According to esoteric philosophy, man's physical body has a subtle counterpart called the etheric body
or subtle body.
Yoga is about taking into consideration all five dimensions of the body -the physical, mental, energy, etheric body
and bliss -and making its optimal utilisation.
The surgeon - a man of science and logic who believed death meant total annihilation of consciousness and the self - wanted to admit that he had seen his patient's 'wraith' or doppelganger as the Occultists of old called such projections of the etheric body
, but instead, perhaps fearing he would lose his job, and that colleagues would question his sanity, he told the patient that the anaesthetic had probably caused him to have a very lucid dream.
12) He continues, "'The Etheric Body
itself is, in turn, the clothing or outer shell of the Astral Body.
According to traditional Indian medicine, chakras are believed to be points of permeating energy on the physical body and extending into the etheric body
Steiner maintains that a person has a physical body (resembling the mineral world), an etheric body
(which plants can also claim), an astral body (which humans share with the animal kingdom at large and which is the vehicle of sensation and passion), and finally, an ego, which differentiates human beings from all otherworldly creatures.
That can mean everything from your intuitive self right to your tolerance of drugs as the Moon triggers your etheric body
, which is more sensitive than your physical one.
Human energy management or Aura-Chi Healing is a 5000-year-old science that uses Chi, or energy, to heal the physical and etheric body
speaking in tongues, voodoo, aura fluffing, exorcism, etheric body
massage, and retroactive prayer healing.