Thursday, November 16, 2017

LEMURIAN MYSTERIES/ Mt. Shasta Local Post Stamps by Eric Whollem/ THE LEMURS OF NORTH AMERICA AND MEXICO



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Map of Altantis and Lemuria created by
James Churchward, metaphysical author
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
James Churchward
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



JAMES CHURCHWARD'S THEORIES OF LEMURIA

James Churchward created a series of popular books on the subject of Mu, or Lemuria. He had adopted ideas from Augustus LePlongeon concerning an apocryphal group of people called the Naacals, who ostensibly created a number of tablets delineating concepts relating to the culture of the people of Mu.

The idea of a lost Lemurian continent was first outlined by a conventional zoologist, Philip Schater, in 1864. He theorized that  Madagascarian lemurs traveled to the Indian mainland via a now sunken land mass In the Indian Ocean.

In India this concept has been popularized by Hindu theorists who postulate that the people of this sunken land mass were related to the Tamil people of India as well as the Australian Aborigines. An old Tamil Purana talks about Kumari Kandam, a sunken land, which today is equated with Lemuria.


A MAP OF KUMARI KANDAM
the name of the archaic Tamil concept of 
an Indian Ocean land bridge


Churchward's map of Atlantis and Lemuria appears on the cover that I created above. Mt. Shasta, California, is known for having many people who are fond advocates of the Lemurian concept. In the 1930's a Roscicrucian text describing Lemuria was very popular at Mt. Shasta. Tales of Lemurians living inside the mountain or even coming down from the mountain to purchase things in town are a part of Shasta folklore.

Little known to many people, Lemurs, a small animal known to live in Madagascar has close cousins who live in California, Texas and Mexico. In this region they are called 'ringtailed cats.' The ringtailed cat is the state mammal of the State of Arizona.



MAP SHOWING THE RANGE OF THE RINGTAILED CATS TODAY
Mt. Shasta is just one area where these
lemurs are indigenous


The article below speculates that lemurs
 may have originated in Pakistan:

Scientists disagree as to the origin of lemurs. Some say that they originated in Africa....recently fossil remains have been unearthed in Pakistan. There are many species of lemurs. Wikipedia notes that Mesoamerican lemurs (the ringtailed cats) are distantly related to Asiatic civet cats. The ringtailed cats are found as far south as Panama and Northern South America. Civet cats are found around the world....and a species exists in Siberia. So for those who might speculate on how civet cats could have reached the Americas across the Bering Land Bridge, here there is food for thought.

WIKIPEDIA:

The Siberian Civet Cat:



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Helene Blavatsky and the Masters
St. Germain cancellation
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist




HELENE BLAVATSKY'S POPULARIZATION OF THE LEMURIAN LEGEND

Blavatsky, the founder of the Theosophical Society, is responsible for promulgating Philip Schater's Lemurian ideas. Her extensive metaphysical writings include an analysis of ancient history, paleontology, alchemy, yoga, etc. 

She spoke a lot about a group of ancient initiates who she called  'Ascended Masters' who work from the other planes to aid human evolution. 

The stamp cover above shows an old 'photo' (what today we would call a 'photoshop' image) of Blavatsky and a number of these Masters. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the concept of 'ascended masters' is generally accepted as a matter of course. In Christianity Jesus is an example of an ascended master.

The master St. Germain, who was a French alchemist, appears on the cancellation used on my fantasy stamp cover.



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Helene Blavatsky
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Mabel Collins, metaphysical author
cover with cachet of lemurs
lemur postal cancellations from Mt. Shasta
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Mabel Collins, metaphysical author
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


MABEL COLLINS, SPIRITUAL TEACHER

Mabel Collins wrote the classic texts called 'Light on the Path,' 'Through the Gates of Gold, 'The Idyll of the White Lotus' etc. She also wrote popular romance novels.

She continued to teach into the 20th century. Part of her teachings were incorporated into the text of the mystical book, 'A Dweller on Two Planets," a channeled work created at Mt. Shasta in the late 19th century.


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Mabel Collins, metaphysical author
The Violet Flame refers to the concept of a cleansing fire 
that purifies the initiate
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
C.W. Leadbeater, metaphysical author
with St. Germain cancellations
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
C.W. Leadbeater
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CHARLES LEADBEATER  & ANNIE BESANT

Leadbeater was a writer of many books about the Ascended Masters. In conjunction with Annie Besant, he wrote a book called 'Thought Forms,' a text that demonstrates that human thoughts and emotions actually form distinctive colors and shapes that can be seen by the inner eye of sensitives.

The illustrations in this book profoundly affected 20th century Art History, as Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian born Theosophist, used these images as major inspiration in his art, said by many to be the first modern abstract paintings.

Annie Besant used to refer to Lemuria by it's Hindu name, Shalmali, as she worked in India for many years. She wrote a forward to one of Rudolf Steiner's books on Atlantis and Lemuria.


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Annie Besant and C.W.Leadbeater cover
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Annie Besant
2017
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Rudolph Steiner
received at Yreka Station
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist

RUDOLPH STEINER, FOUNDER OF ANTHROPOSOPHY

Steiner's extensive writings cover in part his views on Lemuria. Steiner's movement, originating in Germany, delved into esoteric approaches to art and music. He believed in fairies and nature spirits.

His book, 'Cosmic Memory/ Atlantis and Lemuria' presents his unique views of human evolution.

He founded the famous Waldorf Schools.



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Rudolph Steiner
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Augustus Le Plongeon
2017
Eric Whollem.
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


AUGUSTUS LE PLONGEON, PIONEER OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Le Plongeon, late in the 19th century, traveled to Mexico, where he studied Mayan ruins and hieroglyphs. He speculated widely about cultural diffusion. 

He postulated that Mayan civilization was spread through Atlantis to Egypt, seeing Maya country as the cradle of civilization. His ideas influenced Ignatius Donnelly and Helene Blavatsky. He met James Churchward, and their discussions gave rise to Churchward's theories of Mu.



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Augustus Le Plongeon
2017
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Sylph cover
2017
Eric Whollem.
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

PARACELSUS, A PROGRESSIVE ALCHEMIST

Theophrastus Bombastus Paracelsus was a Renaissance alchemist who first conceptualized the 'Sylph' or spirit of the air.

He rejected the medieval concept of the four elements, earth, air, fire and water.....and speculated that there were many more elements in nature than this.....Eventually this lead to the invention of the modern Periodic Table of the Elements.



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Edgar Cayce
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

EDGAR CAYCE, PSYCHIC SENSITIVE

Cayce in his many readings, often spoke of people's past lives in Atlantis or Lemuria. Today the followers of Cayce have made compendiums of his many utterances.


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Edgar Cayce
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Jaguar Cancellation
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


See more posts about Lemuria:

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

VUYANA CINDERELLA STAMPS AND CANCELLATIONS by Eric Whollem/ COVERS WITH SCARABIAN POSTAGE DUE/ Paraphilately



VUYANA
S.S.Scarabeus
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



VUYANA
Sea Dog Commemorative Cover
sent via S.S.Hook Maritime Express
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF VUYANA

Vuyana is an independent state in West Merreminde. For many years it was ruled by Governor Tom, who is seen on many stamps of the land. For a time Vuyana was incorporated into the short-lived Binklish Empire, ruled by Scarabeus Binkel, a rogue stamp dealer from Binkel County.

Scrabeus Binkel and Governor Tom were best of friends, sharing a common affinity to piracy and a love of stamps.

Scarabia, whose postage due stamps appear on a number of the covers seen here was a state established by members of Binkel's crew at the time the Digby Brothers conquered the Barbaru Frie Stajt, the center of Binkel's Empire. Later Scarabia became a member of the Trucial States of West Merreminde, and was lead by Zababba Mc Bink, a philatelic speculator. LOL

Sea Dog is the location of the first settlements in Vuyana, but the Vu Enclave has long been the capital city.  Taylorsville to the south was established by Samuel Allen Taylor in the last years of his life, where in his old age he printed some woodblock local carrier post fantasy stamps, now lost to time, as the ravages of the jungle are unkind to paper products. Taylor produced the world's first bogus stamp of Paraguay.  Taylor is known as one of the leading fantasy stamp fabricators in the 19th century in the far off lands of  Canada and America. LOL


VUYANA
Taylorsville Nature Preserve
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


VUYANA
Vuyana Tourism Enterprises
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


VUYANA
Governor Tom
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


VUYANA
Taylorsville Nature Preserve
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


VUYANA
Vuyana Stamp Show
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


VUYANA
Samuel Allen Taylor
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist

VUYANA
Taylorsville Nature Preserve
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


VUYANA
Hippopotami Conservation Issue
1955/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist

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Friday, September 29, 2017

INAUGURAL VOYAGE POSTAL STEAMSHIP CARRIER COVERS/ Cinderella Stamps and Cancellations of Cymru by Eric Whollem/




CYMRU
inaugural steamline postal carrier
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

THE KINGDOM OF CYMRU

Cymru is ruled by Queen Georgianna. Her palace is found in Thrux. Since 1907 Cymru has had a steamship line, which delivers mail along the coasts of the Sea of Glass in West Merreminde.  The minoton serves as currency of the land.  LOL

Cymru was founded in the year 1007, when a group of sailors, lost at sea, while in search of the legendary Summerland, landed on the island which has subsequently developed it's own unique culture. LOL


CYMRU
classic stamp
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



CYMRU
classic stamp
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CYMRU
letter from the Cymru Oceanic Institute
postage due
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


CYMRU
classic stamp
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CYMRU
classic stamp
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CYMRU
classic stamp
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



CYMRU
900th Anniversary of Cymru
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


CYMRU
classic stamp
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CYMRU
classic stamp
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CYMRU
classic stamp
1907/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist




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Thursday, September 28, 2017

CINDERELLA STAMPS & COVERS OF CABO APSARII/ Faux Postage Stamps by Eric Whollem/ BIRD CONSERVATION STAMP COVERS



CABO APSARII
priority mail cover
1918/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



CABO APSARII
for the preservation of the albatross
1922/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


CABO APSARII
Avian Society/ Puffin Relief Fund
1917/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



CABO APSARII
Cormorant Fund
1917/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



CABO APSARII
Legends of the Apsaras
1918/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


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Monday, September 25, 2017

DOGOLAND STAMPS, COVERS & CANCELLATIONS/ Cinderella Stamps by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY



DOGOLAND
steamship issue
2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



DOGOLAND
cover with postage due from Bungowa
1899/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

THE COLONY OF DOGOLAND

Dogoland is a colony established by the entrepeneur, Smorkrog Bilgo, who operated a freight enterprise in the jungles of West Merreminde.

Bilgo also had a jungle touring business, his popular 'Swamp Tours.' He engaged in trade frequently with the neighboring nation state of Bungowa, an independent kingdom. LOL



DOGOLAND
swamp issue
2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


DOGOLAND
swamp issue
2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



DOGOLAND
swamp issue
2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



DOGOLAND
registered cover
1899/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


DOGOLAND
provisional issue
2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


DOGOLAND
provisional issue
2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


DOGOLAND
provisional issue
2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



DOGOLAND
official mail to the Kingdom of Cymru
1888/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


DOGOLAND
registered letter to Wawa, Bungowa
1888/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

Learn more about West Merreminde:


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