The Body of Light and the Three Parts of the Soul

In today’s service and sermon for Transfiguration Sunday, Pastor Jason talks about the Body of Light, how to develop it, and how to use it, holding up Sts. Seraphim of Sarov and Alphonsus Liguori as examples.

In order to understand the Body of Light, it’s important to understand that traditional Christian Mystical Theology considers the human soul to be composed of three parts:

1. Anima – the instinctual soul
2. Animus – the rational soul
3. Spiritus – the spirit, the divine spark within all of us

What the Body of Light is, is a vessel composed out of matter from the Anima or instinctual soul, which can be used as a vessel for the Animus or the Spiritus. It can also be a container for an increase of energy (known as “grace” in Christian theology).

The Body of Light can be seen by others who are particularly holy or psychically sensitive, and a particularly strong Body of Light (such as that had by St. Alphonsus when he bi-located) can sometimes be perceived by people with little to no psychic ability.

The Body of Light can be built by indirect methods (prayer, meditation), by which it builds up automatically without us intending it; or it can be built up by direct methods (creation, visualization, projection) which are done in addition to our regular prayer and meditation exercises. These methods are discussed in the video.

For more information on Grace as Energy, see “The Magic of Catholicism,”

For meditative exercises that can help build up the Body of Light, see “Ritual Magic for Conservative Christians,”

Light Awash by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

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About Agostino

Brother A.D.A. (Agostino Taumaturgo) has been a student of Christian spirituality and magic for almost 30 years, specializing in theology and orthodox methods of manifestation. His father was a metaphysics teacher, and Brother A.D.A. learned much from him. After being ordained a traditionalist Catholic priest in 2002 and consecrated a bishop in 2007, he learned even more but returned to the magical community because exoteric ministry just wasn’t for him. Brother A.D.A. now writes, teaches, and lectures on spirituality, magic, and manifestation within a Christian paradigm, and is available for workshops, speaking engagements and one-on-one coaching. He can be reached at
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