beyond the veil


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beyond the veil

In a strange, mystical state, often the one experienced after death. As frightened as I am to die, I'm also curious to know what it's like beyond the veil.
See also: beyond, veil

beyond the veil

in a mysterious or hidden place or state, especially the unknown state of existence after death.
The phrase was originally a figurative reference to the veil which concealed the innermost sanctuary of the Temple in Jerusalem; it was later taken as referring to the mysterious division between the next world and this.
See also: beyond, veil
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Beyond the Veil is penned by playwright Deborah McAndrew, who is having a busy season, with Northern Broadsides bringing her comedy, The Grand Gesture, to the Playhouse in November.
All participants acknowledged that their ability to see beyond the veil requires a willingness to embrace aspects of Islam, regardless of conversion to that faith, or other religious beliefs.
Truth is, it's a time for reflection, a time to look beyond the veil to see that part of you that simply knows what it knows - Scorpio rules this time, Scorpio is in all of us, but where is it in you?
We joke about how I was just beyond the veil, chomping at the bit to incarnate and join all of the radical movements in the late '70s, but then I got here and I didn't know how to speak yet, or walk, let alone march.
KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL: AN AMERICAN WOMAN GOES BEYOND THE VEIL tells of Deborah Rodriguez, who went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to the nation.
Historian Sioban Nelson has demythologized nurses' invisibility in health care delivery and health care infrastructures, concluding that "nursing needs to look beyond the veil and see that its progenitors were not the meek and obedient slaves to medicine that Florence Nightingale and Dorothy Dix would have us believe.
Presenting laws and forces that govern human existence beyond the veil, author Isaac Nwokogba offers comfort to the bereaved and fascinating, spiritual answers to deeply troubling issues.
Are you there Petunia, can you hear me beyond the veil, have you a message for Agnes?
With the lines "my father has superpowers/the ability to be invisible/whenever i reach out to him," Ramsey invites the reader to step beyond the veil of bravado and into his vast vaults of vulnerability.
Pentamedia has already produced two full-length animated features, "Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists" and "Pandavas: The Five Warriors.
The author is a former BBC correspondent who has specialised in spiritual and religious matters and it is a tribute to his skill that he takes the sting out of death without offering any definite promises of eternal bliss beyond the veil
Du Bois invites his white readers to take a peek beyond the veil - but he never ushers them in, never lets them forget that the veil is there.
Pentafour has recently signed a deal to make animation films for Stan Lee - the creator of comic book characters Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk - and has also completed work on the 3D-animation movie "Sindbad - Beyond the Veil of Mists" with US-based Improvision Inc.
Very daringly, O'Brien has the Lord speak to him, has angelic emissaries appear to comfort and assist him, and introduces a stigmatic, Don Matteo, who can see beyond the veil of this world and is able to bewilder Anna by telling her that her murdered husband Stefano is in Paradise.