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Purification Rites

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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
Have a Cuppa? [About Herbal Teas]
Through the ages, long before modern doctors prescribed a wonder drug to help us with almost every ailment, it was the witches, shamans and priests before them, that brewed up the various drinks, ointments and poultices that have kept the human race...
Earth Mysteries >> Herbalism
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
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
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
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
Astrology >> Pisces

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Reconnecting with faith through washing of dead
Lev was performing a sacred purification rite of Judaism and other faith traditions, the cleansing of a body shortly after death.
Ritual Baths New Battleground for Haredi, Reform and Modern Orthodox in Israel
Shinto: Some Basics
Much of the ritual in Shinto is centred on the concept of harae, or purification.
Deep Inside Banaras, Kaashi Is Dying!
Have we forgotten what happened in Shimla in early December 2015 when the failure of water purification plant caused mixing of sewage water with potable water? Owing to ... The financial status here decides where a person's last rites would be performed.
The Darkness of Valentine's Day and its Pagan Origins
Part of the rituals held during the festivities is the Februa, Februatio or Februare which literally means purification.

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