Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology

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Gold wedding rings symbolize the loving union of marriage. Since the body became increasingly the subject of diabolical attack in the higher Middle Ages, terms such as ‘‘possession’’ and ‘‘obsession,’’ which had been used almost synonymously to describe the intermittancy of manic attacks, come to be more highly differentiated. Extraverts direct energy to and receive energy back from the external world and introverts direct energy to and receive energy from the inner world of reflection.

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Money and Banking in Pakistan

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Teleology can mean either ‘‘end’’ or ‘‘purpose,’’ but an end or purpose that either is a part of or completes a particular design or another. She who is: The mystery of God in feminist theological discourse. The experience of the Self for Jung is numinous and feels like a river flowing toward its source. In Jungian terms the Gnostic goal must be understood at best as psychic dissociation (with its weakening of ego-consciousness) and at worst as outright psychosis (Segal, 1992).

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Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

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I am the truth: Towards a philosophy of Christianity (S. Knowing this about the purposeful life frees us to embrace the ‘‘call of the wild,’’ where the ‘‘freedom to be’’ may actually be the heart of purpose in a life fully lived. Those interested in psychology and religion cannot afford to neglect these forces, whatever their ontological status may be, since they are nevertheless real mythologically and practically (cf. The Journal of the Institute of Chinese Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 16, 223–239.

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Encyclopedia of Sermon Illustrations

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Like all symbols, the god image emerges spontaneously from the unconscious and is independent of an individual’s religious convictions. Despite such lamentations being viewed as supplementary to the worship of YHWH, the abomination of it lies in its being an insult to the ‘‘living God,’’ and nothing short of apostasy. Biblical Law The roots of Jewish law begin in the legal sections of the Pentateuch, Exodus 19–24, Leviticus 1–26 and Deuteronomy 4–26. In fact, it is arguable that belief in astrology has never been so widespread and popular as it is today.

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Biographical Dictionary of Sufism in South Asia

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The sixth sefirah Tif ’eret (‘‘splendor’’) exists below Keter, and is understood as being the central ‘‘beam’’ in the divinely constructed universe. In the ancient Egyptian tradition, for instance, there were numerous creation myths existing side by side and it would be wrong to suppose that the Egyptians favored any one more than the others; each reveal different understandings that are complementary to each other and present different aspects of a total theology.

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The 1979 Book of Common Prayer and the New Revised Standard

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Raising the devil: Satanism, new religions and the media. God will never, indeed, can never, cease to be. Indeed, if they will not return to their ‘‘natural’’ place in the social order, Jews should be intimidated, harassed and if need be, slaughtered en masse. The Christian Periodical Index has Scriptures passages as subject headings, but doesn't have a Scripture search feature within the database. Hence, commentaries on, critiques of, and predications for, these two related, if not identical, strands are indispensable in illuminating different aspects of the psychospiritual.

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Revelation III (Thru the Bible)

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An encyclopedia often could have saved you that time if you had started there. The Venus figures found by archaeologists in the neoLithic period are often taken to represent a universal monotheistic Earth Mother religion preceding a later degeneration to patriarchal religious traditions. Visions of God: Narratives of theophany in the Maha ¯bha ¯rata. If the effort offered to a pose is done wholeheartedly, effortless practice manifests.

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Abu Nuwas: A Genius of Poetry (Makers of the Muslim World)

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The personification of unconscious complexes provides an effective means by which one adopts the paradoxical position of, on the one hand, claiming the personified aspects as one’s own and, on the other hand, experiencing their distinctness from ego consciousness and their autonomy. Some of these traditions are seen as inherently containing a psychospiritual approach. In a selfdirecting style, a person functions in an active manner, independent of god (essentially a form of internal LOC).

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The Decree to Restore Jerusalem: He's Alive! Recognize the

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Strachey (Ed., & Trans.), The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 14, pp. 309–333). Marsella 946 V Virgin Mary According to Buddha legend, she is the Great Queen Maya, splendid, steadfast, and having the beauty of a goddess after whom she is named. Faces in the clouds: A new theory of religion. After the Second Crusade (1147–49), the German Jewish mystics (also called Hasidim, or pietists) placed heavy emphasis on the merits of asceticism, martyrdom, and penitence, thus adapting to a Jewish idiom the features of saintliness then current in Christian Europe.

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The Jewish encyclopedia : a descriptive record of the

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This online version of Colin Larkin's critically acclaimed 10-volume set (4th Edition) is available through Oxford Music Online. Pettis The Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (100 CE– 178 CE) writes in his Tetrabiblos (‘‘Four Books’’) how the moon (sele ¯ne ¯) gives its effluence (aporroia) abundantly upon the earth: ‘‘the rivers increase and diminish their streams with her light, the seas turn their own tides with her rising and setting, and plants and animals in whole or in part wax and wane with her’’ (Ptolemy, 1940 I.2).

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