For those who are just beginning their spiritual journey these could serve as a nice fundamental primer of the most commonly used mystical terms. But even if you have already been on your road to spiritual growth, you may still find it refreshing.
Start below and see how many do you know. This is quick read from start to finish.
Quantum Healing is choosing to alter our consciousness to access the quantum field with an intention to create health. The mind-body connection at sub-atomic level is changed by our awareness and can be used to promote the healing mechanism.
The term was first coined by Deepak Chopra, M.D. in his book “Quantum Healing” published in … May 1989 ( About: 26 years ago!)
The word in French basically means ‘clear seeing.’ It is a type of extrasensory perception, which is the idea that humans have more than the five known physical senses.
Someone who is clairvoyant has the psychic gift of being able to gather information without direct observation. It is closely related to the concept of remote viewing.
Astral projection is a type of out-of-body experience, or OBE. All beings have basically two ‘bodies,’ which are the physical and the astral.
The astral body is sort of like your spirit or soul. Beliefs in astral projection are rooted in various forms of spirituality, and particularly the concept of the afterlife.
Kundalini, in yoga, is a basic primal ‘mother energy’ located at the base of the spine. It is commonly visualized as a coiled serpent. There are many ways of ‘awakening’ this serpent and reaching enlightenment through the use of asanas, meditation, mantras, and pranayama.
Divination is the use of ritual to achieve knowledge about something. One who is divining information uses signs, omens, events, or contact with a higher being to ascertain this knowledge. Fortune telling is a type of divination.
This is the six pointed star found in a wide array of religious and spiritual traditions across all cultures and historical reference points.
It is unknown why this symbol can be found in such a diversity of traditions, but its existence gives credence to the idea that all of these faiths and practices at one time had a common origin.
A magic circle is a sacred space marked out by a practitioner of ritual magic that protects them, forms a spiritual location, or both. A magic circle can be literally drawn or simply visualized.
The New Age is the term applied to an eclectic array of spiritual ideas and beliefs that helped the Western world toward a paradigm shift in spirituality, starting sometime in the 1970′s and continuing today.
Basically, this encompassed a shift in the idea of the divine from a singular deity to a universal spirit that exists in all things, including humans.
This Hindu tradition of beliefs has its roots in ancient India. The full ideas are elaborated in the Tantric Texts, but in a basic sense, Tantra is the channeling of the divine energy of ‘god’ or ‘great spirit’ into the human body.
This is a form of holistic medicine with its roots in 1920′s Japanese Buddhism. It is a technique of channeling energy into one’s hands, and then using it in order to achieve a hands-on healing.
Wicca is a contemporary religious movement. One of the primary aspects that sets this apart from other spiritual beliefs is dualism, that is, a belief in the male and female sides of divinity. Wicca draws on ancient pagan techniques for its ritualistic spiritual practice.