How many ways can you define “spirit”? So many that its definition takes up three inches in teeny-tiny type in the dictionary!
Of course, this time of year, thoughts go to Halloween and thinning of the veil between the spirit world and the living.
And I’m floating over them with the perfect word to impress your friends at your Halloween party! When you think “spirit” is overused, whip out …
NUMEN (nōō'mɘn) – n. an indwelling, guiding force or spirit. [WW #83]
For added spookiness, Words With Friends’ definition: “divine power or spirit; a deity, esp. one presiding locally or believed to inhabit a particular object.”
Crystal balls and Ouija boards, witches’ cauldrons and magic wands, party hearty or nostalgia night, prayer for the dearly departed or feast of fall (bountiful with chocolate!)—however you celebrate Halloween, be sure to put lots of numen into it!
Word Challenge: NUMEN. Make friends with your inner numen and keep it close to you this Halloween! Can you fit more numen into your week of otherworld writings?
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