What is spiritual?

  • (adj): Concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul.
    Example: "A spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"
    Synonyms: unearthly
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Medieval Medicine
... 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 ... remedia physicalia (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
Tapas (Sanskrit)
... 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 ... It is usually applied in religious and spiritual terms, but can be applied to any field or context ...
Missionary Oblates Of Mary Immaculate - Religious Formation - Novitiate
... 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 and ... The spiritual development of the novice is of particular focus, especially through spiritual direction ...
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 ...
Emptiness - In Western Culture - Christianity
... 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 ... at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...

More definitions of "spiritual":

  • (noun): A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.
    Synonyms: Negro spiritual
  • (adj): Lacking material body or form or substance.
    Example: "Spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford
  • (adj): Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church.
    Example: "Lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
    Synonyms: religious

Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:

    The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience the most painful tragedies by far: but for just this reason they honor life, because it pits its greatest opposition against them.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    In economics, we borrowed from the Bourbons; in foreign policy, we drew on themes fashioned by the nomad warriors of the Eurasian steppes. In spiritual matters, we emulated the braying intolerance of our archenemies, the Shi’ite fundamentalists.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    The real stumbling-block of totalitarian régimes is not the spiritual need of men for freedom of thought; it is men’s inability to stand the physical and nervous strain of a permanent state of excitement, except during a few years of their youth.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)