“(14. Creation of men. 15. They are empty shadows. 16. The Creators are perplexed how to create a THINKING man. 17. What is needed for the formation of a perfect Man.)
14. THE SEVEN HOSTS, THE “WILL (OR MIND-BORN)” LORDS, PROPELLED BY THE SPIRIT OF LIFE-GIVING (FOHAT), SEPARATE MEN FROM THEMSELVES, EACH ON HIS OWN ZONE.
They threw off their “shadows” or astral bodies – if such an ethereal being as a “lunar Spirit” may be supposed to rejoice in an astral, besides a hardly tangible body.
There was a spiritual, a psychic, an intellectual, and an animal evolution, from the highest to the lowest, as well as physical development – from the simple and homogeneous, up to the more complex and heterogeneous, though not quite on the lines traced by the modern evolutionists.
This double evolution in two contrary directions required various ages, of divers natures and degrees of spirituality and intellectuality, to fabricate the being now known as man.
Furthermore, the one absolute, ever acting and never erring law, which proceeds on the same lines from one eternity (or Manvantara) to the other – ever furnishing an ascending scale for the manifested, or that which we call the great Illusion (Maha-Maya);
but plunging Spirit deeper into materiality on the one hand, and then redeeming it through flesh and liberating it – this law, we say, uses for these purposes the Beings from other and higher planes, men, or Minds (Manus), in accordance with their Karmic exigencies.”
H. P. Blavatsky