View Single Post
Old 10-21-2012, 04:57 PM   #10
Travers Hughes
Dojo: Aikikai
Location: Gold Coast
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 30
Australia
Offline
Re: Theory: "Spiritual" vs "Learning something new we can't explain"

Quote:
Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
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.
Thanks Mary, that's exactly what I was trying (badly) to say.
  Reply With Quote