Category Archives: Lost continent of Mu

Posts that describe or refer to the Lost Continent of Mu

Hawaiian Evidence of Mu?

Recently, I received an image file of the back cover of a book purporting to describe evidence of the lost continent of Mu.

Thankfully, the image has an ISBN number so the book can be identified. Published in 1969, the ISBN belongs to Children of the Rainbow: The Religions, Legends, and Gods of Pre-Christian Hawaii (A Quest book). Apparently the version on sale on Amazon may have a different cover.

The cover asserts:

“Long before the white man arrived in the new world, the people of Hawaii had developed a high culture, with many fascinating legends and myths concerning the people of the Mu.”

The symbol depicted on the back cover jumped out at me as being familiar. Not from James Churchward’s published works, but from the Kabbalah, a work of Hebrew mysticism (and later in other forms as well.)

Portae Lucis, Latin translation of Gikatilla‘s work Shaarei Ora – Gates of Light

Since I have not yet read the work, I can’t comment on the contents. To be fair, the 183-page book was published during a period when a few authors were taking advantage of the new popularity of James Churchward’s Mu books. For instance: Mu – Fact or Fiction in 1963, Mu Revealed in 1970, and Understanding Mu in 1970. We can also add Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents (1962), Lost Continent for the Millions (1969), and the republished Lost Continents by L. Sprague de Camp in 1970.

From the back cover, we learn the author is male, however the name provided in the Amazon listing is Leinani Melville. According to Wiktionary, Leinani is a female given name.

Referencing the high culture achieved by the Hawaiians, they were accomplished seafarers before other peoples ventured beyond sight of land. On the other hand, James Churchward’s version of Mu relegated Pacific islanders to be savages after the collapse of the Archeon Gas belts and the sinking of Mu. In James’ world view, it was the adventurous white Muans that spread culture and civilization around the world.

Maybe they are not the same Mu, I’ll know more after the book arrives.

James Churchward’s Connection with Ataturk

I have heard much about how Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a believer in my great-grandfather’s theories, I even covered it in an early blog posting and in my book Crossing the Sands of Time.

Recently, someone visiting the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, sent some pictures showing James Churchward’s books on display.

James Churchward’s Last Book…

In previous posts I have mentioned the names of James Churchward’s unpublished manuscripts. For instance earlier this year in James Churchward’s Lost Manuscripts on Mu.
His short volume 1927 entitled, Copies of Stone Tablets Found by William Niven at Santiago Ahuizoctla Near Mexico City is contained in my book, The Stone Tablets of Mu.
And there are some I am not yet at liberty to divulge and there may be some in your attic if you recognize the people in these pictures and video.

I happened to run across the front page article from the Los Angeles Times from January 5, 1936 which mentioned he had moved to Los Angeles from his home in Mount Vernon for health reasons and to finish his fifth book, Shadows of America’s Great Past.

January 5, 1936 Los Angeles Times

His death was also covered in the Oakland Tribune and included a picture.

January 8, 1936 Oakland Tribune

James is buried in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.