THE LOCAL UNIVERSE LIFE
Solar Self-hood (Part I)
CEDOMIL VUGRINCIC, M.D., Ph.D.
Life is a process which takes place between the cellular organism (organization, organ
realization) of the individualizing selfhood and the environment.
The solar personality imparts value of identity and meanings of continuity to this organism-
environmental association known as the phenomenon of STIMULUS and RESPONSE.
This is not a mere mechanical process since personality functions as a factor in the total
situation, and it is ever true that non-living energy-matter mechanisms are innately passive/
reactive and living energy-matter organisms are inherently creative/active.
THE EVOLUTION OF SOLAR SELFHOOD – Theosophy
C.W.Leadbeater has stated in his book(2,edit.): “(The spirit-energy)… is called monadic
essence…only when clothed in the ultimate matter of the various planes…When it is
immersed in a physical matter…energizing or ensouling the mineral kingdom… it is called
“the mineral monad”, (the plants)…”the vegetable monad”, (the animals)…”the animal
(The physical) monadic essence …is not one monad, but many…of many parallel
life-streams, each possessing characteristics of its own. The whole scheme tends increasingly
toward (self) differentiation,…to divide and subdivide (cellular organization of self).
(So) In the VEGETABLE kingdom, for example, we do not have a soul for one plant, but one
GROUP-SOUL for an enormous number of plants,…in the ANIMAL kingdom…we have
comparatively smaller number of physical forms (as) expression of one GROUP-SOUL,…
and finally (we have monadic essence) divided into (differentiated self organized) individualities,
(from group soul now) each MAN being now (monadic essence MANifestation) of differentiated,
and organized singular selfhood, a separate (yet undeveloped primitive) INDIVIDUAL SOUL.
THE EVOLUTION OF SOLAR SELFHOOD- The Urantia
First primordial cells were simple and undifferentiated electrochemical circuits, established
only from the reactive inorganic atomic-molecular components into which the life plasma was introduced.
The first organic unit of material life created was the protoplasmic cell which communally
associated various chemical, electrical and other basic energies.
In the development of any planetary life the vegetable always precedes animal and develops
fully before animal patterns appear and begin to differentiate. All animal types always develop
from the basic patterns of the preceding vegetable kingdom; they are not separately organized
as we could see from the narrative of this paper.
In Paper 15 has been stated that each cell has also its own evolving living elemental soul and
mind animated though its vital principles.
SOUL as such is the animating, vital principle of the unit form of life, and is the carrier of its evolutionary mind, which is the result of its choosing between inner and outer stimuli.
The name SOUL is the derivation of root SOL (SUN) hence its SOLAR name.
The soul represents the conscious learning aspect of the living form of life. This separates
the consciousness of the living soul from the non-living reactive consciousness of the
evolutionary energy-matter, which some also call conscious elemental soul.
Living soul has the spark of life and life plasma, necessary for the evolution of a teachable
mind, able to learn under the influence of the seven adjutant mind spirits assisted by the
Life Carriers and the seraphic host, while the mechanical matter-nature has only reactive
vibratory sympathetic non-teachable consciousness which is influenced, manipulated and
controlled by the physical controllers of the planetary realms.
THE PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUALITY OF SELFHOOD
PERSONALITY is the spiritual quality of actualizing blueprint of Selfhood bestowed upon
the life form by the Universal Father, and ministered to it by the Spirit of the Conjoint Actor
of the Third Source and Center, acting for the Father upon any living energy system which
evolves its mind under the spirit influence.
When bestowed upon evolutionary material creatures, it causes the spirit to strive for the
mastery of such energy-matter life form through the mediation of its mind.
The actualized spirit of the individualized personality is always unique, changeless, moral
and dedicated to the will of God, the creator of its bestowed and actualized personality.
Personality, while devoid of identity, can unify the identity of any living energy system.
Personality responds directly to other personality presence and it can not perform very
well in isolation because the man is innately a social creature craving for belong-ness.
It is literally true “No soul-man lives unto itself”.
The concept of the personality as the meaning of the whole, living, and functioning
creature means much more than the integration of relationships within form; it signifies
the unification of all form factors of one’s reality as well as the co-ordination of relationships.
Relationships exist between two cell objects, but three or more cellular objects eventuate
a cellular SYSTEM where individual members are related through such system to the whole.
In the organism (organ realization) the summation of its parts constitutes SELFHOOD,
the living form INDIVIDUALIZATION ( in-divide-dual realization of spirit and energy-matter).
In a human individual the personality is the unifier of all of its spiritual qualities, as related to
cosmic actual absolute realities, and realized in the potentials of the energy-matter form acted
upon, developing solar form IDENTITY (InDividual ENTITY).
In a CELL AGGREGATION the various parts are added in the AGGREGate realizATION,
and in the SYSTEM ORGANIZATION, synonymous with the body ORGAN real-IZATION,
they become arranged as organs in a body of the life form system.
In a system organization of body organs aggregate-realization, there is the aggregation of all
body parts (organs) according to their organizational positional values and meanings.
In a good functioning system of well organized materialized energies, all organ-factors are
arranged according to a meaningful system of solar-SELF response to the inner spiritual stimuli.
In a poorly functioning energy-matter system adequate solar-SELF responses to the spiritual
stimuli are either displaced, deranged or missing in such DIS(functionally)-ORGANIZED
materialized body, resulting in a DIS(functional)-EASE of such solar energy system.
In spirit-mind-energy systems it is the spiritual personality that unifies all of its evolutionary
activities and imparts all spiritual qualities to such personal form, i.e. well organized and well-
harmonized energy-body organization of such solar form-identity and spirit-creativity.
The possibility of the unification of the evolving self-Self is inherent in the qualities of its
constitutive factors: the basic energies, the master tissues, the fundamental chemical
over-control, the one’s ideas, goals and the spiritual bestowal, i.e. the secret of self- Self
conscious spiritual nature of the body-form individualization (spirit realization in matter).
The evolutionary lower solar material self, the PUMA ego-centric self, is dependent during
its physical life upon the continuing harmonized function of its material vehicle potential in
maintaining the balanced equilibrium between its physical energies and its intellect, i.e. its
physical “NATURE”elements and its solar PUMA-self mind. (as compared to the actualizing “SPIRITUAL” LIFE blueprint or personality DHARMA).
As the creature ascends and finally individualizes, it seeks the selfhood of survival value that
can transcend the experience of death. This can be achieved, however, only through unification
of PUMA-self mind with its one-Self personality through the increased spirit influence, and the dominance of spirit(ual) teaching upon evolutionary mind of self, culminating in the solar leading
of PUMA self-Self by the personalizing “I AM” Fathers spirit Divine Thought Adjuster, resulting
in mortal solar qualification for the eternal life of the immortal morontial Solar I AM- Selfhood .
Only through the total spirit over-control of solar Self, the spirit flame of “I AM God” actualizing personality blueprint can totally dominate the solar lower-self body system and its form identity
(its lower “I am self-hood”), to change it into the ascended “I AM God”ly PERSONA-(qua)LITY.
With achieved selfhood of survival value, the self-Self reaches the potential for transfer of
its seat of identity of its soul’s evolving personality from its transient evolutionary vehicle,
the physical body of “I am self”, to the more enduring morontial body of its now immortal
“I AM Self” morontial soul. The actual transfer from the material solar “I am” PUMA self-Self
association to the morontial “I AM Self” identification is effected only by the persistent, sincere,
and steadfast faith driven work of God-seeking soul of human evolutionary nature.
The endowment of the evolutionary organic planetary solar cellular life and its mind with
ability to learn, the cellular memory and its differential responses, is the result of its
cellular ego-centric nuclear response, selecting between the “inner” influences of the
adjutant mind spiritual ministry, and the “outer” influences of the surrounding planetary
material environment gradually “molding” its cellular organism’s personality and identity.
Pre-intelligent organisms can only react to environmental stimuli, but more intelligent
organisms which are reactive to spirit mind ministry can adjust and manipulate the
environment itself through the adaptation of their advancing mind.
Organismal mind, therefore, learns from it’s cellular experiential exposures and from it’s
reactive behavioral habits developed in response to the “inner and outer” stimuli.
The evolving lower life intellect with it’s functional physical brain and its associated nervous
system has the innate capacity to respond to adjutant spirit mind ministry, and the evolving
minds of higher organic life possesses an innate receptivity capacity for higher spirits.
Through it’s plasma cell content, the evolutionary organism has all the necessary ascending
potentials for it’s intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual progress and attainment requiring
it’s appropriate responses and choices choosing between the mind ministry of adjutant spirits,
and later, their higher super-physical associates, and the influences of the outer surrounding
material environment and its planetary life, if it desires to survive and evolutionary ascend.
Once individualized into human form, the same principles apply to evolutionary human soul.
Man’s soul has to free-willingly choose, through the spiritual evolutionary survival strives of
it’s faith and wisdom, to better understand the God as the creator of the universe and life, and
the God’s universe laws, if it desires the ascension of its solar “I am” PUMA-selfhood of the planetary realms, and the salvation by translation into the immortal morontial solar “I AM”
Selfhood of the eternal “Kingdom of Heaven”.
1. The Urantia book, The Urantia Foundation
2. Man Visible & Invisible,C.W.Leadbeater, The Theosophical Publishing House