The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav explains how the soul complements the body and mind by being the center of such things as our intuition, choice, multi-sensing,
perception and vibrant energy. For once, the author presents the soul as a living force which houses the higher self as opposed to just the physical or the temporal body.
A major theme of Zukav deals with the soul as a living component of the body which differentiates humans from other forms of life. The author discusses the negations of the self which are afflictions, mis-aligned power, distrust, greed and characteristics which limit the ability of humankind to reach the fullest potential possible.
Zukav explains that the light flowing through every person has its origins in the universe. As such, light moves outward throughout the universe in bands of energy which are quantifiable and capable of being detected.
The author explains that each human has an important ability to make rational choices which makes us practitioners of free will. With free will comes the need for accountability. Without free will, a deity or other driving force would be making all of the choices and there could be no concept of punishments for transgressions.
A beauty of the book is that the author distinguishes between the physical world of wants and needs versus the spiritual domain of the high self, other actualization, spiritual healing and the eternal flow of light energy throughout the universe.
The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav is an excellent philosophical resource which clearly separates the physical from the spiritual domain of humankind in language that is easily understood. Finally, an author distinguishes raw power from the authentic power of the soul which thrives on spiritual growth and satisfying human needs in a constructive way.