Q. Are we descended from Neanderthals at all or did their line die out? What was the relationship between humans and Neanderthals?
MICHAEL: They died out. They were parallel.
- (Channeled by: Shepherd Hoodwin)
Q: Were Neanderthals sentient, and why did they die out?
MICHAEL: The so-called Neanderthals were in fact pre-sentient, a limited understanding. They were a possibility for ensoulment but did not attain the necessary level of physicality that would allow total use of the ensoulment.
The main problem with the Neanderthal was a lack of intellectual adaptation. There was brain activity, certainly, but without the promise of intellectual 'elasticity' that the so-called Cro-Magnons possessed. Their habitations were overtaken by the latter and as they were overrun, they lost the fixed places for survival. Being 'inelastic' they could not adapt to new circumstances, new food sources, and found themselves without the means to continue.
Consider the Asian Pandas of your own time. Their food sources are extremely limited, the latitude in which they thrive is also a very small area of the planet. Without sufficient adaptability, they too will fade away.
Q: The so-called Neanderthal lineage of humankind died out without attaining ensoulment. Yet, there have been burials discovered that indicated they believed in an afterlife. This would imply a state of creative consciousness at least at the level of Gorillas. Can you elaborate on Neanderthals?
MICHAEL: The Neanderthal creatures achieved a state somewhere between animal and human. And we define human here as an ensouled species.
Ensoulment required certain elements, not only physical ones, but mental ones also. The Neanderthals attained a level of physical success, but in the end were found to be incapable of intellectual growth. That is why the ensoulment of the other species was undertaken. One element necessary for ensoulment on a human level is imagination. This was lacking in the Neanderthals.
There was a sense of the pack, translation: family, if you will, and there was a sense that a death was a severance of one from the pack/family/tribe. There is the same sense of loss exhibited by the pacaderms of this planet, and of some of the great apes. Neither of these species have attained the same level of awareness that the Neanderthals did, but there is a parallel to be considered. Since there was the ability to handle tools, putting the dead down in a caring way was possible. Neither the pacaderms nor the great apes have achieved that facility.
CHANNELED BY: Nancy Gordon