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What are Shells and Elementaries?

Apr 01, 2007 12:01 PM
by danielhcaldwell

"Elementaries....spooks or phantoms of disembodied persons, in general, 
to those whose temporary habitation is the Kâma Loka....Once divorced 
from their higher triads and their bodies, these souls remain in their 
Kâma-rupic envelopes, and are irresistibly drawn to the earth amid 
elements congenial to their gross natures. Their stay in the Kâma Loka 
varies as to its duration; but ends invariably in disintegration, 
dissolving like a column of mist, atom by atom, in the surrounding 
elements."  H.P. Blavatsky, The Theosophical Glossary.

"Shells. A Kabbalistic name for the phantoms of the dead, the 'spirits' 
of the Spiritualists, figuring in physical phenomena; so named on 
account of their being simply illusive forms, empty of their higher 
principles."   H.P. Blavatsky, The Theosophical Glossary


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