What is the Soul? There are numerous definitions of the term varied, among which we have chosen:
– “The Soul is the substance or cause cheerleader of individual life.” Anonymous.
– The Egyptians held that the soul was divine ray acting through a fluid compound peculiar.
– The Jews consider the vital principle.
– The Hindus teach that the human soul is part of an immutable principle, the world soul, the Anima Mundi, the all-pervading ether of space (akasha). Said ether is simply the driver of certain types of energy and serves as an interface between the essential spirit and intangible matter.
– The concept of soul or psyche differed on two concepts, namely, first, the life force of physiologists and, on the other, the immaterial soul of man. “Bernard Hollander, In Serch of the Soul”.
– Plato presented the soul doctrine as follows: “He believed that the soul had three parts. An immortal or rational, from God, another mortal, animal or sensitive, the seat of the desires and feelings that belong to the body, and the third which was made possible between them and their interaction, the will or the Spirit, by which overcame reason desire. The plants were entitled the bottom, animals both bottoms, but the sound was only human. This rational soul considered immaterial and metaphysical nature, unable to perceive by the senses, and can only be grasped by the intellect. ”
– Aristotle considered the soul as the sum of the vital principles, and that was for the body what the vision is for the eye.
– For Christian mysticism and Gnosticism based in St. Paul, dwells in every human being a potential call him “Christ in you”, and that by his presence that enables man to obtain timely Christi state. It is a seed that if unfolds encompasses the whole being.