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:

    All things are moral; and in their boundless changes have an unceasing reference to spiritual nature.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We have progressively improved into a less spiritual species of tenderness—but the seal is not yet fixed though the wax is preparing for the impression.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    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)