This is the layer of the aura or frequency band located just beyond the astral level, but interpenetrates both the lower astral and etheric bodies (levels). It is the mental dimension that is in constant interplay with the other aspects of the personality throughout life, and its energy permeates every experience, even when we are not engaged in intellectual pursuits or even consciously thinking. It is ovoid in shape like the astral, but it is considerably larger and less dense. Its colors and quality are good indicators of the individual's interests and mental powers, whether latent or active, for sometimes the capacities we are born with do not mature during life. The mental body extends about 3 feet beyond the periphery of the physical body.
This word not used by us. Usually indicates an hypostatization arising from a primitively imperfect view of behavior, and not safe until the splitting of existence into two independent isolates has been generally abandoned. Even in this latter case the word should be limited to service as emphasizing an aspect of existence. See Behavior and Transaction.