Collective Ancestors

In a narrow sense, our ancestors are our relatives with whom we have a blood relationship. In a broader sense, it also means joint relatives from earlier times, from which we descend collectively – as humanity, nation, community, population group.
In the article ‘Our ancestors, who are they?’ you can read about the Ancestors we have a blood relationship with. This article is about our collective ancestors.

Five bodies of our being

From various traditions, including shamanic traditions, anthroposophy and Hinduism, we know the concept of the human being consisting of several bodies and not just a physical body.
Each tradition has its own concept about the physical, gross material, and subtle or energetic bodies.
Apart from the physical body, we cannot see those other bodies with our well-known senses. We can observe these energetic bodies, for example, with the help of Systemic Ritual or Shamanic journeys.