A Short History of the Occult in California

California is unique because people were reluctant to accept traditional forms of religion. There is a historical link to Protestant Anglo-Americans and utilizing alternative sources of spirituality. Historically, conventional forms of religion were sparse in the 1850s - ninety percent of the population was male between twenty and forty. It was not until the 1870s... Continue Reading →

Rosicrucian: Harvey Spencer Lewis

Harvey Spencer Lewis, 33° 66° 95°  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.... Continue Reading →

Rosicrucian: Augustus LePlongeon

Mr. Augustus LePlongeon, Archaeologist and Historian Augustus LePlongeon             Rosicrucian and anthropologist Augustus LePlongeon (1825-1908) was one of the first to write about Lemuria and argued Mu was the ancient Mayan name for Plato's Atlantis. LePlongeon notes that "many will, no doubt, object that this may all be pure coincidence – the two people lived... Continue Reading →

Rosicrucians and Theosophy

"The Messenger" Painting by Nicholas Roerich George Dorcheff and Max Heindel             Rosicrucian groups have relationships with the Theosophical Society. George Dorcheff in The Evolution of Earth mirrors the Theosophists writings of Atlantis and Lemuria. He notes there were five epochs that produced five continents, with a sixth race emerging in the future. The first epoch... Continue Reading →

Rosicrucian: Lewis Spence

Lewis Spence (1874-1955)           Occult scholar Lewis Spence (1874-1955) wrote in The Problem of Lemuria (1933) that Easter Island, Melanesia, and Polynesia all have similar oral traditions of a vanished continent whose survivors relocated to these areas. In the Oceania area, there are many myths about a devastating flood, volcanic destruction, or other catastrophic events that are... Continue Reading →

The Lemurian Fellowship

Phylos the Tibetan The Lemurian Fellowship - Located in Romana, California          For adherents of the Lemurian Fellowship, Lemuria is a place that will re-emerge as a final utopia or as a flourishing continent. The Lemurian Fellowship does not distinguish between Lemuria and Mu. The Fellowship notes, “The culture of Mu, or Lemuria, was far-flung."... Continue Reading →

An Alternative to Darwinian Evolution

Evolution of a human man from chimp to caveman to human. Contemporary values are reflected in competing historical narratives, which may result in more than one history. As a result, not all people adhere to the Darwinian theory of evolution supported by Anthropologists.             Theosophists, The Rosicrucian Order, the I AM Movement (First Ascended Master... Continue Reading →

The Occult and Science

            Occult phenomena are placed outside the structures of science. It is necessary for science to relegate magic, the occult, and pseudo-science to the fringes. Science seeks to explain the natural world based on models and therefore, experience and phenomena that cannot be replicated or performed in a laboratory are suspect. Science must continually compete... Continue Reading →

Interpreting Myths About Mount Shasta

Interpreting Myths and Mount Shasta For those myths that originate in the Mount Shasta area, it is up to the reader to determine whether to believe it as literal history, or a symbolic story. The history of mythological theory includes either the literal or the symbolic interpretation of myths. Taken literally, myth is a primitive... Continue Reading →

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