“5. Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is CONSCIOUS: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.
We must remember that because we do not perceive any signs – which we can recognize – of consciousness, say, in stones, we have no right to say that no consciousness exist there.
There is no such thing as either “dead” or “blind” matter, as there is no “Blind” or “Unconscious” Law.
6. The Universe is worked and guided from within outwards. As above so it is below, as in heaven so on earth; and man – the microcosm and miniature copy of the macrocosm – is the living witness to this Universal Law and to the mode of its action.
We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind.
The whole Kosmos is guided, controlled, and animated by almost endless series of Hierarchies of sentient Beings, each having a mission to perform, and who – whether we give to them one name or another, and call the Dhyani-Chohans or Angels – are “messengers” in the sense only that they are the agents of Karmic and Cosmic Laws.”
H. P. Blavatsky