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From Latin spirĭtus, spirit is the soul rational supernatural gift what God grants some creatures or the virtue that encourages her body to act. For example: “I want a job that, in addition to giving me material support, feeds my spirit”, "He is a man of a pure spirit", “The priest helped us to cleanse the spirit of the community”.

The concept of spirit is used in various ways. In the field of religion , the spirit is a non-corporeal entity (that is, it has no body or body manifestation). A spiritual being can be a Angel , a ghost , etc.: “Legend has it that evil spirits inhabit the old mansion on the hill”, "What's happening to you? It seems that you have seen a spirit ”, "There are those who say they can talk to the spirits".

Some people they believe that spirits can own the body of living people . In this way, the spirit begins to have a corporeal manifestation, by usurping the body of a subject: "The spirit of the murdered man has entered the body of a child", "The film shows how a spirit takes over a farmer's body".

Also do not forget that many are the real stories or legends that circulate around the world about mansions, buildings or places that are considered magical because they are considered to live in spirits. That would be the case, for example, of the Casa de América de Madrid.

Holy Spirit On the other hand, it is a notion of Christian theology that refers to a divine person who is part of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). It is, in this sense, a manifestation of God.

Within the field of oenology it is also common to use the term spirit that concerns us now. In his case, it is used to refer to the steam that exhales both liquors and wines in general and is characterized by its subtlety.

There are also expressions that are used colloquially and that resort to the cited word. A clear example is "the spirit of the candy." It is a terminology that indicates that a person is excessively thin: "Maria was doing marathon work sessions that were causing it to be the spirit of the treat."

In addition to all this we have to emphasize that one of the most important novels of the twentieth century in Castilian is entitled precisely "The House of Spirits." The prestigious Chilean writer Isabel Allende was the one who, in 1982, published this book, framed within magical realism, which comes to tell us the story, for four generations, of the Trueba family.

Social classes, revolutions, political ideas, personal conflicts, love, revenge or the need to comply with the moral standards imposed are some of the pillars that support this story, in which it will be discovered how the characters go facing all of them.

The spirit can also be synonymous with character , the principle that drives the mood or natural strength: “The team lost because it had no spirit”, “Juan Pablo has an innovative spirit”, “It takes a lot of spirit to overcome a disease of this kind”.

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