Spirituality and dating
This impedes the systematic study of spirituality and the capacity to communicate findings meaningfully.
While it is heavily used by some denominations, it is not a religious denomination in itself.
Hasidism emphased the Immanent Divine presence in everything and has often focused on optimism, encouragement, and daily fervour.
This populist emotional revival accompanied the elite ideal of nullification to paradoxical Divine Panentheism, through intellectual articulation of inner dimensions of mystical thought.
The influence of Asian traditions on western modern spirituality was also furthered by the perennial philosophy, whose main proponent Aldous Huxley was deeply influenced by Swami Vivekananda's Neo-Vedanta and universalism, Unitarianism, and the idea of Universalism, was brought to India by missionaries, and had a major influence on neo-Hinduism via Ram Mohan Roy's Brahmo Samaj and Brahmoism.
Roy attempted to modernise and reform Hinduism, from the idea of Universalism.
"Spirituality" began to denote the mental aspect of life, as opposed to the material and sensual aspects of life, "the ecclesiastical sphere of light against the dark world of matter".