Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mt. Shasta/ Earth Art of the Lost Continent of Lemuria

"Earth Art of Old Lemuria" 
Lemurian Postal Service
by Eric Whollem
Edition of 100. Plus ten artist's proofs.
86 x 53 mm.
Copyright by the artist.


This stamp features as a centerpiece a painting I created in 1973.
It is painted with earth pigments gathered in nature by the artist.
This includes charcoal, ground in a mortar, wood ash mixed
with casein (milk) glue, and decomposed granite and other
minerals. It is painted on rough plywood.

I used sticks as paint brushes, much like the Australian

Blavatsky, a major 19th century theorist about  Lemuria,
speculated that Australian tribespeople are remnants of a sudden
continent, (which was originally named Lemuria by a conventional

In some of my Lemurian stamp series I depicted tribal
figures such as Bear Man and the Old Soup Maker,
each based on some of my paintings proliferating with
striated pictographic marks not dissimilar to Aboriginal art.

The rock art in the Modoc Lava Beds north of Mt. Shasta
is the oldest in California. However it is dated by archaeologists
to be only 10,000 years old, which would put it in the late
Atlantean period. Many have speculated that some symbolic
forms in Native American rock art may be elements from
an Atlantean alphabet.

The Aborigines are said to have lived in Australia for 50,000
years. This is the time frame set for Lemurian tribal culture.
Atlantis is said to have sunk 10,000 years ago.

Epigraphers such as Berry Fell of Australia are well known
for attributing the Phoenicians, ancient Irish, Libyans and
others for leaving elements of their writing in the Americas.
See Fell's book, America, B.C.


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