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Ologies {5} ~ M-O’s

Malacology: The study of molluscs
Mammalogy: The study of mammals
Meteorology: The study of weather
Methodology: The study of methods
Metrology: The study of measurement
Microbiology: The study of micro-organisms
Micrology: The science of preparing and handling microscopic objects
Mineralogy: The study of minerals
Mycology: The study of fungi
Myology: The study of muscles
Myrmecology: The study of ants
Nanotechnology: The study of machines at the molecular level
Nanotribology: The study of friction on the molecular and atomic scale
Nematology: The study of nematodes (roundworms)
Neonatology: The study of newborn infants
Nephology: The study of clouds
Nephrology: The study of the kidneys
Neurology: The study of nerves
Neuropathology: The study of neural diseases
Neurophysiology: The study of the functions of the nervous system
Nosology: The study of disease classification
Oceanology: The study of oceans
Odonatology: The study of dragonflies and damselflies
Odontology: The study of the teeth
Oncology: The study of cancer
Oology: The study of eggs
Ophthalmology: The study of the eyes
Ornithology: The study of birds
Orology: The study of mountains and their mapping
Orthopterology: The study of grasshoppers and crickets
Osteology: The study of bones
Otolaryngology: The study of the ear and throat
Otology: The study of the ear
Otorhinolaryngology: The study of the ear, nose, and throat

Ologies {3} ~ E-G’s

Ecohydrology to Gynecology
Ecohydrology: The study of interactions between organisms and the water cycle
Ecology: The study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment
Ecophysiology: The study of the interrelationship between an organism’s physical functioning and its environment
Edaphology: A branch of soil science that studies the influence of soil on life
Electrophysiology: The study of the relationship between electric phenomena and bodily processes
Embryology: The study of embryos
Endocrinology: The study of internal secretory glands
Entomology: The study of insects
Enzymology: The study of enzymes
Epidemiology: The study of the origin and spread of diseases
Ethology: The study of animal behavior
Exobiology: The study of life in outer space
Exogeology: The study of the geology of celestial bodies
Felinology: The study of cats
Fetology (foetology): The study of the fetus
Formicology: The study of ants
Gastrology (gastroenterology): The study of the stomach and intestines
Gemology: The study of gemstones
Geobiology: The study of the biosphere and its relations to the lithosphere and atmosphere
Geochronology: The study of the age of the Earth
Geology: The study of the Earth
Geomorphology: The study of present-day landforms
Gerontology: The study of old age
Glaciology: The study of glaciers
Gynecology: The study of medicine relating to women

Ologies {2} ~ B-D’s

Bacteriology: The study of bacteria
Bioecology: The study of the interaction of life in the environment
Biology: The study of life
Bromatology: The study of food
Cardiology: The study of the heart
Cariology: The study of cells; the study of dental cavities
Cetology: The study of cetaceans (e.g., whales, dolphins)
Climatology: The study of the climate
Coleopterology: The study of beetles
Conchology: The study of shells and of mollusks
Coniology: The study of dust in the atmosphere and its effects on living organisms
Craniology: The study of the characteristics of the skull
Criminology: The scientific study of crime
Cryology: The study of very low temperatures and related phenomena
Cynology: The study of dogs
Cytology: The study of cells
Cytomorphology: The study of the structure of cells
Cytopathology: The branch of pathology that studies diseases on the cellular level
Dendrochronology: The study of the age of trees and the records in their rings
Dendrology: The study of trees
Dermatology: The study of the skin
Dermatopathology: The field of dermatological anatomical pathology
Desmology: The study of ligaments
Diabetology: The study of diabetes mellitus
Dipterology: The study of flies

Ologies {1} ~ A’s

Actinology: The study of the effect of light on chemicals
Aerobiology: A branch of biology that studies organic particles transported by the air
Aerology: The study of the atmosphere
Aetiology: The study of the causes of disease
Agrobiology: the study of plant nutrition and growth related to soil
Agrology: The branch of soil science dealing with the production of crops
Agrostology: The study of grasses
Algology: The study of algae; the study of pain
Allergology: The study of the causes and treatment of allergies
Andrology: The study of male health
Anesthesiology: The study of anesthesia and anesthetics
Angiology: The study of the anatomy of blood and lymph vascular systems
Anthropology: The study of humans
Apiology: The study of bees
Arachnology: The study of spiders
Archaeology: The study of past cultures
Archaeozoology: The study of relationships between humans and animals over time
Areology: The study of Mars
Astacology: The study of crawfish
Astrobiology: The study of the origin of life
Astrogeology: The study of the geology of celestial bodies
Audiology: The study of hearing
Autecology: The study of the ecology of individual species

Crystals {3} ~ What Gives Individual Stones Their Characteristics?

Different stones have different energetic properties. For example, a Tigers Eye can aid those seeking clarity, while Lapis Lazuli is said to expand our awareness and help us attune to our intuition. Rose Quartz is calming and sometimes referred to as the stone of gentle love. Many of the books available contain lists of crystals and what each one means. These meanings are simply interpretations of the energy each crystal carries. Some may consider a crystal with a fresh, lively, citrus feel to it to give zest and promote optimism, and therefore help to reduce depression.

With a little practise and intuition, anyone can interpret the immediate characteristics of a stone. For example, red is the colour of action, and red stones can invigorate and enliven in the same way that the blood in your body gives you life. White or clear stones such as quartz may help you to see more clearly. Purple stones may assist in transformation and change. By all means read and digest the definitions in books but realise that it is important to form your own opinions. The shape of a crystal may also affect its qualities. Some people will also consider the number of facets and, using numerology, which attributes meanings to different numbers, obtain further meanings. Below is a list of the most commonly available shapes ~

Single terminated wands
These have a single point at one end and a rough or rounded edge at the other. They are used widely in healing, cleansing and meditation and as jewellery.

Chunks are crystals without notable facets. They can be good for enriching a rooms atmosphere, for holding during meditation or simply carrying in your pocket.

Clusters consist of a group of small crystals that have naturally grown joined together. Clusters can be excellent for enriching a living environment or workplace. Depending upon their properties they can cleanse, invigorate or calm an atmosphere.

Cut crystals
Cut crystals are crystals that have been cut and polished into shapes such as pyramids, wands or spheres, which can make them very attractive. If they are well-cut the energy of the stone can be maintained and sometimes amplified.

Tumblestones are small stones, rocks or crystals that have been tumbled over each other many times with increasingly finer abrasive until the sides become smooth and shiny. Many people like to carry a crystal tumblestone around in their pocket to keep the energy of the stone with them throughout the day.

Body Language {5} ~ Gestures

Gestures can be some of the most direct and obvious body language signals. Waving, pointing, and using the fingers to indicate numerical amounts are all very common and easy to understand gestures. Some gestures may be cultural, however, so giving a thumbs-up or a peace sign in another country might have a completely different meaning than it does in the United States for example.

The following examples are just a few common gestures and their possible meanings:

~A clenched fist can indicate anger in some situations or solidarity in others.
~A thumbs up and thumbs down are often used as gestures of approval and disapproval.
~The “okay” gesture, made by touching together the thumb and index finger in a circle while extending the other three fingers can be used to mean “okay” or “all right.” In some parts of Europe, however, the same signal is used to imply you are nothing. In some South American countries, the symbol is actually a vulgar gesture.
~The V sign, created by lifting the index and middle finger and separating them to create a V-shape, means peace or victory in some countries. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the symbol takes on an offensive meaning when the back of the hand is facing outward.