The primal Mongols, according to Rudolf Steiner, formed the seventh and last subrace of the ancient Atlantis. In the fifth and sixth sub-races, the power of thought had already developed, but they lost much of that tremendous power over the life forces which the first Atlantean races possessed.
„The seventh sub-race (the Mongols) also developed the power of thought. But the characteristics of the earlier sub-races, especially of the fourth, remained in them to a much greater extent than in the fifth and sixth. They remained true to the sense of memory. And so they became convinced that the oldest was also the cleverest, that which could best defend itself from the power of thought. The mastery of the life forces was indeed lost to them too; but what developed in them in the power of thought had itself something of the natural power of this life force. They had lost their power over life, but never their immediate naïve belief in it. This power had become their God, on whose behalf they did everything they thought was right. Thus they appeared to their neighbouring peoples as if possessed by this secret power and also surrendered to it themselves in blind trust. Their descendants in Asia and some European regions showed and still show much of this peculiarity.“ (Lit.:GA 11, p. 42f)
- Rudolf Steiner: Cosmic Memory, translated by Karl E. Zimmer, Harper & Row Publishers 1981, ISBN 0-06-067572-1 rsarchive.org
- Rudolf Steiner: Aus der Akasha-Chronik, GA 11 (1986), ISBN 3-7274-0110-9 English: rsarchive.org German: pdf pdf(2) html mobi epub archive.org
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- ↑ The term subrace originates from the terminology used by the Theosophical Society at that time and was later no longer used by Rudolf Steiner, just like the term "root race". Steiner repeatedly pointed out that the term "race" is actually no longer justified in the post-Atlantean period, since now it is no longer the physical but the soul-spiritual development that comes to the fore. The division of humanity into races will gradually be completely overcome and is already meaningless for the spiritual development of humanity.