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Autonomous Spirituality and the Art of Being Your Own God
As we continue to develop in our religious thinking, we have begun to move away from the old mythological, doctrinal and heteronomous, externally controlling religions, and towards autonomous religion, totally relevant to the individual who develops himself...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
The Ten Native American Commandments
Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect. Remain close the Great Spirit. Show great respect for your fellow beings. Work together for the benefit of all Mankind. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed. Do what you know to be right. Look...
Religions >> Native American, Shamanism
A Pledge to Pagan Spirituality
I am a Pagan and I dedicate Myself to channeling the Spiritual Energy of my Inner Self to help and to heal myself and others. I know that I am a part of the Whole of Nature. May I grow in understanding of the Unity of all Nature. May I always walk in Balance....
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
All One People
Standing in their Circle, a group of people reverently turn to face and address the four directions. They call to their Great Mother and Great Father, giving thanks for their many gifts. The Circle is blessed with sweet smoke from sacred herbs and becomes a...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Religions >> Native American, Shamanism
Milky yellow, peach, green, white or clear crystals. Soft. Red/Pink: Receptive. Element: Water. Powers: Doubles the power (all calcites doubles the power) of any energy directed to it. Also directs energy to specific points. Fosters spirituality, creates...
Earth Mysteries >> Stones, Minerals & Metals
Resurrection of the Higher Self
In July of 1989, a controversial article crossed the managing editor's desk of an equally controversial magazine. This article was never actually published in the quarterly publication, then known as The Magical Blend , even though it was well documented by...
Body Mysteries >> Psychoactive Substances

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Rowling criticised over new writings on American magic
Dr Keene wrote in a blog post on her website Native Appropriations: "Native spirituality and religions are not fantasy on the same level as wizards. These beliefs are alive, practised, and protected.
SPIRITUAL HERBS: Students learn about Native American culture, bags
William A. Branson, 59, Sturgeon, who grew up practicing and continues to live in the ways of the Plains Cree from Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, taught The Spiritual Journey: Native American Bags. Branson discussed the types of plants the bags ...
Native Americans to JK Rowling: We're Not Magical
“We are … fighting everyday for the protection of our sacred sites from being destroyed,” scholar Adrienne Keene writes on her blog Native Appropriations.
Before Islam: When Saudi Arabia Was a Jewish Kingdom
Used at the gates of Yemen, this northern alphabet would have stood in sharp contrast to the inscriptions left by Himyarite rulers in their native Sabaean. “The adoption of a new writing signaled a distancing from Himyar and a ...
Etched in stone, 'living spirits' tell sacred story
Jonathan Bailey's book, Rock Art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape, features more than 150 photographs and 12 essays about the significance of Native American imagery in the Southwest. The book includes an essay by Fort Lewis College ...

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