“Atlantis has long intrigued humankind. On the other hand, Mu gets far less press.”
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Stories of mythical Atlantis and Mu by Emily Seate of Fort Worth Texas

Atlantis and Mu

Most dictionaries give a definition for Atlantis such as, “A mythical island west of Gibraltar said by Plato to have been engulfed by the sea.” In more recent times, the great Jacques Cousteau discovered that the Atlantis to which Plato referred might have been in the area of Thira, a cluster of islands in the Mediterranean and site of a volcanic eruption in the distant past.

Atlantis has long intrigued humankind. On the other hand, Mu gets far less press. My dictionary lists it as “The twelfth letter in the Greek alphabet.” There is no mention of the Egyptian “mu” whose meaning in English is “water” and whose hieroglyph is three horizontal wavy lines.

I love the idea that great civilizations might have existed in our distant past, civilizations populated with human beings who knew things we have forgotten. When I write about Atlantis and about Mu, they have color and texture, smells and sound. I can hear the whispered chanting in the Atlantean Keepers’ Crystal Room, and I can taste the salt on my lips when I stand with Aletha of Mu beneath the great Obelon tree on its high cliff overlooking the sea.

Ultimately for me, Mu symbolizes the Mother in each of us, Atlantis, the Father.

If they did exist, it seems perfectly plausible that remnants of these great cultures would be found in the societies that followed, especially the Egyptians, whose monumental structures have yet to be fully explained.