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scintilla animae


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Meister Eckhart (c. 1260—1328)

 

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(Lat., ‘spark of the soul’).

A metaphorical expression current in mystical literature, esp. in the writings of Meister Eckhart, for the element in the soul (also ‘ground’ or ‘apex’) in which its union with God is achieved.

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