Definition of world soul in English:

world soul

noun

Philosophy
  • The immanent cause or principle of life, order, consciousness, and self-awareness in the physical world.

    • ‘Is there only one being in apparently separate parts; a world soul penetrating all things which we're simply too limited in mentality to recognize?’
    • ‘As to the world soul, or merely to the intrinsic value of all things, various religions and philosophers have been postulating the idea since way, way back in the mists of history.’
    • ‘This world-soul makes the cosmos a living rational being, a god.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: translating German Weltgeist.