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This article will begin a 47-part series on human nature, human life and health.

We will begin with a four-part series on the idea of evolution as that will help explain the foundations of human nature and human behavior.  In this four-part series we will examine the traditional view of Darwinian evolution and point out its accuracies, flaws and shortcomings, then we will examine the fascinating idea of multidimensional evolution which fits in with our broad thesis project on Cosmic Core and the ideas we encourage each person to examine.

Those are: that we are multidimensional beings living in an infinite multidimensional reality.

Time is simultaneous.

We live many lives as we learn to spiritually evolve gaining more wisdom and compassion, our consciousnesses expanding from mineral consciousness to plant to animal to normal human consciousness, then to a planetary, solar, galactic, and finally to a universal or Cosmic consciousness where our consciousness expands so much that we become one with the universe and all that is in it, able to understand all in the Universe with wisdom, compassion and unimaginable expansiveness and unity.

 

It is common knowledge that there is a great debate between evolution and creationism, as if there can be only one: black or white.

This is ridiculous.

Our discussion of evolution falls neatly within the bounds of creationism.  Yet we are speaking of a continual multidimensional creation instead of a limited one-time only dogmatic Biblical creation.

In Cosmic Core we stress the idea that evolution and creation are both important aspects of reality, life and growth.

With tweaks to both Darwinian evolution and Biblical creation, we can find a nice balance point between religion and science which makes sense and does not alienate any particular group.

Of course those who refuse to let go or modify fanatical dogmas may disagree, and they are certainly welcome to, however Cosmic Core is for those willing to explore new concepts and attempt to learn how to unify their minds and emotions; unifying concepts of religion and science, intuition and rational thinking and ancient wisdom with modern understanding.

We teach the esoteric stream of knowledge and the Perennial Philosophy, not traditional Biblical studies nor traditional mainstream science.  There are more than enough places to find those mainstream teachings if one is so inclined.

 

In this article we will start with a brief examination of multidimensional evolution and probable realities, then finish this article with a thorough discussion of Darwinian evolution.

In the next three articles we will discuss early humanity on this planet and their gradual separation into individualized consciousness as the veil between the conscious and unconscious portions of the mind was put up and free will was introduced.

Then we will explore the fascinating and stereo-type shattering information regarding early humanity on this planet around the time most people usually think of ‘cavemen’ as being present.

 

The last article in this 4-part series will discuss the birth of free will in the evolution of the galaxy.  This birth of free will acknowledges the questions many have as why there is so much suffering in the world and why do so many people choose to do “bad” things, and why “bad” things are even allowed in a Universe supposedly created by a loving benevolent God.

 

As we will see, free will was absolutely necessary for spiritual evolution.  Rather than living in a perpetual paradise, free will was introduced so individuals could choose to evolve, and to evolve in their own way and their own time, discovering who they truly were along the way.  Of course, things seemed to have spiraled out of control with so many choosing the negative.  There are many reasons as to why it seems that way, but a discussion of those reasons will be left for another time.

Our focus now is on evolution.

 

 

Evolution of the Species:

 

Simultaneous Time & Multidimensional Evolution

“All possible entities that can ever be actualized always exist.

They [have] always existed and they always will exist.

All That Is must, by its characteristics, be all that it can ever be, and so there can be no end to existence—and, in those terms, no beginning.

As a species, you think of yourselves as the “pinnacle” end of an evolutionary scale, as if all other entities from the first cell onward somehow existed in a steady line of progression, culminating with animals, and finally with man the reasoning animal (with all of that progress occurring of course by chance, incidentally.)

Development is considered in a one-line direction only.

Seldom, for example is it thought of in horizontal terms.

The idea of evolution in its popular meaning promulgated this theory, as through gradual progression in a one-line direction, man emerged from the ape.

Time as you know it does not exist, basically, and all creations are simultaneous.

All the ages of Earth, in your terms both past and present, exist, as do future ages.

Now, some life forms are being developed in what you think of as present time.  They will not appear physically until you reach your future time.  They exist now, however, as certainly as do, say, the dinosaurs.

You only choose to focus your attention upon a highly specific field of space-time coordinates, accepting these as present reality, and closing yourselves off from all others.

Specifically, complicated physical forms are not the result of previous simpler ones.  They all exist in larger terms at once.

On the other hand, more complicated organizations of consciousness are necessary to form, enter, and vitalize the more complicated physical structures.

All structure is formed by consciousness.

Since you do not perceive the future and do not understand that life goes out in all directions, then it seems only logical to suppose that present forms must be based upon past ones.

You do close your eyes to evidence that does not support this theory.

There is no single-line development.  There was never any straight line of development as, say, from reptiles to mammal, ape, and man.

Instead there were great, still-continuing, infinitely rich parallel explosions of life forms and patterns in as many directions as possible.”1

 

 

Evolution & Probable Realities

“History, as you think of it, represents but one thin line of probabilities, in which you are presently immersed. It does not represent the entire lifetime of your species or the catalog of physical activities, or begin to tell the story of physical creatures, their civilizations, wars, joys, technologies, or triumphs.

Reality is far more diverse, far richer and unutterable than you can presently suppose or comprehend.

Evolution, as you think of it and as it is categorized by your scientists, represents but one probable line of evolution, the one in which, again, you are presently immersed.

There are, therefore, many other equally valid, equally real evolutionary developments that have occurred and are occurring and will occur, all within other probable systems of physical reality.

The diverse, endless possibilities of development could never appear within one slender framework of reality.”2

 

 

Precognitive Evolution

“Evolution does not march form the past into the future.

Instead, the species is precognitively aware of those changes it wants to make, and from the “future” it alters the “present” state of the chromosomes and genes to bring about in the probable future the specific changes it desires.”3

 

 

Darwinism & Naïve Realism

“Biologists faithful to Darwin’s theories don’t want to hear anything about the precognitive abilities of a species, nor do they see any evidence of it in their work in evolutionary theory.  Such attributes violate not only the operation of chance mutation and the struggle for existence, but our idea of consecutive time (which is associated with “naïve realism” – the belief that things are really as we perceive them to be).

Not that scientifically the concept of a far more flexible time – even a backward flow of time – is all that new.  In atomic physics, for example, no special meaning or place is given to any particular moment, and fundamentally the past and future all but merge in the interactions of elementary particles.

Simply put, naïve realism teaches that our visual and bodily senses reveal to us an external world as it really is – that we “see” actual physical objects, for instance.

Disbelievers say that neurological evidence contradicts this theory; that from the neurological standpoint the events in our lives and within our bodies depend upon interpretation by the brain; that we can know nothing directly, but only experience reality transmitted through – and so “colored” by – the central nervous system.

The perceptual time lag, caused by the limited speed of light, is also involved in objections to naïve realism.”4

 

 

Scientific Evolution vs. Religious Creation

“Darwin’s theory of evolution and the Biblical story of creation are the two poles of the controversy over origins in our modern Western societies:  the strictly Darwinist, mechanistic view of evolution, in which the weakest of any species are ruthlessly eliminated through natural, predatory selection, and the views of the creationists, who hold that God made the earth and all of its creatures just as derived in the Bible.

Many creationists believe that the Bible is literally true.

The Bible certainly advocates at least a relative immutability of species, rather than a common ancestry in which a single cell evolved into a variety of ever more complex and divergent forms.

In between these opposites there range all shades of meaning and interpretation on evolution.

Theistic evolutionists and progressive creationists, for example, try to bring the two extremes closer together through postulating various methods by which God created the world and then, while remaining hidden, either helped it to evolve to its present state in the Darwinist tradition, or, through a series of creative acts, brought forth each succeeding “higher’ form of life.

Concerning Darwinian evolution and Biblical creation – the members of each “pressure group,” want to see things their way – very human performances, I’m afraid.

Once it’s created, each school of thought takes upon itself, and often with great intellectual and emotional arrogance, the right to advance its own belief systems in the world at the expense of its rivals.

Before Darwinism, man at least felt that God had put him on earth for certain purposes, no matter how much man distorted those purposes through ignorance and war.

According to Judaism and Christianity, among many religions, man could see forgiveness and salvation; he had a soul.

After Darwin, he learned that even his physical presence on earth was an accident of nature.

He was taught – he taught himself – that ideas of souls and gods were ridiculous.

Either way this very fallible creature found himself vulnerable to forces that consciously he couldn’t understand – even though down through the millennia man had chosen all of his religious and anti-religious experiences.

Science seems to pay very little attention to any philosophical questions about why we’re here, even while most definitely telling us what’s true and not true.

And while postulating that life is basically meaningless or goal-less science fights awfully hard to convince everyone that it’s right – thus attaching the most rigid kind of meaning or direction to its professional views!”5

 

All arrogance should be transcended as we become more and more aware of the limitless beauty, complexity, and mystery that surrounds us, and of which we are a part.

 

 

Darwin’s Theory

“We must remember that through Darwinism or Neo-Darwinism science tells us that life has no creative design, or any purpose, behind it; and that, moreover, this ineffable quality called “life” originated (more than 3.4 billion years ago) in a single fortuitous chance combination of certain atoms and molecules in a tidal pool, say, somewhere on the face of the planet…

I ended up shocked to discover how little real evidence there is to back up the idea of evolution, and fascinated by the limits of scientific thinking.

I realized that our ruling intellectual establishments were advancing notions about evolution that were not proven in scientific terms – then teaching these “facts” to succeeding generations.

As some have very clearly noted, in the biological and earth sciences especially, circular reasoning often predominates:  The theory of evolution is used to prove the theory of evolution.”6

 

 

Survival of the Fittest

The term ‘survival of the fittest’ was not coined by Darwin but by British philosopher Herbert Spencer who wrote, “This survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called ‘natural selection’, or the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life.”

This statement from 1864 stinks to high heaven of white supremacy which was quite popular among western peoples then, as now.  White supremacy was extremely popular among all western countries in Europe as well as throughout the entire United States (north, south, east and west).  It was also forcefully propounded by leading intelligentsia of the time.  To think that this powerful psychological concept of white supremacy would not color scientific theories at the time would be a mistake.

Even though modern scientists assert that “fittest” does not refer to ‘physical fitness’ but to ‘the rate of reproductive output among a class of genetic variants’ and that “survival” is only one aspect of selection; the moral, psychological, emotional and spiritual consequences of such a statement as “survival of the fittest” has had profound negative effects in the beliefs of the minds of humanity.

The average person associates this statement (whether the original scientists meant for it to or not) with a sanction of cut-throat economic and military competition, dishonesty and corruption in the marketplace and an undermining of moral standards by letting the strong set standards of justice to the detriment of the weak.

The point is that scientific beliefs do not live in a vacuum.  They color every other arena of life such as economy, morality, ethics, religion, education, military, government, family dynamics and racial issues as well as emotional, psychological and spiritual reactions.

It is therefore easy to see how Darwin’s natural selection, ‘the survival of the fittest,’ allows for all sorts of pain and suffering in the process – the same unhappy facts of life, in Darwin’s view, that finally turned him into an agnostic, away from a God who could allow such things to exist!

Darwin didn’t deny the existence of a god of some kind, but he wanted one that would abolish what he saw as the “upward” struggle for existence.

According to the geological/fossil record, this conflict had resulted in the deaths of entire species.

Darwin came to believe that he asked the impossible of God.

Instead, he assigned the pain and suffering in the world to the impersonal working of a natural selection and chance variation (or genetic mutation).

“For Darwin and his followers – even those of today, then – nature’s effects gave the appearance of design or plan in the universe without necessitating a belief in a designer or a god; although from the scientific standpoint this belief leaves untouched the question of design in nonliving matter, which is vastly more abundant in the “objective” universe than is living matter, and had to precede that living matter.”7

 

 

Charles Darwin & the Theory of Evolution

“[Darwin] spent his last years proving his theory of evolution, and yet it has no real validity.

It has a validity within very limited perspectives only; for consciousness does, indeed, evolve form.

Form does not evolve consciousness.

All consciousness does, indeed, exist at once, and therefore it did not evolve in those terms.

It is according to when you come into the picture, and what you choose to observe, and what part of the play you decide to observe.

It is more the other way around, in that evolved consciousness forms itself into many different patterns and rains down on reality.

Consciousness did not come from atoms and molecules scattered by chance through the universe, or scattered by chance through many universes.

Consciousness did not arrive because inert matter suddenly soared into activity and song.

The consciousness existed first, and evolved the form into which it then began to manifest itself.

The theory of evolution is as beautiful a tale as the theory of biblical creation.

Both are quite handy, and both are methods of telling stories, and both might seem to agree within their own systems, and yet, in larger respects they cannot be realities…No – no form of matter; however potent, will be self-evolved into consciousness, no matter what other bits of matter are added to it.

Without the consciousness, the matter would not be there in the universe, floating around, waiting for another component to give it reality, consciousness, existence, or song.”8

 

 

Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: Competition and Cooperation

“The theory of evolution, as it is conventionally held, has caused unfortunate beliefs.

For how can you look at yourselves with self-respect, with dignity or with joy, if you believe that you are the end product of forces in which the fittest survive?

Being the fittest implies those given most to what would appear to be murderous intent – for you must survive at the expense of your fellows, be you leaf, frog, plant, or animal.

You do not survive through cooperation, according to that theory, and nature is not given a kind or creative intent, but a murderous one.

And if you see yourselves as the end result of such a species, then how can you expect goodness or merit or creativity from yourselves, or from others?  How can you believe that you live in a safe universe when each species exists because it survives through claw, if it must hunt and kill out of murderous intent, as implied in the theories of evolution and of reality itself?

So when you think of your beliefs and who you are, you must also think of your species, and how you are told your species came to be.

It is seldom that you really question your biological origins, what they mean, and how you interpret them.

Are you physically composed of murderous cells then, each spontaneously out to get the others?

Because consciousness creates form with joy, there is no murder that you have not projected out of misunderstanding and ignorance of the nature of that consciousness.

Roots do not struggle to exist.  One species does not fight against the others to live.

Instead creativity emerges, and cooperatively the environment of the world is known and planned by all the species.

What appears to be struggle and death to you at those levels is not, for the experience of consciousness itself is different there, as is the experience of your own cellular composition.

There is a design and a designer, but they are so combined, the one within the other, the one within and the one without, that it is impossible to separate them.

The creator is within its creations, and the creations themselves are gifted with creativity.

The world comes to know itself, to discover itself, for the planner left room for divine surprise, and the plan was nowhere foreordained.

Nor is there anywhere within it anything that corresponds to your “survival of the fittest” theories.

Far from the claw-and-dagger universe, you have one whose very foundation is based upon the loving cooperation of all of its parts.

If it were not for this most basic, initial loving cooperation, that is a given quality in life itself, life would not have continued.”9

 

 

Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: Survival vs. Quality of Life

“There has been great discussion in past years about the survival of the fittest, in Darwinian terms, but little emphasis is placed upon the quality of life, or of survival itself; or in human terms, [there has been] little probing into the question of what makes life worthwhile.

Quite simply, if life is not worthwhile, no species will have a reason to continue.

Civilizations are literally social species.

They die when they see no reason to live, yet they seed other civilizations.

Your private mental states en masse bring about the mass cultural stance of your civilization.

To some extent, then, the survival of your civilization is quite literally dependent upon the condition of each individual; and that condition is initially a spiritual, psychic state that gives birth to the physical organism.

That organism is intimately connected to the natural biological state of each other person, and to each other living thing, or entity, however minute.

Despite all “realistic” pragmatic tales to the contrary, the natural state of life itself is one of joyful acquiescence with itself— a state in which action is effective, and the power to act is a natural right.

You would see this quite clearly with plants, animals, and all other life if you were not so blinded by beliefs to the contrary.

You would feel it in the activity of your bodies, in which the vital individual affirmation of your cells brings about the mass, immensely complicated achievement of your physical being.

That activity naturally promotes health and vitality.

I am not speaking of some romanticized, “passive,” floppy, spiritual world, but of a clear reality without impediments, in which the opposite of despair and apathy reigns.”10

 

 

Conclusion

In this article we have begun to discuss the deeper and wider implications and meanings of ‘evolution’ that far transcend the limited viewpoints and understanding of Darwinian evolution.

 

In the esoteric belief system of a multidimensional reality, evolution and creation both have an important role to play.  They are inextricably intertwined and they are both formed and controlled by consciousness.

 

Evolution and creation are not rock-solid processes with no room for creativity, change, experimentation and surprise.  They are living processes that come from consciousness and they are constantly changing and altering depending on the circumstances surrounding them.

Without this flexibility, creativity and freedom to experiment, life could not have evolved to the point it is at today.

 

The processes of transformation are always at work, and this transformation occurs on a personal level as well as a societal, planetary and galactic level.

 

 

  1. Roberts, Jane, The “Unknown” Reality Vol II, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1979
  2. Roberts, Jane, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1972
  3. Roberts, Jane, The “Unknown” Reality Vol I, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1977
  4. Butts, Robert, Roberts, Jane, The “Unknown” Reality Vol II, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1979
  5. Butts, Robert, Roberts, Jane, Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1986
  6. Butts, Robert, Roberts, Jane, The “Unknown” Reality Vol II, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1979
  7. ibid.
  8. Roberts, Jane, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1972
  9. Roberts, Jane, The “Unknown” Reality Vol II, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1979
  10. Roberts, Jane, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1981

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