Glossary of Terms: L
L. Ron Hubbard Birthday
a double-edged axe found in Greek and Cretan culture; its association with Minoan priestesses has encouraged its connection with Dianic Wicca and witchcraft
Last day of Paryushana/Samvatsari
"holy reading," an ancient Christian practice of the individual, prayer reading of scripture
in Taoism, a famous narrative poem usually translated as "Encountering Sorrow"; later a model for accounts of ecstatic spiritual journeys
term for priests, referring originally to the village elder who performed libations at communal sacrifices; also called "jijiu"
In Hinduism, the "play" or "game" of a god; since there is no logical explanation for how things function in the universe, occurrences are ascribed to the "lila" of a deity.
educated Taoist members of the upper classes who pursued philosophy, literature, painting, and other arts
Lord's Evening Meal