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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
Views of Deity
Robin and I leaned against the rock. The moon shone full on the rippling waters of the lake behind us, and the night was redolent with the drums and songs of our people. What a night! As the night enfolded us, we quietly discussed the ritual we had just come...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
The 'W' Word (Witch), What Does it Mean?
The other day I sat down and again tried to define what it is that I am doing. We are talking about beginning our church next year, but a church of what? I am the type that is most comfortable with a clear and complete understanding, so I began at the...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Values in the Balance
We in the Pagan community pride ourselves on our tolerance for difference. Differences in lifestyle, sexual preference, orientation and expression, race, orthodoxy, tradition, ritual structure, costumes, positions on nudity, personal interaction styles, etc....
Holidays >> Mabon
Egyptian Temples, part VI: The House of Life
Library - Archive 'The House of Life' could well be called a library. It was that part of the temple where all records and texts were kept and stored. These papyrii encompassed many different fields of learning as well as the accountings on the daily and...
Religions >> Egyptian
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....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays

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The Indian women who dared to defy societal norms
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Speaker re-envisions societal norms about intimacy at Lycoming College
Author and speaker Jaclyn Friedman will discuss healthy ways to think about intimacy and human sexuality at 6:30 p.m., Feb.
Open source reveals the value of social norms
In chapter 4, "The Cost of Social Norms," Ariely discusses social norms and market norms. Social norms are the behavioral rules that a group or society considers acceptable.
A Very Good Night for Trump
“They believe very strongly in a need for social order as traditionally defined,” says Weiler. “And they feel very fearful and resentful toward groups and social norms that might challenge that traditional order.
Mother of five works from home to break barriers, challenge social norms
SALT — As a woman living in one of Jordan's oldest cities, where people still hold on to the traditional image of women, Um Mohammad has broken the stereotypes and challenged social norms to reach her goal. Born in September 1968, Fatima Zou'bi, who ...

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