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Spiritual metaphysics – What is it?

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No definitive definition exists for spiritual metaphysics, but many amateur theologians and scholars use the term to describe the way the spiritual realm intersects with the physical realm. Spiritual metaphysics is a pop culture term that essentially means whatever the person using it wants it to mean.

Metaphysics is the fundamental basis of ultimate reality, philosophically. The word spiritual refers to the non-physical aspect of our existence. Linking these concepts, spiritual metaphysics would suggest a focus on the non-physical reality of living.

Many people who use the term come to the conclusion that our ultimate reality, as humans, is uniform and we all experience a certain ultimate truth. This is compatible with New Age and other worldviews that include those who believe everything living is part of a mystical "One," including many pantheistic beliefs.

Large, multi-syllabic words are often used in circles where theology and philosophy is discussed, such as logical positivism or metaphysical realism, but these terms mean something specific, while spiritual metaphysics is a spiritual Play-Doh word—it can be formed by whomever uses it to mean whatever they want. Just because a term refers to something spiritual or theological doesn't mean the thinking behind the term is reasonable or meaningful or knowledgeable.

"For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened" (Romans 1:21).

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