spiritual being


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Noun1.spiritual being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human eventsspiritual being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
belief - any cognitive content held as true
occult, supernatural - supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
aeon, eon - (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
trickster - a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts
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Holding this faith, she was in no respect influenced by those grossly material ideas of modern growth which associate the presence of spiritual beings with clumsy conjuring tricks and monkey antics performed on tables and chairs.
No one is naturally bad, everyone is inherently a very beautiful, spiritual being.
The Torah says that G-d created man in His image, meaning he created man as a spiritual being," he says.
We are specifically interested in how previous research investigated the dualism at the heart of Scheler's philosophical anthropology, the nature of his thought, his value-ethics, his account of the human being as both a vital being and a spiritual being, and his view of spirit as pure actuality.
My goal in writing this book is to show that when we look at genuine science, there's a great deal of evidence to show we have the qualities that you would expect a spiritual being to have.
If a person can see spiritual things, we can assume that this person is (ontologically) an earthly and spiritual being, but if a person cannot see spiritual things, we can assume that this person is (ontologically) only a natural being.
It is not impossible that the people who make these statements mean what they say in the literal or conventional sense--that they had an experience of a spiritual being or force, or that they are prone to such experiences; but I hope not.
My meditations convince me that I'm a spiritual being having a physical experience.
They are earthy organic, dirty, and thus disreputable, while we are uniquely clean and pure, spiritual beings made in the image of God.
the aesthetic originates at existential, even evolutionary levels: man and woman have developed the ability to communicate and to be moved by symbolic forms, as part of their prolonged struggle to become spiritual beings.
The discussion in the present book emerges out of the images contained within the pictures of the means by which sorcerers, priests, healers and kings, as well as various spiritual beings, employ sakti for their own benevolent or malevolent purposes.
When we enter into prayer, we come into an awareness of ourselves as spiritual beings.