The page describes the various human races from an esoteric point of view and how they came into being. Heretofore I have hesitated to write about this topic since it is easily misunderstood and can give offense. When thinking about race it is not right to compare them in terms of which is 'better', it is enough to know that they are different and their differences actually make life on earth more interesting. There is no such thing as a 'superior' race, each race is special in its own way and appropriate for the time and place where it exists. A place like the U.S. where all races have come together to live as equals, the diversity makes the country itself more special, vibrant and its people more open-minded and tolerant.
Evolution of A Planet
Elsewhere on this website we discussed the evolution of a human being and the thousands of incarnations he has to take before he attains perfection and is finally freed from the cycle of birth and death. A planet in our solar system goes through a similar process of evolution taking multiple incarnations although each incarnation lasts millions of years and there are limited number of them. Just as humans have multiple bodies, each planet at any given time has seven globes (Globe A thru G). Each globe exists on a different plane (or dimension if you prefer) - the physical (gross as well as etheric), the astral, the mental, the intuitional or the spiritual (The Blavatsky theosophists use slightly different terms than Leadbeater or Alice Bailey neotheosophists, but I don't think it makes much difference). At any given time only one of the globes is on the physical plane (Leadbeater differs on this - a controversy still to be resolved).
This idea of globes, planes and chains can be very confusing. But suffice it to say
A planet in its evolution goes through seven chains or one Manavantara - 4,320,000,000 years.
Each chain consists of seven planetary-rounds.
In each planetary-round, the life wave on the planet passes from the first globe (A) to the seventh (G) - seven globe-rounds.
Each globe-round (or called just a round) goes through stages of development called root races. Each round has seven root races of humans as the life waves passes through it.
Each root race has seven sub-races
Each sub-race has seven branch races
Currently our planet, the Earth, is in its fourth Chain, Globe D, fourth Round, fifth Root Race, fifth sub-race, fifth branch race. The races overlap, so the people from fourth Root Race are still living on Earth (and still evolving themselves) as the sixth branch race is about to be born soon.
The Moon Chain
Our moon is actually the physical Globe D of the previous chain of our planet. In other words the moon is the leftover corpse of the Earth's last incarnation. Hence the third chain of our planet is known as the Lunar or Moon Chain. (Hence, in Hindu epics people are often referred to have descended from the Moon line (Chandravamshi) or the Sun (Suryavamshi)).
The Earth Chain
The Root Races
Root Races are stages in human evolution and development. Their birth, formation and eventual destruction is managed and guided by the Root Manu of the Manavantara (he is referred to by the Hindus as Vaivaswat Manu - he is really the Biblical Adam, although there is one for each Root Race)
1. Polarian Root Race
This was the first Root Race of this chain, born of the most evolved beings of the previous chain, the Lunar Pitris. The first race appeared somewhere near the North Pole. Although they are called men, they were hardly anything like human their bodies were boneless, ethereal and they were mindless, senseless and soulless with no separation of sexes, but it was a step in the evolution of humans.
2. Hyperborean Root Race
This was the second Root Root evolved from the first one, but still boneless, mindless and more solid than the previous race but still a bit ethereal. They occupied what is today Northern Asia.
3. Lemurian Root Race
This was the third Root Race which was more solid with bones. They started as sexless, then became double-sexed (hermaphrodite) and eventually separated into two sexes. The Lemurian Race existed on the Lemurian Continent which probably stretched from Africa across Asia and parts of it are under water now. The evolution of man at this time was going astray, leading to the birth of monstrous beings which eventually needed to be destroyed.
This was when the 'Lords of the Flame' (from Venus), the 'Solar Pitris' descended on Earth and decided to take over the management of its evolution (about 18 million years ago) before things got completely out of hand. The 'Lord of the World', 'the Great Sacrifice', 'Ancient of Days', Sanat Kumara now decided to take residence on the planet at Shambala and look after Earth's evolution and progress. The first Spiritual Hierarchy, made up of all non-humans (the Sons of Wisdom) was established. The members of the Spiritual Hierarchy, the Sons of Wisdom or Masters of Wisdom, lived openly amongst men and helped them in their development.
The humans were now endowed with minds and souls of the Solar Pitris. This was the 'Fall', the Solar Angels descending into mortal men. The men were like giants, without speech and had a third eye (but perhaps not in the middle of the forehead, but at the back).
4. Atlantean Root Race
The fourth Root Race started on the Lemurian continent but eventually migrated to Atlantis - a lost continent, somewhere in the Atlantic ocean. The Atlanteans were also like giants (but they lost the third eye which petrified and disappeared into the head). But they were far more advanced - they developed speech/writing, built big cities, cultural centers and sophisticated technologies (more advanced than ours, including airplanes and weapons of mass destruction).
The sub-races of the Alantean Root Race:
the Tlavati (Cro-Magnons)
the Toltec (ancient American Indians)
the Ancient Phoenician Semites
But trouble started during the Toltec subrace. The Atlanteans began using black magic and turning to materialism and evil. The Turanians continued this practice of black magic and evil practices. A great battle took place between the black magicians and the white magicians (who were advised and helped by the Masters of Wisdom). Again the decision had to be taken by the Lord of the World to destroy Atlantis (by means of the great flood). The white magicians were warned by the Masters of Wisdom about the sinking of the continent. They and their followers escaped in ships to the east. Atlantian weapons, technology, knowledge of science, magic and psychic powers were all destroyed.
The Forces of Light won the battle over the Forces of Darkness, however the Masters of Wisdom now could no longer live openly amongst men whose spirituality had been so compromised. The Masters moved into hidden locations on Earth (like the Himalayas) and from now on guided the Earth's development from behind the scenes.
5. Aryan Root Race
This was the fifth Root Race - our current one. The Manu usually starts a Root Race from the corresponding subrace of the previous Root Race (and a sub-race is started from the corresponding branch race of the previous subrace). This means the Aryan, the fifth Root Race originated from the Phoenician Semites (5th subrace) of the Atlantean Root Race.
The Manu (the biblical Noah) gathered together these Ancient Semites and persuaded them to migrate eastwards as a group. He told them they had been "Chosen' and that he would take them to the 'Promised Land'. This was the beginning of the misunderstanding of today's Jews of being 'the Chosen' people and having a 'Promised Land' in the middle east. The chosen were actually a separate group of their ancestors who were to become the original Aryan Race and the Promised Land was the 'White Island' in a sea which is now the Gobi Desert. The Semites who were left behind (and who later became the Hebrews) were never chosen or promised anything. It is said that the 'chosen' were a relatively small group of 9000 Atlantean Semites who were put on ships and taken eastwards under the leadership of the Manu (who had taken incarnation). (Note: These were a fleet of about 30 ships led by the Manu/Noah - not a giant ark as mentioned in the Bible, neither were there 'pairs of animals' on board, just the domesticated animals belonging to the passengers).
After many years of migration this group arrived on the White Island and established the 'City of the Bridge'. Vaivaswat Manu (a member of the Spiritual Hierarchy and an advanced Master of Wisdom) then began his design/plan for the new Aryan Root Race by isolating this group of chosen people from the rest of humanity. The different subraces of this Root Race were born on the White Island and sent out by the Manu in waves to settle in different parts of the world (in some cases the Manu himself led the migration). Inter-marriage with outsiders or between races was strictly forbidden in order to keep the new race pure (this taboo still exists in India in terms of caste).
The subraces of the Aryan Root Root:
The first, Hindu subrace - migrated to India around 60,000 BC
The second, Arabian subrace - migrated around 40,000 BC
The third, Persian subrace - migrated around 30,000 BC
The fourth, Celtic subrace - migrated to the Mediterranean region and Southern Europe around 25,000 BC
The fifth, Teutonic subrace - migrated to Northern and Western Europe around 20,000 BC
The White Island now no longer exists and the sea has been replaced by a desert. By 10,000 BC, the 'City of the Bridge' lay in ruins. The next subrace will be born elsewhere, not in isolation like was done before, but in the very middle of human population with some kind of moral boundary to keep the subrace pure. As can be seen the European Aryans are the dominant race of today, but earlier subraces have each had their own period of dominance - India had its Golden Age, Egypt had its Pharaohs, Persia had its Empire, there was the Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire, then the British Empires and now it is America which is dominating the world.
The sixth subrace will most likely be born in the US (probably in Southern California), but also perhaps in New Zealand as well as Australia at the same time. The seventh subrace as well as the sixth Root Race may be born in South America (perhaps in Brazil). As has been stated before, races overlap, so there are remnants of the Atlantean and even Lemurian Root Races still living on Earth and they are still evolving (so we should not think that they are in anyway less evolved than the rest).
East Asians, like the Japanese, Chinese, Koreans are descended from the Mongolian subrace (seventh subrace) of the Atlantean Root Race, but in many ways they are more advanced than some of the Aryans. Today's Africans are remnants of the Atlantean Rmoahal (first) subrace. But race is not just a question of genetics and physical characteristics, it also includes the astral and mental bodies. So the East Asians and middle class Africans, being born in the US and other western countries today, are really Aryan (although externally they may still look of the Mongolian or other subrace). The Jewish diaspora - almost all Ashkenazi Jews, became Aryan a long time ago. Also Root Race should not be confused with skin color. Aryans can be black, brown, yellow, red or white or anywhere in between - skin color has nothing to do with it. (Hitler, besides being evil, was not very bright - he thought Aryans were only blonde, blue eyed people)
6th - To be born - Californian, Australian, New Zealand
7th - To be born - South American
As new subraces and/or branch races are born, the other races will still exist and will themselves keep evolving, but focus of civilization and human progress will move to the newest subrace/branch race.
Currently most members of the Spiritual Hierarchy are humans and the head of the Masters of Wisdom, the Bodhisattva, the Christ himself, is also human. The Lord of the World, Sanat Kumara and his group of Kumaras (originally from Venus and previously from the Pleiades), still preside over and manage the evolution of our planet.
Note: The dates given on this page are as those given by Charles Leadbeater (See references). These may not agree with the dates given by more recent researchers who also believe in the existence of Atlantis and previous races. Leadbeater has a bad reputation among tradition theosophists (mainly because he had a Joycelyn Elders type moment). However I have great faith in Leadbeater's powers of perception and intuition.
Each Chain, each Round, each Root Race has a Day of Judgment. It is not really a single day, but a period of several years during which the Gods decide whether the race should continue to evolve or be eliminated. Whether some members of the race will continue to reincarnate or be left behind to try again in the next race or even the next Round. No souls are ever lost or sent to eternal hell (like some Christians may believe), but on this Day of Judgment, your spiritual progress may be deemed to be too slow and hence you may be kept back (in a sort of limbo state) to try again in the next incarnation of the planet i.e. the next Round. Like the Atlanteans in the 4th subrace, we Aryans in the 5th subrace are at our Day of Judgement.
The Lord of the World will need to decide soon which of us can continue in the new Age or in the worst case whether the entire Root Race needs to be eliminated. Although as in Atlantean times, materialism and selfishness have gained a foothold in our times, there is still a strong spirit of good will and altruism left in the human race and black magic is thankfully not prevalent as it was then. We can all hope for the best. We can hope that the Christ Maitreya's Imminent Return and mission of rescuing the world from materialism and selfishness will be successful. It is said that the Christ, himself, believes that it will be so.
Note: Although it is quite probable that the Earth will come out of the Judgement Day, a better and happier place, not all its inhabitants will make it successfully. It is likely that almost one third of the Earth's population will be 'left behind'. This does not mean they will be killed or eliminated in anyway, but once their current incarnation is over, they will no longer be allowed to reincarnate on Earth (they are just too spiritually undeveloped for the 'new' Earth). Some of them may be sent to a less developed planet like Pluto (which is several thousand years behind the Earth in terms of development). But most of them will be put in a kind of limbo state, waiting for the next Round of Earth when they will need to start over. As the Christ has already indicated (in Matthew 25:31-46), these people (the goats) are the ones
who do not want to take care of 'the least of these',
who do not want look after the sick poor (the goats oppose free or subsidized universal healthcare)
who do want to feed the hungry (the goats oppose food aid for developing countries and food stamps at home)
who do not want to welcome strangers (the goats oppose legal as well as illegal immigrants)
and who do not care about people in prison (goats prefer even longer prison terms and harsh treatment of convicted criminals).
For example, Vice President Pence who matches the description of a goat perfectly (Mitch McConnell is a close second), will very likely (I predict) be born in his next incarnation as a woman on the planet Pluto and will be forced to remain in a perpetual pregnant state and give birth to and take care of numerous babies (there being no easy birth control or safe abortions available in that primitive, barbaric place). He will probably have to perform hard manual labor in order to feed his family. Mitch McConnell will, I am sure, enjoy working in the salt mines on Pluto especially since the mine owners have no liability exposure at all - a paradise for republicans. Someone like Clarence Thomas will probably not even make it to Pluto - his fate will probably be worse.
Incidentally, today's racist white supremacists are probably some of the least evolved members of our race (they are possibly remnants of the mindless early Lemurians☺) and most of them will very likely be left behind on the Day of Judgment which is already upon us even as you read this page. I have always believed that about one third of humanity will be left behind, but according to this person who is much more knowledgeable, a lot more people will be left behind. According to her the population of Earth by the end of the century will be about 1.25 billion. That is a very sobering piece of information.
Postscript: Why am I stuck in this race that I don't even like?
It is very important to realize that a human soul does not belong to any specific race. In fact a human soul does not have any race or ethnicity at all. A soul only has a race while it is in incarnation on Earth or still in its astral body after death. Before and after those two states of the soul, it has no race at all (or even gender). As the soul of a human goes through cycles of birth, death and re-birth or the cycle of reincarnation (see this page), it assumes many different races, ethnicities and nationalities. An African black person in this life, could very well be Japanese in the next life or a hispanic or white American in the one after that and in each case either male or female (the circumstances of our birth are a choice made by the soul in consultation with its guides - limited by karma). For instance, Jesus in his next and final incarnation came back as a Greek, while both Saint Paul and Saint John chose to be born as North Indians in their last incarnation. On the other hand, some souls may choose to be born into the same nation or race continuously for many, many turns (perhaps because of some racial or ancestral loyalty). Your choice of rebirth is of course limited by your karma from previous lives - so nobody gets completely what they would prefer. If you have mistreated some minority in your current life, the chances of you being born in that racial minority in the next life are in fact quite high.
PostPostscript: Race, Genes and IQ
This section probably should not be in a postscript. The subject is relevant enough to be in the main body (if you arrived here from an external link, you may want to start reading from the top of this page. But I have been reluctant to address it since it is a very sensitive topic. But lately this topic has be brought up a lot by some influential personalities from the so-called 'Intellectual Dark Web'. This topic has always been controversial ever since the flawed study and analysis contained in 'The Bell Curve' in 1994. However, there has been resurgence of the claims in that book. These IDW people not only say that average IQ is different by race or ethnicity but that affirmative action is not useful since the gap between races will never be bridged. The members of IDW like Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Jonathan Haidt, Steven Pinker are indeed intellectuals and scholars in their fields. Dave Rubin and Joe Rogan are TV/radio personalities along for the ride. Ben Shapiro is a fast-talking Zionist who does an excellent imitation of being a scholar. James Damore has almost used up his fifteen minutes of fame. Here is a good explanation of the IDW group. Their belief that intelligence depends on genes is exactly the same belief the Hindus had when they divided society into different castes and thought that the spiritual status of a person was somehow inherited from their parents.
So below is my explanation about differences in abilities between races:
Every human is made up of not just the physical body and the soul (if you believe in the 'soul') but several different 'bodies' or 'vehicles' that envelop the soul while on Earth. Bodies of a human soul in incarnation:
Etheric or Pranic body
Astral or Emotional body
Causal or Karmic body
There is a slightly more detailed description of these bodies here.
List of different human capabilities (this is not a complete or exhaustive list) and the degree to which they are influenced by race:
Physical strength, athletic ability. As should be obvious to everyone, physical strength and abilities are highly dependent on the person's genes (ie their race). Good nutrition and exercise can of course easily improve your physical prowess, but the chances of a heavy-weight world boxing champion or olympic gold winning track athlete coming from one of the South Asian countries is probably one in a million or even a billion. Of course physical strength is not critical for success in life. But does this mean that South Asians are doomed to be physically inferior for eternity? Actually, no. In a few thousand years or sooner, the human species will evolve to discard the physical body and be born and survive only with the other four bodies. The etheric body is a lot like the physical body except made of etheric matter instead of regular matter. Most extraterrestrial humanoids in the universe have already dropped their gross physical bodies and incarnate only in etheric bodies. Physically the ETs are 'weaker' than Earth humans, but many of them can telepathically incapacitate you if they wish (just like Darth Vader).
General health, susceptibility to diseases, life expectancy. Again this depends highly on your genes but nutrition, healthy life-style, modern medical advances can compensate for 'bad' genes. However, most diseases actually originate in the etheric body rather than the physical one. This aspect of human health is yet to be recognized and investigated.
Emotional attachment and ability to care about others including other species/the environment. This ability to relate to others is influenced mainly by the astral/emotional body. This ability is also cultural and highly influenced by the environment a person is brought up in. But the astral body that you are born with has been developed over many previous incarnations, so the person's past lives do count quite a lot and can override cultural upbringing.
IQ and intelligence. Intelligence and IQ of a person is usually associated with his brain. Although a damaged brain will mentally handicap a person, the brains of most normal human beings are similar regardless of race. All human beings are born with far more neurons than we need and many of these neurons die off by the time we become adults. Even as adults all us have more neurons than we will ever use. So it is not physical equipment that determines or limits our IQ - all normal humans have more brain circuits than they will ever need. In fact, the intelligence or IQ of a person does not depend on his physical brain or race or genes at all. The intelligence of a person, the ability to think critically and rationally or as a measurement, his 'IQ' is entirely dependent on his mental body. A mental body has no race and no gender (not even a shape, if visible it would appear like an oval blob). The quality and superiority of a mental body is almost directly proportional to the Number of Lives or Incarnations that the soul has experienced. 'Almost' because some hardworking soul may progress a lot more in fewer lives when compared to some lazy soul (like mine) which needs more lives to develop. One soul may have lived just a few hundred lives while an experienced soul may have literally lived thousands of lives (incidentally 'God' is no longer creating any new human souls, so every existing human has experienced at least tens of lives). There is no intrinsic difference in capability between the two souls, the second one will eventually catch up. Since progress is faster in the current stage of human evolution, the second soul may ultimately need fewer lives to reach the same stage as the first one. So intelligence has nothing to do with race or genes, but entirely dependent on the history of the mental body over many, many lives.
So why is the average IQ of some ethnicities consistently lower than the mainstream? This is because the 'older' souls have chosen not to incarnate into those ethnicities (or even countries) which are not as developed in socio-economic terms. Why would an experienced
old soul with good karma, choose to incarnate in Sub-Saharan Africa or a poverty-striken ghetto in Detroit, except as a personal sacrifice? However, once the material conditions in these places or countries catches up with the rest, when the people there have the same opportunities as everyone else, then that could easily happen. A musical prodigy is born in a musical family not because of some family gene that determines musical talent, but because a soul with the talent has chosen that particular family.
Jordan Peterson repeats at every chance he gets, that Ashkenazi Jews have an average IQ which is 15% higher than the rest of the population. Haidt probably thinks so too but is too polite to mention it (I believe he is himself an Askenazi Jew). I don't think that either of them is even slightly racist (I am sure they will both be very happy to hear that Venusians have an average IQ well above 200). Other people often mention that in spite of being a minority (at most 20 million in a world of over 7 billion), Jews have won disproportionate number of Nobel prizes and hold a disproportionately large number of leadership positions in academia, industry, entertainment, financial fields etc. This is indeed true and that statement about IQ is very likely true also.
So why are Ashkenazi Jews so smart and head-and-shoulders above the rest of world? Actually the explanation is quite simple (although very difficult to know or guess). The Jewish race is tightly bound with the Jewish religion - Judaism. This religion believes strongly in a monotheistic, tribal, very exclusive, personal God who is jealous, cruel and really quite nasty. This belief has made them historically quite intolerant of other religions and other communities and unwilling to live in harmony with people who are different (you only need to read the Old Testament to realize this). Of course, since the days of the Roman Empire, the Jews have been a persecuted minority and modern Jews especially in the US are no longer intolerant or exclusive (they are in fact more liberal and tolerant than the rest of the population). However, because of their historical intolerant beliefs and unwillingness to live in harmony (in ancient times) with others, Jews as a group were 'left-behind' in the last 'round' and not liberated from the cycle of reincarnation. Many of today's Jews (though not all) are people 'left-behind' from the previous round of the Earth (today's Zionists may suffer the same fate, this time around too for similar reasons). In other words, many Ashkenazi Jews are left over from the last round of Earth and have lived far more lives (or incarnations) than most other people on Earth. These high IQ Ashkenazi Jews are really very old souls with the experience of many, many more lives than the rest of the population. Hence their higher average IQ. Of course there are many other people here from the previous round, but they are not as concentrated in a single ethnic community. East Asians are also mostly old souls since they are from a previous root race, but not as old as many Jews who are from a previous round.
Update 11/07/2023: With the recent (10/7) terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas and Israel's overraction by bombing and killing thousands of civilians in Gaza, it is very likely that many Israelis will be 'left-behind' again and will not make it to liberation (or salvation) in this round either. Some Palestinians who support Hamas, are guilty of being uncivilized rather than evil, may have to be banished to Pluto as well. Some on either may of course become lost souls.