The Planetary Supreme is the perception of a planetary equivalent of the evolving deity of time and space known as the Supreme Being, the Almighty Supreme, and/or God the Supreme. It is this planetary identity that is described as a conscious reflection of the soul force present on any given world dependent as it is on the shared evolutionary attainment of advancing civilization(s) associated with its terrestrial sphere of origin.
The world soul (Greek: ψυχὴ κόσμου, Latin: anima mundi) is, according to several systems of thought, an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, which relates to our world in much the same way as the soul is connected to the human body. The idea originated with Plato and was an important component of most Neoplatonic systems:
- Therefore, we may consequently state that: this world is indeed a living being endowed :with a soul and intelligence ... a single visible living entity containing all other living :entities, which by their nature are all related.
The Stoics believed it to be the only vital force in the universe. Similar concepts also hold in systems of eastern philosophy in the Brahman-Atman of Hinduism, the Buddha-Nature in Mahayana Buddhism, and in the School of Yin-Yang, Taoism, and Neo-Confucianism as qi.
Other resemblances can be found in the thoughts of hermetic philosophers like Paracelsus, and by Baruch Spinoza, Gottfried Leibniz, Friedrich Schelling and in Hegel's Geist ("Spirit"/"Mind"). Ralph Waldo Emerson published "The Over-Soul" in 1841 which was clearly influenced by the Hindu conception of a universal soul. There are also similarities with ideas developed since the 1960s by Gaia theorists such as James Lovelock.