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Anima Mundi/World's Soul
Anima Mundi/World's Soul
oil and pencil on acrylic on canvas
60 x 48"

Anima Mundi, Latin for "world's soul", is an ancient concept describing the intrinsic microcosmic and macrocosmic connections between all living things. Presented by Plato in ancient Greece, adopted by most Neoplatonic philosophers, and by the Hellenistic stoic Zeno, the Anima Mundi was viewed as the universe's sole vital force. The idea is expounded upon via modern hermetic philosophers like Paracelsus, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Hegel's geist or "spirit"/"mind", and in Lovelock's Gaia theories.