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RE: "RACE," and 'ARYAN" Let Us Not Forget

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  • dalval14@earthlink.net
    Nov 25 2002 Dear Friends Both the words race and aryan had special meanings in 1875 /1899 which do not relate to later history including the period when
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      Nov 25 2002

      Dear Friends

      Both the words "race" and "aryan" had special meanings in 1875 /1899
      which do not relate to later history including the period when the
      political party of the Nazis in Germany and elsewhere, appropriations
      of both these terms in the 1930s / 1940s and later, up to our modern

      The word "Aryan" is from old central Asia and means "noble." The
      ancient Persians were denoted "Iranis" -- and the designation has been
      revived -- " or "Aryans."

      If one goes to the INDEX of The SECRET DOCTRINE (1888) one will find
      adequate references that determine what was meant by H P B when she
      used those terms.

      "Race" was used as a measure of TIME, and the development of certain
      capacities, to which the whole of humanity was subject during the time
      when it went through seven changes during the period of a "GLOBE." A
      "GLOBE' is one seventh of a "ROUND." "Race," as then used by H P B,
      had nothing to do with the color of the skin.


      [Complexion and its changes are dealt with in the S D on pages: Vol.
      II, 178, 227, 249-50, 282.]
      [Differences between Races are defined in S D Vol. I xliv; ; II,
      103, 249-50, 607 ]
      [Origins were polygenetic S D I xxxv; 241, 574 ; II 139, 168,
      191fn, 249, 748 ]
      [The dying out of races is explained: S D Vol. II 192, 195-6,
      443-5, 437, 609, 779-80 ]
      [ The earliest races were boneless, ethereal, androgynous, astral, S
      D II 46, 96, 108, 115-7, 131, 134, 149, 151, 160, 174, 191-2, 194,
      294, 583, 635, 704, ]
      [ They were born from the "gods" S D I 323; II 86-7, 164, 198,
      507, 538 ]
      [The effect of isolation on races: S D II 425 ]
      [Hybrid "races" S D II 275, 714, 444 (new race springs from
      hybrids) ]
      ["Inferior" races : S D II 162, 249, 425 (a fallacy), 721, ]
      [Three great "races" only remain: S D II 471fn, 780 ]
      [Our "race" has reached the 5th sub-race S D II 471fn ]
      [Savage besides civilized in all ages S D II 716 ]

      Nowadays we refer to complexion when we mention race, and to physical
      heredity, also to some of the vicissitudes that our ancestors have
      been forced to undergo until a more reasonable sense of human balance
      and equality


      [Heredity-- Its causes S D I 223, II 421, ]
      [Biogenetic Law S D II 659, ]
      [Acquired characteristics: S D I 219, 223fn; II 711fn ]
      [Transmission of atoms: S D II 671-2
      [Karma and S D II 178, ]


      [Anthropoids: S D II 688fn, ]
      [Unnatural, accidental creation: S D II 261, ]
      [Origin: S D I 185fn, II 184, 195, 200-1, 262, 286-8, 375, 679,
      688-9 ]
      [Descended from man S D II 185, 187, 287-8, 676, 682, 688fn, ]
      ["Common ancestor ?" S D II 646 ]
      [Some will become "human" in this Round: S D I 184, II
      61-3 ]
      [3rd ROUND ape-man: S D II 730 ]
      [Will die out in our race S D I 184 ]

      ARYAN ( Irani - Persian - Noble )

      [Ancestors (of Egyptians S D II 328, 746 ); (Arabs are later S D
      II 200}
      [Born in the north S D II 426, 768 ]
      [Atlanteans preceded and taught: S D II 144, 266fn, 352, 384,395,
      426, 495, 768, 776, ]
      [Aryan Adepts fought Atlantean sorcerers S D II 225, 384, 495, ]
      [5th race ( S D II 8, 10) is incorrectly called "Aryan" S D II
      433-4 ]
      [Hindu, 1st sub-race of Aryans, almost 1 million years old S D II
      436fn, 449-451, 470-1, 609, ]
      [Negroes, Mongols are of the Aryans S D II 607fn ]
      [Europeans are later "aryans" S D I 425 ]
      [Many colors S D II 249-50, 394, 426, 607fn ]
      [2nd Sub-race built menhirs, etc...S D II 750
      [Present Kali-Yuga is of the Aryans S D I 644-5; II 147fn ]

      These are a few of the many references to pre-history given in The

      Best wishes,



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Daniel H. Caldwell
      Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 11:06 AM
      Subject: Let Us Not Forget

      Even though Brian has been removed from Theos-Talk [that is my
      understanding from Eldon's recent email], we should not forget that
      Brian did bring to our forum some important issues that Blavatsky and
      Theosophical students should ponder on.

      For example, the "race" issue and the use of the word "aryan" as
      given in the various quotes from the Mahatma Letters and in the
      Secret Doctrine need to be studied, discussed and understood.

      And I assume it was because of Brian that Goswami came to Theos-
      Talk. That is good, because Goswami brings up underlying issues that
      need to studied, discussed and understood by Theosophists.

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