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  1. 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

  2. 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 ... Anthropologist Says. [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 21/04/2015 - 04:03

  3. 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

  4. Why is Odin the New God of Choice for White Supremacists?

    ... polytheistic faith and the 20 th century neopagan religion that valued Odin and Thor, the Asatru Fellowship ... white. An article discussing white supremacy from "Reveal News" cites a man who claimed that only white people are allowed into Valhalla, ...

    ancient-origins - 15/08/2017 - 23:00

  5. Mithraism May Become a Bit Less Mysterious with New Temple Discovery in Turkey

    In ancient times, there was an Aryan religion, Mithraism, so veiled in secrecy that only rumor of its beliefs and ... are hoping to shed more light on the mysteries of the religion of Mithra in the ruins of an ancient Roman outpost in eastern Turkey. In ancient times, there was an Aryan religion, Mithraism, so veiled in secrecy that only rumor of its beliefs and ...

    Mark Miller - 05/05/2017 - 23:00

  6. Kathmandu: How Religion and Trade Flowed into an Ancient Water-Filled Valley

    ... of the city around this time was due to the influence of religion. For Buddhists, the Swayambhunath stupa was regarded as a major ... [Online] Available at: Hutt, M., 2015. The history of ... Kathmandu: How Religion and Trade Flowed into an Ancient Water-Filled Valley ...

    dhwty - 27/04/2016 - 03:48

  7. What Was the Significance of The Capitoline Triad to the Roman Pantheon?

    ... Capitoline Triad occupied an important place in the public religion of Rome, and temples dedicated to them were built in various parts of ... [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 16/01/2019 - 19:00

  8. Stunning murals uncovered in Ming Dynasty tomb

    ... the Ming dynasty were the various forms of Chinese folk religion and the Three Teachings – Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. It ...

    aprilholloway - 20/10/2014 - 23:22

  9. The Rarely Told Story of Pre-Colonial Philippines

    ... Laguna Copperplate inscription. ( Public Domain ) Religion in the Pre-Colonial Philippines Religion has often been an important part of defining the identity of the ...

    Caleb Strom - 01/10/2018 - 23:04

  10. Ritually Motivated Traditions May Be Behind Holes Drilled into Skulls in Prehistoric Russia

    ... location is a particularly dangerous operation, says Science News. They write: “Carving a center hole in the back of peoples’ ... changed to a symbolic treatment,” Dr. Gresky told Science News. An example of a Nazca-Peruvian frontal trepanation from 2000 ...

    Mark Miller - 06/05/2016 - 21:52

  11. Feathered Tricksters Since the Dawn of Time

    ... and Jaguars: Piecing Together the Multifaceted Ancient Olmec Religion An Intervening Trickster There is a tri-pedal jungle raven ... in the ancient near East. Penguin. p. 226 Historical news of the conquests of Tierra Firme in the West Indies (1882-92) vol.1 ...

    ashley cowie - 12/02/2018 - 18:56

  12. A Christmas story: the arrival of a sweet baby boy – or a political power to change the world?

    ... one. It was highly political, a product of a time when religion and politics were inseparable. “In those days a decree went out ... “benefactor”, “god”, and a bringer of “good news”. Since providence … has set in most perfect order by giving us ...

    ancient-origins - 29/12/2018 - 01:58

  13. Vestiges of the Vikings: Magic Buried in a Viking Woman's Grave

    Murky, elusive and undefined, the religion of the pre-Christian Vikings has long been subject to debate. ... add further insight to the field of pre-Christian Norse religion. However, what its finding does indicate is further proof that magic ...

    Riley Winters - 11/10/2016 - 14:42

  14. On the Shoulders of Giants, Our Denisovan Ancestors

    ... anthropology was thrilled and magazines galore carried the news. But how much evidence had archaeologists uncovered to deduce this ... Jim Willis  is author of nine books on religion and spirituality, he has been an ordained minister for over forty ...

    jim willis - 17/12/2018 - 16:43

  15. Emergence of Zoroastrianism and The Legacy of Zarathushtra

    ... was now 42 years old. One day Zarathushtra received news that gave him hope. He had heard about a wise and just king named ... against Zarathushtra and he made Zoroastrianism the state religion of his land. This turning point resulted in the spreading of ... lands and the establishment of Zoroastrianism as a world religion during ancient times. At the royal court of Vishtaspa, Zarathushtra ...

    Mahbod Khanbolouki - 18/05/2015 - 02:07

  16. Fisherman catches 4,000-year-old pagan god figurine in Russia

    ... large mouth, and an angry expression, according to latest news reports . On the reverse side of the head, the carver had etched plaited ... the Slavic people practiced various forms of paganism. Their religion was polytheistic and the pantheon of gods, deities and spirits were ...

    aprilholloway - 27/05/2014 - 03:33

  17. Massive 5,000-year-old underground city uncovered in Cappadocia, Turkey

    ... archeological finding of 2014”, Hurriyet Daily News announced that the ancient city was found beneath Nevşehir fortress and ... new buildings had started,” writes Hurriyet Daily News. Nevşehir province in Cappadocia, Turkey ( Wikimedia ...

    aprilholloway - 28/12/2014 - 22:11

  18. Archaeologists Unearth Gruesome Site Where Chinese Emperors Sacrificed Horses

    ... former director of its Institute of Archaeology told China News that the artifacts, which also include figurines, tiles and other relics, ... were only seen in Chinese civilization," Liu told China News. One of the most famous examples of large scale horse sacrifice in ...

    Mark Miller - 13/12/2016 - 00:47

  19. Past Life Memories of Children and Past Life Regression: A Case for Reincarnation?

    ... it is not necessary that a person identifying with a religion accepts the prospect of reincarnation or a person to follow a specific ... Pass Between Generations. Institute for the Integration of Science, Intuition, ...

    Alicia McDermott - 18/09/2015 - 00:43

  20. Did the Viking Age Really Start on 8 June 793 AD?

    ... kingdom and dishonored the very place where the Christian religion started on the British Isles. This was the holy island where ... ) As soon as the shocking news reached Alcuin serving at the Charlemagne’s court, he wrote to Higbald, ...

    ancient-origins - 10/12/2017 - 19:01