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Although they have appeared throughout the world for many years, no one knows where they come from or why they arrive. For fifteen years, Suzanne Taylor has been part of a lively community of visionary artists, scientists, philosophers, geometers and farmers who are drawn to England by the circles every summer. This documentary tracks her interactions with these "croppies" as they go circle-chasing, indulge in circle-analysis, and share why they are so fascinated by the phenomenon.
You can watch the trailer for the DVD here. The Ledge of Quetzal, Beyond A Magical Adventure to Discover the Real Promise of the Mayan Prophecy Jock Whitehouse and Tom Knapp From the back cover: A fable about a successful American businessman suddenly confronted by personal crisis, who finds himself wandering the mystical terrain of southern Mexico, accompanied by some great sages of Mexican mythology who teach him how to survive the coming changes.
What he discovers is that the end of the Mayan calendar does not signal the end of the world. It is an oppotunity, not a curse - a chance to literally co-create a new reality. Growing Your Inner Light: A Guide to Independent Spiritual Practice Lara Owen From the back cover: This comprehensive guide for creating daily spiritual practice offers tangible advice on developing a unique spiritual path that fits exactly who you are, what you need as a spiritual being, and how you want to live. Integrate different traditions and develop new ones. This groundbreaking, transformative journey leads through thirteen phases of your growth, including developing intuition; creating sacred spaces and altars; understanding your dreams; exploring the importance of retreats, meditation, and rituals.
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Green eggs and SPAM? I do not like green eggs and SPAM. I do not like them; Sam I am. Friggin' genius. There's the third member of the choir, I was waiting on her. It is sometimes associated today with philosophical, social, or political movements such as liberalism , feminist theology , and green politics. Ralph Waldo Emerson — was a pioneer of the idea of spirituality as a distinct field.
A major influence on modern spirituality was the Theosophical Society , which searched for 'secret teachings' in Asian religions. The influence of Asian traditions on western modern spirituality was also furthered by the perennial philosophy , whose main proponent Aldous Huxley was deeply influenced by Swami Vivekananda's Neo-Vedanta and universalism ,  and the spread of social welfare, education and mass travel after World War II.
An important influence on western spirituality was Neo-Vedanta , also called neo-Hinduism  and Hindu Universalism , [web 7] a modern interpretation of Hinduism which developed in response to western colonialism and orientalism. It aims to present Hinduism as a "homogenized ideal of Hinduism"  with Advaita Vedanta as its central doctrine. Roy attempted to modernise and reform Hinduism, from the idea of Universalism. After the Second World War, spirituality and theistic religion became increasingly disconnected,  and spirituality became more oriented on subjective experience, instead of "attempts to place the self within a broader ontological context.
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The distinction between the spiritual and the religious became more common in the popular mind during the late 20th century with the rise of secularism and the advent of the New Age movement. Paul Heelas noted the development within New Age circles of what he called "seminar spirituality":  structured offerings complementing consumer choice with spiritual options.
Among other factors, declining membership of organized religions and the growth of secularism in the western world have given rise to this broader view of spirituality. Rabbinic Judaism or in some Christian traditions, [ which? It is characterised by the belief that the Written Torah "Law" or "Instruction" cannot be correctly interpreted without reference to the Oral Torah and by the voluminous literature specifying what behavior is sanctioned by the law called halakha , "the way".
Judaism knows a variety of religious observances : ethical rules, prayers, religious clothing, holidays, shabbat, pilgrimages, Torah reading, dietary laws, etc.
Kabbalah literally "receiving" , is an esoteric method, discipline and school of thought of Judaism. Its definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it,  from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism , to its later Christian , New Age , or Occultist syncretic adaptations. Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal and mysterious Ein Sof no end and the mortal and finite universe his creation.
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While it is heavily used by some denominations, [ which? Hasidic Judaism , meaning "piety" or " loving kindness " , is a branch of Orthodox Judaism that promotes spirituality through the popularisation and internalisation of Jewish mysticism as the fundamental aspect of the faith. Hasidism emphased the Immanent Divine presence in everything and has often focused on optimism, [ citation needed ] encouragement, and daily fervour.
This populist emotional revival accompanied the elite ideal of nullification to paradoxical Divine Panentheism , through intellectual articulation of inner dimensions of mystical thought. The Musar movement is a Jewish spiritual movement that has focused on developing character traits such as faith , humility , and love. Stone , has encouraged spiritual practices of Jewish meditation , Jewish prayer , Jewish ethics , tzedakah , teshuvah , and the study of musar ethical literature.
Catholic spirituality is the spiritual practice of living out a personal act of faith fides qua creditur following the acceptance of faith fides quae creditur. Although all Catholics are expected to pray together at Mass , there are many different forms of spirituality and private prayer which have developed over the centuries. Each of the major religious orders of the Catholic Church and other lay groupings have their own unique spirituality — its own way of approaching God in prayer and in living out the Gospel. Christian mysticism refers to the development of mystical practices and theory within Christianity.
It has often been connected to mystical theology , especially in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. The attributes and means by which Christian mysticism is studied and practiced are varied and range from ecstatic visions of the soul's mystical union with God to simple prayerful contemplation of Holy Scripture i.
Progressive Christianity is a contemporary movement which seeks to remove the supernatural claims of the faith and replace them with a post-critical understanding of biblical spirituality based on historical and scientific research. It focuses on the lived experience of spirituality over historical dogmatic claims, and accepts that the faith is both true and a human construction, and that spiritual experiences are psychologically and neurally real and useful. The Pillars of Islam arkan al-Islam ; also arkan ad-din , "pillars of religion" are five basic acts in Islam, considered obligatory for all believers.
The Quran presents them as a framework for worship and a sign of commitment to the faith.
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They are 1 the creed shahadah , 2 daily prayers salat , 3 almsgiving zakah , 4 fasting during Ramadan and 5 the pilgrimage to Mecca hajj at least once-in-a-lifetime. The Shia and Sunni sects both agree on the essential details for the performance of these acts. The best known form of Islamic mystic spirituality is the Sufi tradition famous through Rumi and Hafiz in which a Sheikh or pir transmits spiritual discipline to students.
Sufis believe they are practicing ihsan perfection of worship as revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad ,. Worship and serve Allah as you are seeing Him and while you see Him not yet truly He sees you. Sufis consider themselves as the original true proponents of this pure original form of Islam.
They are strong adherents to the principal of tolerance, peace and against any form of violence. The Sufi have suffered severe persecution by more rigid and fundamentalist groups such as the Wahhabi and Salafi movement. Classical Sufi scholars have defined Sufism as "a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God". Jihad is a religious duty of Muslims. There are two commonly accepted meanings of jihad: an inner spiritual struggle and an outer physical struggle.
The Prophet Buddhist practices are known as Bhavana , which literally means "development" or "cultivating"  or "producing"   in the sense of "calling into existence. When used on its own bhavana signifies 'spiritual cultivation' generally. Various Buddhist Paths to liberation developed throughout the ages. Hinduism has no traditional ecclesiastical order, no centralized religious authorities, no governing body, no prophet s nor any binding holy book; Hindus can choose to be polytheistic, pantheistic, monistic, or atheistic.
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