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Druidism – Old Religion

Druidism A Celtic religion, centered in Britain, which was led by priests known as Druids. Relatively little is known about the Druidic religion because the basic doctrines were kept secret. Much of what is known comes from ancient authors such as Julius Caesar. Druidism was confined to Britain and Gaul, where the Celtic society was controlled by an elite class ...

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Charlatans in Vodou

Charlatans abound in Vodou, as in many other religions. Because Vodou has been maligned in America, the real nature and regulations of the faith are not commonly known. This makes it easy for any fraud to set him or herself up as a “Voodoo priest”, “King of Vodou”, “Gro Mambo”, “Voodoo Queen”, or whatever. Unsuspecting visitors have no information by ...

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Ahimsa is Not a Religion It is a Way of Life

Introduction We live in a spendthrift universe of continuous giving. Everywhere the sun is radiating its warmth and light. The very breath of life is carried to us upon the air and wind. Clouds and oceans follow the same law to shower upon us their precious waters. Earth cultivates all manner of vegetation from which grain and fruit sprout forth. ...

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Jainism the Sky Clad Religion

Introduction One of the more unique non-Christian religions that very few have knowledge or awareness of and is centered mainly in the cities of Ahmadabad, Mumbai, and Calcutta, India is the religion known as Jainism. Totally about four million members worldwide, mainly because of its non-evangelistic outreach, Jainism is not only a Hindu sect, but is contemporary with the beginnings ...

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Jainism

Jainism is an Indian religion that prescribes pacifism and a path of non-violence towards all living beings. Its philosophy and practice emphasize the necessity of self-effort to move the soul towards divine consciousness and liberation. Any soul that has conquered its own inner enemies and achieved the state of supreme being is called Jina (Conqueror or Victor). Jainism is also ...

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Taoism

Taoism or Daoism is a type of belief. It is at least 2,500 years old and it comes from China. Taoism can be called a religion or a philosophy, based on how a person interprets Taoism. This article is about what people call “philosophical Taoism.” There is another system of belief that people call “Religious Taoism.” Tao or Dao is ...

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Asatru FAQ

SECTION ONE: WHAT ASATRU IS–AND ISN’T Q. What IS Asatru anyway? A. Asatru (literally, “faith in the gods”) is a modern reconstruction of the religion that the Germanic tribes practiced before their conversion to Christianity. Q. What do you mean by “Germanic”? I thought Thor, Odin, and so forth were Viking gods! A. “Germanic” is a collective name for many ...

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Ásatrú and Religion

One difference between the universal religions and Ásatrú is that Ásatrú does not claim that knowledge or “revelation” about the paranormal has been finalized. That is, it does not say that some religious founder has revealed all there is or can possibly be known about this mysterious realm. This stance is due to the fact that Ásatrú does not have ...

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Voodoo

The word Voodoo, which has many different names and spellings (like Vodun, Vodou, Voudou, Vudu, Vodoun) is the name of a West African religion. Voodoo is animist and spiritist, and a lot of Voodoo beliefs have to do with ancestor spirits. Some of it is based on Catholic beliefs, but most of Voodoo is from the Fon, Ewe, and Yoruba ...

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Sufism

Sufism is the mystic path of Islam. Someone who practices Sufism is called a Sufi, a Dervish, Wali or a Fakir. It could be a Muslim who seeks direct experience of Allah. In Sufism there exist many different orders (tarikas), that were founded from the 12th and 13th centuries until today, mostly practiced in Iran. The underlying theme of Sufism ...

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