Category Archives: Mysticism

THE ROAD TO GOD

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Heller, “Risk and protective factors for methamphetamine use and nonmedical use of prescription stimulants among young adults aged 18 to 25,” Addictive Behaviors, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1003–1015, 2007. Religious devotion may promote excessive guilt, inflexibility, and anxiety. On the way back he appears as an old man, the Great Lord of Long Life, and he slowly descends to merge into the Cinnabar Field that is his place of origin. The theory has the drawback, however, of applying only to conversion experiences, and not to other religious and mystical episodes.

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Huna: The ancient religion of positive thinking

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Historical, systematic and liturgical study of Mary as: the Mother of God, the Mother of the Church, her role in salvation, and her continued presence in the theological and lived experience of Christians through the centuries. At this point, we will mention some of the sacred books of other religions. A seminar exploring the texts and rubrics of various medieval and modern liturgies of death and dying in the Christian East and West. Pearce, “Does spirituality as a coping mechanism help or hinder coping with chronic pain?” Current Pain and Headache Reports, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 127–132, 2009.

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Heaven and The Angels

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Despite the facts, sensationalist and ill-informed coverage in the press has reported it simply as a case of an innocent Christian who just wanted to wear a cross. 31. I was sure I knew all about God but I couldn't say anything about God. The ACLU of Louisiana (2012) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a member of Raven Ministries, a Christian congregation that regularly preaches the Gospel in New Orleans's French Quarter. Teachers who have participated in training seminars about how to teach about religion commonly lament with chagrin the false and/or problematic assumptions regarding religion that they unwittingly promoted and reproduced prior to their training.

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Following the Silence

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As usual, I accessed this article via lewrockwell.com, and also – as usual – was excited to read it. Furthermore, both traditions have served to reify and affirm the coherences of race and nation—“blackness” for the Nation of Islam and “whiteness” for the Mormons. There is also independent evidence from DNA analysis that confirms the African origin hypothesis, except that in this case the conclusion is not so specific as to say “East Africa”, but simply “Africa”.

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Intuitive Living: A Sacred Path

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Stein, “Religious orthodoxy and myocardial infarction in Jerusalem. This study compared and contrasted selected religious attitudes of students, mothers and fathers to see if a religious generation gap existed at a Tennessee Baptist college. In light of the similar structure, the weakening of traditional belief in the more modernized societies presages powerful changes in the entire configuration of traditional individual religiosity within Catholicism. [Source: SA] Benson, Peter and Bernard Spilka. 1973. "God Image as a Function of Self-Esteem and Locus of Control."

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Cthonica: A Guide to Arthurian Magic

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They were held together along one edge by three silver rings, and this allowed them to be turned like the pages of a book. During the second “day”, God creates the “firmament” (Gen 1:6), which he calls “Heaven” (Gen 1:8), in order to divide the waters which were under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament (Gen 1:7). Gore, “Are there religious variations in marital infidelity?” Journal of Family Issues, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 1553–1581, 2007.

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A Message to Garcia

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An introduction to the cultural traditions and social behavior of Asia that covers the history, theory, and practice of Chado, or Way of Tea, a Zen-Buddhist inspired art. [2] ASN 5120 Religion and Society in Japan (3). This assumption has shaped the way many people think about issues such as homosexuality, abortion rights, and religious truth claims, leading them to believe that a liberally tolerant posture concerning these issues is the correct one and that it ought to be reflected in our laws and customs.

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Vision Quests for People Who Mean Business

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The private dimension of adolescent religious behavior was also found to be a strong predictor of young adult religious behavior, particularly the private dimension. We, as Aryans, can conceive of the state only as the living organism of a nationality which not only assures the preservation of its nationality, but by the development of its spiritual and ideal abilities leads it to the highest freedom. the task of preserving and advancing the highest humanity, given to this earth by the benevolence of the Almighty, seems a truly high mission.

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My Forever Friends

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Maybe various governments should stop funding,arming and training religious fundamentalist whackos and using them as their private mercenary armies. This does not mean that, according to Einstein, an object let free can move not downward but in another direction; but it does imply that we only have a “not yet falsified” mathematical expression, which we call a “law” (of gravity). According to Orthodox Judaism, Jewish law, or halakhah, includes 613 commandments given by God in the Torah, as well as rules and practices elaborated by scholars and custom.

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The Gospel of the Holy Ashlars: An ontological guidebook

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In another case, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were ordered to cease the practice of polygamy. In other words, don't just send your children to church, bring them! The answer to this question is quite complex and disputed in some details by scholars. What type of state efforts to respect religious pluralism does a commitment to ample and equal liberty require? Evangelicalism came to dominate the religious life of southerners, in ways distinctive to the nation.

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