3. The Golden Age of Thule
The Solarian monad destined for Earth fissured under the influence of the celestial dyad that dominates the sky of this world: the Sun and Moon. These luminaries of the day and night were purposively designed by the creator-spirits to appear exactly the same size when viewed from the surface, to balance the proclivities of organic life and prepare for the coming of sentient beings who would embody them. The terrestrial Sun God was named Ra, and his twinsouled wife was the Goddess Luna. They conjoined in love in a total eclipse and gave birth to the new family of Thuleans who would inhabit the planet, at first in astral form.
The White Gods traveled down the axis of the Earth’s north pole, then fanned out across the glaciers until they found the fertile turf of Europe. Here they clothed themselves in flesh and settled in to learn the rigors of embodied life. They carved out a homeland from the clutches of the Neanderthal natives, and after a thousand years they cleansed from it the presence of this adversary.
The Thuleans mastered the primal demands of their new life with such élan that their culture flourished into a true civilization, the first of its kind on Earth. Physical technology was at a minimum, though there were significant tools. Many of these were made from perishable materials, but even when modern archeologists find some of the more durable ones, they do not recognize them for what they are, or were ~ because almost all of them operated by means of a psychic component, and are useless and inscrutable without it.
The psychic and spiritual powers of these, our earliest forebears, were indeed stupendous. They had no need for telephone lines or wireless technology because they communicated instantly across the length and breadth of their ecumene via their telepathy network. There was no need for writing, because their prodigious memories could retain reams of infinitesimal detail accumulated over lifetimes that spanned centuries, and was even transmitted intact when they reincarnated.
The community was a living organism, a single spirit inhabiting many physical forms, a veritable Godbody. Individuals uniquely endowed and qualified performed the higher functions of the organism, like that of the head and heart. The larger numbers of people who were best suited for the more basic functions performed them proudly, knowing that all were necessary for the life and health of the Godbody.
As the culture complexified and the population increased, people gravitated into four groupings representing the most fundamental social functions. Those who were most in tune with Spirit, and in closest communion with their Thulean kindred in the astral and higher realms, were called by a term which we could roughly translate as Seers. Those males with a special propensity for combat and leadership, and the female nurturers and mates of soldiers and leaders, were designated as Royals. The men and women who worked the land and dealt with the exchange and trading of goods were called Stewards, denoting that their work and their power were exercised in trust for the whole community, and under the authority of the Seers and Royals, though not always by direct command. The final grouping were those lowest in the hierarchy, whose skills and strength could only be exercised under the immediate direction and initiative of others. These were called Vassals, and the growth of their souls was contingent on the fulfillment of only one injunction: to faithfully obey their kindred in all of the three higher groupings.
The word that has come down to us for this division of labor is “caste”. In later times it became associated with rigid systems of undeserved privilege and other abuses, but this does not apply to the time of which we write, when it was simply a recognition of the natural order.
During this long Golden Age the boundaries of the Thulean Earth colony were continuously expanding. A large contingent of kindred moved due eastward until they had populated the vast fertile expanse of the steppes and eventually found their way to the Pacific Ocean. The frontier also expanded southward, where the pioneers encountered the second native species, which we can accurately call Homo Nigrensis ~ sapient indeed, but at a very primitive stage of human endowment. The first wave of conflict showed that they were no match martially for the Thuleans. Though the blacks on average were physically stronger than the whites, their intellectual, psychic, and spiritual capacities were so inferior by comparison that the Thuleans were able to push them back relentlessly until the optimal amount of territory had been conquered. Peaceful relations were then established from this position of strength; a certain amount of trade took place, and the Thulean artifacts and tools were treasured by the natives as magical goods. Other benefits crossed the border from north to south, like medical and charitable assistance. The bulk of the negroes came to regard their neighbors as White Gods, and often rendered them worshipful services that were useful to the Thuleans in practical ways.
Other than these limited cultural and mercantile exchanges there was no social interaction between the two peoples, since their natures were alien and their spirits were antithetical. Any sexual contact was unthinkable and utterly repugnant to the Thuleans, though the natives characteristically lusted after the White Goddesses. Nevertheless, the Seers felt it judicious to establish an aegis to safeguard the purity of their people: a powerful psychic barrier against any black acts of defilement. It was made of plasmant, an impenetrable numenal substance, and was hence impervious ~ but only as a defensive weapon. Its weakness was that it could be breached from the inside, should any white woman ever willfully consent to the bestial communion. So abominable was this prospect that the aegis held firm for centuries. Many of the Thuleans thought it would last forever ~ but alas, they were wrong.
To be continued
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