The definition will seem to secular citizens to favor religious people who believe God ensouls
human beings at conception (or, say, fertilization--biological interpretations differ).
For Dick it is Christ, the Son of Man and surely not God the father (who is understood as the gnostic demiurge) who embodies and ensouls
this vast active living intelligence system.
We believe, however, that God ensouls
a human being, that ensouling action is no more nor less miraculous, no more nor less a direct work of God, than a book falling under the influence of gravity when dropped.
When he ensouls
an inanimate object as his adoring counterpart, he manifests precisely the unconscious automatism that has all along determined his comportment toward the world, his foundational investment in a narcissistic fantasy of perfection and ultimacy.
Watson describes ritual as a means through which a community "heals itself, ensouls
itself, enlightens itself .
Quintessentially, then, both Spirit and earth are life-givers: the Spirit ensouls
the earth with the quickening breath of divine life and the earth enfleshes the Spirit as it offers spiritual and physical sustenance to all living things.