Hypnagogia, also referred to as “hypnagogic hallucinations”, is the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: the hypnagogic state of consciousness, during the onset of sleep. (The opposite transitional state from sleep into wakefulness is described as hypnopompic.) Mental phenomena that may occur during this “threshold consciousness” phase include hallucinations, lucid thought, lucid dreaming, and sleep paralysis. The latter two phenomena are themselves separate sleep conditions that are sometimes experienced during the hypnagogic state.
Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the “methodological study and consequent knowledge of birds with all that relates to them.”
Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, traditional medicine, food, and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as toxicity or infection.
An alchemist is a person who transforms or creates something through a seemingly magical process.
A philanthropist is a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.
For ages, humankind struggled to find a conceptual system to operationalize their spiritual shortcomings.
~Pride is excessive belief in one’s own abilities, that interferes with the individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.
~Envy is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation.
~Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
~Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.
~Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.
~Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.
~Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.
Carpe diem, (Latin: “pluck the day” or “seize the day”) phrase used by the Roman poet Horace to express the idea that one should enjoy life while one can.
Alphanumeric means consisting of or using both letters and numerals.
Zenga 禅画 (“zen picture”) is the term for the practice and art of Zen Buddhist painting and calligraphy in the Japanese tea ceremony and also the martial arts.
Bioaccumulation is the gradual accumulation of substances, such as pesticides or other chemicals, in an organism. Bioaccumulation occurs when an organism absorbs a substance at a rate faster than that at which the substance is lost or eliminated by catabolism and excretion.
Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification or biological magnification, is any concentration of a toxin, such as pesticides, in the tissues of tolerant organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain.