When Love Hurts: The Emotionally Abused Man Does your relationship with your girlfriend or wife leave you feeling bad about yourself? Do you frequently feel misunderstood, rejected, vilified and devalued in your relationship? Do you feel trapped or stuck? Do you believe it’s possible for men to be emotionally abused by women? Believe it. They use different terms to describe this behavior like nagging, bossy, difficult, strong-willed, tough, harsh, argumentative, “passionate,” or aggressive, which they always follow up with some excuse such as, “She had a really tough childhood. Men have been brainwashed into believing that it’s normal for women to be irrational, moody, emotional, and demanding. Men, you need to wake up and stop blinding yourself to the obvious. Emotional abuse is like a cancer that eats away at your psyche until you’re left feeling powerless, worthless, anxious and/or depressed. She’s not abusive all the time. You can’t fix this. Don’t want to admit you’re being controlled or abused? by Dr Tara J. Donations
Magic (paranormal) Magic most commonly refers to: Magic may also refer to: Aviation DTA Magic, a French ultralight trike wingEurodisplay SR-01 Magic, a Czech ultralight aircraft Computing Film and television Literature Music Albums Songs Nautical Radio Sorted by frequency, then by city: Canada CIMJ-FM (Majic 106.1), in Guelph, CanadaCJMJ-FM (Magic 100.3), in Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaCJMK-FM (Magic 98.3), in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaCJUK-FM (Magic 99.9), in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada United States Elsewhere Sports Magic Johnson (born 1959), American basketball player and businessmanOrlando Magic, a basketball teamWaikato Bay of Plenty Magic, a netball team Technology Other uses See also
Shakti The goddess Manasa in a dense jungle landscape with a cobra and a swan. Shakti (Sanskrit pronunciation: [ˈʃʌktɪ]) (Devanagari: शक्ति; from Sanskrit shak, "to be able"), meaning "Power" or "empowerment," is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism. Shakti is the concept, or personification, of divine feminine creative power, sometimes referred to as 'The Great Divine Mother' in Hinduism. On the earthly plane, shakti most actively manifests through female embodiment and creativity/fertility, though it is also present in males in its potential, unmanifest form. Not only is Shakti responsible for creation, it is also the agent of all change. In Shaktism and Shaivism, Shakti is worshipped as the Supreme Being. Evolution A goddess statue at the Jain temple of Sravanbelagola, India Shakti/Parvati/Sati Peethas Hindu Goddess. Adi Parashakti Bhajans and Mantras Translation: Shaktism
Transcendence (philosophy) In philosophy, the adjective transcendental and the noun transcendence convey the basic ground concept from the word's literal meaning (from Latin), of climbing or going beyond, albeit with varying connotations in its different historical and cultural stages. This article covers the topic from a Western perspective by epoch: Ancient, Medieval, and modern, primarily Continental philosophy. The first meaning, as part of the concept pair transcendence/immanence, is used primarily with reference to God's relation to the world and is particularly important in theology. Here transcendent means that God is completely outside of and beyond the world, as contrasted with the notion that God is manifested in the world. This meaning originates both in the Aristotelian view of God as the prime mover, a non-material self-consciousness that is outside of the world. In modern philosophy, Kant introduced a new term — transcendental, thus instituting a new, third meaning. Jump up ^ cf.
Backbiting Backbiting or tale-bearing is to slander someone in their absence — to bite them behind their back. Originally, backbiting referred to an unsporting attack from the rear in the blood sport of bearbaiting. In the Baha'i Faith, Christian and Islamic doctrine, backbiting is considered a sin. Causes Backbiting may occur as a form of release after a confrontation. References Jump up ^ Webb B.
Pluto in Astrology - All About Pluto in Astrology What is Pluto in the birth chart?: This is the sign and house position of Pluto at the time of your birth. Look for the Pluto symbol on any birth chart. Is Pluto still a planet? Astronomers demoted Pluto in 2006, and it's now considered a "dwarf planet," but astrologers still reckon it to be a powerful force on a collective and individual level. What does Pluto influence as a "generational planet?" An entire generation will share the same sign, and this gives shades of meaning to the mark they make on the world. How does Pluto influence and change society in general? During its long journey through a constellation, the essence of that sign becomes a kind of change-agent. What about Pluto's transit through Sagittarius on a personal level? Those with the Sun in Sagittarius or Gemini have likely been undergoing an interior overhaul these past few years. Pluto may be making aspects to other planets in the birth chart, as well. What about Pluto's influence in the individual birth chart? Keywords:
Humorism The four humors Humorism, or humoralism, is a now discredited theory of the makeup and workings of the human body, adopted by Ancient Greek and Roman physicians and philosophers, positing that an excess or deficiency of any of four distinct bodily fluids known as humors (UK: humours) in a person directly influences their temperament and health. From Hippocrates onward, the humoral theory was adopted by Greek, Roman and Persian physicians, and became the most commonly held view of the human body among European physicians until the advent of modern medical research in the nineteenth century. The four humors of Hippocratic medicine are black bile (Gk. melan chole), yellow bile (Gk. chole), phlegm (Gk. phlegma), and blood (Gk. haima), and each corresponds to one of the traditional four temperaments. A humor is also referred to as a cambium (pl. cambia or cambiums). Four humors Paired qualities were associated with each humor and its season. History Origins Medicine
Kundalini Kundalini chakra diagram Kundalini (Sanskrit kuṇḍalinī, कुण्डलिनी, pronunciation ) stems from yogic philosophy as a form of feminine shakti or "corporeal energy". Kundalini is described within Eastern religious, or spiritual, tradition as an indwelling spiritual energy that can be awakened in order to purify the subtle system and ultimately to bestow the state of Yoga, or Divine Union, upon the 'seeker' of truth ". The Yoga Upanishads describe Kundalini as lying "coiled" at the base of the spine, represented as either a goddess or sleeping serpent waiting to be awakened. In modern commentaries, Kundalini has been called an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force. It is reported that Kundalini awakening results in deep meditation, enlightenment and bliss. This awakening involves the Kundalini physically moving up the central channel to reside within the Sahasrara Chakra above the head. Etymology The Sanskrit adjective kuṇḍalin means "circular, annular". and
Anabaptist Anabaptists (from Neo-Latin anabaptista, from the Greek ἀναβαπτισμός: ἀνά- "over again" and βαπτισμός "baptism") are Christians of the Radical Reformation of 16th century Europe. Although some consider the Anabaptist movement to be an offshoot of Protestantism, others see it as a distinct movement.[page needed]  The Amish, Hutterites, and Mennonites are direct descendants of the movement. Brethren, Bruderhof, and the Apostolic Christian Church are later developments in Anabaptist groups. The name Anabaptist is derived from the Greek term anabaptista, or "one who baptizes over again." I have never taught Anabaptism. ...But the right baptism of Christ, which is preceded by teaching and oral confession of faith, I teach, and say that infant baptism is a robbery of the right baptism of Christ...:204 True Christian believers are sheep among wolves, sheep for the slaughter... Origins Medieval forerunners Zwickau prophets and the German Peasants' War James M.
Dominance hierarchy Systems An image depicting the social orders a social group may demonstrate. In an egalitarian society, all members are equal, and relative ranking is not assigned. In a linear hierarchy (pecking order), each member is assigned a rank relative to one another, creating a linear distribution of power. In a despotic hierarchy, one member is assigned dominance while all other members are subordinate. This manifestation of intrasexual conflict can be observed in one of two systems. Determining the outcome of conflict Patterns of animal conflict reveal important insights into the evolution of behavior and the influence of behavior on relationships that develop in a social group. Animal decisions regarding involvement in conflict are defined by the interplay between the costs and benefits of agonistic behaviors. The asymmetries between individuals have been categorized into three types of interactions. These observed interactions reflect the battle for resources. Dominance
The Jester's Mask - Jester and Clown symbolism This article was written by me! Link to it, copy it, post it, quote it, do whatever you like with it, but please be kind enough to credit me (Jongleur) and include a link to my site. I'm British, so naturally this should be read in the appropriate accent. As a jester aficionado and a firm believer that all clowns are evil monstrous demons sent from other planets to eat my soul, there are few things that annoy me more than when people mix them up. It is certainly true that there is a great deal of overlap between the two, but there is a gap between 'jester' and 'clown' in both symbolism and metaphor which makes all the difference to me. Firstly, a disclaimer; back when there were actual professional jesters, in the pointy-hat-with-bells, hangs-around-in-castles-wearing-tights style that most people are thinking of when they say jester, there were no such thing as clowns - at least, not as distinct from jesters. (And, obviously, it's only my moderately-informed opinion.
Arnaldus de Villa Nova Arnaldus de Villa Nova (also called Arnau de Vilanova, Arnaldus Villanovanus, Arnaud de Ville-Neuve or Arnaldus de Villanueva, c. 1235–1313) was an alchemist, astrologer and physician. He is credited with translating a number of medical texts from Arabic, including works by Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Qusta ibn Luqa (Costa ben Luca), and Galen. Many alchemical writings, including Thesaurus Thesaurorum or Rosarius Philosophorum, Novum Lumen, and Flos Florum, are also ascribed to him, but they are of very doubtful authenticity. Collected editions of them were published at Lyon in 1504 and 1532 (with a biography by Symphorianus Campegius), at Basel in 1585, at Frankfurt in 1603, and at Lyon in 1686. Villa Nova is credited with using a Camera Obscura to project live performances for entertainment.  He is also the reputed author of various medical works, including Breviarium Practicae. Arnaldus de Villanova See also  References See J. Further reading External links
Hinduism Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life,[note 1] in South Asia, most notably India. It includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism among numerous other traditions, and a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a categorisation of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid, common set of beliefs. Hinduism has been called the "oldest religion" in the world,[note 2] and some practitioners refer to it as Sanātana Dharma, "the eternal law" or the "eternal way" beyond human origins. Etymology The word Hindu is derived (through Persian) from the Indo-Aryan/Sanskrit word Sindhu, the Indo-Aryan name for the Indus River in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent (modern day Pakistan and Northern India). The word Hindu was taken by European languages from the Arabic term al-Hind, which referred to the people who live across the River Indus. Definitions Colonial influences
Francis of Assisi Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco ("the Frenchman") by his father, 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares. Though he was never ordained to the Catholic priesthood, Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Francis' father was Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant. On July 16, 1228, he was proclaimed a saint by Pope Gregory IX. Early life The house where Francis of Assisi lived when young Francis of Assisi by Cimabue According to the hagiographic legend, thereafter he began to avoid the sports and the feasts of his former companions. St.