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|Words of Power||
Words of Power are often sung or spoken in a chanting manner, or with specific intonations in order to cause specific vibrations and harmonies (much like \OM\").
Words contain energy. When you know and speak the name of something or someone, you gain power over that thing or person. Words of power are often invocations, evocations or summonings that contain sacred names or harmonious tones that call forth certain energies."
The Iranian religion and philosophy that spawned most patriarchal religions including: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (adherents are Muslims) and Gnosticism. A strong belief in the dichotomy of good and evil is prevalent, as is the belief in one supreme god (monotheism) and the creation of humans from the \seed of Gayomard\" (a primeval man). Woman are considered to be easily tempted by evil and should be watched. Menstruation and childbirth are regarded as polluted, etc. Sound familiar? Most of this was adopted by later Western religions and continues to be taught to this day!"