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acolytes
an altar attendant in public worship, Roman Catholic church; a member of the highest-ranking of the four minor orders (compare exorcist, lector, ostiary)
exorcist
Roman Catholic Church: a member of the second-ranking of the four minor orders
enneagram
a system of spiritual psychology based on an ancient Sufi typology of nine personality types or primary roles with the recognition of one's type tantamount to a spiritual awakening
lector
Roman Catholic Church: a member of the next to lowest-ranking of the minor orders
breviary
Roman Catholic Church - a book of daily prayers and readings in churches
ostiary
Roman Catholic Church: a member of the lowest-ranking of the four minor orders
censer
a container, usually covered, in which incense is burned, especially during religious services; thurible
sectarian
denoting or concerning a sect or sects
axis mundi
in religion or mythology, is the world center and/or the connection between Heaven and Earth
eschatology
any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc
apostacy
a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
sacerdotal
of priests, priestly
pietism
pious sentiment, especially of an exaggerated or affected nature
filiopietistic
pertaining to reverence of forebears or tradition, especially if carried to excess.
metempsychosis
transmigration of the soul, passage of the soul after death from a human/ animal to some other human/ animal body
rubric
title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
stupa
a monumental pile of earth or other material, in memory of Buddha or a Buddhist saint, and commemorating some event or marking a sacred spot.
Afflatus
noun. A divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration.
ablution
a washing or cleansing of the body,esp. as as part of religious rite
samsara
the process of coming into existence as a differentiated, mortal creature
tenet
doctrine; dogma
credos
any creed or formula of belief.
rationalism
the principle or habit of accepting reason as the supreme authority in matters of opinion, belief, or conduct.
pantheon
all the gods of a people; a group of highly regarded persons
liturgical
pertaining to formal worship or liturgies
Zoroastrianism
an Iranian religion, founded c600 b.c. by Zoroaster, the principal beliefs of which are in the existence of a supreme deity, Ahura Mazda, and in a cosmic struggle between a spirit of good, Spenta Main
cataphatic
of or relating to the religious belief that God can be known to humans positively or affirmatively
decalogue
ten commandments
benediction
blessing, utterance of good wishes
tabernacle
n. The portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant through the desert.
orison
a prayer.
andonia
A place where the creative subconscious becomes conscious. Andonia is similar in nature to the spiritual enlightenment plane, Nirvana.
deuterocanonical books
term describing certain books canon in the Christian holy books but not in the Hebrew ones