For thousands of years, people have been searching for the lost continent of Lemuria. This mythical land is said to have existed at some point in time, though its exact location and history remain a mystery. But what do we know about this elusive continent? Let’s take a look.
The Origins of Lemuria
The story of Lemuria first appeared in the 19th century when it was described as an ancient sunken land bridge between India and Australia. This idea was popularized by zoologist Philip Sclater, who argued that similar species of lemurs were found on both sides of the Indian Ocean and concluded that they had once been connected via a now-submerged continent. As an explanation for why there were no records or physical evidence to back up Sclater's claim, he suggested that this lost continent had gone beneath the waves during antiquity.
The Search for Lemuria Continues
In spite of its lack of physical evidence, many have theorized that the lost continent may still exist somewhere in the world today. Some hypothesize that it could be located beneath the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka or even underwater off the coast of Japan or South America. Others believe it is located somewhere in our own backyard—the Pacific Ocean—and could even be hidden beneath Easter Island or Hawaii.
Lemuria in Mythology
Though many believe that knowledge about Lemuria has been lost to time, some cultures around the world still claim to possess information about this mysterious place. In particular, several Native American tribes—such as the Pomo and Wappo from California—tell stories about their ancestors having come from a place called “Lemur” which is thought to refer to Lemuria itself. In Hindu mythology, there is also mention of a “lost land” known as Rutas which could be referring to Lemuria as well.
Lemuria and Atlantis
The mysterious civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis become reality as Shirley Andrews, the author of Atlantis: Insights From a Lost Civilization combines details from scholars, scientists and the respected psychic Edgar Cayce. Her sober portrayal of disturbing parallels between the spiritual decay of Atlantis and our modern world, and her reasonable explanations for the vivid dreams and past life memories recounted by numerous people about life on the lost lands enhance this fascinating book.
Despite centuries of speculation and investigation, it appears that we will never truly know where exactly Lemuria was located. Nevertheless, it remains an intriguing subject and one which continues to captivate people around the world with its tantalizing mystery. Whether you believe in its existence or not, exploring theories about this legendary lost continent can be an exciting journey into our collective past.