Metaphysical concept of a spirit often explain it as being something opposed to the material and a manifestation of a personality from someone who has passed or crossed to the next level of life. The English word spirit is taken and derived from Latin Spiritus meaning breath. It can also mean spirit, vigour, courage and soul. Throughout history spirit has had a central and somewhat crucial aspect over lives as it is and always has been at the heart of life and how it has impacted on humanity and how we behave.
The spirit which mediums aid in providing links and messages from is itself a category of spirit classification but if you look at the world, spirit plays an extraordinary part and has a role in multiple cultures, faiths, traditions and in many walks of life. In Arabic the word is used to capture a sense of the flowing wind, the fleeting air which is hard to hold on to and carries on it a taste, sense and rapid form of expression. The spirit develops and grows in an aspect of an integral being and when assessed it can be linked to many ideologies and separated from the concept of the soul which pre-exist the body and can be non quantified.
In essence a spirit is usually united by many faiths as a defined energy which has an intelligence, sentience and vestiges of the mind and personality. Particular experts have equated it to mean that spirit is not something always tangible but it is in the purest sense a pure form of matter and seen by the purest eyes.
Spiritual traditions are throughout history regularly a main feature of tribes, religions and beliefs. It is a quantifiable proportionate notion of a Supreme higher being which unites people and allows them to know that they are not just a small singular self sufficient spirit but actually linked to and integral to a wider population with life as a common denominator.
Native Americans know the Great Spirit or Wakan Tanka to be the supreme higher deity to whom they send their prayers, hopes and dreams.
Spirit is itself an inspiration. In finding that we have so many common bonds, that people have known and sometimes without realising had spirit connecting with so many aspects and fragments of life and in broadening our comprehension of spiritual meaning this can open our perspectives on life and its cycle.
- The countries in the world are numerous and so are the many various ideas and forms of spirit theories. Various forms of animism in Japan’s Shinto and in African religion focus on invisible beings that represent or connect with plants or animals and these can be known to be Animal Fathers, or Kami.
- Translations usually employ an English word spirit when trying to state the idea of entities with an energy of their own.
- In spiritualism the word spirit captures this individual who is able to express reason, memory and intelligence despite having no physical form. The Individual spirits envisaged can be believed to be interconnected with all other spirits and with a proportionate understanding of this world and of a level inhabited after passing.
- The concept of a more scientific theory is based on a unified spirituality and to a universal consciousness. The belief to some relies on a concept of Deity. In this scenario all separate spirits when connected form a greater unity or whole and the Spirit which has an identity separate from its own elements has a defined element of consciousness and an intellect. The ultimate, unified and non- dual awareness or life or force combining or transcending all individual units of consciousness. This experience of such a connection can become a primary basis for spiritual belief for many. The term spirit occurs in this sense as in the pantheistic view.
- Spirit you can sum up to equate to an essence that can manifest itself as a mind and soul through any level in pantheistic hierarchy. This can be through a mind and soul of a single cell with a consciousness.
- Christian theology can use the term Spirit to describe the existence of the Holy Spirit.
- Spirit forms a central concept in the studies of psychology.
- Christian faith uses Spirit as one of the seven synonyms for the Higher one, as in a Principle of the Mind, Soul, Spirit, aspects of Life, Truth, Love and faith.
- Harmonism reserves the term “spirit” for those who are collectively control and influenced as an individual from the realm of the mind and once more it can be seen that spirit is alluded to through a connection to psychology and physiology.
Spirit has long been an important factor throughout time and for many people spirit has a meaning which is sensed in the heart and can have instinctive value. To fully incorporate how much of a part and established place spirit has in multiple traditions, continents and in lives it is sometimes necessary to stop and see how the word and its stem in the actual word of spirit has been stipulated, implied and has its roots in so many aspects of the world around us, in Language, in expressions and in the religions which surround our daily lives.
Metaphorical usage of spirit.
The metaphorical use of the term likewise has several related meanings..
It can mean a spirit of inclusion in the spirit that ties people together.
The loyalty and feeling of inclusion in the social history or unity essence of an institution or group, such as in espirit de corps which means school spirit or college spirit.
Spirit can relate to a sense of freedom or escape in spirited away.
A closely related meaning refers to the worldview of a person, at a time or place, as in The Declaration of Independence was written in the spirit of John Locke and his notions of liberty, or the term which is Zeitgeist, meaning spirit of the time or age.
As a synonym for vivacity the stem spirit implies that one integrally puts a piece of themselves into the passionate expression they evoke.
The underlying intention of a text as distinguished from its practical meaning within the letter and spirit of the Law.
Often the word spirit means a moment when one expresses joy, a true reflection of them.
In mysticism a unity with supreme higher deities is bound to spirit. Soul may also equate with spirit, but the soul involves certain progresses in individual human consciousness and it must be said that spirit comes from beyond that and resonates in fragments of personality, of experience.
The Chinese, English and ancient Hebrew have many relative translations of spirit but the one link to all is the meaning of courage, of life and love. The spiritual translation and connotations in numerous dialects seems to represent a similar belief that the spirit is the wind that carries our elements, our sense of who we are and life from this life to the next and takes with it as a breath on the wind a fragment albeit in a different physical form of the individual life we have some heartfelt bind to having once knew and the pleasure of being a part of on this side and the next.