When Alternate Archaeology Becomes Deadly

Recently in central Florida two deputies were shot by a “sovereign” citizen as they attempted to remove him from his vehicle in a public park in the early morning hours. The shooter did not survive. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd’s press conference is shown in the video below:

The Muurish or Moorish or Washitaw nation is not a new organization, they claim to be the indigenous people of North America citing the works of my great-grandfather, James Churchward. I have interacted with members of the organization and have even written a blog post (Examining the ‘Mound Builder’s Calendar Stone’) and a video (James Churchward and the Muurish Empire Washita.)

The belief in being a sovereign citizen isn’t only taken up by members of the Empire Washitaw De Dugdahmoundyah, there are a wide range of folks with this mistaken belief. This ’empire’ uses James Churchward’s theories to cite they are the indigenous people of North America and thereby attempt to exempt themselves from federal, state and local laws (ask Wesley Snipes if that works if you don’t pay your taxes.) Based solely on passages from the 1931 Children of Mu, the United Nations has recognized them as an indigenous people with all the rights (see the “United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples” on their webpage.) Article 4 states:

Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions.

Unfortunately, this has been interpreted to mean they are not bound by federal, state or local laws.

As Sheriff Judd says in the video, he could have walked away peaceably with no charges – instead, he decided to start shooting and ended up graveyard dead.
To be clear, not all sovereign citizens are a danger to themselves or others, but some are. This shooting didn’t have to happen. The sheriff’s deputies could be home with their families now instead of fighting for their lives and the mistaken young man could be alive and well spending time with his loved ones.

Please pray for the families of the officers and the mistaken young man.

Original James Churchward Documents For Sale

Recently, I received an email announcing “We are selling the original manuscript material for the book the land of Mu. You can find our catalog here:
May I kindly ask you to have a look.”

I looked at the ADAM WEINBERGER and KONSTANTINOPEL RARE & FINE BOOKS catalog and found on page 59 what is described as:


I will not spoil the surprise any further, you will want to check out what is being offered.

Have a great day.

New Zealand Quake Recalls Cataclysm Of ‘Lost Continent’ Mu

Another article from James Churchward’s scrapbooks…

Los Angeles Herald Feb. 5th 1931
New Zealand Quake Recalls Cataclysm Of ‘Lost Continent’ Mu

Through the ages, restless South Seas lands have suffered from cataclysmic outbursts of Nature, as North Island of New Zealand is suffering from devastation by an earthquake. At Napier, pictured above, Bluff Hill slid into the harbor, shown in the background, then the bottom of the harbor arose and the steamers’ anchorage pool, ‘The Ironpot,’ turned upside down and became an island.

New Zealand lies just south of location of the supposed “lost continent” Mu, as shown in this theoretical map. Some scientists believe that great volcanic upheavals sank Mu in the long ago, leaving only peaks which are the islands of Hawaii, the Ladrones, the Fiji isles and others. They think that Mu served as a ‘land bridge’ across the Pacific, for tablets found on the islands resemble Egyptian cuneiform writing and the ruins resembled architecture of the ancient Mayans.
This picture shows a typical scene in an earth disturbance and volcanic eruption in a southern land. Such a disaster is believed to have occurred in the sinking of Mu with its ancient civilization. History repeated itself in part when the earthquake struck North island of New Zealand, a place of rumbling volcanoes, thermic lands and buried fires, and laid two cities in ruin.