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As well as abstaining from sexual thoughts, sexual touching, pornography, and actions that are known to lead to sexual arousal. " At the age of 10, I took a pledge at my church alongside a group of other girls to remain a virgin until marriage. Sometimes I feel uncomfortable about thinking about death and stuff, but this speaks to me. A brilliant prompt on a guy seeing his wife and mother in hell while he's in heaven. : bestof. d8ecc07e906127bf0fd4623504b7eca8.jpg (1312×863) Time travel possible, but only moving forwards, says Stephen Hawking. Is Time Travel Real? Physicists Say It Happens All The Time.
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The latter involves "content" while the former involves "form". Although the term "thought disorder" can refer to either type, in common parlance it refers most often to a disorder of thought "form" also known as formal thought disorder.  Eugen Bleuler, who named schizophrenia, held that thought disorder was its defining characteristic. However, formal thought disorder is not unique to schizophrenia or psychosis.
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Rome, 2nd to 3rd century AD (Louvre Museum) The Mithraic Mysteries were a mystery religion practised in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The name of the Persian god Mithra (proto-Indo-Iranian Mitra), adapted into Greek as Mithras, was linked to a new and distinctive imagery. Writers of the Roman Empire period referred to this mystery religion by phrases which can be anglicized as Mysteries of Mithras or Mysteries of the Persians; modern historians refer to it as Mithraism, or sometimes Roman Mithraism. The mysteries were popular in the Roman military. The Romans themselves regarded the mysteries as having Persian or Zoroastrian sources.
Dionysian Mysteries. The Dionysian Mysteries were a ritual of ancient Greece and Rome which used intoxicants and other trance-inducing techniques (like dance and music) to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual to return to a natural state.
It also provided some liberation for those marginalized by Greek society: women, slaves and foreigners. In their final phase the Mysteries shifted their emphasis from a chthonic, underworld orientation to a transcendental, mystical one, with Dionysus changing his nature accordingly (similar to the change in the cult of Shiva).
By its nature as a mystery religion reserved for the initiated, many aspects of the Dionysian cult remain unknown and were lost with the decline of Greco-Roman polytheism; our knowledge is derived from descriptions, imagery and cross-cultural studies. Syncretism. Syncretism /ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/ is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of various schools of thought.
Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture (known as eclecticism) as well as politics (syncretic politics). Nomenclature, orthography, and etymology The Oxford English Dictionary first attests the word syncretism in English in 1618. "The most private thing I'm willing to admit" - [X-Post from r/OKcupid] : Unexpected. SucculentStanley comments on Here's why /r/atheism has seen such a backlash from the hivemind, and why so many people - redditors included - still don't get "why we're upset"
Otherkin_news: Significant Academic Paper Concerning Otherkin - Joseph Laycock - February 2012. I would contend that this is one of the most important academic papers ever written concerning the sociological and identity aspects of the Otherkin community.
Perspectives from Dan O'Dea, Gerbasi, Hesson, Kirby, Lupa, Mamatas, Nytemuse, Orion Sandstorrm, Sade Wolfkitten, Suscitatio (AVA), Sylvere ap Leanan, Th'Elf, and more are all part of this article. It's well worth your time to read and I encourage everyone to either purchase a copy or request it from their local college or university library. If interested, I'd also encourage you to to review Dr. Laycock's 2010 article through Nova Religio; Real Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community which is available at Joseph Laycock is the author of Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism Praeger 2009 - Infancy Gospel of Thomas. The Infancy Gospel of Thomas is a pseudepigraphical gospel about the childhood of Jesus that is believed to date to the 2nd century.
It was part of a popular genre of biblical work, written to satisfy a hunger among early Christians for more miraculous and anecdotal stories of the childhood of Jesus than the Gospel of Luke provided. Later references by Hippolytus of Rome and Origen of Alexandria to a Gospel of Thomas are more likely to be referring to this Infancy Gospel than to the wholly different Gospel of Thomas with which it is sometimes confused. It would appear to be unrelated to the Canonical Gospels. Author Dating 17thknight comments on CMV : I believe an alien spacecraft landed at Roswell. Two-factor models of personality. Beginnings The Roman physician Galen mapped the four temperaments (sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric and melancholic) to a matrix of hot/cold and dry/wet, taken from the four classical elements. Two of these temperaments, sanguine and choleric, shared a common trait: quickness of response (corresponding to "heat"), while the melancholic and phlegmatic shared the opposite, a longer response (coldness).
The melancholic and choleric, however, shared a sustained response (dryness), and the sanguine and phlegmatic shared a short-lived response (wetness). This meant that the choleric and melancholic both would tend to hang on to emotions like anger, and thus appear more serious and critical than the fun-loving sanguine, and the peaceful phlegmatic. Explain the various interpretations of Quantum Mechanics like you are a writer for Cracked.com : explainlikeIAmA. Karaoke Yoga - with Jennifer Pastiloff of Manifestation Yoga.
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Merry Mania! « Type-A Gourmet. 13 Gods Associated With December 25 « Witch’s Nook « Blissful Moon. NORAD Tracks Santa. The emblem of NORAD Tracks Santa. NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program, which has existed since 1955, produced under the auspices of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Every year on Christmas Eve, "NORAD Tracks Santa" purports to track Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world. History and overview 1955 Sears ad with the misprinted telephone number that led to the NORAD Tracks Santa Program This publicity picture shows two members of Canadian Forces with radar screens. The program began on December 24, 1955, when a Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper which told children that they could telephone Santa Claus and included a number for them to call.
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