The Spirits' Book
Book One - First Causes
Chapter IV - Vital Principle
Intelligence and Instinct
72. What is the source of intelligence?
“We have already told you: universal intelligence.”
a) Is it correct to say that every intelligent being draws intelligence from the universal source and absorbs it, as it draws and absorbs the principle of material life?
“This would be an inaccurate comparison. Intelligence is a faculty possessed by each distinct being, which constitutes its moral individuality. In any case, we have told you that there are things that human beings are unable to fathom. For the time being, this is one of them.”