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spiritualisation

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See spiritualization, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of making something spiritual; infusing it with spiritual content

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Examples

  • This explantion amounts to the demystification of the old understandings and the spiritualisation of science.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • (Sane Society) Through the evolution of developed society and civilization from 'We-ness' to 'I-ness' extends over the spiritualisation process of feeling being in oneness with oneself or a feeling a sense of being revealed to onself - without the development of societal state, that could happen in remote possibility.

    Philosophy of Self-awareness

  • It may be questioned whether such a mass progress or conversion is possible; but if it is not, then the spiritualisation of mankind as a whole is a chimera. . .

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Bodies, divested of spirit, are now able to be utilized economically in the industrial revolution: a technological reduction is put into effect, and with it arise fears of a de-spiritualisation of humanity.

    Reading Machines

  • Above all, it stands for the progressive spiritualisation of mankind - a spirituality that subsumes and does not negate Matter and material life.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Life, in a word, is mental travel, ascent in a path of growing spiritualisation.

    A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson

  • From this point of view mind and matter appear not as two things opposed to each other, as static terms in fixed antithesis, but rather as two inverse directions of movement; and, in certain respects, we must therefore speak not so much of matter or mind as of spiritualisation and materialisation, the latter resulting automatically from a simple interruption of the former.

    A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson

  • Israel's calamities, of which the prophets saw only the beginning, worked a notable spiritualisation in its religion.

    The Life of Reason

  • We have need all the more to remember how slowly and reluctantly religion has suffered spiritualisation, how imperfectly as yet its superstitious origin has been outgrown.

    The Life of Reason

  • The motto, "Let us eat and drink for to-morrow we die," is capable of spiritualisation, and if you spiritualise that motto it becomes poisonous indeed.

    Among Famous Books

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