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In print since , this study of our subtle body is based on the works of Theosophical authors and noted clairvoyants, including H.
Blavatsky, C. Leadbeater, and Annie Besant, and is one of a series of 5 books dealing with the bodies of Man and his role in the Scheme of Evolution. The astral body is the vehicle of feelings and emotions seen by clairvoyants as an au In print since , this study of our subtle body is based on the works of Theosophical authors and noted clairvoyants, including H. The astral body is the vehicle of feelings and emotions seen by clairvoyants as an aura of flashing colors.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 05, Ron rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone interested in esoteric knowledge. Shelves: metaphysics. This is series of 5 books edited by Colonel Arthur E. He very methodically combined information from a number of theosophical authors in the early part of the 20th century.
These books are a wealth of esoteric information. They are more head centered than heart centered. Each builds on the last. Although not all are mentioned in Goodreads, I recommend ordering This is series of 5 books edited by Colonel Arthur E. Although not all are mentioned in Goodreads, I recommend ordering the Quest book editions. You can get them on Amazon or from Quest Books.
First published in this book covers the astral body, its constitution and function, its use during sleep, and its use after death. It also covers the astral plane and its inhabitants.
It is a good basic book on the astral body and the astral plane. Towards the end of the book there is a very interesting logical breakdown of emotions. Nov 19, Aaron Meyer rated it it was amazing Shelves: occult. Definitely a classic! I read this book every so many years just to reinforce all the incredible information that is in this book.
This is the second volume in a series of five books I believe which Powell did an incredible job of compiling all the information from a large number of books written by Annie Besant and C W Leadbeater as well as occasional tidbits from Blavatsky and other authors. It focuses solely on the Astral body, world and anything that touches on that realm though it does have Definitely a classic! It focuses solely on the Astral body, world and anything that touches on that realm though it does have occasional asides about other realms though these are kept to a minimum and are only to elucidate a point he is making.
For those who don't know this is a Theosophical book. Sep 16, M. Mandoki rated it it was ok. A person needs a good background in the theory of astral plane to understand it. Otherwise, it is difficult to understand what is going on. Apr 18, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: alternative-science , mysticism , new-age , occult-lore , parapsychology , theosophy.
This follow-on volume, published in , to the author's The Etheric Double: The Health Aura of Man , extends the survey of the unseen world around us to the next level: that of the astral realm.
The methodology is the same: the author combed through about 40 Theosophical texts to distill the information on the astral body and astral realm into a series of short, well-organized chapters. Again, for those of us who think of ourselves as living in a purely physical world, it is mind-expanding stuff This follow-on volume, published in , to the author's The Etheric Double: The Health Aura of Man , extends the survey of the unseen world around us to the next level: that of the astral realm.
Again, for those of us who think of ourselves as living in a purely physical world, it is mind-expanding stuff. According to the clairvoyants whose visions form the basis of these teachings, we are all living in the astral world already.
It is the world of our sensations, emotions, and desires. We each have an astral body, composed of astral matter, which is not different from the physical matter we're familiar with except in being much more diaphanous.
Like physical matter, it has grades, corresponding to our solid, liquid, and gaseous phases as well as a few more.
Our astral body is formed like our physical one, except that it fades out beyond the boundary of the physical, producing the phenomenon known as the astral aura, which some people can see. Every night, when we sleep, our astral body detaches from the physical and has experiences of its own in the astral realm; when we die, our astral body detaches permanently, and goes on to a further destiny in the astral realm. There are bodies and realms beyond the astral, so our astral body, too, will die.
What happens then? That is the subject of the author's next book: The Mental Body. The Theosophists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were optimistic that their discoveries would help usher in an age in which humanity would break the chains of materialism which hold us to a low level of spiritual development. That has not happened yet, but the teachings, which are based on the empirical findings of many people, are still with us in the form of this book and others like it.
My own inclination is to believe that their findings are mostly correct. Our true existence is in a world much vaster than the one we usually think of--and which in itself is already big enough, to be sure. This book provides a brief and authoritative overview of one part of that vaster world: the astral plane. Since it is the plane of feelings and desires, it's one in which we all have an enormous stake.
This book does much to help the reader gain insight into that part of life, and into the mystery of the cosmos altogether. May 02, Gregg rated it it was amazing Shelves: life-after-death. To date I have read this book 4 times, and with each read my understanding proliferates. It gives one of the best descriptions of the astral world and it's inhabitants I've ever read. This text was written by one of the most celebrated psychic, and Theosophist A E Powell. This is the 2nd book in a series of works that outlines the various bodies of a person, as well as the "body" of the Solar system, and it's 6th dimensional workings.
The complete list in the series are, The Etheric double, The To date I have read this book 4 times, and with each read my understanding proliferates. All the books are consistent in their style and detail. As you read about the wonders of the 4th dimension, a sense of awe, and inspiration unfolds. The level of detail is just such that a vivid visualization blossoms before the minds eye, and greatly enhances the curiosity of the reader.
One such description is the viewing of a watch. When any object is seen from the astral world all views are seen at once. For instance you would see every view of every object in side, and outside of the watch simultaneously. Or in the case of a book, you would be able to see every page of a closed book, as though the pages were all laid out with the correct orientation.
Time as a component of the 4th dimension does not enter the equation until you reach the higher sub-planes, when you can see the "history" of the object in all its stages of existent, from birth to dissolution. Because their are no specific sense organs in the astral body, the "entire" astral body can see, hear, taste, smell, and feel concurrently.
Keep in mind you would experience the astral counter part of the five senses, which would be much more intense, because the experience does not have to go through the physical senses. The text also talks about the science behind, such phenomenon as disintegration teleportation , materialization, and levitation, all by utilizing the etheric pressure which surrounds us constantly.
Also remember that astral matter responds to the slightest thought. One simply has to think of some thing, or somewhere, and the surrounding matter reacts to become the thinker's thoughts.
What on this plane is a nomenon in the mind's eye, becomes a phenomenon in the astral world that is objective. This manifestation is explain because 4 dimensional matter is more alive, and is known as elemental essence. It has quasi intelligence, and can seem to be a living thing to the uninitiated.
The Astral Body: And Other Astral Phenomena
Arthur Edward Powell September 27, — March 20, was a Theosophist whose books were published beginning in the early s. Arthur E. Arthur married twice, his first wife being Hilda surname not known , and his second wife being Winifred May Fenwick. Powell joined the Royal Engineers. He served in India as a lieutenant. Powell was a vegetarian.
Arthur E. Powell
Published by Quest Books, Wheaton, Illinois Seller Rating:. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Pictorial illust. In print since , this classic text has been used as a principal resource for scholars of Astral Phenomena.
The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena by Powell
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