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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
Aspects of Religion: A Wiccan Viewpoint
Among early Pagans, religion was a fact taken for granted, "requiring no explanation." There was no need to define religion because religion was a part of each persons being. "We have not yet encountered in Egyptian and Babylonian literature a...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Subliminal Persuasion: References
(1957). " Persuaders' Get Deeply 'Hidden' Tool: Subliminal Projection " Advertising Age , Vol 37, page 127, September 16, 1957. Benes, Kathryn M.., Gutkin, Terry B., Decker, T. Newell, (1990) "The effects of mellow and frenetic music on...
Parapsychology >> Subliminal Persuasion
Am I Damned?: Part 2
CAVEAT: It is impossible to answer a "theological" question simply and correctly at the same time. The reason for this is the fact that the theological arena involves reality not only beyond our capacity to adequately express, but even beyond that,...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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Metaphors We Live By
Make a list of some of the metaphors discussed by Lakoff and Johnson.
Metaphoric structuring: understanding time through spatial metaphors
provide some of the first empirical evidence for Metaphoric Structuring.
The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor George Lakoff Introduction
least since Aristotle, have referred to as metaphor: instances of novel poetic .
Metaphors we live by
Mysterious Metaphors & Strange Similes
Okay, now that you know how to make metaphors and similes, you may ask yourself, “Why the heck would I want to use them?” Here are some good reasons: 1.

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COS semester kicks off with exhibit 'Folding Metaphors'
The College of the Sequoias Art Gallery will be welcoming back students, faculty and the community at large with our first exhibition of the semester, "Folding Metaphors," opening Tuesday. The opening reception is 5-7 pm Thursday.
The New Atheism
But, says Dawkins, pouncing, surely Williams believes that these are not just metaphors?
Rhyme without reason
Ryan may not value the inclusion of narrative lines in her work, but she is apt with metaphors and the emotions they convey. She was asked by an audience member what it was like to win the Pulitzer Prize. "I had a great sense of calm," she said.
Mixed metaphors and false premises
Then I began to consider their metaphor more closely. In a university setting, we all operate under relatively similar guidelines. Sure, it may be easier to get good grades in some departments than others, but we all basically start at the same level.
Back at Dome, Vikes repairing an image
I mean, as far as metaphors go, you can't beat that one. " Said Greenway: "It was a crazy end to a long season. Look at it from start to finish, the things that came about, the way it all progressed.

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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
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.
Metaphor Examples
Metaphor examples for educators, students and writers. Includes lessons and tutorials for school and essays on 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.

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