Millions of years ago, when the human race was in the making, man was like the angels, who knew neither good nor evil. He fell into the state of the knowledge of good and evil when the gods gave him the seed for the mental nature.
From man’s mental reactions to his environments he distills the product of experience, which then aids him to regain his lost position plus an individualized intelligence.
Paracelsus said: “The body comes from the elements, the soul from the stars, and the spirit from God. All that the intellect can conceive of comes from the stars [the spirits of the stars, rather than the material constellations].”
- Manly P. Hall
Pic. source: The Crowning of Nature (Coronatio Naturae) - illustrated manuscript, Early-to-mid 17th century