Occultist James Churchward was obsessed with the lost continent of Mu, home to the original human civilization, after learning of this mysterious and forgotten paradise from an Indian priest, who shared several ancient tablets written by the Naacals, the inhabitants of Mu. Or so Churchward claimed. Here, in this work first published in 1933, Churchward discusses his contention that all religions from across Earth share a common origin in Mu. In particular, he explores how symbols of Mu-gleaned, supposedly, from the ancient tablets-bear startling resemblances to everything from the Egyptian ankh and Chinese pictograms to Native American calendar glyphs. The reality of Mu aside, students of comparative mythology and fans of esoterica will find this a fascinating book. British inventor, engineer, and author COLONEL JAMES CHURCHWARD (1851-1936), the elder brother of mystic author Albert Churchward, also wrote The Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Man (1926), The Children of Mu (1931), The Lost Continent of Mu (1931), Cosmic Forces of Mu (1934), and Second Book of Cosmic Forces of Mu (1935).
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"For centuries the cache of stone tablets outlining man's earliest civilization had lain practically forgotten in an East Indian temple vault. Befriended and found worthy by the Temple Priest, Col. James Churchward, serving in the British Army in 1868, was taught to decipher the story carved in the stones. The tablets told of a great civilization, far earlier than our own, that emerged, flourished and vanished beneath the sea 25,000 years ago. Churchward spent the next fifty years of his life piecing together the remnants of this lost continent and its legacy. These titles show convincing evidence of a single source that unites mankind with a common heritage. All volumes measure 5.5 X 8.5 and are thoroughly illustrated including maps, diagrams and line-drawings." (Quote from brotherhoodoflife.com)