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Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
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Samhain, The Celtic New Year
Samhain (pronounced Sowain, Sah-uin, or Sahm-hayn) is also called the Celtic New Year, The Third harvest, All Hollows Eve, the Day of the Dead, and of course Halloween. There are many more names for Samhain, but rather then having a different meaning, they...
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What Is The New Age?
The New Age movement means different things to different people. However, I feel that most all New Age topics have one basic underlying theme. That theme is personal spiritual development. Every day there are thousands upon thousands of people around the...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
King James Bible: Numbers, Chapter 7
Chapter 7 7:1 And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it, and all the instruments thereof, both the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them, and sanctified them; 7:2 That...
Old Testament >> Numbers
Survivalists' Guide for the New Millennium: Chapter 2
WORKING TO LIVE RATHER THAN LIVING TO WORK Before the dawn of recorded history, a major period of transition occurred. Nomadic hunter-gatherer clans transformed themselves into larger communities who farmed the land. This they did by planting their own...
Philosophy >> Survivalists Guide for the New Millennium
Hulse, David Allen
>From an early age, David Allen Hulse has made a diligent study of the alphabets of the ancient world. Even as a child, David possessed a great affinity for the alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece. In college, a reading of MacGregor Mathers' Kabbalah...
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Hulse, David Allen
From an early age, David Allen Hulse has made a diligent study of the alphabets of the ancient world. Even as a child, David possessed a great affinity for the alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece. In college, a reading of MacGregor Mathers' Kabbalah...
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Otoshidama: How kids in Japan get rich once a year
The envelopes – often elaborate and available in numerous cute or traditional designs – given to kids in Japan may be small, but you'd be surprised at how much some kids receive, with some walking away from New Year's get-togethers with a few hundred ...
Japanese New Year Traditions are Rooted in Buddhism and Shinto
New Year in Japan is an auspicious holiday. It symbolizes renewal. The event starts with “Bonenkai” or “forget the year” parties in ...
Kit Kat celebrates the Year of the Monkey with special Chinese Zodiac packages
Included with the special 135-yen (US$1.13) Otoshidama Kit Kat is an envelope for otoshidama, the monetary gift given to children to celebrate New Year's in Japan.
Avoid offense by heeding these nengajō do's and don'ts
Also, be sure you use the official Japan Post nengajō cards, with お年玉 (otoshidama, New Year's gift) numbers at the bottom.
“Shōgatsu”: Japanese New Year
Shōgatsu, or New Year, is Japan's most important holiday, combining traditions and customs expressing gratitude for the past year and ensuring health and prosperity in the months ahead.

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