ANDITE EXPANSION IN THE OCCIDENT
80:0.1 ALTHOUGH the European blue man did not of
himself achieve a great cultural civilization, he did supply the biologic
foundation which, when its Adamized strains were blended with the later Andite
invaders, produced one of the most potent stocks for the attainment of
aggressive civilization ever to appear on Urantia since the times of the
violet race and their Andite successors.
80:0.2 The modern white peoples incorporate the
surviving strains of the Adamic stock which became admixed with the Sangik
races, some red and yellow but more especially the blue. There is a
considerable percentage of the original Andonite stock in all the white races
and still more of the early Nodite strains.
1. THE ADAMITES ENTER EUROPE
80:1.1 Before the last Andites were driven out of
the Euphrates valley, many of their brethren had entered Europe as
adventurers, teachers, traders, and warriors. During the earlier days of the
violet race the Mediterranean trough was protected by the Gibraltar isthmus
and the Sicilian land bridge. Some of man's very early maritime commerce was
established on these inland lakes, where blue men from the north and the
Saharans from the south met Nodites and Adamites from the east.
80:1.2 In the eastern trough of the Mediterranean
the Nodites had established one of their most extensive cultures and from
these centers had penetrated somewhat into southern Europe but more especially
into northern Africa. The broad-headed Nodite-Andonite Syrians very early
introduced pottery and agriculture in connection with their settlements on the
slowly rising Nile delta. They also imported sheep, goats, cattle, and other
domesticated animals and brought in greatly improved methods of metalworking,
Syria then being the center of that industry.
80:1.3 For more than thirty thousand years Egypt
received a steady stream of Mesopotamians, who brought along their art and
culture to enrich that of the Nile valley. But the ingress of large numbers of
the Sahara peoples greatly deteriorated the early civilization along the Nile
so that Egypt reached its lowest cultural level some fifteen thousand years
80:1.4 But during earlier times there was little to
hinder the westward migration of the Adamites. The Sahara was an open grazing
land overspread by herders and agriculturists. These Saharans never engaged in
manufacture, nor were they city builders. They were an indigo-black group
which carried extensive strains of the extinct green and orange races. But
they received a very limited amount of the violet inheritance before the
upthrust of land and the shifting water-laden winds dispersed the remnants of
this prosperous and peaceful civilization.
80:1.5 Adam's blood has been shared with most of the
human races, but some secured more than others. The mixed races of India and
the darker peoples of Africa were not attractive to the Adamites. They would
have mixed freely with the red man had he not been far removed in the
Americas, and they were kindly disposed toward the yellow man, but he was
likewise difficult of access in faraway Asia. Therefore, when actuated by
either adventure or altruism, or when driven out of the Euphrates valley, they
very naturally chose union with the blue races of Europe.
80:1.6 The blue men, then dominant in Europe, had no
religious practices which were repulsive to the earlier migrating Adamites,
and there was great sex attraction between the violet and the blue races. The
best of the blue men deemed it a high honor to be permitted to mate with the
Adamites. Every blue man entertained the ambition of becoming so skillful and
artistic as to win the affection of some Adamite woman, and it was the highest
aspiration of a superior blue woman to receive the attentions of an
80:1.7 Slowly these migrating sons of Eden united
with the higher types of the blue race, invigorating their cultural practices
while ruthlessly exterminating the lingering strains of Neanderthal stock.
This technique of race blending, combined with the elimination of inferior
strains, produced a dozen or more virile and progressive groups of superior
blue men, one of which you have denominated the Cro-Magnons.
80:1.8 For these and other reasons, not the least of
which was more favorable paths of migration, the early waves of Mesopotamian
culture made their way almost exclusively to Europe. And it was these
circumstances that determined the antecedents of modern European civilization.
2. CLIMATIC AND GEOLOGIC CHANGES
80:2.1 The early expansion of the violet race into
Europe was cut short by certain rather sudden climatic and geologic changes.
With the retreat of the northern ice fields the water-laden winds from the
west shifted to the north, gradually turning the great open pasture regions of
Sahara into a barren desert. This drought dispersed the smaller-statured
brunets, dark-eyed but long-headed dwellers of the great Sahara
80:2.2 The purer indigo elements moved southward to
the forests of central Africa, where they have ever since remained. The more
mixed groups spread out in three directions: The superior tribes to the west
migrated to Spain and thence to adjacent parts of Europe, forming the nucleus
of the later Mediterranean long-headed brunet races. The least progressive
division to the east of the Sahara plateau migrated to Arabia and thence
through northern Mesopotamia and India to faraway Ceylon. The central group
moved north and east to the Nile valley and into Palestine.
80:2.3 It is this secondary Sangik substratum that
suggests a certain degree of kinship among the modern peoples scattered from
the Deccan through Iran, Mesopotamia, and along both shores of the
80:2.4 About the time of these climatic changes in
Africa, England separated from the continent, and Denmark arose from the sea,
while the isthmus of Gibraltar, protecting the western basin of the
Mediterranean, gave way as the result of an earthquake, quickly raising this
inland lake to the level of the Atlantic ocean. Presently the Sicilian land
bridge submerged, creating one sea of the Mediterranean and connecting it with
the Atlantic Ocean. This cataclysm of nature flooded scores of human
settlements and occasioned the greatest loss of life by flood in all the
80:2.5 This engulfment of the Mediterranean basin
immediately curtailed the westward movements of the Adamites, while the great
influx of Saharans led them to seek outlets for their increasing numbers to
the north and east of Eden. As the descendants of Adam journeyed northward
from the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates, they encountered mountainous
barriers and the then expanded Caspian Sea. And for many generations the
Adamites hunted, herded, and tilled the soil around their settlements
scattered throughout Turkestan. Slowly this magnificent people extended their
territory into Europe. But now the Adamites enter Europe from the east and
find the culture of the blue man thousands of years behind that of Asia since
this region has been almost entirely out of touch with Mesopotamia.
3. THE CRO-MAGNOID BLUE MAN
80:3.1 The ancient centers of the culture of the
blue man were located along all the rivers of Europe, but only the Somme now
flows in the same channel which it followed during preglacial
80:3.2 While we speak of the blue man as pervading
the European continent, there were scores of racial types. Even thirty-five
thousand years ago the European blue races were already a highly blended
people carrying strains of both red and yellow, while on the Atlantic
coastlands and in the regions of present-day Russia they had absorbed a
considerable amount of Andonite blood and to the south were in contact with
the Saharan peoples. But it would be fruitless to attempt to enumerate the
many racial groups.
80:3.3 The European civilization of this early
post-Adamic period was a unique blend of the vigor and art of the blue men
with the creative imagination of the Adamites. The blue men were a race of
great vigor, but they greatly deteriorated the cultural and spiritual status
of the Adamites. It was very difficult for the latter to impress their
religion upon the Cro-Magnoids because of the tendency of so many to cheat and
to debauch the maidens. For ten thousand years religion in Europe was at a low
ebb as compared with the developments in India and Egypt.
80:3.4 The blue men were perfectly honest in all
their dealings and were wholly free from the sexual vices of the mixed
Adamites. They respected maidenhood, only practicing polygamy when war
produced a shortage of males.
80:3.5 These Cro-Magnon peoples were a brave and
farseeing race. They maintained an efficient system of child culture. Both
parents participated in these labors, and the services of the older children
were fully utilized. Each child was carefully trained in the care of the
caves, in art, and in flint making. At an early age the women were well versed
in the domestic arts and in crude agriculture, while the men were skilled
hunters and courageous warriors.
80:3.6 The blue men were hunters, fishers, and food
gatherers; they were expert boatbuilders. They made stone axes, cut down
trees, erected log huts, partly below ground and roofed with hides. And there
are peoples who still build similar huts in Siberia. The southern Cro-Magnons
generally lived in caves and grottoes.
80:3.7 It was not uncommon during the rigors of
winter for their sentinels standing on night guard at cave entrances to freeze
to death. They had courage, but above all they were artists; the Adamic
mixture suddenly accelerated creative imagination. The height of the blue
man's art was about fifteen thousand years ago, before the days when the
darker-skinned races came north from Africa through Spain.
80:3.8 About fifteen thousand years ago the Alpine
forests were spreading extensively. The European hunters were being driven to
the river valleys and to the seashores by the same climatic coercion that had
turned the world's happy hunting grounds into dry and barren deserts. As the
rain winds shifted to the north, the great open grazing lands of Europe became
covered by forests. These great and relatively sudden climatic modifications
drove the races of Europe to change from open-space hunters to herders, and in
some measure to fishers and tillers of the soil.
80:3.9 These changes, while resulting in cultural
advances, produced certain biologic retrogressions. During the previous
hunting era the superior tribes had intermarried with the higher types of war
captives and had unvaryingly destroyed those whom they deemed inferior. But as
they commenced to establish settlements and engage in agriculture and
commerce, they began to save many of the mediocre captives as slaves. And it
was the progeny of these slaves that subsequently so greatly deteriorated the
whole Cro-Magnon type. This retrogression of culture continued until it
received a fresh impetus from the east when the final and en masse invasion of
the Mesopotamians swept over Europe, quickly absorbing the Cro-Magnon type and
culture and initiating the civilization of the white races.
4. THE ANDITE INVASIONS OF EUROPE
[See the Horsing Around Report.]
80:4.1 While the Andites poured into Europe in a
steady stream, there were seven major invasions, the last arrivals coming on
horseback in three great waves. Some entered Europe by way of the islands of
the Aegean and up the Danube valley, but the majority of the earlier and purer
strains migrated to northwestern Europe by the northern route across the
grazing lands of the Volga and the Don.
80:4.2 Between the third and fourth invasions a
horde of Andonites entered Europe from the north, having come from Siberia by
way of the Russian rivers and the Baltic. They were immediately assimilated by
the northern Andite tribes.
80:4.3 The earlier expansions of the purer violet
race were far more pacific than were those of their later semimilitary and
conquest-loving Andite descendants. The Adamites were pacific; the Nodites
were belligerent. The union of these stocks, as later mingled with the Sangik
races, produced the able, aggressive Andites who made actual military
80:4.4 But the horse was the evolutionary factor
which determined the dominance of the Andites in the Occident. The horse gave
the dispersing Andites the hitherto nonexistent advantage of mobility,
enabling the last groups of Andite cavalrymen to progress quickly around the
Caspian Sea to overrun all of Europe. All previous waves of Andites had moved
so slowly that they tended to disintegrate at any great distance from
Mesopotamia. But these later waves moved so rapidly that they reached Europe
as coherent groups, still retaining some measure of higher culture.
80:4.5 The whole inhabited world, outside of China
and the Euphrates region, had made very limited cultural progress for ten
thousand years when the hard-riding Andite horsemen made their appearance in
the sixth and seventh millenniums before Christ. As they moved westward across
the Russian plains, absorbing the best of the blue man and exterminating the
worst, they became blended into one people. These were the ancestors of the
so-called Nordic races, the forefathers of the Scandinavian, German, and
80:4.6 It was not long before the superior blue
strains had been fully absorbed by the Andites throughout all northern Europe.
Only in Lapland (and to a certain extent in Brittany) did the older Andonites
retain even a semblance of identity.
5. THE ANDITE CONQUEST OF NORTHERN EUROPE
80:5.1 The tribes of northern Europe were being
continuously reinforced and upstepped by the steady stream of migrants from
Mesopotamia through the Turkestan-south Russian regions, and when the last
waves of Andite cavalry swept over Europe, there were already more men with
Andite inheritance in that region than were to be found in all the rest of the
80:5.2 For three thousand years the military
headquarters of the northern Andites was in Denmark. From this central point
there went forth the successive waves of conquest, which grew decreasingly
Andite and increasingly white as the passing centuries witnessed the final
blending of the Mesopotamian conquerors with the conquered peoples.
80:5.3 While the blue man had been absorbed in the
north and eventually succumbed to the white cavalry raiders who penetrated the
south, the advancing tribes of the mixed white race met with stubborn and
protracted resistance from the Cro-Magnons, but superior intelligence and
ever-augmenting biologic reserves enabled them to wipe the older race out of
80:5.4 The decisive struggles between the white man
and the blue man were fought out in the valley of the Somme. Here, the flower
of the blue race bitterly contested the southward-moving Andites, and for over
five hundred years these Cro-Magnoids successfully defended their territories
before succumbing to the superior military strategy of the white invaders.
Thor, the victorious commander of the armies of the north in the final battle
of the Somme, became the hero of the northern white tribes and later on was
revered as a god by some of them.
80:5.5 The strongholds of the blue man which
persisted longest were in southern France, but the last great military
resistance was overcome along the Somme. The later conquest progressed by
commercial penetration, population pressure along the rivers, and by continued
intermarriage with the superiors, coupled with the ruthless extermination of
80:5.6 When the tribal council of the Andite elders
had adjudged an inferior captive to be unfit, he was, by elaborate ceremony,
committed to the shaman priests, who escorted him to the river and
administered the rites of initiation to the "happy hunting grounds" -- lethal
submergence. In this way the white invaders of Europe exterminated all peoples
encountered who were not quickly absorbed into their own ranks, and thus did
the blue man come to an end -- and quickly.
80:5.7 The Cro-Magnoid blue man constituted the
biologic foundation for the modern European races, but they have survived only
as absorbed by the later and virile conquerors of their homelands. The blue
strain contributed many sturdy traits and much physical vigor to the white
races of Europe, but the humor and imagination of the blended European peoples
were derived from the Andites. This Andite-blue union, resulting in the
northern white races, produced an immediate lapse of Andite civilization, a
retardation of a transient nature. Eventually, the latent superiority of these
northern barbarians manifested itself and culminated in present-day European
80:5.8 By 5000 B.C. the evolving white races were
dominant throughout all of northern Europe, including northern Germany,
northern France, and the British Isles. Central Europe was for sometime
controlled by the blue man and the round-headed Andonites. The latter were
mainly situated in the Danube valley and were never entirely displaced by the
6. THE ANDITES ALONG THE NILE
80:6.1 From the times of the terminal Andite
migrations, culture declined in the Euphrates valley, and the immediate center
of civilization shifted to the valley of the Nile. Egypt became the successor
of Mesopotamia as the headquarters of the most advanced group on
80:6.2 The Nile valley began to suffer from floods
shortly before the Mesopotamian valleys but fared much better. This early
setback was more than compensated by the continuing stream of Andite
immigrants, so that the culture of Egypt, though really derived from the
Euphrates region, seemed to forge ahead. But in 5000 B.C., during the flood
period in Mesopotamia, there were seven distinct groups of human beings in
Egypt; all of them, save one, came from Mesopotamia.
80:6.3 When the last exodus from the Euphrates
valley occurred, Egypt was fortunate in gaining so many of the most skillful
artists and artisans. These Andite artisans found themselves quite at home in
that they were thoroughly familiar with river life, its floods, irrigations,
and dry seasons. They enjoyed the sheltered position of the Nile valley; they
were there much less subject to hostile raids and attacks than along the
Euphrates. And they added greatly to the metalworking skill of the Egyptians.
Here they worked iron ores coming from Mount Sinai instead of from the Black
80:6.4 The Egyptians very early assembled their
municipal deities into an elaborate national system of gods. They developed an
extensive theology and had an equally extensive but burdensome priesthood.
Several different leaders sought to revive the remnants of the early religious
teachings of the Sethites, but these endeavors were short-lived. The Andites
built the first stone structures in Egypt. The first and most exquisite of the
stone pyramids was erected by Imhotep, an Andite architectural genius, while
serving as prime minister. Previous buildings had been constructed of brick,
and while many stone structures had been erected in different parts of the
world, this was the first in Egypt. But the art of building steadily declined
from the days of this great architect.
80:6.5 This brilliant epoch of culture was cut short
by internal warfare along the Nile, and the country was soon overrun, as
Mesopotamia had been, by the inferior tribes from inhospitable Arabia and by
the blacks from the south. As a result, social progress steadily declined for
more than five hundred years.
7. ANDITES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLES
80:7.1 During the decline of culture in Mesopotamia
there persisted for sometime a superior civilization on the islands of the
80:7.2 About 12,000 B.C. a brilliant tribe of
Andites migrated to Crete. This was the only island settled so early by such a
superior group, and it was almost two thousand years before the descendants of
these mariners spread to the neighboring isles. This group were the
narrow-headed, smaller-statured Andites who had intermarried with the Vanite
division of the northern Nodites. They were all under six feet in height and
had been literally driven off the mainland by their larger and inferior
fellows. These emigrants to Crete were highly skilled in textiles, metals,
pottery, plumbing, and the use of stone for building material. They engaged in
writing and carried on as herders and agriculturists.
80:7.3 Almost two thousand years after the
settlement of Crete a group of the tall descendants of Adamson made their way
over the northern islands to Greece, coming almost directly from their
highland home north of Mesopotamia. These progenitors of the Greeks were led
westward by Sato, a direct descendant of Adamson and Ratta.
80:7.4 The group which finally settled in Greece
consisted of three hundred and seventy-five of the selected and superior
people comprising the end of the second civilization of the Adamsonites. These
later sons of Adamson carried the then most valuable strains of the emerging
white races. They were of a high intellectual order and, physically regarded,
the most beautiful of men since the days of the first Eden.
80:7.5 Presently Greece and the Aegean Islands
region succeeded Mesopotamia and Egypt as the Occidental center of trade, art,
and culture. But as it was in Egypt, so again practically all of the art and
science of the Aegean world was derived from Mesopotamia except for the
culture of the Adamsonite forerunners of the Greeks. All the art and genius of
these latter people is a direct legacy of the posterity of Adamson, the first
son of Adam and Eve, and his extraordinary second wife, a daughter descended
in an unbroken line from the pure Nodite staff of Prince Caligastia. No wonder
the Greeks had mythological traditions that they were directly descended from
gods and superhuman beings.
80:7.6 The Aegean region passed through five
distinct cultural stages, each less spiritual than the preceding, and erelong
the last glorious era of art perished beneath the weight of the rapidly
multiplying mediocre descendants of the Danubian slaves who had been imported
by the later generations of Greeks.
80:7.7 It was during this age in Crete that the
mother cult of the descendants of Cain attained its greatest vogue.
This cult glorified Eve in the worship of the "great mother." Images of Eve
were everywhere. Thousands of public shrines were erected throughout Crete and
Asia Minor. And this mother cult persisted on down to the times of Christ,
becoming later incorporated in the early Christian religion under the guise of
the glorification and worship of Mary the earth mother of Jesus.
80:7.8 By about 6500 B.C. there had occurred a great
decline in the spiritual heritage of the Andites. The descendants of Adam were
widespreadly dispersed and had been virtually swallowed up in the older and
more numerous human races. And this decadence of Andite civilization, together
with the disappearance of their religious standards, left the spiritually
impoverished races of the world in a deplorable condition.
80:7.9 By 5000 B.C. the three purest strains of
Adam's descendants were in Sumeria, northern Europe, and Greece. The whole of
Mesopotamia was being slowly deteriorated by the stream of mixed and darker
races which filtered in from Arabia. And the coming of these inferior peoples
contributed further to the scattering abroad of the biologic and cultural
residue of the Andites. From all over the fertile crescent the more
adventurous peoples poured westward to the islands. These migrants cultivated
both grain and vegetables, and they brought domesticated animals with
80:7.10 About 5000 B.C. a mighty host of progressive
Mesopotamians moved out of the Euphrates valley and settled upon the island of
Cyprus; this civilization was wiped out about two thousand years subsequently
by the barbarian hordes from the north.
80:7.11 Another great colony settled on the
Mediterranean near the later site of Carthage. And from north Africa large
numbers of Andites entered Spain and later mingled in Switzerland with their
brethren who had earlier come to Italy from the Aegean Islands.
80:7.12 When Egypt followed Mesopotamia in cultural
decline, many of the more able and advanced families fled to Crete, thus
greatly augmenting this already advanced civilization. And when the arrival of
inferior groups from Egypt later threatened the civilization of Crete, the
more cultured families moved on west to Greece.
80:7.13 The Greeks were not only great teachers and
artists, they were also the world's greatest traders and colonizers. Before
succumbing to the flood of inferiority which eventually engulfed their art and
commerce, they succeeded in planting so many outposts of culture to the west
that a great many of the advances in early Greek civilization persisted in the
later peoples of southern Europe, and many of the mixed descendants of these
Adamsonites became incorporated in the tribes of the adjacent mainlands.
8. THE DANUBIAN ANDONITES
80:8.1 The Andite peoples of the Euphrates valley
migrated north to Europe to mingle with the blue men and west into the
Mediterranean regions to mix with the remnants of the commingled Saharans and
the southern blue men. And these two branches of the white race were, and now
are, widely separated by the broad-headed mountain survivors of the earlier
Andonite tribes which had long inhabited these central regions.
80:8.2 These descendants of Andon were dispersed
through most of the mountainous regions of central and southeastern Europe.
They were often reinforced by arrivals from Asia Minor, which region they
occupied in considerable strength. The ancient Hittites stemmed directly from
the Andonite stock; their pale skins and broad heads were typical of that
race. This strain was carried in Abraham's ancestry and contributed much to
the characteristic facial appearance of his later Jewish descendants who,
while having a culture and religion derived from the Andites, spoke a very
different language. Their tongue was distinctly Andonite.
80:8.3 The tribes that dwelt in houses erected on
piles or log piers over the lakes of Italy, Switzerland, and southern Europe
were the expanding fringes of the African, Aegean, and, more especially, the
80:8.4 The Danubians were Andonites, farmers and
herders who had entered Europe through the Balkan peninsula and were moving
slowly northward by way of the Danube valley. They made pottery and tilled the
land, preferring to live in the valleys. The most northerly settlement of the
Danubians was at Liege in Belgium. These tribes deteriorated rapidly as they
moved away from the center and source of their culture. The best pottery is
the product of the earlier settlements.
80:8.5 The Danubians became mother worshipers as the
result of the work of the missionaries from Crete. These tribes later
amalgamated with groups of Andonite sailors who came by boats from the coast
of Asia Minor, and who were also mother worshipers. Much of central Europe was
thus early settled by these mixed types of the broad-headed white races which
practiced mother worship and the religious rite of cremating the dead, for it
was the custom of the mother cultists to burn their dead in stone huts.
9. THE THREE WHITE RACES
80:9.1 The racial blends in Europe toward the close
of the Andite migrations became generalized into the three white races as
80:9.2 1. The northern white race. This
so-called Nordic race consisted primarily of the blue man plus the Andite but
also contained a considerable amount of Andonite blood, together with smaller
amounts of the red and yellow Sangik. The northern white race thus encompassed
these four most desirable human stocks. But the largest inheritance was from
the blue man. The typical early Nordic was long-headed, tall, and blond. But
long ago this race became thoroughly mixed with all of the branches of the
80:9.3 The primitive culture of Europe, which was
encountered by the invading Nordics, was that of the retrograding Danubians
blended with the blue man. The Nordic-Danish and the Danubian-Andonite
cultures met and mingled on the Rhine as is witnessed by the existence of two
racial groups in Germany today.
80:9.4 The Nordics continued the trade in amber from
the Baltic coast, building up a great commerce with the broadheads of the
Danube valley via the Brenner Pass. This extended contact with the Danubians
led these northerners into mother worship, and for several thousands of years
cremation of the dead was almost universal throughout Scandinavia. This
explains why remains of the earlier white races, although buried all over
Europe, are not to be found -- only their ashes in stone and clay urns. These
white men also built dwellings; they never lived in caves. And again this
explains why there are so few evidences of the white man's early culture,
although the preceding Cro-Magnon type is well preserved where it has been
securely sealed up in caves and grottoes. As it were, one day in northern
Europe there is a primitive culture of the retrogressing Danubians and the
blue man and the next that of a suddenly appearing and vastly superior white
80:9.5 2. The central white race. While this
group includes strains of blue, yellow, and Andite, it is predominantly
Andonite. These people are broad-headed, swarthy, and stocky. They are driven
like a wedge between the Nordic and Mediterranean races, with the broad base
resting in Asia and the apex penetrating eastern France.
80:9.6 For almost twenty thousand years the
Andonites had been pushed farther and farther to the north of central Asia by
the Andites. By 3000 B.C. increasing aridity was driving these Andonites back
into Turkestan. This Andonite push southward continued for over a thousand
years and, splitting around the Caspian and Black seas, penetrated Europe by
way of both the Balkans and the Ukraine. This invasion included the remaining
groups of Adamson's descendants and, during the latter half of the invasion
period, carried with it considerable numbers of the Iranian Andites as well as
many of the descendants of the Sethite priests.
80:9.7 By 2500 B.C. the westward thrust of the
Andonites reached Europe. And this overrunning of all Mesopotamia, Asia Minor,
and the Danube basin by the barbarians of the hills of Turkestan constituted
the most serious and lasting of all cultural setbacks up to that time. These
invaders definitely Andonized the character of the central European races,
which have ever since remained characteristically Alpine.
80:9.8 3. The southern white race. This
brunet Mediterranean race consisted of a blend of the Andite and the blue man,
with a smaller Andonite strain than in the north. This group also absorbed a
considerable amount of secondary Sangik blood through the Saharans. In later
times this southern division of the white race was infused by strong Andite
elements from the eastern Mediterranean.
80:9.9 The Mediterranean coastlands did not,
however, become permeated by the Andites until the times of the great nomadic
invasions of 2500 B.C. Land traffic and trade were nearly suspended during
these centuries when the nomads invaded the eastern Mediterranean districts.
This interference with land travel brought about the great expansion of sea
traffic and trade; Mediterranean sea-borne commerce was in full swing about
forty-five hundred years ago. And this development of marine traffic resulted
in the sudden expansion of the descendants of the Andites throughout the
entire coastal territory of the Mediterranean basin.
80:9.10 These racial mixtures laid the foundations
for the southern European race, the most highly mixed of all. And since these
days this race has undergone still further admixture, notably with the
blue-yellow-Andite peoples of Arabia. This Mediterranean race is, in fact, so
freely admixed with the surrounding peoples as to be virtually indiscernible
as a separate type, but in general its members are short, long-headed, and
80:9.11 In the north the Andites, through warfare
and marriage, obliterated the blue men, but in the south they survived in
greater numbers. The Basques and the Berbers represent the survival of two
branches of this race, but even these peoples have been thoroughly admixed
with the Saharans.
80:9.12 This was the picture of race mixture
presented in central Europe about 3000 B.C. In spite of the partial Adamic
default, the higher types did blend.
80:9.13 These were the times of the New Stone Age
overlapping the oncoming Bronze Age. In Scandinavia it was the Bronze Age
associated with mother worship. In southern France and Spain it was the New
Stone Age associated with sun worship. This was the time of the building of
the circular and roofless sun temples. The European white races were energetic
builders, delighting to set up great stones as tokens to the sun, much as did
their later-day descendants at Stonehenge. The vogue of sun worship indicates
that this was a great period of agriculture in southern Europe.
80:9.14 The superstitions of this comparatively
recent sun-worshiping era even now persist in the folkways of Brittany.
Although Christianized for over fifteen hundred years, these Bretons still
retain charms of the New Stone Age for warding off the evil eye. They still
keep thunderstones in the chimney as protection against lightning. The Bretons
never mingled with the Scandinavian Nordics. They are survivors of the
original Andonite inhabitants of western Europe, mixed with the Mediterranean
80:9.15 But it is a fallacy to presume to classify
the white peoples as Nordic, Alpine, and Mediterranean. There has been
altogether too much blending to permit such a grouping. At one time there was
a fairly well-defined division of the white race into such classes, but
widespread intermingling has since occurred, and it is no longer possible to
identify these distinctions with any clarity. Even in 3000 B.C. the ancient
social groups were no more of one race than are the present inhabitants of
80:9.16 This European culture for five thousand
years continued to grow and to some extent intermingle. But the barrier of
language prevented the full reciprocation of the various Occidental nations.
During the past century this culture has been experiencing its best
opportunity for blending in the cosmopolitan population of North America; and
the future of that continent will be determined by the quality of the racial
factors which are permitted to enter into its present and future populations,
as well as by the level of the social culture which is maintained.
by an Archangel of Nebadon.