Magic word
Magic words are words which have a specific, and sometimes unintended, effect. They are often nonsense phrases used in fantasy fiction or by stage prestidigitators. Certain comic book heroes use magic...
Mantra
"Mantra" (/ˈmæntrə, ˈmɑːn-, ˈmʌn-/; Sanskrit: मन्त्र) means a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual po...
Shabda
Śábda is the Sanskrit word for "speech sound". In Sanskrit grammar, the term refers to an utterance in the sense of linguistic performance.
In classical Indian philosophy of language, the grammari...
True name
A true name is a name of a thing or being that expresses, or is somehow identical with, its true nature. The notion that language, or some specific sacred language, refers to things by their true nam...
Parinama-vada (Hindu thought)
Pariṇāma-vāda (Sanskrit: परिणामवाद), or theTransformation theory is that which pre-supposes the cause to be continually transforming itself into its effects, and it has three variations – the Satk...
Hocus Pocus (magic)
Hocus Pocus or hocus-pocus is a generic term that may be derived from an ancient language and is currently used by magicians, usually the magic words spoken when bringing about some sort of change. It...
Egbert Richter-Ushanas
Egbert Richter (also publishing under the pen name of Richter-Ushanas, after uśánas, a Vedic rishi) is a German freelance writer and lecturer, author of self-published (Egbert Richter Verlag, register...
Xyzzy
xyzzy or XYZZY may refer to:
Advait Mat
Advait Mat is a cluster of panths (groups of disciples) in northern India, which perceive themselves to be originating from Totapuri in the 18th century, who was the guru of Ramakrishna as well.
Logos
Logos (/ˈloʊɡɒs/, /ˈlɒɡɒs/, or /ˈloʊɡoʊs/; Greek: λόγος, from λέγω lego "I say") is an important term in philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, and religion. Originally a word meaning "a ground", "a plea"...
Buddhic plane
The soul(ful) or (to Indian neo-Theosophists) buddhic plane (hyperplane or continuum/universe, separately, or enclosing and interpenetrating grosser hyperplanes, respectively) or world (simply) in The...
Hebraization of English
The Hebraization of English (or Hebraicization) is the use of the Hebrew alphabet to write English. Because Hebrew uses an abjad, it can render English words in multiple ways. There are many uses for ...
Sphoṭa
Sphoṭa (Devanagari स्फोट, the Sanskrit for "bursting, opening", "spurt") is an important concept in the Indian grammatical tradition of Vyakarana, relating to the problem of speech production, how the...
Biblical numerology
Biblical numerology refers to the interpretation, by some biblical scholars, of numerical values used in the Torah, the rest of the Hebrew Bible, and even the New Testament that they believe relate to...
Om mani padme hum
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ (Sanskrit: ओं मणिपद्मे हूं, [õːː məɳipəd̪meː ɦũː]) is the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra particularly associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan ས...
Adamic language
The Adamic language is, according to Jews (as recorded in the midrashim) and some Christians, the language spoken by Adam (and possibly Eve) in the Garden of Eden. It is variously interpreted as eithe...
Reformed Egyptian
The Book of Mormon, a work of scripture of the Latter Day Saint movement, describes itself as having originally been written in reformed Egyptian characters on plates of metal or "ore" by prophets liv...
Sun Language Theory
The Sun Language Theory (Turkish: Güneş Dil Teorisi) was a Turkish nationalist pseudoscientific linguistic hypothesis developed in Turkey in the 1930s that proposed that all human languages are de...
Glossolalia
Glossolalia, often understood among Protestant Christians as speaking in tongues, is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of ...
Devaneya Pavanar
Devaneya Pavanar (ஞா. தேவநேயப் பாவாணர்; Ñānamuttaṉ Tēvanēya Pāvāṇar; also known as G. Devaneyan, Ñanamuttan Tevaneyan; lived 1902–1981), was a prominent Indian Tamil author who wrote over 35 books. Ad...
Doenjang Girl
Doenjang girl or Doenjang woman (hangul:된장녀) is a satirical expression used in South Korea "for their propensity to scrimp on essentials so they can over-spend on conspicuous luxuries". These girls an...
Uthark theory
In the occult study of the esoteric meaning of runes, the Uthark theory originated in the 1930s with the work of philologist Sigurd Agrell (1881–1937), a professor at Lund University, Sweden.He theori...
Lingua Ignota
A Lingua Ignota (Latin for "unknown language") was described by the 12th century abbess of Rupertsberg, Hildegard of Bingen, who apparently used it for mystical purposes. To write it, she used an alp...
Dhikr
Dhikr (also Zikr, Zekr, and variants; (Arabic: ذِکْر ḏikr‎; plural Arabic: أذكار aḏkār‎, meaning "remembrance")the name of devotional act in Islam in which short phrases or prayer...