The Big Thaw and the dispersion of humanity – 2

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

The map to given below is a close up of what Kumari Continent might have looked like before the global warming. The grey lines are what is now the shoreline of Indonesia, Philippines and the countries that currently exist as island continents and the Asian continent and countries in the ocean. It is estimated that this landmass that united what is today Western Indonesia and the Philippines with mainland South East Asia, China, and Australia was over 1.7 million square kilometers in size.

Kumari Kandam

This enormous land mass had a large inland fresh water sea and apparently several smaller ones that might have supported a human population of millions. Kumaria was a 16 continent that existed for well over 30,000 years. This fact is substantiated by the changes in the ocean depths that remained low during that time – which, since then has risen 400 feet. The big thaw and the rapidly rising sea levels reduced Kumaria from 1.7 million square kilometers to less than 1 million square kilometers and increased coastlines more than threefold. The interior of Kumaria and the coastal areas where the heaviest concentrations of human population were located simply vanished beneath the sea. Traces of these ancient civilizations are being found off the coast of India, Japan, and other areas around the world.

The idea that there was an advanced ice age civilization is well founded. One clear example of such a civilization existed in the period of 35,000 to 12,000 years ago is found in Fukui Cave of Northern Kyushu Island, the south-western island of Japan, in the form of Jomon pottery containers. These (according to have been dated as slightly later than 12,750 +/- 500 years old, and therefore coinciding with the end of the advancing ice sheets and the increased global warming about 11,600 years ago (Joseph B. Lambert, Traces of the Past, 1997). The Jomon pottery most likely was taken to Fukui Cave of Kyushu by Jomon people of the ice age civilization when they fled the flooding of the surrounding lowlands during the worldwide deluge caused by
melting icecaps and related monsoons around 11,600 – 12,000 years ago.

These pottery containers were closed containers in which vegetables and fish could be steamed. This concept of steaming food is a relatively advanced concept as are the pottery containers.

Many stories of a lost continent and a lost civilization can be found in the folklore and writings of the ancient people. In Timaeus and Critias, Plato wrote the story of Atlantis a lost civilization that sank beneath the oceans. Ancient legends around the world tell of a great flood that swept the world thousands of years ago. Modern science has shown through the analysis of the earth’s ice caps and ocean levels that the earth experienced a great flood of cataclysmic proportions during 11,000 – 10,000 BC.

Current archaeological theories state that before 10,000 BC no early human civilizations developed agriculture or built great empires. Modern archaeology further states that during the Paleolithic age humans were hunters and gathers that lived a subsistence level comparable to the Neanderthal man.

Ancient literature of Tamil Nadu states differently. Contrary to general thought, according to these texts, a highly developed civilization existed during the ice age periods in the equatorial belt on Kumari Continent and in other places around the globe. The existence of music and musical instruments is a sign of a somewhat advanced culture. In China, the Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Henan Province, Zhengzhou, Henan, China holds a number of ancient flutes carbon dated to be over 9000 years old. These flutes are tuned very closely to modern pitch and have been exactly replicated to playable instruments.

Ancient Flutes

In the Indus Valley numerous sophisticated carpenters tools were found as well as advanced indoor water systems and architectural forms. These date as far back as 9000 B.C. The civilizations of that day were not as primitive in some parts of the world as previously thought. As mentioned earlier, ancient Tamil texts say that there was a great migration from Kumari Continent far and wide around the globe between 10000 and 11000 B.C. due to its being engulfed by the rising oceans. Certainly the sophistication of that society provided the means for such a mass migration. One of the individuals who migrated to the Indian mainland was an enlightened sage named Brahmarishi Mayan. It is this Rishi who cognized the Science and Art that is the subject of this book.


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit

The Big Thaw and the dispersion of humanity – 1

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

In 15,000 BC the earth was a cold planet – an Ice making machine. The planet was in its fifth ice age. The glacial maximum (coldest period with maximum icecaps and lowest seal level) had occurred 2000 – 3000 years earlier. The world was colder and dryer and far less hospitable than today. The enormous ice sheets held massive amounts of water lowering sea levels. The world’s oceans were more than 460 feet lower than what they are today. This resulted in exposure of continental shelves, joined landmasses, and extensive coastal plains. (Fleming, et. al. (1998). “Refining the eustatic sea-level curve since the Last Glacial Maximum using far – and intermediate-field sites”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 163 (1-4): 327-342).

The geography of the earth was significantly different from the present day and humanity lived primarily in a small concentrated area of the earth called the equatorial belt. The map below shows the earth as it may have looked in 15,000 BC. The land area between the two grey horizontal lines represents the equatorial belt and the grey area in the center (circled) is a landmass that existed 17,000 years ago.

Equatorial Belt

This continent was the most suitable landmass to support human civilization because it possessed tropical rain forest and an abundance of resources and wild life making it the Eden of the ancient world. This lost continent some call Oceania but it was called Kumari Continent or Kumaria according to the ancient literature of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is said, in the ancient literature, that it was here that the earth’s climate was conducive to support large agricultural based populations. This is where some scholars believe that the cradle of human civilization flourished and it is here that humanity developed a highly sophisticated society perhaps comparable to our own in many ways.

The areas of the uppermost and lower parts of the map in dark grey represent enormous glaciers that were as high as the Rocky Mountains and covered large portions of the world’s landmasses. The areas in light grey were tundra, which supported very little vegetation and sparse life. The earth was a cold, dry planet and these areas lacked warmth, rainfall and moisture.

The darkest grey color within the equatorial belt (what is now Central Africa and Central America and Northern South America) represents areas of the earth that supported plant and animal life. Some of these areas were desert and these large land masses were colder in temperature Equatorial belt 15 than Oceania, due to warmer ocean currents. Humans most likely lived in these areas but most of these areas were not conducive to support large populations that could develop agriculture and civilizations.

About 15,000 BC the ice sheets stopped advancing and the earth began to warm slowly. Around 12,000 BC, an unknown geological or cosmic event triggered a sudden spectacular thawing of the earth – a mass global warming. The enormous glaciers that covered most of the earth quickly melted filling the oceans with water causing ocean encroachment into the low-lying coastal areas where much of human population existed. Within a relatively short span of time the melting waters from the glaciers rapidly elevated the sea levels and submerged enormous landmasses, including much of Kumari Continent, reshaping the geography and the living space of humanity.

The rapid thawing of the earth and the receding Ice Age were cataclysmic. Tidal waves of massive proportions swept the shorelines of ancient earth and consumed them beneath the rapidly rising oceans. Along with these events, the global warming caused extensive evaporation, which then caused extended monsoons that caused an inundation of the land with flooding. Entire continents of land submerged beneath the rising oceans and gigantic super hurricane force storms and monsoons long lasting swept the planets surface.

Because of the gigantic loss of landmass, groups of inhabitants from Kumari Continent migrated from their homelands to other habitable places on the earth. These groups may have been the legendary 12 lost tribes. Some researchers believe that the native language of these people was an ancient form of Tamil.


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit

Mayan – The Progenitor of Vastu

Mayan the architect and town planner of India and the progenitor of Vaastu Shastra lived in the southern part of the Indian sub-­continent, known as Kumari Mandalam (Lumerian Continent), some ten to fifteen thousand years ago. He is the author of Mayamata Vastu Shastra and Surya Siddhanta, the two great works, which are still alive, being used by scholars and practitioners, all over India. They have revolutionized the erstwhile material culture of India into a spiritual one and today they are known worldwide and admired for the rich scientific material, they contain.

~ Dr V. Ganapati Sthapati

Who is Bodhidharma?

Much has been uttered about the semi-legendary Shao-lin Monastery in China. However little or no research has been done to clarify the many stories surrounding the history of this place, thought by many to be the birthplace of the traditional oriental martial arts. Closely related with the story of the Shao-lin Monastery is the name Bodhidharma, also referred to as Ta-mo, Damo, Daruma. Bodhidharma, revered by Buddhists as the 28th direct spiritual descendant of the Lord Buddha and First Patriarch of Chinese Zen. Bodhidharma was born near Kanchipuram in the Pallava Kingdom in South India.

Pragyatara, Bodhidharma’s master, told him to go to China because the people who had reached there before him had made a great impact, although none of them were enlightened. They were great scholars, much disciplined people, very loving and peaceful and compassionate, but none of them were enlightened. And now China needed another Gautama Buddha. The ground was ready.


Bodhidharma was the first enlightened man to reach China. The point I want to make clear is that while Gautama Buddha was afraid to initiate women into his commune, Bodhidharma was courageous enough to be initiated by a woman on the path of Gautama Buddha. There were other enlightened people, but he chose a woman for a certain purpose. And the purpose was to show that a woman can be enlightened. Not only that, her disciples can be enlightened. Bodhidharma’s name stands out amongst all the Buddhist enlightened people second only to Gautama Buddha.

Being an adept in Kalaripayattu (fighting art) which was popular in Pallava Kingdom, Bodhidharma taught the martial arts to Shaolin monks. He is credited with inventing Kung-Fu and associated martial arts in East Asia. Bodhidharma put up the essence of Mahayana Buddhism as a four-fold practice that encompass all other practices. They are: accepting adversity, adapting to conditions, seeking nothing, and acting in accordance with the Dharma.

The first Patriarch Bodhidharma arrived in Canton from T’ien-Chu (India), and stayed at the Harilakit Grove. At that time, Emperor Wu was a faithful adherent of Buddhism. The Emperor sent emissaries to receive the monk at Chin-ling (Nanking). They had a meeting, but no impression was made on the Emperor. The monk crossed the Yang-tze to the north and stayed at the Shao-lin Monastery at Sung-shan.

There are many legends about the man; they all have some significance. The first legend is: When he reached China – it took him three years – the Chinese emperor Wu came to receive him. His fame had reached ahead of him. Emperor Wu had done great service to the philosophy of Gautama Buddha. Thousands of scholars were translating Buddhist scriptures from Pali into Chinese and the emperor was the patron of all that great work of translation. He had made thousands of temples and monasteries, and he was feeding thousands of monks. He had put his whole treasure at the service of Gautama Buddha, and naturally the Buddhist monks who had reached before Bodhidharma had been telling him that he was earning great virtue, that he will be born as a god in heaven.

The dialogue between Emperor Wu and Bodhidharma is recorded in the book, Fu-tsu li tai t’ung tsai, it reads:

When Bodhidharma was presented to the Emperor by the magistrate of Canton, Hsiao Ang, the Emperor said, “I cannot enumerate the number of monks that I have supported, since I ascended the throne, in erecting monasteries and transcribing the sutras. I wonder what merit is gained by all this.”

Bodhidharma answered “There is no merit at all.” The Emperor asked, “What achievement is considered without merit?”

Bodhidharma answered, “All these are insignificant doings that would not free the doer from being reborn into this earth again. These deeds still show traces of worldliness; they are like the shadows following objects.

“Although they appear actually existing, they are no more than mere nonentities.”

The Emperor asked, “What then can be considered true merit?”

Bodhidharma answered, “A deed of true merit is full of pure wisdom and is perfect and mysterious, and its real nature is beyond the grasp of human intelligence. Such as this is not to be sought after by any worldly achievement.”

The Emperor asked, “What is the principle of the sacred truth?”

Bodhidharma answered, “Emptiness, and not sacred.”

The Emperor asked, “Then who is it that stands before me?”

Bodhidharma answered, “I do not know.”

The Emperor could not understand the deep meaning of all this. Bodhidharma remained for a few days and then he crossed the Yangtze River and proceeded north to the Shao-lin Monastery to remain there gazing at the walls.

What the Emperor did not understand was that Bodhidharma was advocating Cha’an (Zen) Buddhism, which centers its teaching “directly pointing to the human mind” and “becoming a Buddha just as you are,” believing that the Buddha nature is inherent in all human beings and that through meditative introspection this nature can readily be seen. By the Buddha-nature is meant the Buddha-mind in its highest attributes and true essence, which transcends all distinctions of object and subject or duality of any kind. It is emptiness, that is, empty of any specific character. The world of appearances, with all its specific characters, is but a product of the imagination.

To penetrate the Buddha-mind, the great masters of meditation variously advocated “absence of thought” in the sense that the mind should be freed from the influence of the external world. They taught “ignoring one’s feelings” so as to eliminate all defilement’s and attachments.

From its distaste for book-learning, Cha’an (Zen) Buddhism became known as the doctrine “Not founded on words or scriptures.” It was rather a teaching “transmitted from mind to mind,” that is, from one master directly to his disciple without the intervention of rational argumentation or formulation in conceptual terms. In essence, Cha’an (Zen) Buddhism is highly individualistic and often irreverent and iconoclastic with respect to tradition.


Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva – The Scientific Concepts

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

The term Brahmam is frequently used in Mayonic Science. It is useful here to understand that Brahmam is a scientific term that means: growth, expansion, evolution, development, swelling of the Spirit or Soul. This definition is critical in understanding that this process of the growth from a point (the Bindu) outward in energy belts is a growing, expanding, or swelling of Consciousness or Space – Unified Field.

This growing or expanding of consciousness occurs on the micro level at the level of individual soul or Jivatman (Microabode) as well as on Cosmic or Universal level of Paraatman (Macroabode). (Our tradition does not differentiate between Universal Soul Macroabode) and Individual Soul (individual microabode). It views them as one and the same. Soul = Individual Soul just as Energy = Matter or E=mc2.) This can be seen through the growth, expansion, or evolution from the single point through the various stages of the growth of the energy belts expanding outward. As the energy belts grow outward, they also grow upward and downward causing the cube to swell (see diagram below). It is this swelling of the Soul that gives the feeling called Spiritual Bliss, which is experienced while being in a Vaastu building.

Mayan perceived the complete form of the 8×8 microabode as thus:

Dr. S.P. Sabharathnam, in his detailed translation of Mayan’s Aintiram said, The most important scientific theme ensouled and explained in this work is the concept of microabode, the basic space‐cube which gives rise to the emergence and existence of Primal Space, Time rhythm, form, and matter.

Mayan, in his treatise on astronomy called Surya Siddhanta gave this description of Brahmam: Tri‐dimensionally every particle of space is a subtle cube of Energy, called Chitrambalam or Micro‐Abode within which there is a ‘shaft of light’ or ‘shaft of consciousness’ vibrating or performing a ‘rhythmic dancer’. This is the dance of the Cosmic Dancer, Lord Shiva. The whole universe is filled with subtle cubes of energy called Karu or Bindu or Foetus.

Mayan also said: Supreme Being is omnipresent and the exceptional art (manifestation process) is eternal. Experience of the Supreme Being’s consciousness led me to worship spiritual Light. Blessings of the Supreme Being helped me visualize ‘Nataraja,’ the dance of Shiva (vibration of the thread of consciousness – Brahma Sutra). Blessings of the Supreme Being helped me create this magnificent art. Nataraja or Luminous thread is the Cosmic Dancer who dances or vibrates by its own volition as it arouses itself to manifest within itself. This vibration or frequency gives rise to the entire material world as individuated frequencies or waveforms. These manifested waveforms called Vishnu (Vaastu).


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit

What (or) Who is Everywhere?

“Tri‐dimensionally every particle of space is a subtle cube of Energy, called Chitrambalam or Micro-Abode within which there is a ‘shaft of light’ or ‘shaft of consciousness’ vibrating or performing a ‘rhythmic dancer’. This is the dance of the Cosmic Dancer, Lord Shiva. The whole universe is filled with subtle cubes of energy called Karu or Bindu or Foetus.”

– Mayan, in Surya Siddhanta

My humble thoughts…

‘What is everywhere’ – Science
‘Who is everywhere’ – Religion
‘We are everywhere’ – Spirituality