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Every person has access to an inner source of truth, named in various wisdom traditions as identity, true self, heart, spirit or soul. This inner teacher is a source of guidance and strength that helps us find our way through life’s complexities and challenges.

Soul is an immaterial aspect or essence of a human being, that which confers individuality and humanity, often considered to be synonymous with the mind or the self.

In theology, the soul is further defined as that part of the individual which partakes of divinity and often is considered to survive the death of the body.

The word soul is also used as a way of describing aggregated social human consciousness.

Different ways of viewing the soul can be investigated on the IQS on Consciousness.

See also: the visionary writing of Thomas Berry on Soul

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