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Renewal, Worship, Cocoa and Home
from the valley floor i watch as the first green-gold rays a hint of glory to come burst victoriously from behind blue mountains capped with blinding white in the distance dim and barely heard the crow of a rooster lowing of cattle snowbirds begin their daily...
Poetry & Fable >> Poetry
Worshipping a god or goddess in fact is paying homage to the great shining light at the core of your being. You acknowledge that there is more than everyday reality and honor it. The various godheads are different 'gestalts', energy beings, or facets of the...
Religion & Philosophy >> Deities & Heros
King James Bible: John, Chapter 4
Chapter 4 4:1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) 4:3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4:4 And he must...
New Testament >> John
Wicca: It's Traditions and Concepts
What is Wicca? | Wiccan Traditions | Wiccan Concepts What is Wicca? 'An it Harm None, Do what Thou Will' shall be the whole of the law. It's the rede that most Wiccan witches around the world bind themselves to. What exactly is Wicca? It's a religion based on...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Jezebel was a Phoenician princess and the daughter of Ethbaal, the king of Baal-worshipping Sidonians. Jezebel literally means
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
The Book of the Law, Liber 220, Part III
III;1. Abrahadabra; the reward of Ra Hoor Khut. III;2. There is division hither homeward; there is a word not known. Spelling is defunct; all is not aught. Beware! Hold! Raise the spell of Ra-Hoor-Khuit! III;3. Now let it be first understood that I...
Thelema >> The Book of the Law
A Germanic Pagan Looks at the Ten Commandments
Once, the Ten Commandments were by law posted in schoolrooms in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky and other places around the USA. Now, efforts are being made to post them here and elsewhere. Most folks in these parts seem to think that's a great idea....
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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Ancestor Worship and the Challenges it poses to the Christian
ANCESTOR WORSHIP AS A MULTI-RELIGIOUS PHENOMENON ........................... .........18.
Paganism: Demon and Ancestor Worship
worthy of mankind's capricious worship. Paganism: Demon and Ancestor Worship.
Ancestor Worship and Divination (Shang and Zhou Dynasties)
Ancestor Worship and Divination (Shang and Zhou Dynasties).
led to the publication of a book entitled Ancestor Worship in Contemporary Japan .
INTRODUCTION. Ancestor worship is an essential part of the chinese religious ancestor worship is related to the psychological state of the family members.

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Plethora of memorials decidely un-American: Bonita Kale
Ancestor worship has never been a big part of the American tradition. Hardly anyone believes that people who died are made happy by a memorial -- and happier by a big one than a small one. So why are we building them, with such holy urgency?
Book Review: Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna
A mixture of ancestor worship, belief in spirits and the worship of the goddess Kaveri as well as other Hindu gods associated with agriculture.
Family of Demon-Possessed Girl Struggles to Accept Christ
When Pathik Sharma showed a movie about Jesus to a people staunchly devoted to ancestor worship, Bishakha Gupta came to watch—and so did the demon that possessed her body. As the movie ended, Bishakha's breathing became erratic.
Why those hungry ghosts need to be appeased
The belief that souls linger on after death also led to the early Chinese attempting to summon a deceased person's soul for ancestor worship.
Why is China really afraid of Lady Gaga?
For all the good Gaga does for one's self-esteem, this song clearly refutes centuries of ancestor worship. My persuasion can build a nation/Endless power, with our love we can devour/ You'll do anything for me ...Who are we?

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Veneration of the dead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancestor worship
Aug 2, 1997 Ancestor worship occurs in ancient cultures all over the world, and even in modern times it plays an important role in primitive religions.
Ancestor Worship and Oracle Bones - Ancient China for Kids
Ancestor worship was very important to the early Shang kings and nobles. It was a way of life.
Ancestor Worship
Chinese Ancestor Worship - ReligionFacts
Feb 6, 2005 Guide to the meaning and rituals of Chinese ancestor worship.

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