Copy
Anomaly Archives eNews
Week of September 28th, 2016
View this email in your browser

The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

September 28th, 2016 - Austin, Texas

This edition's Book-of-the-Week is another on the mystical lands that have allegedly sunk beneath the seas.

Check out some of the highlights from this week's Anomaly-News-Headline links...


Find all of them and more at our Flipboard page: Anomaly Archives Flipboard.

 

See you in the next installment of our email newsletter!
 
 
SMiles Lewis / Founder

AnomalyArchives.org

SMilesLewis.com

 
Book of the Week...
 
The Children of Mu
By James Churchward

Mu, as a lost Pacific Ocean continent, was later popularised by James Churchward (1851–1936) in a series of books, beginning with Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Man (1926),[2] re-edited later as The Lost Continent Mu (1931).[8] Other popular books in the series are The Children of Mu (1931), and The Sacred Symbols of Mu (1933).

Churchward claimed that "more than fifty years ago," while he was a soldier in India, he befriended a high-ranking temple priest who showed him a set of ancient "sunburnt" clay tablets, supposedly in a long lost "Naga-Maya language" which only two other people in India could read. Having mastered the language himself, Churchward found out that they originated from "the place where [man] first appeared—Mu." The 1931 edition states that “all matter of science in this work are based on translations of two sets of ancient tablets:” the clay tables he read in India, and a collection of 2,500 stone tablets that had been uncovered by William Niven in Mexico.[8]:7

Churchward gave a vivid description of Mu as the home of an advanced civilization, the Naacal, which flourished between 50,000 and 12,000 years ago, was dominated by a “white race,"[8]:48 and was "superior in many respects to our own"[8]:17 At the time of its demise, about 12,000 years ago, Mu had 64,000,000 inhabitants and many large cities, and colonies on the other continents.

Churchward claimed that the landmass of Mu was located in the Pacific Ocean, and stretched east–west from the Marianas to Easter Island, and north–south from Hawaii to Mangaia. He claimed that according to the creation myth he read in the Indian tablets, Mu had been lifted above sea level by the expansion of underground volcanic gases. Eventually Mu “was completely obliterated in almost a single night”:[8]:44 after a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, "the broken land fell into that great abyss of fire" and was covered by "fifty millions of square miles of water."[8]:50

Churchward claimed that Mu was the common origin of the great civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Central America, India, Burma and others, including Easter Island, and was in particular the source of ancient megalithic architecture. As evidence for his claims, he pointed to symbols from throughout the world, in which he saw common themes of birds, the relation of the Earth and the sky, and especially the Sun. Churchward claims that the king of Mu was named Ra and he relates this to the Egyptian god of the sun, Ra, and the Rapanui word for Sun, ra’a, which he incorrectly spells "raa."[8]:48 He claimed to have found symbols of the Sun in "Egypt, Babylonia, Peru and all ancient lands and countries – it was a universal symbol."[8]:138

Churchward attributed all megalithic art in Polynesia to the people of Mu. He claimed that symbols of the sun are found “depicted on stones of Polynesian ruins,” such as the stone hats (pukao) on top of the giant moai statues of Easter Island. Citing W.J. Johnson, Churchward describes the cylindrical hats as "spheres" that "seem to show red in the distance”, and asserts that they “represent the Sun as Ra.”[8]:138 He also incorrectly claimed that some of them are made of "red sandstone"[8]:89 which does not exist on the island. The platforms on which the statues rest (ahu) are described by Churchward as being “platform-like accumulations of cut and dressed stone,” which were supposedly left in their current positions “awaiting shipment to some other part of the continent for the building of temples and palaces.”[8]:89 He also cites the pillars “erected by the Māori of New Zealand” as an example of this lost civilization’s handiwork.[8]:158 In Churchward's view, the present-day Polynesians are not descendants of the dominant members of the lost civilization of Mu, responsible for these great works, but are instead descendants of survivors of the cataclysm that adopted “the first cannibalism and savagery” in the world.[8]:54

Source: Wikipedia
Book Page at Anomaly Archives...
Headlines
Here are some headlines of note for this week:

 

Aliens & UFOs

 

Weird News

 

Fortean Festivals

 

Mind Research

 

Deep State / Parapolitics

 

Check out more news links at the 
 
 
 
[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]
Shag Harbour
UFO Symposium

Oct. 1st, 2016

Featuring:

  • Paul Kimball
  • Laurie Wickens
  • Peter Goreham
  • Michael Crowell
Event Info...
15th Annual
Texas Bigfoot Conference

Oct. 15h, 2016

Featuring:

  • Dr. Jeff Meldrum
  • Adam Davies
  • Lyle Blackburn
  • Ken Gerhard
  • Chester Moore
  • Nick Redfern
  • Ashen Brown
 
Event Info...
Membership Drive 2016

Would you like to check-out books from the Anomaly Archives lending library? Do you want to help preserve the history of UFO (and related anomalous) research?

Then Become An Official Member TODAY!

We need your help to make the Anomaly Archives the Best Anomalies Research Resource in North America. Our goal is to become a significant repository of anomalistic research materials.

Your membership will help support these efforts!

The best way to show your support is to become a member and to sign-up for the auto-renewing annual membership subscription through PayPal.

Membership is only $20 Annually

Thanks for your support!
Become A Supporting Member Today...
Living Mystery Symposium 
Kilauea Theatre in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Dec. 10th & 11th, 2016

Theme: Super Nature

Featuring:

  • Whitley Strieber
  • Jeff Kripal
  • Dennis McKenna
  • Tiokasin Ghosthorse
  • Jeremy Vaeni

www.JaylonProductions.com

 
Event Info...
Arkansas
Paranormal
Expo

Oct. 15th, 2016

Featuring:

  • Ken Gerhard
  • Alan Lowe
  • Carol Pate
  • Robert Swain
  • Jeff Ulmer
  • Adrian Scalf
  • Martha Hazzard Decker
  • Brian Irby
  • Darrin Owens
Event Info...
Share
Tweet
Forward
+1
The Anomaly Archives is the library of the Scientific Anomalies Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks:
  • Preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena
  • Research and analysis of accumulated collections
  • Education of the public regarding scientific investigations into these phenomena
 
The Anomaly Archives board of directors are grateful to INACS (Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies) for their continued hosting of the library and archive collections.
 

INACS / Anomaly Archives (Map)

Institute for Neuroscience and
Consciousness Studies

12593 Research Blvd., Ste. 302
Austin, TX 78759-2214

Copyright © 2016 Anomaly Archives / Scientific Anomaly Institute, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp