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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spiritualist - someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the deadspiritualist - someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums"
psychic - a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
Adj.1.spiritualist - of or relating to or connected with spiritualism
Translations

spiritualist

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəlɪst] Nespiritista mf

spiritualist

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəlɪst] nspirite mf, adepte mf du spiritisme

spiritualist

nSpiritist(in) m(f)

spiritualist

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəlɪst] n (Rel) → spiritualista m/f
References in classic literature ?
I really have no mind to turn into a dilettante spiritualist.
But the spiritualists have begun with tables writing for them, and spirits appearing to them, and have only later started saying that it is an unknown force.
Yes, but the spiritualists say we don't know at present what this force is, but there is a force, and these are the conditions in which it acts.
I think," he went on, "that this attempt of the spiritualists to explain their marvels as some sort of new natural force is most futile.
It was like a "spirit message," such as are delivered at seances of spiritualists for a dollar admission.
The men and women who live and move in that new world of his creation are as varied as life itself; they are kings and beggars, saints and lovers, great captains, poets, painters, musicians, priests and Popes, Jews, gipsies and dervishes, street-girls, princesses, dancers with the wicked [44] witchery of the daughter of Herodias, wives with the devotion of the wife of Brutus, joyous girls and malevolent grey-beards, statesmen, cavaliers, soldiers of humanity, tyrants and bigots, ancient sages and modern spiritualists, heretics, scholars, scoundrels, devotees, rabbis, persons of quality and men of low estate--men and women as multiform as nature or society has made them.
The spiritualists," said Sir Walter, with a smile, "would say that spirits could find a great deal of use for a table.
Pinkerton-Daisy's best client-is in a tizzy, insisting Daisy use her spiritualist talent to end the engagement between her daughter and a most unsuitable man.
While frank about the mundane origins of spiritualist phenomena, Lause is sympathetic to spiritualists themselves.
Quarmby Spiritualist Church used the money to buy a 'cuddle cot', a refrigerated cot which allows bereaved parents to spend time with their stillborn babies.
Conan Doyle and the Mysterious World of Light, 1887-1920" written by Matt Wingett traces the author's story from his earliest psychic experiments while working as a young doctor in Southsea, Portsmouth, to his dedication of the final decade of his life to Spiritualist missionary work, during which he became world leader of the Spiritualist movement.
What follows is a mad dash to New York and Boston with a deranged Spiritualist medium on the tail of Holmes and his team of investigators: Wiggins, his feminist wife, and Rose Mackenburg, Houdini's top investigator into phony Spiritualism, which was rampant at the time.