By 1853, when the popular song Spirit Rappings was published, Spiritualism was an object of intense curiosity. Spiritualism developed and reached its peak growth in membership from the 1840s to the 1920s, especially in English-speaking countries. By 1897, it was said to have more than eight million followers in the United States and Europe, mostly drawn from the middle and upper classes. The religion flourished for a half century without canonical texts or formal organization, attaining cohesion through periodicals, tours by trance lecturers, camp meetings, and the missionary activities of accomplished mediums. Beliefs Although various Spiritualist traditions have their own beliefs, known as Principles, there are some shared concepts: Mediumship and spirits Spiritualists believe in communicating with the spirits of discarnate humans. Compared with other religions Christian Protestantism Judaism Islam Spiritism Occult Origins
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SpiritualityThe term "spirituality" lacks a definitive definition, although social scientists have defined spirituality as the search for "the sacred," where "the sacred" is broadly defined as that which is set apart from the ordinary and worthy of veneration. Definition There is no single, widely-agreed definition of spirituality.[note 1] Social scientists have defined spirituality as the search for the sacred, for that which is set apart from the ordinary and worthy of veneration, "a transcendent dimension within human experience...discovered in moments in which the individual questions the meaning of personal existence and attempts to place the self within a broader ontological context." According to Waaijman, the traditional meaning of spirituality is a process of re-formation which "aims to recover the original shape of man, the image of God. Waaijman points out that "spirituality" is only one term of a range of words which denote the praxis of spirituality. Etymology Judaism
Spiritualisme moderne anglo-saxonPage(s) en rapport avec ce sujet : Le spiritualisme moderne présente de nombreuses anomalies, c'est une entreprise planifiée dans l'objectif de contrôler l'esprit humain.... (source : books.google) En 1853, quand la chanson populaire Spirit Rappings fut diffusée, le Spiritualisme anglo-saxon attisait la curiosité des foules. Cet article est une traduction de l'article anglais correspondant Le spiritualisme moderne anglo-saxon s'est en premier lieu développé aux Etats-Unis au XIXème siècle suite aux témoignages des Sœurs Fox. En 1897 les Etats-Unis et l'Europe comptaient plus de huit millions d'adeptes , surtout issus des classes sociales moyenne et aisées. Cette religion s'est développée pendant un demi siècle, sans credo officiel et sans aucune organisation structurée. Croyances Les croyances du spiritualisme moderne fluctuent selon les différents groupes d'adeptes, quoiqu'ils partagent les mêmes convictions à propos de Dieu et de l'au-delà. Déisme Médiumnité et Esprits Le christianisme
ManitouManitou is a general term for spirit beings among many Algonquian Native American groups. Manitou or Manitu may also refer to:The World's Sixteen Crucified SaviorsThe World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors (1875) The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors (or Christianity Before Christ) is an 1875 book written by Kersey Graves. It asserts that Jesus was not an actual person, but was a creation largely based on earlier stories of deities or god-men saviours who had been crucified, and descended to and ascended from the underworld. Parts were the reprinted in The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read edited by Tim C. Leedom in 1994, and was republished in its entirety in 2001. Atheist activist Madelyn Murray O'Hair was a fan of the book. Summary Graves, often citing Godfrey Higgins as his source, asserts in the book that the following messiah-like "saviors" were crucified on a cross or tree before ascending into heaven. The book claims that a number of these deities or god-men shared at least some traits of Jesus as described in the New Testament, drawing the strongest similarities with Krishna. Criticism See also References
Mysticism IndexContents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] Evelyn Underhill (b. 6 Dec. 1875, d. 15 Jun 1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer who wrote extensively on Christian mysticism. A pacifist, novelist, and philosopher, she was widely read during the first half of the 20th century. This work, Mysticism , is not a textbook of the subject. She disagrees with William James' The Varieties of Religious Experience with his four-part division of the mystic state (ineffability, noetic quality, transcience, and passivity). She sees Bucke's Cosmic Consciousness as only the gateway to Unitative Living, about halfway there by her view (p. 193). Underhill maps out her own view of the mystic's journey into five parts: "Awakening of Self," "Purgation of Self," "Illumination," "the Dark Night of the Soul," and "the Unitative life." Title Page Preface to the Twelfth Edition Preface to the First Edition Part One: The Mystic Fact Part One: The Mystic Fact I. Part Two: The Mystic Way Indexes
THE FOX SISTERSThe Rise & Fall of Spiritualism's FoundersIn 1888, Maggie made the infamous appearance when she denounced Spiritualism as a total sham. The years of alcohol abuse, loneliness and grief had taken their toll on her and she weighed the idea of committing suicide before finally choosing confession instead. She booked the stage at the New York Academy of Music and walked out on stage to announce she and Kate had created the strange rappings heard in their Hydesville home by simply cracking their toes. She also stated that Leah had forced them into performing as mediums for the public. "I have seen so much miserable deception," she reportedly said. While the critics laughed and cried “I told you so”, devoted Spiritualists denounced Margaret’s confession as the ravings of a sad and tired drunk. Kate later drank herself to death in July 1892 at the age of only 56. Return to the Haunted Museum Page
Totem animalsList of occult termsList of occult terms From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Contents: [hide] A B C D E F G H I J Juju K L M N O P Q R S T V Vodun W Y Ya Sang Z Zos Kia Cultus References Retrieved from " Categories: Hidden categories: Navigation menu Personal tools Namespaces Variants Views Actions Navigation Interaction Tools Print/export Languages This page was last modified on 9 January 2014 at 06:39.MysticismVotive plaque depicting elements of the Eleusinian Mysteries, discovered in the sanctuary at Eleusis (mid-4th century BC) Mysticism ( pronunciation ) is "a constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined in different traditions."[web 1] The term "mysticism" has Western origins, with various, historically determined meanings. In modern times, "mysticism" has acquired a limited definition,[web 2] but a broad application,[web 2] as meaning the aim at the "union with the Absolute, the Infinite, or God". Since the 1960s, a scholarly debate has been ongoing in the scientific research of "mystical experiences" between perennial and constructionist approaches. Etymology "Mysticism" is derived from the Greek μυω, meaning "I conceal",[web 1] and its derivative μυστικός, mystikos, meaning 'an initiate'. Definitions Spiritual life and re-formation According to Gellmann, D.J. And James R.
Spiritualisme moderne anglo-saxon/ WikipediaUn article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Ne pas confondre le spiritualisme moderne, une religion des pays anglo-saxons, avec le spiritualisme (courant philosophique), ni avec le spiritisme. Logo à l'entrée d'une église spiritualiste à Édimbourg, en 2009. Des ouvrages composant une bibliothèque spiritualiste à Londres. Le spiritualisme moderne anglo-saxon s’est d’abord développé aux États-Unis au XIXe siècle suite aux témoignages des sœurs Fox. En 1897, les États-Unis et l’Europe comptaient plus de huit millions d’adeptes, majoritairement issus des classes sociales moyennes et aisées. Croyances[modifier | modifier le code] Entrée de l'immeuble de l'Association spiritualiste de Grande-Bretagne, à Londres, en 2009 Les croyances du spiritualisme moderne varient selon les différents groupes d’adeptes, bien qu’ils partagent les mêmes convictions à propos de Dieu et de l’au-delà. Déisme[modifier | modifier le code] Médiumnité et Esprits[modifier | modifier le code] Les sœurs Fox.