spiritual world

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spiritual world a belief that there is a realm controlled by a divine spirit
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Quotations

  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    “Fortunately art is a community effort --a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Enthusiasm is: A quiet spiritual strength: An inner glow: Faith in action: Greatest asset in the world: Beats money power influence: Tramples over prejudice.”
  • George Eliot
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    “Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.”
  • William James
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    “Spiritual energy flows in and produces effects in the phenomenal world.”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.”

Usage

In literature:

Every such coming heightens the voltage of spiritual power in the world.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
Hindus are poetic, other-worldly, and spiritually minded.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
In seeking to define the spiritual life, it were better to regard the world as the expression of the Divine mind.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
The other arrogated an equal power over the invisible and spiritual world.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The spiritual sacrifice is acceptable to God, Paul teaches, however unacceptable it may be to the world.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
For, as he was to learn later, the spiritual world was a world of law and order fully as much as was the natural world.
"Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters" by H. Addington Bruce
I do not say that we may not receive impressions from the spiritual world.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Could there be a finer example of natural thrift in the spiritual world?
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Life in this world is a life for spiritual weaklings.
"The Prodigal Returns" by Lilian Staveley
Like many of her neighbours, she looked to the minister as the best worldly as well as spiritual adviser of his flock.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The whole spiritual world is ranged on the side of the good or of the evil deity.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
There is a world of difference between intellectual ability and spiritual insight.
"The Prayers of St. Paul" by W. H. Griffith Thomas
A blessing imparted to the whole world is a spiritual victory obtained over the world.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
The lower races each had simple notions of the spiritual world.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
In the spiritual world there is an exact analogy to this.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
In spiritual need or worldly care every one of his congregation hasten to their minister.
"A Danish Parsonage" by John Fulford Vicary
Of course, my faith in the existence of a spiritual world and hope for a future life in it went with the god.
"Communism and Christianism" by William Montgomery Brown
Superintendent Bangs arrived at Terre Haute in good time, and found himself in one of the greatest centres of Spiritualism in the world.
"The Spiritualists and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
Even when war came and our spiritual and emotional worlds came crashing about our ears, her power waned but did not depart.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
I didn't know it, for I was a stranger in the world of Spiritualism.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
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In poetry:

Shine, shine
From within, on the confused grey world without
That, growing clearer,
Grows spiritual and dearer.
"Imagination" by John Freeman
Look up! Yon field of blue
Broadcast with worlds is sown.
Use within use! Look up, O Man, and own
Vast worlds are also light and spiritual thought for you.
"Song The Sixth" by Thomas Aird
No spiritual Caesars are these dead;
They want no proud paternal kingdom come;
And when at last they blunder into bed
World-wrecked, they seek only oblivion.
"The Dead" by Sylvia Plath
Then is the scope of this world’s hope
No more than worldlings deem it ever,
Earth and sky, with nought between
Of spiritual truth serene:
And if so, fly! for thou and I
At once should sever.
"To Poesy" by Charles Harpur
Soon on the morning’s wings shall fancy flee,
And world-damps quench love’s spiritual flame,
And his wild powers, now as the wild waves free,
Be reef-bound by low wants and beaten down by shame.
"Fragments from 'Genius Lost'" by Charles Harpur
Glad grew the hearts that watched within:
'Twas more than light that entered in!
Pledge of a world redeemed —
Of life celestial poured beneath
Through mists of spiritual death —
The blood-red glory streamed!
"The Bird Of Grace" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Browne is well known for her "readings", reincarnation teachings, and the spiritual guidance she gives to many all around the world.
When great spiritual masters planted the seeds of the great world faiths.
F ew would expect to discover highly literate stories of sin and redemption in the irony-laden world of independent rock, where hipster orthodoxies often preclude overtly spiritual or religious themes.
My journey to the Montreal World Film Festival has become an annual spiritual retreat.
WE are so used to thinking of spirituality as withdrawal from the world and human affairs that it is hard to think of it as political.
The bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, a former oil company executive, was named on Friday as the new archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the world's estimated 77 million Anglicans, the New York Times reports.
Jakes ventured successfully into the literary world as a best-selling author, with books that infuse spiritual guidance and real-life issues.
That experience taught Pi how to go from just surviving to finding spiritual fulfillment from the deceptively mundane world.
Gangaji travels the world speaking to spiritual seekers from all walks of life.
It took three years, but the world of big budget SciFi finally has an antidote to the phony spiritualism and New Age warmth of Avatar.
There are general purposes that God has for His followers: Knowing Him better, Glorifying Jesus, Building the church by the use of our spiritual gifts, and being a witness for Jesus to a world who needs His grace.
On World Water Day, some spiritual insights on the supply of a basic human need: clean water.
In the world of jazz, John Coltrane is viewed as a spiritually driven supremely gifted sax player, who is seen as one of the greatest horn players to ever live.
St Francis's understanding of God, himself, other people, and the very world around him fuel Franciscan spirituality.
But just in case you needed further proof, this week's roundup — pulled at random from a stack of submitted CDs — turns up rock, Americana, world/spiritual, bluegrass and jazz guitar.
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