anti-spiritualism

spiritualism

[spir-i-choo-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
1.
the belief or doctrine that the spirits of the dead, surviving after the mortal life, can and do communicate with the living, especially through a person (a medium) particularly susceptible to their influence.
2.
the practices or phenomena associated with this belief.
3.
the belief that all reality is spiritual.
4.
Metaphysics. any of various doctrines maintaining that the ultimate reality is spirit or mind.
5.
spiritual quality or tendency.
6.
insistence on the spiritual side of things, as in philosophy or religion.

Origin:
1825–35; spiritual + -ism

spiritualistic, adjective
spiritualistically, adverb
antispiritualism, noun
antispiritualistic, adjective

spirited, spiritual, spiritualistic.
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spiritualism (ˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the belief that the disembodied spirits of the dead, surviving in another world, can communicate with the living in this world, esp through mediums
2.  the doctrines and practices associated with this belief
3.  philosophy the belief that because reality is to some extent immaterial it is therefore spiritual
4.  any doctrine (in philosophy, religion, etc) that prefers the spiritual to the material
5.  the condition or quality of being spiritual
 
'spiritualist
 
n
 
spiritua'listic
 
adj

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