Plato - Timaeus - Mother Earth
Type of Spiritual Experience
A fascinating short quote.
Plato defined soul as being the combination of mortal soul [functions of the 'body' as it were] with an immortal soul [Higher spirit]. As such he is saying Planet earth has a Higher spirit - 'Mother Earth', as some have called it.
And our planet has functions which are applicable to the planet as a whole - the aggregate.
It tilts, it revolves, it displays magnetic polarity.. Thus it displays a form of mortal soul
As an aggregate occurrence it must also have an identifier if it has functions. To have an identifier it must have a 'Higher spirit'.
A description of the experience
Plato, Timaeus, 29/30; 4th century BCE
Therefore, we may consequently state that: this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence ... a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related