beyond the veil


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beyond the veil

In the spiritual world or the mystical state after death. As frightened as I am to die, I'm also curious to know what it's like beyond the veil.
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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.
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Pick almost any mythical monster, and you'll find it via organized chapters: For records of vampires, try "The Dead Returned"; you'll find skin-crawling historical tales of doppel-gangers in "Our Other Halves"; and if you're into specters, try "Beyond the Veil." Mahnke's tongue-in-cheek asides make these tales great fun, and the book is wonderfully designed with Edward Gorey-in-spired pencil illustrations.
Recapturing the Wonder gently invites those weary of a monochromatic faith to step beyond the veil of cynicism and encounter a world full of vibrant divinity.
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Psychic Darrin William Owens presents Mysteries of the Supernatural: A Psychic's Guide Beyond the Veil, which explores dimensions beyond the physical world.
In her 1987 book Beyond the Veil, Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi highlights "the way Islam uses space as a device for sexual control" (p.
The second story was Beyond the Veil, the importance of beef.
Beyond the Veil - at the Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre this weekend - is described as CSI meets Camberwick Green, a gentle comedy detective story with music, fun and facts about bees and beekeeping.
Of the bloody path, will tell many a tale Of Lover's love, even beyond the veil. None but the fool can hold wisdom dear Who will care for the tongue if not ear?
is touring the country alongside Mikron's second new play for 2013, Beyond the Veil, a show about bees and beekeeping with a crime thriller at its core.
This section discusses the following themes in the data that characterize third space for these participants: (a) educators' cultural curiosity, (b) learning to see beyond the veil, (c) the global meets the local in education, (d) heading home, and (e) tensions for international educators.
Indeed, it is perhaps then that we may come to our full stature as human beings, discovering that our "control" over death is not the manner or time of its coming, but the freedom to surrender our last breath in gratitude and hope, confident that the one who gave us life awaits us beyond the veil.
In Beyond the Veil, Fatema Mernissi argues that the Islamic view of women as active sexual beings resulted in stricter regulation and control of women's sexuality, which Muslim theorists classically regarded as a threat to civilised society.
This book fulfills its promise of revealing what Sherman describes as "the moral weight of war that individual soldiers carry on their shoulders and don't usually talk about." It is an unflinching look beyond the veil of modem warriors who try to reconstruct their ideals and their lives.
It is there, beyond the veil of fragile moral illusions or poor attempts of meta-theorizing: that is reality, and it matters.
I had to read her autobiography Beyond the Veil as soon as I could get my hands on it.