Word definition: an exceptional natural capacity of intellect, especially as shown in creative and original work in science, art, music, etc.
Etymology: Word Origin & History: late 14c., “tutelary god (classical or pagan),” from Latin genius “guardian deity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit, incarnation, wit, talent;” also “prophetic skill,” originally “generative power,” from root of gignere “beget, produce” (see kin), from PIE root *gen- “produce.” Sense of “characteristic disposition” is from 1580s. Meaning “person of natural intelligence or talent” and that of “natural ability” are first recorded 1640s.
Technical description: A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, universality in genres or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge. (Wikipedia)
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Phenomenological description: genius is exalted intellectual power and creative ability, a remarkable aptitude for some special pursuit.
Synonyms: Brilliance, ingenuity, inventiveness, creativity, wisdom.
Relevance of the concept: Geniuses are the people who shaped civilisation as we know it today.
The concept in mythology: The Wise.
Isaiah by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier, oil on oak panel (ca. 1838)
Genius is a talent for producing something for which no determinate rule can be given, not a predisposition consisting of a skill for something that can be learned by following some rule or other.
— Immanuel Kant
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Supporting evidence: The extraordinary quality of what highly creative persons have produced in the field of art, science, technology, philosophy, mathematics…..
Word definition: a glorified or more splendid form of something, exaltation to the glory of heaven.
Etymology: Word Origin & History: mid-15c. as a term in alchemy, “action of refining; state of being refined,” from Late Latin glorificationem (nominative glorificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of glorificare (see glorify). From c.1500 in theology; general sense by mid-19c.
Technical description: Glorification is the theological term used to describe the final removal of sin from the lives of Christians at the end of time. Dictionaries generally define glorification as a state of high or heightened honor. In biblical studies, however, glorification exists as one of three parts of the process of the Christian life that includes justification (being made right with God), sanctification (the ongoing process of being made holy), and glorification (the final removal of sin).
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Phenomenological description: Glorification in mystical sense is the generation and activation of subtle energy fields on the highest ontological levels. ( M.J.M.)
Synonyms: apotheosis, deification, exaltation.
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Glorification in Christianity
The Rainbow body in Tibetan Buddhism
The transubstantiated body
The immortal body of Light
The diamond body in Taoism
The solar body
The radiant body in Neo-Platonism
The divine body composed of supramental substance – by Aurobindo
Relevance of the concept: The ultimate experience
Word definition: Divine nature.
Etymology: c. 1200, “divine nature, deity, divinity,” from god + Middle English -hede. Old English had godhad “divine nature.” Parallel form godhood is from early 13c., now chiefly restricted to “state or condition of being a god.”
Technical description: In Hinduism, Brahman connotes the highest Universal Principle, the Ultimate Reality in the universe. In major schools of Hindu philosophy, it is the material, efficient, formal and final cause of all that exists. It is the pervasive, genderless, infinite, eternal truth and bliss which does not change, yet is the cause of all changes. Brahman as a metaphysical concept is the single binding unity behind diversity in all that exists in the universe.
Brahman is a Vedic Sanskrit word, and it is conceptualized in Hinduism, states Paul Deussen, as the “creative principle which lies realized in the whole world”. Brahman is a key concept found in the Vedas, and it is extensively discussed in the early Upanishads. The Vedas conceptualize Brahman as the Cosmic Principle. In the Upanishads, it has been variously described as Sat-cit-ānanda (truth-consciousness-bliss) and as the unchanging, permanent, highest reality. (Wikipedia)
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Phenomenological description: Non-dual mysticism, Turiya.
Synonyms: The Absolute.
Word definition: Knot.
Etymology: Sanskrit; Knot
Technical description: Granthis are the energy knots where the energy & consciousness interact & manifest in a particular way. Granthi (“knot”) in the central pathway (sushumna-nadi) through which the full ascent of the serpent power takes place.
Phenomenological description: The Granthi are ring-shaped, and the rings are
9 + 9 + 9 = 27 mm across.
The rings behind the chakras:
Behind and directly connected with every chakra there is a ring, located just inside the physical body. The chakras themselves are located just outside the physical body.
Rings in the spine:
In addition to the seven rings behind the chakras, there are five blue rings in the spine. The central energy channels (nadis) from the seven chakras are all connected with these five rings. The central channel from the base chakra goes straight through the five rings all the way up to the crown chakra.
The central channels from the other five chakras are all connected to a different ring in the spine. ( M.J.M.)
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Synonyms: The blue pearl
Relevance of the concept: Interconnections of the nadis
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