“49. THE “SERPENTS” WHO REDESCENDED, WHO MADE PEACE WITH THE FIFTH (RACE), WHO TAUGHT AND INSTRUCTED IT.
Our Fifth Root-Race has already been in existence – as a race sui generis and quite free from its parent stem – about 1,000,000 years.
Occult philosophy teaches that even now, under our very eyes, the new Race and Races are preparing to be formed, and that it is in America that the transformation will take place, and has already silently commenced.
Thus the Americans have become in only three centuries a “primary race” pro tem, before becoming a race apart, and strongly separated from all other now existing races.
They are, in short, the germs of the Sixth sub-race, and in some few hundred years more, will become most decidedly the pioneers of that race which must succeed to the present European or Fifth sub-race, in all its new characteristics.
After this, in about 25,000 years, they will launch into preparations for the seventh sub-race;
until, in consequence of cataclysms – the first series of those which must one day destroy Europe, and still later the whole Aryan race (and thus affect both Americas), as also most of the lands directly connected with the confines of our continent and isles – the Sixth Root-Race will have appeared on the stage of our Round.
(The term “Aryan” is non-racial; it is Blavatsky’s designation for the ancient Indians, the inhabitants of Aryavarta, the land of the Arya, the noble; possibly influenced by her association in India with the Hindu reform movement.)”
H. P. Blavatsky