Dictionary Defn of ‘Sacred’ -Journal

So, it occurred to me early this morning (I’m waking up way too early these days… oh well) to look up a dictionary definition of ‘Sacred’.

This is from my Websters Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary:

sacred, adj. 1. Devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated. 2. entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things: holy. 3. pertaining to or connected with religion, as literature, music, etc. (opposed to profane and secular). 4. reverently dedicated to some person or object: a monument sacred to St. Peter. 5. regarded with reverence: the sacred memory of a dead hero. 6. secured against violation, infringement, etc. by reverence, sense of right. etc: sacred oaths; sacred rights. 7. properly immune from violence, interference, etc., as a person or his office.

Hmm…. most interesting. Jasmine commented one time that one thing our Western culture does not recognize is energy. What I wrote in that earlier email about what ‘sacred’ means compared with this definition is rather different. Time to get some quantum physics into the Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary… Then again, my edition of the tome is printed in 1996. Maybe, just maybe there is a bit more progressive thinking in a newer edition… but I kinda doubt it. Oh well….

About Mare Cromwell

Mare Cromwell is a nature mystic and the (multi) award-winning author of "The Great Mother Bible", "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother", and "If I gave you God's phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America." She has studied with Native American teachers for more than eighteen years and sits on the Seven Generations World Wisdom Council. Mare calls Western Maryland her home. To learn more about her books, go to http://www.marecromwell.com. (Note: she is a former worm herder. ;~)
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