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:

    There is an inner world; and a spiritual faculty of discerning it with absolute clearness, nay, with the most minute and brilliant distinctness. But it is part of our earthly lot that it is the outer world, in which we are encased, which is the lever that brings that spiritual faculty into play.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    ... if the Settlement seeks its expression through social activity, it must learn the difference between mere social unrest and spiritual impulse.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    ... 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)