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An energy being or astral being is a theoretical life form that is composed of energy rather than matter. They appear in myths/legends, paranormal/UFO accounts, and in various works of speculative fiction, also in some religions it's believed that there is a whole race of such creatures who live amongst humans and "satan" is a rogue one of them.

Energy beings are typically rendered as a translucent glowing fluid or as a collection of flames or electrical sparks or bolts; somewhat in common with the representations of ghosts.

Energy beings have a variety of capacities. The Taelons (from Earth: Final Conflict) are barely more powerful than mortals, while others such as Star Trek's Q, Stargate SG-1's Ascended Ancients/Ori, Ben 10: Alien Force's Anodites, or the Meekrob from Invader Zim possess god-like powers.

In science fiction

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Entities that have the ability to merge with a human in which form they can go between energy and physical.
  2. ^ A race of formerly physical beings that "lived in cities" that converted themselves into patterns of energy of that sustain themselves.

References

  • Karunanayake, Gamini (2002-09-22). "Is there 'life' after death?". Sunday Observer. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-01.
  • Shastri, P. D. (1999-12-26). "Spinning tales in the name of Sai Baba". Tribune India. Retrieved 2007-05-01.