Wednesday, October 21, 2015

spiritualism/spirituality: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The most common meaning of “spiritualism” is belief in the possibility of communication with the spirits of the dead.

A better term for other religious beliefs and activities is “spirituality,” as in “I’m going to the ashram to explore my spirituality.”

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