If one does research on the ORIGIN of the word “Astral” they might come up with something like this: “Theosophy noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, can leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.”
What a perfect word “astral” used today which pertains to the stars and universe.
When God created the first man, He endowed us with an immortal soul. The following is my abridgment from an approved Catholic book titled: My Way of Life.
“Since then each living human has that vital principle, its soul, by which it is alive; these souls are not composite things to be taken apart; they are not bodies but the principles by which bodies come alive.
A soul cannot be taken apart, as no soul can, for it has no parts; but neither can it be destroyed by destroying the body of a man. The death of the body is not the end of the soul, for the soul has its own independence, its own actions transcending the physical and corporal, it has its own life which it gives to the body but which is not surrendered with the death of the body. The soul of man can be separated from the body.
The soul of a man once brought into existence is as immortal as the angels; the soul of every man who has been born into the world lives forever.”
Where does it live, that is up to YOU.
We recently celebrated Ash Wednesday, and in my youth on Ash Wednesday, the children would sing this little jingle; ♪ ♫ ashes to ashes, dust to dust if God doesn’t take you the devil must. ♫ ♫