written by The Mystica Research Team
Legends and theories about lost continents have fascinated mankind since the story of the mythical continent of Atlantis has first been mentioned in Plato‘s dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written in c. 360 BC.
Both, Atlantis and Lemuria, are still being considered fairy tales by most of the scholars who represent conservative scientific thinking. However, unexplainable archeological and anthropological findings as well as underwater ruins of unknown cultures and, last not least, unexplainable similarities between different cultures of the globe who according to common knowledge had not been in contact with each other, have always fueled discussions about unknown sunken continents that might ultimately constitute the base of all historical and today’s cultures on the planet. It is the fascinating, never ending search for “Civilization X”, the mythical first culture that might have been destroyed by a natural catastrophe or a war, and with which possibly advanced knowledge and unknown technologies would have been lost forever. The question becomes even more interesting if we assume that such technologies might have been as functional as our technologies of today, but so different that the knowledge of their basic principles might solve the most urgent problems of today’s civilization, such as energy supply without devastating the environment and eventually the whole planet.
The search for Civilization X carries with it lots of questions, discoveries and unsolved mysteries. It passes necessarily through the questioning of history and anthropology as we know it and is therefore subject to dispute and critics, but also to fruitful discussions between open minded and humble qualified people.
Civilization X is one of the most important research fields of the Project Mystica. We will therefore post and re-blog articles touching the subject.
The series starts off with two articles of the discovery, still considered a hypothesis by scholars, that ancient Mesoamerican cultures show similarities with the Hindu culture and cultural elements of ancient India. In this context, it is interesting to know that the descriptions of Lemurians correspond very much to the depictions of people from ancient Indian artworks; that unusual massive underwater rock formations off the coast of Yonaguni, the southernmost of the Ryukyu Islands in Japan, are considered ancient ruins of an unknown prehistoric culture by some scholars; and that the population of the Uyghur, a Turkic ethnic group living in Eastern and Central Asia that shows unusual features and combination of skin, hair and eye colors, talk of themselves as the “descendants of the survivors of a lost continent in the East”.