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Spirituality and Health - This enquiry based learning essay (EBL) will be based on the concept of spirituality and how it is related to health. The concept is has a variety of meanings and is seen as a unique entity to all individuals. In order to explore this concept, I have chosen to define spirituality within the context of nursing, compare and contrast by using different perspectives from literature. Subsequently, the most relevant literature to nursing will be identified and analysed. The second part of the essay will critically analyse a clinical experience related to the concept of spirituality....   [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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A Review of Therapists' Integration of Religion and Spirituality in Counseling - Summary In this meta-analysis of integration of spirituality and religion in the counseling field, the authors seek to understand the skills and attitudes needed to integrate these variables into counseling. Among those that were studied are awareness of one’s own culture and heritage, respect for the diversity found in people concerning spirituality and religion and recognition of one’s helping style and how it may be perceived by clients (Walker, Gorsuch, & Tan, 2004). A difficulty that has occurred commonly is that a definition of spirituality cannot be agreed on....   [tags: religion, spirituality, therapy]
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The Battle Between Materialism and Spirituality in Shakespeare's King Lear - The centuries-old dilemma between materialism and spiritualism has embedded itself in the Western conscience as the defining question of reality and manifests itself in works of literature throughout the ages. The relationship between materialism and spiritualism is ambiguous in and of itself. The philosophy of materialism postulates that development and change in society is centered around the interactions between material objects, whereas spiritualists envision a predominantly immaterial world that dictates all material interactions....   [tags: materialism and spirituality, King Lear, Shakespea] 862 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 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]
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Spirituality in Nursing - ... The client believes that being spiritual is not only about the belief in a personal existence beyond human, but having a belief of a greater being, God. She considers herself a Christian, which accepts the beliefs and practices of the bible. Something that is specific to the client’s spirituality is that the client fasts every week because she believes it will renew her mind and spirit. M.M. also believes in the Sabbath day as a day of rest, so she takes a whole day in order to rest herself physically....   [tags: Religion, Teaching, Healthcare]
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Spirituality and Religion - In the early 1970’s, Betty Neuman created a holistically based, open-system theory to aid nurses in organizing the voluminous information needed to deal with complex client situations (Meleis, 2007, p.307). One component of the Neuman Systems Model is spirituality, which is described as being related to beliefs and influences that are spiritual. It should be noted that this was absent in her initial conceptualization and was developed later (Meleis, 2007, p.307). While utilizing the Neuman framework for client assessment, religion is often applied as a spiritual factor....   [tags: Religion]
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Spirituality and Religion - Introduction on Religion Religion is an important aspect on studies of early mental health practice. Religion is important to as many as 75% of the population, more profound and relevant with people over 65 years of age and older (Richards and Bergin, 1997). Religion plays a pivotal role on older adults, it becomes part of their identity and personality (Koenig, Siegler & George, 1989). According to Koenig (1989), religion incorporates people’s rituals, beliefs, and practices pertaining to the “transcendent.” Which means, these beliefs relates to the supernatural and mystical elements of the world (Koenig, Siegler & George, 1989)....   [tags: Religion Essays]
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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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Response to Spirituality - Response to Emotionally Healthy Spirituality I have lived among Christians my whole life. Over half of the people I know are Christians. God has taught me through my experience, before and after conversion, that there is work to being a Christ follower. Peter Scazzero, in his book Emotionally Healthy Christianity, tells us that we as Christians are often struggling more than we think. Emotions touch every part of our lives and can control different aspects of us if we are not trusting the God we say we love....   [tags: Christians, Religion, God, Beliefs, Experiences]
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Spiritual Needs and Occupational Therapy - The importance of considering an individual's spirituality and the confusion over definition have been emphasised by the interest shown in this subject over the past decade. A working definition to help to reduce confusion was presented at the College of Occupational Therapists' annual conference in 2004 and it was felt that it would be useful both to review the attitudes and practices of occupational therapists in this area and to evaluate how they assess and meet spiritual needs. It appeared that practical spiritual needs were often thought of only in terms of religious and cultural traditions or rituals and, as a result, the potential of everyday meaningful occupations was not considered...   [tags: Spirituality] 1351 words
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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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The Spiritual Exercises: A Spirituality of Vocation - The Spiritual Exercises: not only speak to the Jesuits but also to the religious of other congregations; not only to the religious but also to the laity; not only to Catholics but also to the Protestants. In other words, the Spiritual Exercises speak to all who believe in God and base their spirituality on the gospel message. First I will define what a spirituality of vocation is. Second I will explain what the Spiritual Exercises mean. Third I will try to show how the Spiritual Exercises are a representation of a universal call to the Christian gospel....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Transcending to a Higher Place: Spirituality - The word “spiritual” is universal and is known in many different contexts. The word “spiritual” began around the year 1300. It originated from Medieval Latin ecclesiastical use of the Latin “spiritualis” meaning “of or pertaining to breath, breathing, wind, or air, pertaining to the spirit. (Harper, Online Etymology, 2014.) Merriam-Webster defines the literal meaning of the word as “of or relating to religion or religious beliefs.” Though these origins speak to the traditional religious definition of “spiritual,” nontraditional religions, philosophy, meditation, and even atheism all make use of the word....   [tags: peace of mind, sense of belonging]
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Relationship between Theology and Spirituality - ... When we look back to the early generations of the early centuries we clearly see that theology was taken very seriously and the people had full commitment of this subject. The other important point to note here is that the encounter with God almighty chances or transforms us as the Holy Scripture says that we shall never be the same again. This is something of great significance as we study the subject matter of theology our spirituality is transformed and we do start seeing things in a different dimension we do gain vision to look things in Godly ways....   [tags: God, ministry, Christian] 1204 words
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Shoud Spirituality Be Allowed in the Workplace? - ... Is it reasonable to assert that spiritual leadership may have a positive impact on the exchange between the supervisor and subordinate, thereby affecting the employees overall job experience. This paper compares and contrasts spiritual leadership theory and leader member exchange theory with the purpose of understanding if spiritual leadership is a predictor of high quality leader-member exchange relationships. Definition of Leader-Member Exchange Leader-member exchange theory describes the dyadic process by which roles and expectations are developed for a leader with each subordinate, and LMX refers to the exchange relationship between a leader and a subordinate (Dansereau Jr., Graen, &...   [tags: communication, time, communal center] 1156 words
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Spirituality and Its Manifestation in Films - Spirituality is often approached either as a text with an emphasis on scripture and sacred texts, or as ritual with an emphasis on the legal norms. Indeed, many of the studies on religion have approached it from one of these angles. However, focusing solely on sacred texts and rituals can limit our understanding of the experiences and engagements of believers with religion. Today, with breakthroughs in science and advancements in the study of quantum physics, spirituality rises once again to shine upon humanity’s quest for knowing the meaning of reality, of its nature and that of the universe that it belongs to....   [tags: Ciinematography, Emotion] 961 words
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All About Religion and Spirituality - ... The “individual practice” is the most important aspect of the definition, as it clearly shows that it is how an individual identifies what spirituality is that enables them to carry out various practises, in contrast to the “guidelines” reflected in the religion definition. Moreover, it conveys the idea of “peace and purpose”, which is a simple concept, which is more to do with achieving a state of mind, instead of an understanding about what life is (World Blessings, 2014). Therefore, all of these ideas make the definition genuine and truthful to what spirituality is, especially as it can be easily confused with the meaning of religion....   [tags: beliefs, God, Christianity] 1603 words
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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace - Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace Faith in the workplace and the level of accommodations employers should allow is an increasing problem. Moreover, the influx of people from different backgrounds bringing with them different religious practices has caused organizations to seek help from organizations such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the courts, and legal firms on how to deal with this new reality. Thus, the complexities surrounding religion and spirituality in the workplace and recommendations on the cause and solutions were examined....   [tags: Faith in the Workplace, EEOC] 1347 words
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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace - Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace Today there are over 900 religious employee resource groups, according to the International Coalition of Workplace Ministries (Cañas & Sondak, 2010). These affinity groups can help encourage religious understanding by offering panel discussions that educate employees on their beliefs. By allowing open discussion, answering religious questions and creating an open, welcoming religious environment in the workplace employees can better relate to one another through shared religious principles (Cañas & Sondak, 2010)....   [tags: Religion]
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Spirituality, Religion and Happiness - Spirituality and religion are two things that embody each other in many ways. These tenets have been around since the beginning of man. The practice of spirituality or religion takes place in almost everyone’s life at one time or another. Pope Francis at Apostolic Palace 00120, Vatican City, is the top religious leader of the day. Dalai Lama of Thekchen Complex, Teapc Road, P. O. Mcleadgani, Hemachal Pradesh, India, is the top spiritual leader. People need spirituality and religion in their lives for structure, enlightenment, joy, and happiness....   [tags: Catholic church, rigidity, Pope Francis] 559 words
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Prayer, Spirituality, and Cancer - "The minute you think that you have no hope, you are down for the count. So you've got to always think there's hope," said Andy Delbridge who was interviewed by Don Teague of the Today Show. Andy relied on his spirituality when he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Spirituality is a very debatable subject everyone has a different opinion of what it is, but when faced with a terminal illness your best bet will be prayer and putting your faith in a higher power. Webster’s dictionary defines prayer as, “An address to God or a god in word or thought.” If you were to read Yahoo Answers or some other answers website you will get different definitions from anyone willing to answer....   [tags: faith, terminal illness, brain tumor]
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Finding My Personal Spirituality - ... My mother suffered from Manchausen by Proxy Syndrome, I did not realize her condition until I was fourteen years of age; she was mean to me on a daily basis. I did not understand why my mother abused me, so I foolishly blamed God; I felt that God had the ability to stop the punishment, I believed God put me in this position. During the second half of my freshman year, I signed up for a religious class. I liked a girl that I overheard signing up for the course, while in my guidance counselor's office....   [tags: imagination, silence, solitude, nature, find] 968 words
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Non-Objective Art and Spirituality - ... Malevich’s description of the cutting-edge zaum style speaks to his view on the intimate connection between the spiritual and the non-objective. Specifically, he wrote in a personal correspondence from 1913 that zaum stylists in both literature and in painting rejected conventional reason for the simple yet persuasive fact that another kind of reason had been stirred within them that had its own peculiar law, construction and sense; Malevich chose to describe this new kind of reason as “beyond-reason-ness” and he argued that this “beyond-reason” gave pictures their right to exist....   [tags: malevich’s work, god] 685 words
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Personal Values and Spirituality - I am fortunate to have realized my faith in god in early years of my life and experiences in life have only strengthened my faith; I was born and raised in a small town in India and my elementary to undergraduate education has been from a Christian, catholic school, Convent of Jesus & Mary, a congregation established by Mother Claudine Thevnet who wanted to undertake the education of girls in India. It was in school, I first experienced the introduction to Christianity and my family being Hindu resonated a lot of common values being taught at school....   [tags: religion, narrative] 1395 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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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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Workplace Spirituality - Workplace spirituality is a sophisticated concept (Kinjerski & Skrypnek, 2004). Generally speaking, it involves the sense of well-being, the feeling of the whole self involved in the work, the feeling of connection to others and something larger than oneself, and a sense of transcendence (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000; Ingersoll, 2010; Kinjerski & Skrypnek, 2004; Kinjerski, V. M., & Skrypnek, 2008; Rego & Pina e Cunha, 2008; Sheep, 2004). Individuals view their work as sacred (Ingersoll, 2010), while workplace spirituality is not necessary related to religion (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000; Krishnakumar & Neck, 2002; Milliman et al., 2003; Rego & Pina e Cunha, 2008)....   [tags: Religion, Work] 790 words
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Defining Spirituality and Giving Meaning to Occupation - Framework-II Application Article Analysis Defining Spirituality and Giving Meaning to Occupation Spirituality as central element in the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance (Griffith, Caron, Desrosiers, & Thibeault, 2007) and its acknowledgment in the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process 2nd Edition (2008) illustrate how spirituality impacts the practice of occupational therapy. Although spirituality is an abstract concept, Griffith et al....   [tags: religion, occupational therapy]
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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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Integrate Spirituality into Mental Health Care - ... Fallot, R. D. (1998b). Spiritual and religious dimensions of mental illness recovery narratives. In R. D. Fallot (Ed.), Spirituality and religion in recovery from mental illness (pp. 35–44). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Fallot, R. D. (2001b). Spirituality and religion in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery from mental illness. International Review of Psychiatry,13, 110–116. Fernando S. (2007). Spirituality and mental health across cultures. In Coyte M.E., Gilbert P. & Nicholls V. Spirituality, Values and Mental Health : Jewels for the Journey....   [tags: religion and good applied psychology]
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Beliefs within Aboriginal Spirituality and Buddhism - ... Aboriginal Spirituality’s beliefs upon spirits relates to animism, which is the belief that everything has a spirit, such as plants, animals and people as Aboriginals believe that everything in life is interconnected. Therefore Aboriginal Spirituality ties spirits to the physical aspect of life. Consequently, alongside animism, in Aboriginal Spirituality some of the traditions in growing seasonal foods led the Aboriginals to pray to the spirits of the lands to help cultivate the land but also thank the land for the food it offers....   [tags: world relgions] 1115 words
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Psychedelic Drugs and Their Influence on Creativity and Spirituality - ... He wanted others to be able to express their individuality through religion. Psychedelic drug use is know to alter the users perception of religion, and Timothy Leary was a perfect example of this. After several amounts of experiments and surveys it is apparent that psychedelic drug use has the ability to alter the users sense of creativity, and spirituality. However, their is room for further research on the long-term effects of psychedelic drug use. Most of the studies only record the short-term effects, leaving the long-term effects unknown....   [tags: altered states of consciousness]
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Morality and Spirituality in The Book Bhagavad Gita - In the book Bhagavad Gita, Krishna teaches Arjuna how to reach the highest stage of spirituality, and ultimately the divine God. Krishna gives Arjuna a clear road map to follow so he can reach this goal. Yoga is the main tool to obtain spirituality and it takes a lot of hard work and true determination to do so. The main part of reaching spirituality is to depart this world and sense objects, and build strong morals. Upon giving up worldly desire, one cannot but seek the Devine and by seeking God, one will become spiritual....   [tags: krishna, arjuna, divine god, socrates]
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Spirituality and Finding One's Path in Life - ... Right away Antonio and Ultima have a bond and this bond grows greater and greater as time passes on. He states “I felt more attached to Ultima than my own mother. Ultima told me that stories and legends of my ancestors. From her I learned the glory and the tragedy of the history of my people, and I came to understand now that history stirred in my blood”(123). Ultima gives Antonio guidance and Antonio constantly turns to Ultima to answer his questions and doubts about the world and religion....   [tags: Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima]
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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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Bob Marley: His Music and Spirituality - ... Joe Higgs developed Marley’s musical skills. He mentored Bob about the music, and more importantly developed his vocal skills. Marley composed songs on other promoter’s label. He was unsuccessful, but was determined to pursue his love for music and singing. Bob’s inspiration for the love of music came from his geographical location, the people, and the integration of the music era during the 1960s. He pursued his love for the music based on his determination and hard work. His association with Joe Higgs opened opportunity to meet other talented Reggae artists such as Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Junior Braithwaite....   [tags: reggae, issue, hope, entertainment] 1402 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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Spirituality and its Effects on Borderline Personality Disorders - Many personality disorders may experience spiritual distress, in particular, clients who have borderline personalities. Lack of spirituality causes clients with borderline personalities to have instability with their emotions and their actions. This makes them at risk for spiritual distress as evidence by challenged beliefs and no value system. As nurses, we must help clients who have borderline personality disorders understand how important spirituality is and how it has an effect on their lives....   [tags: spiritual distress, belief system, values, nursing]
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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 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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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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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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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]
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How is spirituality mediated through choral music? - In answering the question ‘how’ is spirituality mediated through choral music, I think it important to consider what spirituality is in the context of its influence on everyday society. Christian theology says that spirituality is “a quality or practice of the inner life of God before it is a human quality or practice” (http://exhumator.com/00-047-00_esoteric-religious-spiritual-christian-spirituality.html). It is because of shared ideas, perspectives, attitudes and themes – all of which can be influenced by the media in general and music as one specific example – that human conflicts can be mitigated and knowledge nurtured, enhancing the sense of self and broadening the power to amaze and e...   [tags: Christian Theology]
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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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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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The Impact of Choices on Spirituality in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha - A person's life choices will affect their spirituality and their inner-being as they continue on through life. Their choices lead them down different paths, which in time will affect their spirituality, positivity, and their happiness. The novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, illustrates Siddhartha's spiritual journey and path to enlightenment. Siddhartha’s journey will bring him closer to his inner spirit. Siddhartha's life clearly displays how a person's daily choices affect their spirituality. “Spirituality: the quality or state of being spiritual", spirit meaning: "a life-giving force" or "a force within a person held to endow the body with life, energy, and power: soul" (Britannica School...   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]
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Identity Crisis and Spirituality in John Updike's Rabbit, Run - Rabbit, Run by John Updike is a novel about a young man named Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom who leaves his pregnant wife and young child and begins a journey to find happiness and freedom. He gets involved with a prostitute named Ruth and stays with her in an apartment. While he is away from his wife he is counseled by Reverend Eccles who tries to help Rabbit’s situation, although it does not do much good. After his wife has the baby, he leaves Ruth to be with his family. Rabbit eventually leaves his wife again to go back with Ruth....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Spirituality Through Nature: Analyzing Hurston's Argument for Pantheism - In Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston explains her religious ideology: “It is futile for me to seek the face of, and fear, an accusing God withdrawn somewhere beyond the stars in space” (Dust Tracks on a Road 323), further explaining, “the springing of the yellow line of morning out of the misty deep of dawn is glory enough for me” (279). Hurston’s confidence in nature’s spirituality borders on pantheism, especially regarding her separation from organized religion. A cultural anthropologist in the Harlem Renaissance period, Hurston studied cultures in the Caribbean and the American south....   [tags: Literature] 1963 words
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Hidden Spirituality in Shakespeare's 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 i...   [tags: Custom Essays Hamlet]
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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 landsca...   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Neo-Paganism Versus New Age Spirituality - Neo-Paganism and New Age Spirituality have very different rules factors. Neo-Paganism, as defined by the Encyclopædia Britannica, is an umbrella term for several spiritual movements that attempt to restore the “authentic pantheons and rituals” of the ancient polytheistic religions of Europe and the Middle East.(Neo-Paganism) These forms of “nature-oriented spirituality” are typically pre-Christian and primarily originate in Europe. (Fisher 478) ReligiousTollerance.org sheds some light on how people formed these Neo-Pagan religions: “Druidic religion is based on the faith and practices of the ancient Celtic professional class; followers of Asatru adhere to the ancient, pre-Christian Norse rel...   [tags: Religion]
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New Age Spirituality in the Context of Western Esotericism - In researching for this essay, I encountered certain difficulties with the strict nature of classifying New Age spirituality and Western esotericism. As is the case with so many things in life, this issue is more complex than simple black and white comparisons. While the main purpose of this paper is to argue in favour of the ways in which these two systems are connected, I will be making certain concessions. One of the main problems presented by the study of these systems is how broadly defined they tend to be....   [tags: astrological beliefs, spiritual belief systems]
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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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The Foundation of Spirituality in Albert Camus' Novel, The Stranger - The pointlessness of existence is uncovered and expounded upon with an approach such that the foundation of spirituality is disturbed in Albert Camus’ existential novel “The Stranger”. The conception that compels this novel is one Albert Camus named himself, the “absurd”. An absurd person lives simply to fulfill the obligation of existence. In addition, static tools of chance and coincidence govern all action. Camus uses Mersault, as the primary vehicle to relate this concept. Mersault, lives out a seemingly normal life of indifference until the central climax of the novel changes him....   [tags: existentialist works, absurd, shooting]
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Addiction & Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions. - In the book, Addiction & Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions, May explores how addiction develops and can be treated from a psychological, physiological, and spiritual standpoint. This theme is clearly shown through out the text as it shows addiction from a whole person view. The book covers the development of addiction from desire through the experience of addiction. The key focus on looking at the matter of addiction from multiple stand points in then broken down by explaining how addiction is an issue psychologically, physiologically, and spiritually....   [tags: Addiction Essays] 1953 words
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Spirituality in Shakespeare's 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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Spirituality in the Victorian Era - This essay will show why interest in the occult manifested in the Victorian Era and the ways in which it did. The word ‘occult’ is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as; ‘Not apprehended, or not apprehensible, by the mind; beyond ordinary understanding or knowledge; abstruse, mysterious; inexplicable.’ And it is with this definition that we will gain an understanding of the Victorians interest in occultism, and the very different ways in which these interests were shared by female spiritualists, as well as those whom had been left spiritually bereft by the work of Charles Darwin, and the scientific thinkers of the day who believed that their work was for the greater good of humanity....   [tags: Occult in Victorian Era] 1422 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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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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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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Waldorf Education Approach for Early Childhood - ... With such wide variations between the curricular approaches, it bares considering the origin of Waldorf education. Rudolf Steiner, a highly spiritual Austrian philosopher, is the developer of the Waldorf curriculum as well as a spiritual science known as Anthroposophy (human wisdom). Anthroposophy is a movement described as the knowledge and awareness of humanity, with a belief that there is a spiritual world (Follari, 2011). Based on his lifelong work with Anthroposophy, Steiner developed an educational curriculum which reflected his beliefs about human spirituality....   [tags: Spirituality, Arts]
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Islamic Spirituality from Imam Ali and Jalal Al-Din Rumi - What we learn about Islamic spirituality from the sayings of Imam ‘Ali and the poetry and prose of Jalal al-Din Rumi The majority of the Americans today tend to relate religion with spirituality. This is common especially for people who think of the guilt-inducing proscriptions on a certain set of behaviors, seemingly authoritative or arbitrary rules, unreasoning insistence and doctrinal orthodoxy, aggressive proselytizing, as well as divisive sectarianism. The majority of the Americans prefer describing themselves as interested in leading “sacred” or “spiritual” lives through the help of religion....   [tags: muslims, religious beliefs]
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Spirituality and its Domestic Portrayal: Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor - Spirituality and its Domestic Portrayal: Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor The views on domestic life is not consistent in the early modern period, primarily due to the inner religious struggle that many people faced. Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor were born 30 years apart and their views on domestic life and God are seemingly contrasting. Anne Bradstreet has more of negative view on life and due to the fact that she was a woman, her thoughts weren’t valued very much. Conversely, Edward Taylor focuses more on the positive side of life, no matter what the situation is....   [tags: modern period, God]
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Spirituality and Free Will - ... The idea of seeing every loved one you have ever lost gloriously reunited in mystical realm between life and death is an idea itself which not only eliminates fear of death it also gives a person something to feel positive about up the their final moments which creates comfort but more interestingly an understanding of the unknown. To truly believe the old teachings of faith in today’s society of modern science and technology exists could be dismissed as illogical and idiotic but really in reality everyone has to believe in something because the idea of belief extends the super natural in my opinion you can put your faith into anything or anyone....   [tags: creative writing piece] 908 words
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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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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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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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