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:

    A symbol is indeed the only possible expression of some invisible essence, a transparent lamp about a spiritual flame; while allegory is one of many possible representations of an embodied thing, or familiar principle, and belongs to fancy and not to imagination: the one is a revelation, the other an amusement.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual understanding, which regenerates; but silent prayer, watchfulness, and devout obedience enable us to follow Jesus’ example. Long prayers, superstition, and creeds clip the strong pinions of love, and clothe religion in human forms. Whatever materializes worship hinders man’s spiritual growth and keeps him from demonstrating his power over error.
    Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910)

    Moons are no more bounds to spiritual power than bat-balls.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)