Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia or necrolagnia, is the sexual attraction to corpses. It is classified as a paraphilia by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. The word is derived from the Greek words: νεκρός (nekros; "dead") and φιλία (philia; "friendship"). The term was coined by the Belgian alienist Joseph Guislain, who first used it in a lecture in 1850.
Rosman and Resnick (1989) reviewed information from 34 cases
(supplied by psychiatric colleagues) of necrophilia describing the
individuals' motivations for their behaviors: these individuals reported
the desire to possess a non-resisting and non-rejecting partner (68%),
reunions with a romantic partner (21%), sexual attraction to corpses
(15%), comfort or overcoming feelings of isolation (15%), or seeking
self-esteem by expressing power over a homicide victim (12%).[
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Kicker considered this to be an omen, a sign of some impending doom. He was never lucky. He went from one tragedy to another. He joked that he was born under a bad sign. Kicker could never keep a job; he went from job to job, never lasting at one place very long. He would normally end up slugging his boss or get fired for showing up drunk or higher than a kite. He had trouble with women, also. He was always falling in love with someone who didn’t love him. He keeps a box of bones in his garage that some people think are the remains of an old girlfriend
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Theosophy (from Greek θεοσοφία theosophia, from θεός theos, divine + σοφία sophia, wisdom; literally "divine wisdom"), refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the nature of divinity.
Theosophy is considered a part of the broader field of esotericism, referring to hidden knowledge or wisdom that offers the individual enlightenment and salvation. The word esoteric dates back to the 2nd century CE. The theosophist seeks to understand the mysteries of the universe and the bonds that unite the universe, humanity, and the divine. The goal of theosophy is to explore the origin of divinity and humanity, and the world. From investigation of those topics, theosophists try to discover a coherent description of the purpose and origin of the universe.