The astral body is an aspect of our being which is made of energy, and is the body that we inhabit after the death of our physical body and lives in an astral universe also made of energy until it reincarnates in another physical form. This is not quite the same as a soul, which is beyond both matter and energy.

You can learn more about astral bodies in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda

Spirituality and Science

You Perform an Astonishing Miracle Every Moment

The saints and sages tell us that the dramatic miracles they work are but the conscious and deliberate extension of the same hidden laws of energy and thought that we use—without knowing how we use them—every day, every moment, to manifest our physical form.

Spirituality and Science

Heaven is a Hologram

“Material existence is only a shadow of that higher, finer dimension of reality. This world is the result of the astral world. The blueprints of everything in the physical universe have been astrally conceived—all the forms and forces in nature, including the complex human body, have been first produced in that realm where God’s causal ideations are made visible in forms of heavenly light and vibratory energy.”—Paramhansa Yogananda

Spirituality and Science

Science Confirms Ancient Spiritual Teaching—We Live in Two Bodies

The mystics say that the physical body is created, sustained, and controlled by the subtle energy body; that the physical body is the sock of a sock puppet and the subtle energy body is the hand inside the sock. Without the hand, the sock puppet is lifeless.

Coping with Loss

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Venkatesh: My mom recently passed away and I miss her a lot .I would like her to be reborn as my daughter or son .Is there a meditation,mantra ,puja or ritual that I can perform for this ?

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May I contact my father after his sudden death?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Pankaj Salvi: Dear Sir/Madam, My beloved father expired on 26 April 2017 due to cardiac arrest. He was admitted in hospital on 25 April 2017. My father was a totally fit and healthy person. My family members and I are completely shocked by this unexpected incident. Can you help me to contact my father’s soul in the astral world (afterlife) and talk … Read More

Do We Have to Die in the Astral World to Be Born in This One?

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Elijah: HelloI was wondering when you die the astral body or soul goes to the spiritual world. But the question is when you get born again and your soul goes into a new body. Does that mean you die in the astral world. To be reincarnated again do you need to die in the astral plane ?. Or is it that … Read More

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Where Is Karma Stored?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Devanshi: My question is — Where is Karma Stored? I have read that it is stored in Spine and Chakras. There is varied information about this subject. Some say Karma is stored in Astral and Causal body. I have also read it is stored in Subconscious mind. So, where exactly are karma seeds stored? Thanks.

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Are Auras Real?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Paige: Are auras real? Do we all have them? Can you learn to see them and utilize them? If so, how?

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What Part of Us Lives on After Death?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from AB: Dear sir, I just want to confirm that according to spiritual science ..is there one identity which leaves the body at the time of death or there are two bodies wch leave the body at that time i.e astral body and causal body? If so…what is soul then? wch identity transmigrates? soul? Causal body or Astral body? I have gone … Read More

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The Channels of the Astral Spine

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from John Edwards: Could you please explain the functioning of the Vajra,Chitra, and the Brahmanadi ?