A spiritual entity concerning which there hath been brave disputation. Plato held that those souls which in a previous state of existence (antedating Athens) had obtained the clearest glimpses of eternal truth entered into the bodies of persons who became philosophers. Plato himself was a philosopher. The souls that had least contemplated divine truth animated the bodies of usurpers and despots. Dionysius I, who had threatened to decapitate the broad- browed philosopher, was a usurper and a despot. Plato, doubtless, was not the first to construct a system of philosophy that could be quoted against his enemies; certainly he was not the last. "Concerning the nature of the soul," saith the renowned author of _Diversiones Sanctorum_, "there hath been hardly more argument than that of its place in the body. Mine own belief is that the soul hath her seat in the abdomen -- in which faith we may discern and interpret a truth hitherto unintelligible, namely that the glutton is of all men most devout. He is said in the Scripture to 'make a god of his belly' -- why, then, should he not be pious, having ever his Deity with him to freshen his faith? Who so well as he can know the might and majesty that he shrines? Truly and soberly, the soul and the stomach are one Divine Entity; and such was the belief of Promasius, who nevertheless erred in denying it immortality. He had observed that its visible and material substance failed and decayed with the rest of the body after death, but of its immaterial essence he knew nothing. This is what we call the Appetite, and it survives the wreck and reek of mortality, to be rewarded or punished in another world, according to what it hath demanded in the flesh. The Appetite whose coarse clamoring was for the unwholesome viands of the general market and the public refectory shall be cast into eternal famine, whilst that which firmly through civilly insisted on ortolans, caviare, terrapin, anchovies, _pates de foie gras_ and all such Christian comestibles shall flesh its spiritual tooth in the souls of them forever and ever, and wreak its divine thirst upon the immortal parts of the rarest and richest wines ever quaffed here below. Such is my religious faith, though I grieve to confess that neither His Holiness the Pope nor His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury (whom I equally and profoundly revere) will assent to its dissemination."
The spiritual, rational, and immortal part in man; that part of man which enables him to think, and which renders him a subject of moral government; -- sometimes, in distinction from the higher nature, or spirit, of man, the so-called animal soul, that is, the seat of life, the sensitive affections and phantasy, exclusive of the voluntary and rational powers; -- sometimes, in distinction from the mind, the moral and emotional part of man's nature, the seat of feeling, in distinction from intellect; -- sometimes, the intellect only; the understanding; the seat of knowledge, as distinguished from feeling. In a more general sense, "an animating, separable, surviving entity, the vehicle of individual personal existence."
The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general is the soul of his army.
Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness.
A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul.
A pure or disembodied spirit.
To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
The idea that there is an immaterial or spiritual part of human beings that makes up our moral and emotional nature and gives us our unique special essence as individual people. Some believe that the soul is a separate, distinct part of the human being and can live on after the demise of our physical selves.
That underlying foundation of human existence which is the true self as pure consciousness. The conserving agency of life and afterlife which preserves the lessons learned through various incarnations, for the purpose of gaining greater enlightenment.
Lowest density level/aspect of a being’s etheric energies. Singular point of consciousness anchored into our lower subtle bodies and physical body for the purpose of experiencing an incarnational reality. See Multi-dimensional Self. Also see Spiritual Lineage.
While difficult to define due to the different definitions of soul among various religions, it is often thought to be the life-force of an individual.
The immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life. Similar to " mind" and to "spirit," but less closely associated with the brain than either and said to be able to survive (brain) death. See also, "brain," " consciousness," " mind" and "spirit."
The principle of life in scholastic philosophy the soul is understood as the animating principle for any body (plant, animal or human). Less technically, it is taken as the principle of such spiritual activities such as thinking and willing, it is immortal.
Sigmund Freud, already a neurologist and physician, described himself as a ‘Seeleartzt' or ‘soul doctor' when he embarked on the development of psychoanalysis. He believed in the primacy of individual existence.
The animating force or spiritual or moral nature of a human being in accordance with various theological systems.
Projected from the I AM Presence into physical evolution, the soul is the living potential of God. The soul is not immortal but can attain immortality through fusion with the Holy Christ Self and the I AM Presence in the ritual of the ascension.
(NE-fesh) n. Nephesh; Self; Soul; Spirit; essence; innermost part.
referring to the spirit we each carry within
soul: the intermediator between the incarnated personality on Earth and the monad or spirit in heaven; also called "Higher Self;" Personality, soul and monad makes up the threefold constitution of man.
From the Greek word "psuche" -- breath. This word has a variety of meanings, including: the seat of personality, the individual or person themselves, the immaterial component of a human, etc. Among Christians, dichotomists believe that a person is composed of a body and soul; trichotomists believe that a person consists of a body, soul, and spirit. Both argue their cases from biblical passages.
Shustah acknowledges three souls, a trinity. The first and most evolved of the souls, is the Superconscious Soul - a spiritual one. It corresponds to the indigo Psyche level. The second soul is the subconscious animal soul, which resides in the solar plexus. This soul belongs to the Unself, the russet body. Youngest soul, is the moral soul, or ego. It resides in the heart. All three souls are to be honored, exercised in accordance to their duties and purpose. A soul may or may not express intelligence, or a varying degree of intelligence. Each soul is a center, or point of residence for a mind.
The immortal spiritual essence of a living being. See also "Ba", "spirit", and "survival".
that part of the heart made up of mind, will and emotions which must be renewed by the knowledge of the truth.
The true being that inhabits the body. The essence of an individual life. The spiritual principle embodied in humans.
The soul according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is the ethereal substance — spirit (Hebrew:rooah or nefesh) — particular to a unique living being. Such traditions often consider the soul both immortal and innately aware of its immortal nature, as well as the true basis for sentience in each living being.
A vehicle for the Spiritual Self
The continuing electromagnetic energy field of a human or animal retaining all the characteristics of the once living soul, body, and mind.
Spirit principle embodied in human beings and Life; man's mental and emotional nature.
the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
the human embodiment of something; "the soul of honor"
a book of Life, where the whole journey of involution and evolution is recorded in the form of wisdom
a 'carrier' of consciousness, and can be conceived of as a psycho-spiritual-electromagnetic field, consisting of units that are called 'life-atoms'
a configuration of absolute consciousness components that is described here as a mixture of talent fractions
a life principle remember, when something dies, that is to clearly say that it no longer has a life principle
a living being, life principle, person, or individual spiritual nature
a living physical or spiritual body
a moral compass but there is still a choice on the part of the individual whether to follow that guide
an immaterial thing
a part of the Spirit of God, His consciousness, and is a living, loving presence, a Being
a physical being, human or animal, not somethime capable of continued consciousness in some other realm of existence
a principle of movement and rest in plants, animals and human beings
a simple, spiritual, immaterial substance
a spark of light - an extention of a consciousness source of creation - through which we experience virtually
a tiny, metaphysical, conscient point of spiritual light
a vehicle for the spirit
a warrior on a mission to quest for truth
a whole person, not just his mind
The principle of life in every human being.
Inner self, or spirit body which exists independently from the outer body and is not bound by physical law; its continuation, even after death, is the core of many religious teachings.
The moral or spiritual part of man as related to God, considered as surviving death and liable to joy or misery in a future state
at creation, God endowed us with two "special gifts", one of soul and one of body. The soul is the spiritual substance which, when united to the body, makes up a human being "
The spiritual life force or essence, carrying an individual's personality andconsciousness of all actions.
An incarnated Spirit.
The spiritual nature of a human being, as distinguished from the bodily or physical nature.
A living substance, simple, bodiless, and invisible by nature, activating the body to which it brings life, growth, sensation and reproduction. The mind is not distinct from the soul but serves as a window to the soul. The soul is free, endowed with will, and the power to act. Along with the body, the soul is created by God in His image. The soul of man will never die (Gen. 1:26; 2:7; Matt. 10:28).
Emissary of the OverSoul incarnating on Earth to heal karma and transform fear back into love.
The purported immortal part of some kinds of beings, of indeterminate composition and so far undetectable by any scientific means, which makes up some portion of the psyche and plays a role of some kind in directing behavior.
The linking principle between Spirit and matter; between God and His form. Provides consciousness, character and quality to all manifestation in form.
Living being, life, self. The emotions and intellect of a living person, as well as that personâ€(tm)s very life. It is distinguished in the Bible from a personâ€(tm)s spirit and body. (1Thes 5:23, Heb 4:12)
A pre-designated portion of the spirit which will be incarnated into a physical body. The soul is connected to the spiritual body through an energy "link" also called the silver cord.
our soul is the sum total of all our thoughts and feelings. In Unity we use the term "soul" to describe the entire spectrum of our awareness. Contained within our soul is individual awareness of both our spiritual and physical natures.
There are many different explanations as to what the soul may be and all religions will argue their case for their particular beliefs. The majority of people seem to believe that each and every living being has a soul although it seems that there are a few non believers. Ancient philosophy suggests that man comprises a triune being; body, soul and spirit. Accordingly the soul is a vehicle in which resides the spirit and both are harboured by the physical body. At the time of death the soul along with its spirit withdraws and continues to function in the spiritual world. People who believe in this are generally known as trichotomists whereas people who believe that the soul and the spirit are one of the same are known as dichotomists, among the Christian faith.
the term is usedin two senses: it indicates the ego and the spirit-body. In ancientwritings man is described as a triune being: body, soul and spirit.According to this the soul is just as much an envelope, animated bythe spirit, as the physical body is an envelope for the soul. Atdeath the soul withdraws and continues to function in the spiritualworld. Astral body and soul are almost equivalent terms. Occultteachings, however, speak of five bodies of differing degrees ofrefinement which will be cast away in time just as the physical bodyis left behind. See SOUL.
A part of the human body for which no evidence has been found.
Individualized Spirit. The soul is the true and immortal nature of man, and of all living forms of life; it is cloaked only temporarily in the garments of causal, astral, and physical bodies. The nature of the soul is Spirit: ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new Joy.
is "man’s consciousness -- that which he has apprehended or developed out of Spirit. . . Soul is both conscious and subconscious" (Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, p. 628).
(Hebrew nefesh) In the Old Testament this refers to the whole person, including body, psyche and spiritual identity; it translates the Hebrew word nefesh.
The non-physical aspect of human nature, believed by Plato and many others to be immortal. Philosophers often identify it with the mind, treating it as a "thinking" substance. Theologians often associate the soul with the "spirit". (See "anima" and "psyche".)
(Middle English soule Old English sawol -used to translate Latin animus, Greek psyche and Hebrew nephesh.) 1. a spiritual entity, whether incarnate or discarnate. 2. the potentially immortal core of a mortal being; 3. the essential self behind all the masks (see personality); 4. that which animates the living; a point-source of initiative, power and purpose, and thus an uncaused cause (see volition).
A living or once-living being's life essence, consciousness, or spirit.
The soul, according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is a self-aware ethereal substance particular to a unique living being. In these traditions the soul is thought to incorporate the inner essence of each living being, and to be the true basis for sentience. In distinction to spirit which may or may not be eternal, souls are usually (but not always as explained below) considered to be immortal and to exist before their incarnation in flesh.