Essays Tagged: "Mysticism"

Greek Philosophy.

etween Greek monistic and oriental influences, in other words, a combination of intellectualism and mysticism. Thus began the pre-Socratic philosophy. The interests of pre-Socratic philosophers were c ...

(4 pages) 253 0 4.3 Aug/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


hip, and belief in demons are often combined with the worship of more or less personal gods or with mysticism, asceticism, and abstract and profound theological systems or esoteric doctrines. The wors ...

(13 pages) 379 0 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Current research on psychology of creativity

make the whole of science.A survey of published references reveals there has always been an aura of mysticism attributed to geniuses, by their biographers and others who study them. The psychologist S ...

(11 pages) 276 0 3.0 Jul/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This essay is based on heroism found in the epic poems "beowulf" and "Sir Gawain and the "Green Knight"

between sir Gawain and Beowulf. Both of the famous writings entwine lineage, the warrior code, and mysticism to enhance the adventures of our heroes.There are many examples that emphasize the similar ... t of the warrior code as well as both of these epic poems.The next major theme in these stories was mysticism. From the beginning to the end certain numbers, sorcery, mystical creatures and mystical b ...

(5 pages) 114 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Probing Yeats's Mysticism - Colored Nationalism In Easter 1916

Probing Yeats's Mysticism-Colored NationalismIn Easter 1916William Butler Yeats is considered to be one of the great ... hinking over Ireland's way to independence, Yeats had actually been influenced by his philosophy of mysticism. Many of Yeats's poetry had been based on his mystical system of belief such as A Vision ( ... c. Even from his poem about Irish national problem such as Easter 1916, we can get the track of his mysticism that provided to his poem with a special color. In reading Easter 1916, what come into the ...

(7 pages) 65 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Biography of Pythagoras (Greek Philosopher and Mathematician)

at there is no need to reject either of the traditional views. The union of mathematical genius and mysticism is common enough.Originally, from Sámos, Pythagoras founded at Kroton (in southern ...

(3 pages) 145 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Passages from "The Laozi" by Lao Dan (3rd century)

ne of the favorite books of Chinese people throughout history."The Laozi can be viewed as a work of mysticism which contains a deeper meaning that cannot be described in language. The passage seems to ...

(4 pages) 40 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

A biography of composer Gustav Holst (1874-1914).

in England, and adopted a consciously nationalist style in his music. His great interest in English mysticism can be heard in his settings of Choral Hymns from the "Rig Veda" and his short opera "Savi ...

(2 pages) 33 1 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Bernard of Clairvaux - influence on Christianity then and now.

out expelling from his room a lady who had come to cure his headaches with special incantation. His mysticism also is said to have begun when he had a mystical revelation of the mystery of Bethlehem a ... rly died of his own ascetic demands when he nearly starved to death upon entering monastic life.The mysticism of Bernard called for an inner change brought about by a simple life and denial of self. B ...

(7 pages) 36 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The predecessor or modern chemistry writen by Jay Abgumme

ways to examine the subject of alchemy, including alchemy as a source of symbolism, psychology, and mysticism. It has also been an influence on the world view of various writers, artist, and musicians ... ects of their pursuit- eternal life and unimaginable power. In these surroundings that owed more to mysticism than to science, attempts to discover the magical substance that would turn "base" metals ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Futility of Aspiration Exposed in Frankenstein

like Agrippas and Paracelsus. These were men who by today's standards disgraced science with their mysticism and their general disregard for understanding the world in favor of instead expanding it w ...

(2 pages) 33 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - contains: author, plot, main characters, important topics, personal statement

ies. There after, he began writing essays and novels. His works are said to "exhibit an interest in mysticism". He received the Award of Merit for the Novel from the American Academy of Arts and Lette ...

(4 pages) 95 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Book Anaysis: In the Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

m. Taoism is a religion that is very hard to be understood. Many religions include some elements of mysticism but none are as thoroughly mystical as Taoism. Taoism' basic teaching is living in harmony ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"The Call to Mysticism" by Tim Holmes in the exhibit calld "Art in the Age of Terror"

The Call to MysticismThe name of the art museum I attended was Coral Springs Art Museum. The address is 2855 Cor ... exhibit contained sculptures, sketches and paintings.The work of art I chose is called "The Call to Mysticism" by Tim Holmes. The work of art was created in 2001. Tim Holmes made this painting with cr ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Analysis On The Book Night By Elie Wiesel.

r during the early 1940's in Sighet, Romania, Eliezer had a firm belief in God. He yearned to study mysticism in his Jewish religion and deepen his knowledge of the Holy Books despite his father's con ...

(5 pages) 163 2 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Composition and plot in "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

s beauty has some elements of strangeness in it. This moment of strangeness gives a special aura of mysticism and unusualness to Poe's works. This aura will not leave the reader of Poe's tales or poem ...

(5 pages) 96 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A comparisan of Yeats' The Second Coming and Leda and the Swan

e in Christianity, and like his father, believed in the religion of art. He searched for meaning in mysticism, folklore (being Irish) and theology amongst others. It is surprising then that this poem ...

(10 pages) 98 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Parallels Between Greek and Egyptian Creation Goddesses

eded to turn to something to try and explain these phenomena, so they began to create stories about mysticism and deities. These stories evolved into legends and myths that crossed cultures between Gr ...

(7 pages) 79 0 2.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Biography of Elie Wiesel, author of Night.

ebrew at school. Elie's mother's family was part of the Hasidic sect of Judaism, and Elie loved the mysticism and folk tales of the sect as a child. He devoted the early years of his life to religious ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.3 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Present and discuss the interpretation in the Kabbalistic tradition of one or more passages from the Hebrew Bible.

The element of mysticism in Judaism is that which is commonly referred to as Kabbalah. Kabbalah is an area of Judai ...

(10 pages) 34 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith