'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.
Other articles related to "spiritual":
... Medieval medicine in Western Europe was composed of a mixture of existing ideas from antiquity, spiritual influences and what Claude Lévi-Strauss ... (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
... "essential energy", referring 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 ...
... Thus, the novices are given the opportunity for longer periods of prayer and spiritual reading as well as silence in order to reflect on the vocation ... The spiritual development of the novice is of particular focus, especially through spiritual direction ...
... 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 thought" ... Dupré, a Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...
Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:
“We must conclude that it is not only a particular political ideology that has failed, but the idea that men and women could ever define themselves in terms that exclude their spiritual needs.”
—Salman Rushdie (b. 1948)
“Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage.”
—José Bergamín (18951983)
“Those who first introduced compulsory education into American life knew exactly why children should go to school and learn to read: to save their souls.... Consistent with this goal, the first book written and printed for children in America was titled Spiritual Milk for Boston Babes in either England, drawn from the Breasts of both Testaments for their Souls Nourishment.”
—Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century)