posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 10:28 PM
"As Life is the Essence of Spirit, so is Consciousness the Essence of Life. Spirit is One, yet it manifests in many forms of Life. Life is One, yet it
manifests in many forms of Consciousness. While the forms of manifested Consciousness are innumerable, yet the wise know Consciousness to manifest on
Seven Planes: and these Planes of Consciousness are known to the wise as (1) The Plane of the Elements; (2) The Plane of the Minerals; (3) The Plane
of the Plants; (4) The Plane of the Animals; (5) The Plane of the Human; (6) The Plane of the Demi-Gods; (7) The Plane of the Gods."
"Life is the Essence of Spirit." No matter what else Spirit may be, or may not be, it cannot be denied that Spirit must possess the attribute of Life,
in order to
"but a term employed to indicate "states of consciousness." Even the average person implicitly testifies to the fact of the necessary presence of
Consciousness in Life by his distinctions between the various forms of living things. The higher the manifestation of Consciousness in a living thing,
the higher the degree of "Life" he attributes to it; and when the indications of Consciousness are lacking, he pronounces the thing "lifeless." The
proof of conscious activity among mineral forms at once leads to the thought that "then minerals must be alive." Consciousness, in its essence,
manifests as "the attribute of receiving impressions from outside stimuli, and the power to respond thereto;"
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