Carole Nervig discusses her book The Petroglyphs of Mu – Pohnpei, Nan Madol and The Legacy of Lemuria.
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Myths and legends from around the world tell of a lost, ancient civilization swept away by a major catastrophe during prehistoric times. The people or peoples dimly-remembered are often said to have been technologically advanced, culturally sophisticated, and capable of amazing feats that the scientists and engineers of our age still cannot comprehend. The fate of both Lemuria and Atlantis represent perhaps the best-known telling of such tales. Biblical stories such as those of The Fall of Man and Noah and The Ark – the latter also reflected in the many other flood myths – echo suppressed species memories of some ancient cataclysm which may have brought humanity to the brink of extinction. Other cosmologies paint a very different picture from mainstream accounts of human antiquity and evolution, including our origins among the stars, or perhaps even other dimensions of space-time. As we collectively face an increasingly uncertain future, what might the past have to teach us about the people that we were, that we are, and that we could be?
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