Linga Purana - The number of spirit beings
Type of Spiritual Experience
Elsewhere the Intelligence hierarchy/tree of life is described. As one would expect for a universe or even simply a planet as diverse as ours the number of beings in the team and in the hierarchy is immense
A description of the experience
Linga Purana (l.4.443-444):
"There are two hundred and eighty million gods and subtle beings who move about in flying chariots. During the Manvantara, the cycles of humanity, their number increases to three billion, nine hundred and twenty million."