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 (> 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.