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Chakra: (Sanskrit, “wheel, disc, circle.”) Term used to denote the centers of light anchored in the etheric body and governing the flow of energy to the four lower bodies of man. There are seven major chakras corresponding to the seven rays, five minor chakras corresponding to the five secret rays, and a total of 144 light centers in the body of man. **

Christ consciousness: The consciousness or awareness of the self in and as the Christ, the attainment of a level of consciousness commensurate with that which was realized by Jesus, the Christ. The Christ consciousness is the realization within the soul of that mind which was in Christ Jesus. **

Christ Self: The Higher Self; our inner teacher, guardian, friend and advocate before God; the Universal Christ individualized for each of us; the Real Self of every man, woman and child, to which the soul must rise. The Christ Self is the mediator between the individual and God. **

Channeling: The act of having spirits enter or possess one's body in order to speak and act through one as practiced in many cultures and religions. *  Sometimes used interchangeably with the word medium. ***

Consciousness: A quality of the mind generally regarded to comprise qualities such as subjectivity, self-awareness, sentience, sapience, and the ability to perceive the relationship between oneself and one's environment. Many philosophers divide consciousness into phenomenal consciousness which is experience itself and access consciousness which is the processing of the things in experience.

Many cultures and religious traditions place the seat of consciousness in a soul separate from the body. Conversely, many scientists and philosophers consider consciousness to be intimately linked to the neural functioning of the brain dictating the way in which the world is experienced. This aspect of consciousness is the subject of much debate and research in philosophy of mind, psychology, brain biology, neurology, and cognitive science. *

Conscious Business: enterprises and people (also called conscious capitalism) are those that choose to use a marketing strategy, in which they seek to appear to have awareness of the effects of their actions and implementing practices that benefit both human beings and the environment. The conscious business movement in the US, which emerged from the theory of corporate social responsibility, pushes for "values-based" economic values where values represent social and environmental concerns at both global and local scales. This effort is related to not-just-for-profit business models, conscious consumerism, and socially responsible investing. (Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

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*  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_spirituality_terms

**  http://www.summitlighthouse.org/ascended-master-glossary/

***  http://www.mysticalpedia.com/index.php

****  http://dictionaryofspiritualterms.com/public/home.aspx


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