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This is an interesting questionnaire to assess whatever is understood as “Sense of Spirit” in the context of the framing of the cited authorities. Being that it inquires about the “beliefs” and “sense” perception these can rage widely among different populations. For example, what is meant by a spiritual “belief” and what does it mean to have a “sense of spirit”. In the context of a whole population there can be people of many different levels of understanding and attainment. Therefore, the methodology of such an assessment and the determination of validity and applicability to an anthropological or psychological determination, for a given population, may be complicated. For instance, the questionnaire would likely be approached differently by Shetaut Neter aspirants as opposed to evangelical Christian students at liberty university, etc.
Additionally, the questionnaire comes at the questions of belief and sense of spirituality from a scholarly western perspective that defines “spirit” as an amorphous entity that exists in a transcendental and unreachable form that requires faith to believe in it and is not accessible otherwise. Thought the questionnaire may, at least, implicitly include an inkling of mystic experience it does not include such directly. Therefore, if the inquiry is for the purpose of making an assessment from the particular perspective and if it is used within that range of inquiry it can be useful for opening discussions on these topics. Which in a general way do apply to ancient clergy studies and indeed we were going to have some discussions about assessment of Shemsu (followers). Probably that would not occur until next year though.