from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to philosophic spiritualism; idealistic.
- Of or pertaining to modern spiritualism, or communication with departed spirits; produced by or believed to be due to the agency of departed spirits: as, spiritualistic manifestations; a spiritualistic séance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Relating to, or connected with, spiritualism.
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- adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of
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- adjective of or relating to or connected with spiritualism
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I have been asked, possibly a thousand times, whether I looked upon that little book as in any sense the result of inspiration, whether what is called spiritualistic, or of any other sort.
All these so-called spiritualistic manifestations were the result of over-taxed imagination.
The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel Coningsby Dawson 1921
The paper also dealt with certain so-called spiritualistic phenomena, which at the time Prof. Barrett was disposed to attribute to hallucination and “thought-transference.”
Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences Marchant, James 1916
I am no expert in "ologies" and other things dealing with so-called spiritualistic revelations.
No Man's Land 1912
Refusing to believe in the interference, and even presence of the spirits, in the so-called spiritualistic phenomena, we nevertheless believe in the living spirit of man; we believe in the omnipotence of this spirit, and in its natural, though benumbed capacities.
I was still banging about the room, then, and I said that I had finished with psychical research, that never again would I make the least inquiry with regard to a possible future life, or any kind of spiritualistic phenomenon.
The Psychical Researcher's Tale - The Sceptical Poltergeist From "The New Decameron", Volume III. 1910
But the publisher I had at the time (the late Mr. George Bentley) assured me that if I wrote another 'spiritualistic' book, I should lose the public hearing I had just gained.
The Life Everlasting; a reality of romance Marie Corelli 1889
I had found most "spiritualistic" teaching to be purely Theistic.
Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis Charles Maurice Davies 1869
"spiritualistic" philosophy, which yields pure _Theism_.
Christianity and Greek Philosophy or, the relation between spontaneous and reflective thought in Greece and the positive teaching of Christ and His Apostles 1852
"spiritualistic" one; in which ghosts, demons, quacks, philosophers 'stones, enchanters' wands, mysteries and mummeries, were as fashionable -- as they will probably be again some day.
The Ancien Regime Charles Kingsley 1847
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