Subtle bodies are non-physical energy bodies that a human or other organism may have. Many traditions name similiar alleged bodies in other ways, or translate them differently into English. The subtle body is a mental construction of the energy systems animating to the physical body.
Subtle bodies is a common philosophical element in various mystical and esoteric traditions.
Theories which use the idea of subtle bodies theorize that the physical body is the most dense of all the bodies we have.
People who claim that have the ability of clairvoyance say that they can see the subtle bodies in the aura. There are several books and websites which include paintings of subtle bodies where you can see their colours and structure.
The existence of subtle bodies is unconfirmed by the scientific community.
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