The Doctrine of The Subtle Body in Western Tradition with the subtitle: An Outline of What the Philosophers Thought and Christians Taught on the Subject seeks to discuss how the western spiritual traditions has understood the human body. This is a very interesting document when compared with shamanistic and eastern tradition. The Doctrine of The Subtle Body in Western Tradition was written in 1919 and it is divided in tree main chapters: The Spirit Body, The Radiant Body and The Resurrection Body
This book is unique because it provides an outline of the classical sources for the belief. It makes it clear that this belief was not an invention of 19th century spiritualists but has a long history going back to ancient Greece & beyond. The author provides extracts from many ancient texts to support his argument.