Category Archives: Sunken cities/ruins

The “First Man, Dual Principle”

The frontispiece for the 1932 Sacred Symbols of Mu features the following illustration:

Courtesy of P.K. Kosloff
The First Man, Dual Principle
Over 20,000 years old, From the ancient Uighur Capital,
beneath Kharakhota, Gobi Desert

To set the record straight, the capital of the historic Great Uighur Empire was located in the Orkhon Valley of Mongolia, a little over 350 miles north of Khara-Khoto and although he attributes the image to Koslov, the frontispiece probably came from a 1924 article entitled “In the Secret Tomb of Earth’s Oldest Kings” in the American Weekly. The article is contained one of James’ scrapbooks and is included in my first book, Lifting the Veil on the Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Men.

An Uighur Queen and Her Consort

Other images from the article are contained in the Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Men, such as “An Uighur Queen and Her Consort” (page 108) and “Scepter carried by a monarch of the Uighur. Of later date than that shown in the hand of the Queen. Both show the trident” (page 109.) Both are attributed as “Loaned from the collection of the American Weekly Section of the New York Sunday American.”

In the American Weekly article, the ‘Uighur Queen’ image is captioned as “Paintings upon silk, as fresh to-day almost as they were when they were put away 8,000 years ago, and which reveal the sources from which China, India, and Persia copied the pictures and statues of their various Gods and Goddesses’

Scepter carried by a monarch of the Uighur. Of later date than that shown in the hand of the Queen. Both show the trident.

The ‘scepter’ also known as a Vajra is captioned in the article as: “A golden Scepter of one of the ancient kings found in the secret tomb.”

Despite both the article and James’ declaration that nothing could be removed from the site, the statue is part of the collection of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The object was discovered in Khara Khoto by Pyotr Kozlov inside a stupa in 1909.

A recent image of the statue can be viewed at:
The description reads:
Double Headed Buddha. The Mongol period of Khara-Khoto, Mongolia. (1227-end of the 14th century). Clay, straw, traces of painting and gilding. The State Hermitage Museum. Saint Petersburg. Russia.

A further description of the statue reads:
This story was told to a Chinese pilgrim during one of his long wanderings in the north:once upon a time, there were two men, both devoted to the teachings of Buddha. Each of them dreamed an image of the Buddha, but they were too poor to pay for two sculptures, so they asked an artist to make them only one. Buddha himself, in an act of kindness, divided the image in two. Kindness, or compassion, is an important teaching of Buddhism.
This clay statue was found in the stupa uncovered by Kozlov in 1909. The statue is made from the simple materials of earth and straw, but the artist has given the Buddha a smile and a gentle tilt to the head, and added colour and gold to the two faces to emphasise Buddha’s compassionate nature.

Other works of art and figurines are discussed in the same blog posting.

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?

Have a nice day!

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.

Have a great day!