At the same time this eternal being is conceived as the all-embracing world-soul from which emanates the hierarchy of individual souls.
Individual souls are an efflux from the all-compassing world-soul.
Gassendi distinctly argues against the existence of a world-soul or a principle of life in nature.
He advanced the ingenious suggestion that, as body is in body and all ultimately in the world-body, so soul is in soul and all ultimately in the world-soul.
He disagrees with Fechner's hypothesis of a world-soul, the highest spirit, God, who embraces all psychophysical processes.