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Spiritual is the adjective for spirit.

Spiritual may also refer to:


  • Spirituality, a concern with matters of the spirit
    • Spiritual attack, an attack by Satan and his demons on a Christian
    • Spiritual body, a Christian term for resurrection
    • Spiritual but not religious, a religious categorization
    • Spiritual bypass, a "tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks"
    • Spiritual communion, a Christian practice of desiring union with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist
    • Spiritual crisis, a form of identity crisis where an individual experiences drastic changes to their meaning system typically because of a spontaneous spiritual experience
    • Spiritual death, absence of spirituality
    • Spiritual development, the development of the personality towards a religious or spiritual desired better personality
    • Spiritual direction, the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality
    • Spiritual distress, a disturbance in a person's belief system
    • Spiritual ecology, a field in religion and environmentalism
    • Spiritual energy, a form of energy in spirituality and alternative medicine
    • Spiritual enlightenment, the "full comprehension of a situation"
    • Spiritual evolution, the philosophical, theological, esoteric or spiritual idea that nature and human beings evolve
    • Spiritual experience, a subjective experience in religion
    • Spiritual formation, the process and practices by which a person may progress in one's spiritual or religious life or to a movement in Protestantism
    • Spiritual gift, a supernatural power given by God
    • Spiritual healing, a form of alternative medicine
    • Spiritual intelligence, a term used by some philosophers, psychologists, and developmental theorists to indicate spiritual parallels with intelligence quotient and emotional quotient
    • Spiritual literature, a genre of literature, in which usually involves the personal spiritual experience of the author
    • Spiritual materialism, a Tibetan Buddhist concept
    • Spiritual naturalism, a naturalist approach to spiritual ways of looking at the world
    • Spiritual opportunism, the exploitation of spiritual ideas for personal gain, partisan interests or selfish motives
    • Spiritual philosophy, a philosophy pertaining to spirituality
    • Spiritual possession, a concept of many religions, where it is believed that a spirit may take temporary control of a human body
    • Spiritual practice, a way of exercising spirituality
    • Spiritual psychology, a school of psychology that integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology
    • Spiritual reading, a practice of reading books and articles about spirituality with the purpose of growing in holiness
    • Spiritual retreat, a place or state dedicated to spirituality
    • Spiritual test, a life situation, provided by God, to evaluate man's individual moral character and obedience to his laws
    • Spiritual transformation, a fundamental change in a person's sacred or spiritual life
    • Spiritual warfare, the Christian concept of fighting against the work of preternatural evil forces
    • Spiritual warrior, a term used in Tibetan Buddhism for one who combats the ignorance (avidyā)
  • Spirituals, a branch of the 13th-century Franciscans espousing poverty as obligatory
    • Spiritual Franciscans, extreme proponents of the rule of Saint Francis of Assisi, especially with regard to poverty
  • Lords Spiritual, the clergy of the established Church of England who serve in the House of Lords
  • Spiritual Baptists, a syncretic Afro-American religion that combines elements of traditional African religion with Christianity
  • Spiritual Christianity, a Christian denomination in Russia
  • Spiritual church movement, a group of Spiritualist churches and Spiritualist denominations


Other uses[edit]

  • Spiritual successor, a follow-up work that does not directly continue the canon of its predecessor

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