...Eastern peoples talk about various bodies: physical, double ethereal, astral,
mental, and spiritual. The soul is not mentioned; is it perhaps identified with
the astral body?
The words you mention are not of Eastern derivation but surely come from a theosophical
sphere, therefore belonging to the western culture.
Eastern people acknowledge at least 12 intersected levels of manifestation (but
they don’t deny the possibility of space-universes in and outside ours)
in the same time point and space point.
This contemporariness corresponds to the well known “point known
only to the Children of the Widow” of Masonic rituals. Scientifically
we find their meaning in the principle of synchronicity and multi-dimensionality.
I won’t talk at length any more because Esonet has diffusely dealt with
the subject from the most useful points of view. It is enough to browse through
the titles available in the various sections of the Site.
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