benevolent spirits

benevolent spirits (b·neˑ·v·lnt spirˑ·its),

n.pl according to the Pima Indian healing system, spirits believed to be responsible for recruiting and training shamans, who diagnose illness and direct the clients to other practitioners for treatment.
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Only two hours away from Toronto, Muskoka is where flocks of weary citydwellers turn anglers every weekend, leaving their Blackberries on silent mode as they wait for the bass, trout or pike to bite the bait, and imagining that benevolent spirits stand watching them nearby.
Mr Pierce-Jones said he was sure the place was haunted - but fortunately by benevolent spirits.
Performed on consecrated ground like churchyards and cemeteries, the steps celebrate newly reawakened nature, imitating the planting and growth of trees and crops to court the grace of benevolent spirits.
People are supposed to keep themselves in a favourable light with the benevolent spirits by maintaining good family relations, looking after any property they may have left behind, and observing prescribed rituals (e.
These include witch-hunters, rainmakers and some of the specialists in divination, intercessors with benevolent spirits and those skilled in the chastisement or expulsion of malevolent and avenging spirits.
She says she wants to get people together and to use "crystals, drum circles, prayer and meditation to contact the benevolent spirits of angels, ancestors and animals which will help heal the agony of the American people.
The dolls (commonly referred to as kachina dolls) represent benevolent spirits that play a large role in the culture of the Hopi, who live in northeastern Arizona.
Robinson re-imagines this lovely orchestral sequence's 14 angels as genteel middle-class Anglo-Saxon New Yorkers, attired all in white - benevolent spirits who nonetheless stay aloof from the grubby Old World arrivals.
With a little amateur snooping, and helped by the house's benevolent spirits, Marrow gets to the bottom of what ails the house and has a noisy showdown with the head ghost.
All in all, a picture emerges of a community in and around Obando that accepts the existence of a supernatural realm inhabited by both malign and benevolent spirits with which it was possible to communicate through the medium of familiars like Isac.
Production has begun on "The Soul Patrol" (working title), a new Disney Channel Original Movie starring Tommy Davidson ("The Proud Family") with Eric Idle ("Monty Python") and Kathy Najimy ("Rat Race") as a trio of benevolent spirits who help two teens fight a local legend who's come back from the dead, seeking revenge on a town.
Nora Ephron sees very logical motivations for the widespread faith in benevolent spirits - and, by extension, for the success of a film like ``Michael.