James Churchward (February 27, 1851 to January 4, 1936) was a British occult writer, inventor, engineer and fisherman. Churchward was born in Bridestow, Okehampton, Devon. Churchward patented NCV Steel, armour plating to protect ships during World War I and other steel alloys. In 1914, James retired to try to answer the questions raised during his Pacific travels.
Churchward's writings attempt to describe the civilization of Mu, its history, inhabitants, and influence on subsequent history and civilization. Churchward claimed that the ancient Egyptian sun-god Ra originated with the Mu; he claimed that "Rah" was the word which the Naacals used for "sun" as we