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Spiritual evolution

Summary
Spiritual evolution, also called higher evolution, is the idea that the mind or spirit, in analogy to biological evolution, collectively evolves from a simple form dominated by nature, to a higher form dominated by the Spiritual or Divine. It is differentiated from the "lower" or biological evolution, and thought to be foreshadowed by enlightened beings who have already evolved to this advanced stage. Definition Evolution and Spirituality An alternate term is "Higher Evolution." According to Piyasīlo, The concept of spiritual evolution is teleological, in contrast to biological evolution. Origins of the concept Evolution Hegel Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelThe Phenomenology of Spirit and Hegelianism Western esotericism Western esotericism Theories of spiritual evolution are important in many Occult and Esoteric teachings, which emphasise the progression and development of the individual either after death (spiritualism) or throug
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