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08Aug, 2017

Fictional Faiths: Creators, Religion and World-Building

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Fictional Faiths appear in popular shows from Doctor Who to Star Trek.

Fictional Faiths appear in popular shows from Doctor Who to Star Trek.
Crafting a fictional world is no easy task. To infuse these realms with realism, one must consider every aspect of their inhabitants’ daily lives, from commerce to relationships to religion. J…

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01Aug, 2017

Connecting to the Divine Through Self-Expression

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Engaging in self-expression by creating art.

Engaging in self-expression by creating art.
Spirituality can be funny to some people. When you are not a particularly religious person, hearing people talk about spiritual topics can bring forth conflicting emotions. You might feel as if spiritual conversations ar…

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27Jul, 2017

Yes, Jedi Really Do Exist

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Jedi exist among us

Jedi exist among us
If you’re a Star Wars fan or engaged with American pop culture, you might be familiar with the Jedi philosophy as depicted in its movies, novels, video games, comics and other intellectual property works. However, you might be surprised to kno…

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18Jul, 2017

The Theology of Elemental Powers in Wiccan Practice

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Understanding five elemental powers are recognized in ceremonial rituals and other magic.

Understanding five elemental powers are recognized in ceremonial rituals and other magic.
The concept of elemental powers predates modern Pagan practices. However, these old concepts have made their way into both reconstructionist and contemporary spiritual paths b…

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13Jul, 2017

Beginning at the Beginning: British Traditional Wicca

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Candles are commonly used in British Traditional Wicca ceremonies.

Candles are commonly used in British Traditional Wicca ceremonies.
Those outside the Wiccan faith tend to think of it as a monolithic movement with one basic theology and set of practices. However, there is a multiplicity of different observations and traditions. A…

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11Jul, 2017

Some of the World’s More Obscure Religions

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Nine Symbols from Some of the World’s More Obscure Religions.

Nine Symbols from Some of the World’s More Obscure Religions.
The world is an active contradiction. While the internet has connected the people of the globe in new and exciting ways, the planet still remains a vast and mysterious realm. Throughout human history, …

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