Churchward’s Theories on the Lost Continent of Mu
Churchward’s Theories on the Lost Continent of Mu
James Churchward’s mention of vimana or the mythical flying palaces or chariots from Sanskrit and Hindu writings have become references in many books and some even ascribe their interest in these flying ships to his discussion of them in the following passage:
Hindu Manuscript, Date unknown (B.C.): “When morning dawned, Rama, taking the celestial car which Pushpaka had sent to him by Vivpishand, stood ready to depart. Self-moving was that car; it was large and finely painted. It had two stories and many chambers with windows and was draped with flags and banners. It gave forth a melodious sound as it coursed along its airy way.”
Hindu Manuscript, Dated 500 B.C.: “Rawan, King of Ceylon (?), flew over the enemy’s army and dropped bombs, causing many casualties. Eventually Rawan was captured and slain and his flying machine fell into the hands of the Hindu chieftain Ram Chandra who flew it all the way back to his capital Adjudhia in Northern India.”
Without question both of these manuscripts were taken from the same temple records at Ayhodia, as was the Rama and Sita poem, referring back 20,000 years ago.
Maha Bharata (1000 B.C.) : Mention is made in this ancient book of the “gift of a flying machine” by a king to a brother monarch as a token of friendship.
These are the most detailed accounts I have found about the airships of the Hindus 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, except one ‘which is a drawing and instructions for the construction of the airship and her machinery, power, engine, etc. The power is taken from the atmosphere in a very simple inexpensive manner. The engine is somewhat like our present-day turbine in that it works from one chamber into another until finally exhausted. When the engine is once started it never stops until turned off. It will continue on if allowed to do so until the bearings are worn out. These ships could keep circling around the earth without ever once coming down until the machinery wore out. The power is unlimited, or rather limited only by what metals will stand. I find various flights spoken of which according to our maps would run from 1000 to 3000 miles.
All records relating to these airships distinctly state that they were self-moving, they propelled themselves; in other words, they generated their own power as they flew along. They were independent of all fuel. It seems to me, in the face of this, and with all our boasting, we are about 15,000 to 20,000 years behind the times. Dropping bombs from airships is a new sport with us, less than twenty years old; yet here we see that it was done 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Rawan was shot down with a circular gun that spit fire and made thunder which is uncommonly like some of our machine guns today. Yet the world is flattering itself today that never before during the history of man has there ever been such a brainy lot of scientists as are with us at the present time. Pure egotism crowned with ignorance. I feel like the sage of old who said: “There is nothing new under the sun.” There are many Chinese records of about the same date regarding these ancient flying machines.
While modern Hindu historians look upon the Ramayana and some other Hindu writings as myths, the Hindus themselves do not: they know better; so do I. We know their origin and from what they were taken. They are not myths; they are histories written in the usual style of their time. They are, generally speaking, extremely symbolical, and because historians have failed to understand these symbolical writings, they have classed them as myths.
Children of Mu
While I have respect for all religious beliefs (except those beliefs condemning me to death or grievous bodily harm,) I must take issue with my great-grandfather’s statement, “While modern Hindu historians look upon the Ramayana and some other Hindu writings as myths, the Hindus themselves do not: they know better; so do I.”
James also believed humans walked around with dinosaurs and evolution was fiction which are beliefs held today by some religious authorities, but it does not make it true. There is no proof of these flying machines from ancient mythology, like many other fantastic stories from centuries old texts.
Author Stephen Quayle, as a guest on the Coast to Coast AM show discussed a report of a discovered vimana in February 2011. Apparently, the story originated on the ‘whatdoesitmean.com’ website from December 2010 under the title, “World Leaders Flock To Afghanistan After Mysterious ‘Time Well’ Discovered” with a follow-up in August 2011 entitled, “Russia Reports Exploding Afghan “Time Well” Killed Elite US Navy Seals.” The author, Sorcha Faal, provides many conspiracy theories on his website, not to mention the account has a few plot elements of a movie released in 2008.
I would note the repeated mention of this ‘news’ on click-bait websites and passed along in social media since 2012. The next folks who pick it up and run with it don’t even wait until the furor from the last posting dies down. There are websites telling the truth and any website running with a lead story about vimanas, time-wells, dead US soldiers, and world leaders is definitely not one of them.
In previous blog postings I have made mention of the theories placing the Mongols as conquering the Americas and their population. James Churchward wrote that the original inhabitants of Central America and Mexico were a white race.
The end of this white race was; They were conquered by a people of darker skins called Maya who took and settled on the land. The Mayas were composed of several distinct tribes among them being various tribes of Mongols and Semitics.
Synopsis of the Earliest History of Central America and Yucatan
Of course, in James’ version, the conquerors let the white people leave in ships to instill civilization in Europe and beyond.
In the minds of many scholars in the 17th through 19th century (and some even today,) the structures built by the Maya were built by white people and the mounds dotting the American countryside were constructed by the ‘Moundbuilders.’ Then the bad ‘darker-skinned’ people drove them out. Such assertions are nonsense as the physical evidence has shown.
How did the Mongols get to the Americas to be conquering its people? Did they march across the Bering Land bridge and down the west coast of the United States? Did they get in ships and sail to the Americas?
According to a book published in 1827 by John Rankin:
In the sixth page of the Introduction to the “Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans,” the writer hinted at having met with some indications of a connection between Asia and America, long before the discovery of the New World by Columbus. From that time he has kept this object in view; and such has been the success of his further enquiries, that he now ventures confidently to affirm that Peru, Mexico, and other countries in America, were conquered by the Mongols, accompanied with elephants, in the thirteenth century.
Historical researches on the conquest of Peru, Mexico, Bogota, Natchez and Talomeco in the thirteenth century by the Mongols – 1827
From what I have read, these Mongols were blown off course from the Mongol Invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281 which ended in defeat for Kublai Khan’s forces. The first attempt only had 23,000 soldiers on some 700 (300 large, 400 smaller) vessels and many vessels were sunk in a typhoon. The second attempt sent over 4,000 ships and over 140,000 troops and history recorded another defeat.
Japanese history records the Mongols were soundly defeated at Taka Island, out of the 100,000 soldiers left without commanders (they escaped and went back home,) 20,000 to 30,000 prisoners were taken. The remains of a few of their ships have been found in Japan’s coastal waters, but not the massive number cited to have participated in the invasion.
A number of factors should be taken into consideration to decide if they really did make it to the Americas.
1. Would the vessels have had enough food and water for their army (and the elephants) to survive a Pacific Ocean crossing?
2. Have any mass concentrations of Mongol weaponry, cooking gear, or other Mongol artifacts been discovered in the Americas to indicate their large force was present?
3. Although the discovery of Mastodon and Mammoth bones might lead some to believe elephants might have lived in the Americas, the mammoths are generally believed to have died out some 10,000 years ago on the American continent and their remains are still being found today.
While I have identified one source for the ‘Mongol Invasion’ of the Americas, the idea still reaches past credulity to find/produce evidence of this so-called invasion.
btw, the author also mentions giants…