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Comment by Johny Why on October 23rd, 2017 at 12:26 pm


The article states:
In many religious and philosophical systems, the word “soul” denotes the inner essence of a being…

Later, the article mentions Egyptians and the Chinese.

PROBLEM: “Soul” is NOT an Egyptian or Chinese word.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on October 24th, 2017 at 9:56 am

Thank you, Johny, for your comment. Indeed the Egyptians and the Chinese have no single word for soul, as the text states: “the Egyptians and the Chinese posited that individual beings comprised of different souls (or had different elements in their soul) …” It does state later that the ancient Chinese believed the soul to have two parts, “p’o and hun,” while Daoists believe there are several souls (three or ten are given as examples). Given your feedback, perhaps it would be clearer to give more information about the Ancient Egyptians’ beliefs, including their names for the different elements of the soul. Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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