Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Astral Plane

An occult term used in Supernatural Fiction to describe where an Astral Body may be found; by extension, it has been used to describe a more generalized region which the astral body may jointly inhabit with other astral bodies, perhaps after the death of the worldly body (see Afterlife). More broadly, the AP can be considered as an Alternate Reality. [JC]

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.