Glossary of Terms: D
to recite Jewish liturgical prayers
Day of Covenant
"virtue" or "power," innate quality correlated with good actions (such as the characteristics of a sage)
Key concept in Chinese philosophy (including Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism) meaning morality, virtue, integrity, etc.; often partnered with Dao concept
Death of the Zarathustra
Declaration of the Bab
sometimes used as synonym for "church" or "sect"
"protected peoples," those possessing written scriptures other than the Quran, such as Christians and Jews
Dianic branch of Wicca (witchcraft), originating in the 1940s; focuses on the worship of the goddess Diana
Practices aimed at determining the hidden meaning or cause of an event; In Daoism, includes astrology and shamanism
Dormition of the Theotokos
the attempt to find hidden objects (such as water, treasure, or dead bodies) with the use of a metal or wooden rod
ancient Celtic cult centered in oak forests; druids (priests) are literally "those knowledgeable about the (sacred) oak"