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Atlantic and Pacific Cultural Origins, by E. Sykes

It may seem a simple matter to sort out the world's cultural origins into Atlantis and Lemuria, but once one gets down to digging into the facts the situation becomes much more complicated at the Pacific end than one might have believed possible. To define the Atlantean culture zone is straightforward. You draw a line from Corvo to Ascension Island, and describe an ellipse connection these two points having a maximum diameter of four thousand miles at the center point, which will bring it into contact with Africa on one side and Central America on the other. But when one comes to the other side of the world the matter is different. There are at least five cultural centers in the area of which four were probably contemporary, and all of which were struck by the same disaster which eliminated Atlantis. These were Gondwanaland, Lemuria, Hawaiika, Nanmetal, and a hitherto unnamed culture which we will dub the Tuamotu. We can rule Gondwanaland out on the basis of our knowledge, as it seems to have existed far too early for our purpose, although subsequent investigations may disprove this assumption. Lemuria lay in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Ceylon, possibly the Maldive islanders and the Tamils of Canday may be the present day survivors. We know very little about this continent or its culture, but the survivors certainly put up an excellent fight against the invading Hindus when India was invaded from the North. They appear to have been short in stature and very dark skinned. Nobody has as yet tried to disentangle their cultural records from the mass of Chingalese folk lore. Hawaiika was a group of large islands centered on Hawaii, if one draws a circle 2,000 miles in diameter from there one nearly touches the coast of North America to the east and the International date-line to the West. Nanmetal was centered on the Island of Ponape, with its vast harbor of Metalinim. If one takes the radius of 2,000 miles from here one touches Japan, Formosa, the Philippines, New Guinea and on the east contacts the Nanmetal zone. Tuamotu appears to have been centered on the Fiji Samoan groups and to have included all the islands groups as far East as the Marquesas and Easter Island. Australia and New Zealand do not appear to have formed part of any of these empires. In addition to the above there was the Gobi Culture situated in the thriving seaports surrounding the Gobi Sea. The catastrophe drained off most of the water from the sea, made the area desert and forced an exodus of the populace to the east, to become the forerunners of European Civilization. Unfortunately for political and other reasons the Pacific Ocean area has never been thoroughly explored for traces of early cultures while the well meant efforts of the various missionaries have destroyed much of the valuable folk lore. For the moment we are inclined to accept Tiahuanaco as a separate entity, but with reservations as to the date and the possibility of its co-existence with the various Pacific cultures mentioned above. E.S.

Webmasters Notes- The TeamAtlantis.com in the 1998 period and after discovered from a fisherman, or what looks to be walls and monuments under the Okinawa region, which would fall under the region of the Nanmetal which includes Japan, Formosa, Philippines, New Guinea, and Nanmetal-Ponape areas. More is known today of certain Polynesian Cultures then was studied in the early 1960's and there are many books on theories of their distribution at various times in archaeology. It is still admitted to this day not enough is known on those regions for there is many basins, or ridges underwater yet unexplored. But, here is a thing to ponder on, the Australian Aborigines supposedly arrived to Australia at 60,000 B.C., while in North, or South America a group of people entered America now speculated between 100,000-50,000. There is evidence around 70,000 years ago a great migration worldwide had occurred this being prior to some of the great ice ages. They found in Japan on a volcanic ledge reported in BBC news 500,000 year old huts made of stick lined wood, and with poles to secure them. It would seem that the people were already starting to make a tent of wood that in several 100 thousand years could have easily been the partial techniques involved in building a raft of some sort by say 200,000 B.C. based on scientific progression. This must be noted it was not found in Europe, but Japan a land surrounded by water later. We do not know if the 500,000 years was an overstated date, but if man's great migration is between 70,000 and the 200,000 ago sea travel probably started to formulate in the idea of a log or raft in order to travel by islands near each other. By at least 100,000 years ago the rude raft for sea movement is extremely plausible. The case for proof would be extremely difficult for wood in 100,000 would long since decayed unless placed in perfect preserving conditions, like a cave with high calcification, or temperature controls. The odds of even finding that old of a raft would be insurmountable. The other form of evidence would pictographs on rocks that would be known to be older then 50,000 B.C. of a raft, and would be difficult to so assign in date of art, but easier if found in a cave. A good book on the distribution of cultural language in this region in place names is called 'The Key' by John Cohane in 1967 which has the above names of these cultures reviewed in distribution of certain mother tongues in the Pacific. There are some Pacific Island names that almost go back to 40,000 years, but are now lost in the type of spelling, or added in pronunciations. What is clear is that their earliest gods involved fire volcano and water sea worship, and animal totems with assigned superstitions. There is no doubt the night sky they assigned stars to in the form of our idea of constellations involved animals, and land based symbols. It is unknown when these associations occurred, but a clue is that in some of those every early cultures the Bear by 20,000 B.C. was in the pantheon of the night sky when on some of those islands the bear did not exist probably ever in those lands. The Bear Culture were mostly a Northern Asian and Northern Polynesian type culture, and rarely appears in the more southern regions in art or night sky beliefs. In regards to Lemuria many writers have said or speculated that majority of it had sunk by at least 100,000 years ago and that its largest size was 500,000 to 1,000,000 years ago. There is no geological evidence that yet has refuted this as a possibility, but most of the geology does not support the size attributed to Lemuria as being as large as some writers have so claimed. This is due to extremely deep basins in various parts of the Pacific that take great periods of time usually to form within. We may take this to mean that Lemuria might have been half the size claimed not most of the Pacific but at best a 3rd of it, and even then strung out various land mass thickness' and as at times narrowing into pearl island chains. The reason Lemuria was exaggerated in its size is that it was still much larger then Atlantis was in its largest form, and may thus explain why in Theosophy circles Lemuria was once one of the mothers (in size) of the Continents. It was possibly larger then Australia or rivaled South America and Africa in total land mass size. When the worst of Lemuria did sink we do not see evidence of massive migrations into Australia for the culture does not appear to be there? When we look to Indonesia and into the other Polynesians Islands and regions near China a complex culture does seem to in the form of art appear. There are some Pacific Coast American tribes all the way down the rim through Central and South America that are peculiar in themselves and in some cases have many oceanic contacts with China before Columbus was ever a dream in personage. If we ask the funny question whom along the Americas as a tribe most appeared to be Indonesian like? It would fall in the range from Central America to Northern parts of South America which this tells us that Lemuria mass was mostly in its earlier stages above the equator. But, geologically speaking the most easy region to build Lemuria up from is below the equator!!!! The Island Chains are more common and prolific below the equators in the pacific, which reveal ancient mountain ranges. If we were to pull the center of this island chain up 15 degrees north it would be exactly on the equator, so it seems that only 1/3rd of the northern portion of Lemuria was ever on the equator. Yet 1,000,000 years ago it was a lot warmer consistently upon those northern island chains, and it does appear to reason that most of the Lemurians below the equator did not survive second or of the last destruction. For the southern island chains with Lemurian people in Australia, and South America do not show these groups very well. If the destruction was even remotely modeled like atlantis destruction generally from a south to north direction it would seem our Long Ears (long lobed) went northward progressively instead of escaping into Australia. Because, we know of no Long Ears in Australia at 60,000 B.C. This means that a place like Argentina or Northwest region of the North American Coast and not Easter Island would have had a better shot of showing some invading group of people like Long Ears around 50,000 years ago. Ironically, that marks near an earlier period when an asteroid possibly slammed into the side of eastern Argentina 100,000 years ago. If the Long Ears remembered this event in superstition I do not think they would comfortably stayed in this region at which point they would again trek towards a region such as the Amazon then to Atlantis or Peru then to Bolivia. It does seem that the Long Ears have only two melting pot locations, one is in the Caribbean Complex, and the other is with Australian Aborigines in the fringes of New Guinea, Formosa, Indonesia and Japan regions. The Long Ears are better preserved in the Indonesian region then Carrib, and also brings up the irony of the East and West Indies as not a Columbus irony, but a Long Ear practice irony and India as another site of migration????? This is not about the existence of Lemuria or not, but it is about the possibility that mans more secretive origins may well be found in such regions. A case in point that the Lemurian technologies must have elaborated somewhat over to Atlantis ones when Atlantis became later more dominant, as India Mythology shows some carry over of information:

"Vedic armoury:

Agenya was a flame projector

Agnihorta, an aircraft noted in the Brahamanas

Arhani struck like a thunderbolt, similar to the Vajra

Dhupa, a kind of rocket

Gandharva was an acoustic weapon of some kind

Mohan had a form of magnetic attraction

Santapana was a weapon which scorched and burnt, like napalm

Vimana, a general term applied to flying machines" 'The Artificer Tradition in Ancient Times', E. Sykes

In the book by D.G. Panov, 'Proiskhozhdenie Materikov I Okenaov' State Geographical Pub., Moscow , 1961 he states in page 174:

"During the Quaternary came the final destruction of the hitherto existing dry land on the oceanic ridges and hills. Atlantis vanished beneath the ocean waves; Lemuria disappeared into the Indian Ocean; Polynesia and Melanesia sank into the Depths of the Pacific." Note that he is saying that there was not one but three lost continents in the Pacific and some how are culturally distinguished.

The Wheel Turns Full Circle, Egerton Sykes (a summary) 1963 cont.



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