According to H.P. Blavatsky, there are seven “Root Races” of beings destined to occupy the earth, and that we present-day humans are the Fifth such Race. After us, there are still two more yet to come. The Sixth will evolve out of us and go back to occupy Lemuria, then the Seventh and final Root Race will leave this planet altogether and start over again upon the planet Mercury. To complicate matters even further, each Root Race is said to be composed of seven Sub-Races – the descendants of a Sub-Race of the Fourth Race (who were fully human Atlanteans) are alleged to be the Australian Aborigines and the Papuans.
THE ROOT RACES SO FAR:
1st – THE POLARIAN RACE
This race, which originated at the North Pole when the Earth was less material, did not have physical bodies. They had huge translucent or transparent bodies, ovoid though somewhat fluid inform, with no bones or organs, and no hair or skin. They slowly grew more solid but never became physical as we understand it. They were sexless and to reproduce, a large portion of the body separated itself and grew into a duplicate of its parent. They had no self-conscious minds. Their consciousness was like that of someone in a daze or deep daydream. They were guided by spiritual instinct.
2nd – THE HYPERBOREAN RACE
This race was semi-astral but grew denser and more opaque. Although still more or less ovoid inform, it developed the rudimentary beginnings of bones and organs, hair and skin. The second race was asexual and reproduced by gemmation or budding. A swelling would appear on the body, and as it grew it became constricted near the point of junction with the parent body. Eventually, the remaining filament would break, thus freeing the bud, which then grew into another individual similar to its parent. Like the first Root Race, the Hyperboreans had no self-conscious minds.
3rd – THE LEMURIAN RACE
This race had very basic physical bodies which eventually developed flesh, blood and organs. In the early stages reproduction was by budding and later by egg laying. This race was originally androgynous with hermaphrodite forms eventually giving way to a separation of the sexes and the modern method of reproduction. At the same time, the awakening of self-conscious minds began and that human bodies became fully developed and physical. The Lemurians had a third eye at the top of the head. It was, in fact, the first eye, the two front eyes developing later. (The ManasaputrasIntervene – Humanity’s self-conscious mind began to awaken once our physical forms had become sufficiently developed to express our latent mental powers. This important event is referred to as the’incarnation of the mânasaputras’ (or ‘sons of mind’). These spiritual entities are our own higher selves (our higher human or mânasaputric monad), and passed through the human stage in a previous cycle of evolution. With self-conscious intelligence came the power of choice and free will, and as humans gradually sank further into matter, a struggle emerged between the spiritual and the animal in man.)
4th – THE ATLANTEAN RACE
The Atlantean root-race developed bodies far coarser than our own, because it was in the middle of that race, some 4.5 million years ago, that the bottom of the arc of descent into matter (Involution)was reached and matter reached its fullest development. Since this point, the matter of both the globe and its inhabitants has begun to slowly become more refined and spiritual, and this process will continue as we progress along the ascending arc. The Atlanteans produced some of the most advanced civilizations of a purely material character that this Globe has seen. On the whole, however, they were unspiritual, with strong material instincts.
5th – THE MODERN RACE
We are less physical and will become more spiritual than the previous (Atlantean) Root Race. Our main characteristic has been intellectual development.
ROOT RACES TO COME
The 6th & 7th Root Races will become progressively less physical and will be more advanced in intellect and spirituality.
The Hidden History of Humanity:
Based upon Theosophy (the Secret Doctrine) this documentary focuses on the evolution of consciousness over millions of years while revealing the secret chronology of human history from ancient Lemuria and Atlantis to our current root race, while following the natural cyclic deluges between races.
2h40min (but priceless knowledge! – take your time)