379. Soul


See also 182. GHOSTS ; 349. RELIGION ; 384. SPIRITS and SPIRITUALISM ; 392. THEOLOGY .

creationism Theology.
a doctrine that God creates a new soul for every human being bon. Cf. metempsychosis. —creationist, n. —creationistic, adj.
infusionism
the doctrine or belief that the soul enters the body by divine infu-sion at conception or birth.
metempsychosis
1. the passage of a soul from one body to another.
2. the rebirth of the soul at death in another body, either human or animal. Cf. creationism. —metempsychic, metempsychosic, metempsychosical, adj.
monopsychism
the theory that all souls are actually a single unity. —mono-psychic, monopsychical, adj.
nullibism
the denial that the soul exists. —nullibist, n.
panpsychism
Philosophy. the doctrine that each object in the universe has either a mind or an unconscious soul. —panpsychist, n. —panpsychistic, adj.
polypsychism
the belief that one person may have many souls or modes of intelligence. —polypsychic, polypsychical, adj.
psychagogy
the guiding of a soul, especially that of a person recently dead into the lower world. —psychagogue, n. —psychagogic, adj.
psychomachy
Obsolete, a conflict or battle between the soul and the body.
psychorrhagy
the manifestation of a person’s soul to another, usually at some distance from the body. —psychorrhagic, adj.
theopsychism
the belief that the soul has a divine nature.
traducianism
Theology. the doctrine that a new human soul is generated from the souls of the parents at the moment of conception. —traducianist, n. —traducianistic, adj.
transmigrationism
any of various theories of metempsychosis or reincarna-tion, as the Hindu doctrines of Karma.

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