October 6, 2017

Glossolalia



Glossolalia, otherwise known as ‘speaking in tongues is a phenomenon in which people appear to speak in languages that are unknown to them…it is an incomprehensible speech in an imaginary language or babbling some might say…and it sometimes occurs in a trance like state, or during an episode of religious ecstasy and inspired by a divine like state, or less religious in nature perhaps…schizophrenia. …glossolalists as the practictioners of this practice are called, believe that the Pentecostal/charismatic glossolalia that is practiced today is the "speaking in tongues" as described in the New Testament…they have the belief that it is some kind of miraculous charism or spiritual gift that has been bestowed upon them... they also claim that these tongues can be both real languages that have not been learned or what is called a "language of the spirit"… a "heavenly language", or maybe even the language of angels…as mentioned before, this practice is often found in the Pentecostal church and their followers, but it can be found in other religions too such as shamanism and paganism.

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