[The Soul is a Living and Self-Existing Being.]
“The spirit of the depths forced me to say this and at the same time to undergo it against myself since I had not expected it then.
I still labored misguidedly under the spirit of this time, and thought differently about the human soul.
I thought and spoke much of the soul.
I knew many learned words for her, I had judged her and turned her into a scientific object.
I did not consider that my soul cannot be the object of my judgment and knowledge; much more are my judgment and knowledge the objects of my soul.
Therefore the spirit of the depths forced me to speak to my soul, to call upon her as a living and self-existing being.
I had to become aware that I had lost my soul.
From this we learn how the spirit of the depths…
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