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Hope, Theological Virtue

Hope Hope, in its widest acceptation, is described as the desire of something together with the expectation of obtaining it. The Scholastics say that it is a movement of the appetite towards a future good, which though hard to attain is possible of attainment. Consideration of this state of soul is limited in this article to...

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Hope As A Virtue

Hope As A Virtue Hope is one of the three theological virtues in Christian tradition. Hope being a combination of the desire for something and expectation of receiving it, the virtue is hoping for Divine union and so eternal happiness. While faith is a function of the intellect, hope is an act...

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The Meaning of Dreams

The Meaning of Dreams The meaning of dreams is as unique and individual as you are. Just like snowflakes, no two souls are alike, and no two people dream alike. When we are asleep, our bodies rest and regenerate while our spirit travels into other dimensions of reality. Paying attention...

Dreams: What Are They?

Dreams Dreams have at all times and among all peoples received much attention. In the youth of a nation, as in the youth of an individual, dreams are so vivid that they appear to be hardly distinguishable from reality. “In the primitive stages of human development, when all insight into...

Visions and Apparitions

Visions And Apparitions This article will deal not with natural but with supernatural visions, that is, visions due to the direct intervention of a power superior to man. Cardinal Bona (De discret. spir., xv, n. 2) distinguishes between visions and apparitions. There is an apparition when we do not know that the figure...

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Interpretation Of Dreams

Interpretation Of Dreams There is in sleep something mysterious which seems, from the earliest times, to have impressed man and aroused his curiosity. What philosophy of sleep sprang from the observation of phenomenon, we do not know; but like all phenomena the causes of which are not obvious, sleep came, in...

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Dream Argument

Dream Argument The dream argument is the postulation that the act of dreaming provides preliminary evidence that the senses we trust to distinguish reality from illusion should not be fully trusted, and therefore, any state that is dependent on our senses should at the very least be carefully examined and...

Daydream

What Is Daydream? Daydreaming is the stream of consciousness that detaches from current external tasks when attention drifts to a more personal and internal direction. This phenomenon is common in people’s daily life shown by a large-scale study in which participants spend 47% of their waking time on average on daydreaming.[1]...

Dream Interpretation

Dream Interpretation Dream interpretation is the process of assigning meaning to dreams. In many ancient societies, such as those of Egypt and Greece, dreaming was considered a supernatural communication or a means of divine intervention, whose message could be interpreted by people with these associated spiritual powers. In modern times, various schools of psychology and...

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Dreams

Dreams While you sleep with your eyes closed, your ears deaf, your tongue mute, and your arms and legs motionless, how do you travel, meet people, and do many things in a few minutes or even seconds? When you get up in the morning, you feel deeply influenced by that...

Vision in Spirituality

Vision in Spirituality A vision is something seen in a dream, trance, or religious ecstasy, especially a supernatural appearance that usually conveys a revelation.[1] Visions generally have more clarity than dreams, but traditionally fewer psychological connotations. Visions are known to emerge from spiritual traditions and could provide a lens into human nature and reality.[2] Prophecy is often associated with...

Dream

What Is A Dream? A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.[1] The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, although they have been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history. Dream...

What Is Hope?

What Is Hope? Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.[1] As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.”[2] Among its opposites are dejection, hopelessness, and despair.[3]...

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Dreams Quotes

Dreams Quotes A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, though they have been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history. Dream interpretation is the attempt at drawing meaning from dreams and searching for an underlying message. The scientific study of dreams...

The Virtue of Hope

The Virtue of Hope In his preface to the Holy Father’s Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Vittorio Messori remarks that John Paul is so impatient in his apostolic zeal that he “wants to shout from the rooftops (today crowded with television antennae) that there is hope, that it has been...

Prayers of Hope

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Hope We are on the threshold of great and far-reaching changes. The community is writhing in the birth-pangs of the new time that is approaching. It is no wonder that the people are fearful, anxious, sometimes hopeless, about their future. For they have been so long abandoned in doubts and...

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A New Approach to Dream Interpretation

A New Approach to Dream Interpretation At some point in our spiritual life, we may wish to understand the process dream interpretation, which helps us to understand the meaning of our dreams and the symbols that may present themselves to us. At the present time on the Earth, our collective...

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