Reality (glossary entry)
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Levels of Reality
Notice the succession of four levels of phenomena: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual/generative. I distinguish these as levels of reality, based on the observation that:
- All living things are physical,
- animals also have emotion,
- human beings also have intellect,
- and some but not all human beings achieve spirituality.
This is an evolution that occurred through time: living things first, then animals with emotion, then human beings, then human experience of spirituality.
When viewed independently from this evolutionary progression, the four levels can also be called aspects of existence.
|4||spiritual||King and Queen||advanced Human culture (see initiation)|
|3||mental / intellectual||Magician and Crone||cognition (principly in humans)|
|2||emotional||Lover and Mother||reptiles|
|1||physical||Warrior and Maiden||beginning of universe|
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