Acupuncture: Ancient Chinese form of medicine which uses needles to stimulate energy along the meridians of the body. Used to alleviate pain and treat physical, mental and emotional ailments. ***
Afterlife: (or life after death) A generic term referring to a continuation of existence, typically spiritual and experiential, beyond this world, or after death. This article is about current generic and widely held or reported concepts of afterlife. *
Affirmation: A positive statement, usually beginning with the name of God, “I AM,” that affirms and strengthens the qualities of God within oneself, helping to bring those qualities into physical manifestation.
Akashic Records: (Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or "ether") Said to be a collection of mystical knowledge that is stored in the ether; i.e. on a non-physical plane of existence. The Akashic Records are said to have existed since the beginning of the planet. Just as we have various specialty libraries (e.g., medical, law), there are said to exist various Akashic Records (e.g., human, animal, plant, mineral, etc.). Most writings refer to the Akashic Records in the area of human experience. *
The impressions of all that has ever transpired in the physical universe, recorded in the etheric substance and dimension known by the Sanskrit term akasha. These records can be read by those with developed soul faculties. **
Alchemy: Ancient form of magic/sorcery, combined with chemistry/science. Belief that all things are made up of the four elements: earth, air, fire & water and that all matter (ie: all things made of elements) may be broken down and changed to a different form of matter.
Animal Totems: "A natural object, usually an animal that serves as a distinctive, often venerated emblem or symbol. A means of personal or spiritual identity." (Webster).
Animal Communication: (in the metaphysical realm.) Communication between animals and humans through the use of telepathy. Also known as "Interspecies Communication."
Alpha (alpha (Α or α)) and Omega (omega (Ω or ω)), are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, and a title of Christ or of God in the Book of Revelation. This couple of letters are used as Christian symbols, and are often combined with the Cross, Chi-rho, or other Christian symbols. (Wikipedia)
Angel: A divine spirit, a herald or messenger sent by God to deliver his Word to his children. A ministering spirit sent forth to comfort, protect, guide, strengthen, teach, counsel and warn. **
Aquarian Age: The 2,150-year cycle following the age of Pisces. The age of Pisces gave us the understanding of God as the Son, exemplified by the sponsor of that age, Jesus Christ. The age of Aquarius brings us the awareness of God as the Holy Spirit and as the Divine Mother. It is sponsored by the Ascended Master Saint Germain and his divine complement, the Ascended Lady Master Portia. During this cycle, the opportunity will be given to humankind to apply the laws of freedom and justice, the science of precipitation and transmutation, and rituals of invocation to God that can bring in an age of enlightenment and peace such as the world has never known. **
Angelic Realm: The stage when the characteristics of the species and their individuals descend from the Realm of Omnipotency, separate consciousnesses comes into being. Its last limit is Angelic Realm, feeds the subtleties of the human heart. (Wikipedia, Sufi cosmology)
Archangel: The highest rank in the orders of angels. Each of the seven rays has a presiding archangel who, with his divine complement, or archeia, embodies the God consciousness of the ray and directs the bands of angels serving in their command. **
Ascended Master: Enlightened spiritual beings who once lived on earth, fulfilled their reason for being and have ascended and reunited with God in the ritual of the ascension. The ascended masters are the true teachers of mankind. They direct the spiritual evolution of all devotees of God and guide them back to their Source. **
Ascension: the belief that there are individuals that have ascended into Heaven directly without dying first. (Wikipedia)
Astral plane: A frequency of time and space beyond the physical, yet below the mental, corresponding to the emotional body of man and the collective unconscious of the race; the repository of mankind’s thoughts and feelings, conscious and unconscious. Because the astral plane has been muddied by impure human thought and feeling, the term “astral” is often used in a negative context to refer to that which is impure or psychic. **
Aum: See Om
Aura: A luminous emanation or electromagnetic field that surrounds the physical body. The atmosphere surrounding and interpenetrating the four lower bodies of man and his chakras upon which the impressions, thoughts, feelings, words and actions of the individual are registered, including his karma and the records of past lives. ** Colors may indicate relative health and well-being, both emotional and physical, of the individual. ***
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