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Spirituality and Health - ... The similar approach is represented by Larson et. Al (1997), Zinnbauer et. al (1997) and Stallwood and Stoll, (1975) stated that spirituality is not purely associated with religion or belief in God but a semantic philosophy towards life, searching for meaning and purpose (Mcsherry, 2000). Furthermore, contemporary existentialists interpret spirituality as a universal dimension that each human being possesses (Macquarrie, 1972). They agree with some of the theories that spirituality is not related to any religion....   [tags: Spirituality]
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The Spiritual Exercises: A Spirituality of Vocation - ... The Second Vatican Council declared that all human beings are called to establish a dialogue of love with God, a dialogue which is realised in Christ and with his Mysterious Body, by the gift of the Spirit. Therefore, Christian vocation is a dialogue in Christ or in other words it is a relationship of love established with God and with Christ. The value system is revealed by Christ and lived by Him. He is the model to be imitated (Rulla 233; 246). Having exposed what a spirituality of vacation is, do the Spiritual Exercises then represent this universal call to the Christian gospel....   [tags: Spirituality]
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Dimensions of Spirituality That Have a Significant Impact on One's Health - A poll taken within the United States found that 79% of the population considered themselves “spiritual” (Daly, 2005). According to Broccolo, Piles, Swinburne, and Van Kaam, spirituality may be defined as a universal human dimension which inheres every individual, whether religious, humanist, hedonist, or atheist (as cited by Goddard, 1995, p. 809). It has also been described as a gestalt process involving continuous change and growth in one’s life as he or she searches for meaning and a sense of purpose (Goddard, 1995)....   [tags: Spirituality] 806 words
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Spirituality Essay - Spirituality can have many different definitions, depending on who is asked. It can be something as simple as looking for a higher meaning to life, or something so complex that one can base their beliefs, religion and overall life around it. There are several different ways to express one's spirituality; rituals, songs, dances, stories, and writings are all common methods of expression. Spirituality can be found in almost anything. Finding spirituality in something can make someone feel enlightened and bring strong emotion and deep feeling....   [tags: Faith Spirituality Religion] 1170 words
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The Material Nature of Spirituality - The Material Nature of Spirituality It was observed from the 'time to think' experiments done in Biology 103 lab, that thinking is material. Thinking was associated with material changes and activities in the brain and the connected nervous system. This promulgates the brain=behavior notion. According to this notion, all aspects of human behavior and experiences are functions of a material structure, the brain. Who one is, is determined by his or her brain. Nevertheless, many people continue to believe in a 'higher power' that guides and controls human action and behavior....   [tags: Spirit Spirituality Brain Essays]
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Trip to Mexico and Spirituality - Trip to Mexico and Spirituality An article in the March 22nd edition of the Washington Wire titled "By the Numbers", speaks about direct fiscal policy that could be implemented over the next few years....   [tags: Proposal Spirituality God Religion] 956 words
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Spirituality - Spirituality plays a very sub sequential role in my personal life. First of all, spirituality helps me govern what is right and what is wrong in my life. Many of the decisions that I make everyday, I believe are a direct result of my spirituality. For as long as I can remember I have been raised to believe that I should live my life the way God would want me to live it. Therefore, whenever I have a decision to make, I have to consider, what is right. And what is wrong. Second of all, it also helps me to feel more secure about what will happen to my spirit once my life here on earth is over....   [tags: essays research papers] 649 words
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Spirituality and Religion - ... Rabbi Shalom (2011) describes religion as incorporating generations of learning and helping us to understand life. I believe that these generations of learning have assisted with my definition of religion as a science of tradition, traditions built with the goal of serving God. I disagree with the theory provided by Kenneth Pargament, Ph.D., who argues that the term spirituality describes the central function of religion (as cited by Testerman, 1997). I believe that the central function of organized religion is to show faith and find comfort by acting upon learned traditional means and fellowship....   [tags: Religion]
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Workplace Spirituality - ... The meaning may be related to personal value, such as contributing to society and others, and go beyond monetary benefits. The third one is transcendence of self, connecting to something larger than self. This theme includes the connectedness to others, community, and the organization. The final theme is “personal growth and development of one’s inner life at work”. Organization can provide conditions for the growth and development of employees. Despite various perspectives about workplace spirituality, three dimensions were focused in the present study....   [tags: Religion, Work] 790 words
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Spirituality and Hinduism - When a typical person sees a rat, he or she tries to kill it or set traps for it. When a Hindu sees a rat they think of reincarnated descendants of a Hindu deity and they even build temples of worship especially for them. Some even eat the rat food because they believe it will give them good fortune. The spirituality of Hinduism evokes a devotion to animals because of the concept of karma and reincarnation. Common beliefs and practices are found in all religions from Christianity to religions like Hinduism....   [tags: Hinduism] 596 words
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Spiritual Needs and Occupational Therapy - ... In a study done by Donica (2008) it was defined and illustrated how to apply psycho spiritual integration clinically in occupational therapy practice. An independent single qualitative case study design was used in order to identify problems and occupational concerns of an individual aging after suffering from a stroke. A psycho spiritual integration frame of reference was a template for data collection. This framework is defined and applied to the participant’s life following the stroke. Therapists must have a thorough understanding of spirituality and how to incorporate it into practice....   [tags: Spirituality] 1351 words
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My Spiritual Life - There’s a lot that I have to be thankful to God for this month, just for all the ways he’s been speaking to me through messages, ministry and recent events. I think that my relationship with God has taken on a new, different dimension since the prayer retreats and talks at the end of last month. God seems even more real and the way that I can pray and relate with him now seems more “relational and personal.” In general I’ve been able to identity as spiritual thirst this nagging feeling that I’ve always had before, of insecurity or of being unsettled....   [tags: Spirituality] 1139 words
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Earth and Spirituality - Earth and Spirituality For many people, spirituality and ecology may be separate disciplines, spirituality being the realm of clergy and ecology the realm of scientists. But we are living in a time of both ecological and spiritual crisis, one in which we are loosing species at unprecedented rates and in which masses of people are desperately seeking some spiritual direction in life. It is possible that the only way to restore wholeness may be to rediscover the vital connection between the two crises: a spirituality centered in Creation....   [tags: Christianity Creation Ecology Papers]
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Religion and Spirituality - Religion and Spirituality Since the dawn of human life, people have eternally been searching for the purpose of existence. Humans are innately curious beings, and are blessed to have the capabilities of higher thought processes. Humans use these thought processes to ponder the question of existence. Unfortunately, the evolution of man has not brought the human race any closer to actualizing its purpose on earth. In fact, this issue is such that the more one feels he or she understands it, the more questions concerning it arise....   [tags: Religious Christianity Essays]
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Hamlet -- Spirituality - Hamlet -- Spirituality         Does the Shakespearean drama Hamlet represent a strictly secular writing, or does it veer into the spiritual dimension from time to time. This essay will delve into the spiritual side of the play.   In  “Judgment in Hamlet” Gunnar Boklund discusses the spiritual dimension of the ghost of King Hamlet:    It is a commonplace to refer to Hamlet’s “dilemma” and a critical problem to explain in what this dilemma consists. A natural way to come to terms with the problem is obviously through the character that forces the dilemma upon Hamlet, that is to say, the Ghost....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Spirituality and Nature - Spirituality and Nature Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and maidens, old men and children. (Psalm 148:7-12) When considering the reading that we have done so far in class I am struck by the relationship that is drawn in many of them, between the appreciation of nature and spirituality....   [tags: Writing Religion Nature Essays Papers]
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Hamlet – is there Spirituality? - Hamlet – is there Spirituality?      To what extent is spirituality woven into the fabric of Shakespeare’s tragic drama Hamlet. This essay proposes to answer that question.   David Bevington, in the Introduction of Twentieth Century Interpretations of Hamlet, finds a very obvious spiritual dimension to the drama:   According to popular Elizabethan belief, both Catholic and Protestant, spirits from the dead could indeed “assume a pleasing shape,” in order to abuse a person in Hamlet’s vulnerable frame of mind and so lead him to damnation.[....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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The Impact of Spirituality on Cancer Treatment - Introduction Spirituality or what is termed as an ultimate or immaterial reality involves processes through which a person undergoes a struggle to find a meaning that reflects his inner being and explore the very existence of his essence and presence in the world. Through the practice of spiritual exercises a person gains a much better understanding of his Creator and benefactor, moreover it is also said that spirituality brings a person closer to God. There are three major methods through which spirituality is performed; these include the actions of meditation, contemplation and prayer....   [tags: medical, religion]
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Spirituality and Native Americans - Running Head: Diversity of Native Americans Diversity of Native American Spiritual Beliefs I have decided to discuss the topic of Spirituality in Native Americans. To address this topic, I will first discuss what knowledge I have gained about Native Americans. Then I will discuss how this knowledge will inform my practice with Native Americans. To conclude, I will talk about ethical issues, and dilemmas that a Social Worker might face working with Native American people. In approaching this topic, I first realized that I need to look up some general information about Native Americans in the United States....   [tags: Native American]
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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace - ... Inasmuch as the offense was on Sonia’s religious attire management should initiate several actions. Hence, actions include clarifying dress code policies. For example, if a customer-facing company requires employees to dress in a certain manner these requirements should be addressed during the hiring phase. However, if stringent dress code policies do not apply employers should accommodate employee’s wearing religious garb if it does not violate workplace safety (such as the need for hard hats at construction sites) (“Employee Dress,”2011)....   [tags: Faith in the Workplace, EEOC] 1347 words
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Reconciling Sexuality with Spirituality - At first perusal, Anne Bradstreet’s writing adheres to a very Puritan sensibility: she argues that women, though they are worthy individuals, are naturally inferior to men and that earthly treasures are mere distractions from heavenly eternity. But, woven beneath the surface of her poems is the subtle revelation of her sexuality. Bradstreet eroticizes the complex relationship between nature, religion, her husband and herself, seemingly contradicting her religion, but by contextualizing the sexuality in religious terms, she shows that sexuality can be reconciled with spirituality....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, argumentative, persuasive] 1715 words
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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace - ... It seems as if the culture of this organization does not understand the importance of recognizing and accepting religious diversity and management could address this through the creation of religious affinity groups. This would offer an effective strategy to help employees better understand the existence of religious diversity and the importance of respecting one another’s beliefs. In this situation Sonia herself should not allow her co-workers comments to affect her performance on the job. Sonia should ask to meet with her manager and discuss the negative sentiments she is receiving from her coworkers....   [tags: Religion]
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Religion, Spirituality, and Complementary Alternative Medicine - Religion, Spirituality, and CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine), can be related in many ways. Those who stand by their beliefs believe that God will heal all. Religion and spirituality is a major essential part of one’s’ health. They have included things such as prayer in healing, counseling, and the use of meditation. Spiritual issues make a difference in an individual’s experience of illness and health. With spirituality, the health care providers can learn to support the values for the art of healing....   [tags: Health]
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Spirituality in Howl by Allen Ginsberg - Spirituality in Howl by Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" is a complex and intriguing poem about the divine in the common world. The minor themes of drugs and sexuality work together to illuminate the major theme of spirituality. The poem reveals through a multitude of sharp images and phrases that everything from drug use to homosexuality to mental illness is holy, even in a world of atom bombs and materialistic America, which Ginsberg considers not to be holy and he refers to as Moloch....   [tags: Papers Poem Poetry]
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The Colour Purple - Spirituality & Religion - Alice Walker states that ‘The Colour Purple’ remains for her the “theological work examining the journey from the religious back to the spiritual”. How successful is she in revealing her purpose to the reader. In the preface to ‘the Colour Purple’ Walker identifies her religious development as the inspiration for her novel and labels religion and spirituality as the principle themes in the book. There are a number of principle characters who complete this journey however in many instances the religious element of the novel is overshadowed by other prominent themes such as personal development, female relationships and racial issues....   [tags: essays research papers] 1459 words
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Spirituality in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Question of Spirituality in Hamlet       Can anyone possibly deny the spirituality within the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet. Yes, some literary critics do. But most critics agree with the contention of this paper – that there is considerable spirituality present in the play.   In his essay “Hamlet: His Own Falstaff,” Harold Goddard sees that Hamlet was made for “religion” and several other purposes:   He [Hamlet] was made, that is, for religion and philosophy, for love and art, for liberty to “grow unto himself” – five forces that are the elemental enemies of Force....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Hidden Spirituality in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hidden Spirituality in Hamlet       Most literary critics readily acknowledge, like the author of this essay, the obvious presence of considerable spirituality within the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet. The purpose of this paper is to identify and elaborate on selected spiritual elements in the play.   Not all critics appreciate the spirituality in Hamlet. A.C. Bradley’s Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth presents a different interpretation regarding the presence of spirituality within the play:   For although this or that dramatis persona may speak of gods or of God, of evil spirits or of Satan, of heaven and of hell, and although the poet may show us ghosts from another world, these ideas do not materially influence his representation of life, nor are they used to throw light on the mystery of its tragedy....   [tags: Custom Essays Hamlet]
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Feminist Spirituality and Goddess Religion - Feminist Spirituality and Goddess Religion Thousands of years ago, the Goddess was viewed as an autonomous entity worthy of respect from men and women alike. Because of societal changes caused by Eastern influence, a patriarchial system conquered all aspects of life including religion. “Furthermore, most feminists interested in goddesses are women who strongly reject western patriarchal theology”(Culpepper 51). Thus, there was this very strong feminist idea of women being the prime in the early part of the 17th and the 18th century....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Essay on Spirituality in Song of Solomon - Inclusive Spirituality in Song of Solomon   When slaves were brought to America they were taken from all they had known and forced to live in a land of dark irony that, while promising life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, provided them with only misery. In a situation such as the one in which the slaves found themselves, many people would rely on their religion to help them survive. But would slaves be able to find spiritual comfort within the parameters of a religion that had been passed on to them from the slaveholders....   [tags: Song Solomon essays] 878 words
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Spirituality and The Second Coming - Spirituality and The Second Coming       In his eloquent poem "The Second Coming" William Butler Yeats uses word choice and phrase combinations to convey to the reader an understanding of his sentiment of impossibility concerning the fate of spirituality for the human race. His inner conscious is spread out in the poem for the reader to either accompany him in his darkness or to turn their back and continue to believe in their own form of hopefulness in spirituality.   Yeats cleverly hints to the reader his despair in the phrase, "Turning and turning in the widening gyre" (Yeats, Longman p....   [tags: Second]
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The Dreaming in Aboriginal Spirituality - The Dreaming in Aboriginal Spirituality The Dreaming is the core of traditional Aboriginal religious beliefs. The term itself translates as various words in different languages of the Aboriginal people. Groups each have their own words for this concept: for example the Ngarinyin people of north-Western Australia use the word Ungud, the Arrernte people of central Australia refer to it as Aldjerinya and the Adnyamathanha use the word Nguthuna. Its meaning is paramount to traditional Aboriginal people, their lifestyle and their culture, for it determines their values and beliefs and their relationship with every living creature and every characteristic of the landscape....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Student Spirituality - Got Jesus? - Student Spirituality - Got Jesus. You may have an idea of what’s coming here. Yes, this is an essay about religion and spirituality. When you finish reading this essay, you might say, “It’s 2005; why in the world do you care about religious crap anymore?” Or maybe, “Get down off your crucifix, man.” Or, “You’re gay. Get a life.” That one’s my favorite. But before you bust out the Bible jokes, you could try to pinpoint the reason as to why you find religious people to be odd or ridiculous. Let’s see if this sounds familiar....   [tags: Philosophy Religion] 2224 words
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Spirituality and John Coltrane - Spirituality and John Coltrane After being fired from Miles Davis's band in 1957 for his chronic use of heroin, John Coltrane was hurt tremendously. He decided it was time he quit using heroin. He took a month off from music while he went "cold turkey." During this month in the early spring of 1957, Coltrane had a momentous religious experience (Nisenson, 40). Coltrane asked God to give him "the means and privilege to make others happy through music" (Coltrane, 1995, 2). As time went on, Coltrane felt that he was leading a life that was "contradictory to the pledge and away from the esteemed path" that he had made to God (Coltrane, 1995, 2)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Trepanation, Spirituality and Loneliness - Trepanation, Spirituality and Loneliness The search for a "higher level of consciousness" is one that seems to be as old as consciousness itself. Practices such as the ritualistic or religious consumption of peyote, ayahuasca, psilocybe mushrooms or other such naturally-occuring hallucinogenic drugs, self-deprivation and transcendental meditation are just a few of the countless ways in which mankind has sought to expand the limits of human experience; these practices are still a mainstay in many modern countercultures....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Psytrance and the Spirituality of Electronics - Psytrance and the Spirituality of Electronics Electronic music is generally broken into techno, house, trance, hardcore, breakbeat, and ambient music, along with affiliated smaller genres that float between categories, like trip-hop, electro, IDM, and others. Ambient is easily recognized by its separation from dancing, which is normally manifested in slower tempos and less distinct rhythms. Breakbeat (of which drum'n'bass makes up most of the faster genres, while there are slower genres as well) is distinguished by an emphasis on ways of dividing a bar of 4/4 time other than the standard one....   [tags: Electronic Music] 5899 words
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Neo-Paganism Versus New Age Spirituality - ... Some followers of New Age Spirituality also practice the channeling of spirits, holistic medicine, divination, meditation, and therapeutic movement such as yoga. (New Age Spirituality) Both Neo-Paganism and New Age Spirituality are eclectic umbrella terms for various religious movements. Neo-Paganism draws its beliefs primarily from ancient Western religions while New Age Spirituality draws its beliefs primarily from Eastern religions. Both spiritual movements do not demand strict participation in ritualistic services to the extent of many major religions in the world such as Islam and Christianity, but still offer those services to help enrich the spiritual involvement of their practitioners....   [tags: Religion]
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How is spirituality mediated through choral music? - ... Life’s events and the emotions attached to them are often marked by music, whether in celebration of a marriage or the more sombre tone associated with death. In between is a range of styles that connect people whether words are used or not. One example of this connectivity can be found at Christmas with its songs and carols, where people join together to consider, whether consciously or otherwise, something outside the usual. A Christmas carol may be thought of as a secular, seasonal song (e.g....   [tags: Christian Theology]
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The Life of Walt Whitman: An Exploration in the Poet's Spirituality and Works. - Many a student has decried various types of poetry for its form and structure while enjoying the free verse works of poets such as T. S. Elliot and Robert Frost. Students, however, frequently neglect the Civil War era poet Walt Whitman who is, to this day, considered the Father of free verse. While Whitman did not invent free verse, he secured its role in the American psyche. Even with his accomplishments, Whitman's life was not without trials; he concluded schooling and began working at age eleven....   [tags: Poetry]
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Spirituality Through Nature: Analyzing Hurston's Argument for Pantheism - ... Hurston establishes religious connections through the usage of diction choices to lay the foundation for biblical allusions. In the context of religion, the pear tree represents the biblical tree of Eden. When Janie describes that the pear tree “called her to come” (10), Hurston alludes to Eve’s realization that “[the tree] was pleasant to the eyes” (King James Version, Genesis 1.6). Furthermore, both trees lead to an epiphany: Experiencing the pear tree leads Janie to the realization “so this was marriage” (11), while eating from the biblical tree leads Eve to the realization that “they were naked” (Genesis 3.7)....   [tags: Literature] 1963 words
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College Admission Essay Focusing on Academics, Spirituality and Service - I see my life as a series of experiences that build upon one another and, through my hard work and determination, lead to overall long and short term goals that I have set for myself. There are thousands upon thousands of things that affect my life both directly and indirectly all of which have varying degrees of influence on me. Three areas of my life that most certainly have had a profound impact on me are scholarship, spiritual formation, and service. These three areas have affected me positively, and have motivated me to pursue higher levels of education, and have challenged me to set my lifetime goals higher....   [tags: admissions essays] 1073 words
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Religion and Spirituality in Native American Culture - Religion & Spirituality in the Native American Culture When the topic of the beliefs of the Native American culture arises, most people have generally the same ideas about the culture’s beliefs: they are very strong. Being part Native American myself, from the Cherokee tribe, I was raised to know my culture pretty well and follow the same beliefs that they teach and follow. One thing f that my grandma, who is the great-granddaughter of a Cherokee Chief, instilled in me is the importance of my beliefs in God....   [tags: essays research papers] 1603 words
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The Environment, Bell Hooks, and Feminist Spirituality - The Environment, Bell Hooks, and Feminist Spirituality The Environment: The environment is constantly being sacrificed for food production, toxic dumps, wood distribution, military testing, and other things such as these. And as usual, the root lies in profit. The corporations can’t afford to be concerned with the future well being of the earth and it’s dwellers. Also, environmental pollution can be connected to racism and classism because it is the poor communities that are used for toxic dumps and prisons, and it’s the poor people who work in the factories that require having contact with harmful chemicals and technologies, and generally the poor communities consist of people of color....   [tags: Feminism Pollution Technology Essays] 982 words
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Paideia : Philosophy Educating Humanity through Spirituality - Paideia : Philosophy Educating Humanity through Spirituality ABSTRACT: I am concerned to accomplish five things. First, I attempt to say something about the nature and purpose of education both in and through spirituality. Second, I contend that spiritual discourse and practice have become so fragmented that they are virtually meaningless; therefore, spirituality is an area ripe for, even if neglected by, philosophical inquiry. My argument here is similar in structure to MacIntyre's historical thesis in relation to morality....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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The Physiological Effects Upon the Brain and Body During Processes of Spirituality - Humans are spiritual beings even when wisdom and evidence points in another direction humans believe in a higher power. However, as researchers look for answers and they find new questions. Opening a Pandora's box spirituality and religiosity create questions that open up vast amounts of discussion on cognitive ability and spirituality. Finally, neurobiologists and neuropsychologist are researching and looking at spirituality and meditation to determine answers to questions about brain activities during spiritual processes....   [tags: Psychology] 1512 words
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Role of Spirituality in Enhancing Quality of Life in Women with HIV in Cambodia - Role of Spirituality in Enhancing Quality of Life in Women with HIV in Cambodia 1. PROBLEM AND RATIONALE Cambodia has been experiencing the most devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic in South-East Asia compared to all other countries in the region (NCHADS, 2009). With the mounting of an effective national public health anti-retroviral treatment program, HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Cambodia have been very successful, given its resource constraints. To date, the government has used clinical indicators such as CD4 and HIV RNA viral load to evaluate program effectiveness....   [tags: Research Proposal] 2087 words
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Secularism v. Spirituality in the Second Nun's Tale - Secularism v. Spirituality in the Second Nun's Tale         In the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, Chaucer describes the men and women of the Church in extreme forms; most of these holy pilgrims, such as the Monk, the Friar, and Pardoner, are caricatures of objectionable parts of Catholic society.  At a time when the power-hungry Catholic Church used the misery of peasants in order to obtain wealth, it is no wonder that one of the greatest writers of the Middle Ages used his works to comment on the religious politics of the day.          Yet not all of Chaucer's religious characters are failures in spirituality....   [tags: Second Nun's Tale]
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Spirituality in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Spirituality In Mark Twain’s The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, written by Samuel Clemens, is a novel that challenges the views of society and questions life through the eyes of an adolescent boy. By sprinkling traces of spirituality and religious views throughout the story, Clemens creates a "martyr-like" profile for his lead character Huckleberry Finn. Huck uses his religious views as his own conscience and challenges the status quo rules of his pious society to make his own decisions which leads him on a path to personal growth....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]
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Feminist Spirituality and Goddess Religion in the United States - Feminist Spirituality and Goddess Religion in the United States Thousands of years ago, the Goddess was viewed as an autonomous entity worthy of respect from men and women alike. Because of societal changes caused by Eastern influence, a patriarchical system conquered all aspects of life including religion. Today, the loss of a strong female presence in Judeo-Christian beliefs has prompted believers to look to other sources that celebrate the role of women. Goddess religion and feminist spirituality have increasingly been embraced by men and women as an alternative to the patriarchy found in traditional biblical religion....   [tags: Papers] 1665 words
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A Life Of Spirituality Overcoming A Life of Materialistic Riches - A Life Of Spirituality Overcoming A Life of Materialistic Riches In this world, there are two sorts of people, some who find fulfillment in their lives through spirituality, and those who find fulfillment in their lives through material possessions, such as money or power. It is reasonably shown in “Singing Silence” that spiritual wealth is far superior to material wealth because a life which is filled with spiritual means is much more enjoyable and successful than a life filled with material wealth....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Spirituality in John Greenleaf Whittier's The Worship of Nature - Spirituality in John Greenleaf Whittier's The Worship of Nature If man ever said that he could not experience God outside of the walls of a church, it is evident that he never read John Greenleaf Whittier. John Greenleaf Whittier was a Quaker who, like all Quakers, placed an emphasis on a simple life. Quakers believe in leading a life without artificial things. Because of his Quaker beliefs, he had a deep understanding of the spirituality of the natural world. In his poem, The Worship of Nature Whittier takes his readers on a spiritual journey through a world untouched by man....   [tags: Whittier Worship of Nature Essays]
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Family at the Bedside - ... A survey was conducted with different member of the medical team. Staff was given information that can be used to resolve difficult situation that can occur with family present. A policy was drafted to establish guidelines. Also, they noted that educating staff and family members was essential for success. The survey revealed that f (47%) of staff members were opposed to family presence during invasive procedures. After, the survey and PowerPoint presentation was conducted they noticed a decrease in resistance of staff and physician to having family present during these procedures....   [tags: Health, Spirituality and Holistic Care] 1447 words
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Brueggemann's Bridge Between Form Criticism of The Psalms, Theology and Spirituality - Brueggemann's Bridge Between Form Criticism of The Psalms, Theology and Spirituality ‘Form Criticism' of the Psalms has been around for less than a hundred years. Prior to 1920's study use of the Psalms was pretty much limited to a ‘historical-critical' approach and a ‘Christological' approach. That is – the establishing of who wrote what and why and the reading of psalms within the context of ‘Christ', respectively. To fully appreciate how Brueggemann builds these bridges between form criticism, theology and spirituality we will first look at a basic understanding of the foundations of form criticism onto which Brueggemann offered his new schema....   [tags: Theology Religion ] 1591 words
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My Spiritual Life - I left the conversation Saturday night really disturbed, feeling like this was some sort of burning bush encounter and that I was having a confrontation with God Himself in which He was trying to speak to me. I drove straight to Mecartney and then broke down and just started weeping uncontrollably. The feeling that I had just entered right there into the presence of God was overwhelming and I think for the first time in my life I got that feeling that people describe of being exposed before God and recognizing with horror their own uncleanliness, “Woe is me, I am ruined!” Part of it came from the dawning realization that my heart is a helpless mess that I can’t even begin to understand, and the only thing I could do was to plead with God to help me make sense of it all....   [tags: Spirituality] 1904 words
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A Real Controversy - ... Oftentimes the play could finish, and the question still loomed (Wilson 375). So the question is posed, can God find a place on the other side of the footlights of realistic drama. The supernatural subject material, according to the loose guidelines of realism that exists, is not a part of everyday life and therefore excluded from realistic drama. However, as is often the case with theatre, what is viewed onstage can be easily skewed when placed within the context of an audience member’s personal belief....   [tags: Spirituality]
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The Joy of Palmistry - ... But mainly it was originated five thousand years ago in ancient India, which was then called Astrology or Sanskrit. Therefore, palmistry or palm reading deals with the foretelling of the fate by using the palm. (History of Palmistry, Access Positive , 2011). CAUSE AND EFFECT: Palmistry deals with the different details in your palm. Mostly, people may think that the lines in the palm are the most important part of the reading. However, it is not only the lines in the palm which is important, but the mounts and the hands shapes have great significance to the reading....   [tags: Spirituality ]
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Immortality And Resurrection: The Dichotomy Between Thought and Physicality. - ... After refuting the Platonic belief in the mind-body gap, Hick proffers how Christian theology explains and interprets the recreation of the psychophysical person The resurrection of the dead is, based off Saint Paul, “God’s recreation or reconstitution…of a spiritual body inhabiting a spiritual world as the physical body inhabits our present material world. (473)” Hick relies on this definition to asses the recreation of the psychophysical person but runs into a problem: creating a connection between the earthly life and the resurrection life, in regards, to personal identity of the deceased....   [tags: Spirituality]
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Female Spirituality and Sexuality Explored Through Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Tell My Horse - ... He does not allow her to interact with her fellow townspeople in which she desperately wishes she could. He never admits to Janie that he is mostly jealous of how the other men look at her and her intense beauty. “Her hair was NOT going to show in the store. It didn’t seem sensible at all. That was because Joe never told Janie how jealous he was. He never told her how often he had seen the other men figuratively wallowing in it as she went about things in the store…She was there in the store for him to look at, not those others.” (Their Eyes Were Watching God 55) This new stage in Janie’s self-discovery is foreshadowed when Joe orders Janie to tie her hair up in a head rag so that she is less attractive to the town’s men....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Healing Power of Reiki - ... These hand positions and methods are crucial in order for the practitioners to heal themselves and others. Barrett (n.d) states that during the first degree course you will receive four attunements. Jentoft (2000) also explains that attunements which are also called energy initiations or empowerment is a transmission of energy to a person that makes a transformation to parts of their aura or also called energy body. Furthermore, according to Herron (n.d), attunements can give the practitioner the aptitude to easily access to Reiki energy....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]
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Gay and Lesbian Spirituality - ... As with all human beings, seeing yourself reflected in divine light affirms the divinity within you. The motherliness Yemaya, or Iemanjá in Brazil, is her most popularized quality. Ruler over the ocean, it is said that the fish of the sea are her offspring. As such, she is a protector of women and children. Such characteristics might be considered the epitome of womanhood, but like many orishá, she has many distinct paths or ‘roads.’ In one of these she is able to transform into a man and as Yemaya Okuti, she becomes obini ologun – a woman warrior....   [tags: gay, lesbian bisexual]
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Gandhi and Comparative Religion - Gandhi and Comparative Religion Mahatma Gandhi was deeply interested in the comparative study of religions since the days of his youth. His interest in religious matters was due to the background of India, which was saturated with religious ideas and spirituality. Religion, to Gandhi, was not a matter of individual experience: Gandhi found God within creation. The meaning of the word 'Dharma' is 'religion' in India. This is a comprehensive term which embraces all of humanity. Gandhi referred to "God" as "Truth," which has great significance....   [tags: God Spirituality Papers]
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Elizabeth's Spiritual Growth in "The Crucible" - The Crucible tells of a town’s obsession of accusing innocent people of withcraft. One character that stands out and makes a spiritual growth is Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth allows her frustrations of her depression to overcome her religious beliefs which separates herself from God and her marriage. She grows spiritually and begins to understand the things going on around her which was the strength she needed in the beginning. At the start of the play, Elizabeth is heartbroken her husband, John Proctor, has committed adultery seven months ago with Abagail Williams....   [tags: Crucible, Aurthur Miller, spirituality,] 520 words
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Terry Tempest Williams' Journey Into Self Spirituality - ... She was polite, as a good Mormon girl should be, she smiled and stuck out her middle finger at them and walked away. That was a changing point for her and she knew she needed to take a stand. On September 7, 1957 there was a great atomic bomb in the desert where Terry’s family lived. She was unaware of it at the time, but the desert was a testing ground for above ground atomic testing from January 27th 1951 until July 11th 1962. Being a good Mormon girl from a good Mormon family it wasn’t questioned....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Beaded Tabwa Masks and Divination Rituals - ... Light plays a huge role in the face, creating a contrast among the colorful, vibrant beading and the dark, neutral animal pelts. Colored beading creates the face, while the animal pelts and feathers are more neutral colors. Textures throughout the mask also vary. The face is more rugged due to the bead work. The animal pelts and feathers are soft and smooth in texture. This object is very dynamic. The variety of materials, patterns, textures, and shapes create movement in the eye. Masks are worn and created with the intention that the user will move around and perform in rituals and celebrations. Scholars and archeologists have discovered very few Tabwa masks....   [tags: Religion/Spirituality] 1685 words
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The Hebrew, Babylonian, and Sumerian Stories of The Creation of Enkidu - ... The serpent who was the devil in disguise tricked Eve into eating from the forbidden tree that God specifically told them both not to eat from. She then tempted Adam into eating from it. “The woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasing to the eyes and desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves” (Genesis 3:6-7)....   [tags: Religion/Spirituality]
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The Beliefs of Locke and Newton, Inspired Jonathan Edwards - ... Perfection is gained when it is clear that God has elected one for salvation and only then can one truly become perfect like God. Another influential man to Edwards's beliefs was Isaac Newton; he spent great amounts of time studying nature and how it works. Newton saw the perfection that nature has because of its virtue, and Edward saw nature as the perfect embodiment of God. Edwards believed that "[nature] reveals many truths about God and our relation to Him" (Wainwright 192), thus Edwards believes that nature is virtuous....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]
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Judaism and Confucianism: A Comparison - ... Instead, the individual was decided to reside in an underground dwelling known as Sheol. Unlike heaven or hell, Sheol is a place of separation from God in which all of the dead are merely weak spirits (Oxtoby and Segal 80). While the soul is not to continue, the concept is for the spirit to live on through one’s descendants. Because there is no promise of an eternal bliss for a morally good life, one must depend solely on the word of God as incentive to live righteously. The idea of after life in Confucianism is quite similar, with a few minor differences....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]
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Analyzing Atheism - ... Thus, I will address it first and be as quick and succinct as possible. As an atheist, I do not believe in the devil and so I cannot be a Satanist. That is a logical impossibility. The next misconception is a little more subtle, but by far the more widespread. Many people believe that morals are a religious construction and that without religion there is no morality. Thus, they conclude that atheists are amoral or at the least morally compromised. There are several reasons that this is not true....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality] 1145 words
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My Journey From Religion - ... My closest friends and family accept me for who I am, some casual friends accept me for who I am with their own private explanation (i.e., it's just a phase; he's mad at God; it's in his nature to question everything). And while I'm sure I've met people who delight in the thought of their preferred deity torturing my soul after I die, but the people in this set I don't maintain personal relationships with. Living where I do provides some advantages, however. It has forced me to confront Christian beliefs headlong most everyday....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality] 1148 words
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Salvation on Sand Mountain - ... Covington says, “It was as though nothing has happened, but of course everything had. I knew it could never be the same with the handlers. I had found my people. But I had also discovered that I couldn’t be one of them, after all. Knowing where you come from is one thing, but its suicide to stay there” (236). Everybody at that moment knew that his prescribed time had ended and he needed to go back to his normal life, before he became trapped in a lifestyle he truly did not want to be a part of or belonged....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality] 980 words
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When A Revolutionary Writer Needs Revisions - ... He likens God, therefore, to a mind controlling its body, in this case, the creatures of the world, with the exception that God is ever-present in time and space in the world (Ogden 87, 89). This view certainly goes beyond what Bultmann leaves ambiguous. Whereas Bultmann’s analogy relates every theological statement to the individual in an existentialist perspective of the subjectivity of human faith, Ogden has created an analogy that speaks also about God and his action. Coming up with an analogy for God is not in itself sufficient though....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]
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Evil and Morality - ... in Cahn 232). To have morals may seem to imply that the human being would have to have a conscious. Be aware of what is going on in their surroundings, and the ability to reply or to act on certain impulses that can be viewed as good or bad within their surroundings. Moral evils includes all evil caused deliberately by humans doing what they ought not to do (or allowed to occur by humans negligently failing to do what they ought to do) and also the evil constituted by such deliberate actions or negligent failure....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]
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Faith In Religion And Science - ... The church, due its faith both in religion which resulted in its faith in natural sciences confirmed the Earth’s position due to statements in the bible. Meanwhile Galileo Galilei found out that the Earth was not geocentric and in fact heliocentric, not through faith but through scientific methods. The Catholic Church’s faith in religion led them to believe that Galileo was a heretic, not once did the Church question the plausibility of its own statements – all due to their faith in religion....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality] 1139 words
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Spiritual Discernment and Career Counseling - ... The beauty of the promises of Scripture is, regardless of how far outside of God’s will we stray, there is redemption to be found in a repentant heart. God does not prevent us from straying. He, however, has the power to bring us back no matter how far away we are. The relationship-formation approach states that there is no predetermined path. I’m not sure that I wholeheartedly agree with that. I believe that God is sovereign and that He knows my every move before I make it; even the bad moves....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]
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The Anglican Liturgy - ... The flow on effects of this can be seen throughout the Anglican Communion, and specifically within the ecumenical movement as the concept of an ‘open table’ which does not carry the ecclesiological discipline highlighted in previous prayerbooks has liberated the Eucharist, within Anglican settings, for all Christians, regardless of denomination or affiliation. The effects of the radical rethinking of Anglican Christian initiation formalized within the Baptismal rite of the Episcopal Prayer Book (1979), can also been seen within the context of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia....   [tags: Religion/Spirituality]
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Does God Exist? - Does God Exist. In this essay I am going to create a balanced argument from over the years which many people have used to base their beliefs on whether or not God exists. Furthermore the topic of God is such an important issue in the past few years due to the Iraq war and recent terrorist attacks. It is of importance because in the Iraq war we have a predominantly White-Christian country occupying a predominantly Middle eastern-Muslim country, each with opposing religious beliefs. Which if left to escalate any further could spark a world wide uprising of opposing fundamentalist groups....   [tags: Religion Spirituality] 1805 words
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