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compassion
to suffer with
Roman Catholic hierarchy
popes, cardinals, arch-bishops, and bishops
Worship
the celebration of God's blessings through praise
salvation
an intervention by God which leads to eternal life
magic
an attempt to gain control of forces or deities
imitative magic
a belief that future reality will mimic magic
black magic
a type of magic that seeks evil or harm
contagious magic
a belief that parts and possessions remain related even after separation from their owner
aversive magic
a type of magic that seeks to shift or avoid guilt, blame, evil, or suffering
productive magic
magic that attempts to ensure the acquisition of food, clothing, shelter, and other aspects of the economy
sacrifice
destroying, killing, or burning something to offer it to a deity
fetish
an object that is believed to contain a spirit
fetishism
the belief that spirits live in things and can be controlled
animism
-the worship of powerful forces in Nature deified
-the worship of powerful forces in human nature deified
-the worship of honored ancestors and rulers deified
shaman
an animistic priest, a magician, witch doctor, medicine man or woman, healer
faith
a relationship with God
heart
the innermost region where our spirits meet the Spirit
revelation
to unveil, uncover, show, or reveal
mystery
a question which is unanswerable with the 5 senses
myth
a story told to explain a mystery
mythology
a group of myths
narcissus
falls in love with his own reflection, represents selfishness and self-centeredness
philosophy
the love of wisdom or knowledge
idealism
this world is a shadow or a bad copy of the world of perfection (world of forms) in the sky (Plato's definition)
materialism
the world is dependent on matter; matter is what matters
consumerism
a form of materialism which defines people according to what they have or do
individualism
the society is subordinate to the individual
collectivism
the individual is subordinate to society
communism
a form of collectivism as delineated by Marx and Engels
creed
a list of basic beliefs
God
a call
community
a group of people who strive to live in harmony
E Pluribus Unum
one out of many
religion
to bind to, tie to, to commit to
founder
someone who establishes a new religion
prophet
one who speaks on behalf of God
mystic
an individual who desires union with God
priest
the person who carries out the sacrifices
religious
a member of a religious order who generally vows to be obedient, celibate, and poor
reformer
someone who calls other believers back to the roots of their religion
theologian
one who studies the nature of God and God's relationship to human beings and creation
libation
a poured liquid sacrifice
Mudra
a religiously significant hand gesture
Minaret
a tower common in Muslim architecture which is used by Muezzins to call people to prayer