National Geographic Essential Visual History of World

National Geographic Essential Visual History of World

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Augustine (ca. 354–430) engaged the idea of God as hidden and unknowable in His essence, but emphasized the way in which God’s visible miracles draw one toward Him through the love and faith they inspire. The labyrinth thereby challenges some dominant notions of linear progression, time urgency, and outward orientation, suggesting that meaningful personal journeys might involve internal shifts that are as significant as external ones.
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The Franciscan Story: St Francis of Assisi and his influence

The Franciscan Story: St Francis of Assisi and his influence

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Relativists, however, readily recognize that to say that ‘‘everything is relative’’ is the same as to say that ‘‘everything is absolute.’’ That is, when one says that statement x is relative to context y, one says not only that it is possible that statement x will not be true in context z but also that it is actually absolute in context y. An oracle who is still practicing, is the Nechung oracle. In these sanctuaries, a popular ‘‘women’s religion’’ is practiced, but men are not officially excluded.
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Divine Light and Love

Divine Light and Love

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In The structure and dynamics of the psyche, CW 8 (pp. 67–91). Genetic and environmental influences on religiousness: Findings for retrospective and current religiousness ratings. Their differences in methodology and ways of thinking – psychological versus theological – remain highly instructive for anyone wishing to enter into the dialog between depth psychology and traditional theology. This was resolved through the provision in 1882 of a Hopi reservation which comprised some 2.5 million acres.
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History of Religions: Judaism, Christianity, Mohammedanism

History of Religions: Judaism, Christianity, Mohammedanism

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In psychoanalysis also, the question of whether matriarchy ever existed is problematic since from the psychic perspective historical reality is never objective, but it is always an amalgam of actual or imagined events and unconscious fantasies which shape our collective unconscious. Since then, the academic literature has made efforts to clearly separate the terms ‘‘gender’’ and ‘‘sex’’ although colloquially they frequently continue to be used synonymously.
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Encyclopedia Of Religion: 004

Encyclopedia Of Religion: 004

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Comparing the biological and cultural inheritance of personality and social attitudes in the Virginia 30,000 study of twins and their relatives. This is generally considered a third ‘‘yana,’’ or ‘‘vehicle’’ in Buddhism. The second and most important step is the interaction with the sacred, the given culture’s spiritual energy source. Halligan S Personal History Sri Sathya Sai Baba is a holy man who was born in the tiny hamlet of Puttaparthi in south central India on November 23, 1926.
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Don't Know Much about the Bible

Don't Know Much about the Bible

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Although ‘‘aetiological’’ is a term derived from classical Greek (aition meaning cause), the belief systems of classical Greece were oriented more to the after-life, and most of their etiological myths concerned particular places and rituals. Others have the tidy order of linear lines and crosses or triangles. George Stigler called this idea the central proposition of economic theory. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.
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The New Israel: A Commentary on the Book of Isaiah 56-66

The New Israel: A Commentary on the Book of Isaiah 56-66

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Taoism Chinese Taoism emphasizes the ancient Yin-Yang circle, in which black and white halves flow into each other and each contains a circle of the opposite within itself, showing the inadequacies of rigid dualisms, flowing paradoxically in tension and harmony in the Way of deepest eternal mysteries. However, despite the very murky waters surrounding the historical record of Celtic polytheistic religion there are very powerful archetypal themes and cultural forms that resonate through to the present.
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The Evidence Bible: Irrefutable Evidence for the Thinking

The Evidence Bible: Irrefutable Evidence for the Thinking

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Rummaging for God: Praying backward through your day. In virtually every religious tradition, one has to undergo a series of rituals meant to lessen the hold of conscious reality, to allow for the unknown to enter. This phrase translated in the New English Bible as ‘‘do not cling to me,’’ urges the Magdalene not to cling to old projections, nor to dismiss the efficacy of what she has witnessed thus far. Kundalini Yoga especially focuses on this subtle body and the raising of the Kundalini from the base chakra to the Sahasrara chakra at the crown of the head with the intention of attaining spiritual realization.
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Through the Bible Book by Book, Part 1: Genesis to Esther

Through the Bible Book by Book, Part 1: Genesis to Esther

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Believing that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student or writer. Wittgenstein did not defend scepticism, but questioned Moore's claim to know that he had two hands. Arkansas in Ink covers such diverse topics as election fraud, singing cowgirl Patsy Montana, bandit queen Belle Starr, diamonds buried in the Arkansas soil, fake artifacts, ghosts lurking in hotel rooms, turkeys dropping from the sky, the mysterious Gurdon Light, and much more.
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The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An

The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An

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The tension between religion and psychoanalysis, or Christian faith and psychoanalysis in general, and in Kristeva’s own life in particular, is illustrated by a comment she made during an interview in 1992: " K My childhood unraveled right in the heart of Sofia. Religious Dimensions The numinosity of the godhead is an essential attribute of anima and animus, for the mediator reveals the presence of the greater being and glows with its splendor. The continuous pathway can be viewed as representative of the original passage through the birth canal.
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