From a Theosophical point of view, evolution proceeds from the inner to the outer. In other words, there is an inner order which guides and molds outer evolution. In her book The Secret Doctrine, H. P. Blavatsky puts it this way: "The Universe is worked and guided from within outwards." Still another way of expressing this Theosophical concept is that an inner subjective reality shapes and helps to form the outer environment.
In this program, Ed Abdill provides many examples that help to illustrate the Theosophical perspective on evolution and how it relates to our growth in consciousness. The evolution of humanity, according to The Secret Doctrine, proceeds along seven lines of development typified by the model known as the Seven Rays. The evolution of humanity spans huge periods of time and proceeds through seven major developmental periods known as root races. 1994. 48 minutes.