In almost all discussion, the term "evolution" refers to the
development of the physical forms that we all know. But not
in the ancient wisdom. That body of knowledge knows of a
triple stream of evolution.
First the physical forms are evolving.
Second our spiritual natures are evolving. Our spiritual forms
progress from life to reincarnated life and use the
simultaneously evolving physical forms.
Thirdly, intelligence evolves. Theosophy asserts that
intelligence cannot be developed by Darwinian means and
its development must be "aided".
These three lines of evolution develop a trinity that is
closely related to the true and full nature of the constitution
of a complete human being - spiritual aspects included. But
here the material proceeds quite beyond the scope of this
Briefly, here are some of Blavatsky's words.
It now becomes plain that there exists in Nature a triple
evolutionary scheme, for the formation of the three
periodical Updates; or rather three separate schemes of
evolution, which in our system are inextricably interwoven
and interblended at every point. These are the Monadic
(or spiritual), the intellectual, and the physical evolutions.
... Each of these three systems has its own laws
... "Nature," the physical evolutionary Power, could never
evolve intelligence unaided-she can only create "senseless
This is knowledge of the occult (hidden) side of nature. It
is quite beyond the issues as posed in the current
"No Religion Higher Than Truth"
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