"Well, there is the physical, which is the molecular structure. There is the energy part of the body, which... the closest thing in physical form would be your nervous system. There is the mental aspect of your body, which is always under the obedience of the mind. The body has to do what the mind tells it to. And then there's... the etheric body.... Oh, the etheric body is a very real thing. It's visible. The etheric body has all of the organs of the physical body, everything. It is an exact duplicate of it... It is a finer... more gossamer in appearance. It only, of all of the bodies that connected to the physical body, it only disintegrates when the body dies. The etheric body will disintegrate at the same rate that the physical body disintegrates. The etheric body... stands out about that far (one inch) around in a blue-gray line all around your physical form.
Now there are degrees of that. As it goes higher in vibration, more rapid in vibration, it becomes finer and finer... until it merges into the astral body. Now, that too becomes finer and finer until it merges into the mental body, and then the mental body, finer and finer until it merges into the spirit. So there are degrees of the ethers, just as there are degrees of the physical."
6/11/2022 Blog. Archangel Gabriel, INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY, Pgs. 22-23. Copyright © 2017 Rev. Penny Donovan. All rights reserved. To purchase this book, please click here.