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altered state of consciousness

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Psychology.

Any abnormal form of consciousness, including derealization, depersonalization, hypnosis, oceanic feeling, peak experience, or intoxication with a hallucinogen or euphoriant drug. ASC...

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anthroposophy

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Christianity.

The spiritualistic and mystical doctrine of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), emphasizing the educational and psychological value of creative activities, such as the...

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bhaṅgā

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Religion.

A narcotic drug derived from the hemp plant, sometimes used for ritual purposes or to induce a state of trance.

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biophilia

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Religion.

Love of life and living things. The word gained prominence when it was used by the German-born US psychoanalyst Erich Fromm (1900–80) in his book The Heart of Man: Its Genius for Good and...

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Coe, George Albert

David M. Wulff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Religion and Education; Psychology. 1146 words.

Coe, George Albert (26 March 1862–09 November 1951), psychologist of religion, religious educator, and political activist, was born in Mendon, New York, the son of the Reverend George W....

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fetish

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Psychology.

1 An inanimate object to which a pathological sexual attachment is formed, or by extension a person who is the object of an obsessive fixation (3).

2 An...

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Gregory, William

W. H. Brock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Psychology; Medicinal Chemistry. 881 words.

Gregory, William (1803–1858), chemist and psychic investigator, was born at St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, on 25 December 1803, the fourth son of James Gregory (1753–1821), professor of...

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Guiles, Austin Philip

Rodney J. Hunter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; Psychology. 1219 words.

Guiles, Austin Philip (23 June 1894–13 November 1953), theological educator, was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, the son of Austin Greenclay Guiles (occupation unknown) and Hanna...

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Gurney, Edmund

Alan Gauld.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Psychology. 1437 words.

Gurney, Edmund (1847–1888), psychical researcher and psychologist, was born on 23 March 1847 at Hersham, Surrey, the third son and fifth child of the Reverend John Hampden Gurney...

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I–Thou

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Psychology.

A distinction in ways of knowing, emphasized by M. Buber: in the personal relationship, one subject, I, encounters or meets another subject, Thou; in connection with things, the subject...

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