Sacred Earth: The Spiritual Nature of Our Material World

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Gardner himself claimed that there was a traditional length of "a year and a day" between when a person began studying the craft and when they were initiated, although he frequently broke this rule with initiates. His message and purpose were consistent with those of the prophets before and after him. There are valid arguments that some of the "mass conversions" have resulted in adherents with little or no acculturation into the new religious system.

Some Early Baha'is of the West

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To the Midianites We sent their brother Jethro who said, ‘O my people, worship Allah, fear the last day and do not create mischief on the earth. • Truly We graced David, (saying) ‘O mountains sing Our praise with him, and… (We made subservient to) Solomon, the wind which covers a months journey in a morning … 2. Christianity at OCRT - Articles on Christianity at the web site of the Ontario Consultants for Religious Tolerance.

Baha'U' Llah and the New Era

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World Religious Traditions II Elements of Religious Traditions While there are many important... characteristics to understanding religion, my focus here is to explain how religious traditions describe and encourage relationship with the divine, relationship with sacred time, relationship with sacred space, relationship with the natural world, and relationship with other human beings. Studying all religious text is really important to Bahá’ís because being able to understand all of the different messengers of God contributes to the Bahá’í principle of religious unity.

Remembrance of God: A Selection of Baha'i Prayers and Holy

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The name, "noble-creation" was chosen to set the tone of the discussion, where the basic noble and spiritual nature of humanity will be recognized. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Manchu mothers, grandmothers and nursemaids showed affection and love to the male child in their care by fellating them. An hour and a half later, I was sitting in my study, looking intently at a small glass vase.

Resolve to Gain the Victory Over Your Own Selves

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The virtue of a simple life has always been prized in Hindu society. To us and in us, God has manifested.’ ‘As fragrance dwells in a flower, and reflection in a mirror: so does God dwell in every soul.’ According to Guru Nanak, the material universe is God’s creation. The companion Web site for Islam: Empire of Faith, a PBS film about the world's fastest growing religion Islamic scholars discuss the future of Islam as Ramadan begins amid curiosity and concern. (Novemeber 2001) This radio documentary examines the manifestations of political Islam around the world.

Written in Light: Abdu'L-Baha and the American Baha'I

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It states that the government shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. In 1903 the writer Isabelle Grinevskaya composed a play in five acts that she called The Bab. Duke University addresses ethics as a specific feature of religions just like gender, visual modes, and mysticism (#98), while the University of Southern Denmark (#7) is concerned with the distinctions between religious and non-religious ethics.

Spirit of the Vikings - A Journey in the Kayak Bah' Viking

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An email will be sent immediately to notify the recipient of your gift and provide them with instructions to redeem it. The difficulty came when the Enlightenment, with its science and sceptical rationalism, came to regard reason as ‘true’ and myth as ‘false’ and superstitious. In the tenth century, Russian devotees sacrificed chickens, made offerings of meat and bread, and shot arrows in honour of the god at a sacred oak on the holy island of Chortice in the river Dnieper.

The Bahai Revelation and Reconstruction

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In 1971, CCSR began publishing SR: Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses, which succeeded the Canadian Journal of Theology. I did survive that night, but I don't remember everything that happened. The Adherents.com collection of religious adherent statistics now has over 43,000 adherent statistic citations, for over 4,300 different faith groups, covering all countries of the world. Both Apartheid and the Soviet system are no more, and most South Africans and eastern Europeans now embrace the ideals of the Declaration.

Waiting for the Sunrise: One Family’s Struggle against

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Baha’is and other Organized Religions are building Sheep Followers (Sheeple). Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, 245 (Tablet of Wisdom, where Bahá'u'lláh describes how he receives revelation, also in Tablets 137-152); 424-25 (Gleanings, XXXVII-XL). Genuine faith communities stand the test of time; but cults of personality die out soon after their founders pass away, and quasi-religious groups evolve or fade away. This means that it is hard to describe what happens after death because the idea that the soul does survive bodily death usually makes humans think of a physical soul, which cannot exist after death.

The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by

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As a teenager he spent his summers as his grandfather’s assistant. All nations speak of the longing for peace, but they seem unable to The 100th anniversary commemoration of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty of 1905 was held at the Baha’i Center in Eliot, Maine. This includes criticism of New Age and modern Western forms of Shamanism, which may not only misrepresent or 'dilute' genuine indigenous practices but do so in a way that, according to Kehoe, reinforces racist ideas such as the Noble Savage.

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