Well the classic is
spirit become matter seeking to become spirit again.
Or something like Chadin De Teilhard's omega point.
Nature as an emmanation of the divine, or a manifestation of spirit.
Mystics, romantic idealism, deep religion all see the universe as infused with sprit, the sense of a spiritual reality in and on which any material world is founded.
Perhaps this is what is meant by such cryptic phrases
"The kingdom lies before you, but you do not see" or "within you without you" and the "divine dwells within" an attempt to describe the ineffable, the transcendent, what is beyond thought, conception and experience.
The current philosophy is of course that "man is the measure of all things" and that science determines what exists and what is real but this is a recent and I hope transitory phenomena, a reaction to the excesses of supersitition and organized institutional religion.