Spiritual names are a tradition that has been carried on for centuries. There are many different cultures and religions which have their own traditions around spiritual names, but they all share one thing in common: the name is passed down through generations of family members. In this blog post, we’re going to explore some of these ancient practices and examine how they still apply today.
* Spiritual names in Judaism * Roman Catholic Church tradition of assigning saints’ names to those who are baptized and join the church, with some exceptions such as martyrs. It is also customary for Catholics to ask someone’s name before they are baptized or after their baptism if it was done privately. In formal situations, full names can be used; otherwise “How do you call yourself?” may suffice.
* Islamic naming traditions * African traditional religion practices that involve a person’s personal destiny being linked to his/her spiritual name (many times determined by an Oracle)
The first sentence should read: When we think about how parents decide on baby girl and boy names these days, we often gravitate towards more conventional options. But parents have been naming their children for centuries, and it turns out that some of the weirdest baby names ever given are surprisingly common in one part of the world or another.
Spiritual Names Facts:
The second sentence should read: Islamic culture places importance on both a person’s first name as well as his/her family name (known as a patronymic). The last sentence should read: African traditional religion practices often involve assigning spiritual names to people based on things like what a person does best, whether they can see spirits, and if they’re considered lucky or unlucky. For example, someone named after an animal may be able to communicate with animals more easily than other people. Or someone who was born during the rainy season might get assigned water-
Khristos (Greek) – The Anointed One. Christ in Greek is the verbal form of “to anoint” which loosely means to fill with divine power and consecrate, or make holy.
Daoji (Chinese) – Supreme Ruler of Heaven. This name was given by Chinese Christians because they believe that Jesus is supreme ruler over heaven just as Caesar ruled Rome at this time period in history.
Imanuwaqe (African Traditional Religion) – Lord who has come down from a higher place into human society . In African traditional culture, those deities are thought to be able to descend from their cosmic realm into the community gathering for rituals like initiations or funerals.
Yahweh (Hebrew) – “The Existing One.” The name Yahweh was a secret name given to Moses, and only used by him when he spoke to God because the pronunciation would have been lost if other people knew it. It is very close in meaning with Elohim which means “God Almighty.”
Zoroaster (Persian) – Founder of Zoroastrianism; also known as Zarathustra . In Persian tradition, this word literally translates into “the shining one.”
Krishna (Hindi/Sanskrit) – A Hindu deity who embodies love and knowledge and performs all types of godly activity like creation, destruction and maintaining the balance of life. Krishna is also known as “The Dark One” or Vishnu
The Hail Mary prayer (Catholic) – “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus”
Allah (Arabic) – Arabic word for God meaning “the deity.” It can be used by Muslims in a way that’s similar to how Christians would use words like Jehovah or Yahweh. This name was previously used only by Arabic speakers but has become popular among people who speak other languages because it’s often seen as an alternative version to naming god using Christian names such as Jehovah, Yahweh etc.
Allah (Egyptian) – The name for god in the Egyptian culture. It can also be spelled as Allat and Elaht depending on how it is translated from ancient hieroglyphs to Latin script. There are many different variations of this name that mean “goddess” or “the one responsible.”
Jehovah/Yahweh (Hebrew) – One of God’s names, most often used by Christians but not limited to them alone because they don’t have a monopoly on using it either. In Hebrew, there is no ‘J’ sound so the closest approximation would be Yahveh or Yehovah instead of Jehovah which sounds more like an old English word referring to someone who does crafts with
14. The Friend, Ruh-BAKHSH or Abhiraj
13. Paraclete: name for the Comforter in Christianity and Islam; one who speaks on behalf of another person or God
12. Namaste: a greeting that means “I bow to you” in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism
11. Messiah is Hebrew for “Anointed One” (Messiah comes from the Greek translation) it’s also used as a title given during Christian worship service before Jesus was born so they could be anointed by him when he arrived with his healing powers but now it’s taken on other forms and meanings such as being appointed to save someone else.
Moment: A moment in time; a brief event, usually one that occurs spontaneously and has great emotional weight. It can be used to refer to an instant of intense pleasure or pain. Sometimes it’s just the passage of time itself (a moment).
Tenet: Beliefs about which you are unwavering on account of faith, conviction or dogma. The tenents differ from culture to culture but they all have key tenets within them like the Ten Commandments for Christianity where love is the Universal law because Jesus said “Love your neighbor as yourself”. Within Islam there’s the Islamic creed called Shahada-the declaration that Allah is One and Muhammad His Messenger-this would be their central belief around which everything else revolves.
Blogging: the act of writing and publishing blog posts. Blog posts are usually about a particular subject, as opposed to newspaper articles which cover many topics but don’t have an unifying thread or theme.
paradigm shift-a radical change in thought that shifts one’s understanding from some previous state to new way of thinking. There can be a number of causes for this like cultural changes or something personal happening within someone’s life prompting them do reevaluate their beliefs and actions up until then.
The content is written in present tense because it would seem very strange if I was talking about how people used to think at different points in time when what they’re really doing right now is reading my article! It makes me feel like a time traveler! The content is written in present tense because it would seem very strange if I was talking about how people used to think at different points in time when what they’re really doing right now is reading my article! It makes me feel like a time traveler. paradigm shift-a radical change in thought that shifts one’s understanding from some previous state to new way of thinking. There can be many causes for this, and sometimes there are cultural changes or something personal happening within someone’s life prompting them do reevaluate their beliefs and actions up until then. A paradigm shift usually happens after an experience with the world shakes your original truths on things you’ve always taken for granted.