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Spiritual being   /spˈɪrɪtʃəwəl bˈiɪŋ/   Listen
Spiritual being

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

... is, that in eating a dead enemy they consume his spiritual being, and so inherit his soul, his strength and his bravery, which they hold are specially lodged in the brain. This accounts for the fact that the brain figures in their feasts as the choicest delicacy, and is offered to ...
— In Search of the Castaways • Jules Verne

... 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

... possibility of getting cleansed. "Have you not tried before to perfect yourself and become better, and nothing has come of it?" whispered the voice of the tempter within. "What is the use of trying any more? Are you the only one?—All are alike, such is life," whispered the voice. But the free spiritual being, which alone is true, alone powerful, alone eternal, had already awakened in Nekhludoff, and he could not but believe it. Enormous though the distance was between what he wished to be and what he was, nothing appeared insurmountable ...
— Resurrection • Count Leo Tolstoy

... relatively to man, ascribed to certain spirits in the elder Scriptures, namely: 1, of misleading (as in the case of the Israelitish king seduced into a fatal battle by a falsehood originating with a spiritual being); 2, of temptation; 3, of calumnious accusation directed against absent parties. It is not absolutely an untenable hypothesis, that these functions of malignity to man, as at first sight they appear, may be in fact reconcilable ...
— Memorials and Other Papers • Thomas de Quincey

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

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