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Spirit world   /spˈɪrət wərld/   Listen
Spirit world

Any imaginary place where spiritual beings (demons or fairies or angels or the like) abide.

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"Spirit world" Quotes from Famous Books

... spirit. If his weapon failed him, it is because he has stolen or made its spirit sick by means of his influence on other spirits of the same class.... In every action of his life he shows you how he lives with a great, powerful spirit world around him. You see him before running out to hunt or fight rubbing stuff in his weapon to strengthen the spirit that is in it; telling it the while what care he has taken of it; running through a list of what he had given it before, ...
— Theism or Atheism - The Great Alternative • Chapman Cohen

... in the tone of the young warrior as he spoke these words, and cast his eyes upwards to the blue vault as if he sought to penetrate that spirit world, on the threshold of which ...
— Erling the Bold • R.M. Ballantyne

... himself, "you think all is well in the end; you have met Marguerite in the spirit world, after being separated for a lifetime in this, and this is very sweet to you; but I want Jane now to help me to live worthily. Can I win her in ...
— Mr. Hogarth's Will • Catherine Helen Spence

... other selves continued to exist and to hold the same rank in the spirit world as they did in this one. The ti, emperor, became the Shang Ti, Emperor on High, who dwelt in T'ien, Heaven (originally the great dome). [11] And Shang Ti, the Emperor on High, was worshipped by ti, the emperor ...
— Myths and Legends of China • E. T. C. Werner

... dear," purred the medium with a great pretence of suppressed excitement, "appeared to me, the other night, from the spirit world. I was in a trance and he asked me to deliver ...
— The Exploits of Elaine • Arthur B. Reeve

... in his cabin he fell backward in a pretended trance, and lay as if dead. But before he was buried, he recovered. He said that he had been to the spirit world. He called all the nation to meet him at Wapakoneta, the ancient principal village of the Shawnees, fifty miles northeast, and listen to a message ...
— Boys' Book of Indian Warriors - and Heroic Indian Women • Edwin L. Sabin

... preserved, the soul might die, or it might become a wandering ghost, restless and dangerous to the living. Later Egyptian thought regarded the future state as a place of rewards and punishments. One of the chapters of the work called the Book of the Dead describes the judgment of the soul in the spirit world. If a man in the earthly life had not murdered, stolen, coveted the property of others, blasphemed the gods, borne false witness, ill treated his parents, or committed certain other wrongs, his soul would enjoy a ...

... are but succeeded by increasing hordes. They swarm about us; they bite us at every turn. They sit in our chairs, and hover round our tables. They speak to us on mountain tops, and if we descend into the Tube, they are there. They absorb the solid world, making it of no account beside the spirit world in which we dwell, so that we neither see nor hear nor handle the realities of outward life, but perceive them only, if at all, through filmy veils and apparitions, the haunting offspring of another's mind. And remember, ...
— Essays in Rebellion • Henry W. Nevinson

Words linked to "Spirit world" :   imaginary place, fictitious place, mythical place

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