by Marinus Jan Marijs
After the “soul” has left the physical body, it still has a body, which isn’t composed from physical matter but from subtle non-physical matter. This has an energy aspect and a shape/ form aspect, being the aura and a humanoid shape. The humanoid shape is composed from an ideoplastic substance which means that it can be changed by mental concentration. Someone who has an out of the body experience sees oneself usually as having a human shape. Or if one sees the energy aspect: One sees oneself as multiple pulsating spheres of light, drifting rhombic shapes or as a multi-coloured aura field. This is not something which is only generated in an out of the body state or after death, but these fields are also present during ones normal physical existence. One can also be a dimensionless point of awareness (atman point/ monad). A human not only has a physical and a soul body, but on each level of existence on which one functions one has its own aura field, and its own “body shape”. But as the level of existence becomes higher, the aura field gets the upper hand. The mental body that is ideoplastic, is after death often an exact duplicate of the physical body.
There are 12 levels of existence, each with its own characteristic aura field and ‘body shape’. Most people on currently function on a mental level (levels 4-7). The following text illustrates properties of the mental body and how they are observed by mentally functioning human beings when leaving the physical body. This would be different if the human race would function collectively at the mystical levels 8-12.
The mental body is ideoplastic, and after death it is often an exact duplicate of the physical body. But, when somebody dies at an old age, the mental body of that person will look much younger. Even humans who die at the age of 80 or 90 years old, look as if they were about 25 years old. In principle is it possible to take on any shape one wants, but that doesn’t normally happen. The ideoplastic reproduction of the physical body after death is extraordinary detailed. Clothing is also created by mental concentration. This mental body has no internal structure, like the physical body (but it has a chakra system). It is weightless, it cannot be damaged, is not subjected to illness or old age. It can pass without any problem through physical walls and so on.
Within Roman Catholic theology the resurrection body, will be endowed with four principal qualities called ‘Dotes’:
(“Dotes sivc gratiae Spiritus: The gifts of the sublime Spirit ”)
(a) Incorruptibilitas: Incorruptibility and immortality.
(b) Claritas: Brightness, glory.
(c) Agility: The power of moving from place to place, so as to be immediately anywhere that we wish.
(d) Subtilitas: Subtlety or penetrability, that is, of being able to pass through material objects.