Progressively, the human frame consolidated and symmetrised. Two front eyes developed but the “seers” sinned and lost the third.
It has been often remarked by observant writers, that the “origin of nearly every popular myth and legend could be traced invariably to a a fact in Nature.” 1 But we can easily believe that the Titans and Cyclopes of old really belonged to the Fourth (Atlantean) Race, and that all the subsequent legends and allegories found in the Hindu Puranas and the Greek Hesiod and Homer, were based on the hazy reminiscences of real Titans — men of a superhuman tremendous physical power, which enabled them to defend themselves, and hold at bay the gigantic monsters of the Mesozoic and early Cænozoic times — and of actual Cyclopes — three-eyed mortals.
In these fantastic creations of an exuberant subjectivism, there is always an element of the objective and real. The imagination of the masses, disorderly and ill-regulated as it may be, could never have conceived and fabricated ex nihilo so many monstrous figures, such a wealth of extraordinary tales, had it not had, to serve it as a central nucleus, those floating reminiscences, obscure and vague, which unite the broken links of the chain of time to form with them the mysterious, dream foundation of our collective consciousness. 2
The possession of a physical third eye was enjoyed by the men of the Third Root-Race down to nearly the middle period of Third Sub-race of the Fourth Root-Race, . . . when the consolidation and perfection of the human frame made it disappear from the outward anatomy of man. Psychically and spiritually, however, its mental and visual perceptions lasted till nearly the end of the Fourth Race, when its functions, owing to the materiality and depraved condition of mankind, died out altogether before the submersion of the bulk of the Atlantean continent. 3
The early Fourth Race may have been three-eyed, without having necessarily a third eye in the middle of the brow, like the legendary Cyclops . . . . . . spiritual and psychic involution proceeds on parallel lines with physical evolution; . . . the inner senses — innate in the first human races — atrophied during racial growth and the material development of the outer senses; . . . [Occultists] understand the meaning of this passage in the Commentaries which says:
“There were four-armed human creatures in those early days of the male-females [hermaphrodites 1 ]; with one head, yet three eyes. They could see before them and behind them. 2 A KALPA later [after the separation of the sexes] men having fallen into matter, their spiritual vision became dim; and co-ordinately the third eye commenced to lose its power. . . . When the Fourth [Race] arrived at its middle age, the inner vision had to be awakened, and acquired by artificial stimuli, the process of which was known to the old sages. 3 . . . The third eye likewise, getting gradually PETRIFIED, 4 soon disappeared. The double-faced became the one-faced and the eye was drawn deep into the head and is now buried under the hair. During the activity of the inner man [during trances and spiritual visions] the eye swells and expands. The Arhat sees and feels it and regulates his action accordingly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The undefiled Lanoo [disciple, chela] need fear no danger; he who keeps himself not in purity [who is not chaste] will receive no help from the ‘deva eye.’”
Unfortunately not. The “deva-eye” exists no more for the majority of mankind. The third eye is dead, and acts no longer; but it has left behind a witness to its existence. This witness is now the PINEAL GLAND. As for the “four-armed” men, it is they who become the prototypes of the four-armed Hindu gods . . . 5
But they lost “their allpenetrating spiritual eye. . . . The two front eyes were fully developed as physical organs only in the beginning of the Fourth Race.” Greece had her Hyperborean as well as her Southern Apollo. Thus nearly all the gods of Egypt, Greece, and Phœnicia, as well as those of other Pantheons, are of a northern origin and originated in Lemuria, towards the close of the Third Race, after its full physical and physiological evolution had been completed. All the “fables” of Greece were built on historical facts, if that history had only passed unadulterated by myths to posterity. The “one-eyed” Cyclopes, the giants fabled as the sons of Cœlus and Terra — three in number, according to Hesiod — were the last three sub-races of the Lemurians, the “one-eye” referring to the Wisdom-eye; 1 for the two front eyes were fully developed as physical organs only in the beginning of the Fourth Race. The allegory of Ulysses, whose companions were devoured while the king of Ithaca was saved by putting out with a firebrand the eye of Polyphemus, is based upon the psycho-physiological atrophy of the “third” eye. 2
THE THIRD EYE IS INDISSOLUBLY CONNECTED WITH KARMA. It was lost when man sinned. . . . The tenet is so mysterious that very few have heard of it. . . . The “eye of Shiva” did not become entirely atrophied before the close of the Fourth Race. When spirituality and all the divine powers and attributes of the deva-man of the Third had been made the hand-maidens of the newlyawakened physiological and psychic passions of the physical man, instead of the reverse, the eye lost its powers. But such was the law of Evolution, and it was, in strict accuracy, no FALL. The sin was not in using those newly-developed powers, but in misusing them; in making of the tabernacle, designed to contain a god, the fane of every spiritual iniquity. And if we say “sin” it is merely that everyone should understand our meaning; as the term Karma would be the right one to use in this case; . . . there can be no physical iniquity. The body is simply the irresponsible organ, the tool of the psychic, if not of the “Spiritual man.” While in the case of the Atlanteans, it was precisely the Spiritual being which sinned . . .
Questions with regard to Karma and rebirths are constantly offered, and a great confusion seems to exist upon this subject. Those who are born and bred in the Christian faith, and have been trained in the idea that a new soul is created by God for every newly-born infant, are among the most perplexed. They ask whether in such case the number of incarnating Monads on earth is limited; to which they are answered in the affirmative. For, however countless, in our conceptions, the number of the incarnating monads — even if we take into account the fact that ever since the Second Race, when their respective seven groups were furnished with bodies, several births and deaths may be allowed for every second of time in the aeons already passed — still, there must be a limit.1
3. After the separation of the sexes, Karman forced the creative gods to incarnate in mindless men
Then, sight and speech developed, for language is coeval with reason.
Speech and sight developed simultaneously. Human speech, as known to us, came into being in the Root-race that preceded ours — the Fourth or the “Atlantean” — at the very beginning of it, in sub-race No. 1; and simultaneously with it were developed sight — as a physical sense — while the four other senses (with the two additional — the 6th and 7th — of which science knows nothing as yet) — remained in their latent, undeveloped state as physical senses, although fully developed as spiritual faculties. Our sense of hearing developed only in the 3rd sub-race. Thus, if human “speech” — owing to that absence of the sense of hearing––was in the beginning even less than what we would call a whispered speech, for it was a mental articulation of sounds rather than anything else, something like the systems we now see worked out for the Deaf and Dumb, still it is easy to understand how, even from those early days, “speech” became associated with “sight,” or, in other words, people could understand each other and talk with the help of only sight and touch. “Sound is seen before it is heard” — says the Book of Kiu-te. The flash of lightning precedes the clap of thunder. As ages went by mankind fell with every new generation lower and lower into matter, the physical smothering the spiritual, until the whole set of senses — that had formed during the first three Root-races but one SENSE, namely, spiritual perception — finally fell asunder to form henceforth five distinct senses.
But we are in the 5th race, and we have already passed the turning or axial point of our “sub-race cycle.” Eventually as the current phenomena and the increase of sensitive organisms in our age go to prove, this Humanity will be moving swiftly on the path of pure spirituality, and will reach the apex (of our Race) at the end of the 7th sub-race. 1
Speech developed 1 in the following order: 1 Monosyllabic speech; that of the first approximately fully developed human beings at the close of the Third Root-race, the “golden-coloured,” yellowcomplexioned men, after their separation into sexes, and the full awakening of their minds. Before that, they communicated through what would now be called “thought-transference,” though, with the exception of the Race called the “Sons of Will and Yoga” — the first in whom the “Sons of Wisdom” had incarnated — thought was but very little developed in nascent physical man, and never soared above a low terrestrial level. Their physical bodies belonging to the Earth, their Monads remained on a higher plane altogether. Language could not be well developed before the full acquisition and development of their reasoning faculties. This monosyllabic speech was the vowel parent, so to speak, of the monosyllabic languages mixed with hard consonants, still in use amongst the yellow races which are known to the anthropologist. 2
2 These linguistic characteristics developed into the agglutinative languages. The latter were spoken by some Atlantean races, while other parent stocks of the Fourth Race preserved the mother-language. And as languages have their cyclic evolution, their childhood, purity, growth, fall into matter, admixture with other languages, maturity, decay and finally death,3 so the primitive speech of the most civilized Atlantean races — that language, which is referred to as “Rakshasi Bhasha,” in old Sanskrit works — decayed and almost died out. While the “cream” of the Fourth Race gravitated more and more toward the apex of physical and intellectual evolution, thus leaving as an heirloom to the nascent Fifth (the Aryan) Race the inflectional, highly developed languages, the agglutinative decayed and remained as a fragmentary fossil idiom, scattered now, and nearly limited to the aboriginal tribes of America.
3 The inflectional speech — the root of the Sanskrit, very erroneously called “the elder sister” of the Greek, instead of its mother — was the first language (now the mystery tongue of the Initiates, of the Fifth Race).
Arabs and Jews are Semites, degenerated in spirituality and perfected in materiality. At any rate, the “Semitic” languages are the bastard descendants of the first phonetic corruptions of the eldest children of the early Sanskrit. . . . The Semites, especially the Arabs, are later Aryans — degenerate in spirituality and perfected in materiality. To these belong all the Jews and the Arabs. The former are a tribe descended from the Chandalas of India, the outcasts, many of them ex-Brahmans, who sought refuge in Chaldea, in Sind, and Asia (Iran), and were truly born from their father A-bram (no-Brahman) some 8,000 years B.C. The latter, the Arabs, are the descendants of those Aryans who would not go into India at the time of the dispersion of nations, some of whom remained on the borderlands thereof, in Afghanistan and Kabul, and along the Oxus, while others penetrated into and invaded Arabia. 2
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