1670s, Medieval Latin, literally "soul of the world;" used by Abelard to render Greek psyche tou kosmou.
It may be said that Galen expresses, in these passages, the Platonic dogma of an anima mundi.
Wordsworth was the fellow who hit upon the idea of the anima mundi.
The unity expounded at first is simply an anima mundi, a living universe, but not intelligent.
Yes, the mind which is the anima mundi, the principle, of all things.