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Old 10-18-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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Re: Theory: "Spiritual" vs "Learning something new we can't explain"

I agree with what I think Travers is saying: "spiritual", in some societies at least, has come to be a common label for something that is new and different and that the person doing the labeling doesn't have a ready explanation for. As I think Brian is implying, "magic" would have been the label in another place and time; here and now it's "spiritual", but it serves the same function.
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