Self is not God, in the sense that it is a phase of the World Soul.
Doubtless the World Soul knows his own affairs in ordering this so.
But America must lose the love of self, must cease to be a national soul and become the nucleus of the world soul of the future.
Instead he followed the chimera of the world organism, as Paracelsus had, and of the world soul, as Bruno had.
Against the Stoics, he taught that the human soul is free, and is a cause, independent of the World Soul from which she proceeded.
From this World Soul proceed the individual souls of men, and they partake of its nature.