spiritualization


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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.
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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.
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.
Escape from the captivity of objects, from the constraint of the radical exteriority of the objects embellishing our world, stems from the human need for reflection and interiorization, the return to the spiritualization of objects and the adequate valorization of human beings, in particular.
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.
It is to the development, identification, and general prevalence of that fervid comradeship, (the adhesive love, at least rivaling the amative love hitherto possessing imaginative literature, if not going beyond it,) that I look for the counterbalance and offset of our materialistic and vulgar American democracy, and for the spiritualization thereof.
Like tradition, property is part of the inherited wealth that makes the spiritualization of the human person (and creation
Introduction to Songs of Experience, WB 18] centuries before, echoing the ancient gnostic prophecy that Whitman spelled out for America specifically demanding that the steam engine "be confronted and met by at least an equally subtle and tremendous force infusion for purposes of spiritualization, for the pure conscience, for genuine aesthetics, and for absolute and primal manliness and womanliness.
In authors' terms, the masculine representatives have three levels of spiritualization for each of these four tendencies, from basic to spiritual.