religion - expressions
of sacred faiths, belief in divinity
science - a means of
discovering doubts and certainties
language - a means
of expressing meaning in symbols,
speech, pictures, signals, words and writing.
myth - a way of expressing
ones beliefs about the world, its
creation and your role in both.
rituals - a set of
stylized and repetitive actions that serve as a
- means to describe our understanding, or
a story, or
- discover some relationship with others in the world.
art - a means of emotively
explaining ones fears and ideas.
festivals - the behavior
marking certain regular events.
ethics - a means of
socially controlling destructive impulses
that can lead to disruption of families, groups
or enterprises deemed of importance to security, wealth or power
of all members of an organization.
taboos - the forbidden
actions in any group.
world views - a means of understanding
and conveying to
others that reality and our opinions may be
two very different things!
"nature" - used
here it means what human societies have
organized into a body of knowledge about the
planet and our universe.