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The Lost Continent of Mu (1926)

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The Lost Continent of Mu
Published1965 First editionNo
FormatHardcover (223 x 145 mm) Edition2nd UK
PublisherNeville Spearman Printing4
ISBN Printed byThe Compton Printing Works
Series No of pages335


Illustrated history of the 'Lost Continent of Mu' -- discussing both the Alpha and the Omega, the lost continent, the land of man's advent on Earth, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Mu -- the Empire of the Sun, the age of Mu's civilization, its symbols, other ancient civilizations, the origins of savagery, ancient religious conceptions and mysteries, et cetera.

Churchward claims to have gained his knowledge of this lost land after befriending an Indian priest, who taught him to read an ancient dead language (spoken by only three people in all of India). The priest disclosed the existence of several ancient tablets, written by the inhabitants of Mu, the Naacals. Churchward's knowledge remained incomplete, as the available tablets were mere fragments of a larger text, but he claims to have found verification and further information in the records of other ancient peoples.

James Churchward (1851-1936) only started writing his series of books on the lost continent of Mu at age 75.

After the first edition of The Lost Continent of Mu the US editions of Col. Churchward's books were published by Ives Washburn. The UK editions were published first by Rider & Co and, since the late 1950s, by Neville Spearman.


Original Edition

The Lost Continent of Mu
Original title
Original subtitleThe Motherland of Man
Original publication year1926
Original publisherWilliam Edwin Rudge
Original countryUSA
Original language

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