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Tarot Mythology: The Surprising Origins of the World’s Most Misunderstood Cards

The Empress. The Hanged Man. The Chariot. Judgment. With their centuries-old iconography blending a mix of ancient symbols, religious allegories, and …

Board Games

Hopi Prophecy and the End of the Fourth World

More than any other tribe in North America, the Hopi Indians have developed according to the dictates and demands of what may be called a legacy of …

Women's News

MAYAN LEGENDS: STORIES OF AN ANCIENT CIVILIZATION

Mayan mythology emerged from the traditions and religion of a civilization as old as 3,000 years from a vast region called Mesoamerica: territories …

Ancient History

Luther is famous, but we know little about him

Don't you know Martin Luther? Why not? Admittedly, the man last made headlines 500 years ago. What's more, there is very little information about him and his life, and it usually consists of half-truths and legends.<p><b>'As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs.'</b><p>This …

Theology

What Tolkien Did So Well, What We Do So Poorly

Over the past few weeks I have been reading through <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, slowly meandering my way through Middle Earth for the umpteenth time. Every …

Evangelical Christianity

How an obscure oriental cult converted a vast, pagan Roman empire – Michael Kulikowski

The Roman empire became Christian during the fifth century CE. At the century’s start, Christians were – at most – a substantial minority of the …

Religion

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

​When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?

Like it or not, we are nearing the age of humans creating autonomous, self-aware super intelligences. Those intelligences will be part of our …

Artificial Intelligence

Buddha Reveals 5 Profound Truths That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters what we are taught in the west. It offers something for everyone, no matter your faith or …

Could Mary be getting a new title this year?

Detroit, Mich., Jan 29, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Earlier this month, the International Marian Association submitted a request to Pope …

What Does the Christian Tradition Mean by the Word “Mystery?” - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • January 24, 2017 • 0 Comments<p>In the secular world, a “mystery” is something that baffles or eludes understanding, something that …

Why Not Pray to a Toy? - Hearth Witch Down Under

I am sure you have seen this on your Facebook or elsewhere, the story of a grandmother who had been praying for years to Saint Anthony, via a …

Fire Scrying Ritual

Scrying is the act of staring into something – often a shiny surface, but not always – for the purpose of divination. Visions and images are then …

The One Thing You Need To Know About Death, According to Buddhism

I think we can all agree that the fear of death is the greatest fear we can face. How can we wrap our minds around the mystery of the great unknown? …

Defending Eclectic Neopaganism

Various neopagan religious symbols (from left to right): 1st Row *Slavic Neopaganism (“Hands of God”) *Celtic Neopaganism (or general spiral triskele …

Thoughts on Bashing Fluffy Bunnies

No-bunny (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>One unfortunate trend which has become prominent within the online Pagan community is known as “bashing fluffy …

Mixing Pantheons in Modern Pagan Practice

Photo copyright Eylon<p>It has been said by some Wiccan authors that mixing mythological pantheons is bad and should be avoided at all costs. The usual …

The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi

A couple of years ago, when Coldplay’s Chris Martin was going through a divorce from the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and feeling down, a friend gave him a book to lift his spirits. It was a collection of poetry by Jalaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, translated by Coleman Barks. “It …

Poetry

The Reformation 500 years on: do we need 95 New Theses for the 21st century?

The most important role for our bishops is to mediate the wisdom and compassion of God: to be teachers and pastors, after the example of Christ …

The Villain Who Gave Us ‘Mother of God’

Cyril was one of the most powerful theological figures of the early Christian church—but he also turned monks in bloodthirsty mobs when it suited his needs.<p>On (hopefully) at least a weekly basis Roman Catholics around the world say the Ave Maria (better known as the “Hail Mary”) in which they …

Religion

Pastor, am I a Christian? | Commentary

<i>What does it mean to be a Christian in the 21st century? Can one be a Christian and yet doubt the virgin birth or the Resurrection? I put these</i> …

Top 5 ‘heresies’ of 2016: ‘One God,’ biblical authority and more

(RNS) As Christians prepared to mark 500 years since Martin Luther -- one of history's great heretics, or heroes, depending on your point of view -- …

Theology

Are Faith and Knowledge contradictory?

Are Faith and Knowledge contradictory? by Noah Myers Last week I met with some Mormon missionaries to learn more about their faith. And one of my go …

Absolute and Relative Regarding God

This post is just me preemptively sorting out some terminological confusion in academic trinitarian theology, so if you read it and then find …

No, this is why Christmas is Dec. 25

Candida Moss’s Dec. 18 Outlook essay, “Five Myths: The Nativity,” said, “The real reason for the selection of Dec. 25 seems to have been that it is exactly nine months after March 25, the traditional date of Jesus’ crucifixion (which can be inferred from other dates given in the New Testament). As …

Roman Empire

2016 Wild Hunt Retrospective

<i>TWH</i> – Now that the season has turned and we are nearing the end of the 2016, we look back, one last time, to review this extraordinary year. What …

Paganism

New Year's Day: Pagan or Christian? - Standing on my Head

Some atheists, Muslims and Christian fundamentalists like to grumble and gibe that the celebration of Christmas and Easter are “pagan.” They are …

Religion

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