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Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life's actions. This doctrine is a central tenet of the Indian religions.[1] It is also a common belief of various ancient and modern religions such as Spiritism, Theosophy, and Eckankar and is found in many tribal societies around the world, in places such as Siberia, West Africa, North America, and Australia.[2] In recent decades, many Europeans and North Americans have developed an interest in reincarnation.[6] Contemporary films, books, and popular songs frequently mention reincarnation. In the last decades, academic researchers have begun to explore reincarnation and published reports of children's memories of earlier lives in peer-reviewed journals and books. Conceptual definitions[edit] Temple door depicting Dashavatar-the ten avatars, Sree Balaji Temple, Goa.

Age of Aquarius Overview[edit] The approximate 2,150 years for each age corresponds to the average time it takes for the vernal equinox to move from one constellation of the zodiac into the next. This can be computed by dividing the earth's 25,800 year gyroscopic precession period by twelve, the number of Zodiac constellations used by astrologers. According to different astrologers' calculations, approximated dates for entering the Age of Aquarius range from 1447 AD (Terry MacKinnell) to 3597 (John Addey).[2] Astrologers do not agree on when the Aquarian age will start or even if it has already started.[3] Nicholas Campion in The Book of World Horoscopes lists various references from mainly astrological sources for the start of the Age of Aquarius. Astrological ages exist as a result of precession of the equinoxes. Astrological meaning[edit] Astrologers believe that an astrological age affects mankind, possibly by influencing the rise and fall of civilisations or cultural tendencies. David Williams[edit]

Agnosticism Agnostosticism is the belief that claims concerning God and certain accompanying religious or metaphysical beliefs cannot be proven either way. The truth is not known so it cannot be argued. In the words of Jorge Luis Borges, a famous Argentinian writer and poet: Many Atheists discover that the proper for their beliefs would actually be Agnostic, while some Agnostics occasionally refer to themselves as Atheists, just to 'keep it simple'. However, as in his essay ' Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic? Read " Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic? The History of Agnosticism Even though the term is somewhat modern, coined by Thomas Henry Huxley who first mentioned it in his speech given in 1876, is ancient! An excerpt from an ancient sacred text of Hinduism called Rigveda (~1700-1100 BCE) , or more specifically the Nasadiya Sukta, a creation hymn, says: " {*style:<i><b>Who really knows? Whence is this creation? Who then knows whence it has arisen?

Spiritual Economics Now Deism & Pandeism Deism is the belief that a supreme power created the universe and that this, and other truths, can be determined using reason and by observing the natural world. For deists there is no need for faith, nor organized religion in order to come to these conclusions. Most deists don't see holy books and divine revelation as an authoritative source, but rather as interpretations by other humans. In the words of Thomas Paine, an author, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States: "The true Deist has but one Deity, and his religion consists in contemplating the power, wisdom, and benignity of the Deity in his works, and in endeavoring to imitate him in everything moral, scientifical, and mechanical." There are various verbal evasions deists use when referring to 'God'. Pandeism is a pantheistic form of deism, or a belief which is a mixture of pantheism and deism. Some pandeists refer to God as the Deus in order to differentiate their ideas from those of theists.

Love for Life | A strong immune system means protection from disease. A united community presents an impenetrable front against corruption! 'Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?' by Bertrand Russell ~ Agnosticis A Plea For Tolerance In The Face Of New Dogmas by Bertrand Russell (1947) I speak as one who was intended by my father to be brought up as a Rationalist. He was quite as much of a Rationalist as I am, but he died when I was three years old, and the Court of Chancery decided that I was to have the benefits of a Christian education. I think perhaps the Court of Chancery might have regretted that since. It does not seem to have done as much good as they hoped. They arise chiefly out of reaction to a system of education which considers it quite right that a father should decree that his son should be brought up as a Muggletonian, we will say, or brought up on any other kind of nonsense, but he must on no account be brought up to think rationally. Sin And The Bishops Don't Be Too Certain! The question of how to define Rationalism is not altogether an easy one. The question is how to arrive at your opinions and not what your opinions are. Proof of God Skepticism Persecution

America Can Be Free Seminar Support Taoism The word Tao means path or way, although the original meaning in Chinese philosophy and religion is more abstract. Behind all material things and all the change in the world lies one fundamental, universal principle which is the Way or Tao. This principle governs everything, all change and all life. "Beyond the gate of experience flows the Way, Which is ever greater and more subtle than the world." From the Tao Te Ching Major Taoist Scriptures The Tao Te Ching written by Lao Tzu. "The Way that can be experienced is not true; The world that can be constructed is not real." Zhuangzi, written by the same name sage is a book of prose, poetry, humor and disputation. The Daozang or Treasury of Tao is considered as the Taoist canon. Teachings & Beliefs Tao is the flow of the universe, the force behind the natural order that keeps the universe balanced and ordered. P'u is a passive state of receptiveness, state of perception without prejudice. Taoist Practices Lao Tzu

05 What Is The Plan? Mystical Traditions Here is a selection of numerous notable mystical traditions, as well as the corresponding practices and rituals. Occult ≠ Tibetan Buddhism ≠ Western Esotericism ≅ Wicca ≠ Yoga (sorted alphabetically) Mystical Teaching Practices and Rituals Occult Occult comes from 'occultus' (Latin) which means hidden or secret, but occultism rather refers to 'knowledge of the paranormal' and deals with a deeper spiritual reality. Automatic writingChannelingDivinationOuija BoardSelf-induced hypnosis or tranceSpellcasting Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism uses three methods of spiritual practise of Buddhism: Foundational Vehicle, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Analytic meditationDeity yoga visualizationMantra (e.g. Western Esotericism Western mystery tradition includes a number of spiritual traditions from the Western society, such as alchemy, herbalism, astrology, tarot, and ritual magic, to name just a few. Astral projectionDivinationEvocationInitiation ritualsMediumship Wicca Yoga Back to Top

USAvsUS Gnosticism The term gnosticism derives from Latin gnosticus, which comes from Greek gnostikos (knowledge) and refers to gnosis which is a mystical and godlike knowledge of the heart and the soul. It is a journey of self-discovery and self-knowledge, which by experiencing the Truth within oneself awakes one's consciousness, hence bringing it into the state of pleroma (fullness or the totality of divine powers). "Matthew said, "Lord, I wish to see that Place of Life, that place in which there is no evil but rather where there is only pure light." The Lord said, "Brother Matthew, you cannot see it, as long as you wear the flesh." Matthew said, "O Lord, even if I cannot see it, let me know it." "The Dialogue of the Savior"- Codex III of the Nag Hammadi codices Uncovering this knowledge and the spiritual transformation that results from it is the goal of the gnostic seeker. Gnostic Teachings & Beliefs 1. These opposites are balanced and void in pleroma. Gnostic Practices Jesus' words to Thomas:

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