The third from the four bodies of the dialectic human, in other words emotional or desire body. It pervades the material (physical body) and the ethereal (life) body, it is made of a finer matter than these. In average it goes half a meter beyond the material body. Emotions and feelings, wishes and desires, sympathy and antipathy are expressed here. The individual astral bodies are part of the astral body of humanity, the way drops of water are part of the sea. People are easy to influence through their astral bodies because it is open for everything that goes on in the astral body of humanity. This way man is often dominated, not having any control over these processes.