anthropogenesis: the civilization and destruction of the third and fourth races (stanza xi)

“(43.¬† The Lemuro-Atlanteans build cities and spread civilization. The incipient stage of anthropomorphism.¬† 44.¬† Their statues, witnesses to the size of the Lemuro-Atlanteans.¬† ¬†Lemuria destroyed by fire.¬† 45.¬† Atlantis by water. The Flood.¬† 46.¬† The destruction of the Fourth Race and of the last antediluvian monster animals.)

 
43.   THEY (THE LEMURIANS) BUILT HUGE CITIES.  OF RARE EARTHS AND METALS THEY BUILT. OUT OF THE FIRES (LAVA) VOMITED, OUT OF THE WHITE STONE OF THE MOUNTAINS (MARBLE) AND THE BLACK STONE (OF THE SUBTERRANEAN FIRES), THEY CUT THEIR OWN IMAGES IN THEIR SIZE AND LIKENESS, AND WORSHIPPED THEM.

 

As the history of the two human races – the last of the Lemurians and the first of the future Atlanteans – proceeds, we have at this point to blend the two, and speak of them for a time collectively.

 
We find the Lemurians in their sixth sub-race building their first rock-cities out of stone and lava.

 
One of such great cities of primitive structure was built entirely of lava, some thirty miles west from where Easter Island now stretches its narrow piece of sterile ground, and was entirely destroyed by a series of volcanic eruptions.

 
Then came the Atlanteans; the giants whose physical beauty and strength reached their climax, in accordance with evolutionary law, toward the middle period of their fourth sub-race.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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