Anima mundi



1670s, Medieval Latin, literally “soul of the world;” used by Abelard to render Greek psyche tou kosmou.
Historical Examples

It may be said that Galen expresses, in these passages, the Platonic dogma of an anima mundi.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

Wordsworth was the fellow who hit upon the idea of the anima mundi.
Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys

The unity expounded at first is simply an anima mundi, a living universe, but not intelligent.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various

Yes, the mind which is the anima mundi, the principle, of all things.
Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking

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