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Animal Soul

This is a term used by Helena P. Blavatsky to refer to kama, or the desire-nature in the septenary constitution of the human being.

Blavatsky classifies the soul into three kinds:

a. animal soul – the desire-nature or kama.

b. human soul – the mental principle or manas.

c. spiritual soul – the buddhi

At times, she also refers to the animal soul as “astral soul,” as distinguished from the “astral body” which she uses for the etheric double or linga-sarira.




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