THE AGE OF MAN
THE AGE OF MAN
SOURCE: “MAN, HIS ORIGIN, HISTORY AND DESTINY”
AS TOLD BY THE GREAT WHITE BROTHERHOOD – COMPILED BY
The question, “When did man first set foot on this globe?” has puzzled many throughout the ages.
We can consider ourselves fortunate, indeed, that the Ascended Masters, after the Occult Law was set aside in 1930, were able to give us certain dates, enabling us to answer the question at hand with some certainty.
No longer do we have to ponder about the veiled, occult data of the East. This is the information Helena Blavatsky (Theosophy) desired, but which could not be given by the Masters, under the old Occult Law, which prevailed during her time.
The Data Examined
The instructions given by various Ascended Masters through the two messengers, concerning the age of man, may be separated into the following categories:
1) The time period covering man’s existence on Earth
2) The time period, before the “veil” shut down the visible presence of the Ascended Host
3) The time period thereafter, when mankind “lived in the shadows”
An analysis of the time periods above enables us to check the information as to the total age of man.
The Total Age of Mankind
When researching this item, I found the following references:
“All should understand that human beings have lived upon the Earth for more than 4.5 million years.” (Elohim Vista, also called Cyclopea)
“That Light which is your accumulation of good for 4‑1/2 million years…” (Archangel Michael) [He was talking about the accumulation of good in each embodiment, which is stored in the causal body.]
Sanat Kumara was one of the original guardian spirits, who came 4‑1/2 million years ago from Venus to assist the Earth.
Two and a half million years ago, when the Earth’s accumulated, constructive energy was at its low point, and man had degraded to the point where he became a caveman, Sanat Kumara volunteered to contribute his own accumulated energy to the Earth as a balance, taking residence at Shamballa and thereby saving the Earth from dissolution. This action was different from being a guardian spirit.
“Sanat Kumara has guarded the Earth for these 4‑1/2 million years.” (Jesus)
“Sanat Kumara for 4‑1/2 million years has blessed the Earth with his presence.” (Cosmic Being Victory)
“Venus, of its own volition, chose to assist the Earth and has, for 4‑1/2 million years.” (Goddess of Peace)
“My great teacher, Sanat Kumara, for 4‑1/2 million years, has watched over the Earth.” (Cosmic Being Victory)
“I came forth from Venus by my own volition, 4‑1/2 million years ago, to assist the people on Earth.” (Sanat Kumara)
“Guardian Spirits came from Venus, Uranus, Mercury, and other stars. Some, such as Sanat Kumara, were already ascended.” (Kwan Yin)
“I reigned in America when there was absolute perfection. That seed was planted more than 3 million years ago.” (Archangel Michael)
Ascended Master Rayborn stated that through the Kumaras (seven high priests from Venus), mankind has been sustained for more than 4 million years.”
Data Relating to Man’s Perfection
The time period covering the length of the Garden of Eden, when man lived in a state of absolute perfection, was previously established at 50,000 years, and the time when the “veil” totally covered the surface of the Earth, was probably one million years after man first set foot on the globe. The Master Krishna chose to label this event the “Fall of Man.” (See “Disharmony Appears” in the chapter “Fall of Man”).
The Time When Man “Lived In The Shadows”
“You (the students of the Light) are rendering a service to the Earth which I have required for more than two million years” (Sanat Kumara). Sanat Kumara took up residence in Shamballa and became Lord of the World, two and a half million years ago.
“Never has there been, in the history of the Earth, for two and a half million years, such magnificent, practical understanding as you have within your hands today.” (Great Divine Director)
“After two and a half million years, many times in various parts of the Earth, humanity did reach a very high state, but no civilization, no people, can ever have a permanently‑sustained attainment until they have known the I AM Presence, which gives life to Earth. Those civilizations did not know what you are privileged to know today.” (Sanat Kumara)
“The decrees have rendered a service to the world like nothing else in two million years.” (Sanat Kumara)
“Since mankind has had more than three million years to go through birth and rebirth, those of today who have the opportunity and privilege of gaining the ascension, should not contemplate sex.” (Goddess of Purity)
The data indicates that man first appeared upon this globe about four million years ago, on a twenty‑first of March, during the spring solstice. This historic event occurred in the neighborhood of the Teton Mountains and is further described under the chapter “Man’s Advent on Earth.” Broadly speaking, we may divide mankind’s development into three major stages:
1) The Garden of Eden. After mankind came to Earth, there were 50,000 years of absolute perfection, ending when the first laggard came and disharmony first appeared.
2) 50,000 years after man’s advent on Earth, to about 1 million years after the advent of man on Earth.
This time period was characterized by man’s gradually forgetting his source and reaching a lower state of accomplishment. In the beginning of this time period there were just “localized puffs of smoke” in the atmosphere. At the end of this period there was a total veil, shutting off the visible presence of the Ascended Host.
3) The time period one million years ago the advent of man on Earth, to the present. This period was called by the Masters, “mankind living in the shadows.” Within this span, the low point of our civilization was reached about two and a half million years ago.