Astral spirits
Astral As"tral, a. [L. astralis, fr. astrum star, Gr. ?: cf. F. astral. See {Star}.] 1. Pertaining to, coming from, or resembling, the stars; starry; starlike. [1913 Webster]

Shines only with an astral luster. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

Some astral forms I must invoke by prayer. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an aster; as, astral rays; astral sphere. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. (Theosophy) Consisting of, belonging to, or designating, a kind of supersensible substance alleged to be next above the tangible world in refinement; as, astral spirits; astral bodies of persons; astral current; the astral plane. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

{Astral lamp}, an Argand lamp so constructed that no shadow is cast upon the table by the flattened ring-shaped reservoir in which the oil is contained.

{Astral spirits}, spirits formerly supposed to live in the heavenly bodies or the a["e]rial regions, and represented in the Middle Ages as fallen angels, spirits of the dead, or spirits originating in fire. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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