The make-up of the Human Body
- I've written out Rudolf Steiner's make-up of the Human Body from the
series of his lectures under Esoteric Science. If I may post here
(I'm sure everyone agrees this work of Dr. Steiner is good
Rudolf Steiner's : The make-up of the Human Body
Physical Body Earth, the sand or ground.
Decomposes following the law of physics.
Red charka, physical will to be, tuning into here and now.
Manas the higher physical body Thaliae : the Spirit-Self.
The Grace `Green and Fresh' belonging to the seeds of music.
Orange charka, lower creative centre, reproductive and sexual
Etheric Body Water, waves from which she is born.
Life Body, Vital Force
Grows and rebuilds the physical body. Reproduces the physical body.
Yellow charka, Self awareness, emotional engine room, clear thinking.
Cannot illuminate without light of consciousness (astral body) would
remain in sleep.
Buddhi the higher etheric body Aglaia : the Life-Spirit
The Grace `Splendour belonging to the Solar Sphere'
Spiritual body of Memory.
Green charka, group awareness, higher love, balance.
Astral Body or Sentient Soul Air, Wind blown tresses.
The consciousness that sinks into sleep and rises when waking up.
Seperates from Ether body.
Awareness of sense impressions, feelings and instincts.
Turquoise charka, higher creative centre of communication, linking
with the mental body (intellectual soul), self-expression.
Astral body needs the permanence of I (Ego)
Atman the higher Astral body Euphrosynes : the Spirit-Man
The Grace `Joyful' belonging to the starry world.
Spiritual body of imagination.
Blue charka, perceptive centre of higher comprehension and overview
Intellectual (mental) or Spiritual Soul
Thinking, consciousness of eternal truths.
Permanence of knowledge, mental image.
Memory process of perceiving earlier experiences at later points in
Memory does not come from inward observing but from what we
experience in relation to objects and processes in the outer world.
Violet charka, spiritual will to be, self realization, calmness and
Seat of control over the Will.
The Goddess of Beauty Venus.
Re-embodies in new physical, etheric and astral bodies in progressing
Retainer of all memory.
The physical body would fall apart if the ether body did not hold it
together. The ether body would sink into unconsciousness if the
astral body did not illumine it. Likewise the astral body would
repeatedly forget the past if the Ego did not rescue this past and
carry it over into present.