Midway through the Tenth Stanza, H.P. Blavatsky arrived at the subject of the Atlantean giants. She wrote, "It is the Third Race and the gigantic Atlanteans" whose memory lingers from "one generation and race to another generation and race down to the days of Moses." If Genesis 6.4 is to be trusted, then either Noah, one of his relatives, or all of them together, were giants, "They were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward." She referred to "those days" and "also afterward" in The Secret Doctrine 2:278 in her men of "tall stature" who "were submerged in the deluge (not necessarily Noah's) and a smaller stature to the races which lived subsequently." The deluge is not necessarily Noah's because there were four Atlantean-type deluges which paralleled man's gradual diminishment in size. The following outline is an estimate: 1) 4-5 million years ago with the splitting of the 4th Sub-Race of the Fourth Root-Race 2) 850,000 years ago with the close of the 7th Sub-Race of the Fourth Root-Race and the emergence of the sui generis 3rd Sub-Race of the Fifth Root-Race 3) 270,000 years ago with the separation of the 3rd Sub-Race, 4th Family Race from the early 4th Sub-Race of the Fifth Root-Race 4) 11,000-12,000 years ago with the flurried departure of the 3rd and 4th National Races of the 3rd Family Race of the 4th Sub-Race in the Fifth Root-Race from the last sinking Atlantean stronghold, Poseidonis, into the Mediterranean and southern continental Europe.
By the time of the first cataclysm, humanity had evolved out of their bodies of light and fingernails into bodies covered with hair. One finds a hint of Noah's gianthood in al-Tabari's Islamic folklore. It is possible that Noah and Afaridhun are identical. Afaridhun is a "just ruler, and also a giant" who is "nine spear-lengths tall," per The History 2:23-27. But Noah is not the only potential giant prophet. Abraham may have been one as well. In his Hadith, Sahih al-Bukhari related Muhammad's dream that two persons came to him at night, and he was "passed by a tall man who was so tall" that he was "not able to see his head and that person was Abraham." Moses may also have been a giant. Sahih al-Bukhari, writing about Muhammad's "Night of Ascension" into the heavens, described Moses as "brown, a tall person as if from the people of the tribes of Shan'ua." In compiling Moses's story from a variety of sources but especially "Tractate Berakoth 54b" in The Babylonian Talmud, one constructs a fascinating tale of human evolution: 1) Adam is ninety feet tall. Cain kills Abel and departs with his sister Anak (the first woman) to foreign lands. Anak has twenty fingers (walking on all four limbs) with sharp nails that she uses to dig the earth and cut down trees 2) Anak gives birth to many children. Og is her biggest child, thousands of feet tall, long-necked, immensely proud, and with a life span of 3,600 years. He is one of the 'Ad people who themselves are hundreds of feet tall 3) Og helps Noah build the Ark. Over time, Og becomes tyrannical because of his pride. He thinks he can compete with Allah over the arrangement of the sky and thus becomes an infidel 4) Moses and Og agree to fight. Moses jumps thirty feet into the air and strikes Og's ankle. Og dies. Og's ribcage is used to construct a bridge over the Euphrates which is used for centuries until it is removed for moral reasons.
The key to this story is found in The History 3:83 where Moses's height is "ten cubits" and the base of Og's head is "eight hundred cubits high." As a symbol, Og represents humanity stretching back to Adam through Noah and up through Abraham. H.P. Blavatsky affirmed in The Secret Doctrine 2:172, "the chief gods and heroes of the Fourth and Fifth Races, as of later antiquity, are the deified images of these men of the Third." She added in Isis Unveiled 1:570, "The Teraphim of Abram's father, Terah, the 'maker of images,' were the Kabeiri gods, and we see them worshipped by Micah, by the Danites, and others." The Danites ended up in the Aegean Sea, carrying their Kabiric memories with them, after fleeing from Poseidonis. But the Third Root-Race had to die out. Figuratively, Moses brings the early colossal human races to an end. He is a giant, but not a leviathan like Og. Moses is a symbol for the human races diminished to a height of fifteen feet, which immediately precede our present humanity. He is a symbol for the closing of the door on the age of Lemuria in Atlantis.
H.P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled (Pasadena: Theosophical University Press, 1998).
H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (Pasadena: Theosophical University Press, 2019).
William Brinner, trans., The History of al-Tabari, Vol. 2 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987).
William Brinner, trans., The History of al-Tabari, Vol. 3 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991).
Isidore Epstein, ed., "Tractate Berakoth," The Babylonian Talmud (USA: BN Publishing, 2006).
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