Spiritual Terms

A Glossary of Terms

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~Spiritual Terminology~

Ascension – transcending into a higher spiritual, physical, emotional and mental limits of our current dimensional space, thus shifting our whole self into a higher realm.

After life – (also life after death or hereafter) is the concept of a continued existence for the soul, spirit after biological death., this continued existence, many people believe often takes place in a spiritual or immaterial realm. Deceased persons are usually believed to go to a specific realm or plane of existence after death, typically determined by God, based their actions during life. In contrast, the term reincarnation refers to an afterlife in which only the “essence” of the being is preserved, and the “afterlife” is another life on Earth. Angels – usually viewed as the spirit of a supreme divine being, sent to do the tasks of that being. Traditions vary as to whether angels have free will or are merely extensions of the Supreme Being’s will.

Angels – usually viewed as the spirit of a supreme divine being, sent to do the tasks of that being. Traditions vary as to whether angels have free will or are merely extensions of the Supreme Being’s will.

Archangels – members of the second choir of angels. Archangels are found in a number of religious traditions.

Atlantis – is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato’s dialogues Timaeus and Critias. Approximately 9600 BC, Atlantis being a healing center here on earth on the Atlantic Ocean between the Caribbean and Africa on up to Egypt, using crystal grid systems working with the energy of earth, they eventually sank into the ocean in a night of misfortune.

Aura – a field of luminous multicolored radiation around a person or object, an optical phenomenon

Channeling – There are two main techniques medium ship developed in the latter half of the 20th century. One type involves psychics or sensitives who can speak to spirits and then relay what they hear to their clients.
The other incarnation of non-physical medium ship is a form of channeling in which the channeler goes into a trance, or “leaves their body” and then a specific spirit, talks through them. In the trance, the medium enters a cataleptic state. The controlling spirit then takes over, the voice may change completely and the spirit answers the questions of those in its presence or giving spiritual knowledge.

Chakras – (derived from the Sanskrit , Phonetic pronunciation “chukr”, a Sanskrit word that translates as wheel or disc.
Chakra is a concept referring to wheel-like vortices which, according to traditional Indian medicine, are believed to exist in the surface of the etheric double of man. The Chakras are said to be “force centers” or whorls of energy permeating, from a point on the physical body, the layers of the subtle bodies in an ever-increasing fan-shaped formation (the fans make the shape of a love heart). Rotating vortices of subtle matter, they are considered the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies. There are seven major Chakras or energy centers (also understood as wheels of light), located within the subtle body.

Clairalience – “Clear Smelling” is the ability to smell a spirit. For example, a medium may smell the pipe tobacco of a person who smoked during life.

Clairaudient – Clairaudience is the psychic ability to hear things that are beyond the range of the ordinary power of hearing, such as voices or messages from the dead, Spirit Guides. Giving comfort to the living by providing “messages from the dead,”

Claircognizance – “Clear Knowing”, is the ability to know something without receiving it through normal or psychic senses. It is a feeling of “just knowing”. Often, a medium will claim to have the feeling that a message or situation is “right” or “wrong.”

Clairgustance – “Clear Tasting” is the ability to receive taste impressions from a spirit.

Clairsentient – (also know as psychometry) is the ability to hold an object or touch someone and sense the energy surrounding that person, place or thing. A clairsentient is an individual who is empathetic and senses energies. Energies can be light or heavy, smooth or abrasive, prickly or gentle, peaceful and airy or good or bad. For example, when sensing a negative situation a clairsentient may feel sick, while a positive experience may feel like butterflies in the stomach, or a sense of feeling safe, peaceful and light. Learning to discern positive and negative energies can make all the difference when making decisions in life.

Clairsentinence – “Clear Feeling” is a condition in which the medium takes on the ailments of a spirit, feeling the same physical problem as the person.

Clairvoyant – (from 17th century French with clair meaning “clear” and voyance meaning “visibility”) is the apparent ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses, a form of extra-sensory perception. A person said to have the ability of clairvoyance is referred to as a clairvoyant (“one who sees clear”).

Consort – In ancient days of Egypt, men would stand in honor beside the Women they loved, with respect for their beloved as well as themselves. In other times it refers to a spouse or companion, often of royalty or a deity, sometimes slightly inferior in function/status.

Crystals – is a solid material whose constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are arranged in an orderly repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions. We use the term Crystal when we are talking of stones, rocks and gem stones, all which hold the energy of the earth and can help us in our healing.

Deity – is a supernatural immortal being, who may be thought of as holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, and respected by human beings.
Deities are depicted in a variety of forms, but are frequently expressed as having human or animal form. Some faiths and traditions consider it blasphemous to imagine or depict the deity as having any concrete form. They are usually immortal, and are commonly assumed to have personalities and to possess consciousness, intellects, desires, and emotions similar to those of humans. Such natural phenomena as lightning, floods, storms, other ‘acts of God’, and miracles are attributed to them, and they may be thought to be the authorities or controllers of various aspects of human life (such as birth or the afterlife). Some deities are asserted to be the directors of time and fate itself, to be the givers of human law and morality, to be the ultimate judges of human worth and behavior, and to be the designers and creators of the Earth or the universe. Most have multiple arms or heads.

Dimensions – a specific level of consciousness and frequency. That are abstract spaces, independent of the physical space we live in. The state-space of quantum mechanics is an infinite-dimensional function space.

Energy – (from the Greek “activity, operation”, “active, working”) is a scalar physical quantity that describes the amount of work that can be performed by a force. Energy is an attribute of objects and systems that is subject to a conservation law. Several different forms of energy exist to explain all known natural phenomena. These forms include (but are not limited to) kinetic, potential, thermal, gravitational, sound, light, elastic, and electromagnetic energy. The forms of energy are often named after a related force. Any form of energy can be transformed into another form, but the total energy always remains the same.

Etheric – a term for the invisible double of the human body, as the first or lowest layer in the “human energy field” or aura. It is said to be in immediate contact with the physical body, to sustain it and connect it with “higher” bodies.

Feng Shui – The art of placing the objects in your space so that the energy in your space is positive and flowing freely. This can assist you to bring into your life those things you desire.

Goddess – is a female deity. A female being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people. Often a female being believed to be the source of life and being and worshiped as the principal deity in various religions. An image of a female supernatural being; an idol. A woman of great beauty and grace.

Grid – An interconnected system for the distribution of energy or electromagnetic signals over an area. Usually made with Crystals and other materials from Mother Earth to help in protection or healing.

Ego – is our computer system which stores all are experience, it is an important part of our personality which gives us the strength to live our daily life. Ego is a wonderful gift to us when used wisely.

Insights – a clear or deep perception of a situation, a feeling of understanding. The act of grasping the inward or hidden nature of things or of perceiving in an intuitive manner.

Intuition – understanding without apparent effort; the act by which the mind perceives

Karma – the results of our past actions coming back to us in the present, both positive and negative. The negative ones we are here to transform into positive experiences.

Lemuria – is the name of a lost land located thru the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Accounts of Lemuria differ, but all share a common belief that a continent existed in ancient times and sank beneath the ocean as a result of Atlantis destructive behavior.

Miracles – is a sensibly perceptible interruption of the laws of nature, such that can only be explained by divine intervention, and is sometimes associated with a miracle-worker.

Orbs – unexpected, typically circular artifacts in photographs. Sometimes the artifact leaves a trail, indicating motion. Orb backscatter has been broadly interpreted as a highly variable range of paranormal phenomenon without verifiable causation — including invisible spirits, auras, angels, ghosts, energy fields, psycho energetic artifacts, energy balls, etc.

Pantheon – Latin: Pantheon, and Greek, meaning “Temple of all the gods” is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, also a name for all the gods of a particular creed, or a group of very important people

Prana – pure life force energy

Pleiadian – Spirits, entity from the seven star group called Pleiades (part of the constellation Taurus)

Reiki – a technique described by adherents as a holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The belief is that the energy (a form of ki) flows through the practitioner’s hands where ever the hands are placed on, or held near a recipient, who is fully clothed.

Sanskrit – is a historical Indo-Aryan language, one of the liturgical languages of Hinduism and Buddhism, and one of the 22 official languages of India. The language referred to as “the cultured language” has always been defined as a “sacred” and “sophisticated” language, used for religious and learned discourse in ancient India, and contrasted with the languages spoken by the people, “natural, artless, normal, ordinary”. It is also called the “divine language” or the “language of devas or demigods”.

Shaman – comprises a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world. Shamans are intermediaries between the human and spirit worlds. They can treat illness and are capable of entering supernatural realms to obtain answers to the problems of their community.

Shamanic Journey – a journey into the underworld, middle or upper world undertaken by a healing on behalf of another individual for the purpose of performing a healing or guidance for that person.

Soul – the imperfect part of ourselves that is spiritually involving while we are in our human form. The soul holds our past life information, our karma, we came here to heal.

Soul Retrieval – usually a shamanic journey undertaken for the purpose of returning to the whole any fragmented parts of the soul that were wounded and separated. A form of spiritual healing.

Spirit – The true essence of who we are. The real and eternal part of ourselves that is perfect, because we are divine light.

Spirit Guides – so believe spirit guides are persons who have lived many former lifetimes, paid their karmic debts, and advanced beyond a need to reincarnate. Each is assigned to watch over an incarnate person, not only on this Earth, but on many other planets throughout the universe. Many believe that spirit guides are chosen on “the other side” by us and God(s) before we incarnate and that they guide us to follow our life’s plan. To describe an entity that remains a disincarnate spirit in order to act as a spiritual counselor or protector to a living incarnated human being.

Subtle body – It can be seen as an aura. It is known in different spiritual traditions as; “the most sacred body” and “supracelestial body” in Sufism, “the diamond body” in Taoism and Vajrayana, “the light body” or “rainbow body” in Tibetan Buddhism, “the body of bliss” in Kriya Yoga, and “the immortal body” in Hermeticism.

Vortex – is a spinning, often turbulent, flow of fluid, air or energy. Any spiral motion with closed streamlines is vortex flow. The motion of the fluid, air or energy swirling rapidly around a center is called a vortex. The speed and rate of rotation of the energy are greatest at the center, and decrease progressively with distance from the center. The energy pressure in a vortex is lowest in the center where the speed is greatest, and rises progressively with distance from the center. The spout of a tornado is a classic and frightening example of the visible core of a vortex. A dust devil is also the core of a vortex, made visible by the dust drawn upwards.

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