Definition of Spiritual being

1. Noun. An incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events.

Exact synonyms: Supernatural Being
Generic synonyms: Belief
Group relationships: Occult, Supernatural
Specialized synonyms: Deity, Divinity, God, Immortal, Aeon, Eon, Angel, Faerie, Faery, Fairy, Fay, Sprite, Disembodied Spirit, Spirit, Trickster
Specialized synonyms: God, Supreme Being, Beelzebub, Devil, Lucifer, Old Nick, Prince Of Darkness, Satan, The Tempter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiritual Being

spirits away
spirits of ammonia
spirits of hartshorn
spirits of salt
spirits of salts
spirits of wine
spirits of wines
spiritual awakening
spiritual being (current term)
spiritual bouquet
spiritual desertion
spiritual healing
spiritual leader
spiritual naturalism
spiritual naturalist
spiritual rebirth
spiritual sequel
spiritual sequels
spiritual violence
spiritual world
spiritual worlds

Literary usage of Spiritual being

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"But since it is a spiritual being retaining spiritual activities, intrinsically independent of the body, it is, ..."

2. The Divine Plan of the Agesby Charles Taze Russell by Charles Taze Russell (2000)
"But there is a still further step to be taken beyond a perfection of spiritual being, viz., to "the glory that shall follow" —plane K. We do not here refer ..."

3. Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and by Rudolf Steiner (1910)
"THE spiritual being OF MAN The soul being of man is not determined by the body alone. Man does not wander aimlessly and without a goal from one sensation to ..."

4. Reason & Revelation: An Essay in Christian Apology by John Richardson Illingworth (1903)
"MAN'S DIGNITY AS A spiritual being THE following passage from Boyle is of interest, from the fact that, as stated in the text, he was a leader of the ..."

5. The Theological and Literary Journal (1859)
"... for if believing that man is a spiritual being is believing in the supernatural, then faith in the supernatural is already universal; and neither needs ..."

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