In my first book, “Lifting the Veil on the Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Men,” I attempted to find the sources used to back up James Churchward’s theories. I was not always successful in finding the original source. Sometimes the name of the original proponent of the particular passage was absent or the labeling of the attribution was incorrect.
In one such case of an incorrect reference, I did run across the correct data, of sorts.
In Lifting the Veil on the Lost Continent of Mu, Motherland of Men
From Appendix 1, one of the entries for Valmiki reads as follows:
VALMIKI. Ramayana. Vol. I Page 342. — “The Maya adepts, the Naacals, starting from the land of their birth in the east, as missionaries of religion and learning went first to Burma and there taught the Nagas. From Burma they went to the Deccan in India, whence they carried their religion and learning to Babylonia and to Egypt.”
I was unable to find the quoted passage and therefore did not follow it with any amplifying information.
On page 77 of Queen Moo and the Egyptian Sphinx(1896,) the following text is contained at the bottom of the page:
In Hindostan, some nations hold the same belief concerning monkeys that we read of in the sacred book of the Quiches, to wit: “That formerly men were changed into apes as a punishment for their iniquities.” The ape god Hanuman, who rendered such valuable assistance to Rama in the recovery of his wife Sita when she was abducted by Ravana,2 is still held in…
1 Popol Vuh, Brasseur translation, part i., chap. iii., p. 31.
2 Valmiki, Ramayana, part i., p. 342, et passim. French translation by Hippolyte Fauche.
At the bottom of the page, as a footnote, is the missing reference. Obviously, a quote about Hanuman’s assistance to Rama has nothing to do with Maya adepts, Naacals, or how people migrated from Mu.
As an aside, in Queen Moo and the Egyptian Sphinx pages xxiii – xxiv of the preface:
“Perhaps also will be felt the necessity of recovering the libraries of the Maya sages (hidden about the beginning of the Christian era to save them from destruction at the hands of the devastating hordes that invaded their country in those times), and to learn from their contents the wisdom of those ancient philosophers, of which that preserved in the books of the Brahmins is but the reflection. That wisdom was no doubt brought to India, and from there carried to Babylon and Egypt in very remote ages by those Maya adepts (Naacal – “the exalted”), who, starting from the land of their birth as missionaries of religion and civilization, went to Burmah, where they became known as Nagas, established themselves in the Dekkan, whence they carried their civilizing work all over the earth.“
This passage was included in the entry for the Naacal Tablets. Perhaps it should also be an edited, unattributed quote from Le Plongeon instead of the lofty attribution to an religious text.
Mention of this passage does raise a curious point, James Churchward describes an advanced, ancient civilization where everyone was at peace and learned the secrets of the Naacal Tablets to maintain the advanced civilization. Also, Mu was the Motherland, the Garden of Eden and the Maya were the ones who set off to explore the world. Where did the Nagas come from or the people in Egypt or Babylonia? Did some humans slip away and turn their back on the Motherland or is it just another inconsistency?