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    William Butler Yeats

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    these two statements." -     In his youth he was very interested in the occult -     stemming from his fascination with Irish folk stories and tales -     Became increasingly interested Mysticism o     Specifically, Reincarnation, communication with the dead, mediums, supernatural systems, and oriental mysticism      Much of his work was influenced by these factors      “The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write” -     1886 Formed the

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    Beatice of Nazareth: Seven Ways To Love 1st way of love Traits: originates from love, not from fear. Goals: more connected through knowledge of God until equipped enough to be called by God; exist in purity and freedom in God’s image Methods: fully engage, guard against and shun what prevents progress, constant searching and demanding Ways it satisfies: God allows us to serve forever without impediment from the past, with a free consciousness and clear mind Ways it doesn’t satisfy: the heart

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    within the context of modern day society. 1. An Introduction to Mysticism within the Context of Religious Thought As Armstrong (1999: 94) suggests, the origins of mysticism as an “alternative” spiritual movement to orthodox Semitic religion, can be traced back to a time in history that followed the formal development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In discussion of this, Bouquet (1962: 288) asserts that the very term, “mysticism” is one that ha... ... middle of paper ... ...esex: Penguin

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    The Heretical Imperative Essay

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    the religious enterprise from a truly experiential encounter into a high-class debate over transcendental recounts. To argue about the ontological status of religious realities without actual experiential engagement is to misunderstand entirely mysticism/spirituality and the proper definition of induction. Works Cited Berger, Peter L. The Heretical Imperative. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press, 1979. McCann, Dennis P. "The Heretical Imperative Review." n.d. Morgan, Michael L. "Judaism

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    Francis Thompson’s Poetry

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    Francis Thompson is widely acknowledged as a poet whose poems and literally works were a clear depiction of a world full of splendor, a universe parallel to the one we know. His most acclaimed poem is the ‘Hound of Heaven’, which saw his writings become appreciated by, masses prior to his death. His works portrayed a mix of the mystic, and natural. Some people claimed that he was fixated on dying, as he wrote about pagan and witch sacrifices. Modern scholars associate this with his opium addiction

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    Study of Religious Experience

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    Can experience be properly categorized in the academic study of religion? Can an experience’s significance be determinate and/or meaning derived? Fundamentally speaking, what is the definition of religious experience? These supporting cast members serve to support the overarching question: how does and/or can one properly study the concept of religious experience? This paper comprises conversations from two persons engaged in this fundamental concern, Robert Sharf1 and Matthew Kapstein, about the

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    single element, perceived as separate, and the configuration of elements, perceived as a whole, were intended to symbolize the relationship between the individual and the collective (or the universal)” (8). This idea can be described as almost mysticism in that they were concerned with the overall symboli... ... middle of paper ... ...ple, their exploration with simple forms, planes, axis, and grids resulted in a balance. This balance, in turn, was part of the utopian idea of the De Stijl.

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    Moonstone as “a yellow diamond- a famous gem in the native annals of India,” (Collins p.33) and clearly credits influence to the Koh-i-Noor in his preface to the novel. Collins builds upon the alien nature of such an object utilising the perceived mysticism of the Orient linking the jewel to a “four handed Indian God” (Collins p.33) [Said’s “exotic being” ?] and superstition, the notion of the jewel “feeling the influence of the deity who adorned it” (Collins p.33) [“remarkable experiences” to Said

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    Marc Chagall

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    to paint in St. Petersburg and lived in Paris, Berlin, and the United States. His career is influenced by many different factors. His Hasidic Jewish upbringing reflected in the content of his paintings greatly. The lyrical fairy tales of Jewish mysticism, the stories of the Bible, and the Rabbis and scholars who surrounded him in his childhood come out onto his work. When he went to art school in St. Petersburg it was the period when he became exposed to the avant-garde movement in art. With Leon

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    Hasidic Prayer Life

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    Name") and replaced Sabbatianism in Volhynia and Podolia after its fall. There are several reasons why Hasidism has become a successful movement. One of the biggest reasons is its appeal to the unsophisticated and uneducated; it attempted to spread mysticism to the masses (Blumenthal 136). Its founder was not even a scholar in Jewish law. Hasidism comes from direct religious experience, not a theory or vision. An obvious way to attain a religious experience is through prayer. Because of Hasidism's

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