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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
Aspects of Religion: A Wiccan Viewpoint
Among early Pagans, religion was a fact taken for granted, "requiring no explanation." There was no need to define religion because religion was a part of each persons being. "We have not yet encountered in Egyptian and Babylonian literature a...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
A Basic View of Paganism or Bambi Pagansim
"You people are all so nice! I like the idea of Paganism, but I don't think I could be that nice all the time." The writer was genuinely perplexed and driven to ask me if it is really possible that Pagans, Witches and Wiccans really lived such...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
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
Asatru, an Ancient Religion Reborn
"Asatru" (often known as "Heathenism," "Germanic Paganism," "Elder Troth," and other names) means "faith in the Aesir", which are the Gods of pre-Christian Scandinavia. The other Germanic peoples (Goths,...
Religions >> Asatru

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The Sumerians - The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
of Sumer, since revised, reprinted, and translated into numerous languages under the ... Chapters iv and v treat Sumerian religion and literature, the two areas of ...
Sumerian-Religion-Peters - Genealogy of Religion
Notes and Suggestions on the Early Sumerian Religion and Its Expression. Author(s): John P. Peters.
Lesson 2 The First Civilization - Education Place
Government Religion dominated life in Sumer, but in time, powerful men who were not priests ... Most historians think civilization first began in Sumer, 3300 B.C..
Sumerian Liturgies and Psalms - Project Gutenberg
Apr 10, 2010 of volume X, Sumerian Liturgical and Epical Texts, the writer arrives at a definite stage in the interpretation of the religious material in the Nippur ...
Sumerian Liturgical Texts - Etana
corpus of sacred literature in Sumerian times, like the liturgies and hymns, but .... ment, always latent in Sumerian religion but especially char- acteristic of the ...

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UW Religion Today: The Alphabet: The Heritage of the Canaanites
This kind of awkward writing system was in use by the great empires up to this time: Sumer and Akkad in Mesopotamia (i.e., modern Iraq) and Egypt along the Nile.
Coming Out as a Gay Orthodox Talmud Teacher
For the most part, the Rabbinical period made things worse by turning a somewhat spiritual religion into a Roman code with its excessive legalisms and loopholes, E.g., what SIZE of an egg or olive must a dose of matza be?
But God: Nibiru
Sitchen proposes, from his study of ancient Sumerian writings, that an alien race called the Anunnaki inhabit this alien world, and when it passes by us they come down and mess with our human cultures and our genetics. Well, as you can imagine, ...
Icelanders flock to religion revering Sumerian gods and tax rebates
Icelanders opposed to the state funding of religion have flocked to register as Zuists, a movement that worships ancient Sumerian gods and – perhaps more importantly – promises its followers a tax rebate. More than 3,100 people – almost 1% of Iceland's ...
The Delinquents: A Beginner's Guide To 'Archer & Armstrong'
Whereas that book was about Greek myth, though, here you have three brothers from Sumer with a different mythology… one they created themselves, partially. JAM: Yeah — you know? Even though I've never read any Hercules ...

Suggested Web Resources

Sumerian Religion
Sumerian religion has its roots in the worship of nature, such as the wind and water. The ancient sages of Sumer found it necessary to bring order to that which  ...
Sumerian religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sumerian religion influenced Mesopotamian mythology as a whole, surviving in the mythologies and religions of the Hurrians, Akkadians, Babylonians, ...
Sumerian Religion - Crystalinks
The Sumerians were probably the first to write down their beliefs, which were the inspiration for much of later Mesopotamian mythology, religion, and astrology.
Sumerian religion - LookLex Encyclopaedia
Religion among the people of ancient Sumer of Mesopotamia. ILLUSTRATION. Article in the LookLex / Encyclopaedia.
Sumerian Polytheism, Sin and a Great Flood Myth
Sumerians carry on with the polytheistic tradition but with the new culture of a priesthood. They believe in sin and myths of a paradise and a great flood.

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