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  • The first, his brother said, was that he believes an American could never understand the "mysticisms" of the gerogan-giri.

    Among the Hostage-Takers

  • Like Pullman, the Founding Father called them "superstitions" and "fabrications" added by people who had "an interest in sophisticating & perverting the simple doctrines [Jesus] taught by engrafting on them the mysticisms of a Grecian sophist, frittering them into subtleties & obscuring them with jargon."

    'The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ,' reviewed by Ron Charles

  • James also considers what he calls "lower mysticisms", a category that includes states of consciousness that are the product of chemical not spiritual stimulation.

    William James, part 6: Mystical states

  • The lies, tribal mysticisms, and spectacles which power uses to enslave souls and bodies is made possible by a culture which finds a principle of saepere aude offensive and disharmonising- where one cannot safely call anything ‘kitsch and trash’.

    Plains-spoken philosophy

  • Unlike many earlier pre-kabbalistic mysticisms, this inextricably connects mystical doctrine to Jewish law and ritual.

    Gershom Scholem

  • The descriptive part of the book begins (in Chapter 2) with hekhalot mysticism and other pre-rabbinic and rabbinic mysticisms that appear in such apocryphal works as the Book of Enoch, including angelology and magic.

    Gershom Scholem

  • Earlier Mises, after a reference to “the Roman Catholic Church and the various Protestant denominations” says the following: “The pompous statements which people make about things unknowable and beyond the power of the human mind, their cosmologies, world views, religions, mysticisms, metaphysics, and conceptual phantasies differ widely from one another” Ibid., pp.

    Liberalism's Three Assaults

  • The left already has its mysticisms – bound up in State-worship and the numbing drum-beat of environmentalism/global warming..

    Think Progress » Southern Conference: Focus on Faith

  • And we hear Christiane sort of talk about, some of the mysticisms that some of the pope's followers are referencing today.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • My heart, however, would answer "ghosts," because of long-held mysticisms and all those stories everyone else has about plates and jewelry being rearranged while you sleep.

    senses working overtime

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