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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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I am an unattractive man." But as in Dostoyevsky, in even the most unsparing of Nowicki's writings can be detected a deep well of compassion--for everyone trapped by modernity, a multitude of mostly First World souls swimming sadly in circles in a superficial space.

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