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By Elizabeth M. Dowling, W. George Scarlett

Encyclopedia of spiritual and religious improvement is an immense reference expressly focusing upon the advance technique of faith and spirituality within the lifetimes of humans. Entries comprise delving into the non secular development, perspectives, and adjustments of Abraham Lincoln, C.S. Lewis (author of the acclaimed Narnia series), and Thich Nhat Hanh (founder of "socially engaged" Buddhism), in addition to extra common entries dialogue early life religious reports, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the Stage-Structural method of non secular improvement, and a various array of different concerns centering round such issues as non secular and non secular strategies and practices, firms, connections among nature and spirituality, and lots more and plenty extra. A seriously researched and hugely educational therapy of a subjective and philosophical point to humanity, hugely prompt for public and school libraries in addition to spiritual reference cabinets.

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The sign is traditionally ruled by Saturn, who represents the boundaries and restrictions, and the very principle of discipline that Jupiter seeks to escape. Capricorn’s children are the functionaries and protectors of the social order. Again a different deity is hidden when the particulars of the zodiacal image are added: it is a hybrid goat and fish symbol, and named for the cornucopia, the horn of plenty. Capricorn natives might be glad to find out that this complex of mythic references points to a much more fun-loving god than Saturn, namely Pan, the woodland goat god.

In the Jewish Kabbalah (or Qabalah), this traditional mystic map represents physical creation. Increasingly today, it is also used in relationship to Tarot cards and to astrology. In the study of astrology, 18 angels are said to control the element of Earth. Eighteen more angels control Fire (indicating action, illumination, and transformation). Eighteen control Water (indicating emotions, love, desire, and passion). Eighteen control the element of Air (indicating practical intelligence and communication).

Harris, S. L. (2003). Understanding the Bible. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. —Tony Chartrand-Burke See also Dead Sea Scrolls; Eschatology; Jesus; Muhammad FURTHER READING Boyer, P. (1994). When time shall be no more: Prophecy belief in modern American culture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Collins, J. J. (1998). The apocalyptic imagination: An introduction to the Jewish matrix of Christianity (Rev. ). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. Himmelfarb, M. (1983). Tours of hell: An apocalyptic form in Jewish and Christian literature.

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