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  • n. Plural form of soul.


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  • If you abolish the ferry-boat, it was argued, you will abolish the penny; and if you abolish the penny, what is to become of the poor souls in purgatory? and for the sake of the _souls_, the _living_ were forced to do without the bridge.

    Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber Or The Influence of Romanism on Trade, Justice, and Knowledge

  • The Guarani Indians of South America teach that a sacred song not only awakens your heart, it provides a channel for what they call the word souls to be carried and delivered to the community.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • The word souls are the songs and messages their shamans deliver while under the influence of divine inspiration.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • When a sick person asks for help, healing takes place through this straightforward sequence: a shaman sings a sacred song, a divine connection is made, and the word souls express the balm.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Whatever the divine brings forth through the word souls is the medicine the clinic in the sky has cooked up for you.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Love delivers the word soulsβ€”the liberating ropes that pull us to newborn freedom.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • In the light of physical science our bodies are mere machines, and every emotion of our souls is accounted for by molecular changes in the brain-substance.


  • Perception is found in all monads; in those monads which we call souls there is apperception, but there is a large subconscious region of souls in which there are perceptions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • But the individual selves, which we call souls, are not, for it is the effect of conduct in a previous state of existence [Karma] that decides the character and form of the new life to be lived, or whether there is to be a new life lived at all, since conduct sufficiently good entitles to absorption in the one all -- Brahman.

    The World's Greatest Books β€” Volume 13 β€” Religion and Philosophy

  • Their fellows in whom the white and gray matter of the brain cells are a little differently correlated, will in their merry moods sing psalms and make it their habitual activity to reach out after the Unknown in various ways, trying to satisfy the vague and restless longings of what they call their souls by punishing themselves and pampering the poor.

    A Voice From the South


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