Spiritual

'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":

Medieval Medicine
... Western Europe was composed of a mixture of existing ideas from antiquity, spiritual influences and what Claude Lévi-Strauss identifies as the "shamanistic complex" and "social consensus ... empirical evidence, so that remedia physicalia (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
Missionary Oblates Of Mary Immaculate - Religious Formation - Novitiate
... 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 ...
Macarius Of Egypt - Writings
... 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 ... 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 ...
Tapas (Sanskrit)
... 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 Vriddhi ... 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 ...
Emptiness - In Western Culture - Christianity
... 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" ... at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...

Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:

    The kind uncles and aunts of the race are more esteemed than its true spiritual fathers and mothers.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body.
    Bible: New Testament, 1 Corinthians 15:42-45.

    It’s sad but true that if you focus your attention on housework and meal preparation and diapers, raising children does start to look like drudgery pretty quickly. On the other hand, if you see yourself as nothing less than your child’s nurturer, role model, teacher, spiritual guide, and mentor, your days take on a very different cast.
    Joyce Maynard (20th century)