A fellow philosophically-minded atheist here on Nexus and I have had a short back-and-forth on what people generally mean when they talk of themselves as being spiritual. Please let us know which description of spiritualism best explains or reaches the essence of what it is you would call a "spiritual" experience.
"the term (spirituality) is used to introduce a tacit reverence of the ephemerality of mental experiences, especially those which are disconnected from external sensations (and) the term "spirituality" also includes a veneration of the disconnection of the mind from physical things."
"[Spirituality] simply means that one can have experiences of a certain depth and power that remind us that it is our experiences of our existence and our place in the world which provide us with values, meaning, and purpose. It is a reminder that we are experiential agents capable of the subjective experiences which supply our motivations. It is a reminder that we are human, and that it is subjective experience which provides the essential quality for being so, not our rational abilities (precious few of those that there are) or whatever objective truths can be gleaned about our existence."
ok - good definitions here -- I was wondering exactly what they meant by the term myself