Tripartite Soul

The Noetitek System™ has been used to holistically examine many matters long considered to lie in the exclusive domain of either science or spirituality. Such segmentation of conceptualizing traces back to René Descartes (see our earlier related posts: “Noetitek Method for Determining Truth™” and others). “Soul” is more than a religious or spiritual idea; it is a multidimensional configuration of source-energy. 

The commonly perceived dichotomy, which has also been expressed in terms of matter versus mind and in terms of tangible versus ethereal, has led thinkers, especially in western society, to ask whether the soul is mortal or immortal—the ingrained assumption being that the hypothetical soul must be one or the other. In some quarters the assertion is that the soul is merely mortal and in others the assertion is that the soul is immortal, insubstantial but everlasting. The soul is most often referred to as something living creatures may or may not truly have, not as something living creatures are

In the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, the Tanakh, the Masoretic Text, the term that translates in English as “soul” is “nephesh” (neh’-fesh). Nephesh is: self, person, a living being. The definition of this feminine noun also includes: appetite, desire, emotion, and passion. Nephesh is that which breathes, and it is also the “inner being.” Inner and outer are conjoined, as one, yet the nephesh is described in scriptures as departing from the body at death. How is this to be correctly reconciled and understood? 

Through application of Noetitek™, we are able to see that physics and metaphysics are not separate domains, that everything within the macro-structure of Omniverse—visible and invisible—is nine-dimensional (although “All” and “Nothing” are two further “dimensions”). Each dimension of the construct of Omniverse is understandable as a function within a spectrum of functions best visualized as three interactive subsets of dimensions: Mind, Time, and Space, each subset having three dimensions. 

Omniverse is an organism—the One—and it has a pulse and breath. Material form is, in effect, exhaled into existence by Consciousness and inhaled back into the dimensions of Consciousness. This breathing of life into and out of form is enabled by the three dimensions of Time. In Genesis 35:18 it is recorded that Rachel’s soul departed her body at death. From the holistic perspective of Omniverse—the One—birth and death are illusory. We “come in” and “go out” over the course of all time (see Psalm 121:8). 

The soul is tripartite, a being/inhabitant of Consciousness, a being/inhabitant of Time, and a being/inhabitant of Space—formless, form, and information. No one has, or gains, or loses a soul; we are souls. Formless immortal soul transmits itself as a unique packet of living information in order to take form as a living creature, to nest itself in the space-time realm of physical mortal being. Although mainstream science has yet to validate this reality, it will not be lacking in the capability to do so once scientists find a way to detect and mathematically describe the higher dimensions PluribusOne™ posits.

Students of philosophy will recall that Plato, based on his observations of human behavior, intuited a tripartite model of the soul with: rational, spirited, and appetitive components. He saw those components reflected in his society’s class structure: (1) a Guardian class of philosopher-kings, (2) an Auxiliary class of warrior-enforcers, and (3) a Worker class of merchants and laborers. Compared to our model of soul, Plato’s was a nonscientific and misapplied theory of personality types.

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