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A batch of monads evolving together. Spirit moves in successive “Life-Waves” through different kingdoms of nature: namely three elemental kingdoms, mineral, plant and animal; human kingdoms; and three superhuman kingdoms (dhyāni-chohans). The Life-Wave moves at first as Monadic Essence, the individual monads emerging at the human stage. Our wave belongs, during the present seven rounds (Chain or kalpa), to the human kingdom. It is going through the human stage, having, in previous kalpas, ensouled the earlier stages, up to the animal kingdom. In later kalpas it will belong to the Dhyān-Chohanic kingdoms. Each kingdom of nature needs seven rounds to “graduate” to the next kingdom.

See also Chain, Planetary; Rounds; Globes.


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