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, 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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References in classic literature ?
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.
My meditations convince me that I'm a spiritual being having a physical experience.
"No one is naturally bad, everyone is inherently a very beautiful, spiritual being. Everybody, Hitler included."
"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.
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.
More than occasionally, one hears a humanist, even a secular humanist, claim that he or she is "spiritual" or has had a "spiritual experience." 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.
While the book "Tellurian" has an eschatological overtone, it is a simple story following the conversations of Tellurians as they learn about their heritage as spiritual beings. Within the Tellurian society, spiritual matters, and the growth of the Spirit of God within each Tellurian, is the backbone to their way of life.
Jesus came to teach us that we are not human beings trying to be spiritual but spiritual beings pretending to be human.
The tour was led by company owner, Dave Eaves, who arrived with high hopes of contacting spiritual beings after frequent successes at Coventry's Golden Cross pub next door.
Asked if he thought the world would end on that date, which the ancient Maya believed marked the end of the world on the calendar, Bill, said no - but added: "This will be the Golden Age, when a majority will know they are love and they are spiritual beings.
These pieces of spiritual beings are emphasized in many people in popular culture and history, and Taigen Dan Leighton explores this ideal, and presents a fine introductory to Mahayana Buddhism.