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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.