noun (plural same)
(In Chinese thought) the spiritual element of a person’s psyche.
- The heart houses the shen, or spirits, and the shen's presence radiates and shines from a person's eyes and face.
- Other side-effects include abnormal dreams involving either the shen / heart spirit or the hun/ethereal soul.
- The shen are indestructible and immutable; they transcend Yin and Yang.
From Chinese shén.
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