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Outline of spirituality

Spirituality can refer to an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality,[1] an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being, or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.”[2]

Spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer and contemplation, are intended to develop an individual's inner life; spiritual experience includes that of connectedness with a larger reality, yielding a more comprehensive self; with other individuals or the human community; with nature or the cosmos; or with the divine realm.[3]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to spirituality:

Contents

  • Introductory topics 1
  • Eastern 2
    • Esotericism and mysticism 2.1
      • Category:Shabda 2.1.1
      • Other topics 2.1.2
    • Philosophy and religion 2.2
  • Paths 3
    • Inner path 3.1
    • Left-hand path 3.2
  • Magic and occult 4
  • Martial arts 5
  • New Age 6
  • People 7
  • Spiritual and occult practices 8
    • Concentration 8.1
    • Divination 8.2
    • Other 8.3
  • Western 9
    • Religion, esotericism, and mysticism 9.1
      • Organizations 9.1.1
      • People 9.1.2
      • Rosicrucianism 9.1.3
    • Occultism and practical mysticism 9.2
      • Neopaganism 9.2.1
      • Christianity 9.2.2
        • Esoteric Christianity 9.2.2.1
      • Egyptian mythology 9.2.3
      • Islam 9.2.4
        • Sufism 9.2.4.1
      • Judaism 9.2.5
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Introductory topics

Eastern

Esotericism and mysticism

Category:Shabda

Other topics

Philosophy and religion

Paths

Inner path

"Inner path", as a spiritual or religious concept, is referred to in:

Left-hand path

Magic and occult

Martial arts

New Age

People

Spiritual and occult practices

Concentration

Divination

Other

Western

Religion, esotericism, and mysticism

Organizations

People

Rosicrucianism

Occultism and practical mysticism

Neopaganism

Christianity

Esoteric Christianity

Egyptian mythology

Islam

Sufism

Judaism

See also

References

  1. ^ Ewert Cousins, preface to Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, Modern Esoteric Spirituality, Crossroad Publishing 1992.
  2. ^ Philip Sheldrake, A Brief History of Spirituality, Wiley-Blackwell 2007 p. 1-2
  3. ^ Margaret A. Burkhardt and Mary Gail Nagai-Jacobson, Spirituality: living our connectedness, Delmar Cengage Learning, p. xiii

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