A Genealogy of the Subtle Body
Cox, Simon Paul
Kripal, Jeffrey J; Klein, Anne C
Doctor of Philosophy
This dissertation traces the historical genealogy of the term “subtle body,” following it from its initial coinage among the Cambridge Platonists back to the Neoplatonic sources from which they drew, then forward into Indology, Theosophy, Carl Jung, and the American Counterculture, showing the expansion of the term’s semantic range to include Indic, Tibetan, and Chinese materials.