'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":
... 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" ... Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ... any emptiness they are too busy to feel much absence of any kind" they only realize their spiritual emptiness if "painful personal experiences -- the death of a loved one, the collapse of a marriage ...
... Although fifty Spiritual Homilies were ascribed to Macarius a few generations after his death, modern patristic scholars have established that it is not ... 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 ... its author is the same anonymous Mesopotamian who wrote the fifty Spiritual Homilies ...
... In Vedic religion and Hinduism, it is used figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity, and also the spiritual ecstasy of a yogin or tāpasa ... 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 ...
... 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 ... than empirical evidence, so that remedia physicalia (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
... 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 and nature of their response ... The spiritual development of the novice is of particular focus, especially through spiritual direction ...
Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:
“Natural knowledge, seeking to satisfy natural wants, has found the ideas which can alone still spiritual cravings. I say that natural knowledge, in desiring to ascertain the laws of comfort, has been driven to discover those of conduct, and to lay the foundations of a new morality.”
—Thomas Henry Huxley (182595)
“Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures.”
—Robertson Davies (b. 1913)
“Figure him there, with his scrofulous diseases, with his great greedy heart, and unspeakable chaos of thoughts; stalking mournful as a stranger in this Earth; eagerly devouring what spiritual thing he could come at: school-languages and other merely grammatical stuff, if there were nothing better! The largest soul that was in all England.”
—Thomas Carlyle (17951881)