spiritualization


Also found in: Thesaurus.

spir·i·tu·al·ize

 (spĭr′ĭ-cho͞o-ə-līz′)
tr.v. spir·i·tu·al·ized, spir·i·tu·al·iz·ing, spir·i·tu·al·iz·es
1. To impart a spiritual nature to.
2. To invest with or treat as having a spiritual sense or meaning.

spir′i·tu·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
spir′i·tu·al·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spiritualization - the act of making something spiritual; infusing it with spiritual content
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
References in classic literature ?
"But that is a strange idea of yours," said Owen, "about the spiritualization of matter."
Commenting on this proposal a century later, Voegelin incisively pointed out its "incipient totalitarianism," born of its aversion to all "transcendence." In addition, its "blindness to the depths of the soul," its ignorance of "evil spirits," and its "spiritualization of utilitarianism" meant that it was entirely ignorant of the drama of good and evil in the soul.
Also for the spiritualization of the body and for the detachment of man from his habit of being attracted more to the earthly, God ordains the fasting for man to repel through asceticism the bodily passions.
In his critique, he argues for "the possibility of a spiritualization and refinement of the means of force, means to which in any event mankind is compelled by virtue of its physical existence" (p.
The mystic, explains Idel, undergoes "a deep transformation of the self through a temporal spiritualization, self-effacement [[phrase omitted]], annihilation [[phrase omitted]], and cleaving to the divine [[phrase omitted]]" (Idel, Hasidism 104).
To answer that question, we need to deal first with the question of our access to other living beings and then with the problem of the spiritualization of the concept of evolution.
The spiritualization of the tradition was not confined to the liberal denominations.
"The Everything Answer Book" covers how quantum physics affects our understanding of: Zen; Thoughts, feelings, and intuitions; Dreams; Karma, death, and reincarnation; God's will, evolution, and purpose; The meaning of dreams; The spiritualization of economics and business, politics and education, and society itself.
Hence, an Integral Revolution to bring about a spiritualization of the economic and political systems and institutions in India is the crying need of the hour.
It's a mock museum of man's collective spiritualization of nightmares.
We have here a kind of Judeo-Christian triumphalism--a significant step backward from the spiritualization of the land and the universalization of the parent faith that characterized the original Christian vision.