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Dictionary of Spiritual Terms – C

spiritual dictionary Dictionary of Spiritual Terms - C Dictionary of Spiritual Terms - C pic1Celestial: Relating to the sky; for occultic purposes, usually relating to the sky at dusk, night, and dawn. Otherworldly; heavenly.

Chakras: The seven vital energy centers of the body. The chakras extend from the base of spine to the crown of head. Located in the rectal area, near the genitals, behind the navel, at the heart, at the neck, between the eyebrows, and on the crown of the head. Each chakra corresponds to certain colors, emotions, organs, nerve networks, and energies.

Channeling: Mediumship; a word for an entity talking through a human to convey a message to the physical plane.

Chi: A Chinese term for the all-encompassing universal life force.

Chitta: Consciousness.

Chitta Vritties: Conscious thought.

Christianity: The doctrines and religious groups based on the teachings of Jesus. In the West, the growing power and corruption of the church contributed to the Protestant Reformation, which splintered Christianity into numerous sects. In the 20th century the ecumenical movement was begun to promote Christian unity.

Clairaudience: This is hearing so-called “voices” of unseen beings. This power can be confused with your own thoughts.

Claircognizant: (clear knowing) A knowingness that is very clear and makes itself known in your consciousness. This could be a thought or idea and can also be in the form of a profound revelation.

Clairsentience:(Clear Perception) is to actually see beyond the usual sensory range. This usually means feeling or knowing something about an object. This is often done by feeling sensations in your body. Examples of this are intuition, gut feelings and hunches.

Clairvoyance: involves “seeing” over distances, with the mind’s eye.

Confucianism: (551-479 BC). for more than 2,000 years the Chinese people have been guided by the ideals of Confucianism. Its founder was Confucius who tried to bring people to a virtuous way of life and a respect for the teachings of the wise men of older generations. Though Confucianism is called a religion, it is a system of moral conduct. Confucius did not talk of God but of goodness. He was centered on making people better in their lifetime, and his Analects are wise sayings similar to the Bibles’ Proverbs.

Cosmic: The word cosmic refers to the whole of the universe. You might hear this in the context of ‘cosmic laws’ which are the same as ‘laws of the universe’ or ‘universal laws’ – there is some overlap with spiritual laws universal laws.