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Soul

the "self" on the inside; the "me" ; the scheme of values that give a sense of rootedness to life; it feeds on the outer world and digests what it finds to form wisdom and character

Synonyms for BREATH, SPIRIT, SOUL

Ruah (H); Pneuma (G); Anima (L)

Eros

the life wish; craves challenge, commitment at risk, the journey

Thanatos

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

Personality

a set of habits that we unconsciously and reactively develop; on the outside

Character

a personally validated self; on the inside ; moral qualities of a person, founded on his or her temperment and developed by free choices, which distinguish one as an individual

Anima Mundi

the spirit of the earth

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 truely encounters God

Ecology

study of our home

ID

part of the pysche derived from instinctual needs and drives

Androgynous

both masculine and feminine

Animus

the masculine potential in a woman

Anima

the feminine potential in a man

Imagination

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

Philosophy of Life

the map by which a person directs thier life anf finds fulfillment

Conscience

a judgement 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

Superego

that part of the psyche that represents internationalization of parental conscience and the rules of society, and funations to reward and punishment

Ego

that part of the psyche which experiences the external world; the senses, organizes the thought processes rationally, and govern action - it mediates between the impulses of the ID and demands of the enviornment and the standards of Superego

Namaste

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

Human

God's creature formed with body and spirit and who by means of the soul has a unique opportunity to use his or her mind and will 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

Immanent

remaining or operating within a domain of reality

Transcendant

lying or extending beyond the limits of ordinary experience

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