Therianthropy. Therianthropy was also used to describe spiritual belief in animal transformation in 1915 and one source raises the possibility the term may have been used in the 16th century in criminal trials of suspected werewolves.
Shape-shifting in folklore and religion The Sacred Landscape. ...illustrated essays on sacred geometry; temple and shrine architecture; archaeoastronomy; sundials and astro-calendrical devices; latent geometrical order in the biological world; religious and Freemasonic iconography in architecture, theater, and garden design; the history and construction of labyrinths, garden follies, garden grottoes, and other forms of symbolic landscaping; relationships between architecture and music; geometric principles underlying formal garden design and sacred architecture; geomancy, feng shui, and ley lines; symbolic and religious considerations in agriculture (e.g. culture-specific astro-calendrical beliefs about planting times and harvest festivals); and sacred site tourism -- plus the Sacred Landscape Bibliography featuring information and commentary on what others have published on these topics.
You can use ATOMZ.COM to search this site for a keyword or phrase (like archaeoastronomy or temple or ancient Egypt): Magica. Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by catherine yronwode: Table of Contents. Gurung Dharma. Gurung Dharma describes the traditional shamanistic religion of the Gurung people of Nepal.
This religion shares aspects with the Tibetan religion Bön and is often referred to as "Bön"; however, there exist significant distinctions between Gurung Dharma and Bön. Contemporary shamanistic rituals of Gurung Dharma such as blood offering rituals, veneration of the dead and nature worship are not practiced by modern Bönpa. Priestly practitioners of Gurung Dharma include lamas, klehpri (or ghyabri), and pachyu (or paju). Although any of these may function "shamans" in the context of Gurung Dharma, the general term for "shaman" is drom.  Shamanistic elements among the Gurungs remain strong and most Gurungs often embrace Buddhist and Bön rituals in all communal activities. Gurung Dharma in its purest form still exists; the religion is preserved to a large extent in Gurung traditions.
Gurung Dharma Priesthood Understanding Tibetan Buddhism - Bon - A Heterodox System. Tibetans commonly draw a distinction between three religious traditions: (1) the divine dharma (Iha chos), or Buddhism; (2) Bon dharma (bon chos); and (3) the dharma of human beings (mi chos), or folk religion.
The first category includes doctrines and practices that are thought to be distinctively Buddhist. This classification implicitly assumes that the divine dharma is separate and distinct from the other two, although Tibetan Buddhism clearly incorporated elements of both of these traditions. Bon is commonly considered to be the indigenous religious tradition of Tibet, a system of shamanistic and animistic practices performed by priests called shen (gshen) or bonpo (bon po). Although this is widely assumed by Buddhists, historical evidence indicates that the Bon tradition only developed as a self-conscious religious system under the influence of Buddhism. Sometimes science must give way to religion. Visitors to the Angkor temples in Cambodia can find themselves overwhelmed with awe.
When I visited the temples last month, I found myself pondering the Higgs boson — and the similarities between religion and science. The Higgs, of course, has been labelled the ‘god particle’ because it accounts for the existence of mass in the Universe. But the term (coined by physics Nobel laureate Leon Lederman, perhaps to the regret of some of his colleagues) also signals the ambition of science, or at least of certain branches of physics, to probe the origins and meaning of existence itself — which, to some, is the job of religion.
Science may seek a theoretically and empirically sound explanation of such origins and religion may not. But this distinction is less clear than it seems. The wonder invoked by the Angkor temples is not an accident or a modern conceit. The White Goddess - Pagan Portal. Symbolica. Nu et Nut. Ten Mysterious Examples of Rock Art from the Ancient World. By April Holloway: Rock paintings and engravings are among the world’s oldest continuously practiced art form.
EUSEBIA : Goddess or Spirit of Piety, duty & Filial Respect. Mythos. Shaman Guides. Spiritual Succor. LORE. Histoire. Magical Thinking. Mythology. Weapons of Influence in the War of Ideas. Reason as a Weapon of Mass Construction. Both reason and critical thinking are entwined in ways which bring human knowledge and culture to levels of consciousness that provide for an elastic and growing understanding of the nature of human existence and humanity's place in the universe.
The use of reason helps us define and choose ideas and elements of the physical world to change or improve our knowledge. By this I mean our ideas and actions which manipulate our surroundings to enhance our quality of life. Critical thinking is the human construct where we interpret based on evidence and which supports whether our reason is true or false; right or wrong, fair or unfair, and practical or impractical. However, we can see shortfalls related to the lack of critical reasoning skills all around us.
There are those who have an anti-science and anti-intellectual nature who care to re-imagine intellectual discovery as a political choice and subjective attitude. Temple of All Gods. Dionysian Ritual Initiation 2002 Logistics Altar: Purple and green.
Gods, Heroes, and Myth: Search. Mythology. SIRIUS. Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods. Mythology with a twist! A Roman Ritual Template - ADF Neopagan Druidism. It has been a challenge to adapt ADF's standard liturgical formulae for a Roman hearth culture, and being the legalistic, formulaic Roman that I am, I need to accompany this article with certain disclaimers.
First of all, this is most certainly a work in progress; I'm working out the kinks as I go along, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Secondly, I have drawn from sources as widely varying as Cato's De Agri Cultura to Ceiswr Serith's Pagan Book of Prayer. I am certainly open to suggestion, though I am not likely to begin studying haruspicy with real livers, nor am I likely to do an entire Roman rite extemporaneously. The middle ground between reconstruction and inspiration is where I stand :) As with most ADF rituals, we begin with a...
Musical Signal I use a bell. GODs many names and people. Ancient. Recurring themes in mythology. All mythologies. Religion, Mythology and Ethos. History/Myths/Religion. Myth. Minoans - Thera. Crete, Troy. The true roots of Europe. Calendar for the Eleusinian Mysteries. “My full heart bids me boldly sing the horses of the ravisher from the underworld and the stars darkened by the shadow of His infernal chariot and the gloomy chambers of the queen of Hell.
Come not nigh, ye unititiate. Now has divine madness driven all mortal thoughts from my breast, and my heart is filled with Phoebus’ inspiration; now see I the shrine reel and its foundations totter while the threshold glows with radiant light telling that the God is at hand. The Origins of Satan. Egyptian Mythology Names. Roman Mythology Names. Interactive Greek Gods Family Tree. Tour Egypt Monthly: Ancient Egypt Concept of Soul. By Caroline Seawright The Ancient Egyptian Concept of the Soul To the Ancient Egyptians, their soul - their being - were made up of many different parts. Not only was there the physical form, but there were eight immortal or semi-divine parts that survived death, with the body making nine parts of a human. L'Égypte ancienne de Bastet. Temple of Tutankhamun. From the Onion-Hoer Book. So I've been dithering about posting this for a bit as an excerpt of what I'm doing for this book.
The thing is still a very unfinished work in progress, so there's a certain amount of "ack walking around naked" with it, but. Keep in mind that this is my framework for interpreting the texts and lore and stuff, not Some Revealed Truth, but I hope that y'all find it useful as a meditation point, as really this is something that I'm currently wrestling with on multiple levels. You are never alone. Fruit of the Nile - Main Page. Opening of the Mouth Ritual, A Feature Tour Egypt Story. When an ancient Egyptian died, he was not buried into the ground, mourned and then forgotten.
Nor was his grave simply visited at certain times and some token words spoken over it, so that once again he is forgotten until next visit. The Gods of Ancient Egypt. Heritage: The Jain Temples of Nangarparkar by Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro. Nagarparkar in Sindh has great historical significance, boasting such sites as the Bodhesar mosque, the Sati and hero stones, the fortresses of the Rajputs. Equally spectacular, though less well-known, are its Hindu and Jain temples. Situated on the south-eastern border of Sindh, Karoonjhar is a 16-mile range of big and small hills that surround the Nagarparkar town. This mountain range of the Thar desert contains old Jain and Hindu temples, the ancient city of Pari Nagar, memorial stones, granite deposits and rare flora and fauna.
The songs of peacocks echoing in vales and ancient sites like Bodhesar talao (water tank) add to its scenic as well as historical importance. Its highest peak is 1,000 feet above sea level and is known as Tarwat's peak. Australia. New Zealand. The 12 Common Archetypes. The 12 Common Archetypes By Carl Golden The term "archetype" has its origins in ancient Greek. The root words are archein, which means "original or old"; and typos, which means "pattern, model or type".
Who Were the Sons of God in Genesis 6? In Genesis 6:1-8 we read about some persons who may be a pre-Flood link between the Bible and the cultures of the ancient Near East. Creation Myths - A Large and Diverse Collection of Links to Creation Myths from Around the World - creation myth,creation myths,creation mythology,creation myths from around the world,creation myths from different cultures,creation story,creation stories. Proto-Indo-European Mythology. Omphalos. Seventh Heaven. Almost everyone is familiar with the phrase "I’m in seventh heaven", referring to a state of utter personal happiness and bliss. Considering its origins, this has got to be one of the oldest human language expressions still in common use today. Architecture, Mysticism and Myth: Chapter IV. At the Centre of the Earth. Sacred Texts Earth Mysteries Index Previous Next. The Triple Goddess.
Hindu Goddesses. Goddess Gift: Meet the Goddesses Here. The Obscure Goddess Online Directory. Or, O.G.O.D. Ma'at, Goddess of Truth, Balance, Order. When Does the Kali Yuga End? Joscelyn Godwin, New DawnWaking Times The widespread belief that an age is ending and a new one dawning is part of a cyclical concept of time common to most philosophical cultures. Kali Yuga. Swami Suryadevananda - The Story of King Bali. Encyclopedia of Myths. Mythology, folklore, and religion. Skeptics versus Believers: The Grip of Magical Thinking. What is God? Gods of Old Returning? Melusine. Moirai. Early Tibetan Mandalas. OBEAH AND ORISHA: The Seven African Powers. Hoodoo - Conjure - Rootwork: Holi- Festival. Dr.Satya Prakash Choudhary's - Yoga, Vedanta, Vedic astrology, Ayurveda, Karma, Dharma, Buddha, Jyotish, Psychology, Spirituality, Dr Satya Prakash Choudhary, Chowdhary, Chowdary.
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