- a Hebrew word in the book of Genesis meaning literally "a wind of God."
- the powerful creative spirit that shaped the formless void at the beginning of the world. The Ruah continues to sweep over and within the unfolding of the cosmos today.
- a community of people committed to exploring a cosmic and Earth-centred spirituality, or eco-spirituality. An eco-centred approach assumes that the whole of the cosmos originates in blessing and that all beings are called to share that blessing.