Spirit is perhaps one of the greatest of ambiguous words one encounters when dealing with magick and the occult sciences. A 'spirit' is generally assumed to be an intelligence or form of independent 'thought' which does not have it's own physical incarnation on the material plane. A spirit may be tied or otherwise associated to some particular object or fetish, such as a talisman, or a work of art, however it is generally assumed that these objects are not the natural incarnation of the spirit in the 'flesh', but rather some form of fascination therefrom.
- Frazer, James. (1993). The Golden Bough. Hertfordshire, U.K. : Wordsworth Reference