Source: "The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception" by Max Heindel
THE ATLANTEAN EPOCH:
Volcanic cataclysms destroyed the greater part of the Lemurian continent
and in its stead rose the Atlantean continent, where the Atlantic Ocean now
Material scientists, impelled by the story of Plato to undertake re-
searched regarding Atlantis, have demonstrated that there is ample founda-
tion for the story that such a continent did exist. Occult scientists know
that it existed and they also know that the conditions there were such as
shall now be described.
Ancient Atlantis differed from our present world in many ways, but the
greatest difference was in the constitution of the atmosphere and the water
of that Epoch.
From the southern part of the planet came the hot, fiery breath of the
volcanoes which were still abundantly active. From the north swept down the
icy blasts of the Polar region. The continent of Atlantis was the meeting
place of those two currents, consequently its atmosphere was always filled
with a thick and murky fog. The water was not so dense as now, but con-
tained a greater proportion of air. Much water was also held in suspension
in the heavy, foggy Atlantean atmosphere.
Through this atmosphere the Sun never clearly shone. It appeared to be
surrounded by an aura of light-mist, as do street-lamps when seen through a
dense fog. It was then possible to see only a few feet in any direction and
the outlines of all objects not close at hand appeared dim, hazy and uncer-
tain. Man was guided more by internal perception than by external vision.
Not only the country, but also the man of that time was very different
from anything existent on earth at the present time. He had a head, but
scarcely any forehead; his brain had no frontal development; the head sloped
almost abruptly back from a point just above the eyes. As compared with our
present humanity; he was a giant; his arms and legs were much longer, in
proportion to this body, than ours. Instead of walking, he progressed by a
series of flying leaps, not unlike those of the kangaroo. He had small
blinking eyes and his hair was round in section. The latter peculiarity, if
no other, distinguishes the descendants of the Atlantean races who remain
with us at the present day. Their hair was straight, glossy, black and
ROUND in section. That of the Aryan, thought it may differ in color, is al-
ways OVAL in section. The ears of the Atlantean sat much further back upon
the head than do those of the Aryan.
The higher vehicles of the early Atlanteans were not drawn into a concen-
tric position in relation to the dense body, as are ours. The spirit was
not quite an INdwelling spirit; it was partially outside, therefore could
not control its vehicles with as great facility as though it dwelt entirely
inside. The head of the vital body was outside of and held a position far
above the physical head. There is a point between the eyebrows and about
half an inch below the surface of the skin, which has a corresponding point
in the vital body. This point is not the pituitary body, which lies much
deeper in the head of the dense body. It might be called "the root of the
nose." When these two points in the dense and the vital bodies come into
correspondence, as they do in man today, the trained clairvoyant sees then
as a black spot, or rather as a vacant space, like the invisible core of a
gas flame. This is the seat of the indwelling spirit in the man--the Holy
of Holies in the temple of the human body, barred to all but that indwelling
human Ego whose home it is. The trained clairvoyant can see with more or
less distinctness, according to his capacity and training, all the different
bodies which form the aura of man. This spot alone is hidden from him.
This is the "Isis" whose veil none may lift. Not even the highest evolved
being on earth is capable of unveiling the Ego of the humblest and least de-
veloped creature. That, and that alone upon earth, is so sacred that it is
absolutely safe from intrusion.
These two points just spoken of--the one in the dense body and its coun-
terpart in the vital body--were far apart in the men of the early Atlantean
days, as they are in the animals of our day. The head of the horse's vital
body is far outside the head of its dense body. The two points are closer
together in the dog than in any other animal except, perhaps, the elephant.
When they come into correspondence we have an animal prodigy, able to count,
On account of the distance between these two points, the Atlantean's
power of perception or vision was much keener in the inner Worlds than in
the dense Physical World, obscured by its atmosphere of thick, heavy fog.
In the fullness of time, however, the atmosphere slowly became clearer; at
the same time, the point spoken of in the vital body came closer and closer
to the corresponding point in the dense body. As the two approached each
other, man gradually lost touch with the inner Worlds. They became dimmer
as the dense Physical World became clearer in outline. Finally, in the last
third of the Atlantean Epoch, the point in the vital body was united to the
corresponding point in the dense body. Not until then did man become fully
awake in the dense Physical World; but at the same time that full sight and
perception in the Physical World were gained, the capability of perceiving
the inner Worlds were gradually lost to most of the people.
In an earlier time the Atlantean did not clearly perceive the outline of
an object or a person, but he saw the soul and at once knew its attributes,
whether they were beneficial to him or otherwise. He knew whether the man
or animal he was regarding was kindly or inimically disposed toward him. He
was accurately taught by spiritual perception how to deal with others and
how to escape harm. therefore when the Spiritual World gradually faded from
his consciousness, great was his sorrow at the loss.
The Rmoahals were the first of the Atlantean Races. They had but little
memory and that little was chiefly connected with sensation. They remem-
bered colors and tomes, and thus to some extend they evolved Feeling. The
Lemurian had entirely lacked Feeling, in the finer signification of the
word. He had the sense of touch, could feel the physical sensations of
pain, ease and comfort, but not the mental and spiritual ones of joy, sor-
row, sympathy and antipathy.
With memory came to the Atlanteans the rudiments of a language. They
evolved words and no longer made use of mere sounds, as did the Lemurians.
The Rmoahals began to give names to things. They were yet a spiritual race
and, their soul-powers being like the forces of nature. They not only
named the objects around them, but in their words was power over the things
they named. Like the last of the Lemurians, their Feelings as spirits in-
spired them, and no harm was ever done to one another. To them the language
was holy, as the highest direct expression of the spirit. The power was
never abused or degraded by gossip or small talk. By the use of definite
language the soul in this race first became able to contact the soul of
things in the outside world.
The Tlavatlis were the second Atlantean Race. Already they began to feel
their worth as separate human beings. They became ambitious, they demanded
that their works be remembered. Memory became a factor in the life of the
community. The remembrance of the deeds done by certain ones would cause a
group of people to choose as their leader one who had done great deeds.
This was the germ of Royalty.
This remembrance of the meritorious deeds of great men was carried even
beyond the time when such leaders died. Mankind began to honor the memory
of ancestors and to worship them and others who had shown great merit. That
was the beginning of a form of worship which is practiced to this day by
The Toltecs were the third Atlantean Race. They carried still further
the ideas of their predecessors, inaugurating Monarchy and Hereditary Suc-
cession. The Toltecs originated the custom of honoring men for the deeds
done by their ancestors, but there was then a very good reason for so doing.
Because of the peculiar training at that time, the father had the power to
bestow his qualities upon his son in a way impossible to mankind at the
The education consisted of calling up before the soul of the child pic-
tures of the different phases of life. The consciousness of the early
Atlantean was, as yet, principally an internal picture-consciousness. The
power of the educator to call up these pictures before the soul of the child
was the determining factor upon which depended the soul qualities that would
be possessed by the grown man. The instinct and not the reason was appealed
to and aroused and by this method of education the son, in the great major-
ity of cases, readily absorbed the qualities of the father. It is thus
evident that there was at that time good reason for bestowing honor upon the
descendants of great men, because the son almost always inherited most of
his father's good qualities. Unfortunately, that is not the case in our
time, although we still follow the same practices of honoring the sons of
great men; but we have no reason whatever for doing so.
Among the Toltecs, experience came to be highly valued. The man who had
gained the most varied experience was the most honored and sought. Memory
was them so great and accurate that our present memory is nothing in com-
parison. In an emergency, a Toltec of wide practical experience would be
very likely to remember similar cases in the past, and suggest what action
should be taken. Thus be became a valuable adviser to the community when a
situation developed which none of the members had previously encountered and
they were unable to think or reason from analogy as to how to deal promptly
with the emergency. When such an individual was not available, they were
compelled to experiment in order to find what was best to do.
In the middle third of Atlantis we find the beginning of separate na-
tions. Groups of people who discovered in one another similar tastes and
habits would leave their old homes and found a new colony. They remembered
old customs and followed them in their new homes as far as they suited,
forming new ones to meet their own particular ideas and necessities.
The Leaders of mankind initiated great Kings at that time to rule the
people, over whom they were given great power. The masses honored these
kings with all the reverence due to those who were thus truly Kings "by the
grace of God." This happy state, however, had in it the germ of disintegra-
tion, for in time the Kings become intoxicated with power. They forgot that
it had been put into their hands by the grace of God, as a sacred trust;
that they were made Kings for the purpose of dealing justly by and helping
the people. They began to use their power corruptly, for selfish ends and
personal aggrandizement instead of for the common good, arrogating them-
selves privileges and authorities never intended for them. Ambition and
selfishness ruled then and they abused their high, divinely derived powers,
for purposes of oppression and revenge. This was true, not only of the
Kings, but also of the nobles and the higher classes, and when one considers
the power possessed by them over their fellow beings of the less developed
classes, it is easy to understand that is misuse would bring about terrible
The Original Turanians were the fourth Atlantean Race. They were espe-
cially vile in their abominable selfishness. They erected temples where the
Kings were worshiped as gods, and caused the extreme oppression of the help-
less lower classes. Black magic of the worst and most nauseating kind
flourished and all their efforts were directed towards the gratification of
vanity and external display.
The Original Semites were the fifth and most important of the seven
Atlantean Races, because in them we find the first germ of the corrective
quality of Thought. Therefore the Original Semitic Race become the "seed-
race" for the seven races of the present Aryan Epoch.
In the Polarian Epoch man acquired dense body as an instrument of action.
In the Hyperborean Epoch the vital body was added to give power of motion
necessary to action. In the Lemurian Epoch the desire body furnished
incentive to action.
The mind was given to man in the Atlantean Epoch to give purpose to ac-
tion, but as the Ego was exceedingly weak and the desire nature strong, the
nascent mind coalesced with the desire body, the faculty of Cunning resulted
and was the cause of all the wickedness of the middle third of the Atlantean
In the Aryan Epoch Thought and Reason were to be evolved by the work of
the Ego in the mind to conduct Desire into channel leading to the attainment
of spiritual perfection, which is the Goal of Evolution. This faculty of
Thought and of forming Ideas was gained by man at the expense of loss of
control over the vital forces--i.e., power over Nature.
With Thought and Mind man can present exercise power over the chemicals
and minerals only, for his mind is now in the first of mineral stage of its
evolution, as was his dense body in the Saturn Period. He can exercise no
power over plant or animal LIFE. Wood and various vegetable substances, to-
gether with different parts of the animals, are used by man in his indus-
tries. These substances are all in the final analysis chemical matter
ensouled by mineral life, of which the BODIES in all the kingdoms are com-
posed, as previously explained. Over all these varieties of chemical min-
eral combinations man at his present stage may have dominion, but until he
has reached the Jupiter Period, that dominion will not be extended so that
he can work with life. In that Period, however, he will have the power to
work with plant life as the Angels do at present in the Earth Period.
Material scientist have labored for many years in an endeavor to "create"
life, but they will not succeed until they have learned that they must ap-
proach the laboratory table with the deepest reverence, as they would draw
near to the alter in a Temple--with purity of heart and with holy hands, de-
void of greed and selfish ambition.
Such is the wise decision of the Elder Brothers, who guard this and all
the deep secrets of Nature until man shall be fit to use them for the up-
lifting of the race--for the glory of God and not for personal profit or
It was, however, this very loss of power over the vital forces which the
Atlanteans suffered that made it possible for man to evolve further. After
that, no matter how great his selfishness became, it could not prove abso-
lutely destructive of himself and of Nature, as would have been the case had
the growing selfishness been accompanied by the great power possessed by man
in his innocent former state. Thought that works only IN man is powerless
to command Nature and can never endanger humanity, as would be possible were
Nature's forces under man's control.
The Original Semites regulated their desires to some extent by the mind,
and instead of mere desires, came cunning and craftiness--the means by which
those people sought to attain their selfish ends. Though they were a very
turbulent people, they learned to curb their passions to a great extend and
accomplish their purposes by the use of cunning, as being more subtle and
potent than mere brute strength. They were the first to discover that
"brain" is superior to "brawn."
During the existence of this Race, the atmosphere of Atlantis commenced
to clear definitely, and the previously mentioned point in the vital body
came into correspondence with its companion point in the dense body. The
combination of events gave man the ability to see objects clearly with
sharp, well-defined contours; but it also resulted in loss of sight pertain-
ing to the inner Worlds.
Thus we see, and it may be well to definitely state it as a law: No
progress is ever made that is not gained at the cost of some previously pos-
sessed faculty, which is later regained in a higher form.
Man built brain at the expense of the temporary loss of the power to
bring forth offspring from himself alone. In order to get the instrument
wherewith to guide his dense body, be became subject to all the difficulty,
sorrow and pain which is involved in the co-operation necessary to the per-
petuation of the race; he obtained his reasoning power at the cost of the
temporary loss of his spiritual insight.
While reason benefited him in many ways, it shut from his vision the soul
of things which had previously spoken to him, and the gaining of the intel-
lect which is now man's most precious possession was at first but sadly con-
templated by the Atlantean, who mourned the loss of spiritual sight and
power which marked its acquisition.
The exchange of spiritual powers for physical faculties was necessary,
however, in order that man might be able to function, independent of outside
guidance, in the Physical World which he must conquer. In time his higher
powers will be regained when, by means of his experiences in his journey
through the denser Physical World, he has learned to use them properly.
When he possessed them, he had no knowledge of their proper use, and they
were too precious and too dangerous to be used as toys, with which to ex-
Under the guidance of a great Entity, the Original Semitic Race was led
eastward from the continent of Atlantis, over Europe, to the great waste in
Central Asia which is known as the Gobi Desert. There it prepared them to
be the seed of the seven Races of the Aryan Epoch, imbuing them potentially
with the qualities to be evolved by their descendants.
During all the previous ages--from the commencement of the Saturn Period,
through the Sun and Moon Periods, and in the three and one-half Revolutions
of the Earth Period (the Polarian, Hyperborean, Lemurian, and earlier part
of the Atlantean Epochs)--man had been led and guided by higher Beings,
without the slightest choice. In those days he was unable to guide himself,
not yet having evolved a mind of his own; but at last the time had come when
it was necessary for his further development that he should begin to guide
himself. He must learn independence and assume responsibility for his own
actions. Hitherto he had been compelled to obey the commands of his Ruler;
now his thoughts were to be turned from the visible Leaders, the Lords from
Venus, whom he worshiped as messengers from the gods--to the idea of the
true God, the invisible Creator of the System. Man was to learn to worship
and obey the commands of a God he could not see.
Their Leader therefore called the people together and delivered a
soul-stirring oration, which might be thus expressed:
Hitherto, you have seen Those who led you, but there are Leaders of vary-
ing grades of splendor, higher than They, Whom you have not seen, Who
guided your every tottering step in the evolution of consciousness.
Exalted above all these glorious Beings stands the invisible God Who has
created the heaven, and the earth upon which you dwell. He has willed to
give you dominion over all this land, that you may be fruitful and multiply
This invisible God only, must you worship, but you must worship Him in
Spirit and in Truth, and not make any graven image of Him, nor use any like-
ness to picture Him to yourselves, because He is everywhere present, and is
beyond any comparison or similitude.
If you follow His precepts, He will bless you abundantly in all good. If
you stray from His ways, evil will follow. The choice is yours. You are
free; BUT YOU MUST ENDURE THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR OWN ACTIONS.
The education of man proceeds by four great steps. First, he is worked
upon from without unconsciously. Then he is placed under the Rulership of
Divine Messengers and Kings whom he sees, and whose commands he must obey.
Next he is taught to revere the commands of a God whom he does not see. Fi-
nally, he learns to rise above the commands; to become a law unto himself;
and, by conquering himself of his own free will, to live in harmony with the
Order of Nature, which is the Law of God.
Fourfold also are the steps by which man climbs upward to God.
First, through fear, he worships the God whom he begins to sense, sacri-
ficing to propitiate Him, as do the fetish-worshipers.
Next, he learns to look to God as the GIVER of all things, and hopes to
receive from Him material benefits HERE AND NOW. He sacrifices through
avarice, expecting that the Lord will repay an hundredfold, or to escape
SWIFT punishment by plague, war, etc.
Next, he is taught to worship God by prayer and the living of a good
life; and that he must cultivate faith in a Heaven where he will be rewarded
in the FUTURE; and to abstain from evil that he may escape a FUTURE punish-
ment in Hell.
At last he comes to a point where he can do right without any thought of
reward, bribe, or punishment, but simply because "it is right to do right."
He loves right for its own sake and seeks to govern his conduct thereby, re-
gardless of present benefit or injury, or of painful results at some future
The Original Semites had reached the second of these steps. They were
taught to worship an invisible God and to expect to be rewarded my material
benefits, or punished by painful afflictions.
Popular Christianity is at the third step. Esotoric Christians, and the
pupils of all occult schools are trying to reach the highest step, which
will be generally achieved in the Sixth Epoch, the new Galilee, when the
unifying Christian religion will open the hearts of men, as their under-
standing is being opened now.
The Akkadians were the sixth and the Mongolians the seventh of the
Atlantean Races. They evolved the faculty of thought still further, but
followed lines of reasoning which deviated more and more from the main trend
of the developing life. The Chinese Mongolians maintain to this day that
the old ways are the best. Progress constantly requires new methods and
adaptability, keeping ideas in a fluid state, therefore those races fell be-
hind and are degenerating, with the remainder of the Atlantean Races.
As the heavy fogs, of Atlantis condensed more and more, the increased
quantity of water gradually inundated that continent, destroying the greater
part of the population and the evidences of their civilization.
Great numbers were driven from the doomed continent by the floods, and
wandered across Europe. The Mongolian races are the descendants of those
Atlantean refugees. The Black races are the last remnants of the Lemurians.
THE ARYAN EPOCH:
Central Asia was the cradle of the Aryan Races, who descended from the
Original Semites. Thence have the different Races gone out. It is unneces-
sary to describe them here, as historical researches have sufficiently re-
vealed their main features.
In the present (the Fifth or Aryan) Epoch, man came to know the use of
fire and other forces, the divine origin of which was purposely withheld
from him, that he might be free to use them for higher purposes or his own
development. Therefore we have in this present Epoch two classes: One
looks upon this Earth and upon man as being of divine origin; the other sees
all things from a purely utilitarian viewpoint.
The most advanced among humanity at the beginning of the Aryan Epoch were
given the higher Initiations, that they might take the place of the messen-
gers of God, i.e. the Lords of Venus. Such human Initiates were from this
time forth the only mediators between God and man. Even they did not appear
publicly nor show any signs of wonders that they were Leaders and Teachers.
Man was left entirely free to seek them or not, as he desired.
At the end of our present Epoch the highest Initiate will appear pub-
licly, when a sufficient number of ordinary humanity desire, and will
voluntarily subject themselves to such a Leader. They will thus form the
nucleus for the last Race, which will appear at the beginning of the Sixth
Epoch. After that time races and nations will cease to exist. Humanity
will form one spiritual Fellowship as before the end of the Lemurian Epoch.
The names of the Races which have spread over the Earth during the Fifth
Epoch, up to the present time, are as follows:
1] The Aryan, which went south to India,
2] The Babylonian-Assyrian-Chaldean.
3] The Persian-Graeco-Latin.
4] The Celtic.
5] The Teutonic-Anglo-Saxon.
From the mixture of the different nations now taking place in the United
States will come the "Seed" for the last Race, in the beginning of the Sixth
Two more Races will be evolved in our present Epoch, one of them being
the Slav. When, in the course of a few hundred years, the Sun, because of
the precession of the equinoxes, shall have entered the sign Aquarius, the
Russian people and the Slav Races in general will reach a degree of
spiritual development which will advance them far beyond their present con-
dition. Music will be the chief factor in bringing this about, for on the
wings of music the soul which is attuned may fly to the very Throne of God,
where the mere intellect cannot reach. Development attained in that manner,
however, is not permanent, because it is one-sided, therefore not in harmony
with the law of evolution, which demands that development, to be permanent,
must be evenly balanced--in other words, that spirituality shall evolve
through, or at least equally with, intellect. For this reason the Slavic
civilization will be short-lived, but it will be great and joyful while it
lasts, for it is being born of deep sorrow and untold suffering, and the law
of Compensation will bring the opposite in due time.
From the Slavs will descend a people which will form the last of the
seven Races of the Aryan Epoch, and from the people of the United States
will descend the last of all the Races in this scheme of evolution, which
will run its course in the beginning of the Sixth Epoch.
THE SIXTEEN PATHS TO DESTRUCTION:
The sixteen Races are called the "Sixteen paths to destruction" because
there is always, in each Race, a danger that the soul may become too much
attached to the Race; that it may become so enmeshed in Race characteristics
it cannot rise above the RACE idea, and will therefore fail to advance; that
it may, so to speak, crystallize into that Race and consequently be confined
to the Race bodies when they start to degenerate.
In Periods, Revolutions, and Epochs where there are no Races, there is
much more time, and the likelihood of becoming fossilized is not so great,
nor so frequent. But the sixteen Races are born and die in such a
relatively short time there is grave danger that the one who gets too much
attached to conditions may be left behind.
Christ is the great unifying Leader of the Sixth Epoch, and He enunciated
this law when He uttered those little-understood words: "If any man come to
me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and
brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
"And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me cannot be my
". . . whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he
cannot be my disciple."
Not that we are to leave, nor underestimate family ties, but that we are
to rise above them. Father and mother are "bodies"; all relations are part
of the Race--which belongs to Form. The souls must recognize that they are
not Bodies, nor Races, but Egos striving for perfection. If a man forgets
this, and identifies himself with his Race--clinging to it with fanatic
patriotism--he is likely to become enmeshed in and sink with it when his
compeers have passed to greater heights on the Path of Attainment.
BACK TO THE BIBLE:
In our age the missionary spirit is strong. The Western churches are
sending missionaries all over the world to convert the people of every na-
tion to a belief in their creeds; nor are they alone in their proselyting
efforts. The East has commenced a strong invasion of Western fields, and
many Christians who have become dissatisfied with the creeds and dogmas
taught by the clergy and impelled to search for truth to satisfy the demands
of the intellect for an adequate explanation of the problems of life, have
familiarized themselves with, and in many cases accepted, the Eastern teach-
ings of Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.
From an occult point of view, this missionary effort, whether from East
to West or VICE VERSA, is not desirable, because it is contrary to the trend
of evolution. The great Leaders of humanity Who are in charge of our devel-
opment give us every aid necessary to that end. Religion is one of these
aids, and there are excellent reasons why the Bible, containing not only
one, but both the Jewish and Christian religions, should have been given to
the West. If we earnestly seek for light we shall see the Supreme Wisdom
which has given us this double religion and how no other religion of the
present day is suitable to our peculiar needs. To this end we will in this
chapter touch again upon certain points previously brought out in various
places and connections.
In the Polarian, Hyperborean and Lemurian Epochs the task of leading hu-
manity was a comparatively easy one, for man was then without mind, but when
that disturbing element came in during the first part of the Atlantean Ep-
och, he developed Cunning, which is the product of the mind unchecked by the
spirit. Cunning acts as an aid to desire, regardless of whether the desire
is good or bad, whether it will bring joy or sorrow.
In the middle of the Atlantean Epoch the spirit had drawn completely into
its vehicles and commenced to work in the mind to produce Thought and Rea-
son: the ability to trace a given cause to its inevitable effect, and to de-
duce from a given effect the cause which produced it. The faculty of
Reasoning or Logic was to become more fully developed in the Aryan Epoch,
and therefore the Original Semites (the fifth race of the Atlantean Epoch)
were a "chosen people," to bring out that germinal faculty to such a ripe-
ness that it would be impregnated into the very fibre of their descendants,
who would thus become the New Race.
To transmute Cunning into Reason proved no easy task. The earlier
changes in man's nature had been easily brought about. He could then be led
without difficulty because he had no conscious desire, nor mind to guide
him, but by the time of the Original Semites he had become cunning enough to
resent limitations of his liberty and to circumvent repeatedly the measures
taken to hold him in line. The task of guiding him was all the more dif-
ficult because it was necessary he should have some liberty of choice, that
he might in time learn self-government. Therefore a law was enacted which
decreed IMMEDIATE REWARDS for obedience and INSTANT PUNISHMENT for disregard
of its provisions. Thus was man taught, coaxed and coerced into reasoning
in a limited manner that "the way of the transgressor is hard," and that he
must "fear God," or the Leader Who guided him.
Out of all who were chosen as "seed" for the new Race, but few remained
faithful. Most of them were rebellious and, so far as they were concerned,
entirely frustrated the purpose of the Leader by intermarrying with the
other Atlantean Races, thus bringing inferior blood into their descendants.
That is what is meant in the Bible where the fact is recorded that the sons
of God married the daughters of men. For that act of disobedience were they
abandoned and "lost." Even the faithful died, according to the body, in the
Desert of Gobi (the "Wilderness") in Central Asia, the cradle of our present
Race. They reincarnated, as their own descendants of course, and thus in-
herited the "Promised Land," the Earth as it is now. They are the Aryan
Races, in whom Reason is being evolved to perfection.
In such cases as the San Francisco disaster, the inner spiritual
nature of man becomes more in evidence than under any other circumstances,
and the close observer may then discern the trend of evolution. The fact
then becomes manifest that though the stress of ordinary life our actions
may deny it, nevertheless at heart we know and acknowledge the great truth
that we are brothers and the hurt of one is really felt by all. Such inci-
dents, therefore, point out the direction of evolution. The control of man
by Reason must be succeeded by that of Love, which at present acts indepen-
dent of and sometimes even contrary to the dictates of Reason. The anomaly
arises from the fact that Love, at present, is rarely quite unselfish and
our Reason is not always true. In the "New Galilee," the coming Sixth Ep-
och, Love will become unselfish and Reason will approve its dictates. Uni-
versal Brotherhood shall then be fully realized, each working for the good
of all, because self-seeking will be a thing of the past.
That this much-to-be-desire end may be attained, it will be necessary to
select another "chosen people" from the present stock to serve as a nucleus
from which the new Race shall spring. This choosing is not to be done con-
trary to the will of the chosen. Each man must choose for himself; he must
WILLINGLY enter the ranks.
Races are but an evanescent feature of evolution. Before the end of the
Lemurian Epoch there was a "chosen people," different from the ordinary hu-
manity of that time, who became the ancestors of the Atlantean Races. From
the fifth race of those another "chosen people" was drawn, from which the
Aryan Races descended, of which there have been five and will be two more.
Before a new Epoch is ushered in, however, there must be "a new Heaven and a
new earth"; the physical features of the Earth will be changed and its den-
sity decreased. There will be one Race at the beginning of the next Epoch,
but after that every thought and feeling of Race will disappear. Humanity
will again constitute one vast Fellowship, regardless of all distinctions.
Races are simply steps in evolution which must be taken, otherwise there
will be no progress for the spirits reborn in them. But, though necessary
steps, they are also extremely dangerous ones, and are therefore the cause
of grave concern to the Leaders of mankind. They call these sixteen Races
"the sixteen paths to destruction," because, while in previous Epochs the
changes came after such enormous intervals that it was easier to get the ma-
jority of the entities in line for promotion, it is different with the
Races. They are comparatively evanescent; therefore extra care must be
taken that as few of the spirits as possible become enmeshed in the fetters
The Christian teaching of the New Testament belongs particularly to the
pioneer Races of the Western World. It is being specially implanted among
the people of the United States, for as the object of the new Race of the
Sixth Epoch will be the unification of all the Races, the United States is
becoming the "melting pot" where all the nations of the earth are being
amalgamated and from this amalgamation will the next "chosen people," the
nucleus, be chiefly derived.
THE OCCULT ANALYSIS OF GENESIS:
LIMITATIONS OF THE BIBLE:
In our study thus far, previous to this chapter, comparatively little
reference has been made to the Bible, but we shall now devote our attention
to it for some time. Not that it is intended to attempt a vindication of
the Bible (in the form in which it is commonly known to use at the present
day) as the only true and inspired Word of God, nevertheless it is true that
it contains much valuable occult knowledge. This is, to great extent, hid-
den beneath interpolations and obscured by the arbitrary withholding of cer-
tain parts as being "apocryphal." The occult scientist, who knows the
intended meaning, can, of course, easily see which portions are original and
which have been interpolated. Yet, if we take the first chapter of Genesis
even as it stands, in the best translations we possess, we shall find that
it unfolds the identical scheme of evolution which has been explained in the
preceding portion of this work and harmonized quite well with the occult in-
formation in regard to Periods, Revolutions, Races, Etc. The outlines given
are necessarily of the briefest and most condensed character, an entire Pe-
riod being covered in a score of words--nevertheless, the outlines are
Before proceeding with an analysis it is necessary to say that the words
of the Hebrew language, particularly the old style, run into one another and
are not divided as those of our language. Add to this that there is a cus-
tom of leaving out vowels from the writing, so that in reading much depends
upon where and how they are inserted, and it will be seen how great are the
difficulties to be surmounted in ascertaining the original meaning. A
slight change may entirely alter the signification of almost any sentence.
In addition to these great difficulties we must also bear in mind that of
the forty-seven translators of the King James version (that most commonly
used in England and America), only THREE were Hebrew scholars, and of those
three, two died before the Psalms had been translated! We must still fur-
ther take into consideration that the Act which authorized the translation
prohibited the translators from any rendition that would greatly deviate
from or tend to disturb the already existing belief. It is evident, there-
fore, that the chances of getting a correct translation were very small in-
Nor were conditions much more favorable in Germany, for there Martin
Luther was the sole translator and even he did not translate from the
original Hebrew, but merely from a Latin text. Most of the versions used in
Continental Protestant countries today are simply translations, into the
different languages, of Luther's translations.
True, there have been revisions, but they have not greatly improved mat-
ters. Moreover, there is a large number of people in this country who
insist that the ENGLISH text of the King James version is absolutely correct
from cover to cover, as though the Bible had been originally written in En-
glish, and the King James version were a certified copy of the original
manuscript. So the old mistakes are still there, in spite of the efforts
which have been made to eradicate them.
It must also be noted that those who originally wrote the Bible did not
intend to give out the truth in such plain form that he who ran might read.
Nothing was further from their thoughts than to write an "open book of God."
The great occultists who write the Zohar are very emphatic upon this point.
The secrets of the Thorah were not be be understood by all, as the following
quotation will show:
"Woe to man who sees in the Thorah (the law) only simple recitals and or-
dinary words! Because, if in truth it contained only these, we would even
today be able to compose a Thorah much more worthy of admiration. But it is
not so. Each word of the Thorah contains an elevated meaning and a sublime
mystery. . . .The recitals of the Thorah are the vestments of the Thorah.
Woe to him who takes this vestment of the Thorah for the Thorah itself!. . .
The simple take notice of the garments and recitals of the Thorah alone.
They know no other thing. They see not that which is concealed under the
vestment. THE MORE INSTRUCTED MEN DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE VESTMENT, but
to body which it envelops."
In the preceding words, the allegorical meanings are plainly implied.
Paul also unequivocally says that the story of Abraham and the two sons whom
he had by Sarah and Hagar is purely allegorical (Gal. iv:22-26). Many pas-
sages are veiled; others are to be taken verbatim; and no one who has not
the occult key is able to find the deep truth hidden in what is often a very
The secrecy regarding these deep matters and invariable use of allegories
where the mass of the people were permitted to come in contact with occult
truths will also be apparent from the practice of Christ, who always spoke
to the multitude in parables, afterward privately explaining to His dis-
ciples the deeper meaning contained therein. On several occasions He im-
posed secrecy upon them with regard to private teachings.
Paul's methods are also in harmony with this, for the gives "milk: or the
more elementary teaching to the "babes" in the faith, reserving the "meat"
or deeper teaching for the "strong"--those who had qualified themselves to
understand and receive them.
The Jewish Bible was originally written in Hebrew, but we do not possess
one single line of the original writings. As early as 260 B.C. the
Septuagint, a translation into Greek, was brought forth. Even in the time
of Christ there was already the utmost confusion and diversity of opinion
regarding what was to be admitted as original, and what had been interpo-
It was not until the return from Babylonian exile that the scribes began
to piece together the different writings, and not until about 500 A.D. did
the Talmud appear, giving the first text resembling the present one, which,
in view of the foregoing facts, cannot be perfect.
The Talmud was them taken in hand by the Masorete school, which from 590
to about 800 A.D. was principally in Tiberias. With great and painstaking
labor, a Hebrew Old Testament was produced, which is the nearest to the
original we have at the present time.
This Masoretic text will be used in the following elucidation of Gen-
esis, and, not relying upon the work of one translator, it will be supple-
mented by a German translator, the work of three eminent Hebrew scholars--
H. Arnheim, M. Sachs, and Jul. Furst, who co-operated with a fourth, Dr.
Zunz, the latter being also the editor.
IN THE BEGINNING:
The opening sentence of Genesis is a very good example of what has been
stated about the interpretation of the Hebrew text, which may be changed by
differently placing the vowels and dividing the words in another way.
There are two well recognized methods of reading this sentence. One is:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth"; the other is:
"Out of the ever-existing essence (of space) the twofold energy formed the
Much has been said and written as to which of these two interpretations
is correct. The difficulty is, that the people want something settled and
definite. They take the stand that, if a certain explanation is true, all
others must be wrong. But, emphatically, this is not the way to get at
truth, which is many sided and multiplex. Each occult truth requires ex-
amination from many different points of view; each viewpoint presents a cer-
tain phase of the truth, and all of them are necessary to get a complete,
definite conception of whatever is under consideration.
The very fact that this sentence and many others in the vestment of the
Thorah can thus be made to yield many meanings, while confusing to the
uninitiated, is illuminative to those who have the key, and the transcenden-
tal wisdom of the wonderful Intelligences Who inspired the Thorah is thereby
shown. Had the vowels been inserted, and a division made into words, there
would have been only one way of reading it and these grand and sublime mys-
teries could not have been hidden therein. That would have been the proper
method to pursue if the authors had meant to write an "open" book of God;
but that was not their purpose. It was written solely for the initiated;
and can be read understandingly by them only. It would have required much
less skill to have written the book plainly than to have concealed its mean-
ing. No pains are ever spared, however, to bring the information, in due
time, to those who are entitled to it, while withholding it from those who
have not yet earned the right to possess it.
THE NEBULAR THEORY:
Regarded by the light thrown upon the genesis and evolution of our sys-
tem, it is plain that both renderings of the opening sentence in the Book of
Genesis are necessary to an understanding of the subject. The first tells
that there was a beginning of our evolution, in which the heavens were cre-
ated; the other interpretation supplements the first statement by adding
that the heavens and the earth were created; the other interpretation
supplements the first statement by adding that the havens and the earth were
created out of the "ever-existing essence," not out of "nothing," as is
jeering pointed out by the materialist. The Cosmic Root-substance is gath-
ered together and set in motion. The rings formed by the inertia of the re-
volving mass break away from the central part, forming planets, etc., as the
modern scientist, with remarkable ingenuity, has reasoned out. Occult and
modern science are in perfect harmony as to the MODUS OPERANDI. There is
nothing in these statements inconsistent with the two theories, as will
presently be shown. Occult science teaches that God instituted the process
of formation and is constantly guiding the System in a definite path. The
modern scientist, in refutation of what he calls a foolish idea, and to dem-
onstrate that a God is not necessary, takes a basin of water and pours
a little oil into it. The water and the oil represent space and fire-mist
respectively. He now commences to turn the oil around with a needle, bring-
ing in into the form of a sphere. This, he explains, represents the Central
Sun. As he turns the oil-ball faster and faster, it bulges at the equator
and throws off a ring, the ring breaks and the fragments coalesce, forming a
smaller ball, which circles around the Sun. Then he pityingly asks the oc-
cult scientist, "Do you not see how it is done?" There is not need for your
God, or any supernatural force."
The occultist readily agrees that a Solar System may be formed in ap-
proximately the manner illustrated. But he marvels greatly that a man pos-
sessing the clear intuition enabling him to perceive with such accuracy the
operation of Cosmic processes, and the intellect to conceive this brilliant
demonstration of this monumental theory, should at the same time be quite
unable to see that in his demonstration HE HIMSELF PLAYS THE PART OF GOD.
His was the extraneous power that placed the oil in the water, where it
would have remained inert and shapeless through all eternity had he not sup-
plied the force that set it in motion, thereby causing it to shape itself
into representation of Sun and planets. His was the Thought which designed
the experiment, using the oil, water and force, thus illustrating in a
splendid manner the Triune God working in Cosmic substance to form a Solar
The attributes of God are Will, Wisdom and Activity. (See diagram 6.
Note carefully what the name "God" signifies in this terminology.) The sci-
entist has WILL to make the experiment. He has ingenuity to supply ways and
means for the demonstration. This ingenuity corresponds to WISDOM, the
second attribute to God. He has also the muscular force necessary to per-
form the action, corresponding to ACTIVITY, which is the third attribute of
Further, the universe is not a vast perpetual-motion machine, which, when
once set going, keeps on without any internal cause or guiding force. That
also is proven by the experiment of the scientist, for the moment he ceases
to turn the oil-ball the orderly motion of his miniature planets also ceases
and all returns to a shapeless mass of oil floating on the water. In a cor-
responding manner, the universe would at once dissolve into "thin space" if
God for one moment ceased to exert His all-embracing care and energizing ac-
The second interpretation of Genesis is marvelously exact in its descrip-
tion of a twofold formative energy. It does not specifically state the God
is Triune. The reader's knowledge of that fact is taken for granted. It
states the exact truth when it says that only two forces are active in the
formation of a universe.
When the first aspect of the Triune God manifests as the Will to create,
It arouses the second aspect (which is Wisdom) to design a plan for the fu-
ture universe. This first manifestation of Force is Imagination. After
this primal Force of Imagination has conceived the Idea of a universe, the
third aspect (which is Activity), working in Cosmic substance, produces Mo-
tion. This is the second manifestation of Force. Motion alone, however, is
not sufficient. To form a system of worlds, it must ORDERLY motion. Wisdom
is therefore necessary to guide Motion in an intelligent manner to produce
Thus we find the opening sentence of the Book of Genesis tells us that
in the beginning, orderly, rhythmic motion, in Cosmic Root-substance, formed
THE CREATIVE HIERARCHIES:
The second interpretation of the opening sentence also gives us a fuller
idea of God when it speaks of the "two fold energy," pointing to the
positive and negative phases of the One Spirit of God in manifestation. In
harmony with the teaching of occult science, God is represented as a compos-
ite Being. This is accentuated in the remaining verses of the chapter.
In addition to the creative Hierarchies which worked voluntarily in our
evolution, there are seven others which belong to our evolution, and are
co-workers with God in the formation of the universe. In the first chapter
of Genesis these Hierarchies are called "Elohim." The name signifies a host
of dual and double-sexed Beings. The first part of the work is "Eloh,"
which is a feminine noun, the letter "h" indicating the gender. If a single
feminine Being were meant, the work "Eloh" would have been used. The
feminine plural is "oth," so if the intention had been to indicate a number
of Gods of the feminine gender, the correct word to use would have been
"Elooth." Instead of either of those forms, however, we find the masculine
plural ending, "im," added to the feminine noun, "Eloh," indicating a host
of male-female, double-sexed Beings, expressions of the dual,
positive-negative, creative energy.
The plurality of Creators is again implied in the latter part of the
chapter, where these words are ascribed to the Elohim: "Let US make man in
OUR image;" after which it is inconsistently added, "HE made them male and
The translators have here rendered the puzzling word "Elohim" (which was
decidedly not only a plural word but also BOTH masculine and feminine) as
being the equivalent of the singular, sexless word, "God." yet could they
have done differently, even had they known? They were forbidden to disturb
existing ideas. It was not truth at any price, but peace at any price that
King James desired, his sole anxiety being to avoid any controversy that
might create a disturbance in his kingdom.
The plural "them" is also used where the creation of man is mentioned,
clearly indicating that the reference is to the creation of ADM, the human
species, and not Adam, the individual.
We have shown that six creative Hierarchies (besides the Lords of Flame,
the Cherubim, the Seraphim, and the two unnamed Hierarchies which have
passed into liberation) were active in assisting the virgin spirits which in
themselves form a seventh Hierarchy.
The Cherubim and the Seraphim had nothing to do with the creation of
Form; therefore they are not mentioned in the chapter under consideration,
which deals principally with the Form-side of Creation. Here we find men-
tioned only the seven creative Hierarchies which did the actual work of
bringing man to where he acquired a dense physical form, through which the
indwelling spirit could work.
After a description of teach part of the work of Creation it is said:
"and Elohim saw that it was good." This is said seven times, the last time
being on the sixth day, when the human form had been created.
It is stated that on the seventh day "Elohim rested." This is all in ac-
cord with our occult teaching of the part taken by each of the creative Hi-
erarchies in the work of evolution down to the present Period. It is also
taught that in the present Epoch the Gods and creative Hierarchies have
withdrawn from active participation, that man may work out his own salva-
tion, leaving the necessary guidance of ordinary humanity to the "Elder
Brothers," who are now the mediators between man and the Gods.
THE SATURN PERIOD:
Having satisfied ourselves that the beginning of our System and the work
of the creative Hierarchies, as described by occult science, harmonize with
the teachings of the Bible, we will now examine the Bible account of differ-
ent "Days of Creation" and see how they agree with the occult teachings
relative to the Saturn, Sun, and Moon Periods; the three and one-half
Revolutions of the Earth Period; and the Polarian, Hyperborean, Lemurian,
and Atlantean Epochs, which have preceded the present Aryan Epoch.
Naturally, a detailed account could not be given in a few lines like the
first chapter of Genesis, but the main points are there in orderly succes-
sion, very much like an algebraical formula for Creation.
The second verse proceeds: "The Earth was waste and uninhabited, and
darkness rested upon the face of the deep; and the Spirits of the Elohim
floated above the deep." In the beginning of manifestation that which is
now the Earth was in the Saturn Period, and in exactly the condition de-
scribed, as may be seen by referring to the descriptions already given of
that Period. It was not "without form and void," as expressed in the King
James version. It was hot, and thus well-defined and separate from the deep
of space, which was cold. It is true that it was dark, but it could be dark
and still be hot, for "dark" heat necessarily precedes glowing or visible
heat. Above this dark Earth of the Saturn Period floated the creative Hier-
archies. They worked upon it from the outside and molded it. The Bible re-
fers to them as the "Spirits of the Elohim."
THE SUN PERIOD:
The Sun Period is well described in the third verse, which says, "And the
Elohim said, Let there be Light; and there was Light." This passage has
been jeered at as the most ridiculous nonsense. The scornful query has been
put, How could there be light upon the Earth when the Sun was not made until
the fourth day? The Bible narrator, however, is not speaking of the Earth
alone. He is speaking of the central "Fire-mist," from which were formed
the planets of our system including the Earth. Thus when the nebula reached
a state of glowing heat, which it did in the Sun Period, there was no neces-
sity for an outside illuminant, the Light was within.
In the fourth verse we read: "The Elohim differentiated between the
light and the darkness." Necessarily, for the outside space was dark, in
contradistinction to the glowing nebula which existed during the Sun Period.
THE MOON PERIOD:
The Moon Period is described in the sixth verse, as follows: "and Elohim
said, Let there by an EXPANSION (translated "firmament" in other versions)
in the waters, to provide the water from the water." This exactly describes
conditions in the Moon Period, when the heat of the glowing fire-mist and
the cold of outside space had formed a body of water around the fiery core.
The contact of fire and water generated steam, which is water in expansion,
as our verse describes. It was different from the comparatively cool water,
which constantly gravitated toward the hot, fiery core, to replace the
outrushing stream. Thus there was a constant circulation of water held in
suspension, and also an expansion, as the steam, rushing outward from the
fiery core, formed an atmosphere of "fire-fog" condensed by contact with
outside space, returning again to the core to be reheated and perform an-
other cycle. Thus there were two kinds of water, and a division between
them, as stated in the Bible. The dense water was nearest the fiery core;
the expanded water or stream was on the outside.
This also harmonizes with the scientific theory of modern times. First
the dark heat; then the glowing nebula; later the outside moisture and in-
side heat; and, finally incrustation.
THE EARTH PERIOD:
The Earth Period is next described, Before we take up its description,
however, we have to deal with the Recapitulations. The verses quoted and
the descriptions given will also correspond to the recapitulatory Periods.
Thus what is said of the Saturn Period describes also the condition of the
System when it emerges from any of the rest of the Periods. The descrip-
tions of the Saturn, Sun, and Moon Periods would therefore correspond to the
first three Revolutions of our present Earth Period, and the following would
correspond with conditions on Earth in the present Revolution.
In the ninth verse, we read: "And Elohim said, Let the waters be divided
from the dry land. . . .and Elohim called the dry land Earth." This refers
to the first firm incrustation. Heat and moisture had generated the solid
body of our present Globe.
THE POLARIAN EPOCH: The ninth verse, which describes the Earth Period in
this fourth Revolution (where the real Earth Period work commenced), also
describes the formation of the mineral kingdom and the Recapitulation by man
of the mineral stage in the Polarian Epoch. Each Epoch is also a Reca-
pitulation of the previous stage. Just as there are Recapitulations of
Globes, Revolutions, and Periods, so there are on each Globe, recapitula-
tions of all that has gone before. These Recapitulations are endless.
There is always a spiral within a spiral--in the atom, in the Globe, and in
all other phases of evolution.
Complicated and bewildering as this may appear at first, it is really not
so difficult to understand. There is an orderly method running through it
all and in time one is able to perceive and follow the workings of this
method, as a clue leading through a maze. Analogy is one of the best helps
to an understanding of evolution.
THE HYPERBOREAN EPOCH is described in verses 11 to 19, as the work of the
fourth day. It is here recorded that Elohim created the plant kingdom, the
Sun, the Moon, and the stars.
The Bible agrees with the teaching of modern science that plants suc-
ceeded the mineral. The different between the two teachings is in regard to
the time when the Earth was thrown off from the central mass. Science as-
serts that it was before the formation of any incrustation which could be
called mineral and plant. If we mean such minerals and plants as we have
today, that assertion is correct. There was no dense material substance,
but nevertheless the first incrustation that took place in the central Sun
was mineral. The Bible narrator gives only the principal incidents. It is
not recorded that the incrustation melted when it was thrown off from the
central mass as a ring which broke, the fragments afterward coalescing. In
a body as small as our Earth, the time required for recrystallization was so
comparatively short that the historian does not mention it, nor the further
subsidiary fact that the melting process took place once more when the Moon
was thrown off from the Earth. He probably reasons that one who is entitled
to occult information is already in possession of such minor details as
The plants of the incrustation of the central fire-mist were ethereal,
therefore the melting processes did not destroy them. As the lines of force
along which the ice crystals form are present in the water, so when the
Earth crystallized, were those ethereal plant-forms present in it. They
were the molds which drew to themselves the dense material forming the
plant-bodies of the present day and also of the plant-forms of the past,
which are embedded in the geological strata of the Earth globe.
These ethereal plant-forms were aided in the formation when the heat came
from outside, after the separation of the Earth from Sun and Moon. That
heat gave them the vital force to draw to themselves the denser substance.
THE LEMURIAN EPOCH is described in the work of the fifth day. This Ep-
och, being the third, is in a sense a Recapitulation of the Moon Period, and
in the Biblical narrative we find described such conditions as obtained in
the Moon Period--water, fire-fog, and the first attempts at moving, breath-
Verses 20 and 21 tell us that "Elohim said, Let the waters bring forth
life-breathing things. . .and fowl. . . ; and Elohim formed the great am-
phibians and all life-breathing things according to their species, and
amphibians and all life-breathing things according to their species, and all
fowl with wings."
This also harmonizes with the teaching of material science that the am-
phibians preceded the birds.
The student is invited to note particularly that THE THINGS THAT WERE
FORMED WERE NOT LIFE. It does NOT say that Life was created, but "THINGS"
THAT BREATHE OR INHALE LIFE. . . .The Hebrew word for that which they inhale
is NEPHESH, and it should be carefully noted, as we shall meet it in a new
THE ATLANTEAN EPOCH is dealt with in the work of the sixth day. In verse
24 the creation of mammals is mentioned, and there the work NEPHESH again
occurs, explaining that the mammals "breathed life." "Elohim said, Let the
earth bring forth life-breathing things. . .mammals. . .;" and in verse 27,
"Elohim formed man in their likeness; male and female made they (Elohim)
The Bible historian here omits the a-sexual and hermaphrodite human
stages and comes to the two separate sexes, as we know them now. He could
not do otherwise, as he is describing in the Atlantean Epoch, and by the
time that stage in evolution was reached there were neither sexless men nor
hermaphrodites, the differentiation of the sexes having taken place
earlier--in the Lemurian Epoch. That which afterward became man could
hardly be spoken of as man in the earlier stages of its development, as it
differed but little from the animals. Therefore the Bible narrator is doing
no violence to facts when he states that man was formed in the Atlantean E-
In verse 28 (all versions) will be found a very small prefix, with a very
great significance: "Elohim said, Be fruitful and RE-plenish the earth."
This plainly shows that the scribe who wrote it was cognizant of the occult
teaching that the life wave had evolved here, on Globe D of the Earth Pe-
riod, in previous Revolutions.
THE ARYAN EPOCH corresponds to the seventh day of Creation, when the
Elohim rested from their labors as Creators and Guides, and humanity had
been launched upon an independent career.
This ends the story of the manner in which the Forms were produced. In
the following chapter the story is told from the point of view which deals a
little more with the Life side.
JEHOVAH AND HIS MISSION:
There has been much learned discussion concerning the discrepancy be-
tween, and especially the authorship of the creation story of the first
chapter and that which starts at the fourth verse of the second chapter. It
is asserted that the two accounts were written by different men, because the
Being or Beings, the name of Whom the translators have rendered as "God" in
both the first and second chapters of the English version, are, in the He-
brew text, called "Elohim" in the first chapter, and "Jehovah" in the second
chapter, It is argued that the same narrator would have have named God in
two different ways.
Had he meant the same God in both cases, he probably would not, but he
was not a monotheist. He knew better than to think of God as simply a supe-
rior Man, using the sky for a throne and the earth for a footstool. When he
wrote of Jehovah he meant the Leader Who had charge of the particular part
of the work of Creation which was then being described. Jehovah was and is
one of the Elohim. He is the Leader of the Angels who were the humanity of
the Moon Period and He is Regent of our Moon. The reader is referred to
diagram 14 for an accurate understanding of the position and constitution of
As Regent of Our Moon, He has charge of the degenerate, evil Beings
there, and He also rules the Angels. With Him are some of the Archangels,
who were the humanity of the Sun Period. They are the "Race-Spirits".
It is the work of Jehovah to build concrete bodies or forms, by means of
the hardening, crystallizing Moon forces. Therefore He is the giver of
children and the Angels are His messengers in this work. It is well know to
physiologists that the Moon is connected with gestation; at least, they have
observed that it measures and governs the period of intra-uterine life and
other physiological functions.
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