The Long Lost History Of Lemuria And The Lemurians Of Mount Shasta

The Long Lost History Of Lemuria And The Lemurians Of Mount Shasta


Many people are familiar with the story of
Atlantis, the legendary sunken city as described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Till this day, opinion is still divided as
to whether this story should be understood literally or taken merely as a morality tale. Further east in the subcontinent of India
is a similar tale, though it probably is less well known compared to that of Atlantis. This is the ‘lost continent’ of Lemuria,
frequently connected to the legend of Kumari Kandam by speakers of the Tamil language. it may come as a surprise that for a brief
moment in history, Lemuria gained a greater acceptance within the scientific and scholarly
community. In fact, Lemuria was not originally an idea
originating from the occult world, or from lost Ancient Egyptian sources as was Plato’s
Atlantis, but from the minds of leading scientific thinkers. Are you ready to learn more about the ancient
Lemuria? Ok then, lets begin! In the late 1800s, British lawyer and zoologist
Philip Lutley Sclater, makes an curious observation. He observed that across Madagascar, India,
and the islands of the Pacific lands separated by hundreds of miles of impassable oceans,
lemurs were encountered. He then proposed a theory that has since taken
on a life of its own. Sclater, in concurrence with many other thinkers
of the time, proposed that these landmasses, now separated by oceans, had once been a part
of a larger continent in the Indian Ocean, submerged beneath the ocean. Sclater named this hypothetical missing continent
‘Lemuria’ after the lemur, and the name has stuck since then. Sclater theories first became popular in 1864
when wrote a paper titled “The Mammals of Madagascar” and had it published in the
The Quarterly Journal of Science. He observed that there were many more species
of lemur in Madagascar than there were in either Africa or India, thus claiming that
Madagascar was the animal’s original homeland. Moreover, he proposed that what had allowed
lemurs to first migrate to India and Africa from Madagascar long ago was a now-lost landmass
stretching across the southern Indian Ocean in a triangular shape. This continent of “Lemuria,” Sclater suggested,
touched India’s southern point, southern Africa, and western Australia and eventually
sunk to the ocean floor. Contemporary Ernst Haeckel, a German biologist,
naturalist and physician, arrived at the same conclusion and theorized that the missing
link between ape and man had once inhabited this sunken land. Since then, the lost continent of Lemuria
has fallen squarely outside the boundaries of science for seemingly sound reasons. Firstly, Sclater’s hypothesis of a missing
continent at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, is a redundant explanation for the presence
of lemurs and other terrestrial species on lands separated by oceans, as it is common
knowledge that the continents had drifted to their present positions over millions of
years. And secondly, no missing continent is needed
to explain the lack of the intermediate forms, or the “missing link,” for such fossils
have been found all over the African continent during the last century. Ernst Haeckel began publishing work claiming
that Lemuria was what allowed humans to first migrate out of Asia and into Africa. He even suggested that Lemuria (a.k.a. “Paradise”)
may have been the very cradle of humankind itself. As he wrote in 1870: “The probable primeval home or ‘Paradise’
is here assumed to be Lemuria, a tropical continent at present lying below the level
of the Indian Ocean, the former existence of which in the tertiary period seems very
probable from numerous facts in animal and vegetable geography.” With help from Haeckel, Lemuria theories persisted
throughout the 1800s and into the early 1900s and often discussed alongside the myth of
Kumari Kandam, a proposed lost continent in the Indian Ocean that once housed a Tamil
civilization. This was before modern science discovered
ancient human remains in Africa that suggested that continent was actually the cradle of
humankind. This was also before modern seismologists
understood how plate tectonics moved the once-connected continents away from each other into their
present forms. Without such knowledge, many continued to
embrace the notion of Lemuria, especially after Russian occultist, medium, and author
Elena Blavatsky published The Secret Doctrine in 1888. This book proposed the idea that there were
once seven ancient races of humanity and that Lemuria had been the home of one of them. This 15-foot-tall, four-armed, hermaphroditic
race flourished alongside the dinosaurs, Blavatsky said. Afterward, Lemuria understandably found its
way into novels, movies, and comic books well into the 1940s. Many people saw these works of fiction and
wondered where authors and filmmakers got these fanciful ideas. Well, they got their ideas from scientists
and writers about 75 years before. Coming back in the recent year of 2013, any
scientific theories of a lost continent and land bridge responsible for the migration
of lemurs is gone. However, geologists have now discovered traces
of a lost continent in the Indian Ocean. Scientists found fragments of granite in the
ocean south of India along a shelf that extends hundreds of miles south of the country towards
Mauritius. On Mauritius, geologists found zircon despite
the fact that the island only came into being 2 million years ago when, thanks to plate
tectonics and volcanoes, it slowly rose out of the Indian Ocean as a small landmass. However, the zircon they found there dated
to 3 billion years ago, eons before the island had even formed. What this meant, scientists theorized, was
that the zircon had come from a much older landmass that long ago sunk into the Indian
Ocean. Sclater’s story about Lemuria was almost
true. Rather than call this discovery Lemuria, geologists
named the proposed lost continent Mauritia. Based on plate tectonics and geological data,
Mauritia disappeared into the Indian Ocean around 84 million years ago, when this region
of Earth was still turning into the shape it holds today. And while this generally lines up with what
Sclater had once claimed, the new evidence puts the notion of an ancient race of Lemurians
that evolved into lemurs to rest. Mauritia disappeared 84 million years ago,
but lemurs didn’t evolve on Madagascar until about 54 million years ago when they swam
to the island from mainland Africa. Nevertheless, Sclater and some of the other
scientists of the mid-1800s were partially right about Lemuria despite their limited
knowledge. A lost continent didn’t suddenly sink into
the Indian Ocean and vanish without a trace. But, long ago, there was something there,
something now gone forever. In 1899, Frederick Spencer Oliver published
A Dweller on Two Planets, a book which claimed that survivors from a sunken continent called
Lemuria were living in Mount Shasta. In the book, Lemurians lived in a series of
complex tunnels beneath the mountain. Locals would sometimes see the creatures wandering
outside the mountain in white robes. Then in 1931, Harvey Spencer Lewis, using
the pseudonym Wisar Spenle Cerve, wrote a book about the hidden Lemurians of Mount Shasta. This book is widely regarded as the reason
for the popularity for the legends of Lemurians in Mt. Shasta. There have been many testimonials with Lemurians
or other mysterious beings on the Mt. Shasta, none of which have been substantiated. The two early testimonials created the large
movement in the belief of Lemuria. In 1904, British prospector JC Brown claimed
to find an underground city 11-miles deep in the mountain, full of gold, shields and
mummies, some of which were 10-feet-tall. When he told his story to others, the group
compiled an 80-person team to explore the mountain for the underground city, but on
the day the team was to set out, JC Brown disappeared. In the early 1930’s, Guy Ballard reported
to meet Saint Germain on the mountain, which led to the founding of the “I AM” Movement,
which led to over a million followers in the late 1930’s until Ballards death. The belief in Lemuria in Mt. Shasta and subsequent
testimonials have been incorporated into numerous non-profit organizations, churches etc. including
“I AM” Activity, The Summit Lighthouse, Church Universal and Triumphant, and Kryon. According to esoteric lore, Atlantis and Lemuria
arose regarding the development and evolution of other civilizations. The Lemurians believed that the other less
evolved cultures should be left alone to continue their own evolution at their own pace according
to their own understandings and pathway, whereas the Atlanteans believed that less evolved
cultures should be controlled by the two more evolved civilizations. Their argument over ideologies resulted in
several thermonuclear wars which weakened both continental plates. When the wars were over and the dust had settled,
there were no winners, only death, destruction and further debasing of the human spirit to
the point that both side realized the futility of such behavior. So the Lemurians decided to build a separate
society inside Mt. Shasta, where they would be safe from any disruptions on the surface
of the earth. The city of Telos was built inside Mt. Shasta
and was designed to house 200,000 Lemurians. Today, it is believed that Telos houses 1.5
millions Lemurians inside Mt. Shasta. Modern day beliefs say that Lemuria can be
felt and contacted through spiritual practices. The Lemurians were a highly evolved spiritual
race, so they can be contacted through spiritual messages from believers. Mt. Shasta has an unexplainable aura to it. It’s energy is palpable, making it no mystery
that people believe there’s something happening deeper below the surface. The physical appearance of Lemurians has been
debated for years. Some believe Lemurians looks like highly-evolved
humans while others believe they have more animalistic qualities. Although it is a universally believed they
are much taller beings than us surface dwellers. In the end, it’s easy to admit there is
something different about Mount Shasta without knowing what it is exactly. Although it is these type of mysteries that
make our world fun, interesting and exciting. And towards this mystery is that in our days,
many people trip to this place in search for Lemurians and the spiritual enlightenment
of Mount Shasta.

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