their various meanings
By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
For Jozef Rulof ‘material’ refers to earthly material and ‘spiritual’ to the hereafter, or they are two grades of feeling of the soul.
With an out-of-body experience, the soul leaves the material body with her spiritual body.
In the books by Jozef Rulof, the word ‘material’ is often synonymous with earthly or tangible, it then refers to the ‘material’ on earth, to the matter.
This is in contrast to everything that is not material and can be called ‘astral’ or ‘spiritual’.
The material body is our material physical body on earth.
In addition, material is also used to refer to an inner grade of feeling, a level of the life of feeling.
The word ‘spiritual’ in the books often refers to life after death.
The spiritual worlds of the hereafter, called spheres, consist of a spiritual substance which we can perceive with our physical eyes.
Spiritual is then a synonym of ‘astral’ and is in contrast to material, earthly, tangible or physical.
In the hereafter our soul still has a body, but that spiritual body is much more rarefied than our physical body on earth.
You will find more information about the nature of this spiritual substance in the article ‘spirit and spiritual body’.
In addition, spiritual can also refer to an inner grade of feeling.
You will find more information about this in the article ‘grades of feeling’.