Encyclopedia of Catholicism (Encyclopedia of World

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After reframing the trauma within a different context, the listener can begin to process existential conflicts and seek alternate meanings about life experiences (Frankl, 1984). Doran. 874 S Stigmata Stern, K. (1955). Chronic or severe anxiety causes emotional distress, obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, relational struggles, and generalized restlessness. Medusa Shearer goes on to discuss Medusa (whose severed head Athene wore on her breast) who forms part of yet another triumvirate, the Gorgon sisters: " They are a manifestation of the ancient moon goddess (as the Orphics knew when they called the moon ‘the Gorgon’s head’).

Sources of Inspiration: 15 Modern Religious Leaders

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Cathedral ground plans are crossmandalas with high ceilings or domes. Moreover, Jung linked his observations about the divine shadow with his depth-psychological account of the historical evolution of divine consciousness, of the individuation of God, evidence for which he found in Biblical literature. If not sufficiently prepared, the participant could experience a threshold of annihilation. At the same time, psychotherapy still remains within a medically-modeled format as long as those who come for help are seen as compromised and those who help them are seen as experts.

It Is The Same Light: the enlightening wisdom of Sri Guru

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Most Nikāya (i.e., Abhidharma) numerical lists included systematically. This victimization naturally leads to increased fear and insecurity, reinforcing any earlier dispositions. Kligerman, 1957). ‘‘Adaptive’’ interpretations do not interpret mystical experiences to be pathological. Many historical and literary works are included on a wide range of subjects including religious history. The problem of dualism arises here, of how this essence interacts with the body, or how the body acts as an organ of the soul, which is a preferable attitude to traditional ideas that the soul in trapped in the body.

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Mysticism: and the Mystery

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M Bibliography Skolnik, F. (Ed.) (2006). Unfortunately, in the history of the Judeo-Christian tradition, biblical literature leaves the feminine presence of Sophia behind – a personified presence in the late Hebrew literature – and we find an increasingly exponential split between spirit and eros. Taylor (Ed.), Critical terms for religious studies (pp. 365–382). Distinct from the concise manner of Confucius’ teachings, Mencius’ discussions are more elaborate and extended. ˆ, along with the Five Ching, relate the The Four Shuu cultivation of heightened consciousness through disciplined and considered practice of detailed and focused instruction.

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Through the use of the alchemical imagery and concrete metaphor, and by seeing through them, his alchemical psychology seeks to find those qualities of human life which act on the very substance of personality. This is a good place to begin research on a topic. This skill in observing emotions rather than acting upon them helps to counter impulsive behavior. Eros, approached, amplified, and understood from the literal to the symbolic, without the negation of the bodily and the real can lead to the secret of transformation and renewal.

The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 2 (Encyclopedia of

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A student asked, ‘‘What is Buddha?’’ Master (Zhaozhou): ‘‘That inside the sanctuary.’’ ‘‘Isn’t that inside the sanctuary a clay statue?’’ Master said, ‘‘Yes.’’ Student: ‘‘What is Buddha?’’ Master said, ‘‘That inside the sanctuary.’’ Eventually the querying of such puzzle had itself developed into a method of practice known as ‘‘cangongan’’ (querying a public enlightenment case) or ‘‘canhautou’’ (querying a phrase of an enlightenment case).

Encyclopaedia of Sikhism

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This teleological potential for expression is contingent upon opportunities that encompass causality as well as the element of serendipity. The current scientific popularity of the relational view may offer support to defenders of the argument. The human being also has a high degree of moral responsibility that naturally complements his freedom. Shamanism: Archaic techniques of ecstasy. The specific Tibetan twist on this general doctrine of reincarnation involves this special ability of highly developed spiritual leaders; they can direct their own reincarnation and have prescience as to the circumstances so as to be able to guide their followers in finding their next form.

The World Council of Churches and Politics

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Just as the goddess Shakti seeks to create an imprint or image in human form, the Self of the psyche seeks us, fueled by the divine source that fuels it. The cenobitic life was also combined with the solitary life in such a way that, after a sufficient formation by the common discipline, the monk gave proof of his fervour by retiring into solitude in order to fight hand-to-hand against the enemy of his salvation, and to find in independence a compensation for the greater severity of his life.

Nature's Eternal Religion

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Primary phenomena include: depersonalization, derealization, identity confusion, and identity alteration. Wach, like M�ller, assumes religion to be both universal and spontaneous, and thereby more easily seen as self-explanatory. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) speaks of the condemnation to choose and the inescapability of deciding (1943/2003). The relation between the ego and the unconscious. The changing nature of man: Introduction to a historical psychology.

Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the

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Studies in Religion, 26(3), 297–308. beings. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Original work published 1935). Through the process of the dark Night of the Soul, the journey into unconscious, we can achieve the illumination represented by the light of the fire that awakens the initiate, itself representing the fire into which Demeter dipped the child in the myth. The artist, by contrast, embraces life’s transience and directs himself toward the formation and establishment of his own considered ego ideal, which often proves at variance with the ideal foisted upon him by parents and society.