1. Literally “luminous body,” it was a term from ancient Greek that was also used by Neoplatonists. According to occultist and founder of the Theosophical Society, H.P. Blavatsky, the Neoplatonists believed that the Augoeides would only “shed its radiance” on a person, while Kabalists believed it would enter into a person’s soul, remaining there until death. Occultist Aleister Crowley equated it with the Holy Guardian Angel, which he also equated with the higher self, and wrote rituals for working with it.
2.Greek term meaning The Higher Ego or Individuality of Man; the “Father in Heaven.”
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