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A philosophy based upon spiritual intuition that is believed to transcend ordinary sensory experiences or understanding.
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The earliest representations of God (or gods) in many religious traditions were associated with various kinds of anthropomorphisation. On the other hand, the earliest Greek philosophers already criticised this anthropomorphic thinking about the gods. We find such a criticism in a passage by Xenophanes (6th century BC): “But if horses or oxen or lio...
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How would I and Thou read if it were written by a woman? Martin Buber was not a feminist thinker, however his philosophy has been occasionally viewed by its virtue of being feminine (Gustav Landauer) while, at other times, insulted as a philosophy for “ladies” (Yeshayahu Leibowitz). Yet, for generations, scholarship on Buber has been dominated by m...
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We here establish a new lithostratigraphic unit, the Shellabarger Limestone, from Shellabarger Pass, Denali National Park & Preserve, Talkeetna C-6 quadrangle, south-central Alaska. This late Emsian (latest Early Devonian) limestone body is the oldest fossiliferous Devonian unit recognized within the Dl unit of Reed and Nelson (1977, 1980). It form...
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The Yemenite Midrashim on the Pentateuch are probably the most important literary works of medieval Yemenite Jewry, reflecting its way of life and its approach to Torah study. Most of these Midrashim are devoted to the five books of Torah but there are also others, dealing with the haftaroth and the Five Scrolls. The Torah Midrashim written in Y...
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Mythology is an enormous record of historical and cultural documentation of civilization. To portray the mystic wonders of myths in any literary piece in a creative yet persuading way, the writer needs to have a keen insight and deep intellect of that imaginary world. Girish Karnad, a leading contemporary Indian English playwright exercised myth as...
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The aim of this research is to deal with the fluid identities of the Muslim migrants settled in America in general and in particular it explores how the conflicts between social and religious values push the protagonist Hayat Shah towards the loss of his personal and religious identity in Ayad Akhtar's novel 'American Dervish' (2012). It describes...
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Rationale A general feeling of disconnection has been associated with mental and emotional suffering. Improvements to a sense of connectedness to self, others and the wider world have been reported by participants in clinical trials of psychedelic therapy. Such accounts have led us to a definition of the psychological construct of ‘connectedness’ a...
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The Qom Society for International Collaborative Research in Islamic Studies, established by the University of Religions and Denominations, has created a strictly private WhatsApp group which is mainly concerned with international research collaboration in the field of Islamic studies. The Qom Society consists of an international network of carefull...
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This paper recounts the entangled histories of three distinctly Russian movements, namely: Soviet state ideology, Russian cosmism, and Eurasianism. Despite harboring pseudoscientific and mystical ideas specific to Russia, all three intellectual movements have been propagated by their followers as “universal sciences,” and all three have vied for sc...
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Background Over the last two decades, a number of studies have highlighted the potential of psychedelic therapy. However, questions remain to what extend these results translate to naturalistic samples, and how contextual factors and the acute psychedelic experience relate to improvements in affective symptoms following psychedelic experiences outs...
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Society, culture, and the state profoundly impact the body; bodily practices also play active roles in combating social ills and (re)constituting heterodox cultural mores. This paper analyzes the unorthodox bodily rituals of the followers of the famed “mystic minstrel,” Fakir Lalon Shah, in contemporary Bangladesh. This ethnographic research with t...
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Although tranquility is a fundamental aspect of human life, the experiential nature of tranquility remains elusive. Traditionally, many philosophical, religious, spiritual, or mystical traditions in East and West have strived to reach tranquil experiences and produced texts serving as manuals to reach them. Yet, no attempt has been made to compare...
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Research on the effects of religious hosts’ interpretations, faith expressions, and interactions with tourists of different religious beliefs at Islamic religious sites has been surprisingly scarce. This is particularly the case in the Sufism tradition, which is considered a moderate and mystical variety of Islam. This qualitative study examines Su...
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La filosofía ha reflexionado a menudo acerca de la naturaleza de la burocracia, de su lógica y método, de sus consecuencias. En este artículo se quiere presentar cómo la inimputable y, por ello, irrazonable lógica burocrática se fundamenta en una psicopatológica religiosa, “mística”. Para mostrar esta temática nos servimos de lo que han escrito Max...
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In this intervention, we seek to present a presentation on the essence of Sufi art, its origin, development and manifestations by presenting some models with the aim of clarifying the boundaries of the contact between what is artistic and what is religious, given that Sufi art is the field of debate between religion and art, and it is therefore loo...
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Present times, 'knowledge' is interpreted as intellectual, contextual, and as a changing word. In comparison, knowledge of Islam is formulated by a particular philosophy of life, i.e., Islamic Worldview (IW) which is set by the confident foundations of Islam; the Holy Qur'an and the authoritative compilation of Prophetic customs. In this philosophy...
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BACKGROUND AND AIM: Vaccination has been appraised to be one of the most significant public health achievements in human history. However, in countries like Nigeria, vaccine hesitancy is a public health challenge that has consistently forestalled concerted efforts made by health authorities to curb the spread of communicable diseases such as COVID‑...
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Teresa of Avila, a 16th-century Carmelite nun known as a teacher of the mystical life, proposed interpersonal friendship as one of the prerequisites for the life of prayer. She envisaged prayer as an interpersonal relationship with the triune God and considered interpersonal friendship among the aspirants of prayer as essential. For her, prayer was...
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John S. Carpenter's contribution investigating mystical beliefs through scientific and biological evidence is exceptional in his two recent books, Be Not Afraid to Follow the Footprints from Heaven (2016) and He is Alive: Science Finds Jesus (2018). In this regard, no one can devalue the work that science and the biological world have played in exp...
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The difference between esotericism and exoterism is unlike the difference between circles and rectangles. It is also not the difference between the size and relevance of a specific body of knowledge in circulation. It is rather the extent of the circulation, acceptance, understanding, and meaning of a particular body of knowledge, philosophy, or wo...
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The article is devoted to the analysis of the theme of the church’s unity in the theological works and pastoral practice of the German theologian and martyr pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer was a member of ecumenical organizations and congresses, collaborated with representatives of various Christian denominations. During the years of the Hit...
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Baba Bulley Shāh (1680-1747) was a mystic Poet who played his role to convert the non-muslims to Islām in subcontinent. He tried to bring the people to follow the right path and awoke them from deep sleep through his poetry. He tried his best to play his active role to shape an ideal society by preparing them to think about the life hereafter. The...
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This research surrounds the hypothesis that possessing a high level of religiosity is positively correlated to mental health. The research question of “Does possessing a high level of religiosity correlate to the individual’s psychological health?” is approached. Correlations between religiosity and psychological health were examined by analyzation...
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Justice is known to be the virtue of social structures and institutions in modern social thought. In classical thought, justice was the sum of all virtues or the highest of them, and at the same time it was a virtue for society and a virtue for man. Evaluating the conceptual and functional evolution of justice can be a criterion for measuring the i...
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Conjoined twins are a form of the embryonic developmental anomaly of twin pregnancy of which there are several forms in the medical literature. The anomaly of embryogenesis, which has not yet been elucidated, is characterized by the fusion or fission of the embryonic disc, resulting in the fusion of the twins and the sharing of one or more organs....
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Massimo Cacciari (born 1944) is one of the most popular Italian philosophers, politicians, and intellectuals of his generation. Much of his philosophical career has been centred on the concept of “negative thought”, inspired by philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and is conveyed through a dialogue be...
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My aim with this article is to explore texts written by Georges Bataille on the basis of concepts formulated by the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. I will use the concepts subject of the unconscious and drive to focus on the texts that make up La Somme athéologique. In these texts, although not expressly stating it, Bataille presents an experie...
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How a positive naturalist understanding of mystical experiences is possible and how these experiences and accompanying practices can be incorporated into a secular mysticism are discussed. Philosophical issues related to such a secular mysticism are also raised: is a truly secular mysticism possible? Are mystical experiences cognitive of transcende...
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The terms "spirituality" and "religion" are frequently used interchangeably. Bhakti is a religious notion that refers to devotional submission to a personally believed supreme God to be saved. The origins of this theory can be traced back to ancient India's Brahmanical and Buddhist traditions and numerous books like the Gita. However, in South Indi...
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The work of Saint Germanus Ecclesiastical history and mystical contemplation, which I tried offer in Albanian language, will be the center of this diploma thesis. It is an eighth-century work depicting the Divine Liturgy at St. Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople, as St. Germanus has held the patriarchal throne there for several years. Everything th...
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The article deals with questions of how it is possible to detect in Dante Alighieri’s works hidden meanings having huge esoteric and mystical characters, which allows studying works of great Italian poet from a new point of view, and understanding real importance of such oeuvres like the “Divine Comedy” and “The new life”. Author tried to examine t...
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The field of mystical and meditative research lacks a basic typology delineating the varied genres and characteristics of the mystical experience and of the meditative practices that may be correlated to those. Such a state hinders the comparative study of mysticism and meditation through different philosophical, religious and spiritual traditions,...
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This article examines the Pattula' Bala (PB) practice by the Bugis Muslim community in Indonesia, especially in Kendari City. PB is the practice of displaying the verses of the Qur'an, which its users in certain places install intending to prevent them from calamity. This article aims to reveal the genealogy of the PB tradition as part of the discu...
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Dirac's themes were the unity and beauty of Nature. He identified three revolutions in modern physics-Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and Cosmology. In his opinion: "The new cosmology will probably turn out to be philosophically even more revolutionary than relativity or the quantum theory, perhaps looking forward to the current bonanza in cosmology...
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The mystical experience is a potential psychological mechanism to influence outcome in psychedelic therapy. It includes features such as oceanic boundlessness, ego dissolution, and universal interconnectedness, which have been closely linked to both symptom reduction and improved quality of life. In this review, 12 studies of psychedelic therapy ut...
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This research paper deals with T. S. Eliot's treatment of the martyrdom's theme of Thomas Becket (1118-1170) who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 due to his engagement with King Henry II (1133-1189) over the rights and privileges of the Christian Church. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral is w...
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The life and spirituality of Chiara Lubich (1920–2008), the founder of the Focolare Movement, is marked by a particular mystical experience in the years 1949 and 1950, which found expression in a text entitled Paradise ‘49. In this mystical imprint—according to the thesis of the following paper—the explanation can be found for the fact that Lubich,...
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Recent studies implicate the use of psychedelic substances in the treatment of psychiatric conditions. However, this literature also suggests that the psychedelics may have utility in the promotion of positive adult development. Accordingly, this paper outlines a study exploring this premise. An online sample (n = 684) of psychedelic users and non-...
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Islam in Nusantara has a unique character, which is the result of a long-term interaction process between religion and culture. Such condensation is crystallized in idea, conduct, and path. This article tries to elucidate the mixture process underwent in the light of cultural anthropology by relying on data contained in historical, social, and cult...
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The bodily, material and sensual (in all meanings of this word) was a significant aspect of medieval devotions. Such embodied devotional practices were closely connected to memory and mnemotechnical practices. Memory worked on different but interlaced levels, structured around a set of visual concepts and figurations that involved the whole sensori...
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One of the important fields of lyrical poetry is its social dimension, one of the dimensions of which is family life. His views on the family are in line with Islamic traditions and traditions. Rumi pays much attention to the status of family and women in marital life, children and upbringing, family life, parental rights, and so forth in both the...
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Theology as an exercise in constant elaboration and in dialogue with the signs of the times, needs to be renewed permanently to respond to the urgent challenges of a post-modern culture that is increasingly disenchanted and wounded. This article will show some results of the doctoral research carried out by the author at the Pontifical Xavierian Un...
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This article engages with the reception and naming of women by contemporary historians and theologians. The core question is as follows: when is a woman received as a theologian? This question is looked at via the works of Hadewijch, a 13th-century Flemish writer. Scholars easily group together women from the High Middle Ages as mystics, referring...
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Bethel Church in Redding, CA, USA and pastor Bill Johnson are part of an apostolic network growing quickly in their influence across evangelical denominational lines in Germany. Johnson openly welcomes insights from New Age to merge with Christian beliefs, thereby representing an “extreme” in Pentecostal theology and practice. The book The Physics...
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Abstract: As a journalist, poet, playwright and Bible translator, the Norwegian theologian Ivar Mortensson-Egnund (1857–1934) was an important figure in the Norwegian nynorsk language movement. Mortensson translated about a third of the Old Testament from Hebrew into nynorsk, but most of this work remained unpublished and is probably lost. The arti...
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Dialetheism is the view that some contradictions are true. Resorting to either metaphysical dialetheism or semantic dialetheism may seem like an appropriate resolve to certain theological contradictions. At least for those who concede to theological contradictions, and take dialetheism seriously. However, I demonstrate that neither of these types o...
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Recent studies have recognized the importance of non-pharmacological factors such as setting to induce or promote mystical experiences or challenging experiences among ayahuasca users. This study aimed to evaluate the association between the setting in which ayahuasca is consumed and the intensity of mystical and challenging experiences considering...
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A cursory reading of Rūmī’s Maṯnawī suggests that the author follows the dominant Qur’ānic interpretation denying Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion. Closer analysis demonstrates, however, that Rūmī interprets the Cross and considers its spiritual significance in a subtle and symbolic way. This study addresses this contradiction by developing a synthesis t...
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This talk, given at Totnes Consciousness Cafe on 1st July, 2022, describes some of the major transitions in Max Velmans' own journey into a deeper understanding of consciousness. This included potent extraordinary experiences as well as ordinary experiences along with an in-depth scientific and philosophical study of consciousness for over 50 years...
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YUNUS EMRE’NİN RİSALETÜ’N NUSHİYYESİNDE TEOFANİ, SEMBOL VE İMGELEM Öz Yunus Emre, Divan ve Risaletü’n Nushiyye adlı eserlerinde dile getirdiği fikirleriyle kültür hayatımızda önemli yer edinmiş bilge bir şairdir. İnsanın sır ve aşkın olan Tanrı’yı bilme, anlamlandırma çabası Yunus Emre’nin tasavvufî duyuş ve inanışının tesiriyle oluşturduğu eserler...
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The main goal of this article is to examine the link between the idea of language, being and nothingness by comparing 16th century Turkish-Azeri poet Fuzûlî’s poetry and 20th century German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s philosophy departing from the latter’s thinking of being. There are similarities between Heidegger and Fuzûlî’s respective though...
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When I first think of Istanbul, a huge pile of cities comes alive before my eyes. The city is located in the Çatalca-Kocaeli Division. I was at Kocaeli for a while. I remember Beykoz very clearly, I remember Kadıköy and Umraniye. The European Side; There's was a bus station in Esenyurt, and I remember that. My dear father resides in Küçükçekmece. I...
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This article introduces some of the themes and structural dynamics of the Fourth Gospel in closer integration with the religio-cultural aspects of the South Asian context. As John’s Gospel has the potential to appeal to and accommodate the spirituality of South Asia, a re-reading of the Gospel is possible through the means of a cross-pollination of...
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Worship spaces play a critical role in religious life, serving as the center of activity for faith communities. As a consequence, these spaces form strong associations with the deity that is worshiped there. The goal of this project was to investigate the extent to which religious adherents may come to view these spaces in ways that are influenced...
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Of the numerous Sufi lineages that have expanded their presence into the West beginning in the twentieth century, that of the Indian shaykh Azad Rasool (d. 2006) has until now largely eluded scholarly attention. One major channel by which his teachings continue today is through his US-based khalifa, Ahmed Abdur Rashid (b. 1942). By way of an analys...
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BACKGROUND: Psychedelic use is anecdotally associated with belief changes, although few studies have tested these claims.AIM: Characterize a broad range of psychedelic occasioned belief changes.SURVEY: A survey was conducted in 2,374 respondents who endorsed having had a belief changing psychedelic experience. Participants rated their agreement wit...
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This volume scrutinizes and analyzes Islam in context. It posits Muslims not as independent and autonomous, but as relational and interactive agents of change and continuity who interplay with Islamic(ate) sources of self and society as well as with resources from other traditions. Representing multiple disciplinary approaches, the contributors to...
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Indigenous atheists struggle with the "spiritual stereotype”—a romanticized conception of Indigenous people’s apparent closeness to a state of nature with explicit reference to mysticism and magic. https://onlysky.media/jsimmons/indigenous-atheism-and-the-spiritual-stereotype/
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Due to the fact that in the last time spirituality has become an important and used topic that it is often used outside of the Christian space, where it has the roots, we will try there to show what it means and should mean for this area. Also, we will present its relationship with the hesychasm, important mystical current and we will speak about t...
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ABSTRAKT: «PHILOSOPHY OF SUFISM». I-PART: «ONTOLOGY OF SUFISM» Author: Jafar Kholmuminov (Jafar Muhammad Termizi) – Uzbekistan Doctor of philosophical sciences In this tutorial covers a number of issues as the stages of the formation and development of Sufi philosophy, the goals and objectives of the discipline «Sufi philosophy« in a series of Su...
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The current demands for defunding police and other reforms are rooted in an injustice embedded in the law/enforcement, the "mystical foundation of authority." This authority has undergone a crisis of faith, which Derrida helps us to think.
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The paper explores a framework towards the culinary tourism development of the Kashmir region of India and also strengthens the culinary trail within the tourists. Lucy Long a renowned tourism intellect brought a new phase into the tourism sector, i.e.,culinary tourism. With the rise of tourists, it has been seen that every tourist hastheutmost int...
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The Internet is a vast communal realm, a cauldron of happenings, a host for inexplicable asemic brews. Asemic writing is often illegible, vivid and open-ended; it has no fixed meaning evidenced in the concrete poetry of Mallarm, Luigi Serafini's Codex Seraphinianus, the mystic abstractions of Hilma af Klint, or the unruly dynamics of pioneering net...
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Saint Catherine of Alexandria, considered one of the early Christian martyrs, is the most illustrated “holy virgin” figure in Christianity after the Virgin Mary. The Golden Legend book, compiled in the thirteenth century, plays an important role in the spreading of legends about the saint. Catherine, whose legend has expanded since the Middle Ages...
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Jesus' major assignment on earth was to introduce the kingdom of God. This he used his ministry, which includes preaching and healing his death, resurrection and ascension to achieve. His healing miracles demonstrated his authority over nature and mystical powers one cannot explain, yet they control man's life like micro-organic diseases and mental...
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In an impressive map of lime-washed childhood can one straggle out, shift the brutal bones of its boundaries? The Siva linga, the rhythmic susurrus of chants on wrecks of petals, the cage suspended in every father's just eyes. Small patient birds here sing in the drawn-out summer twilight, then fall silent to the night. The trembling of dreams is e...
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Thoreau was among the Concord intellectuals who were impressed by the man of letters Emerson. He was a particular case of nonconformity; he led a life of a hermit to assert his independence. His only act of dissent was his decision to walk away from Concord in 1845. This article highlights the significance of Thoreau’s experience in Walden, whi...
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This book deals with W. B. Yeats’s mystical experience and explores how mysticism is exemplified in his poetry. We cannot understand Yeats deeply without considering the mystical dimension always fundamentally at stake in his work. The book includes Yeats’s interests in the mystical and mythical elements of the world’s dominant cultures and, accord...
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With Patrick Crusuis’ 2019 attack that killed twenty-two people in El Paso, Texas, discussions of ecofascism were thrust into mainstream news outlets and magazines. In his manifesto, Crusius described himself as an “ecofascist” seeking to challenge the “environmental warfare” of immigration. His choice of target, a Walmart frequented by Mexican imm...
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There is a legend of Bahu Laweyan in Surakarta, which is also found in the 19th-century Serat Witaradya by R.N. Ronggowarsito. Bahu Laweyan is a cursed woman; if she marries, her husband will die mystically soon, and the curse will not be lifted until she has been married seven times. The legend of Bahu Laweyan is a concept of folklore re-actualiza...
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Η έννοια του μυστικισμού ταυτίστηκε στην εποχή μας με την επιδίωξη των μυστικών να φτάσουν στην ένωση με το θείο και με αυτόν τον τρόπο περιορίστηκε, καθώς η μυστική γνώση αφορά πολύ περισσότερα ζητήματα. Ένα από αυτά, είναι η σημασία της μουσικής και του ήχου μέσα σε ένα πυκνό πλέγμα αποκάλυψης του θείου και των ενεργημάτων του. Κάθε μυστική διδασ...
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This book offers a comprehensive study of the works of the Greek-Armenian spiritual teacher George Gurdjieff, with a particular focus on Sufism and its place in his teaching. Gurdjieff remains an important figure in the history of Western esoteric thought, while also enjoying both academic interest and popularity in modern spiritual environment. M...
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Kahlil Gibran’s book-length mystical poem, The Prophet, is one of the most popular but critically neglected modern religious and literary texts. First published in 1923, and selling in the tens of millions, The Prophet was hailed as the bible of the 1960s counterculture for its syncretic spiritual message with traces of anti-clerical Christianity,...
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https://www.peeters-leuven.be/detail.php?search_key=9789042949485&series_number_str=49&lang=en --- The articles in this volume share an interest in the subject of 'Carthusians and mysticism', which is treated by way of example and with a broad European horizon. They all share a decidedly historical approach to the chosen topic, which goes hand in h...
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The serpent study involves physiological, behavioral and interaction factors with an extremely dynamic and complex environment. The relation of these animals with biodiversity is still quite preliminary, little studied and sustained by popular practices related to traditional medicine, esoteric and mystical currents. Therefore, this study proposed...
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In the past forty years, science has been gradually relegated to technology and utilitarian knowledge. To avoid forgetting what science truly is, it is paramount to train students to discern the difference between scientific knowledge and technological progress. Catholic education possesses the necessary tools to achieve such a goal and to give bac...
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The religious experience of Suun Choe Jeu (水雲 崔濟愚, 1824–1864) was a decisive starting point for the Donghak (東學, Eastern Learning) religion. This paper illustrates how Suun’s religious experiences—which are both dualistic and monistic—are foundational to the Donghak conception of God and are integral to Donghak’s unique religious and ethical framew...
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In the deepest sorrows of the heart, he sees a lamp burning. The poem is very beautiful and mystical indeed. The symbolical depth is unparalleled.
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The terminology, neuroanatomical substrates and neurophysiological mechanisms of the anarchic-alien hand syndrome are controversial. It is caused by the interruption of interhemispheric communication through corpus callosum (CC) and ischemic damage to the SMA. Deeper insights into the pathogenesis of the frontal and callosal clinical subtypes of th...
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Although a convergence between theology and mystical literature can be observed in recent years, it is not always very clear what the relationship between the two is. That there has been a gap between the two, for several centuries, is obvious. A passage in Teresa of Avila’s work is a sign of this, as are the difficulties the Jesuit Balthasar Alvar...
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Transformation is actually all about how one gets transformed, how meditation can change one when a-lit with the Light Divine, the Metaphysical Light, the mystical flashes and flaring of it. We do not know what it is in Transformation and what sort of transformation is it, spiritual transformation or psychic transformation? What the poet means to s...
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Trance of Waiting as a poem is a poem of sadhna which but the sadhaka during the hours of it feels it the mystical contact with the Supreme Force and that too through some mystical or cosmic or supernatural jerk or jolt or natural phenomena or spectacle taking you by surprise when loneliness hangs it heavy upon the solitude of the nook and corner....
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In the history of spirituality, a way to search for the wisdom facilitating the imitation of wise people’s lives has been developed. This sort of spiritual guidance had been developed by the desert fathers and mothers, in the cloisters, and through the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. An important step in the achievement of spiritual...
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Astăzi se împlinesc 100 de zile, 2400 de ore!, de când hoarda lui Putin a invadat Ucraina. După luni de zile de acumulare de trupe la graniţele de nord-est ale Ucrainei, după luni de zile de târcoale ale ursului turbat din est de-a lungul granițelor, după numeroase negări ale lui Putin că ar planifica o invazie (arhicunoscuta duplicitate rusească:...
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Recent trials with psychedelics in major depressive disorder and treatment-resistant depression showed remarkable improvements in depressive symptoms that can last for up to several months after even a single administration. The lack of an appropriate placebo control group—as patients are often able to discriminate the subjective effects of the dru...
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Rationale Smoking-related disease is a major problem globally. Effective smoking cessation treatments are however limited. Increasing evidence suggests that psychedelics have potential as treatments for substance use disorders and may therefore prove an option in aiding smoking cessation. Objectives To establish which factors predict smoking cessa...
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Ibn Sīnā’s influence on subsequent philosophical, theological and mystical traditions has long been subject to intense academic study, and still much must be done. In her book, Laura Hassan takes Sayf al-Dīn al-Āmidī (d. 631/1233) as a representative of post-Avicennan Ashʿarī theology and shows the nature and extent of Ibn Sīnā’s influence on al-Ām...
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A great number of João Pedro Oliveira’s works composed between 1982 and 2016 is either directly or indirectly inspired by biblical sources, themes and motives. From orchestral to solo pieces, from chamber music to electroacoustic and video works, the composer’s output is pervaded by such references, which inform various elements of his musical lang...
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Introduction Throughout the historical course, the emergence of neurosurgery invariably involved the narrative about different eras, marked by relevant discoveries in the field of medical science. From prehistoric mystical and therapeutic reports to the Robotic Era in the 21st century, there were changes that contributed to current neurosurgery. Th...
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The beginning of the twenty-first century saw an apparent change in language in public discourses characterised by the rise of so-called “essentially oxymoronic concepts”, i.e., mainly oxymora and paradoxes. In earlier times, these rhetorical figures of speech were largely reserved for the domain of literature, the arts or mysticism. Today, however...
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Zusammenfassung Kirchengeschichtliche und liturgiehistorische Forschungen wenden sich seit einiger Zeit wieder vermehrt dem Mittelalter und der Frühen Neuzeit zu. Besonderes Interesse finden dabei liturgische Rituale und Zeremonien, die einen fruchtbaren Austausch zu mediävistischen Fragestellungen zwischen der Theologie, Philologie, Musikgeschicht...
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Asceticism as a lifestyle is highly esteemed by leaders, scholars, and mystics due to its prominent position in Islam. A survey into the lifestyle of the most significant historical religious figures of the Islamic world shows their detachment from the world and luxurious living. The main question of the research is around this issue in the thought...
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