Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development (The by Elizabeth M. Dowling, W. George Scarlett

By Elizabeth M. Dowling, W. George Scarlett

Encyclopedia of spiritual and religious improvement is a huge reference expressly focusing upon the improvement technique of faith and spirituality within the lifetimes of people. Entries comprise delving into the non secular progress, perspectives, and adjustments of Abraham Lincoln, C.S. Lewis (author of the acclaimed Narnia series), and Thich Nhat Hanh (founder of "socially engaged" Buddhism), in addition to extra basic entries dialogue formative years religious reports, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the Stage-Structural method of spiritual improvement, and a various array of alternative matters centering round such issues as spiritual and non secular ideas and practices, companies, connections among nature and spirituality, and masses extra. A seriously researched and hugely educational remedy of a subjective and philosophical element to humanity, hugely urged for public and school libraries in addition to spiritual reference cabinets.

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Their general use, then, ensured that readers of the time would be able to “de-code” an apocalypse, and see in it a plea to remain faithful until the time when God will bring an end to the current tribulation. E. when several charismatic preachers called on God to rid Judea (formerly Judah) of its latest rulers: the Romans. One such preacher was John the Baptist who, the New Testament gospels tell us, criticized the Judean aristocracy and warned of a “wrath to come” (Matthew 3:7; Luke 3:7). John was executed, but before his death he was able to groom an apparent successor in Jesus of Nazareth who, borrowing imagery from Daniel, spoke about “the Son of Man coming in clouds” (Mark 13:26) at the end of the age.

The Recording Angels are often referred to by those who wish to consider that all deeds on earth are seen and accountable. Metatron might be considered the most earthly of archangels. Taken up to heaven as a wise and virtuous man, he is now depicted holding a pen or quill while recording human deeds in the Book of Life. 9. Angels: As indicated above, angels can appear in many forms and have many different functions. In India, for example, they are known as pitarah. Although dealing less with individuals these household deities are perceived to protect families against illness, famine, drought, and other disasters.

The 12th house stands for the collective realm, the vast universe. As such, the Piscean native will be characterized by a pronounced need to experience the transcendental. Neptune’s soft tones and soothing rhythms lead the native to prefer to live in a fantasy realm, and to never remove their rose-colored glasses. As such their downfall is their tendency toward dependencies of all types, such as drug and alcohol addiction. Aspects, Transits, and More Many patterns and correlations between planets and signs emerge as their interactive dance is charted.

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