• But he stumbles in explaining the medieval split between East and West over mysticism.

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  • Mysticism of a different kind is at the heart of a new study of Lourdes.

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  • Why not add a bit of mysticism to the dry business of spreadsheets and business plans?

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  • Mysticism aside, it takes more than a drummer and composer to give Oracle its power.

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  • Well, this bit of mysticism comes down to an engine that has been rethought.

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  • He has created an aura of fear and mysticism around himself and his rebels follow strict rules and rituals.

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  • But, in truth, its approach is essentially pragmatic and long ago parted company with the violent mysticism of northern republicanism.

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  • The secret to their seamless collaboration, it seems, is that De Sole regards the design process with a respect bordering on mysticism.

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  • The sobriety that he prizes in art he defends both against Romanticism and mysticism and against the animal excitement of mass culture.

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  • Religious revivalism, much of it inclined towards magic and mysticism, is sweeping through poor, largely Sephardic (oriental) areas of the big cities.

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  • From the East came the winds of mysticism, a sense of self-transformation based on the loss of selfhood, with enlightenment the ultimate goal.

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  • While other Asylum artists were writing songs about peaceful easy feelings, Judee Sill was grappling with thornier issues: Christian mysticism, theosophy and the occult.

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  • Think outlaw biker romanticism (Marlon Brando in The Wild One), the proto-American exuberance of the bracket-race circuit, the silent noir mysticism of immobile cars in lonely fields.

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  • Most Malians practise a popular form of Sufi Islam, often described as an open and intellectual interpretation of the religion - it involves mysticism, chanting and hypnotic prayers.

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  • Controls are still imprecise and frustrating, the combat is improved but still muddy, and the plot is still hampered by a commitment to bizarre techno-mysticism and modern-day nonsense.

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  • As for Tyutchev's verses, familiar to him since he studied Russian culture and literature at Yale and Oxford, they evoke a mysticism which has no place in diplomacy.

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  • Most carnivals throughout the Caribbean, even the ones most closely linked to religious traditions, have a component of old African mysticism and often involve the exorcising of evil spirits.

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  • She experimented with mysticism and transcendental meditation in college.

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  • Scholars like Mr Segal, and Britain's Margaret Barker, have shown that many teachings of Paul, who fashioned Christianity into a world religion, can hardly be understood without reference to Temple mysticism.

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  • While education, science and understanding of mysticism have helped me overcome previous inclination to superstition, outsiders need to understand that these beliefs are part of the tenets of African traditional religion and mysticism.

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  • Thus, while Christian teaching draws deeply on the mysticism in the religion of Israel, the modern expression of Judaism has been influenced by patterns of thought which come from the secular or post-Christian West.

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  • Of course, any mention of religion inside the palace of effete secularism would have raised eyebrows, but Ahmadinejad's fire and brimstone must have been particularly confusing to those unaccustomed with the finer points of myopic Shi'ite mysticism.


  • He has led workshops in leadership and organizational development for business and healthcare leaders as well as more common fare for a theologian covering biblical studies, spirituality, mysticism, and ministry for churches, religious communities, clergy, hospitals and chaplains.

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  • Ms Wolf also has a habit of stretching concepts past their breaking point—such as her theory that women are more prone to mysticism than men, owing to the fact that they are capable of producing more dopamine during sex.

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  • Music was always an important part of social and cultural life of Afghanistan, depending on the religion at various times, beginning with Zoroastrianism through Buddhism, through pre-Islamic traditions, and in Islamic tradition music was closely associated with Sufism or mysticism.

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  • Valiant said Tuesday that the contemporary Dr. Mirage is similar to the previous incarnation, a man named Hwen Mirage, whose exploits with wife Carmen Ruiz ran for 18 issues in "Second Life of Doctor Mirage" — but, added Zircher, her powers are more steeped in Asian mysticism.

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  • In 1932, a preadolescent Ceylonese female was documented by British scholars of Tamil mysticism as being capable of inserting into her mouth and down her esophagus both arms to the shoulder, one leg to the groin, and the other leg to just above the patella, and as thereupon able to spin unaided on the orally protrusive knee at rates in excess of 300 r.p.m.

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