To believe in the soul as animating the body is to declare the body as an ensouled object, which is what is required for an object to be magical. It is only because the body is ensouled that the human soul is able to supposedly ensoul something without itself. The puppet has no life but what is imparted through it by the marionette.
The soul is an artificial object made by intelligences that exist far beyond the range of our senses, and serves as a link to them. This reality beyond the ordinary world is in you and everyone else, and you cannot go back from knowing it once you know. "It is useless to close one's eyes, since this sight does not occur through physical eyes."