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This page will chronicle the travels of James Churchward. So far there are the travels mentioned in his books listed. The list will be expanded as more data becomes available and be cross-referenced by location and date.
 

Book

Reference

 

 

Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Man

(1926)

 

    Preface

  • "All matters of science in this work are based on the translation of certain ancient Nacaal tablets which I discovered in India many years ago."

    Page 1

  • "These assertions can be proven by the complex records I discovered upon long-forgotten sacred tablets in India, together with records from other countries."

    Page 2

  • "It was famine time in India. I was assisting in relief work the high priest of a college temple."

  • "For more than two years I studied diligently a dead language my priestly friend believed to be the original language of mankind."

    Page 5

  • "Once, in Burma, I visited an ancient Buddhist temple in my search for the missing records."

    Page 17

  • "For more than two years I studied this ancient language, with intermittent decipherings to test my progress."

    Page 18

  • "In southern India the temples have libraries of ancient writings, but none, apparently, go back beyond the Sanskrit. I worked over several of these with high priests and they were all in Sanskrit and on religious subjects. As none of them contained any facts of historical value, I was not sufficiently interested to continue their study."

    Page 71

  • Stone Arch on Tongo-Tabu dated 1876 signed J. Churchward

    Page 72

  • "PANAPE On Panape stands what I consider to be the most important ruin in the South Sea Islands. It consists of the ruins of a great temple, a structure 300 feet long by 60 feet wide, with walls standing (in 1874) 30 feet high, and at the ground 5 feet in thickness."

    Page 75

  • "The natives of this corner of the Carolines (Lele Island) were extremely hostile to the white man and were cannibals of the worst description in 1874. Possibly they have been tamed down a bit since then."

    Page 86

  • "The same thing has been witnessed in Hawaii and I have personally seen it done in the Fiji Islands."

    Page 94

  • "My years of study in the Orient with some of the most capable Oriental scholars have enabled me to read many of the esoteric meanings appearing in the Book of the Dead; for it must be remembered that there is a close connection between the ancient learning of India and that of Egypt."

    Page 151

  • "I have, however, separate sketches of these symbols which I made many years ago before the French got possession of Angkor. There was a hard, dangerous journey to reach Angkor from the coast, and I had some thrilling experiences; but that is the usual thing with all explorers it is what is bound to happen."

    Page 186-187

  • "This find corresponds to my own discoveries in our western and southwestern states, as well as in Mexico."

    Page 235

  • "Before the death of Dr. Le Plongeon, he gave the writer his unpublished notes and translations for copy; so that what I say about Yucatan comes principally from the result of Dr. Le Plongeon's twelve years among the ruins, much of which, however, I have corroborated by personal examination."

    Page 238

  • "This inscription (on Temple of the Sacred Mysteries at Uxmal) I had verified by a native gentleman who thoroughly understood the Maya writings."

    Page 298

  • "For many years I searched in India, trying to find out what the origin of the conception of the Trinity was."

 

 

Books of the Golden Age

(1927)

 

    Page 39

  • "The great Naacal Library is purely traditional I do not think that ever a scrap was written about it. It was traditional history told me by my dear old Rishi friend and preceptor, that induced in me the craving to see it, although I knew it was a tough road to reach it, as will be seen by little sketches I made along the route they were mere field pencil sketches and since finished off."

    Page 44-52

  • "I have personally gone over the Central parts of the Asiatic flooded area. It extends from the Bering Straits to about 100 Longitude. East of Greenwich. It extends into Alaska to Point Barrow in the Artic Ocean. The line runs slightly westerly to near the mouth of the Yukon River, and from the Yukon River due South to the Pacific Ocean."

    Page 73

  • "On one occasion some friends and I went to see this very man give an exhibition on one of the South Sea Islands."

    Page 119-124

  • Pictures painted of Himalayan Passes, etc. The first is dated 1876. See reference from page 39.

    Page 126-127

  • "I have citied and stopped for a time at some of these monasteries, and my belief is, that those there today are the descendants of the Naacals who escaped with their lives the persecution of the Brahmins.
    The monasteries I refer to are not the llamaseries, and monasteries which are filled with Tibetans. These are a different sect and are not Buddhists, although they speak of Buddha as a Saint."

    Page 131

  • "I could not find that they (Hemis Monastery) had any Naacal tablets."

    Page 152

  • "During my many years in India I discovered a number of old Naacal writings."

    Page 240

  • "In the Temple at Uxmal Yucatan at least 12000 years old I found this symbol on the walls of the room where the postulant received his second degree."

    Page 241

  • "In the Uxmal temple I found this in the room where the postulant received his third degree..."

  • "I also found the double triangle in the Uxmal Temple."

    Page 282

  • "During the few short years I spent in close intimacy with my dear old friend and teacher, he had just passed the allotted span of man's life "three score and ten years..."

  • "At that time 1876 he knew of two others only besides himself, who understood the ancient religion, language and writings of the Nagas, both of these were relatives and older than himself."

    Page 291

  • "We were then sitting in the verandah of my little bungalow over 100 miles from a railroad or telegraph station or any other form of known quick communication."

    Page 293

  • "He gave me many examples during the next five years."

 

 

Lost Continent of Mu

(1931)

 

    Preface

  • "All matters of science in this work are based on the translations of two sets of ancient tablets. Nacaal tablets which I discovered in India many years ago, and a large collection of stone tablets, over 2500, recently discovered by William Niven in Mexico"

  • "The Nacaal tablets which I came across in the Orient were only fragments of the various subjects with many missing links."

    Page 17

  • "These assertions can be proven by the complex records I discovered upon long-forgotten sacred tablets in India, together with records from other countries."

  • "It was famine time in India. I was assisting in relief work the high priest of a college temple."

    Page 18

  • "For more than two years I studied diligently a dead language my priestly friend believed to be the original language of mankind."

    Page 20

  • "Once, in Burma, I visited an ancient Buddhist temple in my search for the missing records."

    Page 30

  • "For more than two years I studied this ancient language, with intermittent decipherings to test my progress."

    Page 31

  • "In southern India the temples have libraries of ancient writings, but none, apparently, go back beyond the Sanskrit. I worked over several of these with high priests and they were all in Sanskrit and on religious subjects. As none of them contained any facts of historical value, I was not sufficiently interested to continue their study."

    Page 93

  • "PANAPE - On Panape stands what I consider to be the most important ruin in the South Sea Islands. It consists of the ruins of a great temple, a structure 300 feet long by 60 feet wide, with walls standing (in 1874) 30 feet high, and at the ground 5 feet in thickness."

    Page 95

  • "The natives of this corner of the Carolines [Lele Island] were extremely hostile to the white man and were cannibals of the worst description in 1874. Possibly they have been tamed down a bit since then."

    Page 100

  • "The same thing has been witnessed in Hawaii and I have personally seen it [firewalking] done in the Fiji Islands."

    Page 108-109

  • "My years of study in the Orient with some of the most capable Oriental scholars have enabled me to read many of the esoteric meanings appearing in the Book of the Dead; for it must be remembered that there is a close connection between the ancient learning of India and that of Egypt."

    Plates between pages 160 & 161

  • Drawn picture of Tongo-Tabu is dated 1876 by James Churchward.

    Page 180

  • "I have, however, separate sketches of these symbols which I made many years ago before the French got possession of Angkor. There was a hard, dangerous journey to reach Angkor from the coast, and I had some thrilling experiences; but that is the usual thing with all explorers - it is what is bound to happen."

    Page 212

  • "This find corresponds to my own discoveries in our western and southwestern states, as well as in Mexico."

    Page 263

  • "Before the death of Dr. Le Plongeon, he gave the writer his unpublished notes and translations for copy; so that what I say about Yucatan comes principally from the result of Dr. Le Plongeon's twelve years among the ruins, much of which, however, I have corroborated by personal examination."

    Page 265

  • "This inscription (on Temple of the Sacred Mysteries at Uxmal) I had verified by a native gentleman who thoroughly understood the Maya writings."

    Page 320

  • "For many years I searched in India, trying to find out what the origin of the conception of the Trinity was."

 

 

Children of Mu(1931)

 

    Page 25

  • "Back in the 90's during my trip to Central America, I obtained from Indians the information that far back in the dense forests of Honduras and Guatemala there still existed villages of blonde white Indians."

    Page 80

  • "During my last trip through Tibet, at one of the western monasteries I found some large tablets which on examination proved to contain maps of various parts of the earth."

    Page 87

  • "When in Central America, I obtained various legends about the Caras leaving Central America and going to the south where they formed settlements on some great rivers."

    Page 96

  • "Upon what I have found in Oriental records and remains on Easter Island and Asia Minor, I am about to offer a suggestion for some enterprising archaeologist to follow up."

    Page 101

  • "In 1878 when in the Caroline Islands, the natives told me that "the people who occupied these islands when the islands were not islands but a great land, had very large boats in which they sailed all over the world and were sometimes gone for more than a year before they returned."

    Page 173-174

  • "I do not now and cannot say without first examining the ruins and reading the inscriptions on the stones, if there are any." (Angkor, Cambodia)

    Page 174-175

  • "From the very little I was able to see in Angkor, before a shovelful of dirt was removed from the ruins, there is not a particle of doubt but what the Kimers came to Cambodia from India.

    Page 177

  • "A close examination of the carvings on all the structures at Angkor show them crying out: "Motherland! Motherland! Mu, the Motherland!"

    Page 182

  • "Although I have several times passed quite close to them [Lacadive and Maldive Islands], I have never been on any of them, so cannot say whether they are parts of the sunken land still above water, or whether they are the subsequent work of coral insects."

    Page 213

  • "I have gone through many of the Southern temples in search of legends and tablets, but never found anything about the very ancient."

    Page 219

  • "Back in the 80s I was with an expedition making a geological investigation from a point south of Lake Baikal to the mouth of the Lena River and to the islands beyond in the Artic Ocean. Our examination along the route disclosed the fact that some thousands of years before a huge cataclysmic wave of water without ice had passed over this area, traveling from south to north. We found no traces of this flood beyond the 100 East of Greenwich, but we found evidences of this wave to the limit of our easterly travels."

    Page 220

  • "We found water from 7 to 10 feet below the surface. [of the Gobi Desert]

    Page 253

  • "Through the courtesy of the head of the monastery and as a special favor and compliment I was allowed to see and examine the tablets over which the controversy arose. I deciphered and translated them."

    Page 263

  • "For seven years I had the great privilege of being the only pupil of the greatest Rishi who has lived during the past two thousand years, and yet generally unknown."

    Page 266

  • "One evening just before I was leaving India, placing his hand on my shoulder, my old friend said: "My son, would you like to take a long journey with me tonight?"

 

 

Lecture before the American Society of Psychical Research

(1931)
New York April 20, 1931

 

  • On one occasion he told me that there were some written records about Jesus in certain Himalayan monasteries; and gave me such letters of introduction to the heads of these monasteries, that on application I experienced no difficulty in obtaining a sight of these precious documents.

  • In the great Hemis monastery at Ley-Cashmir there are copies written in a jumble of Pali and Tibetan. I mention this institution, because anyone using the right sort of persuasion can see all and everything there is in this monastery. I did not see an original document in the place: there may be some there, they declared, however I had been shown everything they had.

  • In a monastery in Tibet I found some tablets referring to Atlantis and among them a history of Osiris: it reads:

  • During the 7 years while I had the great privilege of being the only pupil of the greatest Master who has lived for the last 1900 years (and yet he was unknown to the world generally) he would gladly and willingly explain to me the laws behind the various phenomena that we call "mystic" or "cosmic."

 

 

Sacred Symbols of Mu

(1933)

 

    Page 63

  • "It [Quetzzacoatl] is still to be found in the impenetrable jungles and swamps of Yucatan and Central America, but extremely rare. During all my explorations I have only seen one, and I never want to see another. It is the most venomous serpent ever known on earth."

    Page 202

  • "During the short time I spent among them [Pueblo Indians] in Arizona and New Mexico they told me many of their legends. At a ceremonial dance I was astonished to see that the blanket of the Chief was covered with the Sacred Symbols of the Motherland, Mu.

    Page 235

  • "While exploring among the South Sea Islands some fifty years ago I constantly came across legends about the Grey and Black Pointed Spider."

 

 

Cosmic Forces of Mu

(1934)

 

    Page 18:

  • "Sixty years ago I was sitting in the shade of feathery palms in India, with my old preceptor, the Rishi, deciphering and translating these precious Naacal relics."

    Page 62

  • "Light rays correspond with the colors shown in the spectrum: The spectrum does not record or disclose any of the dark rays. This I demonstrated and proved in a court of law in Europe, when as an expert witness I proved that temperatures cannot be measured by the spectrum. At the same time I demonstrated and proved that heat is carried by the dark invisible rays alone."

 

 

2nd Book of the Cosmic Forces of Mu

(1935)

 

    Page 118:

  • "Although geology asserts that the ice cap extended completely around the Northern Hemisphere, it is particularly reticent about giving any details about any phenomena found in Siberia or Eastern Asia. I shall not be so reticent, as I am going to tell what I found there when I joined an expedition for that purpose in the late 70's."

    Page 124:

  • "An elevation of 60,000 feet is more than twice as high as the highest peaks in the world today, which are on the Himalaya Mountains in Northern India, over whose foothills and lower slopes I have passed many a time."

    Page 213:

  • "Darwin's notes bring vividly to my mind a similar phenomena which I witnessed in the Malay Islands. I was seated on a cliff, about 100 feet above sea level, when I was severely shaken up by an earthquake in close proximity somewhere. On looking out to the sea, about 6 or 8 miles off, the sea was rising like a great hump. As the hump went up, the water receded along the shore, then a small rocky island pierced the hump of water. As it came up the waters rolled off from it in great circular waves without crests, one following another."

    Page 217-218:

  • "Mt. Ngauruhoe (New Zealand) is on this belt in the North Island. I consider this one of the most dangerous mountains on earth. When I went over it in the late '70s I found the crater badly choked, and for nearly one-third of the distance down the sides of the mountain ejections were being made. When one lay flat on the ground and put an ear to the soil, rolling and rumbling of the fires underneath, within the mountain could be plainly heard."

    Page 220:

  • "I was over one once when it undertook to erupt. Our ship was no laggard or ashamed to make rapid pace to a cooler spot. Fish were killed by the ton, and covered the water."

    Page 236:

  • "Having personally made a study around the neighborhood of Lake Baikal, and the Lena Watershed, I am in a position to state a few facts; a few only, because my study extended only a few weeks, and the volcanic conditions was not the object of my principal study."

    Page 241:

  • "Younghusband, in describing his first site of these towering mountains, says: 'And beyond? ...' "

  • "Where I had reached no white man had ever reached before." (quoting Younghusband)

    Page 242:

  • "It is stated that there are written records about the elevation of the Himalayas and the destruction of the people, in some of the old Chinese Tao Temples. When I was in the Orient, it was more than one's life was worth to attempt to enter these temples to get a site of these old writings."

    Page 244:

  • "On reading a writer's impressions upon his first site of this group from Darjeeling, it impressed me, as personally I know the scene well."

Egypt

(undated)

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