Rosicrucian: Harvey Spencer Lewis

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 Harvey Spencer Lewis (aka Wishar S. Cervé)

Rosicrucian, Harvey Spencer Lewis, who wrote under the pseudonym Wishar S. Cervé, composed Lemuria: The Lost Continent of the Pacific (1931). He concluded that the Lemurians at Mt. Shasta were the same as Mu, the island referred to in ancient Mayan writings. The Mayan civilization “indicates how a culture and civilized race of people came to this North American continent to live among primitive conditions.” Similar to Augustus LePlongeon, Cervé argues that Mayan temples in Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador, Nicaragua, and Mexico are older than those of the Egyptians, thus providing evidence of the Lemurian civilization.

            The publisher notes in Lemuria: The Lost Continent of the Pacific that some years ago, a representative for the Rosicrucian Brotherhood in China visited the offices in San Francisco and placed an official portfolio, some very rare manuscripts dealing with many age-old traditions preserved in the secret archives of Tibet and China. These documents contain references to Lemuria. If humans did originate in one local and disperse to other areas, the author notes that there must have been “ways and means for the journeying of the races of men from one continent to another throughout the world.” This would mean that humans would not explore and establish colonies until they developed sophisticated technologies.

            According to Cervé, the states of Washington, California, Oregon, parts of Arizona, Mexico, and Nevada were once part of Lemuria. The eastern side of the Lemurian continent touched the high Sierras of western California. Thus, it made sense for the Lemurians to relocate to California; migration assured a chance to re-establish themselves. As evidence, there was a well-built Lemurian preserve on top of a mountain north of Olene in Klamath County. Cervé also notes an account of the Klamath Lake Indian petroglyphs resembling the characters of the supposed Lemurian alphabet and the Greek alphabet.

Furthermore, there is an ancient lake in the Klamath Basin that reached into Siskiyou County, where a Lemurian colony was established. The petroglyphs on rocks in this area, such as at Lava Beds National Monument, are attributed to the ancient Lemurian outposts. However, there is no interpretation of these glyphs. For a while, it was reported there were white lights illuminating the petroglyph area at night, similar to those reported at Mt. Shasta and in the Santa Clara Valley.

            As the Lemurian continent sunk in the eastern portion of the world, now Asia, the islands east and north of Australia remained remnants of the Lemurian continent. Thus, humankind, believed to have originated in Mesopotamia, has likely origins in Lemuria, especially the native North Americans. Either all the races of man throughout the world had one origin, in one cradle, in one location, and from this one point moved in all directions to cover the face of the earth, or man had his origin in many places throughout the world practically simultaneously. In other words, humans have one common ancestor where genetics and environment caused differentiation; or humans were created in many separate locations resulting in multiple creations. As a result, the descendants of Lemuria are found in present-day California and Oregon.

            The documents that the Rosicrucian Fellowship procured described the Lemurians as having very large foreheads, an average of six inches. “In the center of this forehead, about an inch and a half above the bridge of the nose, there was a large protrusion much like the size and shape of a walnut.” This was not a type of growth but an organ that allowed the Lemurians to communicate, which is similar to the pituitary gland in modern humans. In addition, their arms and necks are described as much longer than average.


Further Reading

Cervé (1931) Lemuria: The Lost Continent of the Pacific.

The Rosicrucian Order

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