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Top 10 Crowley Myths which are Actually True

In one of our most popular posts, we listed ten myths about Aleister Crowley which we refuted within this blog. We also revealed some interesting facts about Crowley in our guide to the AC2012 campaign ad. Now, we offer ten myths abou...

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What Does the Bible Say About Ancestral Worship?

Deuteronomy 18:9-13 ESV /

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son o...

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Let Some Tao Non-Action Into Your Action

Though the Tao Te Ching isn't among the planet's most talked spiritual texts, at least relative to the amount of attention the Bible, Quran, and Buddhist and Hindu doctrines receive, Laozi's slim volume of directions has massively inf...

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The Most Powerful Way of Dealing with Toxic People in Your Social Circle

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s feelings.

It can hard to deal with these people, especially if you’re forced to every sin...

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History of Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Church is more than one thousand years old. According to tradition, St. Andrew the First Called, while preaching the gospel, stopped at the Kievan hills to bless the future city of Kiev. The fact that Russia had a...

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Paracelsus: Medicine, Magic and Mission at the End of Time

More than 100 years ago, Walter Pagel shared with the scholarly community the intellectual thought of Theophrastus von Hohenheim, more widely known as Paracelsus (1493-1541), in his seminal research, Paracelsus: An Introduction to...

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What God does to your brain

When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch atheist, while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan nuns, whose brains I’d also scanned, Kevin’...

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Psychedelics and the Meaning Of Life

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongu...

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Hutton and the Writing of Witchcraft History

No - this article is not about UFOs or Fox Mulder! It is instead about the recent article written by Ronald Hutton in the latest issue of “The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies.” That article is entitled “Writing...

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The DNA Of "Sunrise Child-Girl" Rewrites The History Of Americans

Scientists claim that a genetic evaluation of the 11,500-year-old remains of an infant girl from Alaska has shed fresh light onto the populating of the Americas. The newest finds suggest that the"Last Frontier" was occupied wa...

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A look at Paganism in South Africa

Encompassing over 470,000 square miles and boasting close to 1,750 miles of coastline on two oceans, South Africa is the 25th largest nation by area, also 24th largest by population. The expression “Pagan” was unknown there before 199...

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Medieval Fear and Loathing of Red Hair

In medieval Europe, the infamous witch-hunting manual, Malleus Maleficarum, warned that red hair and green eyes were marks of a witch, werewolf or vampire.

So were freckles, which redheads tend to have aplenty.

The Spanish...

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Beliefs and Practices of New Age Spirituality

There's no way in one blogpost a to discuss the wide variety of beliefs and practices that are typically associated with New Age spirituality. New Age thinking is so diverse, so fluid, and so unique to each individual practitioner tha...

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Off-Beat Zen

How I found my way out of depression, thanks to the writings of the English priest who brought Buddhism to the West.


Ever since I was a child, I have been acutely sensitive to the idea — in the way that other people s...

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Understanding reincarnation & esoteric teachings of Rosicrucians

The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC is known internationally by its traditional and authentic title, the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, from which is derived the acronym “AMORC.” The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis is the Latin for...

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Taste the Void: Pagans vs the 12-Step Movement

Separation of church in state is good in theory, but often doesn’t manifest as such in the real world. The 12-Step model of recovery that is often mandated by the courts claims to allow everyone to chose their own conception of a high...

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Neuroscience — Religion Shaped the Very Structure of Our Brains

Religion and neuroscience are not an obvious pairing. But earlier this week, a study published in Social Neuroscience demonstrated that spiritual feelings activate the neurological reward systems of devout Mormons. The study used fMRI...

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RELIGION-SPIRITUALITY: Is Only One Correct?

Two topics that are generally considered “off-limits” are politics and religion. Religion has been in the forefront recently, because of the great amount of uncertainty concerning the religion of Islam.

Many discussions center ...

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Why Jesus Washed His Disciples' Feet?

The whole life of Jesus Christ is a lesson not only to Christians but to the entire mankind. Each and every activity of his life is dedicated to the Almighty and it was him who patronized the idea that serving men and loving each othe...

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Dealing With The Shadow – A Fairy Tale

Fairy tales bring us the experience of thousands of years of dealing with negative entities (satans) and healing our emotional wounds. Tales that involve dealing with entities, something we have come to call the Hero or Heroine’s Jour...

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The Mysterious Nuragic Civilization of Sardinia

Throughout the ancient island of Sardinia, the story of the indigenous Nuragic civilization lies obscured by unanswered questions. Although one can examine thousands of their laboriously-assembled structures, megalithic graves, and m...

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Meetings with the Queen of Elphame: A Magical and Protective Fairy Queen

Fairies are common beings in European folklore, perhaps even since pre-Roman times. They are known in most cultures and in different regions around the world. Many legends say that the fairies’ leader is a mysterious queen who wisely ...

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The Difference Between Religion And Spirituality

Ken Wilber, America’s most cited philosopher, makes a case for separating the 2 “modes of knowing” that we see in all religions — relative and absolute (or, myths and spirituality).

Separating the two, he says, is essential for ...

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