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27 terms

Costello Chapter 1

STUDY
PLAY
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