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NOUN (3)

1. (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God;

2. the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium);

3. concern with things of the spirit;
[syn: spirituality, spiritualism, spiritism, otherworldliness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spiritualism \Spir"it*u*al*ism\, n. 1. The quality or state of being spiritual. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) The doctrine, in opposition to the materialists, that all which exists is spirit, or soul -- that what is called the external world is either a succession of notions impressed on the mind by the Deity, as maintained by Berkeley, or else the mere educt of the mind itself, as taught by Fichte. [1913 Webster] 3. A belief that departed spirits hold intercourse with mortals by means of physical phenomena, as by rappng, or during abnormal mental states, as in trances, or the like, commonly manifested through a person of special susceptibility, called a medium; spiritism; the doctrines and practices of spiritualists. [1913 Webster] What is called spiritualism should, I think, be called a mental species of materialism. --R. H. Hutton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spiritualism n 1: (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God 2: the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium) 3: concern with things of the spirit [syn: spirituality, spiritualism, spiritism, otherworldliness] [ant: worldliness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "spiritualism": Berkeleianism, Hegelianism, Kantianism, Neoplatonism, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Platonism, absolute idealism, animatism, animism, form, hylozoism, idealism, immaterialism, mediumism, metaphysical idealism, monistic idealism, necromancy, panpsychism, personalism, psychism, seance, sitting, solipsism, spirit, spiritism, subjectivism, transcendental, universal