Hesychasts

Hesychasts, a religious sect of the 14th century belonging to the Greek Church; consisted chiefly of a community of monks who dwelt at Mount Athos; they professed a kind of Quietism (q.v.), and were noted for their practice of sitting for hours daily with their eyes fixed upon the navel (regarding the stomach as the seat of the soul); in this position they professed to see a divine light beaming out upon them, and to enjoy therein a specially intimate communion with God. See Athos, Mount.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Hestia * Hesychius
Herwarth von Bittenfeld, Karl Eberhard
Herz, Henri
Herzen, Alexander
Hesiod
Hesperides
Hesperus
Hesse
Hesse-Cassel
Hesse-Nassau
Hestia
Hesychasts
Hesychius
Heuschrecke, Hofrath
Hexateuch
Hexham
Heylin, Peter
Heyne, Christian Gottlob
Heyse, Paul Johann
Heywood
Heywood, John
Hezekiah

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