by Bruce Johnson —
Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.
The ancient records show that Easter Island, as well as Madagascar and Australia, are remnants of the sunken continent Lemuria that existed many millions of years ago. The secret Book of Dzyan records the history of the early human races, including the rising and submerging of the continents they lived on. Occultism holds that in humanities’ evolution, it passes through seven root-races, each containing seven sub-races. The last of the third race Lemurians and the first of the fourth race Atlanteans are the builders of the statues and cyclopean masonry found on Easter Island. These blended third and fourth race groups lived together on Lemuria as Atlantis formed, and were called the Lemuro-Atlanteans.
Stanza 10 of the Book of Dzyan states that the Lemuro-Atlanteans became very prideful and built temples for male and female bodies which they worshipped. Section 43 of Stanza 11 includes mentions of the Lemuro-Atlanteans creating cities, spreading civilization, and fashioning statues. These statues were cut from the light-colored stone of the mountains and dark- colored stone of subterranean fires, and made in their own images, sculpted into the size and likeness of the Lemuro-Atlanteans who worshipped them. Section 44 of Stanza 11 recounts the Lemuro-Atlanteans building great images 9 yatis high , which was the size of their bodies. 25 to 30 feet was an average height for Lemuro-Atlanteans. Many Easter Island moai are around 27 feet high and 8 feet wide.
The ruins of Easter Island, or Rapa-nui, include large statues called moai ranging from 12 to about 32 feet tall, and burial platforms called ahus, some with vaults, which show different degrees of finish work. Those ahus containing a moai image are called image ahus. The stone remains show varying resemblance to their original condition, having been altered or damaged by nature and/or the island’s residents over the ages. The moai and image ahu of Easter Island are the work of the prehistoric Lemuro-Atlanteans, not the much later-arriving Polynesians.
The great majority of Easter Island moai are carved from a compressed volcanic ash composite from the island that is reddish-brown in color and is quarried from the volcanic cone called Rano Raraku. Many images are found inside and outside the crater of Rano Raraku. The largest moai ever raised onto a platform was 32 feet high, weighed 80 tons, and was known as “Paro”. Some statues, especially images placed on ahus, had cylindrical hats or crowns made from a red volcanic tuff quarried at Punapau. The finished hats varied from nearly 4 feet to 6 feet high, and from 5.5 feet to 8 feet wide.
Some of the Rapa-nui statues were discovered engraved with designs including raised bands and rings, as well as mysterious carvings. The smaller Easter Island statue in the British museum has intricate symbols covering its back and head, including the birdman. Examining the moai reveals that they were made with two types of backs. One type was convex, thick and unfinished, the other type was more body-accurate, sometimes having inscribed patterns and pictures.
Continents are destroyed at the end of their cycle by either fire or water. Lemuria succumbed to volcanic fires, while Atlantis ended in a great flood. After the final destruction of Atlantis, Easter Island was occupied for a time by some of the giant Atlanteans who had survived the submerging of their now underwater continent.