It's the first day of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge so today is all about the letter A. I'm sticking with a paranormal theme for the challenge, so today's post is about astral bodies.
What is an astral body, you say? The idea comes from the teachings of Plato, who talked about an astral plane of existence. Essentially it is your form or body on that astral plane, which you could say is another dimension.
Have you heard of out-of-body experiences? The body people travel around in during such an experience is an astral body, the same as near death experiences. Some people actually believe our post-mortal existence takes place on the astral plane, where all concepts of heaven, hell and purgatory exist. It is this astral plane some psychics claim to enter using their astral body.
Similarly, some paranormal researchers think all hauntings take place on the astral plane and that all ghosts are astral bodies. The theory does offer an explanation about why ghosts can sometimes be detected by instruments on our plane of existence.
The issue of auras also has to do with astral bodies, claim some psychics. An aura is of course a colored halo of field of light that surrounds humans and other living creatures that can be perceived by people who are clairvoyant.Apparently our astral bodies give off a color or set of colors which some people claim indicate what kind of person you are.
Tune in tomorrow for the letter B and more paranormal fun.