Life Energy Beliefs
Life Force Ideas Around the World
Here are the T entries of life energy beliefs around the world and from antiquity to the present. An edited and expanded version of this Life Energy A to Z is published in my book Life Energy Encyclopedia
T-field (Thought field) is a term introduced in 1971 by the Englishman
Edward Wriothesley Russell for a theory about a thought field unbound
by the brain. He referred to research done by the Russian physiologist L.
L. Vasiliev, and by Harold Saxton Burr, whose life field (see this word)
Russell called L-field.
Tachyon energy is a theory based on tachyons (from the Greek tachys,
quick), which according to modern physics are particles moving faster
than light. Tachyonization is a method of healing, introduced in 1990 by
the American David Wagner (1959-), where tachyon energy of different
frequencies is claimed to be automatically healing. SOEF (Subtle
Organizing Energy Field), an expression introduced by the American
holistic physician Gabriel Cousens (1943-), seems to be the name for
receptors of this energy in the body. These receptors use the energy in a
healing way. The tachyon particle was first suggested in 1966 by the
physicist Gerald Feinberg (1933-1992). See also gravity field energy.
Taiji/tai chi (Chinese for 'the supreme ultimate') is a Chinese form of
training to improve health and well-being, developed from the martial art
taijiquan (quan means 'fist' or 'boxing'), according to legend invented by
the mythical Taoist Zhang Zhanfeng (also transcribed Chang San-feng) in
the 12th or 13th century. Some historians claim instead that taijiquan was
created by the military officer Chen Wangting (1600-1680). Usually, the
108 movements of taiji are executed very slowly in fixed combinations. A
central purpose of the training is to stimulate one's qi flow. See also qigong.
Taku skan skan see wakan.
Tantra is an Indian system to help the mind transcend in meditation,
where among other things symbolic pictures, yantra, are used. See also mantra.
Yantra, image used in tantra.
Tapu see mana.
Telesma is a Greek word for a holy or miraculous object. The word
talisman comes from the Arabic tilsam, 'magical image', which in turn
probably comes from the Greek telesma. In the alchemy of the
Renaissance, telesma was used as a name for the Philosopher's Stone, which
according to legend could transform metals to gold, cure diseases, and so
on, but rather should be understood as a core of knowledge by which
humans could refine and complete themselves. In some mystical
traditions, telesma can also be the force by which objects or images
received magical qualities. In the Emerald Tablet (see this word), this
substance is described as a fluidum telesma, miraculous liquid, sprung from
the four elements.
Notes on the Philosopher's Stone (Telesma), written by the English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
Ti/ki see ki/ti.
Time emanation see time energy.
Time energy (also time emanation) is an expression used by the Russian
astrophysicist Nikolaj A. Kozyrev (1908-83) for time as a life-creating force,
which he claimed to happen through the stars transforming time's energy
into heat. His experiments in 1947-1980 contained observations of
gyroscopes (see this word). See also Kozyrev-Dirac emanation.
Tinh is the Vietnamese word for spirit.
Tjuringa see churinga.
Tondi is among the Batak people in Indonesia the name for an animate life
force, with its own will. It can leave its host body temporarily, which
causes disease, or for good. It can give prosperity and success if treated
well by its host. It exists mainly in the head, the blood, and the liver. A
tondi gets its characteristics before the child it is going to occupy is born.
At the death of its host, it leaves the body.
Torsion field (from the Latin torquere, 'twist') is the name of a theory of
Russian origin in the 1980's about a force field that is the fundamental
order of the universe, unbound by space and time. Similar thoughts had
been discussed within theoretical physics since 1913, when Albert Einstein
(1879-1955) showed that gravity bends the spacetime continuum. At the
same time, the French mathematician Elie Joseph Cartan (1869-1951)
hinted at a connection between certain physical constants and torsion as a
geometric abstraction. In the 1950's and 1960's, experiments were made to
try and combine Einstein's gravitational theory with torsion speculations.
With the principles of spin (inner atomic rotation) in physics, and with
gyroscopes (see this word), a number of torsion theories have been
suggested, often by Russian scientists. Circumstances contributing to this
research are the anomalies to laws of physics observed in gyroscope
systems, which have been explained as spinning masses creating torsion
fields. These are said to be able to transmit information, without
emanating energy. Each material is claimed to have its own characteristic
torsion field (compare aura). There have also been experiments with torsion
generators, which are supposed to stimulate and intensify these fields.
Pyramids and other examples of shape power (see this expression) are also
regarded as such generators.
Trance (from the Latin transire, to cross) is a state of mind, where a person
has no contact with reality, as if asleep. It is usually filled with experiences
resembling dreams, but often supposed to represent a higher truth. In
many cultures there are traditional methods for inducing a trance state,
often used by shamans in order to stimulate certain magic abilities. See the image of a Saami shaman using a magic drum to enter a trance.
Tumi see kra/okra.
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