Bruce, Muriel

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(1890-1981) Canadian musician, journalist and author whose long-held interests in Theosophy, and other systems of transcendental knowledge, are reflected in her Lost Race novel, Mukara (1930), which is set far up the Amazon River. The protagonists, following a centuries'-old manuscript, discover an Apes as Human tribe, which they are able to escape, eventually reaching their goal, a City in a hidden valley inhabited by descendants of the land of Mu, which had been destroyed in the Flood. Radium capsules prove to be a convenient Power Source. The priestess in charge wants the younger protagonist for her own, but turns out to be a Reincarnated demon; after she is disposed of, the survivors settle down to gain ancient wisdom. Bruce claims the narrative is based on notes left by the historical British explorer, Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett (1867-circa 1925), who had disappeared in the wilds of Brazil searching for a Lost World. [JC]

Muriel E Bruce

born Canada: 1890

died Canada: 27 November 1981

works

  • Mukara (New York: Rae D Henkle, 1930) [hb/C.L.]

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