, an eidolon
ειδωλον: image, idol, double, apparition, phantom, ghost) is the astral double of a living being; a phantom-double of the human form; a shade or perispirit
; the kamarupa
after death, before its disintegration. The phantom can appear under certain conditions to survivors of the deceased.
ENCYCLOPEDIC THEOSOPHICAL GLOSSARY: A Resource on Theosophy
, G. de Purucker