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.

Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:

    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)

    To play is nothing but the imitative substitution of a pleasurable, superfluous and voluntary action for a serious, necessary, imperative and difficult one. At the cradle of play as well as of artistic activity there stood leisure, tedium entailed by increased spiritual mobility, a horror vacui, the need of letting forms no longer imprisoned move freely, of filling empty time with sequences of notes, empty space with sequences of form.
    Max J. Friedländer (1867–1958)

    We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents. A person who has for untold centuries maintained the imposing position of spiritual head of four-fifths of the human race, and political head of the whole of it, must be granted the possession of executive abilities of the loftiest order.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)