Human Self. Pax Humanitas. Declaration on the Relation of the Church to non-christian religions - Nostra Aetate. 1. In our time, when day by day mankind is being drawn closer together, and the ties between different peoples are becoming stronger, the Church examines more closely her relationship to non-Christian religions. In her task of promoting unity and love among men, indeed among nations, she considers above all in this declaration what men have in common and what draws them to fellowship. One is the community of all peoples, one their origin, for God made the whole human race to live over the face of the earth.(1) One also is their final goal, God. His providence, His manifestations of goodness, His saving design extend to all men,(2) until that time when the elect will be united in the Holy City, the city ablaze with the glory of God, where the nations will walk in His light.(3) Men expect from the various religions answers to the unsolved riddles of the human condition, which today, even as in former times, deeply stir the hearts of men: What is man?
2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Altered States. Transcendence. संस्कृतम् Mythos. Natura Mythica Deios. Left Hand of Darkness. Spirits Align. Singula. The Ka. Alchemy of the Afterlife: The Ka, the Ba, and the Kabbalahh by Jay Weidner In the current use of our language, the words “soul” and “spirit” have essentially the same meaning.
They are terms used to describe a mysterious state of awareness, or presence, that is the driving or animating force behind the externalized, concrete physical body that surrounds it. According to the teachings of the world’s major religions, this mystical soul, or spirit, somehow lives on after death. They tell us that just as we as human beings, living in a material body, grow and learn through linear time, so the soul, or spirit, grows in knowledge and experience through many successive incarnations. However, there is much evidence from the past that reveals that there may once have been a more complex meaning to these two terms, soul and spirit.
These ancient sacred scientists found that there is a great moment of confusion at the instant when the consciousness separates from the body. But there is more. Reincarnation. Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life's actions.
This doctrine is a central tenet of the Indian religions. It is also a common belief of various ancient and modern religions such as Spiritism, Theosophy, and Eckankar and is found in many tribal societies around the world, in places such as Siberia, West Africa, North America, and Australia. In recent decades, many Europeans and North Americans have developed an interest in reincarnation. Contemporary films, books, and popular songs frequently mention reincarnation. In the last decades, academic researchers have begun to explore reincarnation and published reports of children's memories of earlier lives in peer-reviewed journals and books. Conceptual definitions Temple door depicting Dashavatar-the ten avatars, Sree Balaji Temple, Goa. The 12 Laws Of Karma. Concordence: Middle Eastern Gods. 037391ar.pdf. 20th WCP: The Primal Scattering of Languages: Philosophies, Myths and Genders. In After Babel George Steiner recounts "two main conjectures" in mythology which explain "the mystery of many tongues on which a view of translation hinges".
One such mythic tale is the tower of Babel, which not only Steiner, but also Jacques Derrida after him, take as their starting point to approach the question of translation; the other conjecture tells of "some awful error [which] was committed, an accidental release of linguistic chaos, in the mode of Pandora's Box" (Steiner 1975:57). This paper will take this other conjecture, the myth of Pandora, first woman of the Greek creation myth, as its point of departure, not only to offer a feminized version of the primal scattering of languages, but to rewrite in a positive light and therefore also reverse the negative and misogynist association of Pandora with man's fall. The myth of the Urweib Pandora also tells of a gift-Gift she brings to mankind. The Pandora myth therefore tells two stories, or we might say, speaks in two tongues. Lilith. By Alan G. Hefner A female demon of the night who supposedly flies around searching for newborn children either to kidnap or strangle them.
Also, she sleeps with men to seduce them into propagating demon sons. Legends told about Lilith are ancient. One story is that God created Adam and Lilith as twins joined together at the back. In another version of the myth of Lilith, she was Adam's first wife before Eve. Adam complained to God who then sent three angels, Sanvi, Sansanvi and Semangelaf, to bring Lilith back to Eden. According to some Lilith's fecundity and sexual preferences showed she was a Great Mother of settled agricultural tribes, who resisted the invasions of the nomadic herdsmen, represented by Adam.
Speculation is that perhaps there was a connection between Lilith and the Etruscan divinity Lenith, who possessed no face and waited at the gate of the underworld along with Eita and Persipnei (Hecate and Persephone) to receive the souls of the dead. Radha Shyama. Abarim Publications - Patterns in the Bible. — Everything you know about it is wrong — Welcome to Abarim Publications The name Abarim belongs to a mountain or mountain range in Moab from which Moses viewed the Promised Land from afar (Numbers 27:12).
It's also the mountain where Jeremiah was said to have buried the Ark of the Covenant (2 Maccabees 2:4). Quite a mountain, therefore. Our logo is the first letter of the name Abarim (עברים), which is the letter ע ('ayin), which is also a word, namely עין ('ayin), which means both eye and fountain. The website of Abarim Publications has been online since 2002 (that's right folks, we're older than Facebook ☺). Just like we can't become successful heart surgeons by imagining things, we can also not be wise about God and ignorant about creation. Because the portent of Biblical names is rather underestimated in Biblical circles, we've embarked on a project to translate all occurring names in the Bible, and for that we're writing our own dictionaries.
Moses the desert dweller The study of war. Lailah. The angel Lailah or Laylah (Hebrew "night") is an angel of the night in some interpretations in the Talmud and in some later Jewish mythology. Etymology The name Lailah is the same as the Hebrew word for "night" laylah לילה. The identification of the word "night" as the name of an angel originates with the interpretation of "Rabbi Yochanan" (possibly Yochanan ben Zakkai c. 30 - 90 AD) who read "At night [Abraham] and his servants deployed against them and defeated them” (JPS Genesis 14.14) as "by [an angel called] night" (Sanhedrin 96a).
The noun for "night" in the Semitic languages is derived from the tri-consonantal root: L-Y-L, also found in Arabic laylah "night" (Arabic: ليلى). The root is also shared with the Hebrew noun liliyt, "night creature", one origin of the Lilith myth. The ending lah is a feminine. An angel called "night" Hebrew Bible Talmud "If I go [to battle] and am successful, I will sacrifice my two sons to thee', he vowed.
For R. Midrash Purusha. Contemporary interpretation by artist Igor Kufayev, Purusha, 1995, tondo, oil on canvas, diameter 80 cm, London, private collection. Bhagavata Purana describes that Purusha is the first form of Supreme Lord Narayana and this Purusha is the source of everything in the universe. The Purusha in the title of Purusha Sukta refers to the Parama Purusha, Purushottama, Vedic Supreme God Narayana, in his form as the Viraat Purusha (Enormously Huge Being). It describes this form of his as having countless heads, eyes and legs manifested everywhere, and beyond the scope of any limited method of comprehension. All creation is but a fourth part of him. The rest is unmanifested. He is the source of all creation. Purusha along with Prakrti creates the necessary tattvas for the creation of universe. The parallel to Norse Ymir is often considered to reflect the myth's origin in Proto-Indo-European religion. Interpretations Varna system See also Notes and references
Fiat Lux. Hindusim.