Lemurian Postal Service
by Eric Whollem
Copyright by the artist
California Indians and the Lore of Ancient Lemuria
A MAP OF THE LOST CONTINENT OF LEMURIA
This stamp is from a sheet of fantasy stamps from Lemuria.
Featured is a portion of my Lost Continent of Lemuria map
depicting the 'Isle of Middle Mountains.'
This is an imaginative interpretation of Lemuria, using
Native American legend. Being familiar with the lore of the
Maidu Indians of Northern California I have taken the artistic
liberty of using their cultural data to tell a story.
THE DREAMTIME AND THE KUKSU DREAM LODGE
The Aborigines of Australia have been described by Blavatsky
as a race of Lemurian remnants. Their Dreamtime lore is well
known. The Maidu Indians of California also had originated a
dream-based religion, a secret dream society dedicated to Kuksu,
the First Man.
The Kuksu Dream Religion spread from the Maidu to the Wintun
Indians just south of Mt. Shasta. Versions of the religion are
found as far south as Yosemite Valley where the Miwok Indians
practiced use of the dream for knowledge and spiritual power.
Thus it is not too far fetched in the recreation of Lemurian
culture to investigate the correlations of the Aboriginal
Dreamtime to the Dream Lodge of the Native Americans
Concow Maidu Culture Video by Eric Whollem
THE MIDDLE MOUNTAINS
The Middle Mountains is one name given by the Maidu to the
Sutter Buttes of Sutter County, California. These mountains
are the oldest in California, said by scientists to have risen
from a great flat plane as a volcano in archaic times. The
Maidu call these mountains 'Histayami,' or the 'Land of the
Dead,' as it is a sacred burial area.
Histayami is traditionally the home of Wonomi, the Earth
Maker. Three levels of spiritland exist at Histayami. The
lowest level is Yongkodom, a flower land. Hipiningkodom,
or the 'Land of the Valley of Heaven,' is the secondary level.
Kakinimkodom or 'Spiritland,' is the highest level.
When a person dies his soul becomes a flower in one of the
three heavens of Histayami. These three levels recall the
Theosophical designations of Astral, Mental, and the Spiritual
planes. Or the Buddhist levels of Nirmanakaya, Sambodikaya,
See my posts on the Maidu Indians on this link:
HIKI THE GREAT CREATOR SERPENT OF THE MAIDU
Also mentioned in the text of the selvage of my faux postage
stamp above is Hiki. The Maidu say that one of the creative
energies from the beginning of time was Hiki, a huge snake
whose movements created the Sacramento Valley.
This recalls the lore of Kundalini Yoga from Tibet and India,
where the Serpent Power is said to be the substratum of all
that exists, manifesting in a vibratory power that is represented
by the form of a coil.
THE RAINBOW SERPENT AND THE NGARIT AND THE NAGAS
The Australian Aborigines, whose culture goes back 50,000 years,
being a people designated as a possible remainder of Lemuria, are
known to have a general worship of a great creator spirit who is
called The Rainbow Serpent. The daughters of the Rainbow Serpent
are called the Ngarit by the Aborigines of the north. The Ngarit are
the daughters of the salt sea--mermaids. Is their namesake reflected
in the Nagas, the merpeople of India? The Nagas have bodies which
are half human and half cobra, making them look very much like
the mermaids of world folklore. The Naga tribespeople are among the
ancient peoples of India, though they live in the north of India today;
in south India are the Austral peoples, related it seems to the
Australian Aborigines. The singing of the Austral people sounds a bit
like the singing we hear from Australia.
In my story Hiki takes the form of a sea serpent. A giant lemur
greets Hiki and a mermaid who rises from the waters of the
Great Inland Sea, the waters of the ancient seabed of the
THE RINGTAILED CAT AND THE LEMUR
There is a little known animal related to the weasel that lives
today in the mountains of California. It has a very long,
striped tail, recalling the stripes in the tail of the Madagascarian
lemur of today.
Esotericists say that the animal life of Madagascar is in part
a reminder of what life was like in Lemuria, which is said by
paleontologists to have existed in the Indian Ocean.
As to whether the ringtailed cat and the lemur are related I do
THE THREE CREATOR GODS OF THE MAIDU AND THE HINDUS
The Maidu posit that in the beginning the earth was a great
ocean. Three beings floated on a raft. Turtle, The Earth Maker,
The Turtle was called Ultrama. His name recalls the Hindu god
Kurma, the Tortoise, who was the second incarnation of Vishnu.
The Hindus worship a trinity of major gods: Brahma, the Creator
corresponds to the Maidu Earth Maker, whose name is Wonomi
among the Maidu.
Vishnu, the Preserver, relates to the Maidu Turtle. Rama, a figure
from the Ramayana epic of India is said to be another
incarnation of Vishnu. Ultrama and Kurma, and Rama all partake
of similar lexical elements.
The third god of the Hindu trinity was Shiva, the God of
Dissolution. Coyote, called Henokano by the Maidu, was
conceived as a trickster. This 'trickster' energy is not identical to
the role of Shiva as a destroyer. But noteworthy among the acts of
Henokano, was taking the stars, which had been set in a clear and
appealing order, and scattering them randomly. This act is somewhat
reminiscent of Shiva's 'destructive' character. Shiva is said to destroy
the ignorance of his devotees. The word, 'dissolution' seems to be
more appropriate in application to Shiva.
The Hindus arose at a much later period than the Lemurians who are
dated at about 50,000 years. B.C. But these notes are food for thought
for those interested in comparative religion. Actually I have a theory
about Asian religious elements in California native religion, but that
will have to wait for another day, as it requires long elaboration and is
a digression here.
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