A common point of contention among those who believe our hominid ancestors were seeded with alien DNA, which then gave rise to humankind, has to do with the sudden and startling rise of the Sumerians around 6,000 years ago, along with their astonishing and unprecedented intellectual advancements. Some see this in purely extraterrestrial terms, some in spiritual terms, some in a combination of both. Indeed, it is intriguing that the first word written by man, “star,” would quickly come to be associated with “deity.”
Rudolf Steiner was one of the first among modern thinkers to become convinced that the rise of humanity can be attributed to interaction with a race or set of races of higher beings, who interacted with our best and enhanced our intellectual abilities. He would argue that humanity came to be descended from this race of divine or semi-divine beings and that we are therefore a strange sort of hybrid offspring; something which many have inferred from the Ancient Hebrew notion of the Nephilim found in the Hebrew Bible and in 1 Enoch, as well as interesting parallels in some of Plato’s writings. In 1 Enoch and Plato in particular, as Steiner was well-aware, these hybrid beings tended to possess profound psychic abilities, and Steiner had become convinced that certain of the ancients had not only possessed profound technology, but were able to psychically interface with this technology.
In fact, in Sumerian mythology itself, we are told that Anu, the god of gods, decided that the labor of his fellow gods was too great and decided to create human/god hybrid offspring that would labor on their behalf by putting a god to death and mixing his body and blood with clay, causing the rise of the first human (the creation of humanity from clay clearly resembles the ancient Hebrew creation myth).
“You have slaughtered a god together
With his personality
I have removed your heavy work
I have imposed your toil on man.
In the clay, god and man
Shall be bound,
To a unity brought together;
So that to the end of days
The Flesh and the Soul
Which in a god have ripened –
That soul in a blood-kinship be bound.”
The Sumerians, just as the ancient Hebrews, used the word “Eden” to describe the habitation of the first human, which means “flat terrain.” Likewise, the Epic of Gilgamesh describes Eden as the garden of the gods.
Steiner, working from a more spiritual perspective, predicted the rise of a “Sixth post-Atlantean Race” that would possess particularly advanced spiritual faculties and would use these abilities to help the more advanced among humanity to unite with the divine. Those who possess this “seed” would perform what others might consider miracles and receive revelations on high, and would function as mediators for higher spiritual entities.
This turn in his thought came to him in his 30s when he claims to have received a revelation about what he was convinced was a turning point in human spiritual history. He believed that humanity had entered into the “fullness of time” in the 20th century; a phrase taken from the epistolary works of the New Testament. This heralded, in his thought, the advent of a “Christ consciousness” beyond that of orthodox Christianity that allowed humans to rise above shallow and superficial material considerations to higher states of spiritual awareness.
In this vein, he believed that humanity was gradually progressing along this path until this seed ripens to maturity and becomes the flower of human enlightenment. He articulated his doctrine of Anthroposophy as a means of cultivating this higher spiritual awareness through contact with the spiritual world. Through his program, he believed it would be possible for humans to rise above material preoccupations and attain an elevated spiritual reality. Ultimately, this would come about when we would awaken the seed of elevated consciousness that had been implanted in our ancestors by the higher spiritual beings (or aliens?) of old. This path could be optimally achieved through the proper cultivation of the act of meditation where we would encounter the eternal in which there is neither birth nor death.