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Origins of the Celts
Two new groups of people emerge in Central Europe during the late Neolithic (New Stone Age) period, one certainly immigrant. Each group may be distinguished archaeologically by characteristic artifacts found in their respective burial sites. One was a Bell...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
What is the History of Reiki?
Usui Shiki Ryoho: The Usui System of Natural Healing Ancient Origins The Development of Usui Reiki Dr. Mikao Usui Dr. Chujiro Hayashi Hawayo Takata Mrs. Takata Talks about Reiki (transcript) Usui Shiki Ryoho: The Usui System of Natural Healing Reiki In Japan...
Body Mysteries >> Reiki
The Religious Experience: A Wiccan Viewpoint
What is religion? Religion is a set of beliefs which allow us to understand and categorize our world and our place in it. A set of beliefs which define our culture, our expectations, our views of people and behaviors we expect. I have found several different...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca

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Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script
In 1983, Indus excavator Walter Fairservis at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, claimed in Scientific American that he could read the signs in a form of ancient Dravidian: the language family from southern India that includes Tamil.
Noted Telugu writer, educationist Nayani Krishnakumari passes away
Krishnakumari's 'Telugu Janapada Geya Gaathalu' (Telugu Ballads) is considered her major work. In this dissertation published in 1977, she discussed at length the origin and development of Telugu ballads in the context of Telugu folk literature.
Indian coins with ancient Brahmi script on display in Mumbai
Building the Idea of India
These maha-janapadas ranged from Kamboja or Kabul to Anga in eastern Bihar and so were confined only to northern India; and there was not yet any concept of India as we now conceive it.
Money Makes the World Go Round
That takes Sehgal to the origins of fiat money, money that is worthless in itself — for instance, paper — and has value only because a government accepts it and manages its supply.

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