If there is anything I desired to know it was the difference between the body, Spirit and the soul. Eventually, I went through this process of elimination. I wrote it down like this: with my body I contact the physical real. (That goes without argument.) With my spirit I contact the Spiritual realm. That left only one other part of me that made contact with any other realm. I know then that it had to be with my soul that I contacted the intellectual or soulish realm (which includes the emotions and the intellect). So I wrote: with my soul I contact the intellectual realm. Here is the Scripture that helped me: 1Corinthians 14:14
For I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
The Amplified translation reads, “for if I pray in an (unknown) tongue, my spirit (by the Holy Spirit within me) prays, but my mind in unproductive…….”
Our understanding, our natural human mentality, is a part of our soul.
Notice what paul said. “My spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.” he did not say, “when i pray in an unknown tongue my soul prays.” he did not say, “when i pray in tongues, I pray out of my intellect, or out of my mind,” He said in effect, “I am not praying out of my soul when i pray in tongues, I am praying out of my spirit, my heart, my innermost being.”