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The Ever-Growing Religious Movement That Doesn’t Get Enough Attention

By Antonia Blumberg

[Snip] The 1883 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL drew millions of visitors to the windy city over its six-month run. Among its 5,978 educational addresses and meetings was the World’s Congress of Religions, which hosted religious leaders from all over the world.

The congress marked the first organized, international gathering . . . → Read More: The Ever-Growing Religious Movement That Doesn’t Get Enough Attention

Astrological Ages and the Great Astrological End-Time Cycle

By Robert

The current patriarchal idea concerning a great battle between good and evil, the Apocalypse, was drawn from an older matriarchal idea associated with the very early myths of the Triple Goddess, the Mother Goddess as a trinity. She was at once purity and innocence, passion and maturity, and old age and death. . . . → Read More: Astrological Ages and the Great Astrological End-Time Cycle

Reclaiming the Sacred: Five Uniting Religious Principles

By Maha Elgenaidi

It’s disheartening to persons of faith that something as beautiful as religion, which brings so much peace to its adherents, can equally be used to fuel hatred and conflict. But such is the case. One need only think of Sunnis and Shias in Iraq, of Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar, and of . . . → Read More: Reclaiming the Sacred: Five Uniting Religious Principles

The Seven Rules of Fairy Tales

By George McGeorge

[Snip] As a witch, I live in a world of liminality, walking on the blade’s edge between the mundane and the fantastic. This is the world of fairy tales, where magic happens on Earth, not in other realms of gods or spirits, and where humans encounter the fantastic. From these stories I’ve . . . → Read More: The Seven Rules of Fairy Tales

Spiritual Observations

By Uncle Thor

(I am purposefully using generic terms in this discourse on Spirituality. This is done make it relevant to people of many religious and spiritual backgrounds. Translate these concepts into the terms of your own spiritual path. Any way you slice it, these are my own observations.)

My background is known to many . . . → Read More: Spiritual Observations

The Three/Four Souls and Their Afterlives

Earth Animist

In the hyperfocus possession of ancestry tracking, a lot has occurred, most importantly second sight communications and visions of family both dead and alive. This essay may interest those who wonder what happens after death, why the ADF Druidry Cartesian divisions of nature spirit, ancestor and Deity don’t work for mystics, and people . . . → Read More: The Three/Four Souls and Their Afterlives

How Negative Energy Affects Your Life and How to Clear It

Social-Consciousness.com

You know that like attracts like, right? So here’s the deal: Positive people are drawn to positive energy; negative people are drawn to negative energy. We tend to perceive negative energy as something other people have. Sure, sometimes we feel negative – as in, “go away and leave me alone, world!” but did you . . . → Read More: How Negative Energy Affects Your Life and How to Clear It

The Ancestor Effect

Thinking about our roots boosts intellect and confidence

By Ryan Hurd

We all know that giving thanks is something we “should” be doing. But recently a clinical study reported that thinking positively about our family roots boosts emotional confidence and even intelligence.

The 2010 study, published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, comprised four . . . → Read More: The Ancestor Effect

Matriarchy: New Definition

By Carol P. Christ

For me the word “matriarchy” expresses the certainty that “another world” can exist—a world not based in domination and hierarchy or violence and war.

The word “matriarchy” makes people’s hair stand on end as they imagine the mirror-image of patriarchy: societies in which women dominate men, beat men, rape men, . . . → Read More: Matriarchy: New Definition

Soul Retrieval

By Nimue Brown

I’ve had a few review books about shamanism in the last few years. One of the concepts this has introduced me to, is of soul retrieval. When a person is deeply distressed by an event, a part of their soul can, in this perspective, be broken away and lost to them, which . . . → Read More: Soul Retrieval