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Spiritual being   /spˈɪrɪtʃəwəl bˈiɪŋ/   Listen
Spiritual being

noun
1.
An incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events.  Synonym: supernatural being.






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"Spiritual being" Quotes from Famous Books



... drinks with us, and the sense in which we alone partake of that feast of which He provides the viands. But just as in the symbolic ordinance of the Communion the very essence of it is that what was offered as sacrifice is now incorporated into the participant's spiritual being, and becomes part of himself, and the life of his life, so, in the future, all the blessedness of the clustered and constellated joys of that life, which is one eternal festival, shall arise from the reception into perfected spirits with ever-growing ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture - St. Matthew Chaps. IX to XXVIII • Alexander Maclaren

... birds his brothers. Perfectly sure that he himself was a spiritual being, he thought it at least possible that the birds might be spiritual beings likewise, incarnate like himself in mortal flesh, and saw no degradation to the dignity of human nature in claiming kindred lovingly with creatures so beautiful, so wonderful, who (as he fancied ...
— Daily Thoughts - selected from the writings of Charles Kingsley by his wife • Charles Kingsley

... subject of derision under the name of transcendental phenomena, as they are wholly philosophical and interior, not to be appreciated by the senses, a secret experience within the depths and heights of our spiritual being, an institution which believes in God and immortality, and by the fact of immortality in the subsistence of an intimate relation between the spirit and God, will not look suspiciously on mysticism when it ...
— Devil-Worship in France - or The Question of Lucifer • Arthur Edward Waite

... plane. It becomes necessary, in order to get a true conception of what we really are (that we are spiritual beings, being neither male nor female) that we get away from the illusion of sex, and not be in bondage to it. But the man must look upon the woman as a spiritual being and not think of her only for what her material form stands for. If he does he is under an illusion, being in bondage to her body, which becomes a barrier to realizing the Divine within, and if the woman looks upon the material form of the man as being the man and that for which ...
— A California Girl • Edward Eldridge



Words linked to "Spiritual being" :   angel, spirit, divinity, eon, immortal, lucifer, supernatural being, fairy, deity, belief, disembodied spirit, fay, devil, aeon, trickster, supernatural, Satan, faerie, Supreme Being, sprite, Beelzebub, occult, the Tempter, god, Prince of Darkness, Old Nick, faery



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