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Word Nerd: Egregore

Egregore is an occult concept representing a thoughtform or collective group mind that becomes an autonomous entity with the power to influence. Egregore derives from the Greek word egrégoroi (watchers). Egregore is a somewhat apt term for these current times since using the psychological terminology, egregore describes that sense or impression one can get when… Continue reading Word Nerd: Egregore

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Word Nerd: Abendrot

Abendrot is the red color of the western sky at sunset. Abendrot is a German word that combines abend (evening) and rot (red color) and can be translated to mean evening red or afterglow. Abendrot goes with the last two Word Nerds I did - heliolatry and sabaism and can relate to a skyward gaze.… Continue reading Word Nerd: Abendrot

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Word Nerd: Sabaism

Sabaism is the worship of the sun, moon and stars. Sabaism derives from French via the Hebrew ṣābā' (hosts of heaven). Sabaism is a beautiful practice of worship that many cultures has acknowledge in one form or another. Who hasn't looked upon the heavenly bodies and thought them magical, spiritual and moving to the soul… Continue reading Word Nerd: Sabaism

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Word Nerd: Heliolatry

Heliolatry is the worship of the sun. Heliolatry is a combination of hēlios, which is the Greek word for sun and the suffix -latry, which means worship and derives from late Latin and French but originated from the Greek latreia (the supreme homage that is given to God alone). Heliolatry, simply put, is sun worship.… Continue reading Word Nerd: Heliolatry

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Word Nerd: Anti-Racism

"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably." - NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity Anti-Racism is an active way of being in the world in order to transform it. Anti-Racism is an action,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Anti-Racism

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Word Nerd: Saudade

Saudade is a deep emotional state of longing for a person or thing that is absent. Saudade is a Portuguese and Galician term that has no direct equivalent in the English language. "Bitter sweet" is similar to saudade if lacking the poetic potency and aching beauty that saudade encompasses. Saudade is a word thoroughly saturated… Continue reading Word Nerd: Saudade