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(1) MANTRA

Monitoring & Actualization of Noetic TRAining. A feasibility study which assessed the effect of noetic therapies—stress relaxation, imagery, touch therapy, and prayer—as adjuncts to percutaneous intervention during unstable coronary syndromes
Conclusions Of the noetic therapies, off-site intercessory prayer had the lowest short- and long-term absolute complication rates

(2) Mantra

A word/phrase used in yoga, meditation, and autosuggestive therapy, to facilitate mental immobilisation
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mantra

(măn-tră)
A word, phrase, or sound repeated to oneself to focus the mind or reduce stray thoughts during meditation.
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The distinction between the two is gradient, as there also exist mantric traditions that emphasise the semantic content of the mantra and Pure Land traditions that emphasise the sound quality of whatever is repeated.
O'Brien calls it "the mantric effect," a Hopkinsian coinage which captures perfectly the incantatory power of verse to inculcate as well as echo sense.
This mantric repetition recalls the securus judicat, a comparison made inescapable by the equivalent meaning of orbis and "world." With only a single word ("World"), Newman spans historical and literary time, linking the "world" of an eighteenth-century Neapolitan with the orbis of a fourth-and fifth-century African, and linking both of these to the "universe" of a nineteenth-century British "university" professor; likewise, he links the end of the fifth chapter of the Apologia (which describes Alfonso's "world") with the middle of Chapter Ill (which describes Augustine's orbis).
Soviet domination (and particularly the fate of Catholicism) in the nations of the eastern bloc, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973, the Prague Spring of 1968, the workers' movement in Poland--all such developments captured the attention and pulled on the sympathies of overseas ethnic compatriots, whose diasporic cultures invested Old World nationalist causes with a kind of mantric power.
Bhaktivedanta, with whom he had recently publicly appeared at Ohio State University and whose "Conversations on Mantric Poetry" contains material on Poe.(35) In the same section is a poem, dated March 1969, totally devoted to Poe's prophetic vision of "Smogland" and "mechanic apocalypse," police brutality, McCarthyan censorship, and atomic bomb production in America: "To Poe: Over the Planet, Air Albany--Baltimore" (pp.
Using the Descrizione appended to Vasari's Lives of 1568, Levey provides details of these temporary, disposable vistas created to further embellish Dei's mantric "Florentia bella." Joanna of Austria's 1565 entry is especially interesting, as entire untidy streets were masked by decorative arches within which illusory, well-ordered venues were painted on canvas "like a promise of what architecture had yet to contribute permanently to the appearance and layout of the city" (356).
Every mantric word has four levels: first, the sound; second, the meaning which is the ground for concentration; third, the idea which is the ground for meditation; and fourth, the spirit which is the root of it (Wood, 1962).
Valorize, reify, fractal, dialogic, ontology and epistemology are among the enchanted verbal inner circle; the mantric repetition of these sanctioned words acquires a kind of incantatory lyricism, even a (doubtless unintentional) musicality.
Within nsibidi, an Efik writing system, pictograms are mediatory signs with a mantric power and pulsation that indicate a realm beyond ordinary discourse (Asante 60).
Instead, she suggests that the priests were most likely knowledgeable in terms of herbal and mantric healing, with surgery and the possibility of blood contamination being an open question (p.
The two other slogans that were to gain wide currency--"A house is a machine for living in" and "The plan is the generator"--are more precise in their meaning, but again their mantric repetition by others is invariably atmospheric and misses the more radical claims being made.