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The word thelema is the English transliteration of the Koine Greek noun θέλημα (pronounced [θélima]) "will", from the verb θέλω "to will, wish, purpose." As Crowley developed the religion, he wrote widely on the topic, producing what are collectively termed the Holy Books of Thelema. He also included ideas from occultism, Yoga and both Eastern and Western mysticism, especially the Qabalah.[8] Historical precedents[edit] The word θέλημα (thelema) is rare in classical Greek, where it "signifies the appetitive will: desire, sometimes even sexual",[9] but it is frequent in the Septuagint.[9] Early Christian writings occasionally use the word to refer to the human will,[10] and even the will of God's opponent, the Devil,[11] but it usually refers to the will of God.[12] One well-known example is in the "Lord's Prayer" (Matthew 6:10), “Your kingdom come. François Rabelais[edit] François Rabelais was a Franciscan and later a Benedictine monk of the 16th century. Aleister Crowley[edit]

French Revolution The French Revolution (French: Révolution française) was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of theocracies and absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and democracies. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. External threats closely shaped the course of the Revolution. The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. Causes The French government faced a fiscal crisis in the 1780s, and King Louis XVI was blamed for mishandling these affairs. Adherents of most historical models identify many of the same features of the Ancien Régime as being among the causes of the Revolution. By the 1990s the Marxist class interpretation had largely been abandoned among scholars. Ancien Régime

How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache Between No Shave November across college campuses nationwide, and Movember raising money in the fight against prostate cancer, there are all kinds of reasons to embark on growing your very own handlebar mustache this winter. How to Grow a Handlebar Mustache Hopefully, by now you have your eye on the manly mustache style you want to achieve. Step 1: Don’t Trim Your Mustache DON’T TRIM IT! Step 2: Comb It When your mustache is long enough to comb, comb it once a day and create a part by combing the hair out from under the nose to the left and to the right respectively. Step 3: Wax It After you get out of the shower, leave your mustache damp. Step 4: Twist and Shape It To add that distinctive handlebar curl, apply some wax to the ends and twist the hairs together with your fingers. Step 5: Maintain It Owning a handlebar mustache is a commitment. After you’ve grown your handlebar mustache, you might consider petitioning the illustrious Handlebar Mustache Club for membership:

Game Theory 101: Game Theory Made Easy How to Be a Wizard: Step-by-Step Instructions Steps Part 1 Making the First Steps <img alt="Image titled Be a Wizard Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Donate all your costumes to Goodwill. <img alt="Image titled Be a Wizard Step 4" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">4Connect with life. Part 2 Honing Your Superhuman Skills <img alt="Image titled Be a Wizard Step 5" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Sharpen your mind. Part 3 Sharpening Your Magical Prowess Part 4 Fulfilling Your Potential Community Q&A Unanswered Questions Ask a Question Tips

Dunning–Kruger effect Cognitive bias about one's own skill The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people with limited competence in a particular domain overestimate their abilities. Some researchers also include the opposite effect for high performers: their tendency to underestimate their skills. The Dunning–Kruger effect is usually measured by comparing self-assessment with objective performance. There are disagreements about what causes the Dunning–Kruger effect. There are disagreements about the Dunning–Kruger effect's magnitude and practical consequences. Definition[edit] The Dunning–Kruger effect is defined as the tendency of people with low ability in a specific area to give overly positive assessments of this ability. Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition. David Dunning Some researchers include a metacognitive component in their definition. Measurement, analysis, and investigated tasks[edit] Explanations[edit] [edit] Statistical[edit] Rational[edit]

How to Be Charming: 11 steps Edit Article Having a Charming AttitudeWielding Physical CharmCharming People With Words Edited by Ambrozine Santiago, biuealien, Ben Rubenstein, Brett and 162 others Charm is the art of having an attractive personality. Some people charm others the moment they enter a room, while others earn a reputation as a charmer over a period of time. While everyone is born with differing amounts of natural charm, much can be acquired and honed through practice. Ad Steps Method 1 of 3: Having a Charming Attitude 1Be genuinely interested in people. Method 2 of 3: Wielding Physical Charm 1Make eye contact. Method 3 of 3: Charming People With Words 1Use impressive phrasing. Tips Put some humor in the things you say. Warnings Don't confuse being charming with being a people pleaser.Every so often you will have no choice but to express an opinion that few others hold. Article Info

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments explain why we sometimes do dumb or irrational things. “I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil?Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” –Philip Zimbardo Like famous social psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo (author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil), I’m also obsessed with why we do dumb or irrational things. The answer quite often is because of other people — something social psychologists have comprehensively shown. Each of the 10 brilliant social psychology experiments below tells a unique, insightful story relevant to all our lives, every day. Click the link in each social psychology experiment to get the full description and explanation of each phenomenon. 1. The halo effect is a finding from a famous social psychology experiment. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.