The Urantia Book
ANDITE EXPANSION IN THE OCCIDENT
Presented by an Archangel of Nebadon.
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
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 Adamite.
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
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 Mediterranean Sea.
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 world's history.
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
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 times.
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
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 Anglo-Saxon
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
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 world.
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
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 the
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
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 earth.
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 Sea regions.
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
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 eastern Mediterranean.
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
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
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 them.
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 Danubian migrations.
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 follows:
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 white peoples.
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 man.
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
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 brunet.
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 stock.
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 North America.
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.
Presented by an Archangel of Nebadon.