Churchward’s Theories on the Lost Continent of Mu
Churchward’s Theories on the Lost Continent of Mu
As examples of the ancient, advanced civilization of now-sunken Pacific Ocean continent of Mu, James Churchward lists some megalithic ruins in the South Pacific to support his assertion.
there are existing ruins which, by their location and the symbols with which they are decorated, tell of the lost continent of Mu, the motherland of man…
…On some of the South Sea Islands, notably Easter, Mangaia, Tonga-tabu, Panape, and the Ladrone or Mariana Islands, there stand today remains of old stone temples and lithic remains which take us back to the time of Mu.
“Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Men”; page 21.
James identifies twenty-one such ruins built by the people of Mu across the Pacific and the Yucatan. The size and weight of the component stones used in these monuments when coupled with the proposed antiquity immediately begs the question, “How could a primitive people accomplish such a feat?” Some even suggest the feat is impossible today given our advanced technology. Either Aliens or Giants helped or they had some special now-forgotten technology to get the job done, depending on the snake oil they are selling.
Everyone is familiar with Moai of Easter Island, the enormous monolithic stone statues spread out across the island. More than 900 were created and the tallest of these is thirty-three feet high and weighs 82 tons. A few years ago, some scientists got together and demonstrated one method of moving them as shown in the following video. It was estimated the Moai could have been moved into position in two weeks.
That may work for some of these enormous statues, but how could they move and place the blocks in evidence on the other islands?
One fact never mentioned is Megalithic cultures still exist and they still move enormous blocks today.
The people of West Sumba of Indonesia still move megalithic tombs weighing over 30 tons using ropes and a great deal of manpower. The following video depicts an example:
There are also similar examples on the Indonesian island of Nias and the Anagami Naga from Nagaland in northeastern India. This doesn’t disprove Aliens from outer space or Giants helped with moving heavy objects or some special now-forgotten technology was involved, however using Occam’s Razor, we have to exclude them. Simple stated, Occam’s Razor can be interpreted as:
“Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.”
We have evidence people can move the enormous blocks of stone, there is no physical evidence of Aliens, Giants or special machines to move large blocks of stone.
Now some will say these primitive people didn’t have the manpower to accomplish these tasks, so it had to be something else, like Aliens, Giants or special now-forgotten technology. Alas, these people forget to mention Wally Wallington. Mr. Wallington (website: http://www.theforgottentechnology.com/) relates incredible feats including moving a 15-ton pole barn 200 feet with only 40 man-hours of work and starting a replica of Stonehenge with eight ten-ton blocks and 2-ton blocks on top, alone.
More comprehensive video is available from Mr, Wallington on his DVD, but there is a news video:
Not to be outdone, Gordon Pipes, another carpenter, demonstrated one more method to move twelve ton blocks without hundreds of people.
As far as these ancient monuments requiring extraterrestrials, giants or special now-forgotten technologies, it is plain to see there had to have been a false assumption. Maybe it is in the question
“How could a primitive people accomplish such a feat?”
Why would someone word the question in this manner, especially to use the word ‘primitive’? Is there some bias preventing us from acknowledging others to be superior in some respects; to have knowledge and/or skills we do not yet possess?
We are all one big human family and to think any particular segment is superior to another and has nothing to learn from their relatives sounds a little silly. We are all on this planet together; the self-imposed barriers preventing people from realizing our shared human existence and working together for the good of all people shows maybe we are the ‘primitive’ ones, and not our forebears who worked together to create lasting monuments to the solidarity of their people.
Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory
University of Pennsylvania Press
I found this to be a very informative book discussing discoveries not accepted by mainstream science. Dr. Williams covers each subject in detail, presenting a complete background covering all sides of the issues. He lays out the criteria for evaluating the results of fieldwork, providing helpful hints clearly marking the path to realistic interpretations of the data.
The discussion of my great-grandfather James Churchward originally drew my attention to read the book. Reading Fantastic Archaeology was an eye-opening experience for me in that the book addresses the tablet discoveries of William Niven in the Valley of Mexico. Had I read it prior to writing The Stone Tablets of Mu, I could have included his analysis and treatment of the subject instead of missing it and asking the question, “Why doesn’t anyone write about or study the tablets?” My original supposition was since James did not find the tablets and apart from the 2600 unique tablet discoveries, William Niven contributed many worthwhile, credible artifacts to the National Museum. On the other hand, James interpreted the tablets; perhaps some bias was preventing their study. Obviously, my search was not broad enough. There is a rewrite necessary to update The Stone Tablets of Mu.
Persons interested in archaeology will want to read the book to learn about past cases of ‘Fantastic Archaeology’ and their cyclical nature. Written before the explosion of social media, he shows that old, debunked material recycles regularly, without the extra baggage identifying evidence of a hoax or the commonly accepted interpretation. I have first-hand experience of this cyclical phenomenon with the alleged ‘discovery of the Naacal Tablets,’ by Thomas Ritter in India sometime in 2010. The ‘discovery’ was easily debunked (http://my-mu.com/podcasts/pc26.html) in 2011. Earlier this week (July 2016,) the fable again appeared and assumed its place in line as the miraculous story of the day. Did the latest incarnation provide any verifiable evidence or just regurgitate the same story? You already know the answer. Another case also deserves mention, the Kensington Rune Stone (KRS.) Why doesn’t the former host of a cable TV show mention the deathbed confessions of Olof’s son and a close friend attesting the KRS was a hoax when he discusses it? Never mentioned is evidence and background information that might lead a rational person to disbelieve the veracity of the KRS.
This book provides well-documented information discussing many cases of ‘Fantastic Archaeology.’ Researchers should probably not use the examples discussed in this book, if they want to be taken seriously.