Tai chi - is a method to access and develop that energetic self that you experience in ecstatic states; as a way to bring your high into everyday life; to move in concert with the free flowing, energetic body.

Taiyari - in Huichol, our heart/memory, collective memory. Life's purpose for (traditional) Huichol is to transcend the fleeting human status by acquiriing a connection to the ancestors via the 'Taiuari'

Takutsi Nakawe - Great Grandmother of Germination, in the Huichol tradition.

Tammuz - The Akkadian vegetation-god, counterpart of the Sumerian Damuzi and the symbol of death and rebirth in nature. He is the son of Ea and husband of Ishtar. Each year he dies in the hot summer (in the month tammus, June/July) and his soul is taken by the Gallu demons to the underworld. Woe and desolation fall upon the earth, and Ishtar leads the world in lamentation. She then descends to the nether world, ruled by Ereshkigal, and after many trials succeeds in bringing him back, as a result of which fertility and joy return to the earth. In Syria he was identified with Adonis. - http://www.pantheon.org/mythica/articles/t/tammuz.html

Tantra - 'What is involved in tantric worship is an offering. The fact is that the principle behind the worship is what is being offered. The offering is not external, it is internal. You offer your individuality, or your ego, to the Divine. Furthermore, the reference to sexual union in the worship are not to be taken as something to be done by a male person and a female person. It is the final union, the union of the jivatman (individual self), and the Paramatman (the supreme self). It is symbolic. It symbolizes the union or the integration of the feminine and masculine qualities - the union of Purusha and Prakriti, the merging of the mind into the supreme reality. It is the attainment of a perfect balance between the inner and outer natures of the sadhak. It is the experiencing of and becoming established in All-Pervasiveness, which ensures from the union of Shiva and Shakti. In that state the sadhak transcends everything and merges with the Supreme Principle. that supreme Oneness is the meaning of the sexual union in trantric puja. This union of the masculine and feminine happens within you. It is not external. This union of Shiva (supreme consciousness), and Shakti (primordial energy) happens when the sadhak's purified semen, which has transformed into ojas (pure vital energy) reaches the top of the head where the thousand petalled lotus is located. ~ Amma (AC IV) 2) 'Marpa granted Milarepa secret, powerful initiations into the loftiest levels of Buddhist tantra view and practice. This tantra system aims to 1) divinize the yogi’s body, speech, and mind through mudrâs/gestures, mantras, meditations and visualizations of Vajradhara and other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas; and 2) help the male or female yogin realize the highest spiritual truth: the illusory nature of all appearances and the transcendent-immanent quality of Buddha-nature (buddhatâ, dharmakâya) or Pure Awareness: utterly formless yet pervading all forms. This Awareness or Buddha-nature is the “continuum” or “thread” (the literal meaning of tantra) underlying all phenomena, just as a single thread unifies all the flowers of a garland or the beads of a necklace. - Timothy Conway

Tao - Empty of all doctrines,The Tao is wisdom eternally inexhaustible.Fathomless for the mere intellect,The Tao is the law wherewith all things come into being.It blunts the edges of the intellect, Untangles the knots of the mind, Softens the glare of thinking, And settles the dust of thought. Transparent yet invisible, The Tao exists like deep pellucid water. Its origin is unknown, For it existed before Heaven and Earth - the book of balance - chapter 4 - lao tsu

tapas -  observances performed to discipline the body and sense organs.  by means of them, impurities are destroyed, the antah karana (inner instrument) is purified.  {The perfection of the body and sense organs is due to intensity in spiritual practice, being the elimination of impurities. - Patanjali Yoga Sutra ii:  43 }

Taripay Pacha ~ in the Q’eros (Inkan) cosmology, the 'Age of Meeting Ourselves Again', that we are now coming into.

Tattvas - In Hindu phil., tattvas are the astral form of the Elements, upon which the Physical elements are based. They are as well a mode of motion; the central impulse, which keeps matter in a certain vibratory state; a distinct form of vibration.

tautological  - A statement that includes all logical possibilities and is therefore always true.  Also:  redundancy consisting of needless repetition of meanings via additional words.  As in:  'audible to the ear'.

TAZ - Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ) is any festive event that liberates the imaginations of everyone present, thereby making it possible for life to be penetrated by the Marvelous. Authority and dignity and routine have no place at a TAZ; an uninhibited quest for rabble-rousing conviviality must be the only guideline. - http://www.freewillastrology.com/

teaching -  the art of involving other people in highly interesting discussions. 2) as a spiritual art, that of simply giving offerings.

techno tribe - When you open your heart, and trust the whole group you dance with; when you feel love with everyone, and they return it, a higher vibration can be reached. This happens when a crowd is deep into the vibe of rave. What we have here, when the crowd is open, is the ability to access some extremely beneficial Energies, and focus them instead of losing them. Down through the ages this knowledge has been available to the few who have been able to recognize it; it seems the Techno Tribe has tapped in. – anon, flyer

technology - in the industrial orthodoxy, the celebrated, ‘key to the manipulation of a meaningless universe.’ 

teleology - 1) the fact or the character of being directed toward an end or shaped by a purpose - said especially of natural processes or of nature as a whole.  Unlike with modern Western science (MWS), these traditional explanations of ecological processes tend to be expressed in personal (experience, personal relevance)  or moral (all actions have ethical implications - there are no value-free acts, as is assumed by MWS) terms, and tend to employ dynamic, teleological (meaning nature has a purpose, a plan), or anthropomorphic (nature as extension of human community, humans as extension of nature community) forms of explanation.  2)  Teleology is the study of ends, purposes, and goals (telos  means ‘end’ or ‘purpose’). In cultures which have a teleological world view, the ends of things are seen as providing the meaning for all that has happened or that occurs. If you think about history as a timeline with a beginning and end, in a teleological view of the world and of history, the meaning and value of all historical events derives from their ends or purposes, that is, all events in history are future-directed. Aristotle's thought is manifestly teleological; of the four ‘reasons’ or ‘causes’ (aitia) for things, the most important reason is the ‘purpose’ or ‘end’ for which that thing was made or done. The Christian world view is fundamentally teleological; all of history is directed towards the completion of history at the end of time. When history ends, then the meaning and value of human historical experience will be fulfilled. Modern European culture is overwhelmingly teleological in its experience of history, that is, we see history and experience as entirely future-directed. This, in part, is responsible for the proliferation of alternatives, for in a teleological world view, history has potentially an infinite number of options and alternatives, and this proliferation of alternatives is primarily responsible for the crisis of modernity. - Richard Hooker

telepathy a natural form of communication by frequency that is inherent within all forms of energy.  - the Pleiadians

television ~ The controllers of your planet – those playing the part of the villain – often resort to using trauma to steer the masses along paths of fear and confusion.  And these controllers control the corporations who in turn control your T.V. programming.  - the Pleiadians

telling-a-vision - when the image of people staring into the cold electric light of the TV gives way to people circled around a warm fire in sacred conversation and song . . .

telluric - . . . of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the earth.  'Functioning as an actualizing principle between the telluric and cosmic, ritual has served to validate normative behavior and to affirm cultural institutions'.  Also:  ‘To ionize oxygen atoms to a negative charge means adding additional electrical energy.  1) Telluric radiation (natural radioactive emanations from the earth - certain rocks also send out gamma rays) are important factors in ionizing the air.  2)  The main source is from the sun, with its short wave electromagnetic radiations.  3)  Cosmic rays, which are active continuously,  4)  Water, its movement thru evaporation, waves, action of wind from the sea. . .’

telos - an ultimate aim or object; literally (Greek), 'the end'

temple head -

tenacious dream - describes the rise of hyperdimensional understanding into waking consciousness.

Terrarists - those reStorying the world - Caroline Casey

terrene affairs -’  Not to vex the expectations of the reader any longer, but rather to epitomize so sad a story, Mr. Culpeper hastes from Cambridge, his mistress with those that she durst trust, were gone part of the way to meet him at the appointed place, but it pleased the great disposer of terrene affairs to order it otherwise; the lady and her servants being suddenly surprised with a dreadful storm, with fearful claps of thunder, surrounded with flames of fire and flashes of lightening, with some of which Mr. Culpeper's fair mistress was so stricken, that she immediately fell down dead, exchanging her marriage on earth for one in heaven.' - http://gen.culpepper.com/places/intl-eng/wakehurst3.htm

terror of history - a phrase from M. Ediade (chapter 4 or the 'Myth of Eternal Return') that describes the abandonment of mythical thought, with it connection to transhistorical meaning, and the full acceptance of the 'blind play' of linear, historical time, with its "terror", as one of the reasons for modern man's anxieties

terrorist - ‘The word [terrorism] is extremely dangerous, because people tend to believe that it does have meaning, and they use and abuse it by applying it to whatever they hate as a way of avoiding rational thought and discussion and, frequently, excusing their own illegal and immoral behavior.’  -- John V. Whitbeck 2) Terrorism is Viagra for Republicans: The more fear - the more excited they get.- John Cory

tethered monkey ‘The swivel-tether system has been used extensively in biomedical research involving nonhuman primates . . . ‘

theistic religions - those generally run by a book of rules handed down by an omnipotent creator and his priesthood

Theory of Specific Etiology - holds that every disease or infection is causd by specific organisms, and by extension, that all illnesses have a single, identificable cause.

therapeutic possession - to 'possess' ourselves with alternate views of our selves, selves that have different characteristics that we wish to instill. E.g., a self that doesn’t smoke, nor think in those terms. - mb

thinking -  . .  creates an artificial fullness - The Pathwork Guides

third thing - The shaman's collaborative, creative interplay between the conscious and unconscious creates a synthesis, which is a "third thing," a new birth, a further evolution in the incarnation of a more all-embracing, integrated and expansive consciousness. - Paul Levy

thought-forms - are vibration blue-prints that hold instructions for manifesting reality. Thought-form storms are created by people transmitting the frequencies of their own negative feelings.  All thoughts take on an energetic form in the world of frequencies, and feelings are the fuel used to propel the signals of thought into the surrounding ether.  Thoughts cluster together and congregate by similarity – like attracts like.  All thoughts are commands given to cells to carry out a desired effect, and unconscious thoughts and suggestions can often be extremely damaging to the body.  - The Pleiadians

thought-sheathing - One should not invoke a singular cause and effect relationships between these visionary medicines and the phenomena of environmental concern, as many factors have contributed to this modern day awareness.  On the other hand it should be noted that these medicines, as cultural 'delaminating' agents, acted on individuals who were bound by the thought-sheathing of an ecologically insensitive culture. - mb

three poiszons - Buddhism advocates the . . "practice of meditative yogic methods designed to raise consciousness. Moral and peaceful behavior would then follow naturally from the inner peace and equanimity of a person who is in touch with their true essential nature, their “Buddha nature.” Unconsciousness or ignorance of your own spiritual essence, along with craving and hatred, are the “three poisons” at the core of all human life. They are symbolized by the three inter-linked animals at the hub of the great ever-cycling Wheel of Birth and Death." ~ Ralph Metzner 2) The force that drives the wheel of samsara from its hub. Symbolized by 3 animals known as the “Three Unwholesome Roots” because from them grow all the evils of life, or as the “Three Poisons” because they corrupt from within. The cock represents greed, the snake hatred and the pig ignorance, and these are the three things that create all human bondage and misery. - http://tibettalk.wordpress.com/2007/11/01/the-tibetan-wheel-of-life/

thrivalist - To do more than survive;  to thrive, to be a thrivalist. 

thymos -  Greek meaning courage or vitality.  English words thymus gland and the herb thyme come from this word. 

tides of time -  that which ushers in, and ushers out, the great calendric ages

tiger nuts -   ‘Cyperus (C. esculentus): this plant belongs to a family that has many species growing through widely diverse areas of the world, the most famous being Egyptian papyrus, which was commonly used as a pulp for the manufacture of paper. Even today, the Egyptians cultivate a native species of cyperus in moist soils or sandy shores for their edible tubers. These are called ‘tiger nuts’ and are first dried, then soaked in water. Reportedly, the taste is similar to hazelnuts.’  Michael Tierra - ‘History of Herb . . .’

tilted horizons -

time -  1)  In ‘An American Indian Model of the Universe,’ where he (Whorf) posits a worldview without our tense/time (past/present/future diorama or river of time), using Manifested/Manifesting (plus other synonyms) instead. That is: SAE grammars/cultures give that aforementioned notion of ‘time’, which is supported and maintained by their tense systems (though, admittedly, English is weird and gets it through the culture side of the language/culture system);  the Hopi language/culture system has no such image of time, working from a different worldview principle that sees only cyclical, not linear, time -- round, not flat. Most of the world's grammars that have broken out of the Latinate mold show that the particular time/tense system of SAE is pretty much peculiar to Western European languages -- hence a linguistic/cultural ontology of ‘time’ as we know and practice it, and not the supposed universal we have so fondly believed it to be. - dan moonhawk alford.  2)  a measure of the universe’s creativity.  3)  time is round. If time is round, if time is an ocean, then something that happened 500 years ago may be quite immediate and real, whereas something inconsequential that happened an hour ago could be far away.  - Leslie Marmon Silko 4) time ebbs and flows like the tides at sea, moving forward and backward as well . . 5) " He to whom time is the same as eternity, And eternity the same as time, Is free from all contention." - Jacob Boehme

Time of Blossoming - ‘The Kundalini, the residual Divine Power, resides in the triangular bone in the base of the spine. It is the germinating Power of the seed of your being. This seed sprouts through Sahaja Yoga. I am like the Gardener who pours some water on the seeds, which He had planted in His garden. At first, only a few flowers come up, but at the Time of the Blossoming the phenomenon of en masse Self-Realization is manifested. This Divine Love that I pour is your own right for this is the culminating point of the human evolution which has been promised in the scriptures.’  - Shri Mata Shri Nirmala Devi 

tobacco - a fire bridge to God

Tolerance - István Király (King Stephen), Hungary's first Christian King in the year 1000. He was later canonized as St. Stephen of Hungary. Hungary has also been known for its tolerance which had its foundations as far back as St. Stephen as shown in the remarkable quote below.‘Make the strangers welcome in this land, let them keep their languages and customs, for weak and fragile is the realm which is based on a single language or on a single set of customs.’ ‘(Unius linguae uniusque moris regnum imbecille et fragile est)’ St. Stephen in a letter to his son St. Emeric (Imre), 1036 A.D.. - http://www.hungary.org/users/hipcat/history.htm

tonglen – ‘the traditional teachings on taking and sending recommend that you begin by working on your own suffering and happiness, and gradually extend the practice to include all living beings.  Our usual experience is to tightly hang on to our own pleasurable experiences and push away as much suffering as possible. . this doesn't work because suffering is a fact of the human condition.  Spiritual progress, as the Buddha pointed out long ago, begins with a profound acceptance of the truth of suffering.  A meditation:  rather than using your usual methods of avoidance, imagine that all this suffering is a thick, black cloud entering your nostrils on the in-breath.  Next, consider all the good, positive experiences.  Rather than habitually clinging to them, imagine that all of the this joy and goodness is a stream of clear, white light, and on the out breath send that to yourself.  The point is to gradually develop the ability and strength to accept suffering that is inevitable, and give away happiness that is also part of our experience. - Pema Chodron

tongue that cannot lie -  ‘To this general connection we can add one of the classic examples of seership and contact with the fairy realm, that of Thomas of Earlston (Erceldoune), Thomas the Rhymer. This historical thirteenth-century poet was transported to a mysterious underground realm by a beautiful woman upon a white horse: she revealed herself to be the Queen of Elfland: he served her for seven years, and upon his return to the human world, was gifted with the power of prophecy and poetry, sometimes described as the Tongue that Cannot Lie.’ - http://www.dreampower.com/Kirk_WBW/pg_1.htm -

tonic - 1)  ‘Many people labor under the false notion that all herbs are tonic. Not true. The vast majority of herbs do not exert a balancing action. This becomes apparent as we come to ~understand what ‘balancing’ really means. In order for an herb to balance a process, it must be able to push the process from both sides back toward the middle, or toward a state of homeostasis. Thus the herb must be able to lower activity that is high as well as to raise activity that is low in the same system. When you think about it, this is an extraordinary feat. An example of this tonic effect is the ability of ginseng to lower high blood pressure and raise low blood pressure. Hence, ginseng tends to stabilize blood pressure near normal levels. Frankly, this tonic ability is not a property of most plants; it is restricted to a relative few.’ - -Mowry   2)  medicinal tones 3) "Whatever makes us passive is toxic, and whatever makes us active is tonic,"

tonification - the transfer of energy between points in the organism which are yin/yang opposites.- Adidre van Lysebeth, ‘Pranayama, the Yoga of Breathing.

tonifiction -  The attempts to make oneself look or feel ‘better’ by artificial means.  Examples include face lifts, bad makeup, the array of pharmaceutically based ‘pick me ups.’  . .  and so on. - mb

toning - ‘After years of social-linguistic analysis, an ancient knowledge was rediscovered, namely, that language is utilized in different dimensions of communication. By linking language to breath, and breathing to sound, the vibrational intonation of sound patterns is practiced in all cultures as part of the ritual towards transcendence.’ Wautischer, Helmut  1998.  2)  that which is transitional between symbolic speech and pure thought forms  mb

tonoscope - ‘Modern science has shown that these geometric rhythms lie at the centre of atomic structures. When Andrew Gladzewski carried out research into atomic patterns, plants, crystals and harmonics in music he concluded that atoms are harmonic resonators, proving that physical reality is actually governed by patterned arrays of sound frequencies. Even that primeval Hindu sound, the OM, from which is derived our modern term 'hum', when sung into a tonoscope produces the very geometric shapes attributed with 'sacredness'. Perhaps the most important of these shapes is the hexagon, upon which the Egyptian matrix named the Flower of Life is based. This series of outwardly-rotating divisions of the circle accommodate the branches of the building blocks of life, the amino acids. It has subsequently manifested as a crop circle.’  - http://www.lovely.clara.net/crop_circles_sound.html

topocosm - A topocosm is a model and map of the boundary conditions comprising any whole system. In the world of which I write, each one of us is considered to be an integration of three fields of reference: the electromagnetic field (Heaven), the biopsychic field (Man), and the gravitational field (Earth). According to this view, we are spiritual beings having an earthy experience through the mechanism of a sensory body. Our sense organs themselves, and all other organs as well, are gravitationally aligned and regulated by shifting tectonic plates just below the surface of the Earth. Hence Earth is the primary factor within our model. Earth draws to it, and consequently, to us Earth people, the electromagnetic ‘starseed’ of the galaxy. That electromagnetic energy impacts our sense fields and is the raw data of our sensory experience. As a field, it surrounds the Earth and is specifically regulated by radiation belts at a distance of 2,000 miles and 11,000 miles from the surface of the planet. Within the zone bounded by these two belts, heavy, proton particles emanating from Galactic Centre, interact with lighter, electron radiation emanated from the Sun. This interaction produces a double helix wave-form that acts as a master template for the creation of the DNA double helix on Earth. In his book Earth Ascending, Jose Arguellos calls this master helix, the PSI bank: a ‘solar/galactic binary resonance field’, from which the planet weaves its own time/space matrix. The PSI Bank is the realm of primary mythic consciousness from which individual cultures weave their respective webs. Within the terminology of our model, it is called Heaven. Man, as the biopsychic field, represented in our model, refers to the weaving of states of consciousness by the planetary organism of humanity as a whole. As a single global entity, humanity processes the raw electromagnetic data it receives through the senses of its individual members. Each person contributes, in however incomplete and seemingly insignificant a manner, an absolutely unique aspect to this process. And it is by bringing Heaven, Man and Earth, into harmony within ourselves, that we, as whole beings on the planet, are able to act as healing agents in an era of disintegration and imbalance. Our personally--felt experiences of wholeness and integration, are tangible manifestations of a healing force, alive and present on planet Earth. To join with others, in a simultaneous, global ceremony of attunement, can only enhance the efficacy of this force. Your participation in such a form of spiritual communion, will naturally align your life to a transcendent rhythm of transformation that will guide you to unexpected insights and perceptions. These are true gifts of the spirit, gifts of understanding, gifts that will cultivate wisdom within you. And as our wise friends, the Hopi, know, these are the gifts that come to us when we adopt the three-fold orientation to life advocated by Hopi: prayer, ceremony, and the heart. – DW Rourke

totem Another form of human identification with beings of the natural world is insititutionalized in kinship relations known as totemism. The word derives from the Ojibwa (Algonkian Indian) word ototeman, signifying a brother-sister blood relationship.  In traditional anthropology, the term is specific to societies with many unilineal descent groups, as when the Australian Dreamtime ancestors created ‘bundles’ - such as the plum tree, the grass seed, the large and small lizards, the parakeet, or the rat - which became the forerunners of human clans.  However, the concept of human kinship with other-than-human beings can characterize a whole people, as with the ancestral taro plant of the Hawaiians;  a gender, as in the descent of females from a tree in Fans (Bantu) mythology;  or individuals, as is common in neoshamanic practices (Harner 1982).  The totemic object is given great respect and reverence, as its well-being is thought to reflect back on its human kin.  In such a relationship, humans and totems act as guardians over one another;  harming one’s totem is therefore tantamount to harming oneself.  Totemic relations are intertwined with various taboos, exogamy (reciprocity between social groups), and moral rules, and all of which are understood to promote biological and cultural continuity. - mb

tourists and pilgrims - The majority of the citizens of the developed world are as tourists in their own bodies, cultures, and more importantly their watersheds -- one’s actual physical place.  Humanity, quite simply, exists outside of its native context. - Jesse Wolf Hardin.   

tourism – ‘Along with television, tourism is one of the most potent agents of globalization -- tourists are the shock troops of Western-style capitalism, distributing social and psychological viruses just as effectively as earlier colonists spread smallpox, measles and TB in their wake.’ – David nicholson-Lord

tracery -

tradition - What has come down to us as tradition (in herbalism) is really the current expression and distillation, in most instances, of centuries of opposing views and opinions. Tradition is useful when it provides continuity and a point of departure for understanding. It is useless when it inhibits our ability to act and respond to the demands of the moment.  - Michael  Tierra (History of Herbs)

trance - Middle English ‘traunce’, from Old French ‘transe’:  passage, fear, vision, from transir:  to die, be numb with fear, from Latin transire:  to go over or across.  entranced. @) The word “trance” derives from Latin transire, “to pass or move across,” and is related to transit, transition and transient. All altered states involve a transition or disconnect of some kind from the waking state of ordinary life; then a period of time in which the psychological functioning of mind, emotion and perception are different; and then a return to the ordinary waking state for integration and application. Trances and altered states follow the pattern of a journey: departure, travelling through (interior) space, and then returning home. - Ralph Metzner

transformation (practices) -  1)  ‘Herbalism is about personal change:  it is about growth!   to understand plants you have to understand growth.  That is their ‘job’ and there is a language by which this growth is expressed.  So to enter into the dialogue of growth you have to be growing yourself, you must have entered the process of conscious growth, in the sense of your fullest expression as a human.  hence deep herbalism is transformative.  its the evolution game.  - mb.  2)  Ingestion of these vegetals induce nonordinary mental states;  their precise control enables the subjects to expand potential or latent faculties in the ordinary conscious state. Mental functions include: intuition;  presence in the world;  expansion of time-space;  widening of usual perceptual spectrum;  access to knowledge of oneself and life in a direct teaching mode or by revelation of mysteries. His body is the therapeutic instrument par excellence - mabit .  3)  The higher power - with its ‘higher agenda’ - constantly requires transformation so that man can be kept on the path.  This is required because one’s path becomes dangerous when one’s self is not truthful – Polari   4) ‘The job of transformation is to keep choosing to incarnate more and more of ourselves., to expand what it means to be humans, to release our flaws at their origin.  The more developed parts are in a position  and have the equipment to explore, to bring out and unify with the other, less develop parts which are not actualized at the time.   The developed aspects of our consciousness welcome into consciousness the undeveloped parts.’ – susan thesenga  5)  Deep growth. 

transgression Illness:  defined as a ‘psychic knot formed during past lives (karma), in the current life thru transgression of the cosmic order, or in the relations between the spiritual world and other human beings.  In this sense the knot would be a psychic, mental, or physical record of the transgression.’ - Groisman and Sell;  96.

transgressive practices - In his final years Foucault promotes the Aesthetics of Existence. An ‘ideology’ based on the breaking away from all conditioning through ‘transgressive practices’, the detachment from social convention (including morality, which is seen as a form of oppression) and the subsequent creation of a new self and pattern of relationships.  http://www.angelfire.com/ak4/Forum/28-7-00.html

transhistoric mind links'When trance information or behavior goes beyond the individual’s personal knowledge or personal disposition, it certainly raises questions about where the content is coming from.  One difficulty with the phenomena of past life memories is that it can be argued that those memories might be coming from . .  the unconscious mind.  Assuming that the information isn’t coming from unconscious memories, there are several possible shamanic explanations.  The info might come from past life experiences, from telepathic links with other people, or even from transhistoric mind links.' - T. White. Shamans Drum pg. 24, no. 51, 1999.

transitionals - 'I keep thinking about your theory of us transitionals - uniting our western ways with those of the indigenous.  The deeper I get into ayahuasca. the more it seems that we are transitionals between humans and those Others who came here, intervened in human evolution, watched over us, and are now ready to turn the show over to us {I guess they have other things to do}.   - Richard Boulter

transrational -  Apparent laws of the universe become paradoxical when approached via causality and mechanical laws, but in holotropic states these are not logical but transrational in nature.  In the Holotropic (transpersonal) view things have a sense of self-evidence, simplicity, and naturalness about a process.  At holotropic level the material world is seen as an expression of absolute consciousness, and this is interchangeable with the void.  - Grof - ‘The Cosmic Game’. 

transvisible -

tribal sutras -

tribe - The standard definition of a tribe is amorphous, but usually includes:  an “organismic” sized community (where all parts are aware of each other, making the whole a participatory reality), a religion teaching that all its people are descended from a common ancestor, adherence to the same leaders, and a common language and culture. - mb 2) the tribalizing effect of altered states of consciousness exists because when barriers are down, a natural organisming process asserts itself. - mb 3) An oversoul is created when a group of people tribalize, often called 'spirit of the times'

trikaya - According to Mahayana Buddhism, a Buddha is one with the Absolute but manifests in the relative world of form and appearances in order to work for the liberation of all beings. This is enabled by the three bodies: the dharmakaya, the sambhogakaya, and the nirmanakaya. These three bodies are the Trikaya. The dharmakaya is sometimes called the Truth Body or the Dharma Body and is identified with shunyata. Dharmakaya is everything, unmanifested, free of characteristics and distinctions. Sambhogakaya is the Reward Body. It is the bliss of enlightenment and the reward of spiritual practice. Nirmanakaya is the Transformation Body, or the body that appears in the world to teach and liberate others. - Barbara O'Brian

triturate -  to pulverize thoroughly by rubbing or grinding. 

trivium -- grammar, logic, and rhetoric.  quadrivium -- arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy.  All 10th century monastic learning in Europe

Truth - 1) In a Gaian political culture characterized by ecological thinking, it is assumed that the Truth can only be expressed in the context of relationships of interacting opposites and therefore the Truth overlights those conflicts and is not necessarily wholly reducible to one pole of a conflict or the other; a corollary is that every ideological truth is partial at best and is at its most incomplete when stated in its purest and most extreme form.  As Jesus or the Bhagavad-Gita teaches, you need your ‘enemy’ for a more adequate revelation of the fullness of Truth. – Ralph Peters  2) ‘The scarcest resource is not oil, metals, clean air, capital, labor, or technology. It is our willingness to listen to each other and learn from each other and to seek the truth rather than seek to be right.’ -- Donella Meadows  3) ‘The waves of truth are continually flowing from the great thought centers of the Universe, and are transmitted to earth through chains of spirit intelligences, but each spirit can only transmit such portions of truth as his development has enabled him to understand, and each mortal can only receive as much knowledge as his intellectual faculties are able to assimilate and comprehend. – Franchezzo  4) ‘If you shut up the truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.’ ~~ French author Emile Zola~~ 5) Encountering the truth begins with removing the mask and accepting the transitory reality of the lower self, which is still not the irrefutable truth. This truth is what is left after you remove all beliefs, all borrowed knowledge, all concepts and prejudices: everything you have imagined about who you are and what life is about. After all this borrowed knowledge falls away, you will have access to the irrefutable truth, which we call Sachcha." - Sri Prem Baba

trypping - ‘ Thus the ritual enactment of mythology provides individuals with a phenomenological encounter in which they engage with universal structures contained in the unconscious by bringing them to the level of personal experience’. i.e.:  transformation thru phenomenological engagement with symbols – I. Prattis.  2) an interactive game of ‘spiritual virtual reality’  - Polari  3) bad tryp:  'to be caught within your own contradictions' – Jacque Mabit  4) . . .   the Beatles would follow the path marked out by getting high, an experience Paul McCartney called ‘really thinking for the first time.’  5) pilgrimage of remembrance  6)  ‘a luminous journey, undertaken by pilgrims of light, come to serve the planet.’ – Brazilian hymns

tuning -   Morphic resonance at work in the evolution of behavior is a process of tuning. 

TV - a consensual delusion, a droning Muzak inside an electropop mediocracy – William Irwin Thompson 2) a cold, electric, Frankenstein fire that sits as a hearth in modern homes, hypnotizing with its corporate sponsored hologram of reality - mb 3) TV is probably the single biggest negative factor in the collective psyche today, in terms of shaping childrens imaginations, ADD, the marketing manipulation of values, all sort of things. - R. Tarnas 4) turning on the TV is not so much electricy coming in, as it is brains and imagination flowing out.

Twilight language - Sandhya Bhasha. Twilight language. Similar to the style of some Kabalistic works, it refers to writings which seem to mean one thing, while actually signifying something else. This can use very figurative writing (such as in the Zohar) or very brief basics which need to be expanded upon (such as in the Sepher Yetzirah). - http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/tantra/glossary.htm

twisted language shamans emphasize that none of the things referred to in the song should be referred to by their proper names.  These circumlocutions are not culturally fixed equivalents used unconsciously.  The basic sense of the usages was carried by finely observed perceptual resemblance's between the song word and its referent.  Jaguars become 'baskets' because the weaving looks like a jaguars marking, and so on.  They call these 'twisted language'.  Why use this language?:   'With my songs I want to see - singing, I carefully examine things - twisted language  brings me close but not too close - with normal words I would crash into things - with twisted words I circle around them (another analog to hunting, to stalking a vision) .- I can see them clearly.  Everything said about shamanic songs points to the fact that as they are sung the shaman actively visualizes the images referred to by the external analogy of the song, but that he does this through a carefully controlled 'seeing as' the different things actually named by the internal metaphors of his song.  This 'seeing as' in some ways creates a space in which powerful visionary experiences can occur.  It is in this visionary experience that the magical efficacy of the song is thought to lie.  The song is the path which he both makes and follows.  It sustains and directs his vision.  Whether or not the patient or others understand the song is irrelevant to its efficacy as far as he is concerned.  A song will recount the origin myth of a certain yoshi, so 'rewitnessing' the myth, and invoke the power or presence of that yoshi. Song healing:  aim is to envision the yoshi of something so directly, immediately, and totally that he can know it and grasp it in some fundamental way.  Having built up his vision and grasp on this yoshi he pulls together the two strands of his analogy to make them one, establishing that the red of the sky at sunset and the woman's blood are no longer just analogies, they are really connected, metonymically linked as parts of the single whole forged by his vision.  He thus binds her uncertain condition to an absolutely predictable natural event so that the fading sun will drag away her bleeding with it.  His power as a shaman is thought to lie exactly in a visionary experience intense and acute enough to be able to achieve this transformation. While the song is clearly aimed at the most precise and complete description possible of the spirit being at which it is aimed, it rigorously avoids ordinary naming of any element of this description.  Here, all reference is 'twisted'.   - Townsley, Graham.  Song Paths.  pg 460.    

two-hearted - in Hopi, a two-hearted person is one who thinks with his head rather than his heart.

‘Tylerism’ -  . . . .’Tylerism’ after its founder Professor Varro Tyler, namely - the apparently authoritative declaration by a scientist lacking clinical training or herbal experience that a centuries old plant remedy should no longer be considered safe on the basis of laboratory tests using isolated chemical constituents of the herb on bacteria or rodents.’ - Jon Treasure

type distension - Turner and the Turnerians, by appropriating Van Gennep's idea of liminality and extending it to include the liminoid, have encompassed virtually every cultural transition and asocial drama, a procedure that sometimes threatens to distend the type.