I need an adjective that can be made to describe the quality of a structure being made out energy.

The term "energetic" I find mainly defined as something that is "abundant in energy", while the way I need to use it would describe even the state when the structure has little energy.

Until now, I've been using the term "energetical", but it doesn't seem exist in the common use.

Actual example: esoteric human sciences describe the human being as made out of several bodies - the physical body being merely the end product, the grossest manifestation of the condensation of energy. They describe more subtle bodies, amongst which exists the body made out of energy, with its specific anatomy (chakras - energy force centres, nadis (meridians) - subtle energy channels).

I am prone to "create" the word 'energetical', since language is a living entity which is meant to evolve according to the needs - but first want to seek others' council in case an established solution already exists.

  • Obviously, while writing longer texts in which the term has to be used frequently to differentiate between the structures made of energy from the ones existing in material or mental form, I cannot use "made out of energy". – Mayavin Mar 16 '19 at 17:34
  • E = M C squared. Everything is made out of energy. – Hot Licks Mar 16 '19 at 18:18
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    I think in the "real" world (of "Theoretical Physics") it's pretty much accepted now that "matter" as such doesn't really exist anyway. It's not just that E = mc2 means we can "convert" matter to energy and vice-versa - in the final analysis, there's only energy (which sometimes looks like "matter" from certain perspectives and at certain scales). Whatever - for my money, this question is really about an ill-defined metaphorical usage that doesn't actually admit of a single unambiguously correct answer. – FumbleFingers Mar 16 '19 at 18:18
  • @HotLicks: Aw, Snap! (For the nth time? :) – FumbleFingers Mar 16 '19 at 18:18
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    @HotLicks: One of the bummers is that at least some of the 47 seconds you beat me by was because I specifically went to the trouble of googling E = mc2 so I could cut & paste it to get the superscripted 2. And after all that, the SO UI doesn't honour that typographic feature! But I bet tchrist (and maybe even you) could force the superscript. Whatever - I know when I'm outweighed / punching above my weight, so I take refuge in my incredible lightness of being. – FumbleFingers Mar 16 '19 at 18:25

You are looking for something which is called Energy Body. In spirituality, it a body which is made out of only energy.

Article on What is Energy Body: http://pranaworld.net/what-is-the-energy-body/

Based on Master Choa Kok Sui’s research, physical body is composed of two parts: the visible physical body and the invisible physical body. This invisible physical body, also known as energy body....


You can use word Prana (Sanskrit)

From Merriam Webster,


any of the three or more vital currents : the principle of life moving in the human body.

Those three vital currents are energy, life, or breath.

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  • Hm. Interesting option. As I said - I need to use it for more than just the body. It will also be needed for things like "energ... blockage", "energy... process", "energ... structure". So you suggest using "energy" as an adjective? interesting. – Mayavin Mar 16 '19 at 17:39
  • @Mayavin Prana (Hinduism) : considered as a life-giving force. Can refer to energy, life, or breath. – Ubi hatt Mar 16 '19 at 17:47
  • Hm, I am not sure if "pranic" would would work in all the instances. Chakra, for instance, is a structure existing at the pranic level, but also at the mental, supra-mental levels. Using a term related to the broader understanding of the word "energy" is much more accurate. – Mayavin Mar 16 '19 at 17:53
  • @Mayavin check out urja or urjamay kosh. – Ubi hatt Mar 16 '19 at 18:33
  • I am not sure what you're referring to. No help from google. – Mayavin Mar 16 '19 at 18:42

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