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17Oct, 2017

Evolving Art of Buddhism

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Buddhism and the art portraying Buddha has changed entirely over the religion's history.

Buddhism and the art portraying Buddha has changed entirely over the religion’s history.
Buddhism is a religion with deep and ancient roots. Originating sometime around the 6th Century BCE, Buddhism has persisted through historical shifts of all varieties and…

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12Oct, 2017

Voodoo: Misunderstood and Maligned Spiritual Practices

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Voodoo blends of African and European religious influences

Voodoo blends of African and European religious influences,involving a complex set of doctrines, traditions and practices.
When you hear the word “Voodoo,” what images come to your mind? You might picture hordes of hungry zombies or small, human-shaped cloth ef…

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05Oct, 2017

The Ancient Pagan Origins Behind the Christian Concept of Hell

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There are Pagan Origins Behind the Christian Concept of Hell

There are Pagan Origins Behind the Christian Concept of Hell
If you grew up as an evangelical Christian, you might have heard all about Hell from the Sunday morning pulpit. A brief survey of the Bible’s New Testament also reveals references in the four Gospels al…

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03Oct, 2017

Black Pagans: Unique Spiritual Paths, Unique Challenges

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Black pagans discover that they are a “minority within a minority”.

Black pagans discover that they are a “minority within a minority”.
Paganism is sometimes mistakenly seen as a singular religion, but it encompasses a broad variety of traditions and a diverse range of spiritual paths. The last few decades have seen an increase…

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28Sep, 2017

From Deities to Magical Helpers: The Religious Significance of Cats

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Religious Significance of Cats in ancient Egypt is often shown in the depiction of the Goddess Bastet.

Religious Significance of Cats in ancient Egypt is often shown in the depiction of the Goddess Bastet.
Domesticated felines have shared our lives and homes for most of human history. Of course, there’s the popular joke that they were worshipped as deities in Egyp…

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19Sep, 2017

The Cultural and Religious Stories Behind Henna Body Art

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Intricate henna body art is applied to the bride in a prenuptial ceremony with her closest female friends.

Intricate henna body art is applied to the bride in a prenuptial ceremony with her closest female friends.
You might have seen henna body art before and were enamored with its gorgeous, intricate designs. However, you might not be aware of the cultural and religiou…

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14Sep, 2017

Creation and Destruction: The Story of Goddess Kali

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Additional arms of the Hindu goddess Kali help to represent her many facets as destroyer and life-giver.

Additional arms of the Hindu goddess Kali help to represent her many facets as destroyer and life-giver.
Most religions offer an interesting look at how cultures view the divine. The gods, goddesses, deities, spirits, and elementals of the many religions of the wor…

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