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  1. Faith or Economy? Why Pagan Religions Lost Their Position in Europe

    ... could be given to people in a simple way. However, the new religion had to adapt lots of symbols of the ancient gods to become more ... to the potential followers. The change of the domination of religion didn't start just like that, it was a long process, connected with ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 06/08/2016 - 00:46

  2. Wealth and Religion Tied through Time: Was Ancient Religious Morality Spurred by Affluence?

    Religion has become associated with having a focus on morality. But that ... Affluence emerged as a major force in the rise of moral religion, in particular, access to energy. Across cultures moral religions ... Justice and Morality Baumard explains that although religion today is often associated with self-discipline, morality, asceticism, ...

    lizleafloor - 14/06/2015 - 00:12

  3. Religion Isn’t The Enemy of Science: It’s Been Inspiring Scientists for Centuries

    ... of any debate in the media and you’ll see that science and religion are, and always were, at loggerheads. Science is about evidence-based fact, religion is about faith-based belief. Take notice of any debate in ...

    ancient-origins - 27/01/2018 - 22:56

  4. Sky Religion in Ancient Egypt: Temples and Magick - Part I

    The Sky Religion in Egypt: Its Antiquity and Effects by G A Wainwright; published in ... “In the beginning Egypt was not” The Sky Religion in Egypt: Its Antiquity and Effects by G A Wainwright; published in ... use this name as a porte-manteau for this thread. The sky religion is, in my opinion, one of humanity’s oldest spiritual impulses. Its ...

    Chris Morgan - 13/08/2016 - 16:56

  5. The Pagan Attis and Christian Jesus: A Spurious Connection?

    ... goddess and the subject of a particularly popular mystery religion, fed the Nile with her tears and, in the past, was responsible for ... associated with the goddess Cybele. The cult of Attis was a religion which involved orgiastic rites and rituals. The priests of the ...

    Caleb Strom - 22/02/2018 - 19:00

  6. A Unique Mixture of Afro-Cuban Religious Rituals or Witchcraft? The True Story Behind Santeria

    ... created one of the spiciest mixtures you can imagine in a religion. The mysterious practice called Santeria is a polytheistic Afro-Cuban religion full of many mysterious elements, making it an oft-misunderstood ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 14/03/2017 - 00:53

  7. Who Are the Yazidis and Why Have They Been Continually Persecuted?

    ... their history. The reason for this is their syncretic religion, which contains elements from Islam, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism. ... Lalish  (MikaelF / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Did a New Religion Arise from Disenchantment? Although the origin of the name ...

    dhwty - 16/11/2018 - 13:24

  8. Magick—The International Language of Religion

    There was no word for “religion” in Ancient Egypt. What we call religion was obviously for them a natural state, something so self-evidently ... require a special word. If the Egyptians had had a word for religion it might have been ‘magick’. In his  premier Talk to an ...

    ancient-origins - 30/03/2017 - 18:01

  9. Science Versus Religion on Our Ancient Origins: What if They’re Both Wrong?

    ... reconciliation between two camps that came to be known as “Religion” and “Science.” "The universe began when God ... reconciliation between two camps that came to be known as “Religion” and “Science.” For a long time, religion had the upper hand, ...

    jim willis - 12/07/2017 - 15:30

  10. It Need Not Be Religion VS Science: Extra-Terrestrial Life and Religious Beliefs Combine

    ... universe as an absolute universal truth of both nature and religion. The Catholic Inquisition punished those who dared to voice other ... universe as an absolute universal truth of both nature and religion. The Catholic Inquisition punished those who dared to voice other ...

    Rabbi Allen Maller - 22/08/2018 - 18:52

  11. Disbelieve it or Not, Ancient History Suggests That Atheism is as Natural to Humans as Religion

    ... doubts about whether humans really are “wired” for religion – a new study suggests. The claim is the central proposition of a ... to be universal objections about the paradoxical nature of religion – the fact that it asks you to accept things that aren’t ...

    ancient-origins - 18/02/2016 - 03:49

  12. Neo-pagans are building a temple to practice the ancient Norse religion

    ... of Scandinavia are strange and wonderful. The old pagan religion had gods and goddesses of music and fertility, nature deities, elves, ... practices and beliefs of modern adherents of the Asatru religion differ greatly from Christianity. Both religions, however, expect an ...

    Mark Miller - 05/03/2015 - 19:06

  13. From Religion to Reality: “One Ring to Rule Them All”

    Searching for meaning in the world of religion… 40,000 years ago, across Europe and Asia, our ancestors felt ... is our purpose?"... "Is there more?" Why does religion even exist? Is religion merely an opiate of the people, salving over ...

    ancient-origins - 14/05/2018 - 17:55

  14. The Evolution of Wisdom: A Study of the Evolution of Perception as Understood by Ancient Religions

    Traditionally, the study of evolution observes a slow and unconscious progression of physical adaptations stretched along multiple generations of a species. However, what if a more immediate and controllable process of evolution was apparent? When looking at Daoism, Buddhism, Eastern Christianity, and Tibetan Dzogchen, an idea shared by these ancient religions of the world is the capability for the progression of one’s perception. This is a subtler evolution; it is evolution from an experiential stand-point.

    James Van Gelder - 11/06/2016 - 03:49

  15. Return of the Ancient Gods: The Resurgence of Paganism

    ... of historical ethnic religions such as the ancient Norse religion are combined with modern movements such as Wicca, Theosophy or other ... and Nordic paganism is now Iceland’s fastest growing religion. In fact, they will soon complete the first temple to Thor and Odin ...

    Caleb Strom - 10/07/2018 - 22:25

  16. The Origins of Voodoo, the Misunderstood Religion

    ... in the history of the Early Church shows how easily a religion, especially a relatively secretive one, can be misunderstood and misrepresented. A similar case can perhaps be seen in the religion known as Voodoo (also known as Vodou or Voudon). For many, the word ...

    dhwty - 21/04/2015 - 04:03

  17. Mysterious GodSelf Icon Found Worldwide: Lost Symbol of an Ancient Global Religion?

    ... symbol unites millions of Christians under one universal religion, so the GodSelf Icon symbol did the same for our ancient ancestors. ... from priests by embedding the lost secrets of this universal religion into Gothic cathedrals. Gargoyles have nothing to do with ...

    Richard Cassaro - 23/07/2016 - 14:47

  18. Incredible Megaliths of India: Menhirs, Temples and Sky Religion – Part II

    ... represent the villagers, the smaller their sheep. Sky Religion Menhir at Dannanapeta Megalithic site, Srikakulam district, ... semiotic link across various branches of “ the Sky Religion ”. All of the above indicates to me that there a more permeable ...

    Chris Morgan - 13/06/2016 - 14:50

  19. The true meaning of Paganism

    ... a word describing a person of locality rather than a religion.  However, because of its usage in ancient texts, medieval authors ... within each sect had a primary deity at the center of the religion, beneath which subordinate deities were also worshipped.  "Paganism" ...

    Riley Winters - 09/11/2014 - 00:53

  20. Pagans in a Modern World: What is Neopaganism?

    ... and concern of the present. Paganism as an Ancestral Religion and Personal Experience The word ‘pagan’ is derived from Latin, ... One modern view of Paganism is that it is the “ancestral religion of the whole of humanity”, and whilst it is an ancient religion, it ...

    dhwty - 11/03/2017 - 18:58

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