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Re: Blavatsky vs. Nazi Aryans

Jul 09, 2006 04:11 PM
by Mark Jaqua

Re: Blavatsky Aryans vs Hitler Aryans
     I attached below my (Angus Carter) "Who 
Are Blavatsky's Aryans" from Fohat.
     I'm flabbergasted by Frank's long article 
in theos-talk Digest 2561.  I won't include 
it at the end of the article, because I 
personally get irritated at all the wasted 
space of reposts - but I recommend reading 
it to get a picture of this type of viewpoint, 
and also for many astute but decidedly TWISTED 
angle on things.  I had no idea!  A real, honest 
to gods Nazi!  I also am not capable along that 
line of his special research to do philosophic 
battle, although don't doubt I could pick some 
of it apart.
    I'm about 90% German myself, grandmother 
was even a "Hahn", of the millions.  There are 
high cultures and low cultures Within each 
minor race.  I think you are twisting HPB and 
even "Morris" to support yourself.  I generally 
like Jews, the ones I've met.  The impression I 
got from HPB and personal conclusions that they 
are a sub-race of high abilities, but decidedly 
materialistic, even bringing their esotericism 
down to physical symbolism.  
       No single race is especially important except 
temporarily, and certainly not the Germans.  I 
think a new sub-race is being formed here in the 
US over thousands of years, but a mixture of all 
the races.  About 90% of the persons in the area 
I live are German, and I have never, never, ever 
heard a "high" esoteric-sounding Idea from any of 
them in 40 year part of my life I've lived hear.  
All pigs, steers, money, and getting the crops 
in and fundamental religion.
       Poor Sven Hedin, he must have gotten 
hypnotized somehow.  His "My Life as an 
Explorer" is the best adventure book I've 
ever read.
       Hitler was a Demon-puppet, a basically 
coarse and stupid person, perhaps used as a 
mediumistic tool for all the negative forces 
involved in our Maya - a Mamo-mediator.
       I think you should decide if you wish to 
regard HPB as a higher source or your ideas of 
Racial predominance.  I'll re-read your article,
but don't wish to argue about it, as it is 
just too far out for me and makes me a little 
sick.  (By the way - in nearby Toledo, there 
was a riot caused by a Neo-Nazi march last fall, 
rocks smashing police cars, and an ambulance, 
over-truned cars,
                - jake jaqua
  Who Are Blavatsky's Aryans?
           -  Angus Carter
   The term "Aryan" in popular 
usage is almost universally connected 
with the secondary and perverse meaning 
tagged on it to refer to Caucasians and 
ideas of racial supremacy, as in its usage 
in Hitler's Germany and  today in various 
cult pseudo-philosophies.  While Blavatsky 
may have been one of the first popularizers 
of this term, what  the term Aryan meant in 
her philosophy is unknown except among 
Theosophists and a small number or bibliophiles.  
Recently in the right-wing New American Magazine, 
just in example, she is again given the "rap" for 
being the motivator behind racial-superiority 
philosophies.  [1]  For being the founder of a 
Society that promulgated the Brotherhood of 
humanity irrespective of differences of race, 
creed or  gender - this is surely a bad rap, 
and more specifically shown so in her 
writings. [2]
 While  Blavatsky occasionally uses 
Aryan in the narrow and popular sense of 
"white European,"  she uses the term Aryan 
primarily and in the largest sense to refer 
to a basic racial stock that originated some 
one million years ago, and includes a large 
portion and all colors of humanity.   It is 
the youngest or newest of the primary or 
"root-races," but not necessarily superior 
to earlier and older race-stocks.   The 
Fifth or Aryan root-race in its present 
state is generally superior in physical 
intellectuality, but inferior in its level 
of innate spirituality to some earlier races, 
such as the American Indians,  Chinese, or 
Tibetans.   If we were to falsely equate 
youngest or newest race with superior, 
those of the Nazi period would be at complete 
odds with Blavatsky in reference to the 
Jewish people, as she says that they are 
members of and the very youngest in the 
Aryan race.  “The Aryan Hindu belongs to 
the oldest races now on earth;  the Semite 
Hebrew to the latest.  One is nearly one 
million years old; the other is a small 
sub-race some 8,000 years old and no more.”  [3]    
In calling the “Aryan Hindu” the “oldest now 
on earth” she is referring to Fifth-Race people, 
as Fourth and Third Race peoples have earlier 
  In reference to "white-supremacy" 
bigotry, those who think their doctrine 
somehow originates with Blavatsky would be 
also surprised to know that she infers at 
least a large portion of the Black humanity 
as Aryans.   “The Aryan races, for instance, 
now varying from dark brown, almost black, 
red-brown-yellow, down to the whitest creamy 
colour, are yet all of one and the same stock 
- the Fifth Root-Race..." [4]    Blavatsky 
makes no direct statement that I can find 
that Negroes are in her Aryan or Fifth-Root 
Race, but the great elucidator of her teachings 
G. de Purucker held that  Afro-Americans are 
generally a very young race and therefore 
Aryan or Fifth Root-Race (and thus in the 
"newer is better" philosophy, would be 
regarded as superior to Caucasians, or 
perhaps another micro-step in Nature's 
long complicated process of evolving new types. [5] )   
 As in all races, Afro-Americans 
can be seen in Theosophical teachings 
to be divided.  Some are a branch of  
Aryan descent, some of Fourth-Race Atlantean 
(as Africa was held to be a refuge from 
sinking Atlantis.)  The Black Australian 
Aborigines, actually a separate race in 
themselves, are held to be of even earlier 
origin, or Lemurian Third-Race.  And to 
this has to be added  Afro-Americans' large 
part in the predicted creation of a new race 
in America, the world's melting pot.  Races 
are not substantial and concrete entities in 
long time periods, they come and go and become 
something different.
 In Theosophical doctrines, racial 
color is not  solely or simply an innate 
characteristic but to a degree also subject 
to geography over long periods of time.  Many 
negroes are lighter than, for instance, than 
"Aryan" Hindus.  Additionally, all Caucasians 
are not Theosophically classified as Aryan or 
Fifth Race - the Basques of Spain, for instance, 
which Blavatsky calls Atlantean descendants or 
Fourth Race. [6] 
 Blavatsky writes:  "The unity of the 
human species... in the sense of their essential 
and original homogeneity and their origin from 
one and the same source... all originated in the 
same way and from the same ancestors.... 
differentiated, because belonging to seven planes 
which differed in degree though not in kind. That 
original physical difference was but little more 
accentuated by that of geographical and climatic 
conditions..." [7]  Blavatsky even indicates that 
the first Western Europeans and European Caucasian's 
ancestors were Blacks from Asia.   "...we the 
'superior' white races have to accept among other 
unpleasant things the disagreeable truth that our 
ancestors were as black and far blacker, perchance, 
than any of those we now look upon as the races to 
us inferior, for - they were the ASIATIC ETHIOPIANS! 
...Such are the facts drawn from the recent achievements 
of philology and ethnology."  [8]   One has to take in 
consideration here Blavatsky's 19th century European 
audience who were of one mind on their own 
all-encompassing superiority.   In a genuine 
scheme of values a Siberian shaman may be far 
the spiritual superior to an American driving a 
"beamer" and toting a cell-phone,  although the 
former may only bathe once a season and live 
in a deerskin hut.  The American Aryan's 
superiority is in his coarse mid-race 
development in materialism, an inferior 
development within a genuine and Theosophical 
value-system to that of spirituality.  A Spiritual 
value system is one in which one’s life 
satisfactions and progress are gotten through 
contact with the inner self.  A materialistic 
value system seeks fulfilment primarily in the 
outer world,  outer achievements and physical 
acquirements.  Different races incline naturally 
to one pole or the other.  
                Theosophical Doctrines hold 
that man is vastly older than is held by present  
anthropology.   The "Rounds," "Root-Races," and 
"Globes" no doubt cause confusion in many,  but 
basically the scheme is descriptive of Mankind's 
evolution through various cycles and according 
to law and predictable pattern.  It is not a 
direct evolution of the more lowly to the more 
advanced, but passes through immense periods of 
time and is full of ebb and flow, or progress 
and relative degeneration within a much larger 
scheme.  The Theosophical idea of Evolution is 
that it is a Spiritual process as well as just 
a physical one as in the Darwinian scheme.  We 
are souls or monads undergoing a long evolutionary 
pilgrimage and embodying in progressively 
developing and changing vehicles or physical 
races.  The Theosophical teaching is that we 
have been self-conscious or actively embodying 
our mind-principle or manas for some 18 million 
years.   A multitude of civilizations - probably 
many equal to our own - have risen and fallen 
in this time.
 One might consider this an absurd 
assertion and ask for evidence of these 
ancient advanced former civilizations - 
perhaps of millions of years ago.   Upon 
consideration, however, one might ask just 
what evidence our present civilization would 
leave a geologically-short hundred thousand 
years from now, or a few million.   We would 
leave almost nothing.  Concrete will disintegrate 
in a few thousand at best, steel in a few hundred.  
If cremation was universally and normally practiced 
in former times, as Blavatsky asserts, then we have 
a minimum of skeletons to find - and few humans are 
left by their peers to fossilize in mud banks.  Glass 
may survive for great lengths of time, but perhaps 
it may be a discovery unique to us (and probably 
regarded as modern wherever found...).  Considering 
the rising and falling of land masses, possible axis 
shifts, and that only a small area of the planet is 
truly of advanced civilization at any particular 
time - evidence of former very ancient civilizations 
may be extremely scarce, and likely to be 
catalogued as anomalous if ever discovered.  
The more advanced a society, the more impermanent 
its productions, it seems.  Stone age cultures 
always co-exist with advanced ones - as they do 
now (and as Blavatsky remarks somewhere) - and 
future ages may classify our age such when they 
fail to find our lounge chairs and TVs, but do 
find stone axes in Borneo.   
           According to the Theosophical scheme, 
the first two human races of eons ago   were 
unself-conscious and not active in the aspect 
of Mind that makes humanity different from the 
animals.  In the latter part of the Third or 
Lemurian Root-Race, our latent self-reflective 
mental abilities were awaken by the Manasaputras, 
or the beings, formerly human, ahead of us in 
evolution.  This event is symbolized in many 
of the world's myths and religious literatures, 
a part of our subconscious or archetypal knowledge.   
(One might recall the  power of the scene in 2001: 
A Space Odyssey  where the cave-men under the 
influence of the extra-terrestrial black obelisk  
first get the idea of using a tool.)   
 So at least a portion of humanity has 
been as modern humanity in capacity since this 
event about 18 million years ago in the Third 
or Lemurian Race.  The Lemurian raced gradually 
disappeared and melted into the Fourth or 
Atlantean Root-Race, portions of which still 
are the largest mass of humanity, the Chinese, 
Tibetans and many  others. (Lemurian and 
Atlantean are just names of convenience.)  
New Root-Races first begin in about the mid-point 
of the previous Root-Race and our own Fifth 
Root-Race first began appearing as distinctly 
separate about a million years ago according 
to Blavatsky.    Each Root-Race is sub-divided 
further and goes through the development of 
sub-races through time.  Kenneth Morris in 
his The Crest-Wave of Evolution gives a good 
overview of the figures and divisions: 
 "You all know the teaching of The 
Secret Doctrine about the Root-Races of 
Humanity, of which this present one, 
generally called the Aryan, is the fifth; 
and how each is divided into seven sub-races;  
each sub-race into seven family-races;  and 
each family-race into innumerable nations 
and tribes.  According to that work, this 
Fifth Root-Race has existed a million years. 
The period of a sub-race is said to be about 
210,000 years;  and that of a family-race, 
about 30,000. So then, four sub-races would 
have occupied the first 840,000 years of the 
Fifth Race's history;  and our present fifth 
sub-race would have been in being during the 
last 160,000 years;  in which time five 
family-races would have flourished and passed; 
and this present sixth family-race would be 
about ten millenniums old."  [9]
                 It ought to be stated again 
that just because a race is younger or in 
more recent development on the wave of evolution, 
it does not mean it is "superior" in any 
particular aspect.   At the beginning and 
end of any race the spiritual qualities 
predominate, while in the middle periods 
of a race's development the physical and 
practical intellectual faculties predominate.   
Relatively speaking, different periods of 
race development are superior in different 
faculties.   A Fourth Root-Race, seventh 
subrace would be superior in spiritual 
inclination to our most "advanced" Fifth 
Root-Race, fifth sub-racer, who himself is 
more likely to be "superior" in physical 
and baser intellectual abilities (in other 
words - a materialist.)
 So "Who is an Aryan?"   In the 
Americas - virtually everyone is an Aryan 
in Blavatsky's classification, with the 
exception of the Native Indians, our spiritual 
superiors as originating in the spiritual 
cycles of a former Root-Race.
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[1]  “The Nazi interest in Aryan supremacy 
was a direct outgrowth of the inclusion of 
that doctrine in Blavatsky’s and Besant’s 
occult theology.”  - From “New Age Roots” 
by Steve Bonta in “New American Magazine,”  
March 1, 1999    
[2]   Writing in the 19th century, Blavatsky's 
almost exclusive effort was in esoteric philosophy, 
but she exhibited her abhorrence of racial 
inequalities, hypocrisy and bigotry in several 
places.  In reference to supposed terrible 
Russian prisons:  "...the hapless and ever-kicked 
Negroes of the United States, the Red Indians 
dying of exposure and starvation in their 
frozen wilderness, and even some Chinamen 
who seek hospitality on the Pacific coast, 
may yet to come to envy the lot of the 
'political prisoners of Siberia'...." 
(Blavatsky Collected Writings, XII, p. 281)    
In sarcasm of supposed "Christian Brotherhood" 
she writes:  "Look at the brotherly feeling 
shown by American Christians to the Red 
Indian and the Negroe, whose citizenship 
is the farce of the age."  (Ibid., Vol. 
XIII, p. 188)     On slavery she wrote 
that "...slavery is proved to have been 
the cause of the natural decay of every 
country; and even proud Rome fell because 
'the majority in the ancient world were 
slaves'..."  (Ibid., VII, p. 21)
[3]  Secret Doctrine,  II, 470-71
[4]  Secret Doctrine,  II, 249
[5]  "...the Negro... instead of being 
a degenerate of once mighty sires, is 
'primitive' as meaning a human stock 
still in its infancy....  [in the 
future] the Negroe will no longer be 
a Negroe, for he will have mixed with 
many and different racial strains..."  
The Esoteric Tradition, I, p. 404.   
In Studies in Occult Philosophy 
(pp. 44-45) Purucker states that blacks 
(generally and not individually...) are 
behind whites in physical and intellectual 
development (but not Capacity), but they 
are not behind whites in Spirituality (if 
not superior?)  The Theosophical teaching 
is that  a new race is gradually being born 
in America, chiefly, and in the future none 
of our present races will exist in America 
as such.
[6]  Secret Doctrine II, p. 792
[7]  Secret Doctrine, II, p. 607
[8] Blavatsky Collected Writings,  
Vol. XIII, p. 331
[9] "The Crest-Wave of Evolution,"  Chapter 7, 
Theosophical Path, October, 1919, pp. 332-3
     <See Frank's Article in Theos-Digest 2561.>

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