Hindu Rites Of Passage
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- Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
- This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
- Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
- There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
- Pagan Musings
- We're of the old religion, sired of Time, and born of our beloved Earth Mother. For too long the people have trodden a stony path that goes only onward beneath a sky that goes only upwards. The Horned God plays in a lonely glade for the people are scattered...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
- King Pentheus and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus
- The story of king Pentheus and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus is both horrifying and carries a certain warning. There arrived one day in Thebes a dancing god of great beauty and magnetism. So strong was his pull that all the women in that town...
Deities & Heros >> Greek
- History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
- First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
Religions >> Egyptian
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- Rites of Passage - Hinduism Today Magazine
- During these Hindu rites of passage, a temple or home ceremony deeply influences the soul and directs life along the path of dharma.
- Birth and childhood customs
- reader's understanding of Hindu birth and childhood ceremonies. Most British.
- Rites of Passage
- Rites of passage are ways of marking major transitions, of exiting an old way of life . 39 interfaith or inter-ethnic weddings, e.g.
- The Transformation of the Monastic Ordination (pravrajyd)
- The upanayana ritual is in many ways the most important Hindu rite of passage,2 the samskdra par excellence.
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- The Hindu Sacred Thread Ceremony
- Hindu rites of passage ceremonies are vastly important in the religion, and occur even before a baby is born.
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- Heart of Hinduism: Samskaras: Rites of Passage
- Hindu rites of passage are not mere formalities or social observances, but serve to purify the soul at critical junctions in life's journey.
- Sacred Samskaras: Hindu Rites of Passage - Beliefnet.com
- Samskaras--Hinduism's answer to the sacraments--sanctify life's transitions from birth to death.
- The Eight Rites of Passage or Ashta Samskara - Hinduism Basics for
- An illustrated introduction to the eight of the essential rites or 'samskaras,' which Hindus should participate in as important life events.
- Hindu Samskaras
- Hindu Samskaras. A samskara is a rite of passage, and virtually every world culture has such ceremonies.