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Abhishek – the ceremonial or ritual bathing of a statue, or murti, of a guru thought to contain the living energy of that teacher.
Absolute Zero – the lowest possible temperature, 0 Kelvin, which is
-273.15° Celsius or -459.67° Fahrenheit, where nothing could be colder and where no heat energy remains in a substance.
Adam Kadmon – primal man, the first who contained all future human souls within himself.
Aeon – as used by Padma, energies of the earthly realm, who are the prime reason for humanity’s suffering and are a deeply ingrained aspect of the collective consciousness.
Agna – the third eye, or sixth chakra, region in the space between and just above the eyes.
Akashic Records – the etheric record of all knowledge, available on a subtle level to all as needed. Some say these records lie stored in the Halls of Amenti below the Sphinx.
Alpha Particle – a positively charged particle, indistinguishable from a helium atom’s nucleus, containing two protons and two neutrons.
Amrita – nectar, especially the internal honey-like taste that can be experienced when the coiled kundalini energy rises into the crown chakra of the head tipping over the thousand-petalled lotus releasing this sweet tasting fluid.
Amygdala – one of the oldest parts of the human brain, just above the topmost vertebrae, with a clear role in processing emotion and memory.
Ankh – an Egyptian symbol of long life.
Coptic – the Copts are the native Christians of Egypt dating from 600AD before the birth of Islam. There is a Coptic Christian area of Cairo.
Cosmic Rays – very high energy, small wavelength, light radiation from outer space that can cause biological damage.
Cryogenics – the study of substances at very low temperatures.
Darshan – a group gathering to see or meet a guru (spiritual teacher).
Dantien – a Taoist term for one of the energy or chi centers of the body.
Deeksha – a spiritual initiation, or blessing, bringing an expansion of consciousness.
Dervish – a member of a Muslim sect that twirls or whirls for long periods of time to attain states of spiritual ecstasy.
Electromagnetic Radiation – a name for any energy moving at the speed of light, 186,000 miles/hr or 3 X 108 m/sec. It has both electric and magnetic field components, which oscillate in phase perpendicular to each other and perpendicular to the direction of energy.
Electron – a tiny negatively charged sub-atomic particle much smaller than a proton or neutron located in the outer portion of an atom. The study of where it is located is called quantum mechanics.
Elohim – this is a plural or singular term for gods or god in Hebrew. It sometimes also refers to the seraphim, the divine or angelic musicians at the right hand of God.