Something to think about.. ‘The Myth of the Solitary Soul’

The Myth of the Solitary Soul

soul n. from Proto-Germanic saiwalō, meaning “coming from the sea, belonging to the sea,” because that was supposed to be a stopping place of the soul before birth and after death, according to F. Kluge’s Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache.1

 
What is the soul? We picture it as the disembodied, yet separate self. This self exists before the body and has rights to a body, according to pro-life theology. This self carries its baggage with it from body to body, according to reincarnation theology. In traditional Christian thought, this self is vulnerable to pain after death. But have we projected earth onto heaven, by creating the soul as another ‘body’, extending separation into eternity? If our true Self is One with humanity, the division into many bodies is an illusion. The individual soul compounds that illusion into our spiritual reality. Perhaps the body and the soul aren’t one or two, but are zero. Perhaps the lonely soul doesn’t exist – in the after-life, before-life or beside-life of the equally illusory body.”

Cont’d at the link

http://thirdparadigm.org/doc_mythsolitarysoul.php