Chapter Two (The Spirit and The Soul )
The Soul According to Meskweh
Meskweh defines the soul as ” a simple essence that can not be sensed by any of man’s senses. It is not similar to the body, in whole or in part, but rather different from the body in its intrinsic nature, ruling, characteristic, properties, and deeds. It is formed of an elevated, honorable, and better entity than all bodily things found in this world.
Meskweh reiterates Plato’s words that the human soul has three forces: the articulating, the raging, and the desiring ones. Like Plato he calls these three forces ”souls”, which are not independent from each other but unified together into one. Though it is one entity, its forces might differ, i.e one could be in a state of rage while the others remain calm and quiet. Meskweh states: ” That is why some claim that the soul is one and it has many forces, while others say that it is one in itself but many in topic and presentation.