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What Is Orphism? — The Ancient Greek Mystery Religion

The enchanted worldview of Ancient Greeks offers an abundance of intriguing myths. Myths are vivid stories rich in symbolic meaning — their purpose is to ...

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Spiritual vs. Religious – What’s The Difference?

Humans have developed all types of beliefs throughout history. Some of these beliefs are attached to a specific religion while others just practice their ...

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What Are the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism?

Siddhartha Gautama, more commonly referred to as the Buddha or the “Enlightened one”, came from a life of privilege, which he eventually renounced in his ...

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History of the Fish as a Christian Symbol

Although the cross has been the core symbol of Christianity for centuries, the symbol of the Ichthys fish also has an important place in Christianity and a ...

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What Does the Number 666 Mean in Religion?

Certain numbers have come to carry meaning beyond mathematics. This practice is commonly referred to as numerology and exists in some form in almost every ...

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Jizo – Japanese Bodhisattva and Protector of Children and Travelers

Jizo Bosatsu or just Jizo is a very curious character from Japanese Zen Buddhism and the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. He is viewed as a saint as ...

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Ahimsa – The Far-Eastern Principle of Non-Violence

Ahimsa is one of the key principles of most of the major Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Unlike other terms such as nirvana, ...

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Metatron – Scribe of God and Angel of the Veil?

Metatron is the highest angel in all of Judaism, yet he’s also one we know very little of. What’s more, the few sources we have that mention Metatron, ...

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What Does an Upside Down Cross (Inverted) Really Mean?

Also known as an inverted cross, Petrine Cross or the Cross of St. Peter, the upside down cross is a religious and an anti-religious symbol at the same ...

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Maitreya – The Next Buddha

From the outside, Buddhism can seem quite complicated. Different schools in different countries, each citing different numbers of Buddhas, all with ...

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What is the Noble Eightfold Path? (Buddhism)

Achieving freedom from the eternal cycle of suffering has been the goal of Buddhism since the religion’s very inception and it’s something most people ...

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Samadhi – The Ultimate State of Mindfulness 

If you are at all familiar with yoga or with any of the major Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, or Sikhism, you’ve ...

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