religion vocab-ch 1

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soul

the whole scheme of values that give a sense of rootedness to life; it feeds on the outer world and digests what it finds to form wosdom and character.

synonyms for breath, spirit, and soul

RUAH (HEBREW), PNEUMA (GREEK), ANIMA (LATIN)

personality

a set of habits that we unconciously and reactively develop (usually before the age of 4); on the outside.

character

moral qualities of a person, founded on his or her temperament and develpoed by free choices, which distinguish one as an individual; on the inside and comes with invitation.

imagination

right brain creative side of brain-writing, drawing, making music.

numinous

sacred encounters in nature/creation that brings an experience and awareness of God, the Creator; sometimes moments of ecstasy over something in creation when one truly encounters God.

anima mundi

the spirit of the earth

philosophy of life

the map by which a person directs their life and finds fulfillment.

conscience

a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act that he is going to perform, is in the process of performing, or has already completed.

id

part of the psyche derived from instinctual needs and drives

superego

that part of psyche that represents internalization of parental conscience and the rules of society, and functions to reward and punishment.

ego

that part of the psyche which experiences the external world the senses, organizes the thought processes rationally, and governs action-it mediates between the impulses of the id, and demands of the environment, and the standards of the superego.

androgynous

both masculine and feminine

animus

the masculine potential in a women

anima

the feminine potential in a man

namaste

"the God in me bows to the God in you"

eros

the life wish which craves challenge, commitment at risk, and journey.

thantos

the death wish which craves security, being unbothered; a return to the womb.

human

God's creature formed with both body and spirit and who by means of the soul has the unique opportunity to use his or her mind and will to act in ways that elevate humanity above the animal kingdom.

empirical

verifiable by experience or experiment.

secular

this worldly; temporal; of or pertaining to worldly values.

pragmatic

concerned with practical consideration or consequences; a practical point of view.

hedonistic

doctrine that pleasure of happiness is the highest good.

disenchanted

disillusion; to rid or free from enchantment, illusion, or credulity.

ecology

"study of our home"

immanent

remaining or operating within a domain of reality.

transcendant

lying or extending beyond the limits of ordinary experience.

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