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Term: dualism

DEFINITIONS

Dualism: A philosophical belief that there are two opposing forces in the universe that are always contending or seeking balance with each other. These can be seen in concepts of male/female, yin/yang, mind/body, god/goddess, good/evil. Some spiritual traditions accept this duality. For example some Christian traditions believe that an individual is a soul “trapped” within a body and some Pagan traditions see the highest form of the Divine in the forms of a God and a Goddess.

The opposite of dualism is monism.


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The I Ching
(Also Yi King) A Chinese divinatory system of 64 "hexagrams" that express the dynamic flow of energies into their physical manifestation. Like most divination, it is a manipulative system calling forth the practitioner’s psychic abilities. The ...
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