words are absurdly AWEsome….

 

 

Before long we won’t be using words to communicate, but ’til then, exploring the various meanings of words is, well, FUN! But I’m a word person. Apparently there is an older phrse, “word wizard”, for such folks. All I know is that losing myself in the overlapping connotations of words is one of the few things that keeps me sane. O;-)

~mysticism~

Belief in union with the divine nature by means of ecstatic contemplation, and belief in the power of spiritual access to ultimate reality, or to domains of knowledge closed off to ordinary thought. Also applied derogatorily to theories that assume occult qualities or agencies of which no empirical or rational account can be offered.

~luminary~

  1. An object, such as a celestial body, that gives light.
  2. A person who is an inspiration to others.
  3. A person who has achieved eminence in a specific field.

~spirit~

    1. The vital principle or animating force within living beings.
    2. Incorporeal consciousness.
  1. The soul, considered as departing from the body of a person at death.
  2. Spirit The Holy Spirit.
  3. A supernatural being, as:
    1. An angel or a demon.
    2. A being inhabiting or embodying a particular place, object, or natural phenomenon.
    3. A fairy or sprite.
    1. The part of a human associated with the mind, will, and feelings: Though unable to join us today, they are with us in spirit.
    2. The essential nature of a person or group.
  4. A person as characterized by a stated quality: He is a proud spirit.
    1. An inclination or tendency of a specified kind: Her actions show a generous spirit.
    2. A causative, activating, or essential principle: The couple’s engagement was announced in a joyous spirit.
  5. spirits A mood or an emotional state: The guests were in high spirits. His sour spirits put a damper on the gathering.
  6. A particular mood or an emotional state characterized by vigor and animation: sang with spirit.
  7. Strong loyalty or dedication: team spirit.
  8. The predominant mood of an occasion or a period: “The spirit of 1776 is not dead” (Thomas Jefferson).
  9. The actual though unstated sense or significance of something: the spirit of the law.
  10. An alcohol solution of an essential or volatile substance. Often used in the plural with a singular verb.
  11. spirits An alcoholic beverage, especially distilled liquor.

~spirit-as-verb~

  1. To carry off mysteriously or secretly: The documents had been spirited away.
  2. To impart courage, animation, or determination to; inspirit.

[Middle English, from Old French espirit, from Latin spīritus, breath, from spīrāre, to breathe.]

~Synchronicity~

A connecting principle, expressing thelinkage of events without a cause-and-effect relationship in time. In addition to the normal cause-and-effect connections observed in nature, there appears to be another principle expressed in the simultaneous arrangement or connection of events. A theory of synchronicity was developed by psychotherapist Carl G. Jung and related to certain ESP phenomena. In recent decades the concept has been widely borrowed by occultists in support of their worldview.

As an illustration of this principle, some, such as astrologer Dan Rudhyar, suggest a relationship between astrological positions and events in the life of individual human beings. The human events are not necessarily caused by the position of heavenly bodies, only linked in a causal relationship.

<all definitions taken from Answers.com>

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