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Spiritual vs. Mystical

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Spiritualadjective

Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul.

‘Respect towards ancestors is an essential part of Thai spiritual practice.’;

Mysticaladjective

Relating to mystics or mysticism.

Spiritualadjective

Of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred.

Mysticaladjective

Having a spiritual or magical significance that transcends human understanding.

Spiritualadjective

Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural.

Mysticaladjective

Inspiring a sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination.

Spiritualadjective

Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal.

‘a spiritual substance or being’;

Mysticaladjective

relating to or characteristic of mysticism;

‘mystical religion’;

Spiritualadjective

Of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.

Mysticaladjective

relating to or resembling mysticism;

‘mystical intuition’; ‘mystical theories about the securities market’;

Spiritualadjective

(Christianity) Controlled and inspired by the Holy Spirit; pure; holy.

Mysticaladjective

having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding;

‘mysterious symbols’; ‘the mystical style of Blake’; ‘occult lore’; ‘the secret learning of the ancients’;

Spiritualadjective

Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical.

‘the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation’;

Mysticaladjective

relating to mystics or religious mysticism

‘the mystical theology of Richard Rolle’;

Spiritualnoun

A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.

Mysticaladjective

having a spiritual symbolic or allegorical significance that transcends human understanding

‘the mystical body of Christ’;

Spiritualnoun

Any spiritual function, office, or affair.

‘He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. — Lowell.’;

Mysticaladjective

relating to ancient religious mysteries or other occult or esoteric rites

‘the mystical practices of the Pythagoreans’;

Spiritualadjective

Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being.

‘It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.’;

Mysticaladjective

of hidden or esoteric meaning

‘a geometric figure of mystical significance’;

Spiritualadjective

Of or pertaining to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.

Mysticaladjective

inspiring a sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination

‘the mystical city of Kathmandu’;

Spiritualadjective

Of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting the spirits.

‘God's law is spiritual; it is a transcript of the divine nature, and extends its authority to the acts of the soul of man.’;

Mysticaladjective

concerned with the soul or the spirit, rather than with material things

‘the beliefs of a more mystical age’;

Spiritualadjective

Of or pertaining to the soul or its affections as influenced by the Spirit; controlled and inspired by the divine Spirit; proceeding from the Holy Spirit; pure; holy; divine; heavenly-minded; - opposed to carnal.

‘That I may impart unto you some spiritual gift.’; ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings.’; ‘If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one.’;

Spiritualadjective

Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as, the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation.

Spiritualnoun

A spiritual function, office, or affair. See Spirituality, 2.

‘He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals.’;

Spiritualnoun

a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States

Spiritualadjective

concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church;

‘religious texts’; ‘a nenber if a religious order’; ‘lords temporal and spiritual’; ‘spiritual leaders’; ‘spiritual songs’;

Spiritualadjective

concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul;

‘a spiritual approach to life’; ‘spiritual fulfillment’; ‘spiritual values’; ‘unearthly love’;

Spiritualadjective

lacking material body or form or substance;

‘spiritual beings’; ‘the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm’;

Spiritualadjective

like or being a phantom;

‘a ghostly face at the window’; ‘a phantasmal presence in the room’; ‘spectral emanations’; ‘spiritual tappings at a seance’;

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