The Soul

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The Soul by Mind Map: The Soul

1. culture

1.1. worldwide belief

1.1.1. japan

1.1.1.1. believe the soul weighs 21 grams

1.1.1.1.1. "weight of the soul"

1.1.2. european

1.1.2.1. christianity

1.1.3. native american cultures

1.1.4. (ancient) egypt

1.1.4.1. weigh the feather of the soul on the scale

1.1.4.1.1. anubis

1.1.4.2. believed the soul was divided into five part

1.1.4.2.1. ib: heart (emotions and thoughts; scale)

1.1.4.2.2. sheut: shadow (essence of person, codependent on human)

1.1.4.2.3. ren: name (live as long as name lives)

1.1.4.2.4. ba: personality (spirit; bird)

1.1.4.2.5. ka: life force (leaves body during death)

1.2. "soul" things

1.2.1. food

1.2.2. music

1.3. representation in pop culture

1.3.1. movies

1.3.1.1. robots

1.3.2. literature

1.4. soul as morals

1.4.1. morality

1.4.2. identity

1.4.3. linked to empathy

1.4.4. "do you have a soul?"

2. religion

2.1. spans multiple religions

2.1.1. abrahamic

2.1.1.1. christianity

2.1.1.1.1. heaven versus hell

2.1.1.1.2. possession

2.1.1.1.3. angels vs devils/demons

2.1.1.2. judaism

2.1.1.3. islam

2.1.2. hinduism

2.1.2.1. karma, rebirth

2.1.2.2. ganges river

2.1.3. bhuddism

2.1.4. ancient greek

2.1.4.1. underworld

2.1.4.1.1. charon transports the souls of the dead across the styx

2.1.4.1.2. fields of asphodel: ordinary souls

2.1.4.1.3. mourning fields: specifically for souls who wasted their lives on unrequited love

2.1.4.1.4. elysium: good people

2.1.4.1.5. isle of the blessed: if reincarnated three times and acheived elysium three times, went to isle of the blessed

2.1.5. norse mythology

2.1.5.1. go to vahalla or something

2.2. reincarnation

3. philosophy

3.1. "the eyes are the window to the soul"

3.2. "good soul"

3.3. (ancient) greek and early wester

3.3.1. ensouled meant alive

3.3.2. believed life depended on soul

3.3.2.1. thought soul went to hell/hades

3.3.2.2. no hope of returning

3.3.3. aristotle

3.3.3.1. intellect was the only immortal part of the soul

3.3.3.2. types of souls

3.3.3.2.1. plant: vegetative

3.3.3.2.2. animals: sensitive

3.3.3.2.3. humans: rational

3.3.4. socrates and plato

3.3.4.1. "essence of a person"

3.4. eastern philosophy

3.4.1. avincenna: "floating man"

3.4.1.1. humans still have conscious thought despite non physical sensations

3.4.2. a soul is a substance

4. science

4.1. no scientific evidence

4.2. neuroscience depends on brain; no place for soul

4.2.1. incompatible with quantum field theory in physics

4.3. its weighs 21 grams yes this is a scientific fact

5. defining the soul

5.1. beyond physical restraints

5.1.1. true self

5.1.2. identity

5.1.3. versus identity

5.1.3.1. internal vs external conflict

5.1.4. psyche

5.2. aura

5.2.1. colors

5.2.2. spirituality

5.2.3. energy

5.2.3.1. karma

5.2.3.2. "you get what you put in"

5.2.3.2.1. seeds sown, harvesting

5.3. shape

5.3.1. shapes left behind

5.4. life force

5.4.1. what is a human without a "soul"?

5.4.2. vital breath

5.4.2.1. leave with death?

5.4.2.1.1. presence left behind

5.4.2.1.2. entity that leaves the physical body

5.4.2.1.3. consider soul as what is remembered?

5.4.2.1.4. do you forget who you are when you die and are just a soul?

5.4.3. transfer of life

5.4.3.1. soul stays same but body changes (religion/reincarnation)

5.4.4. self

5.5. emotions, personality

5.5.1. psychology

5.5.2. mind

5.5.3. consciousness

5.5.3.1. self awareness, awareness of living

5.5.4. desires

5.5.4.1. unconscious

5.5.4.2. conscious

6. visualization

6.1. ghost, shade-like

6.1.1. after death

6.1.1.1. magical creatures

6.1.1.1.1. haunting people

6.1.1.1.2. concept of unfinished business

6.2. shadow

6.2.1. reflection of human

6.2.2. human form

6.3. colors/aura

6.3.1. divination

6.3.2. synesthesia

6.4. empty space

6.4.1. formerly filled spaces

6.4.2. weight of the emptiness

6.5. heart or organ/physical aspect of human

6.6. unique aspects of people

6.6.1. accessories

6.6.2. hair

6.6.3. clothes

6.7. machines and robots

6.7.1. artificial intelligence

6.7.2. pop culture

7. art

7.1. art historical context

7.2. artists

7.3. materials

7.3.1. charcoal

7.3.1.1. blurry, darks vs lights

7.3.2. photography

7.3.2.1. aura camera

7.3.2.2. high contrast

7.3.2.3. blurry/visual effects

7.3.2.4. body horror

7.3.2.4.1. horror movies?

7.3.3. fabric, sheets