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The human soul is a complicated thing. In all conceptions of soul, we have the idea of something separate yet integrally a part of the whole. We recognize that the separateness of soul means that one can lose soul, that soul can effectively die within one’s self. Yet, as we navigate through life knowing that there is a personal soul, we generally have no clue about the nature of the soul, where it is located or where it goes when there is loss of soul.
Religion tries to answer of these concerns and questions about soul, but can only do so with words that defy human logic, words that have a magical quality, words that confuse even more, the muddy waters when one looks even deeper or when one experiences a crisis of soul without any succour from the container of religious belief.
In Jungian psychology, the soul is referred to as anima for men and animus for women. Since I am a man, my soul is the other half of my self, the feminine aspect. If I ignore my soul then like this old woman camped outside of a church in Mérida, the soul becomes impoversed.