Kama (Theosophy)

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Kama is the Sanskrit word for desire (e.g. Kamasutra, although it can refer to desire in general).. In the Theosophy of Blavatsky, Kama is the passional nature in man, the fourth principle of the septenary, associated with emotions and desires, attachment to existence, volition, and lust (Farthing 1978 p.210). After death, the Kama, in association with part of the Manas, becomes a kamarupa, an eidolon or ghost, which resides in kamaloka for a while, decaying, but may be drawn back to the terrestrial plane to become a mediumistic "spook" or "elementary.

In Adya Theosophy, Kama corresponds to the Astral plane; while Rudolph Steiner identifies Kamaloka with the astral.