Spirit-Body Dualism

Nature has some key dualisms and we know that humans have many dualisms (most of them man-made). I indicated that the Cartesian Dualism is a significant man-made dualistic concept separating mind (psyche) and body (soma). This mind-body split continues to be a major worldview for many people. However, the Abrahamic religions take this mind-body split and turn it into a dualistic spirit-body split. The spirit-body split has dramatically divided the spiritual world from the material world, and has given us the worldview of super-naturalism. Supernaturalism makes spirit superior to the physical <-—-> superior to the natural. It was exactly this spirit-body split that profoundly complicated and hampered my ability (I suspect everyone’s ability) to experience Nature, human nature, and most sadly my own nature. The concept of supernaturalism will be greatly expanded on in future posts.

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