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Special Note: Garden of Life uses a large number of specially purposed English words, often spelled slightly differently than regular, to make their specific meaning more apparent. We also use a large number of neologisms, specifically constructed for Temple use. All of this type of terminology is defined in several places on the website, here in the Garden of Life website Definitions pages, in the Articles of Organization glossary, and such. If you are viewing this page in a browser which doesn't support full current Unicode coding or if you haven't installed current free Unicode fonts, such as Code2000 version 1.171 at FontSpace or Alphabetical List of Unicode Fonts, many of the phonetic characters, diacritical marks, and symbols in these pages will not show up or will show up as boxes. Availability changes so you may have to do a search. It's a free font for personal use, so we can send you a copy if you can't find it. And the display probably won't be perfect anyway, but it's getting closer all the time. At the risk of belabouring the extremely obvious, this page is a work in progress, with quite a distance to go before it sleeps. All of these Attributions are from our perspective. We are not putting them forward as objective fact. We welcome all feedback at Defs@gardenoflifetemple.com, though we do not guarantee to process such feedback other than for ascertainable accuracy and usefulness. Thanks.
 

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Żōē ― The Field of Life, the set which contains all the potential and realized possibilities of the Life-Cycle of Sentients. We use this constructed word with Greek roots because the English word Life is overworked and means too many things in too many contexts, and we accept enough of the NeuroLinguistic Programming hypotheses to believe that using the exact word for what one means is vitally important.

 

Żþż'ṡ'θæζǫ ― Żþż'ṡ'θæζǫ is a phonetically constructed name for the Body of Officiants who express their Talents, Gifts and Persuasions, and Trained Expressions through Song, both in general and at Garden of Life Celebrations, Circles, and Werkings of all types. The Żþż'ṡ'θæζǫ is composed of Officiants who add Song to Werkings in Human Voice, whether unaccompanied or in combination with Officiants playing musical instruments. When a single voice is utilized they are sometimes called Chanteuse or Chanteur.

 

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Zah-Mah-Ki-Bo ― in the context of the Vonnegutian Bokononist Religion is "fate -- inevitable destiny".

Zelator ― Zealot. From the Old French zelateur,from the Greek zeloteos = zealot, zealous follower, from zelos. See also zeal, zealot, zelatrix and zelatrice.

Zelatrix, Zelatrice ― A Female Zelator. See Zelator.

Zelophilia ― Sexual Arousal From Jealousy. From the Greek zelos = jealousy and the suffix -philia. See -philia and zeal.

Zelophobia ― An Irrational Fear of Jealousy. From the Greek zelos = jealousy and the suffix -phobia. See -phobia and zeal.

Zelotic ― Of or Like a Zelator. See also zelator and zealotic.

Zelotypia ― Morbid or Insane Zeal; Insane Jealousy. From the Greek zelos meaning either zeal or jealousy (see zeal) and tupe = to strike, blow, wound.

Zen ― 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 one or more Zen Masters and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Zen Buddhism ― 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 as such, and holding the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, and/or interpolations thereon, and an emphasis on meditative practice as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. Zen Buddhism places much emphasis on the teaching that truths of religion come not through rationality, study of the scripture, or faith but by sudden flash of insight just like the experience of the Buddha under the Bodhi tree (not gotten from gurus, not from asceticism, but through meditation), Zen has many roots in Japanese culture and is markedly differentiated from other Buddhist Traditions by its strong emphasis on the concept that all things are one which is reflected in its emphasis on meditative practice. Some postulate that there is no monolithic Buddhism as such, but that there are Buddhisms such as Sinhala Buddhism or more precisely Sinhala Theravada Buddhism, Siam or Thai Buddhism, Myanmar or Amarapura Buddhism and so forth. The complete entry on Zen Buddhism (also see: the complete entry on Buddhism.)

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Zetetās ― When the term Zetetās is used in the context of Divination, it generally refers to Zetetās as a suggested term to indicate a seeker in a Divination. Querent is the more common term often used to indicate the person seeking a result from a Divination.

Since almost all the other terms used in Divination terminology are based on Greek roots perhaps Ζητητής (Zetetās), meaning seeker or inquirer, would make a more consistent addition to the jargon of Divinatory processes? The person who performs the Divination, e.g.: the Divinor, is often called the Reader regardless of the methodology, though Seer, Oracle, Augur or Augurer, Sibyl, Pythoness, Pythia, Shaman, Völva, Witch, Prophet, Soothsayer, Medium, also occur, in fact many Traditions have their own specific terms for Officiants who perform general and/or specific Divinations.

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.

Zetetic ― Proceeding by Inquiry.

Zeugma ― Zeugma (from the Greek: Ζεῦγμα (zeûgma), meaning "yoke") is a figure of speech describing the joining of two or more parts of a sentence with a single common verb or noun. A zeugma employs both ellipsis, the omission of words which are easily understood, and parallelism, the balance of several words or phrases.
See also: Zeugma, Garden of Life WordPlay Index, and Word Play in Definitions

Zoe ― The Field of Life, the set which contains all the potential and realized possibilities of the Life-Cycle of Sentients. We use this constructed word with Greek roots because the English word Life is overworked and means too many things in too many contexts, and we accept enough of the NeuroLinguistic Programming hypotheses to believe that using the exact word for what one means is vitally important.

Zoomancy ― A type of divination using the observation of the appearance and behavior of any animal. see also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions

Zōomancy and Zōoscopy ― When the term Zōomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using the appearance and behavior of any Animals.

The term Zōomancy is derived from the Greek words: Ζῷον (Zōion) meaning living being, 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.

Zoroastrianism ― 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. The religion of the Persians before their conversion to Islam. According to tradition, it was founded by Zoroaster in the 6th or 7th century BCE. Its principles, contained in the Zend-Avesta, include belief in an afterlife and the continuous struggle of the universal spirit of good, Ormazd, with the universal spirit of evil, Ahriman. Religion thought to be founded about 600 BC in Persia (present day Iran). According to legend, Zoroaster received enlightenment by the Daitya river when, at age 30, he received a vision of Vohu Manah ("Good Thought") who took him into the presence of lord Ahura-Mazda. Lord Mazda taught Zoroaster the "true religion," rejecting magic and idol worship and promoting belief in heaven, hell, a devil (Angra-Mainyu) and one true god. Later followers, however, worshipped Zoroaster in addition to Mazda. Good Lord Mazda and evil Angra Mainyu are seen as equal in power. Teaches enlightenment and salvation by works, including fire worship and partaking of the hallucinogenic haoma (soma in India).

Zws or Zvs 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 as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. The ZvS Web Site could tell you more about this one. The name is based on the truth rune, and it is a very nature oriented path. Practiced individually and collectively, a main difference is that no Book of Shadows is kept by the Covens or Solitaries. It is felt that truth can be found in nature and cannot be kept in a book. Some members of ZvS will keep a record, but it is not a standard necessity.

Zygomancy and Zygoscopy ― When the term Zygomancy is used in reference to a type of Divination, it generally refers to A rare word referring vaguely to divination using weights from an ancient scale with a balance, a double sided scale suspended from a yoke stand. There is no specific reference as to exactly how this worked.

The term Zygomancy is derived from the Greek words: Ζυγόν (Zygon) meaning yoke, balance, anything which joins two bodies together, 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.


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