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04

Dec
2018

Exploring the Practices and Beliefs of Shamanism

The practice of Shamanism centres on practitioners reaching altered states of consciousness in order to interact with what they believe to be the spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into our plane of existence. Through typically entering into a trance-like state, Shamans are regarded as having access to, and influence upon, the world of […]

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04

Dec
2018

The Beginners Guide to Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the oldest religions in the world and has over 500 million practitioners worldwide. Said to be started by Buddha himself, Buddhism is a spiritual tradition founded over 2,000 years ago. In Nepal, a young man sat beneath a Bodhi tree to meditate and after becoming enlightened he began to lay down […]

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04

Dec
2018

5 Major Norse Gods

The Norse, also known as the Vikings, were an incredibly prosperous people that reigned around 1000 years ago. Based in the Scandinavian countries of Northern Europe, the Vikings became famous around the world thanks to their raids, many of which took place in England and France. They had a diverse and fascinating religion that was […]

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04

Dec
2018

5 Ancient Cultures That Still Exist

Culture has been a part of mankind since the dawn of history. Over the last few millennium, we’ve seen thousands of different cultures come and go, with most eventually succumbing to the passage of time. Despite this, there are many ancient cultures that still exist today. Not only do they exist, but they permeate the […]

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30

Oct
2018

Exploring the Spiritual Practice of Druidism

Dating as far back as 4th century BCE, the teachings of Druidism are fixed in the observation of Nature, in tradition, and in inspiration. With a deep love and reverence for the Earth, her seasons, and nature, the curriculum of Druidism focuses on the lore of stars, stones, plants, animals, and trees and combines scholarship […]

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30

Oct
2018

Superstitions About Good Luck for Gamblers

Are you superstitious at all? If you don’t think so, you’re not alone, as most of us deny the label. But maybe you’ve found yourself knocking on wood once or twice, or crossing your fingers and hoping for the best? For every person who doesn’t take these kinds of beliefs seriously, there is someone who […]

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30

Oct
2018

Tooth Fairy Myths From Around the World

The loss of baby teeth is a rite of passage that every child around the world will go through, but once the tooth has been shed, what do you do with it then? Well, that depends on which country you reside in. Whether left in a slipper or under the pillow for collection by the […]

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23

Oct
2018

All About Animism

All major religions and belief systems in the world are the ultimate outcomes of thousands of years of evolution and adaption – and they can all be traced back to one, single belief system that spanned the entirety of the human race: animism. Animism was what our oldest ancestors first believed in; it’s what all […]

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23

Oct
2018

The Pantheon of Major Greek Gods

The Greek gods were the deities within ancient Greek religion and mythology, and were personified as human-like entities that inhabited Mount Olympus. These gods were not the benevolent, kind, and all-knowing beings that we imagine a god would be today, but rather vengeful, violent, petty, and insane incarnations of a tumultuous universe before the invention […]

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Oct
2018

Myths and Legends of America’s Indigenous People

Even though many believe that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, it was in fact a group of Vikings led by Leif Eriksson who first set foot on North American soil in approximately 1000 AD. However, long before any outsiders arrived, there were indigenous tribes of people who freely roamed the Americas and were governed […]

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