نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
استادیار و عضو هیئت علمی موسسه پژوهشی حکمت و فلسفه ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
According to transcendent theosophy, men have imaginal bodies in the Imaginal world. These bodies, from one side, have some features of material body such as form and size, and from another side, lack features such as potentia and aptitude. That is why they are called purgatorial body mentioned in religious texts. In the celebrated view, the imaginal body in philosophy is the same as the purgatory body in religion. Due to some similarities, this conformation is correct somehow; nonetheless, they have some dissimilarities, too. One difference is that as per the celebrated principles of philosophy, imaginal bodies lack potentia and aptitude and their entailments as the incorporeal beings do. On the contrary, there are some signs in religious scriptures suggesting features of the purgatory world (as the abode of purgatory bodies) implying potentia and aptitude in those bodies.
In this essay, the possibility of potentia and aptitude in the purgatory world and their religious documents are examined