From The SpiritWiki

Evolution is the Consciousness driven process of developing life systems capable of containing high levels of Consciousness. Evolution proceeds in seven Evolutionary Stages.

List of Evolutionary Stages

Evolutionary Stages > Stage Five, Stage Four, Stage One, Stage Seven, Stage Six, Stage Three, Stage Two

Related LP Terms

Evolution > Evolutionary Process, Evolutionary Stages, Pinnacle Species, The Great Work

Non-LP Related Terms

Evolution > Doctrine of the Three Times, Eschatology}


Evolution is driven externally by environmental experiences.

Evolution is directed internally by Consciousness.

The teleological goal of evolution is the development of Physical Units capable of high CQ, and the development of a Pinnacle Species.

Graduation occurs upon completion of that goal.

A planet's evolution occurs in several stages

In the early stages, evolution occurs primarily as a process of environmentally driven mutation, survival-based selection of traits, and epigenetic adaptations.

In the early stages of evolution, Consciousness may impact the process. However, because of the absence of Sapient Life, early-stage evolution is primarily Natural Evolution.

At a certain point in a planet's evolutionary, Sapient Life evolves. When sapient lifeforms evolve, these typically take control of the environment. At that point, it becomes possible to create environments and direct evolution. As a species gains expertise and control, Natural Evolution gives way to Social Evolution. Over time, the significance of natural evolution declines while social evolution becomes the primary evolutionary driver.