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spir·i·tu·al·ism
n.
The belief that the dead communicate with the living, as through a medium.

The practices or doctrines of those holding such a belief.

A philosophy, doctrine, or religion emphasizing the spiritual aspect of being.

spiri·tu·al·ist n.
spiri·tu·al·istic adj.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.



spiritualism
n.
The quality or state of being spiritual.

(Physiol.) The doctrine, in opposition to the materialists, that all which exists is spirit, or soul -- that what is called the external world is either a succession of notions impressed on the mind by the Deity, as maintained by Berkeley, or else the mere educt of the mind itself, as taught by Fichte.

A belief that departed spirits hold intercourse with mortals by means of physical phenomena, as by rappng, or during abnormal mental states, as in trances, or the like, commonly manifested through a person of special susceptibility, called a medium; spiritism; the doctrines and practices of spiritualists.

"What is called spiritualism should, I think, be called a mental species of materialism." --R. H. Hutton.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.



spiritualism
n.
any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God 2: the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)

Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University








hi. i'm aylan, the mod here. all the definitions above apply here, and then some. the idea so far is that this community is a place to openly discuss all things spiritual--anything related to spiritualism, spirituality, etc...this message is prone to change, as it is young and still maturing. and stuff. have fun, don't be jerk, etc...







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