'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":
... 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 tradition of ... evidence, so that remedia physicalia (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
... it is used figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity, and also the spiritual ecstasy of a yogin or tāpasa (a Vriddhi derivative meaning "a practitioner of austerities ... 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 ...
... opportunity for longer periods of prayer and spiritual reading as well as silence in order to reflect on the vocation God is offering and nature of their response ... The spiritual development of the novice is of particular focus, especially through spiritual direction ...
... In Austrian 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" ... Dupré, a Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...
... 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 ... 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 Mesopotamia ... suggest that its author is the same anonymous Mesopotamian who wrote the fifty Spiritual Homilies ...
Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:
“... the spiritual world is here and now and indisputably and preeminently real. It is the material world that is the realm of shadows.”
—Amelia E. Barr, U.S. novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 1 (1913)
“In his very rejection of art Walt Whitman is an artist. He tried to produce a certain effect by certain means and he succeeded.... He stands apart, and the chief value of his work is in its prophecy, not in its performance. He has begun a prelude to larger themes. He is the herald to a new era. As a man he is the precursor of a fresh type. He is a factor in the heroic and spiritual evolution of the human being. If Poetry has passed him by, Philosophy will take note of him.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)
“Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
—Bible: New Testament, Ephesians 6:11-12.