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Alternative Religions

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Parent Category: Religion & Spirituality
Those faith systems and spiritual beliefs which fall outside of the better known and more commonly practiced religions. These include, but are not exclusive to: Witchcraft, Paganism, Voudoun, Santeria, and Satanism.
This is certainly a philosophical question. Are we really in control of our own destiny, or are we meant to feel we are in control of our own destiny, but when, in fact, it is destiny leading us where we should be going? LOL This gets complicated because in pops religion for some people. I'm a Chris…
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Buddhism believes that there shall not be peace or love. buddhists have no friends, only enemies and hate to love. you should fear a Buddhist for they enjoy killing. slow deaths are most common because they are so cruel.that is defenitly not true you .................................................…
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Anyone who is a scientist should possess scientific attitudes, or she/he is not a scientist. They have perseverance and determination and that's the true scientist.
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Many people do not believe in such things so for them the answer would be no. Other do hold religious and spiritual beliefs and depending on those beliefs some would say yes. It is not and never likely to be a simple yes or no answer
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First, figure out what type religion you want to call yourself, come up with tenets, creeds, beliefs. Next you should register your religion and incorporate as a non-profit business. After that find a place to hold your religion's meetings, find some followers by printing up flyers and advertize, do…
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There is a Ved Mantra reciting "asht chakra nau dawara ihi naam ayodhya"means there are eight chakras nine doors of body and therefor this body is indefeatable.Chakras are vortices of energy in the etheric body of every man, woman and child. Through these chakras - Mind Energy enters which travel vi…
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the "gates of heaven" is a common expression. These are spiritual gates.Another Answer:Twelve gates are in the New Testament Book of Revelation, chapter 21 describes a 'new' Jerusalem coming to a new Earth where God will dwell with His new family of billions of sons and daughters: Revelation 21:12-…
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There are people under the influence of evil, who have chosen to follow that influence.
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To pray with, it is so you do not get dirty when performing prayer.Yes you can not offer prayer when you are dirty.You must be neat and clean before going to offer prayer or worship.http://www.teachingquran.com/Resource-Center/Download-Quran.aspx
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Prayer mats are used for offering prayers.
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It is very hard to answer that, but i think they can believe in God or the Devil. I personally am Gothic so i believe in god and i will never change my mind!!!!! So choose God!!!!!!! my best friend belives in the devil but that is because she doesn't know how horrible it is down there and i do. don'…
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A religious cult typically refers to any social group devoted to shared beliefs, practices and doctrine that any mainstream society considers to be outside the norm. It has been within my direct experience (living in the Bible belt for over 30 years) that there can be a cult like presence within any…
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The faith that we now call Asatru has been in existence for many more years than are recorded in history. Asatru, which means "belief in the gods," is a modern reconstructionist religion based on the faith practiced by the Norse people who first appeared around 40,000 years ago. Therefore it could b…
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No. To see which Arab nations are predominantly Muslim, see the related link.
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aboriginal austrailia i think
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Shrove Tuesdayor in New Orleans, Marti Gras
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Buddhism is unique because it is not really a religion it is a teahing, a way of life. Also to add to whats above, You are not to follow Buddhism like a blind man but question and compare things to your own experiences. Answer: WHEN SOMEONE SAYS, 'I'M A BUDDHIST' ● Do not conclude that the pers…
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The Order of the British Empire is an order of Chivalry introduced by King George V in 1917 as a recognition for those who had served the country in a non-combatant role in World War 1. Awards are given in five ranks, starting at the top: Knight Grand Cross - GBE Knight Commander - KBE Commander…
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when someone is in a trance they are uncontrollable of there body. this is the closest to being possessed. some people start seeing demons and wierd visions and euphorias.
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"Vengeance is not ours, It's God's" Alms, alms, alms. Spare me a piece of bread. Spare me your mercy. I am a child so young, so thin, and so ragged. Why are you staring at me? With my eyes I cannot see but I know that you are all staring at me. Why are you whispering to one another? Why? Do you kn…
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Last known to be living just outside in Seville, Victoria, Australia going under the name Dr Caroline Evans. She purports to have just finished a contract as consulting surgeon at some of Melbourne's hospitals and is now apparently seeing patients as a 'health and lifestyle consultant'. For which sh…
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No. Maybe anger-induced sweat or something, but nothing on the lines of Dragon Ball Z.
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Well, because Native Americans were so varied, this question would need a very lengthy answer. There were so many different kinds of tribes, the answer would depend on the tribe you were wondering about.
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Tafari was the name of an Ethiopian prince. Ras Tafari translates as prince Tafari. He is regarded as the leader of the Rastafarian religion. Tafari later became known as Haile Selassie.
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The Four Different Prayers Are..ACTSA - Adoration.. (Worshipping God)C - Confession.. (Sorry For Your Sins)T - Thanksgiving.. (Thank You To God)S - Supplication.. ( Asking For Our Needs And The Needs Of Others) This Is A Much Easier Way Of Remembering.! :]
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STATEMENTS FROM MONKS FROM A VIHARA NEAR RUSSIA Yellow is the perfect color to wear whenever your spirits needs an uplift. Yellow carries the same healing qualities associated with the sun. It offers warmth, optimism, and light. All shades of yellows and golds will cheer you up and help make you…
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Da'Nayee means a princess from a greek myth who was brought to ZENUS a god who came to him in the form of a shower of gold
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A variety of answers from different people: Simple xenophobia. People just don't want to like people who are different from them.Because the human mind is free to accept or reject any belief system.Fear, that's why. The Christian message is plain and simple: If you belief in our belief you will go t…
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Jashinism is an ancient Japanese religion that originated in Japan and spread to Europe, afica, and the USA. There is proof and research behind that. It supposedly is a real but not widespread or popular religion. It apparently is a misunderstood religion. yes it did appear in the anime series 'Naru…
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No she's not, although she would be hard-pressed to prove it, with her public backing of at least six celeb scientologists (John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley, Lisa Marie Presley, Presley's mother and that annoying chicka from King of Queens). Recently, successful anti-scientology troll was v…
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None any religion as a result of its existence it must be prejudiced against other religions otherwise it would be one of those other religions, Another Thought There are any number of religions that preach tolerance and acceptance. Not all of those practice it. The Pagan path I am on requires …
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usually a lack of education ar a political affiliation. Another thought on the matterSome religions have set days and times of year for their activities and it is up to the individual to decide the frequency of attendance that makes them most comfortable and spiritually fulfilled. It can be noted …
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Buddhist, Greeks and Romans and more.
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In a strict interpretation of the verse in Leviticus ch. 19 which says not to shave the corners of the beard or the sides of the head. Others hold the verse to mean that while not closely shaving those areas, one may cut them and leave a little.
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Russian society operated under a strict hierarchical system that placed aristocrats at the top, totally supported by the lower classes. Although the peasants and industrial workers represented four -fifths of the population all power and privilege restored in the hands of the Russian elite.
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Target was founded by George Dayton in 1902. The very first target named store was opened in Minneapolis in 1962.
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it's more about individual perception than consequences. It is also provably logically invalid and no longer held by professional philosophers so a more accurate statement would be 'Moral Relativism focused mainly on individual perception.'
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If you feel still this is stillness. In silence there is a stillness . When the mind is quiet this is stillness. Stillness is also when the mind is active too. Otherwise you wouldn't be aware of thinking. Who is aware of thinking is still Like wise for all your senses. Hearing, seeing , touc…
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Hellenistic philosophy comes from a late period in Greek history which saw the greatest variety of philosophic schools. There is no single tenant of "helenistic philosophy" as it ranges from platonic forms to the cynics to Pythagoras. What seperates helenistic philosophy from other cultures and mov…
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the English suffix -ism signifies either (the doctrine of) or (a belief in) so a communist would adhere to communism, a capitalist would adhere to capitalism. The word 'cult' refers to the basic set of rules, dogma, customs or whatever that define a particular culture. (Any sensible person should b…
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The Holy Book Of Buddhism Is Used To Learn The Way Of The Buddh
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Scientologists are brought into the cult based upon the idea that it will enable them to improve themselves through a series of classes (which they must pay for) and auditing sessions (which they must pay for). After they pay for enough classes and auditing sessions they achieve different levels. At…
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the plebeians were the working class in ancient Rome and would have had its share of intelligence.
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In this African dance, the number of dancers is not important. This dance is more about communication, rhythm. Anywhere from five to hundreds take part in gumboot dancing at one time.
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Yes. He over powers Jesus Christ. No. Newman is not a god but its a catholic school.
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It can mean that you are follower of Odin- the Norse (Viking) Pagan God. . . lookup Norse Mythology Odinism Answer The symbol of Odin's horns is not just a tattoo. It was considered the symbol of Odin himself. It composed of three drinking horns interlocking. It was mostly displayed as a sign o…
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No there is no known record of The Sangha's having any reference of the Indian god Vishnu appearing at the saying of incarnations.
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No, there has being stories of this but no one knows for sure, some say aliens exist some say they don't, but there is no scientifically proven statements that aliens or signs of alien life exist.
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The people felt misery and couldn't stand the several deaths of their family members.Not only the Jews were affected by this but also other religions went through the same. There were also those that made a hell of a lot of money out of it and didn't feel too bad at all.
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Faced with opposition in the eastern states, the early Mormons began to migrate to Utah in 1847. They continued to practise polygamy (or plural marriage) in Utah, until the practice was officially abandoned in 1890. However, polygamy was at all times illegal under United States law, so legally no on…
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Unitarian Universalism is a Non-Creedal Religious Organization based on Mutual Respect and Acceptance of All Members from All Walks of Life; including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender persons, transexual persons, and hermaphrodites. They have a wide range of beliefs, values and practices such …
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The Sikh Amrit ceremony cements one's commitment to self discipline and the power of your word to yourself to enhance your spiritual practice. The promises made during the ceremony include: not cutting your hair; refraining from meat, alcohol and other stimulants; remaining celibate until married an…
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Some seem to judging from the number of places of worship that exist and are still being built. ANSWER: It depends on whom you worship. If you are going to worship Britney Spears, or Micheal Jackson I would prefer you do so in the comfort of your own home, but these idols do have special places …
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Black Monk or Black Nun
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There are no real types of vampires so you can safely say that they were made up. Answer#2: There are indeed real vampires on this earth, and yes you can safely say that Stregoni Benefici is a real type of vampire.
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None. The US is technically a secular country, so there's no offical religious leader of the USA. However, there are thousands of people who lead congregations and what-have-you in the US.
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He died Sept 11 1987, murdered in his home. The official police reports say robbery was the motivation for the death.
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At 2,917 metres, Mount Olympus is the highest point in Greece. In early Greek times it was believed to be the home of the gods, and the palaces of the chief gods were located on its summit.
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They used springs for showers and they used wholes in dead trees as a toilet
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Yes I have. They are true bible students that understand God's word and look forward to the near return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Earth to set up His kingdom upon Earth.
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Buddhism lacks a creed, a set of beliefs, that all adherents must commit themselves to. Instead, it offers practices that are designed to decrease suffering by emptying thoughts from the mind. .
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There are groups all over the world. See the link below for websites that may lead you to a group in whatever country you reside.
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Marshall Applewhite
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It means someone has died. What does a black flag mean The color black is a non-color or anti-color swallowing all other. The black flag supposedly "negates all borders" and symbolizes the final abolishment of the state and everything connected with its rule. It also represents the anarchists' alle…
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intcsl.org or unitedcentersforspiritualliving.org
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I know their beliefs are no different than any other Christian beliefs but they mostly based on the new testament and not the old one. They do not believe in churches as house of the lord, they believe that in your heart is where the lord belongs, so they ignore churches. And less modern life like w…
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red is the earth and the relationship with the land, yellow is the sun, and black is the Aboriginal peoples.
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God asked Joseph to be Mary's husband. This was in spite of the fact that Mary was pregnant but not with his child.
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Space would smell like nothing, that is if you could survive there and try to breath. A human wouldn't live too long in the vacuum of space, not just because you couldn't breath, but the zero pressure on your body would cause your blood to boil and several parts would explode. Not too healthy I must…
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Early European settlers into the America's encountered a series of common difficulties. Issues with drinking water and disease killed many, and this was further complicated by the incidence of high infant mortality that already existed. Establishing agriculture in unexploited lands required tremendo…
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The titles of clergy members varies from denomination to denomination, in most cases: - Protestant clergy may be addressed as Reverend or Pastor. If they hold the title of doctor or dean their surname is added to the proper title, as in "the Reverend Dr. Smith". - Catholic priests are Father, and …
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They're all basically the same just some are more....stereotypical than others. Some need blood and are a lot more talented with their use of magick. While others, can go for months without blood and don't seem very vampire-ish because they don't want to be one. The less magick you practice, the les…
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Commandant of the British empire
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A sect is a section, split from the whole (origin), i.e. Catholics are a sect of the Christian religion, Sunni is a sect of Islam. Radha Soami is not a sect, if the living master can give inner light and sound to an initiate. If he can't, then its a new religion, as it did not originate from anothe…
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Because we exist, we are literally "being".
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see Related Answers. Thank You
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Even though I consider myself a "member of the Unification Church", (UC), this is a difficult question to answer with finality. This is because the scope of the UC and the Unification Movement, (UM), are so vast, spiritually speaking. Rev. Moon began, back in the 1950s, to marry/"Bless" couples, in …
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God's Word, the Holy Bible (or Scriptures) tells us what God thinks concerning mankind, his past and what God has prophesied for our future. A detailed, personal study of Jehovah God's Word will allow you to know what God thinks. However, anything as weighty, as detailed, as important as God's Word …
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The physical attributes of the Bushido are: being powerful, not being scared to die, following your leader/commanders instructions and so on. Thank you for considering my answer written by Floria Grade 7C I am a nerd
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Death is a natural part of life. We are born, live, learn, love, interact, have an impact on the people & world around us, just as the people & world around us have an impact on us, if we chose and are lucky we have family and friends and eventually we die. Death is not a punishment for what…
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There are not three sects of Judaism. It is just that three movements of Judaism: Orthodoxy, Conservatism, and Reform are the most dominant movements in Judaism. The others merely command fewer followers.
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Assamese people wear a traditional dress that is the girls wear a kind of a shawl which is wrapped around their waist and is known as puan. the boys wear a shirt and a dhoti. USUALLY.
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no. They believe there is only one life and that they should live it to the full. The readings at funerals are about calibrating the life of the deceased. I do not believe in a God or an afterlife which has little relevance anyway since only the corporeal remains are actually present at the funeral.…
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Prayer really falls under only two categories: Praise and Petition.
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No. That is called superstition, which greatly offends God because as long as we worship and exalt him, and stay true to the Virgen Mary, we will be protected. Superstition should be renounced and avoided. A Bit More Information ...and more likely to be of help... The answer is still no, nature …
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The most prominent religion in Brazil is Christianity, where Roman Catholics form the vast majority. However, other religious such as Islam and Buddhism are also practised in Brazil.
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A Pagan PerspectiveMaybe this will help.... There really is no answer to the oft heard question; "Are you a good witch or a bad witch." Fact is the magical energies we use are very much like other forms of power.To help answer this queston I will use electricity as a mundane corollary.The energy its…
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Buddhists could disagree with war because it wouldn't show metta or karuna and would go against the first of the five precepts.
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By 'borrowing' I presume this inquiry to be referring to introducing ideas, sayings and quotes from outside the Judaic tradition into New Testament scripture and theology. I think in your question, by using the word "heavily," you also imply to question whether such borrowing is appropriate for peop…
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The yellow circle in the centre of the aboriginal flag represents the Sun, regarded as the giver of life, and yellow ochre. The red lower stripe represents the red earth while the black upper stripe represents the aboriginal people themselves.
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Surname: Marston The name is locational and derives from one of the Marston towns and villages in England. The name is Olde English pre 9th Century and translates as The Farm (or Hamlet) on the Marsh - from 'Mersche-Tun'. The first recordings show the name spread as being found in the 13th Centur…
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An awakened consciousness would mean that your mind and soul has united with the Supreme being. You experience bliss and peace. One of the ways to achieve this by awakening the Kundalini. By practicing certain meditation techniques, one could activate the dormant energy lying in the base of the spin…
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Daoism, or Taoism, emphasizes a relationship with the Tao, or the way, which ultimately represents the universal driving factor behind the flow of the universe and a oneness with nature. "Tree-huggers" are usually depicted as a sort of modern-day hippie, one who cares greatly about the environment a…
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I would say in a number of different ways. Many people pray at temples in front of statues of various important gods and goddesses. Some carry incense or other things to offer to these gods during prayer. There are also many people that have small shrines in their own homes. You can also offer thin…
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There are 8 main Sikh symbols. Which are: 1.Kesh 2.Kirpan 3.Ek-onkar 4.Kandha 5.Nishan Sahib 6.Kachhera 7.Kara 8.KanghaThe Panj Kakar or (meaning 5 k's) Are listed above they are:The Kesh- Kesh(uncut hair) is one of the two Ski's that most people have, even if they aren't baptized. Sikh guys…
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A thirteen-pointed star may symbolize, 1: an arcane '13th tribe', aka Rainbow Warriors/neo-pagan esoterica. 2: part of the Indonesian Royal family's crest, I assume, related to 13 islands/ethnicties, or such. 3: the 13 months of the 'World Calendar', in which each month has 28 days; the extra 'year-…
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In every age, the messangers of the Almighty have referred Him with a specific name in order to enable a common man to remember Him. This becomes the "awakened" name of the Almighty in that age viz. Kabir called him "Saheb", Guru Nanak called Him "Wahe Guru" etc. In present age, the great spiritual …
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