Soul, The

The deepest part of the self, which is pure love. Soul is loosely synonymous with three other terms in Diamond’s system: The Muse*, The Deep Unconscious*, and Jen*. The Soul is distinct from what Diamond terms the Spirit*: the Soul dies with us at death, whereas the Spirit, an independent entity living with us, returns to the Spirit World* from whence it came after death.

See also: Spirit*; Deep Unconscious*; Muse, The*; Jen*; Finding the Soul*

Timeline: Diamond began using Soul in the sense defined here in the early 2000s; before that, his usage was more conventional.

Commentary: The concept of the Soul embodies Dr. Diamond’s lifelong belief in the inherent goodness of man.