Rewrite of Cosmological Biosphere
Entities are grouped into three categories:
- Hylics / Somatics (Matter-bound beings)
- Psychics (Matter-dwelling souls)
- Pneumatics (Matter-free or immaterial spirits)
Wikipedia note scraps:
Somatics were human in form, but since their entire focus was on the material world, such as eating, sleeping, mating or creature comforts, they were seen as doomed. The pneumatic saw himself as escaping the doom of the material world via the secret knowledge. Somatics were thought to be incapable of understanding.
Matter, the material world, was considered evil by the gnostics. The material world was created by a demiurge, along with an army of rebellious angels as a trap for the spiritual Ennoia.
The informational and material planes are a symbiotic dyad, evoking the other through nearly-symmetrical mechanisms of panpsychic manifestation and material ascension. The endgame is alignment, which is initiated by enlightenment.
The informational plane is perhaps better called the sentient plane, as all things there are sentient to different degrees but far moreso than those of the material plane, though not necessarily more intelligent.
The basis of life in the sentient plane are simple "shapes." This is a spatial term, but I stress that this plane of existence is entirely non-spatial.
A Triangle connects three nodes. A Square connects four, and so on. Each species has its own characteristics, generally with a simple but logical and consistent intelligence. They are something like sentient automatons. The fabled Machine Elves!
The connections between nodes are holographic realities, and the nodes are the articulating points between realities. Where two realities meet at a node, they differ on that fact. So each reality is a simulation of various fact scenarios.