In the case of Orestes, for example, there is the madness which led to his capture, and his deliverance by means of the purificatory
A review on therapeutic utilities and purificatory
procedure of Gunja (Abrus precatorius Linn.) as described in Ayurveda.
In his masterpiece on spiritual theology, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, OP, explained the difference between the purificatory
and reparatory night of the spirit.
Werts and Jarhen (2007:857) explain that such a temperature is "more than sufficient for the boiling of water, or the reducing of fluids, however, these temperatures are not high enough for the flaming combustion of wood." Such a fire would have been ideal for the purificatory
purposes of suffitio.
However, Abhinavagupta surprisingly uses this epithet to introduce a quote in which Bhattanayaka praises Siva in the popular Kashmiri form of Svacchanda Bhairava and says that by Siva's command even great sins are purificatory
. (39) This is not exactly standard Mlmamsa fare, to say the least, Mlmamsakas being staunch atheists.
Boys are usually warned against eating eggs, labeled maxuvuri and mimicked unmanly because they are victims of circumcisional phobia (a fear of going through the set traditional purificatory
One of the most ancient scriptures of Hatha Yoga outlines yoga as a purificatory
practice that balances the activities and processes of the physical body, the mind, and the overall energy level, in order to cultivate health, self-awareness, and inner development .
But this idea also introduces the notion that the Dhamma, as an intellectual artifact, has a purificatory
quality to it the effect of which transforms nearby beings for the better.
The introduction covers Olympiodorus' life and society; philosophical excellence and the philosophical curriculum; pre-philosophical excellence: (1) natural and (2) habituated; philosophical excellence: (3) civic, (4) purificatory
, and (5) contemplative; excellence beyond philosophy: (6) exemplary, and (7) inspired; the Platonic curriculum and the Alcibiades: from natural gifts to civic responsibility; and Olympiodorus' lectures On the Alcibiades.
(42) The latter holds the sacrificial piglet required of the purificatory
(29) On the Athenian Dekate and its purificatory
role after childbirth, see, e.g., Zeitlin (1970, 652026); Mirto (1980, 314-15); Cropp (2013, on Electra lines 654 and 1125-26).
Such familiar procedures as the use of magical formulas and purificatory
baths, or the elicitation of oracular dreams by sleeping in the temple precincts, can only have had a curative effect by psychical means.