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Syncretism Syncretism / ˈ s ɪ ŋ k r ə t ɪ z əm / is the combining of different (often seemingly contradictory) beliefs, often while melding practices of various schools of thought .
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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 http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1525/nr.2010.14.1.4 Joseph Laycock is the author of Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism Praeger 2009 - http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729
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. Infancy Gospel of Thomas
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Dianetics Hubbard conducting Dianetics seminar in Los Angeles in 1950 Dianetics is a set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body which was created by L. Ron Hubbard and is practiced by followers of Scientology and separate independent Dianeticist groups. Hubbard coined Dianetics from the Greek stems dia , meaning "through", and nous , meaning mind . Dianetics has achieved no acceptance as a scientific theory , and is an example of a pseudoscience . [ citation needed ] Dianetics divides the mind into three parts: the conscious "analytical mind," the subconscious " reactive mind ", and the somatic mind. [ 1 ] The goal of Dianetics is to remove the "reactive mind", which Scientologists believe prevents people from becoming more ethical, more aware, happier and saner.
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Universalism , in its primary sense, refers to religious, theological, and philosophical concepts with universal application or applicability. Religion in this context is defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe , especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. [ 1 ] Universalism is a term used to identify particular doctrines considering all people in their formation. Universalism
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Hinterkaifeck Former farmstead Hinterkaifeck from southeast Shrine near site of former farmstead Hinterkaifeck , a small farmstead situated between the Bavarian towns of Ingolstadt and Schrobenhausen (approximately 70 km north of Munich ), was the scene of one of the most puzzling crimes in German history. On the evening of March 31, 1922, the six inhabitants of the farm were killed with a pickaxe . The murder is still unsolved. The six victims were the farmer Andreas Gruber (63) and his wife Cäzilia (72); their widowed daughter Viktoria Gabriel (35) and her two children, Cäzilia (7) and Josef (2); and the maid Maria Baumgartner.
Carl Tanzler Carl Tanzler , or sometimes Count Carl von Cosel (February 8, 1877 – July 3, 1952), was a German-born radiologist at the United States Marine Hospital in Key West , Florida who developed a morbid obsession for a young Cuban-American tuberculosis patient, Elena Milagro "Helen" de Hoyos (July 31, 1909 - October 25, 1931), that carried on well after the disease had caused her death. [ 1 ] In 1933, almost two years after her death, Tanzler removed Hoyos's body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse at his home for seven years until its discovery by Hoyos's relatives and authorities in 1940. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Name
Before Present ( BP ) years is a time scale used in archaeology , geology , and other scientific disciplines to specify when events in the past occurred. Because the "present" time changes, standard practice is to use 1 January 1950 as the origin of the age scale, reflecting the fact that radiocarbon dating became practicable in the 1950s. The abbreviation "BP", with the same meaning, has also been interpreted as "Before Physics"; that is, before nuclear weapons testing artificially altered the proportion of the carbon isotopes in the atmosphere. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ edit ] Usage of "BP" The BP scale is sometimes used for dates established by means other than radiocarbon dating, such as stratigraphy . [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Before Present
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