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world soul

n.
In some philosophical and religious belief systems, a spiritual principle having the same relation to the physical world as the human soul does to the body; the animating force of the world.

world′ soul′


n.
the animating principle or the moving force of the universe.
[1840–50]
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Hence the title the World Soul (rather than Feeling Soul), characteristic of the being-in-the-world of human being.
What else could you call this world soul that speaks many tongues, but
MYTHS OF LIGHT: EASTERN METAPHORS OF THE ETERNAL explores the basic principle that underlies all Eastern religion from Jainism to Buddhism: the concept of the World Soul.
Those enduring debilitating illness or doddering age are likewise released to rejoin the world soul, as Humanitarianism preaches.
likewise, llewellyn Vaughan-lee, a Sufi mystic and author of The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul, adds: "Our culture's focus on a disembodied, transcendent God has left women bereft, denying them the sacredness of this simple mystery of divine love.
The Philebus and the Timaeus prepare the grounds for Laws X through the limited/unlimited dichotomy, the world soul, and a teleological interpretation of nature.
The body has the minimal expression of life by being part of the world soul and so being ordered by the intellect.
On "Praia," from their first full-length album New World Soul, a brisk and cheerful guitar echoing the songs of West Africa gives way to a jazz-inflected trumpet's soliloquy.
Camgati herself reveals that she is aware that she has sketched the development from the world soul to Beatrice "a linee sicuramente troppo grandi" (89).
What more gruesome testimony could there be to the depths that American democracy has sunk--to be called out and bested by the likes of a withered, cunning, and morally superior old world soul like Jacobi?
There is growing evidence that the supreme task of the leadership in education has been to develop ideals and initiatives necessary for the creative expression of the world soul and enable people to become world citizens.

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