King of the Body

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King of the Body is a syncretic term used by members of the Golden Dawn to refer to the Bodily Ego.

Syncretic Terms

Bodily Ego > Acquired Self, Antahkarana, Apparent Ego, Awkward Self, Earthly Self, Elusive Self, Empirical Self, False Personality, Illusory Self, King of the Body, Little Self, Not Self, Outer Self, Personality, Self, Sensual Ego, Subtle Body, Talking Self


See for example page 63-4 of "The Magical Tarot of the Golden Dawn." [1] where there is a discussion of the importance of making the King of the Body/Lower Will "obedient" to the Higher Will.


  1. Zalewski, Patrick, and Christine Zalewski. The Magical Tarot of the Golden Dawn. Aeon Books, 2008.

Bodily Ego