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The Skeptical Witch
The Choir finished the last notes of the worship service. I sit down in unison with 3000 other people preparing to hear the word of the Lord from Apostle Benjamin. The worship service does not touch me. The words of the Apostle are empty for me. My mind is in...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Hecate: Patroness Of Witchcraft and Witches
Myth of Hecate Hecate is known as the dark Goddess of the moon. She witnessed the abduction of Persephone, daughter of Demeter. She was able to act as a mediator when Demeter bargained with Zeus to rescue her daughter. Hecate herself, presided over Persephone'...
Deities & Heros >> Greek
God The Mother
IN THE WESTERN WORLD, we are all familiar with the concept of a male god, whether the idea comes from Christianity, Judaism or Mohammedanism. When we think of a male god, at the back of our minds is a picture of an old man in the sky, who has a certain set of...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Thoughts on the Soul and Reincarnation
Life is an effort to re-member one's connections to the all-knowing soul, which we have chosen to forget so that we may fully appriciate that knowlege by experiencing what it is like to not have that knowlege. We do not remember our choosing this...
Spirits >> The Soul
In Praise of Pumpkins
I have always had a fascination with pumpkins. As a child I enjoyed Christmas and Thanksgiving and all the other holidays we surround our year with, but Halloween was special. Halloween spoke of ghosts, ghouls, witches and all the primal fears that children...
Holidays >> Samhain
Views of Deity
Robin and I leaned against the rock. The moon shone full on the rippling waters of the lake behind us, and the night was redolent with the drums and songs of our people. What a night! As the night enfolded us, we quietly discussed the ritual we had just come...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
The Seven Shaman Principles
The World is What You Think It Is Positive thoughts attract positive people and events, and negative thoughts attract negative people and events. Corollary: Everything is a dream Dreams are real and reality is a dream. The only test we use for a reality check...
Religions >> Native American, Shamanism

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Metaphors We Live By
Make a list of some of the metaphors discussed by Lakoff and Johnson.
SECOND DRAFT COPY Master Metaphor List
The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor George Lakoff Introduction
Brain Metaphor and Brain Theory
The life cycle of the dominant metaphor in a scientific theory demar- cates the life cycle metaphors is said to be the signature of transitions between paradigms.
IS NO MERE METAPHOR
By Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHIP SIMONS. IS NO MERE METAPHOR.

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The Daily Dot: Interesting idea, but not a great metaphor
And does the newspaper metaphor really make any sense for an online-publishing venture?
'We know they don't like us' Wheaton Warrenville South, Glenbard West football
Out of that tradition comes a metaphor about climbing a mountain he uses to motivate his players.
The mobilisation is large, but gain won't be equal: Aruna Roy
I have to say that this campaign is looking at a religious metaphor where a person like Mr Hazare is deified and is symbolically seen as one who will deliver. The metaphor is powerful.
US-China Basketball Brawl Becomes an Inappropriate Metaphor
For many, the event became a metaphor for the animosity presumed to underpin the US-China relationship and, possibly, a lack of respect to Vice President Biden.
Cancer: Fighting Words
Also, try as we may, we cannot scour the language of metaphor. “Cancer” itself is a personification — well, a crustaceanification. A malignancy doesn't know or care if it's “mal.

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Metaphor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A metaphor is a literary figure of speech that uses an image, story or tangible thing to represent a less tangible thing or some intangible quality or idea; e.g.
Metaphor | Define Metaphor at Dictionary.com
Metaphor
Definition: Metaphor is when you use two nouns and compare or contrast them to one another. Unlike simile, you don't use "like" or "as" in the comparison.
metaphor - definition and examples of metaphors - figures of speech
A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common.
Metaphors
Mar 29, 1999 Metaphors are comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way.

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