Definition of shen in English:


Syllabification: shen
Pronunciation: /SHen

noun (plural same)

  • (In Chinese thought) the spiritual element of a person’s psyche.
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    • 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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