• The Spirits' Book

    • Book One - First Causes

      • Chapter IV - Vital Principle

        • Organic and Inorganic Beings

63. Is the vital principle present in a specifc agent, or is it a property of organized matter? Simply put, is it an effect or a cause?

“It is both. Life is an effect produced by an agent acting on matter. Without matter, this agent is not life, just as matter cannot be alive without this agent. It gives life to every being that absorbs it.”

Source: Kardecpedia