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Deities, spirits, and mythic beings

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Texte du rabat Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 74. Chapters: Jinn, Psychopomp, Gnome, Sandman, Menehune, Apsara, Rakshasa, Yokai, Ethere... Lire la suite
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 74. Chapters: Jinn, Psychopomp, Gnome, Sandman, Menehune, Apsara, Rakshasa, Yokai, Ethereal being, Angel, Houri, Corpse road, Tutelary deity, Deva, Spirit, Totem, Brahm Rakshas, Diwata, Demigod, Machine elf, Secret Chiefs, Hyang, Vættir, Madam Pigott, Sylvan, Devata, Fetch, Heitsi-eibib, Kumugwe, Kuterastan, Elemental, Maggy Moulach, Kodama, Ababinili, Tiddy Mun, Liminal deity, Yeii, Pisaca, Etiäinen, Anima locus, Apotamkin, Turkey Tailfeather Woman, Astral spirits, Killmoulis, Egbere, Fastachee, Faro, Zin Kibaru. Excerpt: Ethereal beings, according to some belief systems and occult theories, are mystic entities that usually are not made of ordinary matter. Despite the fact that they are believed to be essentially incorporeal, they do interact in physical shapes with the material universe and travel between the mystical and the everyday world. Given the lack of scientific evidence of their existence, science does not acknowledge as factual, though paranormal researchers and psychics claim them as real. Several belief systems include ethereal beings such as ghosts, mythological entities, nature spirits, angels, thoughtforms, jinns, and they are mentioned in religious, folkloristic, and magic texts. Since the nineteenth century, the existence of ethereal beings was being claimed by various spiritualist philosophies as well, and they are found in the popular imagination and represented in movies, TV series and cartoons. Nyx primordial goddess of the night, mother of Aether which personifies pure upper air that the gods breathe, hovers above Charon with her son Morpheus, leader of the Oneiroi, the spirits (winged daimones) of dreams. Painting by Luca Giordano, 1684-1686.Originating between 1250 and 1300 from Middle English, being refers to "a living creature; the state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state". In philosophy, being is the object of the study of metaphysics, particularly ontology. The term being is characteristically comprehended as one's state of being, and consequently its common meaning is in the background of human experience, with aspects that involve expressions and manifestations coming from a being's innate being, or personal character. Ethereal derives from the Latin aetherius, meaning "of or pertaining to the ether, the sky, or the air or upper air", and from the Ancient Greek a (aitherios), meaning "of or pertaining to the upper air". The analogous variant "Aether" originates from "Æthere", Greek: . Aether in Greek m

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Titre: Deities, spirits, and mythic beings
Sous-titre: Jinn, Psychopomp, Gnome, Sandman, Menehune, Apsara, Rakshasa, Yokai, Ethereal being, Angel, Houri, Corpse road, Tutelary deity, Deva, Spirit, Totem, Brahm Rakshas, Diwata, Demigod, Machine elf, Secret Chiefs, Hyang, Vættir, Madam Pigott
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Code EAN: 9781157032090
ISBN: 978-1-157-03209-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre: Ethnologie
nombre de pages: 76
Poids: 167g
Taille: H246mm x B189mm x T4mm
Année: 2011