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The animal spirit is the virtue perceptive resulting from the admixture and absorption of the vital elements generated in the heart, which apprehend sense-impressions. The human spirit consists of the rational, or logical, reasoning faculty, which apprehends general ideas and things intelligible and perceptible … for these … spirits there is no restitution or “return,” but they are subordinate to reversions and production and corruption.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 370)