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Divine Light

Divine Light In theology, divine light (also called divine radiance or divine refulgence) is an aspect of divine presence, specifically an unknown and mysterious ability of God, angels, or human beings to express themselves communicatively through spiritual means, rather than through physical capacities. Spirituality The term light has been used in spirituality (vision, enlightenment, darshan, Tabor Light). Bible...

Spiritual But Not Religious

Spiritual But Not Religious “Spiritual but not religious” (SBNR) also known as “Spiritual but not affiliated” (SBNA) is a popular phrase and initialism used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that takes issue with organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth. Historically, the...

Religion And Drugs

Religion And Drugs Many religions have expressed positions on what is acceptable to consume as a means of intoxication for spiritual, pleasure, or medicinal purposes. Psychoactive substances may also play a significant part in the development of religion and religious views as well as in rituals.[1][2][3][4][5] Neolithic In the book Inside the Neolithic Mind, the...

Entheogen

What Is Entheogen? An entheogen is a class of psychoactive substances that induce any type of spiritual experience aimed at development or sacred use.[2] The term entheogen is often chosen to contrast recreational use of the same drugs. The religious, shamanic, or spiritual significance of entheogens is well established in anthropological and modern contexts; entheogens have traditionally been...

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy Music therapy is an evidence-based clinical use of musical interventions used to improve clients’ quality of life. Music therapists use music and its many facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients improve their health in cognitive, motor, emotional, communicative, social, sensory, and educational domains by using both...

Poetry From A Humble Perspective

Poetry From A Humble Perspective Poetry is the voice, wording, and expression of the truth and essence of humankind, their love, excitement, trouble, grief, and joys, the expression of their sensing and evaluation of existence and the beyond, through the tongue of feelings and emotions in an open or hidden...

Asana

What Is Asana? An asana is a body posture, originally a sitting pose for meditation,[1] and later in hatha yoga and modern yoga, adding reclining, standing, inverted, twisting, and balancing poses to the meditation seats. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define “asana” as “[a position that] is steady and comfortable”.[2] Patanjali mentions the ability to sit for extended...

Fasting in the Month of Ramadan

Fasting in the Month of Ramadan This section consists of Nine Points, which explain Divine purpose for ordering the fasting during the month of Ramadan. “In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. It was the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was bestowed from on high as...

Naturalism

What Is Naturalism? Naturalism is a comprehensive worldview based in a scientific, empirical understanding of reality. It offers a positive, rational and fulfilling alternative to faith-based religions and non-empirical worldviews. The term “naturalism” has no very precise meaning in contemporary philosophy. Its current usage derives from debates in America in the...

Spiritual (music)

Spiritual (music) Spirituals (or Negro spirituals)[1][2] are generally Christian songs that were created by African Americans.[3] Spirituals were originally an oral tradition that imparted Christian values while also describing the hardships of slavery.[4] Although spirituals were originally unaccompanied monophonic (unison) songs, they are best known today in harmonized choral arrangements. This historic group of...

Poetry

What is Poetry? Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning. Poetry has a very long history, dating back to prehistorical times with the creation of hunting poetry in Africa, and panegyric and...

Cult

What Is A Cult? The term cult has come to usually refer to a social group defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. This sense of the term is controversial and it has divergent definitions in both popular culture and academia and it also has been an ongoing source of contention...

Beauty And The Beautiful

Beauty And The Beautiful Beauty elevates our hearts, awakens our souls with sweet excitement and appreciation, and then becomes the esthetic of our inner self. This hard-to-describe phenomenon, this sense  that is present in our most joyous moments, is beauty. Though this definition might seem narrow, it is one interpretation....

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Sacred Sounds / Healing Sounds

Sacred Sounds / Healing Sounds Sound is among the most transformative and healing energies on the planet. It can relax us and make us calm, or move us to great heights of emotion. Sound can restore balance and harmony to our lives and make us healthy and well. Conversely, sound...

7 Ways to Make Happiness Last

7 Ways to Make Happiness Last As a surgeon I have used the word “cancer” — the C-word — thousands of times in my life. I have spent my entire professional life researching it, trying to find ways to resect it, suppress it, and, whenever possible, outright annihilate it. I...

St Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola Saint Ignatius of Loyola is best known as the founder and first Superior General of the ‘Society of Jesus’. Writer of the book ‘Spiritual Exercises’, Ignatius was a Spanish soldier in the early years of his life. However, a tragic incident changed the course of living...

The Spirit Which Receives Moral And Intellectual Education

The Spirit Which Receives Moral And Intellectual Education The body undergoes an uninterrupted change during its whole lifetime. This change is toward physical growth and development until a certain period, becoming stronger and more perfect. However, this growth stops at a certain point and decay begins. Unlike these changes, first...

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