'Spiritual'may refer to:
- Spiritual (music), an African American song, usually with a Christian religious text
- Lords Spiritual, clergymen of the established Church of England who serve in the House of Lords
- Spiritual possession, a concept of many religions, where it is believed that a demon may take temporary control of a human body
- Spirituality, a concern with matters of the spirit
- Supernatural, refers to forces and phenomena which are beyond ordinary scientific understanding
- A branch of the 13th-century Franciscans espousing poverty as obligatory.
Other articles related to "spiritual":
... In Vedic religion and Hinduism, it is used figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity, and also the spiritual ecstasy of a yogin or tāpas ... to a focused effort leading towards bodily purification and spiritual enlightenment ... Through tapas, a yogi or spiritual seeker can "burn off" or prevent accumulation of negative energies, clearing a path toward spiritual evolution ...
... philosopher/educator Rudolf Steiner's (1861–1925) thinking, spiritual emptiness was a major problem in the educated European middle class ... People experienced a "spiritual emptiness" and their thinking became marked by a "lazy passivity" due to the "absence of will from the life of thought" ... a Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...
... composed of a mixture of existing ideas from antiquity, spiritual influences and what Claude Lévi-Strauss identifies as the "shamanistic complex" and "social consensus." In this era, there was no ... remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
... Although fifty Spiritual Homilies were ascribed to Macarius a few generations after his death, modern patristic scholars have established that it is not likely that Macarius the Egyptian was their ... Exactly who the author of these fifty Spiritual Homilies was has not been definitively established, although it is evident from statements in them that the author was from Upper ... suggest that its author is the same anonymous Mesopotamian who wrote the fifty Spiritual Homilies ...
... Thus, the novices are given the opportunity for longer periods of prayer and spiritual reading as well as silence in order to reflect on the vocation God is offering ... The spiritual development of the novice is of particular focus, especially through spiritual direction ...
Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:
“I remember the thought which occurred to me when some ingenious and spiritual foreigners came to America, was, Have you been victimized in being brought hither?or, prior to that, answer me this, Are you victimizable?”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“There is an inner world; and a spiritual faculty of discerning it with absolute clearness, nay, with the most minute and brilliant distinctness. But it is part of our earthly lot that it is the outer world, in which we are encased, which is the lever that brings that spiritual faculty into play.”
—E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)
“A symbol is indeed the only possible expression of some invisible essence, a transparent lamp about a spiritual flame; while allegory is one of many possible representations of an embodied thing, or familiar principle, and belongs to fancy and not to imagination: the one is a revelation, the other an amusement.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)