Lemuria, or Mu, is a mythical continent that allegedly was located in the Pacific Ocean area or the Ring of Fire. Today we read about accelerating natural disasters in that area - earthquakes, tsunamis - dormant volcanoes becoming active - as the tectonic plates continue to shift. This takes us to creation myths - thousands of flood stories around the world - the destruction of a continent and civilization by water, and the creation of something new to replace it in the cycles of time by the Consciousness Hologram that creates the illusion that this is all real.
The islands within the Ring of Fire have ancient monuments, petroglyphs, and caves that hold clues to one of many ancient civilizations that once existed there - the most famous Easter Island. The legends of Easter Island speak of 'Hiva' which sank beneath the waves as people fled.
Samoans speak of a place called Bolutu. It was stocked with trees and plants bearing fruits and flowers, which were immediately replaced when picked. On Bolutu men could walk through trees, houses, and other physical objects without any resistance. The Maoris of New Zealand still talk about arriving long ago from a sinking island called Hawaiki linked with Samoan legends.
The legend of MU is found on islands all over the Pacific Ocean. For thousands of years the Polynesians have handed down the story of a continent in the Pacific that was motherland of mankind. The name Lemuria resulted from a Nineteenth Century controversy over Darwin's Origin of the Species. Defenders of Darwin had trouble explaining how certain species became distributed over large areas. Zoologists had a particularly difficult time explaining the distribution of the lemurs. The lemur is a small primitive form of primate found in Africa, Madagascar, India, and the East Indian archipelago. Some zoologists suggested a land mass in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and India, millions of years ago. An English zoologist, Phillip L. Schlater, proposed the name Lemuria (LEMURia) for this former land of the LEMURS in the Indian Ocean. Earnst Heinrich Haeckel (1834-1919), a German naturalist and champion of Darwin, used Lemuria to explain the absence of fossil remains of early man: If man originated on a sunken continent in the Indian Ocean, all the fossils of the missing link are now under the sea. To quote Haeckel: "Schlater has given this continent the name of Lemuria, from the semi-apes which were characteristic of it." Zoologists have now explained the distribution of lemurs without resorting to the use of a land bridge. And anthropologists have discovered many bones of ancient man in Africa. However in the nineteenth century, Haeckel's theories were widely read and respected. As a result, the name Lemuria was well known among educated people in Europe and America.
Madame Elena Petrovna Blavatsky (born Helena Hahn 1831-1891), the founder of Theosophy, in her book The Secret Doctrine (1888), claimed to have learned of Lemuria in The Book of Dzyan, which she said was composed in Atlantis and shown to her by the Mahatmas. However, in her writings she did give Philip Schlater the honor of inventing the name, Lemuria. Mme Blasvatsky located her Lemuria in the Indian Ocean about 150 million years ago. She may have obtained her ideas of a sunken land in the Indian Ocean from Sanskrit legends of the former continent of Rutas that sank beneath the sea. But the name Rutas sounds too spiritless and uninspiring to have held such a prominent place in cosmic history. She described the Lemurians as the third root race to inhabit the earth. They were egg-laying beings with a third eye that gave them psychic powers and allowed them to function without a brain. Originally bisexual, their downfall came about after they discovered sex. The English Theosophist W. Scott-Elliot, who said he received his knowledge from the Theosophical Masters by "astral clairvoyance", writes in The Story of Atlantis & The Lost Lemuria (1896), that the sexual exploits of the Lemurians so revolted the spiritual beings, the Lhas, that they refused to follow the cosmic plan of becoming the first to incarnate into the bodies of the Lemurians. Scott-Elliot located his Lemuria not only in the Indian Ocean: He described it as stretching from the east coast of Africa across the Indian AND the Pacific Oceans.In this century, writers have increasingly placed Lemuria in the Pacific Ocean. Even psychics and modern prophets channel beings who were citizens of Lemuria. Today just about everyone who has heard of Lemuria assumes that the legends of Mu are identical with the English zoologist's land of the lemurs.
In 1995, off the coast of Japan near Okinawa large underwater structures were found that could be the remains of a castle. The architecture resembles the architecture of nearby castles still on land. The sites are under research by Professor Masaki Kimura, marine biologist of the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa. Professor Kimura believes that the structures must be manmade by a lost civilisation. They even found roads underwater that prove they must have been manmade. Professor of Geology Teruaki Ishii at the Tokyo University suggest that the structures must be dated back to 8,000 B.C. Others believe that they are much older and may well be 12.000 years old. In March 1995 in another location in the waters of Okinawa divers found the remains of an ancient city spread over an area of hundreds of square kilometres. They found streets, boulevards, arched structures, staircases carved out of stone and welded together. A few months later off the shore of the island Yonaguni, 300 air miles south of Okinawa in shallow water they even found a huge underwater pyramid! The news about the underwater city and the pyramid made headline news for more than a year in Japan but this striking news fact has been totally neglected outside of Japan. Speculations are that the remains that are found are remnants of the legendary civilization of Lemuria or Mu.