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A term used in two senses in theosophical literature. (1) Helena P. BLAVATSKY refers to it as the “double,” the Linga-Sarira, or the doppelgänger, that perishes with the death of the body. This usage continues with many writers up to the present time.

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The purpose of this book is to present to the student of Theosophy a condensed synthesis of the information at present available concerning the Astral Body of man, together with a description and explanation of the astral world and its phenomena.  The book is a natural sequel of The Etheric Double and Allied Phenomomea published in 1925.

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