I often wonder at the wisdom of words. If you trace back the roots of words, their etymology, you will often discover important truths. We often use the word psyche, but what do we really mean by it? Jung defined it as the totality of conscious and unconscious psychological processes. The etymology of the word has been traced in the following way:
Psyche (Greek) – spirit, soul, mind, breath, breath of life; after the goddess Psyche
Psycho (Greek) – I breathe; an onomatopoeic word representing out- followed by in- breathing
Psychicus (Latin) – animalistic, carnal
I am marveling at the wisdom of this. The soul and the body are inseparable (while we are alive). Psyche is the embodied soul.
Edward Burne-Jones, Pan and Psyche