The soul is pure conscious Awareness, which exists beyond space and time. All souls, innumerable number of them, share the same nature of conscious Awareness. They are of Light, but not the light we “see” with our eyes. The Light of Existence. They go on forever, although the appear to be finite and of the nature of the body. The body is the external shell, the vessel of the soul. The vessel comes and goes, like the skin of a snake or the shell of a sea creature, but the organism itself goes on.