Our Serpent Past

2003-5-13 14:04:00

Dave writes:

"I have a question for you, but I'm almost afraid to ask it, as it could be potentially loaded! I'll ask it anyway. The question is how does this analogy [of receptability to soul contact] apply to the difference human races on our planet? You say that the Reptilian races are not as receptive to soul contact as mammalian races. However, you indicate that they are capable of it none-the-less, and the more advanced ones will eventually incarnate as mammalians. Does that same idea hold true with the different human races? Is one particular race more receptive to soul contact than another?"


There's no question too loaded for us here.

This does hold true for the races but not in the way you may think.

First, it is incorrect thinking to see one race as superior to another. The correct view is to see each race as having a different purpose. As it stands in our current evolution, it is possible that any of us could incarnate into any of the human races if the need and karma required it.

The question to ask ourselves is this.

"If I incarnated as white, red, yellow or brown would I be inferior or superior as a member of one of those races?"

The answer is that you would still be you and your degree of intelligence and achievement would be unaltered. You would, however, be able to utilize the attributes peculiar to the race in which you may find yourself.

Consider this: The Fourth Root race is the Atlantean and the Oriental people belong to this Fourth Root race. The Aryan is the latest race -- the Fifth.

Does this mean that all the enlightened will incarnate as Aryan?

Not so fast. Let us take a look at who incarnated as an Oriental. None other than our mentor, the Master DK. His Oriental leanings show in his writings for he often mentions the advantages of the Oriental body for meditation, yoga and other purposes.

DK [Djwhal Khul] is mysteriously silent about the black race as far as its origins and purposes. He merely tells us that they have a unique place in our evolution and strongly supported their civil rights as equals during that troublesome time that he wrote 1920-1950. Some teach that the blacks were part of the Atlantean race for in those times not all had an oriental look. There were a variety of races and colors during that period.

Just as each of our bodies is a temporary home, even so is each race temporary and will pass away.

In the past the Hierarchy worked more closely with the separate physical aspects of race in such a way that would be considered racist today, but as we approach the coming Sixth Root Race the keynote becomes synthesis. All the current races will become synthesized into the coming race. DK tells us that the difference in the coming race will not be so much physical as a change in consciousness and that this race of higher consciousness will emerge from all the races. Then with the intermarriage today happening on a scale never seen before, we have the beginnings of all races synthesizing into one dominant race with only subtle differences between cultures and nations. The eventual blurring of the differences between races will also diffuse the exclusivity and hatred that occurs with such differences.

Dave made a good point as far as the serpent races were concerned. The serpent race should not be seen as evil but as a step in our early evolution. When it served its purpose it became time for it to go just as when the current races serve their purpose it will be time for the synthetic Sixth Race to take over.

DK only hints at the serpent race in our past. I may expand on his thoughts when I get the time.

I will just give a couple quotes:

"The reptile kingdom is the most important part of the animal kingdom in certain aspects, if such an apparently contradictory statement can be made. For all animal life can be seen passing through it during the prenatal stage, or returning to it when the form is in advanced decomposition."

("A Treatise on Cosmic Fire," Pages 893-894, by Alice A. Bailey)

"In this solar system he has to mount by the putting his foot upon the serpent of matter. He rises by domination of matter and becomes himself a serpent of wisdom."

("A Treatise on Cosmic Fire," Pages 689-690, by Alice A. Bailey)

"The mystery of Capricorn is hidden in these five and in the Biblical words 'the sheep and the goats.' The Christian hints at this when he speaks of the Christ reigning on earth a thousand years during which the serpent is imprisoned. The Christ principle will triumph for the remainder of the manvantara, and the lower material nature and mind will be held in abeyance until the next round, when fresh opportunity will arise for certain groups of the discarded, though the majority will be held over until another system.

("A Treatise on Cosmic Fire," Pages 706-707, by Alice A. Bailey)

"The secret of the reptile kingdom is one of the mysteries of the second round, [A previous earth -- JJ] and there is a profound significance connected with the expression "the serpents of wisdom" which is applied to all adepts of the good law. The reptile kingdom has an interesting place in all mythologies, and all ancient forms of truth impartation, and this for no arbitrary reason. It is not possible to enlarge upon the underlying truth which is hidden in the karmic history of our planetary Logos, and is revealed as part of the teaching given to initiates of the second degree."

("A Treatise on Cosmic Fire," Pages 892-893, by Alice A. Bailey)

Note that he gives the hint that the serpent of mythology is of "no arbitrary reason," hinting that there is truth behind the mythology. Very little, except a few hints are given out about our serpent past, but this form had a place in the Second through the Fourth races. They became extinct during Atlantean times.

In my last post I said that the Gods, the Elohiym, appear in standard human form, and this has been the case in recent human history, but I might add that the higher lives can appear in any form and it is possible that in very ancient times it served a purpose to appear as serpents as indicated by some of the legends brought up by Keith.

Because the serpent humanoid is now a symbol of the past, which has served its purpose, there is little need for higher lives to use this form except as a symbol of domination of spirit over matter -- the serpent representing matter.

I will write more about the serpent later and a future Immortal book will give added details.

By the way, thanks Glenys for the information on the races and keeping us informed on the monthly meditation times.