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spir·i·tu·al·ism

 (spĭr′ĭ-cho͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. The belief that the dead communicate with the living, as through a medium.
b. The practices or doctrines of those holding such a belief.
2. A philosophy, doctrine, or religion emphasizing the spiritual aspect of being.

spir′i·tu·al·ist n.
spir′i·tu·al·is′tic adj.

spiritualism

(ˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the belief that the disembodied spirits of the dead, surviving in another world, can communicate with the living in this world, esp through mediums
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) the doctrines and practices associated with this belief
3. (Philosophy) philosophy the belief that because reality is to some extent immaterial it is therefore spiritual
4. any doctrine (in philosophy, religion, etc) that prefers the spiritual to the material
5. the condition or quality of being spiritual
ˈspiritualist n
ˌspirituaˈlistic adj

spir•it•u•al•ism

(ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the belief that the spirits of the dead communicate with the living, esp. through a person (a medium) particularly susceptible to their influence.
2. the practices or phenomena associated with this belief.
3. the belief that all reality is spiritual.
[1825–35]
spir′it•u•al•ist, n.
spir`it•u•al•is′tic, adj.

spiritualism

1. the belief that the dead survive as spirits that can communi-cate with the living, especially through a medium, a person particularly susceptible to their influence.
2. the practices or phenomena associated with this belief. Also spiritism.spiritualist, n. — spiritualistic, adj. — supranatural, supranaturalistic, adj.
See also: Spirits and Spiritualism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spiritualism - (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
2.spiritualism - the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)
belief - any cognitive content held as true
ectoplasm - (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
3.spiritualism - concern with things of the spirit
internality, inwardness - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
Translations

spiritualism

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəlɪzəm] Nespiritismo m

spiritualism

[ˈspɪrɪtʃuəlɪzəm] nspiritisme m

spiritualism

nSpiritismus m

spiritualism

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlɪzm] n (occult) → spiritismo
References in classic literature ?
A tendency to spiritualism and those things, though nothing serious.
Now, as I had no theory of any kind, don't believe in Spiritualism, and copied my characters from life, I don't see how this critic can be right.
The conversation fell upon table-turning and spirits, and Countess Nordston, who believed in spiritualism, began to describe the marvels she had seen.
Besides, he had that mental combination which is at once humble in the region of mystery and keen in the region of knowledge: it was the depth of his reverence quite as much as his hard common sense which gave him his disinclination to doctrinal religion, and he often checked Seth's argumentative spiritualism by saying, "Eh, it's a big mystery; thee know'st but little about it.
The Irish believe far too much in spirits to believe in spiritualism," he murmured.
I wish there was something in that miserable spiritualism, so we could send them word.
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After graduating from Oxford Imran Khan is completing higher degree of spiritual education from a lady formerly named Bushra Manika now Bushra Riaz and future Bushra Imran from Pakpatan University of Higher Spiritualism and Mysticism.
BUT many nations were also composed of 'inwardly concealed frustrated' but economically blissful societies that actually lived miserably unfulfilled life and living with failures without spiritualism, without a complete concept of moral life and living, which could really be fulfilling and satisfactory inwardly.
Divisional President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Dr Ashraf Qureshi said on the occasion that Iqbal was not merely a poet but Aashiq Rasool (true lover of Holy Prophet) as well, who introduced spiritualism to be pursued among the nation.
The flame of spiritualism shines brightly in Kerala and has done so for thousands of years.