The First Nations of Canada have a proud oral tradition through which they passed down different religious stories, ancient beliefs, and legends through the generations. Not only do these oral histories describe how they believe the world was first created, the stories also contain guidelines regarding how they believe people should live and behave in society. Two of their unique creation stories are found below.
Culture is a rather flexible idea, one that changes depending on the snapshot of a peoples at any given time. Some like to define culture as the means in which people inhabit an area, and the various traditions that are created through that habitation.
The majority of religions promote peaceful respect, tolerance, and the pursuit of a better life. But then there are religions that are the exact opposite. From belief systems based around cosmic alien masters, to predictions that God will appear on TV, it all gets a little crazy. But as crazy as it all sounds, these cults really do exist.
Whether you’re a steadfast Christian or a hardcore atheist, you have the right to believe whatever it is that keeps you ticking. With the freedom of belief, however, comes a responsibility – the responsibility to respect other people’s beliefs in the same way that you expect other to respect your own.
To the Ancient Greeks, no place was nearly as sacred as Mount Olympus. Believed to be the home of the Gods, there are few other mountains that had quite the same impact on western belief systems, and the Greeks viewed the mountains as an exceptionally vital part of their own religion.
The wheel turns and seasons come and go. Which means, in short, that the year shifts and turns to the main celebrational sabbats for pagans. For those new to paganism, there are eight major sabbats to keep track of each year.
Buddhism is one of the foremost global religions with a complicated history and system of beliefs. The following article is intended to introduce Buddhism’s history and fundamental tenets, and by no means covers the religion comprehensively.
If you have attended a group meditation, yoga class or participated in a reiki session, the instructors and practitioners most likely touched on chakras. Chakras are a complex and ancient energy system that derive from India. They are energy points within our bodies, corresponding to bundles of nerves, major organs, and other areas within our bodies responsible for our physical and emotional well-being. There are 7 main chakras that run along our spines with a specific allocation, name, and number.
Religion has been a part of mankind since the dawn of civilisation. For many thousands of years, our ancestors and their descendants believed that there was more to existence than could be seen with the eye, and these beliefs usually revolved around deities that not only created the reality that we interacted with but had the power to control and even punish their subjects.
For many people, religion can be an immense source of comfort. Not only does it provide a sense of morality and higher guidance, but to many, it also constitutes a sense of connection, togetherness, and community because of shared experiences.