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Astral Body (The)

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The noumenon of a phenomenal body. This “spirit body” survives after the death of the material body, and is the “ghost” or “double.” Macbeth’s dagger was an astral body; so, in theosophy, is the “kama-rupa” or mind body; and in transubstantiation the veritable “blood and flesh” of Christ is the astral body of the accidents “bread and wine.”

Man is supposed to consist of body, soul, and spirit. The last is the astral body of man.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Assinego
Assumption (Feast of the)
Assurance
Astagoras (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Astarte
Astarte
Astolat
Astolpho (in Orlando Furioso)
Astoreth
Astræa
Astral Body (The)
Astral Spirits
Astrea
Astrology
Astronomer of Dublin (The)
Astronomers Royal:
Astrophel
Asylum
Asyniur
At
Ate

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