the animating principle or the moving force of the universe; world spirit.
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How to use world soul in a sentence
The highest world consists of the separate Intelligences or angels, including the world-soul of which the human soul is a part.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
He fancied it was the world-soul that animates all things, a concrete form of one of the illusions of the present time.The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
The World-soul was, in fact, repugnant to men who were impressed with the thought of Sin, and who associated Sin with matter.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire | T. R. Glover
He takes matter and binds it into the four elements, and these elements he builds into the empty framework of the World-Soul.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy | W. T. Stace
What he apparently did believe in, however, was the existence of the World-Soul, and a few words upon this subject are necessary.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy | W. T. Stace