Spirit

The English word spirit (from Latin spiritus "breath") has many differing meanings and connotations, most of them relating to a non-corporeal substance contrasted with the material body. The word spirit is often used metaphysically to refer to the consciousness or personality. The notions of a person's spirit and soul often also overlap, as both contrast with body and both are understood as surviving the bodily death in religion and occultism, and "spirit" can also have the sense of "ghost", i.e. a manifestation of the spirit of a deceased person.

The term may also refer to any incorporeal or immaterial being, such as demons or deities, in Christianity specifically the Holy Spirit (though with a capital "S") experienced by the disciples at Pentecost.

Read more about Spirit:  Etymology, Metaphysical and Metaphorical Uses, Related Concepts in Other Languages

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Religious Science - Teaching and Practice - Beliefs
... Science credo, adapted from Ernest Holmes "What I Believe" We believe in God, the living Spirit Almighty one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause ... We believe in the individualization of the Spirit in Us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit ... We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and ...
Violin Concerto (Schumann) - Subsequent History and Conflicting Opinions - Spirit Voices
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Montgomery Blair High School - Student Activities and Traditions
... MBHS holds several "spirit weeks" throughout the year, during which students are encouraged to show their school spirit ... Each day of a spirit week is focused on a different aspect of school spirit (i.e ... Traditionally, the first spirit week of each year has been dubbed "Freshman Hell Week", as historically, riots have ensued between new freshmen students and upper classmen ...
Spirit, Wisconsin - Demographics
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Baptism With The Holy Spirit
... Baptism with the Holy Spirit (alternatively Baptism in the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost) in Christian theology is a term describing baptism (washing or immersion) in or with the Spirit of ... While the phrase "baptism with the Holy Spirit" is found in the New Testament and all Christian traditions accept it as a theological concept, each has ... most denominations believed that Christians received the baptism with the Holy Spirit either upon conversion and regeneration or through rites of Christian initiation ...

Famous quotes containing the word spirit:

    All cultural change reduces itself to a difference of categories. All revolutions, whether in the sciences or world history, occur merely because spirit has changed its categories in order to understand and examine what belongs to it, in order to possess and grasp itself in a truer, deeper, more intimate and unified manner.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy—for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals—than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965)

    What if all the forces of society were bent upon developing [poor] children? What if society’s business were making people instead of profits? How much of their creative beauty of spirit would remain unquenched through the years? How much of this responsiveness would follow them through life?
    Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966)