Consciousness is an inseparable property of space per Vedic sciences. Diversity in creation is the play of consciousness. We can appreciate the idea of a primordial intention to project the perceptive ability of consciousness outwards if we trace back the origins of the human sensroy system to cosmic consciousness. This intention to externalize the power of perception is Prachina (priomordial) Barhis (platform) in the language of the Vedas. Prachetas is the collective name of divine beings who are the offsprings of Prachina-Barhis. We can correlate each Prachetas to the development of intelligence in nature which is behind the evolution of a corresponding sensory system.
Veda Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas, wanted to keep the idea of Prachetas alive among the masses and he embedded hints about the nature of Prachetas by weaving them into interesting stories. Per one story, Prachetas who are ten in number are descendents of Prithu. a noble king who belonged to a different era. They found land to be filled with vegetation and giant trees when they came out of their meditation of a thousands of years under water. Brahma, the creator stopped them from destroying all of the forests when they tried to clear the land for cultivation. Daksha Prajapati, a key progenitor of human race who is known for his skills is a descendent of Prachetas. Skills diminish when sensory perception becomes weak!
A Rig Veda mantra praise Prachetas, the forces behind the sensory limbs of the mind, as the gatekeepers to the domain of the Super conscious being.
आ त्वा विशन्त्वाशवः सोमास इन्द्र गिर्वणः |
शं ते सन्तु प्रचेतसे ||