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The Subtle Bodies

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Many esoteric teachings refer to a number of distinct planes of existence, each with its own corresponding "vehicle" of consciousness,   Instead of a single physical body housing the soul (Dualism), we possess a series of "bodies" or "vehicles of consciousness", beyond all of which is the spiritual-soul principle.

The Dutch philosopher Dr J. J. Poortman completed in the 1950s a comprehensive four-volume historical, comparative, and philosophical study on this very subject, which has been translated into English [J. J. Poortman, Ochema - Vehicles of Consciousness, Utrecht, Adyar, 1978].

The Subtle Body in different Esoteric Teachings

See also:

The Aura | The Energy Bodies | Energetic Protection | Chakra Energies and Energy Balancing | The Circulation of the Light

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