disguised as a Prayer Pilgrim

Section 3 Title Slide
Trip to Tibet Disguised as a Prayer Pilgrim
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT


Great Uighur Empire
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT


My Route to Tibet
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT


Mountain Trail to Tibet
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT


Route to Tibet
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT


Prayer Wheel – Tibet
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT


Prayer Wheel – Tibet
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT


Leiper’s Bronze
Courtesy of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT


Images Surface from Mu Lecture part 1
Images Surface from Mu Lecture part 2
Images Surface from Mu Lecture part 4
Images Surface from Mu Lecture part 5
Images Surface from Mu Lecture part 6
Images Surface from Mu Lecture part 7