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Word Nerd: Friluftliv

Friluftliv (pronounced free-loofts-leave) is a Scandinavian word that translates literally as free-air life. Friluftliv was coined by the Norwegian poet Henrik Ibsen in his poem "On The Heights" in 1859. Friluftliv is a philosophical notion that broadly describes how a strong connection to nature unlocks a personal sense of vitality and freedom. For most Norwegians,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Friluftliv

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Word Nerd: Alamort

Alamort means exhausted or half-dead. Alamort can also be used as an adverb with the meaning to the death. Alamort derives from the French à la mort (to the death). Alamort is a fairly obscure word these days. Perhaps it's time for a comeback since almost everyone has been feeling one form of alamort or… Continue reading Word Nerd: Alamort

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Word Nerd: Nunchi

Nunchi is a Korean concept signifying the subtle art and ability to listen and gauge others' moods. Nunchi first appeared 17th century as nunch'ŭi ("eye force/power"). Nunchi is literally translated into English as eye-measure, though it's closest in meaning to emotional intelligence. Nunchi is a vital component to interpersonal relationships and to general happiness since… Continue reading Word Nerd: Nunchi

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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