“Then the Codex proceeds to tell how Bahak-Zivo was separated from the Spiritus, and the genii, or angels, from the rebels. Then Mano (the greatest), who dwells with the greatest FERHO, calls Kebar-Zivo (known also by the name of Nebat-lavar bar lufin-Ifafin), Helm and Vine of the food of life, he being the third life, and, commiserating the rebellious and foolish genii, on account of the magnitude of their ambition, says:
“Lord of the genii (Aeons), see what the genii, the rebellious angels do, and about what they are consulting. They say, “Let us call forth the world, and let us call the ‘powers’ into existence. The genii are the Principles, the ‘sons of Light’, but thou art the ‘Messenger of Life.'”
But this creation of beings, without the requisite influx of divine pure breath in them, which was known among the kabalist as the “Living Fire”, produced but creatures of matter and astral light. Thus were generated the animals which preceded man on this earth.
The spiritual beings, the “sons of light”, those who remained faithful to the great Ferho (the First Cause of all), constitute the celestial or angelic hierarchy, the Adonim, and the legions of the never-embodied spiritual men.
The followers of the rebellious and foolish genii, and the descendants of the “witless” seven spirits begotten by “Karabtanos” and the “spiritus”, became, in course of time, the “men of our planet”, after having previously passed through every “creation” of every one of the elements.
From this stage of life they have been traced by Darwin, who shows us how our highest forms have been evolved out of the lowest.
Anthropology dares not follow the kabalist in his metaphysical flights beyond this planet, and it is doubtful if its teachers have the courage to search for the missing link in the old kabalistic manuscripts.
Thus was set in motion the first cycle, which in its rotations downward, brought an infinitesimal part of the created lives to our planet of mud.
Arrived at the lowest point of the arc of the cycle which directly preceded life on this earth, the pure divine spark still lingering in the Adam made an effort to separate itself from the astral spirit, for “man was falling gradually into generation”, and the fleshy coat was becoming with every action more and more dense.”
H. P. Blavatsky