Category Archives: Mysticism

The Prodigal Soul: The Wisdom of the Ancient Parables

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.51 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Younger generations must care for their elders, children must obey their parents and elders, and parents must teach, provide, and care for their children. Customarily, a design argument might be advanced alongside an argument from religious experience, and the other arguments to be considered below. The caste one is born into is the result of the karma from their previous life. A Singing Stream is a production of Davenport Films and the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Continue reading

Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 5.89 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

It was many years after the death of the Holy Prophet that a systematic compilation of his practices and sayings started to take place. Moreover, many Muslims believe that God is incorporeal, rendering any two or three dimensional depictions impossible. A Spearman rank-order correlation showed a significant difference in the way the SDA subjects and Rokeach subjects ranked the combined terminal and instrumental values. Carter, professor of law at Yale University, points out that "One sees a trend in our political and legal cultures toward treating religious beliefs as arbitrary and unimportant, a trend supported by rhetoric that implies that there is something wrong with religious devotion.

Continue reading

In Health

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 14.42 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

The introduction to Thomas Tweed's recently published Narrating U. The difficulty for this definition, Durkheim insisted, is that it fails to acknowledge two categories of undeniably religious facts. We also provide several articles on the topic. Sites about New Religious Movements, Sects and Cults A site created by Jeff Hadden who was a professor at University of Virginia. Organized by Presbyterians in Kentucky in 1804 and in Pennsylvania in 1809.

Continue reading

The Creation Of Heaven And The Outward World

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.44 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Some public rituals could be conducted only by women, and women formed what is perhaps Rome's most famous priesthood, the state-supported Vestal Virgins, who tended Rome's sacred hearth for centuries, until disbanded under Christian domination. This shows that the people in Galatia were generally superstitious and worshipped pagan deities. What would happen to these two species as time goes by? There will be no complete converging or merging of faiths. .. [T]he truth is: religious pluralism is the dominant religious fact of our world.

Continue reading

American Rosae Crucis 1917: A Magazine of Life's Mysteries

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.89 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Pargament, “Is spirituality a critical ingredient of meditation? Local religious leaders are called Mullahs. Public schools should also include study about other religious faiths in the core curriculum and offer electives in world religions. About four-in-ten members of evangelical and historically black churches also participate weekly (41% and 44%, respectively). Gunn, “Exploring heart and soul: effects of religiosity/spirituality and gender on blood pressure and cortisol stress responses,” Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 753–766, 2005.

Continue reading

Way of Power: Studies in the Occult

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 10.03 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

The elders determine what displeases the ancestors, whom to blame for the ancestors' displeasure with the living, and who will interpret the ancestors' will. This field of scholarship, referred to as neurotheology, can greatly advance our understanding of religion, spirituality, and the brain. This can often lead to a serious distortion of the motives and preoccupations of the men and women of the past.

Continue reading

The Mystic Road of Love

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 11.78 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Unpublished manuscript. → Projected for publication in the revised edition of Gardner Lindzey (editor), Handbook of Social Psychology. Plantinga argues that the tendency to believe in God follows natural tendencies of the human mind. Indeed, reports of experiences of God sometimes describe what seems to come with the thought included that “this is God.” Whatever the epistemological merits of such an experience might be, it would be quite natural to say that its phenomenology includes the datum that it is an experience “of God,” in particular.

Continue reading

Spirit: a supernatural life

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 10.55 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

We know that god does not exist and it is up to real people to step in and save someone who may need it." (41) Satanic Priests, similarly to many other American clergy, wrote sermons concerning the tragic events and interpreted their theological implications for their followers. Into this category fall issues such as posting the 10 Commandments and school involvement by the faith-based community. Of course, these principles can come into tension when religious beliefs and institutions are affected by generally applicable laws, such as the tax code, parking regulations, and pollution control laws.

Continue reading

The Spiritual Journey of Charles Fillmore: Discovering the

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.90 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

During the 300 year period when Spain governed Mexico, the vast majority of the population adopted the Catholic faith. These myths contain detailed characterizations of the land of the dead, and are important to an understanding of such diverse phenomena as the Plains Ghost Dance, concepts of the soul and many aspects of shamanism. Not enough is yet known about the origin of either language or religion to resolve the matter. It is said that just as psycho-mental tension affects the rhythm of breath, likewise the action of stilling the breath can contribute to stilling the "modifications of the mind."

Continue reading

Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life and Revelations of

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 11.92 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Granting special religious rights to members of certain religions whilst not granting the right to everyone is unjust. Another important aspect of the religion was the belief in the afterlife and funerary practices. Comte wrote, in translation, "It can not be necessary to prove to anybody who reads this work that Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos; in other words, that all social mechanism rests upon Opinions. Most of the time the legal entanglement of Church and State involve the former having disproportionate or improper influence on the latter.

Continue reading