SPIRIT SPIRITUAL SPIRITUALISM SPIRT

~ SPIRIT  id+ | BREATH OF LIFE |
^u        id+ | ESSENCE |   see> MIND
          as in " THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW "
          id+ | see> ALMA |
     main entry starts with  see> ANIMA
     etymology also given in see> ANIMA
     consider SPERM  SEMEN  SPERMOZOON or
     in gr ZOE = LIFE        see> ZOO
     myth> many stories speak of
           LIFE being MATTER
     INJECTED WITH A SPIRIT or ESSENCE
     or A MATERNAL EGG or OVUM injected by a
     SPERM
     lit+ " SPIRIT AWAY "
     hx> ALCHEMISTS CONSIDERED SPIRITS THOSE
         SUBSTANCES THAT EVAPORATE AND EVENTUALLY
     THE BEST KNOWN SPIRIT BECAME ALCOHOL
     myth> MEDIEVAL IDEAS PROPOSED
           ELEMENTAL SPIRITS TO BE
     SALAMANDER FOR FIRE
     GNOME          EARTH
     SYLPH          AIR
     UNDINES        WATER
     many fables speak of THE GREAT SPIRIT
     BLOWING LIFE INTO CLAY FIGURINES
     ONE TOUCHING STORY IS ABOUT A FIGURINE OF
     MAN BEING TOUCHED BY A COYOTE AND WHEN
     THE SPIRIT OF LIFE WAS BLOWN INTO IT
     INSTEAD OF MAN IT GAVE RISE TO A DOG
     ply> " DOG AND MAN ARE CONSPIRED "
     lat SPIRITUS = BREATH        sug> ANIMATED
         SPIRARE    BREATHE also  sug> ANIMAL
         ANIMA      SOUL
         HALITUS    also BREATH
     consider SPIRITUAL      SPRIGHT     SPIRACLE
              SPIRATE       ASPIRANT    ASPIRATION
     ASPIRE   CONSPIRE     EXPIRE      INSPIRE
     PERSPIRE  RESPIRE  TRANSPIRE      SUSPIRE
               RESPITE    RESPIRATION
~ SPIRITUAL    id+ | A CONTRAPOINT TO MATERIAL |
              BUDDHA [#] TAUGHT THAT
     " WE ARE WHAT WE THINK "  [75]
     Descartes [#] followed with
     " COGNITO ERGO SUM " or
     I COGITATE or THINK
     therefore I AM
                perhaps Descartes was inspired by BUDDHA
~ SPIRITUALISM  BELIEF IN THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN
                THE LIVING AND THE DEAD BY THE
                ACT OF A MEDIUM PERSON
~ SPIRT  ukr SPIRT = ALCOHOL for
         id+ | THAT WHICH VANISHES |
  id+ | AKIN TO A SPIRIT |
  sug> EVAPORATE
  ply> | LIKE A SOUL
         ALCOHOL SOON EVAPORATES |
  art> IN PRIMITIVE CHRISTIAN ART THE SOUL or SPIRIT WAS
       DEPICTED DEPARTING THE MOUTH OF A CORPSE
  INSIDE OF A BALOON LIKE VESICLE but in modern times
  this device was adopted for COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS
  start with see> ANIMA
  continued  see> SOUL
  see> MIND
      

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