Outline of spirituality

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to spirituality:

Spirituality – can refer to an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality;[1] an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being; or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.”[2] Spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer and contemplation, are intended to develop an individual's inner life; spiritual experience includes that of connectedness with a larger reality, yielding a more comprehensive self; with other individuals or the human community; with nature or the cosmos; or with the divine realm.[3]

Introductory topics[edit]

Eastern[edit]

Esotericism and mysticism[edit]

Shabd paths[edit]

Other topics[edit]

Philosophy and religion[edit]

Paths[edit]

Inner path[edit]

"Inner path", as a spiritual or religious concept, is referred to in:

Left-hand path[edit]

Magic and occult[edit]

Martial arts[edit]

New Age and alternative medicine[edit]

People[edit]

Spiritual and occult practices[edit]

Concentration[edit]

Divination[edit]

Other[edit]

Western[edit]

Religion, esotericism, and mysticism[edit]

Organizations[edit]

People[edit]

Rosicrucianism[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Occultism and practical mysticism[edit]

Neopaganism[edit]

Christianity[edit]

Esoteric Christianity[edit]

Egyptian mythology[edit]

Islam[edit]

Sufism[edit]

Judaism[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ewert Cousins, preface to Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, Modern Esoteric Spirituality, Crossroad Publishing 1992.
  2. ^ Philip Sheldrake, A Brief History of Spirituality, Wiley-Blackwell 2007 p. 1-2
  3. ^ Margaret A. Burkhardt and Mary Gail Nagai-Jacobson, Spirituality: living our connectedness, Delmar Cengage Learning, p. xiii

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