In 1864, Father Joseph Eyraud became the first non-islander that
wrote, like an historicist, about the Rongorongo. He worked in this
matter before the final decline of the society of the island: "In
every house find tablets of wood and other objects with hieroglyphic
writing." Eyraud not found anyone who could translate the
texts, the people were afraid to deal with it because of the
prohibitions of the missionaries.
In 1886, William Thompson, that was on board of the American ship
USS Mohican, in a travel that passed on the island, collecting
objects for the National Museum, Washington, became interested in
the writing of the natives. He obtained two rare tablets and found
an islet that was able to translate the text. The transcript
obtained is one of the few documents that can serve as a parameter
to decipher the Rongorongo.
The similarities between the signs rongo-rongo, on
Easter Island and
ancient Hindu writing were discovered by Wilhelm
de Hevesy, in 1932.
Studies continued in the following decades. In 1932, Wilhelm de
Hevesy tried to find a connection between the system Rongorongo of
written - and the system used by ancient Hindus. He had found a
correlation between the two in 40 examples of symbols, but his
conclusions were not complete.
In 1950, Thomas Barthel - was the first linguist - of the middle of
twenty century - that showed interest in Rongorongo. Barthel stated
that the system was composed of 120 basic elements that, combined,
formed fifteen hundred different symbols that represent objects and
ideas. The translation is extremely difficult because a single
symbol can represent a whole sentence. A major achievement of
Barthel was to identification of an artifact, known as Mamri, as a
Easter Island is an
oceanic island which belongs to Chile, famous for its huge
stone statues known as moai. It is part of the 5th Region of
Valparaíso. In the local language, Rapa Nui means "Big
Island" and the local is also called "Te pito te henúa" (navel
of the world) and - even - "Mata ki Te Rangi" (eyes fixed on
the sky) (WIKIPEDIA-PT
In throughout the island there are about 887 monolithic
statues (made from a single block of stone). The largest
statue has 10 meters of height and 90 tons. There are three
types of giant statues:
The first statues are located on the beaches to the edge of
the sea. Their number is about 200 to 260 and some are at a
distance of 20 km from the volcano where were found the
rocks with that were modeled.
The second group is of the statues that are erected at
the base of "Rano Raraku". Statues appear to be finished,
but they are different from others, because their bodies are
covered by symbols. The eye sockets are not carved and lack
- on them - or they not have, the hat - called "punkao".
These are more mysterious than the others.
The third group is the most known of all. They are called "tukuturi"
- and have the particularity of have legs. They were
compared with the statues of the pre-Inca nations and
created serious doubts about the theory of common origin of
The mystery of the Easter Island is that their ancient
inhabitants, the builders of the statues, they disappeared.
The people that the colonizers found living there;natives
of islands nearby - they nothing know about another nation
or about the statues. All indicate that the island was
abandoned in remote past.
The workmen left their tools and workshops. The causes of
this lack of informations, the motive of the abandon are
only speculations: natural catastrophe, such as a tsunami or
an invasion or - even - an epidemic without corpses.
ENIGMAS DA HUMANIDADE
Acessed in 2006
More recent studies have been conducted by linguist Steven
Fisher. Among the exemplars of written on tablets that he
studied, stands out a one that belonged to a native chief of
The object is
covered with pictographs. Studying these figures, Fisher
found that the units of Rongorongo are triads composed of
three signs. The meanings are result of the triads
combinations. One of the texts soon proved to be a religious
song and the study of another linguist led to the conclusion
that all the texts found in the Easter island are related to
myths of the Creation.
written continues being an enigma for the researchers. Today,
only 25 tablets and objects (that contain scriptures)
survived the ravages of time. Anthropologists and
archaeologists have hope of translating pictograms which can
reveal the mystery of the Moais, the colossal statues of the
that the Moais were erected by the last remnants of the lost
continent of Lemuria, which, according to occult tradition,
was the Civilization of the called "Third Human Race", when
men were "giants" - similar to the statues.
EASTER ISLAND IN THEOSOPHY
The relation with Lemurians and Atlanteans
On the map, in orange color, the lands of
the Lemurian continent. Much of Africa, southern Europe and
Asia, South America and North America, this lands - they did
not existed. The Easter Island is in the Pacific Ocean where
- today - the territory of these waters belongs to Chile.
The Easter Island is a small part of an ancient continent
that, today - is underwater: the land of Lemuria. That means
those lands belonged to Lemuria. Lemuria was submerged but
re-emerged, not once but several times. The Easter Island,
one of the highest points of the Lemurian continent, is
among the first places to "get out of water" when the ocean
levels suffer change - to down.
The ethnic groups that inhabited the island were
representatives of the Atlanteans, Fourth Human Race. "The
Easter Island is a remnant of Lemuria ... belong [geologically]
the beginning of civilization of the Third Race [while the
statues belong - anthropologically and historically, to the
Atlanteans of Fourth Race]." Amid the revolutions of the
earth's crust, land masses, often disappear into the sea for
arise again, in another Era. The Easter Island "... emerged
intact with its volcano and its statues ..."
In The Countries of the World, Robert Brown
writes: "Teapi, Rapa Nui or Easter Island is an
isolated point distant to nearly two thousand miles from the
coast of South America ... It is about twelve miles long by
four wide. At its center .. exists an volcanic extinct
crater that has 1,050 feet in height. The island is covered
with these craters, so long extinct that there is none
tradition remembering something of the epoch of they were
To Theosophists, the statues of the island represent real
men. They belonged to an extinct men race - considerably
more portly than these of nowadays. They were the giants who
carved the statues known like Moais.
Ronororaka. Inside Volcano. South Eastern side.
Drawing of A. De Bar
from sketches of Mr. Alphonse Pinart. Easter
Image Code: Photographer: Kevin O´Hara. Collection:
age fotostock. Rights Managed
The relics of Easter Island are the most eloquent and astonishing
memories of the early giants. They are as imposing as mysterious and
just look at the heads of the colossal statues ... for recognize the
characteristics and appearance attributed to the Fourth Race giants.
Seem all made by the same mold, even they had different faces ...they
have a kind clearly sensual, like the Atlanteans (the Daityas and
Atlanteans) of the esoteric books of the Hindus.
The statues of Ronororaka (above) are four: three
are deeply buried in the ground and one is resting, on the shoulders,
like a man asleep. Their types differ, although all have a long head
and clear pictures that represent "portraits", by the noses, mouths
and chins, that vary greatly. The head covering - a kind of boring
hat, with an additional piece to protect the neck - proof that the
originals were not savages of the Stone Age.
[BLAVATSKY, A Doutrina Secreta vol III. Antropogênese
São Paulo: Pensamento, 2001 p 241/242]
LEFT: The coast of Chile, as it is today, and the
Easter Island in the South Pacific
Moai submerged off the coast of Easter Island. The
diving to observe the statues is a tourist attraction.
On Easter Sunday, the
fifth day of April 1722, the Dutch captain Jacob
Hoggeveen, landed on the island. It was the first
unknown face that the 6,000 inhabitants of the island
saw. Some decades later the population was only 111
survivors ... The unique town of the island, Hanga Roa,
is a charming village full of flowers, dogs, horses,
their owners and some tourists ...
The Lemurians built huge cities. They used marble and lava. "They
carved their own life-size images and with their similarity and
worshiped them. Were governed by a "divine king" - (BLAVATSKY,
2001 - 334/335)... they cultivated the arts, sciences and
also had the knowledge of the astronomy, architecture, mathematics.
Were the Lemurians sixth sub-race that lived this civilization.
"One of those great cities of primitive structure, was all built of
lava some thirty miles from the site where Easter Island now
stretches its narrow strip of barren soil; a city that a series of
eruptions destroyed completely. The most ancient remains of
cyclopean buildings are the work of the last subraces Lemurians "
THE SEVEN HUMAN RACES
The Theosophical anthropogenesis, all of it based on
ancient Hindu scriptures and Tibetan, postulates that
the human species appeared on Earth in the same time of
the emergence of the planet itself. The specie or nature,
human, is essentially the same but biologicaly, the
races, differ in their biochemical and anatomical
constitution always in correspondence with his spiritual
The Races are or will be seven.
The human Race of nowadays is the
Fifth "Human Race". If even could exist
individuals of the First Human Race, he or she
would have the age of the Earth and - as Earth in its
infancy, their bodies would be gaseous masses in a
would be a little more dense, it would still be ethereal.
They are called "Race Hyperborea" and
inhabited the north polar region.
The Third Race,
began his journey having also - ontologically - bodies
of subtle matter. They were called "the without-bones"
and were asexual. The evolution of the Third Race -
produced, in its last generations, beings endowed with a
bony skeleton, agigantadas dimensions - relative to
current sapiens. Initially. they were bisexuals. Only
later they became heterosexuals, divided into genres,
males and females. This occurred at the end of the
period of existence of this human kind.
These were the Lemurians, who lived in
the cities of lava and inhabited a vast continent that
occupied the current Pacific Ocean and Atlantic areas
also. This continent was submerged with the end of
civilization of Lemuria, caused by geological
convulsions as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
The Fourth Race are the Atlanteans,
so called because of the legend that tells of a
brilliant civilization that flourished in what today is
the Atlantic Ocean, ie between Europe / Africa and the
The Fifth Race is the current, whose appearance,
according archeology and anthropology is dated back in
nearly a million years.
The Sixth and Seventh Races are of human
beings who are yet to come and tend to be more evolved
than its predecessors in all aspects of the existence
being integrated by individuals, really - much more
"One of the earliest legends of India, preserved in the temples by
oral and written tradition holds that there are several hundred
thousand years, there was in the Pacific Ocean, an immense continent
which was destroyed by geological convulsions and whose fragments
can be seen in Madagascar, Ceylon, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the
main islands of Polynesia ....
A religious belief, common from Malacca to Polynesia, is that,
between these two extreme points of the Oceania, says that all the
islands that exist in this region nowadays, formed - in remote
times, two huge countries [that reunited Atlantic lands and
Polynesian lands] ... the ocean ... flooded the two continents ...
only the peaks of mountains and the more tall plateaus escaped the
In with regard to the Polynesian continent, which disappeared at the
time of the great geological cataclysms, its existence is based on
evidence such that, within the logic, can not be doubted.
The three most high points of the continent, Sandwich Islands, New
Zealand and Easter Island are separated by a distance of 1,500 and a
1.800 leagues, and groups of intermediate islands, Viti (Fidji),
Samoa, Tonga , Fortuna, Ouvea, the Marquesas, Tahiti, Pumuta, the
Gambier Islands, distant from those extreme points around 700, 800
or 1,000 leagues.
All mariners are unanimous in saying that the groups of the extremes
and central groups could not communicate with each other by virtue
of its geographical position and by the insufficient resources at
their disposal. It is physically impossible to implement similar
distances in a pirogue ... without a compass, and more - to be able
to travel for months without enough provisions.
On the other hand, the aborigines of the Sandwich Islands, of Viti,
New Zealand, the core groups of Samoa, Tahiti etc., don't had
knowledge nor never had heard one of other before the Europeans
arrived. However, each of these people stated that their island was
once part of a vast area of land extending itself westward toward
Asia. Confronting individuals of all these nations or tribes, was
noted that they were speaking the same language, had the same
customs and had adopted the same religious belief. And, face to the
question: Where is the cradle of your race? - All of them, in
response, pointed the hand in direction to the setting sun. "
L'Historie of Vierges: les Peuples et les
Louis Jacolliot CITED by BLAVATSKY in
Anthropogenesis - p 240/241.
BLAVATSKY, H.P.. A Doutrina Secreta - vol. III Antropogênese.
[Trad. Raymundo Mendes Sobral]. São Paulo: Pensamento, 2006.
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