Orgies for Jesus. [Site editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the new Disinformation title 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion, authored by Daniele Bolelli.]
What if Christian theology dismissed the virgin birth and other miracles as fairy tales? What if your pastor/priest told you to flush the Ten Commandments down the toilet and instead live life to the fullest? What if Sunday service at your local church consisted in a juicy orgy? All of this could have happened had Carpocrates had his way.
Carpo … who? Day 4 of Yule – The Gods of Yule: The Holly King and The Oak King. Kuan Yin, The Compassionate Rebel. It is unfortunate that Buddhism's most enduring (and universal) contribution to the world has been insufficiently translated as compassion.
The original Sanskrit word is 'karuna,' which holds within itself traces of the fragment 'ru,' meaning to weep. While the Oxford dictionary describes compassion as pity bordering on the merciful, karuna is actually our ability to relate to another in so intense a measure that the plight of the other affects us as much as if it had been our own. The term karuna is central to the entire Buddhist tradition. It is frequently described as a love for all beings, equal in intensity to a mother's affection for her child. However, it is quite unlike conventional love (Sanskrit: priya, kama or trishna), which is rooted in dualistic thinking and is egoistic, possessive and exclusive, in contrast to the all-encompassing nature of compassion.
There are many reasons why this gender transformation took place. "I know how birds fly, fishes swim and animals run. Kuan Yin. A mind perfected in the four virtues, A gold body filled with wisdom, Fringes of dangling pearls and jade, Scented bracelets set with lustrous treasures, Dark hair piled smoothly in a coiled-dragon bun, And elegant sashes lightly fluttering as phoenix quills, Her green jade buttons And white silk robe Bathed in holy light; Her velvet skirt And golden cords Wrapped by hallowed air, With brows of new moon shape And eyes like two bright stars, Her jadelike face beams natural joy, And her ruddy lips seem a flash of red.
Her immaculate vase overflows with nectar from year to year, Holding sprigs of weeping willow green from age to age. Who is Kwan Yin? The Goddess of Compassion & Mercy has many names. Questions and Answers about Asatru. Copyright (c) 1995 by Stephen A.
McNallen What is Asatru? Long before Christianity came to northern Europe, the people there - our ancestors - had their own religions. One of these was Asatru. Apollo. The Blue Roebuck. The African Ladies - The Female Orishas Unlike European gods and goddesses, the Africa Orishas are not completely anthropomorphized.
They represent elemental energies and as such are, today, vital and dynamic images for personal work and creative drama. They are worshipped in the modern religions of Yoruba, Santeria, Voudoun, and Macumba. They are often depicted as flowing pieces of cloth swirling images of color. Oshun-Erzulie Yalode (Oxum) Oshun painting by Mary B. Yemaya. Yemaya. Yemaya : Goddess of the Ocean and The New Year. Pagan Christ Isis Osiris Egyptian dying and rising resurrected savior myth jesus christ christianity. Isis and Osiris are so old they fade back into pre-history.
Mythology's MythingLinks / Water Goddesses & Gods. Sekhmet. Per-Bast.org. (Please note: even though per-Bast.org is under new ownership, the following essay is still copyright © S.D.
Cass. The essay will not be changed, as it has been found useful by many, many people over the years that it has been available.) It all started in August of 1997, when I created my first webpage. It was about Bast. There just seemed to be too much bad information on Her out there. Roman Gods and Goddesses. Roman Gods and Goddesses.
Family tree of the Greek gods. Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font.
See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons. Poseidon/ Neptune: myths attributes, loves; also the science & astrology of the planet Neptune. Poseidon Neptune Greek mythology gods. Above is a picture of the marble statue of Poseidon by Bartolomeo Ammannati (1565-1575) standing in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy.
Known as ‘biancone’ ("White Giant"), it was commissioned by Cosimo de Medici. Nature, universe, science and religion. Are You a Pantheist? When you look at the night sky or at the images of the Hubble Space Telescope, are you filled with feelings of awe and wonder at the overwhelming beauty and power of the universe? When you are in the midst of nature, in a forest, by the sea, on a mountain peak - do you ever feel a sense of the sacred, like the feeling of being in a vast cathedral?
Do you believe that humans should be a part of Nature, rather than set above it? If you can answer yes to all of these questions, then you have pantheistic leanings. Are you sceptical about a "God" other than Nature and the wider Universe, yet feel an emotional need for a recognition of something greater than your own self or than the human race? If so, then pantheism is very probably your natural religious home.
Pantheism is older than Buddhism or Christianity, and may already count hundreds of millions among its members. OWM Goddess Gallery. Goddess Myths: Stories of the legendary ladies in world mythology. Goddess myths. . . intriguing stories full of struggles, emotions, heartache, and endurance. Guardians of the Watchtowers/Elementals/Calling the Quarters [Archive] - MysticWicks Online Pagan Community and Spiritual Sanctuary.