Psychic and Spiritual Development
Choong Chi Pin
relates the lecture of the same title by Annie Besant as published in The
Adyar Bulletin of February 1913 and April 1916.
For this lecture Annie
Besant says, "To speak properly, the title of my lecture should be Psychic
Development and Spiritual Unfolding. When we are dealing with the Spirit we
cannot accurately speak of development. A Spirit neither develops nor
evolves; he only unfolds into manifestation that which eternally lies within
"On the other hand, with
regard to psychic development, which depends entirely on the conditions of
the matter which veils the Spirit, the word development is entirely
accurate. Psychic progress is literally the evolving and developing of form
after form, the forms being separate the one from the other, and being, as
regards three of them, new-born at each birth, and dying one after the other
in the process of death and of after-death."