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К̅'ÑÊT̅ŌК̅ÖЯ̄ŌÇ or
К̅'ñêt̄ōк̄öя̄ōç
― К̅'ñêt̄ōк̄öя̄ōç ia a term used by Garden of Life for the Body of Priests within a Tradition, A Priest School, both in the archaic sense of an assembly of Officiant Priests and in the more modern sense of a School for younger or newer Priests, the term may also be applied to any specific lands and/or buildings primarily used for those purposes. The Name К̅'ñêt̄ōк̄öя̄ōç is a phonetically constructed Institution Name based on the Archaic Greek root words: Κινητικός meaning Motion, ensouled Motion and/or Spirit Outflowing as Energy; and χῶρος meaning Country or clearly defined space for. In Temple context, a specifically designated space for the study and learning associated with Processing of the Outflowing Radiant Mægikal Energies that are usually referred to as the Masculine Energies; and the Body of Persons, attached to or Werking from or through that place.

К̅īя̇äñ (nomenclature vulgaris: Chiron) (Local Star System Component) ― К̅īя̇äñ is the name used in Garden of Life Astrological Terminology for the component of our local star system (in this case a Centaur), referred to as "Chiron" in the Western mainstream vernacular. Garden of Life uses either terms from the earlier Ægean languages or words constructed from root words in those languages for all components of the Cosmos, or at least for those of the local Universe; partially due to a feeling that the earlier terms represent a more exact and purer resonance with the named object, force, and/or field, than the Latinate term commonly used (theory of deterioration of quality in a copy of a copy of a copy, etc.); and partially because, though we sometimes use, within the Temple, terms for these components derived from Ægyptian culture, and in some cases Sanatana Dharma and Sanskrit, and/or other ancient sources, those seemed a bit "over the top" for daily use (but we never can tell). Also there was a desire to rebalance the Feminine and Masculine Energies in the naming of the Planets and other components of the local star system.

К̅ōя̄ā (nomenclature vulgaris: Persephone Asteroid) (Local Star System Component) ― К̅ōя̄ā is the name used in Garden of Life Astrological Terminology for the component of our local star system (in this case an Asteroid), referred to as "Persephone" in the Western mainstream vernacular. Garden of Life uses either terms from the earlier Ægean languages or words constructed from root words in those languages for all components of the Cosmos, or at least for those of the local Universe; partially due to a feeling that the earlier terms represent a more exact and purer resonance with the named object, force, and/or field, than the Latinate term commonly used (theory of deterioration of quality in a copy of a copy of a copy, etc.); and partially because, though we sometimes use, within the Temple, terms for these components derived from Ægyptian culture, and in some cases Sanatana Dharma and Sanskrit, and/or other ancient sources, those seemed a bit "over the top" for daily use (but we never can tell). Also there was a desire to rebalance the Feminine and Masculine Energies in the naming of the Planets and other components of the local star system.

К̅ŭēōñ ― К̅ŭēōñ is a phonetically constructed word based on a Greek root word meaning child inside the womb, or possibly the Mother with Child used within the context of the Temple to refer to Sentients in a prenatal stage, between physical conception and birth.

К̅ŭēōñ Passage ― Garden of Life considers Werks acknowledging and/or commemorating Passages from one stage of a lifecycle to the next as Pagan Sacraments. The timing of such Celebrations are not determined solely by physical ages but by the Individuals actual attainment of that stage. К̅ŭēōñ Rite of Passage and/or the Child Within Perfectioning - Celebrates the raw potential of the enwombed Individual, the hopes and dreams of the parental units, acceptance into the Tribe of the to be born Child, while dedicating them to as much fulfillment of their Ultimate Potential Perfection as possible in the upcoming lifecycle. Misting. A phonetically constructed word based on a Greek root word meaning child inside the womb, or possibly the Mother with Child used within the context of the Temple to refer to Sentients in a prenatal stage, between physical conception and birth.

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χæṗ'ṗя̄ēōʟ̄üs̄ (nomenclature vulgaris: Capricorn)χæṗ'ṗя̄ēōʟ̄üs̄ is the name used in Garden of Life Astrological Terminology for the Astrological Sign on the Ecliptic in the Zodiac in reference from our local star system), referred to as "Capricorn" in the Western mainstream vernacular. Though this does not indicate where the Constellation from which it takes it's name is currently on the Ecliptic, since Signs in Tropical Astrology are determined in sections from where the Vernal Equinox occurs against the Ecliptic rather than by the Constellation's current position. These names may help to make the separation of the two concepts seem more intuitive. Garden of Life uses either terms from the earlier Ægean languages or words constructed from root words in those languages for all components of the Cosmos, or at least for those of the local Universe; partially due to a feeling that the earlier terms represent a more exact and purer resonance with the named object, force, and/or field, than the Latinate term commonly used (theory of deterioration of quality in a copy of a copy of a copy, etc.); and partially because, though we sometimes use, within the Temple, terms for these components derived from Ægyptian culture, and in some cases Sanatana Dharma and Sanskrit, and/or other ancient sources, those seemed a bit "over the top" for daily use (but we never can tell). Also there was a desire to rebalance the Feminine and Masculine Energies in the naming of the Planets and other components of the local star system.

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Ka ― In an Ægyptian Paradigm the Ka has independent existence but also functions as a component of a sentient Being during a particular incarnation and/or series of incarnations. When discussed in reference to a particular Individual within a specific incarnation the Ka may be considered as the ephemeral form, the double of the body in the Umbra. The rituals in the Book of Shadowing forth by Day, aim at strengthening the Ka enough so that it becomes able to withstand the harsh tests of the afterlife, and once those are complete, to guard the interests of the Entity in Eternity. The Ka is concerned with happenings within what we normally refer to as the Consensus Reality of this Plane, and continues to effectuate both within and outside of the span of the Individual's lifespan for the specific incarnation. If considered within a Sanatana Dharma Chakric context, the Ka might be considered to work in the arena of the Manipûra Chakra or what is often called in the West, the Will Chakra. A more complete listing of the various component parts in this particular system of reconstituted Ægyptian Parts of the Entity.

Kabala, Kabbala ― see Qabala

Kabirian Tradition ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding Celebration of the Mysteries of the entities identified as the Kabiria (Greek) as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. The Kabiria are also known as Kabeiri, Kabeiroi, Kabarim, Kabirim, Kabiri, Cabiri (Latin) Kabiria is the name indicating plurality, of certain very mysterious divinities, revered in nearly all the countries of the Near East. They were worshiped as divinities in Samothrace and on Lemnos (the island sacred to Vulcan) and were popularly represented as cosmic dwarves, the sons of Vulcan (Hephaestos), and masters of the art of working metals. Kabiri was a generic title: as the mighty they were of both sexes, gods and mortals, terrestrial, celestial, and kosmic. Blavatsky describes the kabiri as the seven divine titans identical with the seven rishis saved from the flood by Vaivasvta-Manu (SD 2:142). The "mighty men of renown" (gibborim) who date from the days of the earliest Atlantean subraces while yet Lemuria had not wholly disappeared -- became in the fifth root-race the teachers whom the Egyptians and Phoenicians called kabiri, the Greeks titans, and the Hindus rakshasas and daityas. In short, the kabeiroi, identical with the kumaras and rudras, classed with the dhyani-buddhas and with the 'elohim of Jewish theology, directing "the mind with which they endued men" to the arts and sciences that build civilization, and closely linked with solar and earthly fires, are no other than the kumara-agnishvatta-manasaputras of theosophy: kumaras in their unsoiled divinity; agnisvattas (those who have tasted the fire) or solar lhas; and manasaputras (sons of mind) who in pity took upon themselves the heavy cross of incarnation that they might help struggling humanity to come up higher. They are classed as three, four, or seven; the names of four being Axieros, Axiokersa, Axiokersos, and Kadmilos. These very mysterious and powerful divinities of the archaic ages, whatever name may be given to them, are in the cosmic hierarchies the same as the dhyani-buddhas and the dhyanis of modern theosophy, equivalent to the archangels and angels of the Christian hierarchical scheme. Thus they are the children of cosmic spiritual fire, this fire in its turn being equivalent to the luminous and warming effulgence of action of the hierarchies of cosmic mind. They are the most occult divinities of the archaic wisdom-religion, and the worship of them under whatever name they were known was invariably marked by a high degree of spiritual and philosophic profundity and deep religious devotion.

Kalas ― When the term Kalas is used in reference to Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci it generally refers to various types of secretions which flow from human bodies, physical, mental, and ætheric, and have a known effect on Energy Werkings. Some of these are embedded within semen, menstrual blood, urine, etc.; many are astrally based and invisible, coming forth from fingers, chakras, breasts, feet and other power nodes in our energy bodies; specifically generated for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. In the East, Kalas are mainly known from the vectors of Sanatana Dharma which utilize Tantric forms and techniques, in the West, these same substances may be named differently, but are mainly known from the various Traditions under the broad label of Alkhemikal. The number of Kalas recognized by a given Tradition varies from under a dozen to in the hundreds. There is nothing monolithic about Sanatana Dharma, and among it's various currents, large and small, are many different Traditions which recognize various numbers of Kalas. The Tibetan Traditions, stretching back into the Bon days are the most widely discussed, and possibly most intricately developed. The number 64 is quite old and frequent. That popular number 40 shows up in some places, sometimes with 23 Kalas obtained from female Practionors, and 17 from male Practionors. Each Tradition has it's own manner of utilizing the Kalas in Energy Werkings once they are obtained. The methods for guiding their production are also quite varied, ranging from simple though rigorous strictures of diet on the Practitionors producing the Kalas, to extremely elaborate cocooning of the Practitionor or Practitionors in exact environments down to the last detail. In some Traditions the emphasis is on the location of individuals who have spontaneously fulfilled various criteria, rather than having been guided in any way.

see also: Forms & Techniques, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kalatha ― When the term Kalatha is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to the Energies, often seen as multicoloured bands of Light (seeing and Werking with Kalatha is one of the Gifts and Persuasions), produced by the Energy Flows from and between individual Celebrants in a group Werking and/or those Energies focused and created by individual practitionors in solitary Werkings.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kami ― Kami (神) is the Japanese word for the spirits, natural forces, or essence in the Shinto faith. Although the word is sometimes translated as "God" or "Deity," some Shinto scholars argue that such a translation can cause a misunderstanding of the term. The wide variety of usage of the concept has some equivalence to the Sanskrit Deva and the Hebrew Elohim, which also refer to Deities, Groups of Deities, Angels or other mid-range entities, and/or Spirits. There are also some parallels to the Ægyptian Netjeru, and the Sumerian Annanaki, but Kami seems to cover a wider range of non-corporeal entities.

In some instances, such as Izanagi-no-Mikoto and Izanami-no-Mikoto, Kami are personified deities, similar to the gods of ancient Greece or Rome. In other cases, such as those concerning the phenomenon of natural emanation, the spirits dwelling in trees, or forces of nature, translating "Kami" exclusively as "God" or "Deity" would be a gross mis-characterization. In this respect it is more similar to the Roman concept of the numen or spirit.

Kami may, at its root, simply mean "spirit", or an aspect of spirituality. It is written with the kanji "神", Sino-Japanese reading shin or jin; in Chinese, the character is used to refer to various nature spirits of traditional Chinese religion, but not to the Taoist deities or the Supreme Being. An apparently cognate form, perhaps a loanword, occurs in the Ainu language as kamuy and refers to an animistic concept very similar to Japanese Kami. Following the discovery of the Jōdai Tokushu Kanazukai it is now known that the medieval word Kami (上) meaning "above" is a false cognate with the modern Kami (神), and the etymology of "heavenly beings" is therefore incorrect. Shinto Kami are located within the world and not above it. In fact, traditionally human beings like the Emperor could be Kami. No need was felt to locate them beyond this world. In his Kojiki-den, Motoori Norinaga gave what is perhaps the best known definition of Kami:
      "[A Kami is] any thing or phenomenon that produces the emotions of fear and awe, with no distinction between good and evil."

Because Japanese does not normally distinguish singular and plural in nouns, it is sometimes unclear whether Kami refers to a single or multiple entities.

Kan-Kan ― in the context of the Vonnegutian Bokononist Religion is the instrument which brings one into his or her Karass.

Kaoist

See also: Practitionor, Celebrant, Officiant, The Gifts and Persuasions, Divinor

Kaos

Kaositor ― Kaositors are Officiants whose purview is to add Kaotic elements, frameworks, and so forth to a Werking.

See also: Practitionor, Celebrant, Officiant, The Gifts and Persuasions, Divinor

KAOSIZATION (when considered as a Sacrament) ― Garden of Life considers Kaosization a Pagan Sacrament. In a preliminary description Kaosization may be an Act and/or Process emphasizing the value of Play as a Spiritual Growth Tool. Spiritual Growth is often a smooth gradual type of growth, however many Traditions realize that sometimes it is beneficial to attempt to "trick" ourselves into reaching for more than would be thought possible within a normal context. Kaosization is usually focused on one Individual and entered into by a group of Individuals willing to assist that person. Kaosization is ordinarily coordinated by an Officiant and has the Purpose of enabling the Individual upon which it is focused to surmount plateau difficulties and promote Spiritual Growth. The method of Kaosization is to expose the Individual, to various seemingly unrelated stimuli with the desired effect of forcing Her/His Eternal self to push the Boundaries of Consciousness into hithertofore unexplored territories. For all of the utilization of acts and/or processes, that might normally be considered frivolous, Kaosization should not be undertaken lightly. The effects of any utilization of "Trickster" type energies upon: the Individual focused upon; any and all persons for whom that Individual has physical, financial, emotional, mental or spiritual responsibility; and the other participants must be considered. Kaosization involves Creating an Experiential Field of Potential from which strange beauties may emerge.
Below please find the wording that Garden of Life uses in it's Articles of Organization to delineate this Sacrament:
A Werk performed by a large group of Members emphasizing the value of Play as a Growth Tool, coordinated by an Officiant (if possible a Kaoist) but usually focused on one Individual, with the Purpose of enabling that Individual to surmount plateau difficulties and promote Spiritual Tachytely (Rapid evolution tending to result in quick differentiation and fixation of new types). Never to be undertaken lightly, the Sacrament of Kaosization must be requested by the Member and any and all persons for whom She/He has physical, financial, emotional, mental or spiritual responsibility. When performed in the Temple context, Kaosization must be recommended by the Body of Catalytic Officiants and performed under the Ægis of, and with the agreement of the Council of Elder Officiants. Kaosization involves Creating an Experiential State of Ergodicity (Field of Potential, resultant not determined or determinable until actualized by interaction with the observer, with the additional modifier that in the manner of a hologram the nature of the whole is contained in, and may be usefully studied within each component part) as the Individual's Environment. The Motif of the Art of Applying this Sacrament is to expose the Individual upon which the Werking is Focused, to various seemingly unrelated stimuli with the Desired Effect of forcing Her/His Eternal self to push the Boundaries of Consciousness into hithertofore unexplored territories.

Kaos Mægik ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, Kaos Mægik is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding various ideas which may be characterized as Kaotic as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Kaos Mægik has as one of its roots, the Mægickal system invented by Austin Osman Spare, and developed by a few others during the 1980's. Kaos mages may be thought to enter the 'Abyss', in simplistic terms the "Unknown". Anarchistic, clever, self-referential, and self-annihilistic, Kaos Mægik is an extraordinary deconstruction of magick, semantics, and psychology designed to eradicate consensual belief structures and, using the energy freed by this act, glimpse the fractal contours of reality. It is a synthesis of ceremonial magick, freestyle shamanism and sigilizing, however, its practitioners reject the traditional discrimination of magick into white, grey, and black, and assume a highly individualistic approach to the interplay between ethics and personal will.

Kaotic

Karass ― in the context of the Vonnegutian Bokononist Religion is a "team [of people] that do[es] God's (whatever they may consider Her to be) Will without ever discovering what they are doing". Humanity is organized into many such teams. One can try to discover "the limits of [one's] Karass and the nature of the work the Divine Forces are attempting to have such Karass (if any) do ... but such investigations are bound to be incomplete."

Kardashev Scale ― The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring an advanced civilization's level of technological advancement. The scale is only theoretical and in terms of an actual civilization highly speculative; however, it puts energy consumption of an entire civilization in a cosmic perspective. It was first proposed in 1964 by the Soviet Russian astronomer Nikolai Kardashev. The scale has three designated categories called Type I, II, and III. These are based on the amount of usable energy a civilization has at its disposal, and the degree of space colonization. In general terms, a Type I civilization has achieved mastery of the resources of its home planet, Type II of its solar system, and Type III of its galaxy. Much more information may be found in the Wikipedia entry on The Kardashev Scale,

Kardecism ― A MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by it's members and/or adherents as such, and holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. the name given the system of spiritist doctrines and practices codified by the French spiritist Allan Kardec. Kardec's religio-philosophical principles and therapeutic techniques have been especially influential in the development of spiritism among the urban middle classes in Brazil from the mid-nineteenth century until the present. (spiritists) believe that God is the principle of everything. God created the universe that is constituted of spirit and matter, and therefore, of two worlds: the visible and the invisible one. The spirits, who are immortal elements, were created imperfect, so that they could achieve perfection. In the search for perfection and following an evolutionary law, very much like the Hindu doctrine of karma, the spirits incarnate, disincarnate and reincarnate in the material world. Because spirits follow an evolutionary law, there are higher spirits (spirits closer to the spiritual world and considered good), and there are the lower spirits (spirits that are still close to earthly concerns and are considered evil). Nevertheless all spirits can achieve perfection. Communication between the spirits and humankind is done through mediums. Spiritists believe that so far there have been three major revelations to humankind. The first is the Old testament, the second is the new testament, and the third is the spiritists' law that is found in the five books written by Allan Kardec. The aim of spiritism is the search for spiritual and physical health that can be achieved by practicing charity, studying books considered sacred or important by the movement, receiving and giving spiritual energy, communicating to the spirits. In their meetings, they concentrate basically in the propagation of the doctrine, the teaching doctrine to the spirits that manifest themselves in the meetings, and in the physical and spiritual treatment of believers, as well as in answer to the believers' questions. Most of these activities take place in the spiritist centre. The centres are generally not very big. Sometimes they are in a home. One way or the other, they tend to be a sober place. Spiritists do not have ceremonies such as baptism, wedding, funeral, etc. The most that might happen will be prayers, but not a proper ritual.Allan Kardec was born Hyppolyte Léon Denizard Rivail on October 3, 1804, in Lyons, France. The son of Justice Jean-Baptiste Antoine Rivail and Jeanne Duhamel, Rivail received a thorough education. Descended on his father's side from a family of magistrates, and on his mother's side from a family of theologians, writers, and mathematicians, Rivail was sent as a boy to Switzerland, to study under the famous pedagogue Henri Pestalozzi. He distinguished himself with his intelligence and precocity: At fourteen, Rivail had a command of several languages and was conversant in Greek and Latin.

Karma

Karma Yoga, The Yoga of Action (one of four main paths of Yoga) ― It is the path chosen primarily by those of an outgoing nature. It purifies the heart by teaching you to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward. By detaching yourself from the fruits of your actions and offering them up to God, you learn to sublimate the ego. To achieve this, it is helpful to keep your mind focused by repeating a mantra while engaged in any activity.

Karuna ― Karuna is a form of Reiki began by William Rand. "Karuna" means compassionate action. Reiki is an ancient Tibetan healing system in which light hand placements channel healing energies to the patient. Used to treat emotional and mental distress as well as chronic and acute physical problems, it assists the patient in achieving spiritual focus and clarity. Derived from the Japanese words "Rei" (Universal Spirit) and "Ki" (Life Force Energy) and learned through attunements with a teacher. Revived by Buddhist Monk Mikao Usui in the late 19th century, Reiki accelerates the body's ability to heal on the physical, mental and emotional dimensions. It dissolves toxic energy and substances in the etheric and physical body through the hands of the healer. Reiki is a metaphysical theory of holistic health involving the movement of the practitioner's hand over and near (but not on) the patient's body to balance or redirect energy chakras.

Katabasis ― Katabasis as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κατὰβαίσως (1) going underneath; (2) descent into the underworld. Κατὰβαίσως may also be used to indicate a traveling from the interior of a region to the coast, which seems to further inform the metaphor.

See also: Κατὰβαίσως

Katekhesis ― Katekhesis as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κατήχησις instruction by word of mouth: generally, instruction; tradition by instruction, narrative, precept,

See also: Κατήχησις

Katharmos ― Katharmos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Καθαρμός ritual cleansing, purification

See also: Καθαρμός

Katharsis ― Katharsis as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κάθαρσις purification, purgation

See also: Κάθαρσις

Keladomancy and Keladoscopy ― When the term Keladomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using sounds, especially those sounds of rushing cataracts, bubbling brooks, and by extension naturally occurring sounds in general.

The term Keladomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κέλαδος (Kelados) meaning the sounds of rushing water, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination. This is sometimes referred to as Alveromancy, meaning conjuring with sound, but the Fonēomancy, Keladomancy, and Poluēkhiamancy designations seem much more precise and to the point, and we could not locate the etymology for Alvero.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Keltic-Continental ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Keltic-Gaelic Caledonian ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating in and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Keltic-Gaelic Irish ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating in and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Keltic Reconstructionism ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Keltic Reconstructionism is a culturally specific and historically based Pagan path that attempts to recreate the religion of the ancient Keltic peoples of Western Europe and the British Isles. It embodies a strong reverence for nature.

Keltic Wicca ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding Celebration of the Mysteries of the Keltic Pantheon integrated with teachings derived from Gardnerian Wicca as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. Keltic Wicca emphasizes the Elements, Nature and the Ancient Ones. Keltic Wicca focuses on knowledge of, and respect for, the healing and magickal qualities of plants and stones, flowers, trees, elemental spirits, the little people, gnomes and fairies.

Kemetic ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating in and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Kenne Stone ― When the term Kenne Stone is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to from the tears of a stag

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kephalēonomancy and Kephalēonoscopy ― When the term Kephalēonomancy is properly used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using the head or skull of any animal, attached or not. In some cases perfectly legitimately obtained human skulls are used in Divination Systems of certain Traditions, being left to the Tradition for that specific purpose, by leaders or exceptionally Holy figures from the Tradition, and is not considered macabre in any way.

Sometimes Kephalēonomancy is mistakenly conflated with Onokefalomancy which is specifically divination using the head of an ass or donkey, often a baked head. A different but related method uses the head of a goat.

The term Kephalēonomancy or Kefaleomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κεφαλή (Kephalē), meaning head, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Keraunomancy and Keraunoscopy ― When the term Keraunomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using thunder. An instance of Aeromancy.

The term Keraunomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κεραυνός (Keraunos), meaning thunderbolt, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kerykeion ― When the term Kerykeion is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to a Herald's Wand, of the general Caduceus form, especially the type that is often depicted with Hermes holding it; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

Hermes is depicted holding his Kerykeion (herald's wand), The caduceus (play /kəˈdjuːsiːəs/ or /kəˈdjuːʃəs/; from Greek Κηρύκειον Kērukeion "herald's staff" ) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars and thieves. There are a number of traditions as to the origin of the specific shape for the Herald's Wand.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Khabs ― In an Ægyptian Paradigm the Khabs has independent existence but also functions as a component of a sentient Being during a particular incarnation and is one of only two components that are considered completely within the context of a specific incarnation. When discussed in reference to a particular Individual within a specific incarnation the Khabs may be considered as the enlivened physical body, it is both the physical body and the various systems which produce life in it. Such systems include the Circulatory system, the Pulmonary system, the Digestive system, the Endocrine system and all the others. If considered within a Sanatana Dharma Chakric context, the Khabs might be considered to work in the arena of the Mûlâdhara Chakra or what is often called in the West, the Root Chakra. A more complete listing of the various component parts in this particular system of reconstituted Ægyptian Parts of the Entity.

Khaibit ― In an Ægyptian Paradigm the Khaibit has independent existence but also functions as a component of a sentient Being during a particular incarnation and/or series of incarnations. When discussed in reference to a particular Individual within a specific incarnation the Khaibit may be considered as the Shadow (in the Jungian sense), also Memory, the Entity's whole past development and experiences from this and other lives. The Khaibit potentially has many extremely beneficial effects on the Individual, though if mismanaged may drown the Entity. If accessed properly, the Khaibit provides input from a breadth of experience otherwise impossible to any Individual within a specific incarnation. This accessing attribute of the Khaibit, when functioning properly promotes rapid conscious spiritual evolution, perhaps to a extent beyond the ability of any other single influence. The Khaibit also includes the somber and fatalistic part of the mind which often tends to want to bring oblivion or dissolution. This is the aspect of the Khaibit, which is often incorrectly assumed to be the whole of the Khaibit, which must be defeated or weakened enough in order for the Entity to transition successfully through the Hall of two Truths. If this particular function of the Khaibit is too strong in an Individual, the Heart will be heavier than the Feather of Truth, and the Individual will immediately be engulfed by the Devourer, the much discussed Second Death. Hence the need to both realize Eternity and Live totally in the Moment, a dichotomy which, although not allowed under the constrains of Linear thinking, was quite possible in the archaic Ægyptian paradigm, and is still so. If considered within a Sanatana Dharma Chakric context, the Khaibit might be considered to work in the arena of the Anahata Chakra or what is often called in the West, the Heart Chakra. A more complete listing of the various component parts in this particular system of reconstituted Ægyptian Parts of the Entity.

Khat ― In an Ægyptian Paradigm the Khat has independent existence but also functions as a component of a sentient Being during a particular incarnation and is one of only two components that are considered completely within the context of a specific incarnation. When discussed in reference to a particular Individual within a specific incarnation the Khat may be considered as the physical body from a particular life, before the life force enters and/or after the life force had departed from it. Many variations of the Teachings taught that as long as the mummy was sufficiently intact, the Ka could inhabit it and be empowered by it. The bodily remains could be viewed as a power source forwarding the eternal existences of the Being. It was also considered possible to inhabit statues of oneself, as long as the Ritual of the Opening of the Mouth had consecrated them. If considered within a Sanatana Dharma Chakric context, the Khat might be considered to work in the arena of the Pre and/or Post Chakric Field or what is often called in the West, the Ground of Being. A more complete listing of the various component parts in this particular system of reconstituted Ægyptian Parts of the Entity.

Kheiros ― as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Χαίρως rejoicing, gladness, delight

See also: Χαίρως

Khernibeion ― Khernibeionas an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Χερνῐβεῖον The vessel holding the khernips is called a khernibeion or a perirranterion.

See also: Χερνῐβεῖον, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Khernips ― Khernips as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Χἐρνιψ Holy water, sanctified by extinguishing a flame into it. purifying water; lustral water, to wash one's hands before ritual. The vessel holding the khernips is called a khernibeion or a perirranterion.

See also: Χἐρνιψ, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Khorophileos ― Khorophileos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Χωροφιλία meaning Love of a place

See also: Χωροφιλία, and Love

Khrionomancy and Khrionoscopy ― When the term Khrionomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination from Honeycombs.

The term Khrionomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κηρίον (Khrion), meaning Honeycomb. and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See: Meliomancy

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Khthonoi ― Khthonoi as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Χθόνιοί and is an Ægean designation for Deities whose primary purview is related to Earth and the regions under the surface of the Earth.

See also: Χθόνιοί

Khu ― In an Ægyptian Paradigm the Khu has independent existence but also functions as a component of a sentient Being during a particular incarnation and/or series of incarnations. When discussed in reference to a particular Individual within a specific incarnation the Khu may be considered as the One of the Shining Spirits that is particularly associated with a specific Individual, and which already represents in a Realized state the Ultimate Potential Perfection of that Individual. The Khu of an Individual may be that which at the end of all processes one becomes. Some call it the Augoeides, the Holy Guardian Angel, the Daimon, the Genius and by many other names, however most of these only refer to one function of the Khu and not the whole range of activities. It is also important to always keep in mind that the Khu is also considered part of the Constellation of Shining Spirits, the Vision of which is one of the potent Graces of the Ægyptian Tradition. The Shining Spirits were beyond Humanity, but also beyond the Neteru, though they participate in both, and presumably other realms. While some other components of a Being might commute from incarnation to incarnation, a particular Khu, would gravitate toward an Individual who was the expression of a particular Sekhem through the fields of Consciousness in that timeline and that incarnation. If considered within a Sanatana Dharma Chakric context, the Khu might be considered to work in the arena of the Sanhasrâra Chakra or what is often called in the West, the Crown Chakra. A more complete listing of the various component parts in this particular system of reconstituted Ægyptian Parts of the Entity.

Killkenny Cat Fight ― A Killkenny Cat Fight refers to the type of fight where the Two Opposing Sides Fight until Both are Destroyed. Typically utilized in a metaphorical sense. Particularly used idiomatically in "to fight like Killkenny cats." From the fabled and fabulous cats of Killkenny, Ireland.
They are seen in the limerick:
          There wanst was two cats of Kilkenny
          Each cat thought there was one cat too many
          So they fought and they fit
          And they scratched and they bit
          'Til instead of two cats there weren't any!

There are many versions of the creation of the tale, the most widely accepted (though also the most pedestrian) is that Hessian troops stationed in Killkenny during the Irish revolution used to tie two cats together so they would fight to the death. An officer once approached while the troops were watching a fight, so a soldier quickly cut their tails with a sword and the cats ran off, but the soldiers had to explain the two bloody tails.
They explained that two cats had fought till naught remained but their tails.
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Kinesiology ― (Muscle Testing) A system to access the information stored within muscles using resistance testing and noting the various responses, as well as, the strength or weakness of the response. The study of muscles in movement, specifically the action of individual muscles or groups of muscles that perform specific movements.

Kinesthetic Arts ― The Kinesthetic Arts can be dramatic (they contribute as components of Dance, Drama, Acrobatics, Mime, Theatre, Musicals), industrial (sculpting, auto repair, design, electronics, building, metal or wood working), or recreational (recess, classroom games, physical education, sports, active health programs). Kinesthetics is associated with the field of Proprioception which is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body. Unlike the exteroceptive senses by which we perceive the outside world, and interoceptive senses, by which we perceive the pain and movement of internal organs, proprioception is a third distinct sensory modality that provides feedback solely on the status of the body internally. It is the sense that indicates whether the body is moving with required effort, as well as where the various parts of the body are located in relation to each other. Kinesthesia is the sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints; a sense mediated by receptors located in muscles, tendons, and joints and stimulated by bodily movements and tensions; also: sensory experience derived from this sense.

See also: Art

Kinetic Arts ― When the term Kinetic Arts is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to Arts which employ the effects of motion into the experience of the Art Piece itself, such as when an art object's effect actually depends on it's movement as a component of the potential communication. Kinetic differs from Kinesthetic along an internal-external axis, in the sense that a Dancer or an Actor experiences Kinesthetic Art as they create it, and someone viewing the performance views the Kinetic effects as part of the overall experience. In Kinetic Art objects, the moving parts are generally powered by wind, water, a motor or the observer. A type of art object such as a mobile, may rely upon its Kinetic effect to qualify or disqualify it as a work of Art. In the modern world there are all types of art objects which utilize movement, produced by whatever means, as integral to the experience that they are aimed toward producing. The first Kinetic Sculpture is thought to be: Bicycle Wheel, which is a readymade created by Marcel Duchamp consisting of a bicycle fork with front wheel mounted upside-down on a wooden stool. One type of extreme example of Kinetic Sculptures are the Rube Goldberg machines. A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine or system that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. Often relying on manual building up of energy in chain reaction processes which may then be transferred to the next part of the process, in attempts to approach the ideal of the 'Perpetual Motion Machine'. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970). are Kinetics is the branch of mechanics that deals with the actions of forces in producing or changing the motion of masses.

See also: Art

Kiste ― Kiste as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κίστη for a basket used for Sacred things

See also: Κίστη, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kitchen Witchcraft ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. A tradition of Witchcraft with an emphasis on the practical side of religion, magick, the Earth, and elements. Much of the tradition is very similar to Stregheria (Strega) and practitioners work out of hearth and home, using only what they would have on hand for daily routines to perform rituals and spells. The home is sacred to a Kitchen Witch and cooking and herb magick play a fundamental part in their practice. Kitchen Witchery is a way of including Witchcraft beliefs into everyday life. Kitchen Witch-Basically this type of witchcraft deals with the hearth and home. Spells are cast on the stovetop, using the elemental powers. The deities are blessed and thanked for the bounty provided. And are called upon to protect the family and home. And to keep all members of the home healthy, safe and in harmony. This type is one that practices by home and hearth concentrating on the practical side of religion, magick and the earth and elements. A more convenient form of practice for those who have limited space and resource, mainly suburbanite and city witches. Some traditionalists who don't like this terminology, viewing it as degrading or inappropriate. But the Old Religion probably started in the kitchen or around the cookfire, which was the hub of many charms, spells, healings and celebrations. Grandma's kitchen has always produced magickal memories for people; visions of Mother making that special something for a sick child still holds true today for many of us.

Kledon ― Kledon as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κλεηδών accidentally significant utterance (a type of omen)

See also: Κλεηδών

― by chance events or overheard words

See also: Κλεηδών and A general Divinatory System list with short definitions

Kleidoukhoi ― Kleidoukhoi as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κλᾳδουχοί key holder

See also: Κλᾳδουχοί

Kleptocracy ― a Government Characterised by Greed and Corruption. From the Greek roots kleptein = to steal and krateo = to rule, hold sway see also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Amulet , Talisman, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kleptolagnia ― Sexual Excitement from Theft. From the Greek roots kleptein = to steal and lagneia = coition, intercourse see also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Amulet , Talisman, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Knights Templar ― An Order of Knights founded between 1119 and 1188 by Hugh de Payens of Champagne, France, and a small group of knights dedicated to protecting pilgrims journeying to the Holy Land and in routing the Infidels from Jerusalem. The Order idealized ideals of chivalry, crusades and Christian faith as practiced by an exclusive club of monastic knights but was brought down two centuries later by accusations of heresy, devil worship, blasphemy and homosexuality.

Knetheaomancy and Knetheaoscopy ― When the term Knetheaomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination considering itches or the desire to scratch, and where they occur.

The term Knetheaomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κνηθιάω (Knetheao) meaning itching, the desire to scratch, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

Sometimes called Telaesthesia, though the derivation is not clear; the aesthesia part makes sense, meaning "perception by the senses", or "the capacity for feeling or sensation", which comes from the ancient Greek Αἴσθησις (Aisthesis) meaning that which is perceived, a perceiving.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Knissomancy and Knissoscopy ― When the term Knissomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using burning incense.

The term Knissomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κνίσσα (Knissa) meaning steam and odor from fats, possibly also Κηώδης (Kēōdēs) meaning smelling as of incense, fragrant; and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Knocking, Astral Knocking ― See: Psychēpatassōmancy

Knossan ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating in Archaic Crete and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Knots ― When the term Knot is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to compact intersections of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope, or a fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. , The knots may be tied onto or in the material itself, or onto another item. There is a wide variety of types of Knots, many which carry names, as well as originally created Knots.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Knotted Cords ― When the term Knotted Cords is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to a type of Cord specified by a Tradition, into which specific types and numbers of Knots are placed at precise locations on the Cord; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Knowledge ― Organization of Data

Koinon ― Koinon as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κοινόν common thing, communal, and interpreted as "commonwealth", "league" or "federation" were a number of associations of cities in ancient and early modern Greek history. [Plural Κοινά (Koina)]

See also: Κοινόν

Kolposamancy and Kolposascopy ― When the term Kolposamancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by observation of female reproductive organ. Κόλπος (Kolpos) seems to have been widely used as a term for the female reproductive organs, though strictly it refers to the bosom, and/or lap, or fold in clothing, or any hollow, or a bay, and so forth. The more accurate word for the external visible part of the female reproductive organs may be Βόλβα (Bolbos) which actually has the meaning of vulva, and so we might speak of Bolbosomancy or Bolbososcopy. And of course Κλειτορίς (Kleitoris) meaning the clitoris, indicating an organ so totally involved in female pleasure, was ultimately threatening to any patriarchal culture, ancient or modern, so we're not likely to hear of any Kleitorisomany, no matter how widely practiced, until the whole world emerges into the post-patriarchal paradise that we all know is coming. And of course terms could be derived from Κτείς (Kteis) meaning vagina, in parallel to Φαλλος (Phallos) meaning the penis.

The term Kolposamancy is derived from the Greek words: Κόλπος (Kolpos) meaning bosom, and/or lap, bay, hollow, fold in clothing, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Komos ― Komos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κῶμος and indicate a ritualistic drunken procession or communal ritual carouse (drunken merrymaking) performed by revelers in ancient Greece, a riotous procession in honor of a Deity, whose participants were known as Komasts. The Κῶμος differs from other processions [such as the Πομπή (Pompe) and the Χορηγοί (choregoi), which were planned and led, according to exact directions.] in that the emphasis was on spontaneity and there is no leader, script, or rehersal. In one exemplary event Ἀλκιβιάδης Κλεινίου Σκαμβωνίδης (Alcibiades) famously gate-crashes the Συμπόσιον (Symposium) while carousing in a Κῶμος (komos). The emphasis is on revelry and is usually nocturnal and [Plural Κomoi (Komoi)]

See also: Κῶμος

Koniology ― The Study of Dust and Other Particles in the Air. From the Greek root konia = dust and the suffix -ology. See -ology.

see also: Divination,

Koniomancy and Konioscopy ― When the term Koniomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by observation of dust and other particles in the air.

The term Koniomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κόνις (Konis) meaning dust, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kopomancy and Koposcopy ― When the term Kopomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using physical or mental exhaustion of the subjects to be observed.

The term Kopomancy or Kopiaōmancy is derived from the Greek words: Κοπιάω (Kopiaō) meaning to be tired, to grow weary, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kopophiliamancy and Kopophiliascopy ― When the term Kopophiliamancy is used, it generally refers to Arousal From Physical or Mental Exhaustion.

The term Kopophiliamancy is derived from the Greek words: Κοπόω (Kopiaō) meaning to be weary and the suffix Φιλία (-philia) meaning affectionate regard.

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Kosmos ― Kosmos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κόσμος The entire manifested Cosmos, in its harmonious orderly arrangement, including the interplay between order and entropy, matter and dark matter, matter and anti-matter, unified and disparate forces, unified and faceted Consciousness. A super-order, including our known Universe, and all other Universes and Dimensional configurations.

See also: Κόσμος

Kosmos Aisthetos ― Kosmos Aisthetos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κόσμος Αίσθητως (1) empirical or phenomenal world; (2) the world perceived by our senses

See also: Κόσμος Αίσθητως

Kosmos Noetos ― Kosmos Noetos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κόσμος Νοητος (1) transcendental world; (2) spiritual world; (3) intelligible world

See also: Κόσμος Νοητος

Krator ― When the term Krator is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a large vase used to mix wine and water in Ancient Greece. specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. Krater is an Anglesized word from the Greek Κρατήρ

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kriya ― (in reference to the field of Yoga) The art and science of balance. A way of harmonizing the disparate parts of the mind into wholeness, a way of creative living. Teaches a philosophy comprehensive enough to embrace all knowledge and offers a way of meditative attunement that reveals the wisdom of Life in daily experience.

KRYSALIZATION (when considered as a Sacrament) ― Garden of Life considers Krysalization a Pagan Sacrament. In a preliminary description Krysalization may be an Act and/or Process usually involving a large group of Individuals, coordinated by a panel of Officiants, ordinarily focused on one Individual to aid them in a Spiritual Passage of Attainment. Krysalization must be requested by the Individual, and agreed to by all involved. Krysalization enfolds the Individual being Krysalized in a saturation experience and includes exposure to and immersion in a particular set of Stimuli. It is generally made up of a series of interrelated Experiences over a significant time, determined by the length of time it is possible for the central Individual to be isolated from their normal context. It is essential that such Experiences derive from extremely well researched data, whether from some particular extant Tradition, the product of Archetypal Construction or some combination thereof. Each component part of the Krysalization must center on the Goal or Goals of the Individual upon whom the Sacrament is focused. The accomplished result accelerates the Spiritual Growth of the focus Individual and often of many if not all of the other participants.
Below please find the wording that Garden of Life uses in it's Articles of Organization to delineate this Sacrament:
A Werk usually performed by a large group of Members, coordinated by a panel of Officiants, ordinarily focused on one Individual to aid them in a Spiritual Passage of Attainment. Such Act, Acts and/or Process or Series of Acts must be requested by the Individual, recommended by the Body of Catalytic Officiants and enacted under the Ægis of, and with the Agreement of the Council of Elder Officiants. The Werk consists of a Process or Series of Acts that enfold the Celebrant being Krysalized in a Saturation Experience, by Exposure to and Immersion in a particular set of Stimuli from an extremely well researched, particular extant Tradition or Product of Archetypal Construction, incorporating the Goal, that the Individual upon whom the Sacrament is focused, experiences an Entelechical Epiphany (Intuitive Potential Actualizing Awakening and Manifestation of Inherent Divinity) and Ṗêя̄æñ (a Passing Through & Moving Beyond while assimilating the essence) of one of the Gateless Gates or the Membraenes between Levels of Existence.

Krysalizator ― As posted on the Category Component Characteristics page for Types of Officiants in the Rose Recension Correspondences Codex, and elsewhere on the Garden of Life website: A Khrysalizator when considered in an Officiant context, is an Officiant, involved in planning and actualizing a Khrysalization for an initiate candidate. A Khrysalizator may either for a specific Werking, or as their preferred usual mode of Officiation applies the skills and talents required to create a Khrysalization.
[Here quoting from the Garden of Life List of Sacraments:
Krysalization (Khrysalization):
A Werk usually performed by a large group of Members, coordinated by a panel of Officiants, ordinarily focused on one Individual to aid them in a Spiritual Passage of Attainment. Such Act, Acts and/or Process or Series of Acts must be requested by the Individual, recommended by the Body of Catalytic Officiants and enacted under the Ægis of, and with the Agreement of the Council of Elder Officiants. The Work consists of a Process or Series of Acts that enfold the Celebrant being Krysalized in a Saturation Experience, by Exposure to and Immersion in a particular set of Stimuli from an extremely well researched, particular extant Tradition or Product of Archetypal Construction, incorporating the Goal, that the Individual upon whom the Sacrament is focused, experiences an Entelechical Epiphany (Intuitive Potential Actualizing Awakening and Manifestation of Inherent Divinity) and Ṗêяæñ (a Passing Through & Moving Beyond while assimilating the essence) of one of the Gateless Gates or the Membraenes between Levels of Existence.]

Krysalization

Kseinia ― Kseinia as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Ξενία whose meaning is sometimes simplified to be just hospitality, was an extremely important practice in Ancient Greece. It was an almost ritualized friendship formed between a host and his guests, governed by a complex system of rules, both written and unwritten, who could previously have been strangers. The host fed and provided quarters for the guest, who was expected to repay only with gratitude. Many variations of the concept are conveyed in the body of stories of the early Ægean cultures. This social contract type of arrangement was also quite prominent in many of the other early Human civilizations, in Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Ægypt, the Indus Valley, China, and so forth.

See also: Ξενία, and Social Contract

Kseinobekheos ― Kseinobekheos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Ξεινοβάκχηος meaning (Romantic and/or Sexual Love for Strangers and/or the Strange)

See also: Ξεινοβάκχηος, and Love

Ksenos Teloson ― An Officiant whose purview covers matters of protocol within a Tradition, particularly within the context of Circles, Celebrations, Werkings and other events characteristic of the Tradition. Especially in relation to hosting and guesting at such functions per the consensus social contract established by the Tradition.

See also: Practitionor, Celebrant, Officiant, The Gifts and Persuasions, Divinor

Kuklomancy and Kukloscopy ― When the term Kuklomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination utilizing rounds or circles, and/or some process which produces circles.

The term Kuklomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κυκλο (Kuklo) meaning round, circles, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kundalini ― (in reference to the field of Yoga) An ancient energy management system. Awareness and health is achieved through exercises or postures (asanas), special breathing (pranayama), hand and finger gestures (mudras), body locks (bhandas), sound current (mantras) and meditation. All work to awaken and balance the total body.

Kundalini Awakening ― The process of self-realization consists of the Kundalini rising from the sacrum bone, piercing the seven spiritual centers or chakras along the innermost channel (nadi) within the spine, and emerging from the top of our brain. When this takes place, the union (yoga) of the Kundalini and the Self manifests. To realize this Self within us is to achieve absolute fulfillment.

Kykeon ― Kykeon as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κυκεών mixture of water, barley and herbs

See also: Κυκεών, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kyklos ― Kyklos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κύκλος (1) a circle; (2) a cycle

See also: Κύκλος

Kymatology ― The Study of Waves and Wave Motion. From the Greek kuma = wave and the suffix -ology. See -ology.

see also: Divination,

Kymatomancy and Kymatoscopy ― When the term Kymatomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by observation of waves and wave motion.

The term Kymatomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κῦμα (Kyma) meaning anything swollen, such as oceanic billowing waves, the swell of the sea, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kymbala ― Kymbala as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κυμβαλα cymbals

See also: Κυμβαλα, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Kyprideos ― Kyprideos as an Anglicized term from the actual Greek Κύπρίδιος meaning of or like Κύπρις (a name of Aphrodite, highlighting Her more delicate attributes, and related to the form in which She was Celebrated in Cyprus, sometimes in English referred to as the Cypriot) originating in appreciation of that which is lovely, tender, delicate, by extension utilized in indicating Love which originates within an Aesthetic context.

See also: Κύπρίδιος, and Love


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