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  1. "Affirmations": The "Affirmations" are a work said to have been written by L. Ron Hubbard in the late 1940s, a few years before he established Dianetics or Scientology. They consist of a series of statements by and addressed to Hubbard, relating to various physical, sexual, psychological and social issues that he was encountering in his life. After the Affirmations became public knowledge in 1984 the Church of Scientology has disputed their authenticity, though in legal papers it has described the Affirmations as having been "written by" Hubbard and sought to retain ownership of them. The Affirmations appear to have been intended to be used as a form of self-hypnosis with the intention of resolving the author's psychological problems and instilling a positive mental attitude. They are closely linked to the occult philosophy of Thelema, devised by Aleister Crowley in the early 20th century, in which Hubbard participated for a while during 1945–46. In her book Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, Janet Reitman calls the Affirmations "the most revealing psychological self-assessment, complete with exhortations to himself, that [Hubbard] had ever made.
  2. "Affirmations" is a book by Ifeanyi Menkiti.
  3. "Affirmations" is a book by Stuart Wilde.
  4. "Affirmations" is a book by M. S. Lumsden.
    • also known as "Affirmations: poems in Scots and English"


"Affirmations" is a ten minute short film exploring black gay sexuality as well as the inclusion of black gays in the black community. The film was produced by Marlon Riggs and released in 1990.


Affirmations in New Thought and New Age terminology refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that "a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything.

  • also known as Affirmation

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Google previewPaths to the Divine (2008)

Ancient and Indian by Vensus A. George

What the Jainas attempt to drive home by speaking of these seven modes of affirmations is that one should not consider a thing absolutely as existing everywhere, at all times, in all ways and in the form of everything, as the truth of a thing is ...

Google previewLife is Outstanding (2013)

by Anthony D. Collins

The funny thing about positive affirmations is that we have to repeat them constantly in ...

Google previewBehind the Masks of God (1991)

An Essay Toward Comparative Theology by Robert C. Neville

One of the central meanings of jen is love, just as one of the principal Christian affirmations is that God is love; in both instances, the "love" intended is far from any of the ordinary meanings of the term. Yet it is striking that two such different ...

Google previewYour Body (2009)

Gateway to the Divine by Josephine Chia

Merely uttering positive affirmations is an intellectual exercise and its effectiveness will not be Soul-deep. You need to focus on The Divine so that your affirmation is strengthened by Divine Energy. You do this in your tuning-in mode, whether ...

Google previewSearching for Truth (2001)

Confessing Christ in an Uncertain World by Thomas W. Currie

costless affirmations is a yearning for a truth that will not give offense. In part, such an impulse rightly reminds us that the Christian faith is not advanced when it seeks to be deliberately offensive, when it speaks the truth without love or on the ...

Google previewSleep 4 (2011)

Yet another 10 great tips for a perfect night's sleep by Infinite Ideas

The idea behind positive affirmations is that if you say them enough , ...

Google previewWeight Loss from the InsideOut (2008)

by Kim Olver

” 25 Another point to remember about affirmations is that you can't Copyright © Coaching for Excellence, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice (1999)

by Carolyn Chambers Clark, EdD, ARNP,FAAN

Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: no sound, supraliminal presentation of relaxing music, or subliminal presentation of memory improvement affirmations embedded in relaxing music. After intervention, only members ...

Google previewNew Age Encyclopedia (2003)

A Mind, Body, Spirit Reference Guide by Belinda Whitworth

The best affirmations are short, simple, and full of feeling. You will find many suggestions in two classic books on the subject: Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain and You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay. However, the most effective ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Mental Techniques (2012)

The Best Methods from A to Z by Michael Draksal, Claudia Bender

Also KnownAs Autosuggestion, selfaffirmation, positive thinking Difficulty Level 3 Duration 2 minutes Description Affirmations are short, positive sentences that you say out loud or to yourself with conviction. It's a wayof focusing ones thoughts ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Step 4: Employ Positive Affirmations An affirmation is a statement with some emotional intensity behind it. Positive affirmations can make imprints on the subconscious mind to create a healthy, positive self-image. In addition, affirmations can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (2008)

The affirmations from any point of view are thus true in a limited sense and under limited conditions.

to any naya or standpoint cannot therefore be absolute, for even contrary affirmations of the very selfsame things may held to be true from ...

Google previewThe New Spelling Dictionary, Teaching to Write and Pronounce the English Tongue ... To which is Prefixed, a Grammatical Introduction ... A New Edition. Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged Throughout. To which is ... Added, A Catalogue of Words of Similar Sounds ... By William Crakelt (1787)

by John ENTICK

xxiv \A GRAMMATICAL INTRODUCTION \ _, l l The Consrnvcrion as AFFIRMATIONS or VERBS. l The Affirmation must be of the same number and person with the name os ' which it affirms any thing, as, Yohn ewriter, Petersightt. And when ...

Google previewBuilding Contract Dictionary (2008)

by David Chappell, Vincent Powell-Smith, Derek Marshall, Simon Cavender

affirmations. The general rule is that all witnesses must give evidence (qv) on oath or affirmation in proceedings before a court. To reflect the principle of the Welsh Language Act 1993, in civil proceedings where it is possible that the Welsh ...

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Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, in denying them. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1R1M3A1T1I1O1N1S1

The value of this 12-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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