Paracelsus - The Elements
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Hence man has also an animal body and a sidereal [etheric] body and both are one and not separated, the relationship between the two is as follows. The animal body, the body of flesh and blood, is in itself always dead. Only through the action of the sidereal body does the motion of life come into the other body. The sidereal body is fire and air, but it is also bound to the animal life in man, thus man consist of water, earth, fire and air.